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RE: My Beefs with The Last Jedi -- Warning: Spoilers
Spielberg is living off past glories. I watched the first three movies in the series, haven't watched one since. Special effects can only carry a weak story-line so far. Enough, Spielberg!! Enough.
01-07-2018 12:37 AM
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(01-07-2018 12:37 AM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  Spielberg is living off past glories. I watched the first three movies in the series, haven't watched one since. Special effects can only carry a weak story-line so far. Enough, Spielberg!! Enough.

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(01-03-2018 11:28 PM)Chipdip2 Wrote:  What if Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, or Saving Private Ryan did 6 sequels? At what point would they grow old and tiresome? Why then are we supposed to watch a predictable sequel and stay interested?

I think we have a herd mentality with some sequels. We’re told we all have to see it, our friends saw it, therefore I must see it. Doesn’t matter if it sucks, more important to follow the herd.

Herd mentality may get folks in for one viewing, but the producers are hoping you see it several times. Star Wars is tired, real tired. Folks see it for the special effects, which are always good. But the story line has gotten weaker and weaker with each new movie. I just heard the latest sequel had already, in it's second week, dropped to second place in popularity-trailing the new 'Jumanji'. It's being rated 7.5 on a 10 scale by viewers. Not good.

Hollywood is desperate for new ideas. Two (2) current top-billing movies are remakes of 'Death Wish' and 'Predator'. Popular movies from the 1980's gussied up with modern computer graphics and special effects. From a writers standpoint, sad. Pathetic in fact.

And as for 'Mission Impossible 6', every time I see Tom Cruise I want to wrap a tire iron around his smirk. He's such a flaming a--hole, who can watch him in anything, anymore?
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RE: My Beefs with The Last Jedi -- Warning: Spoilers
(01-07-2018 11:49 AM)Chipdip2 Wrote:  
(01-07-2018 12:37 AM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  Spielberg is living off past glories. I watched the first three movies in the series, haven't watched one since. Special effects can only carry a weak story-line so far. Enough, Spielberg!! Enough.

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I stand corrected. But both of them have the same weakness-lack of a story line in their movies. I love good special effects, but as an accent not a main them. You enhance a movie with special effects, you carry it with story line. Neither of them understand that, it seems.
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(01-09-2018 12:19 AM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  
(01-07-2018 11:49 AM)Chipdip2 Wrote:  
(01-07-2018 12:37 AM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  Spielberg is living off past glories. I watched the first three movies in the series, haven't watched one since. Special effects can only carry a weak story-line so far. Enough, Spielberg!! Enough.

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I stand corrected. But both of them have the same weakness-lack of a story line in their movies. I love good special effects, but as an accent not a main them. You enhance a movie with special effects, you carry it with story line. Neither of them understand that, it seems.

Man, you are 10 years old with that argument. Lucas has been out of the game for a while.

Spielberg is still the man. Where does he allow special effects to overtake the story? Schindlers List? Saving Private Ryan? Come on...
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(01-09-2018 09:31 AM)broncofan1 Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 12:19 AM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  
(01-07-2018 11:49 AM)Chipdip2 Wrote:  
(01-07-2018 12:37 AM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  Spielberg is living off past glories. I watched the first three movies in the series, haven't watched one since. Special effects can only carry a weak story-line so far. Enough, Spielberg!! Enough.

George Lucas

I stand corrected. But both of them have the same weakness-lack of a story line in their movies. I love good special effects, but as an accent not a main them. You enhance a movie with special effects, you carry it with story line. Neither of them understand that, it seems.

Man, you are 10 years old with that argument. Lucas has been out of the game for a while.

Spielberg is still the man. Where does he allow special effects to overtake the story? Schindlers List? Saving Private Ryan? Come on...


Spielberg produced and partly directed both those films, he didn't write either of them. In fact, his writing skills are rusty and hardly ever used anymore. He was never a strong writer.

In general, films today rely too much on special effects. Too much is spent on Computer Graphics and not on story line. Hollywood anchored the curve back in the 1930's and 1940's, today they are behind it-really behind it. In my opinion some of the highest paid actors in Hollywood today have mediocre talent, their movies are carried by special effects. The Directors cover-up the shortcoming in acting with lots of action scenes, humorous quips and special effects.

Let's go see 'Mission Impossible-16!'.
01-09-2018 10:30 PM
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