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This is an unpopular opinion?
it has a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, citing the movie has too many tonal changes and too gorey. Which I don't get because Slither was gorier than Super, and that was critically acclaimed (80 something on there); and with the Tonal Changes, they weren't surprising because the movie told you in the first few minutes it was going to change tones a bit.

Clerks 2 is better than the original. By a lot.
My favorite emotional moment from a Kevin Smith movie.

-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.
  • Tarantino is criminally overrated but I can see that point, although I agree with most people when they say Pulp Fiction is his best.
  • I don't hate Michael Bay at all, on a technical level, his movies are fantastic. And I unironically enjoy The Rock, both Bad Boys movies, parts of Armageddon, 13 hours, and Pain and Gain (which is my personal favorite MB movie, I've seen it at least 7 or 8 times now.)
  • Rampage was universally acknowledged as a decent movie, so I don't see how that's an unpopular opinion; but Fletcher is a criminally underrated actor. On the subject of Uwe Boll, cut out about 20-30 minutes, Postal would be a decent movie.
 
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I saw Come and See not too long ago, and while for the most part I do agree that it is a good anti-war movie, I'm hesitant to call it the best, and a lot of that has to do with the ending.

Near the end, the Soviet partisans capture a platoon of Nazis who have just slaughtered an entire village. What bugs me is that this comes almost right after the Nazis torch the town; the whole scene sets up the fact that Flyora is far from any sort of help, which gives the scene its extra power. There is no help coming, and we see firsthand how truly awful the Nazis were.

But then immediately Flyora finds the partisans holding a mock trial for the Nazis. What I dislike about this scene is the fact that the whole movie took great pains to be as unflinching as possible, that sometimes evil can get away with doing something awful, like the scenes in Flyora's hometown. To have the Nazis be killed right after burning the town feels false; it feels like a traditional movie ending where the bad guy is punished, and for a movie trying to be realistic about war, it kind of destroys that intention.
 
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Mid90s was insanely tryhard and the movie suffered a lot for it. Kiddie rape scene was creepy and unnecessary even if "that's what happened back then". The doc on Hulu about skater kids is much better.
 

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Do The Right Thing was a scattershot and unfocused movie. The story was hard-to-follow, the characters were either stereotypical, annoying, bland, or some combination of the three. This movie is a perfect example of what happens when one prioritizes pushing a message over telling a decent story. My apologies to anyone who likes the movie; I'm just not a fan.
 

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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.
I really enjoyed Inglorious Basterds and I thought it had a powerful message about the effects of propaganda. BTW I've seen dense motherfuckers on /pol/ call it a pro-Nazi movie and that is so fucking dumb it's incredible. Basterds is clearly a moral cry to make people aware that propaganda films can be used to brainwash people into supporting evil.

But enough about my defense for a well recieved movie since that's not the point of the thread. Basterds is too damn long for its own good, Brad Pitt is awful in it to the point that he feels like a parody, I don't know why Samuel L Jackson narrates for a couple scenes and then disappears. And finally; that horrible David Bowie/Georgio Moroder song Cat People being in a key scene made no fucking sense for a WW2 Movie.

Thank you for reminding me to vent.
 

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When it comes to Quentin Tarantino, my favorite movie of his that I can watch over and over again is Kill Bill. SUCH a fun movie. But I think his best movies are Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

I also think that Jackie Brown is a fucking masterpiece, yet it never gets the attention it deserves. It's one of my favorite Tarantino flicks.

I know that a lot of people dislike Death Proof. I LOVE Death Proof. I thought that Planet Terror was the Grindhouse movie that sucked.

I will agree that since Kill Bill, though, Tarantino's movies do come across as masturbatory. I thought that Inglorious Basterds was great, and I like Django Unchained ... But The Hateful Eight is the movie that finally showcased that Tarantino has reached a creative impasse. There are a lot of great things about The Hateful Eight, don't get me wrong ... But the ending was so goddamn predictable and immature that I couldn't help but groan during the final 30 minutes of the film.

The Hateful Eight is such a frustrating movie. The concept is amazing, the setup is fantastic, the acting is fantastic ... But it all leads to something that anyone can see from a million miles away and it becomes a predictable gorefest at the end. This is seriously the movie that has finally made me feel burnt out on Tarantino. I wish he'd make something more subdued and subtle like Jackie Brown again, but I think his ego won't allow it.

Clerks 2 is better than the original. By a lot.
I completely agree. I remember when it was received so positively when it first came out, and then people almost immediately turned on it, so now the popular consensus is that the movie sucks.

I dig Clerks II a lot. I do believe it's the last good movie that Kevin Smith made.
 
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Saving Private Ryan is a grossly overrated movie which I think people only remember because it was the first flick to portray D-Day so gruesomely. The only part anyone ever talks about is the first 15 minutes. It comes off as way too feel good and shmultzy to the point it's almost exploitative.

Clint Eastwood's Iwo Jima movies are the best WWII movies I've seen.
 

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Saving Private Ryan is a grossly overrated movie which I think people only remember because it was the first flick to portray D-Day so gruesomely. The only part anyone ever talks about is the first 15 minutes. It comes off as way too feel good and shmultzy to the point it's almost exploitative.

Clint Eastwood's Iwo Jima movies are the best WWII movies I've seen.
Par for the course for Spielberg, naturally.
 

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Par for the course for Spielberg, naturally.
Well yeah. Now I don't mind Spielberg's brand of shmultz but that's generally not what I wanna watch a war film for. Save that shit for ET.

That said, while the Iwo Jima movies are the best movies, IMO The Pacific is the best piece of World War 2 media overall. Now I still like most big budget war productions but that's one of the few where I can actually still remember all the names of the characters.
 
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Clerks II has already been mentioned in this thread, and I'm glad for it. I've heard people SHIT on this movie, and yet, I've never gotten an explanation as to why or what the justification is. They just shrug and go "It isn't as good as the first movie" and I think Doug Walker said something to the effect of "It doesn't have the same energy as the first movie". I have absolutely no idea what that means or what they are talking about, but I think Clerks II is a downright hilarious film with great character development and heart as well.

Another unpopular film opinion: Well, this a minor one, but while I enjoy Pulp Fiction a lot, I do not consider it to be Tarantino's best. That would go to Reservoir Dogs.
 

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Clerks II has already been mentioned in this thread, and I'm glad for it. I've heard people SHIT on this movie, and yet, I've never gotten an explanation as to why or what the justification is. They just shrug and go "It isn't as good as the first movie" and I think Doug Walker said something to the effect of "It doesn't have the same energy as the first movie". I have absolutely no idea what that means or what they are talking about, but I think Clerks II is a downright hilarious film with great character development and heart as well.

Another unpopular film opinion: Well, this a minor one, but while I enjoy Pulp Fiction a lot, I do not consider it to be Tarantino's best. That would go to Reservoir Dogs.
I think his best is Inglourious Basterds personally but I wouldn't quibble. Reservoir Dogs is amazing too. I think the entirety of Kill Bill is overrated and doesn't hold up to repeat viewings.
 

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Clerks II has already been mentioned in this thread, and I'm glad for it. I've heard people SHIT on this movie, and yet, I've never gotten an explanation as to why or what the justification is. They just shrug and go "It isn't as good as the first movie" and I think Doug Walker said something to the effect of "It doesn't have the same energy as the first movie". I have absolutely no idea what that means or what they are talking about, but I think Clerks II is a downright hilarious film with great character development and heart as well.

Another unpopular film opinion: Well, this a minor one, but while I enjoy Pulp Fiction a lot, I do not consider it to be Tarantino's best. That would go to Reservoir Dogs.
Clerks has a definite indie movie feel. There isn't a plot so much as "this is a weird and wacky day in the lives of these guys". There doesn't seem to be any kind of goal or objective for any of the characters that must be solved that day.
Clerks II tries for that, but there's still definitely a plot. Dante is getting ready to move but has to deal with his feelings for Becky, Randall is trying to throw him a great last day party while dealing with his own feelings about Dante leaving, and Elias/Jay and Bob are the extra comic relief.
While Clerks could have been ANY day of the guys' lives, Clerks II is a specific day. So if you really liked the feel of 1, I can understand hating II.
That said, I like II better. I HATED the girlfriend in 1, hated the conclusion of the "girl that got away" plotline, and enjoy the addition of Elias's character as the wide eyed innocent to balance out the super jaded Dante and Randall.
 

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I refuse to watch any of Todd Solondz's films. They're vile, nihilistic, borderline-pornographic... I fail to see any sort of artistic value in them.
I know I'm six years too late for the reply but that's the most pleb opinion I've ever seen.


His films are about the hypocrisies of America and the fucked up people in America who pretend they're happy when they're all miserable.

It's all dark satire.
 
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