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DethMaiden 01-01-2012 07:00 PM

My 2011 in Film Roundup
For all you cinephiles. Let's discuss these things:


slapguitarer 01-01-2012 07:07 PM

Needs more Transformers

Michael Bay is the best.

illuminatus917 01-01-2012 07:08 PM

[QUOTE=slapguitarer;430343]Needs more Transformers

Michael Bay is the best.[/QUOTE]


dcmetal108 01-01-2012 07:21 PM

Rango was a amazing animated movie but you should watch Hugo as its one of the best kids movies this year.

And The Muppets is within my top 3 movies this year and BY FAR the best kids movie this year and one of the best comedies.

DethMaiden 01-01-2012 07:27 PM

I did see Hugo; it was one of the last five I cut. ;)

And I'm not seeing the Muppets. I don't care about them. You can't separate the nostalgia people have for it from this movie. I'm SURE it's not objectively good if you have no background in Muppet lore.

JRA 01-01-2012 08:07 PM

I agree. I watched the Muppet Show reruns every night when I was a kid but I just have no desire to see this. Maybe it's because I grew out of the Muppets, maybe I realized they weren't that good. Maybe because it was Vince McMahon's retarded idea to have them guest host RAW. But either way I just don't care about them anymore.

Random rant: Fuck Miss Piggy. She was a female bully that people thought was charming because she was female and a pig. A shit person is a shit person.

You know what else I realized? Muppet Babies > Muppets.

powerslave_85 01-01-2012 08:34 PM

All this anti-Muppet talk makes me want to start punching faces.

And man, I liked Midnight In Paris, but better than Drive and Hugo? NOPE.

dcmetal108 01-01-2012 08:36 PM

I still gotta see Drive. REALLY WANT TO!

But I know alot of people with no background Muppet love that loved the new muppet movie. I just have this HUGE love for Muppets so that helps.

DethMaiden 01-01-2012 08:50 PM

[QUOTE=powerslave_85;430395]All this anti-Muppet talk makes me want to start punching faces.

And man, I liked Midnight In Paris, but better than Drive and Hugo? NOPE.[/QUOTE]

It's [I]infinitesimally[/I] better than Drive, but a pretty big margin better than Hugo. Honestly, if Hugo dropped the fucking 3D (I think shooting in 3D forces directors to include scenes they otherwise wouldn't, and basically everything fast-moving in Hugo was completely superfluous to the narrative) and the Sacha Baron Cohen running around the train station like Buster Keaton scenes, it would have been a hell of a lot better. Pacing was weird, too. They should have fixed the automaton much earlier if the movie was [I]really[/I] about getting Melies back into film.

I absolutely loved the moment where they discover that Melies was a filmmaker through the end, and on the whole it was still somewhere in that 11-15 range, but with a few of its flaws fixed it could have been movie of the year. The fact that it blew its potential that much makes it a minor disappointment, even though I enjoyed it.

EDIT: And I'm not precisely anti-Muppets. I just can't watch a movie that's so rooted in the idea that we all already love the Muppets so hey let's bring them back. Never watched them growing up, have no attachment, can't buy into that premise. I've been told to watch the original movie, and once America stops being fad-obsessed with them, I will, but right now, I'm annoyed.

powerslave_85 01-01-2012 08:55 PM

I think Hugo was the best use of 3D I've seen so far, by a long shot.

I'll have a list together in a week or two. I want to see Warhorse and Tintin first.

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