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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby eabaker » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:04 pm

Gerdzerl wrote:I don't mind revisionism / retconning in general.


I think retconning can be a necessity in making a new story work in an established world. I only have an issue when people try to apply retcon details to an analysis of the original work. For example, I think revealing Leia as Luke's sister was ultimately a good idea for the Star Wars universe, but it in no way means that Luke and Leia were brother and sister when they kissed in A New Hope and Empire, because they were not brother and sister when those movies were produced/released.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby goji89 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:08 pm

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eabaker wrote:I kinda flip-flop on this one, but if you catch me on the right day, it's possible to hear me say...

...that I like For a Few Dollars More better than The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

God, I feel dirty admitting that!


Wow! Better than The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.......are you mad, man. But either way most kids around here don't know who Clint Eastwood is, although they might know him as that crazy old man rambling on to an empty chair.


Like I said, it's not an opinion I hold consistently. They're both skreeonking great.

Surely the kids here - being sci-fi/giant monster fans - at least remember ol' Clint from his minor, uncredited roles in Revenge of the Creature and Tarantula!


You give them too much credit sir. I doubt they would know a 1955 movie that isn't Godzilla.....Do any of them know there was a sequel to Creature from the black lagoon?
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby UltramanGoji » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:10 pm

I try to forget Revenge of the Creature exists, if I'm honest.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby KaijuCanuck » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:12 pm

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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby eabaker » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:14 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:I try to forget Revenge of the Creature exists, if I'm honest.


Not one of my own unpopular opinions, but a friend of mine has tried to argue to me that Revenge is better than the original.

I don't think he's right. At all.

At all.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:15 pm

goji89 wrote:
eabaker wrote:I kinda flip-flop on this one, but if you catch me on the right day, it's possible to hear me say...

...that I like For a Few Dollars More better than The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

God, I feel dirty admitting that!


Wow! Better than The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.......are you mad, man. But either way most kids around here don't know who Clint Eastwood is, although they might know him as that crazy old man rambling on to an empty chair.

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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby UltramanGoji » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:15 pm

eabaker wrote:
UltramanGoji wrote:I try to forget Revenge of the Creature exists, if I'm honest.


Not one of my own unpopular opinions, but a friend of mine has tried to argue to me that Revenge is better than the original.

I don't think he's right. At all.

At all.


Ugh, no offense to your friend but that's a horrible way of living.

While we're on the subject of Universal Monsters, I personally don't think Son of Frankenstein is on-par with Bride or the original.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby eabaker » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:28 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:
eabaker wrote:
UltramanGoji wrote:I try to forget Revenge of the Creature exists, if I'm honest.


Not one of my own unpopular opinions, but a friend of mine has tried to argue to me that Revenge is better than the original.

I don't think he's right. At all.

At all.


Ugh, no offense to your friend but that's a horrible way of living.

While we're on the subject of Universal Monsters, I personally don't think Son of Frankenstein is on-par with Bride or the original.


I love Son of Frankenstein, but is there anyone who would say it's on par with Whale's masterpieces???

Who are these lunatics???!!!
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Kaijunator » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:36 pm

I prefer scaly dinosaurs over feathered. Exceptions are raptors and stuff like that.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:37 pm

I don't belieb in dinosaurs
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby UltramanGoji » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:38 pm

eabaker wrote:
I love Son of Frankenstein, but is there anyone who would say it's on par with Whale's masterpieces???

Who are these lunatics???!!!


I think James Rolfe of Cinemassacre said so in his Monster Madness review, mainly citing Lugosi's perfomance as Ygor as a deciding factor.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:44 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:
eabaker wrote:
I love Son of Frankenstein, but is there anyone who would say it's on par with Whale's masterpieces???

Who are these lunatics???!!!


I think James Rolfe of Cinemassacre said so in his Monster Madness review, mainly citing Lugosi's perfomance as Ygor as a deciding factor.

I can confirm this as I watched said video last night
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby eabaker » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:47 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:
eabaker wrote:
I love Son of Frankenstein, but is there anyone who would say it's on par with Whale's masterpieces???

Who are these lunatics???!!!


I think James Rolfe of Cinemassacre said so in his Monster Madness review, mainly citing Lugosi's perfomance as Ygor as a deciding factor.


I mean, Ygor may well be Lugosi's best performance ever, but that alone does not make a movie as charming, heartbreaking, stylish and unique as The Bride of Frankenstein.

I continue to be glad that I don't really know who James Rolfe is, even though people in this fandom cite him constantly.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby goji89 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:48 pm

Lain Of The Wired wrote:I don't belieb in dinosaurs


So you're not a Belieber?
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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:49 pm

I don't find the Jurassic Park franchise to be entertaining.


I don't like Kylo Ren or Rey.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:51 pm

goji89 wrote:
Lain Of The Wired wrote:I don't belieb in dinosaurs


So you're not a Belieber?

No, I am not a belieber...

Then I saw her face, now I'm a belieber
Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
I'm in love, and I'm a belieber
I couldn't leave her if I tried..
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby goji89 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:52 pm

eabaker wrote:I continue to be glad that I don't really know who James Rolfe is, even though people in this fandom cite him constantly.


And buddy you just made one of the most unpopular opinions on here in being glad you don't know who James "AVGN" Rolfe is.....May these nerds have mercy on your soul.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby eabaker » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:52 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I don't find the Jurassic Park franchise to be entertaining.


I quite like the first book/movie. But I don't think the idea has ever leant itself well to sequels. It should have been a one-and-done.
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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:54 pm

eabaker wrote:
MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I don't find the Jurassic Park franchise to be entertaining.


I quite like the first book/movie. But I don't think the idea has ever leant itself well to sequels. It should have been a one-and-done.

I agree, the first one is good but everything else is just kinda boring.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby goji89 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:54 pm

Lain Of The Wired wrote:
goji89 wrote:
Lain Of The Wired wrote:I don't belieb in dinosaurs


So you're not a Belieber?

No, I am not a belieber...

Then I saw her face, now I'm a belieber
Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
I'm in love, and I'm a belieber
I couldn't leave her if I tried..


Are you sure you're not a BELIEBER?

Cause baby, baby, baby ohh!
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