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Old 10-29-2016, 10:20 PM
 
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I didn't like it at all. I thought it would be more about the kid's process of overcoming his autism, being discovered as a math savant, and all that, with less emphasis on the crime aspect. I wouldn't have gone to see it if I'd known it was all about shootouts and other violence.
Thanks for that, Ruth, because I think that the majority of people think that the movie is about what you had thought that it was about. Also, with the popularity of movies with shootouts and other violence, if most people thought that that is what the movie was about, then more people would have probably went to see it.
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Old 10-30-2016, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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But you kind of have to because like with ratings for television, the success of a TV show or a movie determines if they will make new seasons or sequels.
Nope, all of that has no affect on me. tv? I watch one channel - TCM.
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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I may see the Accountant in a couple weeks with a friend.
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Old 10-30-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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Thanks for that, Ruth, because I think that the majority of people think that the movie is about what you had thought that it was about. Also, with the popularity of movies with shootouts and other violence, if most people thought that that is what the movie was about, then more people would have probably went to see it.
Yeah, just saying....


And I think that people's tastes have been influenced by escalating violence in film over the generations. So they don't realize that mainly what they're watching is blow-ups, shoot-outs, and other violence. It's become normalized. I'm usually very selective of the films I see, so I haven't experienced this escalating violence phenom, or rather, perhaps I should call it a desensitization to violence.
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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I finally saw the Accountant this past week.I really enjoyed it.I thought it was a good movie but it was a little violent for me.
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Old 11-05-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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I finally saw the Accountant this past week.I really enjoyed it.I thought it was a good movie but it was a little violent for me.
Just curious, folks--in your mind, what made it a good movie? Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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I liked it.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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I didn't like it... it was meh.
I think it would've been better as either a drama or an action flick and not try to be both.
I don't know if it was intentional but it had a comic book feel to it ... so there's probably going to be sequels.
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:27 PM
 
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I don't know if it was intentional but it had a comic book feel to it ... so there's probably going to be sequels.
I'm not sure if I thought it had a comic-book feel, but what do you expect from a movie that has an actor in it who who starred in a comic-book movie that grossed over S300 million domestically and nearly $900 million internationally?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - Box Office Mojo

Also, currently at $70 million domestically, it will probably reach $75 million(or more), and which may be enough to make a sequel. Especially at its low $44 million budget.
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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Just curious, folks--in your mind, what made it a good movie? Thanks.
I think that the thing about:

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his brother at end


kind of tied things together and gave the movie an extra twist and made it more than a 'shoot-em-up' movie. Plus, it was so surprising that the Affleck character was so resourceful and had such expertise with his skills.
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