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Supposedly terrific movies that just didn't do it for you... and why.

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Dick, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Scott Burke

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    Ok,I have read everyones posts and I knew that I would be in a huge minority here. My friends think me, a lover of movies, should adore this film, but I can't stand it.

    THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

    I know, I know, pick your jaw off the floor. I have tried to like this film, however, I just find this film (and short story for that matter) completely boring.

    There are others, but most have been mentioned before.
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    Citizen Kane. I've had the DVD since it came out and I still haven't managed to get through the whole film. The initial talkover has sent me to sleep on more than one occassion. Lovely to look at though. I'll finish it one day.

    Boogie Nights. I just don't see what it supposed to be so great about it. It bored me to tears. I liked Magnolia though.
     
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    I felt the same way about Boogie Nights, Rob. However I adore Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love, go figure. Maybe I just don't find the porn industry to be appealing subject matter, surprise! :p

    Adam
     
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    Couldn't stand Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I sat through both the dubbed english and original and think I enjoyed reading the sub titles as it last then I had something to do while the movie was playing.

    I also just finally got around to watching Taxi Driver the other night. Was looking forward to seeing this for such a long time and when I finally did I was left wondering why I wasted those two hours.
     
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    Do you mean the audio commentary? I admit when I first saw it I was wondering why all the fuss? But as I looked into it more I began to appreciate it for what it did at the time it was made. Ebert's commentary is very good I think. He may not change your mind in terms of liking it but I'm sure you will be able to acknowledge its accomplishments on a technical level.
     
  7. Richard Kim

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    Another "great" that didn't do it for me:
    The Decalogue

    After hearing about all the praise heaped on this series, I was scratching my head wondering what the big deal was. It did absolutely nothing for me. I enjoyed the Three Colors trilogy, though.
     
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    Panic Room : Couldn't hold my interest

    X2 (X-men 2) : Just didn't like it

    Spider-Man : Kirsten Dunst is the best part
     
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    This whole thread gets a big [​IMG]
     
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    You know, Taxi Driver didn't do it for me either...

    Neither did Mean Streets...

    But like I said with Citizen kane, if I can get around to seeing it again, I will.

    Case in point: I HATED The Remains of the Day. I thought it was incredibly boring.

    I caught the last part of it on Turner Classic. You know? It wasn't that bad. I put it on my Netflix Queue the next day.
     
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    Got another one.

    The Bourne Identity with Matt Damon.

    Every review said that this was supposed to be a cool, slick film. personally, i thought the chemistry between Matt Damon and Franke Portente was tenuous at best, although the final scene did make things better...

    It wasnt horrible, by any stretch, but it certainly wasnt the film it was built up to be either.
     
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    There a lot's of movies that just didn't do it for me and I'm not sure where to begin.
    A friend brought over X2 last night and it left me flat. No charachter development, not much plot development, a vewry thin story line and I found the charachters very 2 dimensional. I felt nothing one way or the other about them. Who was the good guy, the bad guy? What was the reason for this conflict? I didn't see X men and don't read comic books what was going on here? The whole thing seemed to be just a series of disjointed scenes with no real begining or end and no cohesive story.
    I feel the same way about the Matrix movies. They offer nothing to hold my attention, nothing to draw me into the story. The acting was poor, the story very thin and poorly laid out. I can't help but think that without the special effects these movies would have flopped in a big way.

    I don't think much of The Lord of The Rings movies, I just thought they were a little to "dungeons and Dragons" ish for my taste but they were well done and the special effects were well done and used to enhance the story rather than replace it.
     
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    Jim,

    It just sounds like you lack the geeky gene. Do you like other sci-fi or fantasy films?
     
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    A lot of people have raved about A.I., but I thought that movie was just plain bad.

    For those of you who dislike all of Kubrick's work, are you including The Shining?

    This thread is an interesting read because of all the different opinions. I have seen a lot of movies listed that I thought were very good, and a lot I haven't seen at all. The one thought that is foremost in my mind is that a lot of people try to dig really deep things out of films that aren't meant to be deep. I think a lot of people fall prey to the idea that if it's a popular movie, and they are considered "film critics" by peers, they must dislike it. Also, not all films are meant to change your lives, IMHO it's okay to watch movies that make you laugh for an hour or two and that's it.
     
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