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trashcan wrote

I watched a few things this week.

Godzilla: KotM was a fun blockbuster. The monsters had a lot off personality and the action was exciting. My only big disappointment with the monsters was that Mothra never got to mess up some rich dudes like she usually does. Unfortunately most every human except Serizawa was annoying and under developed and the movie was a bit of a mess thematically sometimes.

Gundam Narrative was better than Unicorn's ending, but I don't think I read the Axis Shock the same way as NT and UC's writer, and the constant references to it diminish its impact, I think. It also felt a little lazy and a bit like an attempt to retcon the Newtype shenanigans in Unicorn to explain why none of that is in F91 and Victory. They need to get to Crossbone already, but at least we get a Tomino adaptation next.

I've also been watching a bunch of short films because it's easier to find time for them. Charlotte and Her Boyfriend, A Story of Water, and the Fiances of the Bridge Mac Donald were all fun and interesting for different reasons.

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mofongo OP wrote

I've been thinking in seeing short movies for the same reasons, but don't know where to find out about them. Do you have a site?

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trashcan wrote

I honestly don't have a great place. I use letterboxd to discover a lot of movies or by looking into a filmmaker's other works when I enjoy their work on something else.

I also used to find out about shorts on this blog, but I haven't checked it in a while.

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rot wrote

finally watched Carrie. good movie i would have liked the themes presented to be explored a little more

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alex wrote

Finally saw Us, and went to an actual theatre for the first time in a long time and saw Midsommar. Us was a little interesting story-wise, Midsommar was boring. Both were visually enjoyable, not much else though.

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ziq wrote

Alita Battle Angel

Couldn't finish it.

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mofongo OP wrote

Can't blame you, live action adaptions of manga suck. On the other hand, I think had an awful combination of everything. First, those anime eyes are full uncanny valley, then James Cameron as a director is not someone that brings confidence for a good sci-fi story, good cinematography and visuals? yes, everything else? Not so much. Then you have a niche, small and old series.

In the end, the movie had no public. It has fans of the original manga or James Cameron fans or people looking for something to see.

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ziq wrote

Cameron didn't direct it.

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mofongo OP wrote

Oh... I remember Cameron being advertised more than ...*looks up* ... Rodriguez.

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