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Old 01 August 2018, 15:57   #2241
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Really? Then the end of Split must have been weird for you Well, now is the best time to go see it.

I watched Flight. Denzel is good as per usual as an experienced airline pilot. The movie itself... the opening is breathtaking. It is no secret or surprise that it is a harrowing plane crashlanding and damn it is filmed like you're there. Potentially Denzel's most bad-ass character to date, that character has ice in his veins and that ice shoots out the screen and gives you chills. Must-see-tv.

But the movie itself is about the aftermath and it is just such a difference of pace and tone from the spectacle opening that it is a little hard to stay intrigued. Hateful lawyers, impossibly dark situations, misery. And a tiny bit of levity delivered as per usual by John Goodman. Not a whole lot of fun to be had, but really good acting does make for some good viewing pleasure nonetheless.

The crash: 9/10
The rest: a solid 7

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Old 04 August 2018, 22:34   #2242
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Just watched the Tomb Raider reboot (in 4k of course)

Thought it was fairly standard adventure action flick. Decent enough in my opinion, far far far better than the Jolie efforts. Don't get any of the criticisms to be far and think it definitely deserves it's better than average 6.2 rating on IMDB.

Some of the set pieces though, well, the director had obviously played some Uncharted games.
Okay then, I took your advice. It was not bad. The first 30 minutes are basically white noise though, it only ever starts to look like a Tomb Raider movie when they're on the boat to the island.

And yeah... Alicia Vikander might be really fit, but she's no Lara Croft.
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The Girl on the Train.

I mean, again, I'm not going to say that this movie is bad... excellent acting, well-edited, very decent soundtrack, a nice plot twist...

but the story and the characters are just miserable and frankly it is a little hard to believe that the events as portrayed in the movie would play out the way they did, making it not a really fun watching experience. I'm sure the book this is based on is fantastic, but it just does not translate to the screen very well.

6/10
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