Never seen The Jaws. I was too young when it premiered and now I don't see sharks as particularly scary. Never seen Rocky, I just don't like the setting. (Have seen every Rambo movie though). Never finished watching Space Odyssey Something ... (numbers) - thought it incredibly boring. Never seen any of the Planet of the Apes movies.
It took me until about my third viewing to realise that if you were to take Ledger out of The Dark Knight, it would be a fairly dull film. Pretty much every moment h isn't present is mediocre. It also has the issue of creating a bunch edgy dicks that view the Joker as their idol. So, probably inevitable it ranks high on Internet lists.
I don't think there is too many glaring omissions from my viewed list, but rom-coms are lacking. Not seen When Harry Met Sally, not seen Love Actually... actually, not really seen any Richard Curtis film. Can't say I feel too much of a lose from not seeing these.
Bad action is a genre I don't really have much interest in, so lots of 80s action films I haven't seen that I expect many saw as kids (Predator likely the big one, don't think I've seen Demolition Man). Don't have any urge to see a Fast & Furious film either. I would always choose dumb horror over dumb action.
I saw the first Lord of the rings, that was enough. The other ones are sort of essential if you want to understand 60% of middle aged man cultural references though
I had only seen the first a few years ago and found it really dull (although I enjoyed the opening 20 mins or so). As you say, that was enough for me.
Went to see it in the cinema earlier this year as a 20 year anniversary thing. Enjoyed it a little more, but still found it filled with Deus Ex Machinas and all over the place pacing. I enjoyed it enough to go see the other two as they were re-released over the next couple of weeks. Now reading the books, playing the card game and looking forward to picking up the 4K boxset to watch the extended versions sometime soon. Can probably say I've safely been converted.
EMarkM: Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?
Oct 20, 2023 12:52:47 GMT
vicedestroyer: I guess, once the world does its best Waterworld impression, it will be survival of the fittest. Either the boy swims fast or becomes shark tucker.
Oct 20, 2023 17:59:09 GMT
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Oct 20, 2023 18:55:08 GMT
zagibu: Sharks not only swim fast, they also swim silent. Their scales are called dermal denticles, and they create local swirls around them which reduce the shark's overall drag in water.
Oct 22, 2023 19:11:35 GMT
zagibu: So even if a boy could swim as fast as a shark, he wouldn't hear them coming.
Oct 22, 2023 19:12:12 GMT
Aunt Alison: In sharks, no one can hear you swim
Oct 23, 2023 4:25:49 GMT
rawshark: And did you see that Planet Earth III thing? They hide behind fish.
Oct 24, 2023 9:29:09 GMT
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Oct 27, 2023 14:52:48 GMT
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hedben: It's "pasta pesto", not "pesto pasta"
Nov 8, 2023 14:57:50 GMT
zagibu: No, it's "pasta pesto, presto"
Nov 9, 2023 9:05:57 GMT
askew: Pronto, per favore.
Nov 22, 2023 11:33:48 GMT