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and need sex, explosions, muscles, cars, fart jokes, mistreatment of women, to enjoy any kind of film.
Recommend me a film that is as good as The Shawshank Redemption please!
I'd say Finding Nemo is better.
*Proceeds to duck*
Are you back from wherever, or are you just catching a bit of internet time wherever? (wherever = New Zealand, was it?)
I don't know if I've actually ever seen the whole Shawshank Redemption. It was in our free movies at my old place and I meant to watch it properly, but never did and now I don't have TV at all, let alone cable.
Just thought I'd kill some spare time in the office and catch up with you fellows. Shame the time difference means everyone's asleep.
I was in Cape Town until a week ago. Been in Wellington since then. It's quite nice. Little dull compared to South Africa though, I must say, but then it is nice not to get threatened with knives all the time...
after all it is their own opinion. You however, have proved this wrong.
I just don't think it's particularly remarkable, as far as films go. Very solid, and in my mind I've always seen it as a modern successor to Hollywood classics like To Kill A Mockingbird. But I honestly can't understand why so many people think it's the best film ever (not just one of the best - *the* best).
If it was, I'd have felt like I did when I saw a film like There Will Be Blood. Instead it was kind of forgettable.
Oh, and the ending is appalling. Really, really ruins it.
100% on this proslo. The level of love this film gets is waaaaay beyond me
a bit of a cop out. think they were pandering to the majority of the audience's 'needs' there.
I like it (a lot) but it has a certain 'coffee table' aspect to it that means it both gets praise from people who just love it and love a lot of films, and then it gets praise from people who probably only see one film a year and pick big obvious numbers they've been told are amazing.
When you stack this up against similar feel-good, wide-appeal films, it does very well indeed, so it ends up being hailed as this amazing classic.
but i wouldn't rate it a 10
It's more a 9.9
this film is in so many Greatest Film Ever lists escapes me. I put it somewhere between Grifters and The Mighty Ducks
me and my friend saw it and it had only 3 days left to run at the cinema. When we came out we as good as woke up everyone in her halls of reseidence that night to tell them how good it was and make sure they all saw it. This was before there was any 'best film ever' hype, and it was like one of the best things i'd ever seen. Amazing film.
Although i tell u what no one ever says.. it's a *lot* like Escape from Alcatraz. I mean ridiculously so.
i mean, it's alright, but it's nothing special
they don't mind overly sentimental films
Get watching snails...
Will watch Traffic tonight!
they're a dullard, though.
Not a great that everyone proclaims though. A strong solid film. 7/10.
i dont think its overrated. I dont find it hard to see why people choose to like this over any other film. Its quite easy to become emotionally attached to the characters and the ending gives you the ultimate feel good factor. Most peoples opinions of movies are based on the last 30 mins nearly always arent they?
can the ending be a "cop-out pandering to the audience's needs" when the Stephen King novel on which it was based has exactly the same ending?
Truly a brilliant film, though agree that because it's been so lauded everyone feels they hsve to love it. And ensured Morgan Freeman would forever be the weary voice of God in any film requiring the weary voice of God.