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#1 Reuel Gomez

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:12 PM

I know I'm probably alone, but I actually prefer this film to the first one. I just thought when someone like Dave's father died, you actually felt bad for him. As opposed to Big Daddy's death where I felt it was very cheesy. This was lensed by Tim Maurice-Jones and used Arri Alexa Studio/Plus cameras with Zeiss Master Primes, Angenieux Optimo lightweight zooms, and Fujinon Alura studio zooms. There are some slo-mo shots but I don't know what they used for that. Surprisingly, not only did Henry Jackman return as a composer, but Asa Shoul from Molinare returns as colorist.
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#2 Ernie Zahn

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:18 AM

I was looking forward to seeing this but I've read some mixed reviews. I don't usually read reviews but I was compelled to when I heard Jim Carrey refused to do any publicity for it. 

 

I mostly enjoyed the first one but I had an issue with how humiliating and trivialized violence was portrayed. I'd be lying if I said I'm against violence in films. That being said, I take issue with the role it plays in films more than the volume of violence featured.

 

I might catch it on Netflix so as to not "knock it before I try it," but I'm not eager to spend $$ to see it in theaters.


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#3 Philip Kral

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:39 AM

I agree with Reuel, I felt it was better then the first. I also felt it took a more "serious" view on things sometimes (Especially the fathers death), probably because the plot focused on the "coming of age" and of personal responsibilities.

 

I don't know why Carrey refused to do any publicities, I think it's one of his best roles- some people don't even recognize him.


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#4 Reuel Gomez

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:02 AM

I agree with Reuel, I felt it was better then the first. I also felt it took a more "serious" view on things sometimes (Especially the fathers death), probably because the plot focused on the "coming of age" and of personal responsibilities.
 
I don't know why Carrey refused to do any publicities, I think it's one of his best roles- some people don't even recognize him.

Couldn't have said it better on both counts, especially regarding Carrey. I honestly think this is his best performance so far period.
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#5 Darryl Shaun Palapuz

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:49 PM

I went to see it in theatre, normally I would usually wait til it comes out on BluRay to watch it, but my colleagues offered a ticket for free so I couldn't say no.

I honestly thought this was way better than the previous one, the characters developed much more in this movie making it much better in context. I am also in shock because I didn't know it was Jim Carrey until I've seen the credits. Hands down one of his best performances. Come to think of it, I'm glad I didn't know it was him at first because I can never picture him being all that serious in a movie.

I gotta hand it to the makers of the movie for not taking this movie way too seriously. I mean that in a good way.


Edited by Darryl Shaun Palapuz, 07 November 2013 - 10:50 PM.

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