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Robin Hood (2018)
Another pretty good version of Robin Hood
If you like action adventure movies this is a nice movie.
If you read all the negative reviews on imdb first, you'll really like this one.
But it truly isn't as bad as all the haters say.
Bad remake, blablabla. Not as good as the original, blablabla...
If you have not seen the original French version, this is a way better movie than a 4. There are so much worse movies than this one. The acting is good. Camera, lighting and editing are good. Atmosphere is good.
People are always comparing movies. If you don't do that, you have much more fun watching movies.
I have seen the original a pretty long time ago. I thought it was a good movie which left me thinking for a while. This one was entertaining. Not as bad as people make it out to be. Just watch it with an empty brain...
Very funny stuff.
I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Jim Jefferies really knows how to a tell a story with a super funny ending. Reminds me of Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor who also had me laughing so hard it hurt.
He says it like it is. No holds barred. That's what I like.
But you may not...
That's just how it works with opinions.
Game of Death (1978)
The real Game of death, as Bruce Lee intended it...
...is a 40 minutes edit, of the original footage shot before his death. According to his own script notes. I give Game of Death a seven because it's entertaining. I give 'Game of death Re-visited' which can be found on the platinum double disc edition of the thirtieth anniversary tribute of the by Hong Kong legends distribution company presented 'Game of death' a full on ten. Those 40 minutes are so much better then the pretending to be a Bruce Lee movie 'Game of death'. It's so much joy to see the master at work.
It's the tower scene at the end. But way better. And way longer. And way different. And presented in an awesome aspect ratio of 3:1. So cool.
If you like Bruce Lee and/or martial arts, try and find that version. Maby it's on blu ray as well. If not I hope they will release it. I had this DVD in my possession for about ten years. Only yesterday I found out about this version. Thank's to Bey Logans commentary on 'Fist of fury'. I think... Could be 'Way of the dragon'.
Well. From now on I'll be showing this version to whoever wants to see Bruce Lee at work.
400 Days (2015)
Great idea for a movie...
...but the ending ruins the whole experience. All actors do a good job. And at the point where something big happens I was in. What happened and what (kind of earth) will they 'return' to. A couple of different possibilities are introduced. (I personally thought it was about a group hallucination.) But because of the different plot turns I was left fishing in the dark, as were the writer/director when they didn't give this movie an ending. What was going on? What happened above ground? What happened to two of the 4 actors? I was really curious near the end. Really curious. But when there was no (satisfying) ending, I was very disappointed. That is why I give it a 5. Otherwise it would be a 7. In my opinion.
Nova Zembla (2011)
Nova Zembla is better than they say
I've just watched this film at home. On my own in my home cinema. Lights out, 50" screen, DTS 5.1 at 65 Db and in the moment. I knew about the story and I wanted to know how director Oerlemans would tell this story. But I was afraid I was going to be disappointed.
Well, I was not. Totally not. I was there the whole movie...
Knowing they had 'only' 7.000.000 to spend, this movie looks very good. I would easily compare the look and the quality of this movie to most Hollywood films, for which they spend more than $100.000.000.
The special effects look good. The ship looks very real. You can feel the cold they are in. The sound effects and the sound design are very good. The score is beautiful. The acting was good. The picture is very sharp. And I would believe that every shot was filmed there on the spot. Sure there were some miner mistakes. Sure the little fox/wolf didn't look real enough. But that's not reason to make it seem this movie is worthless.
I think this is a very good dutch movie that deserves more than 6 stars. Director Reinout Oerlemans: Thank you and good job.
We went to IMAX to see this one. 2 Hours in the car. 30 degrees outside and no air-co... It was worth it. It was so worth it. It was all we expected. Lots of action. Lots of noise. Lots of robots. Lots of, but still not enough Megan Fox. I don't understand all the negative comments. Were all those people expecting some kind of Shawshank Redemption or Schindler's List. I loved the first Transformers. I still experience it instead of watching it. Becauce of my 4 year old son I've seen it more than 10 times. While it's been playing for about 100 times, sometimes 4 times a day. (He is going to be shocked when he finds out about the death of Optimus Prime. I know I was.... Of course I knew Sam was going to save him. He had to.) When I went to see Revenge I hoped for anther Transformers. And I got another Transformers. If I start comparing it to the best films out there there won't be a 9 left. And why am I not surprised a french chick doesn't like this one. Come on people. Michael Bay deserves a bit more credit. He makes action movies. And he delivers. I don't dislike anything he has directed or produced so far. He makes what the Bay-fans expect of him. And I hope he will continue this way. If you don't like him, don't go see his movies, so you don't have to write such negative comments and the user rating above will look more positive which this movie deserves. All I'm saying is; go see this movie. If you like Transformers, robots, action, noise, adventure, and if you like good-looking CGI, cause it looks really good, fast editing, a good score, (again) and a 2,5 hour roller-coaster ride, go see this movie.
Tell Hell (2001)
Best amateur film in 1998, Leeuwarden Holland
Tell Hell is one of the best amateur films I've seen. We all know those irritating tell sell commercials at night. This is about a guy who goes insane because of them. You'll hear the always badly dubbed "Mike,-Let's take a look at this new and improved.......bla bla bla" and music from Lamb, and The Future Sound of London. It's taped on S-VHS and filtered to Black and white. The tell sell commercials are in colour though. The camera angles are very well thought out. I've heard people say this had to be done by professionals with a lot of money from the Filmacademy. Actually, it was made within 10 houres on a personal computer with Adobe Premiere 4.0. With no budget!!! In Germany a movie theater chain is probably going to transfer the VHF version to Film, so they can show it on the bigscreen in the cinemas before the main picture starts. All in all a must see short movie for those who'd like to make nobudget movies. This is 'the' example...