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Re: Movies you should avoid

Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:32 AM

Lady in the water
high school musical
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:24 AM

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View PostKYA, on 27 July 2012 - 08:09 AM, said:

What are you talking about? There was only one Matrix movie.



ehm, i think there were three matrix movies??

The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix: Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix: Revolutions (2003)


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:05 AM

It's easier to list the movies you shouldn't avoid.
Casablanca, anything by Kurosawa or Hitchcock, that pretty much covers it. There's probably a few in there I've missed (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, Blade Runner) but that's most of 'em anyway.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:40 AM

View Postjephindavis, on 27 July 2012 - 05:08 AM, said:

View PostKYA, on 27 July 2012 - 08:09 AM, said:

What are you talking about? There was only one Matrix movie.



ehm, i think there were three matrix movies??

The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix: Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix: Revolutions (2003)



this is called sarcasm

Mirror, Mirror was a horrible attempt at a movie.


Ghost Rider 2 sucked balls.




I liked the happening.


now to make it more interesting of a topic why not name the movies that you said, "Holy shit, I feel dumber for watching this movie."

Conan (new one)
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:41 AM

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
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Re: Movies you should avoid

Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:57 AM

View PostAtli, on 27 July 2012 - 01:41 PM, said:

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Whoa, whoa whoa, WHAT?!

and CRANK?

and WHITE CHICKS?!

You people make me sad. Me = :(

Anyway, to avoid: Harry Potter
It's been mentioned before, but most of the time it's just entirely laughable.

Also, American Werewolf.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:03 AM

Prometheus.
Pan's Labyrinth
Mulholland Drive
Royal Tenenbaums
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:17 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 27 July 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

Pan's Labyrinth


You wound me.

It's probably impossible to point out movies you thought were terrible without someone coming back with a positive review or even an ringing endorsement.

Crank - It's hard to admit enjoying this pornographic action mess. At the same time, there is a certain kind of genius to it. I laughed.

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 27 July 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

It's easier to list the movies you shouldn't avoid.
Casablanca, anything by Kurosawa or Hitchcock


Good example. I agree wholeheartedly on Kurosawa and Hitchcock. Casablanca... I can see how it holds an honored place in movie history, but it bored the crap out of me.

Looking back, Prometheus has got to be in the top five. But I've found people who really liked it.

The movie Dune comes to mind. I really can't say more about that.

The only movie I couldn't make it though was Cable Guy, so I'll put that on my list. I'm sure someone adores it.

The only movie I ever walked out of was Cool World. I love Bakshi, but damn...
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:26 AM

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jon.kiparsky, on 27 July 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

It's easier to list the movies you shouldn't avoid.
Casablanca, anything by Kurosawa or Hitchcock



Kurosawa is probably one of my all time favorite directors. The seven samurai, yojimbo, and rashamon prob in my top 15 of greatest movies ever.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:29 AM

Ghost Rider 2. I very rarely shut off a movie hallway through, but I couldn't stand the movie for more than 10 minutes. I completely blame the director and the direction the movie's feel took. Very "Crank"-like movie direction. Jitters, loud music that randomly "drops the bass", bleh!

What a waste, the first movie was kind of decent for a saturday night watch.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:34 AM

I think people write off the Phantom Menace a little too quickly.

In the original trilogy, Darth Vader was all talk & very little action. Darth Maul was a complete bad ass. To me he read like pure evil. Darth Maul showed up, kicked ass, didn't say a word, & left a heartless bastard after getting the job done. Lets also not forget the scene where Obi Wan, old Bed, the gentle wizard, gave into the darkside. After Darth Maul killed Qui Gon Jinn & the doors were shut, Obi Wan just stared at Darth Maul. You can see him giving into the hatred. & when the doors opened, he rushed in with a ruthless assault familiar to when Luke Skywalker overpowered Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi, pleasing Palpatine.

It's easy to write off the Phantom Menace because of Jar-Jar. But it really was a much better film than people give it credit for.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:39 AM

I agree if jar jar wasnt in the movie, it would have been better
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:47 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 27 July 2012 - 08:34 AM, said:

I think people write off the Phantom Menace a little too quickly.


Balderdash.
An atrocity that should never have been conceived of. Having been conceived, it should never have been created. Having been created, it should have been destroyed. Having not been destroyed, it should have been ignored, as, for the most part, it has been.

Frankly, the trilogy was two movies too long for my taste. Let a story emerge from fog and return to fog, leave something for the audience to do. You wouldn't make a movie to fill in the details of Rick and Ilsa in Paris, you don't really want "Spade and Archer: The Early Years", why on earth would you make "Junior Jedis For Justice"?

Of course, I would be singing another song entirely if the prequelogy hadn't sucked donkey dick.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:48 AM

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:50 AM

View PostDarenR, on 27 July 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:

The seven samurai, yojimbo, and rashamon prob in my top 15 of greatest movies ever.


All excellent. If you like movies, finding remakes of these and watching them after can be a lot of fun.

For Yojimbo, Last Man Standing is a direct remake. There are also a number of spaghetti westerns that tip their hats to it.

For Seven Samurai, of course, it's The Magnificent Seven. Which then gets directly ripped off into other things. There is an anime series, Samurai 7, that is a quite good send up of it.

Don't forget The Hidden Fortress. Then, Star Wars... :P
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