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Old 12-14-2014, 11:07 PM   #981
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Well, there's always exceptions
Of course there are. Mine is Country Strong. The only movie I ever saw in theaters that made me mad enough to want to throw something at the screen and then go and demand my money and time back. Unfortunately I couldn't get either.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:11 PM   #982
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Of course there are. Mine is Country Strong. The only movie I ever saw in theaters that made me mad enough to want to throw something at the screen and then go and demand my money and time back. Unfortunately I couldn't get either.
Hope that never happens to me
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:13 PM   #983
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The most annoying thing is when they speed up and then slow down footage. I think I see this in every crappy club scene in direct to DVD movies.
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Hope that never happens to me
I hope it doesn't either dude. Really.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:23 PM   #985
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Every movie I've seen in theaters I've enjoyed.

Though I was originally going to see Thor 2 last night in theaters. But there was a mix up and they started playing Bad Grandpa instead. So I went out and told them. They said it take them some while to do so.

I told them I was on a bus schedule and that I need a refund. They agreed to do so. And in return for their mess up. They give me a ticket good for any other movie, plus an extra one seeing how i go there alot.

Anyway I didn't even bother seeing Thor 2 in theaters. I just saw Catcing Fire twice in theaters instead.

So the put of this long post and story. I watched Thor 2 the other night. And I gotta say I'm glad I didn't see it in theaters. Because I was let down by it.

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Old 12-15-2014, 05:35 AM   #987
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Annoying winks at the camera. The most annoying kind I can think offhand being when movies set in the past which make some kind of joke about the "future." Super 8, an otherwise decent movie, had a few of these, and they really brought it down.
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Annoying winks at the camera. The most annoying kind I can think offhand being when movies set in the past which make some kind of joke about the "future." Super 8, an otherwise decent movie, had a few of these, and they really brought it down.
I see what you did there.

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Before a shootout there always has to be a close up of the gun hanging at the shooters side and as the tension gets higher they keep cutting back to the gun and the shooter getting his finger read to pull the trigger.

I think the scene would be more effective if we didn't know the character was packing.
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narration is starting to get annoying.
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In the last couple of years CG is finally starting to become a legitimate replacement for the craftsman of "old" who once did things in camera. However one real pet peeve for me in movies is when a really basic practical effect is done in CG as not only is it pointless but it usually looks terrible and out of place. It is surely neither cheaper nor easier to do it with CG so the decisions just baffle me. CG - in my opinion - should be used sparingly for the stuff you just couldn't do otherwise but let the stuff that can be done in camera be done that way. Why do you think big special effects heavy films from the 80s are still cherished today while some of the biggest films of the late 90s, early 00s are laughing stocks now? In camera just works better.
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Annoying winks at the camera. The most annoying kind I can think offhand being when movies set in the past which make some kind of joke about the "future." Super 8, an otherwise decent movie, had a few of these, and they really brought it down.
This is something I like or dislike, depending on the movie. I want a realistic historical film to try and be as accurate as possible, but when a historical fantasy film, or one set in something similar to our history, includes references to our modern world that the characters couldn't possibly know about I find that greatly amusing. Terms like "shish kebab" being used in Legend and the "Made in Rivendell" bit in the extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are great examples of that.
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In the last couple of years CG is finally starting to become a legitimate replacement for the craftsman of "old" who once did things in camera. However one real pet peeve for me in movies is when a really basic practical effect is done in CG as not only is it pointless but it usually looks terrible and out of place. It is surely neither cheaper nor easier to do it with CG so the decisions just baffle me. CG - in my opinion - should be used sparingly for the stuff you just couldn't do otherwise but let the stuff that can be done in camera be done that way. Why do you think big special effects heavy films from the 80s are still cherished today while some of the biggest films of the late 90s, early 00s are laughing stocks now? In camera just works better.
To go with this, CGI helicopters are the worst offenders. I can almost always tell. They just never move right.
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In the last couple of years CG is finally starting to become a legitimate replacement for the craftsman of "old" who once did things in camera. However one real pet peeve for me in movies is when a really basic practical effect is done in CG as not only is it pointless but it usually looks terrible and out of place. It is surely neither cheaper nor easier to do it with CG so the decisions just baffle me. CG - in my opinion - should be used sparingly for the stuff you just couldn't do otherwise but let the stuff that can be done in camera be done that way. Why do you think big special effects heavy films from the 80s are still cherished today while some of the biggest films of the late 90s, early 00s are laughing stocks now? In camera just works better.
I think a lot of this has to do with risk. Especially in stunts. To the studios it might be considered a safer option to CG a stunt then to risk an actor or stunt person. They might consider it worth the extra money. I know this is not the only thing you're talking about, but I think this is certainly an explanation (if not a very good one) for one of them.
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I think a lot of this has to do with risk. Especially in stunts. To the studios it might be considered a safer option to CG a stunt then to risk an actor or stunt person. They might consider it worth the extra money. I know this is not the only thing you're talking about, but I think this is certainly an explanation (if not a very good one) for one of them.
Studios think about safety first for the better part in these situations. Why sometimes they will just film something by itself and then a actor will do something infront of a green sreen and combine the two for the finished product.
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I don't necessarily mean green screening the sets and stuff like that - like I say CG is great when used for stuff that couldn't be done otherwise but I mean like say...CG blood for example. It never looks good, and squibs are so easy and have worked for like fifty years so it seems like such an arbitrary change but the result has a big impact in the right context. Just an example, don't get too held up with just this one, but this is sort of the direction I meant.
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In the last couple of years CG is finally starting to become a legitimate replacement for the craftsman of "old" who once did things in camera. However one real pet peeve for me in movies is when a really basic practical effect is done in CG as not only is it pointless but it usually looks terrible and out of place. It is surely neither cheaper nor easier to do it with CG so the decisions just baffle me. CG - in my opinion - should be used sparingly for the stuff you just couldn't do otherwise but let the stuff that can be done in camera be done that way. Why do you think big special effects heavy films from the 80s are still cherished today while some of the biggest films of the late 90s, early 00s are laughing stocks now? In camera just works better.
I agree. I think part of that is even when it didn't work, you didn't know how it was done so you were still somewhat amazed but now when you see something and it doesn't work, you know it is just cgi. I agree that you should never know that an effect is an effect - it should look natural(hard today since the public knows about special effects but still). Too much just screams cgi now.

Probably was mentioned before but for me, it is obvious and not too subtle references to previous movies. For example, characters having to say thier signature phrase in every film. That is one thing I found really weird with the new Terminator trailer - Arnold's "I'll be back". It is one thing for him to say it but then they have to give the reaction shot which totally takes you out of the film.
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I don't necessarily mean green screening the sets and stuff like that - like I say CG is great when used for stuff that couldn't be done otherwise but I mean like say...CG blood for example. It never looks good, and squibs are so easy and have worked for like fifty years so it seems like such an arbitrary change but the result has a big impact in the right context. Just an example, don't get too held up with just this one, but this is sort of the direction I meant.
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