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    Re: Movies you liked more than the critics

    Quote Originally Posted by PedroBourbon View Post
    I just liked 'em more than the critics, didn't nominate them for oscars.
    You know you would have voted for all of 'em!!!!

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    Re: Movies you liked more than the critics

    The Patriot

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    The Patriot
    One of my favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    The Patriot
    That is a movie I will never plan to watch, but when it's on TNT, I'll always stop flipping the channel and watch.
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    The Patriot had its shortcomings as far as historical accuracy, but I have watched it a bunch of times. Good movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    The Patriot had its shortcomings as far as historical accuracy, but I have watched it a bunch of times. Good movie.
    Cornwallis wasn't at Cowpens, they depicted way more troops than actually took place in the battle, etc., but it appealed to the side of me that likes strongly voiced patriotic sentiments, clearly defined good guys and bad guys, and very little moral ambiguity. The things I liked about it were all listed as shortcomings by one critic I read before I saw the movie.
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    Re: Movies you liked more than the critics

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    Cornwallis wasn't at Cowpens, they depicted way more troops than actually took place in the battle, etc., but it appealed to the side of me that likes strongly voiced patriotic sentiments, clearly defined good guys and bad guys, and very little moral ambiguity. The things I liked about it were all listed as shortcomings by one critic I read before I saw the movie.
    Slaves were not freed by the American victory in the Revolution, as was implied by the film's conclusion.
    I have also read that there are no known instances of British troops burning a church full of people as was shown in The Patriot. The film's producer or director reportedly justified that scene by saying that British troops did burn down unoccupied churches, acts that shocked colonials. In order to convey the same shock to a late twentieth century audience it was deemed necessary to show the church being full of people.
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    Re: Movies you liked more than the critics

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    but it appealed to the side of me that likes strongly voiced patriotic sentiments, clearly defined good guys and bad guys, and very little moral ambiguity.
    We all like that to varying degrees. I have a problem when you twist real historical events.

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    It was a fictional story within a historical event. Sort of like Gone with the Wind or Titanic.

    Sure there was a historic figure or two and their role might have been stretched to fit it into the story, but I don't think the movie was in any way trying to pass off as some sort of documentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    Dude, where's my car?

    Don't know why but I love it.
    I gotta admit that that one is a guilty pleasure of mine.

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    Re: Movies you liked more than the critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    You know you would have voted for all of 'em!!!!
    OK, guilty pleasure. You can't tell me you turn 'em off on a lazy weekend no sports to watch! ha ha!
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    Weekend at Bernies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    I've mentioned it before but Project X with Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt is a guilty favorite of mine. The film has plot holes. It's swelling score does much of the heavy dramatic lifting and it's about monkey's flying planes, so I'm not go way out on a limb defending it.

    But it's also a sly indictment of institutions using chimpanzees as clever proxys.
    I can watch Project X and War Games back to back on any weekend.

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    Re: Movies you liked more than the critics

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    Cornwallis wasn't at Cowpens, they depicted way more troops than actually took place in the battle, etc., but it appealed to the side of me that likes strongly voiced patriotic sentiments, clearly defined good guys and bad guys, and very little moral ambiguity. The things I liked about it were all listed as shortcomings by one critic I read before I saw the movie.
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    Re: Movies you liked more than the critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    It was funny in Happy Gilmour, not the 50 times since.
    I think that is the only movie of his I liked.
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