I wanted to surrender to this dream; I didn't want to be out in the cold, alone. But I truly have no idea what so many people are raving about.
Cineaste Cahiers Du Cinema
Wow, the life of a Nolan fan is of filmic jihad.
Jul 13 - 08:04 AM
I'm sick of you guys.This guy DARED to be different, and you treat him with a little less than 400 comments?!Come on! Let's see some ANGERRRRRR in this bioatch.
Jul 13 - 08:33 AM
you didn't like prestige, didnt like dark knight, now this....why do you keep fooling yourself...just accept that these movies are great and stop hating on the works of one of the most brilliant directors of our time....you going to tell me that these are not bad movies, then go and give a good review to something like the last airbender or marmaduke or karate kid....oh please.
Jul 13 - 08:42 AM
You must be the leader of the "Tali-film"- everyone must agree with you because you are right at all times!How could anybody dislike "The Prestige"? Dark Knight? Doodlebug? HOW COULD ANYBODY HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION?!! DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!
Jul 13 - 09:07 AM
Oh would you PLEASE stop? I'm so sick of seeing your asinine comments all over the place. You obviously had your mind made up about this movie (and its director)from the beginning. Yet you ridicule others who also obviously had their mind made up about this movie already too, albeit their opinions to be that of a positive nature and clearly opposite of your own! So in turn you do to them exactly what you criticize them for doing!"HOW COULD ANYBODY HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION?!! DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!"Oh my, HOW COULD ANYBODY HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION from your OBVIOUSLY (sarcasm) superior one? How dare they (gasp) actually LIKE this movie? HOW DARE THEY?I am not saying that those going around saying the Edelstein should "Go get laid", "Go get a girlfriend", "You're stupid!" etc, etc are correct in their bashing of someone with a different opinion of their own, but they are entitled to it! Just as you are entitled to hate the movie before it comes out because the director is clearly deplorable, say that this review changed your mind and you are going to recommend it to your friends so that they can now share in your so easily changed opinion, and then proceed to bash ANYONE who says anything positive about this movie because their opinion is different from your own."HOW COULD ANYBODY HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION?!!"Just because their opinion happens to be with the majority and different from yours it makes it wrong?I have not yet seen the movie so I am not going to say whether or not it is in fact a good movie. But I am allowed to disagree with this critic because I find his review to be poor; he comes off pretentious, sarcastic and comments his makes against the movie make him sound like a whiny 5 year old having a hissy fit. Yet you may find his comments to be insightful, and guess what? THAT IS YOUR OWN OPINION AND YOU ARE ENTITLED TO IT!People are allowed to have a different opinion from you. You are being completely hypocritical by bashing them for having a positive take on the movie and disagreeing with what the critic had to say.So we get it; you don't like the movie, the (stolen) plot or the director. If you were to rate this movie it would be a negative 100% and nothing could ever change your mind. That's your opinion and that's great. But so far the majority seems to think positively about this movie and think this critic makes no valid points to support his negative review. That's their opinion. It happens to be different from your own. You don't need to counter attack everyone who thinks differently from you. So before you bash me for being an idiot who has no taste for appearing to think positively of this movie without even seeing it first and for having such poor taste in movies, please note that I only have high hopes for this movie; it seems interesting, entertaining and I have liked other films by Nolan (namely The Dark Knight) so I can conclude that I will most likely enjoy this one as well. If I go see this movie and find it to be as entertaining as a pile of horse manure so be it. I won't then proceed to bash everyone who happened to think it far more entertaining than a pile of horse manure because it's their opinion.And everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
Jul 13 - 11:17 AM
THANK YOU!!! You said everything perfectly. :)
Jul 13 - 01:49 PM
to THE STUNNER....dude you are not cool and don't know why people make a big deal about you on this site the way they do about critics like Armond White....you're nobody....obviously you have no life if you've gained fame on an online website.....and everytime you go on every minority rotten rating of a hot movie to comment on everyone elses opinion toward a critic with bad taste, you just look dumb in counteracting the arguments of a mob that is obviously bigger than you.....and you are not cool trying to sound like you're smart and know better than everyone else because you're the only person that "embraces every opinion and everyone else who bashes critics like this is just childish and uneducated"....dude stfu with your pointless banter and philosophy on this system no one cares what you think and its not going to stop us crapping on critics like Armond and Edelstein so stop posting on every fricken thread....i dont go on these often and the fact that i see your stupid counter arguments on every post i check is effing annoying.
Jul 13 - 08:49 AM
Sir, you should be a University professor with writing skills that extraordinary. It's a shame they don't pay you for your opinion, the world is missing out.I hope to read your incisive comments about film in the future. You truly are a gift.
Jul 13 - 09:10 AM
He likes Night of the Living Dead, Toy Story 3 and Touch of Evil.Nolan isn't the be-all/end-all of cinema. Wake up already.
Jul 13 - 08:53 AM
Rafael Lopes de Melo
Sure, he also likes Aeon Flux, Dukes of Hazard, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, The legend of Zorro, Rambo, You don't mess with the Zoham, Nacho Libre, Armaggedom, Shooter, Jeeper Creepers, Saw, Sex in the City and Twilight.I haven't watched the movie yet, but I attribute a 99% probability that I will conclude that an evaluation that puts these movies above Inception and the Dark Knight is outright silly, or just the one of a troll.
Jul 13 - 10:08 AM
if Nolan isn't the end all be all of cinema then why are you so obsessed with him? goodness, about 1/5 of the total posts are yours. and you talk out of both sides of your mouth like it's cool. you keep saying you are seeing the film yet you kiss up to the detractors. you are a politician in training for sure.
Jul 13 - 10:30 AM
I'm posting here because the discussions are rollin' and this is fun.Again, Movies Eldelstein Likes:Night of the Living Dead, Touch of Evil, Toy Story 3, Metropolis, Up, The Hurt Locker, Pan's Labyrnith, No Country for Old Men, The Bourne Ultimatum.Saw is actually good.
Jul 13 - 11:03 AM
Maybe not but he is the best director of the decade. Who in you opinion is better??
Jul 13 - 01:27 PM
I don't think anyone is saying that Christopher Nolan is the "end-all/ be-all" of Cinema.
A large amount of people just agree that he is a very intelligent director that has proven time & time again to make good movies.
Until this man makes a bad film, (in my humble opinion) I will continue to think highly of his skills.
Jul 13 - 01:54 PM
Someone was different. Oh my god, I am totally having second opinions about this movie; it's gonna suck!
Jul 13 - 09:24 AM
Jul 13 - 10:35 AM
People are entitled to their own opinion. But with Edelstein, I tend to believe he's being a contrarian just for the sake of being a contrarian.
Jul 13 - 10:46 AM
Why? Do you know him?
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Jul 13 - 11:02 AM
I guess this is why nobody has ever heard of you...
Jul 13 - 11:22 AM
I want to see more negative reviews,just one is not enough!
Jul 13 - 11:24 AM
The more the raves keep rolling in, the worse this review looks. The fact that he derided what still stands as EVERY other critic simply makes him look dumb. At least we all know what Armond White's agenda is, this guy just looks like an idiot who didn't get the movie. He needs Armond to take the spotlight off him real quick.
Jul 13 - 11:30 AM
I'm reminded of that Clutch song...The Mob Goes Wild.Yeah.More people supporting what looks like groupthink. Gooddamn this is funny.Iridescent should direct his comments at the fanboys since they're worse.Before anybody accuses me of trollin': This comment page is full of crap anyway.
Jul 13 - 11:59 AM
The fact that he gave TDK a rotten review is reason enough fo me to go see this on opening weekend.
Jul 13 - 12:07 PM
nice publicity stunt...oh wait it's New York Magazine, is the New Yorker not hiring?
Jul 13 - 12:16 PM
Wow. That was hilarious. Like roadkill and war.
Jul 13 - 12:32 PM
Roadkill is funny, but war isn't. You're contradicting yourself troll
Jul 13 - 04:07 PM
He doesn't like it. So what? Does one bad review make it a bad movie?
Jul 13 - 12:22 PM
"I didn't want to be out in the cold, alone"Oh, the irony!
Jul 13 - 12:51 PM
Wow, over 400 comments... if nothing else, this guy knows how to stir things up!!!
Jul 13 - 12:59 PM
Armond White got 800 on his Toy Story 3 review.I wonder if this will get amplified here.
Jul 13 - 01:20 PM
Maybe Armond and this guy have a bet going or something!
Jul 13 - 02:19 PM
Who will critique the critics? All I would like to add is that at 30 vs 1 you may just be wrong about this one.
Jul 13 - 01:16 PM
How can he be wrong? That's his opinion. If he didn't like the movie, what power do you have to say differently.
Jul 13 - 01:56 PM
I feel that Inception is more than just a collaboration of "calculated moves," but there is a thought process behind it. It's a thinking man's movie. Reading his review; to me it said, "I don't get it." It's as if there were too many moving parts for him to keep up with so he didn't like it.
Jul 13 - 01:44 PM