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(Rotten Tomatoes)   Let's check to see how Johnny Depp's latest is faring with the critics. Hi yo Silver   (rottentomatoes.com) divider line 18
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2013-07-02 12:37:21 PM  
2 votes:

manimal2878: IdBeCrazyIf: I've read and seen that it plays out as the tale told from the perspective of the side kick Tonto, kind of like Big Trouble in Little China. And honestly if that's the case, that's enough for me to plunk cash to see.

I don't remember a side kick in Big Trouble telling the story.  I'll have to watch it again.


There are scenes where Jack screws up somehow and it's actually Wang that does the real ass kicking in most of the movie.  In one scene, Wang and Jack are confronted by a group of thugs and Jack goes to shoot them, but his gun jams and he runs off camera to clear the jam while Wang lays the beatdown.  When Wang drops the last guy, Jack comes jumping back in with his now ready gun in hand.

Of course, who could forget the start of the "final fight" when Jack yells charge and shoots the ceiling, which collapses and knocks him out for a few minutes.

that being said, there are plenty of other things that Jack does that are heroic, obviously he's the one that ends the big bad guy.

Side kick or not, BTILC is still one of my favorite movies.  Definitely my favorite Kurt Russell movie, and that includes The Thing.
2013-07-02 10:49:46 AM  
2 votes:

Trade Secret: Wait, help me out. BTiLC was from the side-kick view? Who was the side-kick?

/ I have seen it more than a dozen times
// no idea what you are talking about
/// I'm not really dumb, just apparently cinema dumb


Yep, Carpenter envisioned the film as an action movie told from the sidekicks perspective. The studio forced him back to reshoot that first scene with Egg Shen and the lawyer along with some other changes because they didn't get it.

/Don't play trivial pursuit with me when movies are on the line
2013-07-02 10:46:22 AM  
2 votes:
America, where people no longer watch movies for entertainment but to have their "professional" critique posted on a website.

"Grandpa?"
"Yes, dear?"
"What was the highlight of your life?"
"Well dear, I used to critique movies and have my comments posted online. You see, that is what people used to do way back when to feel superior than others."
2013-07-02 10:36:14 AM  
2 votes:
This movie looks bad and anyone who sees it should feel bad.
2013-07-02 03:08:16 PM  
1 votes:
It's a naked attempt to repeat the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Take old nostalgic property.
Add lots of action scenes and special effect to obscure the lack of a coherent story
Have Johnny Depp play a quirky and visually memorable character that you can pimp out in all the advertising
2013-07-02 02:31:25 PM  
1 votes:

GRCooper: serpent_sky: steverockson: A reviewer I read said that Depp just played the part of Captain Jack Sparrow as a Native American. If that's true then this will be a hard pass from me and an epic fail.  If you're a white dude playing a Native American you better be respectful.  Otherwise it comes across as playing an African American in blackface.  I was afraid this would happen when I read that Depp would be playing Tonto.

Isn't Johnny Depp actually part Cherokee Indian? And even a little more than the "my great-great uncle seven times removed may have been Native American" but actually it's pretty strong in his bloodline?

Yes and no. The interview snippet I saw he said "I'm part Cherokee, or Chocktaw, or Creek or something"

That's like saying "I'm part Scottish, or Welsh, or Irish or something".

/part Cherokee, still a honkey


It's starting to sound like all the people (my mother included) who believed some bull story that their great grandmother was a Native American princess. No and No. If I recall the rules correctly you have to have proof that you are more than 50 percent blood line to be considered a Native American. And there is no such thing as a Native American princess so stop.

So attention Johnny Depp YOU ARE NOT A NATIVE AMERICAN just because a tribe decided to steal some publicity by making you a member of the tribe still doesn't make you Native American. So yes STILL A HONKEY!!!!
2013-07-02 12:07:13 PM  
1 votes:

A Terrible Human: You could just tell it was going to be shiat with how hard they were playing it up in the media. It's like they don't get that with even all the advertising money and Rolling Stone covers in the world that if your product is shiat people aren't going to pay for it.


Avatar disagrees with you.
2013-07-02 11:57:06 AM  
1 votes:
One thing is for certain. If you need someone in a weird costume, you get Johnny Depp
2013-07-02 11:50:34 AM  
1 votes:
A reviewer I read said that Depp just played the part of Captain Jack Sparrow as a Native American. If that's true then this will be a hard pass from me and an epic fail.  If you're a white dude playing a Native American you better be respectful.  Otherwise it comes across as playing an African American in blackface.  I was afraid this would happen when I read that Depp would be playing Tonto.
2013-07-02 11:11:00 AM  
1 votes:
Haven't seen the movie, but linking to Rotten Tomatoes is the surest sign that your opinion is invalid.
2013-07-02 11:03:31 AM  
1 votes:
Meh.

Critics getting paid not to like things and saying witty puns about it.
"I'm not Lone in saying it stinks"
If I listened to critics, I'd never watch another movie, so fark 'em. I'll make up my own mind.
2013-07-02 10:58:27 AM  
1 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: Trade Secret: Wait, help me out. BTiLC was from the side-kick view? Who was the side-kick?

/ I have seen it more than a dozen times
// no idea what you are talking about
/// I'm not really dumb, just apparently cinema dumb

Yep, Carpenter envisioned the film as an action movie told from the sidekicks perspective. The studio forced him back to reshoot that first scene with Egg Shen and the lawyer along with some other changes because they didn't get it.

/Don't play trivial pursuit with me when movies are on the line


This seems over simplified. If anything, Big Trouble is the story of a man who THINKS he's hero, while his 'sidekick' does most of the asskicking.

Having said that, it's certainly not told from the sidekick's POV.
2013-07-02 10:49:51 AM  
1 votes:
God this movie looks like a trainwreck, literally.

I'm in my 40s and I have no interest in the Lone Ranger, that was way before my time. I remember the 80s version starring Klinton Spilsbury (look it up!) but that tanked because no one could remember him then either.

Who the fark is the Lone Ranger? Does he have a nemesis? What's his point? Why do I care?
2013-07-02 10:47:14 AM  
1 votes:
Does this really surprise anyone?  The only thing anyone has had to say about this movie for the past year is "OMG! Look how Johnny Depp is dressed!"
2013-07-02 10:39:40 AM  
1 votes:

JerseyTim: This is a movie that features Johnny Depp wearing a bird on his head the whole time.

Do you realize that for a few months or so, Johnny Depp showed up to work every day and someone put a bird on his head and they filmed it and someone said, "Hey, that was great! Be back tomorrow morning so we can put the bird back on your head"?


Ergo every critics argument is now invalid
2013-07-02 10:38:57 AM  
1 votes:

PizzaJedi81: IdBeCrazyIf: I've read and seen that it plays out as the tale told from the perspective of the side kick Tonto, kind of like Big Trouble in Little China. And honestly if that's the case, that's enough for me to plunk cash to see.

I'll probably end up renting it...or, even more likely, checking it out from my library when they inevitably get it.


I do the AMC rewards program, so I'll probably end up using my stubs 10 dollar reward since I know between the summer movie seasons this year I'll be in the theater for at least 100 bones of tickets
2013-07-02 10:38:23 AM  
1 votes:
This is a movie that features Johnny Depp wearing a bird on his head the whole time.

Do you realize that for a few months or so, Johnny Depp showed up to work every day and someone put a bird on his head and they filmed it and someone said, "Hey, that was great! Be back tomorrow morning so we can put the bird back on your head"?
2013-07-02 10:32:33 AM  
1 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: I've read and seen that it plays out as the tale told from the perspective of the side kick Tonto, kind of like Big Trouble in Little China. And honestly if that's the case, that's enough for me to plunk cash to see.


I'll probably end up renting it...or, even more likely, checking it out from my library when they inevitably get it.
 
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