Evman wrote:Atom - our continued disagreement amuses me, as we basically had polar opposite views on our most surprising/disappointing films.
I do find it a bit grating that you praise TF2 for trying to be just a fun film, but demand so much more from D9, when it's clear that it wasn't ever designed to reinvent the sci-fi genre.
Double standards like that always bug me, especially from someone so determined to give all films a fair shake.
Hey, that's taste for you- I don't think District 9 fully
succeeded in any
realm, and thus it failed for me in all
. I feel like I've been completely clear about this. It wasn't just a fun ride, it wasn't fully committed to apartheid parallels, nor being a morality tale or sci-fi fable. It wasn't fully a documentary, nor a narrative film. It wasn't fully any of these things, and not without its merits, but all were plentiful enough to make a complete
film; but none substantial enough, for me at least, to count for really anything special.
Again, I feel like I've been paramountly clear
on this. Hell, if District 9 was anywhere
as close to as technically proficient, visually awesome, or all-around fun
as Transformers was for me, Evman, you can believe you me:
would have given it credit. But it wasn't, so I don't.
I can't help but wonder if certain... reactions... from FXHome swayed your opinion before you saw the movie.
Well, certainly. I have complete, blunt transparency here: I usually think you have terrible taste in movies; if I see you loving something I can, again, usually
figure I probably will not
love it. Usually
, but not all the time. That's just how it is, I've never tried to hide around it. On a basis entirely centered around movie taste
, we obviously heavily disagree; we always have; and I bet we almost always will
. The reasons I think you like certain things and I don't, that may be an argument with some offense, yeah, but there's no reason I can't be honest with you here- I don't like the movies you like. We have different tastes. No big deal.
I'm not trying to start anything, trust me. I just kinda want clarification - cause your two picks utterly and completely baffle me.
I feel like I can't be any clearer
than I've already been without inciting, likely, some sort of 'uh oh, look what Atom did!' argument like I "apparently" did in the Transformers thread.
And, in other news, my film professor is being a complete douche to me ever since I argued with a kid who was, coincidentally, bashing Transformers 2 whilst cock-sucking District 9. Needless to say, my prof has since seen my movies and tries on every occasion possible to mock my "technician mastery" as he calls it as 'cheap Michael Bay tricks'. And, in my technical lab
class, entirely based and graded around framing, editing, cinematography, etc., he's grading me based on story
because 'you obviously are already better than the other students at technicals, it wouldn't be fair to grade you on them- like someone buying better equipment for their movie to look better and getting a better grade'.
Let's just say it's been a long week with frustrating grades because of it.
He also calls me Michael Bay, which is annoying. But hey, I like
the Michael Bay, I think he's talented. So whatever. The class thinks it's funny, at least.
Also, in the same news with FXHome irony: I've since found out my prof, although he has no accent, just moved here a few years ago and is from Switzerland
. (Like someone I know on here who plays out like an online version of this prof.