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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:23:25 PM   
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The Terminator is a love story, a man comes into this woman's life, turns it upside down but gives her the gift of a child and courage.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:26:01 PM   
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The Terminator is a love story, a man comes into this woman's life, turns it upside down but gives her the gift of a child and courage.


Also he bones her.


An expression of his love.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:29:20 PM   
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I hold a lot of hatred for Lost In Translation. It bored and annoyed me in equal portions.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:33:21 PM   
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Dunston Checks In. It was still good, but the hype that sprung up when Ken Kwapis signed on overshadowed it's (ample) potential.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:34:38 PM   
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Dunston Checks In. It was still good, but the hype that sprung up when Ken Kwapis signed on overshadowed it's (ample) potential.



As I've said before Monkey Trouble is lightyears better than Dunston Checks In.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:35:47 PM   
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I hold a lot of hatred for Lost In Translation. It bored and annoyed me in equal portions.


Thank christ for this forum.

I hate that film and a friend bought me the lousy DVD for that piece of boring crap. I never knew looking bored makes you a good actor(yes, Bill Murray).

Meditation on loneliness? More like testing my f*cking patience.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:41:03 PM   
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Dunston Checks In. It was still good, but the hype that sprung up when Ken Kwapis signed on overshadowed it's (ample) potential.



As I've said before Money Trouble is lightyears better than Dunston Checks In.




No way.



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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:46:27 PM   
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I'm still stunned MC, you really find Terminator and Aliens boring?

Are there any aspects of those two films you like?

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:48:17 PM   
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Smug, unfunny, overhyped tosh. Can someone tell me why this is supposed to be good?



Quirky and independent = masterpiece


I purchased this one due to the praise being heaped upon it in this forum.  It didn't raise a smile and seemed to be too self conciously attempting to be quirky.  I have since loaned it to 9 people with the proviso that if they like it they cn keep it and yet it still sits upon my shelf.  I even tried to sell it on eby starting at 99p and still it sits upon my shelf.  It seems to be one of those films that has a lot of praise but very few people actually like it.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:53:09 PM   
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I'm still stunned MC, you really find Terminator and Aliens boring?

Are there any aspects of those two films you like?


I haven't watched The Terminator in ages, so I couldn't say with any confidence. I watched Aliens about two months ago but didn't get all the way through it. Just not my type of film really, nothing to engage me. Lance Henriksen is very good in both of them. I'll say that.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:56:37 PM   
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I love Titanic and anyone who says they have seen any better effects like that (at the time) of the ship sinking is lying. It was as beautiful to see as horrible to imagine.




The space battles in ST were even more beautiful. Ok, I'll shut up now.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:57:29 PM   
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The space battles in ST were even more beautiful. Ok, I'll shut up now.


Please don't.

I like Badlands.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 6:59:31 PM   
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The space battles in ST were even more beautiful. Ok, I'll shut up now.


Please don't.

I like Badlands.


Ok, I like Badlands too. And it's bound to be mentioned here.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:00:04 PM   
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The space battles in ST were even more beautiful. Ok, I'll shut up now.


I agree that ST did have better CGI than Titanic but Titanic's practical effects were far grander and I  can understand why it won.

Did ST even get a nom?

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:01:40 PM   
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I haven't watched The Terminator in ages, so I couldn't say with any confidence. I watched Aliens about two months ago but didn't get all the way through it. Just not my type of film really, nothing to engage me. Lance Henriksen is very good in both of them. I'll say that.


You didn't like Weaver's performance? The miniature effects? The score? The design? The dialogue?

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:05:29 PM   
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The space battles in ST were even more beautiful. Ok, I'll shut up now.


I agree that ST did have better CGI than Titanic but Titanic's practical effects were far grander and I  can understand why it won.

Did ST even get a nom?


Yes it did. The only chance it had of Oscar was in special effects. Well, the uconventional script, the intentionally cheesy dialouge and the plot never had a chance of winning any other Oscars. ST is too sophisticated for them. Anyway, I think the the the destruction of the Roger Young(I think that was called, Denise Richards' spaceship) is as breathtaking as the ship sinking in Titanic(which yes, I agree it was a great moment).

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:08:09 PM   
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I think the the the destruction of the Roger Young(I think that was called, Denise Richards' spaceship) is as breathtaking as the ship sinking in Titanic(which yes, I agree it was a great moment).


That scene was awesome - and a miniature effect from what I remember.

It's funny how Verhoeven sci-fi films have such great special effects because it's clearly not his field.


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:14:14 PM   
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I haven't watched The Terminator in ages, so I couldn't say with any confidence. I watched Aliens about two months ago but didn't get all the way through it. Just not my type of film really, nothing to engage me. Lance Henriksen is very good in both of them. I'll say that.


You didn't like Weaver's performance? The miniature effects? The score? The design? The dialogue?


Dialogue? It's a James Cameron film. Regardless, the Xenomorph design was good. It's H. R. Giger, so it would be. Can't remember Weaver's performance, but she's usually good. Couldn't care less about the effects.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:17:16 PM   
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Dialogue? It's a James Cameron film.


I'll never understand people's beef with Cameron dialogue - I've never had a problem with it (even with Titanic).

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:18:28 PM   
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Dialogue? It's a James Cameron film.


I'll never understand people's beef with Cameron dialogue - I've never had a problem with it (even with Titanic).


Aliens had great dialouge

*tries not to bash Titanic*

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:19:30 PM   
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Titanic was shit.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:20:22 PM   
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Titanic was shit.


(rolls eyes)

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:20:26 PM   
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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:31:08 PM   
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Go Home.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:36:15 PM   
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Event Horizon

I'm surprised how many forumites defend this film.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:37:13 PM   
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Event Horizon



Nooooooooo


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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:38:13 PM   
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Tech's right. For once.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:39:55 PM   
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Event Horizon

I'm surprised how many forumites defend this film.


Oh, come on, Event Horizon is great. Lovecraftian sci-fi horror, what's not to love?

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:41:01 PM   
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Tech's right. For once.


Don't be daft I'm always right - I'm just waiting for you guys to catch up.

The problem with Event Horizon is the premise is so good, they could have a lot more with it.

Also, the use of a Prodigy song at the end ruins what little worked.

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RE: The most overhyped film you've ever seen? - 19/4/2008 7:44:47 PM   
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Also, the use of a Prodigy song at the end ruins what little worked.


They should have used Wuthering Heights.

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