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Old 02-13-2009, 08:04 AM   #2401 (permalink)
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For the most insanely popular movie director of all time, I actually find that a lot of Spielbergs films are treated unfairly.

Color Purple, AI, Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can are a lot better than people give them credit for. Hell, I even liked Hook, yep, guilty as charged.
Loved this movie. The end always brings tears to my eyes. It's on my top 10.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:54 AM   #2402 (permalink)
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Hook is awesome

Robin Wililams does a good job and Dustin Hoffman as Cpt. James Hook is amazing. Bob Hoskins is also good .. the only one I thought was not so good was Julia Robert as Tinkerbell.

In my opinion the movie is thoroughly entertaining and me and a friend loved it when we were younger.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:34 AM   #2403 (permalink)
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AI was good film until the end, the aliens bit completely ruined it for me.
I must say though, some of the scenes really get to me.. heartbreaking to say the least.
You might like the ending better if you realize they weren't aliens but rather robots that were descendants of robots built by humans.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:39 AM   #2404 (permalink)
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I liked Catch Me If You Can a lot. Hated AI and Saving Private Ryan though. I think Spielberg's at the top of his game when he's doing stuff like Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark. When he's good, he takes that style of film to a whole other level that few directors can match. But I don't think he handles dramatic films very well. AI was too sterile, and Spielberg is no Kubrick, sorry. A weirder director would have done a better job with it. I couldn't get into Saving Private Ryan because I couldn't stand how it was deliberately attempting to tug on the viewer's heartstrings. It bugs me when films do that. Dunno how to explain it, but it's cliche and it annoys the heck out of me.
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AI was too sterile, and Spielberg is no Kubrick, sorry.
I like Kubrick but I'd say he's much more sterile than Spielberg.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:56 AM   #2406 (permalink)
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Depends on how you look at it I guess. From a technical standpoint, Kubrick's style is definitely very cold and precise, but he uses it to create some really emotionally charged atmospheres. I wouldn't say they're realistic, but he can capture a lot of emotions and ideas on an almost entirely visual basis. I think that really enhances the performances in a lot of his films because the characters feel a lot more like creatures of their environment.

In the case of AI I thought Haley Joe Osmont was pretty darn good in the role but Spielberg's direction was pretty boring so the whole thing felt cold in an uncompelling way, as opposed to cold in a more thought provoking way like Kubrick had been able to do in most of his films.
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you hated saving private ryan?





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To be fair on it, it does take a lot for me to like a war film. Apocalypse Now and The Dirty Dozen are the only ones I can think of that I really enjoyed.
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AI was good film until the end, the aliens bit completely ruined it for me.
I must say though, some of the scenes really get to me.. heartbreaking to say the least.
C'mon man, if that last scene didn't get to ya you have a heart of stone.
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AI made me bawww.
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