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Re: Live by Night
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2016, 01:34:49 pm »
Lol, you guys thought this would be good?
The first three films Affleck directed received scores of 94, 94 and 96 on the Tomatometer and many people, myself included, really enjoyed all three. Why would we not think this would be good?

On a side note, if this does end up being bad I'm gonna be Danny Oh level depressed.

Past performance is no indication of future success.
That just doesn't make any sense. Do the next movies from Scorsese and Bay have equal chances of being good?

I can kind of get where he's going with that statement.

A movie from a good director can still suck.  There's no 100% guarantee.  That being said, past performance is most certainly an indication of probable future success.  That's just an objective fact.
I mean, if he had said "Past performance doesn't always indicate future success" I would've agreed and it would have been a  valid critique of me being so sure this would be good. However, saying that the past is "no indication of future success" is just wrong.

Also, as Neville brought, he's being a bit hypocritical since he's always said that all future Marvel movies will suck.

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Re: Live by Night
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2016, 01:43:32 pm »
Lol, you guys thought this would be good?
The first three films Affleck directed received scores of 94, 94 and 96 on the Tomatometer and many people, myself included, really enjoyed all three. Why would we not think this would be good?

On a side note, if this does end up being bad I'm gonna be Danny Oh level depressed.

Past performance is no indication of future success.
That just doesn't make any sense. Do the next movies from Scorsese and Bay have equal chances of being good?

I can kind of get where he's going with that statement.

A movie from a good director can still suck.  There's no 100% guarantee.  That being said, past performance is most certainly an indication of probable future success.  That's just an objective fact.
I mean, if he had said "Past performance doesn't always indicate future success" I would've agreed and it would have been a  valid critique of me being so sure this would be good. However, saying that the past is "no indication of future success" is just wrong.

Okay, I mean... phrase it however you want, but my point still stands. With that comment, I was just thinking of people like M. Night Shamwow, who make one or two good films and are hailed as the second coming of Spielberg before making half a dozen movies that can't break the 20% barrier on RT. And sure, Affleck is no Shyamalan, but my point was just that when it comes to directors who haven't made a whole lot of films, a few good movies is not a reliable indicator that the next ones will be good too.

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Re: Live by Night
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2016, 01:55:56 pm »
Also, as Neville brought, he's being a bit hypocritical since he's always said that all future Marvel movies will suck.

I don't think I ever said that they would all suck. I just said I don't want to give them any more of my money. I personally thought Doctor Strange had potential (at least more than a lot of their other films did), but I'm tired of paying to see films that I routinely dislike, so I didn't bother and I saw Hacksaw Ridge instead.

If Doctor Strange turns out to be good when I rent it from the library, maybe I'll reconsider. Right now though, I haven't paid to see a superhero movie since BVS, and I'm pretty pleased with that decision thus far.

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Re: Live by Night
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2016, 04:02:01 pm »
I personally thought Doctor Strange had potential.
I thought you hate Eggs Benedict Cucumberbatch...

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Re: Live by Night
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2016, 04:04:16 pm »
I personally thought Doctor Strange had potential.
I thought you hate Eggs Benedict Cucumberbatch...
A movie can have a poor lead and still have potential; said potential would be derived from other qualities.

 

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