- Jul 2, 2011
I know The Avengers is a good movie but its not the best moive to come out this year. At best maybe like the 8th best movie. Well it is your list so not like I can fault it.
I'd wager Skyfall just barely didn't make the cut, along with Dark Knight Rises. Both good movies, but neither did anything shockingly spectacular like most of the films on this list. Only one I can't speak for is Django, cause it's not out yet and I personally hate Tarantino's style.maximalist566 said:I hoped Skyfall will manage to get on that list. Well, if everybody had hated LotR as I do, it would have been there
I've got a funny feeling that we're going to see a Big Picture video about the flaws of the Avengers in about 3 years. Right now Bobby's still in the post-"This-Didn't-Suck-That's-AWESOME!"-orgasmic bliss of the Avengers. He spent literally years stoking the fires for it (unlike most of the rest of us, who didn't give it a whole lot of thought) so he's going to have a bit harder of a time coming out of that bliss, but when he does he's going to look back at the Avengers, at his reaction to the Avengers, and will have to find some way of making a mea culpa without making a mea culpa.Zhukov said:Yeaahhh... I really can't get behind the whole Avengers thing. Don't get me wrong, it was a fun movie and I enjoyed watching it. But I also found it rather... forgettable I suppose. The action was disappointing. Perhaps you have to be more familiar with the industry to appreciate its ambition, but just seeing comic book shenanigans on the screen did not even come close to impressing me.
I dunno about that, really - TDKR got quite a bit of flack, and not nearly as much defense as I expected. I think many of the fans were annoyed with the way the movie seemed to play fast and loose with the fans loyalty, as if Nolan expected the fans to just fill in the blanks and go with the weaknesses of the plot.Ronack said:First comment is right on the money. xD Nolan's Batman is like the movie equivalent of the bible, and they're gonna be mounting a crusade for this injustice.Urh said:Batman didn't make the list. Hmmmmm. Personally, I agree with the decision (TDKR had plot and pacing issues), although I sense many people may be....a little annoyed by Batman's absence.
You do realize we're talking about Disney here right? (Straight to DVD sequels ahoy!)daxterx2005 said:I really hope Disney doesn't milk Wreck it Ralph.
It was really one of the best Disney movies (not attached to Pixar) that I've seen in years and it would break my heart to see the spew out a bunch of sequels and spin-offs to make a quick buck.
Wow, like being a dick much? Having preferences is not the same as having biases! Furthermore, The Avengers was incredible. An amazingly witty script with the greatest action sequence I have ever seen making up its entire third act. And the acting wasn't unremarkable either, all the actors were perfect in their roles. And there weren't any plot holes that I noticed. Also, a film not having any "moral dilemmas" or "intriguing mystery" is not a legitimate criticism of a film like The Avengers, which is just about being a fucking awesome movie.Terragent said:While I certainly can't say that this list wasn't predictable, it was still a little disappointing. Bob's reviews have consistently shown that his personal biases trump any considerations of quality (good or bad) when he looks at a film. The Avengers was mediocre. Unremarkable acting, a generic script with plot holes galore, no serious artistry in its filming or visual effects, and, well, nothing much happening. There weren't any moral dilemmas, there was no intriguing mystery, it was just a bunch of flat, predictable characters beating each other up.
Ignoring Skyfall isn't really anything other than a snub; it was just as much of an "impossible dream project" as The Avengers was, with the bonus of actually being a good film on top. Oh well. Some of us have stopped playing with action figures; Bob may eventually catch up.