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    So I finally got around to watching "Mr. Holmes" staring Ian McKellen.

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    I went into this film totally expecting a cliché ending with Holmes dying, so I was surprised that Holmes was more energetic than ever by the end. Anyway, the main thread of the plot is how even the mighty Sherlock Holmes can't fight against the tide of mortality. And yet he battles hard to finish a memoir of his final case to reveal the truth before it is lost to time. I had a grandfather who also suffered from dementia, so this movie hit hard at home for me and I felt super bad every time Holmes would struggle to remember something - especially Roger's name. The final case was an interesting one, as Holmes solves it perfectly as he's still in his prime...but the reason it ends in tragedy is because Holmes' suppression of empathy in favour of logic bit him in the ass as he failed to console a suicidal woman. I liked that as it exposed a flaw within his character without necessarily undermining his brilliance. I must say, it was a curious choice to completely obscure Watson's face throughout the flashbacks but I didn't dislike it. Something I did like was that when Holmes is watching a movie about himself (how meta) the man playing Movie!Holmes is Nicholas Rowe who famously played Holmes in "Young Sherlock Holmes" which I also watched recently. Similarly, the detective who cameos at the end is played by Phil Davis who played the serial killer in the first episode of BBC's Sherlock. Anyways, the climax of the film is interesting as it's the main point where the film diverges from the novel it was based on, ("A Slight Trick of the Mind"). In the novel, Roger dies from his wasp injuries and the novel ends with Holmes accepting his mortality is coming very soon. That ending was far too nihilistic even for me and evidently the screenwriter as the film has Roger managing to survive his injuries and is slowly recovering with Holmes enjoying his final days with his newly adopted "family" that he plans to leave the house to after he's gone.


    TL;DR - It was a very good drama. Focusing more on telling a heartwarming drama than an heart-pumping thriller. The acting was brilliant and I definitely recommend the film to any Holmes aficionado. I don't even normally like pastiches, especially not of Sherlock Holmes. But this was the exception to the rule.
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    Watch IT, it is a spooky movie

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    Have to wait until November 3, too bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    Watch IT, it is a spooky movie
    Eh. It had some unsettling moments, but those were largely overwhelmed by LOUD JUMP SCARE MUSIC.

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    Also, Pennywise continues to act in stupid and contradictory ways.
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    It's like if someone told me "make me a milkshake" and i was blind and they gave me the ingredients and I made a milkshake because milkshakes are good, but it turns out that milkshake was a bomb.

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    so is IT good movie or not

    at least compared to the book
    tho that might be an unfair comparison
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    you don't need to think about it that hard
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    I dont get it

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    Never read the book. The movie, aside from the annoying jump scares and Pennywise's motivations being ????, is fine. Probably a good idea that they didn't go for the child gangbang that people keep saying was in the book. The movie that is going to take place when adults is going to be a bit weird though, considering that a major premise is them supposed to be getting over their traumas as adults rather than as kids.
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    Has anyone else seen Mother!?

    I liked it.
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    I heard it's really really weird

    is it straight up horror or something else

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    Biblical allegory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    I heard it's really really weird

    is it straight up horror or something else
    It is. It's not really a straight up horror movie, it's just unsettling.

    And yes, it can be seen as a collection of allegories, but it isn't exclusively about that.
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    Watched Kingsmen Golden Circle

    The script felt significantly worse than the first.

    Cinematography still a wonder to see tho, props Matthew Vaughn.
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    I dont get it

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    Interesting.

    maybe I'll go see it before it's gone, that and Kingsman

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    Yup, saw Golden Circle yesterday - the first one was a lot better. Still, worth a shot if you liked it the first time around.
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    My enthusiasm is immediately curbed if it's not as good as the first since I wasn't a massive fan of the first tbh

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    Manners Maketh Man...
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    Kingsman 2 seemed a bit too over the top in some places, like the burger scene from the beginning, or kung fu Elton. I did really like the Julianne Moore evil base though. The fact the brought back the one off Bond girl character and had them actually in a relationship was nice too.
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