The Netflix Thread

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  1. hood b. goode

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    I liked bright. 7 out of 10. I think netflix has something cooking with these straight to screen movies.

    Ham handed metaphor (racial relations) flat beginning and ending, but middle of movie is great

    The gap between RT critic and audience ratings for the movie is massive

    Edit: sequel greenlit by netflix
     
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  2. audrew

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  3. Dairy Queen

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    You people give more of a pass to Will Smith than you gave to Michael Jackson smdh
     
  4. 941Gator

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    what do you mean you people?
     
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  5. hood b. goode

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. bro

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    has like a 33 % on RTs but has a 89%+ audience score. Evidently it is aight.
     
  7. audrew

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    "There’s boring, there’s bad, and then there’s “Bright,” a movie so profoundly awful that Republicans will probably try to pass it into law over Christmas break. "

    [​IMG]
     
  8. bro

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  9. Luka

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    Movie review critics are about as useful as republican congressmen these days
     
  10. Randy Bobandi

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    Are they scoring it low to tank big budget stream movies and keep the theater format alive?
     
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  11. DaveGrohl

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    Was my first guess
     
  12. audrew

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    Beasts of No Nation - 91%
    Mudbound - 97%
    I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore - 89%

    Maybe, and I'm just throwing this out here, MAYBE they just think it sucks because it might suck.
     
  13. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I don’t cry. I Saab.

    Critics hated Star Wars when it came out too
     
  14. audrew

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    Yeah, that's not true.
     
  15. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I don’t cry. I Saab.

    Prove it
     
  16. audrew

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    Critical response[edit]
    "What makes the Star Wars experience unique, though, is that it happens on such an innocent and often funny level. It's usually violence that draws me so deeply into a movie — violence ranging from the psychological torment of a Bergman character to the mindless crunch of a shark's jaws. Maybe movies that scare us find the most direct route to our imaginations. But there's hardly any violence at all in Star Wars (and even then it's presented as essentially bloodless swashbuckling). Instead, there's entertainment so direct and simple that all of the complications of the modern movie seem to vaporize."
    Roger Ebert, in his review for the Chicago Sun-Times[159]
    The film was met with critical acclaim upon its release. In his 1977 review, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Timescalled the film "an out-of-body experience", compared its special effects to those of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and opined that the true strength of the film was its "pure narrative".[159] Vincent Canby of The New York Times called the film "the movie that's going to entertain a lot of contemporary folk who have a soft spot for the virtually ritualized manners of comic-book adventure" and "the most elaborate, most expensive, most beautiful movie serial ever made."[160] A.D. Murphy of Variety described the film as "magnificent" and claimed George Lucas had succeeded in his attempt to create the "biggest possible adventure fantasy" based on the serials and older action epics from his childhood.[161] Writing for The Washington Post, Gary Arnold gave the film a positive review, writing that the film "is a new classic in a rousing movie tradition: a space swashbuckler."[162] However, the film was not without its detractors: Pauline Kael of The New Yorker criticized Star Wars, stating that "there's no breather in the picture, no lyricism", and that it had no "emotional grip".[163] John Simon of New York magazine also panned the film and wrote, "Strip Star Wars of its often striking images and its highfalutin scientific jargon, and you get a story, characters, and dialogue of overwhelming banality."[164] Stanley Kauffmann, reviewing the film in The New Republic, opined that it "was made for those (particularly males) who carry a portable shrine within them of their adolescence, a chalice of a Self that was Better Then, before the world's affairs or—in any complex way—sex intruded."[165]
     
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  17. Fudd

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    A lot of people hated Jesus when he first came out too
     
  18. Clown Baby

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    Wikipedia? Nice try, Drew. I know you’re trying to cape for critics
     
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  19. audrew

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    Lyrics to end credits song

     
  20. Clown Baby

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    Demi does a great Will Smith impression
     
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  21. Killy Me Please

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    I saw the promos and figured it would suck.
     
  22. admiralawesome1

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    Just finished it. Actually liked it
     
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  23. hood b. goode

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    Didnt hear it, but wouldn't put it past will to add his standard, cheesy rap

    Movie has flaws but mostly enjoyed it
     
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  24. admiralawesome1

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    Yea a couple scenes with cheesy dialogue but other than that I thought it was a cool movie
     
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  25. Luka

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    it has to be better than the bullshit they agreed to with Adam Sandler and Kevin James
     
  26. Sportfan

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    I thought it started cool but got a little weird.
     
  27. Long Ball Larry

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    I’m an hour in and this movie is pretty bad. Bad storyline and bad dialogue. There have been some action scenes that have been alright, but the story is just so bad.
     
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  28. soulfly

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    :roll: this couldn't be further from the truth. Yeah people like Ebert are schmucks, but the general audience absolutely adores steamy piles of shit.

    As an example, there's no contest between IMDb's top 250 (which is hilariously awful) and, say, the top 250 from tspdt's list of 1000.
     
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  29. soulfly

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    My guess is that it's really not that good.
     
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  30. UncleItchyBalls

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    I liked What Happened to Monday
     
  31. southlick

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    Downloaded

    Going to watch this horse shit next week with very low expectations.
     
  32. Fancy Pelosi

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    Oh you missed the Will Smith x Sisqo song?
     
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  33. Fancy Pelosi

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    "Whoo" gets me every time
     
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  34. Whammy Business

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    I liked it. If nothing else, it was a welcome departure from the typical recycled Hollywood fodder.
     
  35. IowaHuskerFan3

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    I hated gays when they first came out.

    above statement is not true
     
  36. Clown

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    Did Sisqo's Thong Song royalties run out
     
  37. Long Ball Larry

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    Every scene had cheesy dialogue.
     
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  38. hood b. goode

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    Yeah...was it in the credits?
     
  39. admiralawesome1

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    Ok fine? I mean it’s not the best movie ever, but i wasn’t mad I watched it. It was an average movie
     
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  40. wes tegg

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    When does The Irishman come out?
     
  41. FTK

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    God you're such a cunt. Looking at imdbs top 100 almost every movie on there was well received critically. It has a lot of the same movies as AFIs top 100 plus movies from popular directors like Nolan, Tarantino, and fincher and Pixar movies
     
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  42. wes tegg

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    A mass conspiracy among critics is much more likely than a 2017 Will Smith movie about orcs and fairies in law enforcement sucking dick... :facepalm:
     
  43. Super Vegeta

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    It was entertaining. Setting was pretty cool.
     
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  44. soulfly

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    Uh huh. Did you compare either list to tspdt's in order to see what the difference is? And I'm asking because the list I'm referencing was compiled after polling thousands of critics and directors.
     
  45. Chipper>Jeter

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    Modern day Legend of Zelda
     
  46. FTK

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    No, I didn't, but what you implied with your original post was that the movies on the IMDB top 250 were not well received critically, which is completely false.
     
  47. al1

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    Seems like the reviews are more entertaining than the movie. From one film critic on letterboxd

    "At one point, I stopped taking notes and just wrote "Holy shit."

    More in a review on RE tomorrow."
     
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  48. soulfly

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    I somewhat misspoke and I understand what you're saying. IMDb's list itself isn't hilariously awful so much as the actual rankings are.

    IMDb's list is audience driven. Tspdt's is not. If you compare the two lists, there is a night and day contrast. IMDb's list does feature an extensive list of films that were well received critically, but there isn't much crossover into what critics and filmmakers alike consider canon.

    I guess my argument is still that, for me at least, my tastes fall way more in line with the critics than they ever will with the audience. If the audience love some shit and criticis hate it, chances are I'm not going to like it. If critics love it and the audience hates it, chances are I will enjoy it. Hence why I don't think the critics are worthless.
     
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  49. Arkadin

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    I thought it was worth a watch and a fun movie

    Thanks
     
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  50. Doc Louis

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    Or they remember what Will Smith's career used to be like, before his wife and idiot kids ruined it.