The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > General Movies > The Cutting Room Floor

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2013, 08:12 PM   #726
ChickenScratch
Banned User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Queens, NY, USA
Posts: 5,208
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I don't like JJ as a director. The constantly moving camera and lens flares are distracting to say the least. I'm sorely dissapointed he got picked for SW.

ChickenScratch is offline  
Old 01-28-2013, 08:32 PM   #727
James
Built from Lego
 
James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Zealand/Canada
Posts: 4,132
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I didn't like Tropic Thunder and The Hangover.

James is offline  
Old 01-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #728
kedrell
What'sa Raccoon?
 
kedrell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 17,365
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I don't much care for the Coen Brothers films.

__________________
Currently enduring a general malaise at the quality of live action Marvel/DC shows on network TV. Hopefully NetFlix can remedy that.
kedrell is offline  
Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 PM   #729
DarkKnight
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I cannot stand Watchmen. I've tried and tried, but cant do it. I find it boring and would rather watch grass grow.

no offence to those that do love the movie, but clearly not my cup of tea.

DarkKnight is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #730
kedrell
What'sa Raccoon?
 
kedrell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 17,365
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I'm actually with you on Watchmen but for me it's because they kept too much of the straight comic book dialog and just had the actors say those lines even though they weren't written to be spoken by someone in live action. There's a difference, you know. And when you just have them read that stuff it comes off completely unnatural.

It needed to be filtered to take into account the difference when you have real people speaking these lines. The way they did it pretty much wrecked the movie for me. They should have been less faithful to the actual lines from the comic and been more about conveying the same information but in a way that felt real for the actors to portray.

__________________
Currently enduring a general malaise at the quality of live action Marvel/DC shows on network TV. Hopefully NetFlix can remedy that.
kedrell is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 05:03 PM   #731
Crockett
With Teeth
 
Crockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dorne
Posts: 5,953
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parker Wayne View Post
There's definitely different extremes. I try to stay away from both and look at a movie I ask 2 questions which judges how much I like it: Was I entertained and why?

While I find that movies can have a lot of subtext, I'd rather be entertained first. The first goal that a movie should aim to be is entertaining. I think everything else, it being good is implied. If I'm paying to go see a movie, I am expecting it to be good or at least entertain me.

That is not to say that I do dislike more slower, symbol-ladden movies. I think those, when done right is a great source entertainment themselves. But I have to be in a certain mood to watch deeply dramatic movies like Amour.
That's fine by me, for me I don't think I can expect beforehand for any number of film to entertain me the same way, I must be a weird person since I find Amour entertaining, it's not entertaining like a comedy but it's engaging and for me that's the same as being entertaining, I phrase this weird but I hope you understand what I mean. In any case I think it's less about subtitles and more about the subject the film tackle, because I'll be damned if there's anyone who state that subtitles does stands in the way of enjoying the film, even those that are this light-hearted films.

With all these awards talk going on, I have to say I'm glad Affleck got snubbed of a directing nom at the Oscars, Argo is one film I can't bring myself to like as much as others, I really don't like these forced tension scenes, especially on the oh so silly climax, now I'm not saying a 100% accurate would've been better film but at least we'd have been spared from all the cliches and caricatures. I hate to be critical since I still think he's a competent director and Gone Baby Gone is one heck of a top-notch film that I hope he can match one of these days.

__________________
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Crockett is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #732
Victarion
Cut
 
Victarion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12,117
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I don't like the Marvel cinematic universe approach...at all. I'd prefer the heroes get their own trilogies, with "event films" such as Avengers being what brings them together.

I hope DC doesn't try to establish a film cinematic universe. I'd much prefer they give their heroes television series, again, with season finales substituting as the "event films" of the Marvel cinematic universe.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colin Trevorrow
But with all this talk of filmmakers “ruining our childhood”, we forget that right now is someone else’s childhood. This is their time.
Victarion is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #733
DyeLorean
Cinemaphonic Quadrovision
 
DyeLorean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,123
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator View Post
I don't like the Marvel cinematic universe approach...at all. I'd prefer the heroes get their own trilogies, with "event films" such as Avengers being what brings them together.
Isn't that what they're doing?
The Iron Man trilogy is complete this year, while both Cap and Thor are getting their own sequels.

DyeLorean is online now  
Old 01-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #734
gwynplaine
L'homme qui rit.
 
gwynplaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 8,072
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I really loved "In Bruges", but I didn't feel like watching "7 Psychopaths", because I'm really tired of the bickering, funny, quirky gangsters genre.
I'm also not interested in the new Gondry film, because besides the fact that it looks too much like a music video, it also looks way too "hip" for me.

__________________

Laugh now, laugh later.

Check out my new film:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/bipolar/id867778921



gwynplaine is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #735
A Necessary Evil
#Fannibal
 
A Necessary Evil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,620
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Yeah; that's pretty much what they're up to..so I don't get what Wooden is trying to get through. Unless he doesn't want them interconnected at all.

__________________
This is my design.
A Necessary Evil is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #736
Victarion
Cut
 
Victarion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12,117
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

You're pretty much on the mark, ANE. I'd prefer they not have any interconnection, except through stuff like The Avengers. I'm still bitter about the potential in Iron-Man II's story that was wasted.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colin Trevorrow
But with all this talk of filmmakers “ruining our childhood”, we forget that right now is someone else’s childhood. This is their time.
Victarion is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #737
Parker Wayne
Classic Spider-Bat
 
Parker Wayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 24,188
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crockett View Post
That's fine by me, for me I don't think I can expect beforehand for any number of film to entertain me the same way, I must be a weird person since I find Amour entertaining, it's not entertaining like a comedy but it's engaging and for me that's the same as being entertaining, I phrase this weird but I hope you understand what I mean. In any case I think it's less about subtitles and more about the subject the film tackle, because I'll be damned if there's anyone who state that subtitles does stands in the way of enjoying the film, even those that are this light-hearted films.

With all these awards talk going on, I have to say I'm glad Affleck got snubbed of a directing nom at the Oscars, Argo is one film I can't bring myself to like as much as others, I really don't like these forced tension scenes, especially on the oh so silly climax, now I'm not saying a 100% accurate would've been better film but at least we'd have been spared from all the cliches and caricatures. I hate to be critical since I still think he's a competent director and Gone Baby Gone is one heck of a top-notch film that I hope he can match one of these days.
Like this dumbass? Keep going. It goes several pages.

I think entertaining and engaging go hand in hand. I think it's just semantics after that.

I mean, your post is already better summed up than A.O. Scott who's argument just summed down to fingerpointing and a lot of "Slow movies aren't boring and pretentious, Blockbusters are".

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by LibidoLoca View Post
Parker Wayne will destroy us all as the Light beckons us to his unearthly call. Like a drop of cool condensation cascading down the side of a glass on a hot summer's day, we too will evaporate into The Void.

Last edited by Parker Wayne; 01-29-2013 at 07:35 PM.
Parker Wayne is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #738
A Necessary Evil
#Fannibal
 
A Necessary Evil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,620
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator View Post
You're pretty much on the mark, ANE. I'd prefer they not have any interconnection, except through stuff like The Avengers. I'm still bitter about the potential in Iron-Man II's story that was wasted.
That's different. IM2 was a rush job by marvel, that barely escaped being average, thanks to the performances of RDJ and others.

__________________
This is my design.
A Necessary Evil is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #739
hammerhedd11
OHaiMark
 
hammerhedd11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,430
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by gwynplaine View Post
I really loved "In Bruges", but I didn't feel like watching "7 Psychopaths", because I'm really tired of the bickering, funny, quirky gangsters genre.
I'm also not interested in the new Gondry film, because besides the fact that it looks too much like a music video, it also looks way too "hip" for me.
Well, you should definitely see it then, because it's much more than that. McDonagh's movies are hard to market, so they always end up looking like Snatch rip offs. I understand they're trying to appeal to people that wouldn't normally want to see what it actually is, but in this case, the marketing was so deceptive that they actually straight up lie about the plot (in regards to the psychopaths).

But yeah, I kinda agree about the Gondry film. The whimsical shtick in the trailer did nothing for me. I know it's a little early to really make a judgement based off of a trailer w/o subtitles but it does feel a tad overdone.

__________________
Avatar made by Kane

VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
hammerhedd11 is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:13 PM   #740
hammerhedd11
OHaiMark
 
hammerhedd11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,430
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by A Necessary Evil View Post
That's different. IM2 was a rush job by marvel, that barely escaped being average, thanks to the performances of RDJ and others.
I would argue that IM2's problems barely had to do with the MCU material at all.

__________________
Avatar made by Kane

VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
hammerhedd11 is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #741
kedrell
What'sa Raccoon?
 
kedrell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 17,365
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by DyeLorean View Post
Isn't that what they're doing?
The Iron Man trilogy is complete this year, while both Cap and Thor are getting their own sequels.
They aren't trilogies. They're several serialized ongoing film series. Don't look for the next Iron Man film after IM3 to be a reboot. It'll just be an in-continuity continuation even if there is a total recast. Marvel Studios doesn't seem to want to be in the trilogy business. I don't blame them. Trilogies have been done to death and I'm sick of them for the most part. The MCU is supposed to be an alternative idea to the tired old trilogy formula.

__________________
Currently enduring a general malaise at the quality of live action Marvel/DC shows on network TV. Hopefully NetFlix can remedy that.
kedrell is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #742
A Necessary Evil
#Fannibal
 
A Necessary Evil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,620
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

It didn't. It was Marvel itself rushing it out for a 2010 release.

__________________
This is my design.
A Necessary Evil is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #743
DyeLorean
Cinemaphonic Quadrovision
 
DyeLorean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,123
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator View Post
You're pretty much on the mark, ANE. I'd prefer they not have any interconnection, except through stuff like The Avengers. I'm still bitter about the potential in Iron-Man II's story that was wasted.
Right, but Avengers probably wouldn't have worked without the interconnections they made.

DyeLorean is online now  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:23 PM   #744
Snow Queen
Side-Kick
 
Snow Queen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,380
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator View Post
I hope DC doesn't try to establish a film cinematic universe. I'd much prefer they give their heroes television series, again, with season finales substituting as the "event films" of the Marvel cinematic universe.
Absolutely agree. Marvel's approach works well for Marvel though, in my opinion. They're fun but the only fantastic one for me is Iron Man. The Incredible Hulk was very good, IM2 was meh ranging to boring, Thor was meh, Captain America was decent and The Avengers was pretty good. I really hope DC doesn't try to copy Marvel's formula and sticks to making solid, dramatic superhero trilogies while Marvel makes the more fun movies. Man of Steel seems to b followingt his but the Justice League idea they're tossing around has me worried.

This mostly has to do with Batman for me. As you can probably guess from my username, I'm a huge fan. Batman is a character that can be done interestingly so many different ways. Gothic, sci fi, grounded, etc... But, if they have this cinematic universe, you're tied down to only ever having one type of Batman movie. Now this goes for other characters too but Batman's just the one I gravitate towards.

DC should just stick to making these dramatic trilogies with no connections to each other (besides maybe a city name drop here and there) like The Dark Knight Trilogy. Make a 300/The Immortals style Wonder Woman trilogy, a space opera Green Lantern, etc... If you want a JL movie, sure. That could be fine. But don't tie down multiple franchises that are able to be interpreted in many way (as with the Batman example, grounded, gothic, sci fi, etc...) to one universe.

One easy way to do this is a multiverse film series. For example, the Nolan Batman series was Earth-4, the Burton ones were Earth-7, the Donner Superman movies are Earth-5, MoS is on Earth-12, Justice League on Earth-1, etc... If you really wanted to, some series could share a universe. MoS and Wonder Woman could be on Earth-12, for example.

But, I doubt they would ever consider this as it would likely be a tad confusing for people who don't follow the films.

Snow Queen is online now  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #745
kedrell
What'sa Raccoon?
 
kedrell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 17,365
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by hammerhedd11 View Post
I would argue that IM2's problems barely had to do with the MCU material at all.
I would argue that what problems IM2 had pale in comparison to the problems in 95%+ of all superhero movies ever made. I'd still rank it solidly in the upper echelon of comic book films.

__________________
Currently enduring a general malaise at the quality of live action Marvel/DC shows on network TV. Hopefully NetFlix can remedy that.
kedrell is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:27 PM   #746
DarkSovereignty
Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
 
DarkSovereignty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Shatterdome
Posts: 13,884
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I think wrath of the titans is a pretty cool flick. Not great, but it has some great action and I like the overall visual aesthetic. I honestly don't mind that this guy is directing the next tent movie, it's Michael bays involvement that worries me.

__________________
http://dapperfowl.wordpress.com/
Quote:
Originally Posted by UltimateJustin View Post
To alot of people, especially kids my age who grew up in Bush's America, TDK is kind of like our Woodstock. I'm not an idiot.
DarkSovereignty is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #747
gwynplaine
L'homme qui rit.
 
gwynplaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 8,072
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by hammerhedd11 View Post
Well, you should definitely see it then, because it's much more than that. McDonagh's movies are hard to market, so they always end up looking like Snatch rip offs. I understand they're trying to appeal to people that wouldn't normally want to see what it actually is, but in this case, the marketing was so deceptive that they actually straight up lie about the plot (in regards to the psychopaths).

But yeah, I kinda agree about the Gondry film. The whimsical shtick in the trailer did nothing for me. I know it's a little early to really make a judgement based off of a trailer w/o subtitles but it does feel a tad overdone.
Now you made me want to watch it, thanks

__________________

Laugh now, laugh later.

Check out my new film:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/bipolar/id867778921



gwynplaine is offline  
Old 01-29-2013, 08:57 PM   #748
Matt Mortem
Nintend'oh
 
Matt Mortem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Mattcave
Posts: 12,739
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by hammerhedd11 View Post
Well, you should definitely see it then, because it's much more than that. McDonagh's movies are hard to market, so they always end up looking like Snatch rip offs. I understand they're trying to appeal to people that wouldn't normally want to see what it actually is, but in this case, the marketing was so deceptive that they actually straight up lie about the plot (in regards to the psychopaths).
Couldn't agree more. Now when I look at the marketing for Seven Psychopaths I'm really just confused. Does not sum up how amazing that movie is at all.

Matt Mortem is online now  
Old 01-30-2013, 02:28 AM   #749
JAK®
Upstart
 
JAK®'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7,364
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

I look at Marvel Studios as being like Hammer Films. They're a niche studio that has a cast of characters they use to tell stories. Ideally, Marvel will keep on going making superhero films just like they make comic books.

__________________
Spoiler!!! Click to Read!:
You are now breathing manually.
JAK®



JAK® is offline  
Old 01-30-2013, 02:31 AM   #750
Parker Wayne
Classic Spider-Bat
 
Parker Wayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 24,188
Default Re: State your unpopular film related opinion - - Part 11

Yes, and DC Comics will do the opposite and there's no problem either way with me.

I just want a World's Finest movie, dammit!

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by LibidoLoca View Post
Parker Wayne will destroy us all as the Light beckons us to his unearthly call. Like a drop of cool condensation cascading down the side of a glass on a hot summer's day, we too will evaporate into The Void.
Parker Wayne is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"
Contact Us - Mobile - SuperHeroHype - ComingSoon.net - Shock Till You Drop - Lost Password - Clear Cookies - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SuperHeroHype.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.