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2012-02-24 01:58:34 PM
Universal Soldier and Tango & Cash are the only two on that list that I liked.
 
2012-02-24 01:59:11 PM
Sub 6.0 ratings for Black Sheep, Charlie's Angels, Hostel, Iron Eagle, and Krull? "Unfair" is dammed right.

Then I remembered that Kurosawa's Seven Samurai is rated at about an 8.5, and suddenly it all makes sense. The same people what do YouTube comments do the voting for IMDB.

/and then I got over it.
 
2012-02-24 02:00:07 PM
They picked the wrong Black Sheep.

5.7/10 on IMDb
upload.wikimedia.org

Hell, every guy's got his dream, am I right? Between you, me and the wall here, I had a doozy myself last night. Get this: A corn-fed harvest mouse, a hooker, a nun, a Flemish peasant woman, whips, chains, whistles, yo-yo's, a circus midget. My grandmother riding by on a bicycle giving me the finger, and a duck! Now, I don't know... Are you crying? Oh my lord. I am sorry honey, please don't! Could you get your daddy on the phone?
 
2012-02-24 02:00:24 PM

Shazam999: If anything, some of those movies are rated very generously. Hudson Hawk at 5.4? I saw that farking hunk of shiat in the theatre. It should've killed off Bruce Willis's career.


That was truly a terrible movie. Found it on Netflix, thought "hey, it's got Bruce Willis, how bad could it be?" Turns out he has some real stinkers in his past.
 
2012-02-24 02:00:33 PM

Orgasmatron138: RexTalionis: Conan The Barbarian (2011) was pretty good for what it was, despite its 5.2 IMDB Rating.

Hell of a lot closer to the Robert E. Howard source material than the Schwartzenegger ones.

A movie about Robert E. Howard would be awesome. Dude was crazy.


There was one. It is called The Whole Wide World.



And crap. I forgot there was 6 movies not 5. I forgot about Red Sonja. Maybe fits with Howard's style, but again, not a very good film.
 
2012-02-24 02:00:52 PM

mantidor: Maybe for popular stuff with lots and lots of votes, but for obscure rare movies it pretty much sucks and is highly possible to miss great gems if you were to follow IMDB scores.


yes no maybe
can you give 3 examples of rare films, with low votes, which are actually much better than their ratings?
What I typically see in those examples is a bimodal distribution.
50% hated the movie, 50% loved the movie.
I then can read WHY people hated the movie and decide from there.

As a scientist who LIVES making decisions on distributions every day, I know that I can not just use the mean when N is small.
 
kab
2012-02-24 02:01:07 PM
Cable Guy is the only flick on that list (that I've seen) that is arguable on scoring.

How is it possible that Hostel rates only 5.8 stars on the IMDb while Saw is sitting at 7.7 stars?

Because Saw had a remotely interesting twist to it. Hostel didn't even have that going for it.
 
2012-02-24 02:01:34 PM

BohemianGraham: /Inception was just that, mediocre, not an 8.8/10
//It's coming ahead of SEVEN SAMURAI,


Seven Samurai is really hard for certain people to watch. Toshiro Mifune's over-acting comes off as buffoonish. Or at least, that's probably what goes through the head of someone rating Inception as a 10. the older, slower style and pacing of movies doesn't attract a lot of people. I found the majority of "The Seventh Seal" to be boring... but that penultimate scene... yeah, that really hits paydirt.
 
2012-02-24 02:03:04 PM
I don't see any movie on that list that deserves higher than a 6/10. If anything, half of those movies deserve lower scores.
 
2012-02-24 02:04:14 PM
that is a spectacular list of meh.
 
2012-02-24 02:05:26 PM

falcon176: I will rant about 1 or 10 voters briefly
seriously The Good The Bad and The Ugly receiving a vote of 1? I know you fanboys wanted The Dark Knight to be #1 because it was "best movie evar" but don't farking vote 1 on real best movies ever to get that shiat up.
"oh i kinda liked this movie" 10
"this movie was kinda boring/is ahead of this movie I like/I never watched this movie but oh well" 1
fark you
the end


this is why I miss firefly.com
Link (new window)
The greatest evil happened when MS bought them and shut them down.

we need collaborative filtering!!!!
sigh
 
2012-02-24 02:13:58 PM

mekkab: BohemianGraham: /Inception was just that, mediocre, not an 8.8/10
//It's coming ahead of SEVEN SAMURAI,

Seven Samurai is really hard for certain people to watch. Toshiro Mifune's over-acting comes off as buffoonish. Or at least, that's probably what goes through the head of someone rating Inception as a 10. the older, slower style and pacing of movies doesn't attract a lot of people. I found the majority of "The Seventh Seal" to be boring... but that penultimate scene... yeah, that really hits paydirt.


Toshiro's character was a buffoon though, he was an uneducated lout who was trying to be above the class he was born into. So it makes perfect sense for him to act in that fashion.

I love The Seventh Seal, I find it to be more of a black comedy than slow and boring. Of course, I'm a Bergman fan. :) I'm going to get trolled, but I enjoyed it more than The Godfather, which I found to be a bit dull. There are other mafia/crime films I enjoyed far more. It's ok if you don't enjoy The Seventh Seal as much as I do, but I still fail to understand how Braveheart, Die Hard, and Return of the Jedi, all good films, are somehow better than The Seventh Seal.

If you want to discuss slow and boring, go watch A Safe Place, directed by Henry Jaglom. I dare you.

There are also quite a few modern films that people love the crap out of, which are slow and dull.

Regardless of what films you like, IMDB is troll-haven, and the voting system is a joke.
 
2012-02-24 02:15:13 PM
I've seen about half those movies and, if anything, those ratings are generous.
 
2012-02-24 02:17:10 PM

RexTalionis: Conan The Barbarian (2011) was pretty good for what it was, despite its 5.2 IMDB Rating.

Hell of a lot closer to the Robert E. Howard source material than the Schwartzenegger ones.


Closer to the source material but it just felt... wrong. The original movie I feel is quite underrated. The cinematography and score in particular are quite well done. It is just that the acting is horrible. There is virtually no dialogue, minus the narrator, for the first 20-25 minutes of that movie. And it is brilliant.
 
2012-02-24 02:17:21 PM

mekkab: Crazy People


Agreed, of all the movies listed this was the only one that shocked me it wasn't rated higher. I thought the movie was hilarious and well ahead of it's time given the nature of it's humor. If it were made today with zach galifianakis it would be a huge it.
 
2012-02-24 02:17:42 PM
I'm surprised some of those rated as highly as they did. Along Came Polly got 5.8? Jesus, it's more like a 2. It's one of those movies that 50 years from now, hipsters will 'rediscover' it when Philip Seymour Hoffman gets a lifetime Oscar. Same goes for crap like Supergirl, Leap of Faith and the Specialist.

Some of the listed movies seem to be getting props just for casting someone who's been in some great movies. Everyone makes stinkers though.
 
2012-02-24 02:20:50 PM
I'm disturbed to find out that Tango and Cash has below a 6. One of the best 80s action movies.
 
2012-02-24 02:20:59 PM
ive seen 44 of those films... they are the very definition of meh ~ poor...

/i need to get out more
 
2012-02-24 02:21:31 PM

Abner Doon: Shazam999: If anything, some of those movies are rated very generously. Hudson Hawk at 5.4? I saw that farking hunk of shiat in the theatre. It should've killed off Bruce Willis's career.

That was truly a terrible movie. Found it on Netflix, thought "hey, it's got Bruce Willis, how bad could it be?" Turns out he has some real stinkers in his past.


Yeah, it was in a semi-full theatre, and people were walking out as the movie progressed. By the end I think there were six people left.
 
2012-02-24 02:23:54 PM
Only movie on there that the article headline should apply to is "Leap of Faith". The rest deserve their number or lower.
 
2012-02-24 02:25:59 PM
How is it possible that Hostel rates only 5.8 stars on the IMDb while Saw is sitting at 7.7 stars? Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of both, but Hostel is an infinitely better crafted film than Saw.

Um, no.

But thank you as always, Den of the Geek, for no slideshow. You guys get consistent internet fist bumps for that.
 
2012-02-24 02:27:38 PM

Shazam999: Abner Doon: Shazam999: If anything, some of those movies are rated very generously. Hudson Hawk at 5.4? I saw that farking hunk of shiat in the theatre. It should've killed off Bruce Willis's career.

That was truly a terrible movie. Found it on Netflix, thought "hey, it's got Bruce Willis, how bad could it be?" Turns out he has some real stinkers in his past.

Yeah, it was in a semi-full theatre, and people were walking out as the movie progressed. By the end I think there were six people left.


You people have no taste. Hudson Hawk is one of Bruce Willis' finest pieces of work.
 
2012-02-24 02:31:39 PM

falcon176: I will rant about 1 or 10 voters briefly
seriously The Good The Bad and The Ugly receiving a vote of 1? I know you fanboys wanted The Dark Knight to be #1 because it was "best movie evar" but don't farking vote 1 on real best movies ever to get that shiat up.
"oh i kinda liked this movie" 10
"this movie was kinda boring/is ahead of this movie I like/I never watched this movie but oh well" 1
fark you
the end


1/10
 
2012-02-24 02:32:42 PM
I like to rate movies by how much I enjoy them.

Charlie's Angels is FAR superior to Inception.
 
2012-02-24 02:33:22 PM
I'm going to have to ahead and side with the people saying that those movies mostly deserved their ratings.

Just because they're entertaining to those of us who don't routinely demand much of our movies doesn't mean they're actually good movies.
 
2012-02-24 02:34:22 PM
The outrage should be these movies deserved a 3 not a 6. Except for cabin fever and hostel maybe
 
2012-02-24 02:35:42 PM
I thought Hudson Hawk was a pretty good movie. It's not a masterpiece of cinema by any means, but it's an enjoyable movie.

Then again, maybe it's my goofy sense of humor.
 
2012-02-24 02:36:25 PM
I liked The Craft and Universal Soldier, but I harbor no illusions about them being good films.
 
2012-02-24 02:38:47 PM
Sorry -- even if "A Very Brady Sequel" is cleverly written and starts Gary Cole, it still gets an automatic four points off for existing in the first place.

Will not bother reading the other fifty-one.
 
2012-02-24 02:42:27 PM

Teufelaffe: Shazam999: Abner Doon: Shazam999: If anything, some of those movies are rated very generously. Hudson Hawk at 5.4? I saw that farking hunk of shiat in the theatre. It should've killed off Bruce Willis's career.

That was truly a terrible movie. Found it on Netflix, thought "hey, it's got Bruce Willis, how bad could it be?" Turns out he has some real stinkers in his past.

Yeah, it was in a semi-full theatre, and people were walking out as the movie progressed. By the end I think there were six people left.

You people have no taste. Hudson Hawk is one of Bruce Willis' finest pieces of work.


2.bp.blogspot.com

/love me some Hudson Hawk
//Bunny! Ball, ball!
 
2012-02-24 02:42:35 PM

Mugato: Mmm, Fairuza Balk in The Craft. The whole article seemed to be be ripping on all these movies, I'm not sure what their point was.


I slept with a girl that looked exactly like her about a year after that movie came out

/Reminded of her every time that movie comes up
//wonder if it was actually her...
 
2012-02-24 02:44:43 PM
It's like Top Gun made for a tenner, and all the better for it. Louis Gosset Jr takes to the skies in the first, and best, Iron Eagle movie,

Best Iron Eagle? Is that like sexiest stripper at The Clermont?
 
2012-02-24 02:46:55 PM

State_College_Arsonist: I thought Hudson Hawk was a pretty good movie. It's not a masterpiece of cinema by any means, but it's an enjoyable movie.

Then again, maybe it's my goofy sense of humor.


You're not alone. I love that movie for some odd reason.
 
2012-02-24 02:48:06 PM
(scans list)

The only one I might object to being included is Leap of Faith. It's good, not great, but probably should be in the high sixes or low sevens.

Other than that, the rest look about right to me.
 
2012-02-24 02:48:45 PM
This is satire, right?
 
2012-02-24 02:48:54 PM
IMDB ratings have always been about popularity anyway, and besides, can you really compare films across genres in a fair way? I only really use it for the "recommended based on your votes" portion or to find other movies by actors/directors. The discussion threads are of comparable quality to yahoo news threads.

falcon176: I will rant about 1 or 10 voters briefly seriously The Good The Bad and The Ugly receiving a vote of 1? I know you fanboys wanted The Dark Knight to be #1 because it was "best movie evar" but don't farking vote 1 on real best movies ever to get that shiat up. "oh i kinda liked this movie" 10 "this movie was kinda boring/is ahead of this movie I like/I never watched this movie but oh well" 1 fark you the end


I honestly would be surprised if they used all votes instead of trimmed data. If you look at the voting for any movie, you can see a clear uptick in "1" votes and "10" votes. Trimming the data would make it far more believable and less prone to spam accounts/vote-jacking.
 
2012-02-24 02:52:57 PM
And this huge pile of dung got 7.2 out of 10.
 
2012-02-24 02:56:45 PM
I liked the Craft and loved Krull. However seeing them today, without the amount of teenage hormones or rose-colored glasses of a kid who loved scifi/fantasy books would most likely suck.
 
2012-02-24 02:57:12 PM

sniderman: Teufelaffe: Shazam999: Abner Doon: Shazam999: If anything, some of those movies are rated very generously. Hudson Hawk at 5.4? I saw that farking hunk of shiat in the theatre. It should've killed off Bruce Willis's career.

That was truly a terrible movie. Found it on Netflix, thought "hey, it's got Bruce Willis, how bad could it be?" Turns out he has some real stinkers in his past.

Yeah, it was in a semi-full theatre, and people were walking out as the movie progressed. By the end I think there were six people left.

You people have no taste. Hudson Hawk is one of Bruce Willis' finest pieces of work.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x224]

/love me some Hudson Hawk
//Bunny! Ball, ball!


I was only partially serious. Hudson Hawk is one of my favorite movies. Not because it's "good" but because it's motherfarking entertaining. You can tell that pretty much everyone in that film was having a blast making it, and I think that adds quite a bit to the fun factor.

"Airbags...can you f*cking believe it!?"
 
2012-02-24 02:59:49 PM
Black Sheep is great. Every time I see that little sheep fetus at the beginning, I think "Lambchop puppet gone bad"
 
2012-02-24 03:00:59 PM
Author doesn't seem to understand that 5.5 is average. Most of those movies were average.

I hate the internet rating culture which says anything I like must get the highest rating and anything I dislike must get the lowest. It's stupid crap like that which made YouTube switch over to "like" and "dislike" instead of star ratings.
 
2012-02-24 03:01:33 PM

BohemianGraham: IMDB ratings are controlled by males 15-35. There's a lot of "fake" voting on classic films by dem wimmin folk in the 40+ range, or any wimmin age group actually, just so Inception and other modern, mediocre films, can get into the top 10. I vote on IMDB, but It's really just a time waster.

/Inception was just that, mediocre, not an 8.8/10
//It's coming ahead of SEVEN SAMURAI, SOME LIKE IT HOT, and many other films, so fark IMDB users, fark them.
///Is a girl who loves films, and despite knowing that IMDB is a joke, still gets upset when she sees films overrated


Not liking a movie, or thinking it's not as good as some of the classics, does not make it mediocre. Loving film and knowing what you're talking about when it comes to film can often be two separate things, as I'm sure you're aware. And having an ax to grind because most modern viewers don't understand how important Kurosawa and Billy Wilder were is a completely separate issue. (However, it's one I agree with.)

Also, you're using the word "mediocre" incorrectly. Brett Ratner movies are mediocre, usually. Christopher Nolan ones are not. Not yet. He has yet to deliver a movie that any reviewer has described as "of moderate quality, not very good", at least to my knowledge.

If you have ever tried to make a movie, you know what an accomplishment Inception is on a production level.
 
2012-02-24 03:02:00 PM
Leap of Faith is a legitimately solid movie. Most of the movies on the list deserve their sub-6.0 scores, they might be an entertaining watch here and there but they're still overall subpar, but Leap of Faith just doesn't belong. Its an interesting take on human nature and faith, brings strong performances by Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, and even Meatloaf does a surprisingly good job.

On an entirely different note, I'm surprised Tango and Cash isn't more of a cult hit *precisely because* its over-the-top cheesiness. Also, young, incredibly hot Teri Hatcher (even with 80s hair).
 
2012-02-24 03:02:02 PM
I tend to ignore rating systems.

If a movie is ever highly rated, but I've never heard of it, you know it's a stinker. that means the only people rating it were probably the people who made it.

other than that, if the movie is very popular, then I just assume the studio paid someone to run a bunch of zombie posts (or however you computer kids define it these days). or, i just assume that the movie will stink because the majority people have bad taste.

i tend, instead, to judge movies by their cover art. sounds really stupid, but the movie people paid an artist for that. if it's lame, you can assume that the direction of the film is lame. if it's cool, there is a 10-20% the movie is worth watching. otherwise, i take valued opinion. like a friend's opinion, or the opinion's of the few critics i read. if the critic ever likes a movie, i tend to read a few more critics, because i hate being stuck in front of a boring movie... i'd rather read a funny review of a boring movie i've never seen.

/ most movies are stinkers. the should make them shorter...
// there are a lot of movies that I like, I'm only a curmedgeon because there are so many bad movies. I usually can find half a dozen a year that were worth watching... we're making better movies these days than the nineties, i can say that. but, still the seventies are better.
 
2012-02-24 03:05:21 PM

bigmattress: BohemianGraham: IMDB ratings are controlled by males 15-35. There's a lot of "fake" voting on classic films by dem wimmin folk in the 40+ range, or any wimmin age group actually, just so Inception and other modern, mediocre films, can get into the top 10. I vote on IMDB, but It's really just a time waster.

/Inception was just that, mediocre, not an 8.8/10
//It's coming ahead of SEVEN SAMURAI, SOME LIKE IT HOT, and many other films, so fark IMDB users, fark them.
///Is a girl who loves films, and despite knowing that IMDB is a joke, still gets upset when she sees films overrated

Not liking a movie, or thinking it's not as good as some of the classics, does not make it mediocre. Loving film and knowing what you're talking about when it comes to film can often be two separate things, as I'm sure you're aware. And having an ax to grind because most modern viewers don't understand how important Kurosawa and Billy Wilder were is a completely separate issue. (However, it's one I agree with.)

Also, you're using the word "mediocre" incorrectly. Brett Ratner movies are mediocre, usually. Christopher Nolan ones are not. Not yet. He has yet to deliver a movie that any reviewer has described as "of moderate quality, not very good", at least to my knowledge.

If you have ever tried to make a movie, you know what an accomplishment Inception is on a production level.


I am well aware that I am voicing my personal opinion. :) I am not a Nolan fan by any means. There are other modern directors I prefer. :)
 
2012-02-24 03:06:35 PM
On second thought, maybe leap of Faith isn't a good film to recommend on FARK, seeing as how it's about an athiest who finds faith.
 
2012-02-24 03:08:09 PM
George of the Jungle (new window) taught me about breaking the fourth wall. I still laugh at this clip.

/And the men were filled with awe
"Awwwww..."
Not "a-w" aw, "awe" as in "a-w-e"
"Ooooo!!"
Better.
 
2012-02-24 03:08:48 PM

Confabulat: Rubber would have worked better as a short YouTube film but it wasn't terrible, but just not enough ideas for 90 minutes.


IIRC they even acknowledged that in the film.

Also...

www.rachaelleighcook.net

Totally would, even if that makes me a bit of a furry.
 
2012-02-24 03:09:42 PM
No, those all sucked.
 
2012-02-24 03:11:00 PM
I don't see how Cherry Falls could possibly be bad if it has Kristen Miller in it, but I have not seen it.
 
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