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« on: October 10, 2008, 10:12:01 AM »

As a result of the poor box office showing for that god-awful An American Carol, the film's website suggested that "ticket fraud" had occurred, where moviegoers had bought tickets for An American Carol, but had instead been given tickets to see another film, in an attempt to artificially minimize the film's box office draw. The page has since been taken down.

Also, the film was not screened for critics. Director David Zucker said that this was because the studio did not believe it would get a fair hearing from critics, due to its conservative political viewpoint.

Apparently, it's all part of a vast left-wing conspiracy to destroy all conservative films.

Yeah, whatever.

Hey, Zucker, did you ever think that maybe the film bombed because it sucks ass?  I mean, really, this has got to be among the worst films I have ever seen, filled with horribly unfunny "jokes", nasty attacks against Michael Moore, and racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, and just plain ignorant ramblings.

Michael Moore could certainly be a good target for satire, but this movie isn't satire.  It's nasty, ugly, mean, and, not to mention, highly unfunny.  It's like a right-wing version of Seltzerburg.

Next time you make a movie, Zucker, why don't you try to actually, well, you know, be funny, instead of just trying to cram your bigoted views down people's throats.

An American Carol is about as unfunny as "comedy" can get.

Of course, feel free to post your opinions on this travesty.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 10:35:51 AM »

I didnt see it, but the commercial looked like one of those 'reference movies' like epic movie, I thought it was made by those same morons.  Actually I don't like even calling those movies, its an insut to the medium.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 12:13:49 PM »

This reminds me of Uwe Boll's statement on why theaters didn't want to carry Postal after months of vowing that his movie would outdo Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Turd. Instead of admitting Postal probably wouldn't hold the mainstream appeal (and money) that theater owners usually prefer from the movies they show, he vowed that his movie was being unfairly ignored because of it's "controversial" content and that it was tantamount to censorship... I'm still not sure whether he's a dumbass or a jackass.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 12:55:24 PM »

This reminds me of Uwe Boll's statement on why theaters didn't want to carry Postal after months of vowing that his movie would outdo Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Turd. Instead of admitting Postal probably wouldn't hold the mainstream appeal (and money) that theater owners usually prefer from the movies they show, he vowed that his movie was being unfairly ignored because of it's "controversial" content and that it was tantamount to censorship... I'm still not sure whether he's a dumbass or a jackass.

The official Razzies website has compared An American Carol to Postal, calling it "similarly tasteless (and similarly pointless)".  In fact, many of the so-called "jokes" in An American Carol are IDENTICAL to the so-called "jokes" in Postal... even the so-called "jokes" in the trailers are the same.

An American Carol is so heavy-handed that it actually goes far beyond self-parody.  It's really hard not to keep staring at the screen in disbelief.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 02:23:31 PM »

I'm still not sure whether he's a dumbass or a jackass.


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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008, 02:27:34 PM »

Yeah, I guess he can be both.  TongueOut
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 09:43:30 PM »

"An American Carol" is one of those movies were you just knew it was going to bomb from the get go. I can't believe you managed to sit through that film Metropolisforev. What was the worst part (or parts) about it?
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 11:23:21 AM »

"An American Carol" is one of those movies were you just knew it was going to bomb from the get go. I can't believe you managed to sit through that film Metropolisforev. What was the worst part (or parts) about it?

The whole movie was astonishingly hateful and unfunny.  There are no women in major roles in the film, apart from the exceedingly small role of Michael's assistant. Otherwise, they are either sex objects for leering; screeching, menstruating witches; or butch, angry lesbians (and sometimes a mixture of those.)  As expected, the film is openly hostile to any religion that is not Christianity (and, I'm guessing, Evangelical Christianity, at that). Islam is, of course, shown as being simply the religion of terrorists and no one else. Judaism is given a backhand slap in a scene where Mike is shown the future if we had not fought the Civil War; he, ludicrously, lives in the South and owns slaves. At one point, they begin to serenade him with "Hava Negila."  Not only is this blatant anti-Semitism, but it's really ignorant, too.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but Michael Moore is Catholic, right? And, also, if there were a South that was its own country, am I expected to believe that a LIBERAL would be living there and owning slaves, in direct counter to his beliefs? Nice try, movie... but that still doesn't distract me from wondering why you hate Jews. Later, American soldiers are shown having a Christian prayer meeting just before going off to fight the good fight -- which is a pretty direct insult to all our brave fighting men and women who do not ascribe to that particular belief system.

The alleged "satire" of Michael Moore is incredibly shallow, and mostly revolves around him being "fat", ugly, smelly, ect.  Also, much of the "humor" revolves around Micheal Moore being attacked, insulted, injured, ect.

P.S.: As a personal note, if somebody who reads this knows David Zucker, please tell him that if he's going to trash on documentary films as "not being real movies" over 20 times throughout his flick, he might want to make a movie that looks like it cost more than a hundred bucks.
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 01:13:15 PM »

  As expected, the film is openly hostile to any religion that is not Christianity (and, I'm guessing, Evangelical Christianity, at that). Islam is, of course, shown as being simply the religion of terrorists and no one else. Judaism is given a backhand slap in a scene where Mike is shown the future if we had not fought the Civil War; he, ludicrously, lives in the South and owns slaves. At one point, they begin to serenade him with "Hava Negila."  Not only is this blatant anti-Semitism, but it's really ignorant, too.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but Michael Moore is Catholic, right? And, also, if there were a South that was its own country, am I expected to believe that a LIBERAL would be living there and owning slaves, in direct counter to his beliefs? Nice try, movie... but that still doesn't distract me from wondering why you hate Jews. Later, American soldiers are shown having a Christian prayer meeting just before going off to fight the good fight -- which is a pretty direct insult to all our brave fighting men and women who do not ascribe to that particular belief system.


I'm 99% certain that Zucker is Jewish.
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 05:45:36 PM »

I stand by my original review on this one.

Some jokes worked, some didn't, but it was still funnier than any of the last five Hollywood spoofs I've seen - it certainly ran rings around SUPERHERO MOVIE, EPIC MOVIE, and SCARY MOVIE II. 

Of course, that's not saying much.  The spoof genre has fallen on hard times.
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 09:53:35 PM »

Wasn't Zucker one of the producers behind Airplane/Naked Gun?

If so, what happened?  He went from them to Scary Movie 3. Buggedout
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2008, 10:28:05 AM »


Oh ... you mean like Michael Moore's movies?
 It's about time someone made a movie mocking that fat, useless pig.




Michael Moore could certainly be a good target for satire, but this movie isn't satire.  It's nasty, ugly, mean, and, not to mention, highly unfunny. 

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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2008, 10:44:05 AM »


Oh ... you mean like Michael Moore's movies?
 It's about time someone made a movie mocking that fat, useless pig.




Michael Moore could certainly be a good target for satire, but this movie isn't satire.  It's nasty, ugly, mean, and, not to mention, highly unfunny. 



Many conservatives are praising this movie, but not because it's funny.  Because they want to see Michael Moore getting hit over the head with a frying pan.

Conservative nuts will praise any movie that supports their views, no matter how awful it is.

Thank you, Scott123, for proving my point.

P.S.: I am not a liberal.  I am an independent thinker.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2008, 12:01:54 PM »


Oh ... you mean like Michael Moore's movies?
 It's about time someone made a movie mocking that fat, useless pig.

To paraphase the typical discussion with Moore-haters about his
movies:

"What specifically don't you like about Moore's movies?"
"Michael Moore is fat."
"Yeah, but what about his movies?"
"They're liberal. They're full of lies. And Michael Moore is fat."
"Can you point out one of these lies?"
"... [long pause] ... Michael Moore is fat. And his movies are liberal."

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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2008, 04:19:58 PM »

He's a real winner, he hasn't been funny in years; decades.
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