Anyone see District 9 or Inglourious Basterds?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by spike, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. spike

    spike New Member

    Two damn good movies. Highly recommend.
  2. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    District 9...

    what was it about? I wasn't sure if I was watching a mediocre alien movie or a thinly veiled docudrama about the plight of the S. Africans.
  3. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    The family is still out at the cottage. We'll see what's in the theater when they get back.
  4. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    Both. Both are awesome.
  5. pc_builder

    pc_builder New Member

    Would like to see both. :D
  6. IDLEchild

    IDLEchild Well-Known Member

    Saw both.

    District 9: Very good. I don't know if I want the story developed more or leave it as it is.

    Inglorious Basterds: Slick dialogue, too much dialogue. Brad Pitt woefully under used, great acting, pitiful amount of action. Tarantino is a gifted writer but he loves the sound of his words too much.
  7. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Going to see Inglourious Basterds tonight.
  8. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the warning.
  9. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

  10. spike

    spike New Member

    This one was heavy on tension. Very well done tense scenes like the very first one with the jew hunter visiting that family and the scene in the bar.
  11. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Inglourious Basterds:

    Directed by Quentin Tarrantino, which should say a lot about the movie before you step in the door..but I keep falling for it anyway. The movie plays out during WWII before the Normandy Invasion. It's a Tarrantinoesque twist on The Dirty Dozen - except they're only 8 it's not a mission, per se..but a cause.

    The movie is bloody and gory, features a few plot twists and fails to hold your suspension of disbelief for very long. Like most of his films, it begins beautifully..well acted, good dialog and implied violence. This looks like a great movie until Pitt makes an appearance and outlines the plot for you.

    There are some excellent bits in the middle and the end, and he really tries to keep it real, but goes too far into some sort of technicolour version of reality. A shame really. Certain scenes which should've been really full of impact fall flat because of cut-scenes to improbable scenes.

    6/10 for effort - it would've gotten a higher score if some of the cut-scenes had been removed, or if Tarantino had stuck with implied violence and drama instead of falling to the cheap thrills of gore and buckets of blood.

    *Spike: The first scene..if he'd followed through with it and kept the taste..would've made the movie a great flick! Much like From Dusk 'till Dawn.
  12. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    I much preferred District 9 over Basterds, despite the Blair-witch-like camera work on occasion.

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