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5th February 2006 0:26  #1

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Worked Up and Let Down - Movie Disappointments
I've bashed "Van Helsing" to death already but I really had high hopes that Universal would resurrect some of their old monster movie magic. Unfortunately all I got was a sore arse.

5th February 2006 0:35  #2

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Are you sure you was at the cinema and not elsewhere? Wink

5th February 2006 2:18  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
One disappointment for me was Wedding Crashers. So far, worst film I seen this year. You can say I don't have no humor, and I will say "I don't give a s**t", but that film was bad. Virgin was much better.

5th February 2006 12:32  #4

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
you mean last year.

5th February 2006 14:35  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
floyd dylan wrote: you mean last year.Yeah but I watched it on DVD this year.

5th February 2006 17:41  #6

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
floyd dylan wrote: Are you sure you was at the cinema and not elsewhere? Wink
Where do you think I was? Brokeback Mountain?

5th February 2006 20:28  #7

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
"munich" too long

6th February 2006 6:18  #8

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
The two most recent movies that were letdowns for me were Lost in Translation and The Constant Gardner.  Considering the rave reviews both films got I expected much more from both of them.  And, Aaron, say it aint so!  Come down from that mountain!

6th February 2006 17:08  #9

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Though I appreciate it a little more now, I remember leaving "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" with a sinking feeling. After all, "The Empire Strikes Back" is a hard act to follow.

6th February 2006 17:25  #10

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I agree with "Lost in Traslation"The girl was like "19" he was like "50+". I was grossed out.  I didn't feel sorry for him (poor rich actor bored in Japan).  I just thought it was overrated.

14th February 2006 0:49  #11

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: One disappointment for me was Wedding Crashers. So far, worst film I seen this year. You can say I don't have no humor, and I will say "I don't give a s**t", but that film was bad. Virgin was much better.
LOL  I despised both films. Thought they were highly overrated. Everyone kept saying they were hilarious...I just didn't think so.  I thought the first Vacation movie was funnier than both.  

14th February 2006 2:50  #12

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I was just mentioning over in the thread for Jackson's King Kong that it was by far the biggest disapointment of the year for me.

15th February 2006 3:41  #13

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Jonny "Me You" wrote: I was just mentioning over in the thread for Jackson's King Kong that it was by far the biggest disapointment of the year for me.

Would you of liked it if it was shorter?

15th February 2006 5:14  #14

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Stanton- Kong can't be shorter!  He's supposed to be sixty feet tall!  If he was only three feet tall he wouldn't be Kong, he'd be Cheetah!

15th February 2006 14:31  #15

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
stanton heck wrote:
Would you of liked it if it was shorter?


It would have helped the pacing if it were shorter, but no - there were too many problems overall. Miscasting, poor character development, too many supporting characters, bad visual effects, average music, etc...

I'm a fan of the original, so I wanted to like it. It just didn't turn out that way.

15th February 2006 16:17  #16

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
LOTR: Return of the King.

15th February 2006 16:18  #17

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
captmarvel wrote: Stanton- Kong can't be shorter!  He's supposed to be sixty feet tall!  If he was only three feet tall he wouldn't be Kong, he'd be Cheetah!
He means the running time.

15th February 2006 18:08  #18

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Jonathan Bennett wrote: captmarvel wrote: Stanton- Kong can't be shorter!  He's supposed to be sixty feet tall!  If he was only three feet tall he wouldn't be Kong, he'd be Cheetah!
He means the running time.


Uhm, it's called sarcasm.

16th February 2006 0:24  #19

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Actually Adrian, you were being facetious not sarcastic.

16th February 2006 5:53  #20

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Jonathan, Adrian, Aaron - Actually, the shorter Kong thang was my post.  Jonathan, it was a joke.  Adrian, sarcasm is a bit strong, but I appreciate the fact that you picked up on it.  Aaron, facetious is good, but I was really attempting to be witty.  I love this site, and I love you guys! ---but only in the healthiest non-Brokeback kinda' way.

16th February 2006 8:12  #21

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Capt, you can appreciate "Brokeback Mountain" without being a homosexual. Just as you can appreciate a film like "Leaving Las Vegas" without being an alcoholic or a prostitute. My favorite conservative, Barry Goldwater believed that a country that celebrates life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should not allow discrimination for a group of Americans based on sexual preference. If you are a true conservative and not a religious zealot, you should embrace this belief.

16th February 2006 9:39  #22

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Aaron - Do you presume to know me and my beliefs?  I mentioned in another post that I am not a homophobe.  We will leave it at that lest someone quote Will's "I think thou dost protest too much."  I'm not discriminating against homosexuals, just Brokeback Mountain. I'm just not going to see it.  That makes me a conservative zealot bigot?  Come on!  Does anybody out there really believe that the people involved with this movie didn't see the controversy it would evoke?  Or the jokes?  I find it distasteful, but I also found 9 1/2 Weeks distasteful.  Both are films that contain sex for shock value.  Am I a prude?  I don't think so. I think both Body Heat and An Officer and a Gentleman were good movies.  Both had tawdry sex scenes, but the sex wasn't the selling point of the movie like it is with films like Brokeback Mountain and 9 1/2 Weeks.  I liked Deathtrap and Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve locked lips in that one.  The Deerhunter wouldn't be nearly as good as it is if the regular guy steel worker characters didn't use obscenities, but Superman should never have slept with Lois Lane in Superman II.  Is that clear?  I think it comes down to aesthetics.  I don't buy Rap music, but the rappers have the right to record it and sell it to whoever wants it.  It just won't be me.  The most eloquent speech I ever heard on this topic was given in concert by David Bowie around 1991 when rap music was under attack.  In the middle of his song Young Americans, he spoke about freedom of speech.  It was great!  The joke about Brokeback Mountain was no more than that---a joke.  If you've paid attention to anything in the media over the last couple of months you've certainly heard scores of jokes about the movie.  As I've said before, I won't see Brokeback Mountain but I am looking forward to seeing Capote.  And while I am not a necrophiliac I did enjoy The Corpse Bride.  Color me confused.

16th February 2006 13:44  #23

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
Jonathan Bennett wrote: LOTR: Return of the King.

My second  favourite alltime film. (no way it's disappointing)

For me-TROY

16th February 2006 18:06  #24

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: Actually Adrian, you were being facetious not sarcastic.

You may be correct Aaron, but my post was to point out the previous post was sarcastic.  I was not trying to be sarcastic myself.  Very Happy

16th February 2006 20:26  #25

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
"The Last Action Hero"

18th February 2006 15:45  #26

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
All this worry about Brokeback and homo sexuals - I have a gay friend (yes, scary I know) who would look at the inuendo jokes here and have a good laugh!
I surprised no pillow-biter jokes have appeared yet!
In life, we just need to relaaax Happy

18th February 2006 15:56  #27

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Why is it scary to have a gay friend?

18th February 2006 17:37  #28

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
floyd dylan wrote: Why is it scary to have a gay friend?Considering some of the comments and how people go on about this topic, tis' all....

18th February 2006 18:29  #29

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Who cares what other users think, as long as he/she's a good mate that's all that matters.

18th February 2006 18:41  #30

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
True - it's just when a thread becomes abusive towards others then arguments start then we wonder what dvd it was we were talking about in the first place.
Mind you, if we started talking about torture devices for spider monkeys, that would be different Wink
something weird on a Sunday morninng at work when its 5.41am!
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