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« on: November 23, 2022, 11:01:57 PM »

Ever go to see a movie with low expectations and get better than you thought you would?  I just did that with the live action ''ghost in the shell '' movie and was curious what movies other people got better than they were expecting from.

Last time I got better than I expected I paid to do it at the theater when I saw 'rogue one'.

It's nice to get a pleasant surprise once in a while.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2022, 11:03:15 PM »

I rented a movie called RAT RACE a few years ago with zero expectations, and was treated to one of the funniest films I have ever seen.
It's become a perennial favorite.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 01:28:07 AM »

Uncle Uwe Boll's Tunnel Rats - made in South Africa - was quite a surprise indeed.  Smile
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 11:58:03 PM »

T-Bird and Me (1982)

https://mubi.com/films/the-t-bird-and-me

I was expecting a regular melodrama, and it actually is one, but I was surprised by the excellent pacing and character development stemming from it. Everything they needed to get right in the writing they did, and it came up much better than expected.

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2022, 12:03:06 AM »

The Reluctant Saint (1962)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Reluctant_Saint

I was expecting a religious movie, and it is, but not something that's not only very funny but ably combines that with seriousness. The cast is perfect, including Montalban as the antagonist-foil, but kudos to Schell and Padovani, who plays Guiseppe's hilarious mom. And as usual the writing's perfect.

Schell starred in impressive fare like Judgment at Nuremberg, but according to the trivia this is his favorite movie.


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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2022, 12:06:55 AM »

Brasilia: Contradictions of a New City (1968)

https://mubi.com/films/brasilia-contradictions-of-a-new-city

It's supposed to be just a regular documentary about a new, utopian city in Brazil, but there's something eerily notable about it, and I can't pin it down.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2022, 12:10:31 AM »

The Naked Island (1960)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_Island

I was expecting something artsy and bewildering. Instead, I got something simple and bewildering. And there's only one line of dialogue in the film.

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« Reply #7 on: Today at 12:32:18 AM »

Patlabor 2 the movie.

An anime film featuring large robots called labors used by police. Very mature plot and dialog surrounding terrorist incidents in Japan. I recommend the English dub. Not a kid show, very complex issues social abd political are handled in long dialog scenes. Excellent animation.
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