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#12 - wonderpoop (08/19/2013) [-]
Every so often there comes along a movie that has near perfect writing. The story, the action, the characters, everything just clicks and works in a seamless way.

Some movies, like the Dark Knight, are remembered not for the brilliance of the movie itself but for one specific character or scene.

This is one of the few movies that is remembered not only for perfect writing, but for a perfect character. If anyone here has not seem Forrest Gump, get off your virgin neckbeard ass and buy, torrent or netflix this ******* movie before I shove a chocolate banana up your dick.
User avatar #260 to #12 - pokemonstheshiz (08/19/2013) [-]
it had perfect writing because it was a book first.
User avatar #174 to #12 - shredheadxd (08/19/2013) [-]
wonderpoop has some solid wisdom
#207 to #174 - wonderpoop (08/19/2013) [-]
Damn straight.    
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Damn straight.

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User avatar #107 to #12 - theodordronen (08/19/2013) [-]
While it is an incredibly lovely movie, it angers my film nerd brain that it won best film at the oscars over Pulp Fiction

inb4 Oscars don't matter
#231 to #107 - anon (08/19/2013) [-]
both were great and both deserved to win its just sad they were the same year
#139 to #107 - rieskimo (08/19/2013) [-]
If you expect the academy(famously filled with out of touch retirees) to vote a violent, blood-filled movie over a heartfelt sobstory about a retard you're going to have a bad tiiiime.
User avatar #146 to #139 - theodordronen (08/19/2013) [-]
Very true, very true

They did give it Best screenplay tho, which is a tiny band-aid for it
User avatar #130 to #107 - deathstare (08/19/2013) [-]
I agree with the Oscar going to Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction. I've watched both, and both were amazing movies, but I needed to watch Pulp Fiction 3 times to understand everything that was happening. I also went online and Googled the correct timeline, and all that. In the end, it didn't have many emotional scenes and one of the main characters died in an anticlimactic way, or at least I think. With Forrest Gump, I felt the emotion all the way through. From meeting Jenny for the first time, to running his leg braces off, to finding out she has an abusive father, to watching him meet Bubba, and subsequently losing him in a very emotional scene. I then go on to see him and Lt. Dan recover and start the shrimp business, that Forrest promised Bubba. He gave Bubba's share to Bubba's family, and meets Jenny again, has sex for his first time, and decides to run a cross country marathon, and back. When he finally returns, he returns to find Jenny had his child...... That **** was emotional.

I believe the reason Forrest Gump won over Pulp Fiction, was because there were too many primary characters. A main character kills another main character, after having seen a glimpse into both of their lives. A part of me wanted them to begin working together, or if not, at least have a gun fight, but one just ends up spraying the other, who had most recently been reading a book on the toilet. It didn't let me side with a character, or get emotional about his death, because both views canceled each other out.
User avatar #144 to #130 - theodordronen (08/19/2013) [-]
First of all, thank you for posting a clear argument and backing up your points. Rare to see.

Second I just feel that you having to watch Pulp Fiction 3 times to get it just goes to say how impressively set up the whole thing is. You talked about well written movies. Pulp Fiction might be one of the best written movies of all time, in terms of changing the game and creating a whole new generation trying to replicate what Quentin Tarantino does but no one really living up to it.
Sure Forrest Gump is more emotional, Pulp Fiction isn't trying to be and I can definitely enjoy the both of them for different reasons.
The only thing that slightly bugs me about Forrest Gump, even though it plays a part in what makes it so great. Is how neatly it's all wrapped up in a bow. It's almost a bit too perfect.

But it's all part of the game, diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks. I know for sure I'll rewatch them both again a few times before they die.
#127 to #107 - anon (08/19/2013) [-]
To be honest I don't think a movie with hillbilly rape was ever going to win an oscar.
#20 to #12 - bananazam (08/19/2013) [-]
the movie is amazing but the story isnt original at all. in the book you find out he had escaped from the local mental institution and was waiting for the bus to take off and just made it all up.
User avatar #173 to #20 - shredheadxd (08/19/2013) [-]
I wish I could flag this as "Spoiler alert"
#21 to #20 - wonderpoop (08/19/2013) [-]
Never said it was original, just brilliant. I know what you mean though.
Never said it was original, just brilliant. I know what you mean though.
User avatar #18 to #12 - ronyx (08/19/2013) [-]
oh my...
User avatar #15 to #12 - internetrage (08/19/2013) [-]
Damn straight son, Forrest Gump is a modern classic.
User avatar #13 to #12 - captainyoshi (08/19/2013) [-]
I agree with you wholeheartedly.
Forrest Gump is one of my all time favorite movies.
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