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(Deadline)   It's too close to call at the box office as It, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and American Made are all hovering around $16.5 million in a lackluster weekend. Flatliners flatlines at #5 with $5.5 million, Mother bottoming out to #10 with $1.3 million   ( deadline.com) divider line
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2017-10-01 09:55:44 AM  
We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.

Poppy rocks as a villain.  Eating up the scenery at every opportunity and yet we want to see more of her.

Lastly the song selection is brilliant.  Unfortunately it appears that other than the score, none of it is available for purchase.

I really want to buy The BossHoss - Word Up.  But it's only available on streaming and YouTube.

The BossHoss - Word Up (Audio) [KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE - SOUNDTRACK]
Youtube VGDcYHfQvy4
 
2017-10-01 12:15:18 PM  
I barely remember the original Flatliners but I know it didn't exactly blow up at the box office. Who thought to remake that?
 
2017-10-01 01:25:35 PM  
Bottoming?
 
2017-10-01 01:26:56 PM  
I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.
 
2017-10-01 01:30:56 PM  
People are probably too busy building bomb shelters to go see a movie.
 
2017-10-01 01:37:58 PM  
I really don't care for the first Kingsman. It has all the hallmarks of a fun action spy thriller, and yet, I really couldn't get into it. And I'm a big fan of Colin Firth and Mark Strong, too.
 
2017-10-01 01:42:04 PM  
I really don't care for the first Kingsman. It has all the hallmarks of a fun action spy thriller, and yet, I really couldn't get into it. And I'm a big fan of Colin Firth and Mark Strong, too.

you,sir,are an abomination
 
2017-10-01 01:46:45 PM  

Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.


Some people are interested in how new movies are doing. I don't understand why people care about how well people throw a ball around. Everyone's different.
 
2017-10-01 01:51:17 PM  

BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.

Poppy rocks as a villain.  Eating up the scenery at every opportunity and yet we want to see more of her.

Lastly the song selection is brilliant.  Unfortunately it appears that other than the score, none of it is available for purchase.

I really want to buy The BossHoss - Word Up.  But it's only available on streaming and YouTube.

[YouTube video]


I JUST found Country Road on YouTube for the wrong reason, as I have not yet seen or read any plot details about the movie. Looking for the OST, thought I would hunt for it and it was labeled as the reason it appeared in the movie. Needless to say, I'm a little pissed.
 
2017-10-01 01:51:59 PM  

Mugato: I barely remember the original Flatliners but I know it didn't exactly blow up at the box office. Who thought to remake that?


The original's big hook was "Oh boy, you get to see Julia Roberts in her bra!" A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

But nope, they kept the underwear so no one cares. I am so sick of these remakes and reboots that have no grasp of the appeal of the original material.
 
2017-10-01 01:52:27 PM  

Mugato: Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.

Some people are interested in how new movies are doing. I don't understand why people care about how well people throw a ball around. Everyone's different.


That's fair enough - it was a genuine question btw, not snark. I'm also not a fan of any of the various forms of sportsball, so I don't get that either.
 
2017-10-01 01:52:27 PM  

Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.


How movies did at the box office is a topic of conversation for some people, yeah.

Plus, it provides a convenient topic to discuss the movies that are currently in theaters.
 
2017-10-01 01:56:19 PM  

BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.


Watched the first one and couldn't agree more.  I actually turned the channel every time SLJ's villain was on the screen.
 
2017-10-01 01:58:03 PM  

EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"


PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.
 
2017-10-01 02:00:43 PM  
Just saw Kingsman and thought it was quite a fun movie.  Much better than the first, in my opinion.  And now I'm looking forward to a Statesman movie.
 
2017-10-01 02:01:32 PM  
I didn't even know there was a Flatliners remake.  Speaks volumes of the studios confidence in it when a film doesn't seem to have any marketing
 
2017-10-01 02:05:05 PM  

Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.


See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?
 
2017-10-01 02:06:27 PM  
I saw American Made. It was great.
 
2017-10-01 02:13:21 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.

Watched the first one and couldn't agree more.  I actually turned the channel every time SLJ's villain was on the screen.


Yeah, I had a few issues with the first one... mostly relating to my own expectations of what the movie should have been, or could have been.  And that was my problem, not the movie's.  But the biggest issue I had was how SLJ portrayed that character.  Absolute garbage in every way and it almost ruined the whole movie for me.  Thankfully, they dialed that back in the Golden Circle and I think Julianne Moore nailed it.
 
2017-10-01 02:14:16 PM  

EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?


No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.
 
2017-10-01 02:17:53 PM  

Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.


Everything can be turned into a sport if you try. Fighting and clawing your way to victory, or suffering a humiliating defeat, isn't limited to human opponents.
 
2017-10-01 02:18:12 PM  
Enjoyed the first Kingsman movie, out of proportion to expectations, but I  thought the sequel was entertaining, but not as good. It feels kind of hollow and repeats too many beats from the first movie, without understanding that it's more about developing characters and the stakes they face, than the fight scenes and effects, cool and over-the-top violent as they are.  Sir Elton was funny in it, but kinda under-used.    I had the option to see this in omnimax but I didn't feel the need then and I'm convinced it's not worth the extra expense now.  It's not a bad movie, just not a great one.  I'd suggest you wait until it's pay per view/streaming service/redbox.

Also,  during the pre-show,they've re-branded "First Look" to now be called "Noovies"  but kept Maria Menamenah as the host. It's the same promo clip presentation thing, with a lame makeover.
 
2017-10-01 02:23:48 PM  

madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.


The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.
 
2017-10-01 02:36:22 PM  

Mugato: Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.

Some people are interested in how new movies are doing. I don't understand why people care about how well people throw a ball around. Everyone's different.


To be honest, I like the thread because it gives me an opportunity to talk about what's out this week without having to have a thread for each one.
 
2017-10-01 02:52:30 PM  

EdgeRunner: The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.


I wasn't talking about Ghostbusters at all. I was talking about Ellen Page not getting naked in Flatliners.
 
2017-10-01 02:54:49 PM  
The first Kingsman was not what I expected but I loved it and it's the reason I'll give any Sophia Boutella movie a chance.
The second was good but a bit toned down and Channing Tatum was way too underused.  Still loved it though.
 
2017-10-01 02:58:09 PM  

EdgeRunner: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.


I agree with your points.  But they knew it was a sh*tty movie and tried to force "girl power" on us and tell us it was good for that reason.  IMO
 
2017-10-01 03:04:26 PM  

Mentat: ... and Channing Tatum was way too underused.


That was the biggest disappointment for me and a very odd way to handle that character, given the build up in the advertising and the film itself.

But I'm hoping we'll see more of his character (and that Marlin lever-action) in a Statesman movie.
 
2017-10-01 03:08:00 PM  
If nothing at the box office tickles your fancy, wander over to the Red Box.

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I really enjoyed it.
 
2017-10-01 03:08:11 PM  

BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.

Poppy rocks as a villain.  Eating up the scenery at every opportunity and yet we want to see more of her.

Lastly the song selection is brilliant.  Unfortunately it appears that other than the score, none of it is available for purchase.

I really want to buy The BossHoss - Word Up.  But it's only available on streaming and YouTube.

[YouTube video]


I love the goofiness of the first one, including the exploding paintball heads. That was a movie where silliness worked well with the action part.

I haven't really watched previews for the new one because I want it to be a nice surprise. Sounds like I'll enjoy the movie.
 
2017-10-01 03:09:50 PM  

Mugato: I barely remember the original Flatliners but I know it didn't exactly blow up at the box office. Who thought to remake that?

Flatliners

was awesome. But until we have a new Brat Pack, it's just not gonna work as a remake. I was highly disappointed when I saw previews for it when I went to see It. But I knew within about 15 seconds what movie it was going to be.
 
2017-10-01 03:10:38 PM  

Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.


Because someone wants the greenlights...
 
2017-10-01 03:11:48 PM  

Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.


People like stupid metrics, I suppose.

A Thursday afternoon thread dedicated to upcoming releases would be more useful.
 
2017-10-01 03:15:03 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.

Watched the first one and couldn't agree more.  I actually turned the channel every time SLJ's villain was on the screen.


Wow, that sounds like a lot of work. I would probably just not watch the thing in the first place. Who did you have letting you know when his character wasn't on screen? Was there someone in another room telling you it was OK to change the channel back, or did you have someone call you?
 
2017-10-01 03:15:33 PM  

Mikey1969: But until we have a new Brat Pack, it's just not gonna work as a remake


The Brat Pack was all those pussies in those pussy John Hughes movies. Flatliners was Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, one of the lesser Baldwins and Julia Roberts. They could kick the Brat Pack's ass.
 
2017-10-01 03:16:46 PM  

EdgeRunner: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.


Yup! An all female cast was the first and last good decision they made when making that movie. Execution was the problem.
 
2017-10-01 03:20:10 PM  

madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.


Asking people what they think of the 2016 Ghostbusters is like a Rorschach test. Some people see it as "feminist crap," others just see a lame script.
 
2017-10-01 03:24:01 PM  

Mikey1969: BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.

Poppy rocks as a villain.  Eating up the scenery at every opportunity and yet we want to see more of her.

Lastly the song selection is brilliant.  Unfortunately it appears that other than the score, none of it is available for purchase.

I really want to buy The BossHoss - Word Up.  But it's only available on streaming and YouTube.

[YouTube video]

I love the goofiness of the first one, including the exploding paintball heads. That was a movie where silliness worked well with the action part.

I haven't really watched previews for the new one because I want it to be a nice surprise. Sounds like I'll enjoy the movie.


Don't see any previews; it's best to see it as unspoiled as possible. If you liked the first you'll probably like the second.
 
2017-10-01 03:25:43 PM  

Flappyhead: I didn't even know there was a Flatliners remake.  Speaks volumes of the studios confidence in it when a film doesn't seem to have any marketing


Yep, I discovered this only during the previews for Hitman's Bodyguard, thought it was It, but then I remembered I was spared any previews at It for some reason. Never even heard a hint of consideration for a remake before that.
 
2017-10-01 03:30:14 PM  

Mikey1969: then I remembered I was spared any previews at It for some reason. Never even heard a hint of consideration for a remake before that.


Really? Every other commercial I fast forward through is for "It".
 
2017-10-01 03:55:28 PM  

madethistopost: EdgeRunner: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.

I agree with your points.  But they knew it was a sh*tty movie and tried to force "girl power" on us and tell us it was good for that reason.  IMO


And Batman v Superman could have been the start of a great film franchise but they just had to force superheroes on us and pretended that meant it was good.
 
2017-10-01 04:26:54 PM  

Mugato: The Brat Pack was all those pussies in those pussy John Hughes movies.


Reminds me of Dogma...

Jay: You know that guy too? That farkin' guy. He made this flick, "16 Candles". Not bad, there's tits in it but no bush. But Ebert over here don't give a shiat about that kind of thing, 'cause he's like, all in love with this John Hughes guy.

[Silent Bob shakes his head with a "whatever" look on his face]

Jay: He goes out and rents, like, every one of his movies. Farkin' "Breakfast Club", where all these stupid kids actually show up for detention. Farkin' "Weird Science", where this babe wants to take her gear off and get down, but oh no, she don't, 'cause it's a PG movie. And then "Pretty in Pink", which I can't even watch with this tubby biatch anymore 'cause every time he gets to the part where the redhead hooks up with her dream guy, he starts sobbin' like a little biatch with a skinned knee and shiat. And there's nothing worse than watching a farkin' fat man weep.

[Silent Bob blows out his cigarette smoke angrily]

Bethany: What exactly brought you to Illinois?

Jay: See, all these movies take place in this small town called Shermer in Illinois, where all the honeys are top-shelf but all the dudes are whiny pussies. Except for Judd Nelson, he was farkin' harsh.
 
2017-10-01 04:39:52 PM  

BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.

Poppy rocks as a villain.  Eating up the scenery at every opportunity and yet we want to see more of her.

Lastly the song selection is brilliant.  Unfortunately it appears that other than the score, none of it is available for purchase.

I really want to buy The BossHoss - Word Up.  But it's only available on streaming and YouTube.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/VGDcYHfQvy4]


so use this
http://en.savefrom.net/

strip the mp3 from the youtube.
 
2017-10-01 04:48:01 PM  

thornhill: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

Asking people what they think of the 2016 Ghostbusters is like a Rorschach test. Some people see it as "feminist crap," others just see a lame script.


When the director is telling people that they hate the movie because it's (supposedly) feminist, when everyone knows it's a dogshiat movie that even the original cast couldn't've done anything with, you have to expect that people will react to the stupid narrative.
 
2017-10-01 04:52:19 PM  

BizarreMan: and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.


That was by design as a plot point. Remember, the bad guy, Valentine, had an serious problem with seeing blood? It made him violently ill whenever he saw even a drop of blood.

Well, the implants he created also turned the blood and gore purple and blue so it wouldn't make him sick when he killed people. If you look at the scene when the professor's head blows up, earlier in the movie, the blood that splatters on Galahad's face isn't red, but blue.

Kingsmen - Professor blows up his head scene
Youtube nj2-VWJotuQ


It wasn't just a visual choice of the filmmakers. It was a plot point in the movie.
 
2017-10-01 04:54:45 PM  

Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.


This is how we decide what we like.

If it makes money we like it and you can't argue it because money is fact and truth and quite frankly we don't understand how it can be seen any other way.

If I told you I liked a movie that didn't make money I can be seen as a liar or a shill or worse, a troll. The feeling it gives us is what I would imagine being caught masturbating feels like.

There was a time a few years back where I said that I didn't think the new Fantastic 4 movie was as bad as everyone was saying and someone on Fark took it has me saying that I liked the movie and I got slaughtered. People destroyed me. I was humiliated.

I felt like everyone was laughing at me as if I had just gotten a boner in the shower in Junior High.

That's why we do it. These things matter to us.
 
2017-10-01 04:58:59 PM  

Mugato: Mikey1969: But until we have a new Brat Pack, it's just not gonna work as a remake

The Brat Pack was all those pussies in those pussy John Hughes movies. Flatliners was Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, one of the lesser Baldwins and Julia Roberts. They could kick the Brat Pack's ass.


Meh, I always considered Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts to be members as well. Still the right generation and the right type of actors.
 
2017-10-01 05:05:13 PM  

FLMountainMan: thornhill: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

Asking people what they think of the 2016 Ghostbusters is like a Rorschach test. Some people see it as "feminist crap," others just see a lame script.

When the director is telling people that they hate the movie because it's (supposedly) feminist, when everyone knows it's a dogshiat movie that even the original cast couldn't've done anything with, you have to expect that people will react to the stupid narrative.


The two are not mutually exclusive.

Here's the thing: It was an objectively bad movie - loosely plotted, flat jokes, not many original ideas, etc. - but Americans aren't so discerning when it comes to movies, especially comedies. Case and point are Adam Sandler movies. They are farking god awful but still make a ton of money.

If you truly doubt that Ghostbusters was the victim of misogyny, take a look at the unprecedented negative reaction to the trailer and the comments posted about it.
 
2017-10-01 05:08:32 PM  

BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.



I went to see Kingsman friday afternoon, but ended up in the wrong theater. This one was showing a 2-hour add for alcohol.

On the one hand, we know Thank You For Smoking was not satire. On the other hand, think the alcohol folks are freaking out about legal cannabis? Yeah, just a bit.

Come on...I'd hope for at least an attempt at subtlety.  The heroes are Whiskey and Tequila, the bad lady holds the world at ransom by putting poison in the supply of marijuana and cocaine, and the final dialog of the movie is "stick to booze".

Subtle it was not.
 
2017-10-01 05:09:29 PM  

mongbiohazard: EdgeRunner: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.

Yup! An all female cast was the first and last good decision they made when making that movie. Execution was the problem.


All comedians I like, and people who have worked together that I like, but poorly put together there. Nothing really worked, it either came across as trying to emulate a memory from the original and failing, trying to make a joke about stereotypes and failing, or trying to be as unlike an original gag and failing. Other areas came across as trying too hard.

That said, this gender reversing just for the sake of gender reversing trend needs to stop.
 
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