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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by The Taskmaster, Jun 2, 2001.

  1. The Taskmaster

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    Just seen this and I was disappointed by it. Not a bad film, but certainly not the film it's hyped to be.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. swartzy

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    Would agree that this is just average and not as expected above average according to some pre-film hype.

    :)swartzy :)
     
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    I loved Traffic and thought it lived up to the hype! Great atmosphere of sleaze and danger. Best ending for a long time...about as non hollywood as you can get.
     
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    I loved Traffic and thought it lived up to the hype! Great atmosphere of sleaze and danger. Best ending for a long time...about as non hollywood as you can get.
     
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    I don't agree. While the actual craft of the film couldn't be faulted, I felt that the ending needed closure. I know the documentary style of the film would suggest otherwise, but for me it didn't work. I liked the use of three different photographic styles for the three sub-plots. Good to see Don Cheadle again as well, but I thought the end scene with Michael Douglas at a rehab session was a bit cheesy. That's not to say I didn't like the film, just that I feel it wasn't as good as four academy awards would suggest.
     
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    SPOILER AHEAD DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN FILM

    I thought there was closure? The last shot of a baseball game (very americana) played in oppressive darkness with benito del torro's character watching through a fence (border) spoke volumes.
     
  8. swartzy

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    Hi Taskmaster and Karla,
    Hope I was not guilty of starting a disagreement....I think everyone is entitled to an opinion good or not so good.....that's the fun of this film game....beats the soaps anyday :D (NOT THAT i WANT TO ARGUE :D )...

    :)SWARTZY :)
     
  9. karla

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    hi swartzy
    my comments were not meant to start a "heated debate". I hope they won't. They are just my opinions. agree or disagree, it doesn't matter. we are all friends here :D
     
  10. swartzy

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    Just because I mentioned the soaps Karla :D .

    :)SWARTZY :)
     
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    I hate all soaps, except for coronation street, which transcends the genre completely :D
     
  12. The Taskmaster

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    Funnily enough I've never seen an entire episode of coronation street. Am I the only one?
     
  13. swartzy

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    Thank God there is more than one of us Taskmaster :D

    :)SWARTZY :)
     
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    "People who watch soaps shouldnt be allowed to vote" - Vinny Jones. ;)
     
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    Smart man that Vinnie Jones.
     
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    Corry is THE soap! :D
     

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