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« on: January 14, 2008, 01:53:59 PM »

Any movies that you thought you would love--especially after seeing the trailer--and ended up hating instead?

For me there are tooooo many to mention.......But If I gotta give an example--Hulk would be one of the first ones to come to mind!!!!!!!

I went and saw it expecting "HULK SMASH!" and stuff like that.

Instead what I got was an extremely boring two hour origin story that was longer than it needed to really be with only fifteen or twenty minutes near the end of the film for a sub-par battle. People go to these things for the Hero V.S. Villan aspect-most people do anyway-not Hamlet.

What really ticked me off was that we got where the whole "Hulk persona" came from after seeing ten minutes of "the evil father" ---after ten minutes they coulda gone into a real story dealing with "The Hulk" and any number of Super villans--instead they kept up the story of the evil father character for close to two more hours.

Heck even having Hulk go after a group of mobsters or non-supervillian type baddies woulda been fine.

Instead they decided to try and be "Dramatic" and "Artistic" too bad they didn't watch the old TV show from the 70's.......It was quite cheesy at times of course.....but it also had it's "dramatic" and "artistic" moments as well.

The theme song along was dramatic enough to make you feel sorry for the character.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 02:14:05 PM »

The Matrix: Revolutions   Hatred

I was one of those people who loved the first and second Matrix movies.  Reloaded upped the ante from the first movie and it had a great cliffhanger ending.  Then, Revolutions happened.

Too much CGI.  Too little story...and what little story they did have didn't make any damned sense.  I tell people who have see the first two and not the third that anything that they could have come up with to end the story is waaaaay better than what the Wachowski brother and sister came up with.

Plus, when the main baddie ends up being a ripoff of the MCP from Tron you know your movie has problems.  And that little Indian girl in the beginning was scary.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 02:31:11 PM »

Oh yes--what about the Bourne Identity flicks?

Looked cool and exciting--but was boring and overly complicated--I only saw the first one because there are rare times  when the sequel is better.

In the case of the Bourne movies though the second was just as bad as the first. Haven't even seen the third yet.

not sure I want to.

And let's not even mention "Are We There Yet?" looked like a "Home Alone" type of movie with cute likeable kids--ended up hating the kids for being cruel brats and the mother for never taking care of them and the bratty things they did--some folks made excuses for her like "she never knew what they were doing" and such--well what kind of mother is she if she can't put a simple equation of all her boyfriends nearly getting killed and her kids being always close-by? Ice Cube was also a little annoying.

The movie wasn't as similar to  "Home Alone" as the ads led one to believe--closer say to those crappy Problem Child movies with that kid who deserved to die.   
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 05:53:30 PM »

anything with nick cage in it except maybe con air or leaving las vegas
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 07:10:26 PM »


I was fully prepared to love this historical epic, but it was SOOOO long and the essential plotline was so simplistic that it totally failed to pull me in.  Yes, Daniel Day Lewis chewed up the landscape as Butcher Bill, but they could have cut this thing by an hour and still had a very slow paced movie!

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 07:15:56 PM »

I've got to go with The Matrix.  Up until Neo took the pill, it actually was pretty good.  Then it turned into a pile of dried dog turds.  It was one of those movies that managed to do everything wrong.

Gun fights inside a virtual reality?  They'll have laser guns and other neat stuff, right?  Nope, just a regular gunfight but with some guy hopping around pillars in slow motion.

Kung fu fights inside a virtual reality?  They'll be tearing arms and legs and heads off and punching through people, right?  Nope, just a regular kung fu fight but they'll freeze the action at random moments to swirl the camera around the combatants.

In the end, it was just ... an action movie that hardly even made an attempt to take advantage of its nifty premise.  It was really quite amazing the extent to which the Wachowski brothers sqandered the potential of their movie.

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 07:30:35 PM »


Aeon Flux

Pirates 3 (not hated, just really disappointed)

Sunshine (see note above)

All of the Spiderman movies.

Starship Troopers 2


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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008, 07:51:38 PM »

I thought Sunshine was amazing.

Probably the most egregious example I can think of is Unbreakable. I loved The Sixth Sense, so I was pretty excited to see Shyamalan's new one. Surprise, surprise, I hated almost every minute of it. People were laughing at the movie, laughing at it. What should have been a taut, suspenseful thriller was a pretentiously, plodding pile of poop. Sorry to alliterate, but I really did not like this movie.

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 08:23:08 PM »

I'll throw in the LoTR movies as well.  I was expecting something amazing but they were really just regular "Hollywood" movies: big, expensive, and dumb.  (I didn't hate King Kong, but combined with these three movies, it made me unable to watch ANY Peter Jackson film, even Dead Alive.)

Spider-Man 2 was AWFUL.  Doc Ock isn't some tragic figure who lost his wife and became evil, he's a short, fat, socially inept sociopath seething with impotent rage who suddenly finds himself in command of real, physical power and decides no one is going to stand in his way ever again!  And WTF was with the rehash of Superman 2's plot with Spider-Man losing his powers because he feels they push him away from the woman he loves and then getting them back because he needs them to save her?  And the whole thing with Spider-Man stopping the train ... are we supposed to understand that makes him *gasp* just as powerful as Superman?  See this, Sam Raimi?  That's my middle finger!  (Much like LoTR and King Kong ruined Jackson for me, these movies ruined Sam Raimi.)

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 08:58:03 PM »

Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story- Family Guy movie, more or less a ripoff as it's just 3 episodes thrown together, and not all that 'unrated' either.  Lots of bleeps in the version I saw. 

Punch Drunk Love- Didn't necessarily 'hate' it, but didn't love it either.  Was kinda like, 'What?"

Body Slam- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper stars as a pro wrestler, with Kellie Martin as his daughter and Dirk Benedict as a promoter.  Also stars Charles Nelson Reilly, Tanya Roberts and John Astin.

Mannequin 2: On The Move- We kinda said everything we needed to with the first, didn't we?

These four initially come to mind.

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2008, 11:03:23 PM »

I wouldn't say I ended up hating these films, but was just really disappointed in them.

Godzilla (1998)
King Arthur
The Village
Blair Witch 2
Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Gangs of New York
Alien 3 (the closest I have come to actually hating a movie)
Alien resurrection

Blade Trinity

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2008, 11:54:14 PM »

Matrix Reloaded - way to have a bunch of pointless random action scenes between the dumbest plot scenes in history
Godzilla (1998) - no explanation needed.
Spiderman 3
The Hulk
The Ice Storm
Star Trek X
Star Wars Episode I
Robovampire (my introduction to Godfrey Ho movies)
Batman and Robin
Snakes on a Plane

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 08:29:28 AM »

Resident Evil:  Apocalypse.  I loved the first movie, the characters were uber-cool, the film was very stylish, the soundtrack was awesome, and I loved the way the whole thing was edited together.  Then came the second film, and they made Milla into a freakin' superhero.  She's jumping a Harley through a church window while simultaneously firing two Uzis with pinpoint accuracy - in midair.  That's not cool, that's just stupid.  Then she has a fight with a 500 lb bulletproof monster, and it's edited in such a way that you can't see what's going on.  The ending was just the idiotic icing on the idiotic cake.

Alien Resurrection - good sci-fi is such a rare thing, all the big franchises are aimed at children.  So the Alien franchise was something near and dear to my heart.  And they take it and make a B movie out of it?  With a band of merry space pirates right out of the straight-to-video dumpster?  This was a franchise based on real, believable characters that we cared about, and we get these dopes making weapons out of wheelchairs and Winona Ryder whining and Ripley stopping to shoot a bunch of failed experiments while the whole damned ship is about to blow up?  And a human/alien hybrid that looks kind of sad? 

Anaconda:  Hunt for the Blood Orchid.  The first movie was okay, the trailers for the second looked pretty good and I was fairly excited to see it.  It was so cliched, so utterly unimaginative, so completely mind numbingly been-there-done-that a thousand times before, that it actually made me angry.  I hated the good characters and didn't give a damn about the bad ones, the comic relief idiot should have been bludgeoned to death, and the snakes...was this movie even about snakes?  It was about a guy who was greedy who wanted to put everyone else in danger.  And I wanted them all to die, so I wasn't very motivated to disagree with him.

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2008, 01:53:09 PM »

I was excited as heck to see the new Transformers movie.  I was looking forward to a silly and fun movie, but it was annoying garbage.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire was a big letdown.  The previews looked awesome, but it was mostly a bore.

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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 02:11:32 PM »

Armageddon (Figured it would be fun at least but aside from its special effects, there's really nothing to it...the characters seem to matter very little).

Natural Born Killers (just a repetitive mess of a film, like an insane music video constantly replayed over and over ad nauseum to the point I honestly fell asleep and was only awakened because the film was so noisy).

Interview With the Vampire (takes away the vampires' bite in so many ways and is dull as dishwater a lot of its running time. Fell asleep watching this too. Do actually own it on videotape. Actually does have its moments but it's very slow slugging. Could have used some tighter editing IMO).

Accident (I've seen this get rave reviews but I don't see what's so special about it and its characters seem totally unappealing to me).

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