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Old 08-09-2012, 02:59 AM   #10336
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Dazed and Confused - 5/10. I think I'm going to get a lot of flak for this one, because all I've ever heard is that it's a comedy classic and what not of it's genre...but I literally laughed twice. The story went nowhere, literally. I know it's a comedy but most have an actual, you know freaking plot. I'm totally into the 70's and into high school movies, but wtf why didn't I find this funny? How is this a classic? I did love the music however, only reason the rating wasn't even lower. I mean I was literally just staring at the television for an hour and 45 minutes with nothing happening...and to top it off, not even a single boob shot. fml.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:01 AM   #10337
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Will certainly do so, have been itching to see TWBB. Surprised that you weren't a big fan of The Usual Suspects, it blew me away.
Meh, the first time I saw it, I thought it was great. Not the kind of movie that stood up for me on rewatches though... And I always found something tedious about watching that movie. Hard to explain exactly why, but after the first couple of watches, I generally avoided it.

I'm not saying it is a bad movie. I just wouldn't put it on my all-time list, because one of the big keys to a great movie -- for me -- is the rewatchability.

I can watch a Coen Bros. movie multiple times and still find interesting nuances that put them into a whole new light for me. I know every piece of dialogue from Fargo and I will still watch it right now if it were on.

I sort of felt like, with The Usual Suspects, once you knew the twist at the end, there wasn't much more to it.


Nothing like Inception, though, which I genuinely did not like.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:07 AM   #10338
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Dazed and Confused - 5/10. I think I'm going to get a lot of flak for this one, because all I've ever heard is that it's a comedy classic and what not of it's genre...but I literally laughed twice. The story went nowhere, literally. I know it's a comedy but most have an actual, you know freaking plot. I'm totally into the 70's and into high school movies, but wtf why didn't I find this funny? How is this a classic? I did love the music however, only reason the rating wasn't even lower. I mean I was literally just staring at the television for an hour and 45 minutes with nothing happening...and to top it off, not even a single boob shot. fml.

I think for my generation, this movie will always have a special place. It is more a nostalgia thing than a truly great movie thing. At the time that this movie came out, there was a huge retro push going on wherein early-90s high schoolers were falling in love with the music, art, fashion, etc. of the late-60s and 70s.

Dazed and Confused hit the streets at literally the perfect time and spoke to our generation for that reason.

I can understand why an adult watching it in 2012 may have a pretty neutral reaction to it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:14 AM   #10339
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Dazed and Confused - 5/10. I think I'm going to get a lot of flak for this one, because all I've ever heard is that it's a comedy classic and what not of it's genre...but I literally laughed twice. The story went nowhere, literally. I know it's a comedy but most have an actual, you know freaking plot. I'm totally into the 70's and into high school movies, but wtf why didn't I find this funny? How is this a classic? I did love the music however, only reason the rating wasn't even lower. I mean I was literally just staring at the television for an hour and 45 minutes with nothing happening...and to top it off, not even a single boob shot. fml.
Things did happen they just weren't the thing you were expecting and waiting to see..

Its not a slapstick nor joke filled movie.. That's not really what Richard Linklater films are about. Its not even a straight comedy but its labeled that for commercial purposes. Its basically suppose to be a display of generational authenticy. Its not a laugh out loud commedy at all.. Linklater uses humor in his dialog almost as an afterthought, keeping it to sarcastic and ironic comedy. His films are entirely dialog driven.. So you probably won't like many of his other personal movies like Waking Life, and the Sunset/Sunrise movies..

Although Bad News Bears and School of Rock are closer to the typical comedic types.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:25 AM   #10340
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just watched "horrible bosses"

that shit was hilarious. 7/10
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:01 AM   #10341
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just watched "horrible bosses"

that shit was hilarious. 7/10
Saw it in theaters, a great laugh.

and thanks ZeN and RBA for clarification on Dazed and Confused. I knew there must have been something behind it in terms of culture, time, and style that I just didn't perceive.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:22 AM   #10342
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"The New Guy"

Plot/story-line: 4/10

Hilarity: 8/10
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #10343
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I abhor Dazed and Confused. One of the most overrated movies ever.




I have to disagree. Growing up in the south and going to public school in the days before the internet (80s for me instead of 70s, but not that much different) I'd have to say the film is a spot-on re-creation of the social order of things. Plus Matthew McConaughey's portrayal of Wooderson was hilarious. Maybe it's just a southern thing, but just about everyone I've met knows someone who was just like that guy in high school.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #10344
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I totally get the nostalgia, and that's why most people like the movie... But it's just not a great movie outside of its' 'feel'.


Valid point. It is basically a snapshot. I think people like it partly because of the nostalgia but also because very few films have captured adolescent society without being satirical or preachy.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #10345
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The Big Lebowski - 8.5/10. Very much enjoyed this film, best role I've ever seen John Goodman in. The acting was top notch, liked Philip Seymour Hoffman's little role. One of the better written films I've seen and the entertainment was great. Must rewatch again soon.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #10346
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Valid point. It is basically a snapshot. I think people like it partly because of the nostalgia but also because very few films have captured adolescent society without being satirical or preachy.
I think the fact that it was a snapshot of reality and the era was why it missed out on the entertainment factor for me.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #10347
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7.5/10

enjoyable comedy, would recommend
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #10348
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The Missing - Tom Lee Jones - nothing special, nothing rubbish. I give a solid 75.5 10 ...

Is that fair?
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #10349
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Limitless 6.5/10
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:51 AM   #10350
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Rampart 6/10

God Bless America 8/10
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