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  • Originally posted by Se7en View Post
    But the first time having sex and graduating really aren't that important when you break it down. Aside from a piece of paper that gives you more job/education opportunities what does actually graduating do for your development as a person? Not much. The first time having sex certainly doesn't change you.
    I don't even have the words.........

    One day, reality is going to kick the shit out of you.


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    • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
      I don't even have the words.........

      One day, reality is going to kick the shit out of you.
      Eh ohhh there it is


      Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
      I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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      • Originally posted by Se7en View Post
        No shit

        They are only important because those things allow us to move forward. You really can't go that far in life without graduating and most people end up having sex at some point

        But the first time having sex and graduating really aren't that important when you break it down. Aside from a piece of paper that gives you more job/education opportunities what does actually graduating do for your development as a person? Not much. The first time having sex certainly doesn't change you.

        Shit, I ended up in the hospital for mine...

        refer to my first post about why that isn't important

        I can't have a serious discussion with you about this when you say things like "art fag" lol
        He's an art fag he even got a little light in the loafers in the way he talked. The boy needed a kick in the ass.

        I'm saying by no means was this all that entertaining it was just about a "meh" boy.

        You're the poster boy for Mason that's why you love it so much.

        But yes the film has merit and it has a place. Everything else about the film was wonderful, the shots the soundtrack the age progression yes all good.

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        • Starred Up 2014 (8/10) - This has the grit and realism I like about British films and there's a strong lead performance holding things together. Was kinda tired when watching this though so will probably appreciate it more with a rewatch.

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          • Originally posted by Se7en View Post
            Eh ohhh there it is
            I should get some credit for making it through two posts of your pretentious musings, before I said something. It was tough.


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            • Mason is most definitely supposed to be a type of surrogate for the viewer. In any case, if you don't relate to him at all or are annoyed by artsy like people or "hipsters" (although Mason I'd certainly not an annoying little prick) you aren't going to attach to the situation at all.

              I see a lot of people not being able to relate to this because they didn't grow up the way the character did. The movie is very much about a middle-class, white, American family. Say what you will about the merits of showing this kind of life, but the point is to represent and show how a person in the situation grows up in the world. I think the movie does a remarkable job of being amazingly authentic and realistic. It does exactly what it sets out to do, and I was profoundly moved and pretty blown away by the experience.

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              I think simply being annoyed or upset that this type of person exists in the world isn't necessarily valid criticism. The movie represents perfectly the group of people it's aiming at. Like it or hate it, this movie is extremely valid and showing how a lot of people grow up in the modern world. You may not like it or care to see it on screen, but that's how this plays out.
              Last edited by The Revelator; 12-04-2014, 01:47 PM.

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              • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
                He's an art fag he even got a little light in the loafers in the way he talked. The boy needed a kick in the ass.
                Pretty funny you say this because Chris Nolan, or whoever other actor/writer/director you admire probably grew up being the "art fag"

                Light in the loafers? Da fuck

                The kid liked photography... didn't know that was such an offense these days.

                Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                I think simply being annoyed or upset that this type of person exists in the world isn't necessarily valid criticism. The movie represents perfectly the group of people it's aiming at. Like it or hate it, this movie is extremely valid and showing how a lot of people grow up in the modern world. You may not like it or care to see it on screen, but that's how this plays out.
                Basically what I was trying to say in a shittier way


                Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                • Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                  Mason is most definitely supposed to be a type of surrogate for the viewer. In any case, if you don't relate to him at all or are annoyed by artsy like people or "hipsters" (although Mason I'd certainly not an annoying little prick) you aren't going to attach to the situation at all.

                  I see a lot of people not being able to relate to this because they didn't grow up the way the character did. The movie is very much about a middle-class, white, American family. Say what you will about the merits of showing this kind of life, but the point is to represent and show how a person in the situation grows up in the world. I think the movie does a remarkable job of being amazingly authentic and realistic. It does exactly what it sets out to do, and I was profoundly moved and pretty blown away by the experience.
                  I grew up exactly like Mason.

                  Loved video games have a broken family my father is an Alcoholic yadda yadda.

                  It does have a lot of realistic life decisions and I give credit to Richard for bringing those things into the fold.

                  But my god Mason couldn't get anymore boring, it was useless in not showing more of what makes life interesting.

                  If you want to watch a movie about a boy who grows up to be absolutely nothing special well this is the movie for you.

                  I get that he's not "suppose to be special" but that's not entertaining that's just drivel.

                  South Park had a poignant observation on this type of behavior in last nights episode.

                  Today's generation are more than happy watching people play video games or living their lives through technology and not actually live it. Mason hit on this but he was right along there with them.

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                  • Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                    I think simply being annoyed or upset that this type of person exists in the world isn't necessarily valid criticism.
                    I think the problem is that we've seen that character type in so many movies now, it's become a cliche. The dark, disconnected loner/hipster, who is too cool for life. It's gotten to the point where it's obnoxious.


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                    • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
                      I think the problem is that we've seen that character type in so many movies now, it's become a cliche. The dark, disconnected loner/hipster, who is too cool for life. It's gotten to the point where it's obnoxious.
                      Bruh you haven't even watched the movie.

                      That's not the homie Mason at all


                      Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                      I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                      • Originally posted by Se7en View Post
                        Bruh you haven't even watched the movie.

                        That's not the homie Mason at all
                        The way Rev put it, combined with Freddy's complaints, and from what I've heard about it, that's what it sounded like.

                        Fair enough though, I'll step away now.


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                        • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
                          I think the problem is that we've seen that character type in so many movies now, it's become a cliche. The dark, disconnected loner/hipster, who is too cool for life. It's gotten to the point where it's obnoxious.
                          Bingo!!!

                          But they didn't even make him that deep to actually resonate with anyone, they just made him an average "hipster" who goes off to college who came from a broken family but that turned out alright.

                          At the end of the day is that entertainment?

                          For fucks sake at least throw some human emotion into the fray.

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                          • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
                            The way Rev put it, and from what I've heard about it, that's what it sounded like.

                            I'll step away now though.
                            Nah, you don't have to step away. Might as well converse about it now because you would 100% hate the film.

                            Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
                            But they didn't even make him that deep to actually resonate with anyone
                            You're just making shit up now.

                            and once again ignoring everything I've said


                            Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                            I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                            • Originally posted by Se7en View Post
                              Nah, you don't have to step away. Might as well converse about it now because you would 100% hate the film.

                              You're just making shit up now.

                              and once again ignoring everything I've said
                              By telling me it's about the "smaller" moments in life that's what makes the film is complete bullshit.

                              Him looking at porn with his buddies we've all been there.
                              Him getting a job to buy a vehicle we've all been there. Not you but that's besides the point.
                              His old lady cheating on him because she's already in college. Nothing new.
                              Him going through 2 different step dads. Nothing new to a lot of people.

                              At the end of the day the film was about shit that plenty of people go through.

                              Where's the entertainment? It would've been nice to see him get angry at his GF get angry at his Mom you know to actually emote not to just say oh well this is how it is.

                              That's where it failed because EVERY single family argues the only thing he argued about was getting a haircut.

                              It was about a "meh" boy growing up.

                              Fucking boring man.

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                              • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
                                Bingo!!!

                                But they didn't even make him that deep to actually resonate with anyone, they just made him an average "hipster" who goes off to college who came from a broken family but that turned out alright.

                                At the end of the day is that entertainment?

                                For fucks sake at least throw some human emotion into the fray.
                                The movie is absolutely jam packed with emotion and interaction.


                                It isn't trying to represent some huge, unique life. Mason is an average guy... It's a movie about normal life and normal situations. The entire speech from the dad about Mason being "special" is something literally every normal kid is told at some point in their life. Again, it's not going to interest a lot of people (and most people on this board, probably). It's about real life... And yes I was massively entertained by it. I've never seen something so genuine.

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