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On 4/23/2022 at 12:26 PM, dylanjosh said:

Anyone know a good IMAX theatre in Mumbai?

 

Right now, the best one I would say is PVR Icon Imax Screen (With Laser) in Phoenix Palladium Mall, Lower Parel. IMAX in Viviana Mall, Thane is also very decent. IMO the OG IMAX (Which used to be the dome) is bad currently (Though I've not been there is a long time, so I don't know if they've improved it.)

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Dune

 

The good is that the movie is moving visual art. It is breath-taking, gorgeous. Bad is that that’s the only good part. 
The fatal flaw for me was that the world and the way of life of the people just did not work. There’s tech advancement in some areas and others they are quite primitive, mostly in the order and way of life: emperors, house of X, etc. 
There was such a big disconnect that I had look up when the book was written, because this universe is completely oblivious to computers and silicon for most things, but not for weapons, and ships, and travel etc. If I had to wager a guess, I’d have pitted the book to be written in the early 1900’s, not 1965. 
 

In that way, the movie lost me within the first 10 minutes. I just wasn’t interested in anything except the visual creativity, and hoping for some good action and set pieces. Unfortunately, the action was sh*t too. 
 

Since the story or the characters did not interest me at all, the gaps of Denis Villeneuve as a filmmaker were front, and goddamn centre. Dune is slow, somber, and mind-numbing-ly boring. I WAS TEXTING during most of it. LOL. A worse thing I could not say about a movie. 
 

PS: Mad Max Fury Road and BR2049 walk that line of desolation in an alternate universe extremely proficiently. So it wasn’t the setting, or the vibe. Dune’s world felt idiotic, and incomplete conceptually. 
 

Also, this Nolan hangover of unclear dialog and vocals has got to die. 
 

4/10

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I think in that universe, only analog is safe. Otherwise, yeah, it’s a bad movie. I don’t know why Americans are obsessed with this and The Batman. Both have terrible storytelling. I think I even enjoyed Batman & Robin more when I was a kid. 

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On 4/23/2022 at 12:26 PM, dylanjosh said:

Anyone know a good IMAX theatre in Mumbai?


Carnival's IMAX Wadala used to be my go-to because of the huge screen and dome structure. Not sure if they still show movies in IMAX format anymore.

Also, thinking to watch DS2 in Screen X. That 270 degrees feel of Raimi's signature camera moves! :wOOtjumpy:
 

woo

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Saw KGF chapter 2, Absolutely loved it, what an amazing screen presence! 
Will be going for a rewatch!

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8 hours ago, cyberpunk said:

Also, thinking to watch DS2 in Screen X. That 270 degrees feel of Raimi's signature camera moves! :wOOtjumpy:

Have you seenin Screen X before? Is it any fun? I hate the vertical bars between the screens

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On 4/24/2022 at 11:10 AM, hope said:

Thats what we want from our movies.

 

Hindi films used to be like that only and thats why we love them. 

 

This reality and grounded sh*t, no one wants to see this BS. Its all because of this emergence of Netflix and OTT which will soon fade away. 

 

Watching a movie should be fun. We want larger than life stuff not this OTT grounded sh*t. 

 

RRR is 3 hours and still mega hit. That conviction it had throughout, people are ready to watch them long movies if done well.

 

Still the biggest hits are the Sooryavanshis and big AAA Marvel flicks not grounded depressing sh*t. 

I feel Bollywood should first stop copying and invest in same good writers/musicians.  Earlier they used to copy Western movies/songs etc and now they're copying Southern language movies/songs etc.  Bollywood's strength was pre-dominantly in music/rom-com/family/drama movies, especially after the angry young man's era of AB.  Just look at top grossing Hindi/Bollywood movies and more than 50% if them would be from these genres.  Instead of playing to their strengths and making good decent original movies , they are simply remaking hit movies just to get in the multi hundred crore club.  Maybe they think it's risk free, but they're losing the audience who would've seen these movies already on ott/dubbed versions on tv or in theaters in the original language.  Also they need to stop relying on the same handful of actors for big budget movies.  Anyway, I'm no movie business expert, but i think Bollywood really need to get it's act together, else it's going to start losing relevance in the coming years.

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23 hours ago, Ne0 said:

I feel Bollywood should first stop copying and invest in same good writers/musicians.  Earlier they used to copy Western movies/songs etc and now they're copying Southern language movies/songs etc.  Bollywood's strength was pre-dominantly in music/rom-com/family/drama movies, especially after the angry young man's era of AB.  Just look at top grossing Hindi/Bollywood movies and more than 50% if them would be from these genres.  Instead of playing to their strengths and making good decent original movies , they are simply remaking hit movies just to get in the multi hundred crore club.  Maybe they think it's risk free, but they're losing the audience who would've seen these movies already on ott/dubbed versions on tv or in theaters in the original language.  Also they need to stop relying on the same handful of actors for big budget movies.  Anyway, I'm no movie business expert, but i think Bollywood really need to get it's act together, else it's going to start losing relevance in the coming years.

 

Good riddance.

 

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4 minutes ago, STICK3Rboy said:

 

Saw that video a couple of days ago and wished to watch the movie right then. After a long while a film has caused this kind of anticipation. Cinemas were created for movies like this.

This feels like it is going to be peak Cruise :D

 

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24 minutes ago, achilles said:

Saw that video a couple of days ago and wished to watch the movie right then. After a long while a film has caused this kind of anticipation. Cinemas were created for movies like this.

This feels like it is going to be peak Cruise :D

 

Yup. Seeing all those reactions from the cinemacon premiere has got me even more hyped (more than even for Doctor Strange).

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2 hours ago, achilles said:

Saw that video a couple of days ago and wished to watch the movie right then. After a long while a film has caused this kind of anticipation. Cinemas were created for movies like this.

This feels like it is going to be peak Cruise :D

 

 

2 hours ago, STICK3Rboy said:

 

Yup. Seeing all those reactions from the cinemacon premiere has got me even more hyped (more than even for Doctor Strange).

 

very hyped to see this, love Cruise and love Top Gun. 

 

also, 4DX or IMAX? It'll be watchable in both formats? I guess 4DX with the motion and stuff makes sense, but the exhilarating nature and all the audio of the aircraft manoeuvres would be better in IMAX no?

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19 hours ago, North said:

very hyped to see this, love Cruise and love Top Gun. 

 

also, 4DX or IMAX? It'll be watchable in both formats? I guess 4DX with the motion and stuff makes sense, but the exhilarating nature and all the audio of the aircraft manoeuvres would be better in IMAX no?

 

Yeah, IMAX would be the safer bet. 4DX can be quite hit or miss.

I'm willing to risk it because I absolutely loved the 4DX implementation in Ford v Ferrari, and I'm hoping this will have a similar (if not better) experience. Also, I don't have an option for IMAX :lol:

 

I'd say go for IMAX first, and if the reviews for 4DX are good, then go see it once more :P

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