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The Brother's Grimm review

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27th August 2005 17:02  #1

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
The Brother's Grimm review
Yesterday, I was able to go to a 8:00 showing of the Brother's Grimm. I went with my friend who is a huge Terry Gilliam fan. After 7 years he waited for it. I wasn't expecting much of it, but it looked like a good movie, so I went with him.

Let me tell you how awful it was.

Now, I'm a sucker for those kinds of films. Terry Gilliam should of never made this movie. Even my friend was disapointed. I only lasted 20 minutes in this film. I'm finally gonna be able to see Red Eye or the 40 Year Old Virgin today because I got my money back, but that was a waste of time that I will never be able to get back.

27th August 2005 17:40  #2

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
yah, see RED EYE. its great. check out my review here.
(scroll down to the bottom)

28th August 2005 3:22  #3

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
I just saw it today actually.  I wasn't expecting it to be Gilliam's GREATEST work as usual.  I had a feeling it would be mediocre at best.  Being that I've read nothing but bad word of mouth about studio and the Weinsteins giving Gilliam crap about filming.  So I thought it was entertaining.  Not great as I expected.  Definitely, not as good as his usual style of film-making.  Think he could have spent more time developing something along the lines of his expertise.  Although I felt it had it's Monty Python-esque moments.  The idea of the film had potential, but, oh well.  I'm not complaining though.  I think it could've ended up worse.

28th August 2005 3:27  #4

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'll still see it because Terry Gilliam is awesome.

28th August 2005 3:28  #5

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
Quote: Originally posted by Adam K
yah, see RED EYE. its great. check out my review here.
(scroll down to the bottom)

You give way too many 5/5's.
Dislike a movie for once.

28th August 2005 4:58  #6

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
Quote: Originally posted by Jonathan Bennett
You give way too many 5/5's.
Dislike a movie for once.


Laugh

28th August 2005 6:37  #7

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Quote: Originally posted by Jonathan Bennett
You give way too many 5/5's.
Dislike a movie for once.


HAHAHAHA! ZING!

I'll still eventually see it on DVD, or if my friend can get me in for free. It looks decent. I'm expecting the highest of a 7/10.

See The 40-Year-Old Virgin. You won't regret it. 9/10

I saw Red-Eye, but it cut off at the last 10 minutes so I don't know how I'm gonna view the rest. I got my money back though. 9/10 until that point.

However, if I were given a life or death question, I'd go with Virgin, without hesitation.

28th August 2005 14:45  #8

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
Quote: Originally posted by Jonathan Bennett
You give way too many 5/5's.
Dislike a movie for once.


lol, yah, i know. there really only two movies I ABSOLUTLEY hated, "girl with a pearl earring" and "taxi (2004 or 5 or whenever it was)." i seem to like just about anything else, lol. o well.

28th August 2005 16:12  #9

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by Adam K
lol, yah, i know. there really only two movies I ABSOLUTLEY hated, "girl with a pearl earring" and "taxi (2004 or 5 or whenever it was)." i seem to like just about anything else, lol. o well.


Am I the only one that liked Taxi?

Yesterday, I saw Red-Eye. It was awesome. 9/10.

28th August 2005 17:12  #10

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
i told you it was good.

and sorry, but yah, taxi sucked

28th August 2005 19:01  #11

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
Quote: Originally posted by Adam K
lol, yah, i know. there really only two movies I ABSOLUTLEY hated, "girl with a pearl earring" and "taxi (2004 or 5 or whenever it was)." i seem to like just about anything else, lol. o well.

Taxi is awful,
But I thought Girl With A Pearl Earring was great.

30th August 2005 0:25  #12

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,454 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
In all fairness, Gilliam has stated that he did it for the money and that the studio (Demension, of course) took the project away from him and tinkered with it.

31st August 2005 0:28  #13

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Quote: Originally posted by Gabriel Powers
In all fairness, Gilliam has stated that he did it for the money and that the studio (Demention, of course) took the project away from him and tinkered with it.

I hope he takes the money from this and makes something REAL good like the old days i.e. Brazil

11th September 2005 22:56  #14

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 saw it 3 days ago before picking my dad and brother up from the airport.
I actually liked it.

30th September 2005 21:40  #15

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Quote: Let me tell you how awful it was.

Now, I'm a sucker for those kinds of films. Terry Gilliam should of never made this movie. Even my friend was disapointed. I only lasted 20 minutes in this film.


Not to pick on Tony, but can you really tell the quality of a movie by only seeing the first 20 minutes of a movie?

Personally, I've never understood walking out of a movie.  I have never done this is my life.  And yes, I have seem some awful movies in the theater.  I just have to stay to the end to make sure they are completely awful.

The Brother Grimm wasn't a terrible movie.  Just overwhelmingly mediocre.  It was a real disappointment from someone like Gilliam.

30th September 2005 21:47  #16

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
No offense taken, Adrian. I just thought that the movie needed a lot more work. I didn't like it. So, I walked out of the theater. I like the Monty Python films. Tideland should be better, but, even though this films sucks, I'll try with other Terry Gilliam films after this one.

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