05-02-2012 10:16 AM #16Become a FAN of The Reel Place!
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05-02-2012 03:54 PM #19
I absolutely hated this movie. I should have done a rental in this case, but I made the mistake in doing a blind buy.
Interesting there is a significant difference in the audience rating and the critical rating on rotten tomatoes. Also, audiences gave this movie a D+ according to cinemasocre! Yet, critics generally responded positively.
05-02-2012 05:14 PM #20
Such an amazing movie. There is only one flaw I could find, and that is the final fight. Everything else is just Steven Soderbergh, and a goddess taking us on a journey.
Loved it. Everything. Rent it first because its a little high brow.
05-02-2012 07:42 PM #21
She can't act & her voice was altered?!?!
Good luck w/that!
Back too the cage......they are the same damn movies...
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05-03-2012 12:37 AM #22
Watched Haywire this morning before heading to work. Thought it was great. Didn't think the main girl was that bad at acting either. Don't really get all the slow talk from people since it is a 90 minute movie and there are action scenes pretty regular. But to each his own.
05-03-2012 02:23 AM #23
Count me in with those who enjoyed the movie a lot. I didn't quite love it but I'd give it a 3.5-4/5. Am mainly docking it for subjective reasons--I just cannot stand that Channing dude, he was less annoying than usual in this movie but still yeck, wish they got someone else to play his role but that's just me..Athletic manchick was good though, I never heard of her before (I could google her name and make stuff up about how much I know about her past but honestly am too lazy lol) and thought she did a fine job--true, Soderbergh probably had a lot to do with that; I probably wouldn't be able to sit through watching her cry for long stretches or something like that but at the same time, I think she deserves a little more credit. At the very least, she looked appropriately intimidating in cornrows lol.Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen.
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05-03-2012 07:08 AM #24
05-03-2012 05:41 PM #25Member
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Their official explanation is that they wanted to make sure viewers saw Gina and her character as two different people, and thought changing her voice would help us separate character from actor.
Which is ludicrous. It's not like Gina is the first person known for another field who then makes a movie (Dwayne Johnson, for instance).
05-04-2012 04:01 AM #26Member
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Professional critics loved this movie.
However, most movie-goers disliked it, or mostly thought it was
just okay. (See rottentomatoes.)
The "minimalism" in this movie, a term that I think was very well
chosen by Aaron Peck, is that though many fight scenes were
very brutally depicted, much of the plot was NOT shown.
These things not shown, I argue, matters much more to most
movie-goers, than to the professional critics.
Critics are "forced" to watch much more movies than they would
otherwise want. I'm sure critics feel that much of what they
watch was at the least, unnecessary or at the most, an F-ing
waste of time. So, taking the minimalist approach was probably
a welcomed change and more appreciated by them.
Non-critics watch movies in their free time, not work time. We
watch to be more emotionally invested in the characters and
the plot. We want the visual, detailed scenes to fill out the
I acknowledge that often times, less is more. But for a plot
that wasn't that imaginative to begin with, minimalism was the
05-07-2012 06:51 PM #27
I still get confused why people use RottenTomatoes...?
Rotten Tomatoes scores each movie ONLY on the basis of how many positive reviews it has, but it doesn’t give any weighting to each review.
If 100 reviewers "only liked it" and give it 3 stars out of 5, it gets a 100%.
If 100 reviewers "really loved it" and give it 5 stars out of 5, it gets a 100%.
3 out 5 = 100%
5 out of 5 = 100%
A decent, un-provocative film that managed to mildly please most critics would get the same very high score as a film that critics absolutely adored.
I think the Metacritic score is a more accurate representation of its grade.
Rottentomatoes = 80%
Metacritic = 67%
05-07-2012 07:27 PM #28Don't Reach, Young Blood
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05-08-2012 12:21 AM #29Member
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Saw the movie just tonight, thought it sucked. I don't see any hidden value behind the "minimalism.". The movie just feels slight and by-the-numbers, with no twist on the tired tropes. Gina does not embarrass herself as an actress (Eva Mendes has a career, after all) but the stunt-casting is for nothing. Most of Her stunts and fight scenes are shot in such a way that they could have been done by anyone. It's dark! They're in silhouette! The camera's at her back! She's wearing a wide-brimmed hat! Also, the takes are not Bourne-style jump cuts, but they aren't daringly long, either. I hang all this movie's faults on Soderbergh. What people are seeing in this film, I don't know. But better than Salt.
05-08-2012 04:23 AM #30
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