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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby ookami13 » Sat 06.23.2007 12:33 am

spiderman 3 had alot of special effects and crap but it SUCKED peter parker cant be emo :D
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby AJBryant » Sat 06.23.2007 6:44 am

Ookami, PLEASE do something about that obnoxious sig, mmmmkay?

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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby Kokuhaku » Tue 08.14.2007 9:34 am

i don't think every japanese movies suck i know many american movies that totally suck but with great effects, lights and stuff but i see good american movies as well as some great japanese movies. Anyway in the latest harry potter movie romanian animators has created a new effect for the spells and fire and particle based effects :) its differit that anything so far :D i seen the movie in cinema and the graphic part was great and is a good felling that is from my country :D we really are almost insignificant on the world map -_- damn
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby witega » Tue 08.14.2007 12:58 pm

I'd still like to know what specific movies the OP is drawing his inference from. Aside from high-end special effects (which the comparitive budgets of Death Note and Ghost Rider pretty much explain), I don't recall any disparity on production values between Japanese and American films (of the same approximate level).

Also curious as to the source of the movies--I've seen a few Japanese films sourced from Hong Kong knockoffs that did have significant sound and/or video problems. But the problem was in the theft process not the original film.
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby Tspoonami » Tue 08.14.2007 6:45 pm

I'm going to throw in my two cents here, and say that I watched 'Summer Time Machine Blues' last summer. The special effects absolutely sucked, but the movie, as I recall, kept me hooked because of the curious, fun plot. I didn't get to finish the movie (I was watching it on the Emirates flight from Dubai to New York, and the plane had to land when I was halfway through the movie...), but what I saw of it was nice.

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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby Rock Lee » Tue 08.14.2007 7:18 pm

I have never watched an Japanese movie before! but I know that all the great and no.1 anime are Japanese!

maybe Japanese not good with the effects on the movies but they are very good with drawing the characters for the anime! and also the best storyline! :D
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby Deathofme » Thu 08.30.2007 7:20 pm

I love Japanese movies. I loved Zatoichi, Audition, Casshern... But I also tend to be a fan of independant & foreign cinema in general.
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby StarvingMusician » Thu 08.30.2007 9:08 pm

I suggest you see Densha_Otoko (Train Man) It's a romantic movie, but hey. The story is great. An otaku rescues a fair lady on the bus from a drunken harasser. And it just gets better after that.
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby zengargoyle » Fri 08.31.2007 11:53 pm

your task: go to your local library, watch 10 movies with subtitles that were never popular enough to dub from 3 or 4 different countries. that's right, watch 10 movies from Soviet era Russia, watch 10 movies from Italy, 10 from France. and 10 from the Northern cold countries like Norway and Sweden. then 10 from Africa, 10 from South America, 10 from middle Europe. if it's dubbed into English it doesn't count.

do this and you'll stop complaining about production values. non-US/Hollywood movies have like 1/100th the production budget. US/Hollywood movies are all about spending lot's of money for *wow* flashy effects so they can milk the US population of idiots and make some money. the movie can suck but as long as it looks good, they make money. foreign films with much less production budget have to make a film that is worth watching even if it doesn't look good. and all in all, they make better movies than Hollywood. no contest.

this is why i am a Animation Otaku. i love that some 2d drawings can tell an amazing story, or with "suspension of disbelief" can create special effects that take millions of dollars to pull of in the *omg it must look totally real* realm. i would rather have a 1 million dollar animated production that tells a good story than a 20 million dollar movie that spends 19 million dollars on lighting and CGI graphics to make it look *real*.

seriously, watch a bunch of low budget 3rd world movies from around the world that are more *epic* than any Hollywood movie of the past ten years. you'll stop complaining about lighting and sound and other such nonsense. US/Hollywood blockbuster movies are produced to gain the most money from the lowest common denominator.... if you are comparing films to Hollywood productions because they don't meet your standards... congratulations! you are the lowest common denominator... you're a dumb american hick hooked on eye/ear candy.

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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby Leaf » Sun 09.16.2007 7:17 pm

lemonaid wrote:Riri Shushu no subete

Ah I loved this film. So brilliant but quite painful as well. It's depressing what kids have to go through.
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby Baleno_E » Fri 10.12.2007 4:09 am

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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby Infidel » Fri 10.12.2007 4:36 am

stop watching porn.
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby tanuki » Fri 10.12.2007 12:22 pm

OMG what a tasteless post! And what a pointless thread revival!

(EDIT: I'm not referring to Infidel's post.)
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby kitkat » Fri 10.12.2007 12:49 pm

Clearly if you think that Japanese movies aren't that great you haven't seen "Battle Royale" or "Ichi the killer", both of which are quite entertaining. Also who could forget the ever classic blind samurai "Zatoichi". I guess not much can be expected from movie buff posers.[color=blue][b][/b][/color]
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RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 10.12.2007 2:07 pm

kitkat wrote:
Clearly if you think that Japanese movies aren't that great you haven't seen "Battle Royale" or "Ichi the killer", both of which are quite entertaining. Also who could forget the ever classic blind samurai "Zatoichi". I guess not much can be expected from movie buff posers.[color=blue][b][/b][/color]


while your point is valid, having your first post be a flame isn't exactly socially obliging now is it?
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