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Gabe's Blasphemous Statements: Part 4

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I really don't like Pink Floyd's music, but do enjoy a shot of the film version of The Wall every once and a while, but Little Shop of Horrors is just unwatchable to me as an adult, almost as bad as Rocky Horror. Phantom of Paradise and Tommy were made by two of the '70s finest artistic filmmakers years before they both fell apart. Both Russel and DePalma have always had trouble with narrative cohesion, and musicals were really the best ways for them to show off their talents. And the music was better.
Neither Ang Lee's Hulk or Donner's Superman were great movies.  The benchmark for superhero movies has been set by Spider-Man 2 and Batman Begins.  Lee's Bruce Banner was miscast.  In the comic books Banner is a 98 pound weakling with a great intellect which creates the dichotomy of the Hulk/Banner character.  Donner's Superman is a better film, but falls apart with the introduction of Lex Luthor and that's a major script problem.  Too bad, because Hackman is a great actor and would have done well with good material.  But, Luthor and his cronies are played as buffoons and it would be impossible for anybody over the age of 8 to view them as a threat to Superman.  Captain Hook can be played as a buffoon and is still a threat to Peter Pan because he is an adult and Peter Pan is a boy.  For Lex Luthor to work the character has to be played as serious and in control.  Check out the great job the Smallville writers have done with their take on the Luthor character.
F**k Phantom of Paradise, Little Shop of Horrors rule, as well as Rocky Horror.

Pink Floyd: The Wall is way better than Tommy.

I found IF3 far to explanatory, it would of been better if they just left us with a bit of mystery instead of forcing feeding us what their motives were.

Donnie Brasco's cool because it's got Pacino and Depp and it's a true story, although they did give the wrong impression that Lefty got shot in the end when in fact they sent him to prison and died of cancer.
Gabe's Blasphemous Statements: Part 4
Gabriel Powers wrote: "Donnie Brasco and Infernal Affairs were both mediocre at best." - Gabe Powers


How DARE you!Wink  Infernal Affairs is one of the best movies of its genre in the world.  The whole trilogy was so incredibly good.  IF2 was better imho, but IF1 was the shizzy.

Donnie Brasco however, totally agree.  Good but certainly not great.
Gabe Powers wrote: I f**king hate Rocky Horror, if you want to see a good rock opera see either Phantom of Paradise or Tommy.

*round of applause*
Gabriel Powers wrote: Well, he does read the site, so maybe I should think twice before bad-mouthing him. Hey Kevin, I totally own Clerks, Mallrats and Dogma.
Chris Gould wrote: Hehe, and I own multiple versions of them, but then I like his films.
Kiss asses...by the way, I own two copies of Mallrats plus a VHS tape somewhere, two copies of Dogma, one each of Chasing Amy, Jay & Silent Bob, and Jersey Girl, and finally two DVDs plus one signed by Kevin Smith laserdisc of Clerks that's honestly seen better days.
Most of Tom Cruise's movie suck
He's a pin ball wizard
There has got to be a twist.
A pin ball wizard,
S'got such a supple wrist.
Make that blasphemous statement number five Wink
I f**king hate Rocky Horror, if you want to see a good rock opera see either Phantom of Paradise or Tommy.
As far as blasphemous statements go can we add 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show was and is a bad idea?' Whether it's the musical or the sing-a-long movie, nothing makes my teeth itch more than this phenomena.
Can't comment on Infernal Affairs but I prefer to think of Donnie Brasco as being low key rather than mediocre. Pacino gives a beautifully understated performance. Like when his son is in hospital due to a drugs overdose, the choice to have his back to the camera (and Johnny Depp) as he is crying is bloody genius. It might seem like an obvious thing to do now that the film is made but to come to that decision on the day, to play it like that, without showing us in an obvious close up that he's distraught, is in itself one of the things that makes Donnie Brasco not mediocre. In my view.
Agree with Gabe on all counts! Including Goonies and BTTF although 1 & 2 are quite good.
Quote: Originally posted by john 5
AHHHHHH!!! Die for that Goonies comment!


Remember, John, Goonies never say die.
If they wasn't they wouldn't be financially successful! Duh!!!!
Yeah, because only financially successful films are good...
The guy has a small cult following mainly internet nerds, and hasn't made a film that's been a huge box office hit, at least Navy Seals had made more money theatrically and on video than any of his shit

Until he makes a movie that's financially successful then he can bitch about what's great and what's not, otherwise he should just shut the fuck up!!!


i whole heartedly agree with Part 2
Hehe, and I own multiple versions of them, but then I like his films.
Well, he does read the site, so maybe I should think twice before bad-mouthing him. Hey Kevin, I totally own Clerks, Mallrats and Dogma.
I don't think that too many people actually rate Kevin Smith films particularly highly, so calling them overrated is perhaps a little extreme.
I like that one Floyd. I like him, but he is way overrated. And the muppets bloody rule.
Kevin Smith films are overrated shite!
AHHHHHH!!! Die for that Goonies comment!

Well the Back to the Future Trilogy I liked but it's not my favorite.

I liked Superman better than Hulk but Hulk is underrated and is nowhere as bad as people say.

And I haven't read the LOTR books.
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Quote: Originally posted by john 5
Where the hell is part 1, 2 & 3?



Part 3
"The Back To The Future Trilogy isn't very good, and Goonies flat out sucks"

Part 2
"Ang Lee's HULK was better than Donner's SUPERMAN."

Part 1
"The Lord of the Rings movies are better than the Lord of the Rings books."
Where the hell is part 1, 2 & 3?
"Donnie Brasco and Infernal Affairs were both mediocre at best." - Gabe Powers



-lets have a witch burning!
Hmmm....not as controversial as what I thought that you might have come up with......
What ever happened to the statements like "The Muppets sucked"?
calling Donnie Brasco anything but brilliant is treason
I haven't seen either, so I can't really comment.

Although just for you Gabe...

BLASPHEMY!!!!Shocked
Gabe's Blasphemous Statements: Part 4
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Gabe's Blasphemous Statements: Part 4:

"Donnie Brasco and Infernal Affairs were both mediocre at best." - Gabe Powers

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