At the movies


#7005

Due to a dearth of English language movies, my wife and l went to see Th Meg, yesterday. She is a fan of horror movies, l less so. Anyway, it was all very predictable in a sort of ho hum manner, and not what l would call scary. l do wonder though what it is about the human psyche that makes sharks such an attractive target for our fears. But l digress. 5.5 / 10.


#7006

Jason Statham v.s a Shark…IM IN!


#7007

It’s not a horror though?


#7008

My wife jumped a few times, in the right places, but l didn’t find it frightening. Then again l have seen more movies than her, so l was expecting most of the the action points.


#7009

Has anyone seen equaliser 2


#7010

Yeah. Was decent, not as good as the first though. Denzel is always watchable though


#7011

Finally got around to watching the animated Batman film “the killing joke”. I had heard such great things, but it was pretty disappointing, ending was weird too


#7012

The fact Cruise doss all his own stunts too, breaking ankle on the jump, flying helicopters, skydives…he puts people like the rock (over rated) and most other actors in that genre to shame. Regardles what people think of him personally


#7013

Huh???


#7014

Just watched predators which I think is very underrated. I believe the predator (as in the Langford) is due in September.

Hope to god they don’t screw it up. I’m hearing stories about rewrites, more shoots etc which is what killed suicide squad. Which had a heap of potential with David Ayer until the producers got involved and said lighten it up because Batman v Superman was so depressing. And stupid.

The new predator has Shane black who is an awesome director. From what I’ve read they’re going in the opposite direction as in they tested it and came back as not scary or dark enough. Ffs.

I’m a movie snob and proud of it and it ■■■■■■ me off when producers start meddling in scripts which would definitely appeal to certain movie goers rather than dilute it for the great unwashed.

I’ve had enough of Hollywood bleeding movies so they can make a killing.


#7015

People kill more sharks, than sharks kill people.


#7016

Yeah I know, man. I also know how farkin stupid people are.
But c’mon - you don’t understand why people are scared of sharks?


#7017

That is not exactly what l said, or rather not what l meant. l wonder what makes them so attractive as a vehicle for movies. First Jaws, and its lame and lamentable sequels, now this. l can’t comment on the Sharknado series, or whatever they are called, as l refuse to watch such silliness.


#7018

It’s the fear of the unknown that is the greatest of all.
The dark - under the bed, behind the corner, the rustle, the shadow, down in the abyss, behind the tree…surging up from the depths… a horror of glistening blooody teeth and death

It’s our subconscious throwing back to when we were more prey than now - when it paid to be scared and twitchy. Have you heard the ‘dragon theory’?


#7019

Is it anything like Anne Elk’s theory on Brontosauruses?
I think she’s onto something there.


#7020

That’s some pretty advanced sharks you got there


#7021

They be everywhere, man.
Like pirate-monkeys.


#7022

Choose the form of the destructor


#7023

What do you mean, ‘choose’?
I …don’t understand!


#7024

Yep. It’s the stay puffed marshmallow man