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Postby ZachMo » August 25th, 2012, 1:55 pm

Man its super weird that a lot of these movies people walk out on are some of my favorites but I guess it's better to make a movie that makes some people really love it and some people really hate rather than one that everyone watches and just goes, "meh".

I bailed on "Secret Window". I've never been able to look at Johnny Depp the same since.
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Postby Spots » August 25th, 2012, 2:10 pm

ZachMo wrote:I bailed on "Secret Window". I've never been able to look at Johnny Depp the same since.



There we go. Now THAT'S a shit movie. Watching the special features you can tell the entire film was based around a couple of visual gags the filmmaker was jazzed about.


My brother guessed the ending out loud to the entire family and by that point we were all secretly dreading such a stupid conclusion.
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Postby happywaffle » August 26th, 2012, 1:07 am

Mike wrote:
Spots wrote:28 Weeks Later? Really? OK OK, different strokes for different folks. Maybe it's because I'm a huge Robert Carlysle fan.


"28 Weeks" on the other hand...


The army finds a survivor of the worst virus to hit Europe since the plAgue and she's a "carrier" as well- and they leave her alone in a locked trailer with no armed guard? They are so inept that even a janitor can use his all access ID to sneak in and start the infection process all over again? That's the biggest plot hole out there. The movie could have been so much better.


I'm with the Marquis on this one. Every, single, plot, point in that movie is the result of either an astronomical coincidence or (more often) spectacular incompetence on the part of the military.

Just to pick one glaring example: they make a big deal about how ready they are for another outbreak. And one occurs, so they shuffle all the civilians into a central room and lock the door. …And they never think to actually CHECK that room for a zombie before doing so. Then there's the whole "fuck it, just start shooting everything that moves" containment strategy…
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Postby Mike » August 26th, 2012, 2:23 am

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Mike wrote:
Spots wrote:28 Weeks Later? Really? OK OK, different strokes for different folks. Maybe it's because I'm a huge Robert Carlysle fan.


"28 Weeks" on the other hand...


The army finds a survivor of the worst virus to hit Europe since the plAgue and she's a "carrier" as well- and they leave her alone in a locked trailer with no armed guard? They are so inept that even a janitor can use his all access ID to sneak in and start the infection process all over again? That's the biggest plot hole out there. The movie could have been so much better.


I'm with the Marquis on this one. Every, single, plot, point in that movie is the result of either an astronomical coincidence or (more often) spectacular incompetence on the part of the military.

Just to pick one glaring example: they make a big deal about how ready they are for another outbreak. And one occurs, so they shuffle all the civilians into a central room and lock the door. …And they never think to actually CHECK that room for a zombie before doing so. Then there's the whole "fuck it, just start shooting everything that moves" containment strategy…


And where were the tanks, helicopters and other land pacification vehicles? The infected start to run amok, and the army hasn't thought of heavy weapons other than firebombing? The M-134 minigun fires approx 4000 rounds per minute. Three of these set up to cover each others field of fire can turn a crowd of infected into paste. An Abrams tank can just run over the infected, and nothing says "F*** You" like a 40mm automatic grenade launcher mounted on a Stryker APC. Or, like I said, they quarantine the woman better than the piss poor job they did. But the whole ending made me walk out. It was just a "whoops" the caretaker screwed up moment.
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Postby Spots » August 26th, 2012, 4:44 am

happywaffle wrote:I'm with the Marquis on this one. Every, single, plot, point in that movie is the result of either an astronomical coincidence or (more often) spectacular incompetence on the part of the military.



Fair enough, but authority figures demonstrating competence would have been less credible / believable for me personally. :P
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 27th, 2012, 9:55 am

ah, 28 Weeks Later...great cast, such a piece of crap movie. i saw it when i rented it, and STILL wanted to walk out of it.

does that count? renting a movie and then stopping it before you finish? I've done that with a few...

and i, too, had sex after seeing Iron Man...but we at least had the decency to wait until after the credits, sir! GOOD DAY! :P
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Postby valetoile » August 27th, 2012, 9:53 pm

I was thinking I had never walked out on a movie, but then I remembered! When I was little, I begged my aunt to leave Short Circuit. It was too scary for me. I still remember that weird terrible feeling of the idea of hurting the robot- for some reason that mix of machine and biology, the idea of a robot bleeding, was just far too upsetting.

But yeah, I don't recall ever walking out on a movie out of distaste. I don't go to the movies too often, and I really enjoy the whole "movie theater" experience, so I can usually find something enjoyable about it even if it's terrible. In fact, here is a list of movies I sat through in the theater:

Jury Duty
The Pacifier
Step Up 3D
Burlesque
You Got Served
The Polar Express

Curtis was with me for a lot of these.
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Postby Spots » August 27th, 2012, 9:55 pm

valetoile wrote:Jury Duty



And cue Tom Booker!
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Postby happywaffle » August 27th, 2012, 11:45 pm

Val reminds me, I made my dad leave "Krull" cause it was too scary. I also remember being scared by the forest fire / fight scene in "Bambi" but I think I sat through it.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 28th, 2012, 9:17 am

i was scared seeing Ghostbusters in the theatre as a kid (i think i was like 4?), but didn't want to make my family leave, so i turned around and buried my face in the back of the seat.

given what i know about movie theatre seats now, i'm amazed i didn't catch syphilis. :P
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Postby ToyaBoya » August 28th, 2012, 12:41 pm

My mom made me leave Romeo & Juliet - because she didn't understand what the hell they were saying. I snuck back in a few weeks later and loved it.


White Chicks.

I went to go see white chicks. I really don't know why. But now I love it, mostly because of that huge black dude. He's friggen funny.
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Postby mdalonzo » August 28th, 2012, 1:22 pm

kbadr wrote:I remember my entire family walking out on Pure Luck. Look that piece of shit up on IMDB.


Holy fuckballs, Kareem! I swear on my life that Pure Luck is one of two movies I've ever walked out on. It WAS a piece of shit.

I also walked out on Class of 1984. I would have walked out on Hairspray and Boogie Nights had I driven to either one of them myself, and I tried to get my money back for Cloverfield, which sucked balls.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 28th, 2012, 2:00 pm

mdalonzo wrote:...and I tried to get my money back for Cloverfield, which sucked balls.


most times i've had my balls sucked, it was a delightful experience. and so was Cloverfield. NOW GET HERE SO WE CAN DRINK AND ARGUE ABOUT MOVIES IN PERSON LIKE REAL MEN! :P
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 28th, 2012, 2:01 pm

...and planning your wedding...LIKE REAL MEN!
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Postby sara farr » August 30th, 2012, 4:09 pm

I used to be a movie addict, before I became an improv addict, and I NEVER walk out of movies. Like Val, I usually can find some joy in just being at the theater.

But I'm pretty sure I walked out of "Boomerrang" w/ Eddie Murphy (rotten tomotoes = 38%). I remember seeing it in LA the summer I graduated from college. The theater was filled with people who were belly laughing and loving it. I was like "nope". I may have stayed to watch it except that my not enjoying it contrasted with the rest of the crowd loving it, made it seem even less enjoyable.

I'm usually willing to give movies a shot. I've even held onto my Netflix account on the chance that those remaining films they have the rights to show (and that I have seen yet) might actually be good. However yesterday I was fed up and cancelled my account. I'm convinced now that the only thing left on there (that I haven't seen yet) is CRAP, so why waste my time?

These days, I avoid movies I don't think I'll like, and only see "bad movies" on the strong recommendation from a friend. A friend of mine convinced me to see "Bring It On" -- something that I WOULD NEVER have seen on my own. From the trailer it looked like it was taking itself too seriously. But my friend was like, "No, it's going to be GREAT!" So I went to see it, loved the melodramatic story and caricature. Now, it's one of my favorite "sleeper" movies! (RT = 64%)
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