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Old 01-05-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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There are films of past generations that were looked at as mediocre or average, but today are regarded as great films. Are there any films in the last decade or so you can see getting better received with time?

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World , it seems to get a good reaction now but should be a heavy influential cult classic of sorts.


The Star Wars prequels ? Younger generations seem to enjoy them .

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The Fountain
Requiem for a Dream
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Speed Racer
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Scott Pilgrim
The Fountain

I was going to include the Star Wars Prequels but then I thought of movies like Godfather Part III. With that film, it's not as hated as it was released but it still carries a negative stigma. I think people will be more forgiving of the prequels but I don't think it'll reach the iconic status of the originals. (IE I can't see Mondo doing a line of artistic prequel posters by themselves....UNLESS the originals are involved.)

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There are probably more but the only one I can think off the top of my head (other than Scott Pilgrim because I absolutely agree) is Watchmen. I honestly feel as though that Watchmen's only gonna get better received as time goes by, especially if Snyder hits a home run with Superman.

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I kind of hope not. I think it was received about as well as it needed to be.

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Speed Racer, Goddammit!

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Burn After Reading.

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Speed Racer. My little cousin is part of the target age group and he enjoys the hell out of it. So do my stoner friends.

The A-Team. Everyone I know enjoyed it. My family, all my friends.

Children of Men. Already recognised as a masterpiece it will only gain appreciation when Alfonso Cuaron makes many more great films.

Watchmen. Hopefully this level of detailed and uncompromising story will inspire film makers for years to come.

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It's difficult to know for sure what will or will not catch on. The best we can do is look at films that were ignored. Speed Racer is a good example. In 2008, people didn't give it a chance. Plus, it had to deal with the surprise success of Iron Man. But over time it might get some attention since people with kids will see it or maybe they'll bump into during late night television.

But I can't imagine infamously disliked movies getting a second chance. I mean, I doubt Spider-Man 3 will become a classic in 20 years.

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The Prestige. Outside of geekdom, very few people knew of it. But after The Dark Knight and Inception bringing Christopher Nolan into the public spotlight, more and more people are beginning to appreciate it. Four years ago it wasn't anywhere near the top 100 films in IMDBs' Top 250 list. Today it is sitting at #74. Pretty self-explanatory.

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This is a hard one to answer. I suppose to answer this question, you have to imagine how the world will change between now and then. For instance, Blade Runner. Classic, right? Not then. But look at Blade Runner and look at how the world has changed and became somewhat similar. We have genetics--growing organs in jars and on animals; the world has become crowded, dirty, with neon signs everywhere and cultures melding into new ones.

Children of Men, perhaps.
Speed Racer, too.

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I can see Children of Men getting more credit in the future, that's for sure.

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Watchmen
Speed Racer
Iron Man 2

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Tron: Legacy
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Shutter Island

That's a few I can come up so far.

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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The film that immediately came to mind was Blade runner. It bombed at the box office but was a popular cult film 10 years after.

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Iron Man 2
Probably be the opposite I think.

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Probably be the opposite I think.
It's not a bad film. But people currently treat it as the death of Marvel Studios.

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Yes. Will become a Coen classic. People just responded to it the way they did because it came after their best-ever movie.

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It's not a bad film. But people currently treat it as the death of Marvel Studios.
You're right--it's not a bad film. I just don't think it has anything special to pull itself out of the swamp it's landed in. I don't think it'll be remembered either way, good or bad.

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Gattaca - one of the best speculative sci-fi movies ever made. Also, just a very inspiring film about fighting for your place in the world.

I also agree on Speed Racer, I've only seen it once, but loved the experience at the cinema, I don't know how much of that will be lost on the small screen though. But, even apart from the blindingly brilliant psychotroprix visuals of the races , it was a very fun movie, and possibly the only live action film that has successfully adapted the feeling of a cartoon from the source. The Wachowski's brought something new to the screen here, Scooby-doo, the Flintstones, Rocky and Bullwinkle etc, they all felt like the usual live action thing, just an amped up pantomime for kids with sfx, no real attempts at innovation by bringing something new to film in the transfer. I ain't seen anything onscreen before like those fights at the end with Racer X, all those crazy swirly lines etc, awesome. Really need to see it again to recall more details, but I definitely left the cinema feeling like I'd seen something I'd never experienced before, which does not happen often, just like when I saw the Matrix.

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It's a silly thing, and I never expected it, but I just got mederately interested in the movie Speed Racer, so thanks I guess...

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It's a silly thing, and I never expected it, but I just got mederately interested in the movie Speed Racer, so thanks I guess...
lol, well I guess you will only know whether to be thankful after you have seen the movie, just remember Carmine...it is a movie for kids! lol, but yeah, it is an intelligent, artfully made movie for kids, so you might get something out of it, even if you don't get into the story so much.

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The Star Wars Prequels, wait before I get flamed here's my reasoning for this. Someday people will watch these movies and see them as bad, or ok, or not that good, or that was fun for what they are. Not that George raped my childhood!!!

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