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Old 02-25-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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films you thought would suck but didn't

have you seen any films that you thought would suck and only watched them to how much it sucked only to find out that it didn't suck and was infact unsucky.

heres some of mine...

waterworld - i watched it only because it got such bad reviews i wanted to see why and i discovered that it wasn't as bad as they said by any means.

death to smoochy - again, got such bad reviews but i watched it anyway and i found it quite amusing.

shanghai noon - really not a jackie chan fan so i avoided this one until one day when i was bored out of my skull and i found myself really liking this.


i know theres more but thats all i can think of atm.
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:20 PM   #2
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Re: films you thought would suck but didn't

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waterworld

shanghai noon
yes sir, these are fine movies.

movies that i tought they are bad:

crazy about mary
7 years in tibet (?)
pulp fiction
lost in space


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Old 02-25-2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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The Matrix Revolutions.

Attack of the Clones.

I'm not that into movie-watching, especially ones I think will 'suck', so I don't have a much longer list. ^^;;


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Old 02-25-2004, 06:16 PM   #4
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After watching so many movies, i have a pretty good sense on what sucks and what doesn't. (loved that movie thater job)

Gods and Generals:
WHAT THE HELL!? This movie blew so much ass, there's no more ass to blow. Overly preachy. and BORING.

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Old 02-25-2004, 09:41 PM   #5
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death to smoochy
lake placid
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to name a few...
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Old 02-26-2004, 12:58 AM   #6
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the italian job

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Old 02-26-2004, 02:34 AM   #7
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The Princess Diaries...Pretty Woman...Notting Hill...Sweet November(or was it October?)

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Old 02-26-2004, 04:40 PM   #8
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Horror Express (you've never heard of it)
Seven Years in Tibet
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Amelie
Moulin Rouge
My Fair Lady

Sorry duder, but Waterworld was the worst big budget movie ever and I'm a professional bad movie watcher. I own at least 15 dvds/videos of movies filmed with camcorders...that had the date and time display TURNED ON. These movies aspire to be like the "bad movies" you've seen.


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Old 02-26-2004, 07:37 PM   #9
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i saw sweet november. i'm one of the few of my friends who liked it.

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Old 02-27-2004, 12:02 AM   #10
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Waterworld kicks ass. XD!!! lol


Hmmm...crap there was a movie i just saw that i thought would suck but didn't...

Anyhoo, I thought Hercules would suck (yes, the disney movie) but i found myself enjoying it. Anaconda too. Also Notting Hill and Princess Diaries. There is another!! I JUSt saw it last week!! AAAAAAAARG!!! Damn me and my goldfish attention span!

*glomps Nute* Ah, another Audrey Fan? lol I LOVE My Fair Lady. Not too fond of BaT. And amelie!! AMELIE RULED!!


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Old 02-27-2004, 01:26 AM   #11
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Amelie was fine but a bit weird...I don't know if it rules...


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Old 02-27-2004, 01:39 AM   #12
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Shangai Noon, Rush Hour 2, many that I can't think of.


Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 02-27-2004, 01:51 AM   #13
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Hey I always believed in Shanghai Noon and Rush Hour2(although not as good as the 1)!

Can't you have a little faith in good old Jackie Chan?!

*angry Jackie Chan fan*


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Old 02-27-2004, 01:58 AM   #14
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Rush Hour 2 was more because it was a sequel, Shangai Noon because IMO the original plot sounded a bit stupid, I hadn't seen a trailer only what a friend told me.


Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 02-27-2004, 03:36 AM   #15
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I was dragged kicking and screaming by my fiance to go see My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but I must say, I found it slightly amusing, thus it wasn't a complete waste of time.

I got my revenge by making her go see The Hulk with me.


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Old 02-27-2004, 04:19 AM   #16
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I've never laughed as hard as I did at Shanghai Noon. Great stuff.

I had no clue what I was getting into when I went to see Moulin Rouge. Chase dragged me to see it. I really enjoyed it.





Oh and LXG blows chunks.
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:30 AM   #17
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the fast and the furious - didn't think i would like that one but one day a friend bought it round and we watched it and i enjoyed it.
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Old 02-27-2004, 04:07 PM   #18
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Quote:
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I was dragged kicking and screaming by my fiance to go see My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but I must say, I found it slightly amusing, thus it wasn't a complete waste of time.
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Old 02-27-2004, 04:14 PM   #19
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Hey I always believed in Shanghai Noon and Rush Hour2(although not as good as the 1)!

Can't you have a little faith in good old Jackie Chan?!

*angry Jackie Chan fan*
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:06 AM   #20
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LOVE Amelie.

I didn't think it would suck, but I didn't think it would be anything special either, so I guess it counts.


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Old 02-29-2004, 07:38 PM   #21
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Wow I thought you americans wouldn't watch a french movie...I'm amazed.


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Old 03-01-2004, 02:49 AM   #22
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I hated Shanghai Noon... I can't stand Owen Wilson. I hate his characters. He plays Micheal Kelso-esque dumbass in every movie I've seen him. He replaced Ben Stiller as my least favorite actor. *not looking forward to Starsky and Hutch*

But despite all that, I still loved Shanghai Knights. *shrugs*


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Old 03-13-2004, 04:17 AM   #23
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One I avoided for weeks at Blockbuster, but finally ran out of alternatives:

"Reign of Fire" (w/Keifer Sutherland I think)

That was really a good movie -- much to my surprise.

Another: "Signs" (w/Mel Gibson)

I didn't think I'd like it -- I really don't go for alien flix -- SURPRISE it's not really about the aliens, but How God works in mysterious and providential ways (all things have a plan, purpose etc.) This is now one of my favs!


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Old 03-16-2004, 10:16 PM   #24
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Quote:
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the fast and the furious - didn't think i would like that one but one day a friend bought it round and we watched it and i enjoyed it.
I totally agree on this one, I liked it so much I bought a used copy of it from the video store for like 6 bucks.

Goth O_o It was very......strange, but at least somewhat tolerable and it had more of a point then I thought it would. Best moment - when this goth wanna be is pokin' this chick right in front of his g/f because the goth chick told him to do it or she would kill him. lol

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Old 03-17-2004, 01:05 PM   #25
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Kids.

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Old 03-19-2004, 12:01 AM   #26
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i forgot about "gone in 60 seconds". at first i thought it would just be a car flick, but once i seen it i realized it is a really good movie.


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Old 03-20-2004, 02:36 AM   #27
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I just saw one: Pitch Black. I got dragged, kicking and screaming all the way to my friends living room. I thought it would be another sucky alien rip-off, but I actually enjoyed it alot


Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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