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Old 02-24-2013, 12:20 AM   #52701
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Shawshank is incredible.

The 'I want real' mentality just leads to the viewing of depressing (but admittedly incredible) documentaries that leave you feeling horrible about the world.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:28 AM   #52702
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Shawshank is incredible.

The 'I want real' mentality just leads to the viewing of depressing (but admittedly incredible) documentaries that leave you feeling horrible about the world.
lol ok kevin b
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:28 AM   #52703
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Look, if Riverman likes something and you don't, that really says something about you. Because Riverman doesn't like ANYTHING
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:29 AM   #52704
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Shawshank is incredible.

The 'I want real' mentality just leads to the viewing of depressing (but admittedly incredible) documentaries that leave you feeling horrible about the world.
When keeping it real goes Riverman
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:31 AM   #52705
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Look, if Riverman likes something and you don't, that really says something about you. Because Riverman doesn't like ANYTHING
not sure you're getting what i'm saying...
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:32 AM   #52706
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not sure you're getting what i'm saying...
I wasn't responding to you or anyone in particular. Check the time of the posts
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:33 AM   #52707
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What other movies would you describe as having "internet people themes"?
Fight Club, V for Vendetta, Boondock Saints, stuff like that. I'm still developing the theory but it has something to do with themes of individuality and freedom vs. perceived oppression. Often includes violence obv.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:33 AM   #52708
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There's literally nothing wrong with Shawshank. That movie was perfect from start to finish and being the only movie besides Children Of Men to make me cry out of pure joy is an accomplishment.
Just watched Children of Men. C-
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:34 AM   #52709
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i understand this discussion is taking place on the internet where everything is either the greatest or worst thing ever but is there a single post itt where someone claims they don't like shawshank?
I don't think so no, so if it helps get the point across, replace 'People that don't like Shawshank" with "People that don't think Shawshank is one of the 100 greatest movies of all time".

It's not Citizen Kane, but it's a GOATish movie. Tells a great story and does it incredibly well. The idea that it only explores "safe" territory to mean is meaningless. I watch a movie to be entertained, few have entertained me to the level Shawshank has.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:35 AM   #52710
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Those movies are "cult classics" but are never ever regarded as being some of the best films ever. ****, The Room has internet people themes in that it is terrible and hilarious
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:35 AM   #52711
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I wasn't responding to you or anyone in particular. Check the time of the posts
word, my bad...you can probably understand my confusion.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #52712
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Just watched Children of Men. C-
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:37 AM   #52713
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lol @ tuq for that sandlot post



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Old 02-24-2013, 12:38 AM   #52714
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No one is saying Shawshank is bad. Just that it doesn't deserve the #1 spot on imdb. There would be far far less talk about Shawshank possibly being overrated if it was like #14 or something.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:38 AM   #52715
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Those movies are "cult classics" but are never ever regarded as being some of the best films ever. ****, The Room has internet people themes in that it is terrible and hilarious
Yeah, I'm referring mostly to internet popularity (like the imdb top 250 is my main metric).
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:38 AM   #52716
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Nobody regards The Sandlot as anything other than a fun childhood movie
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #52717
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Yeah, I'm referring mostly to internet popularity (like the imdb top 250 is my main metric).
Why the "internet" distinction? IMDB is just the general public rating films. The internet just happens to be the media which allows this to occur.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #52718
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #52719
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No one is saying Shawshank is bad. Just that it doesn't deserve the #1 spot on imdb. There would be far far less talk about Shawshank possibly being overrated if it was like #14 or something.
Something's gotta be number 1. You tell me what you think should be that movie then.

If Godfather 1/2 was 1 I'd complain.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #52720
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Why the "internet" distinction? IMDB is just the general public rating films. The internet just happens to be the media which allows this to occur.
I don't think IMDB votes are remotely representative of the general public, but I haven't dug too deep into it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #52721
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Oh and btw, you're a ****ing **** for spoiling Inception Bobbo.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:42 AM   #52722
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Just watched Children of Men. C-
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:46 AM   #52723
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Agree with Phildo. Shawshank is heavy with the cheese. I saw it when I was 15 and my idealistic self was so inspired by the magical negro and the unwavering righteousness of Mr. Dufresne.

As you get older you realize how cheesy it is. I'd say it's 50/50 that it's a top 100 movie OAT.

#1 on IMDB is such a joke. And yes, the internet (read: the people who live on the internet like us) is not representative of the general public. 100% of Americans having internet access does not mean the IMDB votes are indicative of the general public.

Every movie Kubrick made is better than Shawshank so that basically knocks it out of the top 10 right there.

Shawshank is idealistic nonsense that panders at a pretty low level. It's entertaining enough though.

If I knew I was dying tomorrow I'd certainly watch Sandlot over Shawshank.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:47 AM   #52724
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Those movies are "cult classics" but are never ever regarded as being some of the best films ever. ****, The Room has internet people themes in that it is terrible and hilarious
there are lots of people who think fight club and boondock saints are some of the best films ever.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:49 AM   #52725
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No one is saying Shawshank is bad. Just that it doesn't deserve the #1 spot on imdb. There would be far far less talk about Shawshank possibly being overrated if it was like #14 or something.
I mean, I'm not going to seriously get upset because someone thinks Shawshank is the 8th best movie of all time or something. It's all subjective preference anyway. We can have a little fun in the debate but people will like whatever they like. I actually get a little rustled when people try to "over-quantify" art. Just enjoy it.

That said, some of the complains do make me laugh a little. Some people will find anything to try and complain about.
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