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#41
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.
#42
It was balls ard.

Don't usually like musicals but it was brilliant.
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#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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#45
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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#46
I did see and I did like it. I also followed it fine, despite missing the prologue and never seeing the stage musical before.
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#48
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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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.
#50
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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#51
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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#52
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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#53
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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Don't you mean Russell Crowe?

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#57
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.
#58
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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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#59
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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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#62
I actually already knew Hugh Jackman could sing. The first thing I ever saw him in was a production of Oklahoma! that I have on DVD. For me it was less "Wolverine is singing!" and more "Curly is Wolverine?!"
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#63
I liked everything about the film except for the plot. It was all over the place and couldn't make it's mind up if it was a love story or a drama or whatever and at the end I was thinking 'what was the the point of all of that'

Also, the plot was really melodramatic due to there being little build up of the characters. Like Crowe and Jackman rarely encountering each other and getting on with their lives, then out of nowhere they're mortal enemies. Or with those kid's falling in love after seeing each other briefly, twice, barely talking and now Jackman is going to go risk his ass for the guy. Then there was Jackman getting guilt tripped over the death of a women he only really interacted with for a few hours. I know she was at his factory but he didn't notice her there.

btw, just why did those women want her to leave the factory? I could only guess that they were just being bitchy. I thought it might be because they were jealous the manager guy liked her but that seemed pretty stupid.

There's other stuff that bothered me, but I just let it go and enjoyed the songs and scenery. However, if they filled in all the blanks with the necessary extra scenes, there would have been like another hour on the running time.

Never seen it on stage btw.
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Then there was Jackman getting guilt tripped over the death of a women he only really interacted with for a few hours. I know she was at his factory but he didn't notice her there.


*I think* He realised that she was kicked out of his factory and if he would have paid more attention she wouldn't be in this spot

btw, just why did those women want her to leave the factory? I could only guess that they were just being bitchy. I thought it was because they were jealous the manager guy liked her but that seemed pretty stupid.


*I think* Being bitchy, also something to do with having a child out of wedlock??
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#65
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#67
The version of 'Do You Hear the People Sing?' in the film is awesome, the way it builds up. It makes me want to be French and rise up against an oppressive government.
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