Todays movies....

Discussion in 'OFF-Topic / Misc.' started by Lucky13, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,719
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Just been watching Die Hard 4.0....and what a load of low flying hard hitting piece of sh*te it was!

    Tell me something fellow brethren...what the h*ll does people get out of watch cheap sh*te like this?:rolleyes:

    Does todays movie really have to be this unrealistic, far-fetched close to edge being ridiculously stupid, to attract people to the seats????

    :| :| :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:
     
  2. Bucksnort101

    Bucksnort101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,383
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Minnesota
    To answer your question, Yes they do.
    Have not set foot in a movie theater since the release of The Great Raid a few years back. Got other things to spend my hard earned money on.
     
  3. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,719
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    It's a shame good ol' Bucky....it's a shame.
     
  4. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    I too watched DH4. I loved the earlier ones. DH3 was a little hard to swallow, but entertaining nonetheless. However, when I say watched DH4, I mean for about 20mins. And that is 20min of my life I'll never get back.

    I used to rent more movies in the past. And I used to watch them, even if they sucked. Not anymore. Now I don't rent very many movies. And those that I do rent, if its bad, I walk away. Not worth wasting 2-3hours.
     
  5. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,719
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    True indeed buddy....this was NOT well spent time, time that I'll never get back! :lol:
     
  6. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Me either Buck. If I don't rent it, I don't watch it.
     
  7. Bucksnort101

    Bucksnort101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,383
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I'd rather spend my time wandering (aka getting lost) in the woods or on the archery range.
     
  8. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,719
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    ....and a few other things, a couple of cold brews with good friends, just to mention one.
     
  9. freebird

    freebird Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    British Columbia
    No it only seems that way when you old geezers hit 40!!! :D :D

    {We are almost the same age Lucky...} :lol:

    Maybe it just seemed better when we were teens, early 20's

    Star Wars, James Bond, Indiana Jones.... Couldn't get enough of them back then.....
     
  10. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,719
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Old geezers??

    40!!??

    Teens, early 20's??

    Star Wars, James Bond, Indiana Jones??
     
  11. freebird

    freebird Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Is there an echo in here? :D :D

    The first 3 Star Wars movies, the first 3 Indiana Jones, Bond movies -Spy who Loved me, View to a Kill, For Your eyes Only, Licence to Kill all cme out when I was between 12 and 23 years old, these were the movies that thrilled me....
     
  12. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,976
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    Don't forget LOTR 1, 2 and 3. I liked those.
     
  13. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,905
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    Well, I guess I won't be renting DH4.
     
  14. Bucksnort101

    Bucksnort101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,383
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Minnesota
    What's really depressing is I just found out that I qualify as an "Old Geezer". Don't even get into these movies with a Senior discount with that status though!
     
  15. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,562
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Home Page:
    I've never been a big movie guy, and you're right Lucky, most movies today just aren't very good. I loved the old Star Wars and Indiana Jones. There are few movies that are good today that aren't vulgar comedies (ie Step Brothers, hilarious), but I must say, The Dark Knight was amazing.
     
  16. magnocain

    magnocain Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Most movies recently seem to be very short. I thought an "epic movie" was supposed to be 3 hours, not an hour and a half.
     
  17. freebird

    freebird Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Yes for "new Millenium" LOTR was a great series!

    Well at least you ain't old "Curmudgeon" yet! :D
     
  18. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    I'll take a classic movie anyday! Most of the crap dished out today is soley aimed at making money off the 16-25 year olds. No need to worry about a good plot or acting, if it's got violence, sex and a well known "actor" its bound to rake it in.
     
  19. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Sad but true, Wildcat. I guess I fall into the "geezer" category as well then. I see a movie in the theaters about once a year, if that. They charge way to much for way too little. If I'm going to spend $10 or more fore admission and more for snacks, I'm off to an airshow.
     
  20. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    They forget that a movie is "entertainment". That doesn't mean an explosion every 5 seconds or gratutious sex or stupid dialogue. The Sean Connery Bond was the best until I watched "Casino Royale". I really, really liked it - more charachter driven with good exciting scenes that advanced the plot. Nothing over the top. And the current "Dark Knight" series is much better than the goofy Batman movies of the last 20 years. I'm hoping that this is the direction that movies are starting to take.

    Little secret - I, too, won't go to a theatre and waste money anymore. "Pearl Harbor" did that to me. And the rental thing is getting out of hand also. But I found paradise. My local library has tons on DVD movies, including old B/W and newer ones, some just 6 months old. For FREE!!! I can even go online to the library website and download a movie for free to watch. It self destructs or whatever after 2 weeks but what the hey, I'm not paying for it!
     
Loading...

Share This Page