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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!) — Page 10

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OK, just let me be clear. There’s a difference between having no issues with something and thinking it’s wonderful, they’re not one and the same.

IDK, ever since I first saw TPM I was never bothered by Jar Jar Binks, and whenever I rewatch the movie he still doesn’t bother me. I get how he gets under people’s skin, but what truly puzzles me is the white hot outrage around the character.

I hope I’ve made myself clear this time around.

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fmalover said:

OK, just let me be clear. There’s a difference between having no issues with something and thinking it’s wonderful, they’re not one and the same.

IDK, ever since I first saw TPM I was never bothered by Jar Jar Binks, and whenever I rewatch the movie he still doesn’t bother me. I get how he gets under people’s skin, but what truly puzzles me is the white hot outrage around the character.

I hope I’ve made myself clear this time around.

Okay, got it. I understand completely. He may not be great, but he’s certainly not the worst part of the prequels.

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Multiplayer-only games have no appeal to me. I prefer single player offline games.

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CourtlyHades296 said:

Multiplayer-only games have no appeal to me. I prefer single player offline games.

+1

I’ve been away from the console and computer games landscape for nearly a decade now, so I might be wrong, but I fear Single-Player games are becoming a niche market.

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CourtlyHades296 said:

Multiplayer-only games have no appeal to me. I prefer single player offline games.

“I’m with you too!”
I’ve never liked most multiplayer online games, especially first-person shooters. They’re just a hub for toxicity.

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CourtlyHades296 said:

Multiplayer-only games have no appeal to me. I prefer single player offline games.

Yep.

Now get out of here with that dirty, popular opinion. Go on, git!

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So far no one has posted an unpopular opinion regarding books, so let me be the first to take the plunge.

I started reading the Malazan books based on all the enthusiastic praise people were giving them online, and have read both the main series of books by Steven Erikson and the complementary Novels of the Malazan Empire by Ian Cameron Esslemont.

Overall I found the books to be alright, but nowhere near the masterpiece of modern literature everyone claims them to be. There’s a lot to like, but there’s also a lot that I didn’t like, for instance characters and/or storylines that are left unresolved, characters who disappear from the story only to return with absolutely no explanation as to what they’ve been up to, stuff that that is hinted at but never pans out, etc.

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Sleeping Beauty is the best of the Disney Princess films. The choice of having the main characters be the good fairies turns the fairy tale formula on its head, and in the 1950s it was unheard of for the main characters to be a strong female. The 70mm animation is incredible, as is the soundtrack by Tchaikovsky. Not to mention the incredible villain Maleficent.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

If J. R. R. Tolkien was as gifted an editor as he was a writer, I may have been able to finish reading The Lord of the Rings. As-is, the books are too frikkin’ bloated.

Preach, man. I stopped reading the books after I got to Tom Bombadil. The books are just way too long, with way too much boring unimportant stuff in them. I ended up watching the movies later, and really enjoyed them. They’re some of my favorite movies of all time. I guess I just don’t have the patience for Tolkien’s style of storytelling.

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I heard a theory that Bombadil is the gatekeeper of the story. In traversing the threshold of the Old Forest and passing through the mist of the barrows, the reader enters the dream world of the adventure.

But agreed that this style isn’t for everyone. I have strong feelings for it in part because of its meandering prose - It feels like a world in which to live rather than a story to consume, if that makes sense.

What a grand and intoxicating innocence. How could you be so naive? There is no escape. Come, lay down your weapons. It is not too late for my mercy.
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For some ungodly reason I got to the urge to throw on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull again and know what? It kinda owns. As silly and nonsensencial as it is it retains that kinetic Spielberg direction. Each of the action scenes has an incredible oomf to them. Great piece of pulp fiction. I had the biggest grin on my face throughout most of the movie. Just a ridiculous fun time. Will never not cheer when the ants go in that Russians dudes mouth and then drag his rotting body into the ant hill. Give it a watch you might have a good time with the right mindset!