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Old 05-26-2009, 05:20 PM    (permalink
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I know Terminator reviews and have been talked about quite a bit in here, but I am kind of miffed as to why so many people hate this movie.

The action is entertaining and Bale always does a great job. I think it's definitely better than 3, but not up there with T2.

Still, I went in expecting bad and left thinking "2 hours of solid enterainment"
I'm enjoying that its sucking. :) I made a wager at the beginning of the year that Harry Potter would be the highest grossing movie of the year at 4:1 odds and at 2 1/2:1 was Terminator. The Watchmen was high as well and that didnt do well either. Looks good for me. :).....I think Terminator did bad because it only appeals to younger guys who like seeing a ton of things being blown up.
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Just saw Taken last night for the first time. To be honest I didn't really enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It was a cool story and you could tell the guy would stop at nothing to save his daughter.......I just didn't like how unstopable he was. The dude was a machine.
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Star Trek was ******* awesome
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I absolutely detest Dan Brown, and everything he has ever written. Those **** movies are just worthless extension of an already talentless hack who is the literary equivalent of the cocky guy at the bar who is just so full of **** that most of the unintelligent population of america cant help but listen to. Not to insinuate that you are unintelligent, but to put it in perspective, at the end of my University English class, my professor handed us the Da Vinci Code and told us this is how not to write. Ugh, Dan Brown.

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Oh agree. But the Da Vinci code story was at least entertaining and didn't have the most obvious of conclusions that even a 5 year old could figure out, like Angels and Demons. But still, I was entertained at least.

Also, what is more entertaining is to hear/see all the religious people outraged over both. Especially Angels and Demons, at least the movie, which other than the violence I don't really see the problem with.
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Watched Traffic earlier and it was good, long but good.
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Watched Little Miss Sunshine and Fanboys tonight, the latter of which I had not seen before. Thought it was pretty good. Had some funny moments for sure. And Kristen Bell should be a brunette permanently. She was actually hot in this movie.
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Seen Terminator tonight, wow... I absolutely LOVED it!


And now... I wait for "The Hangover"
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The Terminator was ******* great. Those critics don't know what they're talking about.

It was the best of the franchise.
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The Terminator was ******* great. Those critics don't know what they're talking about.

It was the best of the franchise.
Since I havent seen the new one, Im not going to be the one to crucify you...but I think its very likely you will be ridiculed for this statement.
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I absolutely detest Dan Brown, and everything he has ever written. Those **** movies are just worthless extension of an already talentless hack who is the literary equivalent of the cocky guy at the bar who is just so full of **** that most of the unintelligent population of america cant help but listen to. Not to insinuate that you are unintelligent, but to put it in perspective, at the end of my University English class, my professor handed us the Da Vinci Code and told us this is how not to write. Ugh, Dan Brown.

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Agreed, big props for Perfect Score's evaluation here. I tried to read Digital Fortress last yr, got 2 chapters into it & flung it against the wall in disgust. Brown is all contrivance, I think he writes with his PC open to Wikipedia/conspiracy theories, or has the Encyclopedia Brittanica in his lap. And without the historical footnoting he is just plain dull, no style. DF is now on my pile of donations to the San Jose Public Library.
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Johnny Depp in Blow. Watched it a total of 3 times the last two nights. Can't get enough of it.
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I absolutely detest Dan Brown, and everything he has ever written. Those **** movies are just worthless extension of an already talentless hack who is the literary equivalent of the cocky guy at the bar who is just so full of **** that most of the unintelligent population of america cant help but listen to. Not to insinuate that you are unintelligent, but to put it in perspective, at the end of my University English class, my professor handed us the Da Vinci Code and told us this is how not to write. Ugh, Dan Brown.

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I'm not saying I like Dan Brown, though I did find the Da Vinci Code to be a somewhat entertaining read, but I really think I hate the fans of his more than anything. His books are works(if you can even call them that) of fiction, and if someone seriously believes anything the man writes, they should be shot. Like the rant and everything but he is just taking advantage of the time by exploiting this modern distaste for actual research and creating intriguing stories set to historical themes/conspiracies that don't even exist. In essence, **** people and **** DB.
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It was the best of the franchise.
I haven't seen Salvation yet, but...Terminator 2 was the ************* ****.
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Terminator Salvation sucked, just stupid...the original scripted sounds way more intriguing. **** Christian Bale, his ego screwed up this movie from the moment he signed up.
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Night of the Living Dead is just now starting on Encore Action(??) don't know why it's on that channel, every time I've seen it on Encore, it's been on Encore Mystery.. which is also kinda strange.

Either way, I love Night of the Living Dead. I could watch it a million times.
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"The chapters are so short, so I feel really smart when I am reading it!"

I re-watched Dirty Work today, if you havent seen it, take the time to do so. I used to love the movie when I was in high school and my love has been renewed. It was Bob Saget's first directing gig and stars Norm MacDonald and Artie Lange.
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"In the land of the skunks, he who has half a nose is king!"

I haven't seen all of it in a while. I own Dirty Work on VHS, but due to an odd tradition, I'm not allowed to open it.
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I haven't seen all of it in a while. I own Dirty Work on VHS, but due to an odd tradition, I'm not allowed to open it.
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The Terminator was ******* great. Those critics don't know what they're talking about.

It was the best of the franchise.
Even though I liked Terminator Salvation more than most on here, that statement is just total silliness. It's not even the second best of the franchise.
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Agreed, big props for Perfect Score's evaluation here. I tried to read Digital Fortress last yr, got 2 chapters into it & flung it against the wall in disgust. Brown is all contrivance, I think he writes with his PC open to Wikipedia/conspiracy theories, or has the Encyclopedia Brittanica in his lap. And without the historical footnoting he is just plain dull, no style. DF is now on my pile of donations to the San Jose Public Library.
I think he just Google's "How to write a cliched, boring, stereotypical thriller novel that combines elements from 50 other boring, stereotypical writers" and then goes from there. Its quite hilarious to read his work. Its like his editor took the day off. The amount of inappropriate sentence structure in a published novel should never be that bad. Never. Awkward phrasing, geographical errors, misogynist theories, functionally ******** characters...yep, all the makings of a best seller.

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I'm not saying I like Dan Brown, though I did find the Da Vinci Code to be a somewhat entertaining read, but I really think I hate the fans of his more than anything. His books are works(if you can even call them that) of fiction, and if someone seriously believes anything the man writes, they should be shot. Like the rant and everything but he is just taking advantage of the time by exploiting this modern distaste for actual research and creating intriguing stories set to historical themes/conspiracies that don't even exist. In essence, **** people and **** DB.
I know. And to be fair, he is rich for taking advantage of the millions of morons out there who will read anything that inspires a teenie bit of religious controvery. That said, the man is a hack, and I bet there are several posters on this site who could not only edit The Da Vinci Code to the point where it was a servicable piece of literature, but could indeed write an independent novel with more skill then Brown. The man is simply inept, and nothing Ive read of his suggests otherwise. This really belongs in the literature thread, but still. I cannot stand Dan Brown, and judging by the amount of positive responses in here, neither can most people.

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I re-watched Dirty Work today, if you havent seen it, take the time to do so. I used to love the movie when I was in high school and my love has been renewed. It was Bob Saget's first directing gig and stars Norm MacDonald and Artie Lange.
This made me laugh. Out loud. Only because I know someone who said it.
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Even though I liked Terminator Salvation more than most on here, that statement is just total silliness. It's not even the second best of the franchise.
The Terminator would be the 1984 movie that started the franchise. That is what he is referring to.

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This made me laugh. Out loud. Only because I know someone who said it.
I know someone who said they thought it was a smart book because it was "original" to come up with that conspiracy. I thought about harming them, but my brain was in shock because of such a ridiculous statement.
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The Terminator would be the 1984 movie that started the franchise. That is what he is referring to.
I thought that at first, but the whole "those critics don't know what they're talking about" thing threw me for a loop. Of course, I don't know how the critics treated the original Terminator.
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I thought that at first, but the whole "those critics don't know what they're talking about" thing threw me for a loop. Of course, I don't know how the critics treated the original Terminator.
I think some did not like it's ultra-violence.
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The Terminator would be the 1984 movie that started the franchise. That is what he is referring to.
I dont think so. See, he said those critics dont know what they are talking about. The 1984 film, The Terminator, was a huge critical success and is actually 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. I think its much more likely he is referring to the new one and just used The Terminator forgetting that there was an actual movie called that haha.
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