Classics to some, Not to you

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  1. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    What are some movies you've seen that are considered to be movie classics by most people but to you they weren't as great as people have made them out to be?
     
  2. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    If someone mentions Gone with tbhe Wind, Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, or Citizen Kane and plans on being a film-maker... just give it up now...
     
  3. matthooper Registered

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    King Kong 33'. The effects are amazing for 1933, but the dialogue and acting are really bad.
     
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    :wow:
     
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    Juno.


    That's all I can think of, at the moment.
     
  6. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Tarantino's entire output.

    The Evil Dead movies.

    From Russia With Love.
     
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    When Harry Met Sally, some of Stanley Kubrick's and Woody Allen's films, American Psycho (though Bale was amazing in it), Big Lebowsky, No Country For Old Men, Babel and The Graduate.
     
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    The Jazz Singer.

    Meh wasn't as great as my teacher said it was going to be.
     
  9. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    The Wizard of Oz

    :down

    Sue me.
     
  10. Apollo Registered

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    I know what these films are, but i haven't seen any of them yet...:wow: :csad:

    i really want to though.

    My dad actually bought Gone with the wind, and i wanted to watch it, but then my sister took it. :cmad:
     
  11. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Love Story
     
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    Films like Juno, When Harry Met Sally, American Psycho, Big Lebowski, Babel and No Country For old Men or Babel considered classics. They are to new, or simply just not. They might be considered successfull, critics darlings, Acedamy Award Winners or cult classics but not true classics.

    Classics whether you like them or not are films like Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and yes Wizard of Oz. It doesn't mean you have to like them and by all means voice your opinion. But you have to understand what a classic is before you decide you don't like it.

    Unless of course the topic starter meant "classic" instead of a true CLASSIC.
     
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    ^^^

    Well, I guess I misunderstood and simply just written most of movies, which were considered some kind of masterpieces.
     
  14. sithgoblin King of the Castle

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    I wasn't particularly taken with Three Colours Blue.
     
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    If you don't want be a film-maker then I can respect your opinion if you don't indeed like them. But those 4 films have so amazingly influenced every film since that its just impossible not to appreciate them on some level if you want be a film-maker.
     
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    A lot of people consider No Country to be a masterpiece. Don't get me wrong it was well made, but jeez people are going crazy about this movie.
     
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    ^ i hate you :cmad: :oldrazz:
     
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    I'll add you to the list.
     
  20. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    A Clockwork Orange
     
  21. sithgoblin King of the Castle

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    Agreed. I have a soft spot for Rodriguez though.
     
  22. Drizzle You'll get your rent when Ditkovich is in the MCU!

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    Citizen Kane. Everyone seems to forget that this movie has one of the biggest plotholes in film history. If nobody is around when Kane dies, how do they know his last word was "rosebud"?
     
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    Taxi Driver :sleepy:
     
  24. sithgoblin King of the Castle

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    The Nurse?
     
  25. The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

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    Yup.

    I never found The Godfather to be anything other than a rather typical crime drama that has a stellar cast, the writing, direction, cinematography, score, etc... are far from extraordinary, let alone the greatest ever. I think that the first two films are a prime example of people confusing nostalgia with quality, as was the original, unintentionally funny (for reasons that go well beyond the effects) Kong.

    "Tarantino's entire output.

    The Evil Dead movies."

    I agree there too, I enjoyed Kill Bill and somewhat enjoyed Death Proof, but I find Tarantino obscenely overrated, and I'm a huge horror buff, but never really cared for Evil Dead.
     

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