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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 30/4/2007 12:04:30 PM   
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I think it's hard to look beyond The Phantom Menace, especially when Spielberg, when he collected the Empire award from George Lucas in 1998 said that the presentation would be the other way round next year as he had seen a rough cut of the phantom menace and it was amazing.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 30/4/2007 5:41:04 PM   
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Casino Royale...shit

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 1/5/2007 12:16:14 AM   
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most recently Pans Labyrinth. Ok it was good, but not at all as amazing as it was made out to be.

Huge dissapointments would have been The Matrix (never bothered with the sequels), Batman Begins and the first POTC (again, didnt bother with the second, and wont with the final part)

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 1/5/2007 2:19:50 PM   
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"Van Helsing" - utter tosh of the first order, an example of how giving Stephen Sommers a bigger budget was a bad idea, from the great "Deep Rising" to the enjoyable "The Mummy" to the appalling "Mummy Returns" with its candidate for worst CGI ever to just utter dung!

"Troy" - Bad acting, bad dialogue, obviously made for screaming women wanting to see Brad with his top off.  Rubbish!

Have to disagree about "War of the Worlds", aside from the ending it was brilliantly tense and well acted.  "LOTR", the finest examples of filmic perfection, and I will always be an apologist for the prequels.

"Casino Royale" - Enjoyable, but so overrated, and Daniel Craig, the next worst Bond after Timothy Dalton.

The first "Spider-Man", bitterly disappointing; "Mystic River", so overrated it hurts.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 1/5/2007 3:16:48 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 1/5/2007 8:50:14 PM   
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i would have to say..."Matrix 2 & 3"...

also..."War of the Worlds"
"Van Helsing"
"Wild Hogs"
"Mystic River"
and ever Vin Diesel and dancing movie...with all that "hip-hip" dancing i mean....like "Step Up" and "You Got Served"

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 1/5/2007 9:02:23 PM   
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Maybe King Kong (2005) though that was because of my ridiculously inflated expectations of it. Van Helsing is a defo, god I was looking forward to it, I remember it was a few days before I went back home from uni in first year and my housemates at the time all had to console me because of just how terrible it was. That shit with the exploding horse and carriage just did it for me really! Recently Miami Vice, just could not get into it and I tried both at the cinema and through Telewest. Michael Mann and Mogwai songs should have made it one of my best of last year but it just felt too stuck up its own arse. Fucking shame. Come on Simpsons Movie and Spider-Man 3!!!

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 2/5/2007 1:29:03 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 2/5/2007 5:13:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: badassmofo

Maybe King Kong (2005) though that was because of my ridiculously inflated expectations of it. Van Helsing is a defo, god I was looking forward to it, I remember it was a few days before I went back home from uni in first year and my housemates at the time all had to console me because of just how terrible it was. That shit with the exploding horse and carriage just did it for me really! Recently Miami Vice, just could not get into it and I tried both at the cinema and through Telewest. Michael Mann and Mogwai songs should have made it one of my best of last year but it just felt too stuck up its own arse. Fucking shame. Come on Simpsons Movie and Spider-Man 3!!!


I second that.  Except for the final 30 mins it was a major disappointment from Mann.  Farrell just mumbles and looks bored while Foxx is only left with the technical jargon and not much else to do.  Also, is it just me, or was the whole love story thing in the middle just boring and pointless?  And why set half of the film in fucking Cuba when it's Miami Vice???

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 2/5/2007 10:46:28 PM   
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Narnia was rather dissapointing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 2/5/2007 10:49:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LEEJGM

quote:

ORIGINAL: badassmofo

Maybe King Kong (2005) though that was because of my ridiculously inflated expectations of it. Van Helsing is a defo, god I was looking forward to it, I remember it was a few days before I went back home from uni in first year and my housemates at the time all had to console me because of just how terrible it was. That shit with the exploding horse and carriage just did it for me really! Recently Miami Vice, just could not get into it and I tried both at the cinema and through Telewest. Michael Mann and Mogwai songs should have made it one of my best of last year but it just felt too stuck up its own arse. Fucking shame. Come on Simpsons Movie and Spider-Man 3!!!


I second that.  Except for the final 30 mins it was a major disappointment from Mann.  Farrell just mumbles and looks bored while Foxx is only left with the technical jargon and not much else to do.  Also, is it just me, or was the whole love story thing in the middle just boring and pointless?  And why set half of the film in fucking Cuba when it's Miami Vice???


did you fucking watch the movie and perhaps historically were you aware of the 80's TV series? it fucking rocked for me MANN, honest it did but im an 80's child!



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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 2/5/2007 11:53:59 PM   
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lord of the rings......not faithfull enough.and them beasties...the hyena ones...NOT FUKIN WARGS....

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 3/5/2007 6:56:43 PM   
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I think it's hard to look beyond The Phantom Menace, especially when Spielberg, when he collected the Empire award from George Lucas in 1998 said that the presentation would be the other way round next year as he had seen a rough cut of the phantom menace and it was amazing.


Well obviously NOTHING was hyped as much as The Phantom Menace. But to be honest I really wasn't dissapointed after I first saw it. The thing is though, being a huge Star Wars fan, it was unlike any movie experience I've ever had. The whole thing was surreal. I couldn't focus on the film at the beginning. It really took a while for me to settle in. Once I did though I really enjoyed it. Heck, I didn't even hate Jar Jar (and as much as I tried to stay away from spoilers I heard rumors of him being damn annoying). But in retrospect, I think the reason I left the film satisfied was the last reel. Its really fucking good! When Duel of the Fates kicks in and then later when the hanger doors open to the start of the chorus and Darth Maul is just standing there like a total badass I just lost it. Then during the lightsaber fight my jaw hit the floor. Just insane! Really, at that point I was on cloud nine. Later of course I view the film somewhat differently (though I still think its good). But for that day back in 1999 for all the hype there was anything but dissapointment.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 21/12/2007 8:34:12 AM   
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Hott Fuzz qualifies for me.




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its the most hyped film since Star wars

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 21/12/2007 10:59:11 AM   
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looks very good though.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 21/12/2007 11:12:09 AM   
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on a slightly off topic but related note. Some Future Films which I'm sure will be hyped to death and turn out to be rubbish for me would be 10,000BC and Justice League (I have no faith in this film at all - but i hope i'm proved wrong)

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 21/12/2007 11:29:53 AM   
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Jezzz where do I start? Hatchet, Pan's Lab and yes DK hype is starting to do my head in. Im sure it will be v.good after the cool trailer but it's hardly the second coming of cinema! That's one of the reason's I stopped buying Empire. They hype films to death (O'Hara explained they have to report on what the readers view as popular but that's no excuse for kissing the film makers ass only to trash the film in the next bloody issue! Haha)

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 21/12/2007 12:13:07 PM   
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Jezzz where do I start? Hatchet, Pan's Lab and yes DK hype is starting to do my head in. Im sure it will be v.good after the cool trailer but it's hardly the second coming of cinema! That's one of the reason's I stopped buying Empire. They hype films to death (O'Hara explained they have to report on what the readers view as popular but that's no excuse for kissing the film makers ass only to trash the film in the next bloody issue! Haha)


a perfect example would be The Golden Compass

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 21/12/2007 2:25:26 PM   
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For me it would be Atonment, I liked a couple of scenes in it and the art direction was second to non, but overall I thought it was a bit shit...over long, boring and I just didnt care for the characters and towards the end was waiting for them to die DIE DIE!!!!

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 14/1/2008 11:48:57 AM   
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King Kong probably, not a HUGE disappointment but a pretty big one.


Did you see Grindhouse ?

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 14/1/2008 12:23:49 PM   
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agree with kong,and superman returns

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 14/1/2008 12:28:35 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 14/1/2008 12:40:46 PM   
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I've a feeling Indy IV will be this years Phantom Menace...

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 14/1/2008 12:45:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: kumar

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ORIGINAL: The REAL Bozz

Jezzz where do I start? Hatchet, Pan's Lab and yes DK hype is starting to do my head in. Im sure it will be v.good after the cool trailer but it's hardly the second coming of cinema! That's one of the reason's I stopped buying Empire. They hype films to death (O'Hara explained they have to report on what the readers view as popular but that's no excuse for kissing the film makers ass only to trash the film in the next bloody issue! Haha)


a perfect example would be The Golden Compass


At least the bad reveiews are honest. If Empire was really about hyping films they'd be praising everything to high heaven in their reviews.

I'd rather see enthusiam and optimism for a upcoming movie, only for it to turn out to be shit, than read a lot of cynical bollocks about how it's guaranteed to be shit months before it's out.

Empire is written (as far as I can tell at least) by film lovers, and they obviously want Batman or Indy or whatever to be brilliant. If they're not you can guanrantee that Helen, Ian, Chris, Olly and co will be at least as gutted as all of us.

As for Pan's Labyrinth, cannot agree at all. That film is absolutely amazing! 

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 14/1/2008 1:17:50 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Scruffybobby

quote:

ORIGINAL: kumar

quote:

ORIGINAL: The REAL Bozz

Jezzz where do I start? Hatchet, Pan's Lab and yes DK hype is starting to do my head in. Im sure it will be v.good after the cool trailer but it's hardly the second coming of cinema! That's one of the reason's I stopped buying Empire. They hype films to death (O'Hara explained they have to report on what the readers view as popular but that's no excuse for kissing the film makers ass only to trash the film in the next bloody issue! Haha)


a perfect example would be The Golden Compass


At least the bad reveiews are honest. If Empire was really about hyping films they'd be praising everything to high heaven in their reviews.

I'd rather see enthusiam and optimism for a upcoming movie, only for it to turn out to be shit, than read a lot of cynical bollocks about how it's guaranteed to be shit months before it's out.

Empire is written (as far as I can tell at least) by film lovers, and they obviously want Batman or Indy or whatever to be brilliant. If they're not you can guanrantee that Helen, Ian, Chris, Olly and co will be at least as gutted as all of us.

As for Pan's Labyrinth, cannot agree at all. That film is absolutely amazing! 


I can see why people love Pan's Labyrinth and appreciate that it's viewed as a great movie but personally I  found it a bit "meh" to be honest.

Your point regarding  the writers being fans is a  good one imo;  anyone who sits down to watch a movie and says: "i want this movie to be shit so I can be miserable and complain about it"  probably shouldn't be reviewing movies.

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 15/1/2008 2:49:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Jack's Rage

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ORIGINAL: The Hooded Man

I think it's hard to look beyond The Phantom Menace, especially when Spielberg, when he collected the Empire award from George Lucas in 1998 said that the presentation would be the other way round next year as he had seen a rough cut of the phantom menace and it was amazing.


Well obviously NOTHING was hyped as much as The Phantom Menace. But to be honest I really wasn't dissapointed after I first saw it. The thing is though, being a huge Star Wars fan, it was unlike any movie experience I've ever had. The whole thing was surreal. I couldn't focus on the film at the beginning. It really took a while for me to settle in. Once I did though I really enjoyed it. Heck, I didn't even hate Jar Jar (and as much as I tried to stay away from spoilers I heard rumors of him being damn annoying). But in retrospect, I think the reason I left the film satisfied was the last reel. Its really fucking good! When Duel of the Fates kicks in and then later when the hanger doors open to the start of the chorus and Darth Maul is just standing there like a total badass I just lost it. Then during the lightsaber fight my jaw hit the floor. Just insane! Really, at that point I was on cloud nine. Later of course I view the film somewhat differently (though I still think its good). But for that day back in 1999 for all the hype there was anything but dissapointment.
Youre experience with Phantom menace was pretty similar to mine Jack.I remember seeing it at a late screening on the saturday of the weekend it was released over here.It was an awesome experience,especially,the final duel of the fates battle.I remember leaving the cinema buzzing with excitement and wondering what would happen in the next one.

In later years,i agree the film does not stand up as well on repeat viewings(Though i did see it a total of five times at the cinema!)but its still a very enjoyable film.

If anything,The Matrix was overhyped by Empire by the time it reached our shores and i remember seeing it and thinking ''Well that was fun,but whats the big deal over it?''



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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 15/1/2008 3:07:13 PM   
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Love, Actually - a film about all the varieties of love in London, where the frack are the blacks and asians?? Don't we feel anything?

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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 15/1/2008 3:18:20 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 15/1/2008 3:33:58 PM   
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RE: Huge Hype! Huge Disappointment! - 15/1/2008 3:52:40 PM   
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I find Nicole Kidman more artifical than Tom Cruise (if that makes any sense).
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