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Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Iori_Yagami » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:03 pm UTC

Yep, that is a clone topic, extremely unoriginal, but needed nonetheless, I think.
Couldn't resist creating this after I just watched "Battlefield Earth". I like the movie. Yes, you heard me right: 'I LIKE IT!'
What is wrong with that? Why's everyone critical? Herd effect again???
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Zohar » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:49 pm UTC

Didn't see that one. However, I really dislike The Matrix. Yes, the original one (obviously, also the sequels). I thought it was shallow and unoriginal.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Nath » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:02 pm UTC

I didn't understand all the fuss about Full Metal Jacket, Dr Strangelove, Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, or 81/2. They had their moments, but none of them really seemed all that great.

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Malice » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:29 pm UTC

Hm...

I love the Matrix trilogy; the second one is nearly as good as the first, if not better, although the third one is awful.
In fact, I love the Pirates Trilogy, and I think the first one is overrated and the latter two underrated. The only bad thing about the second one is the last five seconds, and the only bad thing about the third one is the love story resolution (didn't make sense, given the characters, AND was highly unsatisfying to boot, and together that's unforgivable).

I loved Daredevil the minute it came out, although that opinion was only justified by the director's cut.

I think Raging Bull is vastly overrated, The Shining is a mess, and A Clockwork Orange is awesome for 45 minutes but then takes a left turn into both boring AND morally reprehensible.

I think Zodiac is David Fincher's best movie, and I think Pulp Fiction is Tarantino's worst.

Most of my unpopular opinions only seem so in the context of backlash, though. For example, I think Citizen Kane is probably the greatest movie ever made, and I love it to death, but that's only weird because this generation seems to hate it for some reason.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby backrub » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:51 pm UTC

I really like Waterworld. not sure what everyones beef was about that movie.

i also enjoyed the new star wars movies, yes even the ones with Jar Jar. (not sure if those count as unpopular, but people still tell me they hated them... fools!)

to be honest, i really love all movies. all of them. at least, all of the ones i have seen.

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Mr. Beck » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:55 pm UTC

I hated Citizen Kane, and had absolutely no idea what was happening in The Godfather.
backrub wrote:i also enjoyed the new star wars movies, yes even the ones with Jar Jar. (not sure if those count as unpopular, but people still tell me they hated them... fools!)

Yeah, that's a pretty unpopular opinion. (read: I am exercising every bit of self-control in not flaming)

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Aleril » Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:13 pm UTC

I have always thought that the second matrix movie was much better than the first, although the first one was really good, the second one had more pulse-pounding action.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Malice » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:08 am UTC

Mr. Beck wrote:I ... had absolutely no idea what was happening in The Godfather.


The first time I watched the Godfather, I tried for a little while, got confused because there are six dozen characters that mostly all look the same, and played GameBoy while I watched the rest of the time, only perking up at "Whoah, explosion!" and "Whoah, multiple murders!"
Then I watched it again later and went, oh, duh, that's Tom Haden, and that's the baker, and shit, I understand everything, and this is fucking amazing!

It really is as good as they say it is; but it helps to watch it more than once just because of its labyrinthine plot and relationships.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby yellie » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:05 am UTC

Unpopular opinion: Juno was a TERRIBLE film.

(spoiler'd because my rant turned out pretty long.)
Spoiler:
It's everywhere, overpraised, undeserving of its eight thousand Oscar nominations, and about to spawn a crop of flat imitations. not to mention Diablo Cody has somehow wormed her way into Hollywood's elite as the new "it girl" of indie comedy, and is already working on another film that she describes as "if Juno was a demon and she started eating her classmates." (One-note wonder, anyone?) I wish she'd just drop off the planet. Anyone ever read her biography-thing Candy Girl? Apparently, it contains a line about how she wasn't molested as a child because she wasn't "pretty enough." That alone earned her my contempt and revulsion for life.

To be fair, I didn't hate Juno when it first came out. It was mindless entertainment, it had Buddy Holly on the soundtrack and Jason Bat(e)man was in it. It wasn't until I saw it for a second time that I realized it wasn't actually that good. And it wasn't until I read this article that my vague dislike of the film turn into pure hatred.

I just love that Diablo Cody(and Ellen Page, really), both think that they've suddenly brought to audiences the second coming of the female, like they've suddenly opened a huge flood of new options for females in film.

Well um, no. No they haven't. Both of them just sort of wave away the hundreds of strong, positive female characters that existed in cinema prior to the release of Juno. Remember Amélie, anyone? Or more recently, Pan's Labyrinth? Hairspray? Or even freaking Enchanted? Juno is not the first truly unique female character to grace the screen and she is certainly not the first female character to be empowered by or adored for her quirks.

Not to mention that Juno isn't really a character, per se, so much as a collection of qualities that are intended to be cool. It's like Diablo Cody collected a whole bunch of things that she thought should be included in the "ideal female," and then threw them altogether and called them Juno McGuff. Everything about Juno is placed in a way to remind us of how damn cool she is: the pipe, the lunch in the trophy case, the furniture on the front garden, the hamburger phone, the pop-culture references, "honest to blog." It crosses the line of being real and relatable and turns into this caricature of what they seem to think a quirky female lead is like. And damn, does it get annoying being beat about the head with "hey! Hey look how cool Juno is!" for 90 minutes.

There were other things that annoyed me about this film (the yuppie dad/Juno romance, Juno saying "after listening to the Stooges, everything else just seems... too cute" and then she's playing Moldy Peaches by the end of it, the awful dialogue, etc etc) but I won't get into that cause I have definitely gone on for far too long.

tl;dr: It had it's moments, but what really made me hate it was how smug Cody and Page are about it.

(Oh and I am totally aware of being pretty much the only person on the fora who disliked it, but hey. That's what this thread is for, right?)

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby une see » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:22 am UTC

I loved Jeux d'enfants (otherwise known as Love Me if You Dare), although it appears that most everyone else didn't. What can I say? I'm a sucker for romance, however twisted. Also a sucker for sad movies that make me cry- 'cause I'm a masochist.

Also, Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard = possibly the best-looking/sweetest couple ever. (And of course they're going out in real life now, which makes them even cuter.)
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby AngrySquirrel » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:09 am UTC

Spoiler:
I liked Hudson Hawk, and Doom.
I found Schindler's List to be about as interesting as watching grass grow.
I absolutely hated Requiem for A Dream.
I love all superhero movies(including Daredevil, Elektra, all the X-men movies and so on) except Spiderman.
Oh yea, I actually enjoyed the D&D movie (the one from 2000 with Jeremy Irons as the bad guy).


Basically this can all be summed up in that I hate dramas, thrillers and "deep" or realistic movies, but luuv things that go boom and that splatters rules.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby aleflamedyud » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:14 am UTC

I fucking hate Napoleon Dynamite. I have no goddamn idea what anyone sees in these 90-ish minutes of fail after fail after fail. The film fails at comedy and drama simply by showing the characters do nothing but fail at life, and that hard. Then it pretends that one lousy student council election or dance routine somehow turns things around and makes a retarded nerd into someone any human could sympathize with.

Sometimes a person is only a loser on the outside, and that kind of person you can tell an interesting story about. Napoleon Dynamite was a loser to his core, and that made his film fucking suck.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Belial » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:16 am UTC

I totally agree with yellie about everything.

And I also have to add:

Well um, no. No they haven't. Both of them just sort of wave away the hundreds of strong, positive female characters that existed in cinema prior to the release of Juno. Remember Amélie, anyone? Or more recently, Pan's Labyrinth? Hairspray? Or even freaking Enchanted? Juno is not the first truly unique female character to grace the screen and she is certainly not the first female character to be empowered by or adored for her quirks.


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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Azrael001 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:21 am UTC

I liked Water World and Hudson Hawk and Battlefield: Earth and Master of Disguise.

I hated Napoleon Dynamite, I have no use for Mobster Movies, they are either boring or distasteful (I like to be able to empathize with the characters, it is hard to do this when they are raping and killing innocent people).
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Masuri » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:49 am UTC

AngrySquirrel wrote:Basically this can all be summed up in that I hate dramas, thrillers and "deep" or realistic movies, but luuv things that go boom and that splatters rules.


Yes! I totally agree. I don't care if it won an Oscar for best drama. Does it have aliens, robots, explosions, vampires, gratuitous violence or implausible action sequences? No? Then no, I don't want to see it.

This ties directly in to my unpopular dislike of Cloverfield. No one cares about the untold plight of nameless extras. We want to see the action star kicking alien ass! Waste of a perfectly good monster. :(

Also, I have no desire to watch Lost. Most people I know consider this a crime. I don't need to sit through hours of having my chain jerked as I try in vain to figure out what the hell is going on. That's every day of life, imo.

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Malice » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:17 am UTC

Masuri wrote:This ties directly in to my unpopular dislike of Cloverfield. No one cares about the untold plight of nameless extras. We want to see the action star kicking alien ass! Waste of a perfectly good monster. :(


Even if this were true... I mean, every monster movie to date involves the action star kicking alien ass. Is it too much to ask for to have one single movie featuring an everyman?

On the subject of Juno... I love how that linked article talks about Juno as the little low-budget movie that could, when Juno has exactly as many big stars as, say, No Country, and only cost six million dollars to make because the most expensive piece of special effects it has is the pillow under her shirt, as opposed to say a period piece featuring a giant oil derrick. Honestly, it's not the "underdog" that they try to make it out to be. It pales in comparison to the real indie film at the Oscars, "Once", made in two weeks in another country for a budget that ends in the word "thousands".

In general I thought Juno was enjoyable but annoying at the same time, and totally undeserving of its massive attention, especially when much better films like Zodiac and Grindhouse went almost totally unappreciated this year.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Zohar » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:39 am UTC

yellie wrote:Unpopular opinion: Juno was a TERRIBLE film.


I find what you say a bit strange since you only seem (to me, anyway) to criticize how the film was introduced and received by the audience and how the actress and the writer talked about it. I haven't seen criticism towards the movie itself. I can get how someone would dislike the movie because Juno is an annoying "witty" character and her boyfriend is a spineless boring person (not my own opinion, BTW). I certainly don't mind if someone dislikes a movie I like. But it looks as if you hate the advertising campaign rather than the movie itself.

Also, I loved Hudson Hawk (sp?).
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby socynicalsohip » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:58 am UTC

I abhor Harry Potter and any of the hype surrounding it...

That is all.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Felstaff » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:20 am UTC

Airheads. The critics loathe it. Why? It's so engaging and funny, well acted, and all the characters are fully fleshed out, despite the fact they are meant to be one-dimensional rock stereotypes, they are actually all three-dimensional. It's one of Adam Sandler's best roles, which admittedly isn't saying much. And Steve Buscemi is, as expected, on stellar form. Even Brendan Fraser, an actor I don't necessarily rate, comes across as believable. The only thing that grates me about the film is the girlfriend, who's detestable. I guess it's such a guy film, and the women have predominantly weak, subjective, unfunny roles, that the critics hate it. But as a guy-dreaming-to-be-a-rock-god comedy, it works really, really well.

Also, 2001. Just kidding. The ending is a horrible anti-climax though. Even after reading the book and going 'ohhhhh, that explains everything', doesn't make the ending of the film any less weak.

Finally: Will Smith films, as a rule of thumb. The man cannot act.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Malice » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:47 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:Also, 2001. Just kidding. The ending is a horrible anti-climax though. Even after reading the book and going 'ohhhhh, that explains everything', doesn't make the ending of the film any less weak.


Um. What?
It might be an anticlimax if you don't understand what's going on. If your mindset is, "After some weird stuff with monkeys, things finally settled down to a good old-fashioned killer computer story--wait, what the hell's going on? Well, this just took a turn. It's over? What?"
If you get what the movie is trying to say, the ending is like the period at the end of the sentence. It's the triumphant result of thousands of years of human growth. It's about as climactic as it gets.

Finally: Will Smith films, as a rule of thumb. The man cannot act.

The man can act very well. Unfortunately he is rarely called upon to act. Mostly he is called upon to scream "Oh hell no!" while throwing punches at a green screen. But put him in, say, a drama about a man struggling to rise out of poverty, and he'll give you an excellent, heartfelt performance.
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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:10 pm UTC

I believe you mean "Aw hell naw!"
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Postby cypherspace » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:18 pm UTC

Yellie wrote:
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Everything about Juno is placed in a way to remind us of how damn cool she is: the pipe, the lunch in the trophy case, the furniture on the front garden, the hamburger phone, the pop-culture references, "honest to blog."


I'd say it's placed in a way to remind us of how damn cool she thinks she is. But despite the fact I loved Juno, I think most of what you say is spot on.

I unashamedly love every Ben Stiller film I've ever seen. And Adam Sandler (apart from Little Nicky) despite the fact they all follow the same slightly-dim-but-well-meaning-underdog-comes-good-in-the-face-of-superior-but-smug-opposition formula.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Vanguard » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:28 pm UTC

Iori_Yagami wrote:Yep, that is a clone topic, extremely unoriginal, but needed nonetheless, I think.
Couldn't resist creating this after I just watched "Battlefield Earth". I like the movie. Yes, you heard me right: 'I LIKE IT!'
What is wrong with that? Why's everyone critical? Herd effect again???


Honestly? Me too.

I actually enjoyed the first three episodes of star wars. People were expecting too much, overly critical. Sure, I take the bandwagon "special effects are not special effects if they're in EVERY SCENE". Still, I liked the movies.

The guy who played anakin, while a horid actor, made a badass Sith. There. I said it.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Felstaff » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:44 pm UTC

Malice wrote:It might be an anticlimax if you don't understand what's going on. If your mindset is, "After some weird stuff with monkeys, things finally settled down to a good old-fashioned killer computer story--wait, what the hell's going on? Well, this just took a turn. It's over? What?"
If you get what the movie is trying to say, the ending is like the period at the end of the sentence. It's the triumphant result of thousands of years of human growth. It's about as climactic as it gets.


Yeah, I get it all. The movie's not hard to understand at all, but as Dave travels through the wormhole, the film gives you a sense that it is leading you towards the meaning of life itself, (it's that powerful) and then... no. no it doesn't. It doesn't lead you towards the meaning of life at all. Without reading the book, you are left thinking. "Oh, well that was ambiguous," or "so, uh, whut? Baby in a planet? Old man in an art-deco room? Zuh?" Even after reading the book, which is very climactic, like I said, the film doesn't emulate that feeling of fulfilment, of yearning questions being earnestly answered. It just doesn't achieve that. It's a terrible anti-climax, like a lot of Kubrick*.

*Full Metal Jacket - disgracefully rushed ending, as Kubrick had spent far too long (and far too much budget) on perfecting the first 2/3s of the film
*The Shining - (contentious point) veered away from the book so suddenly, that it seems like almost chaotic directing. Important plot points (Scatman Crothers) were suddenly forced out of the picture with some brutal scene changes. What was the point of all the build-up of him travelling to the hotel through the snow, when his entrance and subsequent URGHHH was so heavy-handed in its execution. I get angry as it feels like Kubrick thought "Shit, we've got 2 days left of filming and about 18 things to clear up. I'm in trouble here. Lets eliminate all the loose ends in the easiest way possible."
*Paths to Glory - powerfully drawn-out ending, but then again, it's still drawn-out and not in keeping with the tone of the rest of the film.
*Eyes Wide Shut - not a very good film, and not a very good ending.

So yeah, 2001: The Movie was pretty anti-climactic.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby yellie » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:08 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I find what you say a bit strange since you only seem (to me, anyway) to criticize how the film was introduced and received by the audience and how the actress and the writer talked about it. I haven't seen criticism towards the movie itself. I can get how someone would dislike the movie because Juno is an annoying "witty" character and her boyfriend is a spineless boring person (not my own opinion, BTW). I certainly don't mind if someone dislikes a movie I like. But it looks as if you hate the advertising campaign rather than the movie itself.

Oh, but that was my main point; the advertising campaign was one of the main reasons I hated Juno. The criticism towards the film itself? Uh, I kinda talked about that already by saying that I did find Juno to be annoying, in the sense that the film was devoted to telling us how cool she (thinks she) is. But if you'd like some genuine criticism towards the actual movie...
- The dialogue felt really forced to me. As though Cody was thinking "okay every line has be a punchline and/or witty and/or filled with pop-culture references." Don't get me wrong, that can definitely work (see: Airplane, where literally every line is a joke, or Spaced, where ever episode is full of parodies, references and homages) but Diablo can't pull it off; her punchlines are not funny ("I'm just hanging out with my girlfriends"/"Oh me yarm you're GAY?!") and her references are wrong (Morgan Freeman was not in the Bone Collector...) and the line is blurring between genuine humour and pop culture reference-blasting. So, yeah. I don't think it was deserving of an Oscar.
(There was one line that felt truly hearfelt and character-driven, which was Bleeker's response to Juno's, "you're so cool, you don't even have to try," : "I try really hard, actually.")
- The "romance" between Bateman and Page was awkward, wrong and in my mind, totally not necessary at all. You could have had Yuppie male divorce Yuppie female without the awkward pedo romance thing.
- I found Juno annoying, for the reasons already mentioned in my other post.
- There were no truly believable characters in the film. Juno was written as the 16 year old Cody always wanted to be, the yuppies had no chemistry whatsoever; I was wondering how on earth he ended up marrying her, the family just went along with whatever, none of them having any real personality. The only believable character was Bleeker, but he was only in it for three or four scenes.

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby aleflamedyud » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:30 pm UTC

Adam Sandler blows and I hope that after "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" the real Mosad rubs him out.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Malice » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:32 pm UTC

I've always wanted to make an Adam Sandler movie which is standard Sandler fare for the first 20 minutes or so (from which all the advertising is taken), and then at one point when he's walking down the street with his love interest, a white van pulls up, a bunch of guys in ski masks jump out, throw him in, take him to a dark room and just beat the shit out of him for the rest of the movie.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Memo » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:57 pm UTC

I liked Click.

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Masuri » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:08 am UTC

Malice wrote:
Masuri wrote:This ties directly in to my unpopular dislike of Cloverfield. No one cares about the untold plight of nameless extras. We want to see the action star kicking alien ass! Waste of a perfectly good monster. :(

Even if this were true... I mean, every monster movie to date involves the action star kicking alien ass. Is it too much to ask for to have one single movie featuring an everyman?

Oh, sure, and I can even agree to some extent. I just personally find the everyman painfully boring. I'm looking for escapism, not to identify with the characters. I'm all about going in and seeing thrills and chills for 100 minutes and forgetting about all the everyman BS I'm personally dealing with. The mundane holds little appeal for me, considering how mundane every day life truly is.

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby HMC » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:07 am UTC

Memo wrote:I liked Click.


Click was awesome. Well, it was dumb, but the ending was beautiful. I almost wanted to cry. ;_;

Not to mention
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Kendo_Bunny » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:42 am UTC

Citizen Kane was important because it used two-camera filming. Doesn't mean it's not boring

And for unpopular- I was bored by 2001. I didn't feel any impact made on me or my mind, it was kind of like staring at a wall for however long the movie actually is (felt like 10 hours), only I can actually use my imagination staring at a wall, and my brain felt numbed by this movie. My sister and I got so bored that we started trying to MST it, but we had to give up, because Kubrick didn't give us anything. So except for that one scene with HAL, the two of us were sitting in uncomfortable silence, only still watching because we had been told how "important" the film was.

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Malice » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:02 am UTC

Kendo_Bunny wrote:Citizen Kane was important because it used two-camera filming. Doesn't mean it's not boring


Boring is subjective. Objectively, Citizen Kane is important in a lot of different ways.
Acting: Orson playing Kane (enigmatically, no less) from a young man to his death, with the help of great makeup. That's pretty much exactly what Marion Coutillard won an Oscar for a few weeks ago.
Writing: Citizen Kane's multi-layered, mixed-chronology, Rashomon-like story was way ahead of its time.
Cinematography: From special effects (creating Xanadu through an excellent use of mattes, miniatures, and composites) to style (pioneering long-take, deep-focus photography, which was hugely influential to European filmmakers like Renoir).

I could go on...
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Postby alkatmsu » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:57 am UTC

I, as a matter of pride, have never seen nor intend to see any of the Harry Potter or LOTR movies.

I didn't care for Pulp Fiction upon first viewing (only viewing so far).

To agree with some other posters... I enjoy Waterworld... AND The Postman.

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Postby Amarantha » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:34 am UTC

I fucking love The Gods Must Be Crazy. And the sequel (badger Oh me yarm!). But the third one sucked.
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Postby AndyG314 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:44 pm UTC

yellie wrote:Unpopular opinion: Juno was a TERRIBLE film.


Wow, tell us how you really feel. :P
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Postby Aleril » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:45 pm UTC

Amarantha wrote:I fucking love The Gods Must Be Crazy. And the sequel (badger Oh me yarm!). But the third one sucked.



This is an unpopular opinion? That movie is awesome.

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Postby TheAmazingRando » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:59 pm UTC

I thought Citizen Kane was an incredibly interesting and engaging film, regardless of its innovations, and not the least bit boring, which seems to be a pretty unpopular opinion these days. I wanted to hate it because of the hype, but it won me over.

I don't think I've ever been bored by a talky drama, but I've been bored by plenty of action films.

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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby Iori_Yagami » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:48 pm UTC

Boring? What does it mean? Is a chemical reaction description with all formulas, energy, enthalpy, entropy calculations, and many other things I don't quite remember, considered boring? If confronted with actual explosion visual image, it may be. But only if you seek action movie experience. If you want to know how it all really happens at molecular level - it's not boring, the image of explosion is.
You bought a CD with romantic songs collection and couldn't find hard acid techno sound on it? Boring? Maybe next you'll watch what you're buying.

Cinema is very, very different. Play movies, art movies, documentary movies. Movies that make you think, laugh, cry, yvan eht nioj, start being interested in something, reevaluate your position, imagine future, learn about past... They're all different and incompatible. However, films in roughly the same category may be compared.
Space Odyssey 2001 and Star Wars are both about future and space, but who would try to actually compare them?
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Postby Malice » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:53 pm UTC

TheAmazingRando wrote:I thought Citizen Kane was an incredibly interesting and engaging film, regardless of its innovations, and not the least bit boring, which seems to be a pretty unpopular opinion these days. I wanted to hate it because of the hype, but it won me over.


Yay! Rando is truly amazing.

I don't think I've ever been bored by a talky drama, but I've been bored by plenty of action films.


There seems to be a line here between those who prefer emotion and those who prefer sensation. Or something like that.
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Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Postby cathrl » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:17 pm UTC

I felt totally ripped off by Citizen Kane. All that buildup and the big revelation is...that?

2001. I'd have liked an ending, not an attempt at reproduction of Kubrick's last happy floaty dream. The rest of the film is great. Well, provided you skip the first 15 minutes which are way overindulgent and should have mostly ended up on the cutting room floor.

I liked both the Fantastic Four movies. And the Spiderman movies. And Daredevil.

I liked Waterworld. And Arnie's actually quite good at delivering those deadpan one-liners.

I liked the two trilogies of Star Wars films pretty much equally.

I watched about the first half of Godfather I and have absolutely no desire to watch any more.


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