|Jedi Joe wrote:
|I could write a book, but I'll keep this one short.
2001: A Space Odyssey - Even though this is one of my favorite movies, I don't understand why people worship it so much. It is very slow-paced, has little dialogue, and an ending that could be mistaken for an acid trip. 2010 was better, IMO.
Any horror movie - I just don't see the point in being mindlessly scared. At least put some realistic plotlines...
Lord of the Rings - Very boring and slow-paced, I just don't really like them...
Avatar - I've come to like this movie very much, but the plot wasn't an overly-brilliant one. It only shines in it's CGI and special effects.
The Empire Strikes Back - Yes, I know I'll get an angry mob after me for saying this (if I didn't get one already for LotR), but why is this the almost undisputed favorite of all Star Wars movies? Until the end, I thought it was one of the most boring, with all the drawn-out scenes in the Millennium Falcon and on Dagobah.
Mario - While I love the original Mario games, is the franchise really that special to warrant a bunch of new games? It's like we're seeing a new Mario game every week, it's ridiculous...
Grand Theft Auto - Is it really THAT good of a game? I don't think I could find enjoyment in breaking the law, whether it be a game or not.
Call of Duty - I've played the last couple of CoD games, and there was virtually no difference to me.
The PC Gaming Cult - There's always that one person you know who has a water-cooled 10 TB gaming PC who thinks that he/she is automatically superior to console gamers because of said PC.
I shall present respectful counters for a lot of these and agree with others.
2001: Ok, so this is one of my favorites to but its worshipped for its use of videography and soundtrack. Its all about angles, and its more of a hardcore film geek thing with other people trying to stay with it and love it with the online hipsters. I think its following is diminishing.
Any Horror Movie: Ya, most aren't brilliant, but some can be enjoyed on a "its so bad its good" level. And occasionally you get one that is genuinely terrifying. Sometimes you even get a fairly brilliant one to, but again its not for everyone. I was desensitized young to televised violence so being scared is a truly unique experience to me now.
Lord of the Rings: Again, a lot of people don't like them. You have to have the patience to enjoy the epic and while some people like the epic at that length some just don't. Those 3 extended movies are as long together as the entire Star Wars saga. Its all about whether or not you love seeing the source material brought to life since no one thought that it could be done.
Avatar: I hate this one. I have stated that enough times that rather than bore anyone I'll just continue.
The Empire Strikes Back: I will Kill You I kid, but in reality this one was about stepping away from the rough riding adventure and into a darker, broader story. The separation of the characters lets them stretch a bit and allows space for development, and the tone sets up for more interaction than action.
Mario: I love Mario 64 but since then they've only been ok. Mario Galaxy was so fun though.
Grand Theft Auto: No, it is not that good of a game. I don't like it.
Call of Duty: I don't like these either. I'm a Halo man
PC Gaming Cult: Ya it shouldn't be about status, and I don't play pc gaming, but I'll admit the hotkey setups and the range and size make PC the optimal gaming platform. Having said that, I love the hell outta my xbox.
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