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Old 11-06-2011, 10:10 AM   #9406
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how dare you speak that way about haneke. i havent seen it but it cant be that bad if he made it surely. although, it annoys me that he is so condescending to the audience. isnt the film basically just torturing people for 2 hours. supposse to serve as some kind of lecture to people about violent films, as if haneke is asking "why are you still watching this"?
seems like there was alot of american films after that had similar ideas without anything behind them- the strangers is one i did see but there were many more.
anyway its hard for me to imagine one of his films with so little to say as he really is one of the biggest intellectuals in film. but then i guess the possibility remains....

I've only seen it once and not in years, probably right after it was released, but all I thought during it was: torture porn, trying very hard to wow the audience with the fourth wall speech, etc etc

I didn't catch on that he was trying to lecture the audience back then but you are probably right. I don't mind films with messages such as that but did he really have to execute it in such a way? It's almost as if he thinks the audience wouldn't be smart enough to understand the film/message unless he literally stops the film and has the characters explain it to the movie watchers. That's very self serving and incredibly pompous.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:43 AM   #9407
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I've only seen it once and not in years, probably right after it was released, but all I thought during it was: torture porn, trying very hard to wow the audience with the fourth wall speech, etc etc

I didn't catch on that he was trying to lecture the audience back then but you are probably right. I don't mind films with messages such as that but did he really have to execute it in such a way? It's almost as if he thinks the audience wouldn't be smart enough to understand the film/message unless he literally stops the film and has the characters explain it to the movie watchers. That's very self serving and incredibly pompous.



i completely agree.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:46 AM   #9408
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Ah I love Lord of War. One of my fav opening credit sequences too, that and Watchmen of recent flicks. What didn't do it for you 'donks?
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #9409
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Ah I love Lord of War. One of my fav opening credit sequences too, that and Watchmen of recent flicks. What didn't do it for you 'donks?
maybe 6 was a bit harsh, i could have probably given it a 7 but my expectations were pretty high and it let me down. iunno, nothing in particular really bothered me, it was just a standard action flick with a few smart moments. i also really didn't like Cage which is odd because i like a lot of the shit he does.... well actually, i tend to really hate his cool guy roles, except maybe Gone in 60 Seconds. this one was no exception.

one of those cases where you don't hate it but you leave unimpressed. 6-7 isn't bad and i'll watch a movie with that ranking any day. but if nothing about it really impresses me or blows me away, then... meh. i thought they could have done better with the material and subject matter they had.

it was a cool intro montage though and with the perfect song. i'll def give it that.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:58 AM   #9410
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Lord Of War was a little long too.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:08 PM   #9411
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lord of war was good fun, i enjoyed it, but thats about it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:53 PM   #9412
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The Weather Man (Nicholas Cage) - 8/10
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:49 PM   #9413
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Seriously?

The movie was so bad. It was almost never funny. Teachers would never get away with the stuff she did (writing horrible comments on student's papers would draw the attention of parents, parents wouldn't bribe teachers in middle school to pass their student because parents would know the kid would learn nothing and fail high school). Then the whole movie is themed around how bad it is to be shallow in who you are going for, so she (spoiler) gets with the gym teacher. Though, she learned to be less shallow, the very gym teacher she got with was shallow. He had a crush on her the whole time because of her looks even though she was a complete bitch. So what does that make the theme? You should not be shallow if you are a girl, but if you are a guy be shallow all you want and you will get the attractive girl? That is complete shit. Also, the rival was completely annoying and unfunny.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:05 PM   #9414
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this.... is art...

officially one of my favorite movies of all time... only the ending left me a bit confused (dont want to spoil)... i thought it maybe could have ended better... but when i thought about the context of the movie, character and so on it probably should end the way it did...

10 of freakin 10!! highly recommend you see this movie!

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Old 11-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #9415
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I Am Number Four

I really liked this movie. It's hard to rate it because I know that movie isn't nearly a masterpiece (like Drive which is absolutely great), but I loved it anyway...
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:49 PM   #9416
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this.... is art...

officially one of my favorite movies of all time... only the ending left me a bit confused (dont want to spoil)... i thought it maybe could have ended better... but when i thought about the context of the movie, character and so on it probably should end the way it did...

10 of freakin 10!! highly recommend you see this movie!
i heard about this from some film student i met tonight. we were talking about Bronson and he said it was by the same director. i'll definitely be checking it out soon.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:51 PM   #9417
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i heard about this from some film student i met tonight. we were talking about Bronson and he said it was by the same director. i'll definitely be checking it out soon.
Definitely Worth Your Time.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:52 PM   #9418
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:52 PM   #9419
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #9420
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One day, I, too, will get the clap.



And when that day comes, I'll say, "Yes."
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