#1
The Strangers was absolutely terrible.

I've noticed a growing trend in recent blockbusters: a lack of motives. For example, in The Strangers, no real reason was explained as to why this couple is being brutally murdered by these three strangers. Some other great examples would be Cloverfield, where the origin of the monster was given, or The Mist, where no explanation of origin of the Mist was told to the audience.

This really bothers me. Movies like these always leave me feeling unsatisfied. It seems as though Hollywood writers are just getting more and more lazy.

Post general thoughts on this topic, whatever you want. Agree?
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#4
its not exactly a new trend...go find some small budget indie films...they are typically alot better and take more chances..
#5
They were being killed because they opened the door.
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#8
Am I the only one who thought cloverfield really wasn't that great?

...

Anyways... yeah, some movies stink.
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#9
I thought that's how the vast majority of movies always were, not really a trend.
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#10
The Strangers - the lack of motive is supposed to be scary, that people will do that for no reason.

Cloverfield - the viral marketing gives you clues, tries to make it fun for you to FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF.

The Mist - The army guy they sacrifice tells where the monsters came from and what part the military had in allowing them into our world.


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#11
Well, the Mist was simply being true to the book.

And Cloverfield lacked most plot elements due to the fact that it was going for that specific bystander perspective. And if that happened, someone in that position probably wouldn't ever know why.

Nevertheless, I still understand and sympathize with your point.

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#12

To be honest, I think you should ignore what is coming out in theaters and just stick to the classics.
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#13
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To be honest, I think you should ignore what is coming out in theaters and just stick to the classics.

I f*cking love that movie!
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#14
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To be honest, I think you should ignore what is coming out in theaters and just stick to the classics.


... that movie gave me nightmares....i used to think when i'd flush my toilet it'd come up and get me....
#15
I hate the word "movies". I hate the way it's almost completely replaced "films" over the last couple of years.
#16
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The Strangers was absolutely terrible.

I've noticed a growing trend in recent blockbusters: a lack of motives. For example, in The Strangers, no real reason was explained as to why this couple is being brutally murdered by these three strangers. Some other great examples would be Cloverfield, where the origin of the monster was given, or The Mist, where no explanation of origin of the Mist was told to the audience.

This really bothers me. Movies like these always leave me feeling unsatisfied. It seems as though Hollywood writers are just getting more and more lazy.

Post general thoughts on this topic, whatever you want. Agree?



I agree completely, finally someone who agrees, the people I live near worship these movies. Movies seem to be going downhill, even the ones that are supposed to be funny. Like superbad and movies like it. Generally so stupid they arn't funny anymore. Cmon Hollywood wtf is going on?
#17
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To be honest, I think you should ignore what is coming out in theaters and just stick to the classics.


that movie is awesome, and has one of the best theme songs of all time.
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#18
I just watched I'm Not There

that was a really good film
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#20
well the movie "the happening" the preview just confused the fck out of my i had no idea what the hell was going on so yea seems retarded people just dieing like was it a virus or something no its some weird force or somthing..
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#22
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#23
well i saw Juno last night, so my faith in good films is high.
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#24
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I agree completely, finally someone who agrees, the people I live near worship these movies. Movies seem to be going downhill, even the ones that are supposed to be funny. Like superbad and movies like it. Generally so stupid they arn't funny anymore. Cmon Hollywood wtf is going on?

Honestly, Superbad was alright, not the best, but alright. I really loved Knocked Up, though.

And I'm currently reading the novel "The Mist", just so I can see if it reveals anything that the movie didn't. Great story, in my opinion.
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#25
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Am I the only one who thought cloverfield really wasn't that great?

Thank god there is someone that agrees with me. From my point of view Cloverfield is the worst movie I've seen all year and I'm glad I didn't see it in the theater and waste my money on it. I won't go into reasons I disliked it here, but the unexplained parts didn't bother me, I don't mind elements of mystery in films if it's done well. Hopefully none of the Cloverfield fanboys will come in this thread, I've already had one run in with their woefully illiterate kind on here before.

On topic, I saw Atonment tonight on DVD and thought it was atrocious as well, it seemed completely uncreative to me. Most movies that hollywood releases are terrible, I agree that lesser known films are often better. For instance I saw Brick this week and it was definitley one of the best films I've seen all year.
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I hate the word "movies". I hate the way it's almost completely replaced "films" over the last couple of years.

At least you don't have to hear anyone calling them "talkies." Personally, I'd prefer to have them called "Pictures" than anything else. It sounds better. Film sound pretentious, movie sounds goofy, and pictures just sounds cool.
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#27
So in The Strangers, the couple just... die? I heard that some where and mentioned it to my Moms and she said. "Bullshnocks, I would not be happy If I just sat through a movie just to see them die". Movie made my Moms sad.
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Honestly, Superbad was alright, not the best, but alright. I really loved Knocked Up, though.

And I'm currently reading the novel "The Mist", just so I can see if it reveals anything that the movie didn't. Great story, in my opinion.



eh superbad had no plot.
#29
I don't know if you've seen Michael Clayton, but DAMN! that movie was good. A bit confusing, but still good.

Or at least I thought so.
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So in The Strangers, the couple just... die? I heard that some where and mentioned it to my Moms and she said. "Bullshnocks, I would not be happy If I just sat through a movie just to see them die". Movie made my Moms sad.

Did you find her in the bathtub trying to slit her wrists after watching Old Yeller?


By the way, someone guess what movie this is.
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#31
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Did you find her in the bathtub trying to slit her wrists after watching Old Yeller?


By the way, someone guess what movie this is.

Bushy Hill?
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#32
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Bushy Hill?

Nope. Its just a random picture.
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#33
lol u suck Jack Off Jill.
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#34
wouldn't a lack of motive be that more scary? I think so personally. There's no way to stop them or bargain with them if they're just doing it for the lulz
#35
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lol u suck Jack Off Jill.

I do it for the lulz. It could be a part of a movie, you never know. Its what came up when I typed My Side of the Mountain movie into Google. But I don't think its in that movie cause I don't remember that kid growing up and having long hair.. but he might have, I haven't seen it in a long time.
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wouldn't a lack of motive be that more scary? I think so personally. There's no way to stop them or bargain with them if they're just doing it for the lulz

No, that would be lame. The point of making a movie is telling a story, not pissing me off. It isn't scary at all. It just pisses you off. The only thing scary about it is the riot I'm going to incite when I can't get my eight bucks back.
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#36
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On topic, I saw Atonment tonight on DVD and thought it was atrocious as well, it seemed completely uncreative to me. Most movies that hollywood releases are terrible, I agree that lesser known films are often better. For instance I saw Brick this week and it was definitley one of the best films I've seen all year.


Atonement was hardly atrocious. I mean seriously....
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