Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 02:25 pm: |
Well amid watching 1 and 2 we went to see the new one last week. I have to say, that first half is FANTASTIC - almost classic stuff, and surely as perfect a Bond film as you could get - absolutely gripping and thrilling etc etc. But then... something happens and the ball is dropped. It's when we see the students in the school, and they sit around too long goofing and something happens that splits them in a way I didn't buy, and we start seeing costumes, and it sort of becomes...pedestrian. I do so wish it had kept the earlier promise up because I was thinking, for craft alone, 'Oscar winner'. Seriously.
Then last night I put on X Men, Last Stand, on the projector, supposedly the stinker of the series ('it wasn't by Singer' people sniffed), and f*** me if I now don't think it's my favourite in the series. It's just so moving and rousing, has that moving thread about the guy with the wings that could be the soul of the whole franchise. What an actor that was, sketched so unforgettably in three scenes. Several scenes in the film stand out more than any in the other films, really hit you; Mystique's being rejected, Magneto losing his powers, X's demise... these moments are strong, made me and my kids gasp aloud (and yes, they were complex moments- we talked about them, wondered who was right or wrong in the film. There can be no higher praise than that, surely.)
I don't know if these films will stand the test of time at all, on the whole, but they were real to me while i watched them and they're in my heart a little, and for that I am grateful.
somethimes a thing does not need to be great but rather add - even fleetingly - to the quality of the fabric of life.
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 02:04 pm: |
Eh, what happened to this thread? Did everything get deleted?
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 02:45 pm: |
No, Zed. Tony inadvertently posted his initial comments twice, starting two separate threads. Everyone else is talking on the other thread and ignoring this one, so you're on the wrong thread! (unless you want to talk to yourself of course ).
Perhaps young Gary should delete this thread if he's around - to avoid further confusion?