Movies You Think Got a Bad Rap

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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.
I watched all 3 for the first time only a couple years back.
I don't know if it was because of how they'd aged but I enjoyed 3 every bit as much as the first two.
Most people threaten to slap me when I say that
 
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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.
I saw the Korean version first and watched the brolin one soon after. The Brolin one was solid, but the Korean one was miles better.
 
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Alita: Battle Angel

That movie is fun as fuck, I dunno why it got panned so much, visuals are spectactular, action is great, characters are likable, the 3D which I usually hate is on point and my daughter was fucking buzzing coming out of the theatre and can't wait for the sequel. I think it's just a bunch of crust old cunts who reviewed it thinking the movie was targeted at people like them ... it's a big loud kids movie ffs.

Reminded me a lot of Avatar.

Hopefully they don't cause the franchise to tank because they shit talked it so much.
 
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BigBone

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Heaven's Gate comes to mind. Wouldn't say I love it, but it's essential viewing, looks spectacular and the monumental effort & budget shines through that lefty, often lecturing script. It literally crashed the old studio system and has a bad rep for it, but it's genuinely a visual wonder in HD.


 

AntG

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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.
In fairness Sofia Coppola was a last minute job who happened to be available, Julia Roberts was originally cast in that role but it clashed with another film, then Winona Ryder was brought in and dropped out at the last minute.
 
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AntG

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Waterworld was a good film, man.

I think the fact it was the most expensive ever made, at the time, more criticism than it deserved.
I loved Waterworld too, I don't think I've seen it since I was about 15 though, but it did have a short spell as my favourite film.
 
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Cutthroat Island

Was once in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the biggest bomb of all time. Critically panned. Totally destroyed Carolco Pictures and if memory serves, ended Geena Davis's marriage.

It thought it was fucking awesome.
 
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AntG

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Alita: Battle Angel

That movie is fun as fuck, I dunno why it got panned so much, visuals are spectactular, action is great, characters are likable, the 3D which I usually hate is on point and my daughter was fucking buzzing coming out of the theatre and can't wait for the sequel. I think it's just a bunch of crust old cunts who reviewed it thinking the movie was targeted at people like them ... it's a big loud kids movie ffs.

Reminded me a lot of Avatar.

Hopefully they don't cause the franchise to tank because they shit talked it so much.
I've not seen the film myself but I agree with you about movie reviews, a lot of these critics are so far up their arses it's unbelievable. I generally watch a film to pass the time, I don't sit there thinking I'm going to see a life reaffirming piece of film making and feel short changed because the plot isn't all that great and there's no chemistry between the male and female leads. Take Independence Day for instance, it's terribly acted, it's got a nonsensical story but that doesn't stop me from loving it, I even enjoyed the sequel which got panned even more. After a shit day I quite look forward to cracking open a beer and watching a mindless easy to follow film with lots of action and explosions.
 
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SwollenGoat

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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.
the reaction is because that movie is utter shit when compared to the Korean movie of the same name

Seriously,watch the original...........
 

SwollenGoat

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I read the novella by Harlan Ellison before I saw the movie. They followed his story pretty closely, but some of the transition from written page to film was just so freakishly bad that I laughed my ass off. Whether intentionally funny or not, it is a movie you never forget.
you a fan of old Harlan's?

He just recently died................

One of the great american authors,IMHO................massive,fantastic body of work............
 
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you a fan of old Harlan's?

He just recently died................

One of the great american authors,IMHO................massive,fantastic body of work............
Yes, I read a lot of his stuff as a teen. I liked Heinlein, Bradbury, and Niven as well. Haven't gone back to read much Science Fiction in a while, but I recently downloaded The Martian Chronicles as an e-book and went through it pretty quick. Kind of reawakened my latent Sci Fi interest, and as I find free time I will likely read more from the guys that really defined that genre. Heinlein was pretty prolific as well.
 

SwollenGoat

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Yes, I read a lot of his stuff as a teen. I liked Heinlein, Bradbury, and Niven as well. Haven't gone back to read much Science Fiction in a while, but I recently downloaded The Martian Chronicles as an e-book and went through it pretty quick. Kind of reawakened my latent Sci Fi interest, and as I find free time I will likely read more from the guys that really defined that genre. Heinlein was pretty prolific as well.
I collect that stuff......................have hundreds of old paperbacks filled with old school,golden age SF................Ellison was something.............more...........

Anyway.............Ive got some of that stuff on my audiobook youtube channel as well...........



Ive actually got a huge list of Ellison and Heinlein on there too but I have to keep them 'private' because YT keeps hitting me with copyright strikes over them........

ANyway.............I fuckin love Harlan and I love golden age SF too..............
 
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I've not seen the film myself but I agree with you about movie reviews, a lot of these critics are so far up their arses it's unbelievable. I generally watch a film to pass the time, I don't sit there thinking I'm going to see a life reaffirming piece of film making and feel short changed because the plot isn't all that great and there's no chemistry between the male and female leads. Take Independence Day for instance, it's terribly acted, it's got a nonsensical story but that doesn't stop me from loving it, I even enjoyed the sequel which got panned even more. After a shit day I quite look forward to cracking open a beer and watching a mindless easy to follow film with lots of action and explosions.
Agreed. I remember reading a review of 300 a few years ago and it was just fuckin cringe. One of the lines I remember was "Gerard Butler is almost winking at the audience saying this is all a little ridiculous isn't it". I mean just fuck off. You can tell the cunt that wrote it is one of them arty farty pricks that loves films about cunts standing staring out into the ocean for two and a half hours. Just fuckin say you enjoyed the film and stop making excuses you enjoyed a fun film.