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post #15271 of 16439
Despicable Me 2

All I can really say is that it's not as good as the first one, and I was a bit let down. You can tell they decided the minions are popular and needed more screen time (they didn't), so what we get in return is more slapstick and bathroom humor. This is fine in moderation, but by the end I was tired of the minions. The love story felt amazingly forced even with my low expectations for a children's movie, and the climax was blah for me.

5/10

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Just because I'm a fan of something doesn't necessarily mean I'm overrating it...it's just different perspectives and different preferences. I may place a higher value on it than you do, and vice versa. 

 

Aye, I agree with your sentiment here--but I do think Lebowski is overrated by it's fans for the most part. The hardcore ones quote it like it's scripture, and it frequently worms its way into public-voted best-of lists, especially with regards to comedy. But like you say, it's possible to be a fan of something and to at the same time acknowledge its flaws alongside its merits. I'm a huge fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion, for example, but even as a huge fan I find Anno's storytelling, philosophizing, and surreal/avant-garde tendencies to be frustrating or annoying at best and flat-out awful at their worst. It's one of my favorite anime series sure, but I'm not out spreading the gospel about it, nor am I shocked or angered when people haven't seen it. In my personal experience, The Big Lebowski fans are not so measured or laid-back about things--sort of ironic, given the circumstances. In some circles I'm more afraid of not being a Lebowski fan than I am of not being religious, lol. ^^ And it's not like I think it's a bad movie or anything--it's a good movie. I'm just not going to go about calling it one of the best films ever or working Dude quotes into my everyday life.

post #15273 of 16439
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That's untrue, he was absolutely fantastic in From Dusk Till Dawn.


Ok ramblers lets get rambling was what I remember about that movie..that line was in reservoir dogs aswell!

post #15274 of 16439
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That's untrue, he was absolutely fantastic in From Dusk Till Dawn.

 

I thought he was also great in Fantastic Mr. Fox and O Brother, Where Art Thou? There are a handful of other films that he's also pretty good in--Up in the Air, Michael Clayton, The Descendants, and, even though I know this thread's general dislike of the film, The American. Granted, his work rarely makes you sit up and go 'wow' the same way that some of his contemporaries have managed, but I do think that he's more than just glorious, glorious eye candy.

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I thought he was also great in Fantastic Mr. Fox and O Brother, Where Art Thou? There are a handful of other films that he's also pretty good in--Up in the Air, Michael Clayton, The Descendants, and, even though I know this thread's general dislike of the film, The American. Granted, his work rarely makes you sit up and go 'wow' the same way that some of his contemporaries have managed, but I do think that he's more than just glorious, glorious eye candy.

 

Very true, I forgot about Oh Brother.

 

Honestly, I thought Bullock was a lot more annoying than he was in Gravity.

post #15276 of 16439
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I thought he was also great in Fantastic Mr. Fox and O Brother, Where Art Thou? There are a handful of other films that he's also pretty good in--Up in the Air, Michael Clayton, The Descendants, and, even though I know this thread's general dislike of the film, The American. Granted, his work rarely makes you sit up and go 'wow' the same way that some of his contemporaries have managed, but I do think that he's more than just glorious, glorious eye candy.


I liked him when he was in ER was all I was saying..some people are more suited to tv than these big film roles and that's not meant as a put down!

post #15277 of 16439
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True dat. For an example, I'm a fan of Mortal Instruments novel series. But I rated the movie low because frankly, it's just bad.

Exactly...fandom and objectivity are not necessarily mutually exclusive
post #15278 of 16439
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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post

Aye, I agree with your sentiment here--but I do think Lebowski is overrated by it's fans for the most part. The hardcore ones quote it like it's scripture, and it frequently worms its way into public-voted best-of lists, especially with regards to comedy. But like you say, it's possible to be a fan of something and to at the same time acknowledge its flaws alongside its merits. I'm a huge fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion, for example, but even as a huge fan I find Anno's storytelling, philosophizing, and surreal/avant-garde tendencies to be frustrating or annoying at best and flat-out awful at their worst. It's one of my favorite anime series sure, but I'm not out spreading the gospel about it, nor am I shocked or angered when people haven't seen it. In my personal experience, The Big Lebowski fans are not so measured or laid-back about things--sort of ironic, given the circumstances. In some circles I'm more afraid of not being a Lebowski fan than I am of not being religious, lol. ^^ And it's not like I think it's a bad movie or anything--it's a good movie. I'm just not going to go about calling it one of the best films ever or working Dude quotes into my everyday life.

Lol yeah I know there are those who go way overboard, so I can understand your point in that sense for sure. Some people identify a bit too much with things
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Exactly...fandom and objectivity are not necessarily mutually exclusive

It´s since we are subjective beings. Nobody can watch a movie and give a factual review.

post #15280 of 16439

Sin City: 8.96/10

 

I picked up this film to prepare for Sin city 2. And I find it...

 

AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Seriously, who will hate it? Well written simple story, fantastic camera shots, stylish, action packed, and great characters. Oh wait, religious paranoid conservative Christians (eg FOX news).

post #15281 of 16439
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Sin City: 8.96/10

 

I picked up this film to prepare for Sin city 2. And I find it...

 

AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Seriously, who will hate it? Well written simple story, fantastic camera shots, stylish, action packed, and great characters. Oh wait, religious paranoid conservative Christians (eg FOX news).

 

I worked at a movie theatre when this came out. I can tell you that I've never seen more walk-outs on a film before. People did really hate this movie.

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Holy Motors (2012) - 7,5

 

Holy Motors has a main narrative line which becomes more and more apparent as time progresses, this narrative seems to consist in a sort of fantasy drama which is nothing more than a pretext for Leos Carax to freely express his unrestricted cinematic creativity.

This seemed a very interesting concept, a visual and conceptual composition with appreciable poetic value which compelled me to reflect about the craft of Cinema itself. I feel it could had gone much further in aesthetics and cinematography (more exploration, variety and depth) because since there's no need for things to make sense plot-wise and being this work nothing more than a conceptual and visual reverie where each "life" or "staging" of the main character is a world independent from the others with no need for explanation, I can't see the reason to confine it to a linear narrative with monochromatic aesthetics, and even less to make it it's pretext. A movie of such conceptual and allegorical substance doesn't need a linear context, this is limitative by nature. I feel this is what ultimately limits Holy Motors accomplishment in my eyes but it's still a singular experience with wonderful and brilliant moments of great cinema and introspection. References to Vertigo and Eyes without a Face (very funny), among other works, are notorious. I think it could had been more polished.

Recommended!


Edited by kkl10 - 3/12/14 at 6:06am
post #15283 of 16439
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I worked at a movie theatre when this came out. I can tell you that I've never seen more walk-outs on a film before. People did really hate this movie.

I actually find that quite shocking. Its done differently, but for someone to walk out on a movie they must really hate it. At least I do not walk out on movies, unless its ungodly terrible. I did not even walk out on Meet the Spartans. I actually regret not walking out on the that one, but my friend did not want to leave.

 

I personally thought Sin City was pretty good... I hated the spirit though.

post #15284 of 16439

Sin City the highest number of walkouts? Makes no sense...that movie was really well received across the board. 

post #15285 of 16439

Flight - 7.5/10

 

I skipped this for a long time for some reason but finally decided to watch it due to being free on Amazon Prime.

Overall I liked it, but some parts were a bit slow and rather dull (didn't knock off points for that).

 

My main problem with this is that it tries to be way too overdramatic. Typical Hollywood stuff and sort of like what you'd find in a movie from Ron Howard or in something like "A Few Good Men". I guess it makes it more entertaining.

 

Somehow I felt like I had seen this movie before but told much better. It has ideas from a lot of other movies. Have you seen "Fearless" with Jeff Bridges? That's a good one..

 

BTW you know what Robert Zemeckis movie I like the most? "Contact"! I liked it on the first viewing and then later hated it and gave it a 6/10. Well after maybe dozens of viewings I now appreciate it more. Too bad about that lame light show ending. I think that movie has a perfect cast too. It's one of those movies where I finally started liking Matthew Mcconaughey as an actor.

 

"Cast Away" is a favorite too, but that movie just annoys me somewhat. It's a REALLY REALLY dumbed down movie. Feels like they took too much out despite the running length. The island never even feels real at all and feels like it was all shot on a soundstage. Somehow the best parts are when he actually leaves the island. I've seen it dozens and dozens of times.

 

I must be the only one who thinks his CGI movies are awful. Every one was nearly walkout material.

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