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drfrightner
06-24-2009, 11:44 AM
I fell asleep during Transformers. Yes he Special Effects are super cool but the movie overall I thought sucked. It was LLLLOOOONNNNGGGG so long that it become BORING! Then you have those two army guys back for this movie and I'm like what you are doing here they seemed like distractions to the movie. The movie almost seems like the same thing over and over again. Again the special effects are cool but the movie itself wasn't so great. We are taking the same charactors from the same movie the mom, dad, girlfriend FOX, the army guys, blah, blah and putting them all into another robot movie. They could have gone with all new actors in a new situation and that probably would have been better... I didn't like the movie. I give it a C just for the special effects.

Land of the Lost: Saw this movie and this movie is just outright funny. If you ever liked the show as a kid you'll dig this film! As a fan of the kids show I am not happy they made some over the top comedy because the show was serious but oh well... I liked it all the same. It was very creative and my kids thought it was the BOMB they loved it.

Taking of Phelem 123... SKIP IT! HORRIBLE!


Overall I think Star Trek was the best movie this summer with Terminator second place.

Larry

drfrightner
06-24-2009, 11:59 AM
Btw second guess taking your kids to see it the movie is FILLED with profane language, dogs having sex and even racial sterotypes... all stuff that made no freakin sense to the movie. There was even a scene that didn't make any sense where the mother gets a weed brownie and acts high for like 10 minutes they chase her around a college campus while he's high. There is a LOT and I mean a LOT of bad words in the movie.

I was kinda shocked because I thought it was a kids movie.

Larry

Jolly Pumpkin
06-24-2009, 12:12 PM
Larry Land of the Lost was easily one of the worst movies I've seen in my life along with Year One. Both of those prehistoric movies felt like they were made for prepubescent teens and they've been getting horrible reviews online. People were actually walking about of the theater 30 mintues before both of those movies ended. Will Ferell's career has gone down the drain and Land of the Lost has hardly made any money at the box office. Below are the advance screenings I have seen this year and their grades.

Observe and Report-B
17 Again-C+
Terminator Salvation-B-
Year One-D+
Land of the Lost-D
The Hangover-A
My Life In The Ruins-C+
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen-C-
Drage Me To Hell-B+
My Sister's Keeper-A
Earth-C
Phelem 123-C+

I'm lucky living in Cincinnati since they have 2-3 movie screenings a week.

Jonathan
06-24-2009, 12:21 PM
Well,

Transformers as a film overall lacked a TON. The story wasn't fully developed much like Pirates 3. It just tried to cram too much together in one film.

As for Land of the Lost, I grew up with the original show and even survived the relaunch of the show in the late 90s, but the film wasn't the best. Not at all but I agree with Larry, it was funny and enjoyable to watch. Made me laugh and helped me at least escape into a fun film just to watch.

drfrightner
06-24-2009, 01:08 PM
Getting back to Land of the Lost...

The movie doesn't really follow the TV show because the TV show was not a comedy. The sleestack or however you spell it wasn't some lizard army that should be laughed at they were serious.

Even so I thought Land of the Lost was a GOOD MOVIE for WHAT IT WAS... yeah it was over the top SILLY, it was the three stooges goes back in time. If you like the Three Stooges you'll love Land of the Lost.

Me personally I take a movie for what it is, I don't compare Land of the Lost to Batman Dark Knights to Terms of Enderment. Not fair. I think Land of the Lost is what it is a SILLY slapstick comedy.

Was it funny? Was it original in the jokes... I thought so!

I will tell you out of all the movies my kids have seen this summer Land of the Lost was their favorite one... they never stopped laughing.

Larry

graystone
06-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Drum Roll Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee..... My Bloody Valentine it was just a downright gory movie and it kept me confused as to who the killer was! Shane and its Drag Me To Hell made me feel like I was in hell it blew a big one! Shane this time.

Jolly Pumpkin
06-24-2009, 01:30 PM
Of course you liked it Larry since your kids were cracking up the entire time. You enjoyed seeing them smile and have a good time. The kind of humor in that movie is meant for kids, but if you saw it in a theater by yourself with a bunch of adults you would have hated it as much as me. Oh yeah you forgot about the swinging Transformer testicles, but in the movie they say scrotum.

drfrightner
06-24-2009, 01:34 PM
Yeah I did forget that one... you are right that was just uncalled for because its suppose to be a kids movie. I hate the director is blows!

As for LOTL no I don't agree... I liked the movie I thought it was cool!

I laughed myself. I would see it again. Its a silly comedy and the special effects where awesome, it was funny. Award winner the next Caddyshack no but was it cool, was it funny, was it a cool movie for kids hell yeah.

Larry

scarygoat
06-24-2009, 01:44 PM
Well I haven't seen all those movies. Some of them I had already planned on renting them and some I had planned on seeing in theaters like transformers which I no longer will because of what you guys said. Land of the lost i think Im gonna rent. Out of the movies I saw I give them these ratings:

Drag me to hell- B+
Star Trek- A
Terminator- A
Observe and report- A ( I though it was hilarious)

I'm kinda disappointed about Pelham because I was really excited for that one. I didn't even want to see Year One, I though it looked stupid and Land of the Lost looked OK, I still like Ferrel especially in Step Brothers.

robert
06-24-2009, 01:45 PM
Before I would see any of these films I would go and see Star Trek again for the fifith time.

robert
06-24-2009, 01:47 PM
"MOON" is a cool little $5.000.000.00 film worth seeing. All miniatures......NO CGI!

drfrightner
06-24-2009, 02:20 PM
My best movies of the summer ranked...

1) Star Trek
2) Terminator
3) Fast and Furious
4) Wolverine
5) Land of the Lost
6) Transformers


If you want to call a spade a spade there hasn't been any really awesome movies out this year. Wolverine was kinda good and i kinda sucked. Transforers was kinda good and it kinda sucked. Star Trek simply rocked. Terminator I loved it some didn't... I didn't see some of the other movies like Hangover or whatever. I'll have to check that out. But don't see that Phellem 123 that movie sucked hard.

The next movie on my list at this point is GI JOE... that looks like it will suck but we'll see.

Larry

Darkangel
06-24-2009, 03:15 PM
When DID Will Farrell have a career anyway, or a good one at least? That guy is so not funny and tries too hard and it's just childish humor. He does interviews and he's trying so hard and sounds like a kid....

Darkangel

PS: Sorry to hear Transformers sucked I loved the first one...

damon carson
06-24-2009, 05:21 PM
Will Farrell is awesome! Big movies Taledega Nights, Step Brothers, Old School. All these movies were good. If you dont like his humor then your missing something. I laughed through Land of the Lost. My kids really liked it. Was it the greatest movie ever or even this summer? No but it was alot of fun! They could have left the sleestak out and it would have been better. They were just stupid in this. In the original tv show they seemed scarier. But that was when I was a kid. I watched an old episode on utube the other day and couldnt remember it being so cheesy. I would go see Land of the Lost again because I missed the first ten minutes. And then getting snacks and bathroom breaks for my kids I missed alot!
Damon

Darkangel
06-24-2009, 05:56 PM
Damon,

Some people like his movies and find him funny, but more and more do not. Some people think Robin Williams s funny, others find him annoying trying too hard like Farrell.

Jolly Pumpkin
06-24-2009, 06:16 PM
I can't stand Robin Williams, but I do like Will Ferrell in some of his movies. I liked him in Old School, Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory, Austin Powers and Anchorman. He was also good in that comedy special A Final Night With George Bush that was on HBO. The only movies I like Robin Williams in were The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin.

shawnc
06-24-2009, 07:27 PM
Some of them I had already planned on renting

That's exactly what's wrong with movies today. Most of them I watch the previews and think: Wow, can't wait till that comes out on video so I can rent it for two bucks!

It's like produecsr think the biggest explosions or biggest creatures are what it takes to get us into the theaters.

drfrightner
06-25-2009, 12:03 AM
On Rotten Tomatoes Transformers got 22% so its rotten to the core...

Every review I've read trashed this movie. I would wait for DVD. Its just dull and boring. Now the big issue is if the movie was racist because a couple of the robots acted like they are black, with gold teeth, and they admit they can't read, they act stupid and look like a flashback to blacks in the 20's the images of blacks or whites in black face. I would agree it was a black joke. Its just horrible. Those robots stink they are stupid and make no sense.

Overall I would say skip this movie.

Larry

Graveyard
06-25-2009, 01:04 AM
Trek Rocked!!

Nice that they will be able to take what they have formed with all the new actors and give us more good stuff in the coming years!

Paul

Darkangel
06-25-2009, 06:52 AM
Larry,

So they had robots acting black? How does that help the story? Were they good or bad guys? They are alien robots, having them act like a certian race is lame. Even if they had one that acted and talked like a surfer saying "dude" would be lame.

Let me guess, the DEVASTATOR guys were the ones on question right?


Darkangel

mindtumor
06-25-2009, 10:12 AM
The first Transformers wasn't any good, why would you ever bother seeing a second one? Also, I do not think Will Ferrell is funny at all, Land of the Lost just looks like his usual crap. And Michael Bay does suck.

Badger
06-25-2009, 11:43 AM
I didn't think Will Ferrell was funny on SNL, nor will I ever watch any of his movies. I just don't understand why everyone thinks he's funny. I have only watched one movie in a theatre this year (Coraline) and will probably try to see Star Trek before it leaves the $1.50 theatre...

There really hasn't been a movie I've wanted to see in theatres for over 5 years...

Tater
06-25-2009, 11:56 AM
The Movie wasnt really that bad..it was actually kinda good and entertaining...which is why I go to movies all the time. Land of the Lost was Horrible though...Larry shame on you for suggesting that.

Here is my only question for Transformers. How much do you think Chevy, (GM) (All of the cars were some sort of GM product) payed to be in the movie? Only to turn around and ask the government for money because they are bankrupt and need money to stay afloat. Did anyone else catch this?

Darkangel
06-25-2009, 11:58 AM
GM is an American Brand. It's an American film created by Americans, it should be GM. I see no problem with it I'd be more offended if it were Honda or Toyota...

Darkangel

badlander2000
06-25-2009, 01:04 PM
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen had to be the funniest, coolest and downright AWESOME movie of the year until Half-Blood Prince comes out. I'm pretty sure every Transformer except for the aircraft or appliances was foreign eg. (Toyota pickup, Scion cars, Volvo Cranes, Bombardier excavation equipment, Tyco R/C Truck). If Transformers sucks so much then how come it wins so many awards legitimately over other crappy, half-assed Will Farrel movies for example. All characters were very well developed (overbearing, hysterical Mom; domineering Chihuahua; "Brothers" for life, hilariously pimp XB type cars; sweet, loyal and sometimes cute "Bumblebee" auto-bot; the epically ruthless Fallen- leader of the diabolically evil Decepticons one of which surprised us all: the feisty, keen witted, Highlander who defected to help defeat his former master). For those of us who are confused this is an international movie which is open to involvement by anyone from any country that wanted to work together on making a great movie. In order to like this movie it seems as if you must first appreciate plot, characterization, metaphor, symbolism, cultural references and the dedication and skill of actors and a production team much like most of us in the haunt industry to make a movie like this.

P.S. Don't even bring Robin Williams into this, he is way too epic and legendary to be included in a thread about 2009 movies.

Darkangel
06-25-2009, 01:14 PM
Sorry, Robin Williams is on Will Farrell's level of comedy. No one under the age of 40 would think Robin Williams is funny, and no one over the age of 18 should think Farrell is funny too..

Nightgore
06-25-2009, 01:19 PM
There wasn't a single Scion in this movie... here, the cars of Transformers 2:

http://carblog.classifieds1000.com/cars_of_transformers_2/20090504-101631-The-Cars-of-Transformer-2---Revenge-of-the-Fallen


If I read this page right the ONLY foreign car was the Audi, which is Euro isn't it? -Tyler

Motograter
06-26-2009, 07:54 AM
Land of the lost SUCKED!!!!!! I wasted a free movie ticket on that stupid movie.