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(The FW)   Six people who apologized for their own movie. George Lucas conspicuously absent   (thefw.com) divider line 29
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2013-05-01 09:48:23 AM
4 votes:
List fails without Russell Mulcahy apologizing for 'Highlander II: The Quickening'...at the premiere...in front of the crowd in attendance...before walking out 15 minutes into the film..yeah
2013-05-01 09:27:08 AM
3 votes:
If they would have had Cate Blanchett wear a thong bikini the whole movie there would have been few, if any, complaints about Crystal Skull...
2013-05-01 08:27:49 AM
3 votes:
Shia LaBeouf and George Clooney weren't the problem with their respective films and didn't need to apologize. Spielberg was somewhat passive aggressive with his "apology".
2013-05-01 10:26:29 AM
2 votes:

Wellon Dowd: These two should apologize for not showing the goods in Spring Breakers.

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Eh, anyone dumb enough to think those two would actually take off their gear deserve to part with their 7 bucks.

/do they at least kiss?
2013-05-01 10:16:29 AM
2 votes:
These two should apologize for not showing the goods in Spring Breakers.

i.imgur.com
2013-05-01 10:14:03 AM
2 votes:

gunga galunga: And since they mentioned Spielberg and Crystal Skull, they could have also included that Spielberg said he meant Last Crusade to be an apology for Temple of Doom.


Which is bullshiat, since ToD is at least as good as Last Crusade. ToD had that screeching wife of his and that dinner scene but Last Crusade was way too slapstick-y. Sallah and Marcus were drunken idiots and Indy kept falling down and making goofy faces. Raiders Indy, out of embarrassment, would have shot Last Crusade Indy like he was an A-rab brandishing a scimitar
2013-05-01 09:59:34 AM
2 votes:
The only people that should apologize for Star Wars are the idiots who b*tch about it on the internet but saw it fives in the theater and own the DVD and Blu Ray of it.
2013-05-01 09:59:18 AM
2 votes:
List is missing Sandra Bullock apologizing for Speed 2.

And since they mentioned Spielberg and Crystal Skull, they could have also included that Spielberg said he meant Last Crusade to be an apology for Temple of Doom.

I think the problem with Spielberg and the Indiana Jones sequels stems from a remark he made during one of the featurettes on the Raiders DVD where he said he always meant for it to be a B movie. The original Raiders is, of course, an A movie classic, but he definitely approached the sequels like he was making B movies.
2013-05-01 09:51:15 AM
2 votes:
I want Ridley Scott to apologize for Prometheus by releasing a director's cut that doesn't suck.
2013-05-02 12:52:35 AM
1 votes:

gunga galunga: maweimer9: teenage mutant ninja rapist: Englebert Slaptyback: Fano

Temple of Doom is an excellent sequel, if you can get past Kate Capshaw. And anyhow, she's a nightclub dancer, how could she be any less annoying?


Fun fact - Temple was a prequel, not a sequel.  And if a movie could ever be overrated and underrated at the same time, TOD would be it, IMHO.

One thing you can say about ToD is that unlike any of the other movie of the franchise, Indiana Jones actually goes through a character arc. He grows as a person, whereas in all the other movies, he is pretty much the same person at the end of the movie as he is at the beginning. At the beginning of ToD, we see that sometime since his youth, he has lost his way (probably around the time he porked the underage daughter of his mentor). He has gone from "it belongs in a museum" to "fortune and glory". As Chatha Lal delights in reminding him, he had already caused trouble and made a bad name for himself in several countries. (Not to mention that in Raiders, Belloq reminds Indy that they are not much different when it came down to it.) At the beginning of the movie, he is willing to trade away a priceless artifact for a diamond. It is his adventures in ToD, most particularly freeing the imprisoned children, the restores him to his original idealistic beliefs, paving the way for Raider which is why I believe Lucas had this movie set before the others.


Excellent point. I like all of the trilogy, though Last Crusade has fallen a bit since I first saw it as a kid. Bookending Indy's relationship with his father was good. Turning Sallah and Brody into buffoons I'm not very forgiving of.

Listen to both of them in the trailer for Raiders http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7THge74MSpQ

I understand they probably made Last Crusade more lighthearted because a lot of critics thought Temple of Doom was too dark. But I'll vote that Temple of Doom is the BEST prequel movie ever made, even with it's flaws.
2013-05-01 05:35:39 PM
1 votes:
"Basically no one liked 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

I liked it, wasn't the best Indy movie but it wasn't as bad as people make it out to be.

"Lucas naturally said nothing. He's never apologized for Jar Jar, so why start now?"

I've never understood why so many people hated Jar Jar.
2013-05-01 05:15:21 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: Indy goes through a similar arc in Raiders. He finds that Marion is alive and instead of untying her and making a run for it, he ties her back up and goes after the Ark. Then later he threatens to blow up the Ark because all he wants is Marion. He ultimately can't go through with it but it's clear that he cares more for her than the Ark.


To be fair, Indy did have a point that if the Nazis found her missing, they would tear the camp up looking for them.
2013-05-01 04:58:09 PM
1 votes:

maweimer9: teenage mutant ninja rapist: Englebert Slaptyback: Fano

Temple of Doom is an excellent sequel, if you can get past Kate Capshaw. And anyhow, she's a nightclub dancer, how could she be any less annoying?


Fun fact - Temple was a prequel, not a sequel.  And if a movie could ever be overrated and underrated at the same time, TOD would be it, IMHO.


One thing you can say about ToD is that unlike any of the other movie of the franchise, Indiana Jones actually goes through a character arc. He grows as a person, whereas in all the other movies, he is pretty much the same person at the end of the movie as he is at the beginning. At the beginning of ToD, we see that sometime since his youth, he has lost his way (probably around the time he porked the underage daughter of his mentor). He has gone from "it belongs in a museum" to "fortune and glory". As Chatha Lal delights in reminding him, he had already caused trouble and made a bad name for himself in several countries. (Not to mention that in Raiders, Belloq reminds Indy that they are not much different when it came down to it.) At the beginning of the movie, he is willing to trade away a priceless artifact for a diamond. It is his adventures in ToD, most particularly freeing the imprisoned children, the restores him to his original idealistic beliefs, paving the way for Raider which is why I believe Lucas had this movie set before the others.
2013-05-01 02:58:47 PM
1 votes:
Richard Dreyfuss has always seemed a little weasely to me for this reason. He only took his role as Hooper in Jaws because he hated the at-the-time unreleased last movie he was in and thought once people saw it he would never work again. Jaws had a notoriously difficult production and the mechanical shark hardly ever worked, so Dreyfuss was in the press bashing the movie before it was even released and pretty much throwing Spielberg under the bus. Then it's a huge hit and made his career and suddenly he loved it.
2013-05-01 02:33:01 PM
1 votes:

Unlike the rest of the individuals on this list, Halle Berry did not apologize for Catwoman. She blamed Warner Brothers.


"I want to thank Warner Bros. Thank you for putting me in a piece of s---, god awful movie."


//Can we retroactively take back her and Cuba Gooding Jr's Oscars?

2013-05-01 12:04:04 PM
1 votes:
I read some of the script, I thought it was hysterical on paper, but the movie... egads!
Cosby went on tv shows and warned people not to see it.

www.avcesar.com
2013-05-01 11:54:11 AM
1 votes:

t3knomanser: Englebert Slaptyback: He ended the Republic? Really? I didn't watch anything past Phantom Menace but that sounds like an awful stretch.

Yes, he actually did.  Really.


Personally, I blame Amidala for that one. I mean really, who the hell would have thought it was a good idea to make Jar-Jar an interim Senator?
2013-05-01 11:47:19 AM
1 votes:

Spaced Lion: Movie, nothin'. I'm still waiting for Lucas to apologize for this:

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He did say something like "if I could, I'd take a sledgehammer to every copy of that thing". Does that count?
2013-05-01 11:26:36 AM
1 votes:
I always liked Michael Cain's comment on Jaws 4,  "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."
2013-05-01 11:23:11 AM
1 votes:

dragonchild


Bullshiat, Short Round was occasionally useful. Jar-Jar ended the Republic by acting on his own in Padme's absence.


He ended the Republic? Really? I didn't watch anything past Phantom Menace but that sounds like an awful stretch. It would be like allowing Chewbacca to handle things at Bespin by himself.

Short Round and Jar-Jar were both intended to be cutesy sidekicks with amusingly broken English and a knack for causing problems.
2013-05-01 11:16:03 AM
1 votes:

Fano: gunga galunga: Mugato: gunga galunga: And since they mentioned Spielberg and Crystal Skull, they could have also included that Spielberg said he meant Last Crusade to be an apology for Temple of Doom.

Which is bullshiat, since ToD is at least as good as Last Crusade. ToD had that screeching wife of his and that dinner scene but Last Crusade was way too slapstick-y. Sallah and Marcus were drunken idiots and Indy kept falling down and making goofy faces. Raiders Indy, out of embarrassment, would have shot Last Crusade Indy like he was an A-rab brandishing a scimitar

What was wrong with the dinner scene in ToD?

And as far as Last Crusade goes, I would also throw in Indy pretending to be a Scottish interior decorator to infiltrate a Nazi stronghold. That was for me, the low point in the entire franchise until Plinkett's review of Crystal Skull convinced me that the quicksand scene was worse.

Well, the dinner scene is just a gross out sequence. My Indian fiance has never hinted that any item on the menu was ever eaten. Then again, Hollywood seemed to have the idea that Asians consider chilled monkey brains a delicacy, based on what I'll never know.


Because Asians actually do eat monkey brains.  Whether they are chilled or not, they are eaten because it is another way for Asians to get boners.  While food stuffs are cultural and should be treated as such, Asians do chow down on some bizarre stuff. You can dig around on the internet and there are articles written on the meal showing that the majority of the foodstuffs are based on fact from various cultures.

Also if your fiance was born and raised in the states(or been here most of her life), she might have no idea of some of the food that her people eat.

I am a US born Colombian, but I periodically got and live in Colombia for years at a time, and I was suprised I knew more about Colombian "delicacies" than Colombian friends in the states.

hormigas culonas - Big ass ants(literal translation) they soak them in saltwater and bake them. They say they taste like peanuts.  I have never eaten them.

eatyourworld.com


Cuy - guinea pig

pastoturista.galeon.com

Lobanillo - which means tumor, they collect tumors that grow on cattle and fry them.

My point is all cultures have gross foods and it is not a racial slur to point them out.
2013-05-01 10:53:27 AM
1 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: Short Round = Jar-Jar


Bullshiat, Short Round was occasionally useful.  Jar-Jar ended the Republic by acting on his own in Padme's absence.

I'm actually OK with "annoying" characters in principle.  Sometimes they fail at comic relief; often they aren't realistic.  But they come part and parcel with grand adventure stories, and sometimes they do work.  What grinds my gears is when they become dangerously clumsy liabilities that are tolerated with only expressions of mild annoyance, especially when there's no legitimate reason to keep them around.  As long as Willie wasn't going to show her goods, they should've left her behind in Shanghai.  Or at least tied her to a tree in the village.

Kids usually make movies suck, but you could do a lot worse than Short Round.
2013-05-01 10:51:54 AM
1 votes:
List fails without Allan Smithee.
2013-05-01 10:40:16 AM
1 votes:

Fano


Temple of Doom is an excellent sequel, if you can get past Kate Capshaw. And anyhow, she's a nightclub dancer, how could she be any less annoying?


She wasn't the whole problem; the kid was also annoying.

Short Round = Jar-Jar
2013-05-01 10:37:28 AM
1 votes:

Mugato: movieman_1979: List fails without Russell Mulcahy apologizing for 'Highlander II: The Quickening'...at the premiere...in front of the crowd in attendance...before walking out 15 minutes into the film..yeah

Supposedly the director's cut is infinitely better. I'll take their word for it.


Not infinitely, but certainly better. I like to look at the Highlander series as sort of the "Let's Make A Deal" of movie franchises. Start with the first and then choose from four doors/paths to complete your Highlander journey. the second film, the third, the TV series (and subsequent 4th film), or the anime. Whichever door you choose will end your Highlander journey accordingly, but each path is very different and doesn't tie into the other in any way shape or form.

And yes, I am aware that I am omitting the animated series and 5th film, for which no amount of apology can make up for.
2013-05-01 10:22:17 AM
1 votes:

gunga galunga: List is missing Sandra Bullock apologizing for Speed 2.

And since they mentioned Spielberg and Crystal Skull, they could have also included that Spielberg said he meant Last Crusade to be an apology for Temple of Doom.

I think the problem with Spielberg and the Indiana Jones sequels stems from a remark he made during one of the featurettes on the Raiders DVD where he said he always meant for it to be a B movie. The original Raiders is, of course, an A movie classic, but he definitely approached the sequels like he was making B movies.


Temple of Doom is an excellent sequel, if you can get past Kate Capshaw. And anyhow, she's a nightclub dancer, how could she be any less annoying?
2013-05-01 10:19:05 AM
1 votes:

dragonchild: SpdrJay: I want Ridley Scott to apologize for Prometheus by releasing a director's cut that doesn't suck.

Prometheus doesn't suck; it's just misunderstood.  It's a meta movie, told from character perspective, where all the players in a GURPS session catastrophically fail all their skill checks.  It's one of the greatest sci-fi comedies of our generation.


Oh man, this again. It seemed like people who didn't like Prometheus thought it was both too smart and too dumb. They didn't spell out what was happening in every single scene, and sometimes the characters made bad decisions. fark, the whole mission was a bad decision. I guess some people expect to see perfect humans perform perfectly for two hours whenever they go to the movies.

I can see where they're coming from, because the Alien sequels are for morons. Aliens is a stereotypical 80s slasher flick with great special effects. Prometheus was an interesting horror movie, like Alien.
2013-05-01 10:18:23 AM
1 votes:

t3knomanser: You Are All Sheep: LL316: What should he apologize for?  Star Wars were made for children and children love them.  End of story.

I love all my dismembering and decapitating live action kids movies.

And the politics. Kids just love international space politics and trade disputes.


Daddy! Daddy! The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute!
2013-05-01 09:49:33 AM
1 votes:
What should he apologize for?  Star Wars were made for children and children love them.  End of story.
 
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