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rdhull

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Atomic Blonde

My god.

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Reply #1 posted 07/31/17 8:46am

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I liked it. It was exactly what I thought it would be. It's not quite "so bad it's good" but it's a movie that doesn't pretend to be anything it's not.
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Reply #2 posted 07/31/17 9:07am

morningsong

I thought it would be all comic bookish. It is not. I enjoyed it a lot. Even feel the need to go see it again to see if I can spot the things I missed. It got so intense I had to start laughing, those East Berliners are hardcore, geeesh. Charlize worked it.
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Reply #3 posted 07/31/17 9:09am

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The soundtrack is hot too. Yes, it's the same overplayed 80's shit bt their placements in the film worked real well.

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Reply #4 posted 07/31/17 9:10am

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EmmaMcG said:

I liked it. It was exactly what I thought it would be. It's not quite "so bad it's good" but it's a movie that doesn't pretend to be anything it's not.

Exactly. I knew it would be style over substance and oh my god what style they presented. It's in the pantheon of great action movies/scenes.

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Reply #5 posted 07/31/17 9:11am

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morningsong said:

I thought it would be all comic bookish. It is not. I enjoyed it a lot. Even feel the need to go see it again to see if I can spot the things I missed. It got so intense I had to start laughing, those East Berliners are hardcore, geeesh. Charlize worked it.

She's a goddess. And yeah, watching this and a few other shows previously, Im thinking American 'gangsters' aint shit when it comes to these others. 25th Hour had me thinking this.

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Reply #6 posted 07/31/17 9:59am

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I guess you could say it was well shot....but it was pretty ridiculous... Style over substance and either feminine propaganda (with lezzie stuff to boot and her calling a guy a "pussy".... same cliche crap that came with SUICIDE SQUAD)...or just comic book geek fetishism...(i'm not familiar with the "graphic novel" it's adapted from)



much was made about the big fight sequence... wasn't bad. But still incredibly UNBELIEVEABLE... (120 lb woman in heels throwing guys twice her weight with a forearm push?? I call bullshit.....ridiculous)...

Counted 7 cuts in that sequence... though seaming them together was done well (it gets easier for these film guys with new processes) so I know it wasn't continous... particularly the last major cut where the actors were refitted with bloodied battered face makeup.... Theron smashes ONTO the table, and then the guy covers the cut when the camera passes his back... this time Charlize is on her knees (she fell on her back).... clear continuity error.

ANyways... it wasn't a complete piece of shit.... I thought the use of Under Pressure was the most retarded bit. (aside from the lesbianism from Can't act for nothing MUMMY starlet...whats er name)



glad people liked it instead of thinking condescension


then again.. had this been made 20 years ago, I wouldn't have felt the same condescending crap, cause it wouldn't have been following the trend of "shove blatant female roles into guy parts"...ALA Ghostbusters, The Hangover IV (GIRLS NIGHT...ER whatever that crap is called)....Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman (the only one that gets a plus in my book) FURY ROAD... THE FORCE AWAKENS (crap).....etc...

20 years ago it'd have gotten my respect...in a RUN LOLA RUN/LA FEMME NIKITA sort of way....

[Edited 7/31/17 10:04am]

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Reply #7 posted 07/31/17 10:42am

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

I guess you could say it was well shot....but it was pretty ridiculous... Style over substance and either feminine propaganda (with lezzie stuff to boot and her calling a guy a "pussy".... same cliche crap that came with SUICIDE SQUAD)...or just comic book geek fetishism...(i'm not familiar with the "graphic novel" it's adapted from)



much was made about the big fight sequence... wasn't bad. But still incredibly UNBELIEVEABLE... (120 lb woman in heels throwing guys twice her weight with a forearm push?? I call bullshit.....ridiculous)...

Counted 7 cuts in that sequence... though seaming them together was done well (it gets easier for these film guys with new processes) so I know it wasn't continous... particularly the last major cut where the actors were refitted with bloodied battered face makeup.... Theron smashes ONTO the table, and then the guy covers the cut when the camera passes his back... this time Charlize is on her knees (she fell on her back).... clear continuity error.

ANyways... it wasn't a complete piece of shit.... I thought the use of Under Pressure was the most retarded bit. (aside from the lesbianism from Can't act for nothing MUMMY starlet...whats er name)



glad people liked it instead of thinking condescension


then again.. had this been made 20 years ago, I wouldn't have felt the same condescending crap, cause it wouldn't have been following the trend of "shove blatant female roles into guy parts"...ALA Ghostbusters, The Hangover IV (GIRLS NIGHT...ER whatever that crap is called)....Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman (the only one that gets a plus in my book) FURY ROAD... THE FORCE AWAKENS (crap).....etc...

20 years ago it'd have gotten my respect...in a RUN LOLA RUN/LA FEMME NIKITA sort of way....

[Edited 7/31/17 10:04am]

I bet youre great in bed.

[Edited 7/31/17 11:00am]

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Reply #8 posted 07/31/17 10:51am

morningsong

rdhull said:

The soundtrack is hot too. Yes, it's the same overplayed 80's shit bt their placements in the film worked real well.



It was freaking awesome!

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Reply #9 posted 07/31/17 10:52am

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rdhull said:

The soundtrack is hot too. Yes, it's the same overplayed 80's shit bt their placements in the film worked real well.

That's because 80's music is better headbang . Movie soundtracks were huge back in the day, now not so much because you got crappy "pop stars" today

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Reply #10 posted 07/31/17 10:57am

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The original Atomic Blonde

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Reply #11 posted 07/31/17 11:03am

morningsong

2045RadicalMattZ said:

I guess you could say it was well shot....but it was pretty ridiculous... Style over substance and either feminine propaganda (with lezzie stuff to boot and her calling a guy a "pussy".... same cliche crap that came with SUICIDE SQUAD)...or just comic book geek fetishism...(i'm not familiar with the "graphic novel" it's adapted from)



much was made about the big fight sequence... wasn't bad. But still incredibly UNBELIEVEABLE... (120 lb woman in heels throwing guys twice her weight with a forearm push?? I call bullshit.....ridiculous)...

Counted 7 cuts in that sequence... though seaming them together was done well (it gets easier for these film guys with new processes) so I know it wasn't continous... particularly the last major cut where the actors were refitted with bloodied battered face makeup.... Theron smashes ONTO the table, and then the guy covers the cut when the camera passes his back... this time Charlize is on her knees (she fell on her back).... clear continuity error.

ANyways... it wasn't a complete piece of shit.... I thought the use of Under Pressure was the most retarded bit. (aside from the lesbianism from Can't act for nothing MUMMY starlet...whats er name)



glad people liked it instead of thinking condescension


then again.. had this been made 20 years ago, I wouldn't have felt the same condescending crap, cause it wouldn't have been following the trend of "shove blatant female roles into guy parts"...ALA Ghostbusters, The Hangover IV (GIRLS NIGHT...ER whatever that crap is called)....Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman (the only one that gets a plus in my book) FURY ROAD... THE FORCE AWAKENS (crap).....etc...

20 years ago it'd have gotten my respect...in a RUN LOLA RUN/LA FEMME NIKITA sort of way....

[Edited 7/31/17 10:04am]




That was the thing. In general I'd be making all kinds of snide comments about that, but the way this was done, something in her carriage and her style made it believable, not just some skinny armed chick going toe to toe with a big burly guy but she used objects and her body, nothing was blurred. She came off like a well trained operative about her business. I will say there were a couple of scenes that had gaps but I've seen those even when it's guy on guy. You could tell she was doing all her own stunts.

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Reply #12 posted 07/31/17 11:05am

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morningsong said:

2045RadicalMattZ said:

I guess you could say it was well shot....but it was pretty ridiculous... Style over substance and either feminine propaganda (with lezzie stuff to boot and her calling a guy a "pussy".... same cliche crap that came with SUICIDE SQUAD)...or just comic book geek fetishism...(i'm not familiar with the "graphic novel" it's adapted from)



much was made about the big fight sequence... wasn't bad. But still incredibly UNBELIEVEABLE... (120 lb woman in heels throwing guys twice her weight with a forearm push?? I call bullshit.....ridiculous)...

Counted 7 cuts in that sequence... though seaming them together was done well (it gets easier for these film guys with new processes) so I know it wasn't continous... particularly the last major cut where the actors were refitted with bloodied battered face makeup.... Theron smashes ONTO the table, and then the guy covers the cut when the camera passes his back... this time Charlize is on her knees (she fell on her back).... clear continuity error.

ANyways... it wasn't a complete piece of shit.... I thought the use of Under Pressure was the most retarded bit. (aside from the lesbianism from Can't act for nothing MUMMY starlet...whats er name)



glad people liked it instead of thinking condescension


then again.. had this been made 20 years ago, I wouldn't have felt the same condescending crap, cause it wouldn't have been following the trend of "shove blatant female roles into guy parts"...ALA Ghostbusters, The Hangover IV (GIRLS NIGHT...ER whatever that crap is called)....Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman (the only one that gets a plus in my book) FURY ROAD... THE FORCE AWAKENS (crap).....etc...

20 years ago it'd have gotten my respect...in a RUN LOLA RUN/LA FEMME NIKITA sort of way....

[Edited 7/31/17 10:04am]




That was the thing. In general I'd be making all kinds of snide comments about that, but the way this was done, something in her carriage and her style made it believable, not just some skinny armed chick going toe to toe with a big burly guy but she used objects and her body, nothing was blurred. She came off like a well trained operative about her business. I will say there were a couple of scenes that had gaps but I've seen those even when it's guy on guy. You could tell she was doing all her own stunts.

Yeah, she used whatever was around. He doesnt get that for some reason. I dont trust ppl that dont drink nd I dont trust ppl that dont like this movie.

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Reply #13 posted 07/31/17 12:09pm

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rdhull said:

morningsong said:




That was the thing. In general I'd be making all kinds of snide comments about that, but the way this was done, something in her carriage and her style made it believable, not just some skinny armed chick going toe to toe with a big burly guy but she used objects and her body, nothing was blurred. She came off like a well trained operative about her business. I will say there were a couple of scenes that had gaps but I've seen those even when it's guy on guy. You could tell she was doing all her own stunts.

Yeah, she used whatever was around. He doesnt get that for some reason. I dont trust ppl that dont drink nd I dont trust ppl that dont like this movie.

I drink...and it was "alright". Yeah yeah, trained operative...but also yeah yeah.... physics. The guys were throwing themselves. All her own stunts?


...getting thrown down the stairs was well choreographed but it was a double cut. The rest of the film, yeah... seemed like it was legit.

Har har... bout the other stuff..


Like I said... if it had been done prior to this cheese fest of "woman combatant" films with ludicrous flexible reality (and not someone like LUC BESSON who's been doing this sort of garb for decades) I'd have given it a recommendation.

I'm not the one pointing out the typical 80's soundtrack (using CAT PEOPPLE - a soundtrack song for another film is actually kinda ironic) or the fact that it's all just a display of style for some hokey "I'm tough as shit attitude" play.

Charlize Theron does a good job with it, I get it... like I said. Either nubile chick feminist propagandas suite...or Geek Fetishist fantasy. Both qualify. For a travelling rogue...she DOES have a posh comic book stylized apartment. It's a dead giveaway to "fantasy" and I'm sure it's not meant to be taken seriously....

But lose that style over substance...and you've got nothing really there at all. Game of deceit going on and that's it. It's not very compelling...hence the gratuitious lesbian scene

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Reply #14 posted 07/31/17 12:10pm

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rdhull said:



2045RadicalMattZ said:


I guess you could say it was well shot....but it was pretty ridiculous... Style over substance and either feminine propaganda (with lezzie stuff to boot and her calling a guy a "pussy".... same cliche crap that came with SUICIDE SQUAD)...or just comic book geek fetishism...(i'm not familiar with the "graphic novel" it's adapted from)





much was made about the big fight sequence... wasn't bad. But still incredibly UNBELIEVEABLE... (120 lb woman in heels throwing guys twice her weight with a forearm push?? I call bullshit.....ridiculous)...




Counted 7 cuts in that sequence... though seaming them together was done well (it gets easier for these film guys with new processes) so I know it wasn't continous... particularly the last major cut where the actors were refitted with bloodied battered face makeup.... Theron smashes ONTO the table, and then the guy covers the cut when the camera passes his back... this time Charlize is on her knees (she fell on her back).... clear continuity error.




ANyways... it wasn't a complete piece of shit.... I thought the use of Under Pressure was the most retarded bit. (aside from the lesbianism from Can't act for nothing MUMMY starlet...whats er name)






glad people liked it instead of thinking condescension


then again.. had this been made 20 years ago, I wouldn't have felt the same condescending crap, cause it wouldn't have been following the trend of "shove blatant female roles into guy parts"...ALA Ghostbusters, The Hangover IV (GIRLS NIGHT...ER whatever that crap is called)....Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman (the only one that gets a plus in my book) FURY ROAD... THE FORCE AWAKENS (crap).....etc...

20 years ago it'd have gotten my respect...in a RUN LOLA RUN/LA FEMME NIKITA sort of way....


[Edited 7/31/17 10:04am]




I bet youre great in bed.

[Edited 7/31/17 11:00am]



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Reply #15 posted 07/31/17 12:24pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

rdhull said:

Yeah, she used whatever was around. He doesnt get that for some reason. I dont trust ppl that dont drink nd I dont trust ppl that dont like this movie.

I drink...and it was "alright". Yeah yeah, trained operative...but also yeah yeah.... physics. The guys were throwing themselves. All her own stunts?


...getting thrown down the stairs was well choreographed but it was a double cut. The rest of the film, yeah... seemed like it was legit.

Har har... bout the other stuff..


Like I said... if it had been done prior to this cheese fest of "woman combatant" films with ludicrous flexible reality (and not someone like LUC BESSON who's been doing this sort of garb for decades) I'd have given it a recommendation.

I'm not the one pointing out the typical 80's soundtrack (using CAT PEOPPLE - a soundtrack song for another film is actually kinda ironic) or the fact that it's all just a display of style for some hokey "I'm tough as shit attitude" play.

Charlize Theron does a good job with it, I get it... like I said. Either nubile chick feminist propagandas suite...or Geek Fetishist fantasy. Both qualify. For a travelling rogue...she DOES have a posh comic book stylized apartment. It's a dead giveaway to "fantasy" and I'm sure it's not meant to be taken seriously....

But lose that style over substance...and you've got nothing really there at all. Game of deceit going on and that's it. It's not very compelling...hence the gratuitious lesbian scene

Dude, you're NPR-ing too much. Nobody thought they were going into Macbeth. Im sure you're a firecracker in bed.

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Reply #16 posted 07/31/17 12:30pm

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eh.. whatever floats your boat.


If you've got a red hull, you might wanna get those blisters checked.


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Reply #17 posted 07/31/17 12:44pm

morningsong

It's a movie, not a CIA training film, even the ones with all guys are fake as heck. I kept thinking Salt while watching it, but for me it was better than Salt.

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Reply #18 posted 07/31/17 1:51pm

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It's clear I need to see this movie and give it a proper reviewing.

But they don't have a Booze and Chow movie theater here in Taos, so I'll have to sneak in some Jack Daniels to "enhance" the experience.

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Reply #19 posted 07/31/17 1:53pm

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RodeoSchro said:

It's clear I need to see this movie and give it a proper reviewing.

But they don't have a Booze and Chow movie theater here in Taos, so I'll have to sneak in some Jack Daniels to "enhance" the experience.


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Reply #20 posted 07/31/17 2:10pm

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The original Atomic Blonde

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Outside of the title I would have never known this was based on a comic just by how it was shot. It just looked like a spy/espionage movie.

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Reply #21 posted 08/01/17 2:40am

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I Love Charlize, but we've seen the vengeful broad plot a million times...She better bring something New & Edgier to the table...

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Reply #22 posted 08/01/17 5:17am

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I Love Charlize, but we've seen the vengeful broad plot a million times...She better bring something New & Edgier to the table...


She isn't vengeful and she did bring something new and edgier.
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Reply #23 posted 08/02/17 2:50pm

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take out the lesbian sex scene ..and not much u havent already seen

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Reply #24 posted 08/02/17 3:50pm

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luvsexy4all said:

take out the lesbian sex scene ..and not much u havent already seen



I found that to be the most obvious part in the whole movie. 2 hot chicks, showing skin, talking close, drinking at a bar, where else was it going to go. Heck 2 hot chicks in the same movie these days, odds are 50/50.

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