At 3/21/13 10:24 PM, Tremulos wrote:
I firmly believe that most of the hate these movies get is a direct result of all the praise and positive attention they have received, and not actually deserved based on the merits of the movies themselves.
That's probably true to some small extent, but really people just like to say this as an easy out, a way to marginalize dissenting opinions without actually engaging with them. There are many valid critiques to be made about all of those movies, and in fact I dislike most of them, too (I like the LotR movies well enough and I love the first Matrix). Instead of just discounting those opinions, isn't it better to discuss them? You can easily spot who's just part of a backlash bandwagon because they won't have anything else to say.
If there's a common theme between all of these movies listed here, it's that they're all huge splashy visual spectacles that are ultimately all style and no substance. They dazzle audiences when they first come out and garner mostly positive opinions as a result, but it's a shallow enchantment that wears off over time, and then people start to notice and pick apart the deeper flaws. I mean, I really loved Avatar and Forrest Gump the first time I saw them. The second time around, not so much.
At 3/21/13 10:20 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote:
Those who called Forrest Gump "Subpar" are either retarded, have shit taste in movies, or read too much into the film thinking it has a political agenda against liberals.
Haha, what? That movie is treacly, manipulative, baby boomer-fellating bullshit. Well-made bullshit, but still. It's a fun movie, and I don't outright hate it, but come on, let's at least be honest about it.