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Added by DragonPhoenix46 on 2 Nov 2011 03:27
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People who added this item 8419 Average listal rating (5347 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Spider-Man (2002)
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 157 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
What single-handledly killed the movie was the current political climate shoved in to a period piece, particularly the very end, where it shows clips of the Charlottesville riots, President Donald Trump blaming both sides on the incident, and the real-life David Duke praising him (to director Spike Lee's intention of making Trump look like a bigot). The Charlottesville 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 chanting "America first!" The ending is just a pathetic excuse for Spike Lee to express his political views and to make Donald Trump look bad. I just lost all respect for Lee because of it. Although I still like Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X.

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. The Ku Klux Klan was created by the Democratic Party. They're the ones that defended the practice of slavery, started the Civil War, and created white supremacy and segregation. 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 the right to vote. When the latter was about to be passed down, Lyndon B. Johnson reportedly said "I'll have those 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.

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 source material. There's even some lines of dialogues that states the Holocaust is a hoax. That's just rewriting 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 had potential of being real good if it was more true to the real-life event that is based on. Instead, it is an anti-Donald Trump propaganda and an addition of sort of being pro-Black Lives Matter that would only appease liberals, leftists, and SJW's. People generally watch movies for entertainment and escapism, not being politicized and spoonfed by Hollywood's modern liberalism and PC crap.

I normally don't like getting political, considering it being 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 true colors 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 leftists.
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People who added this item 1488 Average listal rating (860 ratings) 7.2 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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People who added this item 318 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
It was suspenseful. But the characters are shallowly written and the ending was a real letdown.
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People who added this item 1766 Average listal rating (1150 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 4151 Average listal rating (2726 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Saw
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, and Hereditary.

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 7000 Average listal rating (4569 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
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 6698 Average listal rating (4416 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's not so over-reliant on plot contrivances and conveniences.
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People who added this item 2484 Average listal rating (1541 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 5159 Average listal rating (3369 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, 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 6488 Average listal rating (4396 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. Oh, and IMDb is being way too generous to this movie. What really should have won the Oscar for Best Picture is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
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