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Title: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 01, 2022, 03:32:37 PM
It may be a little while until we see a 2022 release but this is the thread for discussion of the films released this year. Anyone have any upcoming films that they're really looking forward to?
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 02, 2022, 02:41:51 PM
I'm looking forward to the new Scream movie that comes out January 14 in North America. I saw a trailer for it and it got me excited for the movie (which doesn't happen often with trailers).
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on January 03, 2022, 07:03:45 AM
I don't really know much about what's coming out this year, but I have been looking forward to the new Batman movie. I'm not sure if I'll like it though. I hated Batman v. Superman, the last stand-alone Batman movie, and I didn't watch Justice League. I'm usually not one for movies based on comic books, but Batman is my favorite superhero, so I'm hoping I'll like it.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 03, 2022, 07:14:39 AM
The last I saw of Batman was the Christopher Nolan movies which I thought were excellent
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 24, 2022, 09:19:09 PM
AKA, did you see Man of Steel? I just realized you referred to Batman v Superman as a standalone movie. It's a sequel to Man of Steel, and then both versions of Justice League is the follow-up to that movie (the Snyder version is the best movie of any of those).

I saw the new Scream movie today after rewatching the previous four movies in the last few days. I'm glad I got myself familiar with all the movies again beforehand, but you don't have to be familiar with all of them for this movie. I like the whole series, this newest one included.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on January 27, 2022, 11:09:48 AM
AKA, did you see Man of Steel? I just realized you referred to Batman v Superman as a standalone movie. It's a sequel to Man of Steel, and then both versions of Justice League is the follow-up to that movie (the Snyder version is the best movie of any of those).

I have seen "Man of Steel". I didn't like it. I strongly preferred the original Superman film with Christopher Reeve.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on February 25, 2022, 03:57:41 PM
I've been getting pretty excited for The Batman. Like I haven't been as excited for a new Batman movie since the 1990s. I like the Nolan movies, but I can't say I was really excited about them coming out.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: LB13 on February 26, 2022, 12:47:58 PM
I went and watched the Uncharted movie the other day, I thought it was good fun.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on February 26, 2022, 02:08:14 PM
I've thought about going to see Uncharted. I only recently found out it's based on a video game.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: LB13 on February 27, 2022, 09:29:13 AM
It is, and it falls into that category of films based on popular source material (not unlike, say, Marvel and Star Wars franchises) that rely on that source material as their chief money-making factor, along with the star power of Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg and Antonio Banderas, but I found that it works in its action-adventure, jumping-from-airplanes, running-through-rooftops, sort of Indiana Jones-meets-Fast-and-Furious fashion. It reminded me of some of the 1990s action films, in that it's hardly the best movie I ever saw, but I couldn't say I didn't enjoy the ride that it takes you on. It's mainly directed at audiences who have played the video games before, but it doesn't require any knowledge of them to comprehend what's going on and is overall a good fit for anybody looking for some entertainment. Not a very good film, but fun.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on March 09, 2022, 10:55:23 AM
I saw The Batman. I liked it a lot. It's nearly three hours long, but I really wasn't much aware of the its length (except for when I had to get up at some point in the middle to leave the auditorium for a few minutes). I really liked being in this Batman world. I like most of the Batman movies that we've had so far, and this one goes near the top for me.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on March 09, 2022, 11:21:05 AM
I saw The Batman. I liked it a lot. It's nearly three hours long, but I really wasn't much aware of the its length (except for when I had to get up at some point in the middle to leave the auditorium for a few minutes). I really liked being in this Batman world. I like most of the Batman movies that we've had so far, and this one goes near the top for me.

Glad you liked this Christopher, as I know that you were really looking forward to it. I also saw this and really didn't like it, which was quite disappointing, since Batman has always been my favorite super hero. For me, both the Tim Burton Batman movies and all of the Nolan films were far superior, but it does have a very high rating on IMDB (8.5/10, I think), so most viewers were like you and not like me, which has me kind of questioning my own judgment on this. I just don't understand why people like this movie so much. Can you go into some more depth into your thoughts on it and why you are ranking it near the top?

For me, I found it to be much too long. I found the story to be highly convoluted and at times difficult to follow. The tone of the film felt far too dark and gloomy, and even visually, I found the cinematography, which a lot are loving, to also be far too dark. At times, it was actually difficult to see what was happening on the screen for me, and most of the scenes were set during the evening or when it was raining, etc.

For a Batman film, I also found the plot to be quite slow moving, with much less action than I would have expected when compared to the other films in the series. In terms of Robert Pattinson's performance as Batman, which a lot of people were concerned about when he was cast, I felt that he was fine, but I did find that there was very little of Bruce Wayne in this film, and that Robert Pattinson really acted much the same portraying both Batman and Bruce Wayne, which I found to be quite odd given that the duality of the character has always been a large part of the portrayal in other films. I also found due to the dark and gloomy tone and slow plot, much less action, and relative absence of Bruce Wayne, that the film kind of lacked the fun factor that made a lot of the other movies entertaining. I did like the corruption theme, and the fact that fighting corruption in Gotham and exposing its hypocrisy was front and center. If I were to rate it, I think I'd give it a C. "Batman v. Superman" was definitely worse, and I do think that the director was successful in achieving the aesthetic that he was obviously going for, but I just didn't find the movie to be entertaining to watch.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: RAnderson87 on March 10, 2022, 03:17:39 AM
I've also seen the Batman few days ago. I must admit I really liked it a lot. Cinematography, music, atmosphere were fantastic. It could have been cut in few places to make it a little bit shorter, but in general I'm satisfied. The Riddler was really creepy sometimes and make a great villian. Finally something good again after the latest Spiderman movie  O0
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on March 11, 2022, 11:42:29 AM
I like that it's a Batman detective story. I like the atmosphere, as RAnderson87 mentioned. I like that there's so much of Batman in his suit in the movie, and was also a little surprised that there's so little of Bruce Wayne. And I agree that it would be nice to see a little more of a Bruce persona. But typically the Bruce Wayne stuff is just around Alfred, with the exception of him going to the funeral, so I wouldn't expect the persona to come out much during that. This is definitely not a "ladies man" Bruce Wayne. I might go back to watch it a second time, and I will most likely buy the Blu-ray when it comes out (apparently that's going to be in June).
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: LB13 on March 11, 2022, 04:16:08 PM
I liked The Batman, even though it might suffer a little from its formulas. Pattinson was pretty damn good in the lead I find, and I enjoyed that he and Matt Reeves took the liberty to experiment with the Batman persona. The fact that we don't see much of his Bruce Wayne makes a point I believe, that at this point in time Bruce can hardly figure out what the difference is himself. Him trying to figure it out is what the movie's about. I'm generally not the one for sequels, but I think if they want to make another one this is a pretty solid material to build from.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on March 16, 2022, 08:06:36 AM
This felt like an overlong episode of Law & Order with Batman and Gordon as the lead detectives.  Not good.  I love Law & Order but also comic movies.  They don't mix well together at all.  I enjoy the over the top aspect of super hero movies because...they're super heroes!  They're supposed to do outrageous and unbelievable things I can't do.  For me, that's the point of the escapism entertainment value of them.  I don't
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Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on March 17, 2022, 05:41:39 AM
Well, after all Batman is the "world's greatest detective." I haven't read lots of the comics, but from my understanding, that's something that's in the comic books that tends to be overlooked in a lot of the movie versions we've had so far.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on May 30, 2022, 02:43:22 PM
Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

 Definitely the best film Ive seen this year so far..  mind blowing 😁
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on May 30, 2022, 07:05:24 PM
I've been hearing about that movie and finally looked it up and it does sound really good. I think I might have lost my chance to see it in the theater though--it recently left a theater that is within drivable distance to me.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: LB13 on June 15, 2022, 07:33:30 AM
Top Gun: Maverick! I didn't think it could be good when it was only rumored, I didn't think it could be good when it was officially announced, I didn't have any particular nostalgia for the first film, I didn't watch any of the trailers for Maverick, I didn't think it could be this good when everybody was giving in 10/10s, but goddammit, it was. It's Hollywood. The best kind of Hollywood. It's like if you take an idealized version of what old action flicks were like, engineer out all the bad parts, take away everything forgettable, and create 2 hours of your ideal action drama in 2022. To see those planes touching down, Kenny Loggins playing, names of Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris on the screen and a Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer intro -- it's a trip to the Hollywoodland which here seems as vital as ever, and the likes of Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro or Lewis Pullman are thankfully much better than simply copying the old guys; that's the thing with this movie, everything new that it does, it does with a degree of self-consciousness and freshness. The songs by OneRepublic and Lady Gaga are instantly memorable and appropriate, but they're not simply an imitation of Danger Zone. It's good for all the reasons you might've thought Top Gun 1 was, but it's not bad for all the reasons you might've thought Top Gun 1 was. And it's not happening 30 years ago -- it's happening now. It's a 2022 classic.

I recommend everybody to see it in an actual movie theater. I know it's coming out on Paramount+ eventually, but when your seat shakes as Tom Cruise is taking off, you'll know this is a movie theater experience worth going to.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 15, 2022, 09:38:26 AM
Top Gun: Maverick was one that I was initially thinking of waiting until it comes to Paramount+ since I have that streaming service anyhow, but I've heard such good things about it that I am planning on going to see it at the theater soon.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 17, 2022, 02:55:05 PM
I recently watched The Northman and The Lost City on streaming. Those are very different movies, and I enjoyed both, though neither will probably be favorites of mine from this year. I was most interested that The Northman is the story that inspired Hamlet.

The Lost City is fun and made me laugh several times. I'd heard it compared to Romancing the Stone, and I can definitely see that comparison, though I like Romancing the Stone a lot more.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Hocine on June 23, 2022, 06:24:31 AM
Top Gun: Maverick! I didn't think it could be good when it was only rumored, I didn't think it could be good when it was officially announced, I didn't have any particular nostalgia for the first film, I didn't watch any of the trailers for Maverick, I didn't think it could be this good when everybody was giving in 10/10s, but goddammit, it was. It's Hollywood. The best kind of Hollywood. It's like if you take an idealized version of what old action flicks were like, engineer out all the bad parts, take away everything forgettable, and create 2 hours of your ideal action drama in 2022. To see those planes touching down, Kenny Loggins playing, names of Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris on the screen and a Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer intro -- it's a trip to the Hollywoodland which here seems as vital as ever, and the likes of Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro or Lewis Pullman are thankfully much better than simply copying the old guys; that's the thing with this movie, everything new that it does, it does with a degree of self-consciousness and freshness. The songs by OneRepublic and Lady Gaga are instantly memorable and appropriate, but they're not simply an imitation of Danger Zone. It's good for all the reasons you might've thought Top Gun 1 was, but it's not bad for all the reasons you might've thought Top Gun 1 was. And it's not happening 30 years ago -- it's happening now. It's a 2022 classic.

I recommend everybody to see it in an actual movie theater. I know it's coming out on Paramount+ eventually, but when your seat shakes as Tom Cruise is taking off, you'll know this is a movie theater experience worth going to.

Yes, Top Gun: Maverick is entertaining. This is what we can expect from a Hollywood blockbuster.
The action and aerial sequences are efficient but mostly remain a MacGuffin.
In my opinion, the most fascinating and interesting thing is what that film says about Tom Cruise, his persona and his star status, today.
It seems to open a new era in Tom Cruise's career, in which he will be showed as an older man, a man of experience.
A little bit like Clint Eastwood since Heartbreak Ridge. Incidentally, Heartbreak Ridge was released in 1986, the same year than the first Top Gun film.
By the way, have you ever noticed the Clint Eastwood picture from Pale Rider, in the first Top Gun film ?
We can briefly see it in the last sequence of the film: when the jukebox starts playing the song that Tom Cruise previously and famously sang to Kelly McGillis.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 23, 2022, 08:56:02 PM
I never watched Beavis and Butt-Head when it was originally on, with the exception of catching a few minutes of it here and there. I think it was last year that I watched Beavis and Butt-Head Do America for the first time. So I was interested when I saw that a new movie was coming to Paramount+ called Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe. This probably will be one of my favorites from this year. It was very funny. You probably know whether you'd like something like this (or you're like me and you're coming to it rather late). I almost did a spit take when I took a drink right before a particularly surprising and funny line. :2funny:
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on June 24, 2022, 12:57:13 PM
Anyone going to see the new movie about Elvis ?
Not me? but I?d be interested to hear others opinions on it..
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 25, 2022, 11:07:50 AM
I'm curious about the Elvis movie but I don't know if I'll go see it. I've never really watched any of the Elvis biopics, though I would be interested in checking out the old John Carpenter version with Kurt Russell.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on June 25, 2022, 05:58:58 PM
I'm not really familiar with the music of Elvis, so I wouldn't consider myself a fan, and I'm not planning on seeing the movie. Tom Hanks also seems to be an add choice to me for the character that he is playing, which has also influenced my feelings on seeing the movie. It's not the type of role that he typically does, and he doesn't physically fit the role either. He seems kind of miscast to me.
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on July 04, 2022, 10:02:13 AM
Complete change of mind.. I went last night to see Elvis and thought it an absolutely fantastic cinema experience.
The acting, music, cinematography and period detail were awesome.. both leads superb.
Id say it makes no difference if you are a Presley fan or not.. this is a superb piece of filmmaking and story telling.
It gets the full Gant recommendation..
Id be very surprised if Hanks isnt nominated for an Oscar..
Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: -satu- on July 10, 2022, 12:50:29 PM
Hey, what?s up?!

I just saw Elvis this weekend. I was amazed how well Austin Butler handled the role. Saw an interview where he said he spent two years getting ready for the role. Every single detail seemed like him, I kept having wow-effects throuhgout the film. Been an Elvis fan since my teens, and this movie also made me very sad. Kept crying when I got home, it always makes me sad how his life went.
Title: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 14, 2022, 07:00:16 AM
I took my girlfriend to see this.  It?s always interesting to see what the MCU is up to, but am still very disappointed at Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans for no longer being a part of it as Iron Man and Captain America.

We enjoyed this film.  Speaking for myself, it was a little too long.  I?m still reeling over the long, drawn out cinematic experience of The Batman, so I wasn?t thrilled at experiencing a similar sensation while viewing this.  Still, it was entertaining more so than not and that?s a plus.

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Title: Re: 2022 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on August 03, 2022, 07:38:48 PM
Top Gun: Maverick was one that I was initially thinking of waiting until it comes to Paramount+ since I have that streaming service anyhow, but I've heard such good things about it that I am planning on going to see it at the theater soon.
Well, I finally went August 1 to see Top Gun: Maverick. I did really enjoy it and I'm glad I saw it at the theater (over two months after its release! :o :D).