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« on: Dec 10, 2008, 10:21:01 AM »

You ever watched a movie once and were on the fence about it not knowing what to think? So you go back and revisit that movie to discover it sucks worse than any you've seen in the past 10 years? I recently had this experience with writer-director-star Larry Bishop's "Hell Ride." That review will be posted on Upcomingdiscs later today. Feel free to flame me in the comments section of that review, or show your support. I'll take any feedback you wish to give. But let's keep this thread about those movies that just don't set well with us, not an attack on the qualities or weaknesses of "Hell Ride."

What film was it?

What specific qualities tipped you over the edge?

Answer one or both, but above all else, have fun!
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2008, 11:48:49 AM »

I've found that I'm tending to shy away from revisiting comedies from the 90's because I've bitten more often than not.  The classics are still classic, but sometimes that's not the case.

An obvious choice for me is Ace Ventura.  When those movies originally came out, I thought they were great, and even owned a VHS copy of both features at one time.  However, when I watched the first one again recently, my eyes rolled so often I thought they may come loose.  I should have kept a record of DVD's that I've purged over my lifetime, there would be some doozies in there.

I guess that generic 90's humour really doesn't stand the test of time for me.  Austin Powers suffered the same fate.  Now when I see an old favourite in the bargain bin, I think twice about revisiting it.  Sometimes it's better to keep them in memory only.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2008, 11:53:59 AM »

And here I absolutely still love Ace Ventura and even like the sequel.  Hrmm, movies that suck on the second viewing, Titanic? Oh wait, that sucked on the first.  *snap*.  Okay, okay.  For me, it is a lot of the so called 80's movies like Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles or Pretty in Pink.  When I was that age, I thought they were great...now they are little tiny horrid pieces of dodo.  However, there are exceptions (Weird Science, Ferris Bueller, etc)
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2008, 05:05:38 PM »

There's been a lot of movies that I loved as a kid, and didn't really like as an adult. Nine Months, The Goonies, etc.

There's also movies I am just plain sick of. My friend put on Reservoir Dogs on BD last week while I was playing with my new netbook, and it did nothing for me. I still like the movie, and quote it all the time...but I watched it so many times that watching it is a complete neutral experience.
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 2008, 10:51:34 PM »

I think you meant to put Breakfast Club in the "exceptions" pile, Ked.  Wink

We're talking "second" viewings here, BTW.  Not "seen it so many times it's lost it's flair".

When's the last time you watched Ace Ventura, Ked?  I just couldn't stomach that over-the-top hamminess.
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 11, 2008, 07:33:29 AM »

Breakfast Club can bite me  Grin

Saw Ace Ventura and the sequel about a year ago when that new set came out which if anybody actually likes it around here is a must own for the DTS tracks. 
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 11, 2008, 05:12:49 PM »

We're talking "second" viewings here, BTW.  Not "seen it so many times it's lost it's flair".

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« Reply #7 on: Dec 11, 2008, 11:49:23 PM »

That's not all that's rigid.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 17, 2008, 12:33:55 AM »

So.....you're telling us Becks' vigilante rule-breaking gives you an erection?

I've always had a love/hate relationship with Ace Ventura.  I'll watch it one time and laugh my ass off, then again and wonder why I liked it.
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 17, 2008, 06:20:22 PM »

I just want to watch the world burn.
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 17, 2008, 08:43:06 PM »

I just want to watch the world burn.

Good thing for us is you're a bum and can't afford a lighter.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 18, 2008, 10:02:00 AM »

Hmm... I have had this happen a lot to me. Can't remember any specific movies right now though. I do remember being quite impressed with Equilibrium the first time I watched it and then thinking "meh" the second time around. Same thing about Batman Begins.
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 18, 2008, 09:44:59 PM »

Same thing about Batman Begins.

Sadly, Batman Begins will not age as well due to the amazing sequel it spawned. We will all fall into the comparison trap each time we watch it, even though it is a decent film on its own.
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 18, 2008, 11:58:24 PM »

I guess I'm one of the few that actually enjoyed Batman Begins after the 2nd, 3rd and 4th viewings.

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« Reply #14 on: Dec 19, 2008, 12:26:47 AM »

Batman Begins will never lose its flair for me.  I think its fantastic all the way through, but the Dark Knight is indeed fantasticier.
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