Quotes: Critical Backlash
The original cut of the film was 5 hrs and 25 minutes. After the critics savaged the film and it had an opening weekend of $12,000, [Michael] Cimino thought it was in his best interest to trim a little. He cut it to about two hours but it didnít help. [United Artists] was panicking and tried to sell it to anyone, ANYONE who was interested. Critics still didnít like it and thought it was too murky and too hard to understand the dialogue. UA was bankrupt, and it was their minor hit of For Your Eyes Only that helped them sell to MGM. Cimino never really got another job again and while the movie has a small (tiny) cult following, it will never make its money back. It is the bomb to which other bombs are compared to.
Is it any good? Yeah, I like it.
Is it any good? Yeah, I like it.
While on television, it's one of the great punching bags of Doctor Who: Underworld. A story that I could simply and cavalierly lay into for a myriad of faults and get absolutely no comments from anybody suggesting that I was being too hard on the story or being unfair. This is the one Tom Baker story to slot in the bottom ten on the Doctor Who Magazine Mighty 200 poll. Lawrence Miles declares it the worst story of the 1970s. It's crap. it's garbage. I kinda liked it.
The worst Star Trek episode of all time! That is what some insane people declare about Profit & Lace (obviously they havenít seen The Naked Now, Code of Honor, The Last Outpost, Justice, Hide & Q, Home Soil, Where Silence Has Lease, The Outrageous Okona, Shades of Grey, Captainís Holiday, Devilís Due, New Ground, Man of the People, Aquiel, Suspicions, Descent, Gambit, Force of Nature, Sub Rosa, Masks, Emergence, The Passenger, Melora, Second Sight, Rivals, Meridian, Fascination, Life Support, Sons of Mogh, The Muse, Let He Who is Without Sin, Ferengi Love Songs, Ressurection, The Emperorís New Cloak Ė and not to mention two thirds of Voyagerís overall output)... You might think that I have gone clinically insane to slaughter so many Voyager episodes and praise this one but I can genuinely see a difference in quality between the two. Plus this gets an extra point for the glorious sequence where the show finally tips over into old school slapstick (I can hear the Benny Hill theme tune playing) and has Quark running around a table trying to escape the clutches of a lecherous misogynist. I can hear the teeth grinding of po faced Star Trek fans everywhere during that scene and it makes me laugh all the more.
Not only am I an old school Disney fanatic, but I am a Home on the Range fanatic. Anyone who has a serious problem with that, don't bother criticizing or insulting me over it because I believe that inspiration can come from anywhere in any form. I listen to my heart, not let others decide my favorite movies for me. Everyone is free to like or dislike whomever and whatever they want which I am aware of. But no one has a right to judge me over my own taste in family films just because a few of them are "underrated" or "unpopular" by society. I would also say the same thing for Pixar's Cars in which I loved both films and the Mater shorts.
How could anyone hate this game? It's a hilariously silly parody of fighters in general. If you played it as a youngster you're more likely to enjoy it later on than people who never did. It's a nostalgic game and is actually really fun with two players. Overall, a game with both Boogerman AND Earthworm Jim is at least worth trying just to play as them.