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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 17/5/2013 4:38:37 PM   
paulyboy


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I tend to slog it out regardless, it's hard to form an overall opinion of something if you've only seen part of it, even if what you saw was shite.

That said, I'd by lying if the above scenario ever actually panned out well, if a film is that bad 30 minutes in, it'll usually take a miracle to swing it back into the good books.

But I have always and shall continue to persist, it's resulted in a few films redeeming themselves in the past, of course I've also suffered through hours of shite.

Actually I did switch something off once, a friend rented The Bogus Witch Project spoof and bought it round years ago, we both lasted about 40 minutes before swearing vengeance against Pauly Shore and dubbing it the worst film either of us had ever seen, a title it still retains today.

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 17/5/2013 5:29:23 PM   
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For me, Cabin In The Woods is the greatest horror film ever, because it was the most unique. People love to hate something that manipulates genre traditions, sadly.


Granted it was unique, doesnt take away how shit it was though.

they should never had shown the whole 'we set these kids up' organisation at the start, destroyed any kind of twist.

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 17/5/2013 6:09:24 PM   
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Topic already brought up before:

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3094222&mpage=1&key=&NID=0#3094222



Anyway, my two bits' worth - I always approach any film from the start with an open mind, but if it begins taking away my interest after one hour or so, I have no qualms about switching off. (I have also walked out on some films as well - life really is too short.)

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 18/5/2013 9:29:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sonny Wortzik


quote:

ORIGINAL: vad3r

For me, Cabin In The Woods is the greatest horror film ever, because it was the most unique. People love to hate something that manipulates genre traditions, sadly.


Granted it was unique, doesnt take away how shit it was though.

they should never had shown the whole 'we set these kids up' organisation at the start, destroyed any kind of twist.

Not sure I seem to remember it being quite far into the film before they revealed that, whatever the case it doesn't take anyway from the overall point of the film.

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 18/5/2013 8:02:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy


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ORIGINAL: Sonny Wortzik


quote:

ORIGINAL: vad3r

For me, Cabin In The Woods is the greatest horror film ever, because it was the most unique. People love to hate something that manipulates genre traditions, sadly.


Granted it was unique, doesnt take away how shit it was though.

they should never had shown the whole 'we set these kids up' organisation at the start, destroyed any kind of twist.

Not sure I seem to remember it being quite far into the film before they revealed that, whatever the case it doesn't take anyway from the overall point of the film.

They showed the control room guys at the beginning and showed people watching the kids as soon as they left for their trip. For me, the biggest mistake was showing the eagle flying into the forcefield-net-thingy in the trailer. The second time I saw it, I took a friend who hadn't seen the trailer and she liked the twist a lot.

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 29/5/2013 12:39:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cloud Cuckoo

I'll happily switch off a film if I don't like it. As others have said, life's too short.

I remember switching off Blade II, The Mist and The (original) Thing; I'm a right wimp when it comes to gore and suffering and they were just too gruesome for me. If a film is upsetting me then I have no qualms whatsoever about switching it off, or leaving the room if I'm watching with others. I tried watching Midnight Express when it was on the telly a few weeks back, that soon got switched over!

I've never walked out a film at the cinema but I came perilously close with White Noise, still one of the worst films I've ever seen. I felt violated for paying to watch that turd.


Waaaah! Seriously can't believe you turned those films off. Especially The Thing (My 2nd fave movie of all time)

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 30/5/2013 2:17:03 PM   
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The only film that's coming to mind right now is Dogville. That was on BBC I think. Not a Von Trier fan but this was before knowing any of his other work. So yeah, usually I'll just dig deep and continue watching if I'm not liking it.

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 31/5/2013 11:51:23 AM   
Super Hans


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ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder


quote:

ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Sonny Wortzik


quote:

ORIGINAL: vad3r

For me, Cabin In The Woods is the greatest horror film ever, because it was the most unique. People love to hate something that manipulates genre traditions, sadly.


Granted it was unique, doesnt take away how shit it was though.

they should never had shown the whole 'we set these kids up' organisation at the start, destroyed any kind of twist.

Not sure I seem to remember it being quite far into the film before they revealed that, whatever the case it doesn't take anyway from the overall point of the film.

They showed the control room guys at the beginning and showed people watching the kids as soon as they left for their trip. For me, the biggest mistake was showing the eagle flying into the forcefield-net-thingy in the trailer. The second time I saw it, I took a friend who hadn't seen the trailer and she liked the twist a lot.


I have to admit that when I first saw that bit in the trailer I thought "for fucks sake, did they really just give away the twist?".

However, after watching the film I have to say credit where it's due to the makers - what could easily have been the crucial plot twist in any other horror film barely scratched the surface of what was going on in The Cabin in the Woods. The fact that like you say, they told you bold as brass in the opening minutes that it was all a controlled set up clearly shows it wasn't the main twist in the tale. I certainly didn't twig on properly to precisely what the purpose of it all was until the end - the wife and I were guessing all sorts!

I suppose part of me still thinks it's a shame about that bit in the trailer though, but seems insignificant enough now.

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 31/5/2013 1:07:07 PM   
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I switched off The Man Who Fell To Earth last night. I gave it a watch based on Kermode's recommendation on Friday (and noticing it was on iPlayer), but it really wasn't doing anything for me at all. I'd usually stick it out to the end, but l was pretty tired and I just couldn't be bothered forcing myself to pay attention to something that wasn't gripping me. I intend to go back and reevaluate it at some point, because I feel I'm supposed to get it, or something... Is it just me, or is it really boring?

To be fair, the first time I saw There Will Be Blood I didn't give it enough attention and consequently didn't get it, but the second time it just blew me away.

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 31/5/2013 1:15:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Whistler

I switched off The Man Who Fell To Earth last night. I gave it a watch based on Kermode's recommendation on Friday (and noticing it was on iPlayer), but it really wasn't doing anything for me at all. I'd usually stick it out to the end, but l was pretty tired and I just couldn't be bothered forcing myself to pay attention to something that wasn't gripping me. I intend to go back and reevaluate it at some point, because I feel I'm supposed to get it, or something... Is it just me, or is it really boring?

To be fair, the first time I saw There Will Be Blood I didn't give it enough attention and consequently didn't get it, but the second time it just blew me away.


Yep,its a hard film to watch but I have been meaning to check it out,but like you it did very little for me the first time round.Plus Bowie,who's talents I like and admire,but acting fair to say isn't one of them.

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RE: Do you continue watching a film if you don't like it? - 31/5/2013 2:18:26 PM   
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I remember really wanting to walk out of The Chronicles Of Riddick, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and most recently Oblivion out of sheer boredom but I've always stuck it out to the end just so I can justifiably putting the films on my "worst films of the year" list

On DVD it's a different matter I'll turn off anything that's awful, although recently I had to review Friends With Kids and it took all of my will power to watch it through to the end just to give my review (in my own head at least) credibility

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