What was the last film you watched?

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon May 27, 2019 9:06 pm

John Wick 3. Just ace. I did many actuallols at the extreme levels of violence on gleeful display. My mate The Nurse even turned to me at one point and asked "was this a 15 or an 18?", because it's that violent.

I hugely enjoyed it. Much more of an emphasis on hand to hand (knife to knife, axe to axe, etc to etc) than the simple gunplay of the earlier films, and utterly, endlessly brutal. Thai-esque in its determination to show every arduous agonising move and moment.

INSANELY violent, and hilariously good.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by foo @ Mon May 27, 2019 9:35 pm

Last night I watched Avengement. I've liked Scott Adkins ever since he played Boyka in the various films that character was in. Really enjoyed it, similar in atmosphere to Accident Man but a different premise. Quite violent obviously, but nicely put together I thought. It's not a martial arts film, which is what Adkins does, but I'd recommend it if you like that sort of thing.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon May 27, 2019 10:18 pm

I've only seen one of the Boyka films, I think it was 4 - Undisputed. But it was pretty good.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by foo @ Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 pm

I like all of the Undisputed films, Michael Jai White is good too.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by S1K @ Tue May 28, 2019 1:31 am

Is there really a film called Accident Man? It sounds what the Chinese would rename Mr Bean.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue May 28, 2019 7:55 am

Oh, I need to tell you about Furie and Upgrade too. Later.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Tue May 28, 2019 8:22 am

Red Con 1.

Zombies. British. Shit. No stars. Don't watch it.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by foo @ Tue May 28, 2019 6:21 pm

S1K wrote:Is there really a film called Accident Man? It sounds what the Chinese would rename Mr Bean.


Yep, it's also quite violent :)
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue May 28, 2019 7:02 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Oh, I need to tell you about Furie and Upgrade too. Later.

Right: Furie is fine. It's a Vietnamese fighting action violent thriller, but it doesn't hold a candle to any of the really exciting fighting action violent thrillers coming out of South Korea and Indonesia lately. Films like The Villainess or The Night Comes for Us (which is of course The Greatest Film Of All Time Apart From D.O.A. Dead Or Alive) are just way way better at this kind of stuff - to the extent that Furie is utterly redundant. It isn't boring or bad, it just isn't remarkable. And when there's so very much remarkable stuff kicking about, that's just not enough.

btw, I was going to link to YouTube a representative scene from The Night Comes For Us here, but as I quickly scanned down the list of results it became clear that all of the scenes are worth linking, ie worth watching. So never mind. Just watch it, alright? It's even on Netflix. And is, after all, The Greatest Film Of All Time Apart From D.O.A. Dead Or Alive.


Upgrade is a batty science fiction film about some bloke who gets quadriplegia after a car crash and then gets a 'sperimental secret computer chip put in his spine to de-disable him. But the chip does more than let him walk about a bit, so he sets off to avenge the murder of his wife. It's really quite fun, up to a certain point when it becomes really stupid. Luckily that certain point comes quite late on in the film, so you've got quite a lot to enjoy. I would describe it as brutally violent if I hadn't just watched John Wick 3 last night. Because JW3 takes the rule book for Brutal Violence (hardback original edition) and kicks it against the throat of a goon while simultaneously throwing some knives into a crim's eyes. Upgrade's worth a punt though, if your brutal violence yardstick is a bit on the shorter side.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:11 pm

Peelers. To many of you this might sound self-evidently obvious, but sadly this comedy horror about wise-cracking strippers besieged in a titty bar by voracious slime-infected zombies is terrible.

Not terrible enough to be a masterpiece, not terrible enough to be enjoyable in spite of itself. But terrible enough for me to see what they were aiming for and how widely they'd missed the mark, and for me to feel embarrassed for the performers gamely whapping their wonky tits about and throwing faux-badass shapes armed with bottles and baseball bats, and for me to feel a bit cross with myself that I watched it all the way through with a creeping, growing feeling of yawning dismay.

It's rated 18, but I couldn't really see why. Lots of boobs, but I couldn't see any really notable fanjita detail. Some blood and gore, but it was mostly slime and aftermath. Only one worthwhile disemboweling, and a half-decent double tit impalement.

A huge missed opportunity really.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:27 pm

Big smile

I don’t understand why they wouldn’t go full on gore with a film like that. Their target audience can only be disappointed and nobody outside that tiny niche group will ever watch it.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:16 pm

Completely.

When you know massive gore can be done on a shoestring (Gutterballs, Chromeskull, Adam Chaplin, etcs), just do the massive gore. No one's going to like your stupid film any less because of it.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:18 pm

These are some films I've seen recently that I need to tell you about:

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Brawl In Cell Block 99
Blood Father
Fast & Furious 8
Hellboy (reboot)

but I haven't got time at the moment so I'm putting this here to remind me to later.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:22 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Peelers. To many of you this might sound self-evidently obvious, but sadly this comedy horror about wise-cracking strippers besieged in a titty bar by voracious slime-infected zombies is terrible.

Not terrible enough to be a masterpiece, not terrible enough to be enjoyable in spite of itself. But terrible enough for me to see what they were aiming for and how widely they'd missed the mark, and for me to feel embarrassed for the performers gamely whapping their wonky tits about and throwing faux-badass shapes armed with bottles and baseball bats, and for me to feel a bit cross with myself that I watched it all the way through with a creeping, growing feeling of yawning dismay.

It's rated 18, but I couldn't really see why. Lots of boobs, but I couldn't see any really notable fanjita detail. Some blood and gore, but it was mostly slime and aftermath. Only one worthwhile disemboweling, and a half-decent double tit impalement.

A huge missed opportunity really.

Watched this. Well, sort of. Skipped a chunk in the middle. Terrible, terrible film.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:18 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:These are some films I've seen recently that I need to tell you about:

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Brawl In Cell Block 99
Blood Father
Fast & Furious 8
Hellboy (reboot)

but I haven't got time at the moment so I'm putting this here to remind me to later.


Bloody hell, what a terrible set, DaTo!
They are the sort of films that you'd end up with when you got to the video rental shop 5 mins before they closed on a Saturday night.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:18 pm

At least one of those is excellent in fact!
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