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Thanks Dani.

I thought the cast were very dull. I couldn't of cared less about any of them.
Yeah they're not very nice people, Opt. I just got into the action - same as you. I do like the end scene, though. That absolute Oh No!



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Heyo. I can't believe I've not spent more time under the review posts. I'm just now seeing this thread. GREAT top post!! Clean, well formatted, and easy to see the top points without having to scroll page after page to guess what might or might not be included. I'm really digging the thread at first glance.
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Justice League
Directed By: Zack Snyder




The Story
Following on from the very successful Wonder Woman DC hoped to continue it's success with what should of been the big daddy of them all. Forget Marvel and it's Avengers because DC was offering Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, and Wonder Woman all in one movie and boy it........ didn't deliver. Justice League is fun, it's entertaing, and it does have some pretty cool action, but it kind of falls flat with it's thrown together story and it's awful looking CGI. Don't get me wrong it's not as bad as some critics make it out to be, but it could of been so much more. Still tho i enjoyed it, but I am a big DC fan.

Movie Trivia;

Director Zack Snyder and his wife producer Deborah Snyder stepped down from finishing the film, after the suicide of Zack Snyder's daughter in March 2017. They tried to remain on the film as a way to work through the difficulty, but decided after two months to step away from the project to spend time with their family. Joss Whedon, who had signed on for Batgirl, took over as director, managing additional scenes that need to be included in the final cut. Warner Brothers have stated that Joss would direct and write in the same style as Zack so there won't be any tonal shifts or obvious changes in style. However, Joss Whedon controversially fired Zack Snyder's composer Junkie XL, and replaced him with Danny Elfman.

Extensive reshoots in London and Los Angeles in mid-2017 added a cost of approximately $25 million to the film's budget. Henry Cavill worked on the reshoots and Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) at the same time. He had to sport a mustache for his role in the latter project, however Paramount refused to let the actor shave it off for the time he played Superman again. This meant that Cavill's facial hair had to be digitally removed in post-production.

When the film got shown in Iceland (which uses subtitles rather than dub for films with non-Icelandic languages), Jason Momoa's pronunciation of his single line of Icelandic was deemed so unintelligible that it had to be subtitled into Icelandic (often resulting in a big laugh by the audience).

One of the Gotham scenes during the prologue has a building with "Janus" written on it. This refers to Janus Cosmetics, run by Batman's enemy the crime boss Black Mask. Black Mask is set to appear in Gotham City Sirens.

In earlier drafts of the script, Victor Stone was supposed to have suffered his severe injuries as a result of Doomsday's rampage through Metropolis in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).



The Cast
I thought the cast were great. It was great to see Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg make there debut, and Jason Mamoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher all did a very good job. Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill returned to their roles as Batman and Superman which I have no complaints about either, I think both of them play their characters very well and both look the part. The stand out performance of the movie goes to Gal Gadot tho. She's fantastic as Wonder Woman and seems to steal the show every time she's on screen. She's just a badass and so damn hot.




Movie Highlight
My highlight is the movies action. Yeah the movie has it's problems, but it's still very fun and it was cool to see The Justice League form and start kicking some ass. What I will say about DC is that they messed up with Steppenwolf as the villain, because a better villain could of helped this movie alot more.

My Verdict
Overall Justice League isn't a bad movie, it just didn't reach the bar that Wonder Woman set. It does have big problems, but it's also entertaining and pretty cool. I would stick it somewhere in the middle of the pack in regards to other superhero movies. And I certainly wouldn't say it's as bad as critics made it out to be.

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You can't win an argument just by being right!
Don't get me wrong it's not as bad as some critics make it out to be, but it could of been so much more. Still tho i enjoyed it, but I am a big DC fan.[/size][/font]


yes it is. It's horrendus.I walked out.

For me this was a crapfest.I only read your post up to that point, and haven read any other posts in reply but yeah mate, i;m really sorry, i thought it was terrible. I willread the rest tomorrow to see if it makes sense as a PoV and let you know but for now i will sleep onit



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Heyo. I can't believe I've not spent more time under the review posts. I'm just now seeing this thread. GREAT top post!! Clean, well formatted, and easy to see the top points without having to scroll page after page to guess what might or might not be included. I'm really digging the thread at first glance.
Sorry I have only just noticed this post but thank you. Hopefully I'll get this thread a little more active again.



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The Shawshank Redemption
Directed By: Frank Darabont




The Story
The Shawshank Redemption is a strong, wonderful, and uplifting movie about hope, friendship, and heart. It's such a powerful movie that deals with so many tough topics like rape and suicide, but also shows that hope and friendship can get you through some of the most difficult times of our lives ("fear can hold you prisoner but hope can set you free."). This movie truly is a masterpiece of cinema, and one hell of a emotional experience that I'm glad i gotten around to watching.



Movie Trivia;

Andy and Red's opening chat in the prison yard, in which Red is throwing a baseball, took nine hours to shoot. Morgan Freeman threw the baseball for the entire nine hours without a word of complaint. He showed up for work the next day with his arm in a sling.

Morgan Freeman's favorite film of his own.

Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Paul Newman, and Robert Redford were all considered for the part of Red. In the original novel, Red is a middle-aged Irishman with graying red hair. However, Frank Darabont always had Morgan Freeman in mind for the role, because of his authoritative presence, demeanor and deep voice. Darabont alluded to the casting choice, by having Red jokingly reply to Andy's inquiry about his nickname with the line, "Maybe it's because I'm Irish."

When Andy goes to the library to begin work as Brooks' assistant and Brooks' crow, Jake, is squawking, Tim Robbins had to time his line, "Hey, Jake. Where's Brooks?" so that the crow wouldn't squawk over him, since the bird could not be trained to squawk on cue. Robbins was able to adapt to this and time his line perfectly by learning the bird's squawking patterns, for which Writer and Director Frank Darabont praised him. Robbins' improvisation is noticeable, as he watches the bird carefully while approaching it, waiting for it to squawk, and doesn't begin his line until after it does so.

Although a very modest hit in theaters, it became one of the highest-grossing video rentals of all time.

The mugshots of a young-looking Morgan Freeman that are attached to his parole papers are actually pictures of Morgan's younger son, Alfonso Freeman. Alfonso also had a cameo in the movie as a con shouting, "Fresh fish! Fresh fish today! We're reeling 'em in!" (bottom left). A year after The Shawshank Redemption (1994), he appeared as a Fingerprint Technician in another Morgan Freeman movie, Se7en (1995).



The Cast
Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins are fantastic. As are the whole line-up of cast who all deliver some outstanding performances. To be honest there is nothing to fault at all in this movie, it's perfect in every way and the cast only showcase that throughout the movie.


Movie Highlight
My movie highlight is the last 20 minutes of the movie. I absolutely loved seeing Red (Morgan Freeman) finally get released from prison and see that hope and friendship can get you through anything. I thought the whole ending was powerful, it was emotional, and of course it was a happy ending. I thought the way the movie ended was just beautiful and it really was the icing on the cake to such an amazing movie.



My Verdict
This movie was fantastic. And I can't believe it's took me all these years to finally watch it. In some ways tho I'm actually glad I did leave it this long, because i think i have appreciated it alot more than I may have done watching it at a younger age. Plus it's always great to watch something so different to all the other rubbish around today. They really don't make movies like these anymore.




I imagine myself giving that same rating to Justice League. But I DID give a 5 to Shawshank. Amazing movie. But believe it or not, I find IT to be the best Stephen King movie.