If it's crap ... We'll tell you
All this talk about how much everyone hated the Oscar choices was fun for a while, but then I stumbled across this article:
And it made me think: It's easy to talk about why we hate various movies, but why do we love them. What makes you keep going to see films despite all the bad movies, remakes and reboots that come out. What is it about movies that make you watch Grown Ups, Twilight and other terrible movies and make you know they could be better?
Yeah, someone probably made this thread already, but whatever. I think it needs to be brought up again.
I love movies because they can take me to places I'll never go and show me scenes I'll never see from the perspectives of people I'll never be. The bulk of the films I watch are sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Why watch something about a suburban family and their first world struggles? I've seen enough of that in real life. Show me a dude hang gliding on a pterodactyl, or re-animating the dead, or trying to escape from a prison in orbit around Earth.
I have a friend that studies film and hates fantasy films. He says that they are too unrealistic. No shit, senor.
A friend got me Jarhead on DVD when it came out. Not a bad gesture on his part but as I watched the film this sense of familiarity was so overwhelming that I couldn't enjoy it at all. Now if Swoff and Co. had to track down a robot djin in Saudi Arabia that had the cure for a snake flu outbreak I'd be all up in that shit.
You sir, gives the perfect explanation of why I despise the indie culture.
Sorry, I don't follow.
What I think Zeke is saying is that genre films will always be better than the indie comedy and/or drama because they bring you into another world or do weird things not seen before; Not drag you into the problems of middle class family #00953.
I could be wrong though.
Because of Quints USS Indianapolis monologue.
Because of the Downtown shoot out in Heat
Because "If they move, kill 'em"
Because of Life out of balance
Because of Jupiter and beyond the infinite
Because of candle lit scenes in Barry Lyndon
Because of the kissing montage
Because of Steve McQueen
Because of Seven Samurai
Because "of this fucking tie business"
Because "I am the Nightrider"
Because of my Dad.
Because of the amazing dialogue that makes my imagination flow. Because of the emotional roller-coaster I am put on. Visual Effects that can define a generation. Because of the storytelling that makes me dream my happy dreams or have terror the whole night through and not regret a minute. Because of the Acting that not just makes a character but makes a human being something real. THAT is why I love movies.
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Seeing people's reactions after watching Eraserhead for the first time
Going to a Room screening with people just as ridiculous and crazy as me
Watching It's A Wonderful Life with my family every Christmas Eve
Obnoxiously singing along to the tribal choirs in The Lion King
Finding a shitty movie on Netflix and telling all my friends about how awful this looks; resulting in a screening party
Pretty much anything involving the word Disney and/or Pixar (okay not everything, there are the sequels, some of the live-action movies, anything Disney Animation Studios did between 2003-2008...)
The fucking "Tears in Rain" monologue.
Because I can recite Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King and Aladdin verbatim.
Because I've had very, very long arguments with friends regarding batshit conspiracy theories dealing with said films.
Because Star Wars.