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Protoclown's 2007 Movie Awards
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Protoclown Feb 25th, 2008 12:45 AM

I'm not gonna apologize for the Best Western joke

you can't make me do it

Butters Feb 25th, 2008 01:10 AM

I personally think the other franchises in the "Worst Raping of a Classic Franchise" category were raped harder. Also, the "Worst Title" category could probably be replaced with something better.

Otherwise, however, great list! This was a pretty bad year for comic book movies. Also, I liked how you mentioned how cringe-inducing the previews were to the films in the "Most Horrific Abomination to Films" category. I cringed so hard during those previews, I actually had to walk out of the theatre and wait for the movie to start before returning. It was too embarrassing to look at.

autodidact Feb 25th, 2008 02:22 AM

Ya see that? That right there? That's the reason I haven't set foot in a movie theater in 13 years.

Nick Feb 25th, 2008 03:21 AM

I hate Spider-Man 3 so much.

Colonel Flagg Feb 25th, 2008 03:57 AM

How about "Most Gratutious use of Nudity"? Although that would have so many nominees ...

Great article, BTW. I'd sit through annoying prattle, stupid commercials and overlong acceptance speeches to watch this awards show.

Purple Man Feb 25th, 2008 04:10 AM

Well Mr Protoclown, having forced myself to watch Hostel 2 I can assure you that your wish is answered, and the horrid Jay Hernandez gets himself butchered good, pretty much within the first five minutes. The rest of the film is utter shit, worse even than the original. I only watched it because I'm a perverted psycho, of course.

On that note, I totally agree on the Grindhouse thing - man that rocked. It ranks as one of my great cinema experiences. Pity so many missed it. And although I just bashed Eli Roth above, his trailer for "Thanksgiving" set up the best-looking horror I've seen in a long time.

Now for the year of Watchmen - Iron Man - Magneto - Dark Knight - Avengers...what wonders and horrors can we expect?

Kocturn Feb 25th, 2008 04:41 AM

I would have used cliched instead of cheesy for Ghost Rider. It wasn't a good movie to see by yourself, saw it with 2 friends and could't stop talkig through out it 'çause we keep it on making jokes. It annoyed me that they did't show Planet Terror in Aus.

nilus Feb 25th, 2008 09:41 AM

I can't agree more about Grindhouse. It seemed to me to be the best combination of humor, action and goofiness. It came out at the perfect time(April, right after the crapfests that come out early in the year, but right before the blockbusters hit) and it just seemed like a movie people would get behind. I am still holding my breath for a special edition release of the DVDs with both movies together with the trailers. Splitting them up makes no sense at all.

About the only thing I disagree with you is that I thought Planet Terror was better then Deathproof. Then again I saw the movies at a midnight showing after drinking most the day so by the time Deathproof was on I was a bit sleepy.

SunnyD Feb 25th, 2008 10:14 AM

Me and a couple of my friends went to the midnight premiere of Grindhouse and it actually had quite a packed house. I mean, there was still room, but full nonetheless. The preview turned movie I'd want to see though would have to be the nazi werewolves, but only if htey make it as ridiculous and over the top as they did to Planet Terror (which was by far my more favorite of the two, but Deathproof did have a funnier and better ending if you can sit through the first half). But why no one else saw it I just cannot understand. It was two movies for the price of one, and which ticket prices these days, you cannot beat that.

Dr. Octogonopus Feb 25th, 2008 11:19 AM

I actually like Resident evil: Extinction. :< While they weren't as good as the games, and said bad survival skills, I thought it was pretty good.

I honestly expected Alice to take out that huge guy with a shoop da woop, though. It was perfectly set up for it.

Hugo Feb 25th, 2008 11:45 AM

I never even had the chance to see grindhouse, and planet terror was on here in Brazil for a week or so. I really wanted to see the whole thing in theathers.
Hostel was really lame, not graphic enough, not pornographic enough, not funny enough, I couldn't care less about the sequel.
As for transformers, well, I'm no fan really, never had a toy or seen the TV series, so I could just get past the overall stupidity and enjoy it's good looks.
Spider man 3 sucks. That movie had way too much jazz for a super hero movie. Think of the dark night dancing with Katie Holmes like The Mask with Cameron Diaz, it's just as lame.

krish-0 Feb 25th, 2008 12:22 PM

Great article! But I have to severely disagree with one movie that you seem to have a lot of love for. In fact I can't believe no one else has said anything yet. Hot Rod was one of the worst pieces of shit ever unleashed on unsuspecting moviegoers. I love Andy Samberg, but Hot Rod was 90 minutes of suck. Sorry, but I calls em like I sees em.

Captain PirateFace Feb 25th, 2008 01:36 PM

I couldnt get past the first 30 min. of "Number 23". It made me want to kill myself while taking a giant crap on the dvd box.

Molly Feb 25th, 2008 03:03 PM

"Worst Sequel That Absolutely No One Was Looking Forward To"

Obviously someone was looking forward to Saw IV cause it made 63 mil.

Rizeru Feb 25th, 2008 04:34 PM

Grindhouse was probably on of the best movie(s)to be released this last year. I remember me and group of friends flocked to it because of Planet Terror. (new zombie like movie with a chick with a gun for a leg, who can resist?)We were mildly bored of Death Proof though, but it was still better then most movies released that year.

Magic Flyin' Lemur Feb 25th, 2008 05:47 PM

I'm glad there is another who knows the pain of having been wowed in the theater by Grindhouse only to see it hacked in half and delivered, like a mafia threat, to us on DVD. I was infuriated that they split them. Angered to the point of refusing to buy the DVDs. Seeing this in the theater is one of those experiences I will truly treasure.

Oh, and Spider-Man 3? Like Pirates of The Carribean's sequels, it's on the list of "Films That Do Not Exist In My Head".

Überguy Feb 25th, 2008 10:44 PM

Thankfully, Alvin and the Chipmunks weren't all hip-hopped. I was kind of worried, but that movie reached out to that whole period where the TV show was awesome. As for Spider-man 3, it was like 3 movies all by itself. Like 10 gallons of shit in a one gallon bag. They tried to do way too much.

Also, the Academy sucks the big one. Best Picture=Most Controversial (more often than not)

Angryhydralisk Feb 26th, 2008 03:19 AM

This was a fun read. Makes me think of how Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, and some other guy call themselves "The SPlat Pack". Christ, what a ham!

MacLeon Feb 26th, 2008 04:52 AM

This is why I don't watch movies.

Grimscott Feb 26th, 2008 12:31 PM

I'm surprised Epic Movie didn't get a nomination for Most Horrific Abomination Committed to Film. Because it really deserved it. Honestly, I'm a more bitter person for seeing it.

mburbank Feb 26th, 2008 12:37 PM

best western joke rules

Magic Flyin' Lemur Feb 26th, 2008 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by Grimscott (Post 534761)
I'm surprised Epic Movie didn't get a nomination for Most Horrific Abomination Committed to Film. Because it really deserved it. Honestly, I'm a more bitter person for seeing it.

I think the proper category for Epic Movie would be "Worst Crime Against Humanity Since The Holocaust".

I told my nephew not to go see that movie around here because I was going to burn down the theater and everyone watching it inside, thus doing evolution a favor.

Desert_Screams Feb 26th, 2008 01:31 PM

Can't really argue with any of your selections here-- although I'd have to pick Zombie's HALLOWPALOOZA over TRANSFORMERS in the "Raping of a Classic" category. TRANSFORMERS was, at least, an abstract premise that could have done in any number of directions-- it just happened to go to Sucktown under the watchful eye of Michael Bad, ummmm, Bay. But with HALLOWEEN Zombie took a brilliant, well-thought-out suspense/horror classic, and turned it into an Very Special Episode of MONTEL. Daaaaaaamn his eeeeeeeyes!

Despotofks Feb 26th, 2008 04:09 PM

How about a category for "Move that I'll never see, but is most likely to make me stop talking to one of my friends for going to see in theaters."

2008 front-runners so far include "Meet the Spartans" and Paris Hilton's "The Hottie and the Nottie"

As for 2007? I'd have to say that "Delta Farce" narrowly beats out "Epic Movie" and "Because I Said So"

The category wouldn't be too different from your "Most Horrific Abomination Committed to Film" category. The difference would be the friend's ability to successfully argue for having to go see a movie. "Alvin & the Chipmunks" and "Norbit" can be forgiven with an apology and either the words "the kids wanted to..." or "my incredibly hot 20-year old girlfriend who is both as skinny as and as smart as a lamppost wanted to..." Whereas the only way to properly atone for having seen "Delta Farce" is through an eternity burning in a tomb with the arch-heretics in the sixth circle of Hell.

Fufuless Feb 26th, 2008 04:33 PM

Nothing quite like praying to God for him to kill Peter Parker.

Ruinne Feb 26th, 2008 04:50 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..."

executioneer Feb 26th, 2008 04:52 PM

freddy got fingered lol

executioneer Feb 26th, 2008 04:54 PM

daddy would you like some sausage
daddy would you like some sau-sa-ges

JJ the Jetplane Feb 26th, 2008 08:06 PM

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

incognit000 Feb 26th, 2008 09:04 PM

/More interesting and personally relevant than the oscars.

krish-0 Feb 26th, 2008 09:17 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.

celery77 Feb 26th, 2008 10:40 PM

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'.

MattJack Feb 27th, 2008 12:34 AM

Best Western joke made me laugh out loud.

You hating on Transformers made me frown out loud.

Protoclown Feb 27th, 2008 12:46 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.

krish-0 Feb 27th, 2008 08:25 AM

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.

Despotofks Feb 27th, 2008 09:10 AM

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.

HowardC Feb 27th, 2008 12:56 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.

STUD_BEANER_69 Feb 27th, 2008 01:37 PM

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

STUD_BEANER_69 Feb 27th, 2008 01:53 PM

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!

DeadKennedys Feb 27th, 2008 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by STUD_BEANER_69 (Post 534938)
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!

There are some moments in my life where I meet people who make me want to kill myself. This includes, but is not limited to, Juggalos, Furries, and STUD_BEANER_69. If you don't know why I hate you, it's already too late. Thank you for your time, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

vets 4 life

Despotofks Feb 27th, 2008 05:49 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.

Ruinne Feb 27th, 2008 06:10 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." :(

Madface Feb 28th, 2008 01:36 PM

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.

beatpole Mar 2nd, 2008 01:55 AM

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.

executioneer Mar 2nd, 2008 02:00 AM

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

Bune Mar 7th, 2008 04:39 PM

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.

Magic Flyin' Lemur Mar 7th, 2008 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by Bune (Post 536930)
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.

ohmygod you have no taste.

Kamrom Apr 8th, 2008 01:26 AM

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.

briny bill Jul 6th, 2008 06:48 PM

as i am under age i have oney seen them in the bunnifyd formate so i enjoyed all of them

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