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    Default Gorgeous but Stupid Film.

    The Untouchables (1987). The costumes were elegant. The sets were delightful. The cinematography was beautiful. The score was luscious. The acting was...fine.

    Leaving history aside for a moment, the script was...at best...simplistically juvenile.

    What other films are lovely to the senses, but fail the intellect.

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    Batman Forever

    Batman and Robin

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    I'll go with the obvious one.

    Avatar.

    Absolutely beautiful and briefly revived interest in 3D. The plot itself is utterly cliche and forgettable.
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    Avatar to be sure. The Untouchables belongs nowhere near this list.
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    Good art or films don't need to be intellectual to be good. But I agree Untouchables doesn't belong on this list. Avatar was dumb tho.

    But one that comes to mind is GOTG 2. C'mon a planet trying to take over other planets by growing itself on those planets or something lol. Yeah entertaining ,beautiful( except for young Kurt Russel's chin)but kinda dumb.

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    Oblivion, the Tom Cruise movie. Visually stunning, but yeah, kinda dumb.
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    oops, wrong thread
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    The JJ Abrams Star Trek movies.
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    Streets Of Fire

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    Prometheus.

    Very pretty looking movie, but writing-wise, dumb as a box of rocks.
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    Tron: Legacy comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superduperman View Post
    The JJ Abrams Star Trek movies.
    Good call.

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    Pearl Harbor.

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    Avatar is not dumb, just simple.

    Anyway, my pick is Batman Returns.

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    I really hate Luc Besson and I avoid his movies like the plague, but I've seen enough of them to know what he's about. To me he's a very superficial director, even though he tries to make it seem like he's being profound. One of his movies I managed to watch, even though it was super-dumb, is LE GRAND BLEU (1988). This is very lovely to look at but absolutely goofball. It concerns a diver who dives down as far as it's humanly possible to dive--that aspect is kind of interesting in terms of the science--but the character is such an airhead, he has dolphins in his swimming pool, because he has the physiology of a dolphin. And Rosanna Arquette is in it, so that's another lovely element to gaze at. It has lots of beautiful imagery of the sea, but the level of over inflated pomposity is really something. I guess I was able to get through the movie because of the beauty, but also because it was so silly in its self-importance that I had to keep watching to see how absurd it would go.

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