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Post by Scott is Back Tue 06 Mar 2018, 1:42 pm

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Scott is Back wrote:"Thor - Ragnarok"

Tino memorial rating : 7.5874 - Not seen any of the previous Thor's, but this one looked all new and shiny, so thought i would give it a whirl.

GSoE: 8.6

HH Scale of Accurate Titling: 8/10 – Thor Ragnarok - Well the main man is ol' Thor, God of Thunder & all that jazz....so thats a good start. Ragnarok as a word features quite heavily, still no overly sure what it was, but it was mentioned a lot.

Michaels scale of tits OR war: Tits - one topless scene where God of Pecs shows off his rippling torso, and the Hulk gets his dimply arse-cheeks out. Not sure if i would class it as a war, but some fisty-cuffs ensued, and there was a winner, so i suppose it could be a war.... who knows, certainly not me!

Rowley Scale of Northern Thriftiness: 5/10 - The wife was sent to sainsburys for some steak, and returned with the film, so it didnt cost me anything, but the Scott household took a hit of £9.99.

TattieSconesRRN-Q: "Piss off Ghost" - Said in a South African/Australian Accent, i couldnt tell which (is this racist?)

If Barry Norman had done his reviews like this he wouldn't be dead now.  

Was he murdered due to his substandard movie reviewing technique?

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Post by lostinwales Wed 01 Dec 2021, 11:22 am

Saoirse is the real deal isn't she

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Post by Galted Wed 01 Dec 2021, 11:25 am

lostinwales wrote:Saoirse is the real deal isn't she

Yep, have seen her in Atonement and Grand Budapest Hotel but really noticed this time round.
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Post by lostinwales Wed 01 Dec 2021, 11:34 am

Galted wrote:
lostinwales wrote:Saoirse is the real deal isn't she

Yep, have seen her in Atonement and Grand Budapest Hotel but really noticed this time round.

She's very good in Hanna, which otherwise could have been terrible.

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Post by Soul Requiem Thu 02 Dec 2021, 9:16 am

14 peaks: Nothing is Impossible

An interesting documentary following Nirmal Purja in his attempt to summit all fourteen eight-thousander peaks within seven months, a quite staggering achievement when you consider the previous record was over seven years. The nature of the feat means that footage of the climbs is limited and some of the mountains get a few seconds which is understandable when it's condensed down into 100 minutes. Two high altitude rescues of fellow climbers are included, the moral dilemna of doing that is quite interesting especially in one instance.

It did for me lead me to think about THE climbing documentary 'Free Solo', it lacks the intrigue of that and Purja lacks the personality of Alex Honnold so the films suffers to an extent because of that. I personally didn't feel as attached to the attempt and whilst being someone who'd be incapable of summiting one mountain let along fourteen the use of supplemental oxygen did detract somewhat.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. Thu 02 Dec 2021, 9:33 am

Soul Requiem wrote:14 peaks: Nothing is Impossible

An interesting documentary following Nirmal Purja in his attempt to summit all fourteen eight-thousander peaks within seven months, a quite staggering achievement when you consider the previous record was over seven years. The nature of the feat means that footage of the climbs is limited and some of the mountains get a few seconds which is understandable when it's condensed down into 100 minutes. Two high altitude rescues of fellow climbers are included, the moral dilemna of doing that is quite interesting especially in one instance.

It did for me lead me to think about THE climbing documentary 'The Wall', it lacks the intrigue of that and Purja lacks the personality of Alex Honnold so the films suffers to an extent because of that. I personally didn't feel as attached to the attempt and whilst being someone who'd be incapable of summiting one mountain let along fourteen the use of supplemental oxygen did detract somewhat.

You've probably seen it if you're into climbing but there is a great documentary called Free Solo about the guy that climbed El Capitan free hand. It is one of the few things I have watched twice in quick succession. I had to watch it again to check I had seen what was happening accurately. That is Alex Honnold as well.

I don't mind heights but literally realised my hands were sweaty half way through watching it.

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Post by Soul Requiem Thu 02 Dec 2021, 9:37 am

I meant Free Solo and have amended my post, silly me. The Wall is in itself good but the climbing in it is so technical that I was lost at points.

I'd say that Honnolds ascent of El Capitan is one of if not the greatest physical feat in history. I don't know how he does it with balls that big.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. Thu 02 Dec 2021, 9:42 am

Soul Requiem wrote:I meant Free Solo and have amended my post, silly me. The Wall is in itself good but the climbing in it is so technical that I was lost at points.

I've not seen The Wall but Free Solo was just incredible. Genuinely terrifying, interesting and inspirational at the same time. I'm not a climber but never felt lost in the technique (so probably won't watch The Wall if that is technique heavy) in Free Solo. Just got completely invested in the film.

Alex Honnold is a very interesting guy. Has that single mindedness that all great sportspeople have.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. Thu 02 Dec 2021, 9:45 am

Soul Requiem wrote:

I'd say that Honnolds ascent of El Capitan is one of if not the greatest physical feat in history. I don't know how he does it with balls that big.

Yeah, hard to argue with that. Certainly right up there. The mental and physical strength combined with technique was just outrageous.

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Post by superflyweight Thu 02 Dec 2021, 9:46 am

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Soul Requiem wrote:I meant Free Solo and have amended my post, silly me. The Wall is in itself good but the climbing in it is so technical that I was lost at points.

I've not seen The Wall but Free Solo was just incredible. Genuinely terrifying, interesting and inspirational at the same time. I'm not a climber but never felt lost in the technique (so probably won't watch The Wall if that is technique heavy) in Free Solo. Just got completely invested in the film.

Alex Honnold is a very interesting guy. Has that single mindedness that all great sportspeople have.

The bit in Free Solo where the cameraman has to turn away is brilliant. Essentially echoing the thoughts of everyone watching the film.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. Thu 02 Dec 2021, 9:48 am

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Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
Soul Requiem wrote:I meant Free Solo and have amended my post, silly me. The Wall is in itself good but the climbing in it is so technical that I was lost at points.

I've not seen The Wall but Free Solo was just incredible. Genuinely terrifying, interesting and inspirational at the same time. I'm not a climber but never felt lost in the technique (so probably won't watch The Wall if that is technique heavy) in Free Solo. Just got completely invested in the film.

Alex Honnold is a very interesting guy. Has that single mindedness that all great sportspeople have.

The bit in Free Solo where the cameraman has to turn away is brilliant.  Essentially echoing the thoughts of everyone watching the film.  

Yep. I spent a lot of that film watching through my (sweaty) fingers. Even though you basically know he is going to be ok, a 'normal' person still can't compute what is happening.

Definitely in the top 5 documentaries I have ever watched.

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Post by Soul Requiem Thu 02 Dec 2021, 9:58 am

Am I remembering right but was there a wall transfer where he at the last moment decided to do it differently to how he'd trained?

Coincidentally 'The Rescue' is out on Disney plus tomorrow, directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Free solo), so that should be a good watch too.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. Thu 02 Dec 2021, 10:04 am

Soul Requiem wrote:Am I remembering right but was there a wall transfer where he at the last moment decided to do it differently to how he'd trained?


Yeah, that's right. His limbs were at full stretch as well. Essentially doing vertical splits trying to transfer his weight from one part to another. I think, from memory, he had tried a few different techniques, settled on one, but then changed his mind at the last minute and did something else.

Half way up a sheer cliff face, with no ropes or safety gear. Incredible athlete.

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Post by Soul Requiem Thu 02 Dec 2021, 10:11 am

I'll have to rewatch it tonight, the majority of the climbing fraternity seem like top blokes too.

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Post by RiscaGame Fri 24 Dec 2021, 8:11 am

I watched that Free Solo (last night), thanks to reading this. Felt sick just watching the intro haha.

What he did on the traverse and in particular Boulder Problem was insane. The emotional investment from all was brilliant.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. Fri 24 Dec 2021, 8:17 am

RiscaGame wrote:I watched that Free Solo (last night), thanks to reading this. Felt sick just watching the intro haha.

What he did on the traverse and in particular Boulder Problem was insane. The emotional investment from all was brilliant.

Glad you liked it. It really does hook you in.

I am definitely going to watch it again over the holiday period.

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Post by Soul Requiem Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11:32 am

Definitely worth checking out the rescue, there's parts that will be new to viewers and the actual footage of the cave dives is hellish. The job occupations of those involved is a real eye opener

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Post by king_carlos Thu 06 Jan 2022, 6:05 pm

What did people think of Spider-Man: No Way Home?

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I loved it overall, though I did think the opening was a bit clunky at times. From the scene where Willem Dafoe turned up as Norm Osborne, rather than the Green Goblin, chatting to May through to the end I thought it was a fantastic movie though.

For those who hate Marvel films I also went on a very enjoyable Clint Eastwood binge over the holidays. Unforgiven (probably my favourite Western), Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby are three fantastic films that really show Eastwood's range s a director.

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Post by Soul Requiem Thu 06 Jan 2022, 6:57 pm

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No way home was for me the best Marvel film since Infinity War. It was the interplay between Maguire and Garfield that made the film though.


Unforgiven is my all time favourite film, the lead quartet are all superb. The slow build up and then the epic crescendo at the end make it so so watchable. Gran Torino is also brilliant, if you've not seen it give Mystic River a watch KC.

Come to think of it, Letters From Iwo Jima is also very good but Flags of Our Fathers less so.

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Post by Luke Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12:40 am

Im probably goinf ro give away spoilers, so dont read if not seen it.

The interplay between the main characters is great, and the final bits on the statue of liberty is interesting, and the lead up with May is powerful. and it's great to see Dr Strange show how powerful he is (Dr Strange supreme would be a great main vilian).

But overall it's nothing more then okay In my opinion. It should have opened the multiverse more, the main story is convoluted to much in the trying to save the bad guys, the whole Spiderman against Dr Strange makes Strange look weak after building him up.
Homecoming is still by far the best of these Spiderman films in my opinion.


Looking forward to the Dr Strange film after the trailers (in which Dr Strange supreme appears), but so far Shang-Chi and Spiderman (not seen Eternals yet), have left me feeling flat about phase 4 so far.
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Post by Luke Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12:43 am

Also if you like slow films that build up to a brilliant climax.

Give Hell or High Water ago if you've not seen it. Really easy, with a good storyline that builds up to the final showdown, and then has a great scene afterwards.
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Post by alfie Mon 10 Jan 2022, 5:19 am

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
RiscaGame wrote:I watched that Free Solo (last night), thanks to reading this. Felt sick just watching the intro haha.

What he did on the traverse and in particular Boulder Problem was insane. The emotional investment from all was brilliant.

Glad you liked it. It really does hook you in.

I am definitely going to watch it again over the holiday period.

I saw Free Solo a couple of years ago - absolutely enthralled by it (and , like many , found it incredibly tense to watch even though you already know he survives !). Thought I posted about it at the time ; but I now recollect that was in another place. Anyone who hasn't seen it , really recommend.

I love books and films about climbing. Don't have the dexterity to do it properly myself though I used to mess about on rock walls a bit as a kid. Have to make do with scrambling up rather more modest slopes...but am in awe of those who challenge the high peaks and these frightening vertical faces...

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