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ams288
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April 27th, 2019 at 3:21:23 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

One thing this thread proves, liberals are losing their sh-t over this movie.



Huh?
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EvenBob
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April 27th, 2019 at 3:45:21 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

is currently graded as the 5th best film of all time .



According to an audience that's mostly
under 25 and have never seen a movie
made before 1995. I find these movies
all the same, just with different characters.
They're for comic book readers, and the
plots mirror that. It's gets very tiring
watching the laws of physics suspended
for 2 hours. I did like Deadpool 1 & 2,
but it's storyline was just as juvenile
as the rest. It was the constant humor
I enjoyed.
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EvenBob
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April 27th, 2019 at 3:57:17 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux


I saw one of the middle Harry Potter movies. I didn't 100% get everything happening, but it basically made sense.



Never seen a Potter movie all the way
thru. Tried reading 2 of the books, never
made it to 50 pages. Kid stuff, which
is obviously the target audience.
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gordonm888
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April 27th, 2019 at 4:56:28 PM permalink
The Avengers Endgame movie has been revealed (by some reviewers) to involve time travel, which apparently includes some re-living of critical events in previous movies. If that is the case, then NO, this is not the movie to watch as your first superhero movie.


Quote: EvenBob

According to an audience that's mostly
under 25 and have never seen a movie
made before 1995.



About half the IMDB voters (now 165,000 people) are 29 or younger, but the other half are 30 or older. And only about 1% are 18 or younger. I don't think that is incredibly different than the early audience for most movies. And what is true is that the movies have changed greatly since Star Wars and Indiana Jones - much faster-paced, CGI makes mind-blowing science fiction and fantasy scenes possible, more racially diverse, much less censorship, much less singing and dancing, etc.

IMO, there are dozens of old movies that stand the test of time and are among the best ever - but as a general statement the movies post-1990 are much better than those prior to 1975.
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gordonm888
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April 27th, 2019 at 5:10:35 PM permalink
Some tickets to the previews/first showings of Avengers Endgame were resold by auction on Ebay. Top prices reported were $15,000/ticket in New Jersey.

CNN reports that by 2 pm, Saturday afternoon, the Avengers Endgame movie had already broken the record for highest world-wide box-office for an opening week-end -$645 million - with Saturday afternoon and evening and all of Sunday still to go!
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Rigondeaux
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Thanks for this post from:
EvenBob
April 27th, 2019 at 5:44:08 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

The Avengers Endgame movie has been revealed (by some reviewers) to involve time travel, which apparently includes some re-living of critical events in previous movies. If that is the case, then NO, this is not the movie to watch as your first superhero movie.


Quote: EvenBob

According to an audience that's mostly
under 25 and have never seen a movie
made before 1995.



About half the IMDB voters (now 165,000 people) are 29 or younger, but the other half are 30 or older. And only about 1% are 18 or younger. I don't think that is incredibly different than the early audience for most movies. And what is true is that the movies have changed greatly since Star Wars and Indiana Jones - much faster-paced, CGI makes mind-blowing science fiction and fantasy scenes possible, more racially diverse, much less censorship, much less singing and dancing, etc.

IMO, there are dozens of old movies that stand the test of time and are among the best ever - but as a general statement the movies post-1990 are much better than those prior to 1975.



The other thing is the audience for a dumb movie will be people who like dumb movies.

It's like asking people walking out of a MacDonalds if the think a big Mac is a good burger.

As to movies getting better or worse, it depends on your taste. If you like mindlessness regurgitation, corporate branding, shameless pandering and bad special effects, they've gotten better.

Otherwise it really sucks. The market is driven by adolescents, children, idiots and overseas markets.

Oftentimes I've checked what was playing and there isn't a single film that would appeal to a functionally literate adult.

I picked your year, 1975. Top film was Jaws. Very creative, innovative. A big blockbuster, but also an artistic vision.

Other top grossing films included dog day afternoon, rockey horror, cuckoo's nest and return of the pink panther.

Yeah, we're much better off with wall to wall recycled children's stories made on the assumption that the audience can't speak English.
rxwine
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April 27th, 2019 at 5:51:34 PM permalink
Just waiting for one of you to make a derisive crack about the original Three Stooges being too dumb for anyone with an IQ over 80.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
gordonm888
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April 27th, 2019 at 7:27:18 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux


The other thing is the audience for a dumb movie will be people who like dumb movies.

It's like asking people walking out of a MacDonalds if the think a big Mac is a good burger.



I agree, people who flock to see a movie in its first weekend are of a mindset to like it. But, frankly, they often come out hating the movie they just saw. What I'd say is that the >150,000 people who have seen the Endgame movie and voted on its ranking were hoping to like it and that on average, they LOVED it. Time will tell, as it always does.

Quote: Rigondeaux

As to movies getting better or worse, it depends on your taste. If you like mindlessness regurgitation, corporate branding, shameless pandering and bad special effects, they've gotten better.

Otherwise it really sucks. The market is driven by adolescents, children, idiots and overseas markets.

Oftentimes I've checked what was playing and there isn't a single film that would appeal to a functionally literate adult.



Since 1990
Interstellar
Lord of the Rings (3 movies)
Silence of the Lambs
Gravity
Schindler's List
Forrest Gump
Fight Club
The Matrix
Pulp Fiction
Se7en
Saving Private Ryan
The Usual Suspects
The Lion King
Beauty and The Beast
Memento
Gladiator
The Dark Knight
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri
Casino
Wolf Of Wall Street
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Gran Torino
The Big Lebowski
A Few Good Men
Jurassic Park
Gone Girl
Inception
Hotel Rwanda
Groundhog Day
Sicario

and on and on....... (and note I didn't mention any Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies). Look, in any era there will always be bad movies, but there's a lot of good movies that are nothing like what you are complaining about. Surely, there must be something on this list that you liked?
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Rigondeaux
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April 27th, 2019 at 7:48:59 PM permalink
Oh there have been scores of great movies since 1990. Casino is my favorite.

Moreover, we can see thousands of films that were once either inaccessible or yuge PITA to track down. From Hollywood classics to demented South Korean films.

At the same time.... It used to be safe to assume the multiplex would have a thriller or something else for normal adults. No longer. Though, some of the movies for little kids are actually really good films, like Wall-e.

And we won't see many films that have the creativity or substance of those films from 1975 leading the box office. It's like 100% recycled crap.
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April 27th, 2019 at 9:48:27 PM permalink
For the most part I would like to avoid movie theaters.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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