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    Quote Originally Posted by AF sgt View Post
    I literally (and I use "literally" in the literal sense, not in the metaphorical sense) dozed off a couple times during Black Panther. However, I've never been one who cares about the "art" of a TV, just as I've never been about the art of a song. In music, I like a good melody, memorable lyrics, etc. Basically, I like pop and am not ashamed. Same goes for film. I don't want to have to think deeply about, or interpret, the meaning of a movie. I want a song to make me tap my foot, and I want a movie that with big explosion and witty banter. If I had my choice, Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson would win the best actor Oscar every year. Take that however you want to determine my credibility on the subject.

    I like what I like, and am not going to try to become more "cultured" in order to be able to enjoy a boring movie.
    I feel the same way about the whole "artistic content" approach to movie appreciation. I simply like to be entertained, and BP was for me. I agree with Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson, but I would also add Tom Cruise if you're looking for action stars....especially his MI series. I would also add Denzel Washington to the list, as far as actors who consistently put out quality movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS View Post
    I feel the same way about the whole "artistic content" approach to movie appreciation. I simply like to be entertained, and BP was for me. I agree with Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson, but I would also add Tom Cruise if you're looking for action stars....especially his MI series. I would also add Denzel Washington to the list, as far as actors who consistently put out quality movies.
    A couple of my friends and I were trying to come up with some names of current, younger actors who are going to, or are in the midst of, replacing the blockbuster actors of the 80s/90s, and were having a hard time with it. We couldn't really count any of the Marvel/DC actors because, outside of those franchises, they aren't really known for being action stars. It's really pretty limited. Maybe The Rock. Other than that, there aren't many. Not sure if that's because today's actors don't want to be seen as the Alpha Male type because it's looked down on. Not sure. You have any names?

    The other thing that always makes me laugh about the awards shows is how all the women, who spend their time preaching that they don't want to be viewed as sex objects, always dress in a manner to show off as much of their body as possible, and are often in roles where their sexuality is the main part of their character. But that's another conversation for another time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AF sgt View Post
    A couple of my friends and I were trying to come up with some names of current, younger actors who are going to, or are in the midst of, replacing the blockbuster actors of the 80s/90s, and were having a hard time with it. We couldn't really count any of the Marvel/DC actors because, outside of those franchises, they aren't really known for being action stars. It's really pretty limited. Maybe The Rock. Other than that, there aren't many. Not sure if that's because today's actors don't want to be seen as the Alpha Male type because it's looked down on. Not sure. You have any names?

    The other thing that always makes me laugh about the awards shows is how all the women, who spend their time preaching that they don't want to be viewed as sex objects, always dress in a manner to show off as much of their body as possible, and are often in roles where their sexuality is the main part of their character. But that's another conversation for another time.
    Matt Damon was pretty bad ass in the Bourne series. Everytime I've walked out of a theater after watching his movies I've wanted to beat everyone's ass in the lobby, in a friendly, fun kind of way. Jason Statham is pretty badass too, and probably one of my favorite B-movie actors. My wife would leave me to marry him, given the chance, but I think most wives feel that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS View Post
    Matt Damon was pretty bad ass in the Bourne series. Everytime I've walked out of a theater after watching his movies I've wanted to beat everyone's ass in the lobby, in a friendly, fun kind of way. Jason Statham is pretty badass too, and probably one of my favorite B-movie actors. My wife would leave me to marry him, given the chance, but I think most wives feel that way.
    Yeah, both of those 2 are great at what they do.

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    I like a movie with a great story...esp. plot twist that I didn't see coming.

    Special effects and big explosions, especially in the era of CGI where the movie looks kinda like a video game, do nothing for me.

    I can only suspend disbelief so far....prefer a more realistic character. I mean, they can be bad ass tough guys with extraordinary skills, just don't make them able to jump buildings and yank a helicopter with one arm while holding an M60 in the other...never got into superheroes.

    Lately, I'm more into some of the series on Netflix and Amazon that have main characters with serious character flaws and are neither super human nor super evil....they are really doing some smart series these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos Mutus View Post
    I like a movie with a great story...esp. plot twist that I didn't see coming.
    Unfortunately, movie makers try too hard now to have a "plot twist" that you don't see coming. It's pretty much expected now. Especially when the trailer ends with "A PLOT TWIST YOU'LL NEVER SEE COMING!!!!!!!!"

    Special effects and big explosions, especially in the era of CGI where the movie looks kinda like a video game, do nothing for me.

    I can only suspend disbelief so far....prefer a more realistic character. I mean, they can be bad ass tough guys with extraordinary skills, just don't make them able to jump buildings and yank a helicopter with one arm while holding an M60 in the other...never got into superheroes.
    Life has enough reality for me. Movies are escapism. There's plenty of miserable reality around us everyday.

    Lately, I'm more into some of the series on Netflix and Amazon that have main characters with serious character flaws and are neither super human nor super evil....they are really doing some smart series these days.
    They have some ok stuff, and some really overrated stuff, IMO. The only thing I like about Netflix is being able to binge watch, and always have hope that the format forces the cable/satellite companies to start allowing us to choose the channels we want to pay for.

    Of course, that's what's great about movies, music, art, etc. We don't all have to like the same stuff. It's very subjective. Of course it's annoying when the "self important" people like to tell you how lame the stuff you watch is, while they try to explain to you why their "smart comedies" and other trendy movies/shows are so much greater than yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AF sgt View Post
    Of course it's annoying when the "self important" people like to tell you how lame the stuff you watch is, while they try to explain to you why their "smart comedies" and other trendy movies/shows are so much greater than yours.
    This is why I pay no attention to Rotten Tomatoes any longer, especially after noticing how different many of the 'professional' opinions are from those (i.e., us little people) who simply want to escape reality for a couple of hours to be entertained. Most of the time I see such a huge disparity in these opinions, it's due to political reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS View Post
    This is why I pay no attention to Rotten Tomatoes any longer, especially after noticing how different many of the 'professional' opinions are from those (i.e., us little people) who simply want to escape reality for a couple of hours to be entertained. Most of the time I see such a huge disparity in these opinions, it's due to political reasons.
    For sure. I usually figure if the movie gets below a 50 on rotten tomatoes that I'm probably going to like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS View Post
    I went into Black Panther expecting it to be another over hyped mediocre Marvel movie, but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I just wish movies could be produced and judged on their true merits and entertainment value, not how they can check another block for the SJW agenda...much like the new Bat Woman who we must know just happens to be a lesbian.
    Which is one reason Capt Marvel's getting so much shit online, because it IS heavily pushing the SJW agenda. Doesn't help it either that Brie larson was also hyping that, with her "White men just can shut up and don't need to see the film" rant she did last year...

    Quote Originally Posted by AF sgt View Post
    The other thing that always makes me laugh about the awards shows is how all the women, who spend their time preaching that they don't want to be viewed as sex objects, always dress in a manner to show off as much of their body as possible, and are often in roles where their sexuality is the main part of their character. But that's another conversation for another time.

    Well it's the same hypcristy we get from actors like Lian Neeson, who are big anti gun rights activists, BUT make all their movies with lots o guns in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Which is one reason Capt Marvel's getting so much shit online, because it IS heavily pushing the SJW agenda. Doesn't help it either that Brie larson was also hyping that, with her "White men just can shut up and don't need to see the film" rant she did last year...
    Doesn't bother me, as far as the film goes. I don't have to like her agenda, or even like her. I just hope the movie is good.




    Well it's the same hypcristy we get from actors like Lian Neeson, who are big anti gun rights activists, BUT make all their movies with lots o guns in them.
    That has always been pretty funny to me as well. But again, doesn't stop me from watching he movies. I'm usually able to separate/compartmentalize the individual actor from the role/movie.

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