The Official Review Thread of 2007

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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:15 pm

The first 2007 release that I will likely see is "300", which looks cream-my-pants awesome. I've been playing catch-up with the 2006 movies, especially since the first few months of a new year are full of terrible movies.

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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:27 pm

That's not saying they're good and that there aren't exceptions...

But in this case, it's the worst of all worlds in the film.
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Postby Penelope » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:26 pm

Damn, Wes, you are so prejudicial (or biased, if you prefer) when it comes to genre. There are many 70s porn, blaxploitation and 80s horror that are better than some Oscar winning films!
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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:14 pm

Eric wrote:
OscarGuy wrote:The film literally reminded me of a cross between 70s porn, blaxploitation and 80s horror

These three genres adding up to a bad movie does not compute.

However, since we're talking about a superhero movie here (i.e. worst genre of all time), I doubt these really apply.

Let's see...three relatively bad genres being blended together into one film? How can that not compute...it's a dreadful combination that's made even more dreadful by mixing in the early-year super hero genre.

And I'm not a fan of the genre with so many duds (Hulk, Elektra, Spawn) but there have been some gems (Spider-Man 2, X-Men trilogy, Batman Begins). You have to take the wheat with the chaffe but this time we've got chaffe.
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Postby Eric » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:45 am

OscarGuy wrote:The film literally reminded me of a cross between 70s porn, blaxploitation and 80s horror

These three genres adding up to a bad movie does not compute.

However, since we're talking about a superhero movie here (i.e. worst genre of all time), I doubt these really apply.

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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:23 pm

I've already got a contender for worst film of the year. Though I did sit down to watch Epic Movie, which I moderately enjoyed, I speak of the comic book patheticness of Ghost Rider.

The film literally reminded me of a cross between 70s porn, blaxploitation and 80s horror rolled into one miserable mess. It reminds me a great deal of Spawn in how it refuses to own up to its stupidity and tries to take itself too seriously.

what a waste of money...at least I got a free movie out of it because of a short 2 minute section that had sound problems.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:21 am

I might as well start.

MUSIC AND LYRICS
Cast: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnston, Campbell Scott, Haley Bennett, Aasif Mandvi.
Dir: Marc Lawrence

Sure, it's formulaic. But it's a surprisingly entertaining, better than average entry in the now banal genre of the romantic comedy. It's not as funny as it should be but it more than makes up for it in charm.

Oscar Prospects: A strong contender for Best Original Song next if it becomes a hit.

Grade: B


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