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Which movie did you turn off within 15 minutes?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Speedmaster, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. Scowl

    Scowl Well-Known Member

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    I laughed at "We thought you were dead!" Lines and plot points stolen from The Lion King.
     
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  2. Anything from Marvell, DC, or Adam Sandler!
     
  3. will_b_free

    will_b_free Forum Resident

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    Or he's just really confident.
     
  4. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    You bailed too soon - that's a good movie!

    Light Of My Life [Blu-Ray] (2019)
     
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  5. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    I agree with you that movies don't need to slavishly adhere to sources, but the 1st 2 Thor movies hit a happy medium.

    That Thor was still serious but not a stiff - same as Evans' Cap. Hemsworth and Evans captured their roles' inherent qualities but still gave them charisma enough to ensure they didn't come across as dull or one-dimensional.

    "Ragnarok" just went too far toward "Goofball Thor" - and then we got "Lebowski Thor"! :sigh:
     
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  6. I thought that might be possible, but I was in no mood this weekend. I'll give it another try later this week.
     
  7. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Wow - so you know you hate those movies but you continue to watch them anyway?

    And you then always turn off each one within 15 minutes?

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    As my review notes, the film does have a very deliberate pace, and I understand how the scene that turned you off might seem superfluous/dull.

    But it pays off eventually.

    I'm sure your mood does make a difference. If you're not in the mood for that kind of story, it'll be tough sledding!
     
  9. Brodnation

    Brodnation The Future Never Dies So Tomorrow Never Knows

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    The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch. After a long, drawn-out, and painfully unfunny masturbation joke delivered by Carrie Fisher, I knew it wasn't worth my time.
     
  10. I hate those movies, but no I don't keep watching them.
     
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  11. To be fair, if you made only one joke about a Hallmark movie you would also cover every Hallmark movie made.
     
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  12. While there are a number of movies I have not enjoyed, I am not a "walk out" type of person when it comes to movies.
    I will stick it out to the bitter end...probably secretly hoping it will get better, but usually finding out it did NOT get better....DOH!
    I mentally check out rather than physically leave. This happens because I am usually with someone else so I can't bail on them even if the movie desreves it.

    There are some movies I now avoid, after having watched enough to know better...like Hallmark movies. I just don't like the ultra predictable nature of these movies, even if there is nothing "wrong" with them. This means I don't even start the movie, so there is no "walking out."

    Of the movies I almost walked out on...that I can remember anyway.
    Atomic Blonde.
    Happy Feet.
    Avatar.
    And of course some of the super cheesy "B" movies from years gone by....MAN some of those are really bad.
    Like "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"....almost torture...still watched to the bitter end.
     
  13. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

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    The first three years of "Netflix Originals" and counting...
     
  14. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

  15. JerolW

    JerolW Forum Resident

    A Million Ways To Die In The West

    jerol
     
  16. Embarrassingly pathetic.
     
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  17. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

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    Hitch - threw it in the garbage too (goodwill purchase)
     
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  18. eeglug

    eeglug Forum Resident

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It probably doesn't help that I know nothing about Hunter S Thompson and have little interest to inform myself. I do like Terry Gilliam generally though.
     
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  19. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

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    No. WWZ is a big miss.
    My last walk out film should have been Tenet. What a pile of malarkey. Big big fan of Inception but this is not that
     
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  20. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    So why post in this thread?

    The thread is about movies you started to watch and bailed, not movies you refused to watch in the first place...
     
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  21. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident

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    Incredibly...

    Vertigo

    :eek:

    So slow...

    Then a year later I watched the whole thing, and discovered that it's maybe the best movie EVER.
     
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  22. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident

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    I was able to suffer through it somehow, and still consider it worth seeing for I Want To Hold Your Hand - the teen angst & yearning!!!
     
  23. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

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    I don’t, because you never know. I’ve seen plenty of movies that start slow or dull and then turn it around.
     
  24. JFS3

    JFS3 Senior Member

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    Another 60's film with a Beatle in it that qualifies is Candy. It took several years, along with a lot of false starts and stops, before I could actually work all the way through it (just to say that I had). Terrible film, redeemed only by its soundtrack, and Douglas Trumbull's effects.

    The weird thing about it though, is if you were to watch the opening five minutes with Trumbull's effects up until the stylish opening title card, then walk out of the room, and then stumble back in during the final sequence, which segues into yet again more of Trumbull's special effects, along with Child of The Universe playing over the closing credits, you might be mistaken in believing that you had missed out on something incredibly profound in between. Sadly, as anyone knows whose watched the film, that's anything but the case.

    :sigh:
     
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  25. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

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    Portland, OR
    "La La Land." How was that a winner :confused:. More recently "Mank," as someone mentioned already, just didn't feel authentic in the least.
     
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