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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!) — Page 24

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Superweapon VII said:

And since I’ve been reminded: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is not a good movie.

I’m curious: what are some other '80s “classics” you dislike?

Just some guy.

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Spuffure said:

Superweapon VII said:

And since I’ve been reminded: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is not a good movie.

I’m curious: what are some other '80s “classics” you dislike?

I’m not him, but for me, it’s Caddyshack. That was my dad’s favorite movie as a teenager, and he always talked about how he wanted to show it to me when I was old enough. But we ended up watching it, and it was just so bland. I barely even remember a single thing about it, I just remember that literally none of the jokes landed at all. Even my dad was wondering why the hell he ever liked that movie.

I do disagree with you on 80s music sucking though, although I guess it’s mainly because I have a much higher level of cheese tolerance than most people. Those songs where a guy with absurd hair screams about believing in yourself while another guy with absurd hair shreds on a guitar are ridiculous, but damn they’re fun. It’s basically the shonen anime spirit transferred into musical form.

My preferred Skywalker Saga experience:
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Spuffure said:

Superweapon VII said:

And since I’ve been reminded: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is not a good movie.

I’m curious: what are some other '80s “classics” you dislike?

Aliens, Altered States, An American Tail, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Flash Gordon, and Revenge of the Nerds have all fanned my hatred or indifference. I’d also include Pretty in Pink, but I wasn’t able to finish that one, so it doesn’t feel fair to include it.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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StarkillerAG said:

Spuffure said:

Superweapon VII said:

And since I’ve been reminded: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is not a good movie.

I’m curious: what are some other '80s “classics” you dislike?

I’m not him, but for me, it’s Caddyshack. That was my dad’s favorite movie as a teenager, and he always talked about how he wanted to show it to me when I was old enough. But we ended up watching it, and it was just so bland. I barely even remember a single thing about it, I just remember that literally none of the jokes landed at all. Even my dad was wondering why the hell he ever liked that movie.

An important reminder that popular doesn’t always mean great. I felt the exact same way about Monty Python & The Holy Grail, except for the opening credits, which were heart-stoppingly hilarious. I don’t know why it was that specific part of the movie and no other part, but man, if only the rest of the movie was as funny to me as the opening credits.

I do disagree with you on 80s music sucking though, although I guess it’s mainly because I have a much higher level of cheese tolerance than most people. Those songs where a guy with absurd hair screams about believing in yourself while another guy with absurd hair shreds on a guitar are ridiculous, but damn they’re fun. It’s basically the shonen anime spirit transferred into musical form.

I didn’t say '80s music sucked, per se, I meant that it began to start showing signs (subtle at first) of the suckiness that was to befall popular music (and culture) in later decades. I guess my wording made it sound like I said it flatout sucked.

Superweapon VII said:

Spuffure said:

Superweapon VII said:

And since I’ve been reminded: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is not a good movie.

I’m curious: what are some other '80s “classics” you dislike?

Aliens, Altered States, An American Tail, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Flash Gordon, and Revenge of the Nerds have all fanned my hatred or indifference. I’d also include Pretty in Pink, but I wasn’t able to finish that one, so it doesn’t feel fair to include it.

Yeah. I get what you’re going at. '80s cheese is not on my diet.

I also completely understand why you don’t really like teen comedies of the era. I find '80s teen-related stuff annoying as shit. Not to mention lowbrow “humour”.

Just some guy.

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Spuffure said:

Superweapon VII said:

Spuffure said:

Superweapon VII said:

And since I’ve been reminded: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is not a good movie.

I’m curious: what are some other '80s “classics” you dislike?

Aliens, Altered States, An American Tail, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Flash Gordon, and Revenge of the Nerds have all fanned my hatred or indifference. I’d also include Pretty in Pink, but I wasn’t able to finish that one, so it doesn’t feel fair to include it.

Yeah. I get what you’re going at. '80s cheese is not on my diet.

I also completely understand why you don’t really like teen comedies of the era. I find '80s teen-related stuff annoying as shit. Not to mention lowbrow “humour”.

I don’t dislike them as a whole, though. I quite like John Hughes as a filmmaker, actually.

And I got Pretty in Pink mixed up with Sixteen Candles. Pretty in Pink wasn’t bad at all.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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I think Back to the Future Part III is the best western I’ve seen.

I’m not really that much of a movie purist. I really should’ve thought my name out a bit more.

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The Nintendo 64 is an overrated console that was ruined by the decision to use cartridges rather than CDs. This crippled the system (which would be more powerful than PS1 if it used CDs), and limited its third-party support.

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“Banana Man” Bill Olsen did so much for the preservation of Z-grade movies, it makes up for how cantankerous he could be towards customers and for all the offensive stuff he said on livestreams.

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This screepcap of him is still very funny.

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CourtlyHades296 said:

The Nintendo 64 is an overrated console that was ruined by the decision to use cartridges rather than CDs. This crippled the system (which would be more powerful than PS1 if it used CDs), and limited its third-party support.

Not sure how unpopular this opinion is. I’ve heard it numerous times.

My sister bought an N64 over a year ago, allowing me to play some of those games again for the first times in years. And yeah, I agree, it’s not as good a system as I remembered it being. The two Zelda games are probably among the only N64 games that actually look good.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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Hayden Christensen was born a century too late. He would’ve been a stellar actor in the silent era.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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Superweapon VII said:

Spuffure said:

Superweapon VII said:

Spuffure said:

Superweapon VII said:

And since I’ve been reminded: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is not a good movie.

I’m curious: what are some other '80s “classics” you dislike?

Aliens, Altered States, An American Tail, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Flash Gordon, and Revenge of the Nerds have all fanned my hatred or indifference. I’d also include Pretty in Pink, but I wasn’t able to finish that one, so it doesn’t feel fair to include it.

Yeah. I get what you’re going at. '80s cheese is not on my diet.

I also completely understand why you don’t really like teen comedies of the era. I find '80s teen-related stuff annoying as shit. Not to mention lowbrow “humour”.

I don’t dislike them as a whole, though. I quite like John Hughes as a filmmaker, actually.

And I got Pretty in Pink mixed up with Sixteen Candles. Pretty in Pink wasn’t bad at all.

Yeah, lots of '80s teen-oriented movies can be good, such as Back to the Future.

I must have confused that with the more specific '80s sex comedies, with brows so low you can’t even see the eyes.

Just some guy.

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I love instrumental synthwave music, but most of the stuff with vocals is tepid pop pap. I don’t understand how anyone likes it.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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Most of the best films of all time have already been made, and there’s not much being released mowadays that I have a desire to see now that superhero films are pushing out arthouse films and director-driven fare.

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CourtlyHades296 said:

Most of the best films of all time have already been made, and there’s not much being released nowadays that I have a desire to see now that superhero films are pushing out arthouse films and director-driven fare.

I feel you, man. Especially as a fan of old-style action movies with strong visuals and high-quality scriptwriting, it feels like the kind of movies I want to see are getting rarer and rarer. It’s either bland, regurgitated superhero BS, or slow-burn arthouse stuff that I’d rather watch at home. I do support the few movies that are along the lines of what I want to see (like Everything Everywhere or The Batman), but I have no desire to pay 20 bucks to see 98% of the stuff in theaters now.

My preferred Skywalker Saga experience:
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CourtlyHades296 said:

Most of the best films of all time have already been made, and there’s not much being released mowadays that I have a desire to see now that superhero films are pushing out arthouse films and director-driven fare.

I agree 100%.

Granted, I don’t think modern movies suck per se, I just don’t like them. Just like modern music. That’s something the “wrong generation” crowd don’t get.

I don’t like modern music, but people who like modern pop music have the right to enjoy what they like, and I do too.

Just some guy.

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I don’t begrudge people who enjoy the Marvel movies and shows, but for me it has become so unwieldy and a chore to even follow along what the hell is going on i’d rather watch a standalone movie. I like to have 2 hours of entertainment not do a homework assignment. And to me except for a few of em maybe they are just big commercials for the next movie, far too many of them seem the same and regurgitated. I know not an unpopular opinion, an unpopular opinion would be that these schlocky mass produced assembly line corporate product are actually good films.

I’m also sick of nostalgia culture and movie and tv series which can’t do anything except try and recapture or remake the past, or imagined past in some way.