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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 10/12/2013 12:37:11 PM   
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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/12/2013 10:47:47 AM   
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Is it just me or was Gravity though visualy stunning a little meh! I mean I even saw it twice to give myself another chance but storywise it just seemed a little dull.
Also if this is Empire's film of the year then I honestly think it's been a bit of a weak year then. Role on 2014 so far January's films look awsome.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/12/2013 5:12:47 PM   
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Is it just me or was Gravity though visualy stunning a little meh! I mean I even saw it twice to give myself another chance but storywise it just seemed a little dull.

I sort of agree. Its 90 minute running time still managed to fly by in a hurry (we've surely all seen a few 90 minute movies that still managed to be boring, so it's a legitimate plus that this movie avoided that), but after that breathtaking opening scene I found I just didn't care enough about the people on screen to be that gripped.

Except for George Clooney, but that man has so much charisma it's practically oozing out of his eyeballs.

It's a technical game changer though. Any sci-fi movie that attempts to be realistic in future has its work cut out, especially in the sound department. I loved that they had the sound travelling through the astronauts suits when they're drilling at the start, or the sound returning to the cabin when it re-pressurised during "that scene."

I'm also really glad I saw it in 3D.

Strictly speaking, I still thought of it as a 5 star experience when I saw it in the cinema, but I'm not sure I'll manage to sit through it all again any time soon.

Captain Phillips or Pacific Rim are my favourites of the year.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/12/2013 5:59:37 PM   
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I thought Gravity would have been even better had a more credible dramatic actress played Sandra Bullocks role.She is a bit goofy looking and more well known for slapstick comedy roles which is probably why i struggled to take her seriously in the film.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/12/2013 6:13:34 PM   
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I thought Gravity would have been even better had a more credible dramatic actress played Sandra Bullocks role.She is a bit goofy looking and more well known for slapstick comedy roles which is probably why i struggled to take her seriously in the film.


You struggle to take her seriously because she's done a few comedy films and you don't like the way she looks? Bullock is a multi-award winner (including an Oscar for a dramatic role), was the highest paid actress in Hollywood last year and has been one of the most bankable stars of the last 3 or 4 years, so it's fair to say she's got a decent amount of credibility.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/12/2013 6:23:24 PM   
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There's also that her performance in Gravity, taken by itself, was incredible.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 18/12/2013 6:35:20 PM   
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Personally I think Roger Moore would have been a better choice.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/12/2013 9:43:55 PM   
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For Bullocks role or Clooneys? Either way I agree

I liked Gravity a lot for what it was, it's got some very dodgy and cliche scenes but overall it did what it did extremely well, unlike a lot of action or sci-fi movies that get released.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/12/2013 10:55:57 PM   
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There's a few in this article which could spark a debate or two... http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2013/dec/19/why-re-evalute-films-once-great-queenan

Oh and I absolutely adore Gravity and it was the first time I have appreciated Bullock as an actress.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/12/2013 11:16:10 PM   
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I thought Gravity would have been even better had a more credible dramatic actress played Sandra Bullocks role.She is a bit goofy looking and more well known for slapstick comedy roles which is probably why i struggled to take her seriously in the film.


You struggle to take her seriously because she's done a few comedy films and you don't like the way she looks? Bullock is a multi-award winner (including an Oscar for a dramatic role), was the highest paid actress in Hollywood last year and has been one of the most bankable stars of the last 3 or 4 years, so it's fair to say she's got a decent amount of credibility.


Lets not forget one of those awards was a razzie

As for being the highest paid actress last year, thats hardly a measure of acting quality is it? Adam Sandler is one of hollywoods highest paid stars for making rubbish films and acting like a complete twat in them.

Seriously though, i dont dislike Bullock, i think shes just better suited to comedies and that her part in Gravity would have been better served by a more credible dramatic actress like Vera Faramiga or Jessica Chastain.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/12/2013 6:43:43 AM   
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Lets not forget one of those awards was a razzie



It does show her range.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/12/2013 11:36:53 AM   
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I thought Gravity would have been even better had a more credible dramatic actress played Sandra Bullocks role.She is a bit goofy looking and more well known for slapstick comedy roles which is probably why i struggled to take her seriously in the film.


You struggle to take her seriously because she's done a few comedy films and you don't like the way she looks? Bullock is a multi-award winner (including an Oscar for a dramatic role), was the highest paid actress in Hollywood last year and has been one of the most bankable stars of the last 3 or 4 years, so it's fair to say she's got a decent amount of credibility.


Lets not forget one of those awards was a razzie

As for being the highest paid actress last year, thats hardly a measure of acting quality is it? Adam Sandler is one of hollywoods highest paid stars for making rubbish films and acting like a complete twat in them.

Seriously though, i dont dislike Bullock, i think shes just better suited to comedies and that her part in Gravity would have been better served by a more credible dramatic actress like Vera Faramiga or Jessica Chastain.


Because you find them more physically appealing? What has Bullocks appereance got to do with anything?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/12/2013 11:38:43 AM   
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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/12/2013 12:07:55 PM   
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I thought Gravity would have been even better had a more credible dramatic actress played Sandra Bullocks role.She is a bit goofy looking and more well known for slapstick comedy roles which is probably why i struggled to take her seriously in the film.


You struggle to take her seriously because she's done a few comedy films and you don't like the way she looks? Bullock is a multi-award winner (including an Oscar for a dramatic role), was the highest paid actress in Hollywood last year and has been one of the most bankable stars of the last 3 or 4 years, so it's fair to say she's got a decent amount of credibility.


Lets not forget one of those awards was a razzie

As for being the highest paid actress last year, thats hardly a measure of acting quality is it? Adam Sandler is one of hollywoods highest paid stars for making rubbish films and acting like a complete twat in them.

Seriously though, i dont dislike Bullock, i think shes just better suited to comedies and that her part in Gravity would have been better served by a more credible dramatic actress like Vera Faramiga or Jessica Chastain.


Nevertheless, she is clearly not just well-known for slapstick comedy, so I wouldn't generalise ignorance of her career to an assertion of an absolute view on it.

Especially as the very simple point is your unpop opinion is you personally had issues with Bullock in the role.

All I can say is - I was surprised at how good she was and I'm very glad it was neither of the actresses you name.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/12/2013 12:13:19 PM   
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Lets not forget one of those awards was a razzie

As for being the highest paid actress last year, thats hardly a measure of acting quality is it? Adam Sandler is one of hollywoods highest paid stars for making rubbish films and acting like a complete twat in them.

Seriously though, i dont dislike Bullock, i think shes just better suited to comedies and that her part in Gravity would have been better served by a more credible dramatic actress like Vera Faramiga or Jessica Chastain.


The fact that she won a Razzie for a comedy performance and an Oscar for a dramatic performance says you're wrong I won't be surprised if she gets another Oscar for Gravity too.

I only mentioned the fact that she is highly paid in combination with being critically and commercially successful (on a level that Adam fucking Sandler doesn't really compare with) to demonstrate that she is a highly credible actor. Again, something Sandler is not.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/12/2013 12:16:40 PM   
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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/12/2013 12:24:16 PM   
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Lets not forget one of those awards was a razzie

As for being the highest paid actress last year, thats hardly a measure of acting quality is it? Adam Sandler is one of hollywoods highest paid stars for making rubbish films and acting like a complete twat in them.

Seriously though, i dont dislike Bullock, i think shes just better suited to comedies and that her part in Gravity would have been better served by a more credible dramatic actress like Vera Faramiga or Jessica Chastain.


The fact that she won a Razzie for a comedy performance and an Oscar for a dramatic performance says you're wrong I won't be surprised if she gets another Oscar for Gravity too.

I only mentioned the fact that she is highly paid in combination with being critically and commercially successful (on a level that Adam fucking Sandler doesn't really compare with) to demonstrate that she is a highly credible actor. Again, something Sandler is not.


Which is odd as Cool Breeze did highlight the critically successful bit in his reply


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/12/2013 9:39:22 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze

I thought Gravity would have been even better had a more credible dramatic actress played Sandra Bullocks role.She is a bit goofy looking and more well known for slapstick comedy roles which is probably why i struggled to take her seriously in the film.


You struggle to take her seriously because she's done a few comedy films and you don't like the way she looks? Bullock is a multi-award winner (including an Oscar for a dramatic role), was the highest paid actress in Hollywood last year and has been one of the most bankable stars of the last 3 or 4 years, so it's fair to say she's got a decent amount of credibility.


Lets not forget one of those awards was a razzie

As for being the highest paid actress last year, thats hardly a measure of acting quality is it? Adam Sandler is one of hollywoods highest paid stars for making rubbish films and acting like a complete twat in them.

Seriously though, i dont dislike Bullock, i think shes just better suited to comedies and that her part in Gravity would have been better served by a more credible dramatic actress like Vera Faramiga or Jessica Chastain.


Because you find them more physically appealing? What has Bullocks appereance got to do with anything?


Perhaps i didnt make myself very clear.Im not saying Bullock is ugly or anything, she just has one of those faces that is more suited to comedy and iv only ever seen her play comedy roles.Id be making the same complaint if Tina Fey ( who i really like ) played Bullocks part in Gravity.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 21/12/2013 3:25:24 AM   
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This is one of the stupidest lines of reasoning I have ever read. And I've read some of your previous posts.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 21/12/2013 3:41:08 PM   
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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 21/12/2013 3:58:38 PM   
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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 21/12/2013 9:21:46 PM   
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Scrooged is the worst Christmas film of the lot.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 21/12/2013 9:42:23 PM   
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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 21/12/2013 9:45:21 PM   
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Fair enough. I suppose I meant 'of all of the usual Christmas movies that get carted out year after year, Scrooged is the worst''.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 22/12/2013 11:15:22 AM   
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Superhero films (Marvel ones in particular) are fast becoming boring vacuous CGI-fests where another city gets destroyed, shit blows up and I don't care!

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 22/12/2013 12:36:31 PM   
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All of David Fincher's serial killer films (including Dragon Tattoo) are better than Silence Of The Lambs. I also prefer M, Dirty Harry and probably Manhunter too (despite its cheesy ending). Lambs is a classic, no doubt, but I never thought it was that good.

It especially irked me how in Empire's Blu-Ray/DVD review of Fincher's Dragon Tattoo, they said the film was too "mainstream". This in itself was baffling to me, but then the reviewer went on to say something along the lines of "it's not a torture dungeon on Silence Of The Lambs". Well, it's not as if that film was bloody art-house, you know. (hate to sound like a squealing fanboy there, but it does stick in my craw)

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 23/12/2013 2:23:20 PM   
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the 'harry potter' movies have been hugely successful but will never be loved or remembered in the same way as films like 'e t', 'bugsy malone', 'mary poppins' and other kids classics.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 23/12/2013 3:05:30 PM   
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the 'harry potter' movies have been hugely successful but will never be loved or remembered in the same way as films like 'e t', 'bugsy malone', 'mary poppins' and other kids classics.


I don't like E.T., and never have done even as a child. I'd watch all of the Harry Potter films over that, any day of the week.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 23/12/2013 3:19:26 PM   
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the 'harry potter' movies have been hugely successful but will never be loved or remembered in the same way as films like 'e t', 'bugsy malone', 'mary poppins' and other kids classics.


I don't like E.T., and never have done even as a child. I'd watch all of the Harry Potter films over that, any day of the week.


Same here. I'd watch them over Mary Poppins as well and I'd probably watch a couple of them ahead of Bugsy Malone to be honest.

It's also a bit presumptous to be saying that the films will "never be loved or remembered in the same way". My daughter is 8 years old and absolutely adores the Potter films (all of which she's seen a crap load of times) whereas she's got no time at all for any of the films mentioned above. If you ask her when she's an adult which films she remembers fondly from her childhood I'd bet good money right now that the Potter films will feature quite highly.

These films may not be loved or remembered in the same way by spark1 or by many people of my generation (or thereabouts) but the kids of today would probably beg to differ.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 23/12/2013 3:27:26 PM   
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the 'harry potter' movies have been hugely successful but will never be loved or remembered in the same way as films like 'e t', 'bugsy malone', 'mary poppins' and other kids classics.


I don't like E.T., and never have done even as a child.


Yup, me too.


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