Like the sequels to The Hangover?
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Like the sequels to The Hangover?
Anchorman could work because they can certainly advance his career to another level, and movie it to another time frame to parody. Hangover 2 doesn't work because the idea that these same guys have a once in a lifetime thing happen to them again...well, yeah, it's because the first one made a lot of money.
Hangover 2 is just bad because (and I'm positive you know this) it's the same story, but in a different place. There was almost nothing new in it.
Anchorman is perhaps one of the most overrated movies of the past 20 years.
That's a matter of opinion, I personally think Napoleon Dynamite was the worst movie I've ever seen that was hyped up so much.
Could not agree more. That movie was just plain dumb.
I cannot agree more. I also think it's the worst movie it have ever seen. The main characters just are not funny. The only part I like is when the uncle talks about his football career and potential.
I think we could rank these 1 and 2 i either order.
Sharknado (maybe more overhyped than overrated)
I think you're crazy. Avatar is great and The Hangover is also. I have never seen Sharnado and don't want to.
When it was Pocahontas.
Or Fern Gully.
I thought it was best when it was The Last Samurai.
Avatar is CGI Dances With Wolves. It was okay bordering on good, but not what it was hyped to be. The Hangover had its moments, but still did not distinguish itself from other R rated comedies. Neither was downright bad, but not worthy of its praise.
I'll flip it a bit, what acclaimed movies have lived up to their billing?
Saving Private Ryan is the only one that stands out to me right now.
Mgoblog: The Movie. That lived up to the hype.
there isn't much more overrated than MGOblog once we collectively, and brian et al specifically, jumped the proverbial shark...
just my opinion...
There are literally thousands of movies that have, but you probably just don't like them, which is fine because everyone has their own likes and dislikes.
This is the End, is the best movie to come out recently. It is by far the best of the Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow movies.
Good call, I really enjoyed seeing James Franco play a douchey James Franco. I'm usually not huge on seeing a comedy in the theater but this movie was worth seeing.
I disagree about The Hangover. That was truly hilarious, and I say that as someone who was convinced it would be terrible before I watched it. But whatever, to each their own.
The thing with Avatar is that I would also but it in the "overhyped" rather than "overrated" category. I don't really know anybody for whom Avatar is their favorite film. It got a lot of positive reviews, but even those were mostly "This is a tremendous visual spectacle and technical achievement, but the story is derivative and lame". Which seems to be the prevailing opinion of most people I know, including myself (It is still the only film I thought was honestly improved by 3D).
Anchorman, on the other hand, is flat out worshipped as a paragon of comedy and quoted endlessly by males 25-35 or so. It absolutelty is a "favorite movie" for many. I found it funny, but it's no Blazing Saddles, or even a Caddyshack. It's certainly not something I can watch and rewatch endlessly. Then again my favorite recent comedy is Hot Fuzz, so to some degree Will Farrell (at least in feature length mode) is not really my cup of tea. I do like Talladega Nights more than I should though, so it could be that I'm just weird.
I am not usually one to spend the money on the IMAX 3D experience, but with Avatar, that is really what made the movie to me. Watching it for the first time was like an awesome Universal Studios ride, watching it the second time at home was meh.
Just because it doesn't live up to the four corners of comedy that is Blazing Saddles, Caddyshack, Airplane, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail....
Avatar would have been Independance Day or any number of fun but stupid sci fi movies if it wasn't for 3D. Actually filmed in 3D, not converted, and by a filmmaker who actually knew how to use it. But I can't imagine the point of watching it at home. Even if you have a 3D tv it's not the same quality of 3D.
I have no issue with people who find Anchorman good for a laugh on a lazy Sunday with nothing else on the TV. I wouldn't call it "great" but I can see it being enjoyable.
It's just that many people seem to think it does belong in the same breath, or even beyond, the 4 you mentioned, and quote the damn thing endlessly as if merely repeating "Dorothy Mantooth is a Saint" is an adequate replacement for a sense of humor...
That may be overly harsh, but anyway my point is I just don't seem to get Anchorman on the level that a lot of people apparently do. I don't see how it rates a sequel, but maybe I'll be surprised.
Thanks for posting your opinion, Bryan.
The critics all hated it (surprise!), so...when you say "overrated," I guess you mean by the masses, right...and if that's the case, yeah, I agree.
And I LOVE stupid movies, and even ones with Will Ferell in them. I enjoyed Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory probably way more than I should have...but I just did NOT find Anchorman all that funny. A chuckle here and there, but that's about it.
But if you want to see a truly, truly bad WF movie, check out Casa de mi Padre. I don't care if it was done as a parody, tongue-in-cheek, whatever...it was almost completely unwatchable.
I truly hate almost every movie critic. They tend to like the movies that most people in the world have no interest in and hate the movies that kill it at the box office. Obviously there are several exceptions, but I mean in general. I never take the opinions of movie critics seriously. If they hate a movie that looks interesting to me, then that is almost always a good thing for me because that means I'll like it.
The ones who are able to watch and write intelligently about films. Not the schmucks like Leonard Maltin or Gene Shallot or those kinds of critics.
Roger Ebert, no longer with us, was one of good ones. With some exceptions, of course.
I don't know the names of any, but usually the ones who vote for the Academy awards are the ones I just don't understand. They're the ones who love the movies that most people in the world never heard of or don't want to see. I call them the "artsy farsty losers."
You do of course realize that referring to anyone as an "artsy fartsy loser" causes every opinion you have expressed in this thread (or in general) about art to be immediately invalidated, correct?
I'm the kind of guy who doesn't give a damn about the opinions of others about me. It's a great way to live.
But you have no problem calling someone a loser for a having a critical opinion that differs from your own? Got it.
I don't literally think they're losers. Calm the fuck down.
Just one boardmember's opinion, but experience has taught me that telling someone to "calm the fuck down" is seldom a good way to get that person to calm down.
Calmer than you are.
I don't believe that you figuratively thinking they are losers makes it any better there, champ...
I guess my point is: a large majority of these artsy fartsy critics you speak of, they have been steeped in years of film viewing, analysis, and criticism. They've forgotten more about film than you will ever know, more than likely. Their opinions are just tools to hopefully help lend you different perspective than you might normally take from something; you shouldn't take the fact that they differentiate from your own opinion as some sort of personal afront.
You may well be 31, but the manner in which you've expressed some of your opinions herein lends itself more to that of a 12 year old.
I suppose I also just may have inadvertently confirmed Everyone Murders' opinion, so I apologize.
Congrats! I now think of you as this guy!
I had a run of that attitude when I was younger. The closer I get to 30, the more I realize that it is not bad to take into consideration the opinions of others. They come from a different path, and evaluating their opinions can only lead you to be more insightful. Ultimately, make decisions for yourself, but if you always do things your way, you'll not grow as a person. And you'll also come off as a dick.
Anyways, sorry to get all introspective in an Anchorman thread...
I typically take the most heed in the Rotten Tomatoes scores. That site seems to be a happy medium between critics and the popular opinion.
+1 for Rotten Tomatoes. I've yet to regret seeing a movie rated "Fresh" on there, and I don't have time to see everything that comes out so that's a win for me. It's also gotten me to watch (and enjoy) a few films I would have looked at and dismissed without thinking (Cabin in the Woods and 21 Jump Street are 2 I can think of off the top of my head).
21 Jump Street would be in my "underrated" bin. That shit was funny, I was shocked that it was a good movie. On the other end of the spectrum, I picked up Incendies because of its score, and was also glad I did. While there was certainly a bit of a cliche plot twist, I never would have picked up a French Canadian foreign language film that takes place in the Middle East.
but your comment makes about as much sense as saying " I hate food critics cause they just talk about stuffy french food that no one can pronounce, why do they hate on McDonalds when everyone likes it so much?"
But there is a class of film critic that's like the food critic who not only doesn't like McDonald's, but wouldn't say a nice thing about the BBQ shack that has lots of delicious food but isn't fancy giving you four course meals with tiny portions. It's the guy who can't differentiate between The Avengers and Transformers just because they're both popular popcorn movies.
Speaking of movie trailers, as one of the resident MgoComicReaders I'm assuming you've seen that the new Captain America trailer is going to be launched tomorrow?
Marvel phase 2 in full effect.
Thought they were going to attach it to Thor 2. But then everything is being released on the Net first now.
Did hear what the post credits sequences might be though.
Potential spoilers, obviously.