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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:32 pm

jlm53089 wrote:If you can get past the racism, which is there for a reason and see the movie as a whole then you will love it.


why would you want to get past the racism? if you "get past the racism", then there isnt much of an understanding of the movie.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jlm53089 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:49 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
jlm53089 wrote:If you can get past the racism, which is there for a reason and see the movie as a whole then you will love it.


why would you want to get past the racism? if you "get past the racism", then there isnt much of an understanding of the movie.


I am trying to say a lot of people take the racism in a wrong way.

My friends gf, said she hated the movie based on how racist it is.
But you have to get past that and understand the meaning of all of it and not think of it as some sort of hate movie.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:01 pm

jlm53089 wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:
jlm53089 wrote:If you can get past the racism, which is there for a reason and see the movie as a whole then you will love it.


why would you want to get past the racism? if you "get past the racism", then there isnt much of an understanding of the movie.


I am trying to say a lot of people take the racism in a wrong way.

My friends gf, said she hated the movie based on how racist it is.
But you have to get past that and understand the meaning of all of it and not think of it as some sort of hate movie.

Did your friend's girlfriend watch the whole movie? The movie isn't racist at all, in fact, it's the exact opposite. Anyway, I heard for years how great that movie was, then I watched it and thought it was fake, predictable, and boring. The main thing I couldn't get past was the basketball scene.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Amazinz » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:17 pm

Couldn't get past the fact that a white team beat a black team? :-D

I thought that was the point of the scene. To rock your (audience) stereotype-fueled preconceptions.

I do believe that the legend of the movie has become bigger than the movie itself. It's somewhat understandable due to Norton's amazing performance as Derek.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:03 pm

Amazinz wrote:Couldn't get past the fact that a white team beat a black team? :-D

I thought that was the point of the scene. To rock your (audience) stereotype-fueled preconceptions.

I had no problem with that. I've played on plenty of (mostly) white basketball teams that beat (mostly) black teams. What I couldn't get past was the idea of Ed Norton being the star player that came in and saved the game for the Fightin' Whities. Even with the magic of Hollywood the best move he could come up with was bringing the ball behind his back on a lay-up. He dribbled up at his chest and the form on his jumper looked a little like the time my Grandma played horse with me and my brother when I was a kid. It probably ranks second in the pantheon of all-time ridiculous suspensions of reality in sports scenes to any scene in which Tim Robbins was supposed to be a great pitcher in Bull Durham.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:06 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Couldn't get past the fact that a white team beat a black team? :-D

I thought that was the point of the scene. To rock your (audience) stereotype-fueled preconceptions.

I had no problem with that. I've played on plenty of (mostly) white basketball teams that beat (mostly) black teams. What I couldn't get past was the idea of Ed Norton being the star player that came in and saved the game for the Fightin' Whities. Even with the magic of Hollywood the best move he could come up with was bringing the ball behind his back on a lay-up. He dribbled up at his chest and the form on his jumper looked a little like the time my Grandma played horse with me and my brother when I was a kid. It probably ranks second in the pantheon of all-time ridiculous suspensions of reality in sports scenes to any scene in which Tim Robbins was supposed to be a great pitcher in Bull Durham.


ha, i always noticed these same exact things, but i never held it against the rest of the film.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:43 am

Art Vandelay wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Couldn't get past the fact that a white team beat a black team? :-D

I thought that was the point of the scene. To rock your (audience) stereotype-fueled preconceptions.

I had no problem with that. I've played on plenty of (mostly) white basketball teams that beat (mostly) black teams. What I couldn't get past was the idea of Ed Norton being the star player that came in and saved the game for the Fightin' Whities. Even with the magic of Hollywood the best move he could come up with was bringing the ball behind his back on a lay-up. He dribbled up at his chest and the form on his jumper looked a little like the time my Grandma played horse with me and my brother when I was a kid. It probably ranks second in the pantheon of all-time ridiculous suspensions of reality in sports scenes to any scene in which Tim Robbins was supposed to be a great pitcher in Bull Durham.


what about Jake Taylor, with his bum knees, beating out that bunt in Major League?
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:45 am

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Amazinz wrote:Couldn't get past the fact that a white team beat a black team? :-D

I thought that was the point of the scene. To rock your (audience) stereotype-fueled preconceptions.

I had no problem with that. I've played on plenty of (mostly) white basketball teams that beat (mostly) black teams. What I couldn't get past was the idea of Ed Norton being the star player that came in and saved the game for the Fightin' Whities. Even with the magic of Hollywood the best move he could come up with was bringing the ball behind his back on a lay-up. He dribbled up at his chest and the form on his jumper looked a little like the time my Grandma played horse with me and my brother when I was a kid. It probably ranks second in the pantheon of all-time ridiculous suspensions of reality in sports scenes to any scene in which Tim Robbins was supposed to be a great pitcher in Bull Durham.


what about Jake Taylor, with his bum knees, beating out that bunt in Major League?

That was at least somewhat believeable. The defense would never have been expecting a bunt, so the third baseman would have been way back. He laid it down perfectly, got out of the box quick...maybe the pitcher slipped coming off the mound. Plus he left it all out there. I mean, dude was really trucking down the line, ignoring the pain...he was probably sore from that for a week. Heck, back in like 2003 I saw Benito Santiago and JT Snow hit back-to-back triples during a Giants game, after that, I feel like any feats of speed are possible on a baseball field.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby ironman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:56 pm

My buddy just got back from a screening of "The Happening". He said it's epically bad and there were more laughs from the audience than at an actual comedy.

Who knew M. Night Shyamalan could go any more rock bottom?
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Amazinz » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:27 pm

The trailers looked bad and the premise I read on IMDB sounded awful but I was holding out hope that it would surprise. Oh well. :-)
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