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Gemini Man. Harmless tosh which no doubt gave Will Smith a whopping pay cheque. Decent enough Saturday night fare but I'd have been miffed if I'd paid to see it at the cinema.
Yeah I went to the Cinema to see it 😂
My lad enjoyed it,I found it watchable.
Will Smiths voice was annoying as the younger one.
 

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Accidentally watched Safe House again last night as it was on telly. Pretty good film actually. Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds are a pairing you maybe wouldn't expect to work, but I thought they pulled it off well.
 

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Watched Rocketman last night, great film, Elton John was a troubled man.
Actor who played him was excellent.
I thought it was terrible. Can't quite put my finger in why as I like Taron Egerton as an actor, thought the singing was brilliant. But something about the flow of the film just didn't work for me.
 

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I thought it was terrible. Can't quite put my finger in why as I like Taron Egerton as an actor, thought the singing was brilliant. But something about the flow of the film just didn't work for me.
I wasn’t expecting to like it, it was the wife’s choice.
Always going to difficult to squeeze in so much into a film, but I thought they did it well.
 

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I know its an oldie, however it was on the TV so watched 'War of the Worlds' finally (the tom cruise one, as not sure if there older ones)

What a load of push. The ending was rubbish!

That is all.
 

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Just watched Marvellous, it was on BBC2 earlier this week, it is the story of Neil Baldwin, part football but mainly life, I had seen it recommended on various forums, I really enjoyed it, it is something a bit different, available on iPlayer & Prime as well I believ.
 

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I thought it was terrible. Can't quite put my finger in why as I like Taron Egerton as an actor, thought the singing was brilliant. But something about the flow of the film just didn't work for me.
Part of the struggle I had with it was that Elton never came across as a particularly nice person. I didn't feel empathy for him. Contrast that with Bohemian Rhapsody, still strong in the memory at that point, where Freddie came across as a much more sympathetic person.

If you don't feel for the main character in a biopic then you are going to struggle to enjoy the film.
 

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Just watched Marvellous, it was on BBC2 earlier this week, it is the story of Neil Baldwin, part football but mainly life, I had seen it recommended on various forums, I really enjoyed it, it is something a bit different, available on iPlayer & Prime as well I believ.
It was marvellous - loved it.
 

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Part of the struggle I had with it was that Elton never came across as a particularly nice person. I didn't feel empathy for him. Contrast that with Bohemian Rhapsody, still strong in the memory at that point, where Freddie came across as a much more sympathetic person.

If you don't feel for the main character in a biopic then you are going to struggle to enjoy the film.
Think you may have nailed it there LT. As much as his music is iconic and good, just can't warm to the character.
 

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Part of the struggle I had with it was that Elton never came across as a particularly nice person. I didn't feel empathy for him. Contrast that with Bohemian Rhapsody, still strong in the memory at that point, where Freddie came across as a much more sympathetic person.

If you don't feel for the main character in a biopic then you are going to struggle to enjoy the film.
Think you may have nailed it there LT. As much as his music is iconic and good, just can't warm to the character.
Wouldn't disagree with either of those two comments, but would credit Elton John for some honesty about how he was, especially in the line near the end (his own description of what he'd been since 1975 if I remember it correctly; can't quote it, I'd get a large infraction). As an executive producer on the film, he could have sugar coated it a bit but he didn't for me. The one I felt came across as a real piece of work was John Reid (and he managed both Elton John and Queen; every day's a school day.).
 

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Wouldn't disagree with either of those two comments, but would credit Elton John for some honesty about how he was, especially in the line near the end (his own description of what he'd been since 1975 if I remember it correctly; can't quote it, I'd get a large infraction). As an executive producer on the film, he could have sugar coated it a bit but he didn't for me. The one I felt came across as a real piece of work was John Reid (and he managed both Elton John and Queen; every day's a school day.).
Fair point. Elton J has never hidden his behaviour so you have to admire his honesty if not the person. As you say, he could have been kinder to himself but didn't take that option.

In terms of Reid, we would really need to hear his side. He could have been on the end of a hatchet job, the film may have got him perfectly? As outsiders to it we need someone else to confirm how much was artistic licence and how much was on the mark. Managing those 2, Reid may not care. He must have made a few quid.
 
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