- Apr 5, 2020
It's been ages since I saw Black Hawk Down (and when I did, I was coughing like Hell, so it wasn't a pleasant experience), but I disagree that the film is black and white (and no, that isn't a pun).If anything, it shows how cowardly the US military can be sometimes. God forbid, there is any grey areas or not everyone is clean and pure. Even back then, I felt it was not the best decision when finding out that later detail.
The film struck me as being not exactly anti-war per se (it doesn't attempt to excuse the attrocities going on in the country at the time), but cynical about the prospect of armed intervention. There's a scene I recall where a captured US pilot is being interrogated by a Somali fighter, who asks (paraphrased) "what did you think was going to happen here? You think we would adopt American democracy? This is our world. Go back to yours."
Not that this was directed to me, but it's kind of uncanny how many similarities Aquaman and Black Panther have, not to mention that they were released in the same year.Silence! BP is awesome. It has some flaws, but it's a good film. I disagree big time.
That said, I'd say BP's the stronger of the two.
Valenka's shot when Mr. White enters the hideout.Casino Royale
I wasn't a fan of the new direction proposed for the Bond Franchise so I'm only just getting round to bothering with them.
I surprisingly enjoyed it more than I thought I would but I still think it really didn't feel right. It felt like it wanted to be more silly or should have been allowed to be because it was still over the top as hell but trying to play itself more serious.
Also can anyone tell me if this was a plot hole or if it is just some set up for something later in the new bond franchise.
Le Chiffre's girlfriend / lover poisons Bond's drink and she wasn't that concerned over the idea of the terrorist group wanting to cut off her arm, she also wasn't there at the torture room / hide out. Is there more to her than was revealed because you'd think Bond or MI6 would have considered her a lead but seemingly she was ignored later in the film and just didn't seem to appear.
On the subject of the film as a whole, Casino Royale is my favourite Bond film. To me, Bond's always been at his best when things are taken more seriously than not. And coming off the heels of Die Another Day, we got a taste of just how insane the franchise could be.
More grounded, less laser satellites please.