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3 Greatest Movie Letdowns

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:16 AM

MEKAN


What are the movies that you most wanted to see, that when made, were worthless or worse? No remakes allowed, tv to movie is ok and sequel is ok.

1. Star Trek The Motion Picture
I had fought for the series to be made into a movie only to be presented by this. The best thing about this movie is that it paved the way for future movies and series.

2. Matrix sequels
Yes that is two movies in a single slot. The movies were not worthless, but they did not live up to the original and destroyed many possible plot lines.

3. Alien 3
Liked the way Aliens took the Riply only to find this as the next movie....yeck


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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:39 AM

MALSGIRL


Off of the top of my head I can only think of one

Queen of the Damned:
Arggg, could I hate that movie anymore!?! I'm a big fan of Anne Rice's vampire books and they complete slaughtered them in this movie. They killed character who shouldn't die, they totally slandered my favorite character, arggg they couldn't have gotten any more things wrong!!!

I'll get back to you on the other two.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:48 AM

INDIANABANZAI


Hulk.

Ang Lee had a pretty good track record up to that point, why o why did he decide to go and make a super hero movie?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:51 AM

MILFORD


How's about Reloaded and Revolutions? I think Revolutions could be one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Van Helsing was pretty bad also. Those are my three.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:05 PM

LOSTNO1FAN


Wow, I think there are more bad movies than good, so this should be easy. haha.

I totally agree on the Matrix sequels. ugh..the first one was so good..well, you all know the rest.

Lost in Translation had to be the most boring movie of all time. I was really looking forward to that.

Oh..and that stupid Will Farrell movie about the soccer kids. Cant think of the name, but I never even laughed once.

I know I can come up with more. do we have to settle on three!??

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:23 PM

AZBROWNCOAT


Do prequels counts? Cuz if so

Star Wars 1-3

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:23 PM

AZBROWNCOAT


Do prequels counts? Cuz if so

Star Wars 1-3

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:27 PM

GROUNDED


Lost In Translation is awesome.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:46 PM

TAYEATRA


1.) Star Trek Nemesis. I expected it to be OK since Insurrection didn't suck. I was wrong.

2.) Titanic. I hated it. With a passion.

3.)Kill Bill 2. It wasn't that it was really, really bad... it just wasn't a patch on the first. (Excluding the eye scene- if you've seen it you know the one I mean).

Dark Angel, Firefly, Buffy, Angel, Enterprise, Farscape... anything else you'd like to cancel?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 1:00 PM

GIXXER


Mystery Men:. Look at that cast. How on earth did it come out so boring?

The first Star Trek Movie: I'm not a huge fan, but even without any Great Expectations, my patience was stretched to snapping point before anything happened.

And sorry, but The Incredibles. It had a trailer that I seriously believe will stand for a long time as the best purely on its own merit. I absolutely loved it. The film was OK.

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Maybe some rice cakes.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 1:07 PM

RABIT


I have one instance that fills all three slots: "500 years ago, on the planet Zeist..."

ARG!!!



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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 1:08 PM

MRPACO


I have to politely disagree! Van Helsing wasn't a high-quality movie, definitely. But it KNEW that it was cheesy, and embraced it, which made it very enjoyable...at least for me.

Oh, and Reloaded was kinda lame, but Revolutions was fun in the same cheesy kind of way. The reason so many people didn't like it was because it strayed so far from the philosophy of the original into more simplistic sci-fi. If you view it out of the context of the original, it's just a pretty cool science fiction.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

My three disappointments:
1. Eraserhead & Lost Highway - Lumped together because they're David Lynch films that I was told were inspirations for the "Silent Hill" video game series. As such, I was expecting stylized-and-cool-yet-bizarre movies, from everything I'd heard and based on the games. Lost Highway was nearly unintelligible, and I honestly could not stand more than the first ten minutes of Eraserhead
2. Waking Life - It's interesting, the way he blends various forms of animation (most bizarre) and random interviews with people, but it just couldn't hold together. Maybe I need to watch it again and concentrate a little harder, but I dunno...
3. Revenge of the Sith - I know, the prequels are no good. I shouldn't have expected anything at all. But I kept hearing how Revenge "revitalized the series!" It didn't. And General Grievous could have been so much more. But at least the lightsaber fights were pretty cool.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 1:27 PM

REGINAROADIE


Off the top of my head.

POLLOCK: It's this biopic by Ed Harris about Jackson Pollock the painter. Heard great things, felt completely ripped off.

GERRY: The first of Gus Van Sant's "Death" trilogy. Matt Damon and Casey Affleck wander aimlessly through the desert. That's the entire fucking movie. Apparantly, this warrants tons ofcritical praise. ELEPHANT was much better since it was actually ABOUT something, and LAST DAYS didn't really do anything for me.

CRASH: For 2/3rds of the movie, Paul Haggis was really onto something. But the way all the plotlines resolved themselves through coincidence and happenstance just seemed to "deus ex machina" for my tastes. And that last image of snow in L.A. is by far the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen in a movie. Frogs falling from the sky would be better suited than snow.

The movies that dissapoint me the most arn't normally the blockbusters, because they're so hit and miss. But the movies that dissapoint me are the critical darlings. The ones that have heaps of praise put on them, are called works of art and revolutionary and are analyzed academically and critically as treasures, but when I see them I feel ripped off. It's as if they're saying "Here's some random shit. Choke on that, fuckers."


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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 1:35 PM

MOSS


1.
Star Wars 1
Star Wars 2
Star Wars 3

2.
Starski & Hutch

3.
Blues Brothers 2


Even more rubbish than rubbishy rubbish things.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:18 PM

PROSERPINE


Underworld.

"Dear Diary, Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. Today we were kidnapped by hill folk never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:57 PM

SISTERBETTYX


Riverworld
American Pie 3
Matrix Reloaded

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:37 PM

GLOBLABSURDITY


Most Disappointing-

Battleship Earth
Solaris
The Brothers Grimm
Queen of the Damned (book was fantastic)

Lost in Translation was an excellent movie.IMO.
Cheers!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:47 PM

THEPISTONENGINE


NO NO NO!!!

Battleship Earth is quite possibly the most awesomely bad movie ever. Sure, it's cheesy, makes no sense, and has terrible lines, but its supposed to. Best camp movie ever.

The Brothers Grimm was a good movie, too. Ok the characters were nothing special, but it really brought out those child fairytales in the old style sort of way: not as entertainment, but as lessons and warnings. I loved the contrast between the fairytale atmosphere and the more adult aspects.

Quote:

Originally posted by globlabsurdity:
Most Disappointing-

Battleship Earth
Solaris
The Brothers Grimm
Queen of the Damned (book was fantastic)

Lost in Translation was an excellent movie.IMO.
Cheers!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:53 PM

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AZBROWNCOAT: That's what I thought as soon as I read the thread title - but now that I've had a moment: Episode One, A History of Violence and Sideways.

Sideways was decent, but too many people built it up for me before I saw it.

A History of Violence is the only movie I ever walked out of - it was that freakin' boring. And yes, I know it's supposed to be high-brow and artistic, but when I want that I'll go see a real film that's well done.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:26 PM

NUCLEARDAY


Quote:

Originally posted by MrPaco:
My three disappointments:
1. Eraserhead & Lost Highway - Lumped together because they're David Lynch films that I was told were inspirations for the "Silent Hill" video game series. As such, I was expecting stylized-and-cool-yet-bizarre movies, from everything I'd heard and based on the games. Lost Highway was nearly unintelligible, and I honestly could not stand more than the first ten minutes of Eraserhead



Lol :) David Lynch... yeah. David Lynch specifically tries not to have his movies make sense. I think if anyone tries too hard to figure out the "plot" to Lost Highway, their brain will explode ;p Still... it wasn't one of my favorites either, so I can't really disagree with you on that.

@Rabit: there was no second Highlander, what are you talking about? (snerk ;)There was the first film, the TV series, and for some reason they jumped all the way to Highlander 3, which wasn't all that great either. ;p (Though, yeah... Highlander 2 is one of those where I was wondering if they were TRYING to suck, it was so bad :)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:57 PM

SLAYER730


The newest Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...lost all of the humor of the books.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:59 PM

SADLITTLEKING


Quote:

Originally posted by MrPaco:
I have to politely disagree! Van Helsing wasn't a high-quality movie, definitely. But it KNEW that it was cheesy, and embraced it, which made it very enjoyable...at least for me.



I agree with you on Van Helsing. It's just a cheesy monster flick. Entertaining in its own over-the-top way. The Brides are fantastic. They stole the movie and they're the reason I can watch it over and over. Well, them and Kate Beckinsale.

1. The Matrix sequels, Reloaded and Revolutions, I thought were disappointing when compared to the first movie. They went off in a completely different, and ultimately unsatisfying, direction than the way the first movie ended.

2. Star Wars prequels. I don't think I have to say anymore.

3. Lord of the Rings... I'm kidding! Those were great movies. My third choice would be videogame adaptations. All of them. So far, gamers have nothing really to be proud of when it comes to seeing the big-screen counterparts of their favorite games, most recently the horrible renditions of Doom and Bloodrayne. Maybe Silent Hill will change that come April 21st, but the greatest hope of seeing a good movie that's based on a game is Halo (coming Summer 2007). With Peter Jackson on board as the producer, it's so far off to a great start.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:39 PM

SYZG


Argh, only 3???

The Matrix sequels (I count them as one bc the third was just a continuation of the second really) just disappointed me. Never sure why...

Prophecy 3. Just...argh. I love Christopher Walken but I got tired just watching this one. Thankfully 4 & 5 made up for that.

Highlander 2, definitely. I remember renting it as I liked the series and most of the other movies, and I went, wtf?

*sigh*

only 3?? I had so many more...


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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:02 PM

LEGOLAD


Okay, let's take an unpleasant trip down memory lane...

1. Matrix Reloaded: no contest; The Matrix had SO MUCH potential for a sequel, and Reloaded is one of the worst and most painful films I have ever seen.

2. Spider-Man: I waited for this movie for about a decade, and the final product was a trite, clichéd, horribly written, fake-looking soap opera. Fortunately, the sequel was an incredibly pleasant surprise; loved it.

3. Episode I: ... pretty much self-explanatory.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:42 PM

ORPHEUS


My three big letdowns:

1. Blade Trinity. I dug the hell out of Blade 2, but this one was just lame, lame, lame. David Goyer should NOT be directing movies.

2. The Bourne Supremacy. Again, I loved The Bourne Identity, I thought Doug Liman did such a great job with it, so for him to not do the second one was disappointing. If you watch the two films back to back, Supremacy is damn near unwatchable. The camerawork is terrible, the editing is worse. Good story, crap movie. Then instead of this movie, Liman goes and makes that crappy-ass Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie. Dammit.

3. Alien 3. I hate David Fincher. Alien was great, Aliens was better, but Alien 3 was completely terrible. OK, sue me, I liked Alien: Resurrection, but David Fincher wiped his ass with the Alien franchise with this one.


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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 8:38 PM

THESOAPBOXER


Quote:

Originally posted by MrPaco:

1. Eraserhead & Lost Highway - Lumped together because they're David Lynch films that I was told were inspirations for the "Silent Hill" video game series. As such, I was expecting stylized-and-cool-yet-bizarre movies, from everything I'd heard and based on the games. Lost Highway was nearly unintelligible, and I honestly could not stand more than the first ten minutes of Eraserhead



Let me add "Muholland Drive." I'm a pretty mellow, mild-mannered kinda guy. As the credits began to roll, I was so angry I could've killed someone. What the f*** did I just watch?, I asked myself. I've yet to come up with an answer.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:55 PM

SULTEN


1 The matrix sequels, i waited in line for almost 6 hours to get a ticket to the first sequels, i walked out of there so pissed.
2 SW 1-3, the last 45 mins of revenge of the sith were awsome though.
3 cold mountain, i thought it was going to be a movie about the civil war with nicole kidman! instead it was CHICK FLICK! i have never been so close to walking out of a movie, everytime i stood up to leave some boobies were on screen and kept my attention for the next 30 mins, movie was also was to f*cking long!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:56 AM

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Fills all three slots - I hated it so much. They took away everything that was good about my favourite HP book, and (somehow) replaced Hermione with a simpering, girly idiot, who's entire purpose was to look pretty, date Krum and convey messages from Ron to Harry. None of the fiery, friendly girl I adored in the book.

I hated it so much, I'm actually not going to see the rest of the films. If they can destroy that one so badly, I hate to think how terrible 5, 6 & eventually 7 are going to be.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:37 AM

GROUNDED


Quote:

Originally posted by Legolad:
2. Spider-Man: I waited for this movie for about a decade, and the final product was a trite, clichéd, horribly written, fake-looking soap opera. Fortunately, the sequel was an incredibly pleasant surprise; loved it.



Wha? If anything it's the other way around.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:38 AM

MOSS


Quote:

Originally posted by globlabsurdity:
Most Disappointing-

Battleship Earth
Solaris
The Brothers Grimm
Queen of the Damned (book was fantastic)




Oh yea, Battleship Earth, wasn't that a book by Ron L Hubberd?. What complete and utter tosh, holes in the plot large enough to steer a Victory Class Star Destroyer through, uuuugggghhhh. About as much use as a cock flavoured ice cream. I felt embarrassed for the actors. An insult to scifi man-bimbos like me.



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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:40 AM

AUSSAY


Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions:
Ok theyre not the worst movies ever, but the potential of the Matrix unvierse was lost IMO

King Kong:
Visually amazing, but the movie IMO was stupid, boring and more SFX then plot and acting

Xmen 2:
Wheres Gambit gorram it?!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:31 AM

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1. Star Wars Episode 1-3 - the dialogues are just goofy, as pretty much everything else.

2. Matrix Sequels - planned or not, I think they were completely needless and gabby.

3. Final Fantasy - Advent Children. After all those praise all over the net I gave it a try - well, it's an eye-straining CGI-showcase with insanely quick cuts. The plot is about as deep as a puddle.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:57 AM

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May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Highlander 2.

Aliens 3.

Star Wars Episode III.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:06 AM

LANCER


Definatly the Matrix sequels!

Spiderman (when i got out of the theatre i about cryed....not that the movie was sad, it was the fact that i could never regain the two hours of my life back...no matter how hard i try)

Final Fantasy The spirits within. (great visual effects but serious, story sucked as bad as matrix revolutions if not worse. they slapped the tag "Final Fantasy" on it to make it sell, it wasnt FF!)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:22 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Rabit:
I have one instance that fills all three slots: "500 years ago, on the planet Zeist..."


Highlander 2 was THE most disappointing time I ever spent in a movie theatre, period. I was shell-shocked by the lameness.

#2 would be Matrix: Revulsions (No explanation necessary)

#3 is Spider-man 2 (Aunt May should've broken her neck getting tossed around like that, like Gwen Stacey did- comics, it seems, follow physical laws better than movies do. And Pete not helping that kid in the alley way was inexcusable and not in character. Wahhhh! Poor Doc Ock...)

P.S. Star Trek TMP is THE BEST original crew flick, the most serious, and it had the most to say about our everyday lives than any of the others. You MUST see the Director's cut if you haven't already, it's a marked improvement.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:26 AM

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yeah, pretty much Starwars 1-3, redefining inane in a galaxy far far away.


But about Brothers Grimm. That disappointed me more than anything, not because it was a bad movie (it wasn't great, but it looked so incredibly good, and I still found certain sequences stunning, spooky and visually chilling, the dialogue wasn't as bad as some I could mention (^) and the treatment of the fairy tales wasn't all sickly and crap, It had a nice vein of Gilliamesque horror running through it.

BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER!

I'm a huge fan of Terry Gilliam, his movies and him, and this could have been the best thing he ever did (mainstream anyhow) but no.

It made me want to fly to hollywood, hunt down the Weinsteins and post their heads on sticks just out side the city limits as a warning to other dd producers who mess up the people with actual creativity and talent all for the sake of grubby green stuff.

Gargh, infact, I think the thing i'm most disappointed in about hollywood is the producers. (apart from the woman who got Serenity greenlit, she needs to be knighted)


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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:28 AM

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Wow theres not a lot of love for the Matrix sequels.
Although they weren't as good as the original (obviously), I think they're still good movies. Yeah theres a whole bunch of gibberish nonsense that spouts out the Architect's mouth and the ending's a letdown... but other than that, they're perfectly entertaining flicks

As for those that nominated Spider-man... well I'm at a loss for words. Sure you're all entitled yo your opinion and that scene at the fair where Spidey fights the Goblin in his horrendous suit does look like you're watching power rangers, but still... Spidey?!!!

That's one of my all time favourite films. And as a reader of the comics, I thought they did a hell of a job translating it to the big screen - despite the changes.

Star Wars prequels... I know a lot hate but I rather enjoyed and wasn't disappointed in the slightest when I first saw them (except for those "Romance" scenes in Episode 2)

Now that I've defended 3 movies, I'll nominate my own disappointments

Elektra - First one I thought of when you mentioned the word "disappointment". A lot didn't like Daredevil, I did - and I loved the Directors cut. I heard this was on par or better than. Still I didn't want to get my hopes up.
But what a steaming pile it was.
So much style and no substance. I want to go back in time and force Mark Steven Johnson to do it, but not only do I not have a time machine, I don't know MSJ
I'm hoping this is remade. And soon, before DD2

Underworld. I so thought I'd like this.
I was wrong.
Again, style over substance takes hold and produces this. No matter how many shots there are of Kate Beckinsale in that outfit, I can't like this. I even gave it a second chance and watched it on dvd. Still pants.
I hear the sequels better though, so I might give that a shot on dvd

The Clearing
Ok so it's not awful, I just couldn't think of another. I heard this was a good movie, and so when I saw it to buy for £5, I thought I couldn't go wrong. Turns out I could. To be fair, the movie is good pretty much through out but the ending is just awful. When it ended all I could think was "is that it?"

Jeepers Creepers also had a naff ending, but fortunately the opening half hour is terrific, and the rest not so bad, so I can forgive it

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:34 AM

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Originally posted by Lancer:
[Final Fantasy The spirits within. (great visual effects but serious, story sucked as bad as matrix revolutions if not worse. they slapped the tag "Final Fantasy" on it to make it sell, it wasnt FF!)



Thank you. Now I don't have to include that one on my list. I was so disappointed in it.

Now, on to my three. People are probably going to disagree with me, but this is just what I think.

1. The Others. Built up to be so scary, but it was the most boring yawnfest I have ever seen. Oddly enough, everyone still thinks it's great.

2. Harry Potter, Prisoner of Azkaban. I was so looking forward to this one, as it's my favorite of the books. Unfortunately, not only did they completely screw it over as an adaptation of the book, they also screwed it over as a sequel to the first two movies. I spent the whole time sitting there going, this is so wrong.

3. Shark Tale. I expected this to be very good and funny, with such a great voice cast. However, I got about two laughs out of it, and it was a huge letdown. Never gonna watch it ever again.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:37 AM

MEKAN


Well thanks alot for bringing up Highlander 2...I had successfully removed that from my brain.

I waited for that movie and was so angry with what was produced. Highlander 2...if it existed in my reality would be 1, 2, and 3 on my list.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:41 AM

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3.)Kill Bill 2. It wasn't that it was really, really bad... it just wasn't a patch on the first. (Excluding the eye scene- if you've seen it you know the one I mean).


Interesting. I always thought that Kill Bill 2 was the better of the two, simply because it contained most of the actual story. Without it, 1 is just flash (albiet very well done flash).




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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:46 AM

ZORPRIME01



I agree that Highlander 2 has got to be up toward the top of the list.

I would add the first of the Star Wars prequels, Phantom Menace,' simply because it seems to be the weakest of the three. I didn't think it was bad per se, just very disappointing after all the hype. I didn't think the other two were that bad. Far from perfect, but less disappointing than the first.

There seems to be a lot of truth to the even-numbered Star Trek films being the ones worth seeing. And aside from the thrill of seeing the old crew back together, the first one was pretty awful.




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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:58 AM

CHRISISALL


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Originally posted by zorprime01:



There seems to be a lot of truth to the even-numbered Star Trek films being the ones worth seeing. And aside from the thrill of seeing the old crew back together, the first one was pretty awful.





Mr. Sulu, lock on to that Zorprime ship. Fire phasers, and torpedoes, full spread!

I only fired across your bow 'cause we see eye to eye on Highlander 2 Chrisisall

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:05 AM

ZORPRIME01


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Originally posted by chrisisall:

Mr. Sulu, lock on to that Zorprime ship. Fire phasers, and torpedoes, full spread!

I only fired across your bow 'cause we see eye to eye on Highlander 2 Chrisisall



Did I mention that I fly a bird of prey that can fire while cloaked? ;)


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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:29 AM

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:::clears throat to do "Comic Book Guy" impression:::

U-turn with Shawn Penn...Worst Movie Ever!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:31 AM

CHRISISALL


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Originally posted by zorprime01:

Did I mention that I fly a bird of prey that can fire while cloaked? ;)



SULU! Full reverse!!!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:13 AM

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Date Movie- Thank god I didn't have to pay for that

Matrix Reloaded- nuff said

Brother's Grimm- boring as hell

Brazil- don't get started on that

Undead- terrible Australian zombie flick. Just down right stupid.

Blair Witch Project

Resevoir Dogs- the only movie I fell asleep while watching.

Land of the Dead- dear god oh mighty. that movie was one of the WORST movies I have ever seen.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:25 AM

THEPISTONENGINE


I'm going to reiterate two points I made earlier.

Battlefield was bad, but it was supposed to be bad. If you take it for the joke it is, it's enjoyable as hell.

The Brothers Grimm wasn't a great movie, but it was decent bordering on good. It had a real nostalgia value and some really creepy scenes. Loved the contrast between a childish atmosphere and adult sequences.

But here's my real question: Am I alone in thinking the first Matrix was a bad movie? Or should I be burned for heresy?

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:33 AM

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Originally posted by NEEDY:
Underworld. I so thought I'd like this.
I was wrong.
Again, style over substance takes hold and produces this. No matter how many shots there are of Kate Beckinsale in that outfit, I can't like this. I even gave it a second chance and watched it on dvd. Still pants.
I hear the sequels better though, so I might give that a shot on dvd



Since you defended three, I don't think it's too much for me to defend one.

I loved Underworld. It's got a solid backstory that's revealed throughout the movie (and the sequel). The story involves a Romeo & Juliet type of forbidden romance, but doesn't overplay it. There's plenty of action, drama, and shots of Kate Beckinsale in that tight outfit. Just a great movie overall. I like how it approaches the idea of vampires and werewolves in the modern world.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:32 AM

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Originally posted by 20thCentFoxHater:
Date Movie- Thank god I didn't have to pay for that

Matrix Reloaded- nuff said

Brother's Grimm- boring as hell

Brazil- don't get started on that

Undead- terrible Australian zombie flick. Just down right stupid.

Blair Witch Project

Resevoir Dogs- the only movie I fell asleep while watching.

Land of the Dead- dear god oh mighty. that movie was one of the WORST movies I have ever seen.

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"Can't do something smart, do something right".

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Wow.... you hate just about all the movies I like. Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

1. Battlefield Earth: I read the book and loved it. I thought it was good book. The movie was a good campy movie, but I was expecting it to be more like the book and serious. So... I was disappointed.

2. Spiderman 2: I love spiderman, he's my favorite hero. The first movie was great, except the ending fight but I can overlook that. The second one just tried to get so many plot lines in and finished that main story was reduced to a couple of fights and a sacrifice. It needed more story and I wish they showed Doc Ock's road to crazy better.

3. Dude, where's my car?: I absolutely hated this movie. A few stupid laughs, but utterly ridiculous. I hate this movie with all my being.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:46 AM

ZORPRIME01


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2. Spiderman 2: I love spiderman, he's my favorite hero. The first movie was great, except the ending fight but I can overlook that. The second one just tried to get so many plot lines in and finished that main story was reduced to a couple of fights and a sacrifice. It needed more story and I wish they showed Doc Ock's road to crazy better.



Amazing how opinions differ!

Spiderman 2 greatly exceeded all of my expectations, and I found it much better than the first. IMHO, it did for the Spiderman franchise what X2 did for X-men, setting the bar incredibly high. I do agree that some of the stuff concerning Doc Ock could've been done a little better, but overall I was very impressed with it.



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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:00 PM

CHRISISALL


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Originally posted by zorprime01:

Amazing how opinions differ!


X2 was just like Spidey 2, the directors didn't retain a clue as to powers or character, and were driven to make a big, expensive sequels FAST!!!
Gimme CHARACTER and story! If I just want to see cools cgi fights, I'll watch Matrix: Revulsions!

I own Spidey and X-men, but I won't own ones that have a '2' after it (I still have hopes for the 3's of both...).

Chrisisall!

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