Phonebooth (replies may contain spoiler info)

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Sports' started by Herkalees, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    I saw it last night and thought it was great, until the ending. I can't really put my finger on it, but I don't think the ending was as good as it could've been...

    Anyone else see it? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    i saw it a few days ago. i must confess, i didn't like it much. it felt too much like a made-for-tv movie.

    i thought some of the camera work was cool. but forrest whitaker (very talented actor) was just wasted.

    all-in-all, i wouldn't recommend it. :(
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    it was so-so... :)

    suspense build-up and the characters flaws could have been developed better...

    all in all he just did not seem to be that flawed a character...
     
  4. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    lying to people, screwing them over and cheating on your wife isn't flawed?

    what r u smoking? ;)
     
  5. Lighter

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    It's received mixed reviews but I thought it was excellent. Not your run-of-the-mill drama, sci-fi or efx boasted film. The story-line was good, cinematography was great and the acting (with exception to Whitaker's awkward handling of his non-standard role) was great.

    Idunno, I think the movie served it's purpose: Every member of the audience is able to relate to Colin Farrel's lifestyle, in one way or another (either on the giving or receiving end of his BS, or somewhere in the middle). It makes ya think realistically --something the genre batch has generally strayed from the past couple of years.

    Well, that's my opinion anway. :happy:
     
  6. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    first off, it was short, too short to be good, cheesy editing effects (ie multiple camera boxes) and VERY predictiable, I saw the (lame) ending comming from a mile away. they added some stupid 5 minute "hip-hop" intro to the movie just to make it hour 20 minutes long, the movie company asked for like 7 trailers to be on the movie, just to flil it out a bit.
     
  7. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    The thing about the end that bothered me, was that they instantly brought the body down for Colin to see.

    I thought that was pretty lame. No crime scene, outlining the body? Maybe a little investigating?

    I also heard that the voice on the phone was redone post production. Forget who the original was and why they didnt keep his voice, but I thought that was weird.

    I saw it for free so it wasnt really a loss.
     
  8. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    ahhh... tis the only way to see films...

    yeah, the more I think about the movie, the more of a disapointment it is, it just was so very hollow, no real content, no leason learned, no impression left, I'll forget about it in a month or 2...
     
  9. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I liked it
     
  10. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    me too, it was great! :p