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27th June 2005 3:18  #1

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,402 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Gabe's Blasphemous Statements: Part 3
Gabe's Blasphemous Statements: Part 3

"The Back To The Future Trilogy isn't very good, and Goonies flat out sucks"- Gabe Powers

(it's been a few weeks, I figure if I'm not gutted for this one, I'll have to quit this)

27th June 2005 3:23  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 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 BTTF films are ok, but not a must-have trilogy for me. However, I do love The Goonies in a lame, '80s sort of way.

27th June 2005 13:01  #3

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 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
Gabe - tisk tisk tisk - Goonies ROCK! Face it man, you may need to see a doctor about that issue :clown:

27th June 2005 16:30  #4

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Gabriel Powers
Gabe's Blasphemous Statements: Part 3

"The Back To The Future Trilogy isn't very good, and Goonies flat out sucks"- Gabe Powers

(it's been a few weeks, I figure if I'm not gutted for this one, I'll have to quit this)


Careful there, or else some nerds will hunt ya down with a rubber hose. Wink

For the record, I love all 4 movies and got 'em on DVD! The first Back to the Future is actually my fav of all time. Very Happy

Sadly, the Back to the Future DVD release was sooooooo botched by Universal. Very unprofessionally handled.

27th June 2005 19:06  #5

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,402 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Honestly, I love children's entertainment more than most "grown-ups", hell all I ever watch on TV is cartoons, but re-watching these was a really depressing moment in my life. I've decided to not go back and review any more of my '80s childhood favorites. Sometimes it's better to just keep the memories.

27th June 2005 21:21  #6

Stefano Agostini Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 116
I love back to the future part one, the other ones aren't that good but they have great writing. I watched the goonies back in grade three and can't remember about what it was. The winner is BTTF.

28th June 2005 23:21  #7

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
kinda off track here but what ever happened to the second goonies movies that was supposed to be in production now

30th June 2005 10:09  #8

Bodhi Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 403
I love the BTTF trilogy and it's been a while since I watched the Goonies but I remember it being decent.

So yes, now I'm very offended. Happy

30th June 2005 12:31  #9

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23rd March 2006 1:42  #10

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Where is Gabe's Blasphemous Statements part 4?

23rd March 2006 2:40  #11

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Tigerclaw wrote: Where is Gabe's Blasphemous Statements part 4?PART 4

23rd March 2006 2:54  #12

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Is there any new ones?  I like them

23rd March 2006 21:46  #13

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,402 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Um, sure, I didn't think anyone cared...I'll try to think some up on my break.

23rd March 2006 22:57  #14

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
Have to say I'm partially in agreement with this one. And I loved all 3 films when they came out. Yes the acting veers from adequate to downright 'what were you thinking about Miss Shue?' but you couldn't (and still can't) fault how Zemekis and Co grafted 2 and 3 onto Part 1 and made it one big fantastic adventure that, while watching it at least, seemed to make sense. As far as time travel can make sense.

Because of this, I looked forward to the first DVD release of these films and made sure I never revisited them on VHS (prior to their release) so as to leave a decent gap so that I could enjoy them again.

Once the Trilogy was released, it was a case of, yeah, I've seen these, and I haven't really sat down through them since buying them. And to add to the apathy, I thought the extras were a reel let down given how long a wait the films had to arrive on DVD. A non scene specific commentary taken from a Q&A after a screening, and a naff 45-50 minute featurette split over 3 discs. I remember it being a chore to get through this featurette at the time. I just wanted to watch the whole thing, not have to keep ejecting and inserting discs for the best part of an hour. The end result didn't warrent the effort in the end.

Plus the cock up with the incorrect ratios on Parts 2 and 3 all added up to 'uhh, I'm bored with this now'. I could even be bothered getting the discs replaced. I won't be buying the re-packaged box set either. The next time I buy this set will be on HD and hopefully they will have some extras worth a damn.

I too suffer from late eighties syndrome. I can't watch films from that period of growing up. Films like Rain Man and Ghost. There are others. I know them when they crop up on TV. I think it's a combination of watching them to death back in the day, knowing them so well and now being embarrassed at what you took to be the dogs knees. I'm not saying Rain Man is a bad film, just one of a particular time that you can't/don't want go back to (late teens) and they bring back that time only too vividly. I do stand by my assessment of Ghost though. It is rubbish. I much prefer Always (the same year) as it has weathered so much better.

24th March 2006 7:58  #15

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Gabe Powers wrote: Um, sure, I didn't think anyone cared...I'll try to think some up on my break.

Please do, its been quiet around here as of late

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