Blow Up (1966) — The inspiration for Depalma’s remake entitled Blowout fifteen years later, the film takes much, much longer to get to the “hook” and the slow burn works. Two exceptional scenes stood out to me. The scene as our protagonist photographs in the park, specifically as he photographs the couple…the other scene about a half hour later as he begins to analyze the photographs from the park. The use of silence and feeling of “process of it all” in both scenes was exceptional.
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An empty room. No, not empty. In the shadows we can barely see a man on the bed. He lights a cigarette, and smoke coils up toward a wisp of light from the window. After a time the man gets up, fully dressed, and moves to a hat stand near the door. He puts on his fedora, adjusting the brim with...www.rogerebert.com
If you only watched it as a martial arts movie, you missed a lot. Martial arts/drama/sciencefiction/philosophy/feels/comedy.Didn't hate it. Didn't find it worth the hype either. I love all the actors. They did a great job. But like everything else, it always comes down to punching them more than or harder than they punch you. But the fight scenes were pretty fresh all things considered.
Unfortunately kung Fu hustle kind of ruined karate action movies for me. The parody was so perfect, nothing else matches up.
Oh I got the philosophy aspect. Just came across as heavy-handed to me. I liked the multiverse aspect. Not dissimilar to jet Li in the one. I just didn't find this as transcendent as it was hyped to be. Thought the story was ok. Special effects were good. Just found it an ok Film. Nothing more.If you only watched it as a martial arts movie, you missed a lot. Martial arts/drama/sciencefiction/philosophy/feels/comedy.
Hey, you're the one who only referenced the martial arts aspects. (And I personally preferred Shaolin Soccer to Kung-Fu Hustle, but de gustibus non disputandum est.)Oh I got the philosophy aspect. Just came across as heavy-handed to me. I liked the multiverse aspect. Not dissimilar to jet Li in the one. I just didn't find this as transcendent as it was hyped to be. Thought the story was ok. Special effects were good. Just found it an ok Film. Nothing more.
Question though, how does one watch a movie as a "fill in the blank" movie? Seems like accusing someone of that is just a way to ad hominem what is essentially purely a matter of opinion. "Well you just obviously don't watch movies deep enough if you just see the 'martial arts movie'." Maybe it's was actually just not as good to some people at it was to others.
Was the Shawshank redemption just a prison movie? I'm sure some people think so.