Leon: The Professional
What was Gary Oldman popping? His classical music rant/apartment scene was haunting, and absolutely terrific. I didn't know what to feel, other than it seemed like there wasn't an actor on the screen, but a real person.
Really liked it. However, the camera pans/angles were strange at times, and even though Leon said, 'that's not love, I'm happy you don't have a knot anymore' it's still weird how the camera was panning imo but whatever.
The plant is going to get mowed over in the middle of the yard, Natalie.
For the newer movie, Kingsman, I'll put my thoughts in spoilers:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
- One of the more original movies in a few years (most in this thread are far-reaching in their taste though, so I'm sure there were parts/scenes lacking in originality for you that were being exposed to me for the very first time).
- When Elizabeth Swan's arranged marriage guy from Pirates of the Caribbean walked in at the outset of the film, I figured he would be the villain. I actually hadn't seen him in a film for a while, and thought, 'Hmm... I can roll with a movie where this guy is the clear-cut antagonist.' NOPE. He is split in half, and the movie's five minutes old
That's a huge reflection on that guys career nowadays.
- I figured the 'dog' gun had blanks, but I thought the whole point of the dog was if you were in a situation out in the field where you'd come along an innocent child from a foreign country and have to -- without any notice -- decide if you're going to care for the safety of that child, and secondly, stay committed to the safety of that child (being told to 'shoot the dog' test) throughout the journey/task at hand of completing your mission and returning to safety. When you heard Lancelot's shots in the other room, I assumed she had also turned the gun on the person who told her to kill the dog, and shot (but the blanks were in the gun).
- The ending was hilarious. Imagine if you were at that movie with a date, girlfriend/boyfriend who you hadn't had sex with yet, or god forbid, either of your parents/guardians
Just imagine that ending and getting up and leaving the movie with any of those people I just named
"Uh, yeah. That's in both of our heads right now." Thankfully I was with several friends.
- This movie had some wild things to say about what Obama could be conned into doing
Obviouslyyyyyyy, it's a movie. I just have never seen a movie that has a snippet of somebody portraying Obama go there. But then again, how many things in that movie had we not seen before?
- The Free Bird church scene was not on par with the John Wick - Think club scene. I want somebody to watch both of those and point out the differences, because the Wick scene is layered and everything, everything is on par with the spikes and fades in the music. More importantly, everything worked so well in a situation where the score couldn't have been any more unique than it was. The 'Free Bird' choice was clever, not unique. That creates the separation for me. The creativity in kill-types were more diverse
but that's a pretty surface-level thing and easy to just get a bunch of people around a table and brainstorm. That's not the debate I thought were having.
7/8. Would watch again. Saw afterwards that the director was behind Snatch and some others, and it immediately made sense. The kid, Eggsie, was extremely personable and charismatic in a big spot... but at the same time. Something was missing. I don't know what it was.