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Brickset Bendybadger Bonusball - SumoLego Edition, Part 三

SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,023
edited October 2017 in Everything else LEGO
Aloha Bricksetters... Happy Friday to Everyone in the Forum!

I'm back again to do the Bonusball Extravaganza.   The first fifty nine (59) unique posts get a number for Saturday's UK Lottery Draw.  I'm sure someone can post the winning number on Saturday, as I still (still!) haven't been able to figure out which one is the correct one.

As I have a wide variety of extra sets, polys, figures and Lego-related whatnot in my inventory, the prize will be a bit of a "winner's choice".  The only condition will be that whatever prize the lucky winner chooses - it will be revealed further below in thread.

Given than I am a Kurosawa samurai movie enthusiast - and that Rashomon is one of my very favorite Kurosawa films and my lovely wife can't stand the sight of subtitles, anything in black-and-white, the lack of happy endings and Japanese over-acting... the question of the day is:

What film do you wish your significant other, spouse, parent, pet, best friend, worst enemy, @Pitfall69, @Legoboy, children, or co-worker would appreciate just as much as you do?

As noted above, I tried to get my wife to watch and appreciate Rashomon, and it failed completely on all levels.  She hated the subtitles, that it's filmed in black-and-white, the subject-matter of the story, the four different versions of the story, and the fact the film does not give the viewer the objective 'truth' of what actually happened.

Her answer for me would be Titanic.  Probably because I always laugh at the end of the movie, and that I get exhausted from three hours of rolling my eyes, shaking my head and trying to leave the viewing area.

I spent twelve (12) hours in a Continuing Education Class yesterday, and I am doing my darnedest to spend this day avoiding the avalanche of work that accumulated on my desk, so pardon my rambling.




  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    My significant other or my significant other @Pitfall69?  Brokeback Mountain.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,481
    I’m a bit of a Kaiju (Giant Monster) Movie fan, so
    I'll go with the original Japanese Godzilla (Gojira)

    Although any of the old American b-movies that feature giant monsters would be up there too!
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter UKMember Posts: 46
    I just wish everyone would appreciate the emoji movie as much as i do!
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    The majority of the people I know somehow haven't seen Star Wars, and the rest don't seen all that interested! 
  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 763
    edited October 2017
    My wife can't understand my love of the Mad Max movies. Both the old ones (well, maybe not 3) and the new one, even though she loves Tom Hardy. Odd.
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter UKMember Posts: 46
    The Harry Potter movies, my friends just don't 'get' them
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,266
    Anything Star Wars...
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 314
    Memento, a movie told all the way with backflashes.
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 257
    My SO has shown no true appreciation for gems like Day After Tomorrow, Tremors or Fright Night 2. 
  • Darthtater147Darthtater147 United StatesMember Posts: 59
    The Big Lebowski
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,704
    These are fairly different in move type, but it's a toss up between the Kill Bill movies or the Lord of the Ring movies for me. 

    My wife hates them all
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 589
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    My friends just don’t get any superhero films to my dismay...
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 542
    Flash Gordon and no dear I do not want to watch Casablanca again 
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 598
    Star Wars films.
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 1,006
    Easy one for me, my girlfriend has never seen ANY of the Star Wars movies in any capacity.  This must change!
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    Lord of the rings 
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,619
    One of my good friends can't stand time travel in any form and I love 'Back to the Future' and I would love to dissect those films the same way I dissect most other films that we both enjoy.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,335
    I was actually quite chuffed as I did manage to get the boss to appreciate the Star Wars films (not quite the fanboys status I have myself but baby steps and all that).

    What I cannot get her to watch, sit through, entertain the idea of, is Star Trek The Wrath of Khan.
    I absolutely love that film and would love to share my excitement of the film with my better half but after nearly 15 years of trying to get her to sit down and watch it, all to no avail, I don't think I ever will do.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,729
    Debbie does Dallas
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 908
    My wife really doesn't like any sort of monster movies and isn't that much of a fan of sci-fi either.  But I guess these are simply the sorts of films I watch on my own, I don't mind too much really!
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 1,043
    Oh man, that's a good question.  Shawshank Redemption comes to mind, only because it always seems to be on TV/put on when "nothing's on".  I'd have to think a lot harder to recall another movie, only because Shawshank comes right to mind.  Although, she isn't into aliens, so I do have a tough time watching any Predator or Alien-type film...
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    Holy Christ...where to start?
  • Wookie2Wookie2 Leeds, UKMember Posts: 224
    I love disaster movies (Dante's Peak; Twister; Armageddon; Pompeii; Day After Tomorrow; San Andreas etc) but it seems I'm one of the very few people I know who feel the same (Dante's Peak is a particular favourite).
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,063
    I like a bit of arthouse cinema, and I'm happy to watch subtitled films. There's a lot of good movies out there that I'd otherwise miss if I wasn't comfortable reading them.

    Unfortunately, anything subtitled is a big no no for my wife. She says she can't be bothered with them. It's shame, as I've seen some cracking films over the years.

    It's almost disappointing when they get picked up by hollywood or wherever and get remade in English with more well known actors. One of the better remakes is Let The Right One In. I have to say that the remake (Let Me In was pretty good and stayed true to the original, but it still lost a little bit of noir magic all the same. Maybe it's because it had Chloë Grace Moretz as a lead, whereas Lina Leandersson in the original was totally unknown to me so her character was more believable.

    Not that I believe in vampires of course ;-)

  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    Little shop of horrors
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,447
    My wife basically doesn't like any movie (or story in general) that is morally ambiguous or the good guys don't win in the end.
    Which doesn't just cause issues with Rashomon, but basically any Kurosawa movie. The bluray of Sanshiro Sugata (and Part Two) hasn't been watched yet since I acquired it last year, because "do I really have to watch another Kurosawa movie?"

    But the 1 movie I probably never get her to watch anymore is 2001: A Space Odyssey. Personally I love the allegory and that is is largely non-verbal. When we went to see it earlier this year though at our local philharmonic, it seemed to cause her physical and mental agony to "have" to sit through it. Made worse by not being able to simply get up and get out of the room...
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Pacific Rim
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 297
    The LEGO facilitator would find it much easier to answer this as he has a significant collection of films I would never watch. Particular bones of contention are The Royal Tennenbaums and 12 Monkeys, both of which I hate. I’ll have go for ‘The day after tomorrow’. 
  • ScarraScarra LondonMember Posts: 139
  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 255
    Star Wars. It seems like people I know have never seen any of them, or just don’t get them.
  • raygunnraygunn Member Posts: 95
    Local Hero is a great film and has been voted a favourite of people in Scotland.
    Unfortunately, my wife is just unable to stay awake while watching it. :-(
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,295
    Zombieland and Slither I find hilarious but my wife cannot stand them. That doesn't stop me from quoting them all the time though
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    Anything Sci-Fi, she just doesn't get it. If I had to choose one Bladerunner.
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    Most romantic movies - or any one of many Tom Hanks movies (not the military based ones).

    Thanks for doing this for us @SumoLego!!
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,435
    Makes me think of someone who can not appreciate any of the Coen brother films (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art thou? etc.), or plenty of other GOOD movies. It is just impossible to watch, let alone discuss anything movie related with that person, I find worthwhile watching.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,714
    Pacific Rim. Too many people knock it because it's a semi-typical Robots Vs Monsters movie. A few of my friends love it, but some of them I can't even convince to watch it once!
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    I don't have any movies per se. My wife and I have the same likes and dislikes except for chick flicks. So I'll have to go with The Three Stooges. 
  • MasterBeefyMasterBeefy US of AMember Posts: 121
    I like less movies than my friends and family, so...
    The Room
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,714
    SirBen said:
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
    WHAT!?!?! Who wouldn't watch it!?! It's the world's greatest trilogy!! Lemme at 'em!
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    The Goonies. It's no fun when the other person you're watching it with doesn't know every line off by heart :o
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,121
    Once Were Warriors. In particular the more traditional music sections
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,570
    Star wars 
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,161
    I'm not really sure as my wife and I generally enjoy the same movies.

    Although she didn't enjoy The Lego Movie or The Lego Batman movie nearly as much as I did, even though she does also enjoy Lego, so I guess those two are my answer. 

    As a side note, she had never seen Star Wars prior to us dating. Lucky for me, when I showed them to her she quite enjoyed the films. We also showed them to her younger brother (he'll be 10 in just under two weeks) and converted him to the fanboy level. I'm not sure her parents were thrilled with that, but oh well.
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 297
  • tcctcc Washington, DCMember Posts: 73
    The Lego Batman Movie for sure...she hated it.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    The Matrix
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