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Movies I just don't get, or don't get the love for...
« on: February 24, 2017, 03:11:56 PM »
Star Wars, not really good but man do folks really love it.  I'm sSeriously, the dialogue is weak, the acting is wooden, and the plot is simplistic, intentionally so. 

The Big Lebowski, pretty good but man folks really love it.

2001, snooze fest.  Really only have half a movie, the picture part but lacking much else and soooooo long.
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 03:15:43 PM »
Various Fasts and Furiouses.

Watched my very first one on the weekend (7 I believe).  I get that cars going fast is fun, but it was really underwhelming just from a pure action movie perspective.  Lots of things felt clunky and jarring that could have been faster and more intense (so my complaint isn't that it's mindless action - it's that the mindless action isn't active enough in a lot of places).
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 04:19:37 PM »
I get the fast and furious movies, I just don't like them.  They're basically mediocre super hero movies where the super power is mostly driving cars fast but also indestructibility and super strength. 

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 04:30:05 PM »
Oh, I get the *idea* of them.  I just don't gt the love for the actual implementation, which frankly I feel could be so much fasterer and furiouser than what I saw was.  Other than the jumping between skyscrapers, it was hardly furious at all.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 04:40:01 PM »
Star Wars, not really good but man do folks really love it.  I'm seriously, the dialogue is weak, the acting is wooden, and the plot is simplistic, intentionally so. 

The Big Lebowski, pretty good but man folks really love it.

2001, snooze fest.  Really only have a movie, the picture part but lacking much else and soooooo long.

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 05:05:14 PM »
Inglourious Basterds - I usually enjoy Tarantino movies, but to me this one seemed to be just a case of, "because they're Nazi's we can do whatever we want" and I just didn't care.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 05:11:15 PM »
The Walking dead

This show is a chore to watch for me. Some people are just crazy over it, like its the best drama in years or something.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 05:33:29 PM »
Inglourious Basterds - I usually enjoy Tarantino movies, but to me this one seemed to be just a case of, "because they're Nazi's we can do whatever we want" and I just didn't care.
Totally on board with you here.  I thought it was boring except the first scene with Christopher Waltz in the Farm House and I generally like Tarantino but not Basterds.

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 07:43:35 PM »
Everything Marvel.

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 01:22:32 AM »
Probably a bit controversial, but hey:

Bladerunner
Shawshank Redemption (well, its OK, but I think the Green Mile is better)
Its a Wonderful Life
Terminator
Hidden Tiger Crouching Dragon
Just about all the Bond films

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 01:32:43 AM »
The Walking dead

This show is a chore to watch for me. Some people are just crazy over it, like its the best drama in years or something.

I'm with you on this. I hate most of the characters and cheer when they get eaten, which I'm pretty sure isn't what the writers intended.

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 01:34:24 AM »
The Lobster.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 01:37:04 AM »
Probably a bit controversial, but hey:

Bladerunner
Shawshank Redemption (well, its OK, but I think the Green Mile is better)
Its a Wonderful Life
Terminator
Hidden Tiger Crouching Dragon
Just about all the Bond films

It's a Wonderful Life is a crime against film. Gawddddd.

Agree on Green Mile vs. Shawshank (though I do love Shawshank)

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 01:42:29 AM »
A lot of film choices can depend on your age. 
People who were young when Star Wars came out had nothing to compare it to. I was 15 when it came out.
Even fans of the original trilogy will agree the acting is hokey and the dialogue wooden, but it has a charm.

Movies I don't get the love for (Though to be fair they all get a lot of hate too)

Independence Day
Armageddon
Forrest Gump
Any Transformers movie

and for TV, "Mad Men". I don't get it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2017, 01:47:39 AM »
Probably a bit controversial, but hey:

Bladerunner
Shawshank Redemption (well, its OK, but I think the Green Mile is better)
Its a Wonderful Life
Terminator
Hidden Tiger Crouching Dragon
Just about all the Bond films

It's a Wonderful Life is a crime against film. Gawddddd.


Seriously?  Let me guess: you don't like Casablanca either.

 

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