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Old 02-05-18, 04:16 PM
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Re: Ever Been the A$$hole Who Didn't Like the Movie..

This doesn't count, but, haven't seen TLJ at all. I just don't care anymore. Burned out.
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You're not missing much....
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I enjoyed Thor quite a bit but missed Kat Denning and Natalie Portman's presence. Loved Wonder Woman. Not all that thrilled with SM or JL. Both decent for a one time watch but won't rent and certainly not buy the media.
Bought the Wonder Woman UHD and will buy the Thor Ragnorak when it comes out.
Although he was one of my childhood favs, the remaking of SM every few years has soured me on Spidey for awhile.
Haven't seen JL yet....in my NF queue.
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Re: Ever Been the A$$hole Who Didn't Like the Movie..

every superhero/marvel movie, although i do enjoy some of the shows. i've seen a lot of the movies because i take my niece and nephew. its like the same movie over and over, and the 'wink at the camera humor' is so douchey.
Maybe it has run its course where every movie is 2 hrs and 30 minutes long.

The editors must be smoking a bong on those movies.

Everybody complains about long movies but nobody says anything about 2hrs + or 3 hr superhero movie and there is probably 20 minutes of action with the actual supeheroes in the movies.
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Re: Ever Been the A$$hole Who Didn't Like the Movie..

Originally Posted by fumanstan
I don't care for Lord of the Rings. They're not terrible, but I fell asleep during Fellowship and I hate all the Deus Ex Machina moments in the series, especially around Gandalf. The Hobbit was even worse.
Youre not the only one. I watched the trilogy for the first time around New Years and was pretty bored by it. I feel like if I had never seen Game of Thrones maybe Id think more of it.
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Re: Ever Been the A$$hole Who Didn't Like the Movie..

Originally Posted by melasnus
You're not missing much....
And yet, I will probably by the Blu-ray when it comes out.
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Originally Posted by actionjackson29
Youre not the only one. I watched the trilogy for the first time around New Years and was pretty bored by it. I feel like if I had never seen Game of Thrones maybe Id think more of it.
This kind of proves what I theorize: it's easier to get a LOTR fan into Game of Thrones than to get a Game of Thrones fan into LOTR, especially if Thrones is there only real foray into the fantasy genre.

Oh well, back to the topic...I never cared for any of the Pitch Perfect movies.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Maybe it has run its course where every movie is 2 hrs and 30 minutes long.
God, I hope so. I watched Total Recall (1990) the other day and thought it had way better pacing than some of today's movies that run over two hours. I don't know what started this trend, where every movie, especially action movies, acts like it needs to have a two hour+ runtime. If you have enough story to back up that runtime, ok, but a lot of these movies don't have the story to even fill two hours. Some of these filmmakers today just do not know how to properly pace and edit scenes.
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I agree with a lot of what has already been said in this thread, so some of this will be a rehash, but here we go...

Goodfellas I can appreciate it, but I've never understood just how much praise the movie gets. I actually prefer Casino over this...and Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, After Hours, and even The Wolf of Wall Street...I'd rate all of those as greater Scorsese movies...

The Lord of the Rings Triology I've just never gotten these. I remember skipping an afternoon in high school to see the first one and just hated it. And I don't think it's aged any better...I've bought the Extended Edition trilogy on Blu-Ray and have tried numerous times to get through it but the whole thing just seems cheesy/childish and just too-CGI...

Avatar Hated it. Went to see it in the theatre with friends and asked them if we could leave within twenty minutes...They stayed. I went to the nearest pub and waited for them to join me after the end of the movie...

Picnic at Hanging Rock I'm not even sure how this is considered a movie. Just plodding nonsense to me...I have friends that love this movie but I cannot stand it...I don't like much Peter Weir aside from Gallipoli...Witness was also okay..

Gladiator Just a bunch of cliches...Did not deserve the awards it received...

Traffic I like the technical aspects of the production, but thought that the script was horribly contrived and simply unbelievable...

The Walk Not sure if this counts, as I don't know how acclaimed it is, but it did seem to get a lot of attention when it came out...I hated it. Much prefer the documentary Man on Wire. I couldn't stand Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Petit accent...

The Exorcist Maybe it's just because I'm not religious and have never really been into "demonic possession" movies, but I just never got this one...I saw it for the first time expecting to be horrified but was just kind of like, "meh"...And this is despite the fact that I love other Friedkin movies, especially The French Connection and To Live and Die in L.A...

Inland Empire I HATED this movie. I consider Mulholland Drive one of the best movies of all time but this movie was an incoherent mess...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Previous to this, I pretty much loved everything Wes Anderson did. This movie, however, was too much...Too quirky...I know people that said they grew tired of "Wes's schtick" several movies before this, but I always vehemently argued with them before this movie...Great cast...Poor outcome...

Ditto on most Nolan films...Did not like Batman Begins...Hated The Dark Knight Rises...The Dark Knight is pretty good (mainly because of Heath), but overlong...Didn't care for Dunkirk...Memento is awesome, though.

Hell or High Water Wanted to like this. Didn't like how it went all High Sierra at one point...Thought this movie was filled with cliches...

Wind River Liked it to a point, then it took off in a different direction and I just couldn't believe it...Also felt that Elizabeth Olsen seemed way to young to be an FBI agent...Didn't buy that...

Arrival Love the director, but this movie was overrated...Went too far out of its way to seem intellectual...

O Brother, Where Art Thou? I once considered the Coen Brothers my favourite filmmakers (Fargo is still in my top ten movies of all time, and The Big Lebowski isn't far outside of that), but this one just didn't do anything for me. I haven't liked a single movie that they've done with Clooney. He seems to bring out their worst tendencies and make the movies far too slapstick for my liking.

The Revenant I live in the province this movie was filmed. Good luck surviving all of the hardships this guy goes through in the dead of winter...Completely unbelievable...The cinematography was great though...Poor follow-up to Birdman (which I know has been mentioned in this thread), which I really loved...

The Departed Could not stand this movie and don't understand why Scorsese finally won an Oscar for this piece of work...The only part I liked was the banter between Baldwin and Wahlberg...Didn't buy DiCaprio in the role he was playing, and once the headshots started...my god...

If I think of any others, I'll chime in...

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Re: Ever Been the A$$hole Who Didn't Like the Movie..

Originally Posted by Goonies85
I agree with a lot of what has already been said in this thread, so some of this will be a rehash, but here we go...

Goodfellas I can appreciate it, but I've never understood just how much praise the movie gets. I actually prefer Casino over this...and Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, After Hours, and even The Wolf of Wall Street...I'd rate all of those as greater Scorsese movies...

The Lord of the Rings Triology I've just never gotten these. I remember skipping an afternoon in high school to see the first one and just hated it. And I don't think it's aged any better...I've bought the Extended Edition trilogy on Blu-Ray and have tried numerous times to get through it but the whole thing just seems cheesy/childish and just too-CGI...

Avatar Hated it. Went to see it in the theatre with friends and asked them if we could leave within twenty minutes...They stayed. I went to the nearest pub and waited for them to join me after the end of the movie...

Picnic at Hanging Rock I'm not even sure how this is considered a movie. Just plodding nonsense to me...I have friends that love this movie but I cannot stand it...I don't like much Peter Weir aside from Gallipoli and Master & Commander...Witness was also okay..

Gladiator Just a bunch of cliches...Did not deserve the awards it received...

Traffic I like the technical aspects of the production, but thought that the script was horribly contrived and simply unbelievable...

The Walk Not sure if this counts, as I don't know how acclaimed it is, but it did seem to get a lot of attention when it came out...I hated it. Much prefer the documentary Man on Wire. I couldn't stand Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Petit accent...

The Exorcist Maybe it's just because I'm not religious and have never really been into "demonic possession" movies, but I just never got this one...I saw it for the first time expecting to be horrified but was just kind of like, "meh"...And this is despite the fact that I love other Friedkin movies, especially The French Connection and To Live and Die in L.A...

Inland Empire I HATED this movie. I consider Mulholland Drive one of the best movies of all time but this movie was an incoherent mess...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Previous to this, I pretty much loved everything Wes Anderson did. This movie, however, was too much...Too quirky...I know people that said they grew tired of "Wes's schtick" several movies before this, but I always vehemently argued with them before this movie...Great cast...Poor outcome...

Ditto on most Nolan films...Did not like Batman Begins...Hated The Dark Knight Rises...The Dark Knight is pretty good (mainly because of Heath), but overlong...Didn't care for Dunkirk...Memento is awesome, though.

Hell or High Water Wanted to like this. Didn't like how it went all High Sierra at one point...Thought this movie was filled with cliches...

Wind River Liked it to a point, then it took off in a different direction and I just couldn't believe it...Also felt that Elizabeth Olsen seemed way to young to be an FBI agent...Didn't buy that...

Arrival Love the director, but this movie was overrated...Went too far out of its way to seem intellectual...

O Brother, Where Art Thou? I once considered the Coen Brothers my favourite filmmakers (Fargo is still in my top ten movies of all time, and The Big Lebowski isn't far outside of that), but this one just didn't do anything for me. I haven't liked a single movie that they've done with Clooney. He seems to bring out their worst tendencies and make the movies far too slapstick for my liking.

The Revenant I live in the province this movie was filmed. Good luck surviving all of the hardships this guy goes through in the dead of winter...Completely unbelievable...The cinematography was great though...Poor follow-up to Birdman (which I know has been mentioned in this thread), which I really loved...

The Departed Could not stand this movie and don't understand why Scorsese finally won an Oscar for this piece of work...The only part I liked was the banter between Baldwin and Wahlberg...Didn't buy DiCaprio in the role he was playing, and once the headshots started...my god...

If I think of any others, I'll chime in...
With the exception of GOODFELLAS, which I love, I find myself agreeing with your assessments regarding those films in your list that I've seen. And you're the only commenter I've read who recognized the HIGH SIERRA rip-off in the overrated HELL OR HIGH WATER.
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Originally Posted by big e
God, I hope so. I watched Total Recall (1990) the other day and thought it had way better pacing than some of today's movies that run over two hours. I don't know what started this trend, where every movie, especially action movies, acts like it needs to have a two hour+ runtime. If you have enough story to back up that runtime, ok, but a lot of these movies don't have the story to even fill two hours. Some of these filmmakers today just do not know how to properly pace and edit scenes.
I recently watched Con Air for the first time in at least 20 years. Not a great movie by any stretch. But you really notice how much better the action is in stuff like Broken Arrow, Air Force One, Executive Action, The Rock, Eraser, etc. than any of the modern action movies.
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Re: Ever Been the A$$hole Who Didn't Like the Movie..

Originally Posted by rw2516
I recently watched Con Air for the first time in at least 20 years. Not a great movie by any stretch. But you really notice how much better the action is in stuff like Broken Arrow, Air Force One, Executive Action, The Rock, Eraser, etc. than any of the modern action movies.
I just flashed back to those CGI alligators in "Eraser"... and then that inimitably Arnold quip. Ye gods.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
With the exception of GOODFELLAS, which I love, I find myself agreeing with your assessments regarding those films in your list that I've seen. And you're the only commenter I've read who recognized the HIGH SIERRA rip-off in the overrated HELL OR HIGH WATER.
Yeah, when the one character went all "Mad Dog Earl", that just pissed me off...I just figured the filmmaker/writer would assume no one would recognize that, but based on Ben Foster's performance, I'm sure he knew what he was emulating...

Was really looking forward to that movie, too, so I was just really disappointed with the whole thing...
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I should add that High Sierra is one of my favourite Bogart movies, along with The Petrified Forest.

I'll add three more...

Unforgiven Not a huge fan of Clint Eastwood-directed movies. This one had a ton of acclaim, and is one of my dad's favourite movies of all-time. I held off watching it until the two-disc DVD came out like a decade ago. Didn't get the hype. It was okay. I love Gene Hackman, and thought he was great, but I thought there were a lot of better movies that came out that year...Didn't think it was as groundbreaking as people thought...Thought it's acclaim was almost more of a "lifetime achievement" award for all the previous work Eastwood did...Had someone else directed it, I don't think it would've gotten so much acclaim...

Mystic River Again, another Eastwood movie that I actually saw when it was in theatres. I didn't think this movie could go wrong with such a strong cast (Bacon, Robbins, Penn) but the thing was riddled with plot holes. I remember both me and my friend I saw it with walked out of the theatre feeling perplexed as to why it had so much acclaim...Horribly overrated movie...I did think the cast did their best despite the unbelievable plot line...

Milk I know, I've seen the documentary Criterion released about Harvey Milk, but I just found Sean Penn's performance incredibly annoying (and I usually love Sean Penn)...I like a lot of Gus Van Sant (especially Elephant, Paranoid Park, and My Own Private Idaho), but this movie was just not good...And that's despite the fact that I thought Brolin gave a pretty good performance...

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Originally Posted by rw2516
I recently watched Con Air for the first time in at least 20 years. Not a great movie by any stretch. But you really notice how much better the action is in stuff like Broken Arrow, Air Force One, Executive Action, The Rock, Eraser, etc. than any of the modern action movies.
Gotta say, I rewatched Con Air recently and have to say that the movie holds up really well today. Mainly because it's so much fun seeing Nic Cage, Malkovich, Cusack, Trejo, and Chappell in the same movie...I still remember that year when it was like The Rock, Con Air, and Face/Off...Great time for action movies...My dad took me and my brother to each one of those and I think I was only 12 or 13...So my brother must have been 10 or 11...Awesome movies...
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Originally Posted by Goonies85
I still remember that year when it was like The Rock, Con Air, and Face/Off...Great time for action movies...My dad took me and my brother to each one of those and I think I was only 12 or 13...So my brother must have been 10 or 11...Awesome movies...


I still can't figure out if I love those movies so much because I was young and so impressionable. Or maybe it was a time when I was less conscious of fetishizing action and violence. But those movies are really meaningful to me. When I'm older, I will watch them and bring back memories of how it felt to watch them for the first time.
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I still can't figure out if I love those movies so much because I was young and so impressionable. Or maybe it was a time when I was less conscious of fetishizing action and violence. But those movies are really meaningful to me. When I'm older, I will watch them and bring back memories of how it felt to watch them for the first time.
I was around 40 when they were made and I'm 60 now. They rocked then and they still fuckin' rock.
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It’d be nice to see those kind of action movies taking center stage again, but in this age of superhero movies it’s not going to happen. Those kind of action movies are virtually extinct, at least in theaters. Stuff like John Wick is more the exception and not the rule.
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Itd be nice to see those kind of action movies taking center stage again, but in this age of superhero movies its not going to happen. Those kind of action movies are virtually extinct, at least in theaters. Stuff like John Wick is more the exception and not the rule.
What's also frustrating is like others said, they may have had flaws but they knew how to keep the audience engaged and never seemed over long. A lot of this seemed to begin with Armageddon. After The Rock (which I still think is quite good) , Michael Bay tried to grow in the character development field, was not a pretty result....
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Re: Ever Been the A$$hole Who Didn't Like the Movie..

The Rock is still one of my top 3 action movies next to Die Hard and The Peacemaker. Though after watching it a dozen or so times in the last 20 years I think it needed a trim in the first half. Heck, it still takes the movie almost an hour to get to Alcatraz. Still love it though.

Add in Broken Arrow, True Lies, and Air Force One and you realize how magical the 90s were for action movies.
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When it comes to action, weightless CGI that's obviously fake has ruined good big-budget action movies, so that the real stuff out of Asia (The Raid movies, for example) have been blowing away American action movies for a while now.
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The Rock is still one of my top 3 action movies next to Die Hard and The Peacemaker. Though after watching it a dozen or so times in the last 20 years I think it needed a trim in the first half. Heck, it still takes the movie almost an hour to get to Alcatraz. Still love it though.

Add in Broken Arrow, True Lies, and Air Force One and you realize how magical the 90s were for action movies.
Broken Arrow was good, but to this day Face/Off is the only John Woo movie from America that feels like a John Woo movie . The rest of his efforts are just him as a hired gun (no pun intended). It was also unique in that both Cage and Travolta were at the top of their action games at the time.

Back to topic, I never found The Hurt Locker much to write home about other than the acting and gritty style.
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I have not seen Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle but it looks one of those movies popular with the masses but when you watch it you wonder what the big deal is.
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I have not seen Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle but it looks one of those movies popular with the masses but when you watch it you wonder what the big deal is.
For most the expectations were low and it was surprisingly entertaining which gave it good word of mouth and the legs to keep going. It wasn't a fantastic groundbreaking film but it was a damn fun 2 hours.
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I have not seen Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle but it looks one of those movies popular with the masses but when you watch it you wonder what the big deal is.
I don't think anyone is really making it a big deal or propping it up to be anything special, despite the box office performance; it's just a fun and entertaining movie.

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