Page 194 of 194 FirstFirst ... 94144184189192193194
Results 3,861 to 3,868 of 3868

Thread: General Movies Thread

  1. #3861
    Arthurian Otaku Skull's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Kernow
    Posts
    3,934
    Blog Entries
    5
    So after the disappointment that was "The Grandmaster", I needed a good Donnie Yen flick to cleanse the palette. And I settled on "Wǔ xiá" (Dragon), a 2011 movie that is equal parts film noir as it is actually a martial arts film.

    The gist of the plot is its 1917 in China and two bandits rock into town and try to rob the general store only for a local paper miller to try to stop them and accidentally kills them in the struggle. The man is praised as a local hero by the police and townspeople and everything goes well, until upcoming detective Xu Baijiu arrives an pulls a BBC Sherlock and realises that there's more to this situation than meets the eye and it all ties back to a dark conspiracy ten years ago...

    So yeah, a really good film - very few fights compared to your standard Donnie Yen flick but they really up the stakes in each one so they hold much more weight individually. Very gory and surprisingly dark with a lot of emotional scenes, I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a more non-standard Chinese MA film of recent years.


  2. #3862
    Knight of 'Sumanai' Iceblade44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    East Coast of the USA
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    9,597
    US Friend Code
    260,781,010


    Are you feeling the dread yet
    "Only in my company, will you not be a monster"


    anywhere than here

  3. #3863
    闇色の六王権 The Dark Six pinetree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Age
    20
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    2,989
    US Friend Code
    326,832,196
    Blog Entries
    1
    what the actual fuck

  4. #3864
    闇色の六王権 The Dark Six SpoonyViking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    4,904
    That's gotta be a fake! Right?
    My fanfics:
    The Gift (a Fate/Stay Night one-shot)
    - A duel between Cú Chulainn and Scáthach.
    Passion Acknowledged (a Fate/Stay Night one-shot) (Lemon) - Shirou and Shinji finally acknowledge their feelings.
    He Was a Good King (a Fate/Stay Night one-shot) - A short exploration of Beowulf's character as a hero and a king.

  5. #3865
    Beats By Matthew ft. Dr. Para Rafflesiac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    31,496
    JP Friend Code
    Shoot me a PM
    US Friend Code
    793848092
    Blog Entries
    16
    SONIC WUZ HERE
    Supports:


    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart View Post
    canon finish apo vol 3

  6. #3866
    闇色の六王権 The Dark Six forumghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Age
    28
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    9,714
    JP Friend Code
    697363510
    Goetia was right.

  7. #3867
    Knight of 'Sumanai' Iceblade44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    East Coast of the USA
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    9,597
    US Friend Code
    260,781,010
    Quote Originally Posted by SpoonyViking View Post
    That's gotta be a fake! Right?
    Maybe. I heard some people saying it was fake. But then I had some people refuting that and saying it's legit so I dont know
    "Only in my company, will you not be a monster"


    anywhere than here

  8. #3868
    Drunk Anime Is The True Path. Mattias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Where AM I?
    Posts
    7,836
    US Friend Code
    156,137,657
    Blog Entries
    1
    Fantastic Beasts 2 was a mess of a movie. It starts alright, and has lots of character stuff that's full of interesting places for the characters to go after last movie, but it turns into a massive clusterfuck at the climax where main characters suddenly decide they want to be Nazi's even though they're in love with someone that is #1 on the extermination list. Then there's the concurrent long lost family plot which ends with two named HP characters having no living ancestors to beget them, and another which is basically a daytime soap plotline with sudden hidden relatives that only work if two people manage to have a child years after both their deaths.

    The only bit I actually enjoyed during the whole climax was Zoe Kravitz's big scene, because it's exactly what I always want someone to do in those situations. It fails, but at least she tried.

    Gundam-a-thon Status: 0079 Zeta ZZ Char's Counterattck War In the Pocket F91 Stardust Memories Victory G Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 8th MS After War X Turn A SEED 00 Unicorn AGE Reconguista The Orgin Thunderbolt IBO


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •