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What was the last movie you watched, and how did you rate it?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21549 points ) October 16th, 2011

What was the very last film or movie that you watched, and how did you rate it. Was it good or bad, and would you recommend it?

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john65pennington's avatar

War of the Worlds on TNT last nite.

Out of 10 score, I would give it a 7.

The original was much better.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

We began watching The Walking Dead on Netflix last night. So far, we like enough to give it three stars.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

The last movie I watched was something on Netflix that I chose at random. It’s called The Journey to Promethea, and it SUCKED. I rarely take the time to rate movies on Netflix after I watch them, but I made a point to rate that one as “hated it”, LOL.

KateTheGreat's avatar

50/50. I’d give it a 10/10. It was an inspirational movie and touched my heart because it related to my life at that moment. I recommend it to everyone.

muppetish's avatar

Yesterday, I watched Anastasia (1997). It was my first time watching it even though it is a beloved Don Bluth film and came highly recommended by a close friend of mine. The Rasputin plot was completely absurd and he is a villain that I will never be able to take seriously. His plan? His power? His motivation? Lame, lame, lame. The romance plot also annoyed me and it was difficult to believe or care about. However, Anastasia is a wonderful protagonist. Her dog Pooka was adorable and, thankfully, did not speak. The music was, for the most part, catchy and wonderfully written. The artwork was breathtaking for an animated feature in 1997—that impressed me the most.

It was a mixed bag, but enjoyable.

rebbel's avatar

One and a half hour of Dances With Wolves.
7. They killed some Tatankas, didn’t like that.

mangeons's avatar

The last movie I saw was Bridesmaids, it was fantastic. I’d rate it a 10/10, it was super funny!

TexasDude's avatar

Silver Bullet.

It was an 80’s Stephen King film and it was fucking horrendous. The parts with Gary Busey and the kid’s turbo-charged super wheelchair made me lol hard though, so that partially mitigated the abortion that was the rest of the movie.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Rebecca
It was a typical Hollywood realist movie and I almost fell asleep. I have never been a fan of Hitchcock.

jrpowell's avatar

Horrible Bosses. 8/10

It did what I expected. I laughed and killed some time.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Wow, that made my day hearing that! I love 80’s movies and Silver Bullet was one of those iconic ones to me. That freakin bullet at the climactic scene just had to make it more difficult didn’t it?

The latest movie I saw was the remake of The Thing. It’s a prequel to the 80’s version. If you are looking mainly for cool gruesome alien monster special effects, this is it! ( I just wished Kurt Russel showed up. I think I’ll watch his in Netflix right now. )

chyna's avatar

@mangeons It’s coming out this month on DVD. I can’t wait to see it.

Jeruba's avatar

I watch a lot of rented movies on DVD. Last night’s was The Rite. I rated it pretty medium. Anthony Hopkins is an excellent actor, although he’s been slumming a lot lately. He did a fine job. But the sum total was just not a particular standout in the priest-versus-the-devil subgenre of creepy movies.

Spealing of exorcisms, I hated Bridesmaids. Not even Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life was enough to exorcise it..

Symbeline's avatar

Megamind. It was pretty looking, and I loved the whole evil villain turns good story. Kinda dragged on at times though. I’ll give it a four out of five, it’s highly entertaining.

mangeons's avatar

@chyna Don’t forget you need to watch National Treasure also! :-)

SuperMouse's avatar

The last movie I watched was Quantum of Solace edited for television. I liked it and was surprised to enjoy Daniel Craig as Bond.

chyna's avatar

@mangeons It’s on my list. I’ll work it in this month too and get back to you on it.

lonelydragon's avatar

The remake of True Grit. I’d give it a 7/10. Hailee Steinfeld gave an excellent performance in the role of Mattie, but I feel that her relationship with Rooster could’ve been fleshed out a little more.

GladysMensch's avatar

Paul
Made by the same team as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz
I’d give it a 7/10. The film was funny and entertaining overall. However, the chemistry between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, a strong point in their other films, all but disappeared once Fred was introduced.

Symbeline's avatar

@GladysMensch Whoa! I watched that Friday night lol. it was pretty awesome.

cookieman's avatar

Thor
4 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed it immensely as a comic book fan. I thought it was really well done. Loki was particularly well portrayed.

My only gripe was the very sudden “love” between Jane Foster and Thor. I could see her being fascinated with him (as she was a researcher), or even hot for him (he was gorgeous), but love of your life?!?!

C’mon, you’ve known him for like two weeks.

Other than that, it was a hammer-weilding good time.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@cprevite: I too am a huge comic book fan and liked Thor aside from the romance stuck in there. Same with Green Lantern, it was visually so cool until it came to inserting a romance plot.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Watched Kick-Ass again today.

2.5 (out of 5) stars. The movie is not that great.

The scenes with Hit-Girl are amazing and must see, though.

mazingerz88's avatar

@cprevite Yes. Lately, I’ve been seeing movies where people fall in love in less than 5 scenes! Ridiculous.

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought Yes, but as a film adaptation of a comic book material, to me it’s at least a 3.5. There is something about seeing a movie for the first time in the big screen. That scene where he fought those two guys and never gave up was dramatically exhilarating. And Hit Girl’s first appearance in costume was jolting for me. But you maybe right. If I watch it again, chances are it wouldn’t be as good.

Kardamom's avatar

Unknown, with Liam Neeson. Interesting plot, intriguing mystery, although I prefer my Liam Neeson with a British accent. I can never understand whey they can’t just let the Brits play Brits. I didn’t make a bit of difference whether his character was American or British. This movie would have been less good, but probably more sucessful if it had starred Matt Damon (who I find to be very boring). If you like a good whodunit, you’ll probably like this movie, although there were a few times when I asked, “Well, how can he do that if he doesn’t have an Identification or any money?” So that was a bit irritating. I hate it when small details are simply overlooked, in a way that makes you realize that although the story itself isn’t that farfetched, the small details make it impossible for something like that to happen in real life. Thank God, Matt Damon wasn’t starring in it, otherwise I would have been saying to myself, “Nobody is going to believe that Matt Damon is a scientist!” Instead, I kept hoping that Liam Neeson would remove his shirt, which unfortunately for me, did not happen. But I did like the ending.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

@mazingerz88 I just got a pm from somebody calling me shallow to watch a bad movie twice just for the girls. :)

chyna's avatar

@Kardamom I saw and liked Unknown too. I give it a 4 out of 5.

KidCurtis's avatar

I bought Body of Lies starring Leonardo Dicaprio in which he plays a CIA agent operating in Iraq and then Jordan, I’d give it a solid 7/10, it was smart enough to be a convincing espionage/counter-terrorism mystery-type movie but not smart enough to lose me at times in the plot which is what I like because I like to notice things when I watch a movie again (especially ambiguous dialogue). Russell Crowe also played his handler and a bit of comic relief in a dark but not too dark film. I enjoyed the action but there could of been a little more, weapons handling was pretty good as well but that is becoming more common in movies nowadays.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Final Destination Bazillion – it was a 3 out of 10.

Blackberry's avatar

Blue Valentine with Ryan Gossling. It was a 10 out of 10. I also watched Devil. It was about some demon that trapped people in an elevator. It was a 4 out of 10.

smilingheart1's avatar

An older one, The Remains of the Day. Anthony Hopkins was at his frustrating best. Rate it 9 oit of 10. To be watched again and again for its nuances.

Symbeline's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought Lol that’s pretty funny. XD

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Blackberry I liked that movie Devil – I’d give it a 6 out of 10.

Symbeline's avatar

Oh Devil, I saw that. Well, it kept my interest up a lot, even though some of it I thought rather laughable. Wasn’t expecting the plot twist, and there are some good freak moments in it. Quite a decent movie.

Coloma's avatar

I’ve been on a science and physics jag and am almost through with ” Through the Wormhole” narrated by Morgan freeman. Very compelling!

Joker94's avatar

I watched the short film Try last week, and I’d probably give it a 6/10. It was good, but not great, but the ending stuck with me for days.

mangeons's avatar

@chyna Sounds like a plan! :-)

perspicacious's avatar

I just sort of watched a little movie on Hallmark called Finding A Home (I think).. I would give it a 3. I’m quite ill and moved from the bed to the sofa. The movie was on when I turned on the TV and I didn’t change it.

Adagio's avatar

In a Better World
9 stars out of 10

ddude1116's avatar

I watched The Lion King earlier, which was fantastic, especially since I just bought it on Blu-ray, so it looked all the better. It’s fairly dismal for a Disney tale, and deals with some heavy issues and has some factors that become awkward once thought about, but it’s a great film regardless. Overall, I’d give it a 9/10. It wasn’t perfect, but it was damn close.

Symbeline's avatar

@ddude1116 Cool. I like that movie too. Incidentally, my favourite part is when Simba claws that hyena in the face in the elephant graveyard encounter, and the latter turns his head towards the cub, growling an evil growl and with a method to his madness. Always gave me the chills lol. Wish I could find that one part on YT.

Also, Scar rocks.

bkcunningham's avatar

The Hangover II. I’d give it two thumbs up. Hilarious and surprisingly just as funny, if not better, than The Hangover. It is very off-color or blue humor.

Joker94's avatar

@ddude1116 Long. Live. The King.

filmfann's avatar

I just watched the Two Jakes. Great, but not great-great.
I wish they would go ahead and make the third movie.

mazingerz88's avatar

Just watched Blake Edward’s “10” with the great Dudley Moore. I enjoyed it in my teens because of Bo Derek and all those nude scenes. But now…now I get what the movie was really about. And I hate it-! LOL. ( God, 43 sucks. )

But as a piece of film, “10” is funny and cute and brilliantly sad. Bittersweet. A classic.

Blackberry's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I did like the message of the movie, which is the main point of some movies anyway (I think?). So I could go with the 6.

tranquilsea's avatar

My son wanted me to watch Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father. It was extremely sad.

I remember the news stories when this all occurred but I had long since forgotten about it.

linguaphile's avatar

Gnomeo and Juliet, for the… maybe 12th time and Rent for the 28th time (??). My daughter loves those movies and she’s at the age where they wear the movie out before going on to the next one.

Lucky, both are 10/10 for me!

Brian1946's avatar

@cprevite @Neizvestnaya

I saw Thor and I mostly agree, although I was thinking I’d give it an 8 out of 10. ;-)
I also think that screen writers/directors should dispense with superfluous romances that are purely incidental to the story.

Perhaps one of you would be interested in answering my quip at http://www.fluther.com/132266/who-would-win/#quip2237969
Apparently I’m the only one in that thread who’s familiar with our beloved Ymir and Surtur. ;-p

ddude1116's avatar

@Symbeline That’s why it’s such a good movie, it consistently gives you chills no matter how many times you’ve seen it! And Scar is hands down the best Disney villain; he was just a random third party who’d fuck over anybody in a position to benefit him, like Ursula or Maleficent, his reasoning was personal and he enacted with a cold efficiency. Not to mention, the voice actor was pretty awesome, whomever it was..
@Joker94 That scene will always be traumatizing…poor Simba…

mazingerz88's avatar

@ddude1116 That would be Jeremy Irons as Scar I think. But hey, Beauty and the Beast rocks too! Right? Lol. Ohh, that’s my fave!

For THOR admirers on this board. Yeah, those Marvel executives who decided on getting Sir Anthony Hopkins and Kenneth “Shakespearen” Brannagh to direct and whoever wrote the script, well, they deserve credit. The movie may be at par with the first IronMan or even slightly better. But darn that stale love story angle! Lol.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

I saw “The Karate Kid” on cable t.v. this morning. I thought it was so stupid. Mr. Miyagi is so stereotypical of the wise, venerable old Asian man giving out philosophical advice and proverbs like Confucius. And Ralph Macchio is so damn wimpy! I felt like punching the lights out of both of them. Lol.

I found the entire movie corny and unrealistic. 3 stars out of 10.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Blackberry “Mr. Miyagi, how am I going to win the tournament? I’m just a wimpy kid,” asks Macchio. “Follow the spirit my son, look at the moon, the heavens above, move your hand this way, that way, like the earth revolving around the sun,” Mr. Miyagi whispers.

Like what the???

cookieman's avatar

Ooh, look at all the Thor love. :^)

@Thor-people: Agreed. What is so wrong about ending Jane’s story arc with her being fascinated by him (physically, as a “god”, as a science curiosity, etc.). She can still still longingly look to the stars.

And Thor could still long to return to earth. Not because he’s in love with her, but because he grew fond of humans and wants to learn more. And sure, maybe he takes a particular shine to Jane as he likes her spunk (or something).

Then, if there’s a sequel, they can spend more time together and maybe a romance could emerge more naturally.

But hey, what do I know?

Funny comic story: In a fairly recent comic (Thunderbolts), Thor is walking through a woman’s prison to see an inmate. He quickly becomes the subject of cat-calls and come-ons. One inmate yells out, “Yeah, you’ll be Thor all right – Soon as we’re done having Thex.”

Coloma's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES

Hahaha….you are so funny!
But hey…don’t EVEN diss Jackie Chan..OMG! I need a cold shower.

DominicX's avatar

The last movie I saw was “Drive” with Ryan Gosling. I enjoyed it very much and I would rate it an 8/10. I thought the movie had an excellent mysterious atmosphere (and some considered the movie a tribute to a surrealist movie director). The movie definitely had some elements of “surreal” films in it and of course, I love anything that even hints at the surreal. It was a little gory for my liking and I wasn’t always clear with where the story was ultimately going, but I thought the movie was top notch and it deserves the high ratings it’s been getting.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Coloma Jackie Chan…..lol-lol. He is a funny guy.

Coloma's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES

I love him in the Rush Hour movies, he’s got the most adorable smile, it just makes me want to, to…well nuf said lol

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Coloma The people in the Asian community always joke about his nose. They lovingly refer to it as being shaped like a “pomelo”, or Chinese grapefruit. Lol.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Coloma…makes you want to…rush? Lol.

Ayesha's avatar

The Godfather. 10/10.

ucme's avatar

I watched Despicable Me for the umpteenth time last night with the wife & kids. I’d rate it one my fave animated movies.

Bellatrix's avatar

I saw Eye of the Storm which is based on the Patrick White novel. It was good. Kept my husband and I talking for a long time afterwards.

ddude1116's avatar

@mazingerz88 Jeremy Irons, thanks! Beauty and the Beast is such a good film… It’s a better film, I think, only marginally, though.. However, it’s quite probably my favorite, too.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Despicable Me. I loved it. I rate it a 9.5.

Coloma's avatar

I liked Despicable Me too, and “Tangled.” I think the horse Maximillian is one of the best characters ever…so funny!

Tbag's avatar

JOHNNY ENGLISH.
9 out of 10!

Symbeline's avatar

@ddude1116 Yeah. I like Scar because he’s a very well constructed villain. He’s more than a villain just for the sake of there being a villain in a movie.

I’d have to give number one to Shan Yu from Mulan as far as cool villains go, but that’s the problem with him…he looks and sounds cool, but otherwise, he just seems to be there to fit the role. Scar is much more fleshed out, which works out much better. A villain needs a personality and a scary motive to be a good villain.
(my favourite Disney villain is still Frolo though)

ddude1116's avatar

Exactly! Villains are entirely capable of being cool and just totally badass, but development is key to be truly great. But I must give credit to Beauty and the Beast for basically doing the polar opposite of that formula and having no definitively defined villain. He was in Hunchback of Notre Dame, right?

Symbeline's avatar

Frolo, yeah. I loved him, because he was a product of his times gone haywire, rather than just some evil fucker. Disney got it damn right with Scar as far as how villains should be, but not actually having a villain isn’t their niche much, although they pulled through with Frolo.

Beauty and the Beast I remember it being very awesome…but this was very long ago. I was pretty young, and I don’t remember much. I remember thinking Gaston was such a fuckin asshole though lol. I’d have to see it again. You say it has no defined villain, so perhaps a re watching of that one is in order. I remmeber that the whole theme to that movie was seeing passed shit, and even Gaston was just really pissed off, rather than evil. (he was damn arrogant though, but so was Mushu so…XD)

ddude1116's avatar

I should really watch that movie, I’ve always wanted to, but I haven’t..

But Gaston was a total asshole, and though he technically was the villain, he didn’t do anything nearly as bad as, say, murder a king, or curse a baby, or take over all of goddam China. His ego just wouldn’t, or couldn’t, take ‘no’ for an answer, and it being a Disney movie and all, he couldn’t rape or hurt Belle in any way. But that was much the extent of how sinister he was. Don’t get me wrong, he was not at all a nice dude, but I don’t think he was evil enough to actually be considered a true villain.

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