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Controversial movie opinions - the confession thread.
« on: January 04, 2017, 08:53:59 AM »
A place to confess those movie opinions you hold (and probably you alone).

- Alien 3 (the directors cut) is a better film than Alien.
- I've yet to see a Tarantino movie I like - or a Pixar movie.
- Star Trek : The Voyage Home is the second worst Star Trek movie....I even rank The Final Frontier and Nemesis higher.
- The Living Daylights is the best Bond film.
- The Mummy (1999) is better than all 3 Indy Jones sequels.
- Inception bored the crap outta me, as did Drive.
- Ant-Man is the best Marvel Universe origin film so far.
- The 'Burb's is still Hanks best movie.
- Deep Rising should be seen as a Monster movie classic.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 08:57:14 AM »
I don't even know what to say to most of that.

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Re: Controversial movie opinions - the confession thread.
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 08:59:13 AM »
My controversial opinion is that this thread gives me deja vu. :biggrin:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=46330
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 09:02:30 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 09:04:53 AM »
My controversial opinion is that this thread gives me deja vu. :biggrin:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=46330

Yeah I kind off guessed this may have been done before, oh well.  If some mod wants to delete this, or stick it in that old thread feel free.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 11:57:14 AM »
I didn't find The Blues Brothers funny in any way...

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 12:04:05 PM »
I've probably said this before but Toy Story 2 and 3 are decent, but not great, movies and the ending of Toy Story 3 is one of the most blatant abuses of emotional manipulation I've seen in a movie.

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 12:20:32 PM »
I didn't find The Blues Brothers funny in any way...

With you on this one. I totally don't 'get it' and I've never even remotely considered anything Blues Brothers funny. At all.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 06:30:33 AM »
I didn't find The Blues Brothers funny in any way...

With you on this one. I totally don't 'get it' and I've never even remotely considered anything Blues Brothers funny. At all.

I didn't think it was funny at all either. I'm younger though so that may be it .

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 08:38:44 AM »
I'm 38 and i've still never seen it. But i've also never seen Gone With The Wind or It's A Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane or that film where the main character is dead in a pool at the

start and he narrates the whole film...something boulevard ?? Help me out :p
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 09:52:29 AM »
Citizen Kane is definitely worth watching if you are a cinephile or an admirer of film as a medium.  Not too sure I would say that about those others, even Gone With The Wind.

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 10:14:49 AM »
I'm 38 and i've still never seen it. But i've also never seen Gone With The Wind or It's A Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane or that film where the main character is dead in a pool at the

start and he narrates the whole film...something boulevard ?? Help me out :p

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 10:17:36 AM »
I'm 38 and i've still never seen it. But i've also never seen Gone With The Wind or It's A Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane or that film where the main character is dead in a pool at the

start and he narrates the whole film...something boulevard ?? Help me out :p

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Thanks. I googled it and found it magically by typing in lead character dead in pool :lol
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2017, 10:28:17 AM »
I had the impression that Gone with the wind was a out and out romance movie but it was a lot more than that and it was very enjoyable. I saw it a couple of years ago and thought it lived to its classic status.

I think if I had to go against popular opinion, I did not enjoy Lost in Translation nor did I like Winter's Bone. I enjoy most artsy movies but these two did nothing for me. Maybe I need to give them another shot.
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2017, 10:30:50 AM »
I'm not against indie films per se.  Just the awfully twee ones where all the characters are kooky and do weird things.

Like that movie Jeff Who Lives At Home. There's one scene where two people sit down to have a heart-to-heart...in the bath... Because Indie??

But I didn't enjoy Lost In Translation either.

And god knows there's nothing noteworthy coming out of Hollywood anymore.
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2017, 09:33:34 PM »
I didn't find The Blues Brothers funny in any way...

With you on this one. I totally don't 'get it' and I've never even remotely considered anything Blues Brothers funny. At all.

I'm with you both on this one.  I mean, it's a solid watch, but that's about it.

Same for Slap Shot.  When I finally saw that, I couldn't believe how ordinary it was.

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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2017, 09:53:12 PM »
- The Mummy (1999) is better than all 3 Indy Jones sequels.

Fuck. Yes :lol

I've tried to watch Lord of The Rings but I get too bored within the first 30 minutes of the first movie. I know it's amazing but I don't know why I can't get into it.
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2017, 01:14:16 AM »
I really don't like them either.

I only saw The Hobbit as I could see it for free at the time and wanted to see what HFR was like ( I didn't mind it...).

Then I saw the next 2 just to finish the story but I've no intention to see any of them again.

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2017, 02:00:23 AM »
I fucking love Keanu Reeves.

I know he's not a great actor, I know several of his films aren't of a high standard.   But I don't care - he's one of my favourite actors.  I'm off an age where Keanu's career was starting just about when I was old enough to be interested in movies, so he's kind of been a constant for me and every few years he'll be in something great (Bill & Ted's, Idaho, Point Break, Speed, Matrix, Scanner Darkly, John Wick etc...) - also for a movie star he seems like a really grounded and nice guy.

And then theres the fact he doesn't seem to age...
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2017, 03:01:51 AM »
I feel the same with Arnie. He's never been a good actor, but he has so much presence and charisma on screen, that I just enjoy everything I see him in. And as a general fan of anything '80s, Arnie is a movie icon.
I also get a kick out of any role where we're supposed to believe he's just an every day dude with a regular job. It's so absurd that it's amusing. :lol
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2017, 03:17:51 AM »
Speaking of Keanu, I think my most controversial movie opinion is that I love the Matrix sequels.
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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2017, 05:30:23 AM »
I like the Star Wars prequels. I consider the first 30 minutes of Attack Of The Clones to be perfect Science-Fiction. I'm sad, that George Lucas won't make any more Star Wars movies or no movies at all.

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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2017, 05:58:52 AM »
- The Mummy (1999) is better than all 3 Indy Jones sequels.

Fuck. Yes :lol

I've tried to watch Lord of The Rings but I get too bored within the first 30 minutes of the first movie. I know it's amazing but I don't know why I can't get into it.

I saw the Indy films so long ago that i barely remember them so I'm not sure if The Mummy ranks higher however The Mummy is one of the only movies from my childhood that is as fun to watch as it was when I first saw it. Not many movies of that genre hold up from the late nineties IMO but The Mummy does.

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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2017, 06:07:58 AM »
- The 'Burb's is still Hanks best movie.

YES! I thought I was the only one, but I will add that I will only include the Hanks' comedies. I think I know every line!!! That's a confession. :biggrin:

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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2017, 06:21:28 AM »
- The Mummy (1999) is better than all 3 Indy Jones sequels.

Fuck. Yes :lol

I've tried to watch Lord of The Rings but I get too bored within the first 30 minutes of the first movie. I know it's amazing but I don't know why I can't get into it.

I saw the Indy films so long ago that i barely remember them so I'm not sure if The Mummy ranks higher however The Mummy is one of the only movies from my childhood that is as fun to watch as it was when I first saw it. Not many movies of that genre hold up from the late nineties IMO but The Mummy does.

The Mummy is such a fun film, and yeah it holds up really well.  I will add though that Indy Jones and the Crystal Skullfuck (the worst Indy film) is better than all the Mummy sequels + Scorpion King.

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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2017, 07:24:50 AM »
every few years he'll be in something great (Bill & Ted's, Idaho, Point Break, Speed, Matrix, Scanner Darkly, John Wick etc...) - also for a movie star he seems like a really grounded and nice guy.

Point Break is one of my favourites. It's one of those movies that brings you right back to a certain time in your life.

You're right that Keanu seems like a decent guy. Did you see the video of him giving up his seat on the subway? Pretty cool thing to do. https://youtu.be/dbYFGdDbkQw

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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2017, 09:46:15 AM »
A place to confess those movie opinions you hold (and probably you alone).

- Alien 3 (the directors cut) is a better film than Alien.
- I've yet to see a Tarantino movie I like - or a Pixar movie.
- Star Trek : The Voyage Home is the second worst Star Trek movie....I even rank The Final Frontier and Nemesis higher.
- The Living Daylights is the best Bond film.
- The Mummy (1999) is better than all 3 Indy Jones sequels.
- Inception bored the crap outta me, as did Drive.
- Ant-Man is the best Marvel Universe origin film so far.
- The 'Burb's is still Hanks best movie.
- Deep Rising should be seen as a Monster movie classic.

You're not supposed to make them up btw....
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2017, 11:01:43 AM »
Speaking of Keanu, I think my most controversial movie opinion is that I love the Matrix sequels.
Same here, I love them and I can still enjoy watching them with all their flaws.
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2017, 11:19:00 AM »
A place to confess those movie opinions you hold (and probably you alone).

1) Alien 3 (the directors cut) is a better film than Alien.
2) I've yet to see a Tarantino movie I like - or a Pixar movie.
3) Star Trek : The Voyage Home is the second worst Star Trek movie....I even rank The Final Frontier and Nemesis higher.
4) The Living Daylights is the best Bond film.
5) The Mummy (1999) is better than all 3 Indy Jones sequels.
6) Inception bored the crap outta me, as did Drive.
7) Ant-Man is the best Marvel Universe origin film so far.
8) The 'Burb's is still Hanks best movie.
9) Deep Rising should be seen as a Monster movie classic.

Let's see.

1) I don't like any of the Alien movies. Boooooooring
2) Disagree with you completely
3) See number 1
4) Never saw it.
5) Except Last Crusade
6) Never saw Drive
7) Just no. The whole premise of Ant Man is just ridiculous. Next we'll have Bacteria Boy, right?
8) I do love that movie and will say it's his best comedy.
9) Another boring movie.

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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2017, 11:20:16 AM »
Speaking of Keanu, I think my most controversial movie opinion is that I love the Matrix sequels.
Same here, I love them and I can still enjoy watching them with all their flaws.

I can watch them and enjoy them. But they are 100% completely superfluous and damage the original movie.
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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2017, 11:43:21 AM »
Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Bastards, and Jackie Brown are Tarantino's worst movies.

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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2017, 11:49:02 AM »
They're not the best. Inglorious especially is way too long.
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2017, 12:01:26 PM »
And some scenes are way too cringe.

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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2017, 03:38:16 PM »
Django is probably the best i've seen. But after King Schultz dies - so does the movie.
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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2017, 04:43:55 PM »
I love Begins and Rises, but I don't like the Dark knight

I think its too long and there's too much stuff they tried to jam into one film. By the time we get to the boats, I am ready for it to be over, but it keeps going. Two face was underutilized and Dent could have been so much more fascinating if we saw an inner conflict. I can't take Eric Roberts seriously as a Mobster.

I also think it takes itself way too seriously and gets preachy in parts as well. They leave joker in an interrogation room not handcuffed or restrained at all, with one guy in the room with him for whatever reason. The script says the joker needs to escape by taking this guy hostage, so therefore, he is in the room with him.

Joker was great though, despite having lots of stuff conveniently happen for him.  I also like hearing Micheal Caine say Tangerine. So it does have its moments.

And I know a lot of people love Dark Knight and I respect that. But that was my confession.
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