ShogunRua wrote:Well, now you're just arguing degrees.
Not arguing, man
Just asking. I didn't find any inconsistencies in the movies - at least nothing that left a bad taste at the end of the movie. That's why I asked you to find out what you thought.
I really didn't find the 2 movies to be 360 turns - of course, everyone's perspective is different.
When I was talking about the kind of twist endings I didn't like - as I said, I couldn't remember any English movies of the top of my head. But there are 2 Hindi movies which fit to a T what I wanted to describe.
One in which the female romantic lead character helping the male lead(who I think was a police/Antiterrorist guy) fight terrorists through the movie turned out to be a terrorist herself.
Second again was a terrorist movie where the female lead is kidnapped by terrorists and the hero spends half the movie rescuing her and finally she is a terrorist.
Both the movies became meaningless because of the twists.
ShogunRua wrote:The Sixth Sense was ridiculous because we're to assume Willis never noticed his death for years despite his (non)-interactions with his wife?
Till the end, I assumed that his wife was put off by the fact that his work endangered their family and lives. Plus the mental trauma caused by the (till then assumed non-fatal) shooting may have caused her to react badly. Hence she wasn't talking to him. I enjoyed the movie even before the twist happened - it wouldn't have been a T10 without the twist but I still would have found it good enough for it to be a T7-T8 movie. Again, not arguing - I am just explaining how I felt while watching the movie - everybody reacts differently to the same thing.
ShogunRua wrote:The Prestige introduced some bizarre supernatural/sci-fi elements into what was before then a very realistic movie, like the electricity cloning objects and human beings.
The fact that it was Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest engineers of his time, made it realistic enough for me.
I am ready for forgive it as artistic license.
ShogunRua wrote:Also, the twin aspect made zero sense when you consider how the relationships with the wife and assistant went. There was a very easy to make everyone happy there, but of course, that would be too easy...
Sorry, I don't get what you are saying here.
movieboy wrote:As far as Nolan goes, I found more inconsistencies(or at least stuff which I didn't understand) in Inception than in Prestige (though I love both the movies).
Maybe; there are a lot of logical flaws in all of his work. But that wasn't the topic of discussion.
No, it wasn't - we move off topic in a lot of discussions. I was just comparing 2 of his works. I loved both the movies - at the end of Prestige, I didn't find anything unexplained. But I didn't have that feeling at the end of Inception - I think I even posted about it at Criticker - but I still haven't found any explanations for it.
Again, just talking about my reactions to all these movies. Not trying to pass it off as the final word on these movies - coz everyone has different tastes and reactions.
Criticker is one forum where I don't really argue (unlike other forums I am active in). Mainly because
- most things here are subjective.
- I don't think I know enough about movies and movie making to get into arguments. Especially when compared to most other people here - who seem to be far more dedicated about movies than me and who seem to know enough to write a thesis on movies (or even 1 movie).
So don't take any thing I ask to be arguing - mostly I am asking because I want you (or anyone else) to elaborate or explain what they wrote. I may argue in political subthreads Stewball regularly introduces in the movie discussions here but not in the main thread itself.