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What If Movies Were As Good As Their Memes?

JAG18

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So, last month after "Green Book" won Best Picture at the Academy Awards I was made aware, through headlines like, "Green Book worst best picture since Gladiator", of the fact that people don't like Ridley Scott's "Gladiator".

 

Now, my first reaction to this news, of course, was, "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!" Which, despite Zoey Deutch saying it in "Vampire Academy" (one of the most cringe worthy moments in any movie from the last 20-ish years) is one of the best lines in cinema of all time.

 

After that, I did some looking to see what movies "Gladiator" was competing against and found that "Cast Away" is probably my next favorite film from 2000 although I can't say whether I like it more than "Gladiator". When I told my sister about this, her response was something to the effect of, "So it's 'are you not entertained," vs. "Wilson"?"

 

That made me wonder, "What if movies were as good as the memes they inspired?" Then the Star Wars prequels would all be masterpieces! "Taken" would be worth watching more than once; "The Dark Knight Rises" might actually be better than "The Dark Knight".

 

I could sit here and think of some more, but I'll let anyone in the comments work out the implications of living in such a world.



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I neither like nor dislike Gladiator, but there a handful of Best Picture winners since 2000 that are easily worse than it. "Worst since Gladiator" is just a bizarre statement to me.

 

But, hey, opinions.

 

Also, maybe I'm just not internet savvy, or just completely forgot everything about Rises since my one viewing, but I can't think of any memes that movie inspired. At least compared to Dark Knight which spawned several obvious ones.

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Also, maybe I'm just not internet savvy, or just completely forgot everything about Rises since my one viewing, but I can't think of any memes that movie inspired. At least compared to Dark Knight which spawned several obvious ones.

In my experience, pretty much everything Bane said in that movie became a meme.

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Also, maybe I'm just not internet savvy, or just completely forgot everything about Rises since my one viewing, but I can't think of any memes that movie inspired. At least compared to Dark Knight which spawned several obvious ones.

In my experience, pretty much everything Bane said in that movie became a meme.

 

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That made me wonder, "What if movies were as good as the memes they inspired?" Then the Star Wars prequels would all be masterpieces!

 

 

:kaukau: If Never Gonna Give You Up was as good as its memes, then it would be a catchy song.

If John Williams won another Oscar, he'd be remembered as one of the most talented film composers.

If Michael Phelps won his last race, he'd be the most decorated swimmer in Olympic history.

 

Also, maybe I'm just not internet savvy, or just completely forgot everything about Rises since my one viewing, but I can't think of any memes that movie inspired. At least compared to Dark Knight which spawned several obvious ones.

 

 

Ah, so you think the meme is your ally.  I was born in it.  Molded by it.  I didn't see the full movie until I was a young man, and by then IT WAS NOTHING TO ME BUT BLINDING!!

 

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I've legitimately not heard of any headlines comparing Green Book to Gladiator. The headlines I've seen have made the much more sensible declaration that Green Book is the worst Best Picture winner since Crash.

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