By all accounts Chris Kyle was either an american hero or a total douchebag. There doesn’t seem to be much in between opinions. I never met the guy so who knows.
The movie however promises to be good from the trailers, and directed by Clint Eastwood too. Unfortunatly it doesn’t quite deliver.
Its not a bad movie, or boring, or anything i can really just put my finger on. Its not even the “based on a true story” therefore, dull. Or the worse “based on a true story” (a character or place name might be the same as real life) therefore, over the top bullshit. No it was just that i had seen this movie 50 times before.
Guy joins service, meets girl, gets married and immediatly deploys, war changes guy, knocked up wife worries, he doesn’t notice, she worries more/gets knocked up more, the classic “you’re not here even when your here line gets rolled out” he goes back to war, realizes she was right. blahdy blah blah blah.
The only thing i really took away from this movie was how much i wanted to bang whoever that chick playing the wife was.
(imdb says its Sienna Miller, for what its worth this girl should never again be anything other than a brunette, shes not anywhere as hot when shes blonde)
My verdict: just outside the 8 ring
(see, that’s a shooting funny)
IMDB says 7.6, so we are close.
So, i have now watched the whole movie and…..It is an abomination. Let me pick some reasons why.
Plot in relation to the book. 1/10.
It all starts with bilbo as the sherrif of a sleepy seaside town, but lurking out in the water is Smaug. Of course mayor Gandalf wont liste…Crap, that’s not right that’s Jaws, but it is almost as close to Tolkiens work as whatever the hell i just watched was.
Character investment. 1/10
When everything is done in an empty room in front of a green screen it shows. Like in sw ep1, the last resident evil and others. The actors are empty and so are your feelings for them*
Bad cgi is bad.
Thoughout the movie i kept hearing the cinemasins voice saying that. Over and over and over. The cgi is easily as bad as the battle droids from ep1.
Forget everything you ever knew about elves, dwarves, wizards. Not only did pj throw away the works of Tolkien, he also burnt and buried them along with D&D and every fantasy based work ever.
*tauriel, dear god i have never rooted for a character to die so much in a movie (except anyone who played anakin skywalker maybe)
In short, there was no reason the entire book couldnt have been one movie. If i had time i would download all 3, edit out all the non book parts and combine them and post on youtube. But i dont, and i am pretty sure someone with better skills and software somewhere is already working on it.
My final thoughts are, this really is as bad as ep 1 to me. I will never watch it again, or another pj thing ever again. (hey george, you have some company now).
Fortunatly, when i read the books they will be just the same as they were all those years ago.
I dont know if i have ever chosen a title for worst movie ever, but even if i have, i was wrong, this is the worst movie ever. At 10 mins in i am utterly appalled at, well everything. This is clearly peter jacksons episode 1. Oh wait, episode 1 is my worst movie ever. Right now hobbit 3 is a dead tie with ep 1.
The Interview (2014) the movie that terrorists threatened to blow up, and trust me you will be wishing a hijacked airliner into your living room too if you watch this.
I have friends who just finished a “media room” thingy. Basement with big tv and stuff if you ask me. But nonetheless we went to the grand opening of it, so to speak and the movie they chose to wow us all with was The Interview.
The funny thing is, its not funny. I mean in simple, appeal to 13 year old boys repetitious funny it does OK. But in actually, im not drunk at a frat house funny, it failed.
After, and before writing this, i looked it up on the inter-webs.
IMDB has its reviewed as the funniest thing ever, and by looking at the reviews you can tell they are either paid Sony trolls or North Koreans laughing as they make you shell out your hard earned cash for this.
Then i found alleged sony emails saying it sucked months back and now i am wondering if this whole thing was just some kind of pr stunt.
Regardless, i will be generous and say 3 glorious leaders out of 10.
Brought one cheap one day in 7.62. So far after testing on the mosin, sks and svt i would have to say. It actually makes cleaning longer. Your clean with this few times, run a patch through to check, “clean” some more, check patch still filthy, clean some more then you just give up and do it the old way because you have shit to do other than this.
My vote, dont bother with it.
The new star wars trailer left me with 2 feelings. One was the biggest “meh” any trailer ever had given me, the other, “why is there a black guy in a storm trooper out fit?”
I wondered enough to ask google that about a week later. WOW, the internet is full of racists. Not the people asking the question, but everyone else assuming it was racist!
There were so many, “deal with it”, “darth vader was black” and even “jango wasnt white” comments it was laughable. If it hadn’t been so pathetic.
So i went to IMDb. and found out the black guy wasn’t the new comic relief jar-jar, despite how the trailer made it seem, but a main character. So i assume he stole the outfit for a disguise.
I wont know for a few years until the movie gets to a TV channel, as i have never paid money to see a star wars since the disaster that was the phantom menace, and i never will again.
This will just be more cheesy shit in a universe populated with about two dozen characters that only know each other but cant remember knowing each other.
But these trailers are all much better.
So i shot the SVT a few times this summer and it performed flawlessly. Except. For the last time.
For some reason i suddenly started to get light strikes, and 50% of the time they would fire the second time around. I fortunately did happen to have some different ammo, and that worked perfectly. Then i went back to the Chinese surplus and noticed, while loading the magazine, some primers were set further in. Noting which ones they were on the way in, matched perfectly with which ones didn’t fire on the way out. Most annoying. But if this continues to be a problem a little presorting into SVT and Mosin ammo piles may be in order until this case is used up.