State your unpopular film related opinion - Part 10

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  1. hammerhedd11

    hammerhedd11 OHaiMark

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    I've never seen it, but I remember much of the negativity stemmed from the fact that they cast a white lead. Which is funny considering most people were interested in the movie for Chan and Li.
     
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  2. DarkSovereignty

    DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    It's actually a really cool movie, I loved all the Nods to Journey to West. I've been reading the Arthur Waley translation (entitled Monkey: Folk Novel of China) and Started picking up on references that I didn't when I first saw the movie in theaters. Like the main kid being named Jason Tripitakas.
     
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  3. Majik1387

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    Forbidden Kingdom pleasantly surprised me. Sure it wasn't the greatest movie ever, but I thought it was a good modern day martial arts movie.
     
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  4. James

    James Built from Lego

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    I just can't seem to ever take Tom Hardy seriously in tough guy roles. His face is just too friendly, I'm never convinced.
     
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  5. Brain Damage

    Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    Zodiac is a frighteningly overlooked Fincher film. And it's the best thing he's made since Fight Club. Yes, I am counting The Social Network and TGWTDT.
     
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  6. The Riddler

    The Riddler WITH NEW MATERIAL

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    i thought skyfall was disappointingly terrible.
     
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  7. The Riddler

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    i enjoy the dark knight rises more than the dark knight.
     
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  8. TheGuy

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    ^Not really unpopular.
     
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  9. James

    James Built from Lego

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    I agree. Hated it the first time I saw it, but it stuck in my mind anyway. Watched it again, loved it.
     
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  10. Mrs. Sawyer

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    Yeah it is. The Dark Knight is still seen as the best Batman movie.
     
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  11. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Hey Parker Wayne, what did you think of Skyfall?
     
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  12. DarkSovereignty

    DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    honestly so did I. aside from the joker and the ending nothing in the dark knight really impresses me.
     
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  13. DyeLorean

    DyeLorean will return

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    I laugh, but I don't think Zoolander is that great.
     
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  14. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    I don't think any Ben Stiller movie is that great.
     
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  15. DyeLorean

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    There's Something About Mary and perhaps Meet The Parents are very good comedies.
    His latest ones, on the other hand... mmmmmm
     
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  16. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    I think I blame Theres Something About Mary for for Ben Stiller's crappiness. Before that movie came out he was carving himself quite the career as a serious dramatic actor, and you know what? He was really good.

    Then Mary was a smash hit, and he seemed to realise that the "uptight but affable guy with an explosive temper" shtick made money. Jump to 14 years later and his cv is made up almost exclusively of pretty much the exact same role.

    There are a few exceptions, where he's been decent (i.e. The Royal Tenebaums, his Curb stint) but I largely attribute those to his cleverly basking in the glory of more talented people.
     
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  17. DyeLorean

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    I agree that he basically made the same character in every comedy. That's absolutely true.
     
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  18. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I still think his best role is Heavyweights.
     
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  19. A Necessary Evil

    A Necessary Evil One. Bad. Day.

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    YES! I forgot about Heavyweights lol:up:
     
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  20. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    Googled Heavyweights.

    I was more of a The Sandlot kid. :hehe:
     
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  21. Mrs. Sawyer

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    Amazing. I honestly thought it was better than Casino Royale and may be the best Bond movie I've seen.
     
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  22. The Riddler

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    not super unpopular, but i thought iron man 2 and quantum of solace were two of the worst films i've seen in the past 5 years.
     
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  23. The Riddler

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    it is that great. :cmad:
     
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  24. bullets

    bullets bang bang

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    Chan and Li were great. I wasn't interested in the kid's storyline , but I still enjoy The Forbidden Kingdom. It's a shame that will probably be the only time those two icons work together.
     
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  25. A Necessary Evil

    A Necessary Evil One. Bad. Day.

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    You must not have seen very many movies then.
     
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