This is a discussion on Is Anyone Else Getting Sick of the Movies Coming Out of Hollywood this Year? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by limatunes Last movie JD and I saw in the theater was Rango.. It was SOMEONE's first time at the movies. The only ...
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My wife is wary of watching anything with guns in it with me. The most recent comment I made was on the size of an explosion from a "bazooka" in a show we were watching. It was absurd and totally overdone. Those are shaped charges, the explosion shouldn't be the size of a football field and 3 stories high. Guns in movies invariably get a comment from me.
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Thor was a decent movie and I want to say that X-Men is good but I thought it was a tad too long. I found myself at the end thinking that the movie was starting to get long and would be glad when it's over....usually not a good sign. I think it would be fair to say that the beginning is great, gets slow and drawn out at the end.
Super-8 is definitely a kid's movie. The funny thing about it is that it takes place in the 70's and its the kind of movie that kids would go to see in the 70s. It was a good escape film though and that's what movies are supposed to do...allow you an escape for a couple of hours.
I agree that there are a lot of super hero flicks out this summer but at the same time I do want to see Green Lantern & Captain America. I'm wanting to see if Greenie trades his lantern in for a good tactical light or maybe a 400 lumen Surefire or something like that...and I want to see if CA will trade his 1911 in for a Glock. ;=)
I agree that Jeff Bridges did a very good job in "True Grit".
And, my son took me out to dinner and the saw "Green Lantern" later. I thought it was pretty good! I guess I'm reliving my days as a kid with the DC comics.
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The last movie I have seen in a theater was "The Fighter", which was greater than expected. Nowadays, it's all about special effects than a good story. That is why I'd rather rent most of the time than watch in a theater. As for "True Grit", I was very disappointed. Jeff Bridges, who played Rooster tried too hard to sound like a hick yet was laughable at best.
I haven't been to see a movie at all this year, I will venture out to see Cowboys and Aliens. For that matter the last movie I bought on DVD or Blu-Ray was Orson Welles in 1949s "The Third Man" on Blu-Ray, awesome film.
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Blackhawk Down, Casino Royale, The Dark Knight, The Pacific HBO Series, and Saving Private Ryan are all outstanding on Blu Ray.
Das Boot is being restored and is coming out on Blu Ray in two weeks. I'm hoping that a good job is done on it. If you have not seen the restoration of Hitchcock's North by Northwest on Blu Ray, it is quite outstanding.
We have seen The Green lantern twice now and I can say everyone in my family (seven of us in total) loved it. one of the best Comic movie adaptions I have seen yet. And I was a big Green lantern comic fan when I was a kid.
I used to be a movie going fanatic, but as you pointed out, Hollywoods best days are long gone. It's not just the poor, plotless, special effects laden movies, it's also the pathetic crop of performers they cast. There's no better cure for insomnia than watching Lindsey Lohan or Megan Fox monotone their way through a semi-coherent script.
Hollywood has traded Richard Burton and Humphrey Bogart for expressionless mumblers like Nicholas Cage and Hayden Panettiere. It's all fluff and little substance. Thank God for Netflix where you can see great classics. I just saw "Pushover" with Fred MacMurray...AWESOME!!!
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Film is a passion; I've seen 802 since 6/87. I've seen films in 17 different theatres in 6 different states and even have a spreadsheet listing individual comments, players, individual rating (1-5 stars), director, film studio, etc. You can get all that minutia and more on the internet datebase, but when I started my film log, the net (as we now know it) didn't exist. Our local Regal closed last Dec and I've gone through withdrawl now for six months. The closest multiplex is an hour away from me.
I've contemplated getting Netflix, upgrading my surround sound system and TV, but then I'd NEVER leave my apartment.
I'm probably an old-school minority in thinking that you can't beat the big screen, THX digital surround sound experience that only a theatre can provide.
My average 20+ movies viewed at the theatre annually has dropped down to 2 so far this year: THE KING'S SPEECH and THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU.
Films lack originality and unfortunately, special effects take priority over a good script and acting. Not to bash comic book movies, but not a fan. Sequels, remakes, and rehashed drivel at cinemas is only gonna get worse. Don't get me started with 3-D; it was a fad in the 50's when it came out and also briefly in the 80's, and I can't stand it. I hope it fades.
I love the original 1990 TOTAL RECALL and it still (to me) stands up well after 20+ years - why update it? Admittedly, I'd probably go see it if the trailiers look good.
Sorry for the long, rant!
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Took the boys to see Cars2 yesterday, thought it was pretty cool for a kids movie, Maters got a pair of Gatling guns mounted in his fenders.