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gone arty ?
i was thinking more less cartoony Big Fish
thats such lazy bullshit. it does share a lot of surface similarities with big fish though, but overall still very different.
'Special' kid meets childhood/life sweetheart then leaves for many adventures, some involving war, and returns back to get together with childhood sweetheart after some pain and sadness finding her with someone else/not as he remembered. Eventual loss of childhood sweetheart.
How is that not similar to forrest gump?
it works on a storytelling level and it's technically superb.
and it's shit because it's schmaltzy tripe which relies on total cinematic cliches as a means of evoking emotion.
A film is made up of much more components that you can analyse, whereas you can just dislike a song.
To say that Benjamin Button is 'shit' just seems stupid and an over reaction.
I see what you're saying about it being saccharine, but the story was enjoyable enough on it's own. Not every film has to have a profound effect on the viewer.
it's pretty easy to just dislike movies as well
but ...button DOES tug at the heartstrings of the viewer in a really lazy way and i object to that.
I like all three.
cos gump really is properly shit