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Midgard_Dragon
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Let me just start by saying, with the exception of Pirates, which I hated for being an overhyped and very mediocre action movie, I didn't really hate any of the movies I've seen this year. Note, I used a list of the box-office grosses from 2006. I assume they got it right and these movies actually came out this year. I could be wrong on that, in which case just amend to "best and worst movies that Midgard saw in 2006." Also note, that with the exceptions of the number ones in each category, the rest are in no particular order. But without further ado, here is my best and worst movies of 2006 list:

Best:

1. Superman Returns

2. Lady in the Water

3. The Descent (2006 for Americans anyways)

4. Saw 3

5. Silent Hill

6. The Da Vinci Code

7. V For Vendetta

8. The Lake House

9. The Illusionist

10. A Scanner Darkly

11. Snakes on a Plane

12. Glory Road

Worst:

1. Pirates of the Carribean 2 (Again, an overhyped standard action movie that will grow stale even for those that loved it within a year's time.)

2. Eragon (I said this was "decent" in my review thread, but it's still one of the least acceptable movies I've seen this year.)

3. Borat (This movie was so overhyped that I was expecting to go in and see something hilarious. Instead the humor was juvenile, and not even funny in a juvenile sense, that I left shaking my head. I lost respect for the world with both this movie and POTC2. The biggest problem was it bored me. It *might* have worked were it confined to the sketch comedy show that it came from, but as a movie it just fell short.)

4. X-Men 3: The Last Stand (I will defend this as a "decent" movie against most people, but some of the complaints have a point. This movie just didn't fit into the trilogy like it should have, largely due to the change in directors. It turned into an action-flick whereas the previous two movies captured the spirit of the comics with the social issues that X-Men comics often take on better. All I have to say is this was decent, and I'm very glad that Mr. Singer gave us a much better superhero movie in Superman Returns.)

5. Hostel (I expected a lot more from some of the minds that brought us Saw and Saw 2. This movie was just gore for the sake of gore. I love the Saw movies because of Jigsaw and his motivation for doing what he does, Hostel takes that out and you're just left with the gore, and this gore is much less interesting than Jigsaw's traps, IMO. Also, I hate hate hate that they decided to make the first 30 minutes softcore porn. I enjoy the tradition of including a bit of nudity in horror movies, but a flash of boobs or a quick sex scene is one thing. The first 30 minutes of the movie was there for the sake of giving teenage boys something to fantasize about, and added nothing to the movie.)

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Well, I don't really have all that many in the "worst" category, so here's one that I felt was in-between:

1. Final Destination 3 (This movie was good and bad. It captured the spirit of the first two, if you enjoy seeing interesting deaths. However, the first two movies had a more coherent storyline, even if that's not saying much. This one seemed to go straight for the deaths. It was fun if that's all you're in it for, though, and there's not much other reason to see a Final Destination movie than that. It gets to be the "meh" movie of the year.)

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I agree about X-Men 3. It was a major disappointment. It was mostly a showcase of special effects. I hated how the Dark Phoenix was handled. It should have been a whole separate movie.

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Hmm, your name has reminded me, did Batman Begins come out in 2006 or no? Either way, I didn't see it until 2006, so it is also in my "Best" list.

ETA: Nevermind, I just realized that IMDB is actually useful in this situation. In came out in '05, but I still didn't see it until '06, so it will again go on my "best movies Midgard watched in '06" list.

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I didn't go see that many movies in the theaters this year, but I saw about a zillion on DVD, so I am sure some of these came out in 2005 and I just got around to watching them in 2006. Not too many greats, but a lot of good enoughs.

Best movies Rhiandmoi saw in 2006.

1. Clerks 2

2. The Breakup.

3. United 93

4. Everything is Illuminated. I was the only one out of my friends that liked this movie.

5. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

6. Inside Man. This movie was actually not that good. But I liked the ending.

7. Green Street Hooligans

8. Just Like Heaven

9. Hustle and Flow

10. Talladega Nights. This movie is dumb, but it's supposed to be and that makes it great.

The worst movies I saw

1. The Lake House. I really disliked this movie. I don't see the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves that everyone else sees.

2. Superman Returns


Some not good but not terrible:

1. Lucky Number Slevin

2. Silent Hill

3. Brick

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quote:
1. The Lake House. I really disliked this movie. I don't see the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves that everyone else sees.
The weird thing I've found about this is that I didn't enjoy it completely until I had saw the original. Neither the American or other version is mind-blowingly awesome, but when paired together they do have a sort of weird charm that I can't quite put my finger on. And after seeing the original, I'd probably go back for the American version if I ever wanted to watch it again, but come firmly in mind the original version. I dunno, just seemed weird that I thought neither was that good, but after watching both of them they became some of my favorite movies.

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I want to see the original, but Netflix doesn't carry it.


I completely forgot to mention the worst movie I saw in 2006: Old Boy. I think it is supposed to be a psychological thriller. I was not thrilled.

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I'd actually move Lady in the Water from best to worst.

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I didn't see many movies this year, but those two should show up on most anybody's best list.

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Best: Casino Royale

Most Disappointing: Superman Returns

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I got angry at my husband while watching The Lake House. He was wandering in and out of the room, and showed up in the last couple minutes to ask a question he wouldn't have needed to ask had he stayed put. ("What year is it? I'm confused.") He ruined my cry! I could feel the lump in my throat, and was all prepared to let lose, and his question took me right out of it. I rewound about 20 minutes to cry to get the momentum back, but it was gone!

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Let's see. I can't remember what I saw, so I'm going to go with what other people have put and comment on them. I'll add others if I can remember ones I've seen.

Superman Returns. I really wanted to love this, but found it quite dull. Superman ended up using his powers to stalk Lois Lane and try to split her and her boyfriend up. Pretty much all the good bits/lines were cribbed from Donner's film. For the sequel, Singer needs to buck his ideas up and remember that it's supposed to be fun. We know that Singer loved the original when he was a little kid. Would he have loved his version when he was a kid? I doubt it.

The Descent Obviously, I saw this earlier than this year, but I think that this is a fantastic film.

V For Vendetta. Started well, got bad in the middle, and I was laughing my head off by the end. A terrible mauling of a brilliant story.

Pirates of the Carribean 2. I loved it. I watched the first two back-to-back a couple of days ago, and I think they work fantastically together as a pairing. I don't think that the second one meanders any more than the first one did.

Borat. It was okay. There were times when it was dull, but there were times when I made that loud, obnoxious, embarrassing laugh that you make when you're taken by surprise.

Jackass Number 2. Dare I say it? Brilliant. At times cringeworthy, and at times hilarious, but always very entertaining.

X-Men 3. I also really enjoyed this. I did like the first two (the second one especially), but I also found them a little leaden at times. I also found this to be the most emotionally moving of the three. I was genuinely upset for Mirage.

Clerks 2. Keven Smith back on form. Not a masterpiece, but none of his films are. But Randal is a God.

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Again, brilliant. One of the few films that I went out and bought as soon as I'd seen it. Funny, intelligent, gripping and emotional.

District 13. Not bad. All style and no substance, but the style was good. It also didn't overuse the parkour gimmick.

Click. A bit of a bland comedy at first, but it becomes refreshingly dark towards the end and manages a few touching moments. The main problem I have is that you've got someone whining about how they never get a break, when they're married to the sweetest, most caring and forgiving woman in the world, who also happens to look exactly like Kate Beckinsale. God must have smiled on him at least once.

Angry Anal 3. Not quite as good as the original, but better than the sequel.

That's all I can remember having seen for the first time this year. Well, of films that were out this year, I mean.

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Talladega Nights and Happy Feet were the best movies I saw this year.

I think they were the only movies I saw at the theater, though.

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I'm not going to label 'best' but I did like :
Pirates 2. Dark, funny, unrealistic yet fun, and who cannot giggle at BAM 'Undead monkey'

Didn't think I'd like Talladega Nights(not a NASCAR fan)yet it was one of the funniest movies of the year.

TV series 'Supernatural' I really can't explain it, but I am addicted to this show as much as I became addicted to Firefly. The Season 1 finale was one of the best ever.
This season started off a little weak (The Roadhouse is a weak crutch)but got back on track. 'Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things' ended better than most serious drama series.


Didn't Like:

Didn't read the graphic novel, but me and my wife STILL hated V for Vendetta. Boring and kept saying WTF throughout the movie.

The Da Vinci Code. I couldn't get past a few chapters of the book, but gave the movie a try. I usually like Hanks, but this movie sucked.
Guy is shot. Guy runs around bleeding like a stuck pig, defaces valuable paintings with stupid codes, strips down and writes in more codes. Yah, that'll work much better than writing 'Albino shot me, told him this, look here'

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quote:
Originally posted by Artemis:
I'd actually move Lady in the Water from best to worst.

That is my list, if you'd like to put it on the worst, then make your own list. No need for me to move one of the best movies to come out this year (I'd take it over POTC2 any day) to worst.

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quote:
TV series 'Supernatural' I really can't explain it, but I am addicted to this show as much as I became addicted to
If we're including TV series then I have several.

Top of the list is tied between Smallville and Heroes

Loved Supernatural

The 4400

Jericho

Eureka

Who Wants To Be A Superhero

Any time Beauty and the Geek is on will be the only time other than the above mentioned that you will find me watching reality TV.

The worst TV of '06 by far has to be every reality show other than those I listed as best. I'm sick of reality TV, I beg the world to get sick of it too. ;-;

But this probably shouldn't be the thread for both TV and Movies, might want to move that discussion elsewhere.

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Favorites for this year (in alphabetical order)

Cars: Not Pixar's best film plotwise, but it more than makes up for it with the beautiful animation and for being an obvious love letter to Route 66.

Casino Royale: Hands down, probably the best action movie I saw this year. The fact that it was a James Bond movie gives hope for the franchise yet.

Flushed Away: Again, not Aardman's best story, but it was amusing enough (especially for longtime Aardman fans in terms of sight gags alone) and gives me hope for Aardman and Dreamworks working together again in the future.

The Queen: Surprisingly engaging, with some excellent acting. Brought back a lot of memories from my first days in college, when that entire mess went down.

Snakes on a Plane: So bad it was brilliant. This film makes me unnaturally happy.


Movies that were "meh"

Happy Feet: Wow, that was just...bizarre. Especially towards the end. Still, it could have been worse.

Silent Hill: Great atmosphere and music. The plot wavered somewhere between "What?" and "Huh?"

Superman Returns: I've never been a big fan of the franchise, and this doesn't exactly make me want to jump on the bandwagon. For me, it was mostly the horrible casting of Lois Lane and the fact Lex Luthor wasn't so much Luthor as Kevin Spacey overacting in a bald cap.


Movies that make me run away screaming:
She's The Man: I saw this one on DVD. Okay, this wasn't that funny to begin with, but it's not horrific. But, add to this my youngest cousin was OBSESSED with this film. And for one single week, on our annual family beach trip, it was on every damn time I came into the common room. EVERY DAMN TIME. AAAAAAAA!

Movies I still want to see:
Charlotte's Web
For Your Consideration
Holiday

Movie I am proud to have NOT seen:
Borat

ETA: A U.S.-biased list of wide-released 2006 films.

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I usually go to the movies about 50 to 60 times a year so it's usually pretty for me to come up with a top 10 list. Unfortunately, 2006 has been a very disappointing year in movies for me so my top 10 list as of today (in alphabetical order below) only has a few that I would consider top notch.
  • The Departed
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Flushed Away
  • Happy Feet
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Prairie Home Companion
  • The Prestige
  • Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
  • United 93
Still to see are Dreamgirls, The Pursuit of Happyness (yes, they spell it that way), Volver, Notes on a Scandal, Children of Men, Perfume, and Pan's Labyrinth so my list will probably change drastically. [Big Grin]
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Davinci Code was meh, but I definitely think it's better if you read the book first.

Hostel sucked! Soft core porn for the first hour. If I wanna see boobies, I'll look down my shirt! I watch horror movies for the violence dammit!

I really liked The Devil Wears Prada and Thank You for Smoking. Pursuit of Happyness looks awesome! Can't wait to see it! If I don't cry my eyes out at that movie, I'll be thoroughly disappointed!

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If limited to theaters, this would be my list

Best: POTC2
Worst: POTC2

I am not fond of the theater-going experience, even though there are a few good theaters around here.

Also, brief thing about POTC2: Disney needs to pull the stick out of it's butt about the Pirates of the Caribbean movies being rated PG-13. Every time I go to my local mall to my favorite store, I pass the Disney store, with all it's POTC2 merchandise for 3-year-olds in the front. Davey Jones Costumes, the random toy sets, and other things. I do not think it a conspiracy that I believe Disney is upset about the ratings and wants the 3-year-olds that annoy me by yelling "DADDY, HE SAID BUTT! HE SAID NAKED! HE SAID POOP!" to beg their parents to let them in.

If I change it to "Movies Petrel's seen since for the first time in 2006" it becomes more like

Best Movies:
Howl's Moving Castle
Perfect Blue (Despite being a psych. Thriller, I laughed a lot here because it has so much product placement, including Tetramin, Netscape, Horizon Organic Milk, and much more I can't remember)
X-Men 2

Middle: POTC2

Worst:
Shinobi (Though good, just I still didn't watch many movies)
She's the Man. (Kind of funny, but it reminds me too much of manga I ended up throwing out a few years ago)

Trust me, I'm slow when it comes to blockbusters because I have lost faith in those which love hollywood

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Best I saw, in no particular order: Cars, Casino Royale, The Prestige, V for Vendetta, Dead Man's Chest (although it wasn't as good as the first: much of the surprise was gone)

Worst: Open Season (one of the worst movies I've seen ever), American Dreamz (which i wanted so much to like, but couldn't).

I don't see many movies in theatres, so I'm limited. There are plenty of movies I want to see based on trailers but never get around to seeing, since after some time passes, they look "eh."

I did kind of want to see all the movies based on kids books that came out this year. I'm a huge children's lit/YA Lit junkie, and while I know the movies will be disappointing, I still want to see them. And there is currently a huge upswing in children's lit adaptations- and not just recent books, but the classics too. Bridge to Tarabithia is coming nect year.

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Add "The Nativity Story" to my worst list. Now it should be expected that I wouldn't like it too much since I'm not Christian, but the movie just wasn't even compelling or heart-touching like you would expect. It was like one of those church plays where they have kids dress up in bathrobes and play the Three Wise Men. Seriously bad, and not just because I was rolling my eyes at some of the Christian material. The Three Wise Men = comic relief. I chuckled to myself as I thought about all the "Three Wise Guys" jokes I'd heard through the years, but then they actually turned into The Three Stooges!

Still, the young lady that played Mary was quite pretty, not that that changes the fact that the movie was crap. Her acting was probably the least cringeworthy in the film, though.

ETA: One good thing about the movie, it was good to see Joseph as more than "Mary's husband, Jesus' Father" for once. Instead he was an amazing example of chivalry and honor, someone I could truly believe managed to raise one of the most influential speakers (no matter what you believe about his divinity or lack thereof) of all time.

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Movie I am proud to have NOT seen:
Borat

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POSSIBLE SPOILER FOR "THE LAKE HOUSE" MOVIE and MAYBE FOR "CLICK" ALSO.

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Originally posted by ChelleGame:
He was wandering in and out of the room, and showed up in the last couple minutes to ask a question he wouldn't have needed to ask had he stayed put. ("What year is it? I'm confused.")

I was saying that same thing to myself, and I watched the whole movie. I liked it, but the end (SPOILER) just confused me and seemed to completely screw with the entire space-time continuum. That is, more than the rest of the movie did. Wasn't the thing that happened that she prevented the same thing that drove her back to the Lake House in the first place? Ugh...

I wound up watching Click the same day, and felt that at least one of them should have had a sad but "realistic" ending. (I realize neither movie had a terribly realistic plot in the first place.) Also, Click disappointed me because of too many sex references - I was hoping it would be more family-friendly. (Fortunately I watched it alone and not with my daughter.)

END SPOILER... Back to normal conversation now...

My favorite movie this year was Over the Hedge. I also liked Barnyard. I thought both were going to be overly silly but they both turned out to be very good family movies. Over the Hedge just had me cracking up, and I loved the part about "What's a vegan?" in Barnyard (which my sig line references).

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I don't see many movies in theatres (way too expensive, especially compared to Netflix), but I'll rank the movies I saw this year (as far as I can recall):

1. The Departed
2. Casino Royale
3. Thank You For Smoking
4. Little Miss Sunshine
5. Happy Feet (in IMAX)
6. Davinci Code
7. Cars
8. Over the Hedge
9. Dead Man's Chest
10. RV

I'm pretty sure that's all I've seen in theatres, although I may be forgetting something. I can't say I hated any, although I was seriously disappointed by Dead Man's Chest. I was also disappointed by Little Miss Sunshine, but really only because everyone I talked to called it something like "the best movie they'd seen in years," and I had such high expectations I could only be let down. But it was still pretty darn funny, and goo all around. Pleasantly surprised by Casino Royale, and also pleasantly surprised by the DaVinci Code, which I thought would be just terrible but was actually okay. For the animated films, the bar is just set too high, and neither were anywhere near the likes of Finding Nemo. I liked Happy Feet, but frankly I think that's mostly because penguins are awesome. Cars was not bad either, diverting in its own way.

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quote:
Originally posted by Eve MG:
POSSIBLE SPOILER FOR "THE LAKE HOUSE" MOVIE and MAYBE FOR "CLICK" ALSO.

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Originally posted by ChelleGame:
He was wandering in and out of the room, and showed up in the last couple minutes to ask a question he wouldn't have needed to ask had he stayed put. ("What year is it? I'm confused.")

I was saying that same thing to myself, and I watched the whole movie. I liked it, but the end (SPOILER) just confused me and seemed to completely screw with the entire space-time continuum. That is, more than the rest of the movie did. Wasn't the thing that happened that she prevented the same thing that drove her back to the Lake House in the first place? Ugh...

END SPOILER... Back to normal conversation now...

You make an excellent point regarding her reason for being at the lake house. I think the almost unavoidable problem with this type of movie is that there almost have to be logic loopholes. If you do anything different then won't your memories change accordingly? There were other points in the movie where this was the case. Still liked it, but I chose to not think about the illogical points.

But my favorite romance growing up was Somewhere in Time, so used not not analyzing time travel too closely if the end result is luuurve. [Big Grin]

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1) Borat- Can someone like a movie even though they've never seen it? Saca Cohen has the damned balls to mess with people's minds and shake up society.. more power to him.

2) The Prestige- I loves me some Bowie, movie's long, but interesting

3)Litle Miss Sunshine- Steve Carell and Alan Arkin deserve Oscar nods. Nuff said

4)Lady in the water- Paul Giamanti was good and the film had awesome camera angles

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I didn't see too many, but what I saw:

Best:

#1: Casino Royale. It's been a very long time since I saw a movie more than once in a theater (the Incredibles, in fact!), but this one deserved a second viewing. I'm bumping this straight to the top because it was the most fun I've had in a theater in years, it was damn fine Bond, and it was a damn fine movie.

#2: Cars. It didn't top the Incredibles, but I loved every minute of it. It was exhilarating and touching and funny in all the right spots. It also came through with a true affection for the subject in a way only Pixar can do - you can tell that they're car freaks over there.

#3: POTC 2. Yea, I expected a little more out of it, but I was still entranced by it. In my opinion, they actually figured out how to write the script to keep Jack from running away in the film, because Will Turner was interesting this go around. Naturally, I'm waiting for the next one with baited breath.

#4: X-Men 3. It did what I expected it to do, and it did it very well. It was also the big "family" movie for my family this year, and the whole family enjoyed ourselves. This one wins for just being a fun action film, even for the billion points it lost for not having Nightcrawler.

Worst:

#1: Superman Returns. I think the OP and I have the exact opposite positions, and I can respect him for it. I still hated it. Dammit, I paid good money to see the guy in the tights, not Lois and her stupid Superspawn. Can someone please make a *good* Superman? Please?

#2: Flyboys. I hate putting this film here, but damn if it didn't squander a ton of potential. Every time they took off into the air, the aerial combat was spell binding. Then the pilots would land and we'd get some really boring and cliched plotlines and a bunch of them would die and you wouldn't care because they were just cardboard cutouts. I was particularly amused by the inclusion of a black pilot because the end of the film included a picture of the actual squadron - with a notable lack of minorities. Can we say Token?

There's probably more that deserve the ranking, but I dodged them like the plague. Like, you know, Date Movie.

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My top ten of the year:
1. A Prairie Home Companion
2. Snow Cake
3. Stranger Than Fiction
4. Don’t Come Knocking
5. Bon Cop, Bad Cop
6. The Queen
7. Fay Grim
8. Banlieue 13
9. Clerks II
10. Shut Up And Sing

Ten honourable mentions in no particular order:
Severance, The Departed, United 93, X-Men: The Last Stand, Miami Vice, World Trade Center, Marie Antoinette, Casino Royale, Apocalypto, Rocky Balboa

Worst movies of the year:
Date Movie, Ultraviolet, Pulse

Held over (2005 movies only released here in 2006 that I loved):
Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story, The Matador, Thank You For Smoking

Most overrated: Borat
Biggest disappointment: Superman Returns

Max "still haven't seen Children Of Men" Renn

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Rhiandmoi sorry for jumping in this so late, but Netflix does carry the original Lake House, I saw it a few months ago. I believe it's titled under "Il Mare".
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Max: what was overrated about Borat?

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I didn't see very many films this year. It's getting too expensive!

Of the few films I saw, Over the Hedge was my absolute favorite. Loved it!

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quote:
Originally posted by Freshman:
Max: what was overrated about Borat?

I just didn't find it nearly as funny as so many seemed to. It's partly the style of humour, that "cinema of the squirm" thing where the humiliations of an onscreen character pile up so high that I have to avert my eyes. That's just me, though: I found Meet The Parents really hard to watch, and I actually have to fast forward through some David Brent's most memorable demonstrations of shamelessness on "The Office" (U.K. version). And the look of the movie: I know that was the schtick, that it was shot on cruddy video for a "Kazakh TV" look, but it got pretty opressive after a while for me.

I freely admit, I laughed a lot, but I had absolutely zero desire to ever see it again when it was over, and also felt like I needed a bath.

Max "and yet I revere Bad Lieutenant, go figure" Renn

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It's cool, Max. Thanks

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I agree with Max's assesment of Borat. It just wasn't that funny. I still think it might have been more amusing as a series of sketches on TV (much as Borat started out being, from what I understand.)

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Eve MG
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quote:
Originally posted by ChelleGame:
But my favorite romance growing up was Somewhere in Time, so used not not analyzing time travel too closely if the end result is luuurve. [Big Grin]

[lol] For Christoper Reeve, I was willing to believe he could fly around the world backwards and turn back time in Superman.  -

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I'm pleasantly surprised no one here saw Apocalypto, since it doesn't show up on anyone's best or worst list. Could this board be more discerning than either the general public, or critics?

Let me quickly urge no one to see it either, or if you have to, wait until it's on video and get it from the public library. My guess would be no one here wanted to give their money to the most famous living anti Semite.

It's a shame, because as far as I know Rex Reed was the only critic to mention the film's extremely unsubtle racism, equal to anything Birth of a Nation or Triumph of the Will did. It's my guess Gibson will be remembered much the same way as them, as a talented bigot.

If anyone wants I could post links from Native activists and anthros pointing out the many lies of the film, such as claiming Mayans practiced human sacrifice, claiming Spanish conquerors were less savage, etc.

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