- Jul 20, 2014
For all the historical inaccuracies (and they are legion - sometimes funny, sometimes very silly) the very broadest brush stokes of it are correct - plucky beserker Scot defeats nasty imperialist English for a short time, is ultimately betrayed by Scottish nobility and dies a very horrible death, but sticks to his principles.Odd. I would have expected the reverse due to how historically inaccurate it was. Why do you think it is popular there?
Star Wars, though did the critics really like it or just go along with the entire world. I have never understood its appeal. I can understand why nobody likes the others, but since it's for the same reasons, why do they like the first one?
Also the TV series Battlestar Galactica, either the original or the rework. The original was just silly, the rework was edgy, dark, and silly
This one! Never understood the praise it got, other than using deep focus. But a new technological trick does not a classic film make (see Avatar). Orsen Welles was bombastic as ever, but the story isn't that revelatory and as biopics go it doesn't tread much new ground.In a completely different way, Citizen Kane. I don't loathe it at all - it's fine, but I guess I'm just not enough of a film buff to see what makes it The Best Film of All Time. I suspect, even if I were, I wouldn't think it was that great. So it more exactly "didn't impress me".
You're shagging Scarlett Johanson!?Lucy - Strong start, good setup, lots of action, tension, build-up and... Huh! What? Is that it? So, pretty much like my sex life.
The common denominator is Scarlett Johanson but I don't think she's to blame.
Mainly the unlogic plot annoyed me. Furthermore there were some conceptual flaws (in my opinion). Worst is, that I read afterwards, that even the unlogic plot was meant conceptual. Too much concept, too less inspiration.Out of curiosity, why did you hate it? The only significant thing I disliked about it was Charlize Theron.