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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Have you seen UNTIL SEPTEMBER, and THE PERFECT STORM?
    She's good, in both.
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from filmmusic in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Phenomenal film.
     
    Not only does Hollywood not make films like this any more, I've pretty much resigned myself that they never will again.
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to filmmusic in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I hadn't seen that for over 10, maybe 15 years and I finally decided to buy the blu-ray.
    Masterpiece and a masterful score that gave me a couple of hair-raising moments!
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from ThePenitentMan1 in Star Wars is better than everything   
    I get your point indeed. Those scenes in the various prequels tend to rob the original scenes of much of their power, especially, I imagine for a first time viewer who foolishly chose to watch the films in in-universe "chronological" order.
     
    Of course, the same can be said for The Hobbit trilogy, which has many callbacks to images and sequences to those done (better) in The Lord of the Rings.  Seeing dark Gandalf say "I am not trying to rob you" isn't as powerful and shocking once you've seen the same bit done with the "If I say Bilbo Baggins is a burglar..." in the prequel.
     
    Anyone who watches Star Wars or Middle-Earth for the first time in "sequence" is robbing themselves of something very special that they can never get back.
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in Star Wars is better than everything   
    Sure. Kids make up their own mind on what they like. If the kid doesn't like Star Wars '77, not much to be done about it. 
     
    But just because a kid prefers McDonalds doesn't mean I'm not making them eat their vegetables.
     
     
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Pellaeon in Star Wars is better than everything   
    Sure. Kids make up their own mind on what they like. If the kid doesn't like Star Wars '77, not much to be done about it. 
     
    But just because a kid prefers McDonalds doesn't mean I'm not making them eat their vegetables.
     
     
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Chen G. in Star Wars is better than everything   
    Well that's just bad parenting.
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Tallguy in Star Wars is better than everything   
    Well that's just bad parenting.
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Tallguy in Star Wars is better than everything   
    The simple truth is that, in every case, release order is the preferred order for watching a film series for the first time. 
     
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Holko in Star Wars is better than everything   
    The simple truth is that, in every case, release order is the preferred order for watching a film series for the first time. 
     
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to Badzeee in Star Trek (2025 Prequel film directed by Toby Haynes)   
    Is a "Star Trek origin story" when they invented replicators and created the land of plenty? 
     
    Or maybe it's the Earth vs Romulans war. 
     
    Or the launch of the Federation? 
     
    All are terrible ideas... don't explain the backstory. 
     
    Of all the things Star Trek doesn't need, it's an origin story. If this turns out to be an amazing film, I'll happily eat my hat, but it sounds like the idea absolutely no-one was hoping to see.  
     
    Enterprise effectively worked as a prequel (as opposed to "origin") but I'd really like to know what the thinking is, in Hollywood terms.  
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Groovygoth666 in Star Wars is better than everything   
    The simple truth is that, in every case, release order is the preferred order for watching a film series for the first time. 
     
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to Chen G. in Star Wars is better than everything   
    Yeah, but then we got Rogue One, Solo, Obi Wan etc...
     
    Imagine watching all that stuff and then seeing the original for the first time:
     
    Vader's entrance? Meh. Seen him plenty for that to maintain its drama.
    The Droids wandering through the dunes? Meh, we've seen endless amounts of far-more-impressively-framed desert shots AND we know Tatooine so its no longer about the Droids venturing into the unknown.
    The cantina? Pfft, we've seen more weird aliens than stars in the sky.
    The Death Star blowing up Leia's home? Pfft, please! We've seen the Death Star blow up several planets by this point.
    The lightsaber battle? Pfft, we've seen people - including Vader and Obi Wan - slash and jump and throw objects at each other, so these two geezers gently poking at each other? NEXT!
     
    etc... You get my point.
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to A24 in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Exactly. Never liked Ford as Jack Ryan. 
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Your Favourite Movie Quotes   
    “What do you mean I’m funny? Funny how”? 
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to Bespin in Star Wars is better than everything   
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to Thor in Introduce me to Leonard Rosenman!   
    I've always struggled with Rosenman, although I'm fascinated by the person (and his self-aggrandizing comments in interviews). I like LOTR (sorta) and ST4, but most other things have left me cold, including the classics mentioned in this thread (James Dean flicks, THE COBWEB, FANTASTIC VOYAGE, CROSS CREEK, POTA). ROBOCOP 2 is total overblown cheese. I think he said once that the only reason he didn't do the first was because he wasn't available, which of course it totally false. This was also before his dementia, so can't blame it on that either.
     
    I mostly struggle with his tone pyramids and that layered, insistently dissonant sound. But hey, I aim to give him another chance soon.
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to JNHFan2000 in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Love FYEO. Both films and score!!!
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from GerateWohl in General movie chitchat   
    What a film is “trying to say” isn’t as important as what a person hears. Once art is released into the world, all that matters is how people interpret it.
     
    I’m not sure about declaring what’s the right or wrong message from Barbie. It’s a Rorschach test. The director’s intentions are largely irrelevant.  If Barbie’s not open to interpretation, then it’s just sermonising, and if it is, then people are free to interpret it as they wish.
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to Edmilson in General movie chitchat   
    See, this is exactly why you'd like the Barbie movie. In the end, it's not about trying to make men or women feel bad, it's about finding yourself without being conformed to what society expects of you. I don't think the movie is a masterpiece or something, but it's telling that the so-called "villain" (Ryan Gosling's Ken) ends up becoming the most memorable character.
     
    Whatever. Suit yourself. I won't prolong this discussion any further because I don't want to break the forum's rules. I just think it's kinda funny you throwing a temper tantrum because some singer whose music you don't even care about said she didn't care about what she thought was the message of a Hollywood movie about dolls.
     
    Just be careful with that whole "right side of history" angle. Believe me, my positions are closer to yours than, say, most people who'd agree with Shakira's comments on Barbie, but that don't stop me from protesting when I see people supposedly doing the "right thing" and "protecting marginalized minorities" engaging into harmful behavior, destroying people's lives and careers, threatening to doxx J.K. Rowling's daughter and even driving some people to suicide.
     
    Offending people online and throwing your (perhaps righteous) rage at the injustices of the world into people on the internet won't do any good, nor for you, neither your family and especially not the world in general. Maybe you'll feel good for a moment for having "owning the Trumptards" but it will only increase the amount of rage and thus radicalism on the internet that will spill to the real world.
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from HunterTech in General movie chitchat   
    What a film is “trying to say” isn’t as important as what a person hears. Once art is released into the world, all that matters is how people interpret it.
     
    I’m not sure about declaring what’s the right or wrong message from Barbie. It’s a Rorschach test. The director’s intentions are largely irrelevant.  If Barbie’s not open to interpretation, then it’s just sermonising, and if it is, then people are free to interpret it as they wish.
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to Jay in General movie chitchat   
    Edmilson certainly didn't
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    Nick1Ø66 reacted to Edmilson in General movie chitchat   
    You seem a little bit nervous. Don't need to cry: we're all just debating stuff here and an opinion that goes against your own is not gonna hurt you. I advise you to take a deep breath and count to ten before answering a comment you didn't like on the internet (not only here on JWFan, in hellholes like Twitter or Reddit people would be way less polite than me you said these things to them).
     
    Also, if you haven't seen the movie, go do it. You will look less of a fool in a discussion about a movie.
     
    Anyway, I don't even know if you opened the link I posted and read the news article (don't worry: it's Variety, not Fox News) or if you just read the headline. But she said:
     
    TL;DR: She's a mother of two boys who want them to have positive role models of masculinity that also respect women. She doesn't want them to grew up with their self esteem damaged because society taught them men are evil but bumbling fools while women are perfect (in the ending of the movie it's clearly stated that their Barbie utopical world is utter perfection with all women in charge). Just that. She didn't say that women can't be empowered or something.
     
    It's not a zero sum game. Men can be decent people while keeping some positive traits of masculinity and respecting women. Women can be empowered and have lives of their own without becoming the very oppressor they were fighting against for centuries. Men and women, straight or queer, cis or trans, they should all compliment each other and unite for a common cause: the survival of mankind.
     
    Instead, the internet incentivates division, anger, hatred, rancor, etc. Thanks to people like you, who start throwing offenses and attacks whenever confronted with an opinion that's not your own.
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in Star Trek is better than everything   
    Well, sure. But so is everything that goes on here, from conspiracies on the spelling of Palpatine’s name to arguing the whether Superman wears underwear. And how many people outside the first world count their biggest problem to be missing cues from Mr. Mom?
     
    They're all first world problems. I mean, everything else has been banned!
     
     
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    Nick1Ø66 got a reaction from KittBash in Star Trek is better than everything   
    Well, sure. But so is everything that goes on here, from conspiracies on the spelling of Palpatine’s name to arguing the whether Superman wears underwear. And how many people outside the first world count their biggest problem to be missing cues from Mr. Mom?
     
    They're all first world problems. I mean, everything else has been banned!
     
     
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