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(Pajiba)   10 of the biggest Fark Yous in box office history   (pajiba.com) divider line 129
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2012-05-07 12:04:15 PM  
Mr. Rowles,

If you wanted to write about The Avengers, just write about The Avengers. Don't hide it in a crappy top 10 list that should have never included The Avengers since everyone and their adopted brother knew it would tear up the box office.
 
2012-05-07 12:09:58 PM  
Writing a list of 10 box office fark yous without putting "That'll never work" at the end of each one? That'll never work...
 
2012-05-07 12:18:35 PM  
What? Everyone knew Avengers was gonna kill it...
 
2012-05-07 12:29:29 PM  

HulkHands: What? Everyone knew Avengers was gonna kill it...


yeah, i think it was a foregone conclusion the moment downey agreed to reprise iron man.
 
2012-05-07 12:41:18 PM  
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2012-05-07 12:43:23 PM  
See, when I hear "box office fark you" I think something more like "fark you, pay me!", so stuff that's an obvious cash-in, built on the idea that the movie-going public is a bunch of drooling idiots that will watch anything with flashing lights.
 
2012-05-07 12:46:49 PM  
The Avengers deserved every single dime it made.

Rest of 'em I'm not so sure about.
 
2012-05-07 12:46:51 PM  
Those really weren't very good examples. Rocky, Star Wars, and Titanic might (arguably) be better ones.
 
2012-05-07 12:49:28 PM  
I didn't see "The Passion of the Christ" or Jar Jar Binks on that list.
 
2012-05-07 12:51:01 PM  
James Cameron is the King of the Fark You
 
2012-05-07 12:51:53 PM  
so wait, who is saying fark you to who here? article in't making much sense.
 
2012-05-07 12:53:23 PM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: The Avengers deserved every single dime it made.

Rest of 'em I'm not so sure about.



The Matrix and Iron Man definitely earned their accolades.
 
2012-05-07 12:55:00 PM  
Didn't we learn that GIF's were bad in the 90's?
 
2012-05-07 12:55:46 PM  
Bridesmaids may have been the worst movie I've seen in the last year. That made money?
 
2012-05-07 12:56:29 PM  

CarnySaur: Those really weren't very good examples. Rocky, Star Wars, and Titanic might (arguably) be better ones.


A lot of those movies sucked dick too. They tanked after a big opening weekend.
 
2012-05-07 12:56:47 PM  

Apos: The Matrix and Iron Man definitely earned their accolades.


I don't know whether or not it ages weel, but when The Matrix debuted, it was really something. I'd consider Clerks or Sling Blade bigger surprises.
 
2012-05-07 12:57:55 PM  

likefunbutnot: Bridesmaids may have been the worst movie I've seen in the last year. That made money?


A metric assload. I only watched it because Roy from The IT Crowd was in it.
 
2012-05-07 12:58:01 PM  
That list is pants on head retarded. 40 YOV and Blair Witch/PA were sleeper hits, not to mention cheap as hell to make.
 
2012-05-07 12:58:21 PM  

Apos: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: The Avengers deserved every single dime it made.

Rest of 'em I'm not so sure about.


The Matrix and Iron Man definitely earned their accolades.


I was thinking more along the lines of the Planet of the Apes Prequel and Bridesmaids... I know that was a popular movie for a lot of people, but for me it was like watching comedy die on screen.

/though I'm also of the mind that The Hangover and Hangover II weren't funny... so....
 
2012-05-07 12:59:02 PM  

jayhawk88: Didn't we learn that GIF's were bad in the 90's?


from the looks of tumblr these days, no.
 
2012-05-07 12:59:03 PM  
Weird list, but I can agree that The Blair Witch Project was one massive, long, drawn-out stupid pile of fark You.
 
2012-05-07 01:02:55 PM  

fruitloop: I didn't see "The Passion of the Christ" or Jar Jar Binks on that list.


Seriously, Gibson could not get a studio to make Passion. They weren't convinced it would make money. It made a metric assload of money.
 
2012-05-07 01:02:58 PM  

Apos: The Matrix and Iron Man definitely earned their accolades.


I remember back after Iron Man first came out there was a WaPo piece about how all the elements were uncool, unknown and quite questionable. A second tier superhero with hardly any kind of main stream recognition, a strung out 40 something actor on the skids and everything yet it turned into absolutely, hands down, the coolest movie of the year.

RDJ has also since become the unabashedly coolest cat in Hollywood thanks to that piece of celluloid.
 
2012-05-07 01:03:07 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

What is a yous?
 
2012-05-07 01:03:41 PM  
Awfully retarded article is awfully retarded.
 
2012-05-07 01:04:22 PM  
And here I was thinking the list would be about movies that were Fark Yous to their own fans. You know, like The End of Evangelion or that Human Centipede sequel.
 
2012-05-07 01:04:57 PM  
Biggest Fark You in fast food history: Carl's Jr.

/Fark you, i'm eating!
 
2012-05-07 01:05:50 PM  
The page isn't loading for me, so I'm going to assume #1,2, & 3 are lucas saying fark you to generation X with the prequels.
 
2012-05-07 01:06:23 PM  

Detinwolf: fruitloop: I didn't see "The Passion of the Christ" or Jar Jar Binks on that list.

Seriously, Gibson could not get a studio to make Passion. They weren't convinced it would make money. It made a metric assload of money.


Speaking as an atheist who really can't stand most political and religious rhetoric coming out of her relatives' faces I would actually invest in a meant-for-mainstream movie for Christians or about something in the Bible. You guaranteed a rather large audience and if it is made well enough it will be rescreened and rewatched for decades to come by an ever growing audience.
 
2012-05-07 01:11:48 PM  

jayhawk88: Didn't we learn that GIF's were bad in the 90's?


They still have their uses.

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2012-05-07 01:14:19 PM  
For the totally unnecessary use of GIFS (seriously, some of those were just annoying), I give the article the biggest Fark Ewe in cinematic history:

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2012-05-07 01:14:34 PM  

KatjaMouse: Apos: The Matrix and Iron Man definitely earned their accolades.

I remember back after Iron Man first came out there was a WaPo piece about how all the elements were uncool, unknown and quite questionable. A second tier superhero with hardly any kind of main stream recognition, a strung out 40 something actor on the skids and everything yet it turned into absolutely, hands down, the coolest movie of the year.

RDJ has also since become the unabashedly coolest cat in Hollywood thanks to that piece of celluloid.


Precisely.
 
2012-05-07 01:18:59 PM  

Forgot_my_password_again: so wait, who is saying fark you to who here? article in't making much sense.


Yeah, but it says "f*ck you" right in the title, so that means it's edgy and cool and you need to read it. Just ignore the distracting moving pictures.
 
2012-05-07 01:21:56 PM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Apos: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: The Avengers deserved every single dime it made.

Rest of 'em I'm not so sure about.


The Matrix and Iron Man definitely earned their accolades.

I was thinking more along the lines of the Planet of the Apes Prequel and Bridesmaids... I know that was a popular movie for a lot of people, but for me it was like watching comedy die on screen.

/though I'm also of the mind that The Hangover and Hangover II weren't funny... so....


I liked Rise,despite Franco's presence,but I can understand your lack of enthusiasm for Bridesmaids and The Hangover flicks.
 
2012-05-07 01:22:18 PM  
Planet of The Apes was the only one on that list that surprised me when it came out.
 
2012-05-07 01:31:09 PM  
www.pajiba.com

And once again I weep that they couldn't finish the Matrix series properly. I mean they didn't even MAKE the third movie!
 
2012-05-07 01:32:32 PM  
Rocky is a better example. He knew exactly how he wanted to make it, held his ground, and ended up making the best sports movie ever.
 
2012-05-07 01:33:37 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [www.pajiba.com image 497x377]

And once again I weep that they couldn't finish the Matrix series properly. I mean they didn't even MAKE the third movie!


I hate sequels that have to regress the hero (or what the hero learned) for the sole purpose of having a sequel. That's the prime example.
 
2012-05-07 01:45:52 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Rocky is a better example. He knew exactly how he wanted to make it, held his ground, and ended up making the best sports movie ever.


Stallone had nothing to do with Hoosiers
 
2012-05-07 01:46:07 PM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: /though I'm also of the mind that The Hangover and Hangover II weren't funny... so....


The Hangover was astonishingly, painfully unfunny. I could tell that they were making an effort to be amusing, but it just wasn't working. I watched about the first hour of the movie before I gave up on it. I could not suspend my disbelief at the idea that any actual human being would make the decisions they did.

Were we to compare notes, I suspect we'd have similar opinions about other singularly awful things like "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
 
2012-05-07 01:48:10 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Jim from Saint Paul: [www.pajiba.com image 497x377]

And once again I weep that they couldn't finish the Matrix series properly. I mean they didn't even MAKE the third movie!

I hate sequels that have to regress the hero (or what the hero learned) for the sole purpose of having a sequel. That's the prime example.


We like origin stories. Why would we watch a hero going from good to amazing? Naw, let's always make the sequel about the time the hero loses his powers.
 
2012-05-07 01:49:22 PM  

Apos: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Apos: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: The Avengers deserved every single dime it made.

Rest of 'em I'm not so sure about.


The Matrix and Iron Man definitely earned their accolades.

I was thinking more along the lines of the Planet of the Apes Prequel and Bridesmaids... I know that was a popular movie for a lot of people, but for me it was like watching comedy die on screen.

/though I'm also of the mind that The Hangover and Hangover II weren't funny... so....

I liked Rise,despite Franco's presence,but I can understand your lack of enthusiasm for Bridesmaids and The Hangover flicks.


hangover 1 was a funny movie, albeit a comedy retread of sorts - funny, but nothing new, no gags you haven't seen. Hangover 2 was actually a better film than the first... but it is a by the numbers retread of the first and so is completely missable.

Bridesmaids was a sad movie about a sad self-loathing woman that did nothing but stupid shiat. The only (and I mean ONLY) funny part was when the girls all started shiatting in place... and that means that for the movie's best gag, they had to go to the toilet. I wanted the main character to get hit by a bus. Bridesmaids sucks.

The Proposal starring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock was a better comedy, and had Betty White.
 
2012-05-07 01:50:08 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [www.pajiba.com image 497x377]

And once again I weep that they couldn't finish the Matrix series properly. I mean they didn't even MAKE the third movie!


Third movie? There was a second one?
 
2012-05-07 02:07:05 PM  

HulkHands: What? Everyone knew Avengers was gonna kill it...


By the time Captain America finished, we knew The Avengers was going to be a hit (even if it sucked). But back up about 5 years, that's how long Marvel has been laying the foundation for this movie. If you had told me then that you wanted to make an ensemble picture with Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and Captain America, I would have laughed, particularly in light of the two failed attempts to make a movie around the Hulk. If Iron Man had flopped, this could have been an unmitigated financial disaster for Marvel. Or, more likely, Thor and Captain America would have been shut down and never made.

Also, I got a kick out of Downey wearing a Black Sabbath shirt (from Never Say Die) in the film.
 
2012-05-07 02:08:05 PM  

Detinwolf: fruitloop: I didn't see "The Passion of the Christ" or Jar Jar Binks on that list.

Seriously, Gibson could not get a studio to make Passion. They weren't convinced it would make money. It made a metric assload of money.


Mainly because Mel hit the Christian fundie circuit. And many churches actually used their money to buy up tickets for their followers.

The fact is that the Star Wars prequels did very well for supposidly being crap. That was a big fark you.
 
2012-05-07 02:08:19 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [www.pajiba.com image 497x377]

And once again I weep that they couldn't finish the Matrix series properly. I mean they didn't even MAKE the third movie!


Heh, last week when I was stuck nights in a hotel room, AMC ran all three movies on consecutive nights right around bedtime. I have to admit that #2 isn't quite as terrible as I remember, but oh god, Dat Third One."Hey I know, let's just let Neo sit in a white subway station for like 20 minutes."
 
2012-05-07 02:11:18 PM  
A guy posting on the internet at 2 pm in the afternoon on a Monday? They said it could never be done in May. SO FARK YOU!
 
2012-05-07 02:12:54 PM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2012-05-07 02:14:52 PM  

jayhawk88: Jim from Saint Paul: [www.pajiba.com image 497x377]

And once again I weep that they couldn't finish the Matrix series properly. I mean they didn't even MAKE the third movie!

Heh, last week when I was stuck nights in a hotel room, AMC ran all three movies on consecutive nights right around bedtime. I have to admit that #2 isn't quite as terrible as I remember, but oh god, Dat Third One."Hey I know, let's just let Neo sit in a white subway station for like 20 minutes."


it was the Matrix version of Davey Jone's Locker from the last Pirates movie. same kinda scene. pointless, too long, no action.

/nothing is original
 
2012-05-07 02:15:51 PM  

redmid17: Orgasmatron138: Rocky is a better example. He knew exactly how he wanted to make it, held his ground, and ended up making the best sports movie ever.

Stallone had nothing to do with Hoosiers



Look, mister, there's... two kinds of dumb, uh... guy that gets naked and runs out in the snow and barks at the moon, and, uh, guy who does the same thing in my living room. First one don't matter, the second one you're kinda forced to deal with.--George
 
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