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    HAYSEY'S Good and Bad Cinema Thread 2019

    Welcome to Haysey's Good & Bad Cinema Thread 2019!


    Another year and another thread of my reactions to the films i see this year. You can click on the years to find my 2017 and 2018 reactions! Last year was a pretty awesome year for films!

    It's become pretty obvious i can't see 52 films a year (i either burn my self out and watch films i have no interest in or there just isn't enough out in said week) so i'll be aiming for a more manageable film every 2 weeks approach, with any extra's seen in that time a bonus! Note i only include films i have to go to the cinema to see as it's one of the only things i have to encourage me to get out of my flat, and it's pretty important for my mental health that i keep given myself a reason to!

    I'll post my reactions/mini reviews below and list each film in one of 4 easy category's like last year based on how i rated them, these are Must See, Check It Out, Wait for the DVD and Avoid. Feel free to agree/disagree/recommend films.

    Here is a list of films out this year i will be checking out (providing i can get to a cinema showing them all) Yellow being ones i'm most excited for (i'll cross them off as i see them) Expect this to expand as i hear about films (please feel free to recommend some!)...

    Dragonball Super Broly, Alita: Battle Angel, Glass, The LEGO Movie 2, Captain Marvel, Shazam!, Hellboy, Avengers Endgame, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, John Wick 3, Godzilla: King of Monsters, Dark Phoenix, Men in Black: International, Toy Story 4, Spider-man: Far From Home, F&F: Hobbs & Shaw, The New Mutants, Joker, The Addams Family, Terminator 6, Sonic the Hedgehog, Jumanji 3, Star Wars: Episode IX


    So far i have seen 09/26 films this year...

    Must See
    Avengers Endgame (x2)
    Dragonball Super Broly (x2)


    Check It Out
    Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
    Captain Marvel
    Alita: Battle Angel
    SHAZAM!
    LEGO Movie 2
    Glass


    Wait for the DVD
    The Favourite

    Avoid

    Last edited by Haysey; 05-13-2019 at 03:07 AM. Reason: Added 'Detective Pikachu'

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    having flashbacks of the poster who shall not be named.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    having flashbacks of the poster who shall not be named.
    It's only on the watch list as i'm a die hard fan...pretty sure it'll give me nightmares!

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    Glass

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    Doing something a little different this year, in an effort to be more social (as well as using the cinema as a means of getting out) i'm going to post Mini Reaction Reviews on Insta (with my little anime version of me, with the idea being you'll be able to tell my reaction from his expression) and embed them here with a longer review/reaction of sorts. If i enjoy it i might stretch it to Anime reactions of each new season shows and what not. Feel free to follow me (be warned i plan on posting loads of models/build kits i plan on doing)

    Anyway i saw Glass at the weekend...it was alright.
    It's not a patch on Unbreakable and Split (the 2 previous films in this surprise trilogy) and is a little long...but it's entertaining enough.
    The ending also felt a bit off to me, i like how this rounds off the 3 films, but it felt so...anti-climatic.

    If you enjoyed the previous films, especially James MacCovy (who is excellent again in this!) you enjoy this, Worth Checking Out.

    Edit: OK just noticed you get my full review in the post as well, so i'll stick to just adding bit i couldn't fit/missed on Insta!
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    Dragonball super broly

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    Go home cinema 2019, you've peaked!

    Quick recap, Dragonball Super is the continuation of Dragonball Z, which spawned a number of non-cannon films, before Battle of Gods and Resurrection F started making cannon films which became Super. This Super Broly films is taken the ideas from 3 of the better movies (Broly the Legendary Super Sayian, Fusion Reborn and the Bardock Father of Goku Special) and making them cannon in Super...and it's without a doubt the best movie in the franchise!

    I'll go in spoilers in the dragonball thread but this film has it all for Dragonball fans! It's so much fun.

    On a slight downer i need to stop going to the West India Queys Cineworld for anime screenings, every-time i do there's an issue at the screening (Ghost in the Shell changed the screen on the day so every ones seats were fucked, i went from booking a seat at the back to having it changed to the corner of the front row and Mary and the Witches Flower LOST the subtitles!) This time the heating was broken...which is an issue when its -1 outside, and the audio was fucked, so the backing music in EVERY scene was almost impossible to hear. This was the same for the trailers. I'm seeing it again at another cinema.

    Otherwise this was a great film and a Must See!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haysey14 from Instagram
    If you like Split or Unbreakable you'll probably enjoy this

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    Unhappy The Favourite

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    I've had all weekend to let one of the big Oscar front runners, The Favourite, sit and...yeah it really wasn't for me.

    I said in my insta post how well made, acted and written it is, and that is true. I can't argue with the awards it'll rake up and there's a reason it's up for the Oscars it is...i just really didn't enjoy it.

    The best way to describe it would be when there's a meal everyone has been telling you you'll love and need to try, so you get hyped up on this dish, and when you finally get to try it...it's just fine. Everything is cooked well enough, and it has a unique flavour, but you just didn't enjoy it enough to every want to try it again and honestly feel unsatisfying and just want to order a pizza.

    ...i shouldn't have wrote this before lunch, anyway it's worth seeing just to make your own mind up, but if i'm being honest i'd say wait for the DVD/Stream.

    [rant]As a side note why do i keep getting stuck with utter dicks sat next to me!? This couple spent the ENTIRE film loudly commenting on what was happening "OH THAT'S SO FUNNY" "HAHA SHE'S GOT HER GOOD" and then THEY get offended when you ask them to be quite [/rant]

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    Alita: Battle Angel

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    Hollywood finally made an anime/manga film that didn't make me angry...and i actually enjoyed...is the end nigh?

    Being honest i'm not as clued up on Alita as i should be, the last time i read the Manga was some 15 years ago, in the dark basement of Forbidden Planets old Tottenham Court Road store, and from what i can remember it was very story heavy (it was also only the first several chapters, there were many MANY more!)

    Thankfully James Cameron clearly had some passion in making this as true to the manga when he did the screenplay, and for anyone else this would have been just as dull as Ghost in the Shell, but this is alot of fun despite cramming in SO MUCH to just a 2 hour run time. It isn't a perfect movie by ANY stretch, but it's the best version of Alita we are EVER likely too see, and it does LOOK very nice. The action scenes are really great to watch!

    I'm probably going to re-watch this at IMAX just to try and enjoy more of the attention to detail, and i might move this up to Must See, but for now this is well worth checking out at a cinema if you get the chance!

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    The LEGO Movie 2

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    Finally got around to uploading my mini review/reaction for this.

    Said pretty much all i wanted to say in the INSTA post, but it was good, not 'LEGO Movie 1' good, but good...and that ending credits bit was just a joy to watch!
    Also, single best Radiohead reference/joke in cinema...EVER!

    Worth checking out (if it's still out!)

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    Really enjoyed this. Whilst to do agree Disney/Marvel films do hit the same similar beats (Jokey Action movies for PG crowds)...they do it so well. And it's an interesting way to introduce Captain Marvel to the MCU without doing the normal origin story and give Nick Fury some more screen time. Though Marvel have left me with one really important question...did Goose survive the snap, DID GOOSE SURVIVE THE SNAP MARVEL?!

    If your on the MCU train this is definitely worth checking out!

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    Shazam!

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    DC finally put together a solid, well written and fun movie without any noticeable flaws...about bloody time!

    SHAZAM! is a bloody good time, it's fun, funny, and the final 3rd is great (something that let Wonder Women down for me) and the CGI is actually good! Honestly worth checking out, especially if you have some younger family members, they'll love it!

    We are about to hit the busy season now, Hellboy, Avengers, Detective Pikachu, John Wick and Godzilla are all out over the next 8 weeks, as well as other films that might be worth looking at

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    Talking Avengers Endgame

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    Wanted to do a new mini me for the review but i just couldn't get the look right for what i wanted to do (and got frustrated so just used an old one, i do have an idea for Detective Pickachu so i'll do it for that)

    Anyway i LOVED Endgame, this was my second viewing and there were so many little bits i missed the first time (No Spoilers here) just everything was so well done. Works even better back to back with Infinity War.

    Might see it a 3rd time just to take some notes and to enjoy that last hour again, fudge that was so gooooooood!

    Must see.

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    Detective Pikachu

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    Well this year has certainly been a great year so far for me film wise, Detective Pikachu was much better than it had any right to be, and the Poke-fan in me just couldn't help but smile all the way through! I went with another super poke-fan and she was just a thrilled with every little reference and Pokemon as i was...and the entire audience! It's always a great sign when a kids film can keep the attention of a packed cinema of under 10's, only making noise when their fav Pokemon appears on screen, it was pretty fucking great!

    If you have kids or liked Pokemon in any way you will defiantly enjoy this. Worth checking out.

    Next is John Wick 3 and Godzilla...both of which have been getting some rave early reactions! It's a good time to be a cinema fan!

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