Zarm wrote:Agreed. If anything, it's a complement; the film perfectly captures everything it's trying to; getting the Indiana Jones IV treatment of a superfluous sequel would probably be a diminishment. Wanting it to stand on its own is, in its roundabout way, a desire for preserving its integrity.
Sorry, I think my ears must be blocked. Are you implying Shin is not only good, but SO good that it has a special quality all its own that is in danger of being diminished?
Not in the slightest. But, I think that is what such a sentiment- not desiring a sequel- implies, making it something positive rather than negative. (And honestly, I think there are a lot of films or stories which, not necessarily owing to some special quality, but simply because they tell a complete story, are diminished by a needless sequel. Honestly, for me, any sequel that doesn't add at least as much as it subtracts by undoing the finality and appropriateness of the last film's resolution as an ending to the overall storyline, can be a diminishment.)
Hey, if you guys want me to bash Shin...
...Well, actually, I don't find it all that bashable. I find it a decent if extremely overrated film.
...If you guys want me to bash fans of Shin and its place at the top of favorites list over other entries I consider far more deserving, I can certainly prove my identity. But I've suffered enough aggravation seeing my favorites denigrated in the last few weeks that I'd really not inflict that on others, too. So, I have been working hard to hold my tongue on Shin... even as it shows up on every. Single. List. In the 'favorite movies by era' thread, when it is clearly not eve-
...Like I said, working hard to hold my tongue.
Honestly, it's not even one of those films I actually hate. I just like other films better and think they're far more deserving of kudos/high rankings. So at worst, I can say 'Shin is overrated.' Saying 'Shin is bad
' would be disingenuous, because I really don't think that.