Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

What movies do you judge people by?

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

What movies do you judge people by?

Old 04-16-12, 05:16 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Jules Winfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: wandering the earth like Caine in the Kung-Fu
Posts: 19,937
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 5 Posts
What movies do you judge people by?

Even though we shouldn't, we all do it. If someone says they don't like a particular movie, we automatically look down upon them as if they are stupid buttholes. Some of mine are:

Pulp Fiction: Pretty obvious. Look at my name.

Observe and Report: This doesn't come up in conversation a lot but it is damn funny. Seth Rogen's best role to date.

The Cabin in the Woods looks like a recent addition for me. So, what are some of yours?
Old 04-16-12, 05:33 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 34,090
Received 723 Likes on 528 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

For you? Porn.
Old 04-16-12, 05:41 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 18,360
Received 324 Likes on 242 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

I'm usually pretty openminded about others' likes/dislikes - but if you don't like (or at least appreciate) JAWS and THE GODFATHER, we'll have words.
Old 04-16-12, 05:44 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 43,902
Received 443 Likes on 310 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Not specific movies - I'm not that petty.

I do tend to think a little less of someone if they're mostly into just one type of movie; whether it's mostly action movies or mostly art-films or whatever, it shows a lack of diversity in their character.

Same thing with music and only listening to one type.
Old 04-16-12, 05:50 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Jules Winfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: wandering the earth like Caine in the Kung-Fu
Posts: 19,937
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Originally Posted by slop101
Not specific movies - I'm not that petty.

I do tend to think a little less of someone if they're mostly into just one type of movie; whether it's mostly action movies or mostly art-films or whatever, it shows a lack of diversity in their character.

Same thing with music and only listening to one type.
This also. Why would you limit yourself to one genre? There are great movies in every genre.

P.S.-I am that petty.
Old 04-16-12, 05:53 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,033
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Not so much what people say they don't like, as what they do like.
Old 04-16-12, 05:56 PM
  #7  
Dan
DVD Talk Hero
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: In the straps of boots
Posts: 27,999
Received 1,181 Likes on 834 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

me: "Oh, you liked Jack and Jill?"
her: "No, but... There were a few funny parts, but it wasn't that bad..."
me: "DIVORCE!!"
Old 04-16-12, 06:10 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,601
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Those who hate "Main Stream" movies because they love the "Art House/Indie" movies, everyone else is stupid because they do not fall down and worship "Art House/Indie" movies.

People can like whatever they want to, all the power to them. But, I can't those who look down on others for their personal choices. I have run into tons of these movie snobs over the years, can't hear any words coming out of their mouths once they put others down for being a "Joe Six Pack" dumb movie watching person.
Old 04-16-12, 06:58 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: IN
Posts: 3,849
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

There are those who like "movies" like 'The Fast and the Furious'. I expect these same "people" to appreciate the "art" of Thomas Kinkade.

Sure, they can like what they want but it doesn't take away from the fact they have terrible taste and probably have no clue what film can be since they only watch the shit that is put in front of them.
Old 04-16-12, 07:05 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 27,289
Received 3,194 Likes on 2,061 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Originally Posted by Jon2
Not so much what people say they don't like, as what they do like.
If you're a fan of Adam Sandler comedies I tend to look down at you. Anybody who quotes Billy Madison is likely to get punched in the face!
Old 04-16-12, 07:10 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 23,510
Received 202 Likes on 156 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

If someone tells me they like Serenity, anything by Sam Raimi, or Monty Python movies, I immediately know they're someone I need to friend.

If they say they liked Bad Boys 2, Double Jeopardy, or any Nicholas Sparks based movie, I tend to think less of them, unless the Sparks' movie is The Notebook, which wasn't that bad.
Old 04-16-12, 07:13 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Hokeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 20,405
Received 696 Likes on 430 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

I don't judge people by the movies they like or dislike. I do, on the other hand, judge people for judging other people by the movies they like or dislike.

But if we're talking probabilities, there's a 99.9% certainty that if you can't laugh your ass off while watching BLAZING SADDLES, we won't get along on any level.
Old 04-16-12, 07:33 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 43,902
Received 443 Likes on 310 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
If they say they liked Bad Boys 2, Double Jeopardy, or any Nicholas Sparks based movie, I tend to think less of them, unless the Sparks' movie is The Notebook, which wasn't that bad.
See, I could have a field day with just this. BB2, while not a "good" movie in the traditional sense of the word, is a highly enjoyable one; if you can't enjoy it, for reasons that I won't go into here (see Hot Fuzz), then fun movies aren't for you. And The Notebook was just that bad, quite dreadful, actually.
Old 04-16-12, 07:39 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
draven31's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: in Austin, probably stuck in traffic.
Posts: 903
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

If you prefer any Twilight movie over any Harry Potter movie. Dont even try to be my friend.

just saying.
Old 04-16-12, 07:49 PM
  #15  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
I don't judge people by the movies they like or dislike. I do, on the other hand, judge people for judging other people by the movies they like or dislike.

But if we're talking probabilities, there's a 99.9% certainty that if you can't laugh your ass off while watching BLAZING SADDLES, we won't get along on any level.
Even if she's got some nice tits along w/ the wonderful firm as fuck body to support them?
Old 04-16-12, 07:57 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 918
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

I've known a few women that only like to watch romantic comedy's. So if I find out a woman generally only likes those type of movies, I become more negative towards them.
Old 04-16-12, 07:59 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Hokeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 20,405
Received 696 Likes on 430 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
Even if she's got some nice tits along w/ the wonderful firm as fuck body to support them?
I said "get along", not "poke in the pooper".
Old 04-16-12, 08:37 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 17,000
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

If you're a fan of Friedberg and Seltzer, I want to know you!
Old 04-16-12, 08:57 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Abob Teff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Not necessarily Formerly known as Solid Snake
Posts: 29,241
Received 1,243 Likes on 854 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Originally Posted by Jules Winfield
Even though we shouldn't, we all do it. If someone says they don't like a particular movie, we automatically look down upon them as if they are stupid buttholes. Some of mine are:

Pulp Fiction: Pretty obvious. Look at my name.

Observe and Report: This doesn't come up in conversation a lot but it is damn funny. Seth Rogen's best role to date.

The Cabin in the Woods looks like a recent addition for me. So, what are some of yours?
I'm a stupid butthole ... your taste in movies sucks you judgmental prick.
Old 04-16-12, 09:13 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,136
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

I can't even fathom judging someone by the movies they like and dislike. That sounds irrational and crazy to me.
Old 04-16-12, 09:23 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
hasslein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunny CA
Posts: 2,600
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

If they like crappy movies, I don't judge them, I just don't heed their movie recommendations.
Old 04-16-12, 09:59 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Jules Winfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: wandering the earth like Caine in the Kung-Fu
Posts: 19,937
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Some of you have underwears up your ass.
Old 04-16-12, 10:07 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
bluetoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 11,707
Received 273 Likes on 206 Posts
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

I don't judge based on movies people like, but among friends I do appreciate a degree open-mindedness to seeing new movies. For example if I recommend a Kurosawa movie to someone I hope they don't run away because of subtitles.

However if someone's interests say something like "Black and White movies" I am left scratching my head. That isn't restrictive to any genre, era, whatever. I can infer that maybe the person is trying to say they like movies from the 40's and 50's, but to phrase it as such is just a bit weird. Okay so you don't watch 'modern' things as much. But I'm also guessing you don't watch Vitaphone shorts back to back in your spare time either.

And on the opposite side of that I have one friend who says he doesn't like most movies made before 1990 and I am....pretty puzzled/disappointed by that statement. Although he has made a few exceptions...and in fact he wants to see something this week. I dunno what we'll pick.
Old 04-16-12, 10:39 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 6,306
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Originally Posted by foofighters7
There are those who like "movies" like 'The Fast and the Furious'. I expect these same "people" to appreciate the "art" of Thomas Kinkade.

Sure, they can like what they want but it doesn't take away from the fact they have terrible taste and probably have no clue what film can be since they only watch the shit that is put in front of them.
Definition of a movie snob comment. I hate comments like this.
Old 04-16-12, 11:02 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lower Beaver, Iowa
Posts: 10,521
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What movies do you judge people by?

Anyone who considers any of the "Transformers" movies to be one of the best movies of its year needs his head examined.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.