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Spike Jonze's Her is like Demon Seed, only less pulpy and suspenseful.

Don't ever change, Nate.

 

It might be the critical darling of 2013, but Her looks just awful.

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It's not awful -- it's very good for what it is, and for what it's trying to do. But I found it a bit short of great.

 

The hosannas from certain film critics strikes me as entirely predictable, but the plaudits have extended to some older critics, too, threatening to blow up my theory that this is a movie that generates its strongest response with 20- and 30-something white guys.

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Nate's Demon Seed comparison reminds me of something I tweeted yesterday:

 

I can't help wondering what the response to
#
Her
would be if the genders were reversed. Don't call it
#
Him
, though. That title's, uh, taken.

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Tyler   

Saving Mr. Banks was a better film about revisionist Hollywood historicizing than Argo.

 

Sounds like we can pencil it in for ALL THE OSCARS.

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NBooth   

Setting the bar low here, but The Prophecy is a better movie about rebellious angels than Legion.

 

Perhaps that's not fair, since I've not seen Legion. But I'm willing to bet I'm right.

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NBooth wrote:
: Setting the bar low here, but The Prophecy is a better movie about rebellious angels than Legion.

: Perhaps that's not fair, since I've not seen Legion. But I'm willing to bet I'm right.

 

Oh, you are. Any movie about rebel angels that fails to even think of making Lucifer a part of the story (as Legion does) is automatically inferior to a film that does (as The Prophecy does).

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Evan C   

Goodfellas is a better version of The Wolf of Wall Street.

 

Also,

 

Glengarry Glen Ross is a better version of The Wolf of Wall Street.

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All Is Lost is a better version of Gravity

 

Come to think of it, The Wall may be a better version than both of them.

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The Big Bang Theory season 5 episode The Beta Test Initiation is a better version of HER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iWcxlijzDM

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Tyler   

Catch Me If You Can is a better version of The Wolf of Wall Street, although they both suffer from criminal over-narration.

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Tucker   

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is not better than any film I can think of.

 

And when I finished watching Silver Linings Playbook, which I did like, I had a sudden desire to see again Jerry Maguire, which I think is the better version.

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Facing Fear (Oscar nominated short doc) is a better version of The Railway Man

Edited by Darrel Manson

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For comic book sequels involving multiple villains, brooding protagonists, and a tragic romance story, The Dark Knight is a better version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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For multiple realities layered within each other, and a "is this real or not" ending, eXistenZ is a better version of Inception.

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