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Old 09-03-19, 10:02   #91
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Redlettermedia did a long review on Titanic and I agree with their main points, which are:

- It's a special effects masterpiece.
- Great care and effort went into making the film, it wasn't just a slapped together cash grab.
- The script is tight and knows how to do setups and payoffs.
- While the looks of this film and the historical happenings are all very true to history, the characters, both fictional and historical, are comically one-dimensional stereotypes.
- In the end, it is a film that aims for the middle: a simple story for the mainstream audience, and in that regard it hit the mark perfectly.
Hm, yeah, can't entirely disagree with that. It's certainly a movie that's much more about showing the spectacle and glamour and most importantly the world it's set in than a movie about character drama. Come to think of it, that seems to be a trait shared with many movies in here to some extent or another.

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The Star Wars prequels.

Cheesy? Sure, but this is a film franchise inspired by Flash Gordon so I wasn't exactly expecting Schindler's List.

I adore the original 6 Star Wars films for that George Lucas world-building and imaginative magic which I find grossly lacking in these newer films, something just feels profoundly off about them.

I honestly would have loved to have seen Lucas's complete vision for VII, VIII and IX, I reckon that despite some awkward dialogue it would have been far more creative and respectful to the legacy characters.
Oh yes, this, so very much. The prequels weren't awesome. But they tried to actually expand the Star Wars universe; tell new stories within, show new types of locations, and reinvent what the whole franchise was about. The new stuff is all just either "the next generation is going through the same stuff over again" or "let's take some tiny detail from the original and tell the whole story of how it happened in excruciating detail". That gets old fast. It's why I stopped reading the Star Wars EU books and comics years ago, and now the movies are doing the exact same thing. It's also why I liked The Last Jedi (though apparently not enough to remember its name right now without looking it up...). It's flawed, structurally weird, but at least it tries to say something in addition to just being a rehash.

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The first time I saw Avatar I didn't really like it, it looked great but the story sucked the second time I watched it I liked it more than I did the first time I saw it, the movie throws a lot at whoever is watching it all at once setting the scene for later events in the movie, informing the viewer all about Pandora and at the same time moving the plot along, it's one of those movies that you have to pay attention to like Inception just to keep up with what's going on.

After several repeat viewings I don't need to pay as much attention to Avatar as I did the first time, Inception on the other hand I have to pay attention every time because regardless of how many times I watch it, it's still very confusing.

The only way I can make sense of Inception is to compare the movie to a video game, the planning of the inception is like a loading screen planning the mission and the objectives of each team member and so on, the city is level 1, the hotel is level 2, the snow fortress as I call it is level 3 and I suppose limbo could be called level 4.
I always thought Inception was very straightforward, to be honest. They first spend a third of the movie laying out the rules, the various levels they're going to be in, and then they're following those rules exactly, with visuals always making it clear what level any given scene is in.

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The NARNIA movies
Harry Potter movies
James Bond 007 movies.

I liked all of them. What are your thoughts on these?
I watched one Narnia movie, thought it was okay, never felt an urge to check out the rest.

Harry Potter movies were good, but I still maintain that this should have been a TV show instead. The books are just way too dense. I honestly still think that the first Fantastic Beasts was the best Harry Potter movie, because it told a story that was actually movie-sized and took place over just three days. The HP movies all tried to squash an entire year full of stories down into two hours. So most characters, side plots and character development is either removed or just there as a cameo. Points for great visuals, though.

James Bond is an immature wish fulfilment fantasy. It's generally sexist, has horrible plots, no characters to speak of, no drama, and it's just stupid beyond imagination. It basically requires you to turn of most of your higher brain functions. And I absolutely love it.
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Old 09-03-19, 16:03   #92
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James Bond is an immature wish fulfilment fantasy. It's generally sexist, has horrible plots, no characters to speak of, no drama, and it's just stupid beyond imagination. It basically requires you to turn of most of your higher brain functions. And I absolutely love it.
Lol! I know what you mean. I got really into the films in high school. Bond was legit my idol. Nowadays, I'm kind of seeing how his movies are super immature and misogynistic. In general, Bonds a tool when you think about it. A charming tool but a tool regardless. That being said, I think his movies are awesome.
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Lol! I know what you mean. I got really into the films in high school. Bond was legit my idol. Nowadays, I'm kind of seeing how his movies are super immature and misogynistic. In general, Bonds a tool when you think about it. A charming tool but a tool regardless. That being said, I think his movies are awesome.
Cannot wait for next 007 w/Daniel Craig.
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Oh and another guilty pleasure movie of mine is the first Scary Movie. Yeah, sure, every film afterward was terrible, and it did spawn the career of the 2 most untalented and unfunny hacks in all of Hollywood who produced nothing but godawful, unfunny, unwatchable garbage films (Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg), but I actually kinda enjoyed the first one. I remember me and my boy used to reenact jokes from that film all the time back in middle school, mainly the "aw man, am I f'in' stoned" one.

Which BTW, there's a reason why they WERE 2 of the 6 writers from Scary Movie: it's because they were fired for being untalented hacks. They obviously wrote all of the jokes that sucked.
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Fox's early 2000s Fantastic Four movies
X-men The Last Stand
White Chicks

I don't have the best taste in movies.
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White Chicks is so great and popular. I might just watch it today.
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Transformers The Last Knight, not a great movie but it's much better than Transformers Age of Extinction.
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X-MEN Dark Phoenix it's too unfairly criticised IMO and it's a lot better than The Last Stand, I agree that The Last Stand wasn't as great as X2 but it was good and had some great lines like Wolverine saying grow those back after kicking an enemy mutant in the nuts and who's hiding head.

My advice ignore reviews and other people's opinions of Dark Phoenix and see it for yourself and decide for yourself if you like it or not, don't let other people decide for you, that advice isn't just for Dark Phoenix it's for all movies for example Terminator Genisys another movie that was unfairly criticised that I liked.
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