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The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Old 01-05-23, 06:05 AM
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Maybe they needed some poor people as customers, because we would've started some shit, not just sit there "calm as Hindu cows."
You should check out Triangle of Sadness.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
I hope this doesnít get overlooked come Oscar time. This could be up for so much. Even, dare I say, Best Picture. Or is that too much of a reach? Not sure if this was adapted but screenplay has got to be nominated. And Fiennes, at least should. Would be nice if Taylor-Joy got nod too.
I think you were just in a really good mood when you watched this. Itís a good movie, but damn.

Youíve been having orgasm after orgasm about Top Gun since it was released 7 months ago. I find it hard to believe The Menu just surpassed it for good.

Youíll be back. 😉
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Without spoiling, do the horror elements involve any gore or is mostly just tension/suspense? Trying to figure out if I should watch this alone or suggest my wife watch it with me.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Without spoiling, do the horror elements involve any gore or is mostly just tension/suspense? Trying to figure out if I should watch this alone or suggest my wife watch it with me.
It has some violence and a little blood but not too much of what I'd consider gore. There is only one scene I think would be uh triggering for some folks.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Thanks. Mostly wanted to be sure this wasn't one that turns into something like Hostel but in a restaurant. Been trying to avoid too much detail on the story.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Oh yeah, it definitely isn't torture porn. I'd also say don't show her the trailer beforehand, it's best viewed fresh.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
This should be drama. Hope Oscar realizes that. I mean itís dark dark humor at best. But, I never took it as a comedy. Clever, witty, satirical, yes. ComedyÖno.
The ending featured characters
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dressed in marshmallow and chocolate,

and you never took this as a comedy?
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

It had the phrase "a fuckin' taco that might hold up in court." in it.
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Anyway I'm watching this again

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Old 01-05-23, 07:00 PM
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post
I think you were just in a really good mood when you watched this. It’s a good movie, but damn.

You’ve been having orgasm after orgasm about Top Gun since it was released 7 months ago. I find it hard to believe The Menu just surpassed it for good.

You’ll be back. 😉
it only slightly edges out TG:M. But, they are totally different movies and I would rank them separately since one is a popcorn flick and the other is slightly more cerebral and surreal movie. The Menu, I’ll watch 1 more time very soon just so I get more, but I can’t see watching too many times in a short span. It’s really not that type of movie. TG:M is just fun every time. I not going to lie though, TG:M is a very rewatchable movie as my 4x so far will attest to. But it’s fun, thrilling, leave brain at home (still take your heart though) kinda flick. I think and it’s just MY OPINION (many seem to forget everyone has a right to their opinions. Why it should be called out more than once eludes me. But, whatever) I loved TG:M and it thrilled me more than any other movie in some time. The Menu just engulfed and surprised the hell out of me in its bizarre, macabre, satirical sort of way. Hell, I’ll watch this again rn. Put off a second viewing of Glass Onion, which I’m enjoying quite a deal more than first viewing.

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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

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The ending featured characters
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dressed in marshmallow and chocolate,





and you never took this as a comedy?
howís that funny?
Spoiler:
They are being flambťed alive. Sure, the darkness and well, I wouldnít say comedy, but the satirical and twisted nature of them being Símores is somewhat comical, but they were about to be burned alive. Where is the comedy? They screamed for their lives. Is how I took it anyway. I never once thought this to be a comedy in the least. I was gleefully smiling, but just at what I was watching was so terrible riveting and highly amusing.




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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

I wouldn't consider The Menu a comedy, so much as a movie that has funny moments in it, same as Casino or The Sopranos.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

I don't think you need to justify how much you enjoy a movie. The Menu is right near the top, if not the top, of my list of 2022 movies as well.

Similarly, I didn't find Top Gun Maverick nearly as enthralling as many seem to. To each their own and what not.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

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I don't think you need to justify how much you enjoy a movie. The Menu is right near the top, if not the top, of my list of 2022 movies as well.

Similarly, I didn't find Top Gun Maverick nearly as enthralling as many seem to. To each their own and what not.
except for the second part. 😜
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

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howís that funny?
Spoiler:
They are being flambťed alive. Sure, the darkness and well, I wouldnít say comedy, but the satirical and twisted nature of them being Símores is somewhat comical, but they were about to be burned alive. Where is the comedy? They screamed for their lives. Is how I took it anyway. I never once thought this to be a comedy in the least. I was gleefully smiling, but just at what I was watching was so terrible riveting and highly amusing.






Spoiler:
The people were wearing ridiculous chocolate hats and marshmallow stoles. Not sure how anyone couldn't take that as silly and comedic. To be honest, I found the ending so ridiculously silly that it took the film down a star for me.


This reminds me of a conversation I had years ago with a former supervisor. He insisted that Dr. Strangelove wasn't a comedy because it's about nuclear war. How can that be funny? And yes, he had seen the movie.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

That’s farcical. This is not. Still utterly entranced on second viewing. Caught a couple more things. Love that.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

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Thatís farcical. This is not. Still utterly entranced on second viewing. Caught a couple more things. Love that.
It's not? Maybe we were watching two different films.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

This isn’t in the same league as Dr. Strangelove. That was flat out a good time and that was making fun of a horrible possible event with laugh out load moments. This was not “funny” whatsoever. I’m done with defending my opinion. Carry on.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

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This isnít in the same league as Dr. Strangelove. That was flat out a good time and that was making fun of a horrible possible event with laugh out load moments. This was not ďfunnyĒ whatsoever. Iím done with defending my opinion. Carry on.
At least we can agree on the bolded. But again, I think we were watching two different movies.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Was this movie fun? Yes. That's about all it had going for it if we're gonna get into the minutiae. Is it one of the best films of 2022? Fuck no. To some it is and that's fine. Is it better than Top Gun Maverick? Fuck no.

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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Hell it's not even the best farcical horror film I've seen in the past few years that ends with a deserving entitled asshole character getting immolated along with other innocents in a ritualistic ceremony while being forced to wear a preposterous costume at the same time.
When I said this movie lacked originality, I fucking meant it.

But don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it. Even if only one of the three British leads had a remotely convincing American accent.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

See, opinions, we all have them.

Though I'd throw that bit in a spoiler tag since Oldboy didn't even make a reviews thread for it. So I mean, did he REALLY like it?
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

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Hell it's not even the best farcical horror film I've seen in the past few years that ends with a deserving entitled asshole character getting immolated along with other innocents in a ritualistic ceremony while being forced to wear a preposterous costume at the same time.
When I said this movie lacked originality, I fucking meant it.

But don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it. Even if only one of the three British leads had a remotely convincing American accent.



I watched Strange Days right after The Menu and Fiennes used to have a pretty convincing American accent. It has been a while.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

No fuckng way it's better than Top Gun: Maverick (which I've seen twice). Oscars? I'd be surprised if this gets one nom. Everyone was good but no standouts. Other than Anya's dress.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Iím 30 minutes in and resisting the urge to turn this off. Maybe donít make your characters so insufferable, that itís a chore for the viewer to sit through.
I get thatís the point of this film, but fuck.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

I think Fiennes is the obvious standout. I canít recall but I think Iíve seen him act in a similar way before.

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