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    WTF.


    I watched the movie for the first time today.
    Yeah, I didn't like this movie. I went on the IMDB forum to read through the discussions to see if I'm missing anything. I wasn't, yet I still have one giant 'WTF' hanging over my head.

    Discuss.

    Also, Tom Cruise cries like a bitch.

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    Wait, why do you want to bother discussing a mediocre movie?

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    I read the Wikipedia synopsis of Eyes Wide Shut, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why Kubrick thought this was a movie. What are the stakes? Where's the character arc? What's resolved by the denoument? Why should we care about these people?

    It was all a big shrug to me. Sounded like a highbrow excuse to get pretty people naked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Architectonic View Post
    Wait, why do you want to bother discussing a mediocre movie?
    I feed on hate.


    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I read the Wikipedia synopsis of Eyes Wide Shut, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why Kubrick thought this was a movie. What are the stakes? Where's the character arc? Why should we care about these people?

    It was all a big shrug to me. Sounded like a highbrow excuse to get pretty people naked.
    Yes, like I told the person who recommended it to me " I see why you like this movie now. It's about two things: Sex and Boobs".

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    I didn't like this movie when I first watched it. Enjoyed it much more the second time. Its an acquired taste. Regardless of what one feels about the story and Kubrick's hinting at the danger of the secret societies power elite the colours are lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    I didn't like this movie when I first watched it. Enjoyed it much more the second time. Its an acquired taste. Regardless of what one feels about the story and Kubrick's hinting at the danger of the secret societies power elite the colours are lovely.
    Like I said, Sex and Boobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    WTF.


    I watched the movie for the first time today.
    Yeah, I didn't like this movie. I went on the IMDB forum to read through the discussions to see if I'm missing anything. I wasn't, yet I still have one giant 'WTF' hanging over my head.

    Discuss.

    Also, Tom Cruise cries like a bitch.
    Tom Cruise is a little bitch.

    And yeah, this movie isn't exactly Kubrick's opus magnus. I fell asleep halfway through, watched it again the next morning and realized I missded the only scene that had some 'action' in it.
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    It is a film of nuances and subtleties. You have to set yourself to the right tone to appreciate its movements appropriately, that is: you have to assume the mindset of a 1920's Viennese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I read the Wikipedia synopsis of Eyes Wide Shut, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why Kubrick thought this was a movie. What are the stakes? Where's the character arc? What's resolved by the denoument? Why should we care about these people?

    It was all a big shrug to me. Sounded like a highbrow excuse to get pretty people naked.
    Yep, this is what I thought too. Great director, but the film is a dud.
    And Tom Cruise is a mediocre actor, if I'm being kind.

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    It's easily his worst film.

    Which is odd, since almost everything else he did was fantastic.

    The Shining is my favorite.

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