Harsh?

..and why not?

Rocky has to be the most successful bad film ever made

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Harsh?

Postby Dr Markus » 10 Nov 2016, 19:24

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Re: Harsh?

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Nov 2016, 19:32

Preposterous.

Rocky won three academy awards. Titanic won eleven and it's WAY worse.

There are other ways to measure success, of course, but it holds that many successful movies are terrible. Besides, Burgess Meredith *and* Burt Young? Come on!
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Re: Harsh?

Postby Sneelock » 10 Nov 2016, 19:40

I like both of those movies!
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Re: Harsh?

Postby jimboo » 10 Nov 2016, 19:41

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Re: Harsh?

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Nov 2016, 19:43

Rockys great! maybe if it was made in the 90s it would be shit but thankfully it was made in the 70s.
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Re: Harsh?

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Nov 2016, 19:46

What do we mean by successful? Popular? Then hell no, take a look at any given multiplex listing with the latest franchise guff. Award winning? Again, hell no. Driving Miss Daisy or Forrest Gump, anyone?

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Re: Harsh?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Nov 2016, 20:46

Nothing wrong with Rocky, and may I add that Rocky III is massively underrated, too.

I'd suggest Crash (not the Ballard one) as probably the worst film ever to win an award of any kind.
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Re: Harsh?

Postby driftin » 11 Nov 2016, 09:45

That article is utter guff. Rocky is a solid film and has proved itself to audiences of all generations.

I don't see Crash, Avatar, Driving Miss Daisy, A Beautiful Mind, or Chicago becoming as iconic as Rocky has in the same amount of time. Crash is especially putrid.

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Re: Harsh?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Nov 2016, 10:41

driftin wrote:That article is utter guff. Rocky is a solid film and has proved itself to audiences of all generations.

I don't see Crash, Avatar, Driving Miss Daisy, A Beautiful Mind, or Chicago becoming as iconic as Rocky has in the same amount of time. Crash is especially putrid.

I was going to mention A Beautiful Mind alongside Crash, myself, but I find that I can't remember anything about it. I just remember my impression of it being something like "Jesus Christ, just fucking stop it."
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Re: Harsh?

Postby Dr Markus » 11 Nov 2016, 12:40

I liked Crash. Must be the only one. :(
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Re: Harsh?

Postby driftin » 12 Nov 2016, 14:23

The Great DeFector wrote:I liked Crash. Must be the only one. :(

I liked Cronenberg's Crash, the adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel. That's awesome.