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Added by DragonPhoenix46 on 2 Nov 2011 03:27
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People who added this item 318 Average listal rating (230 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
What single-handledly killed the movie was the very end where it shows clips of the Charlottesville riots and suddenly turns it into an anti-Donald Trump propaganda (him calling white supremacists and neo-Nazis very fine people is false and part of the fake news media's narrative to make him look bad). The event has little to do with the movie's subject matter, let alone racism. And it even shows the U.S. flag upside down before the credits roll. There's also a scene in the middle of the film where the KKK chant "America first!" I think that was done to demonize Trump supporters as white supremacists, which is also false. Many of them are evangelical Christians that are non-racist, non-violent, support capitalism, gun rights, and free speech, and are anti-big government.

The ending is just a pathetic excuse for Spike Lee to express his political views and to make Donald Trump look like a bigot. I just lost all respect for Lee because of it; even more when I looked up that he's racist himself. He's also real arrogant and just another washed up liberal. So you have racist guy accusing another person to be racist, even though there's no clear evidence to support it. He's the pot calling the kettle black. Besides, under Trump's presidency, the unemployment rate for blacks is at a record low. You should even see the reactions from the Black Caucus and Nancy Pelosi when Trump brought it up in his 2018 State of the Union Address to see who's really racist or showing their true colors. And hell, Trump even invited Kayne West to the White House and they also hugged each other.

Now here's a history lesson that the history books, schools, and universities won't tell you, considering most of the academia and the media are controlled by leftists and globalists. The Ku Klux Klan was created by the Democratic Party. They're also the ones that defended the practice of slavery, started the Civil War, and created white supremacy, Jim Crow laws, and segregations. The Republican Party did more for the black community than Democrats. They passed down the 14th and 15th Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which respectively gave them citizenship and equal rights, and the right to vote. When the latter was about to be passed down, Lyndon B. Johnson reportedly said "I'll have them n-ers vote Democratic for the next 200 years." It's even worth mentioning that LBJ was member of the KKK himself before becoming John F. Kennedy's vice president. And more importantly, the Big Switch, where the Democratic politicians of the South switched parties, never happened. It was a widespread lie to hide their racist history.

David Duke was even a Democrat when he was grand wizard of the KKK from 1974-1980. But he ran as a Republican for Louisiana House of Representatives from 1989-1993. That could be even why the left-leaning media are giving him unneeded attention. They always criticize right-wingers. Just because Duke endorsed Donald Trump doesn't mean Trump approves him. He even disavowed him and said he's a terrible person.

The other problems in the film were the pointless opening scene with Alec Baldwin, the pacing, the poorly written satire, and and making Adam Driver's character, Flip Zimmerman, a Jewish person, whereas the race real-life person that the character is based on is unknown. He was also referred to as "Chuck" in the book by Ron Stallworth. There's even some lines of dialogues that states the Holocaust is a hoax. That's just revising history and to make people commit the same mistakes in the future. And it's an insult to people that survived through that kind of hell.

This movie could have been good if it was more true to the real-life story that is based on and without having any of the ongoing political climate paralleling it. People generally watch movies for entertainment and escapism, not being politicized and spoonfed by Hollywood's modern liberalism and PC crap.

Before I saw this movie, I usually don't get political, considering that it's a touchy subject and you could lose an audience over it. But because that movie left a real bad taste in my mouth, I just had to state my opinion as a catharsis factor.

If you want to know more about the dark history of the Democratic Party and can handle the truth, I recommend checking out Hillary's America and Death of a Nation. Don't mind the critic reviews; they mostly panned it for being too politically one-sided. Even movies directed by Michael Moore are also like that, and yet they're still giving him a free pass. That shows that most film critics are openly liberals.
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For a movie that is widely praised, the script is too contrived, the characters are unlikable, and ending is unsatisfying. Also, not to mention that the surviving lead characters were never held fully accountable for their despicable actions. The Oscars that it won, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, are a joke. This is basically like a Quentin Tarantino and Coen Brothers movie without the subtlety. I'm going to boldly say that of all movies I've seen to date that is on IMDb's top 250, this would have to be the worst. And this is also coming from someone that likes Rocky IV and Rambo II as guilty pleasures.
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People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
It was suspenseful. But the characters are shallowly written and the ending was a real letdown. And it could have been easily resolved as well.
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People who added this item 8464 Average listal rating (5384 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
I couldn't stand Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson was dull and plain looking. She and Maguire didn't have real chemistry.

Willem Dafoe's Norman Osborn/Green Goblin is too hammy and over-the-top. It's not even done in a subtle and deliciously hammy manner like Gary Oldman and Tim Curry. And the suit is absolutely ridiculous, as it looks more like a Power Rangers villain.

But what killed the film even more is the cheesy, cringe-worthy, and uninspired dialogue and writing by David Koepp. It's so bad that half the time, I was thinking to myself, "Did a ten year old write this?" Even as a kid, I wasn't too fond of it.

The only good things I can say for this movie and the second one are the supporting cast, most especially J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson and the music by Danny Elfman.
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People who added this item 1497 Average listal rating (865 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
The response from film critics is pretty mixed. But IMDb, on the other hand, is more forgiving. I like films that are graphic and disturbing, but this movie didn't impress me. It is well-made, though. From scenes like a guy's head being bashed continuously with a fire extinguisher to a woman being brutally raped for 9 minutes, this film is just too depressing, nihilistic, and pretentious. And not even the beautiful Monica Bellucci is enough to redeem this movie.

I sat through organically graphic movies that I liked such as Cannibal Holocaust and The Loved Ones. The former is exception because it has good music and a social commentary, despite the actual animal deaths on camera. While the latter has a victim that you care about. I really don't get why or how this film has a higher rating at IMDb.
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The film's animation is good and it has some humor. But the narrative is weak and supports the evolution theory. It also portrays the openly creationist people as the bad guys. Why that bothers me is because I identify myself as an evangelical Christian that believes in creationism and the Word of God from the Bible. Although I still enjoy sci-fi and fantasy things usually for entertainment and escapism.
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People who added this item 579 Average listal rating (415 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Apart from it glorifies drug use and shoves the homosexual agenda down people's throats, this movie is boring. It's also a critic darling and undeservedly won an Oscar for Best Picture instead of the more politically neutral La La Land or the arguably conservative Hacksaw Ridge, which is my personal pick.
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People who added this item 2011 Average listal rating (1146 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
I do not support the homosexual cause. I have nothing against the LGBTQ community personally; it just doesn't go well with the Christian faith. I was mostly neutral towards them before I became more religious. Although I would still like a movie that has LGBTQ characters as long as they're mostly minor and/or doesn't blatantly promote or glorify it.

This movie and liberals idolize the first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, as some kind of crusader or saint like Martin Luther King, Jr. Even the state of California has a holiday dedicated to him.
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This documentary is well-presented. But I don't believe any of that man-made global warming and climate change crap. It's all political propaganda, pseudoscience, and a control and scare tactic. It's worth mentioning that in the 70's, they said global cooling is happening. Then in the 80's, they said air pollution causes acid rain (they sometimes happen during a volcanic eruption). And in the 90's, they said the ozone layer is depleting.
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People who added this item 1335 Average listal rating (816 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
I barely remember this one, though. But the things it struck me while looking up on this movie are it glorifies hippie lifestyle and portrays conservatives as bigoted rednecks.
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It's been a very long time since I last saw that movie on TV once. One thing that really turns me off is that it promotes A People's History of the United State by Howard Zinn, which brainwashes people into hating western civilization and capitalism. The book is even filled with false information and historic inaccuracies. And the movie is also the reason why the book is commonly studied in colleges and high schools.
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People who added this item 702 Average listal rating (481 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
It is a pretentious anti-Christian propaganda. Although it is true that the Catholic Church is covering up their crimes of child molestation. And it has its dark history and false doctrines that contradict the Bible. But the film still bashes on Christianity in general rather than only Catholicism and without portraying Protestantism and evangelicalism in a positive light.

The Oscar for Best Picture really should have gone to either Mad Max: Fury Road or The Revenant instead of this. Although my personal pick would be Pixar's Inside Out. It's my absolute favorite movie of the 2010's, one of my top 20 all-time favorites, and my favorite conservative animated movie.
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People who added this item 1789 Average listal rating (1169 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Looper (2012)
One of the film's major problems is the subplot with that little kid with telekinesis powers. I just felt that was forced in without any real development or foreshadowing to it. He was more like a plot device than a character. There are also gapping plot holes for a screenplay that had potential. Even I prefer How It Should Have Ended's take on the film.

When I heard constant praises about the film, I was expecting a clever and engaging sci-fi film. But unfortunately, it did not live to my expectations or the 93% at Rotten Tomatoes.

To have a better understanding where I'm coming from, go to the user reviews at IMDb and look at review titles such as "Badly Conceived" and "A Disappointing Letdown from Start to Finish - Caused by a Bad Plot".
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People who added this item 4161 Average listal rating (2735 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Even though it got mixed reactions from film critics, but sites like IMDb are more kind to it. For a person that likes horror movies, I just don't understand why that film is rated higher than the likes of Drag Me to Hell, The Loved Ones, The Cabin in the Woods, The Babadook, It Follows, Don't Breathe, Annihilation, Hereditary, and Mandy.

The acting was poor; the characters are cardboard cutouts; the writing is so contrived; and the plot twist is so implausible that it throws all logic and credibility out the window.
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People who added this item 7040 Average listal rating (4602 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Although it's better than the first movie, it still suffers the same problems such as the dialogue and romance. One other thing that bothered me in both films is that the extras can be distracting and comes off as forced. On a positive note, though, I did like Alfred Molina as Doc Ock.

The film was once heralded as one of the best superhero movies ever made, but it didn't really age that well when films like Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and The Avengers (2012) came along.
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People who added this item 6727 Average listal rating (4435 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Even though it got mixed reactions from film critics, but it's the general audience are more widely positive. It's neither bad or great, but more like okay. I would like this movie more if it wasn't so over-reliant on plot contrivances and conveniences.
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People who added this item 2496 Average listal rating (1555 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The film does have some good and entertaining music numbers. But it didn't deserve to win the Oscar for Best Picture. It really should have gone to either The Pianist or The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
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People who added this item 1033 Average listal rating (632 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
For a movie that was made in a 12 year period, it's very well made. But it promotes poor family values, including underage drinking and smoking, and downplays the importance a father has on a child's development. And the biggest turn-off for me is that it mocks conservative Christians. *sigh*

Any movie that blatantly demonizes Christianity or portrays it in a negative light, I would give it a lower score and it won't be on my list of favorites. Why that matters to me is because God is good and He loves us all. People turning their back on Him and criticize those that believe in Jesus Christ are committing blasphemy. May God have mercy on their souls if they're not saved.

I am glad Birdman won Best Picture and not this movie. Although from a more critically acclaimed perspective, it should be Whiplash.
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I like Robin Williams and he was good in this movie. But the conservative Christian boarding school is portrayed as conformist, oppressive, and materialistic. It also promotes teen suicide and it's not portrayed in a largely negative light, either. Really, it's a terrible influence for adolescents.

Suicide is not okay. There's absolutely no reason for people to throw their own lives away. Instead, they should seek help immediately, even if they are severely depressed.
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People who added this item 5179 Average listal rating (3380 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Infernal Affairs, which this movie is based on better because it's shorter, more concise, and more impactful. The main problems with the remake that prevented from being good as the original were the love triangle subplot and the overblown last couple of minutes.

This likely won Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese is because the members of the Oscars feel bad that they should have given him one for far better films like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas.

So I think the said awards should have gone to Guillermo del Toro for Pan's Labyrinth (even though it's politically liberal, it's still a great movie, and one of my top 20 all-time favorites), which wasn't nominated for either. What's even worse is that it lost the Best Foreign Language Film to The Lives of Others.
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People who added this item 6503 Average listal rating (4412 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.5
The characters are dull. And the film lacks joy and substance. I did like this movie at first, though. But as I watch more movies and know better about film criticisms, it's no longer that special to me anymore. What really should have won the Oscar for Best Picture is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
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People who added this item 1191 Average listal rating (702 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Critics and film historians have called it one of the best movies ever made. But it's the incomplete and unsatisfying ending is what didn't cut it for me. After the movie was over, I was like, "That's it? That's a movie that I've heard many people call it great?"
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