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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.
C M
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)


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?
40 Year Old Virgin, Uncut on DVD.
After all the hype, I was totally let down, except for a couple of good laughs.  
damn straight, he is my hero
Mr.Badass wrote: Uwe Boll is my heroLaugh2
Uwe Boll is my hero, if he can make films, I can
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.
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.)
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
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.
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 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.
Wedding Crashers was much better than Virgin!!!
Wild Wild West
Another 48hrs
Godzilla
Last Action Hero
Rainman
Chariots of Fire
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
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.
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.
Bubble - just don't watch it with high expectations like I did
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...
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.
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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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....
Why is it scary to have a gay friend?
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
"The Last Action Hero"
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
Jonathan Bennett wrote: LOTR: Return of the King.

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

For me-TROY

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.
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.
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.
Actually Adrian, you were being facetious not sarcastic.
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.
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.
LOTR: Return of the King.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.  
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.
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.
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!
"munich" too long
floyd dylan wrote: Are you sure you was at the cinema and not elsewhere? Wink
Where do you think I was? Brokeback Mountain?
floyd dylan wrote: you mean last year.Yeah but I watched it on DVD this year.
you mean last year.
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.
Are you sure you was at the cinema and not elsewhere? Wink
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.