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    Posted: Dec 27 2010 at 11:55pm
'them' or overrated by 'us'?

Most black folk I know love movies like Life, Coming To America, Eves Bayou, Friday, Soul Food, Love and Basketball, etc, etc. But most of them get lukewarm reception/reviews from critics and just don't get much "love" from non-blacks. Are these movies just underrated or are they properly rated and we just love the heck out of them cuz black folk is in em?

FWIW, I ain't talking about movies like Soul Plane 4 and The Nutty Big Mommas Norbit.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 27 2010 at 11:58pm
I've never seen most of those movies you've mentioned... But I'm not sure what would make Coming to America a classic...? 
Like to me Friday is a classic comedy. I love it. Thats pretty much the only classic that I like that happens to be black. But I'm not a movie expert. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 28 2010 at 12:00am
Originally posted by Flowing-Ice Flowing-Ice wrote:

I've never seen most of those movies you've mentioned... But I'm not sure what would make Coming to America a classic...? 
Like to me Friday is a classic comedy. I love it. Thats pretty much the only classic that I like that happens to be black. But I'm not a movie expert. 


Same reason Friday is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 28 2010 at 12:01am
honestly, on the one hand, i really don't give a ratz azz what "they" like...lol  but then on the other, i do realize that what's being made and what projects are funderd depends heavily on what "they" like and/or think will make money.  so, it is something to ponder, i suppose...
 
also what does FWIW mean?
 
and coming to america is DEFINATELY a classic...comst now...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 28 2010 at 12:04am
Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

Originally posted by Flowing-Ice Flowing-Ice wrote:

I've never seen most of those movies you've mentioned... But I'm not sure what would make Coming to America a classic...? 
Like to me Friday is a classic comedy. I love it. Thats pretty much the only classic that I like that happens to be black. But I'm not a movie expert. 


Same reason Friday is.

It was a great movie. But Friday was a better movie. IMO. 
meh. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 28 2010 at 12:04am
All those movies are "certified fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. That's more than can be said about most of the movies currently in theaters 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 28 2010 at 12:05am
Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

honestly, on the one hand, i really don't give a ratz azz what "they" like...lol  but then on the other, i do realize that what's being made and what projects are funderd depends heavily on what "they" like and/or think will make money.  so, it is something to ponder, i suppose...
 
also what does FWIW mean?
 
and coming to america is DEFINATELY a classic...comst now...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 28 2010 at 12:12am
Originally posted by teendiva teendiva wrote:

All those movies are "certified fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. That's more than can be said about most of the movies currently in theaters 


But none of them are held in the same regard that many blacks hold them in.

Example?

Friday-77% (6.2 rating)
Coming To America-64% (5.7 rating)
Soul Food-80% (6.3 rating)
Love and Basketball-81% (6.7 rating)

So four movies that  many blacks would consider classic only average a 6.2 rating and a 75 fresh rating amongst critics.

C movies for them, A for us?





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 28 2010 at 12:18am

i don't know why they (the critics) hate our classics.  can't relate.  won't relate.  i don't know...

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