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2013-02-12 10:10:10 AM

wildcardjack: Kramer Vs Kramer is available for free on Amazon Prime.


And it sucks, along with Ordinary People
 
2013-02-12 10:10:37 AM

stoli n coke: Brad Pitt was snubbed in 1995, but it was for 12 Monkeys, not Se7en.  And given that he lost the Oscar to Kevin Spacey in Usual Suspects, you can't even really call it a snub.


I was going with what the author listed.  They had their time line wrong is what I was getting at.  Saying Pitt deserved the nomination for either movie is a stretch and from what I can tell, you don't need box office success for nominations.

Author also mentioned that Nolan was snubbed for Inception.  I'm one of the biggest Nolan fans on here, but c'mon.  That movie was so dumbed down and didn't have much of a soul.
 
2013-02-12 10:10:57 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: xanadian: nmrsnr: 1. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) - Am I the only person on Earth who didn't really like this movie?

That movie was an odd one.  It's one of those movies I really liked a lot, but would NEVER EVER EVER see again.  It's hard to describe.

If only there was a way to wipe your memory so that you could experience it again for the first time.

Broktun: rbaron71: I like Bill Simmons' idea of waiting five years before nominating the films, like hall of fame inductions. So this year we'd be looking at the movies of 2008.

Slum-dog Millionaire
The Wrestler
Wall-E
Gran Torino
Tropic Thunder

I'd replace Gran Torino with either Frost/Nixon or In Bruges. Sorry, it's good, but overrated. Thao's acting was terrible (Walt! WAAAAAALT!), and some of the gang members look like they just walked in from whatever the local high school was producing. I liked Slumdog a lot, but I could see it being replaced too. My winner would probably be a toss-up between Wall-E and The Wrestler, though Tropic Thunder is one of the rare comedies that actually seems to get better with age.



I still contend that if Heath Ledger was still alive, Downey would have won the Oscar that year.
As for best picture in 2008, I'd have to go with The Wrestler. Rourke was flat-out robbed.
 
2013-02-12 10:10:58 AM

picodenico: Also, WTF IMDB? You need to pay to see the listing of top movies and a ton of other stuff now?

$16 a month??? Are you f*cking kidding me?


wat

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top
 
2013-02-12 10:12:58 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Incorrigible Astronaut: In Bruges

Not in farking bruges


Maybe it was the time/place that I saw it, but I farking loved that movie.
 
2013-02-12 10:13:25 AM

stoli n coke: It was a great movie, but when it was in theaters, nobody saw it.


How many people saw "Black Swan", before the oscar buzz?
 
2013-02-12 10:13:50 AM

Leader O'Cola: or that neither Red nor White were nominated....


alltheragefaces.com
 
2013-02-12 10:14:26 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Incorrigible Astronaut: In Bruges

Not in farking bruges

Maybe it was the time/place that I saw it, but I farking loved that movie.


That was a quote from the movie.
I enjoyed it but it was way more depressing than I was led to believe.
 
2013-02-12 10:14:52 AM
stoli n coke:
As for best picture in 2008, I'd have to go with The Wrestler. Rourke was flat-out robbed.

This.
 
2013-02-12 10:15:05 AM

Broktun: stoli n coke: It was a great movie, but when it was in theaters, nobody saw it.

How many people saw "Black Swan", before the oscar buzz?


Uh, like tons of people?
Everyone went to see that movie for the lesbo scene.  I know I did.
 
2013-02-12 10:16:39 AM

thecpt: The only inclusion I truly hate is 25th hour.  It was just a guy talking about anal rape for 2 hours, and whats with Spike Lee, Ed Norton, and prison rape?  Was American History X not enough?  I don't get the love for Walle either, but I don't hate it.


Interesting. I loved 25th hour. One of my favorites, but the angry NY scene (Ed Norton telling all the groups to fark you) was too similar to the angry New Yorkers scene from "Do The Right Thing". Once thing I got out of the list, the author likes Spike Lee. As there were 3 Spike Lee moves listed.

I looked up Spike Lee in IMDB and I actually forget that Spike Lee really is a great director and has made a lot of great movies. Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour, Malcom X, Inside Man and to a lesser extent Bamboozled, He Got Game, Crooklyn and Summer of Sam. It's actually pretty stunning that he's never been nominated for a Best Director Oscar..
 
2013-02-12 10:16:41 AM

Leader O'Cola: tons of years from 1927-1960 should have easily had foreign films win best picture


ftfy...
 
2013-02-12 10:17:20 AM

JohnHall: thecpt: The only inclusion I truly hate is 25th hour.  It was just a guy talking about anal rape for 2 hours, and whats with Spike Lee, Ed Norton, and prison rape?  Was American History X not enough?  I don't get the love for Walle either, but I don't hate it.

Interesting. I loved 25th hour. One of my favorites, but the angry NY scene (Ed Norton telling all the groups to fark you) was too similar to the angry New Yorkers scene from "Do The Right Thing". Once thing I got out of the list, the author likes Spike Lee. As there were 3 Spike Lee moves listed.

I looked up Spike Lee in IMDB and I actually forget that Spike Lee really is a great director and has made a lot of great movies. Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour, Malcom X, Inside Man and to a lesser extent Bamboozled, He Got Game, Crooklyn and Summer of Sam. It's actually pretty stunning that he's never been nominated for a Best Director Oscar..


Summer of Sam Sucked.  Seriously.
 
2013-02-12 10:23:11 AM

JohnHall: Interesting. I loved 25th hour. One of my favorites, but the angry NY scene (Ed Norton telling all the groups to fark you) was too similar to the angry New Yorkers scene from "Do The Right Thing". Once thing I got out of the list, the author likes Spike Lee. As there were 3 Spike Lee moves listed.

I looked up Spike Lee in IMDB and I actually forget that Spike Lee really is a great director and has made a lot of great movies. Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour, Malcom X, Inside Man and to a lesser extent Bamboozled, He Got Game, Crooklyn and Summer of Sam. It's actually pretty stunning that he's never been nominated for a Best Director Oscar..


something about the characters he writes makes me not like his movies, and then I find out how much of an a-hole he is in real life (although I try not to let that effect how I see his work).  His characters just wreak of how he sees the world full of people who are black and white on the issue of race (pun kind of intended).  I understand that he is like a love him or hate him kind of guy, so you're onto something that the author included 3 of his movies.

I completely stopped watching his work after Miracle at Santa Anna.  Oh my gawd that thing was awful.
 
2013-02-12 10:25:22 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Broktun: stoli n coke: It was a great movie, but when it was in theaters, nobody saw it.

How many people saw "Black Swan", before the oscar buzz?

Uh, like tons of people?
Everyone went to see that movie for the lesbo scene.  I know I did.


I thought that movie premiered with Oscar buzz.  Arenofsky movie premiering during oscar buzz months about a ballerina?

I love that movie, but IMO The Social Network was robbed that year.
 
2013-02-12 10:31:46 AM

John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35.  Blade Runner

I sincerely don't get the love for this movie.


Fine. I seriously don't get why some people don't get it.
 
2013-02-12 11:07:46 AM

wildcardjack: Time is a better judge than the academy.

Best picture 1980 "Kramer vs Kramer" WTF is that about?

1986, "Out of Africa" Ain't seen that.

1995, "Forest Gump" okay, that one is better than Toy Story.

I'd rather have a movie that works 30 years later than an award and obscurity.


No.  No, it's not.
 
2013-02-12 11:18:22 AM
37."25th Hour" (2002)
It's still the best movie about 9/11 ever, approaching it as it does impressionistically and at right angles. Spike Lee's story was nominally about Edward Norton living his last day of freedom before being sent to prison, but it was really about post-WTC angst, about defiant NYC pride, about fathers and sons and the fantasy of a happy ending. Not sure why it wasn't able to get any awards traction (too soon? too oblique?), but when those end-of decade lists came out, "25th Hour" got its due credit at last. - J.R.


I don't know if it's been talked about yet, but this all bears repeating.  25th Hour is really fantastically good.  Not only good, it's one of the few pieces of popular culture that reflected on 9/11 with any kind of weight, respect, and intelligence.  Just the other day I was thinking about Brian Cox's "this never would have happened" extended monologue at the end, when he imagines Monty going out west to make up a new life.  It's all about living up to the consequences of your actions, no matter how much you dread them.  Amazing stuff, in my opinion, and the diametric opposite of what we, at a nation, were actually doing, going to war with a country we had no business fighting, losing money left and right, devoting our political powers to a cretinous administration and its really, really shaky moral fiber.
 
2013-02-12 11:18:45 AM
dawncompk.files.wordpress.com
Am I really the first with this?
 
2013-02-12 11:23:30 AM
Oscars == BCS Rankings, at least for the non-technical categories.
 
2013-02-12 11:26:02 AM

simplicimus: And The Princess Bride has become part of our culture, and no Oscar to be had. Perhaps the Academy should have an oops category.


Heh, I could get behind that concept. The Should Have Won But Didn't Because We Were Too Clueless And Out Of Touch category. Also, some movies just don't age well at all.

And seriously, Stand By Me should have been nominated.
 
2013-02-12 11:30:26 AM
Wiki time....
....

Chronological misses by both:
Way too many from 1927
King Kong - I'm not sure how the ferocity of those effects could sway less consideration than a Janet Gaynor vehicle
A Night at the Opera - it was kind of a comeback, and the balance between music and comedy would've given it the leap over Naughty Marietta if not for the likely "but Duck Soup bombed" mindset around that time
Fury - Impressive how there are more Fritz Lang trademarks on screen than Code standards, and a twist that still slightly surprising today thanks to those trademarks
Alexander Nevsky - That influential battle scene, and the threats foreshadowed
Angels with Dirty Faces - for that ending
A Matter of Life and Death - that imagery
Sansho the Bailiff - dusty right now
Richard III - Of the many Olivier Shakespeare ventures, this seemed more fun; but probably because I watched it from a different perspective after becoming interested in it by watching the Filth and the Fury
The Man with the Golden Arm - helluva gripping message film
The Innocents -  polished enough to make the Academy forget momentarily that it's horror, no matter how... nevermind, SPOILERS
2001: A Space OdyalsdE#URJOED#( WHAT?!? - that got snubbed??? Even by those three?
Once Upon a Time in the West - Like 2001, it has a length and even scenes intended to break you into walking away, but fails at both with that atmosphere; and I say that while still having issues getting past the opening scenes of each Dollar trilogy entry
Panic in Needle Park - appropriate for those in the Academy that had soul-crushing preferences
Badlands - though I can understand the Academy not wanting to pass up a British film with Glenda Jackson (yum) for viewing pleasure
Slapshot - parody of trends at the time, and the Academy had a healthy enough love affair with Paul Newman/George Roy Hill pairings that it would have made it or missed by low amounts
Ran - Arrow to the knee eye! And everything else was awesome too, of course.
Mona Lisa - nice bit of neo-noir
Grave of the Fireflies - the more I say, the dustier it gets, sorry
The Killer - okay, a stretch, but the plot's drama could've caught someone's attention when they weren't ducking
Glory - just seems obvious


Oh and Summoner101:  just about any (other) Akira Kurosawa film.


/same goes for Chaplin
// will probably delve into the 90s and beyond later
 
2013-02-12 11:31:16 AM

Broktun: stoli n coke: It was a great movie, but when it was in theaters, nobody saw it.

How many people saw "Black Swan", before the oscar buzz?


Natalie Portman lesbian scene? You bet your sweet ass I saw it before the buzz.
 
2013-02-12 11:39:44 AM
Mickey Rooney ruined Breakfast at Tiffany's for me.  Also the fact that Holly Golightly was a terrible, terrible character.

Also, The Royal Tenenbaums sucked.  People only like it because they think they're supposed to like it.  It's completely self-indulgent garbage.
 
2013-02-12 12:08:15 PM

INeedAName: The Joker succeeds because he does only what is within his power the plot wants him to.


FTFY.
 
2013-02-12 12:36:19 PM
2 movies I'm surprised didn't make the list:

Heat (my #1 for 1995 and the gold standard for shootouts pre-Matrix).
Zodiac (my #1 for 2007; just might be Fincher's best film and that's saying something considering Se7en, Fight Club, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are masterpieces as well).
 
2013-02-12 12:38:21 PM
I agree with most of the list except {insert popular movie here}. I never really got that one.
 
2013-02-12 12:59:34 PM
List is FAIL without Radio.

Cuba Gooding should have gotten best actor for that role. He NAILED it.
 
2013-02-12 01:03:41 PM

IC Stars: John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35.  Blade Runner

I sincerely don't get the love for this movie.

Fine. I seriously don't get why some people don't get it.


Blade Runner is a gorgeous movie that inspired the sci-fi look of countless films.  It is also boring and almost insufferable to watch, the voiceover is boring and monotonous, the villian bland and pointess, the concept ridiculous (who cares if robots live longer) and it is simply not the great film that avid fans would try and have you believe.  I am a huge sci-fi fan.  I love Harrison Ford as an actor and have seen most of his films.  Ridley Scott tends to make incredible films.  And yet the sum total of Blade Runner is a pretty but mostly boring-to-tears movie that movie-goers avoided and critics destroyed.  It has become a cult classic and is highly rated, but most people that watch that movie either can't finish it or watch all of it and hate it.

Sorry.
 
2013-02-12 01:07:33 PM

rbaron71: I like Bill Simmons' idea of waiting five years before nominating the films, like hall of fame inductions. So this year we'd be looking at the movies of 2008.


That's actually not a bad idea
 
2013-02-12 01:19:59 PM

GavinTheAlmighty: Mickey Rooney ruined Breakfast at Tiffany's for me.  Also the fact that Holly Golightly was a terrible, terrible character.

Also, The Royal Tenenbaums sucked.  People only like it because they think they're supposed to like it.  It's completely self-indulgent garbage.


this right here.  TRT is a terrible film.
 
2013-02-12 01:23:20 PM

GAT_00: SpikeStrip: syriana was pretty good.

If I recall correctly, Syriana was confusing as fark.


What was confusing? The ending was deliberately ambiguous but I didn't find anything confusing.
 
2013-02-12 01:57:29 PM
nmrsnr:
Really? Cineman Paradiso was cute and heartwarming, but, like 8 1/2, it felt too much like film-making wankery. I don't know, maybe it's just that I don't like when film makers make movies about how amazing movies are, but I prefer a movie like Hugo, which shows it's love of film and film-making, without being about films and film-making.

I thought that's exactly what Hugo came across as.  I must be one of the few who just really disliked it.  The story was weak and took a backseat to Scorcese's "look at how awesome cinema is" diversions.  He should have just made a film about Melies without trying to incorporate all of the other nonsense.
 
2013-02-12 02:00:16 PM

Phins: GAT_00: SpikeStrip: syriana was pretty good.

If I recall correctly, Syriana was confusing as fark.

What was confusing? The ending was deliberately ambiguous but I didn't find anything confusing.


I can see how some would find it confusing.  There was a lot going on.

I recently watched it again after reading Robert Baer's "See No evil."  That definitely added some depth to the Clooney character for me.
 
2013-02-12 02:09:13 PM

John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35.  Blade Runner

I sincerely don't get the love for this movie.


Rutger Hauer at the peak of his career and a young Daryl Hannah trying to crush someone's head with her thighs. What's not to love?
 
2013-02-12 02:31:51 PM

Wellon Dowd: [collider.com image 850x660]


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-02-12 02:40:50 PM

frepnog: IC Stars: John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35.  Blade Runner

I sincerely don't get the love for this movie.

Fine. I seriously don't get why some people don't get it.

Blade Runner is a gorgeous movie that inspired the sci-fi look of countless films.  It is also boring and almost insufferable to watch, the voiceover is boring and monotonous, the villian bland and pointess, the concept ridiculous (who cares if robots live longer) and it is simply not the great film that avid fans would try and have you believe.  I am a huge sci-fi fan.  I love Harrison Ford as an actor and have seen most of his films.  Ridley Scott tends to make incredible films.  And yet the sum total of Blade Runner is a pretty but mostly boring-to-tears movie that movie-goers avoided and critics destroyed.  It has become a cult classic and is highly rated, but most people that watch that movie either can't finish it or watch all of it and hate it.

Sorry.


Most people? Citation needed.
 
2013-02-12 03:57:50 PM

IC Stars: frepnog: IC Stars: John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35.  Blade Runner

I sincerely don't get the love for this movie.

Fine. I seriously don't get why some people don't get it.

Blade Runner is a gorgeous movie that inspired the sci-fi look of countless films.  It is also boring and almost insufferable to watch, the voiceover is boring and monotonous, the villian bland and pointess, the concept ridiculous (who cares if robots live longer) and it is simply not the great film that avid fans would try and have you believe.  I am a huge sci-fi fan.  I love Harrison Ford as an actor and have seen most of his films.  Ridley Scott tends to make incredible films.  And yet the sum total of Blade Runner is a pretty but mostly boring-to-tears movie that movie-goers avoided and critics destroyed.  It has become a cult classic and is highly rated, but most people that watch that movie either can't finish it or watch all of it and hate it.

Sorry.

Most people? Citation needed.


Yeah, most of the people I know who have seen it love it and say it's one of their favorites.
 
2013-02-12 03:57:59 PM
Quite a few of the newer films on that list weren't even the best movie in the theater they were being shown in, nevermind worthy of consideration for Best Picture.
 
2013-02-12 04:05:32 PM
ecmo:
I don't DO the Oscars anymore. Whoopi Goldberg got robbed when she didn't win best actress in The Color Purple. That movie should've cleaned up at the awards that year. It got ELEVEN nominations and not a single win.


The backlash from the black community, led by a media blitz, killed the Color Purple. There was a segment of the population that was appalled that old southern dirty laundry and oppression could be told by a Jewish director and the backlash pushed the Academy into a defensive position. Instead of allowing CP to sweep all of the awards as it should have, it became a political issue that Hollywood didnt want. The backlash was felt all the way through the late 80's (see Do The Right Thing ommission) until it settled at the feet of Malcolm X, which was originally supposed to be filmed by Norman Jewison.

I respect George C Scott for the simple fact that he turned down his Oscar.  'I dont act for awards".....well done.
 
2013-02-12 04:08:05 PM
In regards to Blade Runner, the original cut is underwhelming. The director's cut is better. Same w/ Kingdom of Heaven.
 
2013-02-12 04:12:13 PM

frepnog: IC Stars: John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35.  Blade Runner

I sincerely don't get the love for this movie.

Fine. I seriously don't get why some people don't get it.

Blade Runner is a gorgeous movie that inspired the sci-fi look of countless films.  It is also boring and almost insufferable to watch, the voiceover is boring and monotonous, the villian bland and pointess, the concept ridiculous (who cares if robots live longer) and it is simply not the great film that avid fans would try and have you believe.  I am a huge sci-fi fan.  I love Harrison Ford as an actor and have seen most of his films.  Ridley Scott tends to make incredible films.  And yet the sum total of Blade Runner is a pretty but mostly boring-to-tears movie that movie-goers avoided and critics destroyed.  It has become a cult classic and is highly rated, but most people that watch that movie either can't finish it or watch all of it and hate it.

Sorry.


Which cut are you referring to? Because there's quite a difference.
 
2013-02-12 05:01:21 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: nmrsnr: ecmoRandomNumbers: No. And Jim Carrey should be banned by federal law from doing dramatic roles.

The Truman Show was a decent movie. But it's the exception that proves the rule.

how can an exception prove a rule?

that really is a stupid saying.

if anything, it invalidates the rule.


I believe this is a bastardisation of "The exception  proofs the rule", as in puts it to the test.
 
2013-02-12 05:37:31 PM

Gleeman: Which cut are you referring to? Because there's quite a difference.


Really.
 
2013-02-12 08:54:44 PM

Gleeman: frepnog: IC Stars: John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35. Blade Runner

I sincerely don't get the love for this movie.

Fine. I seriously don't get why some people don't get it.

Blade Runner is a gorgeous movie that inspired the sci-fi look of countless films. It is also boring and almost insufferable to watch, the voiceover is boring and monotonous, the villian bland and pointess, the concept ridiculous (who cares if robots live longer) and it is simply not the great film that avid fans would try and have you believe. I am a huge sci-fi fan. I love Harrison Ford as an actor and have seen most of his films. Ridley Scott tends to make incredible films. And yet the sum total of Blade Runner is a pretty but mostly boring-to-tears movie that movie-goers avoided and critics destroyed. It has become a cult classic and is highly rated, but most people that watch that movie either can't finish it or watch all of it and hate it.

Sorry.

Which cut are you referring to? Because there's quite a difference.



In all fairness, the theatrical cut is the one which would have been nominated had the academy chosen to nominate it, so it's a fair target for criticism even though it's generally recognized as the crappiest cut of them all.

Frepnog, if you're still around, I'd highly suggest watching one of the Final Cut instead. The voiceover work in the original does wonders to destroy the mood of the film. However, asking "who cares if robots live longer" should yield the immediate answer "the robots themselves." This is not a minor plot point, it's the point of the entire movie; and all of Roy's actions during the movie (and especially the last fight) were one last, desperate, attempt to prove that he's more than just a malfunctioning machine. And it works, too. Roy and Rachel's experiences with Deckard, one of the best replicant-hunters alive, ultimately convince Deckard to take Rachel under his protection.
 
2013-02-12 09:02:33 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: nmrsnr: ecmoRandomNumbers: No. And Jim Carrey should be banned by federal law from doing dramatic roles.

The Truman Show was a decent movie. But it's the exception that proves the rule.

how can an exception prove a rule?

that really is a stupid saying.

if anything, it invalidates the rule.


The phrase is old enough that "prove" is used in a way that's unfamiliar (except in other phrases like "proving ground"). It means "subject to a rigorous test" rather than "show to be true".
 
2013-02-12 09:24:33 PM

nmrsnr: Cyberluddite: 27. "Cinema Paradiso" (1988)Definitely.  This might even be on my own personal list of the top 10 best movies of my lifetime.  On the other hand:

Really? Cineman Paradiso was cute and heartwarming, but, like 8 1/2, it felt too much like film-making wankery. I don't know, maybe it's just that I don't like when film makers make movies about how amazing movies are, but I prefer a movie like Hugo, which shows it's love of film and film-making, without being about films and film-making.

47. "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) - I really, really dislike this movie.

28. "The Usual Suspects" (1995) - Definitely belongs on the list

24. "City of God" (2002) - Easily the best movie on this list, IMO

1. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) - Am I the only person on Earth who didn't really like this movie?


No wonder I have you favorited. I'd agree with everything but I haven't seen City of God. Now I have to.
 
2013-02-12 09:31:47 PM

JohnHall: thecpt: The only inclusion I truly hate is 25th hour.  It was just a guy talking about anal rape for 2 hours, and whats with Spike Lee, Ed Norton, and prison rape?  Was American History X not enough?  I don't get the love for Walle either, but I don't hate it.

Interesting. I loved 25th hour. One of my favorites, but the angry NY scene (Ed Norton telling all the groups to fark you) was too similar to the angry New Yorkers scene from "Do The Right Thing". Once thing I got out of the list, the author likes Spike Lee. As there were 3 Spike Lee moves listed.

I looked up Spike Lee in IMDB and I actually forget that Spike Lee really is a great director and has made a lot of great movies. Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour, Malcom X, Inside Man and to a lesser extent Bamboozled, He Got Game, Crooklyn and Summer of Sam. It's actually pretty stunning that he's never been nominated for a Best Director Oscar..


Not that it's a valid reason, but I'm guessing the strong possibility that many voters think he's an asshole may have something to do with it.
 
2013-02-12 09:49:17 PM

frepnog: IC Stars: John Buck 41: That's not a half bad list, with the exception of 35.  Blade Runner

I sincerely don't get the love for this movie.

Fine. I seriously don't get why some people don't get it.

Blade Runner is a gorgeous movie that inspired the sci-fi look of countless films.  It is also boring and almost insufferable to watch, the voiceover is boring and monotonous, the villian bland and pointess, the concept ridiculous (who cares if robots live longer) and it is simply not the great film that avid fans would try and have you believe.  I am a huge sci-fi fan.  I love Harrison Ford as an actor and have seen most of his films.  Ridley Scott tends to make incredible films.  And yet the sum total of Blade Runner is a pretty but mostly boring-to-tears movie that movie-goers avoided and critics destroyed.  It has become a cult classic and is highly rated, but most people that watch that movie either can't finish it or watch all of it and hate it.

Sorry.


You articulated the issue much better than I could've. Unless you're trolling and just making fun of me for not liking this POS.
 
2013-02-12 09:59:50 PM

Trocadero: In regards to Blade Runner, the original cut is underwhelming. The director's cut is better.


I have the director's cut. If that's good, I can't imagine how dreadful the theater version is.
 
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