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BowlenBall
03-30-2011, 08:10 AM
The yin to the other thread's yang. Here's my list:

Avatar: some good things in this movie, but how do you spend $200 million on a movie and $20 on the plot?

The Empire Strikes Back: OK, sure, now everyone thinks it's weak sauce, but I've been hating on Ewoks since 1983.

And... the absolute worst movie that everyone loved of all time: The English Patient

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Beantown Bronco
03-30-2011, 08:13 AM
The Empire Strikes Back: OK, sure, now everyone thinks it's weak sauce, but I've been hating on Ewoks since 1983.


Did you mean Return of the Jedi?

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 08:14 AM
The yin to the other thread's yang. Here's my list:

Avatar: some good things in this movie, but how do you spend $200 million on a movie and $20 on the plot?

The Empire Strikes Back: OK, sure, now everyone thinks it's weak sauce, but I've been hating on Ewoks since 1983.

And... the absolute worst movie that everyone loved of all time: The English Patient

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the Ewoks are in Return of the Jedi....you're going to get reemed on this thread.

I agree about Avatar: Dancing with Wolves remake staring the Smurfs

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2011, 08:15 AM
For me, pretty much any movie made prior to 1960. I can appreciate the "classics" that are on every critics lists of top whatever movies of all time....for what they are. But I can't watch them. I've tried and tried, but just can't do it. The style of acting or over-acting, whatever you want to call it, I just don't like it and don't find it enjoyable at all.

Broncosfreak_56
03-30-2011, 08:15 AM
Pulp Fiction...




/Flame resistant suit ON

55CrushEm
03-30-2011, 08:17 AM
The biggest travesty was Shakespeare in Love winning best picture over Saving Private Ryan.

I remember at the time them saying that the winner for Best Director almost always also wins Best Picture. Well, sure enough.....Speilberg won Best Director for Saving Private Ryan.....but did NOT get Best Picture.

What a joke.

So, yeah....I hated Shakespeare in Love.....but I assume it was well liked by most.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 08:17 AM
Pulp Fiction...




/Flame resistant suit ON

now you've done it! ;D

IMO, it's one of the few Tarantino movies I can watch over and over again.

I hated the Kill Bill movies

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2011, 08:19 AM
Pulp Fiction...




/Flame resistant suit ON

Agreed. Almost any Quentin Tarrantino movie for me.

And all those that are entirely of that certain CGIish breed like: Beowolf, 300, the Spirit, etc.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 08:19 AM
Inception...yawn. All that talk of dreaming must have made me sleepy

overated...

rugbythug
03-30-2011, 08:19 AM
I detested get him to the greek. With a white hot passion.

Drunk Monkey
03-30-2011, 08:22 AM
Inception...yawn. All that talk of dreaming must have made me sleepy

overated...

Second

oubronco
03-30-2011, 08:40 AM
Buried

The whole damn movie was about a guy in a damn box

Rohirrim
03-30-2011, 08:41 AM
I thought Inglorius Basterds was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. If fact, it might be number one on the list. Tarantino must have had some traumatic event happen to him when he was about thirteen, because he is locked in a middle school sensibility.

Followed by Dogma. Talk about sophomoric drivel. But probably not as sophomoric as the Austin Powers series.

But then again, leading off at number one should be Borat. That idiot should be forced to pay a fine to everybody who was cheated out of admission on that piece of ****.

Then, there is a very long list of movies (Avatar, Inception, etc. etc. etc.) which are nothing more than toys for the F/X guys to **** around with. No plot. No direction. Childishly inept and lame stories. I call them mental cotton candy. And they are the number one product being pumped out of Hollywood now. The way you can tell if you seen one of those stinkers is if somebody asks you about it the next day and you can't remember anything about it. The average video game has more depth.

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2011, 08:42 AM
Buried

The whole damn movie was about a guy in a damn box

I don't remember it being a porno.

In all seriousness, though, that wasn't exactly supposed to be a surprise going in.

BowlenBall
03-30-2011, 08:48 AM
I detested get him to the greek. With a white hot passion.

Funny that you say that, because I had the opposite experience. I was prepared to LOATHE this movie because of Russell Brand. But once I started watching... haven't laughed that hard in a movie in years....

crowebomber
03-30-2011, 08:49 AM
Any English period piece that gets Oscar nominations just seems like the same movie over and over to me. English Patient = Shakespeare in Love = The King's Speech = Sense and Sensibility.

Requiem
03-30-2011, 08:50 AM
Pick a worthless animated or comic book movie, pick any of them. *toilet flush*

Hercules Rockefeller
03-30-2011, 08:50 AM
The 6th Sense

Boring as **** and the payoff at the end isn't worth the 2+ hours it took to get there

BowlenBall
03-30-2011, 08:54 AM
the Ewoks are in Return of the Jedi....you're going to get reemed on this thread.

I agree about Avatar: Dancing with Wolves remake staring the Smurfs

You're right, and I deserve the reaming, because Empire is one of my favorite movies of all time!

gunns
03-30-2011, 08:56 AM
Any Star Wars movie
Any Star Trek movie, not much of a scifi fan
And I'll hurry and run....Hangover, thought it was just silly
Agree on the Austin Powers, Pulp Fiction, English movies, and Borat

Mjolnir
03-30-2011, 08:57 AM
American Beauty - Kevin Spacey fantasizing about nailing his daughter's high school friend = kiddie porn.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 09:01 AM
Funny that you say that, because I had the opposite experience. I was prepared to LOATHE this movie because of Russell Brand. But once I started watching... haven't laughed that hard in a movie in years....

no doubt

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Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 09:01 AM
For me, pretty much any movie made prior to 1960. I can appreciate the "classics" that are on every critics lists of top whatever movies of all time....for what they are. But I can't watch them. I've tried and tried, but just can't do it. The style of acting or over-acting, whatever you want to call it, I just don't like it and don't find it enjoyable at all.

Those old movies, they take too much time developing the characters and story, so it gets boring. I saw the original Ocean's 11 after I saw the remake. Man, they didn't get to the plan scene until halfway through the movie because they were developing the characters. In the remake they got to the plan scene like 20 minutes in.

I'm all for character and plot development, but pick up the damn pace.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 09:02 AM
American Beauty - Kevin Spacey fantasizing about nailing his daughter's high school friend = kiddie porn.

yep!!! the movie sucks, sucks, sucks sucks!

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 09:06 AM
I thought Inglorius Basterds was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. If fact, it might be number one on the list. Tarantino must have had some traumatic event happen to him when he was about thirteen, because he is locked in a middle school sensibility.


But then again, leading off at number one should be Borat. That idiot should be forced to pay a fine to everybody who was cheated out of admission on that piece of ****.



I agree about Inglourious Basterds. I was expecting so much more from that movie. Like, more of the Inglourious Basterds.

I thought Borat was just dumb.

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 09:08 AM
Agree on the Austin Powers.

I've never watched Austin Powers all the way through because it just is the dumbest thing ever.

Mjolnir
03-30-2011, 09:09 AM
yep!!! the movie sucks, sucks, sucks sucks!

Didn't it win Best Picture at the Oscars? That piece of crap was just creepy to watch.

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 09:09 AM
I've tried to watch the first Lord of the Rings like four times. I fall asleep every time. I made it an hour in once. I've never bothered trying to watch the sequels. I've never watched a Harry Potter movie either.

jhns
03-30-2011, 09:10 AM
Didn't it win Best Picture at the Oscars? That piece of crap was just creepy to watch.

The girls were 18 in the movie and like 25 in real life. You have a weird definition of kiddie porn.

crowebomber
03-30-2011, 09:11 AM
Black Swan. I don't know, they just tried to have this dark edgy vibe throughout the movie, but ballet and ballarinas to me just isn't a dark edgy subject - it's laughable. If being a ballarina was that tough and stressful and competitive, they should have just gotten real jobs as strippers. That, I would have liked to have seen.

Rigs11
03-30-2011, 09:12 AM
The Dark Knight...way too much crap jammed in that movie..and Bale's voice..

jhns
03-30-2011, 09:13 AM
Black Swan. I don't know, they just tried to have this dark edgy vibe throughout the movie, but ballet and ballarinas to me just isn't a dark edgy subject - it's laughable. If being a ballarina was that tough and stressful and competitive, they should have just gotten real jobs as strippers. That, I would have liked to have seen.

I just bought that movie but haven't seen it yet. I don't care if it is good though. It wasn't bought for the plot.

OABB
03-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Crash. When it won best picture I threw my remote at the television and swore to never watch the oscars again.

I have not watched the oscars since, and I'm proud to say that anyone who liked that movie is instantly off of my friends list. I ask people early on how they felt about crash, and if they have any fondness for it, i will get up and walk out mid sentence.

It is the same as finding Nazi gear in your friends house.

Anyone that liked that movie should walk outside right now and jump in front of a very fast moving vehicle.

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2011, 09:18 AM
If being a ballarina was that tough and stressful and competitive, they should have just gotten real jobs as strippers. That, I would have liked to have seen.

Natalie Portman says, "Been there, done that"

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Rohirrim
03-30-2011, 09:22 AM
American Beauty is on my top ten list. One of the best films ever made. ;D

TheReverend
03-30-2011, 09:24 AM
District 9

Pseudo-intellectual and retarded storyline.

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 09:24 AM
The Blindside. I have never seen the movie, because I've already seen Wildcats and Sunset Park. So there was no reason to see Dangerous Minds, Freedom Writers, The Blindside or any other movie like that. Hell, even Keanu Reeves did one of those movies when he was a little league baseball coach.

When I saw the preview for The Blindside my first thought was, really, another one of these?

gunns
03-30-2011, 09:25 AM
You can go to Best Picture Oscar winners and find a good portion of these movies.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 09:27 AM
The Blindside. I have never seen the movie, because I've already seen Wildcats and Sunset Park. So there was no reason to see Dangerous Minds, Freedom Writers, The Blindside or any other movie like that. Hell, even Keanu Reeves did one of those movies when he was a little league baseball coach.

When I saw the preview for The Blindside my first thought was, really, another one of these?

wow...other than football, Blindside isn't like any of those movies.

maybe I missed your point? Movies based on a true story?

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 09:29 AM
wow...other than football, Blindside isn't like any of those movies.

Yes, it is.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 09:29 AM
see edit

oubronco
03-30-2011, 09:30 AM
Black Swan. I don't know, they just tried to have this dark edgy vibe throughout the movie, but ballet and ballarinas to me just isn't a dark edgy subject - it's laughable. If being a ballarina was that tough and stressful and competitive, they should have just gotten real jobs as strippers. That, I would have liked to have seen.

Yea but you gotta love the lesbo scene

uplink
03-30-2011, 09:30 AM
Sean Connery in Zardoz

Good Will Hunting (stupid that the main character could know research level math without even learning basic math) Unless he read books all the time he wasn't working.

uplink
03-30-2011, 09:32 AM
[QUOTE=uplink;3147807]Sean Connery in Zardoz

Just joking about Zardoz, it was a good movie. I bet
Sean regrets it though.

DrFate
03-30-2011, 09:33 AM
Inception - boring
Avatar - actually fell asleep watching the DVD, never finished it

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 09:38 AM
wow...other than football, Blindside isn't like any of those movies.

maybe I missed your point? Movies based on a true story?

Well, I don't want to come off like a dislike white people with this point, but they are all movies about a white person who is saving black folks/minorities. That plot line has been done a lot of times.

Chris
03-30-2011, 09:38 AM
Any English period piece that gets Oscar nominations just seems like the same movie over and over to me. English Patient = Shakespeare in Love = The King's Speech = Sense and Sensibility.

The English Patient was pure kitschy schlock designed to woo middle aged women. In the late 90s movies were still marketed to adults remember.

Shakespeare in Love was entertaining schlock that ultimately couldn't compare to works written by the man himself.

The King's Speech was a nice tale about a friendship more than anything. An interesting, intimate character piece but not worthy of best picture in my mind.

I remember really liking Sense and Sensibility as a kid. Can't say much more on that.

If you want a good period piece then watch "Much Ado About Nothing". Shakespeare was funny as ****.

I hated Closer. I didn't really like Avatar. I tend not to remember the movies I really disliked.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 09:42 AM
Well, I don't want to come off like a dislike white people with this point, but they are all movies about a white person who is saving black folks/minorities. That plot line has been done a lot of times.

no problem....I get it now

jhns
03-30-2011, 09:43 AM
Well, I don't want to come off like a dislike white people with this point, but they are all movies about a white person who is saving black folks/minorities. That plot line has been done a lot of times.

Racist.

Every plot has been redone. You must hate pretty much every movie that has come out in the past 50 years. The Blindside is a true story, not something made up by a white guy trying to show white people save minorities. IMO, you look like an idiot saying you dislike something you have never seen/tried.

I hate Black Snake Moan because a minority saves a white girl....

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 09:50 AM
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Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 09:51 AM
Racist.

Every plot has been redone. You must hate pretty much every movie that has come out in the past 50 years. The Blindside is a true story, not something made up by a white guy trying to show white people save minorities. IMO, you look like an idiot saying you dislike something you have never seen/tried.

I hate Black Snake Moan because a minority saves a white girl....

Really? You know what... forget it. I'm not going to turn this thread into a race debate. So I'll let you have your opinion there.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 09:54 AM
Racist.

Every plot has been redone. You must hate pretty much every movie that has come out in the past 50 years. The Blindside is a true story, not something made up by a white guy trying to show white people save minorities. IMO, you look like an idiot saying you dislike something you have never seen/tried.

I hate Black Snake Moan because a minority saves a white girl....

and you're an asshole

some people find these types of movies patronizing

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 09:55 AM
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jhns
03-30-2011, 09:57 AM
and you're an a-hole

some people find these types of movies patronizing

It is a true story that he hasn't seen.

He made it about race. That makes him racist. It doesn't really matter to me though. I just pointed out the obvious.

Kaylore
03-30-2011, 10:04 AM
Dances with Wolves.

Pulp Fiction.

Titanic.

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 10:08 AM
I didn't care for Titanic either. The movie wasn't about the Titanic. It was a love story with the sinking ship as the backdrop.

spdirty
03-30-2011, 10:14 AM
I thought Inglorius Basterds was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. If fact, it might be number one on the list. Tarantino must have had some traumatic event happen to him when he was about thirteen, because he is locked in a middle school sensibility.

Agree. But I hated the fact that they used subtitles half the time and they went really fast. I tried watching it on my 27 inch and rewinded every time I missed the subtitles, took me 4 hours to watch that ****.

Followed by Dogma. Talk about sophomoric drivel. But probably not as sophomoric as the Austin Powers series.

Yeah.
But then again, leading off at number one should be Borat. That idiot should be forced to pay a fine to everybody who was cheated out of admission on that piece of ****.


You need to watch Bruno.




Any Will Ferrell movie tops my hate list right now. Man I hate that guy, plays the same stupid ass character in every piece of crap he pumps out.

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2011, 10:16 AM
Rudy.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 10:17 AM
It is a true story that he hasn't seen.

He made it about race. That makes him racist. It doesn't really matter to me though. I just pointed out the obvious.

Jason didn't do a great job explaining why he didn't like those films. So I asked him to clarify.

Knowing who jason is, his dislike of the genres makes some sense.

worm
03-30-2011, 10:25 AM
Any Will Ferrell movie tops my hate list right now. Man I hate that guy, plays the same stupid ass character in every piece of crap he pumps out.

This.

Old School was hilarious. Beyond that I don't see the appeal.

Archer81
03-30-2011, 10:31 AM
Hmm...

Titanic. I clapped when Leo drowned.

Avatar. Dances with Wolves with blue people.

Dances with Wolves. Avatar without blue people.

Brokeback Mountain.

The Big Lebowski. My buddies think its the funniest flick ever. It will never be better than just OK.

Casino. My dad loves gangster movies, so we watched alot of them growing up. I have a hard time with them now. They just grate on my nerves.

Robin Hood. Russell Crowe...the flick was watchable until Marrian is fighting the french on the beach...come on now.

Anything with Sean Penn.

:Broncos:

LRtagger
03-30-2011, 10:32 AM
2001 A space Oddysey sucks ass

Killericon
03-30-2011, 10:35 AM
Inception. I came in with huge expectations, and I got an hour of Nolan going "Look at this cool idea I had!" and the rest just being cool action scenes. Paper-thin characters, slow as hell plot...Ugh.

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 10:41 AM
Any Will Ferrell movie tops my hate list right now. Man I hate that guy, plays the same stupid ass character in every piece of crap he pumps out.

Any Will Ferrell movie where he is the lead character, I'll pass big time. I just don't find it funny. But I like him better when he isn't the lead character. He was good in Old School and Wedding Crashers.

But I will say that the scene in Kicking and Screaming where he told Mike Ditka to go and get him a juice box, that was funny as hell.

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 10:44 AM
The Big Lebowski. My buddies think its the funniest flick ever. It will never be better than just OK.



:Broncos:

I saw that movie for the first time a year ago. I always heard great things about it, so I went in with very high expectations. It was just okay. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I never heard any of the hype behind it.

I'd say that's also true with Avatar. If it wasn't up for best picture I don't think there would have been a huge backlash against it, and people would have enjoyed it a lot more.

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2011, 10:45 AM
I saw that movie for the first time a year ago. I always heard great things about it, so I went in with very high expectations. It was just okay. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I never heard any of the hype behind it.


Exactly how I feel about No Country for Old Men.

jhns
03-30-2011, 10:48 AM
Jason didn't do a great job explaining why he didn't like those films. So I asked him to clarify.

Knowing who jason is, his dislike of the genres makes some sense.

I am going to explain this once and then we should drop it. I doubt he cares what I think anyways.

How can you claim something is patronizing if you haven't seen it? If you say you don't like something only because the race of a character, how is it not racist? How can a true stories theme be patronizing when the main character, a black guy, really had that happen and is very thankful for it? Then we can look at some of his list and show that his racism doesn't even make sense. In Dangerous Minds, there are also white kids in that class. The white teacher grows just as much through the movie as the kids do. He won't watch it, and even hates it, because the teacher is white and is helping minority students(as well as white students)... In fact, that movie shows some of the minority kids being the smarter students...

If I, as a white guy, say that I hate Black Snake Moan(and had never seen it) because a minority saves a white girl, I would say I was being racist. If you judge something only on race, without giving it a chance, you are racist. It wouldn't be racist if he had watched them before hating them. At least then he could probably cite some specifics of why, other than just the main characters race.

BowlenBall
03-30-2011, 10:48 AM
I had the same reaction to Lebowsiki... it was mildly amusing, but I don't get the cult that's grown up around it.

Brokeback mountain, on the other hand... I'll have to respectfully disagree. That movie really changed the way I view gay people, and how frustrating it must be to love someone, and not be allowed by society to love them. Powerful movie for me.

ColoradoDarin
03-30-2011, 10:50 AM
Lord of the Rings parts 2 & 3. Loved the first movie, the 2nd & 3rd all looked like cut-away battle scenes from an MMORPG

Archer81
03-30-2011, 10:50 AM
I saw that movie for the first time a year ago. I always heard great things about it, so I went in with very high expectations. It was just okay. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I never heard any of the hype behind it.


My friends would quote it at random times and I'd be like the dude who? So one night we sat down to watch it and they are laughing like crazy and going see, Chris, funny right? I am like uhh...yeah. Heh. Great. yay labowski.

:Broncos:

SonOfLe-loLang
03-30-2011, 10:53 AM
Every single comic book/superhero movie ever made

SonOfLe-loLang
03-30-2011, 10:53 AM
I saw that movie for the first time a year ago. I always heard great things about it, so I went in with very high expectations. It was just okay. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I never heard any of the hype behind it.

I'd say that's also true with Avatar. If it wasn't up for best picture I don't think there would have been a huge backlash against it, and people would have enjoyed it a lot more.

You gotta watch lebowski about 5 times. But, as with anything concerned with high expectations, youre going to be let down.

Chris
03-30-2011, 10:57 AM
Hmm...

Titanic. I clapped when Leo drowned.

Avatar. Dances with Wolves with blue people.

Dances with Wolves. Avatar without blue people.

Brokeback Mountain.

The Big Lebowski. My buddies think its the funniest flick ever. It will never be better than just OK.

Casino. My dad loves gangster movies, so we watched alot of them growing up. I have a hard time with them now. They just grate on my nerves.

Robin Hood. Russell Crowe...the flick was watchable until Marrian is fighting the french on the beach...come on now.

Anything with Sean Penn.

:Broncos:

You didn't like Milk?

Beantown Bronco
03-30-2011, 10:57 AM
Every single comic book/superhero movie ever made

I've killed people for saying less.


:)

jhns
03-30-2011, 10:59 AM
Slumdog Millionaire. It won a lot of awards but I couldn't get through it.

cmhargrove
03-30-2011, 11:01 AM
300 was just tragically awful. They took one of my favorite stories of all time and made it into a music video starring overdramatic dancing "Spartans" in skirts, and Xerxes played my a Marilyn Manson lookalike...

Awful, shameful, piss...

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 11:02 AM
I am going to explain this once and then we should drop it. I doubt he cares what I think anyways.

How can you claim something is patronizing if you haven't seen it? If you say you don't like something only because the race of a character, how is it not racist? How can a true stories theme be patronizing when the main character, a black guy, really had that happen and is very thankful for it? Then we can look at some of his list and show that his racism doesn't even make sense. In Dangerous Minds, there are also white kids in that class. The white teacher grows just as much through the movie as the kids do. He won't watch it, and even hates it, because the teacher is white and is helping minority students(as well as white students)... In fact, that movie shows some of the minority kids being the smarter students...

If I, as a white guy, say that I hate Black Snake Moan(and had never seen it) because a minority saves a white girl, I would say I was being racist. If you judge something only on race, without giving it a chance, you are racist. It wouldn't be racist if he had watched them before hating them. At least then he could probably cite some specifics of why, other than just the main characters race.


The 'White people save minorities' again genres is obviously not his cup of tea. Neither are idiotic comedies (I love em!).

I think you are reading way to much into his statement

Archer81
03-30-2011, 11:04 AM
You didn't like Milk?


No.

It violated my nothing with Sean Penn rule. And even if it didnt have Sean Penn in it, I wouldnt like it.

:Broncos:

Mogulseeker
03-30-2011, 11:05 AM
People like Requiem for a Dream ... I don't get it.

Chris
03-30-2011, 11:10 AM
127 Hours. I didn't hate it but it could have been much better.

Jason in LA
03-30-2011, 11:12 AM
Sideways.

I had high hopes for that movie, and the reviews were great from what I remember. Like, it was supposed to be one of those smart comedies. I was ready to walk out half way through the movie. I stuck it out to the end, but I wished I had walked out half way through.

Taco John
03-30-2011, 11:23 AM
I thought Unbreakable was utter rubbish. Complete crap, wrapped in a turd, wrapped in soggy newspaper... I hated it.

bowtown
03-30-2011, 11:31 AM
Followed by Dogma. Talk about sophomoric drivel.

Thank you. I absolutley hated that movie. On the whole I don't like Kevin Smith movies, I find his dialogue to be contrived and unnantural, and his themes and jokes to be much less smart than he seems to think they are. Dogma was the absoluet worst of all of them though.



I also thought Gladiator sucked. There I said it.

Mjolnir
03-30-2011, 11:31 AM
The girls were 18 in the movie and like 25 in real life. You have a weird definition of kiddie porn.

Yeah, I'm weird because I don't fantasize about high school girls.

Have fun hanging out at the Emporium on Friday night.


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gunns
03-30-2011, 11:32 AM
The Blindside. I have never seen the movie, because I've already seen Wildcats and Sunset Park. So there was no reason to see Dangerous Minds, Freedom Writers, The Blindside or any other movie like that. Hell, even Keanu Reeves did one of those movies when he was a little league baseball coach.

When I saw the preview for The Blindside my first thought was, really, another one of these?

I absolutely loved Blind Side. Liked the other ones mentioned too but loved Blind Side.

Thought of some others I don't know if I hated just never had any interest in seeing, Lord of the Rings or Harry Potters. Absolutely hated The Firm. The book was so good and they totally ruined the ending.

bowtown
03-30-2011, 11:35 AM
I also thought The Blindside was sappy and boring.
Here's a couple more:

Crash - Wow a movie about stereotypes. Ground breaking. Sucked and insulted my intelligence all at the same time.

Sixth Sense - I generally hate M Knight's catalog as a whole, but even 6th Sense I thought was predictable and stupid. Rewatching it makes me angry.

Wedding Crashers - I dont get the love for this movie. I chuckled a couple of times.

Fargo - I'm going to get reamed for this, and it's not really so much that I hate it. I just love all the other Coen Bros movies so much that in comparison I feel like Fargo is actually one of their weaker pieces, especailly considering the hype.

Sideways - This was already mentioned but it sucked so bad that it's worth repeating.

Mogulseeker
03-30-2011, 11:36 AM
Yeah, I'm weird because I don't fantasize about high school girls.

Have fun hanging out at the Emporium on Friday night.


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I don't know, man. I'm 24 and I've yet to bite on any of these opportunities with 18 year old freshmen girls. I wonder if I will regret it down the road.

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 11:48 AM
Independence day

Men in Black

....pretty much anything with Will Smith (except The Pursuit of Happyness)

crowebomber
03-30-2011, 12:05 PM
Thank you. I absolutley hated that movie. On the whole I don't like Kevin Smith movies, I find his dialogue to be contrived and unnantural, and his themes and jokes to be much less smart than he seems to think they are. Dogma was the absoluet worst of all of them though.



I also thought Gladiator sucked. There I said it.

I am totally with you on Galdiator. When it got an Oscar I was like are you effing kidding me?

jhns
03-30-2011, 12:05 PM
Yeah, I'm weird because I don't fantasize about high school girls.

Have fun hanging out at the Emporium on Friday night.


I didn't say you were weird.... I don't even know who you are.

TonyR
03-30-2011, 12:16 PM
All of the Fockers movies.

And how can anyone not like Pulp Fiction? Particularly anyone male?

ColoradoDarin
03-30-2011, 12:18 PM
I think a big thing is having the right 'tude going into a movie, I had someone tell me right before I went to see The Rock that it was the best movie he'd ever seen. I was disappointed, big time. The Rock, while mindless fun and bad acting (Nic Cage!) is just simply not the best movie ever. Too high expectations = bad movie experience. I stayed away from anything related to the Inception hype and loved the movie. I haven't bothered seeing Avatar because I know the story sucks, but it'll probably beat my expectations when I do see it, so maybe I'll enjoy it.

Rohirrim
03-30-2011, 01:20 PM
300 was just tragically awful. They took one of my favorite stories of all time and made it into a music video starring overdramatic dancing "Spartans" in skirts, and Xerxes played my a Marilyn Manson lookalike...

Awful, shameful, piss...

No kidding. One of the greatest turning points in the history of western civilization turned into a bubble gum comic.

Bronco Vixen
03-30-2011, 01:29 PM
I'm going to go with anything directed by Clint Eastwood of late.
I found both Insucktus and Gran Turdino to be heavy handed, boring, and about as subtle as a good crotch kick.

Broncomutt
03-30-2011, 01:36 PM
I thought Unbreakable was utter rubbish. Complete crap, wrapped in a turd, wrapped in soggy newspaper... I hated it.

Halfway through The Sixth Sense, I said to myself, "Is it just me or is Bruce Willis' character not interacting with anybody except the boy? I bet he's actually dead." Kinda ruins the ending when you can see it coming.

Not an M. Night Shyamalan fan. :thumbsdow

Pony Boy
03-30-2011, 01:41 PM
Any Richard Gere movie....

TheReverend
03-30-2011, 01:43 PM
I'm going to go with anything directed by Clint Eastwood of late.
I found both Insucktus and Gran Turdino to be heavy handed, boring, and about as subtle as a good crotch kick.

I liked both of those but I really hated Flags of our Father's.

WasnotwhatIthoughtitwasgoingtobe/10

LonghornBronco
03-30-2011, 01:57 PM
Thin Red Line - Never got off the ground.
Memento - I usually like movies like this, but didn't really come together for me.
Star Wars IV - Too little kidish for my taste.
any Harry Potter movie - See above.
Casino - Killed my gangster movie stage.

Peoples Champ
03-30-2011, 02:13 PM
American Beauty - Kevin Spacey fantasizing about nailing his daughter's high school friend = kiddie porn.

ya i didnt like that movie either

Miss I.
03-30-2011, 02:22 PM
American Beauty
Dances with Wolves
Titanic
Pulp Fiction (though I like Reservoir Dogs)
Pretty Woman

Kaylore
03-30-2011, 02:23 PM
Blair Witch Project. After the last scene when the credits rolled, I was laughing. Most of the people around me looked scared and then looked at me like I was being rude. I wasn't scared even a tiny bit. Lots of F bombs with bad camera work and five minutes of a girl's runny nose.

crowebomber
03-30-2011, 02:42 PM
Million Dollar Baby. I am a big boxing fan and watching this was an embarassment. It was so full of cliches and the instruction she is given is so basic. And the fight scenes were so unrealistic. That's another complaint about sports movies too - they dim the lights for effect to the point that no one could actually perform if that were a real fight or game.

crowebomber
03-30-2011, 02:44 PM
Blair Witch Project. After the last scene when the credits rolled, I was laughing. Most of the people around me looked scared and then looked at me like I was being rude. I wasn't scared even a tiny bit. Lots of F bombs with bad camera work and five minutes of a girl's runny nose.

I agree with Blair Witch Project. I was like "where was the witch?"

bronco militia
03-30-2011, 02:45 PM
Million Dollar Baby. I am a big boxing fan and watching this was an embarassment. It was so full of cliches and the instruction she is given is so basic. And the fight scenes were so unrealistic. That's another complaint about sports movies too - they dim the lights for effect to the point that no one could actually perform if that were a real fight or game.

youd just described every boxing movie ever made......

but I fall for it every time.

Drek
03-30-2011, 03:00 PM
Transformers. Both of 'em. I'd assume most people know they suck but yet they make tons of money. I've never even seen them. Won't watch 'em. If I see Michael Bay I'm going to throat punch him.

There will be only one Transformers movie in my memory. It was made in the 80's and it was EPIC.

http://www.filmsy.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/TFMovie1.jpg

Tombstone RJ
03-30-2011, 04:01 PM
The biggest travesty was Shakespeare in Love winning best picture over Saving Private Ryan.

I remember at the time them saying that the winner for Best Director almost always also wins Best Picture. Well, sure enough.....Speilberg won Best Director for Saving Private Ryan.....but did NOT get Best Picture.

What a joke.

So, yeah....I hated Shakespeare in Love.....but I assume it was well liked by most.

this

I can't say I hated Shakespeare in Love because it had its moments and I really love most every thing Rush does, but the overall movie was simply not Best Picture material. Saving Private Ryan on the other hand, is very much best picture material.

Bronco Boy
03-30-2011, 06:31 PM
300 and that stupid V for Vendetta movie.

Borks147
03-30-2011, 06:52 PM
Sean Connery in Zardoz

Good Will Hunting (stupid that the main character could know research level math without even learning basic math) Unless he read books all the time he wasn't working.

I'm sure you've already been demolished for this later in the thread, but I can't hold back - the main character DID EXACTLY THAT WHEN HE WASN'T WORKING.

/rant

Borks147
03-30-2011, 06:57 PM
You gotta watch lebowski about 5 times. But, as with anything concerned with high expectations, youre going to be let down.

Bingo - I've watched that movie 30 times and I still find new jokes. The movie references itself so much, and that is a big part of the comedy. But, I can totally, totally understand a newb not finding it funny if it's been built up to be the greatest thing ever.

Borks147
03-30-2011, 06:59 PM
Well, I don't want to come off like a dislike white people with this point, but they are all movies about a white person who is saving black folks/minorities. That plot line has been done a lot of times.

So, did Miracle at St. Anna blow your mind then?

BroncoBuff
03-30-2011, 07:02 PM
I always get grief for this, but I can't stand The Big Lebowski.

'The Dude' might seem an hilarious and fascinating character to some, but believe me there's lots and lots of 'Dudes' in West LA, living in those same ding-bats and clogging the freeways. And I assure you none of them are interesting or funny.






Cue Borks ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ....

d bronx42
03-30-2011, 07:03 PM
Black Swan, American Beauty, Taxi Driver

BroncoMan4ever
03-30-2011, 07:19 PM
Borat was a terrible movie and i curse my idiot friends who said you have to see it, it is so funny

Inglorious Basterds, hey if i want to sit through a foreign film i will go to france and watch a ****ty movie. also, the title is misleading, the Basterds were there for like 10 damn minutes. basically, you can throw in every Tarantino movie after Revervoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction

anything starring Will Ferrell

Edward Scissorhands, wtf is up with people who think this movie is great...basically throw in any Tim Burton movie aside from Batman and Batman Returns

also, i know it isn't a movie, but Jersey Shore. who the **** wants to watch a bunch of douchebags with bad tans, alcoholic tendencies, retarded hair and IQs lower than their shoe size?

ColoradoDarin
03-30-2011, 07:20 PM
Blair Witch Project. After the last scene when the credits rolled, I was laughing. Most of the people around me looked scared and then looked at me like I was being rude. I wasn't scared even a tiny bit. Lots of F bombs with bad camera work and five minutes of a girl's runny nose.

I laughed at the BWP too. I was living in San Jose at the time, I think I was the only one in the theater who had ever been in the woods before.

BroncoMan4ever
03-30-2011, 07:25 PM
I laughed at the BWP too. I was living in San Jose at the time, I think I was the only one in the theater who had ever been in the woods before.

same thing happened to me. i watched it and at the end was looking around the theatre at these scared faces and wondering if i fell asleep during a scary part or something

Borks147
03-30-2011, 09:27 PM
I always get grief for this, but I can't stand The Big Lebowski.

'The Dude' might seem an hilarious and fascinating character to some, but believe me there's lots and lots of 'Dudes' in West LA, living in those same ding-bats and clogging the freeways. And I assure you none of them are interesting or funny.

Cue Borks ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ....

Nah I get it, not every movie is for everyone.

"You're not wrong, you're just an ass-hole" - yes, that's from The Big Lebowski.

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Pick Six
03-30-2011, 11:20 PM
I echo Inception and Avatar, but I'll add another "cult favorite"...Napoleon Dynamite. There was nothing funny about that movie, IMO...

Willynowei
03-31-2011, 07:45 AM
Here's my list, mostly movies others seem to say are some of the best of all time, I hated them, rational reason or not.

Field of Dreams - boring, everything about that movie was boring. Some magical voice and a freakin baseball field, is this for baseball fans only? I don't get it, I remember watching and thinking it was sandlot, but less interesting.

Shawshank - Its just one dramatic crappy day after another. hes screwed, his friend dies, he gets screwed again, yada yada, he climbs through really gross sewers and the movie just screams poor guy, poor guy. Whatever.

Titanic - softcore porn and english accents, thats all I remember. Rocking boat and the people falling to their deaths in the ocean was cool for sure, rest of it was really slow.

Every single lord of the rings movie - I hated them all, and I usually give a movie 5 stars if things blow up. Seriously, what the hell is with all the talking in some magical freaking world I care nothing about. What the hell is a Frodo, I still don't know, what the hell is that ugly thing, I don't know, but its freaking annoying, why doesn't anyone just kill or punch it? The whole thing is about a world that I care nothing about, with combat centered around things that are too far from humans for me to care.

Every single pirates of the carribean movie: Jonny dept looks and acts like a chick in all of them, what the hell.

Borat: so Im paying 14 dollars for a slighty less vulgar version of Jackass which I can see on TV for free. Yeah it has its moments, mostly its a weird guy with a lot of hair on his face being really creepy.

300 - okay its not as acclaimed as any of the others, but I just hated it so much, they ruined what I thought was a sure fire awesome kill fest: Can't stand the slow motion fighting, it was so lame, i want to feel like I'm there, that I can feel each blow, by slowing it down it felt completely disconnected. The violence wasn't visceral at all, and when you have such an amazing historical triumpth why turn it upside down as a story that never happened? Stupid.

bowtown
03-31-2011, 08:38 AM
Napoleon Dynamite. There was nothing funny about that movie, IMO...

Amen. A bit overstated though. It had it's moments, and probably would have made a great short, but after an hour and a half I was extremely unamused.

bowtown
03-31-2011, 08:39 AM
Here's my list, mostly movies others seem to say are some of the best of all time, I hated them, rational reason or not.

Field of Dreams - boring, everything about that movie was boring. Some magical voice and a freakin baseball field, is this for baseball fans only? I don't get it, I remember watching and thinking it was sandlot, but less interesting.

Shawshank - Its just one dramatic crappy day after another. hes screwed, his friend dies, he gets screwed again, yada yada, he climbs through really gross sewers and the movie just screams poor guy, poor guy. Whatever.


You're lucky they aren't still hunting communists.

Kaylore
03-31-2011, 08:56 AM
300 and that stupid V for Vendetta movie.

Yeah V for vendetta is stupid. The Watchowski brothers trying to be political in all their movies ruined anything they've done. I'm convinced the reason the last two Matrix movies suck so bad, including the ending, was because at the time we were debating re-invading Iraq and they wanted to make a movie about peace protesting the invasion. Then again, maybe they were never very good in the first place and got lucky with the first Matrix.

Requiem
03-31-2011, 09:20 AM
Passion of the Christ.

OABB
03-31-2011, 10:05 AM
You're lucky they aren't still hunting communists.

Or morons...

Willynowei
03-31-2011, 10:19 AM
Or morons...

Sorry does my opinion clash with your middle class bourgeois values?

OABB
03-31-2011, 10:26 AM
Sorry does my opinion clash with your middle class bourgeois values?

Yes. Very much. Shawshank is about a guy with a bunch of bad days? Maybe it's just clashing with my good taste?

Beantown Bronco
03-31-2011, 11:06 AM
Please....for the love of all that is good in the world. I think it's officially time to close this thread. It was all fun and games and then someone had to go and write down Shawshank. I just can't live in a world that allows that to happen.

bronco militia
03-31-2011, 11:10 AM
Please....for the love of all that is good in the world. I think it's officially time to close this thread. It was all fun and games and then someone had to go and write down Shawshank. I just can't live in a world that allows that to happen.

LOL...no doubt.

by the looks of his other choices, he seems to be a miserable person. to each his own

OABB
03-31-2011, 11:13 AM
I wonder of he thinks Casablanca was about a pussywhipped guy who owned a bar?

Yeah, close this thread down.

Also, I think a record scrathing moronic post that kills a thread should now be called a "willy"

all in favor?

Boobs McGee
03-31-2011, 11:15 AM
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Willynowei
03-31-2011, 11:25 AM
Shawshank was a shameless daytime soap opera dressed as a movie through high production values. Guy gets wronged a hundred times and perseveres, great, you can tell that story in 15 minutes. Saved by good acting, the progression was predictable, the characters were cliche.

The point of this thread is to bring up movies that most people liked. Sorry that I got some of the sensitive folks riled up. Guess they need to justify the tears they shed. ROFL!

OABB
03-31-2011, 11:28 AM
You aren't helping your case, my friend.

We are just teasing you. It's not like everyone can have taste.

Willynowei
03-31-2011, 11:32 AM
Never argued that I have good taste. Explosions and babes win over substance any day of the week, although if it hooks me enough, I will give the more serious movies a spin.

OABB
03-31-2011, 11:33 AM
Never argued that I have good taste. Explosions and babes win over substance any day of the week, although if if hooks me enough, I will give the more serious movies a spin.

Have you seen the latest Rambo? It's all those things. Check it out.

Willynowei
03-31-2011, 11:38 AM
Have you seen the latest Rambo? It's all those things. Check it out.

I didn't even know they made a new Rambo LOL!

OABB
03-31-2011, 11:42 AM
I didn't even know they made a new Rambo LOL!

It's a few years old. I should hbe posted it in the other thread. Although no one that has seen it disliked it. Most people wrote it off early.

It's a good flick.

Willynowei
03-31-2011, 11:49 AM
It's a few years old. I should hbe posted it in the other thread. Although no one that has seen it disliked it. Most people wrote it off early.

It's a good flick.

Happens all the time with these types of movies. Although, I have to say, I looked at the cast, and then I saw Julie Benz. She's alright, but just doesn't do it for me the way a young Fox does. So for now, its gonna have to go on the back burner.

Jason in LA
03-31-2011, 11:59 AM
Please....for the love of all that is good in the world. I think it's officially time to close this thread. It was all fun and games and then someone had to go and write down Shawshank. I just can't live in a world that allows that to happen.

This thread has been a trip because their are movies listed that I really liked a lot, like 300 and Inception. But there have also been movies listed that I also thought weren't any good. I rack it up to a difference of taste and opinion.

But the only movie that surprised me when I saw it listed was Shawshank. I think it's the first time I've ever heard or read anybody not liking that movie.

Butterscotch Stallion
03-31-2011, 02:31 PM
Pretty Woman

SonOfLe-loLang
03-31-2011, 03:25 PM
Im sure someone mentioned gladiator in this thread, but theres a movie that i thought was complete ****

Butterscotch Stallion
04-01-2011, 01:33 AM
Passion of the Christ

Kid A
04-01-2011, 09:07 AM
Crash. When it won best picture I threw my remote at the television and swore to never watch the oscars again.

I have not watched the oscars since, and I'm proud to say that anyone who liked that movie is instantly off of my friends list. I ask people early on how they felt about crash, and if they have any fondness for it, i will get up and walk out mid sentence.

It is the same as finding Nazi gear in your friends house.

Anyone that liked that movie should walk outside right now and jump in front of a very fast moving vehicle.

Oscars have chosen their share of ****ty movies that think they're more profound than they are. But Crash takes the cake. Not only does it have nothing to actually say, there is a cringe worthy moment every minute and not a second rings true. Horrible horrible movie.

http://videogum.com/13771/the_hunt_for_the_worst_movie_o_18/franchises/the-hunt-for-the-worst-movie-of-all-time/

Smilin Assassin
04-01-2011, 09:21 AM
Im sure someone mentioned gladiator in this thread, but theres a movie that i thought was complete ****


Wasn't mentioned. My favorite flik ever... lol.

I guess that's the purpose of the thread, though. Different strokes for different folks, etc.

Kaylore
04-01-2011, 09:39 AM
Passion of the Christ

I agree. Too much torture, not enough substance.

BowlenBall
04-01-2011, 09:39 AM
Thought of another one -- Forrest Gump has never worked for me, on any level. The scene below, in particular, was just horrible, horrible film making.

http://www.moviequotesandmore.com/image-files/forrest-gump-quotes-24.jpg

Kaylore
04-01-2011, 09:39 AM
Wasn't mentioned.
It was.

Kaylore
04-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Thought of another one -- Forrest Gump has never worked for me, on any level. The scene below, in particular, was just horrible, horrible film making.

http://www.moviequotesandmore.com/image-files/forrest-gump-quotes-24.jpg

Yeah Forest Gump is basically "make Baby Boomer's think they're really special" movie.

OABB
04-01-2011, 12:04 PM
Oscars have chosen their share of ****ty movies that think they're more profound than they are. But Crash takes the cake. Not only does it have nothing to actually say, there is a cringe worthy moment every minute and not a second rings true. Horrible horrible movie.

http://videogum.com/13771/the_hunt_for_the_worst_movie_o_18/franchises/the-hunt-for-the-worst-movie-of-all-time/

Thank you for this. I thought I was alone all these years...

Archer81
04-01-2011, 12:30 PM
I agree. Too much torture, not enough substance.


That's how it went down. He wasn't lashed with feather boas for pete's sake.



:Broncos:

Kaylore
04-01-2011, 12:37 PM
That's how it went down. He wasn't lashed with feather boas for pete's sake.



:Broncos:

I wasn't attacking it's authenticity. I mean if you like torture movies, then fine. That was a movie about Jesus being tortured. Barely touched the man himself, his teachings or his gospels. I understand the atonement is vitally important to Christendom, but even that point wasn't hit home. I left thinking "that was gross" not "look at all the people he redeemed, look at the power of his teaching."

Miss I.
04-01-2011, 12:58 PM
1. Agree with Forrest Gump, man that movie blows
2. Passion of the Christ was an okay film, but completely inappropriate for the kids I saw in the theater watching it. As for its authenticity, well that's all debatable to some degree and any film based on a book, even THE GOOD ONE, is very rarely all that accurate to either its source material and/or historical accounts. It's a film made for the most part for entertainment and to make money, not necessarily in that order and is always going to be influenced by the people making it. I am getting a little tired of Jesus being played as an abnormally tall white man living in the middle east. The average height for that time period and the people in that area was about 5'5 for a man, give or take a few inches, so a guy that always seems to be 6ft tall, often blonde and blue eyed is a bit of stretch. People always want their God to look like them and since large portions of religious art were made in Northern Italy, Jesus started looking like them. By now though, I have no idea what filmmakers excuses are, which is why for my religious films I prefer Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian, but that's just me. Of course, I like Tudors and Jonathan Rhys Meyers looks nothing like Henry the VIII, at least not as he aged and the missing red hair for a guy known for being a red head a bit silly really..(of course Sir knows why I really watch the Tudors....mmmm Henry Cavill)
3. Gladiator, I thought was okay, overly long and frankly Crowe's Oscar was probably more for overlooking him the year before for The Insider (a much better film and performance as far as I am concerned).

TheReverend
04-01-2011, 01:49 PM
I wasn't attacking it's authenticity. I mean if you like torture movies, then fine. That was a movie about Jesus being tortured. Barely touched the man himself, his teachings or his gospels. I understand the atonement is vitally important to Christendom, but even that point wasn't hit home. I left thinking "that was gross" not "look at all the people he redeemed, look at the power of his teaching."

I'll attack it's authenticity.

There's a fantastic episode of the Naked Archaelogist on History International where he goes through Pontius Pilate extensively.

Turns out, Pilate wasn't so hesitant about killing him. In fact, it was the Jewish leaders who were. Sadly, early Christians were shunned by Jewish idealogy, so the remaining audience was the Romans. So they shifted Jewish attributes (washing hands, etc) pre crucifixion to Pilate (who had already made many sacrilegious blunders to the Jews since arriving, and in an era where the emperor would've been viewed as a God, so Jesus' existence was a threat to Roman idealogy) and made it seem like the Jews were responsible instead.

bowtown
04-01-2011, 02:19 PM
I'll attack it's authenticity.

There's a fantastic episode of the Naked Archaelogist on History International where he goes through Pontius Pilate extensively.

Turns out, Pilate wasn't so hesitant about killing him. In fact, it was the Jewish leaders who were. Sadly, early Christians were shunned by Jewish idealogy, so the remaining audience was the Romans. So they shifted Jewish attributes (washing hands, etc) pre crucifixion to Pilate (who had already made many sacrilegious blunders to the Jews since arriving, and in an era where the emperor would've been viewed as a God, so Jesus' existence was a threat to Roman idealogy) and made it seem like the Jews were responsible instead.

Jew lover.

TheReverend
04-01-2011, 02:28 PM
Jew lover.

Ha!

"Anti Romite" would've funnier, but well done.

Still mad you made a disparaging remark about Gladiator though

Kaylore
04-01-2011, 02:33 PM
I'll attack it's authenticity.

There's a fantastic episode of the Naked Archaelogist on History International where he goes through Pontius Pilate extensively.

Turns out, Pilate wasn't so hesitant about killing him. In fact, it was the Jewish leaders who were. Sadly, early Christians were shunned by Jewish idealogy, so the remaining audience was the Romans. So they shifted Jewish attributes (washing hands, etc) pre crucifixion to Pilate (who had already made many sacrilegious blunders to the Jews since arriving, and in an era where the emperor would've been viewed as a God, so Jesus' existence was a threat to Roman idealogy) and made it seem like the Jews were responsible instead.
I saw that one. He's also right about Christians being a sub group of the Jewish faith until the pagans hijacked the religion.

TheReverend
04-01-2011, 02:34 PM
I saw that one. He's also right about Christians being a sub group of the Jewish faith until the pagans hijacked the religion.

The Paul vs James episode?

Miss I.
04-01-2011, 02:43 PM
Ha!

"Anti Romite" would've funnier, but well done.

Still mad you made a disparaging remark about Gladiator though

hmm, was Gladiator more or less accurate than Passion of the Christ...hmmm?

TheReverend
04-01-2011, 02:48 PM
hmm, was Gladiator more or less accurate than Passion of the Christ...hmmm?

...........are you serious with this "comparison"?

One is billed as a true story.

The other is billed as a story set in a historical setting.

I love Star Wars too. Want to whine about the accuracy in those films?

bowtown
04-01-2011, 02:53 PM
...........are you serious with this "comparison"?

One is billed as a true story.

The other is billed as a story set in a historical setting.

I love Star Wars too. Want to whine about the accuracy in those films?

Star Wars happened in a galaxy far far away, we have no way to prove its factuality one way or another.

Miss I.
04-01-2011, 02:54 PM
...........are you serious with this "comparison"?

One is billed as a true story.

The other is billed as a story set in a historical setting.

I love Star Wars too. Want to whine about the accuracy in those films?

Geezus Rev, I was kidding. did I really need to add a bunch of smilies?

Though, the point remains most period pieces whether they involve "true stories" or those set in a historical setting are very rarely accurate depictions of the life and times of those people. I like the Tudors, but I am very well aware it is not even remotely an accurate portrayal of Henry the VIII. Movies are fantasy even those "based on" or inspired by reality.

As for Star Wars, well it started off great, too bad George Lucas had to beat it to death.

TheReverend
04-01-2011, 02:57 PM
Star Wars happened in a galaxy far far away, we have no way to prove its factuality one way or another.

One day we'll get to the bottom of George Lucas' portrayal and bump this thread!

I'm also curious if there's some special technology that allows explosions and laser beams to make noise in space :)

bowtown
04-01-2011, 02:58 PM
One day we'll get to the bottom of George Lucas' portrayal and bump this thread!

I'm also curious if there's some special technology that allows explosions and laser beams to make noise in space :)

Bookmarked

TheReverend
04-01-2011, 03:01 PM
Geezus Rev, I was kidding. did I really need to add a bunch of smilies?

Though, the point remains most period pieces whether they involve "true stories" or those set in a historical setting are very rarely accurate depictions of the life and times of those people. I like the Tudors, but I am very well aware it is not even remotely an accurate portrayal of Henry the VIII. Movies are fantasy even those "based on" or inspired by reality.

As for Star Wars, well it started off great, too bad George Lucas had to beat it to death.

Damn, sorry.

It's hard to tell through text when someone's joking.




....especially when it's not even remotely funny.

Miss I.
04-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Damn, sorry.

It's hard to tell through text when someone's joking.




....especially when it's not even remotely funny.

Duly noted. I apologize for my flip remarks that offended the humor gods for neither being funny nor serious.

Goodbye Rev. May only good things come your way.

Regards,
Miss I.

broncolife
04-01-2011, 10:02 PM
Pulpfiction
Inception
Dogma
Grudge
Ring
Oceans Eleven
alot of the Saws
Night at the Museum
V for Vendetta
Blairwitch project
Donnie Darko
Men in Black
Tomb Raider

TheReverend
04-01-2011, 11:22 PM
Pulpfiction
Inception
Dogma
Grudge
Ring
Oceans Eleven
alot of the Saws
Night at the Museum
V for Vendetta
Blairwitch project
Donnie Darko
Men in Black
Tomb Raider

Ridiculously solid list.

I did like Inception and V for Vendetta though.

Tombstone RJ
04-01-2011, 11:46 PM
Pulpfiction
Inception
Dogma
Grudge
Ring
Oceans Eleven
alot of the Saws
Night at the Museum
V for Vendetta
Blairwitch project
Donnie Darko
Men in Black
Tomb Raider

dude, you're all over the place. focus son, focus...

serious hops
04-02-2011, 12:11 AM
Wow, so many all-time classics listed in this thread. To each his own and all that, although I suspect a few people posting in this thread are dead inside.

:saywhat:

I'm surprised no one has thought to trash Braveheart or Office Space.

My contribution is The Departed.

BowlenBall
04-02-2011, 03:21 AM
Oooh! Braveheart -- nice one. Had some good things in it, but the scene at the end where he's getting cut up and yells "FREEDOM!"... my wife and I still joke about how cheesy that was.

bowtown
04-02-2011, 07:23 AM
Oooh! Braveheart -- nice one. Had some good things in it, but the scene at the end where he's getting cut up and yells "FREEDOM!"... my wife and I still joke about how cheesy that was.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_I2uQkGxIykM/SpOhojpzk8I/AAAAAAAAGWo/ylrBjoihSRY/s400/Shut_Your_Whore_Mouth+evilmilk.jpg