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    So who has seen The Raid? Has to be the most brutal film i've seen at the cinema. The fight scenes were incredible. :coma:
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)

    Also, has anyone seen Time Magazine's top 10 movies of the millennium (thus far)? This is the list:

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    10. The Artist
    9. Moulin Rouge!
    8. Devdas
    7. Synecdoche, New York
    6. The Hurt Locker
    5. The White Ribbon
    4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    3. Avatar
    2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    1. Wall-E


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    That's an awful list in my view. The only deserving entry on it is The Lord of the Rings. I can't reconcile with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Avatar and Wall-E being on it.
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    Just remembered seeing this a couple of days ago, an Ian Flemming biopic to be directed by Jones.



    I probably only agree with two on that list, even if that. The Artist and Wall-E are probably the only ones that deserve to be there. I would have included There Will Be Blood, Mulholland Drive and at least one Transformers movie!
    Yeah it's obviously complete *******s. making a list is pretty impossible but you know that someone's badly shagged it up when it's got Avatar and The Hurt Locker in it. They'd be lucky to make it into the top 200 once you've power-hosed all the hype off them. I'm amazed someone remembers them in 2012, because sure as hell nobody will in 2022
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    (Original post by Mister Dead)
    Yeah it's obviously complete *******s. making a list is pretty impossible but you know that someone's badly shagged it up when it's got Avatar and The Hurt Locker in it. They'd be lucky to make it into the top 200 once you've power-hosed all the hype off them. I'm amazed someone remembers them in 2012, because sure as hell nobody will in 2022
    You're genuinely amazed that people still remember Avatar? How poor is your memory?
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    You're genuinely amazed that people still remember Avatar? How poor is your memory?
    Ha! Extremely poor indeed, as a matter of fact. I guess this tells us something about the power of marketing, not only to get people to go in the first place, but to place an absolutely rubbish film as one of the best of a decade.

    Quite the opposite of what I said is true, it seems. It will be remembered.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Also, has anyone seen Time Magazine's top 10 movies of the millennium (thus far)? This is the list:

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    10. The Artist
    9. Moulin Rouge!
    8. Devdas
    7. Synecdoche, New York
    6. The Hurt Locker
    5. The White Ribbon
    4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    3. Avatar
    2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    1. Wall-E


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    Where the hell is Inception on that list? :lolwut:
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    (Original post by Mister Dead)
    I guess this tells us something about the power of marketing, not only to get people to go in the first place, but to place an absolutely rubbish film as one of the best of a decade.
    Do you really think it's marketing that got Avatar that spot on the list when there's films like Synecdoche, New York on it? I think Avatar will be remembered for it's visuals and I don't that's a bad thing at all even if it doesn't deserve to be on the list.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Do you really think it's marketing that got Avatar that spot on the list when there's films like Synecdoche, New York on it? I think Avatar will be remembered for it's visuals and I don't that's a bad thing at all even if it doesn't deserve to be on the list.
    Yes, I absolutely do. It was a ****ing terrible film and no amount of 'impressive' visuals makes up for that.
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    Avatar wasn't terrible. Don't be stupid.
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    Yes it was. It was crap. It was dumb, predictable and unoriginal.
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    The only films I would consider to be terrible would be ones that had no redeeming qualities at all.
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    How one can call a film with the most advanced filming techniques and technology so far in the history of film "unorginal" is beyond me. There were plenty of redeeming qualities to the film.
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    (Original post by Colonel.)
    How one can call a film with the most advanced filming techniques and technology so far in the history of film "unorginal" is beyond me. There were plenty of redeeming qualities to the film.
    by watching the film and realising that it's, well, unoriginal. maybe they're taking this new technology in completely the wrong direction.
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    I have to say, 9 foot blue people with neural connections to the plant life and floating rock islands weren't exactly concepts I'd seen a lot of before.
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    well whyever not, because it's exactly what half the prog bands were singing about and having drawn for their album covers through the seventies. you'll find a trillion creatures that look an awful lot like Navi, drawn by people that enjoy drawing sexualised human/animal combos and fiction/non fiction books about how we're connected to nature number thousands since the end of the 60s. There isn't an original bone in it, and it's all compounded by the hilarious charicatures and rubbish script. It one giant, dumb waste of money. Ooooh, but it looks soooo great. yes, but it's rubbish.

    edit: And floating rock islands have featured in alsorts of stuff. I wasn't sure what, so I had to look it up. But they have.
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    Cool, thanks for that. Your opinions are now going on the same pile as Dalek1099's.
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    (Original post by Colonel.)
    Cool, thanks for that
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    I think the point really is that other films should have been on that list instead of Avatar. As mentioned previously, Inception is the most original Holywood blockbuster in years. However, it is not on that list. Avatar has certainly been the most influential film in the last couple of years because it was filmed in 3D, and what is everyone doing nowadays, shooting in 3D. In terms "advanced filmmaking techniques" sure they filmed with 3D cameras, but who actually prefers 3D to 2D? I think The Dark Knight using IMAX cameras for a live-action fictional feature was much more of an achievement that shooting in 3D. And I would rather go see an IMAX feature than a 3D feature.
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    I wouldn't recommend the Matrix. It is influenced by copies philosophical ideas that have been around for centuries and draws upon steals ideas from earlier anime shows like Akira and Ghost in the Shell.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I wouldn't recommend the Matrix. It is influenced by copies philosophical ideas that have been around for centuries and draws upon steals ideas from earlier anime shows like Akira and Ghost in the Shell.
    that's the difference isn't it. The Matrix is actually quite a good film. Whereas Avatar is lazy, clichéd, vacuous tripe that's a ****ing chore to get through because the script and performances are so utterly crap.
 
 
 
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