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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!) — Page 12

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Spuffure said:
Also, early ‘60s songs are shit.

*cries in American Graffiti*

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People don’t give silent era cinema the love and respect they deserve.

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“The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema; the only thing they lacked was the sound of people talking and the noises. But this slight imperfection did not warrant the major changes that sound brought in… In many of the films now being made, there is very little cinema: they are mostly what I call ‘photographs of people talking.’ When we tell a story in cinema, we should resort to dialogue only when it’s impossible to do otherwise.”

— Alfred Hitchcock

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Kubrick’s Lolita is one of his worst films, but is still a decent film.

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I posted this earlier on this thread but I feel like asking again.

Could someone please explain the reason for all the vitriol aimed at Michael Bay, particularly his Transformers movies? I’ve personally enjoyed all of them, yet everywhere I look his movies are treated like crimes against humanity or something.

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People hate Michael Bay’s Transformers movies because they’re really, really bad. They’re bad movies. They are crimes against humanity (this is a hyperbolic figurative statement of course). The Bayformers franchise wears the fact that its only concern is making buttloads of money on it’s sleeve. Honestly the first one is the only one that even remotely seems like an “okay” movie, but even that’s bad.

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Maybe there’s something wrong with me, but I have enjoyed the hell out of the Transformers movies, expect for Age of Extinction which I found to be merely OK, and yes, I genuinely enjoyed The Last Knight.

As for Bay’s filmography outside of Transformers, I’ve yet to see a Michael Bay movie I didn’t like, Pearl Harbor is the only one I have never seen.

Yes, I’m a Michael Bay fan and I’m not ashamed of it. Many will probably think I suffer from some kind of mental handicap for saying it.

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I liked The Rock, Pearl Harbor and Armageddon but i’m not going to pretend they are great cinema.

Sometimes a movie is just something you watch for enjoyment and it is nothing more than that. Something to do for a couple of hours.

The only thing i liked about his Bayformers movies was the monologue at the end of the first film and the inclusion of Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime. Dumb movies and they can be enjoyed a lot more if you are not a Transformers or Generation 1 fan. The Last Knight cannot even be defended as a dumb flick to be enjoyed, though it is truly one of the worst films i have ever seen. And Marky Mark phoned that movie in.

As for Bayturtles those movies are truly abominable. Especially the second one.