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Old 01-04-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Anything Batman and Spiderman I hate, with Spiderman being the worse of the two. I just don't see what's so great about these movies.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Santa Rosa
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Godfather 2.

I watch Godfather 1 a few years a go and it was awesome great cast, great scenes, plot pulls you alone pretty well.
Every time i try to watch GF 2 I fall asleep.

analyze this

boring and not that funny or maybe because Sopranos is so much better.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:07 AM
Status: "Even better than okay" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I'm not sure if I've already posted here, but I really hated Forest Gump and Cast Away. (Come to think of it, I try to avoid anything with Tom Hanks in it.) I don't see what anyone sees in either one of them.

In addition I hated Gone With the Wind. Pro-slavery propaganda.
That's not the first time I've heard/read someone say that, and that I don't get. GWTW isn't about slavery one way or the other. It's about a woman who tosses away the chance for love because of her bad choices and fear of poverty. The slavery/plantation/war/Reconstruction is all background scenery.

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Old 01-06-2014, 09:10 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I didn't HATE it but I disliked Titanic as a whole. Didn't buy the love story, too cliche. Rich girl poor boy? Yawn. Leo was much better after this movie and after he stopped looking like a 13-year-old. Billy Zane was ridiculously villainous. I really wish that vapid storyline didn't take up 95% of the movie.

I did enjoy the sinking scenes. The parts with people resigned to dying was sad, and I appreciated the research Cameron's team put into it because I'm pretty sure the ship DID sink in that exact way.

Basically, the romance part sucked. The rest was ok.
I agree with that. I liked Titanic because I have always been a disaster junkie and followed the story since I was a kid. I was amazed at how much work went into recreating the ship and the scenes to make it accurate, even to the point where some of the actors playing real people resembled the real people.

I don't think the chemistry between Leo and Kate was all that.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: The Great West
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I didn't hate it either, but had pretty much opposite reaction of yours. The characters' storyline was okay. Nothing special, but at least it kept me mildly interested. Then the boat start sinking. And sinking. And sinking. And sinking.

I actually got bored, went and took a shower, folded a basket of laundry, then came back to where my wife was still watching. And the boat was still sinking.

The last 18 hours of TITANIC are just disaster porn.
LOL. It does take quite a while for it to sink. Still, I thought it was really interesting. In real life, it did take a few hours

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But the historical research they did was meticulous--they recreated the ship, the furnishings, even the dishes, to be historically accurate [snip]... All the historical facts are pretty remarkable, and the special effects and the diligence of research done by the makers of the movie is pretty commendable. But the love story was just plain silly.
Nice post. I agree that the research was almost impeccable. If I decide to watch it again then I'll try to view it from that perspective.

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A friend of mine insisted that Private Ryan is a stunning 20-minute invasion scene, followed by a formulaic Western. The wagon train sets off, has an encounter with the Indians (Steamboat Willie), pushes deeper into Indian territory, finds the bloodied-but-still-plucky settlers, circles the wagons for a fight against the odds and is finally rescued by the cavalry in the nick of time. John Wayne dies.
This makes...so much sense.

I liked the movie a lot and I like Westerns too. So there you go.

Had it actually been a Western, I would've rooted for the Indians. (No one ever roots for Nazis)

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I enjoyed Titanic from the historical aspect (Capt. Smith, Molly Brown, J. Bruce Ismay) but there was one thing I had a major issue with: Do you know how freakin cold that water is???? On the night of the disaster the water was near 30 degrees (It's salt water). They were walking through it with nary a comment about it. I've been in 35 degree water. It's agony.
It was silly at first with Jack and Rose swimming around, but when the boat actually sank, it was brutal how fast those people froze to death. You're right, though...in the first scenes with Jack locked up in that room, they barely reacted at all. Strange, because I thought I read once that Cameron made the actors film in actual cold water? Not 30 degrees of course, but still pretty cold...?
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