The Unpopular Opinion Thread

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by Tomous » Sun May 17, 2020 2:10 pm

Also, something about eagles and mordor.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Sun May 17, 2020 2:13 pm

Something something would've seen them coming, etc.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Drumstick » Sun May 17, 2020 2:13 pm

I'm with you guys.

Lord of the Ring sucks.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by gaminglegend » Sun May 17, 2020 5:42 pm

Game of thrones last season wasn’t the best. But that doesn’t mean the writers deserve to be lynched online by a popular reddit subreddit, petitioned against taking jobs & celebrated when they are kicked of projects to such an enormous degree.

I really enjoyed GOT, and had my own ideas & such where it might lead. It didn’t go where I wanted, but I accept that and move on with my life.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun May 17, 2020 5:58 pm

gaminglegend wrote:Game of thrones last season wasn’t the best. But that doesn’t mean the writers deserve to be lynched online by a popular reddit subreddit, petitioned against taking jobs & celebrated when they are kicked of projects to such an enormous degree.

I really enjoyed GOT, and had my own ideas & such where it might lead. It didn’t go where I wanted, but I accept that and move on with my life.

Do you really think that is an unpopular opinion here?

This is GRcade, not an online swamp infested by a niche sect of internet losers.

...right? :shifty:

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Ironhide » Sun May 17, 2020 7:01 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:The Lord of the Rings film series is fine. It's not amazing, and if anything is a little over-long. Don't @ me.


I've only actually watched the entire trilogy twice due to the daunting 12 hour runtime of the extended versions I have on Bluray.

I get roughly 6 hours free time per day (after the several hours it takes me to get up, dressed and eat meals and do other menial tasks) and I'd rather spend it doing other things like gaming, listening to music and posting on here.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Ironhide » Sun May 17, 2020 10:08 pm

The Ghostbusters films are vastly overrated.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Tomous » Sun May 17, 2020 10:21 pm

gaminglegend wrote:Game of thrones last season wasn’t the best. But that doesn’t mean the writers deserve to be lynched online by a popular reddit subreddit, petitioned against taking jobs & celebrated when they are kicked of projects to such an enormous degree.

I really enjoyed GOT, and had my own ideas & such where it might lead. It didn’t go where I wanted, but I accept that and move on with my life.


Obviously they don't deserve any of the reaction you're describing but I do think they deserved to lose future projects. Its not just a case that they did a bad job or went a different direction to expected but also they rushed the final season to get off it ASAP. The network offered them two seasons of ten episodes-which the show needed-and they said only needed 6.

I get they were done and the shower was getting longer and longer to produce because the budgets had gone bu they should have just handed it over to someone else to finish if their heart wasn't in it. It was very unprofessional and they clearly didn't care about the fan base who had invested in the show and made it a success.

Again, don't deserve any of the crap you described but I don't think they can complai nabout the career consequences they've suffered.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by RichardUK » Mon May 18, 2020 12:04 am

I have never watched a episode of Game of Thrones or any Star Wars film

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by Dowbocop » Mon May 18, 2020 12:08 am

RichardUK wrote:I have never watched a episode of Game of Thrones or any Star Wars film

So your opinion of them is...

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by Chocolate-Milk » Mon May 18, 2020 12:09 am

Dowbocop wrote:
RichardUK wrote:I have never watched a episode of Game of Thrones or any Star Wars film

So your opinion of them is...

Unpopular, I'm guessing.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Buffalo » Mon May 18, 2020 12:43 am

He’s not missing much, if we’re being honest with each other.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by LightWanderer » Mon May 18, 2020 12:43 pm

In relation to RichardUK's comment, of the core series:

Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Force Awakens and Last Jedi all suck. A New Hope is good but is very much a "laying the groundwork movie". Rise of Skywalker is good but depends on fan service and isn't worth a repeat watch. So the only movies he's missing out on are Revenge of the Sith, Empre Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.


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The MCU version of Loki is very overrated.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Steve » Mon May 18, 2020 12:52 pm

Drumstick wrote:I'm with you guys.

Lord of the Ring sucks.


Almost as much as The Hobbit.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Dowbocop » Mon May 18, 2020 1:31 pm

LightWanderer wrote:In relation to RichardUK's comment, of the core series:

Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Force Awakens and Last Jedi all suck. A New Hope is good but is very much a "laying the groundwork movie". Rise of Skywalker is good but depends on fan service and isn't worth a repeat watch. So the only movies he's missing out on are Revenge of the Sith, Empre Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

So you're saying skip A New Hope but watch Revenge of the Sith?

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Frank » Mon May 18, 2020 1:43 pm

LightWanderer wrote: Rise of Skywalker is good but depends on fan service and isn't worth a repeat watch


"It's good but I'd never watch it again."

Rise of Skywalker is about as good as Attack of the Clones.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Lex-Man » Mon May 18, 2020 1:48 pm

Tomous wrote:
gaminglegend wrote:Game of thrones last season wasn’t the best. But that doesn’t mean the writers deserve to be lynched online by a popular reddit subreddit, petitioned against taking jobs & celebrated when they are kicked of projects to such an enormous degree.

I really enjoyed GOT, and had my own ideas & such where it might lead. It didn’t go where I wanted, but I accept that and move on with my life.


Obviously they don't deserve any of the reaction you're describing but I do think they deserved to lose future projects. Its not just a case that they did a bad job or went a different direction to expected but also they rushed the final season to get off it ASAP. The network offered them two seasons of ten episodes-which the show needed-and they said only needed 6.

I get they were done and the shower was getting longer and longer to produce because the budgets had gone bu they should have just handed it over to someone else to finish if their heart wasn't in it. It was very unprofessional and they clearly didn't care about the fan base who had invested in the show and made it a success.

Again, don't deserve any of the crap you described but I don't think they can complai nabout the career consequences they've suffered.


They seemed to be quite dismissive of the themes and story telling. The Clegane battle at the end was pure fan service and didn't really make sense with where the characters were. The last two seasons felt like a different show. That said I quite enjoyed the last couple of seasons. Although I haven't really felt the need to watch the whole thing again which I thought I would have.

I'm not sure wanting to move on after doing something for years makes sense. HBO could have turned the last two seasons over to other creators if they wanted so I don't think the blame lays solely in one place. So I really don't feel they should lose anything for their decision to finish quickly.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Tomous » Mon May 18, 2020 1:49 pm

To be fair, I've enjoyed films I wouldn't watch again. I wouldn't say that's a sign of lack of quality. I'm sure that ROS has plenty of other signs mind you.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by LightWanderer » Mon May 18, 2020 3:05 pm

Tomous wrote:To be fair, I've enjoyed films I wouldn't watch again. I wouldn't say that's a sign of lack of quality. I'm sure that ROS has plenty of other signs mind you.


Joker is incredible but wouldn't watch that again.

ROS is what Scorsese was on about when he called blockbusters "theme park rides", he just used the wrong example.

Dowbocop wrote:So you're saying skip A New Hope but watch Revenge of the Sith?


If time was limited and they couldn't also watch the two mediocre ones (ANH and ROS) then yes.
For the record I watched the prequels before watching the original trilogy.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Tomous » Mon May 18, 2020 3:10 pm

The new Star Wars trilogy as a roller-coaster ride:

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