Jump to content

Detective

Detectives
  • Content count

    227
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

102 Excellent

About Detective

  • Rank
    Detective Superintendent

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    (digital) art, photography
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    A Study In Pink
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    A Scandal In Belgravia
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Empty Hearse

Recent Profile Visitors

175 profile views
  1. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Incredibles 2 - 7/10 Not going to lie and say I waited for this for 14 years.. I watched the first one only a couple months ago for the first time [emoji51] . Anyway, the first one was a 8/10 for me, the sequel is definitely a lot of fun, but doesn’t quite hold up the awesomeness of its predecessor. For instance the villain isn’t quite as strong in my opinion, I kind of knew who the bad ‘guy’ was going to be after some time and the character wasn’t the greatest, whereas in the first movie the ‘fan boy gone wrong’ had a great story and motivation. Still, I had an absolute fun time watching this one although the theater was packet, there were way too many kids, and I had to sit front row. The best part for me were Jack Jack and Enda Mode (the artist/designer) who, did you know, is being voiced by the director Brad Bird himself?!
  2. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Upgrade - 8/10 I really like this film! Created by one of the brains behind the first Saw movie, this is a low budget blast! This summer is packet with superhero movies and sequels a la ‘Avengers’, ‘Oceans 8’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Star Wars’, which makes it so great to see an independent small original film. Original in the sense of execution, not concept. The basic premise is this: Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. We’ve seen movies like Upgrade before, but not quite like this. I know some of you don’t like violence, but if you can put that aside and want to enjoy a small, self contained, interesting movie that too little people will see, then go see Upgrade. I recommend
  3. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Wanted (2008) - 6/10
  4. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Avengers: Infinity War - 8/10 Deadpool 2 - 8/10 (this is a funny movie. But it also had heart and some depth. But really it was about the laughs. It is really funny, IF this is your type of humor. Also the after credit scene might be the best ever! That’s not an overstatement. I loved it.)
  5. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    8 Mile - 6/10
  6. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Full Metal Jacket - 8/10 Also saw Infinity War last week or so, will wait til I see it a second time to give it a rating, but I have to say that the more thought I gave to the movie, the more I found myself liking it.
  7. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Ready Player One - 6/10
  8. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Bad Boys - 5/10 Michael Bay sucks, Will Smith is awesome. But even someone like Smith can’t make much of what is given to him in terms of dialogue and characterization etc, so how good can he be.. Lawrence is occasionally funny, occasionally annoying. But then, it’s Bad Boys, it’s almost a classic at this point, it’s dumb, it’s cliche, but it’s enjoyable, and.. it’s Bad Boys. But then, Michael Bay really sucks.
  9. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    The Adventures of Tintin - 5/10 This movie had so much potential, but didn’t utilize it. My biggest question is, why they chose the story they chose, because in my opinion the comics have some way more interesting and fun stories to tell. It also didn’t at all capture the vibe and atmosphere of the comics, which is really unfortunate, because that’s one of the most fun parts about them. It looked fantastic obviously , started out with a pretty interesting premise, but couldn’t keep it and was overall a disappointment to me (which is crazy, because wth, Steven Spielberg AND Peter Jackson collaborated for this).
  10. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Oh sorry my bad , Umm.. yes! I definitely recommend the movie, but you have to bring time and willingness to sit through a 2h 20min movie. Don’t underestimate the runtime. That said, the movie is really creative in its structure and there’s no other movie quite like it, it explores fait and choices and all that and Ryan Gosling as well as Bradley Cooper are fantastic here, maybe especially Cooper.
  11. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    what?
  12. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    A Quiet Place - 8/10 Heck yea John Krasinski, heck yea. I was a little scared that the movie wasn’t going to be good, but I really loved the concept and the trailers were promising, and when the reviews and IMDb score (8.3 at the moment) started coming in, I was confident that this movie was great. And guess what, I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a great movie that everyone should see, it’s not just for horror fans, I wouldn’t include myself in that list btw, it’s about family and what you would do to protect them (as Krasinski has pointed out in interviews). It’s a really great movie that tells an interesting story in a very unique and smart way, has great performances, and is just an all around success. To me this movie is a strong 8, maybe even a 9/10. Side-note: I love that A Quiet Place is kind of last years ‘Get Out’, it doesn’t make any big political statements obviously, but it’s a small budget horror movie that has a pretty big hype surrounding it, is written and directed by a man mostly known for his comedic work, it is on its way of making big money etc. I’m just happy to see these original small movies getting a lot of attention and telling movie makers that that’s what we want to see, and that despite the hundreds of sequels and crap movies we’re getting, there’s still ambitious, young filmmakers out there, at the top of their creative game. another quick side-note lol: It really is true that you sometimes have a hard time eating your popcorn, because everything and everyone on AND offscreen is absolutely quiet. Plus, that one scene with John Krasinski’s character, you know it when you see it, literally gave me goosebumps multiple times in a row! It was crazy, so so good and emotionally effective.
  13. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    The Place beyond the Pines - 7/10
  14. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    The Outsider - 4/10 Netflix did it again. Disappoint. So much potential, and such poor results. I was pumped after I saw the trailer couple weeks back, was surprised that it was already released on Netflix as I stumbled upon it last night, and watched it after checking it out on IMDb. It has a score of 6.3 and a Metascore of 30, which is extremely low. I scrolled thru a couple of reviews, and people were giving it 10s, 9s and 8s and talking about how the critics got it all wrong once again and how you should not listen but watch it instead. And so I did. And if you have seen/read any review (you probably haven’t cuz nobody has seen this movie lol) you’ll hear one thing: it’s generic, and super predictable. And that’s the main problem. The movie doesn’t take any risks, it plays every card save, its plot points are foreseeable and you have seen everything, i mean everything in different movies before. From the foreigner that has to prove himself in a different culture, the bad guy that betrays the good guys, to the generic love story. The movie isn’t terrible. The acting is good, good enough anyway. The directing isn’t bad, and neither is the cinematography, it’s actually quite beautiful (that said, the characters are really bland, we have no reason to care about the main character whatsoever). It’s just, that one has seen the movie before, without actually having seen it. Oh yea Jared Leto is the lead. And he is generic as well, unfortunately. The Outsider is one of the most forgettable and generic movies I have seen lately. I was even thinking about giving it a 3/10 or so, but the thing is, it didn’t annoy me or frustrate me, it’s not horrible, it’s just horribly generic.
  15. Detective

    Recently watched movies

    Mr. Nobody - 8/10 ...and I thought ‘Predestination’ was confusing. But seriously this is a great movie that makes you think and plays with big ideas and executes it really great. It’s mainly about a boy having to make choices after he is set before the task to either live with his mother or father after they separate, and we kind of see all the alternative lives that he could have lived. Also, Jared Leto is awesome.
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of UseWe have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.Privacy PolicyGuidelines.