#31

Black Panther was nothing as the reviews said. If this is the best superhero film ever made, god help the rest, – where did the benchmark run away?

Caveat: No, it wasn’t a I had expectations, it failed kind of a movie watching experience. I go watch all the Marvel & DC Films irrespective of the reviews, stay in the hall even if I’m the only one to see the last bit after the credits roll up, under the impatient stares and food tapping of the cleaning staff waiting, for my exit to get the theatre ready for the next show! (This time there were 5 others to give me company!)

The film was boring from the word go! I yawned & wondered is it just me who feels like walking out of this hall as nothing T’challa said or did was compulsion enough to make me sit thru this film.. The jokes were forced, that “did he freeze bit” .. we all tease our siblings and friends, to laugh wholeheartedly!!!

Unless, the makers wanted to make a different kind of superhero film, to redefine the superhero – make him seem more vulnerable! I loved the Black Panther’s first appearance in Civil War, he was more of a superhero than he is in this film solely dedicated to him!

Take away, Shuri! She kept me entertained. When she says “don’t scare me colonizer” it is more like a tongue in the cheek kind of, then chuckle moment… a comment from a jester character in a Shakespearean play or a brash teenager! But why is Martin Freeman put in the film at all?

It was refreshing to be introduced to the continent of Africa from a different perspective, instead of the ever so familiar world of two giraffes walking, a herd of zebras running, cheetahs yawning, dust floating in a golden yellow hue, from a “white” film maker to the background of a drumbeat similar to the BG of lion king!

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  1. Oh yes saw it yesterday and not impressed at all.. like you said too much hype to the movie…

    In the hall there were three people watching it 😁 on a saturday .. does show how good it is..

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  2. I had my doubts from the start somehow…based on the trailer! Good i didnt go!! These days i am extra-cautious about anything which looks too good to be true or over-hyped πŸ˜‘

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      1. It’s simple! When content is not upto the mark then hype it or create an unnecessary controversy and money will start flowing in!! And public will be fooled πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

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          1. It happens many times for some movies with all good reviews only! That’s why it’s better to rely in your own judgement!! …i have been bored to death by some very critically-acclaimed movies!!

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            1. I agree .. I was at the theatre to watch this Farah Khan film – Happy New Year.. this man next to me, and his friends were literally falling off theie chair laughing watching the film – and I wondered if he and I were watching the same film .. you know.. !!! πŸ˜‚

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              1. HNY really!!! πŸ™„ … it was sooo pathetic with forced humour…i know people have own likes and dislikes but do wonder sometimes how is it possible to like it!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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                    1. Mall across the road!! Wow! Lucky you! Yeah not all films worth going unless there is good company in which case even a bad film bearing!

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                    2. Haha yes!! I once had watched tees mar khan with friends and it was a horrible movie but made bearable by our jokes on it!! πŸ˜†

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                    3. Yes! Thats how films become bearable. A friend and I wanted to get rid of the bby heat so landed in a theatre to watch phillauri!! We cracked more jokes on the than the scriptwriter wrote, it became worth the watch! Company makes a film goes perfect!

                      I can’t watch films alone in a theatre for some reason!!

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                    4. Yes company makes it so much fun!! I miss it!! I can understand you…watching alone in theatre is like a stifling experience…you cant share laughs on a particular comedy scene or crack jokes on a silly one! Or just watch it all with silently with mouth shut! Frustrates me! But ironically that’s what i have been doing all these years! Watching alone! 😣😣 i dont like watching movies alone and visiting places alone!

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                    5. Even if you dont talk then also it kind of feels lonely or weird…and all that process of getting tickets, waiting in queue, or waiting for doors to open or when the ads are playing…etc etc…watching things silently without talking to anyone! For me it feels stifling! What is your reason? πŸ€”

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                    6. Once the film begins I don’t want any disturbance unless it is like those hopeless ones where we make fun! After the film, I love these long discussions.. and most of my friends are “film buffs” πŸ˜‰ basically I love to talk .. πŸ˜‚
                      Otherwise… I want people around.. ☺️

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                    7. Depends .. thinking of going for Tomb raider tomorrow. A wrinkle in time hasn’t released in the theatres near mine so will wait for that! Otherwise nothing interesting this week. Waiting for Ocean 8, whenever that is released!

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                    8. Have you watched previous tomb raider? Shape of water has also released i think..i will go today to watch padmavat 😊

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                    9. Yes – two films with Angelina Jolie I have watched. Padmavati πŸ˜‰ the number of controversies they pulled with this one film! Uff. I sat and wondered what was there in this film ..

                      All the Oscar nominations have released. If you are interested in animation, check out Coco.

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                    10. Ok then you can compare with this one (and it will make you bias too! πŸ˜›)
                      Yeah i think these days people get offended for no reason!! Unnecessary controversies get created! πŸ™„ i am excited to watch it (looking forward to ranveer’s character!)
                      Yes will see the oscar nominations but after careful reviews! Some of the maximum nominations in recent past were such a borefest for me!! Coco looks interesting…will definitely watch it! I love animations specially by pixar!!

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                    11. Yeah from the trailers it looked like he eclipsed everyone else! And i like the dark characters more hence villains are more important to me!! πŸ˜› Like in superhero movies too … the stronger the villain and the acting then the better the movie gets … like dark knight (my fav superhero movie of all time!)
                      Naming it khilji? πŸ€” not a bad option!! Wonder why slb didnt think of it!! πŸ˜„
                      I will be going to get ready now for the movie…show at 3! Will discuss with you more after i have watched it!! πŸ˜ƒ

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                    12. Aha, will look forward to that! Isn’t that carnival cinemas seen from the bridge in Malad or is it after .. I know there is one towards Borivali.. have come to watch a few films that’s side!

                      True, the better the villain the better the film. Nolan’s Joker is an all-time everybodys fav. Villain has a lot of scope to act rather than the heroes.. enjoy the film, it is a visual treat! But I found it a tad too long to towards the end! We’ll discuss it after ☺️

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                    13. Carnival cinemas? I think I remember you had asked me about it earlier too and i didnt know about it back then!!! And i dont know about it right now too πŸ™ˆ
                      Nolan is my favourite and i watch all his movies in theatre the first week!! 😍 the combination of nolan and zimmer!!
                      Just returned home from movie…it was sooooo long and slow in parts! But ranveer as khilji was the scene stealer!!! Everytime when he came on screen i was anticipating something to happen!! Yes it was a visual treat (like all bhansali ones!) … and after watching it i dont know what was all the fuss and protests about!!! It showed Rajput valour and honor all along!!
                      And i was saddened by the ending scene…πŸ˜ͺ….got goosebumps!! 😰Thankfully it was based on fiction!! So much savagery and killings…all for beauty!!

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                    14. Was it for beauty? Padmavati could be the Indian Helen of Troy! They say they fought the war in her name but was it for trade lines or beauty..

                      Too long a film, I felt the last half an hour particularly long ..

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                    15. Yeah that’s exactly what i was thinking while watching the movie…so much loss of life and resources for a woman! And imagine the soldiers who gave their life for such a useless personal cause !!

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                    16. When I saw the Jal Mahal for the first time in Jaipur, and heard the origin story from guide/people around, the one thought that crossed my mind was the king’s arrogance of having the power and money to build such .. !!

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                    17. You saw jal mahal from the far or actually went inside? It’s in the midst of lake right…
                      I plan to visit amer fort, jal mahal and local markets…still need to plan on where and what to eat…! Thanks

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                    18. Oh no! If that was the case, I’d have stayed someplace in Borivali! :-D.. whenever I have gone that way I have crossed Malad.. but rather than the local, the ac buses 123/125 is an eaiser means of transport for me.

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