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Everything posted by antovolk

  1. this. One great part of this - the score. And this:
  2. Trailer rated:
  4. I was actually gonna have it as a 7....and tbh thinking about it I'll probably change it to a 7 haha. Will definitely be divisive though - person I saw it with didn't really like it that much.
  5. Point still applies - it played with Rogue One. hell, even the thread title talks about how 5 minutes played with IMAX shows of Rogue One
  6. This was a mess but a swaggering and enjoyable as hell mess. Has a drive and character to it which I really quite liked - and best way to describe it is literally a GOT episode directed by Ritchie but MOAR MONSTERS and back and forth banter and montage. Gets absolutely bats---t insane at times. What's really holding it together somehow are two things - Ritchie's style which is far closer to Boyle this time round, really packs a drive, and the ensemble cast; Hunnam is cool to watch, Aiden Gillen doing hammy Littlefinger, usual bad guy henchman Djimon Hounsou getting surprisingly a lot to play with, but the real surprise was Neil Maskell (Arby from Utopia) - might be the movie's real MVP. I wish Law hammed it up way more Young Pope style - then again I guess we are spoilt now with the existence of that performance in that show. It's not straightforward to follow - there's one too many montage sequences (as awesome as they are, does every single set piece have to be intercut this way) and Ritchie's voice doesn't shine through as much as it should due to the nature of the story - but I think he does his best, certainly an enjoyable and interesting experiment. 7/10 PS. If we have to compare, weaker than Man from UNCLE....
  7. As much as I enjoyed King Arthur, skipping attaching to Guardians in favour of that is dumb. (Although no doubt KA will have the trailer anyway). What's the first film a Dunkirk trailer dropped with? Fricking Suicide Squad. WB are going as big and splashy as possible for this to get audiences who wouldn't normally watch a war film aware.
  8. Trailer time lads.
  9. I wonder if the U.S. screenings tonight will have the same thing.
  10. but 'unofficial reviews' (i.e. from non-press) and social reactions from everyone are allowed ....interesting
  11. Also seeing this tonight. Whole bunch of screenings across the US and other countries. Curious when press see this. UPD: just rechecked info for my screening tonight, embargo on 'official reviews' till May 10.
  12. Just got back from my double-bill - we had Prometheus first, then Alien, then two scenes from Covenant followed by that 'prologue' posted above. (btw it's kinda funny - UK chains hyping up that you can't see the prologue anywhere else, then Fox release it online minutes before the screenings begin :lol:) as for the Covenant footage - looks rather awesome, basically delivering what everyone has been asking for post-Prometheus. Lots of blood, gore, f-bombs, McBride is awesome, and that backbuster sequence (we got to see the full scene) is epic.
  13. Just officially announced by M Night on Twitter. Willis, SLJ, McAvoy, ATJ all to return. Jan 18, 2019
  14. Trailer #2 dropping with Covenant
  15. Long story short: WB, Fox, Universal, Sony and.....Annapurna are battling for the rights to Bond 25 (one-film deal is on the table). More details:
  16. mfw you realise you posted this in the wrong thread. thing that struck me - 3 thousand people gasping out loud at the "It's a shame I had to put that tumour in your mother's brain"
  17. eh it's more cute worldbuilding rather than side plots that start off and we don't get payoffs for, Gunn plays it well here. btw - safe to say this is the best Phase 3 film so far btw. Eat shit Civil War
  18. I....actually might prefer this to the first film (which I rewatched last night, and while good, it wasn't as good as the first time on the big screen. Interesting to see if this one actually does end up holding up - it just might). Here's the thing - the story thankfully takes a break from the usual formula by...taking a complete backseat to everything else - firstly the characters (this is a character piece through and through), secondly the emotions (both the laugh out loud and the more sad bits - surprised how much of the latter this nails also), and thirdly the visuals - there are so so many fantastically done bits of visual comedy and it just looks all gorgeous (was great in 2D, can't imagine how it is in IMAX 3D). The first is a more well-rounded film for sure, but Vol. 2 emphasises almost too much to the character side of things and completely sidelines the plot - the characters and the relationships built between them almost become the story, and the cast really made it work. Pratt and co are awesome, Mantis was cool, Debicki was deliciously hammy, but man Kurt Russell was (need to be careful because spoilers) certainly very compelling, fixing one of the repeated MCU flaws as a result, and Rooker was MVP. The world-building is also very well done, especially with the Ravagers....Sly was an awesome part of that. Other things, the 5 credits scenes are fun, just don't expect anything more really, in classic GOTG fashion. First end credits roll that's not just that same font on black text - loads of easter eggs. Cool soundtrack and awesome use of Fleetwood Mac. And like with the first film, see it with a big crowd. Solid 8/10 Notes on the premiere: holy shit!!!!! Marvel UK literally pulled out all stops for this, very much fashioning it like a gig - 3-thousand seater gig venue (which enabled them to give loads of tickets away), laser lights and DJ before the start (video on my Twitter), overpriced merch too haha.