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#1385897
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Spuffure said:

Surprise surprise! I’m back. Sorry for the inconvenience, but… I jus’ want to voice my opinion on horror films. Sorry for the wall of text, but here we go…

I strongly believe films are only really effective if it’s more than blood and gore, and there is no one in the film to react to it. The best types of horror. Stuff that isn’t just “Someone gets their body/face extremely fucked up and a character screams” but jump scares are the absolute worst. It’s just a very cheap form of horror especially if it gets a reaction from a character. I also love creepy ominous horror. Just, extremely unsettling images and sounds, that get gradually worse and worse, like something is going to come…but it never really does. NOT just cheap scares. I love atmosphere, and horror films should also have a unique palette, not that boring contemporary looking colours. Make the plot not just paranormal activity in someone’s home or the street. Give it a unique ‘feel’.

Pennywise from both ‘It’ films have their both pros and cons about their looks. Tim Curry’s Pennywise from 1991 looks great apart from the costume which looks a bit naff. Whatshisname’s Pennywise from 2017 (I’m not gonna even bother looking up his name) has a superb costume, his hair and makeup is good, but the face ruins it. Why did you have to pick some young dude? And don’t even get me started on those goofy-ass buck teeth.

Now, don’t judge me as I haven’t really seen either of these movies, but…

Eraserhead is a great example of my type of horror, bizarre images with bizarre sounds, no cheap shit. Same with the Exorcist. While both of these movies have people in them to react to them they are still PROPER HORROR.

Slasher movies are the absolute worst type of horror. They don’t scare me or make me feel creeped out. Sure, they have you on edge, but it isn’t really unique or effective, unless you’re squeamish or something.

TL;DR True horror films should have a sense of extreme creepiness or unease, have non-gory unsettling images and sounds, and have no one to react to them, therefore the viewer feels much more creeped out and it stays on them much longer. And to hell with slasher films. No pun intended.

The LBIC ad, while not meant to be creepy, is a great example of what I’m talking about.

P.S. it would be superb if anyone could direct me to something like it, think Little Baby’s Ice Cream crossed with Dining Room or there is Nothing, with the latter’s grainy and warm-coloured palette and horrific sound effects.

That is all.

The movie Us is a type of horror movie the likes of which I had never seen before. Watching the movie from start to finish there’s no jump scares, no unsettling images or anything like that, but once the credits started rolling and I started thinking about the movie I was left feeling deeply disturbed.

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#1385414
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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Before we move away from Indiana Jones I must confess that I don’t consider Raiders the masterpiece everyone makes it out to be. Sure, it’s a great homage to action adventure movie serials and the adventure pulp novels of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century featuring rugged men exploring exotic faraway locales, but for whatever reason it doesn’t thrill me as much as Temple of Doom does.

As for Willie Scott, I’ve never had any issues with her being a shallow airhead, plus I always have found her miles ahead of Marion Raven in the looks department (yes I know, it’s shallow as hell).

Frankly, apart from Temple, I am largely indifferent to the Indiana Jones movies.

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#1382392
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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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#1382357
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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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#1380399
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Now that you’re bringing up Batman and Robin, here’s my unpopular opinion regarding said movie: I have no issues whatsoever with Batman and Robin. In fact Batman Returns and Batman Forever are my favourites out of the Burton/Schumacher era.

Finally, even as a little kid I was never sold on Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

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#1375980
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There are two movie directors whose flicks are seemingly loved by everyone but which I personally find to be just OK.

Guillermo del Toro: I’ve seen most of his movies and so far I’ve only been mildly entertained, in fact the only one I have truly enjoyed is the one he has publicly disowned: Mimic.

Denis Villeneuve: His movies are no doubt very well made, but I feel like something is missing. In terms of set design and colour timing his movies look so sterile and lifeless.

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#1375967
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Anakin Starkiller said:

I feel like if they’re gonna have sex scenes they should at least commit and make it full-on porn. The way I see it, that way they would serve as the perfect culmination of a compelling relationship.

I have this idea of having a shared fictional universe in which I hire actual pornographic actresses who would feature in the mainline continuity as supporting characters and later have a porn distributor following on their sexual adventures. It would render a porn parody unnecessary.

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#1375963
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Spuffure said:

Slapstick isn’t funny. It’s entertaining though.

Romance is stupid and unnecessary in movies unless it is crucial to the plot. (Is this unpopular?)

I don’t like most musical films. They’re just too cheerful and romanticises a historic era sometimes, and probably most appeal to middle aged mums. However, there are some musicals I do genuinely do enjoy.

Fan-service is god-awful bollocks and ruins the aesthetic of a film other than to please horny teenagers. That ruins a lot of anime. Please, young-adult oriented anime where the female characters aren’t sexualised and look like a bug-eyed Disney character please?

I’m bloody tired of Every. Single. Fantasy. Story… taking place in a world modelled after medieval Europe. Like, how about a world modelled after imperial Asia, or… ancient Mesopotamia. Or, god forbid, pre-contact America?! Just stop trying to be like Tolkien.

What the flying fuck are the good plot advancing reasons for sex scenes other than to please the bloody audience?!

https://medium.com/@orbitbooks/epic-fantasy-lets-get-with-the-non-medieval-times-641233512fbb

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#1366571
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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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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#1366560
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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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#1364926
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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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#1362269
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act on instinct said:

Did a quick page flip to skim for The Dark Knight in case it was already mentioned because it felt like a cliche to say it by now but TDK is massively overrated.*

EDIT: *adding the obvious to say Heath Ledger did a great job and that overrated doesn’t mean total ass

I find myself enjoying The Dark Knight Rises a lot more than TDK. In fact TDKR is my favourite of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

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#1362120
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LeperMessiah117 said:

fmalover said:

The final season of Game of Thrones generated a lot of backlash, but personally I had no issues with it. I remember reading that the last three seasons were going to be a general idea of how the story would unfold in the books rather than a direct adaptation.

To me, it is fanfiction. The first four seasons I’d rate an overall 8/10, but 7 and 8 would get a 6/10. So I, too, don’t hate it like many others. A bit disappointed, I guess, but I don’t feel the hatred many others felt, and this is coming from somebody who is a huge fan of the book series.

Honestly, what did everybody expect from these later seasons anyways? Most of the best parts from the show were lifted directly from the books. Did people really expect that once Dave and Dan ran out of source material that they’d come up with stuff as good as what George wrote? Get real.

Still, the last few seasons were MOSTLY pretty solid, but I’m still eagerly awaiting on George to deliver the REAL story.

Yeah. In fact I’m one of those fans of the series that have chosen to wait until the last two ASoIaF books are published to start reading the book series.