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9th April 2007 21:19  #1

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Movies that were suppose to be great, but weren't
I'd never seen Scent on a Woman, and caught it on TV last night. I had to turn it off. It's awful! Trite and obnoxious in equal parts.

Anyway, anyone here got a film 'classic' they finally caught recently that ended up sucking as hard as this one?

9th April 2007 21:40  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
2001 A Space Odysessy... I remember seeing that a few months ago, and I didnt understand what is so great about it. Can someone tell me, besides the visual effects?

Another one that I hate is Finding Nemo. One of the most overrated movies of all-time, along with Titanic.

9th April 2007 23:27  #3

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Ooo, ouch. I guessed I asked for it, those are two of my favorite flicks. Wink

9th April 2007 23:58  #4

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Never mind Leatherface, I wanted to chainsaw that wheelchair bloke myself.

10th April 2007 4:47  #5

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
i saw apocalypse now a couple of months ago...not what i expected.  i guess some of these movies need to be seen in the era they came out.  so here goes...let the hate mail begin...i saw the godfather movies a couple of years ago...and i just could not get into them.  lastly...the harry potter movies and the lord of the rings movies.  i never read any of the books...so i based watching them on word of mouth.  recap:  apocalypse now, the godfather movies, harry potter movies, lord of the rings movies.    

10th April 2007 6:17  #6

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Ow. TCM and LOTR? Well, I can actually agree on Apocalypse Now to a degree, I like it a lot, but it strikes me as too much a mess for all the credit thrust upon it.

10th April 2007 12:06  #7

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Anything with mel gibson or tom cruise in it. Any Star Wars prequel and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy for chucking out any relevance towards the book in exchange for another brainless action packed flick. King Kong remake and Titanic for the directors over indulgence and god awful scripts, actors ect ect.
By the way is it just me or is this over reliance on CGI to make a movie getting worse and worse.

10th April 2007 13:57  #8

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
oo Gabe..u are starting to supprise me even more....and i thought u couldn't go any lower after some of your latest s****-reviews...but i see u can.

As for me, i'd say LOTR- i just don't dig it..i don't even know why, but this film bore me to death.

10th April 2007 19:55  #9

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
goat boy wrote:  The Lord Of The Rings trilogy for chucking out any relevance towards the book in exchange for another brainless action packed flick.

Uh huh...

£ukasz D wrote: oo Gabe..u are starting to supprise me even more....and i thought u couldn't go any lower after some of your latest s****-reviews...but i see u can.

As for me, i'd say LOTR- i just don't dig it..i don't even know why, but this film bore me to death.


You don't really have to insult his reviews you know, they're very well written and he reviews movies he likes (or at least mostly a genre he enjoys). You can disagree with them, but don't insult the reviews themselves.

I must ask this one question: Why then, if they bored you to death, why would you jump at the chance to buy the Extended Editions for 25 quid? Why would you [want to] buy movies that bore you? Longer versions I might add. And also, if you didn't like the first one, why would you watch the next two? (They are all pretty much able to stand on their own, just the new characters can get a little confusing)

£ukasz D wrote on 25th November 2006 20:56: yamiiguy wrote: Well went into Virgin Megastores today and they had the 12 disc EE boxset for £24.99 so I picked it up. BARGAIN if I say so myself
i'd buy it right away for that price..here at my place you can't buy it for less then Ł68,50


I'd say "Fast Times at Ridgemont High". Couldn't get through it...

10th April 2007 20:44  #10

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Perhaps £ukasz D likes being bored. Never thought i'd drift off at the cinema watching a Star Wars movie but thats Revenge of the Sith for you. Very boring.

10th April 2007 20:46  #11

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
£ukasz, just go back to watching Bridget Jones 2 and leave the film discussion to the grown ups.

10th April 2007 23:42  #12

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
to Cheddar...- i didn't buy a single obe DVd of LOTR -any edition...and i watched trhem all so i could speak about them fair way (and to do so u have to know what are u talking about) Happy

to Gabe...my man - judgeing by your reviews, your answers and the first post in this thread - i'm an old grandpa compare to u.

And pleas let me say what i think...and don't tell me what i should think.

10th April 2007 23:52  #13

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
£ukasz D wrote: to Cheddar...- i didn't buy a single obe DVd of LOTR -any edition...and i watched trhem all so i could speak about them fair way (and to do so u have to know what are u talking about) Happy

That didn't answer my question... Fair enough on the judging fairly part though.

10th April 2007 23:59  #14

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
if that didn't answer your q..than pleas ask again so i can answer

11th April 2007 0:08  #15

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: I must ask this one question: Why then, if they bored you to death, why would you jump at the chance to buy the Extended Editions for 25 quid? Why would you [want to] buy movies that bore you? Longer versions I might add.

11th April 2007 0:09  #16

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
..as i wrote before...i didn't buy it..i didn't buy any LOTR DVD....i just sayed that it is a good price for Extended Edition....i was never goin to buy it.

11th April 2007 0:16  #17

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
£ukasz D wrote: i'd buy it right away for that price

I'm just confused. If they bored you, why would you pick them up just because they were a good price (and I know you didn't buy them).

11th April 2007 0:21  #18

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i don't know..maybe couse rest of my famliy likes them..maybe becouse the are after all one of the bigest films of all times (i dont mean best..just bigest) Happy

11th April 2007 0:36  #19

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
You think that it's your right to be a rude son of a b***h every time I post a review? I've tried to be patient with your xenophobic, close-minded ass, but now you're directly insulting me based on my taste and opinion. I don't give a s**t how old you actually are, you act like a 5 year old. We all know that someone who actually spent money on a copy of Serving Sara has the right to think his opinion counts for s**t, but what else is particularly s**tty about my reviews? Do you even read them? I have a strong feeling you don't based on the random things you post at the bottom of the page.

While I understand you think you're special, I can't understand why you think it's OK to insult me. I don't give a f**k if you don't like the same things as me. Really, your opinion on film matter about as much as a cricket's, especially if you're completely incapable of having a discussion about it without namecalling or insults. You are entitled to hate movies others like, but you are not entitled to be a b*****d to others, especially when they haven't done anything to outwordly attack you.

Learn to seperate your tastes in entertainment and the worth of another human being. I think Head of State, Bad Boys, Johnny English, Perfect Storm, Tomb Raider, Larger Then Life, Meet the Parents, Nutty Professor 2, Notting Hill, Rat Race, Spy Game, The Whole Nine Yards, and Blood Work are all s**t, but I never judged you as a person based on this, I judge you based on the mean spirited and pissed off things you always have to say.

11th April 2007 0:41  #20

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Chariots of Fire

11th April 2007 0:44  #21

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
first of all notice that i say this kind of things only to u...

second of all i'm not atacking u but am expresing my opinion about your style (or should i say luck of any) of reviewing films and your taste in movies..not u as a person.

and finaly.....all that films u mentiond...nothing compare to your love to VIDEODROME -now that is a real gem brainless-horro c**p....

oo..and it realy is nice to see how pissed-of are u - seams that i got the point...

11th April 2007 0:56  #22

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
You are attacking me. You are directly commenting to me, it's an attack. Is this all you can do to defend yourself, continue to insult my taste? That's it? I already told you that I don't care what you think. I know you think you're the center of the universe, but the rest of us have our own thoughts. I'm not going to defend my taste to someone who doesn't even understand to concept of other people.

I'm not pissed off, I'm hoping to open your eyes. Apprently it didn't work. I'm happy to know that you obsess over my opinions enough to regularly take the time out of your day to tell everyone about it, but honestly it's pretty sad. You always try to suck up after a piss-fit, so I know you love me.

Seriously though, the whole point of this particular thread was to open discussion about popular film. When the first two people mentioned three of my favoirite films, I took it. I didn't call them names, I didn't try to attack their work, I was an adult about it and tried to continue the discussion. You immediately threw a little hissy fit and tried to insult me. Poor baby. Really I feel bad. Honestly. You're a real grown-up capable of grown-up discussion.

11th April 2007 1:12  #23

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
when someone do something wrong (in my opoinion) i feel free to tell himso, to expres my thoughts......

I think u are bad reviewer..so i say so...and if u don't like it it's your problem ..not mine.

11th April 2007 1:34  #24

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
No, your problem is you don't understand criticism. I must have dreamed all those times you told me a wrote good reviews, how's about you tell me what's specifically wrong with my writting, but try not to include anything about your opinion or mine. Give me some examples of my 'lack of style', or maybe you could tell me something constructive about my overall structure. Maybe you think my deconstruction is somehow off in a few cases. Could I have perhaps used incorrect grammer? Maybe my contextualization was off, can I have a few examples of that?

11th April 2007 1:48  #25

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
*sigh*
To quote a famous movie "No good will come from this"

11th April 2007 1:57  #26

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Nothing BUT good can come of this. I can think of at least 3 instances just from memory where £ukasz D has been outright rude and vicious when it comes to the opinions of others. Not only that, but nearly every other statement he makes is insulting an entire group of people. And then the other half is full of such hypocrisy it's past the point of annoying, it's aggrivating. Everything Gabe says is 100% true and I'm glad someone with much better writing skills is now willing to call him out on it.


Full Metal Jacket. Not a bad movie at all, but the 1st half is so much better than the second it's nearly criminal.

11th April 2007 2:01  #27

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
"I think Head of State... are all s**t..."

Leave that one alone, Gabe, or I may have to start criticizing your taste in film Wink. Just kidding mate. You got an awesome taste and dont let this guy tell you differently. Your reviews are kickass!!!

11th April 2007 2:08  #28

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
See, Full Metal Jacket, great example. This is why I started this. And Chairiots of Fire is another great example, though I think its charm has declined for the general public as well over the last few years.

11th April 2007 2:16  #29

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Jersey Jedi wrote: Full Metal Jacket. Not a bad movie at all, but the 1st half is so much better than the second it's nearly criminal.

Yeah, Full Metal Jacket and The Shining. Not terrible as you say, but no ACO or 2001 or Strangelove.

11th April 2007 2:20  #30

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,475 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I've always been curious about the longer cut of The Shinning, but the one we have now is a bit too long as is.
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