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Worked Up and Let Down - Movie Disappointments

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18th February 2006 21:36  #31

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
What was the original question? Oh, movie disappointments. Well, it would have to be Brokeback Mountain 'cause everyone got it in the end! JUST KIDDING.

19th February 2006 15:21  #32

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
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: What was the original question? Oh, movie disappointments. Well, it would have to be Brokeback Mountain 'cause everyone got it in the end! JUST KIDDING.LOL - made my night shift! After all, it is now 2.20am here in Sydney Australia...

20th February 2006 20:05  #33

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Bubble - just don't watch it with high expectations like I did

22nd February 2006 4:58  #34

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I just saw Raging Bull today for the first time. I gotta say I was totally disapointed in that. It bored the hell out of me. I was expecting a great boxing picture, but instead I got a dummy abusing his wife in every other scene. I suppose it could have been a tragic story about selfishness, but there wasn't enough character development for that.

1st March 2006 15:14  #35

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I finally went to see Brokeback Mountain and while it was a good movie, I was expecting so much more.  There are too many movies about "forbidden" love already from Romeo and Juliet, on down the ages.  It seems it is more the novelty of the concept than the actual movie that gets the raves.  The first 30 minutes when they were actually on Brokeback were great, but the rest was fairly slow and boring.  In some ways, it reminded me of Same Time Next Year, except that was more of a comedy.

1st March 2006 20:15  #36

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,442 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Jonny "Me You" wrote: I just saw Raging Bull today for the first time. I gotta say I was totally disapointed in that. It bored the hell out of me. I was expecting a great boxing picture, but instead I got a dummy abusing his wife in every other scene. I suppose it could have been a tragic story about selfishness, but there wasn't enough character development for that.

What?!?Shocked

6th April 2006 14:41  #37

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Wild Wild West
Another 48hrs
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Last Action Hero
Rainman
Chariots of Fire

21st April 2006 2:08  #38

therock31639 Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 9
Wedding Crashers was much better than Virgin!!!

21st April 2006 6:54  #39

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
I have a long list of disappointments, but I'll make it short.

Hostel - I knew the director and his tendencies through interviews, but the movie lived up to none of the billing it got.  Scariest and goriest movie in years?  Not by a long shot to me.

Open Water - There was tons of atmosphere, but what good is that if there's no real payoff?  I thought there'd be at least 1 shark attack and you get the feeling they did, but then who knows?  Shame that it was overhyped or it would have been good.  Great on a home theater though.

King Kong (2005) - It was about an hour too long.  I could have been put on the ship on the way to the island and had the story told to me there and been content with 2 hours.  3 hours?  My God.

21st April 2006 8:25  #40

jaded25 Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 39
40 Year Old Virgin - Why does everyone keep saying that this movie is funny? I didn't even crack a smile once. Wedding Crashers was way funnier then this piece of garbage.

Sin City - I know I know this is supposed to be a great movie but I was only interested in two of the three stories. The Marv story and Hartigan stories were great but the story with Clive Owen bored me to tears. You could predict exactly what was going to happen and I literally almost fell asleep during that story.

Hostel - where's all the gore? This movie is tame compared to most movies out there and at least the other movies held my interest for more then 10 minutes.

Blade Trinity - this is pretty much self explanatory.

The Chronicles of Ridd**k - Pitch Black was at least good dumb fun but this one took it in a whole new direction and not a good one at that.

Cursed - Wes Craven and werewolves what could go wrong? Apparently everything.

21st April 2006 15:15  #41

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
jaded25 wrote: 40 Year Old Virgin - Why does everyone keep saying that this movie is funny? I didn't even crack a smile once. Wedding Crashers was way funnier then this piece of garbage.

I think comedy is especially hard to gauge for people.  You have to be able to relate to the characters to find the humor.  40 Year Old Virgin is definitely one of those movies where the humor can be at times painful.

22nd April 2006 19:46  #42

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
jaded25 wrote: 40 Year Old Virgin - Why does everyone keep saying that this movie is funny? I didn't even crack a smile once. Wedding Crashers was way funnier then this piece of garbage.

Sin City - I know I know this is supposed to be a great movie but I was only interested in two of the three stories. The Marv story and Hartigan stories were great but the story with Clive Owen bored me to tears. You could predict exactly what was going to happen and I literally almost fell asleep during that story.

Hostel - where's all the gore? This movie is tame compared to most movies out there and at least the other movies held my interest for more then 10 minutes.

Blade Trinity - this is pretty much self explanatory.

The Chronicles of Ridd**k - Pitch Black was at least good dumb fun but this one took it in a whole new direction and not a good one at that.

Cursed - Wes Craven and werewolves what could go wrong? Apparently everything.


I like Trinity,Ridx2ick,Hostel

and I love every story in Sin City and Dwight McCathey is a true Mr.Badass unlike me

26th April 2006 2:58  #43

77MiKe77 Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 66 Send a message via AIM to 77MiKe77 Send a message via MSN to 77MiKe77 Send a message via Yahoo to 77MiKe77
aristocrats was awful!!!! and don't say I dont have a sense of humor, just ask tony... I do. and bloodrayne was also a disappointment... same thing with house of the dead... doom was also kind of a let down but it was kinda good. (notice 2 of the 4 are Uwe Boll movies. if he makes the metal gear solid movie I think the sony ppl are gonna kill themselves b/c you know they will make it.)

26th April 2006 12:49  #44

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Any Uwe Boll film is a disappointment. Also, I remember that the person who made the game wouldn't give the rights to Uwe Boll, so at least Metal Gear Solid is saved for now.

26th April 2006 13:40  #45

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
Uwe Boll is my hero, if he can make films, I can

26th April 2006 20:07  #46

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Mr.Badass wrote: Uwe Boll is my heroLaugh2

26th April 2006 21:13  #47

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
damn straight, he is my hero

26th April 2006 21:48  #48

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
40 Year Old Virgin, Uncut on DVD.
After all the hype, I was totally let down, except for a couple of good laughs.  

27th April 2006 19:45  #49

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: Any Uwe Boll film is a disappointment. Also, I remember that the person who made the game wouldn't give the rights to Uwe Boll, so at least Metal Gear Solid is saved for now.

How can you be disappointed by a Uwe Boll movie?  You know going in that it is going to be awful.  Was it not bad enough for you?

28th April 2006 0:53  #50

C M Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 149
jaded25 wrote:

Sin City - I know I know this is supposed to be a great movie but I was only interested in two of the three stories. The Marv story and Hartigan stories were great but the story with Clive Owen bored me to tears. You could predict exactly what was going to happen and I literally almost fell asleep during that story.


On the contrary, the ONLY segment I thought was absolutely GHASTLY and HORRIBLE was "That Yellow B*****d", It was DREADFUL all of the actors in that segment (sans the cameos by Brittany Murphy and Clive Owen) were as wooden as a tree (especially Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba) and the story was BEYOND predictable (ripping out his manhood was the only part that I was midly interested in, but it got old fast). It was also the least memorable in my mind, and the only one of the segments I yawn at everytime I watch the movie (and when I first saw it in theaters, it was the first time I checked my watch during the whole thing). At least "The Big Fat Kill" was interesting and had loads of better acting and an interesting story.

and besides if you like 2 out of the 3 segements how exactly are you dissappointed in the film itself??
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Anyways, I was greatly dissappointed in the following:

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (so dissappointed)
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (same as RE:A)
Scary Movie 3 (where the series got extremely bad)
Queen of the Damned (Aaliyah and the soundtrack were the only redeeming factors)
and sadly to an extent: Aeon Flux (mainly because it didn't capture the feel of the TV series)


28th April 2006 2:29  #51

jaded25 Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 39
C M wrote: jaded25 wrote:

Sin City - I know I know this is supposed to be a great movie but I was only interested in two of the three stories. The Marv story and Hartigan stories were great but the story with Clive Owen bored me to tears. You could predict exactly what was going to happen and I literally almost fell asleep during that story.


On the contrary, the ONLY segment I thought was absolutely GHASTLY and HORRIBLE was "That Yellow B*****d", It was DREADFUL all of the actors in that segment (sans the cameos by Brittany Murphy and Clive Owen) were as wooden as a tree (especially Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba) and the story was BEYOND predictable (ripping out his manhood was the only part that I was midly interested in, but it got old fast). It was also the least memorable in my mind, and the only one of the segments I yawn at everytime I watch the movie (and when I first saw it in theaters, it was the first time I checked my watch during the whole thing). At least "The Big Fat Kill" was interesting and had loads of better acting and an interesting story.

and besides if you like 2 out of the 3 segements how exactly are you dissappointed in the film itself??
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Anyways, I was greatly dissappointed in the following:

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (so dissappointed)
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (same as RE:A)
Scary Movie 3 (where the series got extremely bad)
Queen of the Damned (Aaliyah and the soundtrack were the only redeeming factors)
and sadly to an extent: Aeon Flux (mainly because it didn't capture the feel of the TV series)



I was disappointed in that only 2 of the 3 stories were interesting. If the story with Clive Owen was good then the movie wouldn't have been a disappointment. I agree and disagree about the story with Bruce Willis. First I agree that some of the acting wasn't exactly great like Jessica Alba and Michael Madsen. But Bruce Willis, Powers Boothe, and Nick Stahl were all great in my opinion. The second story with Clive Owen was boring because of a couple of things. First the good was that Clive Owen was actually pretty good in it but thats where the good ends. The rest of the acting was horrible. Brittany Murphy is a horrible actress and it shows in this story, also Benicio Del Toro overacted to the point where I wanted to just walk out of the theater whenever the camera concentrated on him and his gang. Not to mention Michael Clarke Duncan who also was horrible in the story.

4th June 2006 17:44  #52

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
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