udhq: For me to write off a movie, out has to hint at some payoff that never comes.Tree of life is slow and challenging, but there is substance there, even if you can't find it. It's movies like Forrest Gump and Shawshank Redemption and the entire filmography of Ron Howard that I can't stand. They pretend to be artsy, and there's just nothing there.
GungFu: The All-Powerful Atheismo: GungFu: Not only that, it's trying to be a film with a limited script, acting, etc etc. If someone told me it was a student film that ran out of budget after a day's filming and decided to leave it after a lunch break, I would believe them.you do realize it only had a $7000 budget?Absolutely. That's why it's utter shiat masquerading as a film. But then, why does it matter when it's such a great film?
yequalsy: Some of that stuff should come with a potential for bleeding eyeballs warning.
Hebalo: kanesays: Primer WILL make you think. I think that's why I like it.In my mind, that's what makes good art. You have a reaction to it, it provokes a response of some kind from you. There's movies that win awards, and are well acted, but if they don't uplift you, or make you think, or resonate with you on some level, who gives a crap? The King's Speech was a well acted, well scripted movie that was acclaimed worldwide. It didn't really say anything to me, didn't change me, or make think about it after I watched it. So for me, it's relegated to "A movie I saw once". I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.Primer, I would recommend to people, as it's provocative, and tends to have a reaction on people.
redmid17: Not only have I not seen any of these movies, I haven't even heard of any of them.I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing or neither.
sigdiamond2000: Generally what people mean when they say "pretentious" is "I don't get it."
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