The Thin Red Line

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    Apr 19, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    This is one of those movies where when the preview came out I was like wow! This is going to be epic. But then I was so disappointed, it was soooo slowwwwww. What movies have you been disappointed with big time? On an opposite note, I was dragged to see Shawshank Redemption and well, it was amazing icon_smile.gif

    Elain, you have to see The English Patient!

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    Apr 19, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    BlackLabSD saidThis is one of those movies where when the preview came out I was like wow! This is going to be epic. But then I was so disappointed, it was soooo slowwwwww. What movies have you been disappointed with big time? On an opposite note, I was dragged to see Shawshank Redemption and well, it was amazing icon_smile.gif

    Elain, you have to see The English Patient!



    This is so funny that you posted this today. I thought the same thing about this movie. Amazing cast, but it was way too boring!! A friend of mine is a huge Terrence Malick geek and cannot believe that I did not like this movie! He also cannot believe that I did not like Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut either!!
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    Apr 24, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    Oh my goodness. Eyes Wide Shut was so boring icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 24, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    BlackLabSD saidThe Thin Red Line



    You're right, vagina is boring. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 24, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    Amazing cast? Really? That was the main reason why I didn't want to see this movie. It's such an odd mish mash of A list and B list celebrities. I just couldn't see the chemistry to make this movie work.
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    Apr 24, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    I didn't see the Thin Red Line, but judging by the trailer I would EXPECT it to be a drag.I guess I've seen TOO MANY war movies. LOL
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    I agree that the title of Shawshank Redemption did not appeal to me either and I too was dragged to it, but it turned out to be one of the best I've seen icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 24, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    It's one of 2-3 movies I have walked out of a theater from (because it was intensely boring)
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    Apr 25, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Yes, The English Patient took a long time to get nowhere. You could see where the movie was headed from a mile away.
    I'm sure some people will disagree with me, but I felt the same about Saving Private Ryan. The story took way too long doing exactly what I knew was going to happen. And the part with the landing at Normandy? It was graphic and gratuitous just for the sake of being graphic. It didn't fit at all with the rest of the movie.
    A somewhat more recent movie that left me disappointed was Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Great cast, great locations, good director, interesting idea, but with the ending I thought, "That's it???" What was the point of the story if no one learns anything or changes at all?
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    Apr 25, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
    Ermine saidYes, The English Patient took a long time to get nowhere. You could see where the movie was headed from a mile away.
    I'm sure some people will disagree with me, but I felt the same about Saving Private Ryan. The story took way too long doing exactly what I knew was going to happen. And the part with the landing at Normandy? It was graphic and gratuitous just for the sake of being graphic. It didn't fit at all with the rest of the movie.
    A somewhat more recent movie that left me disappointed was Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Great cast, great locations, good director, interesting idea, but with the ending I thought, "That's it???" What was the point of the story if no one learns anything or changes at all?



    Well the Normandy part was historically correct (I assume hehe), and was used to establish credibility for the storyline, and to get the audiences attention. It worked on me. Mattttttttttttttttt Daaaaaammmmmoooooonnnnnn.