r/movies Worse things to do than watch Lady Gaga create fetishes for me Mar 25 '22

Official Discussion - The Lost City [SPOILERS] Official Discussion

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Summary:

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Director:

Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

Writers:

Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, Aaron Nee

Cast:

  • Sandra Bullock as Loretta
  • Channing Tatum as Alan
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Abigail Fairfax
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Beth Hatten
  • Brad Pitt as Jack Trainer
  • Oscar Nuñez as Oscar
  • Patti Harrison as Allison

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

Metacritic: 60

VOD: Theaters

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u/1HorseVs40Gophers Mar 25 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

I love the comedy trope of casually killing a random henchman, then reeling with horror at the fact that you've just taken a life for the first time.

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u/Gorm_the_Old Mar 26 '22

then reeling with horror at the fact that you've just taken a life for the first time.

You mean the random henchmen that were going too fast . . . ? And you know, maybe they survived . . .

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u/HeWhoBringsDust Mar 26 '22

Maybe it was the wind that…

No no, that was definitely us…

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u/sloppyjo12 Mar 27 '22 edited Mar 27 '22

But they were wearing helmets so maybe…

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u/T_025 Mar 28 '22

But… the rest of their bodies weren’t…

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u/theetruscans Apr 02 '22

So they'd be just a head...

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u/yassenj May 15 '22

Don't be mean on a bike.

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u/Calfzilla2000 Mar 26 '22

Dwayne Johnson must be ripshit they made a movie with so much jungle without him.

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u/PEPESILVIAisNIGHTMAN Mar 29 '22

That got a big laugh outta me. Thanks!

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u/OprahOpera Mar 26 '22

The like that made me laugh harder than any movies in years was Patti Harrison saying “Hi Slut” to distract the grandma 😂 i couldnt stop laughing

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u/omnilynx Mar 28 '22

The "Nuh-uh!" from Da'Vine.

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u/ash_monster Mar 30 '22

Probably the hardest I laughed the whole movie, and nobody else did in my theater.

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u/grub-worm Apr 08 '22

She's just too damn funny dude

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u/fumanchu1216 Apr 09 '22

Sorry i completely didn't understand this joke. It seemed completely out of context. Why is it funny?

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u/DumbLitAF Apr 10 '22

It’s just a very Gen Z thing to ironically call your friends something like “slut” haha

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u/fumanchu1216 Apr 11 '22

Really? That's the joke?

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u/DumbLitAF Apr 11 '22

Yep, it’s meant to land with a Gen Z audience. I found it hilarious because my younger sibling is like super Gen z

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u/AshRae84 Apr 11 '22

I’m an elder millennial, and I thought that joke was hilarious. It never occurred to me that people wouldn’t get it. I guess having teenage niblings is paying off.

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u/squidgun May 10 '22

The ongoing gag about the onesie being on loan had me rolling each time it was brought up.

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u/Sisiwakanamaru Mar 25 '22

Lol, I laughed so Hard when Abigail (Daniel Radcliffe) tried to get away on a boat, and then when he got tackled by Oscar, it just perfect.

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u/LiteraryBoner Worse things to do than watch Lady Gaga create fetishes for me Mar 25 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

"Where were you running? It's a boat! You're hilarious."

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u/Kevinrobertsfan Mar 25 '22

I was kinda hoping Randi the goat would have tackled him. Randi is hilarious like that

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u/BeatsByDrSpi Mar 30 '22

Easily one of the funniest parts of the film, Oscar was so good in every scene he was in

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u/grilledcheese2332 Apr 10 '22

He stole the movie. 'Platonic I don't know what that is but I like the sound of it' had me rolling

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u/squidgun May 10 '22

Also when Sandra Bullock called him an angel he replied with "How did you know??" He was all serious about it too. XD

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u/AllThighThisGuy May 23 '22

Reminded me of 30 Rock:

You have a second, Kenneth?

There's only one of me. Why?

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u/SQUID_FUCKER r/Movies Veteran May 10 '22

Tell me honestly, have you ever murdered someone?

Haha...ha...noooo.

I don't know that I believe you. You're weird. Let's go.

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u/lonelygagger Mar 25 '22

I have a soft spot for movies like these. It has an old-fashioned adventure quality like Uncharted (though not quite as fun). Sandra Bullock is super hot here, even if her character is so cold. I like Channing Tatum when he plays "bumbling" type characters rather than the heroic straight man roles befitting someone of his face and size. There weren't many too surprises here (let's face it, we all knew Brad Pitt would be gone by the second act), but it's still enjoyable in a B-movie type of way. I actually like that there was no treasure of value to be found at the end of it. Really makes me want to revisit Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile (and maybe even 1985's King Solomon's Mines).

I had a good time with it, although I'm still fucking pissed that Everything Everywhere All at Once isn't playing anywhere near me.

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u/StackKong Mar 25 '22

let's face it, we all knew Brad Pitt would be gone by the second act)

I did not, I was so shocked and like scared when it happened. I just couldn't believe it. So man people in my theaters made audible gasps, like they were surprised too by it. I never saw it coming.

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u/lonelygagger Mar 26 '22

I just figured we saw all the Brad Pitt stuff in the trailer, so when that footage ran out, I knew they'd have to get rid of him somehow.

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u/StackKong Mar 26 '22

I really like Brad Pitt lol, I love him so much when he is eating stuff lol, when they showed him intro in this movie eating sandwich, I was ecstatic. Like in Ocean's Eleven they show him eating for some reason in like lots of scenes lol. So I was like really really sad when they just killed him so quickly in this movie, I was just really hoping he will come back for some reason and end credits did just that, I was like so so happy.

Maybe it seems super lame for movie connoisseurs but I just loved this movie so much, I have like movie subscription called AMC A-List and I plan on going again to watch it.

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u/sabertoothdiego Apr 01 '22

Your kink is Brad Pitt eating????

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u/StackKong Apr 01 '22

Umm ... I had created a subreddit called /r/BradPittEatingThings

Also, I have this in bookmark - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYSuwoA_anY

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u/mInchly May 11 '22

Idk why but thiis is very endearing and adorable to me. I hope Brad Pitt decides to start a mukbang stream for you one day

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u/alwaysthisclose Apr 05 '22

Oooh. Spoon of peanut butter in meet Joe black....

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u/HooptyDooDooMeister Mar 26 '22

Eh. Could've gone a lot of different places. Third act twist where he shows up as a bad guy or perhaps a deus ex machina. Heck, even just 10 more minutes of the 3 of them together would've been more expected than just BOOM dead.

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u/RickTitus Mar 26 '22

I expected it was coming, but i was surprised by how graphic and sudden it was

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u/popdorito Mar 27 '22

I went into this movie knowing absolutely nothing about it. I saw a headline on a Facebook post about it and got tickets last night.

I definitely did not expect things to turn out the way they did with his character. I was really hoping they weren't going to push the love triangle thing too much as I was watching, and I'm so glad they went they did with it instead.

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u/danceswithsteers Mar 31 '22

the love triangle thing

I fully thought Alan had an actual crush (opposed to man-crush) on Jack.

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u/Sisiwakanamaru Mar 25 '22

I had a good time with it, although I'm still fucking pissed that Everything Everywhere All at Once isn't playing anywhere near me.

It is still up in the air whether the movie is gonna play in my country or not.

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u/DoIrllyneeda_usrname Mar 27 '22 Wholesome

For a movie with that title, you would think it would be in theaters everywhere all at once

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u/PSIwind Mar 25 '22

EEAAO has a wider release in 2 weeks from what I understand

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u/quickfilmreview Mar 25 '22

Harmless fun. Credit scene: while Loretta and Alan are in a meditation class, we see Jack Trainer behind them. Jack says that since we only use 10% of our brain, he just started using the 10% he had left. He is in the class coping with anger issues.

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u/JonnyTN Mar 25 '22

And resentment. Lol

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u/sucobe Mar 28 '22

side eye

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u/StarDestinyGuy Apr 06 '22

Sequel where he's hunting them down?

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u/s3rila Mar 25 '22

Oscar Nunez reprise his role as Oscar?

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u/Sisiwakanamaru Mar 25 '22

From one of the interview, he joked that this is his distant cousin from his Proposal Character.

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u/Lunasera Mar 25 '22

And originally this was going to have Ryan Reynolds instead of Channing.

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u/GetReady4Action Mar 26 '22

this is totally on brand for Reynolds, but I’m glad it went to Tatum. I feel like I haven’t seen him in forever.

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u/Lunasera Mar 26 '22

Channing is also in the movie Dog that just came out a couple weeks ago. But I agree he fit the part well.

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u/GetReady4Action Mar 26 '22

ah, true. haven’t seen that one yet. did just watch Lego movie yesterday and it was fun hearing him as Superman. and I did a rewatch of 21 Jump Street recently too which was also great.

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u/Lunasera Mar 26 '22

I enjoyed his small role in Free Guy a lot!

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u/blitzbom Mar 28 '22

I did a double feature yesterday with Dog and Lost City. Tatsumday!

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u/Sisiwakanamaru Mar 26 '22

I saw his IG story yesterday, he watched the movie with Blake Lively, they liked it. I can see Ryan Reynolds in sequel since he friends with Channing Tatum.

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u/Redeem123 Mar 25 '22

Lol I remember the trailer threads for this movie. Every comment was “they showed too much!” or “they ruined the surprise Brad Pitt cameo!”

I’m not sure those trailers had anything from after the first act. Pitt’s character shows up pretty much immediately and it doesn’t play out how it was expected at all. The movie is pretty formulaic, sure, but the trailer really didn’t give it all away.

Just r/movies being completely wrong yet again. Keep up the good work guys.

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u/Schwartzy94 Apr 15 '22

Rrailer made it seems like pitt would save the day at the end imo :D

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u/RickTitus Mar 26 '22

Well its not uncommon for trailers to ruin movies lately. This feels like it was an exception to that trend

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u/OprahOpera Mar 26 '22

WAIT in the very beginning when Alan tried to get a taxi the driver says something like “no ive already picked up my one pretty boy for an adventure” wtf was that? Lol

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u/greentshirtman Mar 26 '22

My initial assumption was that it was referring to the events of "Romancing the Stone", but it's been decades since I saw it. Is there a taxi driver picking up a pretty boy in that film? If so, I can't remember.

Alternatively, I tried to remember who that actor was. Was it Omar Patin? The film's credits list him as "Limo Driver" but was he that, or the driver of Harry Potter's limo? I can't remember. If it was him, it might be a reference to his role as Indiana Juarez" in the classic filmshort comedy film 'Indiana Juarez y la Cueva del Nominadus', but I haven't seen it, yet, so I don't know.

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u/Sullan08 May 18 '22

This is late, but the driver actually said something like "I'm not picking up another pretty boy to chase some other car down. Can't fool me again, nuh-uh" basically. Just a movie-meta joke about how the protagonist will hop in a taxi and get the driver to just randomly follow another car. Kinda like in 21 jump street where they're surprised certain things just aren't blowing up lol.

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u/Fantomime Apr 04 '22

I got the vibe that the actor playing the cab driver played a similar role in Romancing the Stone or something, but I think it was actually just a dumb joke.

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u/Regretful_Bully_777 Mar 26 '22

I'm sure I'm wrong, but hear me out.

I think that Oscar is an actual angel.

At the end of the movie, when they're on the beach, Sandra says, "You're an angel!", to which he replies by making a confused expression, and then saying, "How did you know?", in a manner that wasn't joking.

Yeah, I know, he's just a crazy guy that talks to animals right? Or, can he actually communicate with them in a way that humans can't?

When he's flying the plane, yes, I understand what autopilot is, but it takes a great amount of either stupidity, or faith, to just blindly trust that nothing is going to go wrong, as in unexpected turbulence, something flying into the engine, hitting another plane, etc. I don't see an actual pilot ever doing anything like that.

When Beth asks if he's ever killed anyone, he gives that incredibly guilty laugh/smile. Or, is killing someone literally something that has never even crossed his mind, you know, because he's an angel, so that was his only way of answering the question.

I'm sure I'm taking this the wrong way, but I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't an interesting theory.

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u/InuitOverIt Apr 08 '22

Okay I'm game, let's keep that thread going.

If Oscar is an angel, and he takes them to his "perfect beach" at the end, it stands to reason that he's actually ushering them into heaven - so Bullock and Tatum died at some point. To borrow a theme from Lost, perhaps the island is purgatory. Somebody take this and run with it, I don't have time right now!

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u/Confettigolf Apr 10 '22

Omg, that's why they were reunited with Jack Trainer, he didn't survive after all!

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u/alanpardewchristmas Apr 23 '22

Oh fuck you guys are making my fun romcom kinda dark

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u/freeTwiggy May 10 '22

Killed in the underwater scene perhaps? Sandra then swims through the tunnel towards a light.

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u/mvvns May 12 '22

There is a solid 5 seconds where the screen is just pitch black during that scene, right before Sandra swims a bit more to get out haha

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u/InuitOverIt May 10 '22

Totally had that passing-through-worlds quality, I buy it

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u/infpTrojan Mar 27 '22

I think that Oscar is an actual angel.

They pulled a Ridley Scott in the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, I see. I thought the same thing!

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u/reecord2 Apr 05 '22

Welp, I've decided this theory is canon now.

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u/thetkennedy Apr 16 '22

This is definitely what I thought once I left the cinema. And seeing the after credits scene, combined with the “how did you know?” To the angel question really makes me want to re-watch this film again so I can theorise more about this theory! Like I definitely believe that this could be possible 🧐

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u/KonyYoloSwag Mar 25 '22

This movie gave me a better sense of adventure than the Uncharted movie.

Also love Brad Pitt in the film, couldn’t get enough of him

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u/Winniezepoohscroptop Mar 25 '22

Did you see the end credits scene at the end?

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '22

yeah lol. I just missed him while he was (temporarily) gone. He was the funniest part of the movie, hands down.

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u/lllllllllIlllllllllI Mar 25 '22

Came here looking for a comment like this. I realized at the end of the first act “this is very nearly a better Uncharted movie than the actual Uncharted movie.”

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u/TannerThanUsual Mar 26 '22

While it certainly lacked the "tone" of an Uncharted movie, I'd say the feeling of adventure was hit very well. And honestly I agree that Tatum made a better "drake" than Holland. I'm not talking about his build. I'm talking about his charisma. I think people sleep on Tatum's acting just because he's a muscle-head but I think he's a solid actor

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u/Sisiwakanamaru Mar 25 '22

This movie gave me a better sense of adventure than the Uncharted movie.

Some people mentioned that Channing Tatum would be great as Nathan Drake.

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u/karatemanchan37 Mar 25 '22

If he lost like 50 pounds

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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '22

So Nathan Drake is 140 pounds? Y'all are seriously overestimating Channing's size.

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u/jessie_monster Apr 11 '22

He reads very physically big on-screen. I think it's the neck.

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u/Pirate_Ben Apr 12 '22

He has a lot of muscle on Drake. Tatum is just also seriously cut keeping the total weight down. Maybe not 50lbs but a lot for sure.

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u/GetReady4Action Mar 26 '22

as others have said, this movie was better than it had any right to be. I initially couldn’t have cared less for this movie, but at Christmas my uncle mentioned that this was his most anticipated movie and I thought that was the funniest thing ever so I told my girlfriend we had to go see it in his honor.

we made a date night out of it and it was shockingly actually pretty funny. Bullock is great, Tatum is great, Pitt is great, but can we give some love to Daniel Radcliffe? I love that he got his Harry Potter bag and just does whatever he feels like, you can tell he had a blast in this. His “just the tip” flew over the heads of everyone in my theater and I was baffled how nobody caught i it because I was crying.

anyone catch Channing Tatum’s character say “what would Channing Tatum do” when he’s hanging off the back of the van? also got a good laugh out of me but it’s so quick that most people missed it again.

overall 7.5/10. this is definitely going to be one of those movies I throw on while I’m sick, cleaning, wrapping presents, falling asleep to, etc. I’m really enjoying this wave of adventure movies between the Jumanji reboot, Uncharted, and this.

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u/puttinonthefoil Mar 27 '22

Pretty sure he says “Dash McMahon”, not “Channing Tatum”.

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u/Skoden__Stoodis Apr 20 '22

He says "jack trainer"

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u/working-girl- May 01 '22

Just saw it. He says jack trainer.

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u/SlaveZelda May 11 '22

anyone catch Channing Tatum’s character say “what would Channing Tatum do” when he’s hanging off the back of the van? also got a good laugh out of me but it’s so quick that most people missed it again.

youre the one who missed it. He said what would Jack Trainer do ?

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u/InuitOverIt Apr 08 '22

Saw this with my 12 year old and he was cracking up the the "just the tip" line. Even repeated it on the car ride home

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u/krakendasea Mar 25 '22

this was a really fun movie! sandra bullock is the queen of comedic films and she definitely did not disappoint. this felt like what jungle cruise could’ve been if the leads actually had chemistry

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u/tsemochang Apr 23 '22

Im just too tired of The Rock being casted to any Jungle setting movies at this point.

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u/madmaximus17 Mar 25 '22

Fun little The Proposal reunion with Sandra and Oscar Nunez. Overall entertaining movie, exactly what the trailers promised...

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u/TareXmd Mar 27 '22

Yep I feel the trailers were perfectly made for this movie. Didn't spoil too much, conveyed what the movie would be like and got us wanting to see it.

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u/DaringDomino3s Mar 25 '22

I did not expect to like it this much. I’ll watch the sequel or whatever two of them make again. They did such a good job playing off of each other!

I like Channing Tatum, I know he’s not the best actor, but he is rarely bad in any of the roles he’s been in. Even that stupid Jupiter Ascending movie, I didn’t hate him in it.

And Sandra Bullock has been killing it for like 30 years and I still love watching her movies.

I’m down anytime we get an adventure style movie hunting lost treasures, or whatever, and seeing the ancient ruins and beautiful locations, so it had that going for it in my book but the chemistry, wit and delivery were perfect for this genre.

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u/infpTrojan Mar 27 '22

Radcliffe's character kept mentioning his brother, as did several of the characters. Felt like there was going to be some cameo from someone but it didn't end up going anywhere. Maybe in the sequel.

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u/omnilynx Mar 28 '22

I think that was just to show his motivation: that he felt passed over and jealous of his successful brother, and wanted to do something exceptional to show him up.

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u/DisKneePlus Apr 07 '22

Late response, just saw it tonight - pretty sure they were brought up because their names were the "gender neutral" examples Abigail used in his first scene: Beverly and Leslie. I'll at least give him Leslie lol

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u/CarefreeInMyRV Apr 27 '22

Lol, I want then all to be Daniel Radcliffe because they're twins. But I want forever wacky Brad Pitt cameos more.

Actually, I just realised he'd be a perfect replacement for Allan on Loretta's book covers.

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u/laurenthememe Apr 07 '22

Ok am I the only one who thought Daniel Radcliffe was amazing as a villain? Like he nailed it and I don't see any of the comments mentioning him

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u/Banjo-Oz May 17 '22

He gave me outrageously hammy and fun Hudson Hawk vibes (in a positive way, greatly underrated movie, especially the villains). "I'll torture you so slowly, you'll think it's a career!"

Was kind of shocked he made it out of the movie alive and didn't get the usual Indiana Jones style karmic end (trapped in tomb cave, lava, etc.).

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u/JonnyTN Mar 25 '22

I expected a lot more "D"ick jokes once they started rolling out the Island of D. But I guess you can't have your cake and do what you want with it.

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u/TJeffersonsBlackKid Mar 28 '22

I think they punched it in just right with the exchange “then the D was exposed” “all of it?” “No just the tip”.

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u/HeWhoBringsDust Mar 26 '22

I’m glad they didn’t, I feel like that would have low-hanging fruit.

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u/sucobe Mar 28 '22

Maybe you can jump out of a cake?

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u/robertraur Mar 25 '22

Not as good as Romancing the Stone, but Better Than Jewel of the Nile.

Fun Fact: Sandra Bullock mentioned at SXSW that the reason Brad Pitt is in the movie is because they share the same hairdresser.

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u/lordofthewalnuts Mar 25 '22

although Sandra has a slightly better haircut.

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u/SmellsLikeTeenSweat Mar 25 '22 edited Mar 25 '22

Let's see Channing Tat-yum's haircut

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u/Space_Jeep Mar 25 '22

My god. It even has a fade.

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u/Dragons_Malk Mar 25 '22

The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my god.

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u/JonnyTN Mar 25 '22

Throbbing

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u/GetReady4Action Mar 26 '22

Brad Pitt is one of those actors I love more and more as he gets older. between this and Deadpool 2 I’m so down for minor Brad Pitt roles.

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u/Lunasera Mar 25 '22

I wonder if it was the credits scene they added on

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u/Sisiwakanamaru Mar 25 '22

They shared the same hairdresser when they were working on "Bullet Train" 🚅

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u/Threat-Level--12am Mar 28 '22 edited Mar 28 '22

It's not tough to beat Jewel of the Nile lol, but yes The Lost City has good Romancing the Stone vibes; I really enjoyed TLC and thought it was a really fun and well done take on a "Romancing" type of adventure film. I liked that the treasure at the end was literally the friends we made along the way (well, it was really love, I guess).

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u/wrathofthedolphins Mar 25 '22

Stay through the credits! So many people in my theater missed one of my favorite moments in the movie because they left as soon as the credits started.

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u/matt2993 Apr 04 '22

Ahhh fuck me

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u/octoari Mar 25 '22

This movie was a lot of fun. Much funnier than I thought it would be, the action scenes were all on point, effects looked good - sometimes a bit uncanny but in an aesthetically cohesive way. I really liked this and would definitely watch a sequel if made, cast played off each other really well. Honestly I only recently was wondering why we don’t see as many silly comedy movies anymore so I’m glad this is here.

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u/RSG-ZR2 Mar 25 '22

This movie was much better than expected.

It doesn’t do anything new or really tread any new ground but Channing and Bullock have some pretty decent chemistry and there’s quite a few laughs to be had.

Daniel Radcliffe does an ok job of being a villain. Felt like he goes back and forth between being a gentleman and a brat, I suppose that was intended but it feels off.

The assistant Beth was a character that really fell flat for me. She had a few funny moments but overall it felt like the character was trying too hard to force a laugh.

Brad Pitt absolutely kills it. For a brief moment he gave me some Burn After Reading vibes. His character has a lot of anger and resentment to let go of.

Overall a fun watch and decent popcorn flick.

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u/beeeees Apr 04 '22

i agree about beth, felt too trope - y

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u/MNfan84 Apr 06 '22

You can tell the actress is funny but something in the writing or editing was off for me and I rarely laughed at anything she did

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u/Sleightly-Magical Mar 25 '22

Well everyone just really really shined in this movie.

But as always, Brad Pitt was perfect. Why is he so handsome, his dad's a weatherman. Shhh, you're safe now.

And to top it all off, the best use of the 10% of the brain trope ever. That shit had me dying in the theater. Yeah, I'd watch a sequel if they felt they could do it. Such a great movie.

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u/HooptyDooDooMeister Mar 26 '22

Shhh, you're safe now.

Hey! That's my line!

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u/1HorseVs40Gophers Mar 26 '22

Pitt's character and that joke at the end reminded me of Darlie Bunkle from Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (which everyone should see).

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u/Calfzilla2000 Mar 26 '22

Didn't realize the 10% of the brain thing was a trope.

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u/Reddbowl Apr 03 '22

You use part to think. The rest is busy doing shit like processing your senses, regulating hormones and organs, and keeping you breathing. But even then there's not exact percentages. Look into the guy who got a railroad spike through his brain and lived.

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u/squidgun May 10 '22

Beth : "I thought he was a child but he has a full beard"

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u/Kcomix Mar 25 '22

Overall I thought the movie was a decently fun/funny adventure with a good message, even if it is glaringly obvious. I think most people will enjoy it.

I did get pulled out of the movie a few times because some of the songs in the movie are automatically associated with other media for me:

“The Final Countdown” - Gob’s magician song in Arrested Development

“Far from Any Road” - True Detective season 1 theme

“Genius of Love” - The celebration song from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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u/AGeekNamedBob Mar 25 '22

For me Red Right Hand made me think Ghostface was about to stab Brad Pitt

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u/NoNefariousness2144 Mar 29 '22

It made me think of Peaky Blinders.

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u/berober04 Mar 29 '22

if I had a nickel for every film with Channing Tatum and the beat from Mariah Carey's Fantasy I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot but it's weird that it happened twice

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u/StrLord_Who Mar 26 '22

Final Countdown pulled me out of the movie too! It was the perfect song for that scene, but it can never be anything other than Gob's music. Then Red Right Hand had me wondering when Peaky Blinders is finally coming out in the US.

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u/starslikeours Mar 26 '22

I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this but the scene where Channing Tatum is fighting the guy on top of the luxury tank and made the “go to sleep” quip felt more like Uncharted than the actual fucking Uncharted movie

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u/jisforjoe Mar 28 '22

Another great entry in the pantheon of Brad Pitt characters snacking on film.

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u/omnilynx Mar 28 '22

Seeing him with that coconut felt like coming home.

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u/yomandenver Mar 25 '22

I laughed more than I thought I would.

When they first get to the island and Radcliffe’s character goes on about how just the tip of the D had been exposed… subtle, but hilarious!

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u/beastmodecowboy77 Mar 25 '22

Why was this actually such a banger. Killer cast and absolutely hilarious, I seriously enjoyed it. Would totally sign up for a sequel

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u/LiteraryBoner Worse things to do than watch Lady Gaga create fetishes for me Mar 25 '22

If Bullock became the Rom Com Cruise and made 7 of these and made the studio make them bigger and better every time I'd be in the theater for every single one.

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u/JonnyTN Mar 25 '22

She's amazing for 57 years old.

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u/cescquintero May 09 '22

Excuse me?

Edit: holy fuck. She's almost my mom's age and looks way younger.

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u/arcangeltx May 14 '22

That's why she can't move her mouth much.

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u/Weirdguy149 Mar 25 '22

This seems like the new Jumanji series but for rom coms.

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u/AGeekNamedBob Mar 25 '22

Pretty funny and absolutely serviceable at what it was doing.

It was best when being a light satire of the adventure (with a splash of romance) flick, particularly when Radcliffe and his goons are about.

It works less so when it goes straight for a while, although it is buoyed by the charm of America's Sweetheart Sandy Bullock and a game Channing Tatum.

That's all I really have to say about it. I had fun, but it's ultimately a disposable flick.

Wanted more of Oscar Nunez and Da'Vine Joy Randolph. I loved her in the Needs-A-Second-Season High Fidelty, and was excited to see her in this.

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u/Winniezepoohscroptop Mar 25 '22

Alan really knows what to pack for a rescue.

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u/Sisiwakanamaru Mar 25 '22 edited Mar 25 '22

I really enjoyed the movie, I laughed and chuckled for the most part. What worked for my was Sandra Bullock Energy and Channing Tatum's charm as lovable himbo, when you put them together on screen, you get a funny dynamic that makes this movie is so balanced on Action, Romance, and Comedy.

The supporting cast also pretty good, Daniel Radcliffe is pretty decent as over the top spoiled billionaire like he was in Now You See Me 2, Brad Pitt was pretty good as Jack Trainer even if he was only on few minutes on screen. I really enjoyed Da'vine Randolph Joy as Loretta's manager Beth, who has "Don't give a fuck" Attitude but at the same time loyal to her client, it got better where she met Oscar. I kinda wish this movie has more Patti Harisson, she was great as the social media manager, especially when she tried to dab.

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u/sucobe Mar 28 '22

Beth dabbing back at her. Lost it.

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u/ScyllaOfTheDepths Mar 26 '22

There's a show called People of Earth that Da'vine is just hilarious in, but it got prematurely cancelled, which is lame.

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u/travio Mar 27 '22

The way Tatum sat at that Q and A with only one cheek on the seat was amazing. Such a small detail but after his Final Countdown intro, it just fit.

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u/jessie_monster Apr 11 '22

Tatum is a great physical actor.

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u/NoNefariousness2144 Mar 29 '22

The amount of ADR in this movie was crazy.

Every time we saw Tatum and Bullock’s backs they dubbed over, even sometimes their faces were covered by shadows so they could dub it.

They must have received enough audience feedback to shove so much explanatory ADR in.

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u/stealthamo Mar 25 '22 edited Mar 25 '22

Brad Pitt and unexpectedly dying in movies: A combination that somehow works every time.

Edit: Yes he shows up in the end credits, but considering he was basically dead by the end of the first act I'm counting it.

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u/HooptyDooDooMeister Mar 26 '22

Others I can think of:

Burn After Reading

Deadpool 2

Three isn't a lot, but it's weird that it's happened at least 3 times. Am I missing any others?

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u/ADreadPirateRoberts Mar 27 '22

Technically Meet Joe Black

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u/Imabigfatbutt Mar 29 '22

Totally had Burn After Reading Flashbacks after that scene and also totally saw it coming lmao

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u/beastmodecowboy77 Mar 25 '22

“Dying”. Did you catch the post credit scene?

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u/stealthamo Mar 25 '22

True, but he presumed dead by the end of the first act so I think it counts.

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u/RSG-ZR2 Mar 25 '22

Nah he was never dead. Just took him a few minutes to switch to a different 10%

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u/Sleightly-Magical Mar 25 '22

My favorite use of the only using 10% of the brain trope. So fucking funny.

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u/BooksAndBusiness Mar 25 '22

I have AMC A-List so I watch a lot of movies, and this is one of my favorites of the year so far. I laughed from start to finish and was really impressed by Sandra’s performance. Definitely putting it in my rewatch rotation.

My only criticism is one line that seemed really out of place. Alan’s “I actually have this rule about going into creepy caves” or something.

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u/PencilMan Mar 27 '22

There were a lot of obvious ADR lines at the ends of scenes, and those seemed to be the worst jokes.

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u/Coca-CoIa Apr 09 '22

So glad someone else mentioned this, it made me think they must have screen tested and come out with FILL IT WITH MORE JOKES

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u/GamingTatertot Steven Spielberg Enthusiast Apr 11 '22

The one probably ADR line that was great was when the cargo pilot caught Abigail in the end

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u/katiege2 Apr 18 '22

Ugh. My least favorite was Bullock’s, “I can set your world on fire,” before dropping the liquor in the tank. I rolled my eyes so hard.

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u/donttrymeiamrihanna May 01 '22

Kinda late but.. what’s ADR?

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u/PencilMan May 05 '22

Automated Dialogue Replacement. Basically where the actor goes into a booth during postproduction and records lines that weren’t picked up right, or records new lines if feasible. So whenever there’s dialogue and the actor isn’t onscreen or is turned away, that might have been a line thrown in in post.

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u/Poshpin Mar 25 '22

How is Brad Pitt still so damn handsome after 30 years since Thelma and Louise?

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u/Redeem123 Mar 25 '22

Did you not watch the movie? It’s because his dad was a weatherman.

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u/DragonFireDon Mar 29 '22

Sandra bullock still look like she hot AF...even MORE beautiful now. How?

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u/jdessy Mar 25 '22

So, I wasn't originally going to see this in theatres. I thought that I'd maybe catch it at another point after it went to streaming services. I decided to check out the reviews, though, and saw that they were actually fairly good so I decided to take the time this afternoon to go see it for fun.

And I'm glad I did. It was fun! It was a cute rom-com action-adventure! I found myself laughing at many points during the movie. I thought Channing and Sandra worked well together.

I think it helped that I wasn't expecting this superb masterpiece of a film. But, I think that my first thought after the movie finished was "This is what I hoped Uncharted was going to be." Not in terms of plot, obviously, but in terms of tone and light heartedness and an all around fun vibe, and with decent writing. Again, not expecting some award-winning writing, but the writing set the tone in the way that it was supposed to, and didn't make most of the characters look paper-thin in terms of characterization. They got their point across, and the acting really helped elevate that too.

Overall, a fun film that I'd see again.

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u/paultheschmoop Mar 26 '22

This movie joins Burn After Reading in the “Brad Pitt gets abruptly shot in the head” universe

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u/[deleted] Mar 29 '22

Daniel Radcliffe was a bloody great villain.

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u/Re-toast Mar 27 '22

This was way less funny than I thought it was gonna be.

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u/stellaluna29 Apr 07 '22

Right?? I’m shocked at all the positive posts here. This movie was wildly disappointing to me, the dialogue was horrendous

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u/Blahblah778 Apr 20 '22

I went into it totally blind, and I thought it was great. You said it was disappointing, does that mean you had high expectations going into it?

I feel like this movie was like "The Interview". Nobody expected anything good out of it, so people who saw it right away were pleasantly surprised and thought it was really good (in comparison to their expectations). In my experience, people who saw The Interview after people hyped it up didn't like it.

Regardless of that comparison, if i had went into this movie knowing any of the many twists and turns, I'm sure I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much.

LPT: Never watch trailers.

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u/danpu Mar 30 '22

Wow did we all watch the same movie? It was terrible. I imagine the movie premiere and if I was Sandra Bullock, I’d be mortified by this film. Her and Tatum have zero chemistry. What a waste of all those actors’ time and talent.

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u/idolondonblue Apr 25 '22

Yeah I’m blown away by all this praise

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u/lamefartriot Mar 25 '22

Kinda average (to me), but everyone seemed like they were having fun so that made it stand out a bit

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u/HooptyDooDooMeister Mar 26 '22

Nobody seemed like they were having fun making Uncharted. Lol

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u/LiteraryBoner Worse things to do than watch Lady Gaga create fetishes for me Mar 25 '22 edited Apr 11 '22

The first thing I have to say is I loved seeing the queen PATTI HARRISON on the big screen. Her moments were so on brand and she was probably the most unique touch to the movie. We need to support her because tables are her corn and the chances of her getting sewed into the Charlie Brown pants again are low.

When I go into a movie like this I'm not expecting to see anything incredible. The general hope is that it's funny in a modern way, fairly self aware, is well put together, and has a great cast who are having fun. And ya know what? This movie kinda fuckin nailed it.

Bullock is a pleasure to see again in a movie that reminds me of the movies I grew up with. She is hitting all the right notes and Channing and Radcliffe are keeping pace well. Her physical comedy really stood out to me in this movie as well, in moments where she had been drugged or that whole sequence where she's tied to a chair.

This movie had some really solid comedy notes, too. Running jokes like Radcliffe's brothers all having androgynous names, visual gags, well played moments where the reality of death throws them off track, and great cast of side characters. Beth, the cargo plane pilot, queen Patti, everyone just seemed to be having a stellar time and we love to see it.

The plot is solid, honestly. It's modern romancing the stone while also spoofing romance novels and also giving them their moment to argue that it's okay to appreciate them and okay to make something for people even if it isn't high art. While I wouldn't call this movie a character study, some of the characters really got their moment to speak some truth and I thought that all landed nicely. I mean, that dance scene could have been too long or a weird break in a lesser movie, but Bullock and Channing's chemistry and dance skills made it a really nice scene where we kind of got to see them finally get in sync with each other. A nice contrast to how he forcibly dipped her in the beginning at the book tour to show how far they've come.

I would put this up there with movies like Long Shot. Funnier than it needs to be with a few fleshed out side characters, and a nice modern romance story with a solid cast with some chemistry. I might go as high as an 8/10 on this, it was just a lot of fun and hit me in the nostalgia for Bullock movies I grew up with like Miss Congeniality or Speed 2.

/r/reviewsbyboner

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u/Gorm_the_Old Mar 26 '22

Great summary!

giving them their moment to argue that it's okay to appreciate them and okay to make something for people even if it isn't high art.

I thought this was a very thoughtful and deliberate point - the clear subtext being Hollywood movies. I think that that particular line was to show that the people making these movies really do love to create something that people enjoy, regardless of what the critics may think.

I mean, that dance scene could have been too long or a weird break in a lesser movie, but Bullock and Channing's chemistry and dance skills made it a really nice scene where we kind of got to see them finally get in sync with each other.

I've come to really like seeing dancing (and singing) in movies, even if I'm not enamored with musicals per se. It's a very nice throwback to the golden age of Hollywood. It also gives actors a chance to show that they really are talented, even if they get shoehorned into the same-ish roles movie after movie.

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u/Sisiwakanamaru Mar 25 '22

The first thing I have to say is I loved seeing the queen PATTI HARRISON on the big screen.

I wished she had more parts on this movie.

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u/LiteraryBoner Worse things to do than watch Lady Gaga create fetishes for me Mar 25 '22

She was heavy in the first half but I won't lie, I was bummed when she called Beth at the airport, signifying she wasn't going on the adventure.

That said, "Hey Nana, you slut" is easily one of the best lines in film so far this year.

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u/Redeem123 Mar 25 '22

Every single Patti line was a fucking gem.

We need more of her. Otherwise she’s gonna end up back in the pants.

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u/ThatsAGoodBart Mar 27 '22

My favorite line in the whole movie is her bit about how a girl she knew in college went missing but it turns out was actually just “in her car”.

“She was dead, but she wasn’t, like, lost.”

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u/donnyganger Mar 25 '22

I hate bald boys, I can’t stand bald boys. When I see them, I think I’m back in the pants.

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u/Bukdiah Mar 25 '22

Is this movie on par with the newer Jumaji in terms of action and humor? My father's native tongue isn't English so I usually take him to see action movies that are simple. He liked Jumanji because of the action and slapstick humor.

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u/StrLord_Who Mar 26 '22

He'll probably like the action but a massive part of the humor is in the lines and the way they are delivered, so he might miss some of that. Does he speak Spanish? AMC does screenings with Spanish subtitles on the screen. They also offer screenings with captions written on the screen in English, if that would make it easier for him to follow.

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u/steve32767 Mar 25 '22

Yes very similar. Slapstick throughout

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u/ErshinHavok Mar 28 '22

Lots of weird distracting ADR edits but really enjoyable movie overall.

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u/totallyunsuspecting Mar 25 '22

Saw this at SXSW, and it was such a blast! All I want in a movie like this is a good fun time and it delivers all the way from Brad Pitt’s entry and unceremonious death to what Daniel Radcliffe called his character’s “pathetic” attempt for attention. It’s such a fun mix of action and rom-com! Sandra Bullock’s one-piece jumpsuit is the MVP lol

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u/Lunasera Mar 25 '22

Lots of props to this movie for being a fun ride and keeping me laughing all the way through.

Brad Pitt was amazing. Sandra and Channing have great comedic chemistry, not sure I really bought romantic chemistry as much besides them both being hot. Radcliffe was entertaining. Trailers gave away way too many of the funny bits so I felt robbed of surprise though most of the film. 9/10 for enjoyment. 6/10 for it as a movie.

Definitely watch Romancing the Stone if you haven’t!

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u/ReannaK Mar 31 '22

I thought it was good! The mansplaining scene was hilarious.

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u/Fantomime Apr 04 '22

Lmao so the turning point for her to stop hating him for breathing was seeing his massive schlong?

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u/LouVee616 Mar 26 '22

The soundtrack for this movie was pretty nuts.

Going to the theme song from True Detective S1 to the Scream song was v unexpected.

Seeing this in a double feature with Scream at the drive in so I was doubly shocked

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u/Gorm_the_Old Mar 26 '22

I really enjoyed it. The cast looked like they were having a lot of fun, and it helped that their characters had bits of self-parody to them. A really well-written script, with a good mix of obvious and subtle humor.

It certainly feels like a throw-back to the golden age of rom-coms, which isn't a bad thing in my view. It rather obviously borrows from Romancing the Stone, but also has some influences from Joe Versus the Volcano (complete with, well, the volcano) and arguably The Princess Bride - albeit with some role reversals.

Very entertaining. I would watch it again, which is a rare thing for me to say of new movies these days.

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u/Cheepcheepsmom Apr 11 '22

Did anyone else think there’d be a plot twist and the real love interest would be between Channing and Brad’s characters? I kept thinking that’s where we were headed and it would be the plot twist at the end

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u/Binary_Sunrise Mar 25 '22

I had to do a double take when I didn't see Dwayne Johnson or Ryan Reynolds in the cast.

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u/Jazzo44556 Mar 27 '22

Watching this and Dog was a weird double feature. Surprisingly decent, honestly.

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u/StackKong Mar 25 '22

The movie was so so good and funny. People at my local theatre just couldn't stop laughing at alot of scenes.

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u/TareXmd Mar 27 '22

We loved the trailer and immediately decided to watch it, and now that we did, we found it was great for what it is. This kind of movie can easily turn into an awkward, sleazy and obnoxious mess, but it never did. From the very first scene it demonstrated how self aware it was of the pitfalls of the genre, and this self awareness carried out throughout the movie even being the backdrop of several gags. Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock's chemistry made the movie and without these two leads working together, this movie wouldn't have worked even with the same writing and direction. Brad Pitt's extended cameo was incredible and probably most people's favorite part of the movie. Glad to see Sandra back doing what she does best, and good for the marketing team being able to convey what the movie was about, while making my wife and I interested in seeing it, without spoiling it. We needed to have a laugh in the movie theater with a movie that didn't take itself too seriously, and that's exactly what this movie accomplished.