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Hawkbit
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on: February 10, 2020, 12:55:18 AM

We watched this a week or so ago. I didn't see the appeal; it seemed like an amalgam of other movies I have seen without the sum being greater than the parts.

What am I missing? It just won a bunch of awards.
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Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 02:33:14 AM

Is it subtitled?  I would consider giving it a try if it wasn't, but life is too short and there are too many other options for me to bother with reading a movie.

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Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 02:35:54 AM

We watched this a week or so ago. I didn't see the appeal; it seemed like an amalgam of other movies I have seen without the sum being greater than the parts.

What am I missing? It just won a bunch of awards.

I liked the movie up until the end when it fell apart. I'd say it maybe doesn't deserve a best picture Oscar, but it's the Oscars and who gives a fuck. Having said that, I have no idea what you think this movie is an amalgam of.
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Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 08:24:46 AM

Is it subtitled?  I would consider giving it a try if it wasn't, but life is too short and there are too many other options for me to bother with reading a movie.
What the fuck is this post. Very seriously.  What.

We watched this a week or so ago. I didn't see the appeal; it seemed like an amalgam of other movies I have seen without the sum being greater than the parts.

What am I missing? It just won a bunch of awards.

I called it the best movie of the year until the last 20 minutes or so, but I'm with Velorath. Between us our movie knowledge is probably encyclopedic and I have NO idea what movies you're thinking about.
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Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 10:20:07 AM

I thought it was very good, but I do see the point that some people have made about the film being tonally inconsistent in ways that are either genius or annoying depending on your own tastes/preferences--the mix of comedic/serious/violent elements is very interesting.

For the first part of the film, it comes off like a heist/con-game film (the poor family seem very practiced at what they're doing), then there's a pretty abrupt turn towards a more serious tone where the family don't seem like they're playing a con (when the rich family go on vacation) and then a very abrupt shift further towards a kind of violent screwball caper-gone-bad story with a lot of pathos. I liked the way these shifts played out and kept me engaged, but I can see someone thinking it's a lack of clarity about the story.
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Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 04:34:08 PM

The movie is amazing. A comedy thriller. I didn't find the tonal shifts as an 'amalgam' because, well, it's deliberate; It's what the movie is trying to do. Having the expectation that this is some dramatic piece trying to imitate life is a misconception that will lessen your enjoyment.

I'm told a bit of what the movie has to say about Korea is lost on western audiences, but I think some of it came through pretty universally.

Not seeing a movie because it has subtitles is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.
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Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 08:11:29 PM

I'm told a bit of what the movie has to say about Korea is lost on western audiences, but I think some of it came through pretty universally.

We'll see. They're doing an American TV series.

I don't think it translates. It's going to have to substantially change.

Like, I understood it and its constructs but that's because I'm not a troglodyte. Your average American would need this movie explained to them - slowly.
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Reply #7 on: February 11, 2020, 01:38:20 AM

They're doing an American TV series.

Argh.
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Reply #8 on: February 11, 2020, 01:59:20 AM

Re: subtitles.  I probably deserve that reaction, but the truth of the matter is that I have an impossible backlog of things to watch and I have to figure out where to spend my time.  I don't like subtitles, I am fucking tired of subtitles, and I guarantee I have seen more subtitled shit than the vast majority of people as a person who has lived in a foreign country for the last 2+ decades and likely that includes all of you.  If that means I miss a good movie or series here and there, I am totally fine with that.

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Reply #9 on: February 11, 2020, 06:21:33 AM

Hey now, not only have I lived in non-english speaking countries for a long time now, my hearing is shit, so I watch all English movies with subtitles on also.   awesome, for real

I honestly don't even notice that I'm reading and watching a movie at the same time anymore.

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Reply #10 on: February 11, 2020, 07:58:03 AM

Re: subtitles.  I probably deserve that reaction, but the truth of the matter is that I have an impossible backlog of things to watch and I have to figure out where to spend my time.  I don't like subtitles, I am fucking tired of subtitles, and I guarantee I have seen more subtitled shit than the vast majority of people as a person who has lived in a foreign country for the last 2+ decades and likely that includes all of you.  If that means I miss a good movie or series here and there, I am totally fine with that.
I guarantee that isn't the argument you want to go with on a forum where most people prefer foreign shit.

At least in my case, I'd put money on it.
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Reply #11 on: February 11, 2020, 11:12:32 AM

Obviously.  But this is no such place as far as I can tell.

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