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Reply #15 - Oct 2nd, 2019 at 11:03am
 
Morphy wrote on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 10:52am:
Sarosh wrote on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 10:35am:
Morphy wrote on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 9:35am:
Kick wrote Today at 12:37pm:
By the way Morphy, you're killing it with the interesting Other Topics questions Cheesy


Why thank you sir! Anything to avoid responsibilities.


you should know you are helping a lot of people procrastinate too...


I'm not much of a procrastinator, I would like to be but I can never bring myself to actually do it. That's why I post random topics on Slinging.org.


I hear ya. I’ve been meaning to procrastinate more, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
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“My final hour is at hand. We face an enemy more numerous and cunning than the world has yet seen. Remember your training, and do not fear the hordes of Judas. I, without sin, shall cast the first stone. That will be your sign to attack! But you shall not fight this unholy enemy with stones. No! RAZOR GLANDES!  Aim for the eyes! May the Lord have mercy, for we shall show none!“  -Jesus the Noodler
 
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Re: Are good movies becoming more rare?
Reply #16 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 6:31am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 9:08am:
Shall I go on? Ok...
PUBG the Movie
Goldeneye the Video Game: The Movie
Doodle Jump
Flappy Bird
Fallout
Pacman: Revenge of the Fallen
Ms. Pacman: The Mystery of the Bow

... you’re right Morphy. There’s no excuse for bad movies. Maybe I should quit my job and move to Hollywood to fix things for you. All I have to do is become a waiter and wait until the big shot producers roll through the restaurant so I can pitch these epic movie ideas to them.


There was a Rubik's cube movie idea floating around for a while. Luckily it never got off the ground
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Reply #17 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 7:17am
 
The other thing I don't really get is the reboots. The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot was unnecessary. The original movie was perfect. You are never going to reboot it up to that level so why even bother doing it? I wish Hollywood would get some decent ideas for new movies.

Please no more Jurassic Parks, Transformers, and even though I wouldn't want all the comic book movies to stop at least turn out more original big budget blockbusters in addition to them. Inception was a good example. Great cast, interesting idea, music, set pieces etc.

Remember when Raiders of the Lost Ark was an original movie? Star Wars? Matrix? We need more beginnings and less sequels.
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“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
 
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Reply #18 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 7:42am
 
But Morphy! Think of those poor poor studio execs! They only have tens of millions when they could have HUNDREDS of millions! Would you deny those poor desperate millionaires just so you can see a movie with an original idea directed by someone that cares about crafting a narrative? Cheesy

They make the crap because the crap sells. It's the reason a lot of modern Hollywood films have random Chinese actors and are set in China or in some way reference China. That goes down really well in China even if it makes no sense in the film for western audiences.
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Reply #19 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 8:29am
 
@Morphy, have you seen Into the Spiderverse? Rebooting Spiderman has been done so often that they made an entire movie around the idea of constantly rebooting Spiderman... Very meta
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Reply #20 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 8:55am
 
From 2012:
https://youtu.be/TnpTcrtsN3U

This year: they actually made one for real... shameless!
https://youtu.be/ksj69JaBrAo
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“My final hour is at hand. We face an enemy more numerous and cunning than the world has yet seen. Remember your training, and do not fear the hordes of Judas. I, without sin, shall cast the first stone. That will be your sign to attack! But you shall not fight this unholy enemy with stones. No! RAZOR GLANDES!  Aim for the eyes! May the Lord have mercy, for we shall show none!“  -Jesus the Noodler
 
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Reply #21 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 12:14pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Oct 1st, 2019 at 10:47pm:
To answer your question though Morphy... most movies are bad and always have been. It’s just less painful to only remember the few good ones Smiley


Well said.
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Reply #22 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 12:19pm
 
Morphy wrote on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 7:17am:
The other thing I don't really get is the reboots. The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot was unnecessary. The original movie was perfect. You are never going to reboot it up to that level so why even bother doing it? I wish Hollywood would get some decent ideas for new movies.

Please no more Jurassic Parks, Transformers, and even though I wouldn't want all the comic book movies to stop at least turn out more original big budget blockbusters in addition to them. Inception was a good example. Great cast, interesting idea, music, set pieces etc.

Remember when Raiders of the Lost Ark was an original movie? Star Wars? Matrix? We need more beginnings and less sequels.


    I couldn't agree more.  The overwhelming majority of reboots are no where near as good as the original. Off the top of my head I can think of one that was as good... True Grit.  Why bother?  Are there no new ideas?
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Reply #23 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 12:59pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 8:29am:
@Morphy, have you seen Into the Spiderverse? Rebooting Spiderman has been done so often that they made an entire movie around the idea of constantly rebooting Spiderman... Very meta


That one is a really goods film. Again it depends on the director and the writing. When they have a vision, when they actually have a style and can execute it, that's when the film actually turns out good.
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Reply #24 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 5:45pm
 
See Into the Spiderverse was really good.  I personally loved it. That movie earned it's Oscar. It was very well done. The art design was inspired.

@Ratman True Grit was really good. I've only seen it twice. I need to watch it again. I love Jeff Bridges he's super talented. And the girl did really well also.
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Reply #25 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 5:50pm
 
Kick wrote on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 7:42am:
But Morphy! Think of those poor poor studio execs! They only have tens of millions when they could have HUNDREDS of millions! Would you deny those poor desperate millionaires just so you can see a movie with an original idea directed by someone that cares about crafting a narrative? Cheesy

They make the crap because the crap sells. It's the reason a lot of modern Hollywood films have random Chinese actors and are set in China or in some way reference China. That goes down really well in China even if it makes no sense in the film for western audiences.


It's funny because actually the movie I mentioned, Inception, did that very thing. They were careful to have a well known Chinese  actor (who had a ridiculously thick accent lol) and an Indian or asian-esque actor. Don't get me wrong both did a great job and I wouldn't want it any other way but after it happening in so many movies it does sort of stretch credulity.

Like "Really? Everybody happens to have that one friend from Mainland China???" Lol. It's cool though. So long as the movie is good I don't care.

But you're right they keep making crap movies, frankly, because we ask for it by buying tickets. Man, what I wouldn't give to have another Raiders of the Lost Ark to come out. Something that is new and different for it's time and both an adventure but with a classic feel. That would be great.   NO MORE FAST AND FURIOUS. Lol. That's another that needs to die. Hopefully sooner than later.
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Reply #26 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 7:02pm
 
It's too commercialised, same with videogames now. Companies love the low risk reboots and mediocre films because it's guaranteed pay day.

Aiming to please a mass audience reliably AND take risks to produce good art are two aims that don't often align.
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