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« on: March 08, 2014, 10:43:58 PM »

example: most movies but in particular

remakes of classic gore movies,

movies with a dozen different celebrities in them

Kate Hudson movies that aren't porn so why would I watch them

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 11:16:26 PM »

GANGS OF NEW YORK looked awesome from the trailer, but it put me to sleep!

SKYLINE looked like it was gonna rock, but it was painfully bad.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 11:24:58 PM »

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow - way too long, with very little story to go on. Anything resembling character development came about incomprehensible insider jokes. The promised action sequences were fleeting, few, and very far between.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 06:19:33 AM »

Cabin In The Woods. promised to be a 'game changer'....It couldn't even change its underpants
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 07:37:48 AM »

The Village. Misleading ads promising whatever (including Sigourney Weaver calling it the scariest movie ever).

Friday the 13th remake. Totally wretched. This didn't feel like a camp slasher at all. This was more like a remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 08:26:15 AM »

Supernova (2000) - the ending of that was just laughably horrible.  Some alien universe-controlling MacGuffin *SPOILERS* explodes and we get the computer telling us something like "either the universe will be destroyed, or something wonderful will happen."   Lookingup

About half of those handheld camera movies.  They build up to some thrilling climax, but it always turns out to be a bunch of frantic running around as walls and floors flash past the barely functioning night vision camera and we hear hyperventilating and then the credits roll.  No resolution whatsoever.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014, 08:43:43 AM »

FRANTIC - Harrison Ford.  Roman Polanski.  Hitchcockian plot.  Overall, pretty forgettable.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 10:00:52 AM »

The Village. Misleading ads promising whatever (including Sigourney Weaver calling it the scariest movie ever).


Totally. The marketing was great, the actual product, not so much. And speaking of Shyamalan movies, THE LAST AIRBENDER. I still don't know how he managed to screw that up so badly.

STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE. There was probably no way it wouldn't have been disappointing after all the hype, but damn....I think I mentioned this on another thread, but there was a Maul-heavy trailer for it that made me believe this movie would be amazing, not realizing that they'd put basically all of Maul's screentime into that trailer.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 11:51:41 AM »

Definitely agree with Phantom Menace. What a disappointment that film really was...a kid's racing film with politics thrown in....
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 02:06:52 PM »

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow - way too long, with very little story to go on. Anything resembling character development came about incomprehensible insider jokes. The promised action sequences were fleeting, few, and very far between.

Great choice: amazing art direction, but no movie to go along with it.
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 11:25:48 AM »

I agree about "Sky Captain"....I was pretty let down. I did actually enjoy "Phantom Menace"....it was the last one to really feel like a Star Wars film. However,the final two just didn't seem to fit. Plus,Lucas and his persistent story inaccuracies.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 11:54:42 AM »

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow - way too long, with very little story to go on. Anything resembling character development came about incomprehensible insider jokes. The promised action sequences were fleeting, few, and very far between.

Great choice: amazing art direction, but no movie to go along with it.

Pretty much exactly what I thought.
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 08:35:36 PM »

I liked Phantom Menace least of all the films. Then again, I'm not overly fond of racing films aside from cross country racing films (those I do like)...
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 06:27:58 AM »

Cabin In The Woods. promised to be a 'game changer'....It couldn't even change its underpants

LOL  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2014, 10:34:11 AM »

The  Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer movies promised to be funny. 

In truth, they're about as funny as getting a root canal without any Novocaine... while the dentists assistant repeatedly punches you in the groin, and another assistant tattoos vulgar phrases on your face. 
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