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Old Yesterday, 04:26 PM   #1821
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I have finally seen Taxi Driver (in it's entirety) for the first time, and what is the big deal about this movie? I don't go with the flow! The movie was slow, tedious and boring. The most exciting part of the film, was the ending. Taxi Driver is overrated.
Yeah screw character development lets just make the entire movie action-packed?
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The big deal is that it shows character development on a scale rarely achieved in film, and the way Bickle feels compelled to lash out at powerbrokers in society to protect those he saw as helpless or cheated was clearly insane. However, since his plans for violence failed to target the politician and succeeded in targeting the pimp, society branded him a hero. It was a very deep statement about social norms and a psychological landscape laid bare through a brilliant script, performance by De Niro and direction by Scorsese, all in their prime. The pace of the movie was perfect, and an intentional, methodical build to the violent climax, followed by the twist at the end. Shit, I might have to go watch it for the upteenth time right now. Thanks for getting me in the mood.
Well put, well said. TD is one of the few perfect films I've seen; I never thought/felt anything should be changed or modified (which I can't say for many other films I've seen). And, the superb Blu of this film makes an already great viewing experience even better...hard to believe this TD Blu is already almost 4 years old...
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Old Yesterday, 04:52 PM   #1824
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Or...you have shitty tastes. We'll let the world decide.
No, it's just that I know a "shitty" movie when I see one, regardless how much it's been praised.
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Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM   #1825
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No, it's just that I know a "shitty" movie when I see one, regardless how much it's been praised.
If you know that, why'd you review The Big Hit and give it 9 out of 10? Shouldn't you "know" it's terrible, as you say?
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I have finally seen Taxi Driver (in it's entirety) for the first time, and what is the big deal about this movie? I don't go with the flow! The movie was slow, tedious and boring. The most exciting part of the film, was the ending. Taxi Driver is overrated.
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No, it's just that I know a "shitty" movie when I see one, regardless how much it's been praised.
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First Unforgiven and now Taxi Driver. I actually feel good every time slimdude makes a ridiculous statement about a classic, because if we actually shared tastes in film, I'd be concerned about my own mental health.
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First Unforgiven and now Taxi Driver. I actually feel good every time slimdude makes a ridiculous statement about a classic, because if we actually shared tastes in film, I'd be concerned about my own mental health.
I think it's his time of the month. You can track him back through the years and see that there's always a week out of the month where he manages to stir up the pot.
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I have finally seen Taxi Driver (in it's entirety) for the first time, and what is the big deal about this movie? I don't go with the flow! The movie was slow, tedious and boring. The most exciting part of the film, was the ending. Taxi Driver is overrated.
I suppose everyone can ignore any of your future opinions now.
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I don't go with the flow!
How bold of you.
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Come on, folks...slimdude is just slimduding. Surely, you've all learned to stop taking him seriously by now.
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Come on, folks...slimdude is just slimduding. Surely, you've all learned to stop taking him seriously by now.
Look at his avatar....says it all
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lol, you guys DO realize that slimdude is kind of the the BR.com "village idiot" don't you? he's not exactly meant to be taken seriously. (not unless you REALLY want your brain to start hurting).
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I have finally seen Taxi Driver (in it's entirety) for the first time, and what is the big deal about this movie? I don't go with the flow! The movie was slow, tedious and boring. The most exciting part of the film, was the ending. Taxi Driver is overrated.
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lol, you guys DO realize that slimdude is kind of the the BR.com "village idiot" don't you? he's not exactly meant to be taken seriously. (not unless you REALLY want your brain to start hurting).
True, but he makes it so hard not to be picked on. He reminds me of this Far Side bit:

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Can I join the party??!

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No, it's just that I know a "shitty" movie when I see one, regardless how much it's been praised.
I see you are still on the troll truck slim. Keep up the good work.
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I dont love Taxi Driver, but recognize its a great classic film.

I wouldnt call it shitty just to tick off the fans or to be different, but its ok not to be blown away.
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