The Last Film You Watched..... IV

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Having done the MI series, Jack Reacher duo and the Bourne films, I watched a couple of films recently:

The Foreigner (2017). Decided to give this a watch as looking for something a bit different to watch and found myself on Amazon for a change and this was listed.
Starring:  Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Pierce Brosnan

Plot: (from IMDB.com)

"A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities."

Not really knowing quite what to expect, I found the film a good watch with a nice flow. Having lived through the troubles and the immediate aftermath it was nice to see how the peace was still fragile and the posturing. Also to see Jackie Chan's character seeking the revenge that no doubt many a parent from those times wanted was good too. It was good too to see Pierce Brosnan playing a different role than normal.
Includes, obviously, scenes of violence and strong language.

I liked it and would watch again but not as soon as I felt I wanted to watch "JoJo Rabbit" again.

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1332787481?playlistId=tt1615160&ref_=tt_ov…

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The other film I watched was; 1944 [Although listed on the platform as "Forced to Fight 1944"] (2015) having a bit of a "thing" on "YouTube" regarding detecting and discovering WW2 relics in Europe, and the battles on the Eastern Front, I thought I would give this a go.

Starring:  Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan Üksküla, Maiken Pius

Plot: (From IMDB.com)

"In 1944 Estonia, a fratricide war ensues when Estonians of the retreating German forces fight against Estonians conscripted into the advancing Soviet Red Army."

It is a non-english language film but there were subtitles available.

A piece of Eastern Front history that I was unaware of regarding Estonia, it was a good film that gave due creedence to both sides and their feelings about the war at this stage and their involvement in it, with both sides given around the same screen time. Another good film and time I didn't that I had wasted by watching. A worthy watch of a modern war film.

Has the now usual graphic nature of the injuries sustained by the soldiers, so those who don't like such images, just be warned.

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2229582105?playlistId=tt3213684&ref_=tt_ov… 

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And then a third (This lockdown has at least given me time to watch some films and TV for a change).

Ghosts of War. (2020)

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Kyle Gallner, Alan Ritchson

Plot: (From IMDB.com)

"Five American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. This unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield."

Okay, the plot as described did not necessarily fill me with much hope, but I wanted to watch a film I hadn't seen before and this piqued enough interest for me to give it a whirl. I am quite glad I did to be honest. 
The film seems a little odd in it's beginning but, stick with it. Again another of those films that sometimes the blurb doesn't do it justice, and certainly no hint at the twist at the end which was brilliantly done and certainly not expected.
Again contains graphic images of injuries as is the norm these days.

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3139681817?playlistId=tt6508228&ref_=tt_ov…

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Oh dear, he's been watching films again...

Just the one today, Sabotage (2014).

Starring:  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard

Plot: (From IMDB.com)
"Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house."

Right, I saw a trailer on a streaming platform and thought it looks quite interesting, so gave it a whirl. Not a bad film, but then not brilliant either. Extremely graphic in parts (just to warn those not happy to see such things), the film builds from the opening sequence with the successful raid and then continues into the group being killed off one by one. The camera work was deliberately shakey, which at times was off putting and not really necessary and I felt a distraction. It was annoying how when on raids the team could dispatch one of the "bad guys" with a double tap, plasterboard walls were shot through and various things destroyed and yet in the chase at the end the bullets seemed to make hardly any impact on anything and the team's aim became shockingly bad even allowing for them swinging around in moving vehicles.

It was watchable, but not going to rush to watch it again that is for sure.   

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1911925273?playlistId=tt1742334&ref_=tt_ov…  

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Hi All,

The Tomorrow War - 2021 via Amazon Prime.  An excellent back to a good old fashioned none PC/Woke - take your brain out relax and enjoy entertainment.    If you like your Sci-Fi you should like this with a few classic Sci-Fi references in some scenes which only add to the film IMHO.  There  are rumours of a sequel so I for one am keeping my fingers crossed...😎

Starring:- Chris Pratt, Yvonne Stahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpen, Sam Richardson,             Edwin Hodge, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Mike Mitchell and Seth Scenall.

The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPistcpGB8o

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Hi All,

Watched Legend 2015 (Via Amazon Prime) TBH I preferred the Kemp brothers film although this was quite good to watch great acting by Tom Hardy especially, likewise all the rest of the cast as well.

Starring:- Tom Hrady,Emily Browning,Colin Morgan,Christopher Ecclesston,David Thewlis,Taron Egerton,Chez Palmintiri,Paul Bettany,Tara Fitzgerald,Aneurin Barnard,Paul Anderson,Duffy,Kevin McNally,John Sessions,Alex Giannini,Sam Spruell and Adam Fogerty.

It is adapted from John Pearson's book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins, which deals with their career and the relationship that bound them together, and follows their gruesome career to life imprisonment in 1969.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey7S4hko_Mc

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Hi All,

 I watched two films since the last post the first was a lot better than I thought it would and that was Danger Close (2019) via Netflix.

Starring:- Travis Fimmel and a host of others and so to many to list:- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0441881/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm 

Outnumbered, outgunned, never out of courage - 'Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan' is an exhilarating and hard-hitting war thriller based on the unbelievable true story of The Battle of Long Tan. Major Harry Smith (Travis Fimmel) and his company of 108 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives in the Battle of Long Tan. With 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong soldiers closing in, their ammunition running out and casualties mounting, each man...

Trailer:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E0J11-rB7Q

 

The second was a film I have meaning to watch for a few years and glad I did if you like Sci-Fi then this is for you Chappie (2015) Via Netflix In a similar vein to District 9 set in Sth Africa.   A movie that you can empathise with the Robot in particular when he becomes sentient and his reaction to a gang leader, just a real good watch IMHO.

Starring:- Sharlto Copley,Dev Patel,Hugh Jackman,Ninja,Yolandi Visser,Jose Pablo Cantillo,Sigourney Weaver,Brandon Auret,Anderson Cooper and Eugene Wanangwa Khumbanyiwa.

Chappie, a police robot, is stolen by criminals who treat it like their own child. With new programming, it becomes the first robot with the ability to feel and think for itself. (courtesy Google)

Trailer:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyy7y0QOK-0

Geoff.