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22 July 2010 @ 04:11 pm
oh, Netflix.  
Netflix thinks I will enjoy The Killer, described on the site in the following manner:

"Nobody can play a killer with a conscience with quite the complex shadings that Chow Yun Fat imbues in this character. In this Hong Kong action thriller, he's stalked by a cynical cop (Danny Lee Sau-Yin), which gives the plot -- focusing on director John Woo's traditional themes of brotherhood and betrayal -- many places to twist and turn and moments to ponder. Highlight: the final shootout in a church amidst many (symbolic) fluttering doves."

For some reason it thinks I will enjoy this movie because I enjoyed The Iron Giant and Coraline. I don't even know.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on July 22nd, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
I loved that movie! I fell in love with John Woo watching first A Better Tommorow then the. Killers. They are violent movies though. But I got my love of these kind of flicks from my dad. I can barely tolerate something like the Notebook. Think the soul of some 22 year old Man transferred to during a blood transfusion.
tempestsarekind: gilmore couch potatoestempestsarekind on July 22nd, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'm really not a big fan of violent films, in part because I'm fairly squeamish. I just don't get why the gentle, peaceful Iron Giant (and the film Coraline as well) prompted Netflix to give me a recommendation for The Killer!
litlover12 on July 22nd, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
That description is classic. "There are doves! They are *symbolic* doves! Get it? GET IT??" It's like something out of MST3K. :-)
tempestsarekind: ophelia has so few optionstempestsarekind on July 22nd, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hee. I wonder how symbolic doves are different from regular doves...
Magistrix Texan: LOLerstwhiletexan on July 23rd, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, Netflix's recommendations for me are random in the extreme. Apparently if you watch one slasher horror fic because it has a cute boy in it, YOU NEED TO SEE SAW 837!!!1 ;)
tempestsarekind: elizabeth bennet is amusedtempestsarekind on July 23rd, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
It certainly doesn't seem especially good at figuring out the general trend of one's viewing, no. More puzzling to me are the recommendations like this one, because the movies that are supposedly the cause of the rec have no discernible relationship to the movie that was recommended!