Movies You Think Got a Bad Rap

DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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A 2013 film called 'Oldboy' starring Josh Brolin comes to mind.

I thought it was brilliant and rated it a 9/10, but it didn't seem to be as well appreciated elsewhere or by the critics.

Brolin puts in a typically solid performance as a guy who is kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement in what appears to be a re-vamped hotel room ,for 20 years. It might not sound that interesting. But during his captivity he suffers unimaginable torment, while the motive and identity of his captor remains unknown to him. He is eventually set free and is then hellbent on finding who was responsible.

That good I will see if I can find it for a rewatch.
 
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May 25, 2013
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A 2013 film called 'Oldboy' starring Josh Brolin comes to mind.

I thought it was brilliant and rated it a 9/10, but it didn't seem to be as well appreciated elsewhere or by the critics.

Brolin puts in a typically solid performance as a guy who is kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement in what appears to be a re-vamped hotel room ,for 20 years. It might not sound that interesting. But during his captivity he suffers unimaginable torment, while the motive and identity of his captor remains unknown to him. He is eventually set free and is then hellbent on finding who was responsible.

That good I will see if I can find it for a rewatch.
That got shit on mostly just because the original was so great.
 

steviebruno

CHB NYC Delegate
Jun 5, 2013
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Rocky 5 was better than Rocky Balboa. Better story, better dialogue, better villain, a living Adrian, etc.

The only thing wrong with it is that it ended on a street corner instead of a boxing ring.

Rocky Balboa was straight trash, yet gets critical acclaim.
 
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Rocky 5 was better than Rocky Balboa. Better story, better dialogue, better villain, a living Adrian, etc.

The only thing wrong with it is that it ended on a street corner instead of a boxing ring.

Rocky Balboa was straight trash, yet gets critical acclaim.
Rocky V was the first Rocky film I saw, so it'll always have a place in my heart. Plus the retrospective scene with Mickey giving Rocky his necklace and the "Get up you son of a bitch! 'Cause Mickey loves ya'" line is up there among the best in the series.
 
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steviebruno

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Jun 5, 2013
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Rocky V was the first Rocky film I saw, so it'll always have a place in my heart. Plus the retrospective scene with Mickey giving Rocky his necklace and the "Get up you son of a bitch! 'Cause Mickey loves ya'" line is up there among the best in the series.
It was a believable story...unlike one in which a stiff, post brain-damaged, Geritol ass Rocky spends half of the movie having Adrian flashbacks, then builds some hurtin' bombs and somehow manages to go ten rounds, blow-for-blow, with Mason "The Line" Dixon.
 
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Rocky 5 was better than Rocky Balboa. Better story, better dialogue, better villain, a living Adrian, etc.

The only thing wrong with it is that it ended on a street corner instead of a boxing ring.

Rocky Balboa was straight trash, yet gets critical acclaim.
Rocky V was a victim of studio meddling. There's a few scenes on YouTube from the workprint version that definitely would have improved the final film. The one's I saw were Rocky drunk in a bar, Little Marie turning out just like he predicted in the first film, the training montage of him training Tommy is different. They use one of the training themes from Rocky 4 instead of the goofy rap song and the final fight is different. In the workprint Rocky pushes for the fight like in the released version but then tries to talk Tommy out of it and Tommy sucker punches him. There's great use of Going The Distance in that scene. The Mickey talking to him when he's knocked down is different too.

I don't think the released version is as bad as everyone says but there's definitely a serious film lost there.
 

Jay

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May 31, 2012
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Yeah I quite like Rocky 5.

I really liked all of Brosnan's Bond run. Prefer him to all the others - Goldeneye is an obvious ATG, but I still liked Tomorrow Never Dies and the others. Yet I seem to be the only one.
 
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Ronsonfly

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May 8, 2013
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A 2013 film called 'Oldboy' starring Josh Brolin comes to mind.

I thought it was brilliant and rated it a 9/10, but it didn't seem to be as well appreciated elsewhere or by the critics.

Brolin puts in a typically solid performance as a guy who is kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement in what appears to be a re-vamped hotel room ,for 20 years. It might not sound that interesting. But during his captivity he suffers unimaginable torment, while the motive and identity of his captor remains unknown to him. He is eventually set free and is then hellbent on finding who was responsible.

That good I will see if I can find it for a rewatch.
I've seen it and was equally bemused as to why it got such stick but as, @Primate said, the original (Korean?) version was supposed to be very, very good but I don't know if I've seen it myself. That might be because if I've seen the original at all, I know for sure it was after the Brolin version and in comparison maybe it just didn't have the same impact as it did with others who saw it first. :conf Dunno.
 
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Tko6

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May 19, 2013
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Godfather Part III. Yes, Coppola's daughter is an abomination in it, and fuck knows who thought of replacing Robert Duvall with George fucking Hamilton, but it's a decent movie in its own right.
 
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White Chicks. Of course, it is a dumb movie, but I enjoy dumb on occasion.
Makes me laugh my arse off. If it's on tv I will stop what I am doing to watch...
 
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Yeah I quite like Rocky 5.

I really liked all of Brosnan's Bond run. Prefer him to all the others - Goldeneye is an obvious ATG, but I still liked Tomorrow Never Dies and the others. Yet I seem to be the only one.
Pierce Brosnan was a fantastic Bond
 
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