^^ I'd argue that you can't have a twist that isn't already coming (you should be able to spot it and it should make sense to the plot/story). Otherwise it smacks of deux ex machina, which is already far too common.
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Sometimes deux ex machinas are acceptable but these are also moments in which the director is in full understanding of what situational implications they will ultimately project. Short Cuts by Altman is a fantastic example of this as is Magnolia by P.T. Anderson.
Line, given what you just said, what is your opinion of Donnie Darko?
House of flying daggers - 9/10
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The Mummy:Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, pretty dissapointing movie 5/10
hmm well the point of me making that statement was for you to elaborate further on your initial rather broad unspecific statement. and why does it "not apply"(hint: it is completely applicable)? you said "almost every" twist ending seen after the cabinet of Dr Calgari made a mediocre film worse. i gave an example. you dismiss it for no reason at all. well played.
i didn't pick that film because i thought it was well respected (i didn't even that it was well received by film critics honestly) it was just the first one that came to mind and a film that i thought used a twist ending greatly to it's advantage and for the betterment of the film.Quote
well i guess we both misunderstood each other :wutyousay:Quote
this wasn't a lack of understanding context, i just didn't get your joke or i guess intent. it's hard when it's only text i'm seeing and not you saying it.Quote
my goal is not to "win" a discussion for 2 reasons: 1) i am not particulary versed in films enough to reference or compare them with one another to even enter into a technical arguement with you 2) even if i did "win" a discussion, how would i even know? no one ever cedes to the other on here that they have made a better arguement. so there really is no winning, just conveying your opnion best as you can and hoping others see where you're coming from.
I didn't mind Smokin Aces at all. Mainly for the performances admittedly.
I liked Nightwatch but yes it is rather kewed. I have got and wathed the sequel and it is more of the same. Visually very impressive but slightly more coherent fortunately so I'd give it a watch Tim!
So Richard Donner, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover have all signed on for Lethal Weapon 5...
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The Mummy 3
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