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Re: Bad Movies I Have Seen
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2013, 08:48:11 PM »
The Island, wow Tim that's a pull. Did you see it recently? I can't remember if I have or not but if it takes place in the Caribbean and Michael Caine is involved that makes sense. He made a point of accepting roles specifically so he could spend more time down there during that era. They even paid homage too, somewhat joking, in the "Dark Knight".

I think all of these movies we mention should be watched with a Mystery Science Theater 3000 opening, such as...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AJVZuQuD6M
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« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2013, 11:35:26 AM »
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The Island, wow Tim that's a pull. Did you see it recently?

I dug it up on YouTube a few weeks back.  I wanted to see if it was as bad as I remembered it.  It was.
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« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2013, 10:12:48 PM »
Hamlet 2. Steve Coogan plays a down and out drama teacher who hangs all his future hopes for his mainly-Hispanic drama club on a production of the sequel to Hamlet. Featuring Elisabeth Shue as Elisabeth Shue.
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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2013, 03:32:47 AM »
Can I suggest Braveheart as a prime example of historical tosh? Unfortunately, people believe this totally false version of the reality of the day.

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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2013, 04:54:33 AM »
Yeah, that movie is not known for historical accuracy. 
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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2013, 08:15:52 AM »
Can I suggest Braveheart as a prime example of historical tosh? Unfortunately, people believe this totally false version of the reality of the day.

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Yes, but a "bad" movie Ann? That might be a stretch.
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« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2013, 08:44:29 AM »
Depends what you mean by bad.

If Braveheart were simply enjoyable hokum I would have no particular problem. However, it has had a noticeable political effect in this country by promoting Scottish aspirations to independence on the basis of a myth.

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« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2013, 12:58:35 PM »
I must say I liked "Braveheart" . Whether I would have if I were English is another story.
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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2013, 01:02:35 PM »
Depends what you mean by bad.

If Braveheart were simply enjoyable hokum I would have no particular problem. However, it has had a noticeable political effect in this country by promoting Scottish aspirations to independence on the basis of a myth.

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That's fair. So maybe we should consider it "reckless" and "dangerous". Certainly there are very few people who'd consider it "bad" off of the basic components of a film; script, storyline, pacing, acting, etc. Obviously it scores poorly on 'historical accuracy'.
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« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2013, 07:50:44 PM »
Depends what you mean by bad.

If Braveheart were simply enjoyable hokum I would have no particular problem. However, it has had a noticeable political effect in this country by promoting Scottish aspirations to independence on the basis of a myth.

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That's fair. So maybe we should consider it "reckless" and "dangerous". Certainly there are very few people who'd consider it "bad" off of the basic components of a film; script, storyline, pacing, acting, etc. Obviously it scores poorly on 'historical accuracy'.

I am a descendant of William Wallace and was subjected to "Braveheart" many times during my junior and high school years, and thus had to endure many questions about the real William Wallace. I completely agree that the movie should be deemed "reckless" due to the fact that every question my classmates asked me about William was based on the movie, including: "Did William really wear blue face paint?" to which I always answered: "if he did actually paint his face, I would think it would be the colors of our clan: deep red and green."

I don't particularly think the movie was bad, just horribly inaccurate. I don't know if I am so disappointed in the movie because I pride myself on knowing as much about my ancestor as I can, but that movie just irks me.

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« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2013, 07:52:28 PM »
I just watched a really bad movie a few days ago called "Arachnoquake"

Basically, the movie is about giant spiders that take over the rural areas of Louisiana, wreak havoc, destroy buildings and kill people.

I don't know what bothered me more about the movie: the weird spiders (they were white and pink/red) or the bad acting. Either way, it is a pretty strange movie and was hard to watch.
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« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2013, 09:53:28 PM »
Interesting lineage SP. One of the other things that tends to irk people about Braveheart, at least at this point, is the fact that Mel Gibson is associated with it. :-/
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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2013, 12:12:58 PM »
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I just watched a really bad movie a few days ago called "Arachnoquake"

Basically, the movie is about giant spiders that take over the rural areas of Louisiana, wreak havoc, destroy buildings and kill people.

I don't know what bothered me more about the movie: the weird spiders (they were white and pink/red) or the bad acting. Either way, it is a pretty strange movie and was hard to watch


I've seen that movie too.  Another SyFy channel turkey, the main purpose it seems is to give washed up actors a job.
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