Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I didn’t like this movie and it is apparently highly rated. This bugs me a little. I feel like either ( a ) people have no taste anymore ( b ) the high ratings are manufactured ( c ) I’m old

I don’t accept ( c ) as I’ve almost always disliked movies with huge issues. ( b ) is possible and if true I feel like there’s a secondary problem which is that people don’t think for themselves. They see it’s considered good and want to feel cool/hip/in the know so they go along with the crowd. This is for example how I feel about many SF restaurants whose food is not that great but people want to say “I went to hipster restaurant XYZ and I’m cool because I like it too”. Yes I realize they might actually like it. Whether that’s because they haven’t had better or because it matches their taste and not mine is another issue.

Then there’s ( a ). I tend to believe ( a ) or maybe people never had taste haha. I guess I want to believe people didn’t used to highly rate bad movies as much. Maybe I’d have to go back and check.
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Prometheus Review

Warning, this is all spoilers so stop reading if you don’t want any
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I sometimes wish I was the type of person that loved every movie they watch. I know some people like that. But sadly that’s not me. That doesn’t mean I don’t like bad movies. There are plenty of movies that most people find awful that I love. But generally I know the movie is bad, I’m just getting something else out of it. Sometimes it’s that the movie was meant to be bad like anything from Troma. Other times it might be the genre. For example ridiculous corny dialog might be perfect for an action movie but not for a drama. Another is probably how serious the movie takes it self. An action movie like Death Race doesn’t take itself seriously where as an action movie like Terminator 4 does and therefore gets a judged in a different light.

I don’t know what the point of that last paragraph was. Ultimately I guess it is meant to say that while I like movies all over the spectrum (i.e, I’m not a movie snob) I’m still pretty picky about what movies I like.

I didn’t like Tron:Legacy at all. Here’s why
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Old Movies

Recently I got into watching a bunch of old movies. I think probably because there haven’t really been any current movies I wanted to see. So I checked the IMDB top 250 and picked a few oldies thinking if they are still popular this many years later maybe they are worth checking out.

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Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond

I’ve been looking for one of these animations since I was a kid with little hope of finding it.  I caught part of one on the Disney Channel a few years ago just buy luck on video once but of course I couldn’t get the VCR started quick enough so I only got the last 1/2 and even then they were only showing part of the original.

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Butterfly Effect

I saw the Butterfly Effect on video recently. I had heard good things about it so I was looking foreward to it. I wasn’t bad but it wasn’t worthy of recommendation IMO.

Things I find unbelievable in movies or inconsistant generally distract me out of the movie so here’s a few of the problems I had with the Butterfly Effect

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Dawn of the Dead (remake)

I watched Dawn of the Dead (the remake) just for the hell of it. I gotta say that I’d really be happy if someone would make an intelligent reality based horror movie.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

I’ve been renting quite a few movies lately being stuck at home with a cold. I recently rented “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” which I was told was pretty bad but I was in the mood for a popcorn movie. Anyway, it wasn’t quite as bad as I was lead to believe, probably because I watched with the right attitude but it did raise a few questions.

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse

I went to see Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse with a bunch of friends last night. Apparently only I enjoyed it. I’m guessing I just went in with the right attitude. I knew exactly what I was going to get. A stupid action horror movie with lots of plot holes but because of my expectations I was able to let it slide and just enjoy it.
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For some fun ku-fooie fun you’ve got to check out Sockbaby!.

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