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Re: Controversial movie opinions - the confession thread.
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2017, 02:08:11 PM »
Out of all the movies I saw in 3D before I stopped and only went to 2D movies, there were only two that I felt actually benefitted from the concept and made it a better experience. Those two are Avatar and Gravity.
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« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2017, 05:46:40 PM »
A lot of people don't like Quantum of Solace, but I thoroughly enjoy it. Yes the villain is lame and yes the story is pretty much non-existant, but Its action is hard hitting and aggressive and the pace never feels like it drags. I just find it to be a fun watch every now and again.

I definitely like it better than SPECTRE which i thought was pretty weak, with a criminally underutilized christoph waltz and very meh action scenes.
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« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2017, 05:49:25 PM »
It's the shortest Bond movie but feels like the longest.

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« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2017, 06:12:21 PM »
A lot of people don't like Quantum of Solace, but I thoroughly enjoy it. Yes the villain is lame and yes the story is pretty much non-existant, but Its action is hard hitting and aggressive and the pace never feels like it drags. I just find it to be a fun watch every now and again.

I definitely like it better than SPECTRE which i thought was pretty weak, with a criminally underutilized christoph waltz and very meh action scenes.
I think the action sequences are horrible in Quantum of Solace. All those super quick cuts where you see things for like half a second and can't tell what's going on.

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« Reply #74 on: January 10, 2017, 06:01:52 AM »
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ending was one of the biggest let downs ever.

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« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2017, 06:09:17 AM »
A lot of people don't like Quantum of Solace, but I thoroughly enjoy it. Yes the villain is lame and yes the story is pretty much non-existant, but Its action is hard hitting and aggressive and the pace never feels like it drags. I just find it to be a fun watch every now and again.

I definitely like it better than SPECTRE which i thought was pretty weak, with a criminally underutilized christoph waltz and very meh action scenes.
I think the action sequences are horrible in Quantum of Solace. All those super quick cuts where you see things for like half a second and can't tell what's going on.


Yep same director as World War Z - which had the same problem. A fight in a dark stairwell with only a flare as lighting and shaky cam = WTF is going on ?!

So obviously " well we haven't choreographed this fight scene or car chase - just drive around and we'll do tight close ups and shake the camera instead "


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« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2017, 06:16:43 AM »
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ending was one of the biggest let downs ever.

I love that movie.
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« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2017, 06:20:54 AM »
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ending was one of the biggest let downs ever.

I love that movie.

It wasn't bad until the very end. Benjamin is born a baby-sized old man. He should have died an old man-sized baby. I eagerly waited in anticipation for like two hours to see a 6ft tall baby take his last breath, and instead, he shrinks back down to vagina size.

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« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2017, 06:49:35 AM »
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« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2017, 10:17:14 PM »
I never really made a big deal about Cameron. True Lies was great and I liked Titanic because I'm a fan of disaster movies, but I never cared much for the Terminator movies.

What about Aliens?
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A lot of people don't like Quantum of Solace, but I thoroughly enjoy it. Yes the villain is lame and yes the story is pretty much non-existant, but Its action is hard hitting and aggressive and the pace never feels like it drags. I just find it to be a fun watch every now and again.

I definitely like it better than SPECTRE which i thought was pretty weak, with a criminally underutilized christoph waltz and very meh action scenes.
Yeah, I like Quantum, even if I think it's not great and that the action is just dizzyingly awful at times. I like how it directly followed up on the events of Casino, while expanding on the story and not doing anything too over-the-top and cheesy that is so typical of Bond. It almost seemed as if it was going to usher in a new style of Bond movies, but then Skyfall cam out and killed the momentum by going back to its roots (even if Skyfall may have been the better movie).

Spectre, unfortunately, was just godawful boring though. What an absolute waste of talent that was.

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« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2017, 04:25:53 AM »
Out of all the movies I saw in 3D before I stopped and only went to 2D movies, there were only two that I felt actually benefitted from the concept and made it a better experience. Those two are Avatar and Gravity.

I didn't see Gravity, but replace it with Hugo and you have my same opinion. I actually place Hugo at 1st and Avatar at 2nd (Avatar was my 3D debut at the cinema).
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« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2017, 04:27:13 AM »
Avatar & Prometheus to me.

Prometheus worked well. Especially the big map hologram scene.

I actually felt like I was inside it when it opened up.

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« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2017, 04:51:41 AM »
Out of all the movies I saw in 3D before I stopped and only went to 2D movies, there were only two that I felt actually benefitted from the concept and made it a better experience. Those two are Avatar and Gravity.

I didn't see Gravity, but replace it with Hugo and you have my same opinion. I actually place Hugo at 1st and Avatar at 2nd (Avatar was my 3D debut at the cinema).

I'm not big on 3D movies either, however, I did watch X-men Apocalypse in virtual reality(3D version), and it was pretty F%$$@n cool! :o

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« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2017, 06:09:47 AM »
Out of all the movies I saw in 3D before I stopped and only went to 2D movies, there were only two that I felt actually benefitted from the concept and made it a better experience. Those two are Avatar and Gravity.

I didn't see Gravity, but replace it with Hugo and you have my same opinion. I actually place Hugo at 1st and Avatar at 2nd (Avatar was my 3D debut at the cinema).

I'm not big on 3D movies either, however, I did watch X-men Apocalypse in virtual reality(3D version), and it was pretty F%$$@n cool! :o

Hugo was really good in 3D, and Life of Pi, visually, was every bit as good as Avatar. The reason why Life of Pi and Avatar looked so good was because every frame of those movies was filmed with 3D in mind. 3D turns to shit when studios film a regular movie and then convert it to 3D in post production. Though, I think Cameron did a phenomenal job converting Titanic to 3D for the 100 year anniversary re release to the tune of $18M.
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« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2017, 08:26:38 AM »
Avatar definitely had great 3D IMO.  The tech/effects were the main reason to see the film, and will be pretty much the only reason I see the sequels.

I've seen a lot of other films in 3D since then, but it didn't really help many of them, and seeing them in 2D would have been fine.

However, in November I saw Doctor Strange in IMAX 3D, and that shit was crazy.  It wouldn't have been quite as effective in 2D IMO.  That was a trip.
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« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2017, 05:58:05 AM »
I never really made a big deal about Cameron. True Lies was great and I liked Titanic because I'm a fan of disaster movies, but I never cared much for the Terminator movies.

What about Aliens?

What about it?

You didn't mention it in Cameron's good or bad films so was just curious if you forgot it or hadn't seen it

It IS forgettable but I didn't forget it.  ;)

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« Reply #86 on: January 13, 2017, 06:29:58 AM »
Avatar definitely had great 3D IMO.  The tech/effects were the main reason to see the film, and will be pretty much the only reason I see the sequels.


I'm really hoping that this doesn't end up being the case for the franchise as a whole. The effects and the simplicity of the first film were a great way to introduce the audience to Pandora, the Na'vi as a culture, and their conflict with humans, but I'm hoping the story will hold it's own going forward. I'd like the effects to become the secondary reason to see it and the story being captivating enough to get butts in the seats. Cameron's got four more films to build a pretty epic story arc, and the fact that they have all already been written and will be filmed as one monstrous piece, it should make for great continuity throughout. I'm confident he will deliver.

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« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2017, 10:25:45 AM »
I never really made a big deal about Cameron. True Lies was great and I liked Titanic because I'm a fan of disaster movies, but I never cared much for the Terminator movies.

What about Aliens?

What about it?

You didn't mention it in Cameron's good or bad films so was just curious if you forgot it or hadn't seen it

It IS forgettable but I didn't forget it.  ;)

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« Reply #88 on: January 13, 2017, 10:32:55 AM »
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« Reply #89 on: January 13, 2017, 11:58:18 AM »
Is it controversial if your favorite Indiana Jones movie is Temple of Doom? I really enjoy all 3 movies in the original trilogy. Raiders has the most classic moments and Last Crusade was such a strong ending (until it wasn't an ending anymore) but Temple of Doom was just so weird and I enjoyed a lot of those darker, more bizarre elements of it. Got no problems with anyone having Raiders or Crusade as their favorite though.

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« Reply #90 on: January 13, 2017, 01:08:33 PM »
Is it controversial if your favorite Indiana Jones movie is Temple of Doom? I really enjoy all 3 movies in the original trilogy. Raiders has the most classic moments and Last Crusade was such a strong ending (until it wasn't an ending anymore) but Temple of Doom was just so weird and I enjoyed a lot of those darker, more bizarre elements of it. Got no problems with anyone having Raiders or Crusade as their favorite though.
Raiders is the best, in my opinion, and I think that's the general consensus. Temple of Doom is just so campy in comparison.

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« Reply #91 on: January 13, 2017, 01:21:45 PM »
Psycho it's a boring, sometimes even dumb and over-the-top dramatic movie. And hasn't aged well at all.

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« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2017, 01:38:35 AM »
Is it controversial if your favorite Indiana Jones movie is Temple of Doom? I really enjoy all 3 movies in the original trilogy. Raiders has the most classic moments and Last Crusade was such a strong ending (until it wasn't an ending anymore) but Temple of Doom was just so weird and I enjoyed a lot of those darker, more bizarre elements of it. Got no problems with anyone having Raiders or Crusade as their favorite though.

While the other two are generally regarded as better, I wouldn't say that liking Temple of Doom the most is very controversial. I mean, technically maybe, but it's not like people would go "WHAT, ARE YOU CRAZY". It's still a well enjoyed movie with some of the most classic moments in all the Indy films.
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« Reply #93 on: January 14, 2017, 03:53:23 AM »
Which is the second one? Because I remember that being the weakest of the three (never saw Crystal Skull). Still a lot of classic moments, but the side characters were really annoying.
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« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2017, 04:01:06 AM »
Temple is 2nd.

Lasht Crushade is Third.

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« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2017, 05:31:54 AM »
Which is the second one? Because I remember that being the weakest of the three (never saw Crystal Skull). Still a lot of classic moments, but the side characters were really annoying.

Keep it that way..  :biggrin:

I didn't mind Short Round (aka Data from The Goonies), but Willie Scott was pretty annoying.

Still, I don't think it's controversial to like ToD the best out of all the Indiana Jones movies - just unusual, perhaps. Growing up I didn't really think of it as much better or worse than the other two. There's just a lot of dark stuff going on with the Kali cult and all, that stopped it from being my favourite.

It still has some real classic moments, like the banquet scene - "Chilled monkey brains"  :lol
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« Reply #96 on: January 14, 2017, 06:39:20 AM »
Short Round is the Boba Fett of Indiana Jones. Minor character beloved as an underground cool thing for no other reason than to make people feel like they're in some secret club for liking them and "knowing they're actually the best character".

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« Reply #97 on: January 14, 2017, 06:41:36 AM »
:lol

Like people who argue that The Final Frontier is "The Best Trek Movie".

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« Reply #98 on: January 14, 2017, 10:29:51 AM »
Short Round is the Boba Fett of Indiana Jones. Minor character beloved as an underground cool thing for no other reason than to make people feel like they're in some secret club for liking them and "knowing they're actually the best character".
Short Round is fine. Willie Scott is annoying as all hell, though.

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« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2017, 12:42:24 PM »
Is it controversial to say that I absolutely hated Jared Leto's Joker?

The most common criticism I've seen has been "He was good, but didn't get enough to get fleshed out" and I have to say that I hated everything about his character, and being fleshed out wouldn't have made a bit of difference.
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« Reply #100 on: January 15, 2017, 12:47:19 PM »
He may as well have had " I'm a deranged guy " tattooed on his head.

Ledger's Joker is amazing and you know NOTHING about his backstory.

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« Reply #101 on: January 15, 2017, 12:49:55 PM »
I actually had an idea that would have drastically improved his character.

It would have been cool if he wasn't actually the Joker. If the real Joker was either dead or in jail and he was a completely deranged fan who was trying to keep up his legacy. That way he's just a crazy idiot and not actually the Joker, and his over the top "LOOK I'M THE JOKER" stuff would make a bit more sense. You could even include a developing story of him trying to gain the attention and approval of Joker, only for the Joker to completely disregard and ignore him, leading to him turning on Joker and a rivalry between them.
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« Reply #102 on: January 15, 2017, 01:55:06 PM »
JOKER V JOKER

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« Reply #103 on: January 15, 2017, 01:57:29 PM »
JOKER V JOKER

It'd get a higher score than BvS  :biggrin:
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« Reply #104 on: January 16, 2017, 10:47:20 AM »
I think that Scarface is pretty typical, mediocre and all around not too good.

I never got the immense love for it and seemingly huge cultural, social impact it had.

I mean...I do, cause guns, money, drugs = super great time bro, but beyond that... ::)

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