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NoobX
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posted July 17, 2013 11:40 PM

And so they came in and the raping started... I just love how the other dude just pushed the first mutant and got to the job
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xerox
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posted July 23, 2013 01:00 AM

Django Unchained. Spoilers.

This was the first Quentin Tarantino film I saw but I can already see why people praise his unique style. The setting, actors and music are all perfect. It's a long movie, but there's always something interesting happening. Combining action with comedy is hard and most fail. Not Tarantino though. I particulary loved the KKK scene. However, the film is not without flaws. I have two problems with it and they are related to the plot.

First, Broomhilda. Now this might be the suppressed feminist inside me but it really annoys me how she has almost no personalty. She's just a damsel in distress, it's even there in that German folklore analogy. Secondly, the ending. Now the film is about liberation. Django being unchained. And Django can't be unchained so long he's depending on Dr. Schultz. Tarantino takes the easy way out and makes Schultz get shot. But that doesn't liberate Django, it defeats the message! If Schultz got shot by Candie, then Django didn't liberate himself after all. His "liberty" is completly dependant on the actions of Candie.

Finally, did it need to end with a 30 minute mass murder? Now the trailer said "Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengenance". I might not have watched enough Tarantino to understand him yet but I would have been contempt with mostly liberty.

8 / 10
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posted July 23, 2013 01:13 AM

xerox said:
This was the first Quentin Tarantino film I saw

Oh god.

Watch Pulp Fiction NOW. Drop anything else and just watch it.
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posted July 23, 2013 01:20 AM

Seriously just do it.

As for Django, I think it worked fine as it did. Django proved to himself that he could stand on his own feet and became the Siegfried that Shultz saw in him. Last part of the movie dragged on though..
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posted July 23, 2013 01:32 AM

Yes but I'm afraid to watch Pulp Fiction. I have rated five films 9 / 10 on IMDB. Moon. Gattaca. Pokemón 3: Curse of the Unown. Blade Runner. Léon. If I watch Pulp Fiction, I'm afraid I'll have to downgrade these and never be able to think that another film is any good again.
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posted July 23, 2013 02:30 AM

Quote:
Finally, did it need to end with a 30 minute mass murder?
Yes.

Everyone who's saying to watch Pulp Fiction is right. It's even better.
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posted July 23, 2013 03:29 AM
Edited by blizzardboy at 03:34, 23 Jul 2013.

I thought the scene with Django escaping from the mining company was very interesting.

As always, absolute best parts of the movie were the conversations though. Tarantino has great conversations in his movies.

Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained are my two favorite Tarantino films. Something about crime movies make me bored. I don't know what it is but it's an odd narrow-mindedness that I haven't been able to overcome. Still, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are both very good movies too, which says a lot coming from me.

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posted July 23, 2013 03:31 AM
Edited by Corribus at 03:32, 23 Jul 2013.

I am an admirer of Tarantino's films, but Django didn't do much for me.  I thought it was way too long and the dialogue and scene-crafting were inferior to Tarantino's other films.  

Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movies of all time.  When it came out, I was a junior in high school, and I probably saw it a thousand times in the theater.  Ten thousand, maybe.

Say "What" again!
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posted July 24, 2013 01:44 AM
Edited by xerox at 01:47, 24 Jul 2013.

Tangled. After Tintin, it's the most beautiful animated film I have ever seen. And that's what it will be most remebered for (by me). It's decent otherwise. They didn't really take any risks. I liked how Rapunzel accepted being in the tower out of fear of being used for her hair. And that she cared for her mother. I didn't like how she turned into a typical damsel in distress in the ending though. Otherwise, an awesome princess. Loved the horse and chamelon. Also Flynn Rider. That name, them looks. 6/10
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posted July 24, 2013 05:09 AM
Edited by Corribus at 05:09, 24 Jul 2013.

Great animated movie, but it was nothing compared to Miyazaki's work.  I recently watched The Secret World of Arrietty, and it was just beautiful in every sense of the word.
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posted July 24, 2013 05:20 AM

As much as I like anime, I've never found Miyazaki movies to be particularly appealing. Then again, I've only seen parts of Ponyo and Nausaicaa, and never sat through an entire Miyazaki movie, so maybe I should give them another chance. Recommendations?
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posted July 24, 2013 05:45 AM

"Mononoke hime/ Princess Mononoke" and "castle in the sky" are my favourites. Tales of Earthsea is terrible and not made by Hayao miyazaki. I hear weird things about Ponyo and haven't seen Nausicaa.

The classic is "spirited away," but that film has a really big wow-factor to it and kind of a bizarre story. I guess that film has a lot of good poetry, but the story isn't that engaging. It's functional and has some big moments, though.

Mononoke Hime is an epic story (In the meaning of: Not lyrical or dramatic, but epic) and so is castle in the sky.

Howl's moving castle is a more traditional fairy tale (based on a book by a british author, I believe.) I think you'd like Mononoke Hime (though, it's very pro-nature, but all of Miyazaki's work has an environmentalist angle) most, but I can describe the rest more accurately if you want a better image.
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Corribus
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posted July 24, 2013 05:46 AM
Edited by Corribus at 05:48, 24 Jul 2013.

Spirited Away

Though I fully admit this kind of stuff isn't for everyone.

EDIT: Agreed, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky and Howl's Floating Castle are among my favorites as well.  I admit I found Ponyo disappointing, but I can't put my finger on why.
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meroe
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posted July 24, 2013 02:57 PM

All this talk about Pulp Fiction.  Yes it was really good, but Reservoir Dogs was the best.  I mean, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi .... just brilliant.
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posted July 24, 2013 03:03 PM

Yep, Reservoir Dogs is brilliant. Pulp Fiction is great too, but not as great to me.

I quite liked Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds, not as good as the ones mentioned above but still better than most films these days.
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posted July 24, 2013 03:07 PM

Inglorious Basterds was a bit of a joke.  There were parts I liked, but I did find the whole thing a bit too comic like.  Although the actor who played the main Nazi was the best thing in it ...... by miles.
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posted July 24, 2013 03:12 PM

IB could have been better for sure.


As far as war films go, Full Metal Jacket is my number one.
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Adrius
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posted July 24, 2013 03:16 PM

Corribus said:
Say "What" again!

Yeaaaaaah
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posted July 24, 2013 03:30 PM

Pulp Fiction is great and I still eat a Quarterpounder every few weeks in its honor, but too many people quoting it, it's become almost like a cliche to quote Pulp Fiction
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posted July 24, 2013 04:57 PM
Edited by markkur at 16:58, 24 Jul 2013.

Tintin was amazing. For great art & color and music I really like The Secret of Kells however, I'm devoted to Celtic-arts so I probably have a serious bias.

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