@ patriot - Are you serious? Of your 10 recommendations, only
"Vertical Limit" and "Napoleon Dynamite" got part of their MPAA
ratings for their "violence."And stop wasting your $8. Go to
MegaPlex movies on Tuesdays when every seat in the house is $5 (including the
IMAX 3D luxury seats that normally go for $16.25).
Happen to feel that version on screen of The Musketeers is the best one made.
We annually watch Christmas With The Kranks, know MANY other people who love the
movie, and, while yes the book is different/better, this is a holiday classic.
Bicentennial Man was a highlight of Robin Williams career; bomb? Why? And
anything with Rachel McAdams is watchable; like this film.
Happily I have only watched a couple of these movies. However, the list should
have only had one movie listed five or even ten times. Battlefield Earth is
quite honestly the worst movie ever made. Some movies are so bad that they are
good. They become cult classics. Not so with Battlefield Earth. It is just a
really bad movie.The book is great and I have read it many times.
Most of my kids have read it as well and all enjoyed it immensely. John Travolta should track down everyone that saw the movie at the theater and
pay them back. He should also recall every print, DVD, VHS, or BluRay of it and
have them burned and the ashes shot into space so they can never inflict anyone
with even the ashes of it.
A $217 million dollar disappointment? That and the number is completely wrong.
According to the industry sites, Da Vinci Code took in $758,239,851 - and cost
$125 million to make. By my math, that is a 5x return on investment. If I
could only be so disappointed in my projects.
I must be a pretty good judge since I never saw any of these movies. Looks like
I saved myself $8 and a bag of popcorn.Honestly I went to see the Avengers the
other night with my wife (which I liked) and there wasn't one movie during
the previews that I would pay to go see. Not one. I think there is about 1 in
500 movies that Holywood produces that is worth the $8 of admission. Most movies
now days are just a bunch of violent, computer generated car chases and
predictable uninteresting plots with a story line as shallow as a mud puddle.
Holy cow what a bunch of garbage! I think over the past 10 years I could pick
only a handful of movies worth watching....my watch list...1. Open Range2. True Grit3. Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol4. War of the Worlds5. We were soldiers6. The Hunger Games7.
Vertical Limit8. Harry Potter Series9. Lord of the Rings Series10. Napoleon Dino-mite
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams was
released in 1979 in the comedy science fiction and is a fictional guide for
hitchhikers written in the style of an encyclopedia." Apart from being a
weirdly worded sentence, it's either inaccurate or misleading. The book by
Douglas Adams created a story line around a digital book of the same name.
Adams's book was not "written in the style of an encyclopedia" but
the book within the story was. And yes, the movie sucked. The Hitchhiker's
Guide actually began as a BBC radio program and both the radio program and the
books relied heavily on dry British verbal humor which struggled to translate to
a visual medium.
Many good books are just not movie material. Books are meant to be read. Even if
they are box office hits, I have a problem with turning every great book that
comes along into a movie. Remember when people of all ages who were not
"readers" were devouring 700-page Harry Potter books? People were
turning into readers. That was a good thing, in my opinion, especially for
children. I am often in the public schools. These days I see a few children
reading Harry Potter. Most aren't interested because they've seen the
movies. What a shame- they'll never have the same experience.
"Bicentennial Man" was a great movie! Loved it!