Sun Fin wrote:
Personally I loved Deadpool and found it hilarious. I took my fiancee (now wife) to see it on Valentines Day the stand up guy that I am, to my surprise and relief she loved it as well!
Clearly your a bad influence
Watched 10 Cloverfield Lane
which I had heard (and read here) good things about and seemed my sort of thing. A bit of a slow start but once it got going, there was good moments of tension, the hints at the outside world had impact, there was a good dynamic between the three characters with the cast doing very well, bits of humour, good conversations. I thought they did well with mysteries, solving them
before they ran out of steam and ensuring the new mysteries felt naturally introduced. Yet it never fully clicked into as good as it should be on paper, there were moments where I dropped out the film for a minute or two and the ending was questionable, it ill suited the type of film it had been.
. Premise: Aliens invade the earth using 80's computer games as their model so those who gamed in the 80's (all white, male, American) led by Brenner (Adam Sandler) have to save the world.
It did not get good reviews and I can see why, it a boy's fantasy but in many ways not a well made one. It is disappointing that after the arcade has both boys and girls, only men come to the rescue with one women in support+love interest role (Michelle Monaghan's Violet) while the talents of Jane Krakowski and Ashley Benson are wasted, I thought the main romance made a good comic duo but not as a romance. Some of the humour is...outdated and Adam Sandler feels like his delivery is a little off so his jokes are hindered, one game cameo is annoying very quickly and long outstays it's welcome, after-credits are a waste, the characters fit the nerd stereotypes. Dinklage's character is just annoying
Yet we did have fun, I thought most of the cast bar Sandler and Dinklage, did a good job, there were jokes we did enjoy and enough to give us a nice time. The action scenes generally went on well enough and had fun with those, I did enjoy most of the characters in a comic way. One enjoyable cameo
, don't think they did anything particularly inventive with the video game idea but it worked out well enough.
Me: 6.0, Sis: 6.5
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”