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|Jul 6th, 2008 07:48 PM|
|briny bill||as i am under age i have oney seen them in the bunnifyd formate so i enjoyed all of them|
|Apr 8th, 2008 02:26 AM|
|Kamrom||I agree nearly completely with this list. As far as Grindhouse goes, I had the desire to see it, but for various reasons cant stay that long in a theater. It's a shame too, I'm sure its a whole lot better there than in any other format. Woulda liked to see the fake previews too.|
|Mar 7th, 2008 06:45 PM|
|Magic Flyin' Lemur||
|Mar 7th, 2008 05:39 PM|
|Bune||Grindhouse....ugh. I didn't see the second film, but Death Proof was so PAINFULLY boring I damn near fell asleep. Honestly, if I wanted to listen to 75 minutes of pointless gossip dribbling from the faces of a bunch of stupid, uninteresting broads, I'd go hang out at the freaking nail salon or hair cutting place.|
|Mar 2nd, 2008 03:00 AM|
|executioneer||i've heard LOADS of people saying hot rod is the shit, thank goodness i don't have to pay to find out due to internet crime|
|Mar 2nd, 2008 02:55 AM|
|beatpole||The fact that you actually saw Hot Rod without having to be forcibly strapped to a bed first, as I was, makes me question your taste in movies.|
|Feb 28th, 2008 02:36 PM|
|Madface||You're so right about Grindhouse. I was couldn't believe so many people passed up the opportunity to see zombie explosions and hilariously engaging dialogue in two movies...FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!!! The only reason I couldn't see it myself is because I'm 15 and my mom refused to see it with me so I couldn't get in. I would give a homeless person's shopping cart of treasure to have a decent fake ID right now.|
|Feb 27th, 2008 07:10 PM|
'daddy would you like some sausage
daddy would you like some sau-sa-ges'- executioneer
"You see?! The END IS NEAR!"
'There are some moments in my life where I meet people who make me want to kill myself...If you don't know why I hate you, it's already too late...'
"You're not alone D.K you are not alone."
|Feb 27th, 2008 06:49 PM|
You've made my point nicely HowardC. You say that the original Transformers series wasn't very good and that the movie took a major part of its plot from that. While you occasionally can get away with it, if you base something off of that which sucks, you end up with that which sucks. While I agree that there should have been humans in the movie to save, I think that their roles were over-inflated. They could have thrown out every scene between Blackout's attack and the first time Barricade goes after Sam and not have lost an incredible amount of plot information. They then could have used that time saved to develop a few of the robotic characters past the "Autobots are good because they cherish life and Decepticons are bad because they're power-hungry" stages. The humans in the animated series were nothing more than morality translators for what was going on between the giant sentient robots.
I must give you credit though for being better at watching summer blockbusters than I am. I agree that,even as is about the overly human-centric story, the movie had all the makings of an enjoyable summer blockbuster. I freely admit that I could not ever get the bother out of my head after I heard that Bumblebee was going to be a Camaro for no other reason than because General Motors paid a shitload of money to make it happen. Surely I'm not the only one who is tired of companies blatanly shoving advertisements at us at every turn. It's not a concept as high as "oh this stuff is ruining the high-art of a summer blockbuster" but for fuck's sake they're not even trying to hide it anymore and that's insulting.
You have made a great point that the Go-Bots sucking was thanks in large part to the fact that there were no humans. I remember specifically as a very small child being confused as to which were the good guys and which were the bad guys. With no humans to protect or no other obvious markings to denote factions, I had to rely on which ones were using the meanest voices to figure it out.
|Feb 27th, 2008 03:34 PM|
vets 4 life
|Feb 27th, 2008 02:53 PM|
|STUD_BEANER_69||oh,and to howard c,fuck off!u know not what you speak of.proto's a genius.this site iz not for u homey so dont kill it with your "i went to film school to so let me put my what i feel iz real intellect on what i think iz great movies" rhetoric on the rest of us.i hate dumbshits on the net like u."oh,i think i know everything and what i know iz real and everything else iz pretend then".dipshit!smoke my snausage then blow it in yor skanks anus then suck it out with a straw.transgenders suct asssss!|
|Feb 27th, 2008 02:37 PM|
|STUD_BEANER_69||i went to see grindhouse,partialy.my lady wit a badass body but fugly face gave me dome.that was the first time i nutted while looking at rose mcgowen's face.please believe|
|Feb 27th, 2008 01:56 PM|
I had to register just to comment on this one.
Proto, I love ya man, but like everyone I've ever known who's ever when to film school, you have really piss-poor opinions in regards to certain films, particularly adaptations.
First off, regarding Transformers... it was a very enjoyable film! Sure for every good thing there was one stupid thing Bay added (like decepticons with predicon heads) but it was certainly action-packed with a decent enough story considering it's merely a summer blockbuster. Could it have been better? Sure, but only if I personally wrote the script myself because like yourself I have THAT strong an emotional attachment to the franchise.
Despots response to Krish-0 tickled me a bit because what he described is the pilot episode of the original series. Yup Bay totally ripped off the pilot merely adding a bit of the animated movie for good measure. The boy and his car thing was how the transformers series was supposed to go and in many ways it did, with spike, his father and others' interactions with the transformers grounding the series and giving it more depth than "robot faction a vs robot faction b". To see how crappy the transformers, would have been without humans, please see the go-bots.
Also, just to put a hammer on it, remember that the Transformers series wasn't all that god to begin with. (Gasp!) Seriously go back and watch, it's pretty lame looking back without the nostalga glasses. Even the animated movie wasn't all that great. It turned out great because of the killer soundtrack, but honestly that thing was on the verge of suckage. And remmber, I'm a UBER transformers fan, but even I can admit that the transformers were never known for their great writing.
I also agree that hotrod isn't that great of a movie. Mind you I enjoyed it, but just barely. It seems like ever since Napoleon Dynamite was released, every few years somebody tries to make a better version of that film. That's what this felt like to me, a poor-man's ND.
When were the chipmunks cool? Proto were you held up in a cave between the years 1984-1987? Hit tv show, two animated films, ect... Plus they did something that other "band" cartoons never had the balls to do, namely they did covers of real songs, real 80's songs! It doesn't get any better than three rats on helium singing old duran duran tunes! That's why the chipmunks totally own Jem, Josie and the Pussy Cats, and any other fake cartoon band you can think of. They are still quite enjoyable at adulthood as well, but I woudl reccomend certain herbal supplements.
I'm also not a fan of grindhouse. It was every film student's wet-dream of what a cinema experience should be, and that is exactly why it did so poorly. If it weren't for all the hot women I would have totally fallen asleep through death proof, it's too frikkin slow and the payoff sucks. Planet Terror was certainly good, but I could have done without the slow build-up of the women who's abused and how we just know it'll come back to haunt the good doctor. I mean I know it's supposed to have a 70's feel, but I think they had retired the telegraph even back then. ;-) But what hurt grindhouse the most was that as a whole, it was too frikkin long. People BARELY made it through lord of the rings and it had state of the art cgi, an epic tale, and killer surround sound to keep them awake. While I personally got a kick out of the grindhouse experience, I can certainly understand why people weren't willing to spend that much time in a theatre watching grainy-assed movies and crappy sound and crappy visual effects. All that would have been ok if the plots were better, but they weren't.
There is a reason they don't do the grindhouse anymore ya know... movies now are of a better quality (even the really crappy ones) than they were in that period.
I hope that puts things in a bit of perspective. I think in the case of some of these films, either you had a pre-determiend opinion of how they'd turn out and you looked really hard for points to prove it after the fact, or you are seeing what you want to see. My reason for this conclusion is that you HATE the transformers. Quite frankly I don't think the film is that impactful to have such a negative response. Either you thought it was pretty good, or you thought it kinda sucked. The film is far to middle of the road for anyone to completely hate or completely love it. That is, unless they are seeing something that isn't there.
|Feb 27th, 2008 10:10 AM|
|Despotofks||Krish-O: What we were expecting from Transformers was a story about huge fucking robots busting shit up, what we got was a story about some nerdy human kid and his vapid, shallow girlfriend playing grab-ass around the huge fucking robots. Did you ever want to own the Sam Witwicky action figure and make all of your Transformers play time center around him? If so, then I can safely tell you that you failed at playtime as a child. None of us were expecting anything Oscar-worthy, but the huge fucking robots who were to bust shit up could have at least been the main characters.|
|Feb 27th, 2008 09:25 AM|
|krish-0||I just didn't find HotRod funny. The parts with him and his stepdad were pretty good, but other than that, it couldn't even make me chuckle. To each his own I guess.|
|Feb 27th, 2008 01:46 AM|
Thanks for the comments everyone! For those of you who said that this is why you haven't seen a movie in the theater in X amount of time, there are a lot of really great movies still being made and you're really missing out by not experiencing them on the big screen. But maybe I'm old fashioned in thinking that's the most proper way to enjoy a movie...
Purple Man: Watchmen isn't until spring of next year, actually. They just finished filming it a couple weeks ago. God, what a piece of shit that movie is going to be. Not sure about Magneto and Avengers, but I'd be surprised if they come out as early as this year. I am very glad to hear about Hostel 2 though. Now that you've told me, I can at least be at peace knowing that without actually having to watch the movie.
Nilus: I know a lot of people felt that way but I really think Death Proof was a better movie, if a bit slower. I think they made a mistake in the order they presented the movies though...the slower movie should have been first, considering that my ass was right sore sitting in that theater seat by the start of that third hour.
Krish-0: Gotta disagree about Hot Rod. Funniest movie I saw all last year. I laughed so hard I was in tears, seriously. Wait a second--you LIKED Transformers because you get to "turn off your brain" and yet you didn't like Hot Rod? What gives, man??
Überguy: There was a period when Alvin and the Chipmunks was awesome? Do you hail from some parallel universe, or perhaps Earth-2?
Mattjack: Please tell me what frowning out loud sounds like. I must know.
And a couple of you mentioned the following:
Epic Movie and Halloween 2007. Honestly, I forgot about Epic Movie (and haven't seen it anyway) and I never saw Halloween 2007, so my judgment in the "raping of a franchise" category comes from my personal experience with Transformers versus all the shit I HEARD about Halloween. And as bad as the reports of Halloween I heard were, it just couldn't compare to the spewing, venomous hatred I feel for Transformers.
|Feb 27th, 2008 01:34 AM|
Best Western joke made me laugh out loud.
You hating on Transformers made me frown out loud.
|Feb 26th, 2008 11:40 PM|
|celery77||I'll have to agree with you about Grindhouse. It was such a great movie in the theater. I don't know why they had to ruin it by splitting it up. I loved the fake trailer for the movie 'Thanksgiving'.|
|Feb 26th, 2008 10:17 PM|
Don't feel bad for admitting you liked a movie JJ. I liked it too. It was a big dumb movie about huge fucking robots busting shit up. And it was awesome. All of you should get off your high horses and relax a bit. It was a movie based on a TOY LINE from the eighties. Were you expecting it to have an award winning story? The special effects were great, the action was exciting and it was fun. What more do you want out of a summer blockbuster? If I want to see "No Country for Old Men" I'll go see it (and loved it btw), but what's wrong with also wanting to turn off your brain for a few hours and basking in the glow of huge fucking robots.
Go ahead and bash me all you want.
|Feb 26th, 2008 10:04 PM|
|incognit000||/More interesting and personally relevant than the oscars.|
|Feb 26th, 2008 09:06 PM|
|JJ the Jetplane||i may become the most hated person in this message board for saying this, but i honestly didn't think the transformers movie was that bad, to tell you the truth. I actualy [i]ENJOYED[i] most of the movie...i apologize|
|Feb 26th, 2008 05:54 PM|
daddy would you like some sausage
daddy would you like some sau-sa-ges
|Feb 26th, 2008 05:52 PM|
|executioneer||freddy got fingered lol|
|Feb 26th, 2008 05:50 PM|
'Worst Raping of a Classic Franchise- Transformers...?'
Well I'm not going to say your wrong. But I am going to say that 'Worst GANG PRISON Raping of a Classic Franchise' goes hands down to Halloween 2007. Why? Well lets look at the facts shall we? Jason= Tuned Cyborg, Chucky= Got married And had a kid, M. Myres = Just wasn't hugged enough as a child...They're signs you see. Do you know what this depravity will lead to? Cause I do: The new Freddy Kruger movie= 'Freddy got laid'. A new level of Horror..."
|Feb 26th, 2008 05:33 PM|
|Fufuless||Nothing quite like praying to God for him to kill Peter Parker.|
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