Originally Posted by Daniel, Grand Duke of Stony Island
Yeah...and for a moment folks felt good about it...
...until the chorus of bullshit from the House d00ds who are typically the most culturally provincial rose up from the rafters. Can't a nigga, like, appreciate James Joyce and still go see a good popcorn flick just to have a nice visceral experience?
Maybe you educated white boys gotta flog yourselves watchin' Wim Wenders 'n Ingmar Bergman 'n shit. Me, I haven't colonized anyone. I like my overly-bloated CGI generated sci-fi...especially the ones where the Indians win.
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It was worth the trip to satisfy my curiosity. I have no desire to ever see it again (the acting and dialog are too painful to sit through a second time, and it was narratively and visually so full of clichés as to be a symbol of all that is wrong with Hollywood, in my opinion). So for me, it ranks pretty low.
That said, I'd probably recommend that most people go and see it. The three people I went with all enjoyed it, and most viewers seem to get their money's worth from the groundbreaking effects. Plus, it's a cultural touchstone... not seeing it would make you like one of those weird people who didn't see Star Wars.
Agreed... The clichés killed that frigging moving. If you didn't figure out that they were going to place him next to the tree of souls and move him into the avatar the minute they did it to the woman, then you had to be brain dead.
Over all, I'd give the movie a B- (imho, of course).
I wish Ozu was a photographer instead of a filmmaker. The images are beautiful, but the films are like Ambien. That's coming from somebody who can happily sit through some seriously long, "boring" films.
Some Ozu's a bit boring, but Tokyo Story? Floating Weeds? You must be insane.
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