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13. Re: Into the Black Dec 6, 2017, 07:55 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 00:41:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 23:09:
Some of them are a bit of a stretch.. you're telling me Django wasn't arguably Tarantino's best film? That Scarface wasn't amazing for the time period?

As I said, I surprised myself by how much of the list I agreed with, so I'll offer my take on yours.

For me, Django is memorable for Christoph Waltz's magnetism, but I mostly didn't like it. It's not as bad a Hateful Eight, but it's probably second-to-worst for me (you know, except for Quentin's brilliant acting turn as Australian Frankenstein). Unarguably Pulp Fiction was my favorite of his. This pales by comparison.

And I *hate* Scarface. There, I said it. It's hard for me to go through more than five minutes of an DePalma film and not be annoyed, and this is no different. A bunch of Italians playing Cubans and the first hint of Pacino's eventual descent into his over-the-top phase? No thanks.

Then there's Full Metal Jacket! How the hell can you not like the second half of FMJ!?! Instantly disqualifies this whole list. :o

There are parts of the second half that were memorable, like Animal Mother (and the hooker quotes in the post after yours), but the in-country parts felt off to me, and it being so distinctly separated from the gripping first part helped emphasize the disjointed feel. Perhaps that's what Kubrick was shooting for, but it makes me feel like someone needed to mold all the cool things that happened in the movie into more of a story. Also, the Battle of Hue was important, but showing urban warfare in Vietnam seems odd (and feels like a cop-out, knowing Kubrick would never travel to the jungle to shoot on location).

Haven't seen Get Out.

Agreed. Django was entertaining, but because of Waltz.

And FMJ, when I saw it I was in HS, and remember the harsh transition being the entire point. War sucks. That part of the movie largely sucks. But that doesn't make it a particularly rewatchable half of the film.
 
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