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Isle of Dogs
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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 11:27:09 pm »
My most anticipated film of the year.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 12:03:48 am »
My most anticipated film of the year.
I have to wait till April before it heads to a theater near me. I expect it'll be worth the wait.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 01:02:59 pm »
Yeah I think 2018 is already looking better than both 2017 and 2016 combined...but we will see.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 03:10:04 pm »
The new Wes Anderson film has 100% on RT from 11 reviews, and an average score of 8.2/10.

It also has an 85 on Metacritic at the moment.

So far it's my most anticipated film for the first half of the year.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt__kig8PVU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lxqzem01IU

Can't wait - I like all but 1 of his films, so chances are I'll like this...

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 06:52:24 pm »

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2018, 07:17:16 pm »
I'm getting the feeling my theater won't be showing this opening weekend, even though they've been showing trailers for it for months.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 08:16:30 pm »
There was some time open today during my trip so I spent it seeing Isle of Dogs, which was a lot of fun. Not Wes Andersonís best in my opinion but itís incredibly creative and expressive visually while maintaining Andersonís signature humor and interesting characters (even if some of them are shunted screentime-wise during the latter half). Either a B or a B+.

I found the decision to not use subtitles to be all that distracting. Itís obviously just a reversal of the joke they make in every film with talking dogs where the owner canít understand the dog while also evading expositional handholding to an extent. I can sort of understand why people are ticked off about the subplot with Greta Gerwig's character, though my issue was more with it being rushed and somewhat underdeveloped rather than the complaints about her being a white savior
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. I just think itís a shame that those elements are getting it barraged with accusations of cultural appropriation when it actually has some amusing yet resonant commentary.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 12:18:52 pm »
There was some time open today during my trip so I spent it seeing Isle of Dogs, which was a lot of fun. Not Wes Andersonís best in my opinion but itís incredibly creative and expressive visually while maintaining Andersonís signature humor and interesting characters (even if some of them are shunted screentime-wise during the latter half). Either a B or a B+.

I found the decision to not use subtitles to be all that distracting. Itís obviously just a reversal of the joke they make in every film with talking dogs where the owner canít understand the dog while also evading expositional handholding to an extent. I can sort of understand why people are ticked off about the subplot with Greta Gerwig's character, though my issue was more with it being rushed and somewhat underdeveloped rather than the complaints about her being a white savior  I just think itís a shame that those elements are getting it barraged with accusations of cultural appropriation when it actually has some amusing yet resonant commentary.

Glad you enjoyed it.  Hoping it comes to my theater at some point in the near future.  This whole cultural appropriation argument is completely lost on me however.  If a film is good, I want to see it.  These SJW's that find something to complain about in everything can just go kick dirt.  Can't wait until that millennial group dies off - because their viewpoints really aren't shared be people older OR younger than them.  They are a one off generation that gets insulted by any and everything - and that will be eradicated in time.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 12:49:22 pm »
Still no word of this coming to my theater.  Even the April 13 lineup doesn't show it.  This is total bullshit.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2018, 01:16:59 pm »
Still no word of this coming to my theater.  Even the April 13 lineup doesn't show it.  This is total bullshit.
It could be a case where the theater doesnít fully update their lineup for that week until the new releases are days away from being released. A shame, since all the details Wes Anderson crams into his films makes for a pretty great theater experience.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 12:32:34 pm »
Still no word of this coming to my theater.  Even the April 13 lineup doesn't show it.  This is total bullshit.
It could be a case where the theater doesnít fully update their lineup for that week until the new releases are days away from being released. A shame, since all the details Wes Anderson crams into his films makes for a pretty great theater experience.

It's certainly possible.  But our area is pretty fucking white-bread and mainstream, and a lot of great films pass us by.  So we will see, but I can't say I'm super confident it will get here.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2018, 07:23:41 pm »
This was solid, but I definitely prefer Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 07:30:51 pm »
This was solid, but I definitely prefer Fantastic Mr. Fox.

How many other Wes Anderson films have you watched?

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 07:34:55 pm »
This was solid, but I definitely prefer Fantastic Mr. Fox.

How many other Wes Anderson films have you watched?

Just those two, but I am planning on watching most of his others.
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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 07:38:35 pm »
This was solid, but I definitely prefer Fantastic Mr. Fox.

How many other Wes Anderson films have you watched?

Just those two, but I am planning on watching most of his others.
Moonrise Kingdom should still be on Netflix. Thatís one of his finest.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 07:40:55 pm »
This was solid, but I definitely prefer Fantastic Mr. Fox.

How many other Wes Anderson films have you watched?

Just those two, but I am planning on watching most of his others.

If you are, you might want to start in chronological order to see how he evolves as a film maker.  I did that and it was pretty cool - Bottle Rocket is much more straightforward and "normal" than his films afterwards.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2018, 10:33:47 pm »
9/10

Excellent film - my 2nd favorite Wes Anderson film.  Was very much in the Wes Anderson mold in respect to detail, narration, and score.  Every scene is layered and framed perfectly.  The humor is subtle and sharp.  The complaint I heard that you couldn't understand the Japanese characters because there were no subtitles never came to fruition - just about all of it was either straight-up decoded for the viewer via a translator or they used some other mechanism to give the viewer the gist of what was being said.  The story was pretty straightforward and mostly predictable if you pay attention.  It is a good mixture of dark and somewhat sad coupled with funny and heartwarming.  The collection of talented actors doing the voices certainly added to the ability to engross ones self in the film as you could identify each dog with a familiar voice.  Hard to find too many faults with the movie.  I suspect that I will be seeing it quite a few more times.

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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2018, 10:36:51 pm »
9/10

Excellent film - my 2nd favorite Wes Anderson film.  Was very much in the Wes Anderson mold in respect to detail, narration, and score.  Every scene is layered and framed perfectly.  The humor is subtle and sharp.  The complaint I heard that you couldn't understand the Japanese characters because there were no subtitles never came to fruition - just about all of it was either straight-up decoded for the viewer via a translator or they used some other mechanism to give the viewer the gist of what was being said.  The story was pretty straightforward and mostly predictable if you pay attention.  It is a good mixture of dark and somewhat sad coupled with funny and heartwarming.  The collection of talented actors doing the voices certainly added to the ability to engross ones self in the film as you could identify each dog with a familiar voice.  Hard to find too many faults with the movie.  I suspect that I will be seeing it quite a few more times.
Thoughts on the whole subplot with the exchange student? I wish that was a bit more developed. My other main complaint was how the film sort of ignored the rest of the pack after they got separated. The last time any of them got a Line was when they were all reunited at the bunker.

I think both problems would have been fixed if the film was longer, which is a very high compliment.
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Re: Isle of Dogs
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2018, 10:45:24 pm »
9/10

Excellent film - my 2nd favorite Wes Anderson film.  Was very much in the Wes Anderson mold in respect to detail, narration, and score.  Every scene is layered and framed perfectly.  The humor is subtle and sharp.  The complaint I heard that you couldn't understand the Japanese characters because there were no subtitles never came to fruition - just about all of it was either straight-up decoded for the viewer via a translator or they used some other mechanism to give the viewer the gist of what was being said.  The story was pretty straightforward and mostly predictable if you pay attention.  It is a good mixture of dark and somewhat sad coupled with funny and heartwarming.  The collection of talented actors doing the voices certainly added to the ability to engross ones self in the film as you could identify each dog with a familiar voice.  Hard to find too many faults with the movie.  I suspect that I will be seeing it quite a few more times.
Thoughts on the whole subplot with the exchange student? I wish that was a bit more developed. My other main complaint was how the film sort of ignored the rest of the pack after they got separated. The last time any of them got a Line was when they were all reunited at the bunker.

I think both problems would have been fixed if the film was longer, which is a very high compliment.

I thought the exchange student's role in the movie was done as it should have been.  I don't know how much more there was to unearth about her character.  I thought her purpose was executed while divulging enough about her character without getting too bogged down since she was more of an ancillary character with a specific function to the story, but not as a primary character.

I don't remember the separation being very long really.  And much of the first 30 minutes revolved around the pack - so I don't know how much more there was the expand upon once the young pilot and two main dogs all hook up.

On the surface, I wouldn't have minded if it had gone longer because I enjoyed it so much.  However, if they had extended it 20 minutes longer without a purpose, it very well could have been noticeable and dragged a bit.  At 101 minutes, I thought the conciseness of the film was one of its strengths as it felt no moment was unimportant to me.

 

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