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Old 01-22-2019, 06:40 PM
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I haven't seen any of the Purges but I kinda assume I would spend most of the movie mulling over details and edge cases of the Purge, similar to Ralph Breaks the Internet where I was wondering if they would ever address
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:23 PM
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I thought Ralph Breaks the Internet was enjoyable but distinctly not as good as the first one.

I haven't seen Mirai or The Isle of Dogs, but I think Spider-Man should win best animated film (over The Incredibles 2 and Ralph). I have a similar opinion of The Incredibles 2... enjoyable, but distinctly inferior to the original, although less so than for Wreck-It Ralph.
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:09 PM
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I haven't seen any of the Purges but I kinda assume I would spend most of the movie mulling over details and edge cases of the Purge, [...]
Yeah, you kind of *have* to ignore all the details. It's a ridiculous and unworkable system, but that's also the point the movies are trying to make - extreme right wing "every man for himself" style philosophies break down in any real world system and only benefit the people who already have the most privilege. By the 2nd movie, it's revealed that most people (especially the poorest) find shelter and avoid the Purge as best they can, and
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I've avoided some details to keep things spoiler-free, but in every movie, there are personal conflicts that escalate into violence because the Purge gives the people license to "solve" the conflicts through attempted murder. So, the Purge attempts to answer some of the questions that ran through my mind as I was watching these.

It's still an intensely stupid movie premise. If you can't get yourself past that, you shouldn't even try to watch it.
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Bohemian Rhapsody

It's way too wishy-washy-family-is-important-PG13 bullshit for me. Rami Malek is good as Mercury and the music is of course excellent but no. Not for me.

You cannot make a PG13 movie about the least PG13 person in the universe. It just doesn't work.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:47 PM
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But it won best/most editing!
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I don't normally pay much attention to the Oscars, but that almost seemed intentional somehow. First, they announced they were going to announce the editing award during a commercial break, then people complained, so they aired it and gave the award to that, almost like it was hostile compliance.

Even I could tell what was wrong with it.

The only reason I think it might not have been intentionally insulting is that I can't imagine what the motivation would be.
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