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#21 ckn

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

Battlefield Earth.  Commonly rated in the top 10 worst films ever.  This grossly overrates it.  It's the second worst film of all time, it's so bad that it can't even win worst film.

 

Platoon.  The only film I've walked out of the cinema while watching.  I've tried watching it since and I can find no redeeming qualities at all, I genuinely cannot see why people rate it.

 

Anything by M Night Shyamalan.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:52 PM

Two of those films I would place in my top 10 favourite films, shawshank redemption and the big lebowski.

 

I like pretty much all the Coen Brothers movies, but just can't get in to TBL at all. 



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:25 PM

All the Harry Potter films. Some great scenes in all of them but as whole films very, very dreary.  



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Not read the whole thread, but I nominate Jaws. Its garbage.



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

Shawshank Redemkption, The Big Lebowski, The Dark Knight


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#26 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

Harry Potter films

Schindlers List- Its OK film but way overrated

Inglorious Bastards

Die Hard Films

American Pie Films

Mission Impossible Films



#27 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

Not read the whole thread, but I nominate Jaws. Its garbage.


Cannot agree. The whole suspense and lack of a modern day type gorefest marks this out as a classic.

The subsequent films were poor.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:19 PM

Lord of the Rings
Inception
Argo

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:52 PM

Most of Liam Neeson's back catalogue

Everything Tarantino's done since Pulp Fiction


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:19 PM

Anything by M Night Shyamalan.

I really like Unbreakable.


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:06 AM

Any Roger-Moore-and-beyond James Bond films.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:17 AM


The new Robocop film has seen the previous one being held up as a classic of cinema. I do not remember it that way. Shawshank Redmeption made people happy, but I do not understand the classic status at all.


Robocop is a much cleverer film than it was given credit for at the time. You should perhaps watch it again.

The same is true of Starship Troopers. Verhoeven's films are actually quite subtle and complex under the flashy hype.

Personally, I find Shawshank to be a really satisfying watch. It's not some groundbreaking work of art, but it's an enjoyable and uplifting few hours.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:21 AM

Shawshank Redemption, The Big Lebowski, The Dark Knight


If you don't like The Big Lebowski you have no soul.

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#34 Steve May

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:23 AM

Lord of the Rings
Inception
Argo


Lord of the Rings is a crime against cinema.

Not seen Inception.

Argo was okay. Certainly worth a watch.

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#35 ckn

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:38 AM

Robocop is a much cleverer film than it was given credit for at the time. You should perhaps watch it again.

The same is true of Starship Troopers. Verhoeven's films are actually quite subtle and complex under the flashy hype.

Personally, I find Shawshank to be a really satisfying watch. It's not some groundbreaking work of art, but it's an enjoyable and uplifting few hours.

The film Starship Troopers was so far divorced from the book they were almost unrecognisable but there were enough things in there that if you did know the book then you'd get some satisfaction.  It's also down to the mindset you have when watching it, if you're just watching to be entertained and don't care about minor issues then it's hugely enjoyable, if you watch it with a critical viewpoint then you're going to hate it.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:50 AM

Most of Liam Neeson's back catalogue

Everything Tarantino's done since Pulp Fiction

 

Everything Tarantino has done since Reservoir Dogs.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:57 AM

Re Tarantino

Kill Bill 1 had some really interesting scenes, as in making a live action Manga, but as a film it was quite poor. Jackie Brown worked very well as homage to blaxploitation pictures, although there were too many white people in it. The rest has been a considerable deterioration from his first two pictures.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:02 AM

Re Tarantino

Kill Bill 1 had some really interesting scenes, as in making a live action Manga, but as a film it was quite poor. Jackie Brown worked very well as homage to blaxploitation pictures, although there were too many white people in it. The rest has been a considerable deterioration from his first two pictures.

 

That's my fundamental issue.  Reservoir Dogs didn't require a knowledge of any other film to enjoy it although there were clear nods, references etc if you were interested enough to look. Pulp Fiction is okay but it's starting to get into that territory of "I've thought of a good line, better make a scene work around it" and overt referencing.  After that ... I can understand why film and comic buffs enjoy the ride but I'm not sure why anybody else does.

 

The only film I've ever walked out of was Natural Born Killers which, at the time, it was cool to like but seems to have drifted off the radar a bit now.  I'm mostly in the cinema for kids films at the minute which means I have the opposite: I go in expecting to be moderately entertained and get a nice surprise when it's better than that.  Recently, Frozen and The Lego Movie have been properly brilliant and a while back I was stunned to find that the Tintin film was massively under-rated.


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#39 Futtocks

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

Cannot agree. The whole suspense and lack of a modern day type gorefest marks this out as a classic.

The subsequent films were poor.

Not only is Jaws an excellent film, but it even has an ex-Rugby League international in it! :D 

 

As for the post about Daniel Craig-era Bond films, I've tried on more than one occasion to watch Casino Royale, but it just doesn't grab me at all. 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

That's my fundamental issue.  Reservoir Dogs didn't require a knowledge of any other film to enjoy it although there were clear nods, references etc if you were interested enough to look. Pulp Fiction is okay but it's starting to get into that territory of "I've thought of a good line, better make a scene work around it" and overt referencing.  After that ... I can understand why film and comic buffs enjoy the ride but I'm not sure why anybody else does.

 

The only film I've ever walked out of was Natural Born Killers which, at the time, it was cool to like but seems to have drifted off the radar a bit now.  I'm mostly in the cinema for kids films at the minute which means I have the opposite: I go in expecting to be moderately entertained and get a nice surprise when it's better than that.  Recently, Frozen and The Lego Movie have been properly brilliant and a while back I was stunned to find that the Tintin film was massively under-rated.

I've never walked out of the cinema during a film, but I did fall asleep during the first Lord of The Rings film. I think if you took the battle scenes from the three movies and put them together you'd have a decent 2 hours of fighting to go with some popcorn, the rest of it was dog poo. Natural Born Killers was always a poor movie, but it got so many people wound up with outrage that all the cool kids simply had to fall in love with it.

 

It's interesting to see how kids movies have developed. I don't know anyone who didn't cry watching Up.

 

As for overrated movies, I'd go with anything by Lars Von Trier. The man's an egotistical tw*t who makes films that claim to shake people but actually just fulfil his own desires as an egotistical tw*t. His characters do the offensive things he would love to do, but doesn't actually have the guts to carry through.


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