for a movie that involves heavy drinking and guys getting into trouble?
Say it isn't so...
(just kidding...can't WAIT to see this movie!)
for a movie that involves heavy drinking and guys getting into trouble?
Say it isn't so...
(just kidding...can't WAIT to see this movie!)
Is when i'm going to see it so i'm going to avoid this thread and the spoilers
I saw it last night, and I actually thought it was pretty funny. Parts of it were very predictable, but still very entertaining. Don't trust my take on movies though as I have never seen any of the Dark Knights, Ironmans, etc but I did see Olympus has Fallen and Battleship and thought that those were awesome.
You think battleship was awesome?!? And you haven't seen the dark knight trilogy. I think you need a time out to reevaluate your life decisions. Leave work now and have a bad ass movie marathon.
But thought Battleship was awesome, I'm not subscribing to your movie reviews newsletter.
Olympus Has Fallen was AWESOME if you love patriotic, one-guy-saves-us-all-by-killing-everyone movies, which I do.
Battleship was good if you like terrible things.
Go see all of the Dark Knight trilogy immediately. Your life has a void in it.
But everyone says that Olympus has Fallen is what the latest Die Hard movie should have been.
They should have just left it at the first movie. That one was an all time classic, and there was almost no way they could possibly top it or not re-hash old material. Setting up additional movies was a recipe for failure.
It's kind of like expansion. It's not about the quality, it's about the money.
Speak for yourself.
But really, I can believe it wasn't good, but I seriously doubt it was the worst movie you ever saw. There are some really bad movies out there.
...but I don't want to watch bad movies, lol.
Gigli, Batman & Robin, Jack & Jill, Movie 43, Alexander and anything else you can think of...I've never seen because everyone knows how BAD they all are.
It was REALLY bad. No exaggeration.
I didn't like Funny People w/ Adam Sandler, but I thought that was even better than this. They're not really comparable, I was just trying to find a movie everyone thought would be funny...but wasn't.
For the record, I HAVE seen (and love) The Dark Knight Triology, thus my opinion should matter.
I'm hoping Anchorman 2 and/or The Internship will be funny (my money's on Anchorman 2 if I had to guess), because Hangover 3 failed.
And again, this isn't that guy who hates all things mainstream...I'm not the guy, in every "Datbull" thread talking about how bad rap music is and how Tribe Called Quest is audio orgasm. I'm not the person who wants to be different, just to be different.
I'm giving it to you guys straight, don't believe me...look at the reviews. They're awful as well.
Am I saying you will never laugh? No. The characters alone make certain things funny or expressions that everyone will laugh at. But as a whole, it's really not that funny and the script is far too based on Alan and Chow.
HOWEVER, make sure you stay through the credits...there's a teaser that may be funnier than the entire movie.
If you didn't see them? I mean, you saw Hangover 3 as early as possible it seems....so you just heard the others were bad before you saw them?
Sounds like a separate summer thread....what movies did you go to see that you expected to be good but ended up sucking.
Edit: And yes, I saw Gigli. In the theater. It was hilarious. But not how they intended it to be. Walken's speech is classic. I completely lost it. As did the other 3 people in the theater. I yearn for MST3000.
Actually I knew it was going to be bad because I have a couple of friends that saw it on Monday at the prescreening.
Also, if you simply Google'd Hangover 3 reviews between Monday and Wednesday, there weren't very many positive things.
I ended up having a free ticket, so as a fan of the franchise, I decided to go at 10:30 last night to the first showing.
But I knew going in that people didn't think highly of it, however I had to see for myself. That's why I assume, people will still see it despite people in this thread saying it's not worth the money.
stare at horrible traffic accidents. . . I guess it's like watching GERG fondling linebackers with a stuffed beaver during a game. You have to see for yourself even though you shouldn't look.
What the hell were you thinking Adam?
"No one wants to have a transgender prostitute ejaculate into them."
False. You lost all credibility when you wrote that.
Don't you dare tell me who can ejaculate into my ass... This is Murica! and we do what we want to do round these parts!
I was beat to the punch!!!
Complaining about a third movie that only exist as a cash grab is redundant in my book.
We've recently seen Dark Knight Rises and Iron Man 3 put out nice third movies.
The 3rd Bourne (Ultimatum) was awesome.
Ocean's Thirteen didn't get great reviews, but I actually liked it...not my favorite movie, but certainly FX watchable when it's on.
I don't think a 3rd movie always has to be a poorly done money grab, I think it can tie in the story and be a good movie on it's own.
Hell, even the Fast & Furious franchise is what it is for its fans and the people who like those movies. Don't change the formula, just blow shit up and drive fast cars and don't crazy stunts...and lots and lots of baby oil. But it works (well from #4 to #6 after the actors realized they have no career outside of that franchise).
Last thought, in no one am I saying they should've stuck to the Hangover 1 formula and beaten it to death. I'm just saying they should've made a good movie and what they made was truly bad...and lacking in laughs. And for no other reason other than they no longer tap into that "damn, that would be pretty cool" in all of us.
Ocean's Thirteen was better than Twelve, so that's what it had going for it.
depth and nuance of the first installment. I'll touch that hot stove for myself, thank you very much.
...I'm actually looking forward to seeing peoples thoughts after they see it.
This wasn't a Mr. Yost review thread...I actually wanted to share my thoughts and see if anyone else had seen it. Then also see what people who hadn't seen it think going into H3.
But I admit I did catch it on cable for one reason.
i am glad that OP brought up the American Pie movies as the teen ager analog of these. the second one is the bad ideas that didn't amke it into the first one, the third one is ideas that you just grab onto and hope they somehow relate to something.
can we stop with making things trilogies?
... I am so old, that I thought you were talking about this. Which, as a kid, I actually enjoyed, but would never watch again because I know it would be terrible.
...your picture didn't work and I was trying to help you out...well, either my computer sucks or you figured it out!
thats the movie I think they're playing and I wonder why. You're not alone!
While we're talking about movies did anyone else notice in Bill Simmons' latest column (maybe 2 weeks ago, I dont think he writes much anymore) that he admitted he had never seen any of the "Matrix" movies? I'm pretty sure he was serious. I normally wouldn't care but that seems like a helluva thing for a guy running a pop culture website (and also as someone who has appointed himself a pop cuture guru for years) to admit.
Or maybe Im the only one who finds that odd/interesting
That wouldn't show up.
Helen Hunt was in that too?
And was completely lost. Project X broke me down as a child. The part where the monkey wants a cigarette as he's dying...so sad.
The worst movie Ive ever seen is The Benchwarmers. I cant fathom Hangover 3 being worse than that pile of shit movie.
Project X was shit.
If talking about the party movie. It was kind of funny and if nothing else you could spend time thinking about how very puchable the New York kid's face was.
If talking about the Matthew Broderick 80's movie, you have no soul.
as anyone who has wandered over to my blog can attest. I worked at a theater in HS and college (the one over in Ypsi at corner of 94 & 23) and saw pretty much everything that came out from 1998-2004 for free, so I saw a ton of awful movies. I highly doubt that this one will crack my top 10 worst movies i've ever seen list, but it doesn't look too promising. I'll be waiting for the DVD on this one, not going to waste $10 a ticket on this thats for sure.
Than BloodRayne 2? Or 3?
so thats why they aren't on my list, because the list is the worst I've ever seen. I learned my lesson in how awful the series was having watched the first, I wasn't about to waste my time on a direct to dvd film with a recasting of the title role. I'd imagine they'd have made the list if I did suffer through them though. Thankfully, I'm not a paid critic so I don't have to watch everything if I don't want to.
It upsets me that you have seen Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, and Meet the Spartans. Date Movie was the last time I was tricked into renting one of those movies.
Worst movie I have ever seen is Jaws of Satan. It's like Anaconda, if the snake was just a normal sized snake...possessed by the devil...but not with powers or anything. Godawful.
While I didn't think Hangover 2 was very good it had funny moments and it was enjoyable enough seeing the characters interact again.
they were hours of my life I'll never get back, all because I had nothing better to do. At least I can warn others of their awfulness so they can avoid my fate.
No Troll 2 on the list?
I'm amazed that anybody is surprised that Hangover part III sucks. Face it - the key element in the original Hangover was the surprise that audience and each of the central characters shared as they peeled back the past to discover what had already happened. That is was shared by four people and not just one very hungover individual is a pretty unique concept in both a movie and real life (thankfully). So to try and repeat something unique destroys the very concept the original was predicated on.
Sorry Hollywood but some concepts and some movies simply CANNOT have sequels no matter how badly you want to extend the financial gain of the "franchise". Would anybody be surprised if JFK II, Sixth Sense II or More Life of Pi would be bad movies? There simply was no more story to be told or no surprise left to uncover.
Nobody should be surprised by the Hangover III being horrible too. It was destined to be.
there are diminishing returns with sequels and trilogies. Hell even Godfather III was terrible. Anybody who expecting anything less than a gem in this third movie was setting themselves up bigtime. I will probably go see it of course, but I don't have the expectation that it was going to be as good as the first or even on par with the second one. I agree with you 100%
Am I the only person in the world who thought Godfather 3 (or III, whatever) was good? I certainly agree that it wasn't as good as the preceeding two, but people act like it was the worst movie ever made. Admittedly the incest stuff was weird, but it eventually added to the plot and set up the climax of the story. I thought if it was an indepedent movie not judged based off the first 2 it was good, enjoyable, a new take on a Greek tragedy (as the whole trilogy was).
Anybody else not hate the 3rd Godfather?
So here's the only way a sequel could work, and it's not a guarantee.
People loved the characters from the first. Instead of submerging them into the same tired dialogue, give them a new stage. Why not focus on the one guy's dentist office, with the other guys playing big roles outside of work? Introduce them to different situations so that you don't have to make the same stale joke. Make it like a waspy midlife version of Barbershop somehow. If done right, it opens an avenue to new material with characters we already like. You don't have to get highbrow, but focus on the characters, not the recurring situation. Hollywood likes to chase it's own tail, but it makes for a bunch of crappy movies.
You'd probably get over it.
If we are bitchin' about the movies... Star Trek SPOILER ALERT!!!
Is anyone else upset about the movie as I am? The cheesy replay of the ending of Wrath of Kahn was bad enough but bringing back Kirk with a simple injection of Kahn's blood??? WHAT. THE. F.
Does this mean nobody will ever die in future Star Trek episodes? Because all they need is some blood injection and VOILA you are alive again.
But I didn't have a big problem with it because you'd have to put someone immediately on ice till you got them the blood (and not have any major parts blown off...he wasn't Wolverine), and would need to access a top secret storage installation somewhere off on earth. You might as well need to get saved by the Ark of the Covenant. It's not like you could go to the grocery store using trans-warp transporters...not everyone had access.
The bigger question would be why they needed Khan's blood when you had 72 other ones on ice right there, but then do you really want to be experimenting to see if they all work the same under the gun?
Of the two major movies with twists I found ST2 a lot more enjoyable than Iron Man 3's messing with things.
By a very large margin is Caddyshack 2, can't come up with adjectives to describe it.
Watched about 10 minutes of that last week. I had forgotten how absolutely horrible it was. The only reason I watched that long was because I couldn't believe how good Diane Cannon looked at 51 y/o.
I haz a sad. I got my hopes up again...damn you Hollywood!
hangover 2 and 3 sucked.
in terms of funny parts obviously it varies depending on one's opinion but i thought it was hilarious and there were some parts that i was laughing my ass off at. it was funnier than the second one for sure. i thought the dynamics were great and i would go see it again in a heartbeat.
What no superbad comments? Childish, but funny movie.
It was not what I expected but it delivered a few laughs. But Ken Jeong is a funny guy. Leslie Chow is one of my favorite comedy characters.