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Saw Robin Hood last night. I enjoyed it. Didn't really have any complaints except I would have enjoyed seeing them use Friar Tuck a bit more onscreen.
05-28-2010 11:18 PM
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(05-27-2010 10:09 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Sherlock Holmes is probably one of the better movies I've seen in awhile.
I've watched a lot of Sherlock Holmes movies/TV in my life. Downey and Law did get the Holmes/Watson friendship down cold -- the occasional arguments, the way that roommates inevitably get on each other's nerves, but also the loyalty and concern for each other's welfare. Plus, the Holmes-Adler relationship comes across exactly as it should -- Holmes' inability to (1) accept, deep down, that a woman could have outsmarted him, or (2) admit that his sexual attraction to Adler played a role in her victory over him. Yet this is balanced by Adler's recognition that Holmes is possessed of gifts and powers no one else has, and her respect for those powers, and for Holmes himself.

Against all of these positive qualities, it must be admitted that the actual story of "Sherlock Holmes" just doesn't make a whole lot of sense, and to the extent it does make sense it is just not believable. Also, the explosions are much too "modern" for 1891 (this was probably director Guy Ritchie's fault more than anyone else).
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(05-28-2010 11:18 PM)T-Monay820 Wrote:  Saw Robin Hood last night. I enjoyed it. Didn't really have any complaints except I would have enjoyed seeing them use Friar Tuck a bit more onscreen.

I didn't feel like much happened in it. Looking back, it felt slow until the end. However, I wanted the (already long) movie to give me more. . .
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(05-28-2010 11:18 PM)T-Monay820 Wrote:  Saw Robin Hood last night. I enjoyed it. Didn't really have any complaints except I would have enjoyed seeing them use Friar Tuck a bit more onscreen.

How about some actual Robin Hoodness?
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It took a while to establish itself, but since it gave the feeling that it would turn into a series, the LOTR series was slow in the first one but was crucial to establishing the characters. I got the same feeling with Robin Hood.
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(05-29-2010 11:35 PM)T-Monay820 Wrote:  It took a while to establish itself, but since it gave the feeling that it would turn into a series, the LOTR series was slow in the first one but was crucial to establishing the characters. I got the same feeling with Robin Hood.

Should have been billed as a prequel. Its like, I liked the movie so to speak as a mid evil action movie but it lacked "Robin Hoodness" ...aka archery, steeling from rich and giving to poor, and the sheriff doing some dastardly deeds.... the whole movie felt like a set up for something more.


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NOT BAD... liked it a lot. My only beef is what was up with all these British accents in mid-eastern setting movie? And the Princess looked way hotter than she did as Bond's red headed foil in Quantum of Solace. Those Hasassins were awesomely nasty. The action was top notch.
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(05-28-2010 11:37 PM)Native Georgian Wrote:  
(05-27-2010 10:09 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Sherlock Holmes is probably one of the better movies I've seen in awhile.
I've watched a lot of Sherlock Holmes movies/TV in my life. Downey and Law did get the Holmes/Watson friendship down cold -- the occasional arguments, the way that roommates inevitably get on each other's nerves, but also the loyalty and concern for each other's welfare. Plus, the Holmes-Adler relationship comes across exactly as it should -- Holmes' inability to (1) accept, deep down, that a woman could have outsmarted him, or (2) admit that his sexual attraction to Adler played a role in her victory over him. Yet this is balanced by Adler's recognition that Holmes is possessed of gifts and powers no one else has, and her respect for those powers, and for Holmes himself.

Against all of these positive qualities, it must be admitted that the actual story of "Sherlock Holmes" just doesn't make a whole lot of sense, and to the extent it does make sense it is just not believable. Also, the explosions are much too "modern" for 1891 (this was probably director Guy Ritchie's fault more than anyone else).

Yeah, Holmes had a good vibe too it. And the funny thing was I thought the martial arts in it would detract from it while in fact it made it better. The casting and acting really got this movie nailed right.
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(05-30-2010 11:46 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  
(05-29-2010 11:35 PM)T-Monay820 Wrote:  It took a while to establish itself, but since it gave the feeling that it would turn into a series, the LOTR series was slow in the first one but was crucial to establishing the characters. I got the same feeling with Robin Hood.

Prince of Persia

NOT BAD... liked it a lot. My only beef is what was up with all these British accents in mid-eastern setting movie? And the Princess looked way hotter than she did as Bond's red headed foil in Quantum of Solace. Those Hasassins were awesomely nasty. The action was top notch.

exactly what i thought. And yeah, she's definitely way hotter in this hair color. She was like that in Clash of the Titans.

and btw, quantom of solace, amazing movie. I was lucky to have seen it one day after watching casino royale for the first time. I was never a Bond guy and thus didn't see the latter in theaters. I really think seeing it the night before is what made me love quantom so much. I was amazed when i found out how many people didn't like it. I guess it truly is one of those situations where everyone has different tastes, because my tastebuds thought it was a flawless movie. weird how that can happen
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Went on a movie binge this weekend:

- Bugsy (8 of 10)
- The Men Who Stare At Goats (4 of 10)
- District 9 (3.5 of 10)
- Star Trek ... the new one (9 of 10)
- The Informant (5 of 10)
- Stay Tuned (7 of 10)
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(05-31-2010 05:36 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Went on a movie binge this weekend:

- Bugsy (8 of 10)
- The Men Who Stare At Goats (4 of 10)
- District 9 (3.5 of 10)
- Star Trek ... the new one (9 of 10)
- The Informant (5 of 10)
- Stay Tuned (7 of 10)

looks like you hated the smaller, "plot driven" movies. I never saw Goats or the informant, but i watched 15 min of district 9 before turning it off. it was retarded
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