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* ''Film/{{North}}'' is one of the most infamous movies ever made, chiefly for its blatant stereotyping and questionable messages, not to mention the fact that its director Rob Reiner wanted to make his own ''Wizard of Oz''-type fantasy (unaware that he already made one in the form of ''Film/ThePrincessBride''). But people missed that it was supposed to be a ''parody'' of these types of morality tales for and about children and that it ''is'' ActuallyPrettyFunny if you view it from that angle.
24th Dec '17 6:07:42 PM Historybuff9
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* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [[spoiler:(who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall)]]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.

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* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [[spoiler:(who [[spoiler:who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall)]].mall]]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.
24th Dec '17 6:06:23 PM Historybuff9
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* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [[spoiler:(spoilers:who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall)]]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.

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* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [[spoiler:(spoilers:who [[spoiler:(who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall)]]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.
24th Dec '17 5:21:57 PM Historybuff9
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* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [=[[spoilers: who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall]]=]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.

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* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [=[[spoilers: who [[spoiler:(spoilers:who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall]]=].mall)]]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.
24th Dec '17 5:19:01 PM Historybuff9
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* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [[spoilers: who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall]]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.

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* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [[spoilers: [=[[spoilers: who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall]].mall]]=]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.
24th Dec '17 5:17:04 PM Historybuff9
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*''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'', despite being released direct-to-video, has received praise as one of the best Christmas horror movies to be released. It has a unique take in regards to the anthology genre of horror films where it cuts back and forth between different stories instead of showing one story at a time. Easily the best segment of the anthology series would be the Santa segment where he fights off Zombie elves. The surprise comes during the twist ending where [[spoilers: who we were watching wasn't actually Santa, but it was actually Norman the weather man who had a psychotic break and started murdering everyone at the mall]]. Also, William Shatner as a radio DJ.
30th Oct '17 1:46:30 PM drone5
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* It's hard to fathom how the director of ''Film/TheFall'' pulled the movie off with ''no CGI whatsoever''. Just about any scene in the film could be framed and put in an art museum. It's ''that'' beautiful. Then you take into account that shooting took 4 years, over 20 countries, and the film becomes a miracle.

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* It's hard to fathom how the director of ''Film/TheFall'' pulled the movie off with ''no CGI whatsoever''. Just about any scene in the film [[SceneryPorn could be framed and put in an art museum. museum.]] It's ''that'' beautiful. Then you take into account that shooting took 4 years, over 20 countries, and the film becomes a miracle.
13th Oct '17 7:02:50 PM Josef5678
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* Not so much for a show as for a character, the DVDCommentary for the S1 finale of ''Series/RobinHood'' has most of the cast talking about how sorry they feel for Guy of Gisborne. After a few minutes of this, Jonas Armstrong speaks up in defence of Robin: "Why does everyone feel sorry for Gisborne? He's a murderer! What about poor Robin?!"



* ''Film/WhaleRider'' is a fictional film about the spiritual lives of contemporary Maori trying to hold onto past traditions of gender and power. A girl, Pai, rises to the challenge of being the new chief for the village, but the current chief, her grandfather, refuses to allow a girl to be trained for the role. She trains behind his back with their family members while chaos occurs in the form of a [[spoiler: massive whale beaching. The only way the whales find the will to live is when Pai reenacts the Maori creation legend of riding a whale]]. Can be watched on Netflix Instant or YouTube.

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* ''Film/WhaleRider'' is a fictional film about the spiritual lives of contemporary Maori trying to hold onto past traditions of gender and power. A girl, Pai, rises to the challenge of being the new chief for the village, but the current chief, her grandfather, refuses to allow a girl to be trained for the role. She trains behind his back with their family members while chaos occurs in the form of a [[spoiler: massive whale beaching. The only way the whales find the will to live is when Pai reenacts the Maori creation legend of riding a whale]]. Can be watched on Netflix Instant or YouTube.Website/YouTube.



* ''Film/TheThinRedLine''. Specifically, the 1998 one, directed by Creator/TerrenceMalick. Though it did make back nearly half it's budget, the reason it is on here is because it's [[DuelingMovies main competitor]], ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', is more well known, and considered by some to be the better film. While it did get modest reviews, and was nominated for several UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, it won none, losing some to the aforementioned ''Saving Private Ryan''. The film takes the trope WarIsHell UpToEleven, and often adds philosophical narrations based around said trope. It also features an AllStarCast, who all give outstanding performances. Though it could be a few minutes too long, if you want a war film that will have you moved, riveted, [[TakeAThirdOption or both]], this is for you.

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* ''Film/TheThinRedLine''. Specifically, the 1998 one, directed by Creator/TerrenceMalick. Though it did make back nearly half it's its budget, the reason it is on here is because it's its [[DuelingMovies main competitor]], ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', is more well known, and considered by some to be the better film. While it did get modest reviews, and was nominated for several UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, it won none, losing some to the aforementioned ''Saving Private Ryan''. The film takes the trope WarIsHell UpToEleven, and often adds philosophical narrations based around said trope. It also features an AllStarCast, who all give outstanding performances. Though it could be a few minutes too long, if you want a war film that will have you moved, riveted, [[TakeAThirdOption or both]], this is for you.



* From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood money. Many people have instantly ignored it for not having any of the talent from the original ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' directly involved and being a direct to video release. However, it's far better than it has any right to be. It does something different than the original (a heist crew are being turned into vampires while performing a bank job) while still having the same tongue in cheek spirit as the first. It has interesting (though admittedly simple) characters. You actually do care about this heist and are intrigued as to how it'll go down with a vampire in the midst. It's surprisingly intense as each crew member gets turned. It has a fun climax at the end (with a particularly genius scene of a man hoarding off vampires in a fog filled room with only a cross) and it even turns the rising sun scene on its head. Overall, not the greatest but it's certainly a fun time to have and it's definitely faithful in tone to the original.

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* From ''From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood money.Money''. Many people have instantly ignored it for not having any of the talent from the original ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' directly involved and being a direct to video release. However, it's far better than it has any right to be. It does something different than the original (a heist crew are being turned into vampires while performing a bank job) while still having the same tongue in cheek spirit as the first. It has interesting (though admittedly simple) characters. You actually do care about this heist and are intrigued as to how it'll go down with a vampire in the midst. It's surprisingly intense as each crew member gets turned. It has a fun climax at the end (with a particularly genius scene of a man hoarding off vampires in a fog filled room with only a cross) and it even turns the rising sun scene on its head. Overall, not the greatest but it's certainly a fun time to have and it's definitely faithful in tone to the original.
8th Oct '17 5:42:39 PM ClintEastwood
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* ''Film/TheElementOfCrime'': [[Creator/LarsVonTrier Lars von Trier's]] debut movie, a dark, DeliberatelyMonochrome, [[PsychologicalThriller psychological crime thriller]] which simultaneously {{Homage}}s and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructs]] FilmNoir, set in the [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] CrapsackWorld of post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[SceneryGorn destroyed beyond recognition Germany]], with elements of DieselPunk and MindScrew, shot in a style that is essentially GermanExpressionism turned {{up to eleven}}. The result is [[UpToEleven darker than]] ''Film/BladeRunner''. One of the most neglected films of TheEighties.

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* ''Film/TheElementOfCrime'': [[Creator/LarsVonTrier Lars von Trier's]] Creator/LarsVonTrier's debut movie, a dark, DeliberatelyMonochrome, [[PsychologicalThriller psychological crime thriller]] which simultaneously {{Homage}}s and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructs]] FilmNoir, set in the [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] CrapsackWorld of post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[SceneryGorn destroyed beyond recognition Germany]], with elements of DieselPunk and MindScrew, shot in a style that is essentially GermanExpressionism turned {{up to eleven}}. The result is [[UpToEleven darker than]] ''Film/BladeRunner''. One of the most neglected films of TheEighties.



* ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' is possibly one of the best Bond films that no one knows about. It's also the closest adaptation of the bunch, sticking to Ian Fleming's novel from the explosive beginning, to the absolutely heartwrenching ending. It's just as much a Shakespearean tragedy as it is an action film. Just watch it; Lazenby is actually pretty good as Bond.
* ''Film/FunnyPeople''. A thoughtful, quirky comedy with two big name stars, Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, directed by the king of comedy of the moment, Judd Apatow, about a dissatisfied comedian who finds out that he has a terminal illness and has very little time to live. Subtle, with some tearjerk moments and a very contained, nuanced performance by Sandler. Perhaps hurt by the season in which it was released and the fact that it's not Sandler's usual fare.

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* ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' is possibly one of the best Bond films that no one knows about. It's also the closest adaptation of the bunch, sticking to Ian Fleming's Creator/IanFleming's novel from the explosive beginning, to the absolutely heartwrenching ending. It's just as much a Shakespearean tragedy as it is an action film. Just watch it; Lazenby Creator/GeorgeLazenby is actually pretty good as Bond.
* ''Film/FunnyPeople''. A thoughtful, quirky comedy with two big name stars, Adam Sandler Creator/AdamSandler and Seth Rogen, Creator/SethRogen, directed by the king of comedy of the moment, Judd Apatow, Creator/JuddApatow, about a dissatisfied comedian who finds out that he has a terminal illness and has very little time to live. Subtle, with some tearjerk TearJerker moments and a very contained, nuanced performance by Sandler. Perhaps hurt by the season in which it was released and the fact that it's not Sandler's usual fare.



* ''Film/MrMagoriumsWonderEmporium''. Most people who saw the ads just shrugged it off as a simple little kids film, and those who did see it prepared for a CGI fest with a ton of fun scenes, and came out disappointed that it was mostly just conversations. But if you actually listen to the conversations, you'll find it's a smart, charming and delightful movie that ranks right up there with ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' as one of the great family films.
* ''Film/MyFavoriteYear'' is a brilliant comedy that SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove. Peter O'Toole plays a drunken former {{Swashbuckler}} movie star who absolutely destroys a young admirer's heroic illusions [[spoiler:(and yet — somehow — also manages to justify them)]] and it's funny ''every single viewing.''
* Not so much for a show as for a character, the DVD commentary for the S1 finale of ''Series/RobinHood'' has most of the cast talking about how sorry they feel for Guy of Gisborne. After a few minutes of this, Jonas Armstrong speaks up in defence of Robin: "Why does everyone feel sorry for Gisborne? He's a murderer! What about poor Robin?!"
* ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun''. It has a great cast and a in a lots of ways is a modern Western, but many people often think that is a Tarantino Rip-off.

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* ''Film/MrMagoriumsWonderEmporium''. Most people who saw the ads just shrugged it off as a simple little kids kids' film, and those who did see it prepared for a CGI fest with a ton of fun scenes, and came out disappointed that it was mostly just conversations. But if you actually listen to the conversations, you'll find it's a smart, charming and delightful movie that ranks right up there with ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' as one of the great family films.
* ''Film/MyFavoriteYear'' is a brilliant comedy that SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove. Peter O'Toole Creator/PeterOToole plays a drunken former {{Swashbuckler}} movie star who absolutely destroys a young admirer's heroic illusions [[spoiler:(and yet — somehow — also manages to justify them)]] and it's funny ''every single viewing.''
* Not so much for a show as for a character, the DVD commentary DVDCommentary for the S1 finale of ''Series/RobinHood'' has most of the cast talking about how sorry they feel for Guy of Gisborne. After a few minutes of this, Jonas Armstrong speaks up in defence of Robin: "Why does everyone feel sorry for Gisborne? He's a murderer! What about poor Robin?!"
* ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun''. It has a great cast and a in a lots of ways is a modern Western, but many people often think that is a Tarantino Rip-off.



* The films of James Gunn. Though often a critically well-received writer and director, his films always seem to end up falling through the cracks or get screwed by the studio with no advertising or because his films aren't very mainstream, with a [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy lone exception]].\\

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* The films of James Gunn.Creator/JamesGunn. Though often a critically well-received writer and director, his films always seem to end up falling through the cracks or get screwed by the studio with no advertising or because his films aren't very mainstream, with a [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy lone exception]].\\



* Miloš Forman's adaptation of ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'', Valmont, came out one year after Stephen Frears' and fell through with the audience. Both are excellent films, but the latter's darker approach had shaped the perception of the story so far that the former seemed tame and naïve in comparison. Despite of being a completely legitimate [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of de Laclos' novel.

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* Miloš Forman's Creator/MilosForman's adaptation of ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'', Valmont, came out one year after Stephen Frears' and fell through with the audience. Both are excellent films, but the latter's darker approach had shaped the perception of the story so far that the former seemed tame and naïve in comparison. Despite of being a completely legitimate [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of de Laclos' novel.



* ''Film/TheSaltonSea'' is a taratino-esque crime film that really showed off Val Kilmer as an actor. It's not talked about very much and is a bit divisive in it's reception, but it's a dark and very well made film.

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* ''Film/TheSaltonSea'' is a taratino-esque crime film that really showed off Val Kilmer Creator/ValKilmer as an actor. It's not talked about very much and is a bit divisive in it's reception, but it's a dark and very well made film.



* ''Film/{{Narc}}'' is a gritty crime film that was done on a modest budget. Some have said it's like a darker version of Training Day. The film has some amazing acting and a powerful ending.

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* ''Film/{{Narc}}'' is a gritty crime film that was done on a modest budget. Some have said it's like a darker version of Training Day.''Film/TrainingDay''. The film has some amazing acting and a powerful ending.



* ''Film/StrangeDays'' a fantastic cyberpunk film that failed to find an audience when it was released, and it sucessfully blends elements of drama, romance, action and science-fiction. The POV-cam SQUID scenes are all very well made and immersive, and despite the occasional corniness it provides a darker look into humanity. Ralph Fiennes does a great job acting as the sleazy Lenny Nero, and it also has a great soundtrack that fits perfectly with most of the scenes.
* ''Clean, Shaven'' provides a realistic and objective look into schizophrenia by showing us the abstract images and sounds the protagonist is experiencing. This makes it quite a Mind Screw, and it's not a particularly uplifting experience either. But for the right tastes it's a perfect film.

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* ''Film/StrangeDays'' a fantastic cyberpunk film that failed to find an audience when it was released, and it sucessfully blends elements of drama, romance, action and science-fiction. The POV-cam SQUID scenes are all very well made and immersive, and despite the occasional corniness it provides a darker look into humanity. Ralph Fiennes Creator/RalphFiennes does a great job acting as the sleazy Lenny Nero, and it also has a great soundtrack that fits perfectly with most of the scenes.
* ''Clean, Shaven'' provides a realistic and objective look into schizophrenia by showing us the abstract images and sounds the protagonist is experiencing. This makes it quite a Mind Screw, MindScrew, and it's not a particularly uplifting experience either. But for the right tastes it's a perfect film.



* Another highly underrated Creator/KurtRussell film, ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', the film that spawned the highlyly successful (not to mention long-lasting) ''Series/StargateSG1'' series as well as the entire Franchise/StargateVerse as a whole, has been eclipsed by its descendants. Which is sad because it really is a good sci-fi adventure, drama (with a pinch of comedy) film in its own right.

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* Another highly underrated Creator/KurtRussell film, ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', the film that spawned the highlyly highly successful (not to mention long-lasting) ''Series/StargateSG1'' series as well as the entire Franchise/StargateVerse as a whole, has been eclipsed by its descendants. Which is sad because it really is a good sci-fi adventure, drama (with a pinch of comedy) film in its own right.



* ''Film/InspectorClouseau'' is actually very good. Alan Arkin brings his own version of the favorite from ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' to different measures that Creator/PeterSellers could only hint at.

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* ''Film/InspectorClouseau'' is actually very good. Alan Arkin Creator/AlanArkin brings his own version of the favorite from ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' to different measures that Creator/PeterSellers could only hint at.



* "Wild Bill" A British crime drama which follows a man being released from prison and finding that he has to take care of his two boys who want nothing to do with him. The film is smartly written with well developed characters and came out to rave reviews from critics. Despite this it bombed at the box office and is still quite obscure to this day.

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* "Wild Bill" ''Wild Bill'': A British crime drama which follows a man being released from prison and finding that he has to take care of his two boys who want nothing to do with him. The film is smartly written with well developed characters and came out to rave reviews from critics. Despite this it bombed at the box office and is still quite obscure to this day.



* ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' made money at the Box Office but it's hardly remembered. A real shame because it features three great performances from actors PlayingAgainstType (Sigourney Weaver as a conning seductress, Jennifer Love Hewitt as her abrasive daughter and Jason Lee as the OnlySaneMan in the cast). It's a genuinely funny movie with a fun story, great gags and a great deconstruction of AllMenArePerverts.

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* ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' made money at the Box Office but it's hardly remembered. A real shame because it features three great performances from actors PlayingAgainstType (Sigourney Weaver as a conning seductress, Jennifer Love Hewitt as her abrasive daughter and Jason Lee Creator/JasonLee as the OnlySaneMan in the cast). It's a genuinely funny movie with a fun story, great gags and a great deconstruction of AllMenArePerverts.
2nd Oct '17 12:01:08 PM twilicorn
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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'' was blasted upon release for being corny and nonsensical - which is ''exactly what its [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle source material]] was''. It doesn't take itself seriously one bit, and this isn't getting into the constant [[BetterThanABareBulb lampshading]] and [[NoFourthWall fourth wall breaking]] that the original series was known for. In all, it better captures the feel of the show than most of the other live-action adaptations of older cartoons that seemed to pollute theaters during the time period.
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