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Directors whose films you find tough to watch

Discussion in 'Movies/TV' started by Childress79, Jun 18, 2011.

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  1. Childress79

    Childress79 Loungefly ® Tip Jar Donor

    Zach Snyder

    I loved 300 when I first saw it in iMax.
    I've watched it a couple of times since and it now feels painful to watch. It was different and stylish but has no substance.

    I never read the Watchmen graphic novels so watched 'Watchmen' as a noob to the story.

    I hated it. I appreciated how much effort had gone into translating the look of the graphic novel onto the big screen.

    The plot however was a disjointed and unsatisfying mess.

    Suckerpunch was just a number of bizarre scenes linking together a number of pop video action set pieces.

    It was awful.

    Now he's doing a Superman reboot and his attachment alone kills it for me.

    I like the Superman comics over the years and inspite of all the crap hollywood has given us still have an interest in seeing it done well.

    I chose not to watch superman returns by Bryan Singer because it sounded awful after reading what was planned and who was in it.

    I don't think a Chistopher Nolan producing credit or David Goya co writing the script can redeem a Snyder project. The man should not be given money to write or direct anything.

    He's Uwe Boll with a bigger budget.
  2. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

    Quintin Tarantino.


    Stanley Kubrick.
  3. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    ouch and ouch.

    I generally like both guys work, although Kubrick was either a HR (2001, Clockwork Orange) or a K ( AI, Eyes Wide Shut ...)
  4. onetontitan

    onetontitan Marioto

    Michael Haneke
    Stephen Spielberg
    Gaspar Noé
    Woody Allen
    Michael Bay
    James Cameron (with the exception of the Terminator films)
    Jason Reitman
    Kevin Smith
    Guy Ritchie
    Brett Ratner

    and people, go easy on Stanley. It's about craft, not entertainment value.
  5. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan Superhero Squad Tip Jar Donor

    I've only seen three Snyder films.... Watchmen, 300 and the Dawn of the Dead remake. I loved Watchmen and DotD. Thought 300 was pretty bad and overrated. So he's 2 for 3 with me. He's certainly not a modern master or anything, but I'm glad he's out there making movies right now.

    Spielberg? Really? I assume you're only talking about his work in recent years?

    I've had this conversation many, many times with other movie nerds. And I'm of the opinion that for the vast majority of movie goers, it IS indeed about entertainment over art/craft. And I don't hold that against them or think they're rubes for feeling that way. I'm confident if you polled the entire population Family Feud style about what matters most to them when watching a movie the #1 answer would be "entertainment".

    BTW, I personally love Kubrick. But I can see why he isn't everyone's cup of tea.
  6. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

    One name, three words:

    Lars Von Trier.
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  7. Childress79

    Childress79 Loungefly ® Tip Jar Donor

    George Lucas
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  8. CRUDS

    CRUDS The secret is the meat! Staff

  9. CRUDS

    CRUDS The secret is the meat! Staff

    Since nobody else is saying it...
    Uwe Boll
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  10. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    I guess the obvious answer here is M. Night Shyamalan, but I haven't seen anything of his other than The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs. I'm not completely familiar with the unbearable garbage he's put out since those.

    Souldn't be watching that movie in the first place!!!
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