The SRK Movie Fanatic Thread (REVIEWS, QUESTIONS, RANTS, STARS...ETC.) EVERYTHING!!!

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  • SNAAAAKESNAAAAKE WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!? Joined: Posts: 13,098 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    something was in my eye nigga..I DONT CRY :eek:
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  • angryliberalangryliberal I beat cancer. Joined: Posts: 6,282
    I have serious issues showing emotions. Lars and the Real Girl gave me a lump in my throat, but I was also on mushrooms at the time. Finding Neverland made me tear up, but that is a movie specifically engineered in a way to make you tear up. I feel like now that I'm getting older, it's getting easier to puncture my stoic walls. I figure if I have a kid, that will probably destroy my chances of holding back emotion.
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  • KillaFoxKillaFox I wish a nigga would on every candle. Joined: Posts: 2,197
    I cried after they showed Thanos on The Avengers.
  • KneelB4MeKneelB4Me CVS2! Joined: Posts: 810
    I cant imagine watching Lars on mushrooms...

    Seven Pounds and Into the wild got the closest with me.
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  • YunaYuna Politically correct as fuck since 2006 Joined: Posts: 7,492
    ^ you mad, stick to Transformers

    What the fuck kind of answer is that? I don't like a bad movie, so I should watch one that's fifty times worse?

    By the way, that ending was garbage. I don't know why you'd cry. It is something I can nevah do.

    Watched the All-Star Superman movie recently. A lot of the comic's greatness was lost in translation. I saw Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, too. Loved it. I kind of love Kevin Smith in general when he isn't doing Red State.
    "Here's the thing, kids: words mean things, and most of what gets slagged as 'political correctness' is really just being nice, and most of the 'righteous complainers' are simply jerkwads who don't think certain people or groups deserve their niceness. If you're a guy, and you've ever uttered something along the lines of 'dude, sexual harrassment doesn't exist. That's just something chicks make up when they change their minds,' guess what, bro. You're not the lone hero standing up to feminist PC police. You're a pig."
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  • angryliberalangryliberal I beat cancer. Joined: Posts: 6,282
    T2 is not a bad movie. It may not be your cup of tea or a movie you like, but it is not a bad movie.
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  • YunaYuna Politically correct as fuck since 2006 Joined: Posts: 7,492
    Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's a complete disaster, but it's difficult for me to think of it as anything other than special effects porn that uses nineties-era CGI to hide/compensate for its terrible dialogue, one-note characters, and blase acting. Hamilton and Schwarzenegger are both pretty good in it, and I liked its sense of pace, but what the hell is the point of that movie beyond sheer spectacle? Couldn't you just go watch a fireworks display and get the same effect?

    Oh, and I don't know who played the young John Connor but he made me want to disembowel him. He was like Jake Lloyd in The Phantom Menace but ten times worse.
    "Here's the thing, kids: words mean things, and most of what gets slagged as 'political correctness' is really just being nice, and most of the 'righteous complainers' are simply jerkwads who don't think certain people or groups deserve their niceness. If you're a guy, and you've ever uttered something along the lines of 'dude, sexual harrassment doesn't exist. That's just something chicks make up when they change their minds,' guess what, bro. You're not the lone hero standing up to feminist PC police. You're a pig."
    --Bob Chipman

    "It's a male myth about feminists that we hate sex."
    --Maude Lebowski
  • AlphaZeroAlphaZero Zzzz Joined: Posts: 994
    Biggest Problem with T2.....Reese in T1 said that only living stuff can go through the time travel field, nothing dead will go. T-800 was surrounded by living human tissue, so how does the T-1000 go back in time?:wtf:

    Dark Knight Rises.....if the cops are trapped underground for 3-5 months, who the fuck keeps giving them haircuts?:wtf:

    Ran across American Reunion on HBO. Didn't expect much, but Stifler's stuff was pretty damn funny.
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  • angryliberalangryliberal I beat cancer. Joined: Posts: 6,282
    Wait, how old is Yuna?
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  • ValarisValaris keeping watch over SRK Joined: Posts: 13,078 mod
    Wait, how old is Yuna?
    Underage. Don't touch.
    I slept with admins so I could get my join date changed. 
  • The Furious OneThe Furious One Fluent in 3 languages Engrish, Sarcasm & Profanity Joined: Posts: 20,778
    @Yuna, Twilight then...

    "what the hell is the point of that movie beyond sheer spectacle?"

    You just described almost every single summer action movie.
    Biggest Problem with T2.....Reese in T1 said that only living stuff can go through the time travel field, nothing dead will go. T-800 was surrounded by living human tissue, so how does the T-1000 go back in time?:wtf:

    Dark Knight Rises.....if the cops are trapped underground for 3-5 months, who the fuck keeps giving them haircuts?:wtf:

    Ran across American Reunion on HBO. Didn't expect much, but Stifler's stuff was pretty damn funny.

    The T1000 is far more advance, we don't know anything about it other than it is a liquid allow that is able to shape itself into anything of the same size (or if you watch Sarah Connor Chronicles the it's able to shape it's self into almost anything). There's no reason to why the machines couldn't have given this alloy some other special properties.

    Yeh Dark Knight is full of flaws like that. I find it strange that two people who are such good writers forget about these types of details.
  • angryliberalangryliberal I beat cancer. Joined: Posts: 6,282
    Underage. Don't touch.

    A.) That is the least effective way to do that
    B.) I've never heard anyone call Edward Furlong "That kid who played young John Conner."
    C.) How underaged?

    edit: What? Fooled! She's 24. Too old.
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  • goodm0urninggoodm0urning AWKWARD... BITCH Joined: Posts: 14,235
    Star Trek: Wrath of Khan is the only time I've cried.

    Not just watching movies. In my life.
  • TaitoTaito Great Thing Joined: Posts: 7,096
    T2 did fuck up the series in a lot of ways, including but not limited to its criticism of gratuitous 80s violence, which was a trend in early 90s movies/entertainment.

    In Robocop 2 they satirized that trend, when they reprogrammed Murphy to act kindler gentler and PC, but he was like "fuck that shit" and fried his memory. Robocop 2 <<< 1 but 2 has its merits.
  • goodm0urninggoodm0urning AWKWARD... BITCH Joined: Posts: 14,235
    Which is hilarious, because Robocop 1 was, itself, an ingenious criticism of gratuitous violence in entertainment. Among a lot of other things.
  • TaitoTaito Great Thing Joined: Posts: 7,096
    It was a different approach. Robocop 1 made fun of violence in entertainment, and the viewers who enjoyed it, but it didn't cast shame on the hero for being a literal death machine, like T2 attempted to do.
  • goodm0urninggoodm0urning AWKWARD... BITCH Joined: Posts: 14,235
    Yeah, Robocop 1 was definitely more interested in the numbing effect of mindless entertainment (comedy, action-violence, etc.), whereas most criticism either goes with the "showing violence is bad because it makes kids violent" angle or the "showing violence is bad, period" angle.

    I think T2, as good as it was, tilted toward "violence is bad, period" angle. Not the best choice, considering.
  • HoneyBBQGrundleHoneyBBQGrundle Coco's dead! Joined: Posts: 980
    I'm probably one of the few people who thinks Terminator 1 is significantly better than 2 (or maybe the internet agrees and my friends are wrong?)

    As for Robocop, my counselors at my after school program showed that to us when I was about 7. Why would you show a kid a movie with graphic, sadistic murder as its first scene? That scared the shit out of me, and I was pretty ok with stuff like Halloween and Chucky.

    And my own contribution to internet movie factoids: in The Bourne Identity, in the knot tying, it's all coming back scene on the fishing boat, his shirt is on backwards.
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  • goodm0urninggoodm0urning AWKWARD... BITCH Joined: Posts: 14,235
    I tend to prefer T1. People here know that I'm not a big horror fan, but I think T1 works terrifically as horror. It's very spooky and suspenseful. T2 is more of a straight action-adventure film.
  • crotchpunchacrotchpuncha Joined: Posts: 21,597
    Yea T1 is a great movie, while T2 is a good movie.
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  • angryliberalangryliberal I beat cancer. Joined: Posts: 6,282
    I don't think T2 is a great movie, maybe a borderline good movie, but it's not a bad movie.
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  • TSTS pbbbbbbt... Joined: Posts: 4,302 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I haven't given T2 a legit viewing in years, but I'm also a fan of T1. I wouldn't call it the better movie, but it happens to be underrated just because it was eclipsed by T2 going on to become the biggest action movie in history. Upon repeat viewings, though, the horror vibe is a little too strong- T1 was essentially a slasher film with cool sci-fi elements, whereas T2 had more of its own voice, at least as I remember it.

    Someone should start a Movies that you Saw at an Inappropriate Age thread. I couldn't have been older than about 9 years old when I saw The Fly, and was probably about the same age when I saw Howard the Duck- which was just as weird to me at the time. Probably more so.
  • angryliberalangryliberal I beat cancer. Joined: Posts: 6,282
    I was pretty sheltered growing up, I never saw a lot of films that weren't age appropriate. My parents used to make us leave the room for any "adult" parts in films.
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  • goodm0urninggoodm0urning AWKWARD... BITCH Joined: Posts: 14,235
    The Fly seems like one of those movies where it won't work properly unless you're already aware of your own aging process. Otherwise, it's just Jeff Goldblum getting superpowers, followed by a bunch of gross shit.

    I was kind of sheltered, too. I saw some stuff that was probably age-inappropriate, including stuff in PG-13 movies that basically only got in there because the movie was too hellbent on mass-marketing to be slapped with an "R" (e.g. Batman Returns). By contrast, the R-rated stuff I saw was pretty innocuous. Like Speed, wherein the only thing that really justifies the rating is the bit where the guy's head gets lopped off.
  • KneelB4MeKneelB4Me CVS2! Joined: Posts: 810
    I was sheltered until about the age of 9-10. Then I became a stealth ninja with easy access to the satellite channels and a video store with a very lenient owner. My parents did let me watch a few adult films young, not many. Die Hard, Robocop and Alien come to mind. I was renting films from the video store like Hellraiser, Braindead and Urotsukidoji at age 12.

    I've seen The Fly so many times, its a classic for me. I was never in awe of those super powers. It's still real high up on my list of films that have actually managed to make me feel vile. Particularly the scene where he regurgitates on that guys arm. Uneasy viewing for me.

    The 80's version of The Thing is my favourite horror. Packed with suspense, tension and it builds those elements up nicely throughout the film. It is claustrophobic and leaves you guessing. Then it has other things I like, Huskies (or malamutes?), science, flamethrowers and a big ol lack of cgi. I love that movie.
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  • The Furious OneThe Furious One Fluent in 3 languages Engrish, Sarcasm & Profanity Joined: Posts: 20,778
    I forgot Animal Farm, when Boxer gets sent to the glue factory I must have been 6. I remember asking my dad what it meant.
  • AlphaZeroAlphaZero Zzzz Joined: Posts: 994
    I saw everything.....VCR and cable, my dad was a TV junkie, and he let me watch everything. Grew up watching Blade Runner, Alien, Aliens, Terminator, Thing, Die Hard, Star Wars,Hellraiser, Robocop, Schwarzenegger,Carpenter, Cronenberg, Romero, Friday the 13th, Freddy. I watched Blade Runner endlessly, even though I didn't have a clue what it was about. It was just the coolest shit I had ever seen.
    I failed some church class my mom put me in so I could stay home and watch the extended version of Aliens when they played it on TV.:tup:

    You have good taste KneelB4Me....I remember you from XBL CVS2 as well lol
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  • TheMaidenMashaTheMaidenMasha Joined: Posts: 3,068 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    T2 is amazing what the fuck are you talking about? Still holds up today as a Sci-Fi Action classic.
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    I wish guillermo del toro was directing the new live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His prosthetics team is amazing.

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  • orochizoolanderorochizoolander 2LANDER! Joined: Posts: 15,633
    I'm really surprised at the lack of T1 and T2 love. Both are at the very least among the greatest action films I've ever seen. As much of a noir addict I am, the arc between Conner and Arnie is just too powerful for me to ignore and it was overall a slightly more enjoyable film to me so T2 gets the slight edge.
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  • AlphaZeroAlphaZero Zzzz Joined: Posts: 994
    First Statham's Parker bombs
    Then Arnie's Last Stand
    Looks like Stallone's Bullet to the Head is following suit.

    Looking forward to the 3 pack set in April.

    I love Terminator 1, T2 just wasn't as good. If I want it to be, I just watch 3 and Salvation, and T2 becomes a masterpiece.
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  • TheMaidenMashaTheMaidenMasha Joined: Posts: 3,068 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    ^ maybe if they didnt look like straight to video generic bullshit they would have sold tickets.
  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,772 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I feel bad for you guys. I cry at all sorts of movies.
  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,772 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    also Parker didn't bomb. They make all Jason Statham movies knowing exactly how much they'll gross, and this one is on track to gross exactly what it should.
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    Movie Tears:

    The Professional
    The Passion of the Christ
    Old Yeller
    Million Dollar Baby
    Boyz N the Hood
    The Fountain
    The Fall
    Babel
    The Truman Show
    Mulholland Drive

    those are just the ones i can think of off the to of my head. i'll cry over anything. suck it.
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  • Kusanagi02Kusanagi02 Joined: Posts: 5,460
    also Parker didn't bomb. They make all Jason Statham movies knowing exactly how much they'll gross, and this one is on track to gross exactly what it should.
    On a $30 million dollar budget, this movie only made 10 mil. I don't see it making back its money.
  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,772 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    On a $30 million dollar budget, this movie only made 10 mil. I don't see it making back its money.
    Not in domestic release obviously, but people who make Statham movies aren't banking on domestic theatrical
  • hubcapsignstophubcapsignstop my structure is so dirty Joined: Posts: 1,443
    i thought million $ baby was a hokey, gimmicky pile...
    am i crazy?
    i just didnt get what everyone was so enamored about with that thing
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  • YunaYuna Politically correct as fuck since 2006 Joined: Posts: 7,492
    As long as we're talking about movies that made people cry, I guess I can weigh in.

    Brokeback Mountain was one of the first, although you'll have to forgive me as I was seventeen at the time and cried at the drop of a hat.

    Spirited Away.

    Toy Story 3.

    I got a little misty at a certain part of Serenity, but that was more personal than the movie actually being cry-worthy.

    Where the Wild Things Are, most recently.
    "Here's the thing, kids: words mean things, and most of what gets slagged as 'political correctness' is really just being nice, and most of the 'righteous complainers' are simply jerkwads who don't think certain people or groups deserve their niceness. If you're a guy, and you've ever uttered something along the lines of 'dude, sexual harrassment doesn't exist. That's just something chicks make up when they change their minds,' guess what, bro. You're not the lone hero standing up to feminist PC police. You're a pig."
    --Bob Chipman

    "It's a male myth about feminists that we hate sex."
    --Maude Lebowski