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How is my taste in movies?

Good 28 80.00%
 
Bad 6 17.14%
 
Ugly 1 2.86%
 
Total:35

I watched 100 movies this summer. Some of them weren't even pornos!



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@Blazing Saddles lovers:

I stand behind my assessment. It is not hard to decide whether a comedy is good or not all that matters is how much I laugh and if the laughs were of quality. I watched the film and laughed only a few times and even then they were minor. I had huge expectations but the film is so poorly written and dumb, I mean "build a replica town for them to terrorize" even for a parody this is shoddy work. Especially if you compare it to something like Monty Python and the Holy Grail which is a similar parody but made on a smaller budget, that movie was funny and brilliant.

Keep up the nitpicking, movie watching is no fun if everyone has the same opinion.



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I don't like it when people say someone has good taste in something, so let me just say we have similar taste in movies.

Among great movies like Amélie, The Lives of Others, The Usual Supsects, Unforgiven, Mean Streets, Apocalypse Now, The Graduate, The Big Lebowski, Citizen Kane. The Iron Giant...your "good movies seen in 2011" list even contains some which are among my all-time favourites:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Psycho / Alien / The French Connection (by far and forever my most favorite cop thriller) / Rashomon / Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (best buddy movie ever made) / Pinocchio / The Apartment / The Sting / M*A*S*H

Your meh list contains two movies which I really like as I have a soft spot for some of the Disney movies which are generally considered as weaker in comparison to the classics:
- The Black Cauldron (I love this one - one of the darkest Disney movies; has a "Dark Crystal" vibe to it)
- The Great Mouse Detective
I like both more than The Princess and the Frog which isn't a bad movie either, but the screenplay felt a bit too obviously constructed and screamed a bit too loud: "This is for you, the old-fashioned Disney fans - a handdrawn one with charming songs, just like in the old days!"

Your meh list contains a movie which disappointed me like probably no other movie in the past 15 years:
- Gladiator
I expected something...if not on par with, then at least half as good as Kubrick's Spartacus, but the Gladiator screenplay and dialogues are not even half as good as Spartacus', they are actually light years behind, just like Zimmer's/Gerrard's shitty synthesized-strings hero music is worlds apart from Alex North's outstanding Spartacus score (I'm also a movie score fan).

Your lists also contain some movies which I liked when I first saw them in cinema or on TV but for some reason can't stand anymore:
- Rain Man
- American Beauty (I still like the score though)
. Being John Malkovich (same: still like the beautiful score, can't stand - or better said - don't want to watch the movie anymore)
- Platoon



Yeah, I've also watched a bunch of movies this summer! (Yay Netflix!)

5 Star (Wonderful!)
Gran Torino
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

4 Stars (Loved it!)
Blade Runner
Black Dynamite
Fast Five
Kung Fu Panda 2
Rango
RED
Thor

3 Stars (Liked it.)
Captain America: The First Avenger
Cowboys and Aliens
The Evil Dead
Insidious
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Robocop
Secretariat
The Shining
Super 8
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
Unknown
The Wrestler
X-Men: First Class

2 Stars (It's Alright...)
American Psycho
Battle: Los Angeles
Black Swan
Cars 2
Munich
Rio
Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Atom
Where the Wild Things Are

1 Star (Blech!)
Dead Space: Downfall
Green Lantern
Transformers: Dark of the Moon



yeah bad teacher was pretty shit, i watched it because i thought Jason Segel was in it, they advertised the movie around him... but he was hardly in it, the only good money was when he was arguing with a kid about basketball.




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My only complaint is you have Caddyshack under "meh". That's one of the best comedies of all time.



My top list of summer films (that were released in 2011)

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows Part 2
Bridesmaids
The Help
Horrible Bosses
Super 8
Friends with Benefits
Crazy. Stupid. Love
Captain America
X-Men: First Class
Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
The Change Up
Bad Teacher
Glee 3D
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Hangover 2

In that specific order...I'd say the only movie I thought was absolutely terrible to the point that I would refuse to watch it again was The Hangover 2....In a summer where I think comedies were the best they have been in a long time, I feel it fell short on every level.



For most of the book adaptions, I never read the book and always judge it only on a movie level. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was surprisingly good for me.

And I'm so glad The Iron Giant is getting some love.



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Signalstar said:
@Blazing Saddles lovers:

I stand behind my assessment. It is not hard to decide whether a comedy is good or not all that matters is how much I laugh and if the laughs were of quality. I watched the film and laughed only a few times and even then they were minor. I had huge expectations but the film is so poorly written and dumb, I mean "build a replica town for them to terrorize" even for a parody this is shoddy work. Especially if you compare it to something like Monty Python and the Holy Grail which is a similar parody but made on a smaller budget, that movie was funny and brilliant.

Keep up the nitpicking, movie watching is no fun if everyone has the same opinion.

Dude, that's Mel Brooks that you're bad mouthing.  He's much better than any of the VGChartz writers.  :p

Whoa...  I just noticed that you also rated the Karate Kid remake as a good movie.  For the love of God, what are you thinking?



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d21lewis said:
I watched 100 movies this summer. Some of them weren't even pornos!


You must have watched the most recent Busty Cops movie on Cinemax.  Softcore isn't technically pornography...



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