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Old 07-23-07, 10:43 PM
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What theme/motif in movies turns you off?

Hey all,

I am a HUUUUUGE horror fan, but no matter what, a horror movie based around the military/army motif totally turns me off. Let me expand a bit. Now that I think about it -- the military/army theme is ok, but when the screen is plastered with people in military and army uniforms - THAT's what kills it. For example, the Hills Have Eyes 2.

Now, I loved the Body Snatchers remake in the 90's. That had an army theme, but the uniforms were limited.... I don't know... It's interesting. I have nothing against the military, i just think that many BAAD movies use that as a motif, and it ruins the others...

The same goes for 666/devil stuff in movies. Example, the Witchcraft series, and WaxWork 2 -- can't stand them! I think Ghoulies 2 falls into this category as well...

Ok, care to share?


Later,

Matt!

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Stereotypical indie films turn me off. By that, I mean low-budget movies filled with scuzzy looking characters living in depressing places where they swear every fifth word or so. I like to watch movies to escape.
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After reading the title of this thread, I was going to reply with:

"I bet that Titanic wins this thread."

But now I see what you mean.

My pick would be the "torture porn" craze, and I'll lump in crap like Rob Zombie's films in there as well.
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Originally Posted by Brent L
After reading the title of this thread, I was going to reply with:

"I bet that Titanic wins this thread."
Yeah, I was going to reply that the "Flags of Our Fathers" theme gets really grating by the movie's end. You'd think Clint would be creative enough to change it up a bit, but alas, he'll just repeat the same cue over and over for nearly 2 and a half hours.
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For me, almost anything that has the words "Indian burial ground." I don't know why, but I'm outta there when I hear that.
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Originally Posted by Defiant1
Stereotypical indie films turn me off. By that, I mean low-budget movies filled with scuzzy looking characters living in depressing places where they swear every fifth word or so. I like to watch movies to escape.
Ditto!
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Gay porn.
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I feel like everytime I watch a mafia movie... that it's the same damn movie. And it really bugs me how in like every mafia movie ever, the main character (whether the mobster or the cop) is either so greedy or takes his job so seriously that he has a terrible marriage because of it (Godfather, Scarface, Casino, Goodfellas, Heat, Donnie Brasco, Blow...)
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I'm not a big fan of court dramas. Very rarely do I find one I enjoy all the way through.
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Originally Posted by Brent L
I'll lump in crap like Rob Zombie's films in there as well.
I really don't think bad directors count as a theme.
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I'm split on Highschool settings sometimes I like it e.g. Rules of Attraction and sometimes I hate (not dislike) it e.g. Traffic. Maybe it was the posh-setting in Traffic... I don't know.
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Without a doubt Submarine (or ship movies in general)movies cannot get me involved at all. Das Boot is the only one I can stand.
But i absolutely hate movies like K-19: The Widowmaker, The Hunt For Red October, Master and Commander, The Long Yoyage home, etc...
Even U-571, and Below couldnt sustain my interest.
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Horror films that star teeny-boppers.

Torture-horror film - The first part of Saw should've been the last of them. I'm sorry, but I personally hate Eli Roth's Hostel. His claim of being influnced by Takashi Miike is more like trying to show something original in the US theatres when it is nothing more than cheap plagarism.

Remakes of films that were excellent in the first place...whether it be horror or drama. I think the few ones that impressed me were The Ring (fm Ringu) and The Departed (fm Infernal Affairs). Other remakes were crap like Pulse (fm Kairo) or The Lake House (fm Il Mare).

Westerns...I guess mainly because I was never really into the whole cowboy genre.

Romantic comedies where the trailer shows an apparent chase (pretty much the guy chases the girl before she heads off to another town, or to the airport, ensuing some stupid, un-funny chase down the streets)
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Originally Posted by Snowmaker
Gay porn.
How do you know you don't like it?
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Any teen film.
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Any film labled "Romantic Comedy". There are parts in the films that I may like but overall the romance thing sucks big time.
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Anything with a group of misfit teens being taught to behave by a teacher, principal, etc
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Religion used as the sole salvation of the main character. The best example of this is Ben-Hur, where religion has literally nothing to do with the story, and then Jesus just appears out of nowhere, but I can't stand it in a movie where a character has a problem, and the problem is only resolved when he embraces some religious calling.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
Religion used as the sole salvation of the main character. The best example of this is Ben-Hur, where religion has literally nothing to do with the story, and then Jesus just appears out of nowhere, but I can't stand it in a movie where a character has a problem, and the problem is only resolved when he embraces some religious calling.
Agreed.

Sports movies as well. (troubled team, big strong harsh coach)
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Originally Posted by riley_dude
How do you know you don't like it?
When you spend as much time online as I do, you end up seeing just about everything.

Nothing against them, I just can't bring myself to watch those.
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1. mafia movies: as listed above, it's the same cliche over and over
2. bar scenes in movies: deppressing filler
3. karaoke/singing with the radio scenes in movies: are these supposed to put a smile on my face when everyone just starts singing to the radio? Is it supposed to make the audience feel happy and alive? It's just annoying and retarded.
4. foreign movies that are marketed in the USA in which the trailers emphasize food and sex, because the marketers think that Americans who like foreign movies are the ones that just want to see foreign movies that merge the two subjects, food and sex, together.
5. Sci-fi movies that deal with human cloning and/or robots that can think and feel: enough already! We got the idea fine with Blade Runner. No need for countless others. There are tons of other sci-fi ideas that would make great sci-fi films. It's always robots or clones.
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"Romantic Comedy" is the biggest turn off for me. Most, If not all Romantic Comedies are predicable & boring. I hate when they say "Oh, this is a great RC because of it's social commentary" or they say "It's a hilarious!", when in truth most of the jokes arn't funny. They just come out lame.

I don't care for Horror movies that star big name celebrities. i.e. Sandra Bullock (Premonition), Halle Berry (Perfect Stranger), Lindsay "Awful Actor" Lohan (I Know Who Killed Me) etc...

I also don't care for the teen/frat boy type movies. Like American Pie or those god awful Date Movies.
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Originally Posted by Cardiac161
Torture-horror film - The first part of Saw should've been the last of them. I'm sorry, but I personally hate Eli Roth's Hostel. His claim of being influnced by Takashi Miike is more like trying to show something original in the US theatres when it is nothing more than cheap plagarism.
How movies like this get past the MPAA with an "R" is anyone's guess. How people get their "jollies" watching such material is even more disturbing. There's a difference between being scary and being sadistic, and movies like Hostel (and dozens of others) clearly cross that line.
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Anything with a group of misfit teens being taught to behave by a teacher, principal, etc
Ding ding ding ding! God, I hate these. I like the ones that show what would really happen when a situation like this arises, like Sam Jackson in 187
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The cookie cutter romantic comedy.

1) Unlikely "match" (nerdy/ugly boy/girl meets the boy/girl of their dreams)
2) Jealous x-boyfriend/girlfried/other suitor
3) All goes happy go lucky for a while
4) nerdy/ugly boy/girl makes a mistake (often times on advice from others) and loses their dream partner
5) Dream partnet goes back to person in #2
6) nerdy/ugly boy/girl does something unexpected/touching to win back dream girl/boy


I hate that shit. Just about every "romantic comedy" out there follows that plot.

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