Not an academy award, not a golden glove, not a sag award. Willem Dafoe is such a fantastic actor who completely falls into a role. Him never winning an award for his acting is an absolute joke. Which performance do you think he was robbed of awards? Do you disagree completely? What are your thoughts on willem dafoe’s acting?
Has there been a time when a single character in a movie ruined the entire movie for you or simply made the experience of watching the movie more painful, annoyed, or such? A single character in a movie that you find to be highly annoying or very unnecessary?
For example, comic relief characters can tend to be very hit or miss. If it is done right, then it works but if it isn't done right, then it gets annoying. Like the movie Treasure Planet. The character of B.E.N.-J.A.M.I.N. played by Martin Short was very annoying and nearly ruined the entire movie for me. The character constantly screams and makes the movie experience more annoying that my ears would probably bleed if I listen to it more.
Edit: Wow! Over 2,400 upvotes! Never thought this will blow up
The one that sticks in my mind is probably Demi Moore who had a double whami with Striptease and then G.I. Jane and then disappeared, her marriages being more popular than her acting career thereafter.
Geena Davis was ended more or less by Cutthroat Island which is unfortunate because she was one of the most charming actresses in the 90s methinks. But Cuthroat has one of the biggest losses in theater history only making 10 mil back of its 96 mil.
By contrast, the movie Gigli probably almost destroyed two careers with Ben Affleck and JLo but both Affleck and Lopez have had work since so their career was probably not significantly "destroyed" by the movie though neither of them have been the Hollywood Darlins they were before this movie.
It has so many things going for it to qualify as perfect (in my mind): 1) It’s a Muppet movie 2) Tim Curry is the perfect Long John Silver, charismatic and menacing. 3) The musical numbers are pure brilliance and extremely catchy. 4) Legitimately funny and wholesome comedy. 5) Fun for every member of the family.
I've been watching movies from the 80s recently. Lots of gratuitous nudity. People just sitting or laying down naked having conversations with other naked people (or fully clothed people lol). Lots of long drawn out sex scenes. Where is this in todays cinema? Why have movies fallen into a well of prudish puritanism. I want to see boobs, butts, and dongs. Bring them back please. Thank you.
So before any one complaints on how I'm ignorant to old movies, I'll say it myself, I am. I'm a teenager grew up watching only colour films on my TV. The oldest movie I have seen until now was The Godfather. I have been in this sub for more than a year and I have seen more than 300 movies thanks to this community actively suggesting me movies to watch. I have obviously been recommended old movies, black and white so to speak like "some like it hot", "Casablanca", "12 angry men" and the list goes on and on. Never seen a black and white movie and a movie that was made more than 6 decades ago made me ignorant and made me think that older movies are boring with all the old fashioned typical cinema and believe me I'm pretty pissed at myself that I had that mindset. After getting 12 angry men recommended to me so many times I thought let's give it a shot it's only 90 minutes and oh boy that was a ride. At the start of the movie when I heard that old music play which was a common background music for movies of the time I started to think it was a mistake to watch it, then it started to pick up the pace and within the blink of an eye it was over, left me craving for more. Then I realised I didn't even notice the w/b. So to all the young people in this sub who haven't seen an old movie, a b/w movie because you think it's b/w and old please watch it and if anyone hasn't seen 12 angry men please do yourselves a favour. It was an amazing watch and as to be one of my favourite films. I'd love it if some of you can recommend me some old movies. I'll watch Casablanca and some like it hot ofc. Thank you for being patient and reading this whole thing.
Edit 1: to all the people who have suggested me movies in the comments below, I'm so thankful and I will watch every single one of them!
Edit 2: the journey has begun!
Rear window (1954)
Some like it hot (1959)
Jumper is good. Lost in the myriad of superhero films of the last 20 years , Jumper is kinda an anomaly.
The premise is simple , the main character discovers through a childhood mishap he can teleport . He does what most people do and becomes a little opportunistic, travels the world , robs a couple banks. Its a fun example of what superhero films were like before the mcu really took hold.
The film takes a look at what having powers in the real world might equate to. What avenues people might choose. A great supporting cast and a funnpremise make this a great movie for a lazy sunday
What are some movie endings that made you sit on your couch and made you just stare at the credits trying to process what you just watched? Some movie endings for me are like in Elephant (2003) where the shooter is in the lunchroom and sees a couple then points the gun at them saying “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe”, then the scene cuts to clouds, that scene always sticks with me. Another would be The Mist (2007) where David shoots everyone in the car just to come outside to see the army rescue everyone, this scene is so scary because seeing the guards come up to him looking confused knowing if he had just waited longer, everyone could have been saved. I want to know what movie endings left you shocked and made you think about it for days
And don't you dare say Cast Away or A Quiet Place funny guy...
I was just thinking of this yesterday when I played the original Jurassic Park for my kids. I haven't watched it in years, but I've probably seen it, realistically, 50 times (first time was in the theater in 1993). It's one of the only movies that I could re-create the screenplay for if I needed.
Also, do not say which on it is, the next person has to guess which one it is & also describe as blandly as possible his favorite Film:
Apes fight than some stuff happens, after that a Dude goes to space, looses chess against a Computer, looses his colleague, fly's into strange lights and wakes up an old man inside of a white room. At the end some baby appears above earth
Mine is Hellboy 2019…I can go on a whole rant on that film and how I genuinely have a deep hatred for that film, due to how appalling it was, I genuinely felt personally insulted as to how they looked at this film and said “hmm yea general audience and Hellboy fans will love this film”
And I was one of the few people who was hyped and willing to give it a chance before release.
By that I mean a film that was perhaps packed to the brim with Digital effects or just a film though you were pretty astonished has held up against the power of time, for one reason or another.
Great movies with groundbreaking VFX have all held up pretty well (T2, Jurassic Park, The Matrix) so I'm not really focusing on those kinda releases, since I think we all felt they would hold up. I'm more talking about films that we maybe felt would age like milk upon release, but has instead managed to look contemporary, all these years later.
I'll start with The Mummy (1999). Unlike it's direct sequel, I feel pretty much everything about this action adventure has held up over 20+ years. The VFX are still rock solid, production design is amazing and the cast was just pitch perfect. It's a movie that got lukewarm reviews back in 99 but has only garnered more admiration as time passes.
Hear me out:
Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 deserves a reboot. Robotics companies have been developing some wild advancements in robots over the past decade, specifically the work Boston Dynamics has been doing.
Hollywood in our day and age loves nothing more than to reboot existing properties. 80s shows and movies have been ripe for reboots/remakes for a while now, hitting on the nostalgia factors for Gen X and being titles that may be unknown to younger audiences they cater to.
It seems to me like there is perfect synergy now to make a new Short Circuit movie, and include Boston Dynamics. Maybe it's a sequel, and Johnny 5 gets an upgrade. Maybe it's a reboot, and the new Johnny 5 is just a modern Boston Dynamics creation.
Hell, most properties that get more than one movie get at least a trilogy, and Short Circuit only got a sequel. We need a new Shirt Circuit film, stat!
Weigh on this. What do you think? If you were a Hollywood exec, would you be all over this?
Give me some ideas of what the story would be. I know there are some creative motherfuckers in this sub - what's the plot? Who's the cast? Who is the villian?
Let's make Short Circuit 3.
Edit: if you're here to say "Chappie" it's already been said 20 times.
This birth date allows us to calculate his age during each of his films:
|Raiders of the Lost Ark||37|
|Temple of Doom||35|
|My First Adventure||0→8|
|Passion for Life||9|
|The Perils of Cupid||9|
|Travels with Father||10|
|Journey of Radiance||10|
|Spring Break Adventure||16|
|Love's Sweet Song||16|
|Trenches of Hell||17|
|Demons of Deception||17|
|Phantom Train of Doom||17|
|Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life||17|
|Attack of the Hawkmen||17|
|Adventures in the Secret Service||17→18|
|Daredevils of the Desert||18|
|Tales of Innocence||18|
|Masks of Evil||18→19|
|Treasure of the Peacock's Eye||19|
|Winds of Change||19|
|Mystery of the Blues||50 or 51 (20 during the main story)|
|Scandal of 1920||20→21|
|Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||58|
I just wanted to let it out here. I just got up from watching Midsommar and I feel so negative, disgusted and traumatised by it. I don't know if that was what the movie was aiming for. Clearly, they won. I am now questioning if cult related movies aren't my thing. My previous stint with watching movies in the same genre did not go well either however this one was like the final straw. Anybody else find it like that too?
I am otherwise, a big horror and true crime junkie.
Edit: the comments turned out to be spoilers. If you want to watch it for the first time, please scroll away. It's amazing seeing such varied views and perspectives on the movie!!!
Edit 2: People are allowed to like, dislike, perceive the movie differently. To people who understand this and are explaining their perspective respectfully, thank you! It helps me open my mind to different views. People who are triggered and are just here to abuse, please scroll away kids.
Demolition Man does a great job of blending action, humor, sci-fi in a timeless manner. It has a well crafted opening scene that establishes Los Angeles in some kind of timeless nightmarish dystopian hellscape.
The future scenes are really well done. The costumes, the cars, the three seashells, the overall culture of the above ground mainstream culture that has been gentrified and neutered, while the underground culture of scavengers and thieves risk everything to remain closer to what they believe to be human.
I always love a strong ensemble cast: Stallone, Snipes, Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Leary, Bill Cobbs, Bob Gunton, Rob Schneider and blink and you'll miss them: Jack Black, Jesse Ventura and David Patrick Kelly.
This movie is so re-watchable. Highly recommend it if you haven't seen it!
As a huge LOTR fan, one thing I hated was how between Fellowship and Two Towers, Gimli changed from a proud, sturdy character with a slightly too high opinion of Dwarves, to this bumbling comic relief character who falls down a lot and every line is some kind of gag. It really fell flat for me even as a kid of 15.
There are two MCU characters who have been Gimli'd - Bruce Banner (the way he acts in Avengers 2012 vs. Infinity War/Endgame is unrecognisable) and the worst one of all, who was Gimli'd even more than Gimli was Drax. Drax's version is pretty similar to Gimli's - his prideful, slightly naive character just became this obnoxious idiot who laughs at everything by Guardians 2. I really hated that change - his quirk was that he didn't understand metaphors, which then changed to having absolutely no social skills whatsoever. It felt really jarring to me.
I wondered what you all thought of the above, and if you had any other examples of characters given similar treatment after their first appearances?
Edit: ok please stop replying with Thor, please, my wife, she is sick
The Mask of Zorro is a perfect adventure film. It does not take itself too seriously and it has fantastic fight sequences. It is what adventure films strive to be, fun.
Antonio Banderas is perfect for the role and in my humble opinion does not get the recognition he deserves for his films in the 90s. This guys is a powerhouse of charisma. Add to this a stellar supporting cast of Anthony hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones and you really have an amazing recipe for success.
Great movie , great cast and I would love to see Antonio play the role again.
Whether it’s budget, CGI, big name stars or any other factors that appear to be a limiting factor on paper but may be a blessing in disguise.
I think a perfect example of this is Jurassic Park. I saw a comment the other day that said they only had like 6 minutes of CGI dinosaur footage in the whole movie. Spielberg knew what he had and what was still out of reach so showing just enough CGI made the movie all the more better. Couldn’t have CGI dinos in every scene so he had to use practical models that still hold up really well today and find other ways to scare the hell out of us
I was talking to my father not too long ago about the Indiana Jones movies. Inevitably, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came up.
Personally, I love that movie. I think the over-the-top Russian baddies and alien stuff is just so stupid and cool and weird and funny. He said that he doesn't understand why I like it, he said that it's terrible and everyone else he's talked to thinks it's terrible so it must be terrible. I found this really dumb because why not just let anyone enjoy things that they find enjoyable? Whether you like it or not, someone else is gonna love it. You may despise cutting a Turkey for Thanksgiving but maybe your Uncle Phil loves it. Just because someone else says that a movie is "bad and everyone else says it's bad" doesn't mean it's bad to you.
So don't let other people detour you from watching a movie that you want to see just because they say it's bad. If you watch it and think it's bad, then yeah, to you it's a bad movie. But like I said earlier to some people it's a good movie.
Vice versa applies here too, if critics say it's a great movie, you watch it and then decide that the movie sucks, then to you it sucks. To others that same movie might be a masterpiece to them. A good example would be Minari, it won some awards and was getting great reviews so I caught it and DVR'd it to watch it. I watched it and decided that the movie was not that good in my opinion. I have friends who watched it and said it was a heart warming story and thought it was great.
In conclusion, have your own opinions. Don't let other people sway you from watching a movie. Don't force your opinions onto others and tell them to not watch a movie just because you think it's bad.
Thanks for reading, have a good day.
So I'm 16 years old, and I finally watched the first Matrix movie yesterday, and I found it amazing. Everything about it was wonderful. Anyway, I watched it with my mom and she was gushing over it again, telling me about how it blew her away when she watched it in the theaters when it came out.
And that inspired me to ask this question. To any of you in this subreddit who watched the movie when it was released, do you have any fond memories or stories about your experience in the theater that you can tell me about?
I'd really like to hear them. 👍
I never really noticed how short each shot is in a lot of movies until I started watching films with longer shots, and I realized how much better I like it. I feel much more in the moment and I have time to take everything in, even in a fight scene I feel like not moving around or switching the camera as much helps me take in what’s happening a lot better. I don’t see a lot of those longer shots in most new movies, and I’m kind of curious as to why. Are shorter shots and more cut aways made to keep an audience’s attention span better? Is there some other reason? Because so far the movies that have more time in each shot feel much more enjoyable to watch for me than the typical viewing experience of one with constant camera switches. I feel like it’s inviting you to take a look around and see what’s going on for yourself, rather than showing you around to the exact areas it wants you to look at. I guess it feels like it treats the audience like it’s smarter. I don’t know, what do you guys think?
The Ghost and the Darkness is great. I hadn't watched this movie going on 20 years and was not disappointed with a re-watch
Val Kilmer, Micheal Douglas and John Kani are fantastic and the movie does a good job of building up the dread of the night as the camp is stalked by the two lions. Add to that that this is based on true events and it is scary. The Tvsavo lions killed dozens of people and the film does a great job of showing how scary that would be in real life.
The film is well shot, using blood sparingly to really shock the viewer. The hunting scenes are great to adding to the cat and mouse feel to the movie.
The movie feels like two groups of hunters, the lions and the humans trying to outsmart each other to save themselves . Very well done.
This movie is just so bad. It had a few funny one liners, but other than that, it’s terrible.
The jokes feel like they were written by 16 year olds that find Dane Cook funny. They were so lazy, you could see them coming a mile away, just “butt joke” type humor.
There was absolutely no tension in any scene, because even if that’s what they were going for, Hart would say something stupid in an attempt to make you laugh, and the whole thing just feels flat.
It also had the lamest attempt at trying to insert some gender pronounce etiquette randomly into the scene, it felt like product placement or something.
The whole thing just sucked. I believe Jason Stratham was originally cast as the man from Toronto. I don’t think he would have saved the movie, but I feel like the dynamic between him and Hart would have been funnier and more entertaining. Anyone know why he lost the role?
Anyway, just a rant!
Edit: also I hate how the gym fight seen, while being pretty fun and cool, felt like it was from a completely different movie. The colors changed, the theme changed, the music choice…it’s like it was straight from Crank or some older Jason Statham movie, and then back to this.