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post #13846 of 16041
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Then I guess that makes me the weird one here..

Nope, I also hated "Inception". Saw it in the theater and almost wanted to walk out. I don't even remotely have a short attention span but if the characters aren't very good or interesting then I'll usually get bored of a movie.

I know it has a  lot of action towards the end and clearly remember wondering how on earth I could be bored by it...

 

Maybe "Inception" is one of those movies like "The Thin Red Line" where you either love it or hate it.

 

I honestly can't remember the last movie that bored me..that's tough.

 

Maybe I can't stand Christopher Nolan as a director? Even Dark Knight was boring during the first half. If it wasn't for the Joker I might have hated it. I think I gave The Dark Knight Rise like a 7/10 or something.

 

Oh yeah... the most painfully boring "super-hero" movie i've seen was "Watchman". I had to force myself to finish that.

 

I have to admit that even "The Expendables" bored me. Not sure how that's possible with so much stuff blowing up.

post #13847 of 16041

2001: A Space Odyssey - 8/10

 

I loved the first half and maybe 15 minutes past the intermission. Then it just seemed to go on and on and on.  I've actually only saw bits and pieces previously. Must be dozens of movies and video games that borrowed ideas from this. Well duh. Some scenes went on 5x longer than required. I like long takes but still..

 

I also watched "Contact" again. Near perfect movie....

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

ruined by a lame light show and disappointing ending. My reactor is like "That's it?"

 

Perfect cast too. I think last time I gave it a 6.5/10. This hardly seems fair. I really like Matthew Mcconaughey as an actor now as long as it's not a romantic comedy.

post #13848 of 16041
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Nope, I also hated "Inception". Saw it in the theater and almost wanted to walk out. I don't even remotely have a short attention span but if the characters aren't very good or interesting then I'll usually get bored of a movie.

I know it has a  lot of action towards the end and clearly remember wondering how on earth I could be bored by it...

 

Maybe "Inception" is one of those movies like "The Thin Red Line" where you either love it or hate it.

 

I honestly can't remember the last movie that bored me..that's tough.

 

Maybe I can't stand Christopher Nolan as a director? Even Dark Knight was boring during the first half. If it wasn't for the Joker I might have hated it. I think I gave The Dark Knight Rise like a 7/10 or something.

 

Oh yeah... the most painfully boring "super-hero" movie i've seen was "Watchman". I had to force myself to finish that.

 

I have to admit that even "The Expendables" bored me. Not sure how that's possible with so much stuff blowing up.

Thank God I'm not the only who hates that movie beerchug.gif.

 

Dark Knight was pretty long, thats probably why you got bored of it. Personally, i found it awesome. 

 

The best super-hero movie to me is Iron Man 3. I find it much more interesting than the second one. 

 

Expendables was fairly good IMO, but the second one was much better, 

post #13849 of 16041
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Inception (2010):

 

3/10

 

Greatest movie of all time? Seriously?  It was super boring and i couldn't even make it through half the movie. I had no idea of whats going on whatsoever in the first 10 minutes. The movie just kept dragging on and i couldn't help but close it. Very disappointed seeing all those positive reviews on IMDB. 

 


It's a movie to make dumb people feel smart.

post #13850 of 16041
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It's a movie to make dumb people feel smart.

That explains why many people like it biggrin.gif

post #13851 of 16041
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

Oh yeah... the most painfully boring "super-hero" movie i've seen was "Watchman". I had to force myself to finish that.

 

 

 

The Watchmen isn't your average superhero movie. It's more layered than an onion

post #13852 of 16041
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Then I guess that makes me the weird one here..

 

If you didn't even finish watching it, hard to really have an opinion on the film overall, isn't it? We all have different taste in movies, just like anything else...but yeah, you're very much in the minority for "hating it" lol. It had an 86% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, and the audience score was even higher at 90%. There are films everyone else loved that I didn't like, as well, though...but I do think it's hard to hate something you didn't even really see....just my opinion. 

post #13853 of 16041
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If you didn't even finish watching it, hard to really have an opinion on the film overall, isn't it? We all have different taste in movies, just like anything else...but yeah, you're very much in the minority for "hating it" lol. It had an 86% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, and the audience score was even higher at 90%. There are films everyone else loved that I didn't like, as well, though...but I do think it's hard to hate something you didn't even really see....just my opinion. 


Rottentomatoes ratings don't really mean much though. There's lots of movies that received horrible reviews there that are quite good. Then the average super hero movie on there seems to always get a 90% or higher. What the heck..I don't even know why I bother with that website. About as bad as Metacritic or Amazon reviews. I don't even know how I determine what movies to see anymore. I guess it's mainly what it's about, who is in it and the director. A good trailer helps. I'm more likely to see a Drama over an action film though. I almost never see comedies at the theater. Couldn't pay me to see a horror movie. Only saw two horror movies in the theater before...

 

Usually when I watch a movie I can sometimes tell within 10-15 minutes if i'd love it or hate it. If I watch half of a movie and hate absolutely every single thing about it then chances are it's not going to get much better. "Godzilla" and "10,000BC" are some examples. I wish I had just turned off many movies I forced myself to sit through. "Blood and Bones" was just non-stop scenes of one guy making everyone around him miserable. I also hated every rotten minute of "On the Road". Should have turned that off.

 

There's a few rare movies where I disliked the first half and then it ended up being a perfect 10 type movie. I think the last movie like this was "Samurai Rebellion". Started out super slow for me and then things got interesting. I'm trying to think of some other examples.

 

Some other movies you do need to sit through until the end to really appreciate. "Schultze Gets the Blues" was like that.

 

 

BTW has anyone had a movie they hated on the first viewing but now it's a favorite? For me it's "The Great Escape" and "Stalag 17". I also disliked "New World", but now love it. Not sure what changed.

I've also found that some movies you can't appreciate until you're much older. I was bored to death by "Tokyo Story" when I was 16 but now I love it.

post #13854 of 16041
A Single Shot (2013) 7.3/10



Based on a good novel, this film is a suspenseful, backwoods crime drama.
Sam Rockwell as protagonist is a twisted character, the people who come after him are scarily twisted.

Available On Demand before the September theater release.
Worth the rental, an engrossing story that shouldn't leave you nodding off.
post #13855 of 16041
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Rottentomatoes ratings don't really mean much though. There's lots of movies that received horrible reviews there that are quite good. Then the average super hero movie on there seems to always get a 90% or higher. What the heck..I don't even know why I bother with that website. About as bad as Metacritic or Amazon reviews. I don't even know how I determine what movies to see anymore. I guess it's mainly what it's about, who is in it and the director. A good trailer helps. I'm more likely to see a Drama over an action film though. I almost never see comedies at the theater. Couldn't pay me to see a horror movie. Only saw two horror movies in the theater before...

 

Usually when I watch a movie I can sometimes tell within 10-15 minutes if i'd love it or hate it. If I watch half of a movie and hate absolutely every single thing about it then chances are it's not going to get much better. "Godzilla" and "10,000BC" are some examples. I wish I had just turned off many movies I forced myself to sit through. "Blood and Bones" was just non-stop scenes of one guy making everyone around him miserable. I also hated every rotten minute of "On the Road". Should have turned that off.

 

There's a few rare movies where I disliked the first half and then it ended up being a perfect 10 type movie. I think the last movie like this was "Samurai Rebellion". Started out super slow for me and then things got interesting. I'm trying to think of some other examples.

 

Some other movies you do need to sit through until the end to really appreciate. "Schultze Gets the Blues" was like that.

 

 

BTW has anyone had a movie they hated on the first viewing but now it's a favorite? For me it's "The Great Escape" and "Stalag 17". I also disliked "New World", but now love it. Not sure what changed.

I've also found that some movies you can't appreciate until you're much older. I was bored to death by "Tokyo Story" when I was 16 but now I love it.

 

 

My two main sources for feedback are RT and AintItCoolNews. I find RT quite valuable since it has both the critical and viewer ratings. The movies where both are in agreement I tend to find pretty accurate. I think it's only been once or twice over the last several years where a movie scored very low at RT yet I still liked it. I can't even remember what it was. But yeah, I rely on the site pretty heavily in order to prioritize my watch list. I wish I could rely on trailers like you do, but I can't put much stock into something that is part of the marketing of the film. I'd rather rely on people who have actually seen it in its entirety, personally. Not to say I dont love trailers, I just can't put much stock in them in terms of how much I'd enjoy a film. The classic example for me is Dead Poets Society. I distinctly recall seeing the trailer when a buddy and I were at the theater back in the late 80s. I looked at him and told him what a steaming pile of you know what I thought it looked like. Next thing I know, he's calling me up telling me he saw it...and it was one of the best movies he's ever seen. I followed suit shortly thereafter and it's since become one of my all-time favorites. 

 

I use AintItCoolNews cause Harry Knowles and I have such similar taste. We're the same age, very similar background, and I find his takes to be very candid and fair. He's a far bigger geek than I am, but sometimes that's a good thing cause there are often times when he brings something to my attention that I've never heard of. The bluray release/review lists he puts out every week are great. 

post #13856 of 16041
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My two main sources for feedback are RT and AintItCoolNews. I find RT quite valuable since it has both the critical and viewer ratings. The movies where both are in agreement I tend to find pretty accurate. I think it's only been once or twice over the last several years where a movie scored very low at RT yet I still liked it. I can't even remember what it was. But yeah, I rely on the site pretty heavily in order to prioritize my watch list. 

 

My main source for the current stuff is Rotten Tomatoes. It contains so much information on a movie page. I prefer evaluation of critics and never care about viewers ratings. I noticed that recent blockbusters receive pretty low rating in general somewhere around 60-70%. I find that critics opinions in most cases ( with some exceptions of course) give pretty balanced picture which definitely helps to make your own conclusion.


Edited by mutabor - 8/21/13 at 5:08am
post #13857 of 16041
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Originally Posted by mutabor View Post

 

My main source for the current stuff is Rotten Tomatoes. It contains so much information on a movie page. I prefer evaluation of critics and never care about viewers ratings. I noticed that recent blockbusters receive pretty low rating in general somewhere around 60-70%. I find that critics opinions in most cases ( with some exceptions of course) give pretty balanced picture which definitely helps to make your own conclusion.

 

I do like how you can click on the individual reviews to find out what they liked or didn't like about a film. Sometimes I find that they disliked something for a reason that wouldn't really make any difference to me, and vice versa. 

post #13858 of 16041
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

I do like how you can click on the individual reviews to find out what they liked or didn't like about a film. Sometimes I find that they disliked something for a reason that wouldn't really make any difference to me, and vice versa. 

Rotten Tomatoes is a compilation of National and International critics.  Since most major movies receive several hundred critic and audience ratings, the sample size is sufficiently large enough for me to feel confident that a movie is either worth looking at or ignoring.

 

Taste on movies are obviously varied, but I have to have some basis for narrowing down the films I see.

post #13859 of 16041
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

Rotten Tomatoes is a compilation of National and International critics.  Since most major movies receive several hundred critic and audience ratings, the sample size is sufficiently large enough for me to feel confident that a movie is either worth looking at or ignoring.

 

Taste on movies are obviously varied, but I have to have some basis for narrowing down the films I see.

 

 

Well said. It's definitely not an exact science, I totally agree. I think RT even now has some sort of "elite" classification....I dont think that's the word they use, but it's basically a sub-sample of the critics reviews focusing on only the more established/popular critics. 

 

One of the things I really enjoy about Vudu, where I tend to rent a lot of my newer films, is that they always include both the Vudu customer rating as well as the RT rating. AppleTV does the same. I tend to find it really helpful to have it there as opposed to not. 

 

By the way, I was just reading through the schedule for the upcoming iTunes Music Festival when I saw your "picture". At first I thought maybe you were performing, but then I realized it was probably a picture of someone whose music you enjoy. I've never herad of Jake Bugg, but he's performing on 10 Sept. I'm looking forward to giving him a listen based on the descriptions I've read. You gonna check it out?


Edited by Focker - 8/21/13 at 6:22am
post #13860 of 16041

I generally take the average of the audience and critics reviews.

 

Sometimes the critics rate a movie badly, but the audience rating is high, sometimes its the opposite, so a good average score means the movie is not entirely bad.

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