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#1931 - 11/15/07 07:35 PM disappointing movies
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I am getting so sick of watching hyped up movies that inevitably end up disappointing me to the point of eating my own cock in front of my mother.
Recent entries into the annals of pieces of shit sold as fuckin' life changing movies or even just hyped
All Pirates of the Cunting Johnny Depp
Spiderman 3
Death proof
SuperBad
The Bourne Movies (Mat Dickhead)
Black Sheep
The heartbreak kid
28 weeks later

Please add or just go nuts that I said your favorite movie is shite.
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#1968 - 11/17/07 12:29 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: jesusbeater]
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War Of The Worlds was a real letdown for me.

The plot could easily be written on the back of a postage stamp - aliens come up, attack, die out...


As for H.G. Wells' original... I prefer The Time Machine, much more elegant.
I liked both movie versions of this too. Anyone think I am mad? ;\)

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#2012 - 11/19/07 09:05 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Meq]
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Actually, "The Time Machine" (both of them) were very well adapted and I loved the story behind it. Even when I was 15, I read that book over and over.

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#2024 - 11/19/07 04:26 PM What a good movie plot SHOULD be like! [Re: Sinistar]
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Samantha Mumba wasn't bad either \:D


I first read the original when I was 11. It blew me away.
I grew up on Back To The Future, Terminator, Bill and Ted etc., so time travel fascinated me from a young age.
I even wrote a book about a Time Traveller when I was 10, prior to encountering Wells in my next school's library.

And now... I think Well's insights into the human condition (such as its potential to evolve towards greater exploitation) are still quite profound, although I missed the social implications of this story when I first encountered it.

The end of the book features the Time Traveller's disappearance. While the narrator of the book tries hard to affirm faith in the goodness of humanity, the Time Traveller himself was portrayed as more critical of these Enlightenment values.

I'll leave you with the closing words of his book (written in 1895):


"Did he go forward, into one of the nearer ages, in which men are still men, but with the riddles of our own time answered and its wearisome problems solved? Into the manhood of the race: for I, for my own part cannot think that these latter days of weak experiment, fragmentary theory, and mutual discord are indeed man's culminating time!
I say, for my own part. He, I know - for the question had been discussed among us long before the Time Machine was made - thought but cheerlessly of the Advancement of Mankind, and saw in the growing pile of civilization only a foolish heaping that must inevitably fall back upon and destroy its makers in the end. If that is so, it remains for us to live as though it were not so.
But to me the future is still black and blank - is a vast ignorance, lit at a few casual places by the memory of his story. And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers - shrivelled now, and brown and flat and brittle - to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man."

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#2025 - 11/19/07 04:49 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Sinistar]
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The 1960 version featured the destruction of the world by a nuclear holocaust in 1966. Must have scared the shit out of people.

I see the same tension between humanistic hopes and realism in the Terminator movies.
T2 stresses the value of human life and a belief in humanity, despite its problems.

This optimism is lost in T3, in which the protagonist struggles to accept the reality of an imminent nuclear holocaust.
Although he was forced to see human nature and its weaknesses in a bleaker light - in terms of fatalism instead of an ultimately illusiory 'free will' - he nevertheless vows to 'never stop fighting' in the affirmation of human life.

Sounds quite Nietzschean to me.

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#2052 - 11/19/07 08:43 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Sinistar]
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You can download an audio version of The Time Machine (the original Wells book) from http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17401/17401-mp3.zip

Or read it online at http://www.bartleby.com/1000/


As for the 1960 and 2002 movie versions... BUY them on DVD! ;\)


P.S.
I have started a new thread on the Philosophy board continuing this discussion on The Time Machine:
http://www.the600club.com/dir/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2053#Post2053


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#2077 - 11/20/07 09:15 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Meq]
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Whatever happened to Samantha Mumba anyway? I remember back in 2000 when she was hyped as "The black Britney Spears". I guess it was a compliment back in those days.

Thanks for those links! It'll bring back memories reading "The Time Machine" again!

I should've listed "T3" as a disappointing movie, but not because of the philisophical difference. The movie was just horrible! Nick Stahl and Claire Danes were horrible too and they made it difficult for the viewer to sympathize with them. I actually wanted them to get killed off somehow. Arnold was Arnold and Kristanna Loken was awesome and not just for the obvious reasons either.
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#2585 - 12/06/07 04:44 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: jesusbeater]
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So, I haven't seen the whole movie yet, so I can't exactly say, but just from an artistic standpoint, I'm disappointed with Beowulf. I don't know how they carry the plot, I don't know about the sound track, except for their "A Hero Comes Home" song, but the CGI is weird. When the first Shrek movie came out, I remember watching a tv special that basically said that we have the technological ability to make CGI characters look extremely realistic, almost indistinguishable from human actors. It just takes a lot of time and effort, but that it was possible. That was years ago. I'm sure technology has advanced a lot since then. What bothers me about Beowulf is that it shows that we have the technology to make these extremely realistic characters, even their "extras" are real looking, but they don't care to do it for everyone. I was watching the movie for scratches and dust, and noticed that in the scene I was watching, everyone, the crowd, Beowulf himself, the room they were in, looked totally natural, except for one woman, a queen I think, who looked like she was straight out of Shrek. Something about the skin on her face, I think. They didn't put in the effort to make the tiny details that all the other characters had, for a character that was relatively important. That bugged me. There are other things like that in the previews too.
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#2589 - 12/06/07 06:47 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: undeadridinghood]
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"Life Aquatic" sucked my soul dry. I'll never get that hour and a half back, nor my $7. My friend and I wanted to commit suicide after watching that movie. We had such high hopes, with a stellar cast. How can Bill Murray and Owen Wilson go wrong? But they did. I blame it on the director.
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#2602 - 12/06/07 05:54 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Nemesis]
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ha good call girl me and the wife turned that puppy off like a half hour into it what a peice of crap, a movie that was rough and i always ask a perosn if they like it if they are recommeneding movies to me was triple x with vindesiel,just mocked the shit outa that movie the whole way thought, mst style so if the person says they liked that movie i will take no advice on movies from them.
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#2609 - 12/06/07 08:25 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: rob_church]
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A fellow MSTie! I've gotten into the bad habit over the years of mocking bad movies aloud. Much to the annoyance of whomever I'm watching it with.

I've got the entire season 8 downloaded (took me a fucking week), as well as a few odds and ends.

The only good thing in XXX was Rammstein playing "Feuer Frei" onstage in the beginning. Yup, that's about all I got from it. I thought Vin was good in Pitch Black and its sequel Chronicles of Riddick. Otherwise, I'm not a huge fan of his stuff.

My boyfriend's "Life Aquatic" movie was "The Royal Tannenbaums". Bloody awful.
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#3068 - 01/01/08 07:50 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Nemesis]
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I just finished watching The Devil's Rejects. Quite possibly the worst piece of celluloid ever produced by humanity.
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#3146 - 01/05/08 09:26 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Octavius]
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Really, why? Actually, I think I know why but I want to hear from you.

My wife sent me the The Devil's Rejects when I was in Afghanistan in 06. We always had movie nights where we would play movies on the DLP projectors we used for briefings. There was a certain sort of person who loved it and certain sort of person who hated it. I loved it.
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#3188 - 01/07/08 03:43 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Fist]
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I thought it was transparent, unimaginative, and forgetable. There are much better slasher flicks like Susperia, Haute Tension, and The Thing (John Carpenter), that offer some suspense, substance, and plot. I know that the point of The Devil's Rejects was to try and get the audience to identify with the killers instead of the victims, but it failed miserably. In the end, I didn't give a shit about anyone...victim or killer.


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#3191 - 01/07/08 09:09 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Octavius]
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In the end, I didn't give a shit about anyone...victim or killer.


And maybe that is closer to the point?...

In my mind, I think the sheriff reveals the central message of the film. When he is stapling the pictures of the murder victims to his victims he says 'We are operating on level that few people understand' (or something like that). The point is that there is a sub-culture violent people who exist on both sides of law and society. Dogs and wolves perhaps? Everyone else are just sheep only casually aware of this alternate reality of extreme savagery. Wolves hunt the sheep and the dogs protect the sheep. A loose analogy, but I think it illustrates the point.

In any event, I loved The Thing - both the B 50's original and the remake. On your recommendation I will have check out Susperia and Haute Tension.

For what it's worth, I hate The Saw franchise and I hated Hostel. It was just so much randomized sadism and I found it generally unpleasant. I can get behind someone fighting for their life but I honestly cannot stand to watch people bound and tortured. At least in that context anyway...
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#3220 - 01/08/08 11:20 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: jesusbeater]
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I can't watch anything with Johnny Depp he really irritates the Hell out of me
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#3225 - 01/09/08 12:03 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: BandAid]
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I thought the two worst series of movies was yes PoftheCarribean and the Chucky movies. That bastard doll wont really die and now hes reproducing?
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#3227 - 01/09/08 12:16 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Evil Lucy]
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 Originally Posted By: Evil Lucy
I can't watch anything with Johnny Depp he really irritates the Hell out of me

i'm actually quite fond of johnny depths acting.
fucking hated poftc but ehh, im sure he did also, along with everyone above a 10 yr old mentality.

the worst fucking movie EVER was the village, i know it was going to be horrible with an even worse twist because well...it was an M. Night Shyamalan movie, but jesus fucking christ on a cross was that movie bad.

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#3230 - 01/09/08 12:52 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: L Fern Tej]
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This may sound stupid. sorry. The Village is my favorite movie! I really enjoy it everytime I watch it. It was a great look at how hard some people try to escape their past. I found several of the twists very intriguing. Not to mention the acting I felt was great.
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#3236 - 01/09/08 10:18 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: x.emo.danny.x]
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To each his own I guess. If "The Village" was M. Night's first movie and "The Sixth Sense" was his most recent then I would say fine. I just think that his movies regressed as time went on. "The Village" did have its moments but we were all set up for one big letdown.
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#3244 - 01/09/08 02:35 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Sinistar]
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Maybe than here's why I liked it:
1. I havent seen the sixth sense
2. I hadnt even heard of the village before I saw it.

I like to watch movies when I haven't heard others opinions on it beforehand.

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#3246 - 01/09/08 03:04 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: x.emo.danny.x]
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I hear you on that. If you get a chance, rent "The Sixth Sense", "Unbreakable", "Signs", "The Village", and "Lady in the Water" on consecutive weeks in that order and maybe you'll see what I mean. Have fun...

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#3545 - 01/17/08 06:43 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Sinistar]
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This may be obvious, and completely irrational in the mix, but I found the harry potter series incredibly over rated. Don't know what it was, most likely the plot.
I'm rather a large fantasy nut, so potter is like a slap in my high-fantasy loving face.

But I'll admit that's a biased opinion.

Oh god. Don't remind me of dungeons and dragons. Christ, I thought I would swallow my d20 collection in shame.

I'll agree with beowulf too. simple minded story with...well "occasional" piss poor acting and with shiny animations to take attention off it all.

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#3974 - 02/08/08 10:24 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Veldrin]
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hmm i felt the same way about harry potter until i saw the 3rd one, prisoner of azkaban... i liked that one the best and i like the ones after it, though it took me awhile after all the hype to actually sit and watch it... -__-

I hated the village, i thought since M Night Shamayalan did the story it was going to be a great intense film with a twist because i saw sith sense and loved the film, but i have no idea what happened with his other films, Signs was just lame beyond belief, im not a fan of Mel Gibson... and the village was just dire o.0 i'd never been so dissapointed.
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#4335 - 02/19/08 06:03 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Deidara_Sempai]
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I very much disliked the Harry Potter series. I have never seen the movies (except for like maybe 40 mins. of "the goblet of fire", i think it was called). I like M. Night but the village was aweful. If anyone cares to see a really huge waste of time movie (though i don't recommend it) watch the new spoof called "Meet the Spartans". It is a spoof on the movie 300. It makes fun of various hollywood stars, gameshows, other movies, and even a video game. Wat it boils down to is the utter waste of time that you can never reclaim.

On a lighter note though i did see a movie that was pretty good. It is called "stardust" and though it is not the greatest movie it had it's momments and i think i would watch it again.
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#4374 - 02/20/08 02:06 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Veldrin]
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 Originally Posted By: Veldrin
This may be obvious, and completely irrational in the mix, but I found the harry potter series incredibly over rated.


The books are much better in my opinion. The problem with the series in general is the sheer hype that surrounds it. I got put off by the hype when the first two movies were released (plus at the time, I was courting a girl that was heavily into the series, so I had it shoved down my throat in essence).

I must say, I really enjoyed the books, especially the final book of the series. Rowling's depiction of the final battle was pure genius. I loved every moment of reading the story.

But there ya go. That's just my opinion alone. If you don't like it, you don't like it, and that's fine.
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#4402 - 02/20/08 10:50 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: DistroyA]
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2007's BUG

It has to be without question one of the worst pieces of Cinema that I have layed eyes on. That might read as a little bit dramatic, and honestly I wish that were the case.

If being a movie critic was my job and only source of income, I'd be homeless right now typing this post from someones house I just broke into because I'd of quit as soon as the credits rolled.

Lionsgate usually produce decent films like SAW 1-4, 28 Weeks Later, American Psycho, Kids, Employee of the Month, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man to name a few.

But they really dropped the ball on this one folks.

My wife and I nearly walked out half way through, but having endured it for that long and paying money to see it, we decided to stay until the end.

My Mr. Pibb and Sour Patch Kids were quite delightful.

If I wanted to watch crazed paranoid delusional white trash for an hour and 40 minutes, I would have watched back to back episodes of Jerry Springer.
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#4420 - 02/21/08 11:09 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Crocell]
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2007's BUG

It has to be without question one of the worst pieces of Cinema that I have layed eyes on. That might read as a little bit dramatic, and honestly I wish that were the case.

Wow I cannot believe that I could have forgotten this monstrosity... I made the mistake of buying it because I had missed it in the theaters...

I kept waiting for something to happen to justify the movies title and horror rating... When it ended I was glad it was over...

The BUG dvd now sits with movies like Turistas another watch it once waste of money movie...

Hell if anyone wants BUG I will send you my DVD for the cost of shipping... Thinking about that perhaps I should just give it to someone I dislike...

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#4726 - 03/03/08 11:13 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: ta2zz]
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I pretty much hate every movie that Steven Seagal was in. He is a sorry actor and his Karate scenes were always in super slow motion because he has no talent with acting and no talent in martial arts. I can't stand to sit through any of his movies because there all so bad.... He made a lot of money off of some horrible movies and the producers lost a lot of money with him in there movies.
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#4927 - 03/07/08 03:03 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Noc]
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I can honestly say I have yet to see a movie that has disappointed me after viewing its title and rating. Only one movie comes to mind that I can HONESTLY say I actually despise for wasting my precious time and money, and that would be: Michael Moore's, Bowling For Columbine.

I thought -- when I first watched it -- "This guy's really trying to do something to help further his country and his fellow man." Days later I decided to check-up on his 'facts' -- being the skeptic I am -- and found most of it to be outright bullshit and nothing but crap dribbling from his chubby-mouth.
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#11445 - 09/13/08 09:10 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: DaVinci]
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one movie sticks out in my mind the most CLOVERFIELD! By far the most annoying and irratating movie I have ever seen. That movie gave me a headache. The way it ended left me like what the fuck!
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#11447 - 09/13/08 01:17 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Ringmaster]
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I'd heard that some people got motion sickness in the theater from the way the camera was jiggling the entire time. Sounded like an alien re-work of "Blair Witch Project", so I never bothered to see it. Sounds like I didn't miss much
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#11454 - 09/14/08 12:30 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Ringmaster]
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"Cloverfield" What can be said? Some movies are just an experience that will just never happen on your TV screen... First the hype from an untitled trailer seen before the transformers movie, then the searching on the net and all the information and misinformation, rumors, buildup... Were parts of it unbelievable yes they were but what monster movie is 100% believable?

How many packed theaters have you sat in where you could hear every line because nobody was talking? It was based on the first person perspective of being there... Again was it unbelievable? Yes the army is marching up the street firing missiles at something to your right and I am damn sure you are going to look at it long and hard... Not stare across the street at your friends pointing at what you are missing...

Now as for the headache I call bullshit unless your hobby of gaming happens on graph paper and not on a computer screen... Computer or console gamers were immune to the motion of the movie simply because we have been there before in many video games...

I went in with no expectations and came out feeling that the movie was good I enjoyed the experience...

As for the ending do I want to know more yes I do I think this is just the beginning of a larger franchise... There is much more story to be told... After all this creature is supposed to be Americas Godzilla...

Time will tell...

The number one all time bad movie after Bug (shudders) or Signs was The Blair Witch Project...

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BTW... At 13 years old in 1979 Alien was a bad ass movie... Of course to todays desensitized population it holds little shock value anymore...
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#11456 - 09/14/08 06:18 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: ta2zz]
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I actually jsut watched Cloverfield two days ago (didn't see this thread then) and can say I thought it was pretty crappy also.

I love sci fi, so I was actually expecting to at least enjoy it, but I thought it was slow and predictable. I agree with Ta2zz though in that there is probably more to come.

The best bit was when their friend either exploded or got shot, either or, that's the bit I liked most. LOL

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#11512 - 09/16/08 12:10 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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I personally enjoyed Cloverfield when I saw it at the cinema. I think Ta2zz's video games explanation is somewhat true, as I've played a lot of First Person Shooter games, and this film didn't give me motion sickness at all. Then again it could have been meant as a joke, but who am I to know?

Either way, I liked the movie, and I care not if people share the same opinion or not.
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#11514 - 09/16/08 01:07 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: DistroyA]
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 Originally Posted By: DistroyA
I personally enjoyed Cloverfield when I saw it at the cinema.

You experienced Cloverfield... You didn't try to watch it on a box...

Which was my point...

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#24625 - 05/15/09 12:59 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Fist]
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since we are on the topic of movies that suck....Twilight.That was an abomination.They have a mediocre director, half-ass actors and an awful script and they still make a shit load of money. Im going to record "Edward" shittind write breaking wind on it and sell it to teen-age girls.
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#24626 - 05/15/09 01:03 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: lefthanded]
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and sorry for that random ass post i just watched it lol. But i was kinda in between on the whole cloverfield experience. I watched it but it wasnt what i expected. It really let me down on terms of sci-fi horror flicks
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#24627 - 05/15/09 01:30 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: ta2zz]
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 Originally Posted By: DistroyA
I personally enjoyed Cloverfield when I saw it at the cinema.

You experienced Cloverfield... You didn't try to watch it on a box...

Which was my point...

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Yeah, I can imagine it not having the same impact as when one sees it in the cinema. I thought of that when I went to see it.

Good experience though.

[Edit]: Seeing as I haven't mentioned it yet, I'll add the movie adaptation of Doom to the list of disappointing movies, despite it being somewhat enjoyable.

Now why is this adaptation so disappointing? They changed the story behind the monsters. That and they dub the BFG as the "Bio Force Gun" (All big Doom fans know the original name for the weapon was "Big Fucking Gun", although the character Dwayne Johnson plays as refers to it as that...).

So what's the story behind the monsters? Well, they aren't hellspawn like they originally were, oh no. Instead, they're mutated humans. Completely ruins the whole concept from then on. The only thing they got right were as follows;

- Basing the story on Mars (Seeing as that's where Doom starts off on...)
- The monster designs were pulled from the 3rd game
- The first person segment of the movie. I loved this moment, and it's the only part I feel they put enough effort into.

Overall, bad movie. Games and movies don't mix well at all. I should imagine they'll ruin Gears of War when they make a movie out of that.


Edited by DistroyA (05/15/09 02:21 PM)
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#24774 - 05/18/09 07:53 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Baphomit666]
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The biggest Let down ever was shutter the movie about the guys who raped an asian woman who haunts and kills them all i sat through the whole thing and made racist/steriotypical remarks to make my friends laugh the whole time it was the worst horror movie ever
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#24798 - 05/19/09 12:27 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: DistroyA]
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I am in 100% agreeance with you regarding the big screen adaptation of Doom. Doom III is one of my favorite games and being that the movie was modeled off of it they really fucked up.

The creatures are supposed to be the result of teleportation experiments, not mutation. There were no Revenants in the movie and only one Pinky, infact it was severly lacking in the creature department.

The best part was the first person segment. The rest of the movie was a big steaming pile of shit. I left the theatre very pissed off. I stayed hoping it would get better, but it didn't. Since I stayed through the whole thing I couldn't get my money back.

They should have just recorded someone playing the game and released that in the theater. It would have been better than we did get.
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#24824 - 05/20/09 07:38 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: 6Satan6Archist6]
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In all fairness, Doom is only one example of bad videogame based movies. Most of them (If not all...) are a steaming pile of excrement. The most hilarious examples are Mario Bros, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat Annihilation, and I'm sure there are others, but I just cannot think of them.

As regards Street Fighter, they should have ditched the idea of making it live action and should have just released the Japanese animated movie of the second game, seeing as that's much closer to the game canon than the disgustingly poor Van Damme movie.

The only videogame based movie I've seen that was actually worth it's salt was Silent Hill, and that didn't follow the game canon directly, despite keeping with the original spirit of the games.

In conclusion; videogames and movies don't mix very well.
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#24827 - 05/20/09 11:53 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: DistroyA]
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I saw a preview for Street Fighter 2

Silent Hill was a great movie, I especially liked the part at the end when that chick got ripped apart by the barbed wire. I think the Resident Evil movies were great too even though they kind of mixed things up. Maybe I am biased though because I have the hots for Mila Jovovich in a BAD way.
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#24831 - 05/20/09 05:58 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: 6Satan6Archist6]
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Silent Hill is one of my favourite films by far. I love the artistic element of it, like the music as the razor wire rises from the pit, or the way the christian woman stops to throw one last stone as the world crumbles around her.
I'm torn on the Resident evil films. In all honesty I think that they should have been more... scary. Granted I was only a kid when the first games came out, but I found the concept of undead cannibals deeply disturbing. Maybe it's because I've seen too many horror films over the years but the resident evil films just lacked the haunting atmosphere of the first games. Still fun to watch though.
Doom was terrible for all the reasons that have already been mentioned.
I used to like a lot of Lucio Fulci's films when I was 14-15. I look back on them now and think "what was I thinking?". Out of all his films (that I've seen) only zombie flesheaters is remotely entertaining to me now.

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#24840 - 05/20/09 08:21 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: 6Satan6Archist6]
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The animated Street Fighter II movie is so much better though. ;\)

As regards the Resident Evil movies Saligia, I think they could have done so much better with them. Instead all we got were martial arts sequences and some gory scenes. Nothing overly shocking like the original game, of which still creeps me out to this day (Well, mainly it's remake on the Gamecube...), as it has one thing that's VITAL to the series that the movies needed; ATMOSPHERE.

But Hollywood doesn't know how to translate such things from other media. Shame in that really.
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#24925 - 05/23/09 11:14 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Fist]
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The GODZILLA remake was the film that let me down more than any other. That one, single, film, though not horrible, just disappointing, permanently destroyed any/all hope I had in building up ANY summer blockbuster films in my future. So, actually it was a blessing in disguise ‘cause now I’ve learned to not get caught up in the hype of any new release. And you know what? I actually enjoy these popcorn films a lot more than I normally would have.

Oh, and as far as Wells’ literary works let me suggest Barnes and Noble for a great buy. About a year ago I purchased his selected works (Seven novels in one text) for under $20.00. A complete steal if you ask me. The Invisible Man is, IMHO, the most stand out book of the lot, though Time Machine and War of the Worlds are epic in their own right.


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#24927 - 05/23/09 11:24 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: ELTOURER]
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That reminds me; War of the Worlds and They Day the Earth Stood Still were both horrible movies. The remakes, I mean.
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#25063 - 05/28/09 01:33 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: 6Satan6Archist6]
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I was greatly disappointed by both of the live-actor Jokers in the recent Batman movies. Jack Nicholson just plays Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger was just a mess.

Batman creator Bob Kane modeled the original Joker after Conrad Veight in The Man Who Laughs, whereby the original Batman comic books' Joker was a truly spine-chilling creature - very well portrayed in the Batman animated television series and voiced by, of all people, Mark Hamill.

If I were going to cast a live Joker, I think I would choose Christopher Walken after seeing him in Sleepy Hollow. [Scroll down the page to see him in that character.]
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#25725 - 06/17/09 11:56 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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I Am Legend was kind of a buzzkill. Until I thought about it and realized it had kind of a deeper meaning.
And the last two Resident Evil movies were really lame. They're just going in a completely different direction.
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#26959 - 07/08/09 07:17 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Fist]
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haute tension is amazing!!!!! i watched twice to make sure i could understand all the points of the movie. has anyone seen a german film called ''antibodies''?? some of the camera shots are amazing and you cant understand the plot till the end...



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#27015 - 07/11/09 09:35 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Mike, gotta disagree with you on that one about Batman. Okay, the Heath Ledger Joker was a complete misfire from the DC Comics character (warpaint? No Nolan, that's his face!) the Nicholson Joker nailed it perfectly.

Movies i hate and would glady punch the Director for bastardizing:

Dungeons And Dragons 1 - Totally atrocious!
Judge Dredd - 10 years to get it made and Danny Cannon fucks it up.
Hellraiser 7 and 8. Just give it up, guys...
Terminator Salvation - Just not good enough, McG!
Mortal Kombat 2 - I walked out.

Y'see, films rarely get a second chance at franchise. You fuck it up, and it will be a long time before anyone takes a shot at it again. Examples based on the above films is that there is another Dredd film in the works, along with another Mortal Kombat film, a new adaptation of The Hellbound Heart, and there was a rather good $10m DnD film (Wrath Of The Dragon God) that proved that you don't need a massive budget to do justice to the source material.

I was also going to open a can of worms by saying that i was fucked off about Battlefield Earth, so let me expound: L Ron Hubbard was a shyster, cunt and scam artist of the highest order. Bar none. $cientology is a cash-sucking cult that is simply appalling. The only singular worthwhile thing that Hubbard ever did was put pen to paper when he created Battlefield Earth. As a homage to the classic golden-era science fiction, i.e Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, it is outstanding. It ain't great literature, kids, infact it's not even literature at all, but as a standout fast paced action adventure epic it's brilliant.

I'm not even going to say that Roger Christian should be applauded for trying to film the book. The film/s (the book is 900 pages, they talked trilogy for it) should have been the next Star Wars. Easy. And they fucked it up royally.

And because of the $cientology connection not even the Sci Fi Channel would take a shot at adapting it as mini-series. (I know, business associates have tried).

Maybe i should stick to reading the reviews at Rottentomatoes.com
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#27136 - 07/15/09 03:55 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: FromGehenna]
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I agree that High Tension is amazing, but I will have to disagree with Mr. Aquino with his stance on Ledger's Joker, which was in my opinion nothing short of amazing. Yes, not very much like the comics, but amazing in its' own right.

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I applaud the newer Batman movies for "keepin' it real"-- I'm sorry, but falling into a vat of chemicals and magically emerging with bleached skin, green hair and red lips is just outright ridiculous.

Hellraiser 7 was not THAT terrible, but Hellraiser 8 was definitely one of the most terrible movies I have ever seen. Those two films aren't included in the standard "Hellraiser Canon" for a reason- because they are essentially shitty fan-films. The 5th and 6th ones are by far the most amazing.

I also saw the "Cthulhu" movie made in 2007.... which was actually a great film overall, but the blue-balls ending was entirely disappointing. I still encourage any diehard Lovecraft fan to see it, though.
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#27154 - 07/16/09 12:28 AM Re: disappointing movies [Re: The Zebu]
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I also must say that the new Batman movies were EPIC!!! Joker was more menacing than Jack could've ever been, and I grew up on those movies and comic books. The ONLY thing I would have liked to see with the adaptations was a reversion back into the OG Batman days when he was killing criminals violently. There was no sanctuary for the scum of gotham in those days. EXECUTION!!!! The reason the new joker was so phenomenal is because one day I will get to show my kids A Nights Tale and the new Batman and say, " Kids, that was the guy in Nights Tale." They'll be like, "Nah dad, shut up! NO fucking way that was Heath Ledger!" That acting was seamless, scary, and spot on! My favorite quote was when Batman tied up the wannabe's and they're like, "What's the difference between me and you?!" Batman simply replies, "I'm not wearin' hockey pants!" Fuck Yeah! That movie is one of my all time favorite movies EVER!
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i think the film "the stranger" was boring. It looked really good untill i got my mum to buy the actual movie. Waste of time.

And twilight, people go on and on about that film, especially people my age. I watched the first ten minutes of it and that was completely disappointing. Everyone is making out that its a good film. That film wasnt for me. Maybe because i wasnt patient enough.
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#27438 - 07/23/09 03:58 PM Re: disappointing movies [Re: Emily]
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This year has been a total wash out,
Terminator sucked balls,
Transformers actually made my testicles detach and form their own independant state,
Bruno was just plain insulting(to the viewers intelligence) and not in a good way,
I barely got a wank out of High School Musical 3.
However, really looking forward to Halloween 2, Solomon Kane and the Mystery Club.
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