Stewball wrote:So you channel other people's opinions who agree with your preconceived notions,
Uh...no? Nothing of mine was "preconceived"; I watched the films from 2010 and 2011, scouring high and low for any potential quality, and they generally sucked worse than any year I can remember. I wish they were as good as the films from 2008 and 2009, but they weren't.
Again, regardless of criteria, it's hard to argue that 2010 and 2011 were anything but hot garbage for Hollywood films. I'm fairly certain that this is true for anyone who looks at their rankings for films from the US during each of those two years.
Unless of course you love shitty superhero CGI and 80's children cartoon adaptations aimed at the lucrative 8 year old demographic.
Stewball wrote:combine that with the 6 movies you've seen, 4 of which were junk, one you underrated and your best you massively overrated, and dub the whole year suckworthy for all even before the final push is over.
Dude, I didn't "underrate" anything. If you were so enamored with "Midnight in Paris", that's kind of sad. It's a predictable cliche-fest with cartoonish, cardboard cut-out characters, and Owen Wilson doing a lousy Woody Allen impression. (Allen clearly wrote that role with himself in mind, but was too old to play it)
Woody Allen is ridiculously talented, so even his mailed-in works end up having some merit. Thus, "Midnight in Paris" still ended up being mindlessly enjoyable to a certain extent, but that's all it was. With most cinema nowadays aimed at 8 year old, this one was aimed at 12 year olds. We've been over the particulars of the film more than once.
As for "Johnny English 2" being overrated in my rankings, did you even watch the film? According to your rankings, you haven't.
Stewball wrote:I don't think I'll ever be convinced you aren't pulling our chains, for whatever reason I hesitate to speculate on. Shogun we hardly knew ye.
Considering you're the king of weird opinions on this forum (which is totally fine and even a good thing, in my mind), it's humorous you have such a problem with such a straightforward statement.
There's almost nothing at all to watch in theaters nowadays, unless you have little kids.