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Author Topic: The Movie Thread Reloaded  (Read 108072 times)

Omega

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1050 on: January 06, 2023, 07:20:15 PM »
This sounds like the sort of thing that'd be hilarious to watch with a few beers.

"A couple of margaritas in" certainly helped.

The reviews I read after hearing about that bit seem to indicate that the whole thing is taking the piss on the TV show, being set "outside" with the characters being animated actors like in Roger Rabbit.

Very. Its yet another in these damn idiot "Set in the real world" mockeries every single one nearly has been for years now. So its Rodger Rabbit but with the RR crew. They are actors. Jesus Christ why? The synopses reads so hateful towards the show. Also like alot of these things have been.

Lurkndog

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1051 on: January 15, 2023, 10:54:33 PM »
So, back in the distant past of 2019, WWE Entertainment put together a movie called Fighting with my Family about the life of pro wrestler Paige, starring a then-obscure actress named Florence Pugh.

Fast forward to 2023, and I've become a big fan of Florence Pugh after her work at Marvel, particularly her cameo in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.

So I decided to check out Fighting with my Family and see if it was any good.

It was okay. Pugh is good as Paige, AKA Saraya Bevis, AKA Brittany Knight, despite not looking anything like the real wrestler, and the supporting cast are excellent as well. Well written, well acted, and pretty compelling most of the time.

The problem is they couldn't decide whether to go with the "wrestling is fake" or "wrestling is real" approach. Most of the movie is a behind the scenes view of the life of Paige and her family, who are all wrestlers and carny folk. But they wanted the sports movie ending where our heroine overcomes adversity and wins the big fight. This turns the third reel into a real trainwreck, where they have her going out and winning a wrestling match that is now apparently a real fight that she can win. Despite the rest of the movie establishing pretty clearly how wrestling actually works.

They basically lose the thread of their own storyline, which should have shown her finding her voice and stage persona during her training and apprenticeship in WWE's developmental program NXT, as it actually happened in real life.

In the end, it's not a bad way to spend an evening, but that ending is definitely flawed.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #1052 on: January 21, 2023, 10:55:07 AM »
Last night: Everything Everywhere All At Once.

It was a long episode of Rick and Morty with a more positive outlook. Good movie, great cast.