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Question: Which of these movies do you like/dislike
#1
The Shawshank Redemption - Freedom Movie
 
#2
The Shawshank Redemption - Horrible Movie
 
#3
The Godfather - Freedom Movie
 
#4
The Godfather - Horrible Movie
 
#5
The Dark Knight -  Freedom Movie
 
#6
The Dark Knight - Horrible Movie
 
#7
The Lord of the Rings Return of the King - Freedom Movie
 
#8
The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King - Horrible Movie
 
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Progressive Pessimist
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E: -6.71, S: -7.65

« on: August 06, 2022, 06:36:23 PM »

All are freedom movies, though 'The Dark Knight' is possibly the most overrated movie in existence so it's lean freedom movie at best to me. It's not bad by any means, but I've never identified with those who lose their s*** over it so much. I saw it, I liked it, and then I moved on with my damn life. Nolan fanboys can be as bad as Zach Snyder fanboys to me. I still don't know how anyone excuses Christian Bale's choice to do that gravelly Batman voice. Overtime I've actually grown to like it even less too, especially after seeing 'The Batman' which is now the best Batman movie by far and should be more revered than 'The Dark Knight' is.
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Progressive Pessimist
Atlas Star
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Posts: 25,461
United States


Political Matrix
E: -6.71, S: -7.65

« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2022, 06:41:05 PM »

The LotR movies got worse both as adaptations and as movies as they went on, although they stayed eminently watchable and there'll always be something very special to me about the vindication that RotK got critically and in awards season when I was a bereft nerdy preteen bumming around South Jersey in Dubya's first term wishing I could live in Middle-earth instead. Christopher Nolan's take on Batman was fascinating at the time but has not improved with age, to say the least. The Shawshank Redemption is a good movie and The Godfather a great one, but neither would be in my personal three or five greatest; The Godfather might be in my ten greatest, though, and probably would be in my twenty.

Gotta agree with that. I think the Nolan Batman movies have aged so poorly that Iím now of the opinion Tim Burtonís Batman movies were better simply because they were a little more timeless. I couldnít even finish the latest Batman movie though so have to disagree with those saying thatís better.

I love 'The Batman' but I completely understand how intimidating it can be to watch at almost three hours.

As for the Burton films I agree that they actually hold up better and I think it's because they are the most fantastical and visually distinct of all the films which works with how much more eccentric and surreal they are compared to the Nolan entries which are kind of bland and pretentious in hindsight. Well, the Schumacher films are visually unique too, but in a more garish, less pleasant way and go too far into being over-the-top and silly. Burton's Art Deco-Gothic fusion look and sensibilities just really meshes well with Batman's setting and themes. You are actually making me want to go back and rewatch them.
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