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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2008, 05:00:09 PM »

Watched it last night. I actually enjoyed watching it; it didn't drag.
The plot holes were amazing! BounceGiggle
Travolta was such a Ham, and the Psyclos were just dumb!
Anyone notice how the degenerated humanity dressed, and acted like people at a Renaissance fair?

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"Well since you able to smelt it into BRICK I will be expecting the rest of my gold in five days!"
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2008, 08:53:09 PM »

I watched it once in 2004 and, unlike Ed Wood films (horrible as they are), I have not felt like watching it again. The wobbly camera work made me envy the blind and it was laced with a thinly veiled religious message. It was a truly painful experience. It probably would have been more enjoyable had they not attempted a plot and character development and just made it Hubbard's --cult propaganda epic-- (those can be quite enjoyable as you laugh and ingnore their silly pleads for your salvation [or fall for their crap]). To be fair, I've heard the BOOK is really good. I just haven't found the time to read that footstool made of paper.
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2008, 10:02:19 PM »

I've had this book for a long time, and haven't had the urge to read it again, or even see the movie...
The book is always supposed to be better than the movie, but in this case, I'd say they're both lousy...
And only because of the links to Scientology...  Thumbdown Buggedout Hatred
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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2008, 11:05:00 PM »

If you start openly attacking their cult on this site, Hubbard's b***hes might bring the fury of Xenu on our patron, Andrew. We don't want that, do we?
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« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2008, 01:08:59 AM »

Eh, , maybe a little, , just for comic relief. .
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« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2008, 01:47:46 AM »

Well, my cult is at war with the Co$ cult. They have actually managed to make a film so horrible that not even I want to watch it, and I've viewed some of the lowest examples of cinematic excrement with feelings that were less than contempt and close to admiration and envy. People have consistantly disagreed with my choices on everything pop culture, so I'm used to being the sole fan of a film made by Dutch Satanists with a cheese fetish starring dead penguins or a New Jersey punk band described as "...instrument day at special ed class..." with a dirigidoo, a banjo and an inbred, twelve year old frontman with autism. I apparently love s**t. But this movie sucks so much ass, there is almost no ass left to be sucked. The "land of the golden arches" allusion and dropping a man to see if he could fly were the only redeeming qualities this film can claim, so I submit they rerelease it with all but the afore mentioned scenes omitted and then credits. Until that happens, this film will always be an abomination to celluloid and a slap in the face to the American public.
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« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2008, 02:46:08 AM »

I've never understood the hate that BE received...and still receives.
When I first watched it, I had heard it was bad but found that it's nowhere near as bad as everyone makes it out to be.
I've watched it twice since then and it never bothered me.  I did notice the tilted camera more, but it was easily overlooked.

I thought Travolta was perfect as Terl.  No other actor could've played him as far as I'm concerned.  Smile

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« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2008, 03:50:24 AM »

I did give it a shot. It ruined my childhood. A chainsaw enema would have been more fun. Only Ewe Boll could make a more unwatchable dung heap and I was surprised to find he was uninvolved with this project. The damn camera almost gave me motion sickness. Travolta did all right, but there is no redemption for this theatrical abortion. Could I warm up to it? Yes, I could. It's incredibly unlikely without a lobotomy, however. Are there worst films? Yes, there are. You could probably count them all on the fingers of one hand after holding a lit firecracker in your fist.
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« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2008, 03:02:36 PM »

But this obvious vechicle for religious conversion, with epic intentions was such a flop that it's hillarious in its own right!

Come on; Travolta as an alien with a dreaded beehive hair-doo and on stilts! BounceGiggle

It felt and looked like a b-movie that had too much time, money, and effort going into it.
I'm not saying buy it, I'm saying barrow it atmost.

Anyways, Co$ won't come here because they aren't the type of people to approach people, unless they are rich or are useful to them.
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« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2008, 03:35:54 PM »

Have you forgotten about their war on the internet and their vow to silence all criticism by all means legal or illegal? However, I've decided that maybe I was a little too harsh. I'll give it one more chance. I haven't seen it since about 2004 or so. I'll borrow it, though. They're not getting any of my money. Finding it will be difficult, though, because I've made sure I have no friends who like that "film" or whatever it's supposed to be. That's one of the few films I believe should be mass pirated to drive down their profits. Why are so many of my favorite actors in that church? It's not that their beliefs differ from my mine, but that they're such a***oles about it. Every religion has their kooky, nutjob, orthodox fundamentalists. Everyone from Christianity to Islam. But nutjob fundamentalists include every Scientologist. They're just real jerks. Even LeVeyan Satanists are nicer, and they consider themselves evil and use words like "diabolical" in their self desciptions. But this isn't a theological argument. The fact that they're all radical extremists that attack psychiatrists and they tried to sell us this $75,000,000 ($44,000,000 in real money) turd is the argument.
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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2008, 03:42:42 PM »

The book is fair to good.  The film is awful, but some of the idiocy and awful performances make it worth watching.  I don't know how many times the line, "Stupid man-animal!  Hahahahaha!" is shouted during the movie, but it's quite a few.

Scientology is considered a cult by Germany and was denied status as a religious organization.  Just last year Germany tried to ban it (they failed).  It's probably a good thing for personal freedoms that the effort failed, but I can agree with their reasons for pursuing it.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1695514,00.html
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« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2008, 11:04:41 PM »

Germany has an almost Naziesque censorship of the media. I find it odd that Germany would classify them as a cult and refuse to recognize them as a religious group, which is what classifying them as a cult pretty much was. Germany has a few good ideas like banning all racist speech altogether, which we can't do here with freedom of speech and whatnot. I've been a cleric since the sixth of February as a Lutheran (probably the youngest in my area), but I've pretty much converted to SubGenius (also a "cult"; we wear the term like a badge of honor). I am still authorized to perform Lutheran sacrements and I believe the BASIC message is good. I tend to defend various misunderstood faiths and fringe cults because of my studies in theology and metaphysics. I've defended Satanists, Wiccans, Mormans, Muslims, Hebrews and a host of others from people who don't know what they're talking about and follow rumors. The Church of Scientology, however, has no redeming qualities that I've been able to find. They're conglomerate bullies (like all fundamentalists). As a marine, Andrew, you no doubt come into contact with people of a lot of faiths (the military has been accused of being Christian-centric, but I heard they're rectifing that). Have you met Scientologists in the Corps? My mother is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but her religious tolerance is a bit narrow so discouse on religion in the military is a difficult topic to stomach with her sometimes. Not that she's intolerant, per se.
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2008, 04:58:38 PM »


Scientology is considered a cult by Germany and was denied status as a religious organization.  Just last year Germany tried to ban it (they failed). 

The fact is that the "Cult Awareness Network" in the United States clearly and concisely points out that Scientology is NOT a cult. I repeat, It is NOT a cult.










Of course this may be because CO$ legally wrangled the C.A.N. into bankruptcy, then bought them up. Yes, that's right, the "Cult Awareness Network" is OWNED by the CO$. How convenient.
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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2008, 05:11:56 PM »

I know. That was a long and bloody war. The trick is Hubbard taught his lackeys to fight dirty and deny everything.
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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2008, 07:08:56 PM »

As a marine, Andrew, you no doubt come into contact with people of a lot of faiths (the military has been accused of being Christian-centric, but I heard they're rectifing that). Have you met Scientologists in the Corps? My mother is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but her religious tolerance is a bit narrow so discouse on religion in the military is a difficult topic to stomach with her sometimes. Not that she's intolerant, per se.

I have yet to meet a Marine who was a Scientologist.  As for religions of Marines, we have a lot of Christians, but that is not the product of any intentional focus.  I would say it's just a reflection of the demographic who usually enlists in the Marine corps.  Obviously we're not going to get a lot of volunteers from religions that push pacifism, nor ones whose members are also usually members of political groups who oppose military service.

I'm a bit strange as I am 1 generation removed from Amish, and they are not the sort who enlist.
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