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Old October 12th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some movies that you like that most other people don't

Obviously movies are usually geared towards certain age groups, but I've seen quite a few movies that I like and later end up finding out that critics bash them or your friends all hate them.

Movies I like.
-I am number 4(needs a sequel)
-Battle Los Angeles

Movies others like that I hate.
-Paranormal effect

Now... WHAT ABOUT YOU?
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Old October 12th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have to agree with you, while i have not seen paranormal effect the movie did not seem all that interesting to me anyway. i did like both of the ones you did and think I am number 4 needs a sequel, the ending was not the best (by the way, I love you but I'm leaving.....)

I have heard rumors that Battle for LA is getting a sequel as well but nothing for sure

also....Enders game is being made into a movie. best idea ever!
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Old October 12th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I used to really really really enjoy movies and the like - to the point of making it a point to go out and purchase them with incredible regularity. Right around.. I wanna say... 22, I got bored with them.

And by bored, I don't just mean that I'd fall asleep during them - I picked up on the patterned effect of 'the movie'. There are only so many super-group movies to be made, and each one of them has a tested and accepted format. The protagonist always wins. The antagonist either loses/killed/escapes. Plot twists happen during these 2-5 segmented and regimented times. Endings aren't definite as they want sequel possibilities....so they often are unsettling.

Think about it like a comic book series in the US versus ones over seas. While its a poor comparison - the SImpsons are on what season? Family guy? X-Men? Over here - we don't like things to end. Over Seas....defined endings. Shows go XX episodes and then conclude. Things don't have finite formats. They don't get stale..as they don't have time to get stale. "Tell your story and move along."


Ok..ending that - My choice movies are ones that buck the norms. I'm not a fan of art films as they're too far left field... but American Beauty...arguably didn't have room for a sequel. Donnie Darko - while not a huge fan of the flick, I respect how the author worked the concepts together (little bit of a mind-F to think about). A good quantity of Kevin Smith's films..if you get past the loved/hated leading roles, the layout/format isn't as expected, the themes aren't supernatural, and the messages are messages - not a Michael Bay film with a pretty girl with a boy bottom half humping a car for 1/2 the film.

Don't get me wrong - some night, I love to pop open a 6 pack of good beer and watch bad American movies... but most of the time, I don't want reprocessed trash. Video Games have become those movies - but they're a bit more involved...as I view them more as an interactive storybook.


Commenting on the one mentioned - Battle for LA was ....I can't say good, but entertaining. It was a unique portrayal of the typical "aliens invade...military DO SOMETHING!" action/drama. I saw it once, and probably will watch it again within the next 5 years.

IDK... wow...I need to sleep more. I'm all over the place. Damn school
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Old October 12th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what are your thoughts on battleship?
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Old October 12th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what are your thoughts on battleship?
Michael Bay-esque film inclusive of a pop star, based on a board game....



honestly - it didn't appeal to me. If you honestly want my thoughts, say so and I'll give it the 90 minutes most movies last.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have pretty standard taste for a 23 year old male I'd say. It takes a lot for me to dislike a movie. I tend to try and make the best of aspects of the film if I'm not feeling it as a whole. An example would be 2012, which I didn't like in general, but I still found entertainment watching the special effects and how the actors did portraying the whole end of the world scenario.

I'm not a fan of movies that are slow and can't keep me engaged, whether it's with the plot, character development, effects, etc. I can watch a movie with bad acting if the plot is good, and I can watch a bad story with good acting, but not both.

I'm finding it hard to think of examples of movies that the general public dislikes that I enjoy, but I'm sure there are plenty. As for movies I don't like that get a lot of hype.. The Paranormal Activity series is just dumb, I watched one of them and refused to watch any others because it was like watching a bad documentary with "scary" **** happening. I couldn't keep myself interested at all. Twilight, retarded high school love story aside, didn't have enough to keep me engaged as far as conflict and story. I was dragged to one by a female friend and didn't find enough in it to actually make myself watch more. I'm all for vampires and werewolves so I thought it might be okay, but it turned out to be gay as ****.

I've watched a ton of movies and like I said, I'm not very picky. However, I think it's hard to find movies that have a lot of replay value. Movies that I've seen dozens and dozens of times and could still sit down and watch them would include Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, Fight Club, Big Daddy, The Green Mile and Saving Private Ryan. I'm sure there are more, these are just the ones off the top of my head.

I don't like a lot of Will Ferrell movies, with exceptions of course. Actually saying Will Ferrell, I hated Anchorman, but I never said anything about it because apparently everyone that saw it thought it was the best movie ever. I generally like Adam Sandler, except Little Nicky and I never saw Spanglish. I'll watch anything with Jim Carrey, Denzel Washington, Will Smith or Morgan Freeman. I'd actually have to say Will Smith is my favorite actor. He's just been in so many good movies and always does a fantastic job.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i dont think it was super great by any means but I enjoyed it at least. the one thing i really appreciated about it and seems to be trend for current action movies possibly minus the avengers, it had a girl in it, and she was not the "damsel in distress" roll. That is the one thing i hated most about all of the transformers movies, they have girls in them for no other reason than boobs and ass, not that there is anything wrong with that alone but do we really need more motivation than world destruction and enslavement in order to do the right thing?
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Old October 12th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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it had a girl in it, and she was not the "damsel in distress" roll. That is the one thing i hated most about all of the transformers movies, they have girls in them for no other reason than boobs and ass, not that there is anything wrong with that alone but do we really need more motivation than world destruction and enslavement in order to do the right thing?
But that's the best part!!! Damsel in distress. Spends 1/2 the movie in a wet t-shirt humping a sporty looking automobile....

I joke. No - I too appreciate a female who plays a leading role in a movie - who is empowered and not just there as a selling point and eye candy.

Same time - I also occasionally attend breastaurants and pay wayy too much for damn near nothing - just to watch my server strut back and forth in nearly nothing while bringing me cold and frothy beverages.

...Sometimes you want to watch a female kick ass... some times you just want to watch a female ass. Ooooh...the joys of being male..
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Old October 12th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Dprimmy, if you want me to ruin every movie ever made, here ya go:

The hero enjoys the world he's in. A protagonist enters his world and the hero is no longer the talk of the town. The hero is cast away into a new world, which he originally is not a fit. But with inspiration from something in the new world, he takes the lessons he has learned and brings it into his once-his realm. There he conquers the protagonist and everyone is happy.

That's the very basic template of telling a good story. Now we go back into gradeschool english class and replace the protagonist between a series of man vs man, man vs self, and man vs nature.

Hercules was cast away to earth. (so was Thor)

Simba went and lived Hakuna Matata.

Cobb was trying to find his way back home but only after he could prove inception.

Bruce trained to become Batman before returning to Gotham.

Those people in paranormal activity were discovering the family ghost.

Liam Neeson used techniques from the life he left behind to rescue his daughter.

Frodo is ripped out of the peaceful Shire to destroy the ring to come home.

Jesus sacrifices himself to save the world.

Any story will fit into the general scheme. Every story ever told is a return to Equilibrium. The greatness is in the details.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I try not to think about movies too much. I used to love any movie I watched when I was younger, but less and less as I get older. Some movies like I am number 4, Battle Los Angeles, John Tucker must die, and (BEST MOVIE EVER) The Book Of Eli(once you understand it), you can watch these movies again and again, picking up something that you missed, or just refreshing the experience. Others like Paranormal activity I end up laughing during the movie and JUST HOW STUPID it is, because I'm thinking about what's going on.(Paranormal is THAT bad, if you haven't watched it)

And almost all movies are recycled, it's just about the twists they throw in, the acting, drama, and in the end the hero's gotta win!
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Old October 13th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dprimmy, if you want me to ruin every movie ever made, here ya go:

The hero enjoys the world he's in. A protagonist enters his world and the hero is no longer the talk of the town. The hero is cast away into a new world, which he originally is not a fit. But with inspiration from something in the new world, he takes the lessons he has learned and brings it into his once-his realm. There he conquers the protagonist and everyone is happy.

That's the very basic template of telling a good story. Now we go back into gradeschool english class and replace the protagonist between a series of man vs man, man vs self, and man vs nature.

Hercules was cast away to earth. (so was Thor)

Simba went and lived Hakuna Matata.

Cobb was trying to find his way back home but only after he could prove inception.

Bruce trained to become Batman before returning to Gotham.

Those people in paranormal activity were discovering the family ghost.

Liam Neeson used techniques from the life he left behind to rescue his daughter.

Frodo is ripped out of the peaceful Shire to destroy the ring to come home.

Jesus sacrifices himself to save the world.

Any story will fit into the general scheme. Every story ever told is a return to Equilibrium. The greatness is in the details.

prometheus....everyone is happy or at least content traveling to a new place, once there everyone is nowhere near happy, then dies, nobody is the "hero" and the sole survivor does not return to earth

hunger games, nobody wants to go, 90% of the people die and the ones that survive do not return to their families

the prestige, man vs man, in the end, nobody wins

fight club, man vs....other man in the same body, nobody is in anything that resembles a "better place" at the end and half the city has been blown up

Red, happy in retirement, now we have to fight for our lives and pretty much keep on our toes for the rest of our lives just to stay alive.

event horizon....wtf just happened, everyone is dead

id consider these good movies, maybe not greats but it just goes to show that not everything has the happy little ending where everything is better
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Old October 13th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old October 13th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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if thats the case then I suppose you can sum up every movie with "something unwanted or bad happens"
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Old October 13th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm very harsh on movies. I can't stand a movie where the writing is stupid, the acting is subpar, and they rely on CGI to keep you distracted. Thus, many of the movies talked about:

Battleship: decent enough for what it was, at least they had good looking CGI so it wasn't horribly cheasy looking. Saw it, will probably never watch it again.

Avengers: Better than I expected. Decent movie, billions of times better than most of the standalone movies that went into it, such as:

Hulk(s): Some of the worst movies ever. Ultra-cheasy CGI that looked less realistic than some 6 year olds drawings. Bad writing, bad acting. Just thoroughly useless movies.

Captain America: Good acting, but it couldn't save the bad writing. Bad movie, I wish I could purge it from my mind.

Thor: Ugh, another with HORRIBLE looking CGI, and absolutely infantile writing. Yes, I really want to watch a movie where the main bad guy is a freaking coca cola can. oooooooh, HATED IT!!

Iron Man(s): Writing left a bit to be desired, but honestly, Robert Downey did SUCH a good job with the acting that this one was good.

Prometheus: REALLY REALLY wanted to like this. Wasn't bad. Wasn't great. Excpectedly slow since it's mostly serving to set up the next 2 movies. Probably will watch it again when the next movie is released to refresh before seeing it.

Paranormal Activities: Does anyone have that flashy light thing from Men In Black, I could REALLY use that for this movie.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You can't really. It's the journey toward equilibrium whether you reach it or not. If it were just something unwanted happened, then it would be the turn for the worst. - "Life gave me lemons."

But then you bring it around to how you become better because of it. - "But then I made lemonade."

But the story could be about how you came close, yet failed. - "While trying to make lemonade, juice squirted in my eye and now I'm blind."

Which can lead to the sequel. - "After a terrible lemonade making incident -- leaving me blind -- I conquered my disabilities and learned to drive."
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Paranormal Activities: Does anyone have that flashy light thing from Men In Black, I could REALLY use that for this movie.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I'm excited for the Ender's Game movie but also ready to be let down hard.
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You can't really. It's the journey toward equilibrium whether you reach it or not. If it were just something unwanted happened, then it would be the turn for the worst. - "Life gave me lemons."

But then you bring it around to how you become better because of it. - "But then I made lemonade."

But the story could be about how you came close, yet failed. - "While trying to make lemonade, juice squirted in my eye and now I'm blind."

Which can lead to the sequel. - "After a terrible lemonade making incident -- leaving me blind -- I conquered my disabilities and learned to drive."
well then your statement about all movies being the same doesnt work at all since even on this most basic description there are still major differences

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I'm excited for the Ender's Game movie but also ready to be let down hard.
well they already have Harrison Ford on board as Colonal Graff (awesome choice!) , most of the names in the fielm sofar are little known as they are kids, my understanding is scott card has a hand in the development and per a contract was able to say that none of the kids in the movie were able to be above the age of 14 or 15 to keep it to what happened in the book.

only down side I see sofar is that it is directed by the same guy that did X-men origins wolverine
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