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Fuck it I still love that movie!

Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by Kubla Kahn, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Kubla Kahn

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    Don't know if we've done this specific thread before but I was reminded today how much I loved the universally panned Congo. I thought it was done very well and prodded the fucked upness that is Africa with great tongue in cheek style. Plus killing super monkeys with diamond lasers is fucking awesome. "It's a geode, I giant diamond!" Winston Zeddemore plays the groups "Great white hunter, who happens to be black."

    Also, as much hate as it got, I loved Last Action Hero. More great tongue in cheek parody of action films done with one of the leading stars and top directors of the genre. Fuck it I love the movie. John McTeirnan is fucking awesome. Not an action classic, there are some jokes that fall flat, but over all I thought it was solid as hell as a movie and much better than it was reviewed and way better than a lot of other newer action parody movies (fuck Crank in the ass).

    Lastly, Super Mario Brothers. Now I haven't seen it in a decade so I don't know if it holds up. But I remember thinking this movie was a shit ton better than people gave it credit for. They tried some very dark humor themes for what was supposed to be a kids movie. I gave it a lot of credit for that. I still think the girl that played Princess Daisy is hot as fuck. I'd have to see it now to know if it aged well.

    Focus: Critically or audience panned movies you think fucking rocked tits or that you think people just didn't get.
     
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    I loved LAH and Super Mario Brothers as well, but I also loved:

    Waterworld.

    It's one of the biggest flops of all time and generally panned by critics. But you know what? It really isnt that bad.
     
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    I actually liked Waterworld too.

    The Boondock Saints has a rating of 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is bad. Twilight: Breaking Dawn is currently at 26%. I've always loved The Boondock Saints, and while I wasn't thinking it was some sort of groundbreaking cinematic classic, I thought that it was generally accepted to be an enjoyable movie. I was pretty surprised the first time I looked up it's rating.

    Also, Hook, which is a goddamned classic, has a rating of only 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. Fuck everyone that would give that movie a bad rating.
     
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    For Dmix3:



    Two of the best scenes.

     
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    I could watch Congo all day long. Not only does it have pre-Nip/Tuck Dylan Walsh and pre-LOST Mr. Eko (damned if I can spell his real name) but Tim "Pennywise the Dancing Clown" Curry. Plus watching leeches burned off balls with a stogie is just funny.

     
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    I loved Last Action Hero, and while the Mario movie didn't knock my socks off I didn't view it as shit either.


    Cutthroat Island is this for me - the movie that singlehandedly killed pirate movies until Depp came along - it's cheesy and over the top, but the characters aren't total shit, it's got all sorts of good piracy, and while the love subplot is tacked on, at least it doesn't force me to suffer through Orlando Bloom. The action is good, and a guy takes a cannonball to the torso.


    Worth mentioning in this film is the fact that the pirates are.. pirates. They ransack villiages, rob and shoot people, and aren't secretly roped into a life of piracy against their originally good nature.
     
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    Judge Dredd. This movie was HORRIBLY butchered on the cutting room floor and it shows by Danny Cannon to avoid an "R" rating (which it got anyways) so there's a much more hardcore somewhere out there. Regardless, I thought it was a fun popcorn movie with great special effects, a great ensemble cast of talented actors (and Rob Schnieder) and a fast pace. My friends unanimously fucking hated it and I thought I was retarded to like such a film. Eye of the beholder, assholes.

    While on the topic of Stallone there's also Demolition Man: kick-ass. Possibly my favourite Sly film it has action, it's very funny, and a refreshlingly non-bleak vision of the future, a rare thing in films. How DO the three seashells work, anyway?

    I agree that Waterworld and Last Action Hero are awesome. And yes, I even liked Virtuosity.
     
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    It was a semi-parody on action movies, or better yet, it was a decent action movie that had a great sense of self-awareness, awesome one-liners and Bruce Willis playing John Mclane in another movie.

    It had quotes like:
    It never became a hit, probably because the plot became retarded, but damn, the first hour or so is just entertaining as hell. It's like they tried to say goodbye to all the 80's action movies by distilling all the best parts in one movie. It's the movie 'The Expendables' tried to be.
     
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    Sometimes I feel like I have the worst taste in movies. Horribly reviewed movies that I have liked within the last decade:

    All About Steve
    Son of the Mask
    Yours, Mine, and Ours
    Good Luck Chuck
    Down To You
    Miss March
    Strange Wilderness


    These films are not award-winning by any means, but I did enjoy them and do not understand why they did so badly.
     
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    I don't really care for any of those movies(except All About Steve which I haven't seen), but Miss March is one of the worst comedies I've seen. I hated it almost as much as I Love You, Man. Another reason why internet celebrities should stay on the internet.
     
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    I also really liked "I Love You, Man", And to answer the rep point comments, I was drunk when I saw Strange Wilderness. We smuggled fire water into the theater.
     
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    Dude, I fucking LOVE Demolition Man. "What seems to be your boggle?" was a catch phrase I used countless times in middle school. Another movie that said fuck it and went whole hog with a decently original (for standard action movies) format. A bright dystopian future where the citizenry are hilarious simpletons who use overly elaborate wordings for simple phrases. Non sanctioned life termination. Good shit.


    I'll also add The Long Kiss Goodnight. Another Shane Black 5 million dollar script. It got bad press for a time when action movies were in the doldrums of the mid 90's. Not an overly complex plot but still filled with fun characters and decent action scenes. A lot of people shit on the grenade explosion scene in movie physics debates but it was immediately proceeded by one of my favorite Samuel L lines ever:

    (grenade rolls infront of Samuel L)
    Samuel L: FUCK IT! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!
     
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    Bloodsport (1988)

    It's really all that needs to be said.
     
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    The Boondock Saints, Demolition Man, The Last Boy Scout and Long Kiss Goodnight were all required watching for my friends and I growing up. Those four movies account for so many running jokes and quotes with my highschool friends that I wouldn't known how to function in a conversation with those guys without the references. In particular, I consider Demolition Man a modern classic and anyone who doesn't like it is not invited to movie nights at my house.
     
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    There are so many to name but the one that stands out for me is Quantum of Solace .

    Okay they did not help themselves calling it bloody "Quantum of Solace", in addition to the plot being about an evil organisation buying up South America desert and a portfolio of Latin American governments control of the water supply - sounds like a headline from the Financial Times let alone the latest Bond film.

    But I fucking love this film, I love seeing Bond so vulnerable after Vespers betrayal, and on a warpath to find those responsible. It is not stop action, granted Casino Royale was better written and was a better film but I still think QOS rocked.
     
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    Well, looks like demolition man is on Netflix instant watch. I guess I know what I'm doing tonight.
     
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    I like the Postman. It came out in 1997 and I can still watch it every so often. Plus it has Tom Petty in it, that makes it awesome in of itself.


    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119925/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119925/</a>
     
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    Its held up extremely well.

     
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    Demolition Man is probably top 2 best lazy hungover sunday afternoon movies. In my mind Tremors 2 might have it beat in that category. I don't know if Tremors 2 really fits the focus but it is one of the most under the radar solid sequels ever. Burt Gummer is just on top of his game the entire movie. He's my favorite government conspiracist character just behind Dale Gribble.
     
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    Here's how to not make friends on this board:

    Crash. The Paul Haggis film you all detest.

    Everyone on here hates it, and I say it overwhelmngly deserved best picture of the year. It's not for everyone, but its underlying messages are brilliant and cold as ice.