| 07-18-2012, 12:22 PM||away - #150|
| || | I actually agree with most of this, especially the first couple sentences. I go to movies to be entertained, plain & simple. I don't view being in a movie theater as a time to critique. I DON'T get paid for my opinion, therefore being analytical rather than open minded is completely pointless.
Originally Posted by acefresh
What do people make movies for? Entertainment. You want every movie to be all about deep meaning and life (which i enjoy as well, with classics such as Vanillas Sky), then stick to indies. Cameron is a dynamic director...so here's my breakdown of your oh so scientific analysis of his films:
"True Lies" was not mindless. No movie is mindless unless its made by a complete douchebag who doesn't know how to make movies, in which case it wouldn't gain enough attention to be discussed years later. It's an action flick, so it will undoubtedly lack the intellectual depth that a really deep movie would have....but it doesn't take away from the genius storyline and dialogue which Cameron is responsible for 100%. So i respect your OPINION, but it simply is not a fact.
"Titanic" wasn't corny. It wasn't for "broads". It was an adaptation of an event that happend and affected a lot of peoples lives. It being already made in 1940 doesn't mean !! cuz Cameron did it in his own vision, with newer technology than what was available in the 40's, and did it for a newer generation of movie-goers with a more sophisticated level of understanding and perception of films. If every movie that was "remade" was to be discounted, then "Scarface" with Al Pacino, which was a remake of the original Scarface from decades ago, must also be considered "wack". So again, this is all your OPINION about Titanic, and NOT fact.
"Avatar" is, agreeably, a story that has been told many times. But what you, along with many other fools who think they know everything about everything, fail to realize is that movie-making and bringing visual concepts to life isn't always about the story...its about how the story is translated onto the big screen. Cameron used technology that was not only new to Hollywood, but wasn't even heard of at the time that he made Avatar. Just because a similar story was made before does not discount the unbelievable recreation of an ENTIRE WORLD that James Cameron created, including a new language. He's a visionary and a progressive filmmaker...and uses the latest technology to make sure his films are as current as possible.
I will agree with you that T2 is a classic, one of my favorite movies of all time. But it was definitely not the last good movie he made...
Don't believe me? Check his track record