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I think this topic would be more interesting if it's about stuff you hate not just because it's shit. In fact, I've hated stuff even though I can understand many reasons why it's not shit. But "Ugh Geordie Shore is shit!1" doesn't really add much to the topic.

 

For instance - Compliance. I hate this film. It takes a really sensitive and horrible set of criminal cases and makes all of the victims look like complete fucking idiots, thinking that it can make up for it with a message at the end. It's a terrible, insensitive, manipulative and damaging pile of shit. I hope the director never works again. Cunt.

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I'm going to repeat my hatred for Life of Pi.

 

I don't know who Ang Lee has compromising photo's of, but Life of Pi is an awful, stupid film. It's Emperor's new clothes. I grew up with Disney films where children were best friends with animals, so I don't mind the idea of him sharing the boat with a tiger. What I do object to is the tiger living unnoticed under the tarpaulin, along with the hyena, that was also unnoticed, even when Pi had not only looked under the tarpaulin for supplies (and would have also had to go under there when bailing out the water), but also when he was trampling all over it.

 

The CGI was laughably awful (such as his almost cartoonlike uncle, and the tiger taking on Disney style anthropomorphic proportions when he turns face), and time was taken up with ideas that were just dropped 90 seconds later and had no bearing on the rest of the film. An island that eats people? Well, why not?

 

It was an absolutely pointless, bloated, Michael Bay-esque, special effects showreel under the pretentious guise that it was art. It was insulting the audience, expecting them accept and be impressed by whatever colourful shite they threw at the screen. Fuck off.

 

Several people walked out, and I would have done too, were they not the only reclining seats on the ferry.

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I'm going to repeat my hatred for Life of Pi.

 

I don't know who Ang Lee has compromising photo's of, but Life of Pi is an awful, stupid film. It's Emperor's new clothes. I grew up with Disney films where children were best friends with animals, so I don't mind the idea of him sharing the boat with a tiger. What I do object to is the tiger living unnoticed under the tarpaulin, along with the hyena, that was also unnoticed, even when Pi had not only looked under the tarpaulin for supplies (and would have also had to go under there when bailing out the water), but also when he was trampling all over it.

 

The CGI was laughably awful (such as his almost cartoonlike uncle, and the tiger taking on Disney style anthropomorphic proportions when he turns face), and time was taken up with ideas that were just dropped 90 seconds later and had no bearing on the rest of the film. An island that eats people? Well, why not?

 

It was an absolutely pointless, bloated, Michael Bay-esque, special effects showreel under the pretentious guise that it was art. It was insulting the audience, expecting them accept and be impressed by whatever colourful shite they threw at the screen. Fuck off.

 

Several people walked out, and I would have done too, were they not the only reclining seats on the ferry.

 

I think you missed the point. Try watching the ending again?

 

Up till that point i thought it was utter dross however now i love it.

 

 

I know ive been slated here before but i fucking hate anything thats supposed to be filmed in a hand held cam, the worst of these cloverfield. A great idea but ruined after the guy refuses to drop the cam no matter what the fuck it happening, being chased by monsters? I will film it, in a building falling down? Flim it.

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The Thin Red Line - It's a massively acclaimed movie from Terence Malick that I should have enjoyed, but ended up hating. My mate suggested putting it on and get really stoned while watching it. Sounded all promising, but my mate fell asleep not even an hour into it, leaving me to endure this overly long war movie all by myself. Now I know that there are probably thousands of movies that are worse than this and if I watched it under different circumstances I may have enjoyed it more than I did. But the endless pretentious dialogue over what seemed to be an eight hour period killed me. It felt like I was Elaine watching The English Patient.

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I hate the film (and I guess the book by extension although I haven't read it) Congo. Don't read this if you don't want a shit old film spoiled.

 

I hate seeing endangered animals being hurt and in this film the "heroes" go to a hidden place full of gorillas to find a rare diamond, the gorillas try to defend the diamond so the heroes kill them all, take the diamond then throw it away because they decide they don't want it anymore.

 

Protagonists kill endangered animals for no reason, nice plot.

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I know ive been slated here before but i fucking hate anything thats supposed to be filmed in a hand held cam, the worst of these cloverfield. A great idea but ruined after the guy refuses to drop the cam no matter what the fuck it happening, being chased by monsters? I will film it, in a building falling down? Flim it.

 

I think you missed the point. Try watching it again?

 

I have to admit that I've not seen much Ang Lee but after been really disappointed by Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon I haven't really felt the need to investigate anything else he's made. The Life Of Pi sounds hideous.

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For instance - Compliance. I hate this film. It takes a really sensitive and horrible set of criminal cases and makes all of the victims look like complete fucking idiots, thinking that it can make up for it with a message at the end. It's a terrible, insensitive, manipulative and damaging pile of shit. I hope the director never works again. Cunt.

Compliance is on my (long) list of films to watch. How close is the film to the actual events that happened? I have not read about the case recently, but from what I remember when I did read about it a few months ago (and I might be wrong) most of the people involved seemed to be gullible and quite stupid, so it would not come as a surprise to me if they were portrayed as gullible and idiots in the film as well.

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For instance - Compliance. I hate this film. It takes a really sensitive and horrible set of criminal cases and makes all of the victims look like complete fucking idiots, thinking that it can make up for it with a message at the end. It's a terrible, insensitive, manipulative and damaging pile of shit. I hope the director never works again. Cunt.

Compliance is on my (long) list of films to watch. How close is the film to the actual events that happened? I have not read about the case recently, but from what I remember when I did read about it a few months ago (and I might be wrong) most of the people involved seemed to be gullible and quite stupid, so it would not come as a surprise to me if they were portrayed as gullible and idiots in the film as well.

 

The precise point I'm making is that the film portrayed them as such when that is the last thing that it should be doing. These people were not gullible or stupid. This film portrays them as such and that's why it is a complete failure.

 

Having said that, if your prior opinion is that these people are idiots then I'm sure you'll really enjoy it.

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I know ive been slated here before but i fucking hate anything thats supposed to be filmed in a hand held cam, the worst of these cloverfield. A great idea but ruined after the guy refuses to drop the cam no matter what the fuck it happening, being chased by monsters? I will film it, in a building falling down? Flim it.

 

I think you missed the point. Try watching it again?

 

 

 

What did i miss? stick it in spoliers if you want?

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The Butterfly effect. I quite like a bit of sci-fi/time travel, but this is pure anustartery. First of all, the dialogue is unbelieavably pretentious, and since I watched this as a pretentious teenager, it can only have gotten worse over time. (When his 12 year old self tells the girl "You are beautiful," I can't put into words how much that annoys me). Second, everything about this film makes me want to throw bricks through windows, preferably into buildings where Ashton Kutcher is watching the film on DVD.

 

There was another film about altering the past around the same time that was actually pretty good, called Frequency. That's how you do time travel/altering the past. Wankers.

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Easy Rider, one of my least favorite films, the only saving grace is the 20 minutes or so that Jack Nicholson appears. Peter Fonda was really raw at the time, Hopper doesn't do or say much and it's basically two blokes riding around on motorcycles with a decent soundtrack, very little story or point to the film. The part near the end with all the weird imagery and noises etc is also a load of annoying shite. The ending also has no impact because the film has done nothing to make me care about the two characters.

 

I know it has it's huge fan's on here but I also thought Chinatown was a drawn out boring mess, Nicholson and John Huston are both good but the plot is weak and makes little sense in places, for being such a popular Noir there are alot better examples out there. This just drags on and on for me and really bored me.

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I thought the whole incest reveal was out of nowhere and ridiculous.

 

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^ I think you should watch Chinatown again. I enjoyed it far more the second time round. The twists you mentioned (SPOILER TAG THEM!) make far more sense. It's one of the greatest films I've ever seen.

 

I know ive been slated here before but i fucking hate anything thats supposed to be filmed in a hand held cam, the worst of these cloverfield. A great idea but ruined after the guy refuses to drop the cam no matter what the fuck it happening, being chased by monsters? I will film it, in a building falling down? Flim it.

 

I think you missed the point. Try watching it again?

 

 

 

What did i miss? stick it in spoliers if you want?

 

Christ almighty.

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Lost. I was obsessed with it when it was still exciting, and after. I remember spending hours reading Lostpedia around the end of the second season, and I knew it was all going to turn out badly because they wouldn't be able to end it well and resolve everything they'd set up even then. But I stayed hooked, and the ending was way worse than I expected. Just bullshit twist after bullshit twist, until it spiralled into "Well the main thing was they all became special friends, the actual story was irrelevant."

 

Drive as well. Recommended and overrated by people I now know to be bell-ends, and I went in expecting something half-decent. I got a crapper Rain Man with more neon and killings.

 

 

 

Having said that, if your prior opinion is that these people are idiots then I'm sure you'll really enjoy it.

Not true. I went in knowing full well those people are idiots, but it didn't stop the film being boring and rubbish. They didn't even show the best bit. It was just a waste of time. Interesting news story but it doesn't make an interesting film, certainly not the way this film did it anyway.

 

The Thin Red Line - It's a massively acclaimed movie from Terence Malick that I should have enjoyed, but ended up hating. My mate suggested putting it on and get really stoned while watching it. Sounded all promising, but my mate fell asleep not even an hour into it, leaving me to endure this overly long war movie all by myself. Now I know that there are probably thousands of movies that are worse than this and if I watched it under different circumstances I may have enjoyed it more than I did. But the endless pretentious dialogue over what seemed to be an eight hour period killed me. It felt like I was Elaine watching The English Patient.

Fuck Terence Malick. I might have watched The Thin Red Line under similar circumstances actually, I'm sure it was on telly and it lasted an entire Sunday. And the whole thing was just Matthew from Game On writing letters. Hated it.

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^ I think you should watch Chinatown again. I enjoyed it far more the second time round. The twists you mentioned (SPOILER TAG THEM!) make far more sense. It's one of the greatest films I've ever seen.

 

I know ive been slated here before but i fucking hate anything thats supposed to be filmed in a hand held cam, the worst of these cloverfield. A great idea but ruined after the guy refuses to drop the cam no matter what the fuck it happening, being chased by monsters? I will film it, in a building falling down? Flim it.

 

I think you missed the point. Try watching it again?

 

 

 

What did i miss? stick it in spoliers if you want?

 

Christ almighty.

 

Yup still waiting, you can carry on ripping the shit out of me or just point out the problem?

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I'm going to repeat my hatred for Life of Pi.

 

I don't know who Ang Lee has compromising photo's of, but Life of Pi is an awful, stupid film. It's Emperor's new clothes. I grew up with Disney films where children were best friends with animals, so I don't mind the idea of him sharing the boat with a tiger. What I do object to is the tiger living unnoticed under the tarpaulin, along with the hyena, that was also unnoticed, even when Pi had not only looked under the tarpaulin for supplies (and would have also had to go under there when bailing out the water), but also when he was trampling all over it.

 

The CGI was laughably awful (such as his almost cartoonlike uncle, and the tiger taking on Disney style anthropomorphic proportions when he turns face), and time was taken up with ideas that were just dropped 90 seconds later and had no bearing on the rest of the film. An island that eats people? Well, why not?

 

It was an absolutely pointless, bloated, Michael Bay-esque, special effects showreel under the pretentious guise that it was art. It was insulting the audience, expecting them accept and be impressed by whatever colourful shite they threw at the screen. Fuck off.

 

Several people walked out, and I would have done too, were they not the only reclining seats on the ferry.

 

I think you missed the point. Try watching the ending again?

Are you suggesting the CGI was deliberately shite? Or that the continuity errors were intentional?

 

What point do you think I missed? The two stories and their parallels with the concept of religions based on faith?

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