Author Topic: Bracket regrets?  (Read 5428 times)

smirnoff

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 24040
    • smirnoff's Top 100
Bracket regrets?
« on: February 15, 2009, 03:34:55 PM »
Anybody have any?

Not that it's going to change anything, but does anyone have any verdicts that time has made them wish they could flip?

___

Sometimes I think back to my choosing Dead Man over In The Company of Men. I think I'm just surprised I came to the decision I did. Dead Man just doesn't strike me as my kind of movie.

What I mean is, these days I find life itself (work, relationships, etc) provides all the complications I could want. I don't really need any more riddles, I spend plenty of time thinking over the ones I've got. I like a movie that comes to its own conclusions. A movie that can say "here's a key, try it". If it works it works, if it doesn't it doesn't. It's like a mingling of philosophies, the filmmakers and my own. Two heads are better than one. I like a filmmaker who's not afraid to make a point.

I find the "figure it out yourself" attitude of some movies unnecessary. It's like, "here's a challange for you, there's no right answer because we never came up with one, you'll have to come up with your own conclusion". That feels like a waste of time to me. I could spend that time thinking over my own life, not some make believe one of no consequence. I get it... I'm suppose to find my own answers to the movie and then in a moment of revelation I am suddenly blessed with a clearer understanding of the real world!  ::) That's romantic, but not very thorough. All I'm really doing is having a discussion with myself. I can do that without a movie on.

I'm rambling a bit. It's not as big an issue as I'm making it out to be.

All that said, I don't know if I would or wouldn't pick Dead Man again.  ;)
« Last Edit: February 15, 2009, 04:32:02 PM by smirnoff »

FLYmeatwad

  • An Acronym
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 26501
  • I am trying to impress myself. I have yet to do it
    • Processed Grass
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 03:39:31 PM »
I regret not joining earlier.

smirnoff

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 24040
    • smirnoff's Top 100
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 03:39:58 PM »

facedad

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 10983
  • World Phucking Champions.
    • Be my netflix friend
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 04:55:53 PM »
I regret the mistakes made by others.
You're just jealous! Nobody loves you because you're tiny and made of meat!

https://twitter.com/thefaceboy

http://www.thereelists.com

FroHam X

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 17792
  • “By any seeds necessary.”
    • justAtad
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 04:56:57 PM »
I regret the mistakes made by others.
"We didn't clean the hamster's cage, the hamster's cage cleaned us!"

Can't get enough FroHam? Read more of my musings at justAtad

edgar00

  • 00 Agent
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *
  • Posts: 12131
  • corndogs are better than Die Another Day
    • Between The Seats
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009, 05:02:26 PM »
I regret having to choose between Ghost Dog and The Insider a few weeks back (eventually knocking out The Insider).

I regret having to choose between Passage to Buddha and Sting of Death last week (knocking out Sting of Death)

I regret having knocked out Big Night.

I haven't gone back to read all my verdicts, but when I do I usually regret the way I wrote them.
-Le Chiffre: You changed your shirt, Mr Bond. I hope our little game isn't causing you to perspire.

-James Bond: A little. But I won't consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood.

https://twitter.com/Betweentheseats
http://crabkeyheadquarters.wordpress.com/

ˇKeith!

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 26705
  • Bitch, I been around since LimeWire.
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 05:27:58 PM »
Regret not writing up some of my verdicts as well as other due to laziness.  I also regret the absence of the big red STAMP.

Junior

  • Bert Macklin, FBI
  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27599
  • What's the rumpus?
    • Benefits of a Classical Education
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 05:36:11 PM »
I regret choosing Boogie Nights over Fargo. Fargo is better, but I was blinded by the light of my first PTA experience. I see now that Fargo is second only to Magnolia and maybe a few others in the 90's.

I regret that I had to watch Natural Born Killers. That was stupid.

I regret not listening to the commentary on The Limey when I had the DVD from the lieberry.
Check out my blog of many topics

“I’m not a quitter, Kimmy! I watched Interstellar all the way to the end!”

Melvil

  • Godfather
  • ******
  • Posts: 9978
  • Eek
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 05:38:37 PM »
There are three movies I regret having to kick out, but I still think I made the right choices.

duder

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4409
Re: Bracket regrets?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 05:43:57 PM »
I regret picking Little Odessa to be in the bracket instead of Carlito's Way, though still not as much as I regret that I had to choose between the two in the first place.
...