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Old 01-30-2013, 01:19 PM   #41
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On a barely related note, I watched the orignal Little Shop of Horrors this morning (the non-musical version) and it has one of the most flaccid limp dick endings I've ever seen.

OT: Doesn't seem my type of movie. Lots of melodrama and apparently the cinematography is really bad and boring during the songs. I'll probably watch it eventually.

I'm really excited for The Last Stand though. Arnie is always a laugh if nothing else and the director has made some really great movies.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #42
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It was balls ard.

Don't usually like musicals but it was brilliant.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #43
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On a barely related note, I watched the orignal Little Shop of Horrors this morning (the non-musical version) and it has one of the most flaccid limp dick endings I've ever seen.

OT: Doesn't seem my type of movie. Lots of melodrama and apparently the cinematography is really bad and boring during the songs. I'll probably watch it eventually.

I'm really excited for The Last Stand though. Arnie is always a laugh if nothing else and the director has made some really great movies.


The original stage version of Little Shop of Horrors has a similar "everyone dies" ending. They kept it for the film originally, but test audiences didn't like the sad ending, so they changed it to the happy ending. The original ending is far FAR better.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:42 PM   #44
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I really liked it, but I wasn't as emotionally connected as I should have been. I wasn't even close to tears until the end.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:03 PM   #45
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Everyone who saw it said it was depressing, and honestly, i don't have any urge to see something titled "The Miserables"
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:13 PM   #46
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I did see and I did like it. I also followed it fine, despite missing the prologue and never seeing the stage musical before.
Russel Crowe didn't really act much though. I was confused as to
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #47
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I dislike the original story and this film version was dreadful. This article hits the nail on the head, in my opinion.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:45 PM   #48
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It's a Hollywood musical and it reminded me of the more classical type that was around like Meet Me In St Louis rather than the more camp take that seem to be around today. I like Tom Hoopers style and that he exploits the fact that you can use a much bigger dynamic range on film than on stage (close ups, wide shots, whispers).
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:11 PM   #49
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It's a Hollywood musical and it reminded me of the more classical type that was around like Meet Me In St Louis rather than the more camp take that seem to be around today. I like Tom Hoopers style and that he exploits the fact that you can use a much bigger dynamic range on film than on stage (close ups, wide shots, whispers).

His style was so inconsistent with the scene or two all done in one shot, then having the next scene have four different shots in the span of less than ten seconds, using the batman angle once or twice for Cohen and Carter and using it again for other characters. His pacing was just atrocious, it's almost like they took The Hobbit style plot (the book, not the movie) on how the climax is roughly 2/3 of the way in, yet there's a good sixty pages of nothingness after it. Form is why that movie was awful. I didn't care for half of the actors but that's just me, a lot of other people enjoyed them. Hooper was what made it suck horribly for me.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:25 PM   #50
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I didn't like it that much. There were some okay parts, but I found many to be confusing or off-putting. Nobody in the film seemed French. Nobody seemed to have clear/justifiable motivations. It relied entirely on a string of coincidences and therefore felt forced. The film dragged on a lot. Hugh Jackman loves his vibrato a little too much. The CONSTANT singing was also annoying - songs are fine, but I don't enjoy/can't justify the singing of dialogue without reasonable melody. I'm sure there are other things I disliked, but that's not a bad list for starters.

EDIT: Ah yes, as above - poor pacing and repetitive.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:26 AM   #51
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I saw this the other weekend and must say I thought it was fantastic.

Got the soundtrack and everything

Really would like to go and see a stage show
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I've seen it since I last posted in here.

I loved it! I've never liked the stage show because there's just too much of it. Singing about bloody everything when showing would be better. The film basically distils it down to the most important parts and rearranges it slightly to make it easier to follow. Looking forward to seeing it again.
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Seen it and enjoyed it for the most part, but agree with some of the issues raised. I think the plot and pacing of the movie were too slow and the plot seemed pretty thin. I was also kinda annoyed at first by it being all singing, but I actually think it's more a good thing now, as it avoids those lame transitions in a lot of modern musicals where things move from dialogue and action sequences to suddenly bursting into a song and dance.
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I've decided I'm going to everything I can to get a phone number ending with 24601. So I can belt it out Hugh Jackman style whenever anyone asks for it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:25 AM   #55
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I've decided I'm going to everything I can to get a phone number ending with 24601. So I can belt it out Hugh Jackman style whenever anyone asks for it.


Don't you mean Russell Crowe?

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I was thinking of the bit where he marches into the court all like "WHOOOO AM IIIIIIIIIII? TWOOOOOOOOOOO FOUUUUUUUUUUR SIX OOOOHHHH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE."
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i watched the 98 version with qui gon jin, it was fantastic. both my girlfriend and i agreed it was very well portrayed. she had seen the play i hadnt.
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I was thinking of the bit where he marches into the court all like "WHOOOO AM IIIIIIIIIII? TWOOOOOOOOOOO FOUUUUUUUUUUR SIX OOOOHHHH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE."


Meh, I've only seen it once, don't remember that part.

Can only hear RC saying it on the soundtrack
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i watched the 98 version with qui gon jin, it was fantastic. both my girlfriend and i agreed it was very well portrayed. she had seen the play i hadnt.


I'd heard about that one. What's Liam Neeson's voice like?
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I'd heard about that one. What's Liam Neeson's voice like?


That version isn't a musical, it's a straight adaptation of the book.
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