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The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

From the director of A Girl Walks Alone at Night. Looks pretty wild.

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re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

As someone who really liked A Girl Walks Alone at Night, I'm interested.
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re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Very interested in this. Really liked "A Girl..."

A post-apocalyptic story set in a Texas wasteland populated by a motley assortment of rugged folks, including cannibals.
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re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

I love a good post apocalyptic flick but that trailer just doesn't grab me. I'll keep an open mind when reviews start coming out though.
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re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Huh, looked weird, but intriguing. Never really saw Reeves in costume before. He usually just plays himself lol
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re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Loved Girl, so I am stoked. I'm sure the soundtrack will be phenomenal like in Girl.
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re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves



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This starts to roll out this week. Currently 46% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_bad_batch/
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

This is also available via VOD today. Vudu/itunes/amazon what have you
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

I just blind-bought from VUDU.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Saw a Screening at the Alamo Drafthouse last week that had a Livestream Q&A with Ana Lily Amirpour & Suki Waterhouse.

The film's Cinematography is beautiful and the opening scenes are fantastic but I other than that, the film is a bit aimless.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Looked ok, but not sure if I would watch again...
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Originally Posted by asianxcore
Saw a Screening at the Alamo Drafthouse last week that had a Livestream Q&A with Ana Lily Amirpour & Suki Waterhouse.

The film's Cinematography is beautiful and the opening scenes are fantastic but I other than that, the film is a bit aimless.

Agreed. I was downright bored by the end, personally. I still haven't seen the director's previous film, but I'll check it out based on all the praise it got.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Originally Posted by Dan

Agreed. I was downright bored by the end, personally. I still haven't seen the director's previous film, but I'll check it out based on all the praise it got.
So many Media Outlets are comparing it to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre & Mad Max. While it's clear that some of the influences are there, the film doesn't come close to the sense of urgency contained in those series'. Maybe in those opening scenes but nowhere after.

I love A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)! I got to (finally) see it on in a theater about a week after I saw The Bad Batch (2017).

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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Finally watched this today and loved it.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

This dropped on Netflix for anyone interested.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

It is veryyyyy slowwww moving. Find something better for 2 hours.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

I didn't realize that Jim Carrey was in this until I saw a screenshot. Good shot of him at the 1:07 point of the trailer #2 posted above.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

I didn't realize it was Jim Carrey until the "Is Jim Carrey's career over" thread hit and I saw the movie months ago.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Just watched this on Netflix. I liked it, but I agree that it is kind of slow and meandering, which is little odd after the intensity of the opening scenes. Don't go into this expecting Mad Max: Fury Road.

The lead actress didn't show much range, though I get that her character was kind of emotionally numb through most of the story because of her circumstances. She did have a certain screen presence, though, and of course being beautiful doesn't hurt. I liked the journey her character goes through to find her place in this world.

I liked the look of the film--the production design, costumes, and cinematography.

Now I definitely want to check out A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

I really liked Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and was looking forward to this film. I found it to be a stylish post apocalyptic tale with a Tarantinoesque flavor. After a highly promising first third it just wanders down an aimless path that eventually disappoints. It’s not a bad film, but it does meander at times and feels as if it could have used a tighter script and a trim in the editing room.

2.5/5
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

If the first third is where the action/good parts are, color me disappointed. I only got thru about 30 minutes before I turned this off.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Stumbled across this today on Netflix ... didn’t know anything about it going in. Not sure I know anything about it coming out. Fantastic visuals and very interesting concepts, but the world and the characters were not fleshed out (pun!) enough that I connected.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Originally Posted by Abob Teff
Stumbled across this today on Netflix ... didnít know anything about it going in. Not sure I know anything about it coming out. Fantastic visuals and very interesting concepts, but the world and the characters were not fleshed out (pun!) enough that I connected.
If you haven't already, go watch Amirpour's first film - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. It's a great film and has an awesome soundtrack. I believe it's available in various streaming outlets.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

Will search it out, as I do like quite a bit of what she did here.

I’ve been giving this film some thought overnight. I read a couple of articles about the film and Amirpour. Fascinating.

So I’ve been trying to put my finger on what it was I didn’t like ... not just with this but with some of the other films I have seen recently. I typically enjoy slow, character driven movies with great world building. Lately though, I am seeing more misses than hits. I think I have figured it out thanks to this movie ...

In order to connect and enjoy these types of films, I need to know 1) where the character is coming from, 2) where the character is now, and understand where the character ends up. The Bad Batch gives us 2 and 3, but misses completely on 1. We are not provided with any context on Arlen’s past nor the evolution of the society she is in. I am not saying we can’t have mystery or be dropped straight in (I like that), but along the journey I need context. The Bad Batch never provides any.

Compare this to a film like Midsommar ... we are dropped immediately into the tragedy that is Dani’s life, but are provided with context through the story telling. We see her journey from loneliness and despair to a sense of belonging because we know where she came from. We aren’t beaten over the head with pre-text, but given the brushstrokes as we see the picture forming. Even a film The Joker provides us with an evolution for Arthur as we have the subtext to his childhood as an isolated momma’s boy who is now struggling with mental health issues. Through the story he becomes an “enlightened sociopath”. It doesn’t always have to be a happy evolution, but we get that character growth.

With The Bad Batch, we know Arlen is ... uh ... well, we don’t know. She ... uh ... did ... something? She has been banished for ... uh ... things? She connects to super sexy Jason Mamoa and the cannibals despite the fact that they ate parts of her because ... uh ... super sexy Jason Mamoa? We should connect to her because ... trauma? Even if the world itself was more developed, I might get more of the clues needed to make me give a damn about Arlen.
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Re: The Bad Batch (2017, D: Amirpour) S: Waterhouse, Momoa, Ribisi, Reeves

I finally checked this out on Netflix the other day. I was not impressed at all. It started off like it was going to be interesting, and then it just wasn't. It limps along incredibly slowly, and then just... ends? She leaves Comfort because the leader gives off a sex-cultish vibe in order to live with a guy who is definitely cool with being a cannibal, but because he loves his daughter, he's a cool dude who you want to hang out with? I was very disappointed.

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