I don't want to "read" a movie!
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
04-04-2012, 02:10 PM
I don't want to "read" a movie!

[Image: 0832984001338019225.gif]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
04-04-2012, 02:47 PM
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
I really enjoy some of the foreign films out there. A tragic story of an American movie remake was the movie "Rec", which became "Quarantine". The original Rec was much better, and the sequel was also fantastic. Quarantine 2 was almost terrible.

Netflix is great for catching foreign flicks... but it mangles all anime with dubs instead of subtitles. Sad
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
04-04-2012, 03:16 PM
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
Do people outside the US generally find American movies to be bad? Or just certain ones? Do other countries not have box office flops?

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

-Mark Twain
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
05-04-2012, 12:44 AM
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
Haha, I'm American and I find that most American movies are bad! Big Grin

[Image: 0832984001338019225.gif]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
05-04-2012, 01:38 AM
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
How about Inglourious Basterds... People walked out of that too...
You know what's done in half of Europe? Re-dubbing. French and germans retreat everything, it's awful.
They even redub porn.

Aspiring optimist
Eternal Pragmatist.
With the uncanny ability to see all sides in every argument.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
05-04-2012, 07:16 AM (This post was last modified: 05-04-2012 07:17 AM by germanyt.)
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
(05-04-2012 12:44 AM)Quidsane Wrote:  Haha, I'm American and I find that most American movies are bad! Big Grin
Then most foreign films probably are too. You just don't pay attention to any that aren't recommended to you. So you end up only seeing mostly good ones.

(05-04-2012 01:38 AM)Caveman Wrote:  How about Inglourious Basterds... People walked out of that too...
You know what's done in half of Europe? Re-dubbing. French and germans retreat everything, it's awful.
They even redub porn.
The new one with Brad Pitt? That was a pretty cool movie I thought. A bit like Valkyrie in that it's completely inaccurate but still a good movie.

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

-Mark Twain
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
05-04-2012, 07:44 AM
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
(04-04-2012 03:16 PM)germanyt Wrote:  Do people outside the US generally find American movies to be bad? Or just certain ones? Do other countries not have box office flops?
Everyone fucks stuff up from time to time. We just don't manage it as much as you lot.

Best and worst of Ferdinand .....
Best
Ferdinand: We don't really say 'theist' in Alabama. Here, you're either a Christian, or you're from Afghanistan and we fucking hate you.
Worst
Ferdinand: Everyone from British is so, like, fucking retarded.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
05-04-2012, 08:06 AM
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
(05-04-2012 07:44 AM)Hughsie Wrote:  
(04-04-2012 03:16 PM)germanyt Wrote:  Do people outside the US generally find American movies to be bad? Or just certain ones? Do other countries not have box office flops?
Everyone fucks stuff up from time to time. We just don't manage it as much as you lot.
Consequence of having Hollywood in country I guess.

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

-Mark Twain
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
05-04-2012, 09:27 AM
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
I really enjoy some foreign films, but I think there's this assumption that just because it's foreign it must be better than american movies. The same thing is assumed with american indy movies. But it just isn't true.

A movie has an equal chance of being either good or bad no matter where it comes from.

Subtitles don't scare me off, some of my favorite movies have them. I prefer them to dubs because a dub usually butchers the experience.

My wife used to avoid any movie with subtitles until I made her watch some of my movies. Now she isn't worried about it. Same with black and white.

Presumptions can kill the experience.

"I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments." -Jim Morrison
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
05-04-2012, 09:30 AM
RE: I don't want to "read" a movie!
(05-04-2012 09:27 AM)lucradis Wrote:  I really enjoy some foreign films, but I think there's this assumption that just because it's foreign it must be better than american movies. The same thing is assumed with american indy movies. But it just isn't true.

A movie has an equal chance of being either good or bad no matter where it comes from.

Subtitles don't scare me off, some of my favorite movies have them. I prefer them to dubs because a dub usually butchers the experience.

My wife used to avoid any movie with subtitles until I made her watch some of my movies. Now she isn't worried about it. Same with black and white.

Presumptions can kill the experience.
I hate when people knock a movie purely based on the fact that it was originally a book. I wanna knock the pretentious out of people that say "I saw the movie but the book was better". No one is impressed by the fact that you read a book.

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

-Mark Twain
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply
Forum Jump: