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  1. #15941
    I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the plot and character are a little weak on the depth. It's a typical fairy tale. You don't watch it for deep characters and a complex plot. You watch it for the experience.

  2. #15942
    The Man with the Iron Fists - worth watching or not?

  3. #15943
    Is it a porno?

  4. #15944
    Stevil's Avatar
    9,553 posts since Jun 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Hansen View Post
    Not sure why a lot of Ghibli fans are a bit less into Howl's than others. One of my favorites.
    Quote Originally Posted by VoltySquirrel View Post
    I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the plot and character are a little weak on the depth. It's a typical fairy tale. You don't watch it for deep characters and a complex plot. You watch it for the experience.
    I saw it in the cinema, but honestly, it never stuck with me beyond the castle and the scarecrow. It's also a movie about loyalty during war, but never really gets too deep compared to something like Laputa, so you have this jarring third act and a dark moment that ends abruptly. I have a feeling there was more to the movie, but there's a few sub-plots vying for your attention.

    I'm more of a Porco Rosso/Kiki's Delivery Service kind of guy, anyway.

  5. #15945
    ClownBaby's Avatar
    15,666 posts since Feb 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBear View Post
    The Man with the Iron Fists - worth watching or not?
    From everything I hear, fuck yes.

    Can't wait for Django Unchained though. Shit is gonna be rad.

  6. #15946
    I am not that fussed about Django, I need to watch it first.

  7. #15947
    It is a film by Quentin Tarantino. That is enough for me to be sold on it.

  8. #15948
    Yeah see that's not a big sell for me either. I really enjoy some of his films but he alone isn't a reason for me to get excited. Or is Jamie Foxx.

  9. #15949
    Jamie Foxx hosted SNL this week, he was pretty good.

    Not sure if you read what I wrote correctly because your use of the word either implies we're saying similar things. But to clarify I love Tarantino films and would follow that man into cinematic war.

  10. #15950
    I do not.

  11. #15951
    And that's fine.

    I AM GOING TO CUT YOU.

  12. #15952
    Hector Garfria's Avatar
    17,895 posts since Mar 2009

    Wow, of course Tarvu is using that ugly ass white theme.

    He isn't about that Dark life.

  13. #15953
    I like dark themes but the other one looks far uglier, it just doesn't blend. You don't understand because you always have your underwear visible.

  14. #15954
    Caostotale's Avatar
    1,364 posts since Nov 2009
    Django looks stupid. Quentin Tarantino's an overrated bullshitter who's made a cottage industry out of a cheap and pastiche-laden attention whore's approach to film-making. He's done about as much damage to the face of independent film-making as assholes like Mike Patton and John Zorn have done to independent music-making.

  15. #15955
    Well that's fine and all for people who care about indie shit too much.

  16. #15956
    Caostotale's Avatar
    1,364 posts since Nov 2009
    Whatever. I'd rather see newer filmmakers and screenwriters creating movies that have staying power rather than emulating the over-stylized flash-in-the-pan shit that guys like Tarentino, Robert Rodriguez, and Eli Roth cook up on a regular basis.

  17. #15957
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevil View Post
    I saw it in the cinema, but honestly, it never stuck with me beyond the castle and the scarecrow. It's also a movie about loyalty during war, but never really gets too deep compared to something like Laputa, so you have this jarring third act and a dark moment that ends abruptly. I have a feeling there was more to the movie, but there's a few sub-plots vying for your attention.

    I'm more of a Porco Rosso/Kiki's Delivery Service kind of guy, anyway.
    I'm a Princess Mononoke/Porco Rosso/Spirited Away/Kiki's Delivery Service kind of guy, but I still really love Howls. Just dig the castle and the magic and Calcifer so much.

    I'm also a bit iffy on Django Unchained and don't particularly like Tarantino or Foxx. DiCaprio looks so wonderful in it, though, so I hope it's good.

    Watched Howling last night, entirely for Kang-ho Song. Definitely the worst movie I've seen him in. Not that it was terrible, or anything, but there just wasn't much too it (also all the other movies I've seen him in have been really good).

  18. #15958
    Watched Woman in Black today. Not sure why that was rated PG/12 it's not. Anyway just a cold, wet, muddy film with some moment that were spooky. I hear the stage version is far superior.

  19. #15959
    I liked it. Had a good sense of build-up and pacing, if a somewhat predictable storyline.

  20. #15960
    The ending was a bit abrupt.

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