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Never been much of an Eva Green fan. Don't really see the attractiveness.

In fact, one of my only complaints about Casino Royale was that I didn't think she was hot enough to be a Bond Girl

I pity you that your eyes clearly don't work ;).

I dunno... theres just something about her.

I think she was perfect for that Bond role - she's supposed to be a slightly quirky character and Green seems able to pull off that along with acting as an attractive woman that also isn't a moron.

Yeah, to be fair in reality I thought she was excellent in the role, I just don't really get the attractiveness (not that I'd kick her out of bed!)

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FInally got round to seeing Avengers last night (Before I start, why did they call it "Marvel Avengers Assemble"? That's a terrible name)

Really enjoyed it. I was more than happy to hate the film if I'm honest, given my dislike of the genre, but it's impossible to hate it.

The action scenes and effects are incredible and, as others have said, as a popcorn blockbuster it is absolutely brilliant.

I wasn't without complaints though. There's about half an hour of the film (where they first go onto the "ship") that is just plain boring. It's necessary, giving backstory and the such, but it's just filled with (not very good) dialogue and I found myself glancing at my watch.

I also have a big problem with the comedy in these films. Don't get me wrong, there were some very funny bits, and I did genuinely laugh out loud more than a few times. But there's also a hell of a lot of cringeably unfunny attempts at comedy that had my looking into my popcorn in embarassment. "Ironman" especially just seems to be terrible joke after terrible joke after terrible joke. Found msyelf wishing he'd shut the **** up most of the time.

But those are about as negative as I can be about it. I didn't even mind the cheesiness which is what usually puts me off these films, it was done extremely well in this one.

So yeah, I really bloody liked it, incredibly enjoyable and can't see how anyone wouldn't enjoy it as a popcorn film. Would recommend it (of course everyone else has already seen it by now!)

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FInally got round to seeing Avengers last night (Before I start, why did they call it "Marvel Avengers Assemble"? That's a terrible name)

Really enjoyed it. I was more than happy to hate the film if I'm honest, given my dislike of the genre, but it's impossible to hate it.

The action scenes and effects are incredible and, as others have said, as a popcorn blockbuster it is absolutely brilliant.

I wasn't without complaints though. There's about half an hour of the film (where they first go onto the "ship") that is just plain boring. It's necessary, giving backstory and the such, but it's just filled with (not very good) dialogue and I found myself glancing at my watch.

I also have a big problem with the comedy in these films. Don't get me wrong, there were some very funny bits, and I did genuinely laugh out loud more than a few times. But there's also a hell of a lot of cringeably unfunny attempts at comedy that had my looking into my popcorn in embarassment. "Ironman" especially just seems to be terrible joke after terrible joke after terrible joke. Found msyelf wishing he'd shut the **** up most of the time.

But those are about as negative as I can be about it. I didn't even mind the cheesiness which is what usually puts me off these films, it was done extremely well in this one.

So yeah, I really bloody liked it, incredibly enjoyable and can't see how anyone wouldn't enjoy it as a popcorn film. Would recommend it (of course everyone else has already seen it by now!)

It's called Avengers Assemble in the UK to avoid confusion with the 60s TV show. You'd think that mistake would be hard to make but apparently not, lots of stories from fans in offices and the like in the opening couple of days saying how much they liked the Avengers and people asking about Emma Peel... It's a **** shit name though to be fair. I've started to collect Steelbook blurays, and the Avengers was a nailed one I'd buy if they did a steel, but the UK version having that title is tempting me to splash out on a import one if it's region free, it's such a terrible name. It's a terrible line in the comics too.

I had worries about the comedy and in fairness I found it came off better than I'd expected - I was pretty put off by some of the gags they'd shown in the build up, and on the whole having seen the film wasn't too put off by the gags. Some of them fall flat - I was no fan at all of the cut to Coulson waiting on hold with Black Widow escaping the interrogation, a crap joke done badly, for example - but a few raised a giggle or two. I'm surprised a few people seem to dislike Tony Stark - I've always felt he's been fairly universally popular and he gets a lot of the best lines imo, he's the best comedy character in it imo.

The dialogue is a trademark of Whedon. His work on the comics is always punctuated by snarky...'sassy' dialogue, especially from female characters. I personally often dislike it but I kinda let it go by in this because it's so much fun.

Glad you liked it.

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Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In".

Probably wasn't a good idea to watch it while pissed, hence falling asleep and watching disjointed ten minute sections.

**** weird.

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Stark was funny. He had some of the funniest lines and the funniest moments involved him. But the success rate of his comedy attempts are about 1%. it was just constant line after line of "comedy". I actually can't think of anything he says in it that isn't trying to be funny.

it's a good character, he's the coolest of the super heroes. He just needs to learn that less is more on that front (geez I'm talking as if he's a real person)

But then again, I really didn't enjoy Ironman (as in the movie, not the caracter in this) so maybe that clouds my judgement.

As I said, there were some very funny moments. And some of the silly jokes (like the Hulk punching Thor randomly at one point in particular made me "lol") were perfect. I just felt it was very much a shotgun approach. Throw a load of jokes out there and some of them will stick, doesn't matter about the rest.

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Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In".

Probably wasn't a good idea to watch it while pissed, hence falling asleep and watching disjointed ten minute sections.

**** weird.

watched this the other night - quality regardless of being a completely f**ked up concept!

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The film adaptation of 'Shadow of the Colossus' is to be directed by Josh Trank who made Chronicle. I so want this to be awesome.

I can't imagine it being a patch on the game. I think making that into a film will fundamentally alter what made it great, since nobody is going to allow an adaptation that plays the game's plot and style straight.

It'd be a bloody... different watch if they did though, a film with 2 human characters, one of which is effectively dead, and a horse, next to no dialogue, desolate landscape...

...no, I'd rather they left it alone.

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I went to see MiB3 and didn't really like it. I watched the first MiB a few days ago to get a refresh and it still holds strong to this day as a fun film. This new one is just poor though in my opinion. The jokes weren't funny and it seemed a bit over the top. I realise that it is all over the top, yet this one just seemed extremely dumb.

I'm not quite sure how it is getting good reviews and I really do hope it flops big time. They should have spent all the money making it on writing a better script...

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I went to see MiB3 and didn't really like it. I watched the first MiB a few days ago to get a refresh and it still holds strong to this day as a fun film. This new one is just poor though in my opinion. The jokes weren't funny and it seemed a bit over the top. I realise that it is all over the top, yet this one just seemed extremely dumb.

I'm not quite sure how it is getting good reviews and I really do hope it flops big time. They should have spent all the money making it on writing a better script...

You watched the first one a few days ago yet you're surprised that this new film was really dumb?

I loved the first film, but it's common denominator humour for the most part. You were right though its cracking fun, watched it the other week on TV and the time flew by.

I might go and watch it.

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The film adaptation of 'Shadow of the Colossus' is to be directed by Josh Trank who made Chronicle. I so want this to be awesome.

I can't imagine it being a patch on the game. I think making that into a film will fundamentally alter what made it great, since nobody is going to allow an adaptation that plays the game's plot and style straight.

It'd be a bloody... different watch if they did though, a film with 2 human characters, one of which is effectively dead, and a horse, next to no dialogue, desolate landscape...

...no, I'd rather they left it alone.

Well, I can't says I blame you since previous films based on games have been pretty crappy. I think Silent Hill is probably the best example I can think of and even that wasn't that good and had it's own original story.

You never know though, whereas the story in SOTC (not Shittin' On The City this time) isn't exactly full of great dialogue and doesn't have various twists and turns of plot, it does have Colossi. The movie will be an excuse to show off some (hopefully) fantastic CGI and no doubt will be in 3D.

If it stays true to the roots of good old fashioned humungous monsters, impressive visuals and some interesting and innovative fight scenes then it could be a lot of fun. If it tries to be something it's not and the studio tries to make various changes which take it further and further from the original source material (which let's face it, that happens an awful lot) then it'll just be another one to add to the pile of shitty videogame inspired movies, sitting atop the Resident Evil movie franchise, Mario, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Max Payne and most disappointingly for me, Prince of Persia (there were no freaking sand monsters anywhere).

Either way, if it gets made and it's shitty, it won't tarnish my memories of the game.

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i watched 13 assasins last night, absolutely loved it

struggled a bit at the start and IMO at the end some of the 13 are almost unidentifiable during the fighting, not sure if its because there isnt really much character development beyond probably 4 of them, to be fair i dont see what that would have added, or if its just because of the names beong hard to remember and the haircuts all being the same

but thats clutching at straws to find a flaw in what was a brilliant film, really well shot, great action scenes that arent over the top flying round the screen, good story. great villian and plenty of interesting stuff about bushido, the relationship between hanbei the main guard and shinza the main assasin is cliched but really worked

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i watched 13 assasins last night, absolutely loved it

struggled a bit at the start and IMO at the end some of the 13 are almost unidentifiable during the fighting, not sure if its because there isnt really much character development beyond probably 4 of them, to be fair i dont see what that would have added, or if its just because of the names beong hard to remember and the haircuts all being the same

but thats clutching at straws to find a flaw in what was a brilliant film, really well shot, great action scenes that arent over the top flying round the screen, good story. great villian and plenty of interesting stuff about bushido, the relationship between hanbei the main guard and shinza the main assasin is cliched but really worked

One of the best movies from the last few years imo.

So, the Hunter character...what was your take on him?

Personally, I thought...

***SPOILERS AHOY***

He was a God/Spirit in human form and obviously immortal. The fact they first encounter him hanging in the cage to me points to him being left there after persons unknown failed to kill him (probably after many attempts!).
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Yeah id agree with that, was a bit strange

***SPOILERS AHOY***

His wounds had completely gone, he a the line on his stomach was visible still but his neck was fine, glad they didnt try and explain it at any depth, also they could have tipped the balance with him as comic relief but they didnt they got him just right IMO
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