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I found Sound of Metal disappointing for personal reasons. I’ve had to cope with life after severe medical trauma and I was disappointed the turn the movie took. Still an amazing film and all of the above is true. It just made me profoundly sad.

DSGamer wrote:

I found Sound of Metal disappointing for personal reasons. I’ve had to cope with life after severe medical trauma and I was disappointed the turn the movie took. Still an amazing film and all of the above is true. It just made me profoundly sad.

The movie IS profoundly sad. That’s intentional. When I finished watching it I had to go sit by myself for a little while.

I don’t thinks it’s a film about hearing loss. I think it’s a film about addiction and the subtle downstream effects of addiction mingled with underlying mental health issues. It was a dismally depressing ending, but I think...

Spoiler:

The very last scene suggests hope. Rudy pulls off his CI in order to feel peace and stillness. It’s one of those cinematic moments that infer a deep message in just a few seconds. This is why it’s my choice for best picture out of the others that I’ve seen.

In that moment Rudy begins to understand that he’s made a series of horrible choices. To witness that is heartbreaking, but it’s also hopeful. It means Rudy can start down a better path. Even if that path is without Lou. It’s clear by the end that their lives have gone in opposite directions. Both are on a better, more healthy path, but as much as they care for each other, their time together is over.

f*cking heartbreaking. Crushing. Devastating.

I think it should win best director too. It should win everything. It’s damn near a masterpiece.

RawkGWJ wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I found Sound of Metal disappointing for personal reasons. I’ve had to cope with life after severe medical trauma and I was disappointed the turn the movie took. Still an amazing film and all of the above is true. It just made me profoundly sad.

The movie IS profoundly sad. That’s intentional. When I finished watching it I had to go sit by myself for a little while.

I don’t thinks it’s a film about hearing loss. I think it’s a film about addiction and the subtle downstream effects of addiction mingled with underlying mental health issues. It was a dismally depressing ending, but I think...

Spoiler:

The very last scene suggests hope. Rudy pulls off his CI in order to feel peace and stillness. It’s one of those cinematic moments that infer a deep message in just a few seconds. This is why it’s my choice for best picture out of the others that I’ve seen.

In that moment Rudy begins to understand that he’s made a series of horrible choices. To witness that is heartbreaking, but it’s also hopeful. It means Rudy can start down a better path. Even if that path is without Lou. It’s clear by the end that their lives have gone in opposite directions. Both are on a better, more healthy path, but as much as they care for each other, their time together is over.

f*cking heartbreaking. Crushing. Devastating.

I think it should win best director too. It should win everything. It’s damn near a masterpiece.

insert gif pointing up 'all of this'

I agree it has an upbeat ending. It’s just hard to watch someone struggle with reality. Especially if you’ve been there (in some fashion) and you know that acceptance is the only way to save yourself.

Mortal Kombat was... disappointing. The beginning gave me hope (cool setting and fight), but then Cole showed up who's a complete nothing burger and a waste of time. Kano provided much needed humour, but this movie needed more fun injected into it. Never thought I'd say this, but I think I prefer the first movie. Actually, Scorpion's Revenge is the best one.

Those Who Wish Me Dead was just ok. Angelina Jolie more-or-less phoned it in, so the show was really taken by the bad guys played by Aiden Gillen and Nicholas Hoult. They were ruthless, competent, and efficient - but not completely inhuman and ended up being defeated by their mistakes, remaining moral qualms, and courage on the part of the heroes. Easily the best villains I've seen in a long time.

I liked the early protagonists, the father/son interaction, and lots of credible choices made by the characters. I didn't get a sense that Angelina Jolie was phoning it in, but YMMV and such. I agree that the villains were great.

I'm still sad there doesn't seem to be a cameo from Howie Long. I have the ads from Firestorm burned into my memory.

Nobody is out in cinemas here. Now I’m fully vacillated I’m going to try and get it seen. It’s directed by the same chap who directed Hardcore Henry which was way over the top but mind bogglingly creative/violent.

I’ve heard on some podcast somewhere that Nobody is a movie worth watching. It’s $19.99 to buy the streaming 4K version. That’s the price of one adult movie ticket. I love the future… I mean the present.

Bob wrote:

The past is history. The future is a mystery. All we have is this one now-ness.

Mark Kermode really enjoyed it. I trust his impressions even though our tastes don’t always align.

Well I finally watched Tenet and really enjoyed it. Had some Terminator vibes to me, with a nice closed time loop.

I'm glad I waited to watch at home with subtitles because yes the sound mix was even worse than Nolan's 3rd Batman. But then again at least half of movies and TV have terrible sound mixes where you can't hear dialog unless you want to damage your hearing at other parts.

Higgledy wrote:

Mark Kermode really enjoyed it. I trust his impressions even though our tastes don’t always align.

I watched this night before last and enjoyed it. The fight scenes are brutal and more realistic than most movie fights, though there are some moments that you will need to suspend disbelief.

Super fun movie. My wife and I really enjoyed it as well.

Thanks for your impressions. It’s the same director as Hardcore Henry. The fights in that film are kinetic and often brutal so I have an idea of what’s in store. It has come and gone from the cinema here so I’ll have to wait for it to be streaming.

It already is.

RawkGWJ wrote:

It already is.

Oh. I hadn’t seen it. I’ll look. Thanks.

Edit: Looks like it is in the US but not in the UK yet. Good sign though. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

Higgledy wrote:

Thanks for your impressions. It’s the same director as Hardcore Henry. The fights in that film are kinetic and often brutal so I have an idea of what’s in store. It has come and gone from the cinema here so I’ll have to wait for it to be streaming.

It has the same fight feeling as the Netflix Daredevil and Punisher TV shows. Very raw, very brutal. No "pretty" Batman or Captain America fights in this movie.

The teaser reminds me of The Raid. Any similarities?

Robear wrote:

The teaser reminds me of The Raid. Any similarities?

Not really. The combat is more restrained than that actually.

Loved absolutely every minute of this

ranalin wrote:

Loved absolutely every minute of this

Awesome!! I’m going to watch that! Then I’m going to geek out on all of their music, of which I’ve heard only about 1% of. BTW, at the end of the trailer I saw that micro-second flash of Steve Jones.

Thanks for recommending this.

Watched The Forever Purge, a purge that goes on forever like the series. This is a bad movie. I did indeed like watching this bad movie. The movie series continues to focus only on killing which is still kind of boring. The tv series at least included a heist. The movie tries to make a statement that I bet no people of color was consulted on. Wouldn't it be crazy if people had to sneak into Mexico to escape violence instead of the other way around. I think the idea could have worked with better writing. The ending wasn't very clean. There will be questions for a sequel to answer.

minor spoiler about racist

Spoiler:

They do the thing where the racist guy gets to be the hero. What was I suppose to take away from this? Racist guy can work with Mexicans to save his own skin? We should give all the racist a chance? Should have just let that guy die.

People go off to never be seen from again which is weird for this type of movie. Someone has special skills but it is never explained. Acting was okay. That trap that was in the trailer was weird.

The Forever Purge is when you are exploding from both ends and it feels like it is going to continue forever. The Forever Purge.

You kinda got your spoiler tags backwards.

fixed thanks

Watch Doors which was weird. Bunch of doors show up that all do different things like kill people, duplicate people, talk to you, or whatever. The movie didn't say anything or really go anywhere. Also didn't make much sense. I mean it didn't make sense within the rules that were setup.

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For example they setup that researching the doors is very important. A unique talking door is found and they carpet bomb it instead of asking it questions to study it. Maybe the government didn't know it could talk but why bomb this door instead of researching it like the other doors.

With all the problems I didn't hate it but didn't really like it. Mainly it needs a ending.