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  1. Dec 29, 2005 #1
    This thread was split off a thread in Gen Math.. Interesting discussion.... but it aint math!
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    Well, I don't care much for you're taste in films.
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2005 #2

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    That makes me sad and frowny-faced.
     
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  4. Dec 29, 2005 #3

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    If I were sad i would add this :frown:

    I think I understand what DeadWolfe is saying, you rated certain movies higher than he/she would have given while others that he/she liked better, you gave a lower rating. I felt the same way. Are you using objective criteria to generate your rating or is it purely subjective?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2005 #4

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    Yabut there's no sarcastic face.
    Yah, I sorta got that.

    Purely subjective. Rated entirely experientially. Applause=5. Squirming=1. Oh, and there's one movie that got 'unratable'. I try never to turn off a movie once I've started it, but some are just too painful to finish.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2005 #5
    What the hell, you rated fahrenheit 9/11 awfully high and waking life awfully low


    Looking through your reviews, I realize that we have completely opposite views on movies. I haven't found a single movie rating I agree with. WOW

    EDIT: I agree with your "Crash" rating :D

    EDIT2: You thought police academy was lame? Jeez
     
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  7. Dec 30, 2005 #6

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    What's wrong with pornography?
     
  8. Dec 30, 2005 #7
    Some pretty nice photography.
     
  9. Dec 30, 2005 #8

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    Pornography, photography, mediocrity...
     
  10. Dec 30, 2005 #9

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    Yeah, and the worst part was when he said that he totally liked one movie, but then trashed another one. Such hypocrisy.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2005 #10

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    Waking Life had great animation - I was really intrigued by it - fort he first half hour. But after an hour and a half of angst that felt like it was squeezed out of a play-doh mold, ("Excuse me" "Stop. Wait. I really want to have a moment with you that isn't an anonymous two ships passing in the night. Oh the angst of it all...") I kept thinking it should have stayed 20 minutes long.
    My kids go ape over these new movies that are awful, uninspired photocopies of better-done movies. They can't imagine why we don't find them intriguing. It's not that we're not into it, it's that we've seen it a thousand times before, and there's nothing new.
    That's the '04 one, not the '96 Cronenberg one.
    OK, I oversimplified there. The first one was hilarious. The rest squeezed the life out of the exact same jokes until they were wrinkly, prunified old crack-hags.
     
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  13. Dec 30, 2005 #12

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    I haven't seen nearly as many movies as you have, but of the ones I've seen, I agree with most of the ratings. I'd have given Charlie and the Chocolate Factory one more star though. I liked the dark, psychologically twisted character of Willy Wonka in the new version, though, was horrified at what they did to the Oompa Loompas, giving them all the same face and making them wear some furturistic vinyl outfits, and then giving them those awful songs with horrid choreography...the Oompa Loompas are what spoiled it for me. It's hard to evaluate a remake of an old classic when you want to compare it to the old movie. The old one was fun and a kid's classic, the new one is darker/creepier and something I don't think I'd let kids watch actually. I just wish that since they deviated so much from the original story, that they had just kept going all the way and made Willy Wonka a much more twisted character.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2005 #13
    Me too, its not a coicedence that the same director also directed Edward sissor hands..
     
  15. Dec 30, 2005 #14

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    Agreed. He was good to watch, but he played a one-note song in this one.

    Yep. Any many others that had great looks but a story that didn't know what it wanted to be.

    As I say in my CatCF review:

    "Tim Burton is a great, great visionary, and an incredible Art Director. But he should not be directing films. He needs to be on a leash."
     
  16. Dec 30, 2005 #15
    I'd definitely have to agree with your asessment of "The Corporation". Everyone should see that one.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2005 #16
    I pretty much agree with his ratings. Except he needs to add another star, there should not be that many top rated movies. the only ratings wrong as far as I can see (out of the first 20 movies)
    Team America-4 stars not 3
    Sky High 3 stars not 4
    War of the World 3 stars definitely not 5
    Star Wars ROTS 4 stars not 5
    The only five star movies I agree with is probably The Incredibles, most of the rest should be 4
     
  18. Dec 30, 2005 #17

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    Ah, it was cute and corny, but forgettable. As per my rating system, it was pretty much what I was expecting.
    True. I am a pretty forgiving moviegoer, not a curmedgeon.

    To see why I rated WotW so high, read the review.
     
  19. Dec 30, 2005 #18

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    Team america got its highest ratings from the puppetry, I agree, 4 stars
     
  20. Dec 30, 2005 #19

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    What website is everyone talking about and what moron would give War of the worlds anything more then a 3?
     
  21. Dec 30, 2005 #20
    ahh, you see, here's the rub. I don't care why you rated it so high. I didn't like the movie. I don't go to ratings to be told why a movie deserves a certain score, I go to ratings to find out if a movie is good.
     
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