Why do japanese movies suck?

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by nukemarine » Thu 02.05.2009 7:03 pm

outlaws0025 wrote:Japanese movies rock! After i started getting interested in japan and watching japanese movies and doramas, i've pretty much totally stopped watching all that american stuff!
I really do feel that Japan are 100 times at everything they do... like being funny, making good tv-shows, movies and doramas


The latest 20世紀少年2番 movie definitely did not rock. I like the manga but that movie adaption is almost as bad as Death Note. Still, there are some great Japanese movies and TV shows out there.

Also Outlaw, you can try American movies in Japanese. Adds a whole other flavor. I've enjoyed a few movies that way, except Shrek which for some reason sucks in Japanese.

PS: Are you watching these dramas and movies with English subtitles? If you are then ignore the above suggestion.

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by AfterDark » Fri 07.03.2009 2:22 am

I disagree. I have seen three very good movies that are japanese.
10 Promises to My Dog was very good the acting was not bad.
and the first two Death Note live action movies were awesome, I considdered them as good as the anime.(The Shinigami were amazingly done, and L was great) havent seen the third movie.

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by RN2K » Sat 07.11.2009 10:05 pm

debu wrote:I realize this is overgeneralizing, and I'm no expert on japanese films, but everytime I see a japanese movie it seems like a poorly done after school special or something.
Since you're no expert....maybe is it because that most of the Japanese films you were exposed to are either the:

1.crappy "horror" films they make in abundance
2.Robot/Godzilla/Ultraman mesh fighting each other
3.Live action low-budget anime/ something similar with the same amount of stupidity

In fact, I'm sure it falls in these 3 categories....because I think that most Westerner's perception of Japanese films doesn't branch out as wide as it should. Just like how most foreigners would think that American films are nothing but big-budget, brainless films, which all know that it isn't quite true.

Because in my opinion, Japan makes the best films in the World. If not the best, then the most consistent. You just have to know to look beyond the horror, live-action nonsense they breed. Because 80% of most Japanese films are in fact quite "normal", interesting, and unique. Actually, I have RARELY seen a bad Japanese movie that is NOT horror, anime, or Godzilla.

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Now I can tell you that none of them have "crappy" lighting, or cinematography, or editing, or bad acting. They're all unique, fantastic films.....although a lot of them are very Japanese and other people might not enjoy them right off the bat.

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by AJBryant » Sun 07.12.2009 11:38 pm

For the record, I can point to a hell of a lot of craptastic movies that had really good posters. ;)

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by RN2K » Mon 07.13.2009 8:45 pm

Just harmlessly making a point, that's all :wink:

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by Sairana » Mon 07.13.2009 9:33 pm

RN2K wrote: Image
人のセックスを笑うな == porn you can laugh at? :lol:

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by AJBryant » Tue 07.14.2009 12:39 am

Sairana wrote:人のセックスを笑うな == porn you can laugh at? :lol:
Well, when you think about it, porn is kinda laughable.

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by astaroth » Tue 07.14.2009 12:10 pm

Sairana wrote: 人のセックスを笑うな == porn you can laugh at? :lol:
I watched the trailer and it looks nice though. It seems it is about a triangle and a romance with an older woman (man? is ユリ used for boys or for girls?). There is Yu Aoi by the way.
I wonder why they translated 人のセックスを笑うな as 'Don't laugh at my romance', I mean I don't understand where the negation is coming from.
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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by Sairana » Tue 07.14.2009 12:23 pm

astaroth wrote:
Sairana wrote: 人のセックスを笑うな == porn you can laugh at? :lol:
I watched the trailer and it looks nice though. It seems it is about a triangle and a romance with an older woman (man? is ユリ used for boys or for girls?). There is Yu Aoi by the way.
I wonder why they translated 人のセックスを笑うな as 'Don't laugh at my romance', I mean I don't understand where the negation is coming from.
な gives it the negative command form, but I was just being funny about the translation and using な as the emphatic gobi. :twisted:

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by astaroth » Tue 07.14.2009 1:31 pm

Sairana wrote: な gives it the negative command form, but I was just being funny about the translation and using な as the emphatic gobi. :twisted:
I didn't know that, I thought it was just like ね.
Though I'm wondering does 笑うな both mean 'don't laugh!' and 'he laughs, doesn't he?' ?
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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by Harisenbon » Tue 07.14.2009 7:49 pm

astaroth wrote:Though I'm wondering does 笑うな both mean 'don't laugh!' and 'he laughs, doesn't he?' ?
Nope. 笑うな means "don't laugh" in all standard Japanese that I know of.
There is probably a dialect SOMEWHERE where that isn't true, but I don't know of it.

食べるな、言うな、笑うな are all rude/more commanding forms of the ~ないで ending

EDIT: I'm going to come back to that a little, and say that there IS a な ending that means よ or ね, like you are thinking of (and it is common in my dialect) but I don't think i've ever heard it attached the the plain form of a verb..

わらってるな -- OMG, he's laughing!
わらうな -- Don't Laugh.
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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by RN2K » Tue 07.14.2009 8:02 pm

笑うな = 笑わない

触るな = 触らない


I use it all the time.

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117936 ... id=31&cs=1

Here is a pretty good review of the film

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by NocturnalOcean » Wed 07.15.2009 4:48 am

RN2K wrote:笑うな = 笑わない

触るな = 触らない


I use it all the time.
As noted in the post above you. This is an imperative na.
Which makes your translations wrong.
It is more like.

笑うな = 笑わないで

触るな = 触らないで
失敗は成功の元

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by RayMasaki » Thu 07.16.2009 12:04 am

well i give you credit for at least admitting Not everything Jp is great
I myself have seen some boring movies its a combination of money /production.
I Love J-dramas and most ive seen i liked but there have been someBoring ones
alot of Japanese told me they dont like j movies either
to many DumbGaijin on you tube talk about Jtv being better than US TV
when in fact their just excited by the colorfullness kanji Hiragana on the screen
Believe me i know & like JPTV I have about 30 VHS tapes of it
but not everything is Great

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Re: Why do japanese movies suck?

Post by FrozenFlame » Wed 11.25.2009 8:00 am

@TS

Which Japanese Movies ?

I watched the latest Japanese movies available, and those are all great.
I wonder why you think of Japanese movies suck

Perhaps the old fashioned-movies ?
Well, the certain thing is that Japanese Movies IS NOT western movies 8) ,it has its distinctive and great replay watch too :D
Just like Chinese Movies :)
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