RichardLess wrote: ↑November 17th, 2020, 1:30 pmOh absolutely! It is a great experience to see new things even after you have seen a movie thousands of times. I can't tell you how many films have done that to me. Ghostbusters 1 and 2 are the gifts that keep on giving. Like you I still find new things everytime I watch them.philmorgan81 wrote: ↑November 16th, 2020, 11:09 amHaha no I didn’t think that at all. Tho I 1000% recommend giving it another shot. I can’t tell you how many movies I saw as a younger person & didn’t appreciate at the time only to rewatch later & fall in love. Infact one of my favourite films of all time, Master & Commander The Far Side of the World, was one of those. I didn’t like Fight Club the first time. Or even franchises like James Bond or Star Trek. I didn’t come to them until later in life. Granted the opposite also happens. I use to love Gladiator. Now? Not so much. Or Superman Returns. I was so pumped to see a Superman movie that I actually fooled myself into thinking it was a good movie. Or The Dark Knight. Yeah that’s right. I don’t like The Dark Knight lol.
LOL! Well I was pretty young when I saw Fargo. Yes it was just the once. . It would probably be a great idea to see it with a pair of fresh eyes. I certainly hope you don’t think that I was attacking a movie that YOU enjoy. Trust me Fargo must be pretty good. After all it has it’s own TV series. Which if I am not mistaken actually has Carrie Coon. It was the only example I had in the back of my head about not always agreeing with what professional critics say.
Then there’s movie I find it hard to watch due to something about the actor. I can’t watch anything with Kevin Spacey. For obvious reasons. I can’t separate the actor from the character.
That’s what’s great about movies like Ghostbusters 1 & 2. I’ve seen them thousands of times and they hold up or even get better with time. Isn’t it great when you watch a movie for the 1004th time & you notice a detail that you that never caught before or suddenly a line of dialogue clicks and become funny? For example in Ghostbusters 2 when Dana comes over to Venkman’s apartment after the Bath Tube slime attack and she goes to put Oscar down & Venkman says “May I?” It was only like 5-6 years ago where I was like oooh! That’s why he says those things about Oscar being short & being a burden. He’s literally “putting him down”. How many times had I seen that moment and suddenly it now works in a whole new context. I love that!
Oh and if I were you I wouldn't give myself a hard time about Superman Returns. I think that if you sincerely had a great experience with the movie it was because the film struck the right cords with you at the time. Like you I was itching to see a new cinematic version of Superman. During that time I think the only thing we were enjoying was the second or third season of Smallville and all that was doing was teasing us that we wanted to see Superman. . I have to admit the story may be weak, but when Superman zooms in to save the space shuttle and all the scenes where Superman shows up saving people from from the disasters in the city with that triumphant John Williams score playing. It is hard for me not to get pumped.
LOL! Okay I am done derailing the Ghostbusters topic, I just wanted to give young you some credit that even if Superman Returns wasn't the best it could have been, the movie does do some things right. It's very understandable how it can hit the right cordes.