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    Lightbulb Haysey's Good & Bad Cinema Thread 2020!

    Welcome to Haysey's Good & Bad Cinema Thread 2020!

    Here we go again...

    Every year i do a thread for my mini reviews of films i aim to see to get me outta the house on a weekend (previous threads include 2017, 2018 and 2019)

    Last year's target was 26 films and i missed out by 1, so again i'll aim to beat 26 (i'd do more but i don't want to burn out again like on previous years)

    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 See It NOW, See It, Stream It/Rent It and Avoid It. Feel free to agree/disagree/recommend films..

    Disclaimer : These are just my takes on the films i see. I am not a critic nor have studied films, this is just a hobby for me, these should only be viewed only as an opinion/something to read. Please do not take my word as a definitive take on whether a film is good or bad.

    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!) (Also a couple i have question marks next too, this is because i'm not sure if they are musicals yet, and i HATE musicals so if they are i won't end up seeing them)...


    JoJo Rabbit, The Gentleman, 1917, Bad Boys For Life, BombShell, Weathering With You, The Personal History of David Copperfield, One Piece : Stampede, Birds of Prey (the the stupidly long title!), Parasight, Sonic The Hedgehog, My Hero Academia : Heroes Rising, A Quiet Place Part 2, Mulan, No Time To Die, The New Mutants (IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING!?), Black Widow, Fast & Furious 9, The Spongebob Movie : Sponge on The Run, Artemis Fowl, Wonder Women 1984, Soul?, Ghostbusters : Afterlife, Tenet, Top Gun Maverick, Jungle Cruise, Bill and Ted Face The Music, The King's Man, GI Joe, The Eternals, Godzilla Vs Kong, Dune, Uncharted, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 (i'm hoping this gets a worldwide release at some point this year!)

    So far i have seen 10/26 films this year...

    See It NOW!
    Weathering With You
    Parasite
    1917


    See It
    JoJo Rabbit
    Birds of Prey
    One Piece : Stampede
    My Hero Academia : Heroes Rising

    Stream it/Rent It
    Bad Boys For Life
    The Gentlemen

    Avoid It.
    Sonic The Hedgehog

    Last edited by Haysey; 03-04-2020 at 04:13 AM. Reason: Added 'My Hero Academia : Heroes Rising'

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    The Gentlemen and JoJo Rabbit

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    The gentlemen ANNOYED me so much. As someone from Londer it was like watching what an american THINKS we sound like for 2 hours...which is even more annoying as the director is fucking english and made Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. I dunno maybe my expectations were too high, but this just DIDN'T gel with me. I also had various issues with the plot and films choices (there's 3 uses of cockney rhyming slang, one of them is SO obscure it has text say what it means...and then ever uses it again. Don't include that if your not going to use it more then once! There's also a super car garage run by the main characters wife that feels like it was written for a Fast and Furious film....there's is NO WAY a super car shop would exist in London, they wouldn't get 50 yards down our streets without getting fucked by the roads here! And don't get me started on how absolutely stupid the attempted rape scene is...)
    What makes me really confused is how well received this has been...it's like i watched a different film!

    Wait for a DVD/Stream if you have to watch this!

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    JoJo Rabbit on the other hand was wonderful (and fucking dark at times!)
    I really enjoyed this one from start to finish, i loved the characters (and the acting was all fantasic) and it had me laughing ALOT.

    Definitely check this one out!

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    Cool 1917

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    I can definitely say you need to see this in a cinema, if not just for the score alone! But mainly for how excellently it's shot and directed, it's something you really don't see every year (and it's more then just another war film)The amount of work that's gone into making the film look and feel like it's just 2 very long single takes is insane, and the way the camera rotates around the main characters to show where they've been helps you feel like your on the trek with them.

    Also slightly spoliery, but the way the feel starts and ends with the same shot i thought was great and really brings the film to a great clouser.

    DEFINITELY check this out!

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    Thumbs up Bad Boy For Life

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    ...well that's 2 hits and 2 misses so far!

    Honestly i could go on about how uneven the film felt, how modern R rated action movies like John Wick and Atomic Blonde should be what this was aiming for and not just re-hashing the past...badly, the eye rolling Micheal Bay cameo, how Martin Lawrence went from being an actual Bad Boy with some comic relief in the previous films to just a bumbling comic relief character in this, or how almost all the jokes from anyone but Martin or Will just DO NOT LAND...but honestly, the film is mostly just forgettable

    It's a shame as i was looking forward to this, but wait for a stream, this isn't worth a cinema ticket.

    Now we're hitting the busy season though, I've already got tickets lined up for Weathering With You and One Piece Stampede this week, Birds of Pray next week and Sonic the week after, and i have to hit Parasite somewhere in-between the latter...

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    1917 was some seriously excellent filmmaking. Echo your sentiments on the flare scene at night. I really loved one of the simpler shots earlier in the film too...the slow tracking shot across the water inside the crater as the two of them walked across the edge.

    And one of the leads was Tommen! Crazy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haysey View Post
    I've already got tickets lined up for Birds of Pray next week and Sonic the week after...
    Ouch. We'll be thinking of you in this difficult time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    Ouch. We'll be thinking of you in this difficult time.
    Birds of Prey i'm looking forward to, i'm at least hoping it's entertaining, Sonic on the other hand...

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    Cool Weathering With You and One Piece : Stampede

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    I'd been looking forward to this for months and it really didn't disappoint! The weather animation was just SOOOOOOO pretty. It's a much different film to Your Name and all the better for it, fucking ADORED this!

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    Another anime but this time less story and more ARGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Despite not having been up to date on the story since...2011 i think, this made perfect sense, plus the animation was just SO fucking good!

    I enjoyed both of these immensely!

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    Cool Birds of Prey and Parasite

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    This was exactly what i wanted from it, a fun action film about Suicide Squad's best character (and one good thing)...and more MEW...i really wish she was in more! Perfect popcorn movie or date night movie! Worth Checking Out. This next film though...

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    HOLY SHIT, THIS WAS INCREDIBLE from start to finish! Weathering with you just comes above it due to me just being a little biased toward animation, but this was an absolutely incredible movie! A must see!

    A pretty good day of movies, that will be followed up by nexts weeks Sonic movie...yikes!

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    Angry Sonic The Hedgehog

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    I really, REALLY wanted to like this, but the longer it went on the more bored i got. Everyone is different, and i don't expect anyone to read these reviews and use them as a sole opinion on whether you should see something, this is just my take on the films i see...but i have to be honest, and as a massive Sonic fan...i HATED this. I don't blame them for making the film for kids, i expected them too and they should have, i blame them for making a really forgettable bland kids film!

    Something i kept coming back to was Detective Pikachu. I probably love Pokemon as much as Sonic, and that film managed to nail Pokemon, for both fans and kids and general audiences, and made a fun film everyone could enjoy...this didn't care about Sonic outside of the redesign, it was just a brand to use on a really dull and generic children's film. What made it worse was there was about 25 people in the cinema with me, and nobody was reacting to anything, nobody was laughing at any of the jokes, not even the kids. When i started looking around i found out why...almost everyone was on their phones, and i clocked an 8ish year old playing Mario Kart...THAT'S HOW BAD THIS WAS, not even the kids watching it WANTED TO WATCH IT!

    I honestly wished i'd just walked out, it didn't get any better, and i left the cinema feeling so depressed and down about the whole experience. If anyone can watch this and enjoy it, fair play, i'm honestly glad there are people out there that are enjoying this...i just didn't, at all. I might load up Sonic and all stars racing and see if that can cheer me up a bit, i'm feeling very down about this whole experience

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    My Hero Academia Heroes Rising

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    Trying to get back to some sense of normality after the events of last week, so this was a nice film to ease myself back into. The animation was fucking solid, but you do need to at least be into MHA to really get the film (though it is mostly explained for any new fans...but it does kinda spoil the first few seasons)

    If your into MHA definitely give this a watch, it won't effect the ongoing series, but it will entertain you!

    Next i have a choice of either Invisible man or Onward, and i'm hearing good things from both...

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    Well this thread has all but been put on hold...and we were SOOO close to New Mutants.

    I fully intend to go back to the cinema once they are re-opened (with sensible soical distancing measures) so expect this to be revived soon, in the mean-time i've kind of re-branded my Insta with drawing, so be sure to check it out if your into anime nonsense!

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