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The Unpopular Movie Opinion Thread, Part III

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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...s-part-ii.html

Parts I and II date all the way back to 2003, so I thought I would start a third one.

I'll get us started:

Jaws should be in the top 5 of AFI's Top 100, if not #1.

A Few Good Men would have been better without Jack Nicholson.

Brian Cox was a much better Hannibal Lector (or "Lecktor" in this case) than Anthony Hopkins.

The Academy got it right when they picked The English Patient over Fargo. Not even close.
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Armageddon was a better movie than Magnolia.
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The more "serious" and "dark" the Batman movies get, the worse they become. It's a story about a guy who dresses up like a bat so he can beat up criminals. Placing it in a realistic setting only highlights how silly the entire premise is. Though it's not a good movie, the tone of the Tim Burton Batman movie is about where the dial should be set to.
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A Curious Case of Benjamin Button is one of Fincher's best films.
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Serenity was a cheesy, derivative made-for-tv quality bore.

the first two Star Wars and Lord of the Rings Trilogy were both good but nothing special.

Life of Pi was better than Argo

The Boondock Saints sucks
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The Nolan Dark Knight trilogy isn't the greatest piece of art created since man first began to draw on the walls of their caves. Also Heath Ledger's Joker isn't even better than Jack Nicholson, Ceaser Romero or Mark Hamill.
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Serenity was a cheesy, derivative made-for-tv quality bore.
Oddly enough, I just finally saw this (see: was forced to watch it) this past weekend. Up until then, I have lived in an almost Whedon-free universe and had no opinion about his supposed brilliance one way or the other.

I thought the movie was somewhat flawed but fun. Overall, I enjoyed it.

The Boondock Saints sucks
It has it's moments, but yeah, I don't think "sucks" is too far off. It is definitely in my personal top five of most inexplicable DVD purchases ever.
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The Academy got it right when they picked The English Patient over Fargo. Not even close.
Wow. Could not disagree more with that one, but then again it is supposed to be an unpopular opinion.

I agree on Jaws though. Easily Spielbergs best picture and best horror movie of all time in my opinion.

Some of mine:

Tim Burton has made only 1 good movie: Ed Wood

Christoper Nolan's Batman trilogy are some of the most overrated movies of all time. Inception is horrible drivel.

Empire Strikes Back is really the only excellent Star Wars Movie. Star Wars itself is a good movie but vastly overrated.

Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House is the best comedy of all time.

Lady and the Tramp is by far Disney's best animated movie.
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The Academy got it right when they picked The English Patient over Fargo. Not even close.
Perhaps, but they were wrong to pick it over Secrets & Lies.
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The Nolan Dark Knight trilogy isn't the greatest piece of art created since man first began to draw on the walls of their caves.

Outside internet fanboy circles among people with a reasonable knowledge of cinema history that is actually the common consensous.
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I'm not a fan of Fargo either, I do however think William H. Macy was brilliant in it. He deserved the Oscar.
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Pulp Fiction should of won over Forrest Gump. IMHO, it was just the better movie and holds up to this day. Even Shawshank was better than FG in '95.
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Pulp Fiction should of won over Forrest Gump. IMHO, it was just the better movie and holds up to this day. Even Shawshank was better than FG in '95.
Wow, I never hear that one. Don't expect to get much agreement on this forum!
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STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) was the best of the Star Trek movies. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN was one of the worst.

LICENCE TO KILL was the best of all the post-Connery Bond films.

DIE ANOTHER DAY was the best of the Brosnan Bonds.
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A Few Good Men would have been better without Jack Nicholson.
Ultimately he's in it so little I don't think it makes a difference.
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Re: The Unpopular Movie Opinion Thread, Part III

I've said it elsewhere but:

Sucker Punch isn't a bad movie.
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Kill Bill Vol 2 is better than Kill Bill Vol 1

Ben Foster is annoying as fuck
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Agent Coulson from the Marvel movies sucks. Just was never a fan of his since Iron Man.
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Kill Bill Vol 2 is better than Kill Bill Vol 1
Even though I despise Kill Bill (IMO QT's worst film) I do agree with that.
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LICENCE TO KILL was the best of all the post-Connery Bond films.
So much for being unpopular. I agree 100% with that.
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A movie isn't automatically awesome just because Nathan Fillion or Kristen Bell is in it.
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Terrence Malick's movies are all overrated.
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John Carter was not that bad. It was crippled by a bad title, bad marketing and bad trailers.
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Re: The Unpopular Movie Opinion Thread, Part III

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Serenity was a cheesy, derivative made-for-tv quality bore.

the first two Star Wars and Lord of the Rings Trilogy were both good but nothing special.

Life of Pi was better than Argo

The Boondock Saints sucks
Agree with these except I don't think Boondock Saints sucks... I just think it's not nearly as good as people say it is.

Originally Posted by Jules Winfield View Post
I've said it elsewhere but:

Sucker Punch isn't a bad movie.
Agreed. I suppose I went in with low expectations but I enjoyed it.
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MI2 was a decent movie!

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