Everyone loved it before it won, but it was completely lambasted after the oscars seemingly because it won. Could someone explain this phenomenon to me of liking a movie and then suddenly deciding you hate it because it won an oscar. Granted, its not the greatest film ever made but its not the dreadful monstrosity people make it out to be nowadays
You’re going to get roasted for this one, if anyone cares to bother.
I don’t think everyone loved it so much as people who disliked it were less vocal.
Stuff that’s more highly rated gets worse backlash. It’s like how a lot of people act like Final Fantasy 7 is the worst video game ever made, just because so many other people swear it’s the best. If they saw other people only saying it was ‘okay’, they’d be saying it was okay too. I’ve read some comments on imdb reviews that explicitly state they rated a movie lower than it deserved just to drag the average down.
Man I used to love Final Fantasy 7 back in my Playstation days.
Should I be more vocal about my dislike attitude towards the Hurt Locker, Avatar, Up in the Air, Blind Side, A Serious Man, District 9, and Precious right now? Up, Basterds, and An Education weren’t exactly favorites either.
Sorry, but I hated it when I walked out of the theater almost a full year before it took home the Oscar.
I hated it when I saw the trailer
when it was being filmed
when the screenwriter typed the title for the first time
Nope, New Yorker, sorry, I can definitively state that I hated Haggis’ CRASH before it won the Oscar for Best Picture.
I hated it when that albanian man “shots” that little girl. It made me sick to see how far the “filmmakers” were willing to go to manipulate my emotions…. I feel the same about every other scene in that film.
I completely agree with Berjuan, that scene was one of the most awful manipulations I’ve experienced in recent years.
Gotta love the melodramatic chanting used for the score. :D
I just hate the fact that it constantly overshadows Cronenberg’s far superior film of the same name. Everytime I hear/see ‘Crash’ I instantly think of Cronenberg’s….Haggis’ film hasn’t really made a dent with me and I remember seeing it in the theater.
Alternate title for this thread:
“People only started paying attention to me after I trolled the forum.”
Not bothering to troll in the form of a question anymore, eh New Yorker?
Evidently Haggis’ CRASH is not as cheesy as LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.
squarer aspect ratio = less room for cheese.
I saw “Crash” in its opening weekend and I hated it, and I grew to like it as I saw it over and over again. So yeah, that would be an incorrect statement.
I’m sorry, but I did not realize this site was filled with so many a*******, I don’t think any of my topics qualify as trolling
IMHO New Yorker, if you’re seriously trying to have legitimate conversations, you might want to try not starting so many threads that take an (as you put it earlier) “devil’s advocate” position and focus more on just contributing ideas and opinions until people here get to know you a little.
Crash is as commendable as Blue Streak and National Security in commenting on racial tensions.
I thought that thread was about the movie The Devil’s Advocate haha
You must admit that your thread title is very polemic.
People who “loved” Crash before it won the Oscar = moronic
People who “loved” Crash before but pretend to have hated it = moronic but capable of shame
People who “loved” Crash before and after = irredeemably moronic and incapable of shame, e.g. George W. Bush
Crash is a really good film, it tackles universal themes without pretention or cliché and doesn’t afraid of anything.
Crash is one of those very few movies where I went in thinking, “This is going to be AWESOME, this looks like a damned good film!” and I left saying, “Wow, a montage of crying stereotypes is all it takes to get people’s attention, huh?”
“Crash is a really good film, it tackles universal themes without pretention or cliché and doesn’t afraid of anything.”
universal themes? well i say….i guess i’m not “American” to comprehend them.
Eh, racism is everywhere.
Not that that point is particularly profound, but what can ya say?