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Truthboi

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Heathers the musical is brisker and better-constructed than Heathers the movie, even with an extra hour's runtime.
Personally I enjoyed both as they were entertaining in their own ways.

I know /tv/ loves Blade Runner 2049 but it was fucking boring as shit
I agree. It was especially boring because of Ryan Gosling.

Other unpopular opinions I have about film:

- Revenge of the Sith is the best Star Wars film.

- Most 90s Disney Animated films were okay, not as great as everyone touts them to be.

- Titanic was a boring movie that only got good in the second half for the disaster.

- Disaster movies are the worst genre of film and need to die.

- Appealing to nostalgia isn't necessarily bad, but being in your face about it is especially bad.

- I do not enjoy many Pixar Films and don't like the artstyle. There are some good films like The Incredibles and Wall-E, but that's it.

- The Emoji Movie is not the absolute worst movie ever, and it's just a corporate cash grab, nothing more.
 
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TheImportantFart

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Since the new one's coming out soon, I figure this is a good time to say I don't think Jurassic Park III is that bad and I actually prefer it over The Lost World. It adds nothing new to the franchise except some more dinos and the scene with the raptor on the plane is really dumb, but I'd still watch III before I watched The Lost World. It's shorter for one thing and doesn't have a stupid dog leg plot turn at the end (Spielberg admitted the only reason he put the scenes in San Diego in The Lost World is because he realised he wouldn't be directing the third film so wanted them in the second one).

Jurassic World's still the best sequel, but of course none of them come close to the original.
 

Krokodil Overdose

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-Quentin Tarantino peaked with Kill Bill. It's the sweet spot between the self-indulgent violence of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction and the masturbatory quasi-historical revenge porn he's been doing of late. I think the difference is that he was genuinely in love with the inspiration and less worried about showing off how clever/woke he was.
-I can't bring myself to dislike Michael Bay. He's a consummate hack, but he's a professional about it, so getting mad at his movies is like getting mad at paperback romances they sell in the airport.
-Uwe Boll's Rampage is a great movie. Brendan Fletcher is underrated as an actor.
-Both Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies were solid entertainment.
 

Lensherr

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- Anthology films > Sequel Trilogy for me as far as Star Wars in concerned.

- On that note, The Phantom Menace is the best of the Star Wars prequels

- The Godfather Part III is a pretty good film.

- Roland Emmerich's films are a good time if you're drunk.
 
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Chester Rigby

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One more from me:

There's a few films I wouldn't mind seeing a reboot for. And to be honest? One of those movies is The Running Man.

Nothing against the one with Arnold Schwarzenegger(sp?) at all, but I'd love one more faithful to the Richard Bachman/Stephen King book, even if the 'paranoid guy evading law enforcement' movies are a dime a dozen.
Agreed.

Although, nobody (and I mean NOBODY) would have the balls to film the original ending of the book.

Not in the Politically Correct States of America.
 

Maxliam

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Here's mine:
-Ahnuld movies are awesome and hilarious in the best way an action movie can be. He also is a better actor than people give him credit.

-Paul Veerhoven is an underrated filmmaker because a lot of people don't get how satirical his movies are and how well they call out actual facscist qualities the 80's had (Robocop) and that Starship Troopers essentially predicted the Iraq War. Watch Starship Troopers and tell me you can't see how it's a sting at jingoism. People see it as a dumb action film but Red Letter Media was dead on that it was a jab at unfettered patriotism.

-James Cameron's last great film was Terminator 2. Everything after that was just pure shit. Avatar was one of the worst films ever made by him. Fuck that movie, I'm glad it lost to Hurt Locker which is a movie I hated as well.

-Citizen Kane is an overrated bore fest. Anyone who holds it up as the ultimate movie should be lined up against a wall and shot a la St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

-Ghostbusters II is a very good sequel and doesn't deserve being shit on the way it was.

Personally I enjoyed both as they were entertaining in their own ways.

Other unpopular opinions I have about film:
- Revenge of the Sith is the best Star Wars film.
I still say Empire but Sith was the best of the prequels and a solid third after A New Hope.

- Most 90s Disney Animated films were okay, not as great as everyone touts them to be.
I'll concede nostalgia does blind a lot of people but for every stinker like Hunchback and Pocahontas, there were great ones like Aladdin.

- Titanic was a boring movie that only got good in the second half for the disaster.
I just like the scene where we get to see Winslet's tits and ass. That was a good part. I agree it was overrated and the love story was stupid. And they made the rich characters so one-dimensional. Though I did like Kathy Bates character but I think because she's an underrated actress who can deliver some great performances. She honestly still scares me in Misery and she damn well earned that cockadooty Oscar.

- Disaster movies are the worst genre of film and need to die.
Especially 2012. I understand suspension of disbelief but it was so mind-numbingly stupid and cheesy it hurt to watch.

- Appealing to nostalgia isn't necessarily bad, but being in your face about it is especially bad.
Agreed. Callbacks to older stuff isn't bad if it's done as a subtle wink to the audience.

- I do not enjoy many Pixar Films and don't like the artstyle. There are some good films like The Incredibles and Wall-E, but that's it.
I agree by the same virtue as what I said about your Disney assertion. There are a lot of shitty Pixar films but there are some gems like those two.

- The Emoji Movie is not the absolute worst movie ever, and it's just a corporate cash grab, nothing more.
Yep. Same thing when people use the argument against Ahnuld movies being dumb action films. Of course they are, they don't try to be Citizen Kane (which to me is an overrated film but used as some kind of gold standard for movies by pretentious Cole Smitty type douches) and they are unashamed of what they are. Say what you will about Ahnuld but he knows how to deliver a summer blockbuster that let's you turn off your brain and enjoy him kicking ass and saying cheesy one liners. He was the only good part of Batman and Robin. I only own the dvd because of him and really just jump to his parts and say the lines with him.

-Quentin Tarantino peaked with Kill Bill. It's the sweet spot between the self-indulgent violence of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction and the masturbatory quasi-historical revenge porn he's been doing of late. I think the difference is that he was genuinely in love with the inspiration and less worried about showing off how clever/woke he was.
-I can't bring myself to dislike Michael Bay. He's a consummate hack, but he's a professional about it, so getting mad at his movies is like getting mad at paperback romances they sell in the airport.
-Uwe Boll's Rampage is a great movie. Brendan Fletcher is underrated as an actor.
-Both Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies were solid entertainment.
Agree with all points except I've never seen a Uwe Boll movie. I feel that people use that Citizen Kanesque snobbery to sneer at any movie that isn't purely artistic (which is bullshit since all movies are meant to make money) and use the argument that they're "dumb" is inherently bad. There's dumb and then there's dumb and not even entertaining dumb.

Troy is an excellent epic, and is super gay which is a good bonus for me.
The Director's Cut is great because you see some great titties in it. I think it did a great job showing a more realistic version of how the Trojan War would have gone down. And Brian Cox plays such a horrible asshole in it that it just makes it so much more fun to watch. Brad Pitt was a good choice for Achilles and Eric Bana was probably the best character in it. Him and Priam are just trying to fix their idiot brother/son's mistakes and keep their kingdom alive. When he died (and you know it's coming if you know the story) you just feel like "Damn, why couldn't it have been Paris?"

- Anthology films > Sequel Trilogy for me as far as Star Wars in concerned.

- On that note, The Phantom Menace is the best of the Star Wars prequels

- The Godfather Part III is a pretty good film.

- Roland Emmerich's films are a good time if you're drunk.
I remember in the 90's they were talking about doing a Star Wars live action TV show that would have focused on other characters like Boba Fett and what not and it would have been an anthology series where none of the episodes are connected. Then they churned out the prequels and since those made a shitload of money the anthology thing has been scrapped (until we got Han Solo's flop so who knows).

I think what makes Godfather III stink so much to people is the drop in quality compared to I and II. It came so much later, the story got convuluted and didn't have the same Greek tragedy vibe the first two had and it just felt like everyone was going through the motions compared to the performances Talie Shire, Pacino, etc. put in the previous movies.

Phantom Menace had potential but the Jar Jar/Gungan stuff should have been cut out. Anakin should not have been a 10 years old (not knocking Jake Lloyd, I'd jump at a chance to be in a Star Wars film too) and someone who is not George Lucas wrote and directed it. Empire to me is still the best of the movies because it hits so many great notes and not a single word or shot is wasted and Lucas didn't direct it. That said, it wasn't a horrible film and didn't deserve the crazy backlash it got. I think fan boys get so annoying at times.

On the last note, I think they are what they are as films go. Popcorn Summer Blockbuster Films that one shouldn't take seriously and trashing them is low hanging fruit. I actually enjoy Independence Day. It is classic 90's SciFi/Action.
 
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Duncan Hills Coffee

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Star Wars was never high art to begin with. It was supposed to be stupid escapist fun. People take it way to seriously these days.
I like the movies, and I totally agree with this. I took a religions class a while back, and the theme was examining it through the lens of Star Wars. The books we had to read were trying to analyze the Christian and Buddhist themes found in Star Wars. The Buddhist book was kinda cool, but the Christianity book felt like an excuse for the author to masturbate over how "deep" Star Wars is. For God's sake, it was inspired by old movie serials like Flash Gordon, stuff that was meant to be little more than pure entertainment.
 

Alto

Space Doggity
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Dragonheart (1996) is a clunky mess that could have been so much better if it had a better screenplay and the acting wasn't so campy. But for all the flack it gets, Connery as the dragon was awesome and the ending is very moving to the point where it almost redeems the whole experience. It's one of those movies that I know is probably pretty bad but I can't help but see the good things in it outshine everything else.
 

Yaoi Huntress Earth

My avatar is problematic.
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Dragonheart (1996) is a clunky mess that could have been so much better if it had a better screenplay and the acting wasn't so campy. But for all the flack it gets, Connery as the dragon was awesome and the ending is very moving to the point where it almost redeems the whole experience. It's one of those movies that I know is probably pretty bad but I can't help but see the good things in it outshine everything else.
I cried at the end.
 

The Shadow

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I like the movies, and I totally agree with this. I took a religions class a while back, and the theme was examining it through the lens of Star Wars. The books we had to read were trying to analyze the Christian and Buddhist themes found in Star Wars. The Buddhist book was kinda cool, but the Christianity book felt like an excuse for the author to masturbate over how "deep" Star Wars is. For God's sake, it was inspired by old movie serials like Flash Gordon, stuff that was meant to be little more than pure entertainment.
Star Wars isn't deep, nerds just pretend it is to validate them spending thousands of dollars on toys.
 

Replicant Sasquatch

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Star Wars isn't deep, nerds just pretend it is to validate them spending thousands of dollars on toys.
The undertone of Eastern spiritual philosophies is definitely in there, at least in Empire. But it's less of a crucial underpinning to the entire mythology and more of a nice element to the story. My brother is a TRUE and HONEST Daoist, and I remember talking to him about how disappointed he was with how that shit was basically non-existent in the Prequel Trilogy. It really is a shame; I find that The Way stuff way more interesting than the shitty D&D style Alignment Magic most fanboys think the Force is.
 
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