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GNinja The Element of Hyperbole. from The deepest, darkest corner of his mind. Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
The Element of Hyperbole.
Aug 8th 2018 at 8:51:18 AM

I now want a meeting scene between Gallus and Scootaloo.

Kaze ni Nare!
SantosLHalper The filidh that cam frae Skye from The Canterlot of the North
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Aug 8th 2018 at 3:52:14 PM

"Gallus" means "rooster" in Latin. grin

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Aug 9th 2018 at 7:28:01 AM

Post of the Day #2238

Here's a question for all of you. What's the worst movie you've had the mispleasure of viewing all the way through? Remember, if you stopped watching it before the credits came up, it doesn't count. That's a really tough question. I'd say it was a documentary about spelling bee contestants that I forget the name of, except that I stopped paying attention after the first couple hours (slight exaggeration).

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TobiasDrake Always watching, never seen from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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Aug 9th 2018 at 7:30:53 AM

Jesus, that's hard. I've seen so many terrible movies. I like to watch bad movies all the way through so I can make an informed opinion on why they suck without hearing, "It gets better later; you didn't give it enough time!"

I've watched Super Mario Bros., Justice League, both Star Wars trilogies, the second Independence Day, the second Pacific Rim, all three The Hobbit films, Batman and Robin, Terminator 3-5....

I'd have a hard time picking any of them as the worst.

Edited by TobiasDrake on Aug 9th 2018 at 8:30:56 AM

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Aug 9th 2018 at 8:11:49 AM

With more episodes airing early in Australia, we need to reconcieve how we're going to talk about the show on this site.

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Aug 9th 2018 at 8:26:00 AM

I'm just following the herd so to speak.

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GNinja The Element of Hyperbole. from The deepest, darkest corner of his mind. Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
The Element of Hyperbole.
Aug 9th 2018 at 10:02:48 AM

I just want more Gallus in my life.

This is the season of adorable yet conflicted teenaged feather boys it seems. Between Gallus and Terramar.

Edited by GNinja on Aug 9th 2018 at 5:02:50 PM

Kaze ni Nare!
TobiasDrake Always watching, never seen from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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Aug 9th 2018 at 10:45:22 AM

I want more of all the students. Like I said in my review, "The Hearth's Warming Club" should have been the first slice of life episode after "School Daze", and the episodes that followed should have been more adventures with the students as our mane characters.

This episode only reaffirmed my belief that the narrative focus in this season should belong to them, not to the teachers.

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold, dispassionate logic that which can be equally or better explained by emotional outburst.
Aug 9th 2018 at 2:10:02 PM

The person asking the initial question in that post of the day was me, though I don't know who said the rest of it after the "before the credits" rule {Someone was quoting me in the actual POTD}. As for my answer, yeah it's pretty tough to choose one. Although the Postal movie, Batman vs. Superman {I know that Suicide Squad and Justice League are even worse, but I haven't seen them and have no plans to do so}, Godzilla's Revenge and Movie 43 are all pretty high up on my personal terrible movies list.

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Aug 9th 2018 at 2:38:24 PM

So, there's two kinds of bad movies to me. There's the movies that are hilariously, awesomely bad and are fun to watch because of it, and then there's the movies that are just so dull and uninteresting that they're terrible at being So Bad, It's Good and are just so bad it's fucking awful.

For the former, SBIG, I gotta say Plan 9 from Outer Space, the classic terrible film. For the latter, so bad it's fucking awful, I say The Last Airbender. Just how the fuck do you take a sereis as delightful and hilarious as ATLA and fuck it up to make it the most boring thing I've ever seen?

And in a special category of their own, every Pureflix movie makes the list too. Especially the first God's Not Dead.

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Aug 9th 2018 at 3:04:09 PM

By trying to cram an entire season of content into a single movie and sacrificing everything else to achieve that goal. Spiderman 3 runs afoul of that same problem. Probably doesn't help that what makes an animated series fun can't easily be translated to live action. Like, if they ever attempted to make a Friendship is Magic live-action movie, I'd expect it to implode under the weight of its own ambition.

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Aug 9th 2018 at 4:05:17 PM

I've seen a lot of movies that are not great, but not that many that are really bad. Or at least not terrible.

I think Monster House is probably the movie I hated the most, if not strictly speaking the worst. BeyondSkyline is worse on most levels, but was almost kind of fun for it? SAGA: Curse of the Shadow had a budget of -12$ and the same number of original ideas, but wound up being kind of charming anyways.

Oh, The Veil! No Budget, no plot, about half a character between all of the actors. And somehow, despite almost nothing happening, I still had a hell of a time figuring out what the fuck was going on because the crap costume and character design and lighting made it impossible to tell who was who.

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TobiasDrake Always watching, never seen from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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Aug 9th 2018 at 4:46:32 PM

By trying to cram an entire season of content into a single movie and sacrificing everything else to achieve that goal. Spiderman 3 runs afoul of that same problem. Probably doesn't help that what makes an animated series fun can't easily be translated to live action. Like, if they ever attempted to make a Friendship is Magic live-action movie, I'd expect it to implode under the weight of its own ambition.

Does it count as a live-action movie if all of the characters are CGI?

These are questions I never expected to have to ask. But, courtesy of the upcoming live-action Lion King, it is now a legitimate question.

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Aug 9th 2018 at 6:36:08 PM

The person asking the initial question in that post of the day was me, though I don't know who said the rest of it after the "before the credits" rule

I can tell without looking that that was me.

As far as Gallus goes, I keep thinking that it sounds like a cross between Goofus and Gallant.

As far as bad movies go, I've heard that the new Netflix movie How it Ends is extremely terrible. Apparently, it's a disaster movie that never actually shows the disaster, which is farther from the point than I thought it was possible to go.

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Aug 9th 2018 at 8:44:52 PM

[up][up] That... just sounds like an animated movie with real-life backgrounds green screened in. In which case, I consider that totally cheating if it's selling itself as live action. tongue

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Aug 9th 2018 at 8:51:13 PM

Then there's the opposite case of Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, which was filmed with real people, but everything else in the movie was CGI. They didn't even have sets.

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LordVatek Not really a lord of anything
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Aug 9th 2018 at 9:19:25 PM

I thought the deal with the Lion King remake was that Disney themselves has never once actually used the term "live-action" to describe it.

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Aug 9th 2018 at 11:34:50 PM

Iíve probably technically seen worse movies, but the worst time Iíve had watching a movie was probably a tie between American Hustle (just because all of the characters were so unlikable) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (which I donít recall much of beyond finding it a bloated drag). For the former, at least, I think I was expecting a different kind of story, and Iíve come to love others like it (e.g. Pain and Gain, War Dogs), so maybe it could stand another watch.

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Aug 10th 2018 at 12:02:03 AM

IMO, Pot C jumped the shark all the way back with the second movie. Or if not there, then the third.

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Aug 10th 2018 at 12:11:50 AM

Dumb and Dumber also comes to mind. I admit thatís not my usual genre, but I feel like Iím the only person who *hated* that movie.

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Aug 10th 2018 at 1:08:43 AM

Airplane 2 was pretty bad on account of being pretty much a rehash of the first movie with the same plot and jokes, just IN SPACE!

TobiasDrake Always watching, never seen from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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Aug 10th 2018 at 5:43:21 AM

I actually really liked the two-part trilogy in Dead Men's Chest and At World's End. Though it was pretty anticlimactic that they killed off the kraken offscreen between films.

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TobiasDrake Always watching, never seen from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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Aug 10th 2018 at 5:56:18 AM

I get why they did it. They killed the kraken to fit the theme of the third film: that the magic of old was dying. The seas were being tamed and the superstitions vanishing. Soon, there would be no place in the world for zombie pirates and sea witches and squid monsters.

But.

Like.

That's kind of a good thing.

"At World's End" wanted its audience to feel like the fate of the Adventure World was at stake, but. Like. The magical elements have never been an Adventure World. They're a Horror World in all three movies. There's no good counterpart to sea witches and zombie pirates and squid monsters. Wherever there is magic in this franchise, it is trying to murder you.

In something like Pokemon, it makes sense to have a story where someone is trying to take away all the Pokemon of the world. But here, it's awkward to have the protagonists rally around and be like, "We must avenge the kraken!" No. No, you mustn't. It was a horrible monster and I'm glad it's gone.

It's like asking your audience to be sad that Jason Voorhees was arrested by the FBI.

Edited by TobiasDrake on Aug 10th 2018 at 7:01:00 AM

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