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The Official Movie Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Manic Ferocity, May 4, 2007.

  1. Einherjar86

    Einherjar86 Active Member

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    The Road wasn't nominated for anything, which was a damn shame.

    I don't think The Hurt Locker deserved everything it won. I was very happy though that Bridges won for Best Actor (he does deserve it) and that Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor.
     
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    unknown fuck ftagn

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    me too definitely
     
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    I've king of gotten out of the habit of posting my movie watchings here, but I just went on a huge rant about Alice in Wonderland so I'll share it here if anyone is interested.

    Alice in Wonderland - Gonna completely "spoil" this movie because well there's really nothing to spoil, it pretty much spells itself out from the beginning. Anyways onto the rant. First of all way to go Tim Burton for completely and totally misunderstanding the original story (not that I'm an expert), and basically turning Alice in Wonderland into a cookie cutter action fantasy film. There's nothing non-sensical or logical about this at all, it's all vague fantasy. Actually this isn't even Alice in Wonderland, but Jabberwocky turned into a film. Except all the cool vagueness of the poem is turned into a quite literal prophecy, Alice must slay the Jabberwocky with the vorpal sword on the frabjous day. Basically turns the poem into a bunch of silly titles for a stock fantasy film, the Jabberwocky for example is basically a dragon. Also every single reference from Alice in Wonderland is basically put in quotes and just there for the sake of reference or readily explained afterwords. Again not familiar with the story, but all the interpretations I've seen the enjoyment is in Alice wandering through this non-sense world trying to make sense of this. This basically just takes all the characters and as I've said 1 million times turns them into cliche stock fantasy film characters.

    But wait, I haven't gotten to the best part yet. After this horrible waste of time is over, and Alice realizes that she has to face reality, she returns to the real world, basically gives a fuck you to everyone and closes the film with, and I kid you not, a brilliant idea to open a trade route from Britain to China. Now my history knowledge isn't too powerful, but am I mistaken or did Tim Burton just end Alice in Wonderland with Alice being the inspiration for the fucking Opium Wars between Britain and China where Britain forced China to open up free trade with them, got them all addicted to opium for profit, while simultaneously westernizing them and helping destroy their culture. WHAT THE FUCK! I mean opium/Alice in wonderland I suppose if I was in a thinking mood I could device some elaborate subtext that Tim Burton might have been thinking, but my initial reaction is, Are you that fucking lost in your own world Tim Burton!? Did you just decide to throw in some random historical-ish event and not research it at all? My fucking god.

    Side Note: Some cool visuals, but shit that should've been awesome like the Jabberwocky was boring as hell, and basically all the CGI characters looked like turd.

    /rant
     
  4. Pessimism

    Pessimism Endemic Vagabond

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    It's Tim Burton; he's been making bullshit for a long time now. All he is is a glorified stage designer, and his name sells far too much for the lack of quality he produces.
     
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    I enjoy some Tim Burton films. Ed Wood was great! Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd also. And Batman Returns is the best Batman film in my opinion. The rest of his films that I've seen weren't bad either, except for Big Fish which I couldn't stand.
     
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    Batman Returns is garbage and a joke. Sweeney Todd is the only decent Burton film I've seen.
     
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    really? I loved Big Fish and thought it was outstanding. Everything since then I've had a less than favorable opinion of. whatever
     
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    original batman and beetlejuice rule!
     
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    Beatlejuice was just fuckin strange.
     
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    Beetlejuice is one of my favorite movies because it's so strange and it just works for me
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    Sleepy Hollow is my favorite Tim Burton movie together with the first Batman.
     
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    DarkBliss ...And okra for all

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    :lol:
    Could've been funnier had I had sound, but it was still damn good.

    My favorite Tim Burton is probably Edward Scissorhands. Such a great film. Johnny Depp's best performance, in my opinion.
     
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    You're having a Burton discussion and haven't mentioned his best damn movie: Nightmare Before Christmas!

    Sweeney Todd was also excellent, but Sleepy Hollow was just godawful. An utter butchering of a classic.

    I haven't seen Ed Wood, but I really, really want to.
     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    I used to like Tim Burton a lot when I was younger, and Big Fish used to be one of my favourite movies... Sadly, it didn't hold up on rewatch, and neither have most of the other Burton films I've seen.

    The best Burton film is... Ed Wood.
     
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    DarkBliss ...And okra for all

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    Is that the one that's shot in black and white about the most failing director in Hollywood?
     
  17. Einherjar86

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    I forgot Burton did Big Fish. That bumps him up a couple points.

    Yes.

    I watched 500 Days of Summer last night. Didn't enjoy the soundtrack that much (other than Zooey Deschanel's gorgeous voice), but the movie itself was very well done and enjoyable; the acting and directing were both superb and I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions.
     
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    panzerfaust666 German Asshole

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    Yeah Ed Wood is awesome, Sweeny Todd bored me. Edward Scissorhands was awesome too, for sure.
     
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    I saw 30 Days of Night the other day. What a bad film.
     

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