The Martian 9/10
Loved it. Great director, great cinematic, great writing and of course great character which was well acted by Matt Damon. Easily my favorite movie this year (still need to see some upcoming movies so will see which is going to be my favorite movie this year).
I think we can all agree that Matt Damon is the coolest guy in the Mars.
8/10. Can't decide.
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I disagree about the humor; I thought that was by far the best part of this movie, but I really do agree about what you're saying with the scenes back on earth. This movie should have been about how the hell Matt Damon handles stuff on mars and avoids going crazy and how the setbacks affect him, but it wasn't. In stead it was a movie about everyone working together, trying to save Mark Watney.
Matt Damon is a great actor and he had a great performance, but it wasn't really utilized to its full potential. Every time when stuff went wrong we barely got to see him react before it cut back to earth. He should have gotten angry, sad, should have despaired or something alike, but the closest we ever got was a voiceover over him sitting on a ledge. Now I am fine with him handling it by being optimistic, but I want to watch that immediate reaction unfold and not just be told what he thinks about it half a day later. Just generally there was a lack of reaction to the loneliness (or lack thereof when he finally got into contact with people again). Also the airlock scene was woefully underused. There was no buildup, no tension and barely any reaction to it when we cut back. I mean... not even a cheap jumpscare or anything. They did nothing with that scene.
Two more technical problems:
The soundtrack was simply bad and the microgravity on the Hermes looked very fake. You could very easily see that they were filming it while swimming.
The Martian: 7/10.
A general lack of human moments is the main problem I had with this movie.
Steve Jobs 5/10. Kind of oddly structured, but well acted and written. It's another Steve Jobs as Tech Messiah movie. The writing is what elevates it above the last SJ movie with Ashton Kutcher. The acting is pretty good as already mentioned but it's a little old hat to have this "drama" play out again having seen and read previously half a dozen times about Steve Jobs now. And honestly, it comes off as really cheesy- 'he was a genius but flawed!', 'Steve had to learn how important family is in the end!', 'Steve had to learn how important friendship is in the end!.
It's fucking trite. Also he doesn't seem like that much of an 'a-hole' to me- where as I actually found his estranged wife and someone of this business partners to be annoying and whinny. Maybe I am just a low empathy person, but uuuuugggggggggghhhhhhhh @ life lessons about friendship while designing the LISA.
Terminator: Genisys 7/10
Oldboy (2003) - 9/10
Simply amazing. It's a heavy film (in every meaning) and very fast-paced.
I'm scared to see the Spike Lee remake, but I'm REALLY curious. Plus Josh Brolin is amazing.
Try to not compare it with the original and it's watchable. If you do try to compare to it while watching (which is hard not to do), it can make the whole movie go from not bad to terrible. Being allergic to in-movie Apple products advertising can also have the same effect while watching it.
Oldboy (2013) - [compared to Original] 3/10 [as a standalone movie] 5/10
A little spoiley:
When you keep comparing it scene by scene, it's so terrible you laugh throughout the movie. The changes they made completely destroyed the movie imho.
And the cast is so good I actually felt disappointed to see them in there. Fuck, Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Imperioli, Copley. I'm just so disappointed as a whole...
I knew they would "americanize" it and maybe even soften it up letting it easier to digest, but this was way too much. There are little (that turn big) changes and amateur-hour scenes that turns the film in an absolute mess.
And the ending... I'm done.
Sorry for the rant, had to vent a little.
Knock Knock: 7/10
Average movie, maybe slightly above average. The acting is great from both the girls and Keanu Reeves, I liked the girls evil behaviour and how the movie had somewhat of a message. Though its left to the viewer to figure out why the girls treated Keanu like that. Its not really scary, maybe a bit tense at times. And some really stupid moments like not even being able to overthrow the girls as a grown man. I kinda expected more from Eli Roth, but it was pretty enjoyable nonetheless.
Too many shots of scenery that took up too much time. Has some great moments but feels oddly put together.
Mad Max - 10/10
Tend to despise action movies but this one was good. Regret not seeing it in the theater.
Black Mass (2015) - 7/10
The acting is pretty good and enjoyable to watch, and there's some very good scenes, so I think it's a "good" movie. However, it's not super exciting or eye-opening to watch, I would even say it's a bit boring. Still, Johnny Depp and co. makes it worth a watch if you like biography/crime movies.
I'm not sure what I'd rate it but I liked it a lot. I've always respected teachers a lot, so a movie like this kinda made me cry. And it was still very relatable in a way. I feel like it might be one of those "forced tearjerker" movies but I am too intoxicated to care/notice. Very good movie.
okay maybe I'd rate it 9/10