History SeinfeldIsUnfunny / Film

11th Jun '17 3:46:19 PM MagwitchOo
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* ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' is seen by many as one of, if not the greatest PlotTwist film of all time. And is credited for starting the trend of many plot twist films after its success. The fact that almost scene in the film [[spoiler: turned out to be a lie told by a UnreliableNarrator wasn't commonly used back then.]] Keyser Soze became an iconic villain over the years after the film's release. However, for many people whom seen the film for the first time, knowing what to expect, claim they don't see what the big deal is, and claim they could guess [[spoiler: Creator/KevinSpacey]] was Keyser Soze after just five minutes watching the film. Keep in mind this actor wasn't as well known at the time of the film and neither was his track record of playing clever villian roles.

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* ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' is seen by many as one of, if not the greatest PlotTwist film of all time. And is credited for starting the trend of many plot twist films after its success. The fact that almost every scene in the film [[spoiler: turned out to be a lie told by a UnreliableNarrator wasn't commonly used back then.]] Keyser Soze became an iconic villain over the years after the film's release. However, for many people whom seen the film for the first time, knowing what to expect, claim they don't see what the big deal is, and claim they could guess [[spoiler: Creator/KevinSpacey]] was Keyser Soze after just five minutes watching the film. Keep in mind this actor wasn't as well known at the time of the film and neither was his track record of playing clever villian roles.
8th Jun '17 8:31:55 AM Pamina
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* ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''. In addition to being arguably the first true "teen movie" ever made, the film was also unique for being among the first to do away with the [[ChildrenAreInnocent utterly wholesome depictions of children and teenagers that were so prevalent in movies before then]] (the movie was, in fact, made in response to the youth counterculture movement that was bubbling at the time - which, of course, would be more fully realized in [[TheSixties the following decade]]). Creator/JamesDean's teenaged character gets caught up in a gang and takes on a life of crime to rebel against his highly conservative (but loving and supportive) parents. What's more, the film actually demanded the audience to ''sympathize'' with his character and question some of his mother's and father's parenting practices. While some of the things he does are quite shocking even today, the lack of swearing, sex, etc. certainly diminishes its impact when compared to more recent films depicting troubled teenagers. A matter not helped by the fact that the "rebellious music" he and his friends listen to is... swing and jazz music!
** Certainly the (slight) suggestion that the father may be somewhat attracted to, and thus feel threatened by, his teenaged daughter was ''very'' unusual for a 1950s movie.

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* ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''. In addition to being arguably the first true "teen movie" ever made, the film was also unique for being among the first to do away with the [[ChildrenAreInnocent utterly wholesome depictions of children and teenagers that were so prevalent in movies before then]] (the movie was, in fact, made in response to the youth counterculture movement that was bubbling at the time - which, of course, would be more fully realized in [[TheSixties the following decade]]). Creator/JamesDean's teenaged character gets caught up in a gang and takes on a life of crime to rebel against his highly conservative (but loving and supportive) parents. What's more, the film actually demanded the audience to ''sympathize'' with his character and question some of his mother's and father's parenting practices. The (slight) suggestion that the father of Creator/NatalieWood's character may be somewhat attracted to, and thus feel threatened by, his teenaged daughter was also ''very'' unusual for a 1950s movie. While some aspects of the things he does film are quite shocking even today, the lack of swearing, sex, etc. certainly diminishes its impact when compared to more recent films depicting troubled teenagers. A matter not helped by the fact that the "rebellious music" he and his friends listen to is... swing and jazz music!
** Certainly the (slight) suggestion that the father may be somewhat attracted to, and thus feel threatened by, his teenaged daughter was ''very'' unusual for a 1950s movie.
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1st Jun '17 9:13:55 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'', George Romero's original "Film/LivingDeadSeries" trilogy.

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* ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'', George Romero's Creator/GeorgeARomero's original "Film/LivingDeadSeries" trilogy.
31st May '17 7:57:30 PM ShorinBJ
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* The first two ''Film/XMen'' movies have largely been overshadowed in recent years by more bombastic fair like ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', but at the time, the [[Film/XMen1 first movie]] was a surprise hit that proved vital in convincing Hollywood that {{superhero}}es could be viable again after ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had [[GenreKiller killed the genre several years earlier]]. People tend to forget that alongside ''Film/{{Blade}}'', the original ''X-Men'' movies were massively influential in terms of tone and costuming, arguably becoming the TropeCodifier for MovieSuperheroesWearBlack. The first film also broke new ground in many ways that are commonplace in the genre today:

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* The first two ''Film/XMen'' movies have largely been overshadowed in recent years by more bombastic fair fare like ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', but at the time, the [[Film/XMen1 first movie]] was a surprise hit that proved vital in convincing Hollywood that {{superhero}}es could be viable again after ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had [[GenreKiller killed the genre several years earlier]]. People tend to forget that alongside ''Film/{{Blade}}'', the original ''X-Men'' movies were massively influential in terms of tone and costuming, arguably becoming the TropeCodifier for MovieSuperheroesWearBlack. The first film also broke new ground in many ways that are commonplace in the genre today:
21st May '17 10:49:55 AM nombretomado
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** ''Film/TheKiss'' (1896) is a good example. All that we see are a man and a woman kissing, nothing more than that. But at the time of its premier it caused an outrage. MoralGuardians felt this movie was "disgusting" and even "pornographic" and ought to be banned. The modern day viewer will probably not get all the commotion but it was the [[VictorianBritain Victorian era]] after all. One must also understand that people had never seen such intimacy between two people on a big movie screen before.

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** ''Film/TheKiss'' (1896) is a good example. All that we see are a man and a woman kissing, nothing more than that. But at the time of its premier it caused an outrage. MoralGuardians felt this movie was "disgusting" and even "pornographic" and ought to be banned. The modern day viewer will probably not get all the commotion but it was the [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian era]] after all. One must also understand that people had never seen such intimacy between two people on a big movie screen before.
12th May '17 5:09:16 AM LittleBuster
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* At one time, ''Film/TheBlueLagoon'' was defeated by critics because of its "shocking" and "almost pornographic" content, as at that time portrayals of sexual experiences between teenagers who also were cousins ​​to each other were considered too provocative for Hollywood cinema. Now the western morals and the approach to the depiction of sexuality in the cinema so stepped far ahead that the film began to be perceived in completely the opposite way, namely how TastesLikeDiabetes.
1st May '17 7:00:57 AM jpwylson
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** Also, up till then, superhero films tended to be star-driven vehicles in order to avoid a perceived comic-book ghetto; you needed a $20-million headliner like Jack Nicholson, Val Kilmer, or Wesley Snipes to pull in a mass audience, and ones that didn't like ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'' and ''Film/TheRocketeer'' got destroyed at the box office. Here, the two biggest under-50 names were Halle Berry and Anna Paquin, both supporting characters (and both ''women''!) and two of the three central leads were played by aged Shakespearean actors, while the other was an American unknown in Hugh Jackman. Nowadays, especially in TheNewTens movie landscape where star vehicles have given way to ensemble pieces driven by premise and spectacle, superhero films have no qualms about casting [[Film/{{Thor}} unknown actors]] or [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy ones who had never headlined before]], knowing that the license will do the selling and the movies will propel the actors to further heights instead of the other way around.

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** Also, up till then, superhero films tended to be star-driven vehicles in order to avoid a perceived comic-book ghetto; you needed a $20-million headliner like Jack Nicholson, Val Kilmer, or Wesley Snipes to pull in a mass audience, and ones that didn't like ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'' and ''Film/TheRocketeer'' got destroyed at the box office. Here, the two biggest under-50 names were Halle Berry and Anna Paquin, both supporting characters (and both ''women''!) and two of the three central leads were played by aged Shakespearean actors, while the other was an American Australian unknown in Hugh Jackman. Nowadays, especially in TheNewTens movie landscape where star vehicles have given way to ensemble pieces driven by premise and spectacle, superhero films have no qualms about casting [[Film/{{Thor}} unknown actors]] or [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy ones who had never headlined before]], knowing that the license will do the selling and the movies will propel the actors to further heights instead of the other way around.
5th Apr '17 3:12:41 AM Hjortron18
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** The big draw for ''Film/{{TheAvengers|2012}}'' was that it was going to be the first movie where superheroes who were popular enough to carry their own films (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk) would crossover in a single film and interact with each other while fighting a common foe. Nowadays, with each successive MCU film featuring cameos from the other heroes or even having them play supporting roles, the characters are now ''expected'' to show up in each other's movies. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' , which was ostensibly supposed to be the character's third solo film, had nearly every superhero in the franchise play a role in the plot and the upcoming ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is confirmed to have the Hulk and Doctor Strange appear even though it's primarily taking place away from Earth. As this trend continues, it will be difficult for new audiences to understand just how much of a big deal ''The Avengers'' was.

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** The big draw for ''Film/{{TheAvengers|2012}}'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' was that it was going to be the first movie where superheroes who were popular enough to carry their own films (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk) would crossover in a single film and interact with each other while fighting a common foe. Nowadays, with each successive MCU film featuring cameos from the other heroes or even having them play supporting roles, the characters are now ''expected'' to show up in each other's movies. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' , which was ostensibly supposed to be the character's third solo film, had nearly every superhero in the franchise play a role in the plot and the upcoming ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is confirmed to have the Hulk and Doctor Strange appear even though it's primarily taking place away from Earth. As this trend continues, it will be difficult for new audiences to understand just how much of a big deal ''The Avengers'' was.
4th Apr '17 5:12:16 PM Saveelich
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* EarlyFilms: A lot of them are very short (only a few seconds) and often feature rather mundane scenes (a train arriving, people leaving from a factory, a man feeding his baby). But back in the late 19th century people crowded to see these things because the fact that these images moved was a novelty then.

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* EarlyFilms: A lot of them are very short (only a few seconds) and often feature rather mundane scenes (a train arriving, people leaving from a factory, a man feeding his baby). But back in the late 19th century people crowded to see these things because the fact that these images moved ''moved'' was a novelty then.
30th Mar '17 5:20:00 PM kquinn0830
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* When ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' came out in 2008, many people were awestruck by [[spoiler:Tony Stark's cameo]] in TheStinger. This was Marvel's intent, as they were attempting to build a [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse shared universe of movies]] that would lead to, in Stark's words, [[Film/TheAvengers2012 "a team"]]. After ''other'' movies in the MCU, namely ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and of course, ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' - which was a culmination of the previous movies - ''TIH'''s Stinger no longer has the same awe that it once had.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse
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When ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' came out in 2008, many people were awestruck by [[spoiler:Tony Stark's cameo]] in TheStinger. This was Marvel's intent, as they were attempting to build a [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse shared universe of movies]] that would lead to, in Stark's words, [[Film/TheAvengers2012 "a team"]]. After ''other'' movies in the MCU, namely ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and of course, ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' - which was a culmination of the previous movies - ''TIH'''s Stinger no longer has the same awe that it once had.
** The big draw for ''Film/{{TheAvengers|2012}}'' was that it was going to be the first movie where superheroes who were popular enough to carry their own films (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk) would crossover in a single film and interact with each other while fighting a common foe. Nowadays, with each successive MCU film featuring cameos from the other heroes or even having them play supporting roles, the characters are now ''expected'' to show up in each other's movies. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' , which was ostensibly supposed to be the character's third solo film, had nearly every superhero in the franchise play a role in the plot and the upcoming ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is confirmed to have the Hulk and Doctor Strange appear even though it's primarily taking place away from Earth. As this trend continues, it will be difficult for new audiences to understand just how much of a big deal ''The Avengers'' was.
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