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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir13579 View Post
    I don't hate the American version. It was just unnecessary and not good compared to the original.
    We Differ on Amazing spiderman....It was cool but I hate the disrespect for the mask....I also thought that kid that played pete was a little over the top...Everything else was cool though

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    I came back to add 3 more

    Equilibrium

    The Last Samurai

    First Knight

    All 3 are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    Also this by a ton.....Also spiderman carrying around Parkers Videocam with his ****ing name on it....RESPECT THE IDENTITY

    Spiderman 1 and 2 ---------->Amazing spiderman
    I was thinking about it and there were a lot of people who knew who Batman was in TDK trilogy.

    Alfred, Robin, Coleman Reese, Lucius Fox, Rachel, Talia

    There's just something different about Spiderman when it comes to his identity.

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    I think the reason maybe i loved Amazing Spiderman so much is because i never followed the comics and i don't know the intricacies. The 3D was awesome, the fighting was awesome, Emma Stone was a fox. What more can i ask for? The mask/identity bit wasn't enough to spoil it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir13579 View Post
    How could the watered down pool scene in the remake be an instant classic? Although this is a violent scene in the film, the original does it in a way that is still calming; its still quiet; its still beautiful. This scene was my biggest pet peeve in the remake; why was it so dark? why was it so loud? Why did it come across as being forced and chaotic?
    They absolutely butchered the pool scene in Let Me In.

    The movie itself is ok but its nothing compared to the original. Americans can't handle subtly. They don't appreciate ambiguity. Thats why a watered down version of a great story was remade for American audiences. The original is like jazz, Let Me In is like a monster truck rally.

    And i'm also not sure how telling it is that this is "the best" foreign remake you've ever seen. Most of those remakes suck balls and are dumbed down for the masses.
    Those are all fair opinions except your wondering as to the amount of foreign films and their American remakes I've seen. My opinion of Let Me In is not indicative of my knowledge of foreign films, nor their remakes. Admittedly, I probably overlooked a lot, The Departed being a good example. Still, perhaps part of the problem is that I watched Let Me In before the original, and I really didn't like the child pornography angle of the original. I know, I know. It was not really a minor that was nude for the scene, and there are a load of theories as to the reason behind the scar and the nudity and all that, but it didn't change the fact that it felt wrong while watching it. I honestly can't stand the original for that reason, and as for the whole pool scene, I might have shared your opinion if it had been the original that I saw first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    I came back to add 3 more

    Equilibrium

    The Last Samurai

    First Knight

    All 3 are fantastic.
    I agree on all movies, and especially Equilibrium, which is probably my favorite utopian / dystopian film ever made. However, none of those were in the last three years.

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    Of the movies listed on these lists the ones I liked are the following.

    We need to talk about Kevin
    Let the Right one in. (I much prefer it to the American version)
    Moon


    Other random thoughts.
    I love Drive and There Will be Blood, but I do not begin to think either are underrated.
    Don't get the love for Chronicle.
    Zodiac is not Fincher's best film.
    And I LOVE Sunshine, well the first 2/3s of it. Man I hate the last portion. It went from one of the best sci fi movies I've ever seen into a pointless slasher film.

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    Of the movies listed on these lists the ones I liked are the following.

    We need to talk about Kevin
    Let the Right one in. (I much prefer it to the American version)
    Moon


    Other random thoughts.
    I love Drive and There Will be Blood, but I do not begin to think either are underrated.
    Don't get the love for Chronicle.
    Zodiac is not Fincher's best film.
    And I LOVE Sunshine, well the first 2/3s of it. Man I hate the last portion. It went from one of the best sci fi movies I've ever seen into a pointless slasher film.

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    Underrated movies of the past 3 years.

    I hated we need to talk about Kevin, it was to slow and didnt do it for me.. But I'll agree with warrior I love that movie and would watch it over and over again


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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    This and its not close....If anything the Dark Knight is the most overrated of the 3. Begins was perfect in almost every way
    Yep, Begins has always been my favorite of the 3 by a wide margin. In fact I will be watching it shortly.
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    This is getting old. Enough is enough. Redskin Is not offensive and it will never change.
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    I want to start a website where people who say this video tape themselves going up to Native Americans and go "hey what's up redskin?" and then upload what happens.

    I'll call it WhatsUpRedskin.com



    You want to go first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwheat View Post
    I was thinking about it and there were a lot of people who knew who Batman was in TDK trilogy.

    Alfred, Robin, Coleman Reese, Lucius Fox, Rachel, Talia

    There's just something different about Spiderman when it comes to his identity.
    All people close to him outside of Talia who had her master plan, spider-man showed his face to a random ****ing kid and deliberately took his mask off.
    Quote Originally Posted by nessythegreat View Post
    This is getting old. Enough is enough. Redskin Is not offensive and it will never change.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I want to start a website where people who say this video tape themselves going up to Native Americans and go "hey what's up redskin?" and then upload what happens.

    I'll call it WhatsUpRedskin.com



    You want to go first?
    I fully support this future site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tongue-Splitter View Post
    I agree on all movies, and especially Equilibrium, which is probably my favorite utopian / dystopian film ever made. However, none of those were in the last three years.
    Did not full read thread lol...Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tongue-Splitter View Post
    Those are all fair opinions except your wondering as to the amount of foreign films and their American remakes I've seen. My opinion of Let Me In is not indicative of my knowledge of foreign films, nor their remakes. Admittedly, I probably overlooked a lot, The Departed being a good example. Still, perhaps part of the problem is that I watched Let Me In before the original, and I really didn't like the child pornography angle of the original. I know, I know. It was not really a minor that was nude for the scene, and there are a load of theories as to the reason behind the scar and the nudity and all that, but it didn't change the fact that it felt wrong while watching it. I honestly can't stand the original for that reason, and as for the whole pool scene, I might have shared your opinion if it had been the original that I saw first.

    Why did you see the remake before the original? Ultimate fail.

    I thought we were talking about specifically horror remakes - thats my fault. Every American remake of foreign horror i've seen has been a steamy pile of watered down shyte.

    Its based on a novel. They aren't theories. Eli is actually a boy, and the scar you saw is where his knob was cut off hundreds of years ago.

    From a cinematography standpoint, there is no comparison between the two pool scenes. None. You shouldn't call a muddled recreation of an iconic scene in horror cinema history an "instant classic".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir13579 View Post
    Why did you see the remake before the original? Ultimate fail.
    Because of Chloe Grace Moretz, who, before Dark Shadows, I thought was going to have an excellent career. Also, the original was on my list to watch for a long time. As soon as I heard there was going to be an American remake, I took the approach I take for book-to-film adaptations. I always try to watch the movie before the book because the movie always ends up disappointing when taking the opposite approach. This was one of the times that did not hold true.

    I thought we were talking about specifically horror remakes - thats my fault. Every American remake of foreign horror i've seen has been a steamy pile of watered down shyte.
    Yeah, I haven't seen one American horror remake that was better than the original after watching the original first. The closest would be The Ring, but that's not saying much.

    Its based on a novel. They aren't theories. Eli is actually a boy, and the scar you saw is where his knob was cut off hundreds of years ago.
    I actually didn't know that. Still, I didn't like that scene from the original.

    From a cinematography standpoint, there is no comparison between the two pool scenes. None. You shouldn't call a muddled recreation of an iconic scene in horror cinema history an "instant classic".
    I really don't think it's as big a difference as you suggest, but I can't be sure. I think maybe if you would have seen the remake first there's a chance you would see where I'm coming from.

    At any rate, the story of Let the Right One In / Let Me In is very underrated regardless of how you look at it (original / remake). I enjoyed each version, and I own each version. I just prefer the remake over the original, and it's the biased opinion that is (probably) interfering with my judgement.

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    Another I forgot was Collateral.

    Just watched it again this weekend and its so good. Jamie Foxx got a supporting actor nomination but I think Cruise deserved that nomination and possibly win.

    EDIT: I forgot this was of the last three years.

    **** it.
    Last edited by Ian.; 12-26-2012 at 02:17 PM.
    I'm In.



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