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Terrible movie, quite as bad as the latest 3 or 4 in the X-Men series.
Seems that Superheroes movies have nothing to say anymore. Apart from
the train scene which is quite decent, everything is lame in this
I read a review saying that the F. word was used only once to avoid the R rating. It's a shame that writers are trying to avoid that kind of mistake but are encouraged to make horrible scenes recalling WW2 in a very non historic manner which is unbearable to me Just to make things clear : there was certainly no POW camp in Nagasaki. Logan could't have known about Fat Boy just because he heard and saw a B52. Anyways, he couldn't event have seen the B52 ( there was only 1 to drop the bomb ) because if the plane launched the bomb from only a few thousand feet as in the movie, it would have been blown away immediately. Instead the B52 cruised above 30 thousand feet. The bomb did not explode when reaching the soil but about 3000 feet above ground. Furthermore, I doubt there were many Japanese soldiers that freed their American prisoners upon getting beaten so all of this is plain pointless.
I know this is only to make a movie but to me this is very bad movie-making, and I'm not speaking about the rest of the movie which is even worse.
I was a huge fan of Wolverine in the series debut in 2000 but now it seems that Mr Jackman is screened only to be seen growling around and looking bad-ass without a purpose.
Stick to Bryan Singer's original X-Men which was an intelligent movie ( as well as bad-ass ), and X-Men 2 which was quite decent. The rest is rubbish !
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For those wanting to know the original story, please make the effort to
read the book by Alexandre Dumas.
This being said, this movie has everything I hate in french cinema ( I myself am french ! ) : it is pretentious, badly interpreted, the original story was largely rewritten and furthermore, I found the movie to be incoherent and incomprehensible. Dumas must be dancing in his grave ! When I see IMDb critics saying that this is a great artistic movie, I wonder if people saw the same movie I did...
Topmost, I find it inadmissible that Chereau permits himself to rewrite such a masterpiece written by one of France's most beloved writers, as if what Dumas wrote wasn't good enough to make a decent movie. It is a common flaw in movie making to change the story pretexting that the original material isn't suited for screen play.
A few examples : the St Barthelemy night which we have to endure for a long 15 or more minutes in the movie merely takes one page on the 600 of the book...
As for the friendship between La Mole and Coconnas ( who are amongst the most interesting characters of the book ) which is at the center of the original material, it is largely omitted in the movie and furthermore is totally incoherent : after fighting to the death and being quite unknown to each other, the fall in each other's arms in one ridiculous scene that had me laugh because it was so bad.
Anyways, all this is bad french cinema making, the kind which we would like to stop seeing. Do not bother to waste your time on that piece of trash and rather watch real french cinema d'auteur like Coup de Torchon or Rene Clair's movies which are the real heritage of french movie making that knew about the art, but are from another age which is sadly over.
Pityful ! PS : sorry my English isn't good enough to say everything I despise in this movie with the language it would require.
Hollywood does it again !
Reading reviews, I see people saying they loved it because :
It's action packed and Momoa kicks ass... Should you want ass kicking, just watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship, at least they're real fights where the biggest man can get KO by a single punch, not a godlike kid slaying 15+ fighters without even getting a scratch. Crap !
Momoa really stands as Conan (?) I though Momoa was really excellent in Game of Thrones, which is actually another proof that a very good actor can be really very bad if directed by a guy with absolutely no talent and no vision. Crap again !
The movie respects R.E.Howard's writing (?). I've not read Conan, but if it does then simply Howard's not Tolkien, and his writing is... crap again !
But again some didn't't like it because... it has no 3D. Come on guys, would you grow up a bit ? Movies aren't disneys rollercoasters !
So, in summary, crap, crap, crap and crap again !
I too didn't like the original... when I was 10. Since then, I evolved and understood that even it has a curious cast ( Arnold being one of the worst actors ever, Sandhal Bergman being a dancer and not an actor ), they were such brilliantly directed by Milius that they gave birth to a really poetic vision of sword & sorcery, summarized in the first scene ( Conan's father being a simple prop of the set, again brilliantly directed ) : "for no one in this world can you trust, not beast, not men... this you can trust" and served by probably the best picture soundtrack ever written ( by Mr Poledouris ).
I'll go watch it again to wash myself of this ridiculous nonsense of modern movie making which makes me sicker and sicker !
No spoilers ahead : this movie has everything I hate about Hollywood
blockbusters, that is characters as thin as the paper I use make my
cigarettes, dumb plot, horrendous CGI in almost every sequence, good
actors turned bad ( Neeson going from Shindler's List to this garbage
is quite a deception ), other actors that cashed 10+M whilst having no
previous acting experience, terribly stupid dialog at times ( you look
10 thousand years younger )... Avoid at all costs and go for Jason and
the Argonauts to see what making movies is about.
At least the first one had the Kraken that was nice... This one has nothing ! Shame on anyone involved in this.
Thinking that 150M were put in this dumb sh... whilst people are starving makes me ashamed to live in the same world as the guys who committed themselves in this project.
Only thing that makes me even more horrified is the people giving it a note between 8 and 10 and pledging for Oscars for such a piece of crap.
Wake up guys !!! Cant you see you're made to swallow crap ? Boycott any further Hollywood blockbuster crap for Christ's sake !
With John Carter, the blockbuster industry comes up with yet another
lame sci-fi flick where raw meaningless action teams with totally
uninteresting theme / protagonists to give some of the worst movies
Apparently, making high end CGI 3D movies is a winner since there is no use anymore for charismatic characters with a PSYCHOLOGY, neither for a plot ( apart from having the world being saved again and again by... an all American hero ) but only for dull action moments and ubber-cheesy talk ( me lovely good princess don't want to marry the bad guy who's sooo mean to everyone ).
No spoilers ahead, this movie is once again a 90% copy of all the late failures which have rotten my screen lately : from Avatar to the Avengers, it's always the same : more action, more CGI, more blow your eyes with explosions, and less of everything else that has made good movies for over 100 years.
Few very good actors ( from the Rome series actually, my favorite all timer ) share the green CGI background with voices of good actors badly used and with one of the dullest actors living ( come on, the guy from Wolverine with his cards and his wand ? ) cannot do anything to raise the level of this piece of crap, but I imagine even good actors need a very bad blockbuster role sometime in order to pay the rent.
All these guys look like morons in their capes and robes, speaking martian gibberish ! Maybe I'll watch 2001 - A space odyssey in order to wash myself.
Tasteless and senseless - avoid !