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New GI Joe movie is supposed to be a massive stinker

  1. Jun 17, 2009 #1
    Sources close to Hollywood are saying this movie has gotten the lowest test screening results EVER for a film by Paramount. It was directed by the same guy who filmed movies like The Scorpion King 2, The Mummy, and Van Helsing. He has been fired from the movie after it has been shot.


    http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/06/11/rumor-stephen-sommers-fired-from-gi-joe/


    Yeah, I'm probably not going to sit through this one. Hollywood is continuing to ruin my childhood.
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2009 #2
    The trailer alone is all I needed to see. Maybe they should've given it to Uwe Boll.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2009 #3
    Wow, how could you possible make a worse movie than Scroption King 2, The Mummy, or Van Helsing? At least they picked the right guy for the job.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2009 #4
    Gee eyeee flopppp

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  6. Jun 17, 2009 #5
    G for a Guy, I for an I, and Joe for a Ho.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2009 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Boring movie? What do you expect? How exciting can it be watching plastic action figures?
     
  8. Jun 17, 2009 #7
    Yeah well...Transformer's wasn't actually a flop. I think this is because Hollywood has realized it's more profitable to target the under-12 age group, which simultaneously satisfies the majority of the under-25 age group (or at least the one's dumber than a 5th grader should be). Yes, our nation is suffering from educational inflation.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2009 #8
    GI Joe made the BEST TOYS EVER though

    0KjrzgBilVE&feature=related[/youtub...re=related[/youtube] That's freakin awesome!
     
  10. Jun 17, 2009 #9

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    You're right, it even looks horrible in the trailer. Not to mention, that trailer just made me queasy (as in motion sick from all the jumping around and bad transitions from one clip to the next)...I'd be afraid to run into the same bad editing in the full movie.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2009 #10
    Transformers did not target the under-12 age group. It also tested with high marks across the board.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2009 #11
    High marks across the board...hah!

    Script: -5 / 10
    Directing: -5 /10
    Acting: -5 / 10
    Humor: 0/10
    Suspense: 0/10
    Emotion / Dramatic effect: 0/10

    Oh wait...sorry, I was using the old measurement system. Ahem..let me just correct that:

    Special effects: 7/10
    Cheesiness: 6/10
    Idiocy: 9/10
    Teenage boy factor: 8/10
    Boobage: 0/10

    Well, it does lack on boobage, but other than that you're right it does score well under the modern score system.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2009 #12
    Yes. Across the board.

    Weighted average vote: 7.4 / 10
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418279/ratings
    Though, we only have 164,620 IMDb users in this poll. :smile:
     
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  14. Jun 17, 2009 #13
    I do post about bad movies a lot. Watched UP last night. Probably one of the best movies I have seen in a while. It deserves all the rave reviews it has gotten thus far. A lot of the adults in the movie were bawling their eyes out at this one (from sadness not laughter). Pixar has gone beyond making kids' movies.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2009 #14
    I just watched the GIJoe trailer, and I couldn't tell the difference between this and any of the other special effects extravaganzas that I have been peripherally aware of in the last several years...they all make me incredibly bored and after 30 seconds I am just waiting for it to be over (the entire movie that is, not just the trailer).
     
  16. Jun 18, 2009 #15
    I kinda liked the Mummy and van Helsing, haven't seen the scorpion king (one or two)
     
  17. Jun 18, 2009 #16
    I liked The Mummy too. It was funny and cheesy.
    Van Helsing... I'm not so sure about. I kinda liked it but it was pretty damn cheesy.
     
  18. Jun 18, 2009 #17
    I just watched the trailer and I really can't imagine why any one would call that a bad GI Joe Movie. Looks pretty spot on to me. ;-)
     
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