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Eric....having you been drinking before 5PM again?biggrin.gif

blasphemer!

since we're discussing poop, it seemed like a good analogy

i could be wrong
post #122 of 153
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blasphemer!

since we're discussing poop, it seemed like a good analogy

i could be wrong
I hadn't thought of it that way, but I see your point now.biggrin.gif
post #123 of 153
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Yep this was garbage,..I'm not going to even bother with a summary/review. This felt like the whole thing was a vehicle for Will's son to make his mark and get him out there to the masses.

The problem was they forgot about everything else including the worst performance by Will. I've never seen him in such bad form. He tried to play off this general/commander by being stoic and presidential but it was so hokey and lame. This should have went straight to video or Starz/Encore.
post #124 of 153
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Yep this was garbage,..I'm not going to even bother with a summary/review. This felt like the whole thing was a vehicle for Will's son to make his mark and get him out there to the masses.

The problem was they forgot about everything else including the worst performance by Will. I've never seen him in such bad form. He tried to play off this general/commander by being stoic and presidential but it was so hokey and lame. This should have went straight to video or Starz/Encore.

This pretty much however you spit on the grand reputation of both Starz and Encore by suggesting it should have gone straight to either. No... straight to should have never been made more like. biggrin.gif
post #125 of 153
Agreed. Watched this a few nights ago and what a terrible film.
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post #128 of 153
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

ONLY 42m?
Better call the agent....tongue.gif

I know, that sounds like the basic utilities for a year, not the cost of the property.
post #129 of 153
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

Yep this was garbage,..I'm not going to even bother with a summary/review. This felt like the whole thing was a vehicle for Will's son to make his mark and get him out there to the masses.

The problem was they forgot about everything else including the worst performance by Will. I've never seen him in such bad form. He tried to play off this general/commander by being stoic and presidential but it was so hokey and lame. This should have went straight to video or Starz/Encore.
+1 verbatim saved me from typing redundant words.
post #130 of 153
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Agreed. Watched this a few nights ago and what a terrible film.
I saw you blind bought Pacific Rim, I saw it and quickly canceled my BD order YMMV
post #131 of 153
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I saw you blind bought Pacific Rim, I saw it and quickly canceled my BD order YMMV

Bummer! frown.gif No good I take it? I might reconsider my blind buy....hard to get a read on this one as it seems to be a love it or hate it type. Not sure what to do!
post #132 of 153
Wow, such venom out there for M Night and Will Smith v1/v2! tongue.gif

I must be the only one on Earth that thought this movie was decent...much better than I was expecting. I, too, was initially turned-off by the prospect of the Will and son connection, but I got over that in about 5 min. The sci-fi elements were nicely designed. I liked the concept of returning to Earth with more vicious nature. I liked the concept of son earning his place of respect to his father. I liked the drama of parent trying to guide child on a dangerous mission, but then feeling helpless when inevitably disconnected from communication to the child. I liked M Night's classic touch of weaving in a backstory of something very tragic (the death of the sister) and growing from it (very much in the vein of Signs).

I did think Will Smith's acting was a little strange earlier in the movie...like he was channeling a Lawrence Fishburne impression.

Maybe it was employing some worn-out emotional plays, but it was good enough to jerk a few tears from me. I dunno...maybe I'm emotional, today? I did watch After Armageddon, earlier.
Edited by Mr. Hanky - 10/12/13 at 9:02pm
post #133 of 153
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Bummer! frown.gif No good I take it? I might reconsider my blind buy....hard to get a read on this one as it seems to be a love it or hate it type. Not sure what to do!
Can't tell you what to do, but I have a feeling you won't like it either. It does have good sound, but that's about it.
post #134 of 153
This is the first film Shyamalan hasn't frakked up in a long time, perhaps because he didn't write it. It plays straightforward without a "twist". Don't get me wrong; this isn't a meal, but only a sci-fi snack (I'm guessing it's PG13).

Anyway, Smith reminded me also of Fishburne a little. I enjoyed it, but it doesn't have high replay value.
Edited by rezzy - 10/25/13 at 2:12pm
post #135 of 153
I thought it was decent up until Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The eagle death scene.....yeah right.
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After that it just went downhill.
post #136 of 153
And why was that un-decent?
post #137 of 153
It was really corny and stupid.
It turned it into something "cute" without any reason.
post #138 of 153
I'll agree it was really stretching things out pretty far, but I guess that was a "Bladerunner" moment.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
After losing all of its own young, there is a point where it appreciates the sanctity of all young, not just its own, for some reason.

I know...how could an eagle possibly put that logical argument together? Well, that is a stretch, but it was beautiful, because giant eagles are majestic and somewhat supernatural in call-to-duty, I guess. Blame it on LotR's, I guess! wink.gif
post #139 of 153
I understood what they were aiming for but as you say it's a big stretch that didn't even fit the rest of the movie.
I mean, was that the solution they came up with or was it just to add something "spiritual".
Nah, I still stick to my opinion that it was out of context, corny and stupid smile.gif
post #140 of 153
Nobody else here fantasizes about a giant eagle tucking you in safe and sound for bed and then squatting over you like you're an egg??? redface.giftongue.gif

I cannot really tell what is the bigger emotional impact there...is it a giant eagle doing an incredible deed, or is it that of a "mother" who would give her last dying breath to spare yours? Very overused scenario?...sure! It's effective nonetheless. You have to be dead inside not to feel that (even if a bit corny). wink.gif
Edited by Mr. Hanky - 10/28/13 at 6:00pm
post #141 of 153
As an addict of big time sci-fi, I give this a rental.

It couldn't be as bad as everyone said, it just COULDN'T be....or so I kept telling myself.

The movie starts with a voice-over by Agent Jay Jr.
I dunno if this kid has a speech impediment or not, but...
Anyway, what he recites into the microphone sounds like it has some potential (alien invasion setup thingy).

Cut to the first scene of the Smiths at the dining table.....
Aaaaaaand it promptly goes into the toilet at warp speed factor 9.eek.gif
It's so shockingly bad, I dunno what to say.

I guess what I really want to know is who the he!! wrote and directed WROTE this....thing from the Satan's butt crack?????

I couldn't even give it my standard half hour before ejecting.
post #142 of 153
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As an addict of big time sci-fi, I give this a rental.

It couldn't be as bad as everyone said, it just COULDN'T be....or so I kept telling myself.

The movie starts with a voice-over by Agent Jay Jr.
I dunno if this kid has a speech impediment or not, but...
Anyway, what he recites into the microphone sounds like it has some potential (alien invasion setup thingy).

Cut to the first scene of the Smiths at the dining table.....
Aaaaaaand it promptly goes into the toilet at warp speed factor 9.eek.gif
It's so shockingly bad, I dunno what to say.

I guess what I really want to know is who the he!! wrote and directed WROTE this....thing from the Satan's butt crack?????

I couldn't even give it my standard half hour before ejecting.

You're lucky. I had to review the piece of scientology and had to sit through the entire screening. It is without a doubt one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
post #143 of 153
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Originally Posted by Dbuudo07 View Post

You're lucky. I had to review the piece of scientology and had to sit through the entire screening. It is without a doubt one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
We have all seen instances where a film will come out and it becomes fashionable to knock and ridicule it mercilessly online and elsewhere.
Sometimes for good reason, sometimes not (IMO).

Without a doubt this thing reeks of pooh from its very opening frames.
I have no idea what went wrong, but it surely did and in a big way.
post #144 of 153
I figured this might be worth a look just for the vfx/CGI eye-candy, and I will often sit through a big-budget sci-fi movie just for that. But this thing is probably the worst reviewed movie I've ever heard of, maybe next to John Travolta's Battlefield Earth which, if I remember correctly, was equally panned. Hmmmm, both were Scientologists' vanity projects. Could that be a coincidence? Nah, probably not.

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post #145 of 153
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I figured this might be worth a look just for the vfx/CGI eye-candy, and I will often sit through a big-budget sci-fi movie just for that. But this thing is probably the worst reviewed movie I've ever heard of, maybe next to John Travolta's Battlefield Earth which, if I remember correctly, was equally panned. Hmmmm, both were Scientologists' vanity projects. Could that be a coincidence? Nah, probably not.

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I know I will catch flack for this, but I liked BE for what it was.
Seeing Travolta and Forrest Whitaker all dolled up like that was a kick.

I don't care about the Scientology undertones.
post #146 of 153
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I know I will catch flack for this, but I liked BE for what it was.
Agree completely. You will catch flack for this.

You're a skid mark on the underwear of society for liking this movie. I've flushed more worthy things down a toilet. Your existence sickens me.
post #147 of 153
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

Agree completely. You will catch flack for this.

You're a skid mark on the underwear of society for liking this movie. I've flushed more worthy things down a toilet. Your existence sickens me.
Ouch, that cuts to the bone.
post #148 of 153
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

Agree completely. You will catch flack for this.

You're a skid mark on the underwear of society for liking this movie. I've flushed more worthy things down a toilet. Your existence sickens me.

Don't sugercoat it like that Steve, tell him how you really feel. tongue.gif
post #149 of 153
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

As an addict of big time sci-fi, I give this a rental.

It couldn't be as bad as everyone said, it just COULDN'T be....or so I kept telling myself.

The movie starts with a voice-over by Agent Jay Jr.
I dunno if this kid has a speech impediment or not, but...
Anyway, what he recites into the microphone sounds like it has some potential (alien invasion setup thingy).

Cut to the first scene of the Smiths at the dining table.....
Aaaaaaand it promptly goes into the toilet at warp speed factor 9.eek.gif
It's so shockingly bad, I dunno what to say.

I guess what I really want to know is who the he!! wrote and directed WROTE this....thing from the Satan's butt crack?????

I couldn't even give it my standard half hour before ejecting.

I was perusing the BD section at Best Buy the other day. Saw that "After Earth" was still selling for (I believe) $17.99. One would think that with the negative reviews, the studio would have reduced it further just to get the product off the shelves.
post #150 of 153
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

I was perusing the BD section at Best Buy the other day. Saw that "After Earth" was still selling for (I believe) $17.99. One would think that with the negative reviews, the studio would have reduced it further just to get the product off the shelves.

Why? It has Will Smith On The Cover
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