View Full Version : VIDEO CAPSULE: Three Kings (2/10)
10-26-2000, 01:55 PM
I just saw Three Kings and it sucks! It stars George Clooney (wow?) and a million people nobody has heard of. It is set after the Gulf War and these American soldiers go to this desert place and kill loads of people and steal some gold for their country. The back of the box says it is a humerous and accurate historic film, I don't think I laughed once. You probably guessed from my vague description this film is shite. Don't buy it!!!
R. P. McMurphy
10-27-2000, 11:23 PM
UGH!!! Come on, "cool" kid! How can you give one of the best films of '99 a measly 2 out of 10?! It wasn't meant to be hillarious, but it was funny and humerous at many times. When Conrad (the Brilliant Spike Jonze) went into glorious detail on how Troy (Mark Wahlberg) shot a "raghead's" head off, everybody in the theater let out a big giggle. This is a brilliant, in your face film set in the backdrop at the END of a war (brilliant). Great actors, magnificent cinematography and cameras, and a suprisingly deep story on morals and the human spirit that was very underrated. Shame on you, man.
10-28-2000, 07:26 AM
Oh well. We all have our own opinions.
10-28-2000, 03:38 PM
Why didn't you like it ?
>American soldiers go to this desert place and kill loads of people and steal some gold for their country
Well, the movie was a lot more than that. Most of the plot involves the group of people they want to rescue. They'll have the choice between saving the people or taking the money. They decide to save the people instead of taking the money. (oooooooh! -lol)
It has a stong anti-war message that is not too present, but there, which is great.
I'll agree with RP McMurphy when he said "magnificent cinematography and cameras, and a suprisingly deep story on morals ..."
10-28-2000, 08:02 PM
I also liked the film. I would rate it 7/10. It was a rather original take on the war movie genre.
10-31-2000, 01:22 AM
I loved it, especially the Cow scene. That was hilarious..
11-01-2000, 01:17 PM
I'll stand behind you on that one Coolkid. I bought this movie without seeing it (obviously expecting something good), then watched it once and stuck it on eBay to get rid of it.
I didn't like the story. Acting was ok, the internal body organ sequences were quite weird to say the least, but I just didn't enjoy it at all.
I think 2/10 is a little cruel, but I'd give it a 4.5/10 I think.
02-08-2001, 04:24 AM
I loved it as well, Spike was great! It suceeded in all areas for me, only really dragging towards the end. 7.5/10
02-11-2001, 04:46 AM
One of the best contemporary war films ever made with a beautiful balance of ironic humour & an anti american sentiment. It has to be one of the most original war films ever, the script is brilliant & the film as a whole tells both sides of the story as best it can within the context of the film.
If you havent heard of Spike Jonze, Mark Wahlberg or any of the other members of the cast you should probably give up on criticizing films & try reading about them & finding out about film history or how war films have evolved to the point of Three Kings. You will see that in todays society it is a perfect depiction of War at the turn of the millenium.
P.S. At least have a look at Being John Malkovich which is directed by Spike Jonze. Unless you hated Thin Red Line in which case give up on intellectual cinema altogether. Sorry if this sounds harsh but how could you not see at least a sparkle of the brilliance in this film?
02-12-2001, 09:40 AM
I completely agree with your summation Deckard...it was a really well-made film that overall made a statement accessible to a different generation of movie-goers...It reminded me of films like "MASH" or "Catch-22", only it was about a different war...the cast was great, the tunes was great, did I say the cast was great? A really classic war protest flick...
Classic scene...Spike Jonze and Saudi arabian in limo chillin' to the sounds of Peter Cetera...
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