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    Posted: September 22 2011 at 11:28am
Again, my point was that CGI was new in 1984, and that DOES play a major factor in why it might not look good. How is the movie suppose to look great using a new technology for the first time? Method only plays a factor NOW because CGI has been perfected since 1984.
 
Look at "A Sound Of Thunder", that's CGI ... in 2005! It looks like crap and has no excuse to look that way considering CGI has been the leading form of sfx for years now. So "GhostBusters" I can forgive because it was testing new waters, "ASOT" I can't because it could have done much better than that (and the fact everything else about the movie sucked as well).
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I know that.But regardless of the methods,rating the FX is about how it looks on-screen.When it comes to movies released this year*,I think the FX in MOON,which were done "old school",were as good as SKYLINE,SOURCE CODE,SUCKER PUNCH,SUPER 8,THOR and TRANSFORMERS 3.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote SuperTeenTopia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2011 at 8:26am
"2001" and "Star Wars" weren't using CGI (it wasn't invented yet). "Ghostbusters" was, and CGI was still in its baby stage at the time.  

Originally posted by Vits

3)I don't dislike them because they look bad compared withmodern movies.I dislike them because they look bad compared withmovies made before,like "2001" and STAR WARS.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2011 at 7:09am
1)I know they were nominated. When I research a movie after watching it, I like looking at the awards it was nominated for and/or won.  

2)I don't hate the FX.I dislike them, but they're not the worst I've seen. 

3)I don't dislike them because they look bad compared with modern movies.I dislike them because they look bad compared with movies made before,like "2001" and STAR WARS. 

4)I thought you said "the Oscars didn't matter".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SuperTeenTopia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2011 at 7:58pm
Just a fun thing I wanted to point out, while Vits hates the sfx from "GhostBuster" ... that sfx was up for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects that year. Proving that in the end, what is cutting edge 25+ years ago, will look like crap 25+ years later and shouldn't be compared by today's standards.
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There's no such thing as "Memento" being ranked "too high" on any Best Movies List!
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I forgot to mention that I watched Memento for the first time in a while. While still one of the best movies ever, I realized that I may have ranked it too high!
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Blasphemy!  

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

HeadRAZZ: I finally got around to watching Sunset Blvd. I threw that one in between The Exorcist and Unforgiven, and bumped Memento down to the high 20s'. 
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Don't you mean you bumped THE WILD BUNCH down?
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HeadRAZZ: I finally got around to watching Sunset Blvd. I threw that one in between The Exorcist and Unforgiven, and bumped Memento down to the high 20s'.
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Nice list! 
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Here goes:  

1.) Raiders Of The Lost Ark   
2.) 2001: A Space Odyssey   
3.) The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly  
4.) Raging Bull  
5.) Apocalypse Now  
6.) The Exorcist 
7.) Unforgiven  
8.) Pulp Fiction  
9.) Memento  
10.) The Wild Bunch.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SuperTeenTopia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2011 at 8:33pm
I for one would like to know what your Top 10 Favorite Movies of All-Time are, SchumacherH8ter -- if you wouldn't mind.
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I love both Platoon and Full Metal Jacket. While Platoon is better made, Full Metal Jacket is more memorable. Alas, they both have nothing on Apocalypse Now, the best war movie ever and my 5th favorite movie of all time!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SuperTeenTopia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2011 at 12:30pm
The whole Lawerance thing was a message about the process in which an average Joe is made into a soldier and how  doesn't always work out as planned. I felt that his change was not rushed, and after all the mental and physical crap he was put through, a descent into madness seemed unavoidable. He's not mentioned again because they are no longer living in that phrase of their lives of soldiers, it's like looking back at childhood when you're an adult, you're past that point. They are no longer "maggots", they are now actual soldiers, so why bother reflecting about their time as "maggots"?
 
The point of Private Joker is the conflicting opinions of war. Yes, he writes "born to kill" on his helmet, but what happens in the end when he has to kill? He won't do it. It's easy to say you're going to kill someone, but it's not so easy to do it, and that was something he needed to learn. Joker hid behind quotes and sayings, but when faced with reality, he had nothing to say. And this grey area was the whole point of the movie. It's not there to tell you what's right or wrong, it shows you both sides, and it's up for you to judge for yourself, and that's the best kind of war movie and this movie showcased this perfectly.
 
4/5 in my opinion. And Platoon is also 4/5 in my opinion, but I'll take FMJ over Platoon anyday, for its more raw look at war and how it's not for everyone.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2011 at 10:17am
I just saw FULL METAL JACKET.

Both the pacing and the tone are inconsistent(specially because this is 2 movies into 1).The narration seemed like a last minute adition.And,though most of the dramatic moments are gripping,a few are manipulative.The best example is LAWRENCE/GOMER PYLE.His
"change" was too rushed and after he dies he's never mentioned again and it seems they wanted us to forget about him.Then what was the point?

But the main problem is the intention.There's a scene where PRIVATE JOKER wears a helmet that says "Born to kill" and he also has the peace sign.He's asked why and he doesn't know how to answer.This is where I realize they're trying to show us their stand on the war.But it's never clear.Are they against it?Do they support it?Neither?Both?What does both really mean?I'm not saying one has to take a stand,let alone show it in the movie,but like I said,they tried to do it...and failed.

I give this 6/10.If you want a better Vietnam War movie,watch PLATOON(9/10).

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