Holy cow! I am blown away! It didn't even seem like an anime, it was amazing. Like, it didn't seem like a Western cartoon either. It was just a movie. An awesome one. A beautiful one. I was... I am absolutely amazed by it. I honestly can't put it into words. After it ended, or rather as it ended, as Laura pulled the trigger on Golgo 13 and you get a sort of mystery ending, the music started to swell and I let out a bellow of excitement.
For a movie made in 1983, and dubbed... later? the voice acting is terribly awesome. Like, I was blown away at the characters. It must have been awkward for the ladies to do orgasms. Snake is a creepy motherfucker...
The CGI is sweet too! Wow! Pointless, but sweet! It blew me away, 1983 for it be made? Awesome (and I'm tired, what an awkward sentence...)
This is obviously an amazing film, and should be watched by all. I think I might put it above Blade Runner!
I've also got Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Friend, Fist of the Northstar, and Twilight Samurai ready to watch.
Holy shnook. I'd love to see Kyouki's thoughts on this, it seems like a movie he'd quite like.
I used to own this on DVD. Great film. The CGI of the helicopter is really good for the time.
Post by Woody Alien on Feb 1, 2020 16:31:57 GMT -5
Jojo Rabbit. Funny, sad and poignant. Scarlett Johansson's Oscar nomination is well-deserved, but to me the real surprise was Taika Waititi, who also directed it. He's very funny in the part of the bizarre imaginary Adolf Hitler, but he can quickly become similar to the real one at certain moments... also, his lack of similarity to the real Fuehrer and errors in characterization (such as him smoking) are wholly intentional since 1. it's an imaginary friend of a very young kid and 2. Waititi didn't want to do any research on Hitler since, in his words, he was just a "fucking cunt".
Post by shelverton on Feb 19, 2020 11:16:13 GMT -5
The Curse of La Llorona
I think this is the weakest entry in the Conjuring universe so far and I’m struggling to find anything to like about it. This is coming from someone who found both The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 to be pretty good (The Annabelle movies were alright IMO and The Nun was meh for reference). But Llorona is just bad. Felt pretty low budget, poor plot, no atmosphere, no scares. I hope things pick up from here with...uhm...Conjuring 3, is it? Or whatever is next for this shambling franchise.
Basically "Steampunk Star Wars", but frankly more interesting than any of the post-Return of the Jedi movies. Not only was the setting refreshing, with designs you'd otherwise probably only see in the more fantastical Ghibli movies, but it was also slightly less black and white in terms of morality than your avererage action-blockbuster. Overall it is a bit too ambitious for its own good: There's enough material for at least two movies and thus many elements felt somewhat rushed. I still enjoyed it, it was a fun ride.
Seemingly it was a huge flop, so a sequel is sadly unlikely. Guess I'll have to start reading the books then.
Last Edit: Feb 20, 2020 19:39:44 GMT -5 by windfisch