how did you not like the ending of the departed. sure the killings were sorta crazy but it was so dramatic and unexpected. i loved it...
I thought the last kill of the movie was a bit unnecessary to the plot, but I liked the ending of that one, too.
Citizen Kane - 5/10 i guess... i dont really know. sure i took it for what it was worth, black and white 1941, but i dont get how anyone can call it one of the greatest films of all time. i dont know, maybe im just missing the point.
I've had some people tell me that's one of the greatest films of all time, and some others tell me it's one of the most overrated of all time. I guess I'll have to watch it sometime.
I didn't care for the ending to The Departed either. Still thought it was an excellent movie but the ending was clumsy, rushed, and totally unlike the rest of the film. The ending for Blood Diamond worked for me as well.
As for Citizen Kane, I think it has to be viewed considering the era in which is was created. The cinematography at the time was revolutionary. In one of Ebert's book there is a great chapter about how many of the techniques created for this movie are still in use today. Anyway, I think that if you can get past the fact that it is damn old and that not all aspects stand the test of time, it is a great movie. I don't know if it's the greatest movie ever made but it gets better with each viewing for me. The new Citizen Kane DVD with Ebert's commentary is awesome.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
I wanted to go see No Country, but my wife was in the mood for something scary, so - against my better judgment - I let her talk me into seeing The Mist. The book was good. How bad could the movie be, right?
I'm still trying to decide if this was worse than Tailor of Panama. Just awful. It was a terrible, terrible script with terrible, terrible actors, and just when it didn't seem like it could get any worse, they managed to go and vilify Christians and the military in a few, sweeping blows.
But the book is good. I swear. Go read it. You won't be disappointed.
I felt the same about the ending of The Departed....hated it. From the time where they fight on the building, I thought that from then on lost something the rest of the movie created. I'd give it maybe a 7.5 of 10.
Haven't been to the theater in forever. Having a kid will do that for you
mweir145 wrote:No Country for Old Men: The best movie I've seen in a theatre in quite a while.
it was good but i lost interest near the end.. it couldve been written a little better, there were too many minor characters in my opinion. But it was a very entertaining movie, and some good acting.
it couldve been better, or i just had extremely high expectations for it before i saw it.
definatly worth seeing though
Written a little better? I thought the screenplay was one of the film's strong points, with its added bits of humor at the right moments. I haven't read the book to compare, but I suppose I'll get around to it at some point.
As for too many minor characters, well I didn't really feel that way. The movie reminded me of Pulp Fiction (one of my favorite movies) to an extent, and it was the constant level of suspense throughout that really made the movie for me. Definitely the best film I've seen this year, a definite Oscar contender, and as I said, the best thing I've seen in a theatre in quite a while.