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Old 08-07-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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If you saw it, please tell us what you thought......
I tried to watch this movie...I really did. But after about 30 minutes, I couldn't take it anymore and turned it off.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:12 PM
 
Location: MA
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We only watched for a bit then said this is horrid. Couldn't figure out what was going on....horrid.
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:26 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I tried to watch this movie...I really did. But after about 30 minutes, I couldn't take it anymore and turned it off.
Yeah me too, it was about 15 or 20 minutes for me. Sucked.
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Fifty percent of the population will automatically hate any film that doesn't have any car chases, shootouts, explosions or fart jokes. If it's not an action film or a comedy they can't figure out why it was made.

And if it's subtle, introspective or ponders philosophical questions? Their eyes glaze over and they imagine how super-terrific it would've been if it had starred The Rock or Adam Sandler, if it had way more CGI, and if the plot had included at least one superhero or a ninja.
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Fifty percent of the population will automatically hate any film that doesn't have any car chases, shootouts, explosions or fart jokes. If it's not an action film or a comedy they can't figure out why it was made.

And if it's subtle, introspective or ponders philosophical questions? Their eyes glaze over and they imagine how super-terrific it would've been if it had starred The Rock or Adam Sandler, if it had way more CGI, and if the plot had included at least one superhero or a ninja.
Nope that's not it.....Birdman just blows.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:26 AM
 
Location: MA
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Nope that's not it.....Birdman just blows.
Yes it does or did.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:05 PM
 
Location: The Great West
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Looking at the all the Best Picture winners ever awarded there are plenty that I either have no interest in seeing or don't think deserved it on a personal level. But what they do all have in common is they are very well made.
True...for example, Crash didn't deserve to win over Brokeback Mountain, but it was still, overall, fairly well-made. Shakespeare in Love was another one that I didn't think deserved the award, but it's true that it's mildly entertaining, at least.

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We only watched for a bit then said this is horrid. Couldn't figure out what was going on....horrid.
It's not that hard to figure out...washed-up actor puts on a play, deals with theater snobs, goes a bit crazy, accepts his identity, goes through a metaphorical 'transformation.'

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Fifty percent of the population will automatically hate any film that doesn't have any car chases, shootouts, explosions or fart jokes. If it's not an action film or a comedy they can't figure out why it was made.

And if it's subtle, introspective or ponders philosophical questions? Their eyes glaze over and they imagine how super-terrific it would've been if it had starred The Rock or Adam Sandler, if it had way more CGI, and if the plot had included at least one superhero or a ninja.


Birdman is a movie about acting and art and what it means to be a real actor. So it is an "insider" movie in a way. But I like movies like this and it delivered.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Birdman is a movie about acting and art and what it means to be a real actor. So it is an "insider" movie in a way. But I like movies like this and it delivered.
Probably that 'inside baseball" showbiz story is why the Academy voters liked it so much. I thought Birdman was clever and unusual, but I still think Boyhood should have won best picture.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Fifty percent of the population will automatically hate any film that doesn't have any car chases, shootouts, explosions or fart jokes. If it's not an action film or a comedy they can't figure out why it was made.

And if it's subtle, introspective or ponders philosophical questions? Their eyes glaze over and they imagine how super-terrific it would've been if it had starred The Rock or Adam Sandler, if it had way more CGI, and if the plot had included at least one superhero or a ninja.
I use to be like that and then I saw movies like Crash, Living in Oblivion and The Wrestler while in college and those changed me. I love action, I love animation, I love comedy but at the same time, I am really now getting into movies that have substance like Birdman, Gone Girl, Whiplash with little to no action in these films.

I think part of the problem with Birdman was that it was an Oscar winner for best picture. Some of those to me are snooty movies though I am starting to shake that claim to them.
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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I just watched Birdman on HBO last evening. While I will/would never consider it as a favorite movie of mine, I am glad I watched it. I think it's message was subtle and deep. I am not sure if the movie's message was that Hollywood stars (I think of Hugh Jackman as an example) have no business doing Broadway plays between "action films" or that they can and do have the right to do so.......

I like movies, shows or books that leave me thinking long after they are over. While again, not a "great" movie IMHO, I am still thinking about it.
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