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David

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Let me tell you why everyone thinks it's "great." The entire advertising hype machine surrounding the movie was about how "smart and complex" it was, how you had to be intelligent to understand anything that was going on.

 

After a few weeks of nothing but non-stop advertisements conditioning people to think the movie was some ingenious riddle, people walk into the theater and watch some mediocre thriller with a "omg is it a dream?!1one" twist. It's not hard to follow. At all.

 

Anyways, simpletons come out of the movie thinking "omg I gots teh plotz I am a genious!1one!1" Then hyping the movie becomes a matter of proving to everyone how smart you are, because EVERYONE thinks they are of above average intelligence and self-validation appeals to all.

 

People who claim they didn't like the movie are then easily dismissed with lulzy bullshit like "You, like, just didn't get it, man." or "You have to be a deep thinker / smart to understand it."

 

It's a good case of self-gratification. It's funny that the movie is universally loved when there are movies that are 100x better and more "intelligent" that are torn apart. Like Vanilla Sky. Inception is a good movie, don't get me wrong, but it's just "decent thriller" and it's not some "omg amazing smart person movie."

 

There is your David thread of June 2nd. 



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Is it worth watching? Always heard people talking about but never remembered to watch it. I always felt that the Godfather Part I & II were really confusing if you didn't pay attention. In contrast, if you did, it seemed fine, so I generally say to people who thought it was shit, that they simply didn't listen, probably because they are all like 3 hours long. Lol.



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It's worth watching, yes. It's not a bad movie by any means, but the hype surrounding it is really over the top. It's no Lion King.



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Let me tell you why everyone thinks it's "great." The entire advertising hype machine surrounding the movie was about how "smart and complex" it was, how you had to be intelligent to understand anything that was going on.

 

After a few weeks of nothing but non-stop advertisements conditioning people to think the movie was some ingenious riddle, people walk into the theater and watch some mediocre thriller with a "omg is it a dream?!1one" twist. It's not hard to follow. At all.

 

Anyways, simpletons come out of the movie thinking "omg I gots teh plotz I am a genious!1one!1" Then hyping the movie becomes a matter of proving to everyone how smart you are, because EVERYONE thinks they are of above average intelligence and self-validation appeals to all.

 

People who claim they didn't like the movie are then easily dismissed with lulzy bullshit like "You, like, just didn't get it, man." or "You have to be a deep thinker / smart to understand it."

 

It's a good case of self-gratification. It's funny that the movie is universally loved when there are movies that are 100x better and more "intelligent" that are torn apart. Like Vanilla Sky. Inception is a good movie, don't get me wrong, but it's just "decent thriller" and it's not some "omg amazing smart person movie."

 

There is your David thread of June 2nd. 

 

I just wanna bone Leo Caprio.

 

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It was a good film, i think there were some holes, or things that didn't make sense on the first watching - which i think i filled in on the second watching.

 

Honestly, i don't know if i understood everything, but i enjoyed watching it either way.

 

I guess in Murica people hyped it, i didn't catch all the advertising and hype over in the UK, i just watched it because i like Nolan.



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Eric the Bard

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I wanted/want to watch it. Never cared much. I know people were talking about it and said it was good, but I could never be bothered really. I rarely watch movies, although I go to the cinema about 1+ a month. But other than that I don't really watch movies.

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I thought the only people who hadn't seen it are those in 3rd world countries. Then again you're all European so who knows what movies are popular there.



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David, you kinda summed up my thoughts about the movie exactly.

 

The movie is ok, decent if you would like to call it, but great? Never.

 

And yes Fergal, worth watching ;) any popular movie is worth watching, so you can actually discuss it, in my oppinion :P



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Eric the Bard

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I thought the only people who hadn't seen it are those in 3rd world countries. Then again you're all European so who knows what movies are popular there.

I think mostly the same movies are populare, with some extra local movies. Like right now, Hangover 3 is massively hyped. 



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I just wanna bone Leo Caprio.

 

only reason I watched the Great Gatsby.



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Huygens

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only reason I watched the Great Gatsby.

was it good? :)



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was it good? :)

 

yer it was :P 



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I'm sorry David, but it appears you just did not have the requisite intelligence to fully grasp the complexities of a masterwork like Inception. Maybe try Pee-Wee's Playhouse, that's more your style anyway.



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Saucy

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I thought it was a good movie but i'm also not much of a critic when it comes to films, i just watch and enjoy them rather than nitpick the stupid things out.



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Fergal

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Okay, just finished watching it a few minutes ago. Great movie, but not hard to follow. I mean, I imagine I'd be completely lost if I didn't pay attention some time during the film, but eh, expected it to be harder, lol.






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