Thirty Minutes Or Less is not a instant classic, but it is definitely worth the price of admission and is as funny or funnier than anything that is out. I did watch the trailer after I watched the picture and found that it did include too much of the plot, and funnier parts, but that is not terribly exclusive to this particular flick. All motion pictures do that these days, unfortunately.
Denying yourself watching the trailers/tv spots is the only way to go.
Not watching the trailers is the most pretentious fucking thing a person can do. Because here's the thing: by going to see a movie, you're obviously allowing SOMETHING to influence you. Maybe it's the reviews, or word of mouth, or box office, or the cast or director or whatever. A trailer is just another one of those things. It doesn't spoil the movie experience. A comedy where all the funny parts are in the trailer is not the fault of the fucking trailer...it's the fault of a movie that could only provide 2 1/2 minutes of humor.
I don't agree with this, but not for edwin's stupid reasons. It's perfectly reasonable to not risk spoiling anything if you're already interested in a movie for the other reasons you listed. Sometimes it's fascinating watching a movie with no expectation of performance, cinematography or production design. That's how I went into "Midnight in Paris" and I couldn't be happier because of it. I don't know if I would've had the same reaction to it if I knew anything about "the twist" or there even that there was a twist (sorry people who still haven't seen it). All I knew is that it was a Woody Allen movie with Owen Wilson in Paris. Now, that's only because that movie was incredibly under-marketed. Personally, I love trailers, and I love trying to get as much info about a movie i'm interested in without spoiling anything big, but I completely understand believing trailers not to be necessary when deciding which movies to get interested in.
Post by ComesWithASword on Aug 4, 2011 10:52:29 GMT -8
So stoked. One of the best casts in recent memory. Albert Brooks as the bad guy? Awesome. Not really digging the slow-mo violence set to operatic music though. Dude's last movie, Bronson, had a lot of it and I didn't care for it that much. Pointless exercise is style that wanted to be A Clockwork Orange except it wasn't. Tom Hardy is pretty great in it though. But yeah, Drive will probably be good.
Post by ComesWithASword on Aug 4, 2011 4:37:10 GMT -8
I may pick up a single day ticket for sunday since Metric got moved to then. $90 ain't bad for Weezer, Metric, Major Lazer, and Black Mountain (and to a lesser extent The Dudes, Zolas, and Belle Game) on the same day.
Post by ComesWithASword on Jul 12, 2011 15:47:54 GMT -8
oh ya, i saw that too. it's pretty great. The baby stuff is pretty much the greatest footage ever captured to film ever.
the dinosaur scene was really inspiring. what i really want to see now is an entire movie about dinosaurs, but not like jurrasic park or land before time/animated thing. I wanna see a movie set in the dawn of existence, from the perspective of the creatures who roamed the world. Kind of like Apocalypto, but with dinosaurs instead of mayans or whatever, and without Mel Gibson. I never saw Apocalypto. This movie will never happen but it would be the greatest thing ever.