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2013-02-12 10:30:39 PM

John Buck 41: 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.


No troll. I totally stand by what I said there. I have tried to make myself like the film, but it is just not a good movie.
 
2013-02-12 10:52:36 PM

frepnog: John Buck 41: 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.

No troll. I totally stand by what I said there. I have tried to make myself like the film, but it is just not a good movie.


Ok. Thanks for the feedback and validation.
 
2013-02-13 05:01:15 AM
nmrsnr:  1. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) - Am I the only person on Earth who didn't really like this movie?

I hate that movie. Tried watching it twice, got about halfway through, and just quit.
 
2013-02-13 05:06:40 AM

nmrsnr: 47. "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) - I really, really dislike this movie.
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1. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) - Am I the only person on Earth who didn't really like this movie?


"Didn't like" "Isn't good"
 
2013-02-13 05:15:46 AM

Ishkur: I can only conclude that the Joker actually has a super power. He is a teleporter.

/rant over


I wouldn't argue with a single point you made, but because it's a Batman movie, I just write it all off to it being based on a comic book, where this kind of stuff is a mainstay.

/not a comic book fan
 
2013-02-13 05:18:17 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.


Put yourself back in 1982, and consider the sci-fi that had been done up to that point.  "Blade Runner" was utterly groundbreaking.  It's visuals are so good that even today, they don't look dated.  The entire look of the movie is so timeless that if you didn't know what year it was made in, you wouldn't be able to guess.  How many movies from the early 1980s can you say that about?
 
2013-02-13 05:23:16 AM

loooongview1: Whenever it comes to a movie like this I always have to go with "The Sweet Hereafter."  I can't think of any movie that works as well at leaving a lasting impact on those that see it.


I'm with you, but it was nominated for Best Picture.  Both "The Sweet Hereafter" and "L.A. Confidential" were beat out by "Titanic".  Not the Academy's best year by a long shot.
 
2013-02-13 05:32:43 AM

snowshovel: But yeah, that's a "problem" with the Academy Awards...the award isn't necessarily about "the movies that will become classics or most quotable in years to come."


What's tragic is that it's a problem easily solved:  Oscars should only be awarded to movies 5 years after the fact.  I know that ruins the immediacy of "what was the best movie last year", but since they rarely even get that close to right, what's the difference anyway?  Let some time pass, and I bet judgement on these movies would be much improved.
 
2013-02-13 10:56:03 AM

karmachameleon: 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.

Put yourself back in 1982, and consider the sci-fi that had been done up to that point.  "Blade Runner" was utterly groundbreaking.  It's visuals are so good that even today, they don't look dated.  The entire look of the movie is so timeless that if you didn't know what year it was made in, you wouldn't be able to guess.  How many movies from the early 1980s can you say that about?


oh come on.  As soon Darryl Hannah walks on screen it just screams 80's.
 
2013-02-13 12:52:32 PM
Frepnog! You're still here. Care to retract your "most people" comment?

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blade_runner/

I certainly appreciate that some people will never appreciate the film, but to say this applies to most people is a bit ludicrous.
 
2013-02-13 04:28:31 PM

thecpt: Whoever wrote this put together a decent list, but some of their facts are just plain wrong.  Brad Pitt's first snub was 1995 with se7en, not 1999 with fight club.

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.

Anyways Children of Men, City of God, Pan's, are great to put on there but he shouldn't have ranked them.


I like Wall-E quite a bit, and having watched it literally 100 times due to my kids' love of the movie, that's saying something.  I don't know where it should have ended up on the list, but I do know it's not a "silent movie."  The title character doesn't really speak, nor does the other main character - they communicate in robot language, but there are a number of speaking characters in the movie.
 
2013-02-14 02:00:27 PM

IC Stars: Frepnog! You're still here. Care to retract your "most people" comment?

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blade_runner/

I certainly appreciate that some people will never appreciate the film, but to say this applies to most people is a bit ludicrous.


those numbers are mostly bullshiat.  yes, most regular people that watch Blade Runner farking hate it.

The movie is an 80's "action\sci-fi" film starring Harrison Ford.  It should be in perpetual showings on tv.  It is never on.  It should be on tv as much as Star Wars.  And yet it never is.  Why?  BECAUSE NO ONE WILL WATCH IT.

After-the-fact critical acclaim because it was pretty is one thing and fans claiming it is the best cult film ever are another but Blade Runner being a popular film that real people like is a stretch that it simply can not make.
 
2013-02-14 05:52:05 PM
frepnog:
those numbers are mostly bullshiat.  yes, most regular people that watch Blade Runner farking hate it.

regular people? OK -- I see now you're just trolling.
 
2013-02-14 06:57:28 PM

IC Stars: regular people? OK -- I see now you're just trolling.



Took you long enough.

Blade Runner has never NOT been broadcast at least 10 times per month since it's debut on cable (pay and/or basic).

Hell, last year in observance of its 30th Anniversary debut in theaters., the Encore channel broadcast the Theatrical Cut, the Director's Cut and the Final Cut once per day for a straight week
 
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