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Nightwish
08-27-2006, 02:15 PM
Are they worth the effort to rent or buy?

Scary Movie 4
Silent Hill
V for Vendetta
Ultraviolet

This has been a sad year for movies, so I'm a bit hesitant to waste my money on real stinkers, like I did on Superman Returns and Final Destination 3. So, those of you who have seen these four movies, how are they?

Reaper16
08-27-2006, 02:32 PM
Rent V for Vendetta, skip the rest. Hugo Weaving gives a great acting performance in that one. Nice plot, suitable action. It is also the most blatantly left-wing movie I've ever seen Hollywood put out. Seriously.

Bowser
08-27-2006, 03:18 PM
Rent V for Vendetta, skip the rest. Hugo Weaving gives a great acting performance in that one. Nice plot, suitable action. It is also the most blatantly left-wing movie I've ever seen Hollywood put out. Seriously.

Remember, remember.....the fifth of November........


Scary Movie 4 was good for some chuckles. Haven't seen the other two.

wutamess
08-29-2006, 08:26 AM
V for Vendetta is possibly movie of the year on DVD.

SM4 was horrible. Didn't laught at all (and I went in with my dunce hat).

Ultraviolet was too over the top and actually horrible.

Haven't seen SIlent Hill... rented it but haven't watched it yet. I expect to be dissapointed.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-29-2006, 08:31 AM
Rent V for Vendetta, skip the rest. Hugo Weaving gives a great acting performance in that one. Nice plot, suitable action. And an über hot Natalie Portman.

patteeu
08-29-2006, 10:28 AM
Ultraviolet sucks.

CHENZ A!
08-29-2006, 11:32 AM
V for Vendetta was dope.

NewChief
08-29-2006, 12:34 PM
Rent V for Vendetta, skip the rest. Hugo Weaving gives a great acting performance in that one. Nice plot, suitable action. It is also the most blatantly left-wing movie I've ever seen Hollywood put out. Seriously.

I don't know that it's any more left wing than anything that Orwell wrote (like Animal Farm or, obviously, 1984). I know that it seems geared at the Bush admin since they're currently in power, but it could just as easily apply to any authoritarian regime (right or left). In fact, if I'm not mistaken, it was the Thatcher regime (conservative by their standards, but downright socialist by our own) in England that first sparked the original comic books.

patteeu
08-29-2006, 01:38 PM
I don't know that it's any more left wing than anything that Orwell wrote (like Animal Farm or, obviously, 1984). I know that it seems geared at the Bush admin since they're currently in power, but it could just as easily apply to any authoritarian regime (right or left). In fact, if I'm not mistaken, it was the Thatcher regime (conservative by their standards, but downright socialist by our own) in England that first sparked the original comic books.

I haven't seen the movie, but from what I've heard and based on the comparisons to 1984, I agree. I'm planning to go watch V this Thursday with a buddy of mine so I hope it's good. I know Taco John liked it a lot.

Nightwish
08-29-2006, 02:31 PM
Cool, thanks for the replies. I'll definitely pick up V for Vendetta, then. I suspected Scary Movie 4 was probably a flop, especially since the Wayans's weren't involved with it, not even Keenan. I was suspicious of Ultraviolet, as it looked to be mostly a ripoff of Aeon Flux (which wasn't too shabby, but doesn't need to be copied). And I've always been skeptical of movies based on video games (Silent Hill).

irishjayhawk
08-29-2006, 03:24 PM
V for Vendetta is a must see. Best movie in a long while. Scary Movie 4 is a good time wasting comedy, but don't expect much. I'd skip the other ones.

Chiefnj
08-29-2006, 03:28 PM
If you are looking for a good rental give Inside Man with Denzel a shot.

QuikSsurfer
08-29-2006, 04:14 PM
i loved silent hill mainly because i've spent many hours in front of the video games :)
i really enjoyed the movie though.. def worth the rent

Confucius
08-29-2006, 04:20 PM
Go rent Running Scared if you haven't seen it.

V is decent but falls apart 3/4 of the way through. The end is OK although very predictable. V could have been much better but it's worth renting if you haven't seen it.

Adept Havelock
08-29-2006, 04:47 PM
Pick up V for Vendetta. It's very well done.

NewChief
08-29-2006, 05:18 PM
Good movies I've seen recently:

V for Vendetta
Tsotse (seriously freaking good).
Memoirs of a Geisha (make fun if you wish, still a good flick)
Pride and Prejudice (screams chick flick, but it's still good)

Gaz
08-30-2006, 07:05 AM
“Ultraviolet” was fun [in a Hoot sort of way], but I would not buy it. WAY over the top in a very comic-book-ish style. All primary colors and lots of posing. Stupid, shallow and very pretty. Worth a rental, but not a purchase.

I would not put this one in my library [and I have “Resident Evil” at home].

xoxo~
Gaz
Enjoyed it at the time, but totally forgot about it ten minutes later.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-30-2006, 07:25 AM
“Ultraviolet” was fun [in a Hoot sort of way], but I would not buy it. WAY over the top in a very comic-book-ish style. All primary colors and lots of posing. Stupid, shallow and very pretty. Worth a rental, but not a purchase.

I would not put this one in my library [and I have “Resident Evil” at home].

xoxo~
Gaz
Enjoyed it at the time, but totally forgot about it ten minutes later.

HOLY CRAP!!! A GAZ SIGHTING!!!

BucEyedPea
08-30-2006, 07:59 AM
Good movies I've seen recently:
Memoirs of a Geisha (make fun if you wish, still a good flick)
That looked real good but I didn't get a chance to get out to see it.

Pride and Prejudice (screams chick flick, but it's still good)
One of the top love stories of all time, even if it's a romantic comedy for it's era. It's not sappy either with the feisty Elizabeth Bennet and the sour Mr. Darcy. However, I'd have to say I enjoyed the BBC version (mid 90's) far more as a miniseries. Of course, I watched it 25 times over a period of a few months and NEVER tire of it. It's definitely worth a rental or owning imo.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-30-2006, 08:04 AM
That looked real good but I didn't get a chance to get out to see it.


One of the top love stories of all time, even if it's a romantic comedy for it's era. It's not sappy either with the feisty Elizabeth Bennet and the sour Mr. Darcy. However, I'd have to say I enjoyed the BBC version (mid 90's) far more as a miniseries. Of course, I watched it 25 times over a period of a few months and NEVER tire of it. It's definitely worth a rental or owning imo.
My wife watches one of the versions (either the BBC or the new one) at least once a month. :shake:

wutamess
08-30-2006, 01:31 PM
Inside Man is overrated.

A very underrated flick was Derailed.
Running scared is also a great flick.

ChiefsFanatic
08-30-2006, 03:53 PM
V for Vendetta is the best movie I have seen all year.

KcMizzou
08-30-2006, 06:34 PM
I saw Silent Hill two nights ago. I didn't have much interest in seeing it, but a buddy rented it. It was MUCH better than I expected.

It's not going down as a classic, but it was over the top, gory, and fun.

I was afraid it would be more like the game. Hours of some woman just wandering around in the fog.