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How is my taste in movies?

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

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

3 Stars (Liked it.)
The Shining -WTF
X-Men: First Class -Understandable, but too low (imo of course)

2 Stars (It's Alright...)
American Psycho - WTF
Black Swan - Umad?
Munich -Too low imo





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pezus said:
Smeags said:

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

3 Stars (Liked it.)
The Shining -WTF
X-Men: First Class -Understandable, but too low (imo of course)

2 Stars (It's Alright...)
American Psycho - WTF
Black Swan - Umad?
Munich -Too low imo

*deleted for sanity's sake*

Yeah, I knew I'd get nitpicked for my placement of the Shining. XD

But really... it wasn't that scary (I mean really... "Red Rum... Red Rum..." I was actually laughing at that whole part. So ridiculous. ), it wasn't surprising (A character played by Jack Nicholson goes crazy? Who would have thought... ) and the characters really play the same note throughout the movie (Dad: I'm crazy! Mom: I'm whiny! Kid: RED RUM!). The only character I could get behind was the cook, and of course he gets an axe straight to the gut (Black guy dies first ). Of course, it still was a good film, with the best parts being the hotel's spirits dragging Jack into madness.

But it's Kubrick, and you're supposed to love it no matter what, so shame on me I guess.

As for Black Swan, it was a good film... but I'm not much of a fan of Darren Aronofsky. His directing style is about as subtle as a chainsaw to your face (which is why I thought the Wrestler worked so well.). The whole thing is sooooo melodramatic at parts that I couldn't help but role my eyes at her descent. But still, the choreography was excellent and the climax was great too.

American Psycho... I'm glad I saw it, as it's an interesting film and a black satire at the whole 80's high-class society. But the movie could have been half of the time and still achieved the same spirit. Just felt too dragged out for me. Christian Bale was great though.

Munich... It could be in the 3 Star range... but every time I think of it I remember that eye-roll worthy final scene in which he's having sex with his wife all while we're being shown how the atheletes died. It was just so ridiculous. Rest of the film wasn't bad though.

X-Men: First Class was a great showcase for Magneto and Charles (great actor chemistry right there), but I just wasn't blown away. It was a good movie, but I didn't love it.



Smeags said:
pezus said:
Smeags said:

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

3 Stars (Liked it.)
The Shining -WTF
X-Men: First Class -Understandable, but too low (imo of course)

2 Stars (It's Alright...)
American Psycho - WTF
Black Swan - Umad?
Munich -Too low imo

*deleted for sanity's sake*

Yeah, I knew I'd get nitpicked for my placement of the Shining. XD

But really... it wasn't that scary (I mean really... "Red Rum... Red Rum..." I was actually laughing at that whole part. So ridiculous. ), it wasn't surprising (A character played by Jack Nicholson goes crazy? Who would have thought... ) and the characters really play the same note throughout the movie (Dad: I'm crazy! Mom: I'm whiny! Kid: RED RUM!). The only character I could get behind was the cook, and of course he gets an axe straight to the gut (Black guy dies first ). Of course, it still was a good film, with the best parts being the hotel's spirits dragging Jack into madness.

But it's Kubrick, and you're supposed to love it no matter what, so shame on me I guess.

As for Black Swan, it was a good film... but I'm not much of a fan of Darren Aronofsky. His directing style is about as subtle as a chainsaw to your face (which is why I thought the Wrestler worked so well.). The whole thing is sooooo melodramatic at parts that I couldn't help but role my eyes at her descent. But still, the choreography was excellent and the climax was great too.

American Psycho... I'm glad I saw it, as it's an interesting film and a black satire at the whole 80's high-class society. But the movie could have been half of the time and still achieved the same spirit. Just felt too dragged out for me. Christian Bale was great though.

Munich... It could be in the 3 Star range... but every time I think of it I remember that eye-roll worthy final scene in which he's having sex with his wife all while we're being shown how the atheletes died. It was just so ridiculous. Rest of the film wasn't bad though.

X-Men: First Class was a great showcase for Magneto and Charles (great actor chemistry right there), but I just wasn't blown away. It was a good movie, but I didn't love it.

Fair enough, reasonable explanations. Maybe I'm just nostalgic toward American Psycho or something but it gets better in my mind every time I think about it xD. Some really classic scenes in there



I actually agree with your placement of all the movies there(atleast the ones ive seen) apart from 1... why the hell is blazing saddles in the bad section!!! but its your opinion :)

And i also tried a similar thing last summer holiday where i watched a different film everyday, as i could just stay up late and watch one. Although I'd ran out of movies for this year



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amp316 said:
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?


The Karate Kid remake is in no way a bad movie. Aside from the rather brutal fighting scenes against 11 year olds. I like Young Frankenstein as far as Mel Brooks goes but Blazing Saddles just does not do it for me.



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I actually like the Last Action Hero when I was a kid considering that I pretty much ate up all Arnold's movies then. My taste have probably changed but I still would give it 3/5 (Netflix rating) just because of Arnold.

Also, you have Gladiator as a meh movie...  Not sure why the hell that is.  It is at least a 3-4/5 movie.

Blazzing Saddles is at least a 3/5 also.  If you don't think Mel Brooks did a very good job on that movie then you should try Robin Hood: Men in Tights.  If you don't like that movie then I am not sure what to say to you.



Cheebee said:

Seriously? I just saw it last week and thought it was very meh. The effects were really, REALLY awesome, but the story, characters and acting were all pretty average and predictably cliche.

Yeah I agree.It sucked as a movie.But as a superhero movie,it was pretty damn awesome compared to the other shit we get nowadays.



sethnintendo said:

I actually like the Last Action Hero when I was a kid considering that I pretty much ate up all Arnold's movies then. My taste have probably changed but I still would give it 3/5 (Netflix rating) just because of Arnold.

Also, you have Gladiator as a meh movie...  Not sure why the hell that is.  It is at least a 3-4/5 movie.

Blazzing Saddles is at least a 3/5 also.  If you don't think Mel Gibson did a very good job on that movie then you should try Robin Hood: Men in Tights.  If you don't like that movie then I am not sure what to say to you.

As a matter of fact I don't think Mel Gibson did a very good job on that movie because he was not involved in any way shape or form. :p



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i agree in that good/bad tatse is meaningless

The shining is a scary movies for me,its one of the few films if i watch alone in the house,i start to think what was that noise or something like that,a good psycho chiller

do you like ice cream doc and you are the caretaker sir,haha gotta love movie quotes

i'm pretty easily pleased when it comes to movies and you should watch movies more than once on most occasions which most of us do over time no doubt as expectations and mood can often affect the way you feel about it

i give Gladiator as an example the first time i saw it i think i must have been in elitist mode becasue i didn't think much of it but really it is quite an impressive movie a modern type epic which we really don't get much of these days and phoniex,crowe and nielsen are pretty good in gladiator,i'd say its a pretty enjoyable ride and has oliver reed too

mel brooks is a legend doesn't mean you have to like his films though and harvy korman and madeline kahn are awsome comic actors and usually cast in his films

i like high anxiety,young frankenstein,history of the world,the producers not sure most people would say they are good films though



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I haven't seen most of them.