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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

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.

 

Yep, the interplay of the two ratings is very telling...much more useful than just havign one or the other

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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. 



That's the risk you take as a writer when your movie needs an exposition character the whole way through. There's nothing in the movie that is so instantly relatable that it would be easy to understand without that constant explanation. It just happens to be that you don't like a movie that spends its time explaining its own concept. I doubt you could fault it for being that poorly made if you had actually watched it all the way through. Personally, it would take a plot hole the size of Australia for me to think something was that bad, even if it wasn't my cup of tea.

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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post


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

Kind of an interesting comment, how so?

I agree in that it's not exactly complicated material... but past that? It's done that way to make money. They could have easily cut half of Ariadne's questions out and had everyone guessing what was going on the whole way through the movie and then it would have been a movie to make smart people feel dumb.




What do you guys think of IMDB user ratings with sufficiently large sample sizes?
Edited by vwinter - 8/21/13 at 9:26am
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Star Trek Into Darkness

5/10

 

A movie where men wore lip gloss and Kirk almost kissed Spock half the movie.

 

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post






What do you guys think of IMDB user ratings with sufficiently large sample sizes?

 

I've actually never even paid attention to those, even though I'm on IMDB all the time...thanks for mentioning it....will give them a look

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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post


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

 

Are you kidding? The very concept of the movie is mind-blowing. It may not have been as well-executed as The Matrix, but it still has the same gravitas.

 

I know I've spent many hours wondering about the capability of modern science to exploit dreams.

 

IDK, it just sounds like a case of sour grapes to me to look down on the movie.

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Originally Posted by Meelis View Post

Star Trek Into Darkness

5/10

 

A movie where men wore lip gloss and Kirk almost kissed Spock half the movie.

 

yes star trek was *****!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

Kind of an interesting comment, how so?

I agree in that it's not exactly complicated material... but past that? It's done that way to make money. They could have easily cut half of Ariadne's questions out and had everyone guessing what was going on the whole way through the movie and then it would have been a movie to make smart people feel dumb.




 

nothing "smart" happens in the movie. Its just an interesting subject done simply with very little anything other than what is presented at face value.

 

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Are you kidding? The very concept of the movie is mind-blowing. It may not have been as well-executed as The Matrix, but it still has the same gravitas.

 

I know I've spent many hours wondering about the capability of modern science to exploit dreams.

 

IDK, it just sounds like a case of sour grapes to me to look down on the movie.

The very concept is a very simple music about dreams. If you can lucid dream you already know; hey I can do some crazy things when I'm semi-conscious in a dream state. The move really seemed like it was just a well filmed ploy to confuse stoners with "deep" subject matter...mostly about nothing, it was a heist movie IN A DREAM WITH IN A DREAM! BUT IF YOU DIE IN THE DREAM YOU WAKE IT, BUT IF WE DIE WE GO FURTHER INTO ANOTHER DREAM AND THEN DIE TO WAKE UP!

 

 

It's not a bad movie; I'm not saying its bad. Its just an action movie with what could have been an interesting story but they chose instead just to make it an action story with some hints of something deeper that never really delivers. This movie is akin to Bioshock:Infinite, but no where near as pretentious and the plot holes are smaller than the state of Texas. I would give this move a 8/10 just for the cinematography and its a good popcorn flick, if you were expecting "DA BEST STORY EBER!" 3/10.

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

I've actually never even paid attention to those, even though I'm on IMDB all the time...thanks for mentioning it....will give them a look

They're usually in line with how I feel give or take 1/2 a point. But I'm a pushover and end up giving things the benefit of the doubt more often than not if it succeeds in entertaining me even a bit, which is what I think most Hollywood movies are made to do, other than make money of course.

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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post

nothing "smart" happens in the movie. Its just an interesting subject done simply with very little anything other than what is presented at face value.

The very concept is a very simple music about dreams. If you can lucid dream you already know; hey I can do some crazy things when I'm semi-conscious in a dream state. The move really seemed like it was just a well filmed ploy to confuse stoners with "deep" subject matter...mostly about nothing, it was a heist movie IN A DREAM WITH IN A DREAM! BUT IF YOU DIE IN THE DREAM YOU WAKE IT, BUT IF WE DIE WE GO FURTHER INTO ANOTHER DREAM AND THEN DIE TO WAKE UP!


It's not a bad movie; I'm not saying its bad. Its just an action movie with what could have been an interesting story but they chose instead just to make it an action story with some hints of something deeper that never really delivers. This movie is akin to Bioshock:Infinite, but no where near as pretentious and the plot holes are smaller than the state of Texas. I would give this move a 8/10 just for the cinematography and its a good popcorn flick, if you were expecting "DA BEST STORY EBER!" 3/10.

It is a heist movie and a relatively superficial one because theres no point in making it anything else to reel in the bucks. And it's a well done one at that. I think it's selling it short to say the story is 3/10 though. Stories don't need to be complicated and deep all the time IMO, they need to be effective, and in that sense, creating a heist movie from a different perspective, I think it's effective. Especially when the story is effectively shot. The dialogue was a little iffy in places but what do you expect when they try something like this.

I don't really disagree with most of what you said besides that you think it's a ploy to put one over on people lol.

I'd give it a 8/10 just for when Leo sticks his finger so far into Joseph Gordon Levitt's face that he could have tickled his eyeball.
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I'm going to give Inception a second chance. This time ill try to suffer till the movie ends lol, but I'm going to watch it with my friends so the chances of getting bored are lower.
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

I'm going to give Inception a second chance. This time ill try to suffer till the movie ends lol, but I'm going to watch it with my friends so the chances of getting bored are lower.

Quoted below was what pushed you over the edge right? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Me 
I'd give it a 8/10 just for when Leo sticks his finger so far into Joseph Gordon Levitt's face that he could have tickled his eyeball.

Promise me you'll do this to your friend after the movie if, say, they forgot to get the popcorn.
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post


Quoted below was what pushed you over the edge right? biggrin.gif
Promise me you'll do this to your friend after the movie if, say, they forgot to get the popcorn.

Yeah kinda xD

 

Sure I'll do it haha, i just have to choose which one out of the three to do that to. bigsmile_face.gif

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

 

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?

Jake Bugg is my avatar I posted the reason why on The Avatar thread.  I think the quality of the audio and video that comes out of the iTunes music festival is about as good as it gets, so I'm psyched to see him on it.

 

Amazon is also a nice source for individual movie reviews.  Since the reviews are coming from people actually purchasing the films.  Audience reviews on RT I assume are coming from people buying tickets to the movie, but who knows the reality of this, since I see a lot of the same audience reviewers for each and every film I'm looking at.confused_face_2.gif

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Inception (7/10) - I kind of liked it even though it was corny at times. I especially dug the art direction and set design. Thematically, it sort of had a Philip K. Dick-vibe to it.  However, what you folks need to do is get a hold of the OST by Hans Zimmer - it is high-grade ear candy.

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30 Seconds over Tokyo - 9/10

 

First half hour is very annoying. Felt like the characters in the early parts of the movie were very cartoony and not realistic. The main character's wife was especially annoying and phony. It was as if she was always super duper happy (just like the other characters) and never had a bad day in her life. Typical in some of these old movies it seems. I just couldn't stand her for some reason and it's hard to figure out why. Wives in old movies seemed to be portrayed much differently in Hollywood back then than they are now.

 

Once they're all flying it gets very good. Apparently most of it is fact based and I even did some research afterwards. If you don't know, this is about the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. If you want an interesting read, check into the story of Jacob DeShazor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_DeShazer

 

BTW I was wondering  if I could do something like this if I was a pilot back then. I probably could convince myself to do it and feel guilty about it my entire life, but probably would refuse to firebomb Tokyo. Not sure. Apparently in the movie the pilots were told that if they had moral issues with bombing Tokyo they could drop out. I wonder if this is true or not? The Doolittle Raid just targeted factories mostly. If they put me in charge of ending the war with Japan it would have gone on for years! I don't really want to imagine what an invasion of Japan would have been like.

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Borat (2006)

 

9/10 

 

This movie is genius! I knew I'd like it from the first 5 minutes :D 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I especially loved the part with Pamela Anderson at the end. Does anyone know if it was scripted or not? 

 

 

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