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post #1 of 76 Old 01-31-2007, 12:36 PM - Thread Starter
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(From the 2001 thread...)

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Funny that the length of the kaleidoscope light and color sequence was mentioned because I rewatched 2001 on HD somewhat recently and was struck by how much shorter that sequence seemed to me today compared with how long it felt in 1968. ... For me, just about any 5 minute sequence from a Matrix movie seems much, much longer.

Let's explore this a bit. Which is longer and more boring, the Matrix "Orgy" scene or the 2001 "Kaleidoscope" scene?

Are there scenes from other movies that are more boring?
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post #2 of 76 Old 01-31-2007, 01:05 PM
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I'll commit some blasphemy here, the most boring thing i ever watched was the whole of "Clockwork Orange"
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I'd say the rave scence in matrix is the worst of the 2.

But the most recent would have to be smoken aces. Man that movies is trying to do so much a once that it becomes boring as you are just confused trying to figure out were the plot is..
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I'll commit some blasphemy here, the most boring thing i ever watched was the whole of "Clockwork Orange"

Geez. I'm sure everybody has a list an arm's length long of movies that are boring. Posting them here is not the intent of the thread.

Please let's respect Sean's topic.

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well, at least in the matrix you getta see some skin. But they're both pretty damn boring. I'd have to go with most boring as the Kaleidascope scene though.
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No question: 2001 kaleidoscope! I kinda' liked the orgy scene because it was, you know, an orgy scene.
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I would say the diner scene in Pulp Fiction.

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I would say the diner scene in Pulp Fiction.

That was just the crude version of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.

As for 2001 kaleidoscope vs. Matrix rave scene, the first was somewhat (and after awhile or a couple viewings largely) boring and tiresome, and the second was largely boring and stupid.

But if you've made it that far through 2001 and are plugged into the experience of the movie, the kaleidoscope trip to Jupiter and beyond goes well with the flow and isn't boring, IMO. Whereas the rave scene in Matrix is stupid no matter where you are headwise as far as the film is concerned.
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The Lady in The Water - Paul Giammatti is being told an old legend (key to the story) by an Asian girl who is translating the story from her mother, who is telling it in another language.
Dreadful.
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That was just the crude version of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.

Ah yes, My Dinner with Andre. I remember looking forward to it, but when I eventually got around to seeing it (many years ago) I found myself terribly bored and switched it off less than halfway through. Did I miss anything important?
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The Lady in The Water - Paul Giammatti is being told an old legend (key to the story) by an Asian girl who is translating the story from her mother, who is telling it in another language.
Dreadful.

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Matrix 2, Neo's fight with Hundreds of Agent Smith's in the park. Not only boring as all hell, but the FX are truly terrible. Looked no better than some light 90's video games.
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Matrix 2, Neo's fight with Hundreds of Agent Smith's in the park. Not only boring as all hell, but the FX are truly terrible. Looked no better than some light 90's video games.

OK, how can a scene where Reeves is kicking serious Weaving ass all over the place with his super abilities ever be considered boring. I can see not liking that stuff, but did it really make your mind start to wander?
As for the most boring movie (or at least one that was hard to follow) that would have to be Seriana. God, I couldn't wait for that movie to end. As far as the Matrix vs. 2001, 2001 gets my vote. That scene was way too long for what it was, but I guess it was thought to be cool for the time.

OK, so why *again* do we need a bigger one?
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Matrix 2, Neo's fight with Hundreds of Agent Smith's in the park. Not only boring as all hell, but the FX are truly terrible. Looked no better than some light 90's video games.

You understand that the characters in the movie all live inside a computer game, right?

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You understand that the characters in the movie all live inside a computer game, right?


I understand they were in a computer simulation, but none of the FX in the rest of the series was this cartoonish
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OK, how can a scene where Reeves is kicking serious Weaving ass all over the place with his super abilities ever be considered boring. I can see not liking that stuff, but did it really make your mind start to wander?


Actually I typically love that kind of stuff, and was a huge fan of the original Matrix, and I am a complete Sci-Fi action geek. This fight scene lasted WAAAYYYYY too long and had me completly disinterested, and I actually do remember sitting watching and dying for the fight to just end, and I have never, ever thought that before in any other action movie.

That scene was really the turning point in the whole series for me where I completly lost interest in the rest of that movie, and it's sequel. And trust me, before watching it, I never would have thought that was possible
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That was just the crude version of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.

In that case, thank god I haven't seen My Dinner With Andre!

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Every scene in "The English Patient."

I guess you just aren't "Patient" enough for this movie...
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Solaris, from start to finish is similar to watching baseball or soccer. I've had more thrills waiting in line at the DMV.
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Solaris, from start to finish is similar to watching baseball or soccer. I've had more thrills waiting in line at the DMV.

The original or the remake? Cause if you mean the remake you would kill yourself watching the old Russian version

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The remake with Clooney. Root canals are far more enjoyable.
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Actually, the "car driving scene" in the original SOLARIS is the real winner. No other scene comes close.

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Actually, the "car driving scene" in the original SOLARIS is the real winner. No other scene comes close.

Well, there is the car driving scene in Manos: The Hand Of Fate

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The original or the remake? Cause if you mean the remake you would kill yourself watching the old Russian version

Oh God, don't even mention that crap. You can pick any scene from that 4hr snorefest, they all terrible.

Between Matrix and 2001, I pick the rave scene as much more boring and frankly unnecesarry. I actually fast forward it everytime now I watch that movie.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Specifically the four and a half hour flyby of the new Enterprise. OK, maybe it wasn't really four and a half hours, but it sure did feel like it. How much of the ship did we really need to see?

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Specifically the four and a half hour flyby of the new Enterprise.

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So right! I remember going to the movie with my older brother & we were both looking at each other like "come on already!"

I also thought the final scenes of LOTR-Return of the King was drawn out WAY too long. Ugh! BOR-ING! Enough already, just wrap it up & let me remember how great the rest of the movie was!
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The catfight scene between Teri Hatcher and Charlize Theron in the film 2 Days In The Valley.....

I'll try and think of more.
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85% of The New World
50% of History of Violence
5000% of Eyes Wide Shut since every single scene took 50X longer than it should have.
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