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Thread: The Last Duel (Ridley Scott)

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    The Last Duel (Ridley Scott)

    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    The Harder They Fall (Samuel, 2021) 4.5
    Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, 1935) 4.5
    Frankenstein (Whale, 1931)(multi) 5
    Last Night In Soho (Wright, 2021) TBA
    The Velvet Underground (Haynes, 2021) 3.5
    Halloween Kills (Green, 2021) 2
    Phantom of the Paradise (De Palma, 1974) 4
    No Time To Die (Fukunaga, 2021) 3.5
    Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Serkis, 2021) 3
    The Great Muppet Caper (Henson, 1981) 5
    The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Showalter, 2021) 4
    Le Cercle Rouge (Melville, 1970) 4.5
    Lamb (Johansson, 2021) 2.5

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    Even though it's October as the resident Ridley Scott fan I am compelled to try and see this in theaters.
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    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    The Harder They Fall (Samuel, 2021) 4.5
    Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, 1935) 4.5
    Frankenstein (Whale, 1931)(multi) 5
    Last Night In Soho (Wright, 2021) TBA
    The Velvet Underground (Haynes, 2021) 3.5
    Halloween Kills (Green, 2021) 2
    Phantom of the Paradise (De Palma, 1974) 4
    No Time To Die (Fukunaga, 2021) 3.5
    Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Serkis, 2021) 3
    The Great Muppet Caper (Henson, 1981) 5
    The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Showalter, 2021) 4
    Le Cercle Rouge (Melville, 1970) 4.5
    Lamb (Johansson, 2021) 2.5

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    Good review! Like kingdom of heaven, do you think there could be a directors cut? I know it's long, but it made a major difference with KoH.

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    I've been listening to the score from KoH a lot these days, it's beautiful.

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    Starts off terrible, but ends very well. The duel itself is especially good. Comer and Driver are the standouts.

    Too bad the studio had no idea how to market this. Feel like it would've been a hit when late night shows were big.

    But that first story... did anyone else feel like it was recapping with how frantically edited it was?

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Good review! Like kingdom of heaven, do you think there could be a directors cut? I know it's long, but it made a major difference with KoH.
    Thanks!

    There's more of Lady Marguerite's character that could be explored, so if a director's cut were to come out, I'd hope for it to include more of that.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    The Harder They Fall (Samuel, 2021) 4.5
    Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, 1935) 4.5
    Frankenstein (Whale, 1931)(multi) 5
    Last Night In Soho (Wright, 2021) TBA
    The Velvet Underground (Haynes, 2021) 3.5
    Halloween Kills (Green, 2021) 2
    Phantom of the Paradise (De Palma, 1974) 4
    No Time To Die (Fukunaga, 2021) 3.5
    Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Serkis, 2021) 3
    The Great Muppet Caper (Henson, 1981) 5
    The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Showalter, 2021) 4
    Le Cercle Rouge (Melville, 1970) 4.5
    Lamb (Johansson, 2021) 2.5

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    The duel itself is especially good. Comer and Driver are the standouts.
    I agree with all of this except I would add that Ben Affleck is a standout... which basically means Matt Damon is left out of the inner circle. Overall the movie is well acted. The duel started out with some annoying slo-mo effects, but eventually became satisfyingly physical and clunky (with all that armor). Reminded me a little of the end of The Revenant, except they're wearing full chain mail.

    But the final chapter rendered everything else obsolete, which is an unforgivable crime in a movie this long. Why didn't they just tell the story as it happened? Lots to appreciate, but it's a nay from me.

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