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critically lambasted/$ dud movies you loved anyway

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28th January 2007 3:37  #1

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
critically lambasted/$ dud movies you loved anyway
i don't know if this subject has been broached before...but i'm curious...name some critically lambasted as well as a box office dud movies that you loved anyway...

i absolutely loved "The Island" with ewan mcgregor and scarlett johansson.  that movie rocked!!!  

28th January 2007 6:03  #2

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I found The Black Dahlia to be alot of fun, although it's flawed. I also enjoyed The Island as well.

28th January 2007 6:50  #3

Escapay Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 6
Quite a few.  Supergirl, for one.  Loads of people hated Legend, but there is a devoted cult following and I enjoy the film immensely.

And I have a soft spot for Batman & Robin, so long as it's a scene that doesn't involve Arnold or George.  So, like...5% of the movie I actually enjoy.

29th January 2007 0:36  #4

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,487 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Hannibal
Hulk
Alien Resurection
Deep Blue Sea
Fianl Destination 2
From Hell
Josie and the Pussycats
Land of the Dead
Ravenous
Titus
Wonder Boys
and about 1 million B-budget horror and exploitation flicks.

29th January 2007 13:58  #5

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Hulk
A.I.
War of the Worlds
Signs
Blade Runner
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Island as well
Scoop

29th January 2007 14:14  #6

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Saw III.

29th January 2007 22:29  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,125 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Lambaste. I like that word. We should use it more.

29th January 2007 23:11  #8

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
"Gone in 60 Seconds"...i absolutely love it.

30th January 2007 8:58  #9

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Gabe Powers wrote: Deep Blue Sea

I love that film, even though it feels dirty and wrong to do so.  The DVD commentary with Samuel L Jackson is great...

Spoiler ...after he cops it, he gets up and walks out of the room and leaves the rest of the commentary crew to finish off the film

30th January 2007 19:47  #10

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,487 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I baste my lamb all the time. Keeps it flavorful Chris.

31st January 2007 14:07  #11

poppy Banned Join Date: September 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 91
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

31st January 2007 14:24  #12

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
Hudson Hawke.... Still makes me laugh out loud seeing Bruce Willis shooting down the street on an ambulance gurney worrying about having correct change for the toll.

31st January 2007 16:44  #13

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Gabe Powers wrote: I baste my lamb all the time. Keeps it flavorful Chris.

Just to clarify, is 'basting your lamb' some sort of of euphemism or do you actually regularly pour the lambs juices over it throughout it's cooking time?

31st January 2007 16:56  #14

poppy Banned Join Date: September 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 91
Is it alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

31st January 2007 19:07  #15

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
MR MOM.  Porky's.  SAW   Blue Velvet (most crtics at the time hated it)  

31st January 2007 19:45  #16

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
stanton heck wrote: MR MOM

Yes, that one I enjoyed a lot too. I didn't know it was lambasted/bombed.  

I suppose I should include "Jingle ALL the Way". To me, watching Ah-nuld fight over a toy in increasingly unbelievable situations is funny.

I just saw "Curse of the Jade Scorpion", I have to say, while nowhere near the classic "Annie Hall" or "Stardust Memories" Woody, it was enjoyable. I don't think he should've been the main character (cast someone else, a bit more believable that Helen Hunt AND Charlize Theron would want to be with him).

31st January 2007 21:09  #17

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,487 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I watched a lot of bad kids films when I worked at a daycare to finish college. Between 1999 and 2001 I probably saw more bad kids films than most parents, especially during summer when we watched one movie a day. Jingle all the Way was on that plate, and it made me a little sick to my stomach, but there were some surprises as well. The remake of the Parent Trap was pretty good, and Lohan was amazing, it's too bad she threw all that talent away. The talking parrot movie Polly was surprisingly good too, and kind of tragic.

1st February 2007 1:10  #18

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I loved Jingle All The Way. I grew up watching that film, and I recently upgraded to the film a while back

1st February 2007 17:54  #19

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Mr Mom was funny!  It was a box office hit however the critics haated it

2nd February 2007 2:32  #20

Manda of Mu Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 458
well, lets see....loved the 76' version of King Kong even though it had no dinosaurs....was obsessed with the American Godzilla film for a while but have since grown to not like it, and, well, lady in the water....

2nd February 2007 9:11  #21

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Manda of Mu wrote: well, lets see....loved the 76' version of King Kong even though it had no dinosaurs....was obsessed with the American Godzilla film for a while but have since grown to not like it, and, well, lady in the water....

Yes! I haven't seen the '76 King Kong for a while but I remember enjoying it.  All that money spent on a massive full size animatronic and it's only in the movie for about two seconds!

4th February 2007 0:42  #22

posterchild Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 101
Gabe Powers wrote:
Josie and the Pussycats


I hate to think how many times I've seen this movie. It's a great film.

4th February 2007 7:27  #23

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,487 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I was forced most unwillingly to watch it and love it. I even find myself quoting it sometimes, but no one ever gets me.

Dejour means friendship!

8th February 2007 19:49  #24

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
Oooh.... The Hulk!

9th February 2007 18:23  #25

Stubby Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Barb Wire
Judge Dredd

What can I say. I'm a sucker for comic book adaptations. But even I still despised Tank Girl

10th February 2007 1:45  #26

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,487 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I actually liked Tank Girl better than any of those. Rewatched Judge Dredd for the first time in a long time recently and it wasn't as much fun as I remember it being.

19th February 2007 5:08  #27

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Santa Claus Conquers the MArtians

19th February 2007 14:49  #28

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
stanton heck wrote: Santa Claus Conquers the MArtians

I can't imagine watching this without the MST3K treatment including the song "Have Yourself A Very Swayze Christmas".  It must be painful.

19th February 2007 18:57  #29

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
stanton heck wrote: Santa Claus Conquers the MArtians

i had never heard of this movie before...so i looked it up on imdb...and there it was...rated #81 on the bottom 100 of all time.  that's pretty die hard of you.  apparently though...it's better than rhinestone and rollerball...so i may have to check it out.  

20th February 2007 6:35  #30

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Well when I was a kid it was on once a year.  I haven't seen it in 20 years.  I would however love to see it once again.  
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