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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #105 on: June 02, 2010, 09:13:11 AM »
Pretty much :neverusethis:

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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #106 on: June 02, 2010, 10:18:38 AM »
See, the whole argument that "It was technically awesome, therefore the plot doesn't need to exist" is never levied against movies that are actually good, like Blade Runner, Star Wars, or 2001: A Space Odyssey.
2001's story was actually rather engaging.

The Dark Knight doesn't qualify as a great film either. It has some of the most forced dialogue i've seen in a film, not to mention the poorly executed transition of Harvey Dent (which should have been carried out in the next film)
Christopher Nolan would like to have a word with you.

I am a big fan of Nolan's work. But to say TDK is his best film is laughable.

I fail to see how it is anything other than an entertaining summer blockbuster. It certainly doesn't stand out in my eyes. I don't think I will ever understand the hype behind it either.
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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #107 on: June 02, 2010, 12:01:10 PM »
Not even one film in 2008 I can genuinely say is a great film i've watched.

Let the Right One In disagrees.
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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #108 on: June 02, 2010, 12:10:38 PM »
Not even one film in 2008 I can genuinely say is a great film i've watched.

Let the Right One In disagrees.

Never heard of it.
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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2010, 12:22:42 PM »
The Godfather and Casablanca are both overrated.

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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #111 on: June 03, 2010, 10:24:00 AM »
See, the whole argument that "It was technically awesome, therefore the plot doesn't need to exist" is never levied against movies that are actually good, like Blade Runner, Star Wars, or 2001: A Space Odyssey.
2001's story was actually rather engaging.

The Dark Knight doesn't qualify as a great film either. It has some of the most forced dialogue i've seen in a film, not to mention the poorly executed transition of Harvey Dent (which should have been carried out in the next film)
Christopher Nolan would like to have a word with you.

I am a big fan of Nolan's work. But to say TDK is his best film is laughable.

I fail to see how it is anything other than an entertaining summer blockbuster. It certainly doesn't stand out in my eyes. I don't think I will ever understand the hype behind it either.

Oh no, of course it's not Nolan's best work. Not by a fucking long shot. But it's still a great film nonetheless.

There are several elements within the film I personally think are why I enjoyed it so much. We'll start with the obvious, Heath Ledger as The Joker. Overrated/hyped/etc. by fanboi/fangirlism or not, how can you possibly say that Heath Ledger's performance was anything short of outstanding? He was brilliant, and felt utterly chilling whenever he was given a monologue or direct interaction with other characters. His character felt so...convincing yet completely mind-boggling at the same time.

Next, we have the themes, ideas, concepts and questions that are raised as the film progresses. Is Batman just as much a criminal as the men he puts away? Is this idea of vigilantism a chaotic concept or a noble one? Or both? Questions such as those. Yes, the film was an extremely hyped summer blockbuster, but when you break it down bit by bit, there are actually several other layers to be examined. Especially when relating the film to reality and the world we live in compared to the artificial world we are presented with these fictional characters to relate to (lolfilmtheory).
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #112 on: June 03, 2010, 02:15:12 PM »
See, the whole argument that "It was technically awesome, therefore the plot doesn't need to exist" is never levied against movies that are actually good, like Blade Runner, Star Wars, or 2001: A Space Odyssey.
2001's story was actually rather engaging.

The Dark Knight doesn't qualify as a great film either. It has some of the most forced dialogue i've seen in a film, not to mention the poorly executed transition of Harvey Dent (which should have been carried out in the next film)
Christopher Nolan would like to have a word with you.

I am a big fan of Nolan's work. But to say TDK is his best film is laughable.

I fail to see how it is anything other than an entertaining summer blockbuster. It certainly doesn't stand out in my eyes. I don't think I will ever understand the hype behind it either.

Oh no, of course it's not Nolan's best work. Not by a fucking long shot. But it's still a great film nonetheless.

There are several elements within the film I personally think are why I enjoyed it so much. We'll start with the obvious, Heath Ledger as The Joker. Overrated/hyped/etc. by fanboi/fangirlism or not, how can you possibly say that Heath Ledger's performance was anything short of outstanding? He was brilliant, and felt utterly chilling whenever he was given a monologue or direct interaction with other characters. His character felt so...convincing yet completely mind-boggling at the same time.

Next, we have the themes, ideas, concepts and questions that are raised as the film progresses. Is Batman just as much a criminal as the men he puts away? Is this idea of vigilantism a chaotic concept or a noble one? Or both? Questions such as those. Yes, the film was an extremely hyped summer blockbuster, but when you break it down bit by bit, there are actually several other layers to be examined. Especially when relating the film to reality and the world we live in compared to the artificial world we are presented with these fictional characters to relate to (lolfilmtheory).

I won't argue TDK is not a good film. I just don't see it as a great one.

Infact, I would rate Batman Begins above TDK. I thought the first film was exactly what the franchise needed.

Whenever I watch TDK, I feel as though a great chunk of the dialogue is forced. Something just doesn't feel right. It's almost as if they're trying too hard to make a point. Not only that, I consider the whole Two Face turn to be poorly executed, and rushed. They should have saved his turn for the third film because it just happens too fast. I also hate the CGI on his face. Not a fan of that at all. There is no way you would be able to walk around with a face like that. Not with the bones sticking out and half his jaw falling off. I suppose it looks cool and isn't supposed to be realistic, but whatever.

I just don't think the script is very good, if i'm being honest. There are far better films out there, even by Nolan's standards. Heath Ledger did do a good job though.
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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #113 on: June 03, 2010, 06:20:20 PM »
It's a Wonderful Life
Shawshank Redemption
Christmas Vacation
Princess Bride
Young Frankenstein
The Usual Suspects
Jaws
Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Monty Python Holy Grail
Saving Private Ryan
Full Metal Jacket
Silence of the Lambs
Cast Away
Frankenstein (original)
Gone With The Wind
Wizard of Oz
Braveheart
Jurrasic Park
Singing in the Rain
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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #114 on: June 04, 2010, 12:00:06 AM »
Braveheart
I thought this was the "Top 20 Movies You Have to See Before You Die" thread, not the "Top 20 Movies That Will Cause You to Die" thread?

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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #115 on: June 04, 2010, 12:01:33 AM »
It will cause you die due to an overload of awesomeness. Thus it should be the 20th movie you see.
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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #116 on: June 04, 2010, 12:03:52 AM »
I'm pretty sure that's not what I meant.

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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #117 on: June 04, 2010, 12:04:36 AM »
I'm pretty sure that's not what I meant.

I know. I was just stating a fact.
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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #118 on: June 04, 2010, 04:15:50 AM »
Braveheart is a great movie.
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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
« Reply #119 on: December 29, 2010, 11:14:40 AM »
Ugh, finally found a thread pertaining to favorite movies.

Top 20 is difficult, but I could probably do a top 10:

Better off Dead
Memento
Gattaca
Pulp Fiction
Se7en
Let the Right One In
Breakfast Club
Airplane!
Black Swan
Spinal Tap

Maybe not a list of the best movies evar, but they're my favorites, so there ya go.

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Re: Top 20 Movies You Have To See Before You Die
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