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(YouTube) Video RedLettermedia's Mike & Jay bravely continue their Re:View series by discussing the classic Event Horizon, and explain in detail why it's nowhere near as good as you remember   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-04-12 9:43:09 PM  
Event Horizon was a classic? And the Red Letter Media guys aren't douches?
 
2021-04-12 9:48:31 PM  

Mugato: Event Horizon was a classic? And the Red Letter Media guys aren't douches?


No and no.
 
2021-04-12 11:03:43 PM  
Every few years I manage to convince myself that I've never seen Event Horizon, and then while I re-watch it I keep remembering what happens just as it happens.  Seriously, I've done that four or five times.  Dark City too.
 
2021-04-13 12:57:32 AM  
OH MY GOD!
 
2021-04-13 12:58:25 AM  
In the hands oof a better director it could have been a lot better.  There's some truly creepy stuff and "We're leaving." is one of my all time favorites scenes.
 
2021-04-13 1:43:17 AM  

skyotter: Every few years I manage to convince myself that I've never seen Event Horizon, and then while I re-watch it I keep remembering what happens just as it happens.  Seriously, I've done that four or five times.  Dark City too.


Is this a good thing or bad thing?
 
2021-04-13 1:56:09 AM  
I don't need eyes to not watch a video.

Nice ad submitter.
 
2021-04-13 2:28:14 AM  

Flappyhead: In the hands oof a better director it could have been a lot better.  There's some truly creepy stuff and "We're leaving." is one of my all time favorites scenes.


So you're saying it needs a modern, edgy remake?
 
2021-04-13 2:53:47 AM  

zimbach: Flappyhead: In the hands oof a better director it could have been a lot better.  There's some truly creepy stuff and "We're leaving." is one of my all time favorites scenes.

So you're saying it needs a modern, edgy remake?


God no.  Just take the good parts of the script and visuals then build on them.
 
2021-04-13 3:19:19 AM  
I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.
 
2021-04-13 3:39:26 AM  
Event Horizon was one of the first horror movies I saw in the theater. Doesn't do anything for me now, but as a wussie 14-15 year old I goddamn near wet myself.
 
2021-04-13 4:04:13 AM  

Mugato: Event Horizon was a classic? And the Red Letter Media guys aren't douches?


They're self aware neckbeard douches which is part of their charm. The upcoming 100th episode of their main show should be interesting.
 
2021-04-13 4:20:42 AM  
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2021-04-13 4:33:55 AM  

Mugato: Event Horizon was a classic? And the Red Letter Media guys aren't douches?


Still salty, I see.
 
2021-04-13 5:11:52 AM  
I enjoy it for what it is, does it need to be some high art horror movie, no. But it was just a fun ride where you strap in and enjoy it for a some time.
 
2021-04-13 5:21:02 AM  
Dude on the right is what--the Supreme Douche? Jeezus, that was unbearable to see and even worse to listen to.
EH had some issues, yes. The SciFi suffered so the Horror could be good. The early scene--where they're approaching the Event Horizon--is just stupid in its faux tension and that bugs me to this day.
But damn...close the blinds, kill the lights, crank the audio and the sub, and you've got a damn fine Horror that will stick with you.

Those last 5 words are why people are still talking about this movie--the Horror aspect was that good.
 
2021-04-13 6:19:49 AM  
Saw event horizon in high school.  Easily in the top 5 of worst movies I've ever seen.  We MST3K'd the entire thing.

To this day I cannot fathom how anyone actually liked that movie.
 
2021-04-13 7:08:00 AM  

Driedsponge: To this day I cannot fathom how anyone actually liked that movie


Joely Richardson in moist underwear
 
2021-04-13 7:10:21 AM  
deeply squeamish and dislike horror movies, saw it in the theater expecting sci-fi, resentment lingers.
 
2021-04-13 7:31:03 AM  

skyotter: Every few years I manage to convince myself that I've never seen Event Horizon, and then while I re-watch it I keep remembering what happens just as it happens.  Seriously, I've done that four or five times.  Dark City too.


Dark City is a very well-produced and aesthetically pleasing dud of a movie.
 
2021-04-13 7:34:42 AM  

groppet: But it was just a fun ride where you strap in and enjoy it for a some time.


Is it, though? It's mostly boring and when it's not boring it's very silly. I mean, all horror movies are secretly comedies (both forms need the same structures), so a degree of silliness is expected, but EH isn't good silly.
 
2021-04-13 7:35:06 AM  
Event Horizon could have been a lot better if it didn't try so hard to rip off other movies like Alien and Hellraiser.
 
2021-04-13 7:36:11 AM  

clkeagle: skyotter: Every few years I manage to convince myself that I've never seen Event Horizon, and then while I re-watch it I keep remembering what happens just as it happens.  Seriously, I've done that four or five times.  Dark City too.

Dark City is a very well-produced and aesthetically pleasing dud of a movie.


It's quite good until it gets to the final confrontation.
 
2021-04-13 7:39:46 AM  

padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.


Re:View doesn't have their skits. It's just 2 guys taking about a (somewhat obscure) movie they like.

\and for non-nerds, Event Horizon is an obscure movie
 
2021-04-13 7:43:47 AM  
"Solaris meets Hellraiser" was the kind of cheap trashy fluff they made in the 70's for drive-ins. Does not translate quite the same with a big budget, familiar actors and rolled out to 90's theaters..
 
2021-04-13 7:56:34 AM  

Driedsponge: Saw event horizon in high school.  Easily in the top 5 of worst movies I've ever seen.  We MST3K'd the entire thing.

To this day I cannot fathom how anyone actually liked that movie.


If that was one of the five worst films you have seen you must have watched only 20 films.

I can watch five worse films on tv today.
 
2021-04-13 8:23:47 AM  

Flappyhead: zimbach: Flappyhead: In the hands oof a better director it could have been a lot better.  There's some truly creepy stuff and "We're leaving." is one of my all time favorites scenes.

So you're saying it needs a modern, edgy remake?

God no.  Just take the good parts of the script and visuals then build on them.


The all steel set for the medical bay was particularly impressive.
It looked like they performed nothing but amputations and autopsies in there.
My second reason reason for watching:
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I am quite partial to Upgraded Carrie Ann Moss as I like to refer to her whose name I forgot.
 
2021-04-13 8:25:30 AM  

padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.


Or the question "who is the main central character in Phantom Menace"
 
2021-04-13 8:28:06 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Driedsponge: Saw event horizon in high school.  Easily in the top 5 of worst movies I've ever seen.  We MST3K'd the entire thing.

To this day I cannot fathom how anyone actually liked that movie.

If that was one of the five worst films you have seen you must have watched only 20 films.

I can watch five worse films on tv today.


Id like to know what he considers to be the 5 best.
 
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2021-04-13 8:36:17 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: "Solaris meets Hellraiser" was the kind of cheap trashy fluff they made in the 70's for drive-ins. Does not translate quite the same with a big budget, familiar actors and rolled out to 90's theaters..


I saw it at a drive in! Double feature with either Spawn or Monkeyshines
 
2021-04-13 8:42:53 AM  

padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy... But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.


Their "Re:View" series on the youtubes is a deep-dive film discussion, without their usual schtick.
 
2021-04-13 9:04:48 AM  
I liked Event Horizon.  Several of the characters really had fun with the absurdity of the situation, so I don't buy the opinion that the movie was trying too hard.

Also, Smith was comedy gold.
 
2021-04-13 9:19:04 AM  
The Black Hole + Hellraiser = Event Horizon
 
2021-04-13 9:21:58 AM  
well when the GF and i went to see it there we were the only ones in the theater so our experience was way better than most peoples'.  my guess the re-watch experience wouldn't hold up.
 
2021-04-13 11:18:05 AM  

frankb00th: padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.

Or the question "who is the main central character in Phantom Menace"


Their breakdowns on role reversal in 1&2 were great examples of how a simple script change can make character arcs vastly different.
 
2021-04-13 11:44:13 AM  

frankb00th: padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.

Or the question "who is the main central character in Phantom Menace"


Lots of good movies or novels do not have a real main character. Most movies by Robert Atlman or Stephen King's The Stand come to mind.
 
2021-04-13 11:50:49 AM  

padraig: Lots of good movies or novels do not have a real main character.


New Hope to Jedi did. They were all centred around Luke. The New trilogy was largely centred around Rey. The prequels didn't know who to concentrate on until the last act of the last movie. That's why the Phantom Menace has 4 finales all playing out at the same time.
 
2021-04-13 12:06:01 PM  
Mike and his Plinkett alter ego has delivered some really accurate and thoughtful analysis and criticism of many films, and if I were a studio exec producing a movie I'd love to get his coverage while in development.  The rest of the guys on RLM are not on Mike's level.  But Mike has also gotten notably more jaded over time as well. I hope he pulls out of it, because the RLM outlook is getting progressively more nihilistic over time.
 
2021-04-13 12:21:00 PM  

Stantz: padraig: Lots of good movies or novels do not have a real main character.

New Hope to Jedi did. They were all centred around Luke. The New trilogy was largely centred around Rey. The prequels didn't know who to concentrate on until the last act of the last movie. That's why the Phantom Menace has 4 finales all playing out at the same time.


So what you are saying is that, Robert Altman should have directed the Phantom Menace ?
 
2021-04-13 12:27:09 PM  

padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.



Yes their bits are insufferable and I think they've really tried to distance themselves from the uglier side of Plinkett (you know, the shut-in pedophile hooker kidnapper), but their insight is generally very strong.
 
2021-04-13 12:39:52 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.


Yes their bits are insufferable and I think they've really tried to distance themselves from the uglier side of Plinkett (you know, the shut-in pedophile hooker kidnapper), but their insight is generally very strong.


Yeah. They should really remake those videos without the crongy edgy stuff.
 
2021-04-13 12:41:06 PM  

padraig: frankb00th: padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.

Or the question "who is the main central character in Phantom Menace"

Lots of good movies or novels do not have a real main character. Most movies by Robert Atlman or Stephen King's The Stand come to mind.



RLM makes this specific point in the Phantom Menace review, and how that approach doesn't work for a movie like this.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Review (Part 1 of 7)
Youtube FxKtZmQgxrI


Point starts at about 2:10 if player doesn't start there automatically.
 
2021-04-13 12:43:45 PM  

padraig: Snatch Bandergrip: padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.


Yes their bits are insufferable and I think they've really tried to distance themselves from the uglier side of Plinkett (you know, the shut-in pedophile hooker kidnapper), but their insight is generally very strong.

Yeah. They should really remake those videos without the crongy edgy stuff.



Someone's uploaded the RLM prequel trilogy stuff with the bullshiat edited out (and comments delightfully disabled!)

Mr. Plinkett's Star Wars Episode 1 Review (no bad parts)
Youtube QgWcNsdmoyE
 
2021-04-13 12:55:50 PM  
For all it's flaws event horizon is still the best example of what it looks like when something bad happens during warp travel in Warhammer 40k
 
2021-04-13 1:00:28 PM  

frankb00th: padraig: I loved what RLM did on the prequel trilogy. Watched all of them. Learned a lot of things I then applied to my writing. But I've never had the courage to suffer through an other episode, because their delivery and "jokes" are unbearable.

/Best advice I got from them : "describe a character without using their appearance, job, or role in the story", or something to that effect.

Or the question "who is the main central character in Phantom Menace"


Main character, Qui Gon

Characteristics, Rebellious to the Jedi order in favor of what his higher purpose is, to train who he believes is the chosen one

Obi Wan

Characteristics: A straight arrow type whose character arc is defiyiing the Jedi order because of his loyalty to Qui Gon and his wishes to train Anakin.

I could go on but it's hard to type on this phone and suffice to say. RED LETTER MEDIA never actually watched TPM.
 
2021-04-13 1:05:09 PM  
Meh, Event Horizon is definitely over rated, but it's not the worst sci-fi/horror flick I've seen.

I'd say it's on par with something like Galaxy of Terror.
 
2021-04-13 1:09:02 PM  

Heavy Metal Nixon: For all it's flaws event horizon is still the best example of what it looks like when something bad happens during warp travel in Warhammer 40k


This gif from the short art film Metachaos does it a bit better.

Not safe for sanity.
 
2021-04-13 1:28:51 PM  
I wouldn't mind the two idiots douchebaggery nearly as much if they would just GET TO A DAMN POINT. They sit there and mumble asides and random observations without actually saying anything useful for 45 MINUTES?
 
2021-04-13 1:45:47 PM  

Mugato: I could go on but it's hard to type on this phone and suffice to say. RED LETTER MEDIA never actually watched TPM.


You are wrong, and Simon pegg disagrees with you as well
 
2021-04-13 2:11:50 PM  

Mugato: Main character, Qui Gon

Characteristics, Rebellious to the Jedi order in favor of what his higher purpose is, to train who he believes is the chosen one

Obi Wan

Characteristics: A straight arrow type whose character arc is defiyiing the Jedi order because of his loyalty to Qui Gon and his wishes to train Anakin.

I could go on but it's hard to type on this phone and suffice to say. RED LETTER MEDIA never actually watched TPM.


Really, Qui-gon is the main character? Tell me again how his character developed? Sorry, he plays the role Obi Wan / Gandalf played in ANH/FotR.
 
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