Movies that OFFEND you

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Konata Izumi, May 24, 2013.

  1. Chemahkuu

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    Yup, big fan of the series. Also, Greg, I notice there was no novelisation this time around, any idea why that was?
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    It just didn't happen, for various mundane, business-related reasons I can't really get into.

    Too bad, though. I enjoyed writing those book--and am looking forward to finding out what happens next to Selene and Co.

    (I confess, it did feel odd to watch the most recent UW movie without having read the script in advance!)
     
  3. HaventGotALife

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    Yeah, that kind of movie just doesn't appeal to me. I'm not saying it wasn't well-done, but when I think of a movie full of gratuitous violence, I think of Underworld.
     
  4. sojourner

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    Pan's Labyrinth. The movie just has one of the ugliest endings ever.
     
  5. Owain Taggart

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    Yep, same here, although I was pissed off at the entire movie and couldn't believe I had sat through it. The whole time, I felt like it was unnecessarily cruel towards the girl. The war going around her, her uncle, and if that isn't enough, the faun being nasty to her in her fantasy, all just bad thing after bad thing happening to her with no sense of happiness or closure for her. And not to mention the visceral gore. It was just too much and of course the ending didn't help much, and I left the theatre feeling rather numb. Was my worst moving viewing experience.
     
  6. Konata Izumi

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    Didn't she become the ruler of some fairyland in the fantasy?
    And there were all these crazy creatures to distract her.
     
  7. Chemahkuu

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    Ahh, too bad. Sony have copyrighted "Underworld: Battle" a year ago, but that sounds more like a game they're working on as I can't see it being the next movie title.

    Which is weird, as the original movie had a lot less than quite a few I could think of in the genre, it was rather toned down for what it could have been.

    Just be glad you haven't seen Awakening then, the gore factor is one hell of a lot higher.
     
  8. John Clark

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    Upside, it kept you spoiler free;). Shame though as I enjoyed the others (and would have liked to have seen more non-film based novels along the lines of Blood Enemy)
     
  9. Konata Izumi

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    I'm not exactly offended about The Idiots unlike everyone, but I'm unsure if it's a bit irresponsible to show deviant habits as a catastrophe only.

    Epidemic managed to kind of look like it was doing something irresponsible without actually doing anything of the sort.
     
  10. JarodRussell

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    All those Scary Movie, Epic Movie kinds of spoof films offend me. They are not funny, they are insultingly dumb, and an utter waste of time and money. Classics like Airplane or Hot Shots are genuinely funny.
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    This is true. There was a certain appeal to seeing an UW movie unspoiled for once, as opposed to knowing every line of dialogue by heart! :)
     
  12. HaventGotALife

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    I just thought of another--City of God. While a good movie, it has turned my stomach every time I have watched it. I don't know if I am offended, but it's definitely a horrible slice of life.
     
  13. sojourner

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    She was shot in the head execution style by her uncle
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    Hmm. We may blurring lines a bit here. It's very possible to find a movie disturbing without being offended by it.

    Heck, some of us like disturbing movies . . . :)
     
  15. Konata Izumi

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    ^A bit, yes.
    I know but I was answering to the "no sense of happiness or closure for her" part, as I don't think that was the case at all. Ugliness, that can be seen anywhere, I didn't mean to refute that.
     
  16. Owain Taggart

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    Well, I don't think we can definitively say what happened as the ending was ambiguous, leaving it to interpretation to anyone watching, but to me it did feel like there was no escape for her. There was no sense of relief as it just kept coming. To me, it felt like a sick and twisted movie out there to get a shock. For me, there was nothing redeeming about it, and it was a depressing movie, much in the way House of Sand and Fog is.
     
  17. Konata Izumi

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    You need to become the little girl. There is thrill in going through suffering and staying strong mentally, moral triumph included. Well there's thrill in any kind of suffering, but that's another matter. In a way it wants you to avoid shock despite all odds, and gives the ultimate escape in the end.

    I think people with kids tend to see it in a bad light, while people who don't have them, just self-insert as the kid.

    Plus, I guess people 100% against euthanasia wouldn't empathise with the ending, but I'm under the impression those are uncommon, I mean unlikely.

    What is that red glowing orb in your avatar?
     
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  18. Greg Cox

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    Maybe a LOGAN'S RUN reference?
     
  19. JarodRussell

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    So called "torture porn" horror films disturb and offend me. Films like Hostel, Saw and all that crap.
     
  20. Owain Taggart

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    Ding Ding Ding :)

    Yeah, actually it's both a reference to Logan's Run and Trek, with the Vulcan greeting. Just had a wild idea to combine the two one day.