Jolly Joker wrote:If you had only watched 2 or 3 movies, how can something be PREDICTABLE then? Apart from the fact that when you take your seat in front of your TV you know what you are watching - there will be victims, and probably they all are going to die except one or two. Of course THAT is predictable. And of course it's predictable that people ARE dying WHEN they are dying - that's part of the thrill. They HAVE to do something (can't just go back sleeping, can they?) and they SHOULD do something as long as it is small. Not to mention Ash and the interest of the Corp to get their hands on the specimen. I mean, if you watch a vampire movie there will be some blood-sucking, right?
So what do you MEAN with "predictable"?
Knowing when a kill will take place, margin of error ~30 seconds... that's kinda predictable.
This is, of course, after the "first kill" so to speak (the first part of Alien was decent).
Jolly Joker wrote:Look to Kalah's post. You may not like a movie or even FIND it crappy, but that doesn't mean it IS crappy, just because YOU happen to think so. Look at Kalah's two examples.
I can say whatever I want. You say that it is NOT crappy, that is a claim. Or if everyone says that God exists, I can say that he doesn't (just an example). I can make claims as well. In fact A LOT of people would make this same claim, if people like you wouldn't bully them to "shut up" and "don't be honest, just say it's good!". because, you know, they'll be considered 'weirdos', even though if they had the honesty they would probably be around 30% or more on SOME movies (not Alien, which was a good classic, but NOT as good as the hype is about).
And the "greatness" of a film is subjective. I can say whatever I want to consider it, you can (and others) say as well, I don't tell you to NOT say that Alien was the best movie ever (just an example). Unless, of course, you have access to some greato-meter that can measure this and it is hidden for me.
Why would a movie be great when it isn't entertaining? (mind you, this means any emotion it is designed for: sadness, horror, action, thrill, etc etc... depending on movie)
Jolly Joker wrote:No, it hasn't got anything to do with genres. T2 is a popcorn-eater; Terminator is a nail-biter, it's as simple as that. T2 has a couple of really "cool" scenes - it's Arnie entertaining mom, dad and the whole family, fathering and protecting mom and child - actually every 12-year-old would like something like a Terminator-doggie: imagine what the classmates would say! It's a 100 million dollar family action spectacle where part of that 100 million bucks would leave you watching with eyes and mouth wide open, losing popcorn (20 years ago, of course; now it's not that spectacular anymore). It's Hollywood - at its best, of course, but it's done with softener. It IS probably the best sequel for a brillant original movie, but that's because of the "trick" to switch sides. Note that the T-800 is something like #48 or so in the list of best heroes of all times, but like #22 or so in the villain list! (the only one ranking in both).
In other words, it's Action movie, while the original is a Thriller movie. So yeah genres
What do you consider genre anyway?
Jolly Joker wrote:and you are wrong, I do like a good comedy. MASH, for example, is a great movie. Some of the old screwball comedies are cool, most Monty Pythons are hilarious, I even found dumb and dumber pretty amusing. Or even The Mask. A comedy wants you to laugh; there's nothing wrong with a good laugh.
I never said you don't like comedies, why would I speak for you anyway? I said I am not too fond of comedies myself; analogous to the fact that you may not like other genres (hypothetically speaking). For example, people who like action will enjoy T2 better than T1. Doesn't mean YOU will. You may enjoy some comedies but I rarely like them, if they're not extremely good (I have a very hard to satisfy need here...
Wow, you figured out the alien was gonna start killing them off one by one?! Your IQ must be at least 2 digits...
How about knowing exactly when a killing takes place, give or take 15 seconds?
All humans do is to go to a place, bountiful of nature, and live there. Then the human multiplies and sucks all the wonders there. They move to the next. There is one thing that works the same way as that: a virus.