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Yeah Avatar just completely disappeared from pop culture. Sequels are being released until 2025 for Pete's sake.
I still don't understand how this movie was the highest grossing (modern) film until this year: Cameron's arrogance? the so called new camera (which was already used for at least one other film)?
2027, according to IMDb…
I don't get it either. There's nothing special about that film; I guess the film being directed by Cameron had something to about it, but still…
Yes, Avatar 5…
I thought I'd read 2025, but anyway...
Why, indeed. And the first sequel won't be released until 2021 – 12 years after the original.
Or when a friend tells me "I'm looking forward to those sequels man".
I respectfully have to disagree with these interpretations of the film. How much was Gump really rewarded? He made good money and got by, but it's emphasized throughout the film that all he really wanted was Jenny, who evaded him most of his life and he ended up losing her as soon as he was finally settled with her. Despite any material success Forrest gained, his heart was repeatedly broken by the one woman he loved. Jenny did die young (it's never explicitly revealed as AIDS, though many have assumed this), but I don't think the point was to villainize people against the system - just a result of the risks taken by the character. If there's any "message" takeaway that I get from the movie, it's found in the scene with Forrest wondering if life is based on destiny or chance or both. Perhaps it was cruel destiny that allowed all the good and bad things to happen to Forrest and Jenny? Or just blind chance?
My blood pressure still hasn't recovered. I just can't stand that film. The TV is lucky it didn't go through a window.
FORREST GUMP (1994) - I might appreciate this more now, but I thought it was overrated at the time.
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998) - I barely remember it.
THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) - I don't exactly dislike it, but I prefer BATMAN BEGINS and the Burton films. I prefer the 1949 serial with Robert Lowery, actually.
LORD OF THE RINGS (2001) - I don't even remember that film's subtitle. I do like one thing, though. Christopher Lee is in it.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (2013)- That's the Khan reboot, right? I prefer Ricardo Montalban.
MAN OF STEEL (2013) - tries so hard to be like a Nolan film I get the impression DC is ashamed of the character it's trying to re-boot here. At that point...........there's simply no point.
And thus, this film ended my association with paying money too see movies in the cinema.
2013 was the year I quit cold turkey going to the movies (except for special occasions like Bond).
I don't go to the movies anymore either – unless it's Bond or part of an evening out with friends. There are so few films I actually want to see, and I feel I get a better experience at home anyway; none of the annoying people loudly eating their snacks, no people speaking throughout the film, constantly checking their phones, etc.
I don´t care if you tell me how "groundbreaking" it supposedly is, or how "creatively" or "artistically" it was shot and directed. Watching it is a completely disengaging borefest!
Interesting choice. I love that one.
I guess it's mostly groundbreaking because it defied film grammar conventions and rules of the time.
Very true. In addition, the newer theaters lack the atmosphere of the old luxury cinemas. Beautiful curtains, high ceilings, balconies, artwork, gargoyles, stained glass windows, fresh popcorn, and so forth,
Multiplexes simply do not have the same vibe, and movies today do not feel like an event.
Now some multiplexes aren't that bad. Stadium seating is king of convenient for those who don't like to look over the heads of audience member in front, but the atmosphere just isn't there.
The thing that bothers me most is, IMO, current re-boots of iconic characters tend to depart so much from original source they end up a poor example for those being exposed to these characters for the first time. I saw the Russell Crowe ROBIN HOOD (2010) with a date and her daughter and basically ended up explaining Robin Hood afterwards, because they just didn't get it based on that film. Even the Kevin Costner version was a better example of that story than this.
Have to say i liked that.
And Scarlet starkers helps an awful lot!!,
Particularly that mirror scene!
Agree 're Avatar...hated it, 'Dances with Smurfs' was a better moniker for it! Awful film.
Managed to get under your skin then, obviously ;)
Can't say I've ever been to one of those old luxury cinemas myself. Living in a small town we only have a small cinema; no IMAX or things like that. There's only one IMAX theatre in the country, I think. The strange thing is, out of the three screens the local cinema, it's the two smaller ones I prefer – and the smallest most of them all. I don't know why really; the smaller room just seem a little bit better to me. I would absolutely love to experience an old fashion (luxury) cinema though. Tarantino owns one, doesn't he?
Definitely get your issue with reboots of iconic characters, too. Actually, I'm not a big fan of reboots in general…
I've often found smaller screens to have superior sound in comparison with larger, non-IMAX screens.
But if that's the case, I'd sooner just watch the film at home.
Yes, that's the thing, my local cinema only offers a few things I can't get at home; 3D (if it's a 3D release), a bigger screen, (loud) surround sound, and a way to spend an evening out. It's only worth it for that last part, IMO.
Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter
NIGHT OF THE HUNTER is one I didn't quite appreciate at first oddly being a huge Mitchum fan. However it's grown on me and now is one of my favorites.