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  • I don’t know who you are anymore.

    @Dark_Water said:
    I don’t know who you are anymore.

    Which one do you want to debate first? :P

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    The Lord Of The Rings.

    Probably the defining trilogy of the decade, it pushed the boundaries of film science while combining with traditional crafts to create a totally believable and immersive world. Based on one the most popular book series in the last 50 years, the films stay true and faithful to the story.

    In order to keep some balance, I really hate Titanic.

    I’ve had to endure this boring piece of crap three times in my life. Each time, it’s gotten worse. From the hackneyed dialogue to the dreadful acting, I can’t wait for everyone to die only for my hopes to be dashed my the greatest and disgusting abuses of science when the boat stands vertically.

    Never was this mentioned by the survivors, or witnesses to other sinking, or even by anyone with a kindergarden understanding of physics.

    @Dark_Water said:
    From the top.

    The Lord Of The Rings.

    Probably the defining trilogy of the decade, it pushed the boundaries of film science while combining with traditional crafts to create a totally believable and immersive world. Based on one the most popular book series in the last 50 years, the films stay true and faithful to the story.

    It’s long, boring and you could drive a Balrog through the plot holes. :P

    Best trilogy? Don’t let Harry Potter hear you say that (which I also hated). I guess the best trilogy of the last 10 years would have to be The Bourne Trilogy.

    I’m kind of indifferent to Titanic. Can’t say I hated it, but I don’t own it either.

    With the exception of Memento and American History X, I agree. I hate most of those movies.

    Especially the Prestige…I hate that movie with a passion. It is the dumbest most illogical ending ever conceived.

    I don’t have any particular hate for any of the movies above.

    Can’t think of a single movie I hate with the exception of Saw (the first one).

    Thinking back on it, I pretty much hated Synecdoche, New York – mostly because I was told how stupid I was for not getting it.

    Of course, almost nobody saw it, so I can’t say everyone loved it (except for asshole critics)

    Wouldn’t use the word hate, but it comes close

    Another Oscar winning piece of dreck

    And the more I think about the philosophy of it, the more I dislike this one:

    Primitive voodoo always beats out AMAZING TECHNOLOGY.

    I’m going to bump this by saying almost every super hero film that is not Batman.

    Hannah

    This movie was very clear on how it was going to end, which isn’t a problem as I know how most movies will end early on, but this one seemed to take 30 minutes of pointless running around, sudden pointless character changes, all to setup a weak recursion to seem creative.

    I hate In Bruges. I thought it was so slow, boring, and not at all funny. Very dark and depressing, not at all what I was expecting. But everyone else seems to love it. I really don’t get it. Maybe I’ll try watching it again one day, but I’ve never hated a movie so much.

    If it won an Oscar, there’s a good chance that I’ll hate it.

    Overly simplistic, hot button pap that deifies some human being into flawless banality.

    I get what it was trying to do, but I found it to be one of the most dull and humorless movies I have seen.

    I remember seeing Fellowship of the Ring when it first came out on DVD. I thought it looked like a made-for-TV movie, and it wasn’t due to poor looking special effect. On the contrary, the special effects still hold up after about 13 years. It’s very top-notch and looks very professional. High-grade Hollywood stuff right there.

    I just don’t like Peter Jackson’s cinematic eye and story-telling capabilities, I guess. The cinematographer was great! Andrew Lesnie always raised the bench-mark when it came to lighting and framing, and it’s very difficult to keep that same consistency in your stylized lighting when you’re filming 5 different effects shots and joining them together in compositing.

    It’s just that the pacing lagged a lot like it would in a made-for-TV movie, and Peter Jackson’s story-telling capabilities and cinematic attention always seemed to focus on the wrong things too closely. It wasn’t until The Two Towers was released that I felt that this was a legit movie series, and the opening scene in Return of the King that Andy Serkis directed blew me out of the water. So much so, that I was disappointed when the film cut from Smeagol’s transformation scene right into Jackson-directed Sam and Frodo scenes. (In fact, I attribute most of my love for the LotR movies to Andy Serkis specifically.) Even though I didn’t know those were two different directors at the time I saw it back in 2003, I could feel the shift in tone and story-telling focus hard, and I didn’t like going back to the older way of telling me a story then the newer techniques and attention to all the right details used in the Smeagol transformation scene. It just felt childish and wrong.

    Great thread, and equally amusing/frustrating would be “Movies I love which everyone else hates.”

    I get criticised for liking Shrek and similar, but you know, the screenplay and the gags are just terrific. lol

    If I need to make myself sick, I think about The Bodyguard…now there’s a film to puke to…and they threw in the song to the bargain. Apologies to Whitney Houston, but to recall that song still makes me shudder.

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