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Old 05-13-2011, 12:11 AM   #7486
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i guess i gave maybe 2 10's last year, not sure, defiantly gave one for the white ribbon the year before.




contrary to everyone else in here i actually never, ever,ever stop watching films no matter how bad they, also i will fairly frequently see some films i know are bad, i like to keep up with the mainstream releases so i have no choice but to see alot of very bad films. i actually enjoy watching technique and how i feel things should have worked differently, better shot choices. even a piece of garbage like law abiding citezen i could see exactly where it was going wrong all the time and that amused me, i could see where they were going wrong, whilst a better film the issues with 500 days of summer were so glaring also, a mainstream film with pseudo cynicism on love, carefully packaged to make the masses feel like theyve just watched something a bit quirky, yet oh so satisfying.

i think the films that annoy me the most are films that you can see are the reasons why they have deliberately made bad choices, be it plot devices or whatever, transformers 2 is a good example, actually i felt that way about the boat that rocked, i absolutely detest richard curtis and i could feel him ticking the boxes of mass appeal factor with every scene. that annoys me alot. a film that is certainly in my choices for worst ever is the spirit. now that was just indescribable, only the most inept of directors, someone who doesnt even deserve to breath let alone direct could have made something so flat, it was literally the flattest film ever. even the room and the hotty and the nottie arent as flat as the spirit. frank miller you are garbage as a film maker get a ****ing grip.

i also quite like writing reviews about bad films, i like to vent that, especially if its hollywood fodder.
also, i would much rather see a film that has a ton of issues and doesnt even make sense if it has ideas and originality and some balls. the reason is because our mainstream cinema has become deviod of that, completely and utterely devoid. so to see a film maker battle a studio into letting them make something that doesnt fit the hollywood factory assembly line template in every conceivable way truly has to be embraced and encouraged. for example watchmen had highs and lows, great highs and some shoddy elements but some things worked very well and i admire the ambition alot more than something that has non. so imo watchmen is a far greater film then say ironman(a good comic book film in its own right), even tho i would imagine the consensus is that they are on the same ground. in many ways i would rather see something like antichrist(which actually says something completely demented and is full of incoherent ideas and meditations on sexuality, religion,nature and strange philosophies than a film like the social network(and exceptional film) because finchers peace was merely a terrifically executed, perfectly paced and fantastically made film but it showed me nothing, it didnt change my perspective on anything or have an original thought.
at the end of the day film making is philosophy. film is a subjective view of reality. which is why the great film makers are so aligned with philosophers.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:15 AM   #7487
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contrary to everyone else in here i actually never, ever,ever stop watching films no matter how bad they, also i will fairly frequently see some films i know are bad, i like to keep up with the mainstream releases so i have no choice but to see alot of very bad films.

If I start a movie, I finish one... Just figured I'd say that.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:18 AM   #7488
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:59 AM   #7489
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just watched The Crazies in under 20 minutes ffwded the boring/predictable parts

5.5/10 - another zombie flick, yawnzors doesnt even take place in a big city, but at least the zombies were braindead human meat fiends

skip it unless u love zombie movies
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:00 AM   #7490
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I haven't given a movie a 10 since 2007... But I still have a lot to see from 2009 and 2010.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:01 AM   #7491
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just watched The Crazies in under 20 minutes ffwded the boring/predictable parts

5.5/10 - another zombie flick, yawnzors doesnt even take place in a big city, but at least the zombies were braindead human meat fiends

skip it unless u love zombie movies

I remember it being decent... But I was about half drunk when I watched it.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:07 AM   #7492
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I remember it being decent... But I was about half drunk when I watched it.

after 28 days later, every zombie movie is a 5/10 at best imo
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:13 AM   #7493
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I think a lot of veteran movie watchers [i have no word to use for that lol] tend to avoid bad movies. I know I do. Sometimes you can shut your brain off and watch some mindless action or whatever, and that could be considered average, but most of the time movie buffs are watching good movies.

You learn what to look for. The director/writer/actors attached to the project, word of mouth, reviews, etc.

And usually when a movie is really bad, movie people just shut it off or leave the theater. I can't tell you how many movies I've downloaded and tried to watch in the past few months and turned it off like 20-30 minutes in. Easily 50-60 movies. They just stink and there's no reason for me to watch it.

There are a couple of movies that don't look great, but look like good fun. Stuff like Faster and Drive Angry. Cage is almost always worth watching though. Sometimes he is good, and sometimes he is so bad that he is good. One of the oddest actors of all time I'll say.

What helps sell fun movies is fun charismatic actors. Something that a series like Fast and the Furious mostly lacks. The only movie I've seen with Paul Walker in it that I can stomach is Joy Ride.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:20 AM   #7494
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after 28 days later, every zombie movie is a 5/10 at best imo

28 Days Later isn't that good. Shaun of the Dead is better.

Danny Boyle has a real problem with the 3rd act of some of his movies. Sunshine had a poor 3rd act also.

Truthfully, there really isn't all that much to it. The middle part of the movie is fairly boring and for a zombie flick it sure lacks in the action department. Cillian Murphy (Scarecrow from Batman Begins) goes from totally inept to John Rambo rather quickly. The black female also goes from butch and roughneck to feminine Damsel in distress. The ending was also a bit more "happy" than I liked.

It's not a bad movie, but I don't think it's worth the hype it gets. I actually enjoyed the sequel more even though it had holes all over the place. But neither are great movies IMO.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:28 AM   #7495
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28 Days Later isn't that good. Shaun of the Dead is better.

Danny Boyle has a real problem with the 3rd act of some of his movies. Sunshine had a poor 3rd act also.

Truthfully, there really isn't all that much to it. The middle part of the movie is fairly boring and for a zombie flick it sure lacks in the action department. Cillian Murphy (Scarecrow from Batman Begins) goes from totally inept to John Rambo rather quickly. The black female also goes from butch and roughneck to feminine Damsel in distress. The ending was also a bit more "happy" than I liked.

It's not a bad movie, but I don't think it's worth the hype it gets. I actually enjoyed the sequel more even though it had holes all over the place. But neither are great movies IMO.

you got a point about the 3rd act in sunshine, but i didn't really notice a huge difference between the acts/separate pieces in 28 days later. i didn't get the rambo impression from his character; i really got the idea of a dude who fully woke up from his coma or and got in touch with his inner 'rage' to keep himself and his friends alive.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:34 AM   #7496
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28 Days Later isn't that good. Shaun of the Dead is better.

You're on coke.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:35 AM   #7497
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you got a point about the 3rd act in sunshine, but i didn't really notice a huge difference between the acts/separate pieces in 28 days later. i didn't get the rambo impression from his character; i really got the idea of a dude who fully woke up from his coma or and got in touch with his inner 'rage' to keep himself and his friends alive.

I can understand that view point, but I don't really buy it. I bought the movie for like 4 bucks on a blind buy and I try to pull it out everyone once and a while to see if my feelings change and they don't.

It's barely a zombie film anyway. I'd rather watch Shaun or the Dawn of the Dead remake though.

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Old 05-13-2011, 01:39 AM   #7498
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You're on coke.

Care to explain with any sort of depth?
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:56 AM   #7499
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I agree with Hotlanta, 28 days is overrated. I enjoyed it until the third act, and then was disappointed. It was underwhelming.

The opening 15 minutes of 28 weeks was the only part of the sequel worth watching in my opinion.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:07 AM   #7500
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If I start a movie, I finish one... Just figured I'd say that.

I probably stop about 2 movies a year, and they are always movies I was very iffy about in the first place. It usually is late at night where I have about 20 minutes before I plan on getting in bed and I'll start a movie I am iffy about. I'll watch 20 minutes then go to bed. I usually plan on continuing the movie, but sometimes I just find myself going days of telling myself "I don't feel like finishing that movie right now, maybe later." After about a week, I say f*ck it, I just don't care anymore. As I said, this only happens about twice a year. Usually I decide to finish the movie.
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