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Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« Reply #75 on: August 26, 2009, 12:03 AM »
I have never walked away from a movie I started - at home or in the theater.  No matter how bad it is (and some were pretty bad - I used to watch a lot of SCI-FI original movies), I am compelled to stick it out and see how it ends.   :P
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Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« Reply #76 on: August 26, 2009, 01:28 AM »
Good point; a lot of films start out good, lag like hell in the middle, but redeem themselves at the end.

Then again, there are just as many that start out strong and totally go to **** in the second half.
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Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« Reply #77 on: August 26, 2009, 02:54 AM »
Wow - I liked Inglorious Basterds.  What about the bar scene almost made you leave?

Oh, I liked it too, but I felt the beginning and the bar scene just went on way too long. The bar scene in particular could have been greatly edited to simply establish the plot, and then quickly get to the shootout.

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Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« Reply #78 on: August 26, 2009, 10:36 AM »
Good point; a lot of films start out good, lag like hell in the middle, but redeem themselves at the end.

Then again, there are just as many that start out strong and totally go to **** in the second half.

Well, most of what I didn't like by the midpoint, I still didn't like by the end.  Just can't stand not knowing what happens!
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Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2009, 10:53 AM »
Oh, I liked it too, but I felt the beginning and the bar scene just went on way too long. The bar scene in particular could have been greatly edited to simply establish the plot, and then quickly get to the shootout.

In that scene Tarantino was trying to draw out the tension and awkwardness as far as he possibly could... to make the fine line the Basterds were walking as palpable as the format would permit.  I was riveted.  If you weren't engaged at that point I could see it seeming too long.  Really I thought it was brilliant.  Every second the SS guy was probing, even with the most innocuous comments.  And just when it looked like the Brit pulled it off, he blows it.  That's the one scene of the film I'm most looking forward to watching again to see what all I missed.
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