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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 17/5/2012 7:58:32 PM   
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a mate recommended 'take shelter' to me,.....i was actually angry at having wasted 2hours of my life watching that inspid bed wetter get all teary about some fucking wind that didnt even come (save for the shit ending)
wholly unsatisfying, no payback.


I recommend you watch it again and change your opinion

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 17/5/2012 8:06:54 PM   
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The Bourne Trilogy is pretty damn crap.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 17/5/2012 8:07:09 PM   
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I thought Take Shelter was a really interesting watch. Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain were awesome.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:04:56 AM   
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The best trilogy.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:09:57 AM   
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Not really a trilogy but OK.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:11:01 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: donethinking

a mate recommended 'take shelter' to me,.....i was actually angry at having wasted 2hours of my life watching that inspid bed wetter get all teary about some fucking wind that didnt even come (save for the shit ending)
wholly unsatisfying, no payback.


Sounds like you're mate has better taste in films than you do.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:14:53 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Spaldron

quote:

ORIGINAL: donethinking

a mate recommended 'take shelter' to me,.....i was actually angry at having wasted 2hours of my life watching that inspid bed wetter get all teary about some fucking wind that didnt even come (save for the shit ending)
wholly unsatisfying, no payback.



Sounds like you're mate has better taste in films than you do.



Also, spoiler alert!


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:31:35 AM   
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- There's no point in going to the cinema any more. It's cheaper and more effective to wait a month and buy it on Blu-Ray.
- I've not seen The Avengers and won't be doing so until it is released on Blu-Ray.
- The critical and commercial success of The Avengers once again confirms Whedon as the undisputed saviour of the industry and our race.
- Black Swan is more effective as a horror than a drama.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:32:19 AM   
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Why does that post ^ keep getting posted. I've had three notifications for it already!

< Message edited by NinjaShortbread212 -- 18/5/2012 1:56:51 AM >


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:56:08 AM   
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- The critical and commercial success of The Avengers once again confirms Whedon as the undisputed saviour of the industry and our race.
- Black Swan is more effective as a horror than a drama.


Joss Whedon is our saviour? Is he the second coming of Christ?

I always thought of Black Swan as a psychological horror flick. Seems like Argento was an influence on Aronofsky during its making.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 2:14:42 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat


quote:

ORIGINAL: vad3r

- The critical and commercial success of The Avengers once again confirms Whedon as the undisputed saviour of the industry and our race.
- Black Swan is more effective as a horror than a drama.


Joss Whedon is our saviour? Is he the second coming of Christ?



IMO, yes. But that's for another thread and it's my first day back.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 3:22:01 AM   
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Vad3r, I respectfully tear the shit out of your post.

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- There's no point in going to the cinema any more. It's cheaper and more effective to wait a month and buy it on Blu-Ray.

Yes, it's cheaper and more (cost?) effective to wait a month and buy a film on Blu-Ray, but the cost of going to the cinema is meant to be outweighed by the audiovisual assault you're paying to experience. I don't know how much you value the cinema experience, which is still, in 2012, the intended medium for the majority of films, when the expense cannot be surmounted by any subjective factors of enjoyment or enlightenment.

quote:

- I've not seen The Avengers and won't be doing so until it is released on Blu-Ray.

I would tentatively agree with this, and so would everyone else, based on the previous line in your post.

quote:

- The critical and commercial success of The Avengers once again confirms Whedon as the undisputed saviour of the industry and our race.

The saviour of 20th century music and art overall is Frank Zappa. The saviour of the film industry in the 21st century (or maybe the 22nd, at the rate people seem to be catching on) is Quentin Tarantino, but I won't go into the reasons here.

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- Black Swan is more effective as a horror than a drama.


Yeah.

Never underestimate the power of family drama films in the right company. I'll Be Home For Christmas has the potential to be a transcendental film-watching experience. Yes, you read that correctly.

< Message edited by Squidward Hark Bugle -- 18/5/2012 3:25:10 AM >


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 4:05:56 AM   
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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 8:34:42 AM   
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Whoever wins...we lose.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 9:38:46 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: vad3r

- There's no point in going to the cinema any more. It's cheaper and more effective to wait a month and buy it on Blu-Ray.




Agree.


quote:

ORIGINAL: Squidward Hark Bugle

the expense cannot be surmounted by any subjective factors of enjoyment or enlightenment.



Disagree. Huge HDTV, kick-ass sound and a dark room provide me with endless hours of enjoyment and 'enlightenment'.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 10:03:04 AM   
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Paul WS Anderson is a good director and story teller.

As is Len Wiseman.

I think all the vitriol against these two is unconscious jealousy and nothing to do with the quality of their movies.

Ok I don't really think that, but I do rate them both - their movies are brilliant entertainment, I've never walked away disappointed.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 10:36:47 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Whistler


quote:

ORIGINAL: donethinking

a mate recommended 'take shelter' to me,.....i was actually angry at having wasted 2hours of my life watching that inspid bed wetter get all teary about some fucking wind that didnt even come (save for the shit ending)
wholly unsatisfying, no payback.


I recommend you watch it again and change your opinion


But there was really no point to Take Shelter - come the final scene, we had learned nothing more than we really knew at the start. Yes, the film was very well made and created a great atmosphere, the acting gets plaudits (although I personally couldn't see what was so special about either character to be honest), but when it was over there was just a big sense of "so what??". Have to agree, very unsatisfying.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 10:48:40 AM   
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Paul WS Anderson is a good director and story teller.

As is Len Wiseman.

I think all the vitriol against these two is unconscious jealousy and nothing to do with the quality of their movies.
Ok I don't really think that, but I do rate them both - their movies are brilliant entertainment, I've never walked away disappointed.


Well I think it's EVERYTHING to do with the quality of their movies (especially PWS - still can't forgive him for getting his claws on that Soldier script, could've been a great action film in the hands of a Scott)

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 10:56:48 AM   
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That's seems to be the pervading view of everything WS does: "It would have been better if such-and-such had done it."

I think part of the issue is that when a popular property is taken on, the rabid fans have the perfect vision of what it should be in their minds eye. Sadly, that has 6 billion to one chance of being the same vision the director has, so most people go in with a preconceived idea of what an Anderson movie should be and come out hating him because its not precisely, exactly what they wanted for their chosen franchise.

Or, look at it this way. Most people will grudgingly say that Event Horizon and the Death Race remake are ok-to-decent movies. But get them started on AvP or Resident Evil and its a different story.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 11:17:37 AM   
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I always thought of Black Swan as a psychological horror flick. Seems like Argento was an influence on Aronofsky during its making.


I thought that too, so I asked him. He was a little bit offended, saying the only comparative points between the two were the fact that ballet appeared in both (and he actually argued that Suspiria wasn't even a ballet film). Interesting side note - he only saw The Red Shoes for the first time halfway through shooting Black Swan. This also surprised me, given how I took Black Swan for being purposefully anti-Red Shoes in the manner in which the ballet sequences were executed.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 11:21:37 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Russ Whitfield.

Or, look at it this way. Most people will grudgingly say that Event Horizon and the Death Race remake are ok-to-decent movies. But get them started on AvP or Resident Evil and its a different story.



IMHO Event Horizon is a really good film.

Death Race is a fun and disposable bit of fluff.


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 11:26:25 AM   
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And AvP/Resident Evil?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 11:27:47 AM   
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And AvP/Resident Evil?


Both films are utter bobbins.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 11:36:50 AM   
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I wish there was a graphic of a briefcase with the word "rested" on it.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 12:11:46 PM   
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I always thought of Black Swan as a psychological horror flick. Seems like Argento was an influence on Aronofsky during its making.


I thought that too, so I asked him.




Check you with the name dropping.

Also, I did wonder how long after the success of The Avengers vad3r would reappear.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 12:12:32 PM   
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Death Race is a fun and disposable bit of fluff.



I love Death Race.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 12:19:24 PM   
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I do too. But... I like Death Race II more.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:03:30 PM   
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Whoever wins...we lose.


We're all doomed

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IMHO Event Horizon is a really good film.

Death Race is a fun and disposable bit of fluff.


I wholeheartedly agree with this opinion.

(thought I'd say a wee bit more than just 'agreed' or I agree' )

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:08:58 PM   
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Going back a page or two, I'm disappointed nobody mentioned the Three Colours Trilogy.

Disappointed, I tell you.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/5/2012 1:18:40 PM   
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Well clearly we meant trilogies with 'splosions.

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