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CHW----

I find it odd that you like Godfather III but not II. Godfather III sucked. Obviously in my opinion, but lots of my friends think the same thing. I bought the box set with all 3 movies in there, but I did throw away Godfather III. I didn't want to own it.


Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:21 pm
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I came out of Men In Black feeling hugely let down. Great concept for a film and undone by a banal ending and lots of scenes where nearly nothing happened.

American Pie was another one. I was hoping for a good laugh, or at least to be entertained. I came away scratching my head wondering how it was supposed to be funny.

The Black Dahlia as well. I loved L.A. Confidential and so to see this was a big disappointment.


Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:08 pm
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Truth be told I was very underwhelmed with Once Upon a Tim in America. I should probably give it a second viewing but when it was over I was just like "uh, okay?". The first half was decent, though the acting was really stilted. The second half was, odd. I know it's not a straightforward movie but it left me confused and disinterested. I love Leone but can't say it was one of his better films.


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King Arthur: In a way, I shouldn't have been expecting as much as I did from this movie (it's from Jerry Bruckheimer after all). But with Antoine Fuqua in the directors chair and Clive Owen acting I figured it should at least make some effort. No, it didn't. There was a battle scene on ice that was fantastically photographed. But other than that, this movie was a ridiculous barrage of every ho-hum war movie plot cliche an experienced moviegoer can think of.

Public Enemies: Perhaps I expected too much here. But Michael Mann is a great director. The problem is, this movie never really connected. Johnny Depp was great as John Dillinger. But all the other characters were underdeveloped and digital cinematography felt wrong for a 1930s set movie.

Shrek The Third: Unfortunately, this one trashed the goodwill I had for the first two and left me with little enthusiasm to see the fourth. The original Shrek is still great, albeit dated in some of the pop culture references and Shrek 2 is almost as good. This one is generic, full of recycled humor and all but indistinguishable from the likes of Never After.

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Shrek Forever After, though, is surprisingly good.

Strange thing in Public Enemies is that Marion Cotillard is given so little to work with and still comes across with the best performance in the movie. The movie as a whole is a waste of a good story.

You're too kind to King Arthur; it's one of the worst movies of recent years. Maybe a little better than Alexander.

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Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" updating and "Signs" were the last 2 movies I saw in theaters that genuinely disappointed me. The latter put off Shyamalan for good (though I DID go see "The Village" with my mom, which I actually preferred, but was still nothing special).


Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:48 pm
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I was really looking forward to 28 Weeks Later and 30 Days Of Night, but both of them were little better then average and both times I walked out of theater in dissapointment.


Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:18 pm
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I was moderately disappointed with Inception. I was expecting to be blown away; what I got instead was a well-made excursion into mind-bending science-fiction but nothing truly exceptional.


Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:40 pm
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Most recently I would have to say Quantum of Solace, i've never been a huge James Bond fan and the Brosnan films after Goldeneye were shameful but Casino Royale really left me satisfied and excited to see more despite it being a tad overlong.

All the great work Martin Campbell and crew did was squashed with the latest 007 starting with director Marc Forster who CANNOT direct action, most of it was incomprehensible which lead to the set pieces being just flat out boring. Forster made it feel like a poor man's Bourne in places. I just hope the studio and producers realise what a misfire this movie was despite a healthy box office showing and can bring it back to the promising setup that was Royale.


I agree with Nick. I've never been a big Bond fan. Then Casino Royale came out and I loved it. I had very high expectations for Quantum of Solace. However, I thought the movie was very mediocre.



Yup QOS was a very poor Bond movie, especially after CR set the bar so high.
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Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:25 pm
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Robert Holloway wrote:
PAG wrote:
Nick wrote:
Most recently I would have to say Quantum of Solace, i've never been a huge James Bond fan and the Brosnan films after Goldeneye were shameful but Casino Royale really left me satisfied and excited to see more despite it being a tad overlong.

All the great work Martin Campbell and crew did was squashed with the latest 007 starting with director Marc Forster who CANNOT direct action, most of it was incomprehensible which lead to the set pieces being just flat out boring. Forster made it feel like a poor man's Bourne in places. I just hope the studio and producers realise what a misfire this movie was despite a healthy box office showing and can bring it back to the promising setup that was Royale.


I agree with Nick. I've never been a big Bond fan. Then Casino Royale came out and I loved it. I had very high expectations for Quantum of Solace. However, I thought the movie was very mediocre.



Yup QOS was a very poor Bond movie, especially after CR set the bar so high.
Rob

I'll gladly take QOS over the godawful Live And Let Die and Man With The Golden Gun ANY day.


Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:05 pm
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Yup QOS was a very poor Bond movie, especially after CR set the bar so high.
Rob

I'll gladly take QOS over the godawful Live And Let Die and Man With The Golden Gun ANY day.


My friend and I used to do the entire Bond movie thing very couple of years but that stopped a while ago.

Moonraker, Octopussy, View To A Kill all fared slightly worse than Live and Let Die. We thought that of the Roger Moore group TMWTGG was second only to The Spy Who Loved Me.

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The Tourist - my wife and I thought the trailer looked decent enough; hugely disappointed at the apparent "don't-give-a-damn" attitude throughtout the film. Just boring.


Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:07 am
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No one movie is disappointed me


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A recent disappointment for me was the Ridley Scott directed Russell Crowe starring Robin Hood. The director's cut was an improvement. But overall it reminded me in spots of that ridiculous King Arthur movie and while this one was an improvement, it still could've been better.

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Mon May 02, 2011 10:27 pm
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I'm rarely disappointed as i generally have low expectations

However, over recent months The Tourist stands out for it's awfulness.
Agree that Tim Burton's planet of the Apes was a huge disappointment
Most recent Michael Mann movies

Rob


Tue May 03, 2011 1:07 am
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Lost in Translation - I really liked The Virgin Suicides, so had high hopes when I saw this. Found it flat and inconsequential.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Felt too much like Forrest Gump II.

Also agree with the previously-mentioned Brick, King Arthur and Quantum of Solace.


Tue May 03, 2011 1:08 am
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The Golden Compass

The books are amazing works of fantasy with interesting characters, some rather deep philosophical content, and a highly detailed multiverse for the plot to unfold in. I would argue even that they are far better then the poorly paced Lord of the Rings and less intellectual Harry Potter (which don't get me, wrong, is a truely amazing work in it's own right).

The movie however is bleh.
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