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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 9:57:19 AM   
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What are you on about with master and commander i didn t even mention that film.Ive seen Master and Commander its a good film but i wouldn t say and it is my opinion thats its any weres as good as the Lord of the rings trilogy. You think Spiderman 2 LOTR and Sin City were big disappointments i thought they were excellent films.  Theres nothing wrong these films atall thats why EVERY magazine gave them full marks and they have gone down as classics.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 10:26:10 AM   
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What are you on about with master and commander i didn t even mention that film.Ive seen Master and Commander its a good film but i wouldn t say and it is my opinion thats its any weres as good as the Lord of the rings trilogy. You think Spiderman 2 LOTR and Sin City were big disappointments i thought they were excellent films.  Theres nothing wrong these films atall thats why EVERY magazine gave them full marks and they have gone down as classics.



  You said it won awards and yes it won the oscars for ROTK over Master and Commander yet it is a much poorer film.
Spiderman 2 is a rehash of the first with little progression for any of the charicters.
Sin City is paper thin, stylishly shot but with no real substance in fact its just tits and violence when you get down to it

LOTR -  PJ ducked out of making a really emotional trillogy to the studios wish for it to be more action friendly and this disapoints me. Especially the concluding  part. Jackson also loses control of all his narrative threads that started to unravel within The Two Towers. Of course, this is partly due to the disbandment of the fellowship on their separate ways but it is also partly due Jacksons dot-to-dot style of film making and his inability to bring all of his strands of storyline under control at once. The Extended Editions certainly do go some way to rectifying this but the problem is still very much apparent even when watching those.

I find Jacksons direction heavy handed as he signposts its themes to the point where he is virtually patronising his audience he overboils the sentiment to the most saccharine levels in order to achieve yet another "moment”, he panders to almost every cliché in the book (soft focus reunion, longing looks, crass moments of derring-do, etc) and he clumsily allows the score that has served so well in the inital instalment to become over bearing and intrusive. The performances also take a massive nose dive after FOTR, 
Orlando Bloom, Jonathon Rhys Davies, Christopher Lee are all poor throughout but in Return Of The King the more crucial performances of McKellan and Mortensen start to flag . Of course, there are redeeming features (Bernard Hill is terrific) but on the whole most of the cast struggle with the emotional key changes throughout the film. Especially in the touchy-feely endings. 


NB the above post has been copied from another LOTR thread one of the many where this has been discussed time and time again.


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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 10:39:46 AM   
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in fact its just tits and violence when you get down to it


This is a bad thing??

On topic 300 was a big disappointment for me after huge hype, it was a hollow excerise in style, CGI and slow motion, nothing more.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 11:47:11 AM   
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The worst 'hype' film of all time has to be The Blair Witch Project. What was all the fuss about? It was the biggest pile of steaming hype turd I've ever seen. At least things like Batman & Robin were reknowned as shite on their release but TBWP seemed to gather up such a pace of epic hype-ness that it had no chance (for me) of living up to it and ultimately turned out as one of the worst films I have ever seen!

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 11:52:01 AM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 11:52:53 AM   
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On topic 300 was a big disappointment for me after huge hype, it was a hollow excerise in style, CGI and slow motion, nothing more.


Indeed. It's easily one of the worst films I've seen so far this year. All style and no substance.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 11:56:02 AM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 1:42:06 PM   
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King Kong was vastly overhyped. It was a avaerage movie at best.

Return of the King was mega hyped and I came out of that dissapointed, it was just very dull.

Borat is just awful, it's not funny and everything just seems so staged.


What films do you like actually I wonder ?


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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 1:44:12 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 1:45:59 PM   
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On topic 300 was a big disappointment for me after huge hype, it was a hollow excerise in style, CGI and slow motion, nothing more.


Indeed. It's easily one of the worst films I've seen so far this year. All style and no substance.



I agree. It really is just style over substance...people calling it the next 'Matrix' were completely having a laugh.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 2:01:44 PM   
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300 is ok if you want to see a no brainer just fighting no story but if you want a bit of deph then stick to gladiator 300 is about as deep as a birdbath but saying that i quite liked it just fighting all the way through but i didn t expect any less from the film to be honest. I wasn t expecting another gladiator or anything. 

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 2:20:43 PM   
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300 is ok if you want to see a no brainer just fighting no story but if you want a bit of deph then stick to gladiator 300 is about as deep as a birdbath but saying that i quite liked it just fighting all the way through but i didn t expect any less from the film to be honest. I wasn t expecting another gladiator or anything. 


I wanted a no brainer, pure entertainment film but instead I was bored to tears. It was just dull.

As for style over substance, the style of the film wore off for me after about 10 minutes. Visually, the only interesting bits were when he lifted a large page out of the comics and used it for his master shots. Everything else - especially the scenes where characters talk to each other - looked like a shit computer game.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 2:41:37 PM   
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ORIGINAL: lbiu

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ORIGINAL: m_er

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King Kong was vastly overhyped. It was a avaerage movie at best.

Return of the King was mega hyped and I came out of that dissapointed, it was just very dull.

Borat is just awful, it's not funny and everything just seems so staged.


What films do you like actually I wonder ?


Good movies


name some please.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 4:11:43 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 17/4/2007 4:23:59 PM   
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300. it was very bland and i was hugely dissapointed.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 18/4/2007 9:16:39 AM   
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i wouldn t say 300 was boring by any means its got alot of action and the effects look pretty smart 

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 18/4/2007 9:17:59 AM   
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King kong was a massive dissapointment as was x-men-3 and POTC 2

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 18/4/2007 9:22:37 AM   
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For me X Men 3 was a huge dissapointment after you ve watched it you feel let down the first two were excellent and this wasn t any were near as good as these. The story is shit and the film could of been so much more.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 28/4/2007 10:30:24 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 28/4/2007 10:36:59 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 28/4/2007 10:43:00 PM   
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Prediction:

Spider-Man 3

Hell yea!!!!
The only movie this Summer that will live up to hype, THE ONLY movie, is the Bourne movie.... Oh and the Halloween remake... SUCK!

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 28/4/2007 10:45:56 PM   
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300. it was very bland and i was hugely dissapointed.

Sure you were.... Like 300 didn't live up to the graphic novel... It did. You didn't. Best movie of 2007. (So far.)

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 29/4/2007 1:01:40 AM   
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superman returns was the biggest film disappointment of my life.as a life long fan of the character i was looking forward to an amazing film from the director of two great x-men movies and instead we got an overlong,oversentimental,horribly written piece of garbage.i just felt so angry and let down by this film.

ironically,i was pleasantly surprised by x-men 3 which at least was fast paced and action packed.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 29/4/2007 9:15:49 AM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 29/4/2007 12:39:38 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 29/4/2007 12:51:31 PM   
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t's not just the big blockbusters that suffer though.
I saw Pan's Labyrinth fairly late, after people told me how amazing. While it was a great film, one I liked alot, I couldn't help but feel it wasn't as amazng as people told me.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 29/4/2007 1:20:45 PM   
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oh yeah, 300 was a huge dissapointment. Easily most unintentionally hilarious film of the past decade.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 30/4/2007 5:26:06 AM   
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I agree with you but more so.  I don't believe for one second that a better movie will come along this year.  Though Hot Fuzz and Zodiac were great as well.  Back to the subject though, 300 did live up to all of the hype and more. 

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 30/4/2007 10:59:07 AM   
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The worst 'hype' film of all time has to be The Blair Witch Project. What was all the fuss about? It was the biggest pile of steaming hype turd I've ever seen. At least things like Batman & Robin were reknowned as shite on their release but TBWP seemed to gather up such a pace of epic hype-ness that it had no chance (for me) of living up to it and ultimately turned out as one of the worst films I have ever seen!


Sureley it was the best hype, but a poor film...

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 30/4/2007 11:12:12 AM   
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I know it was Terrence Malick, but huge hype?!!

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