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Cem Yilmaz is financing his future good movie with a bad one again.
Cem Yilmaz is a talented comedian and a good filmmaker. He is also a good businessman. He makes two kinds of movies: Good ones, and bad ones to finance the good ones.
A.R.O.G. is a bad one. Much like its predecessor, G.O.R.A., it uses the decades-old parody styles of Mel Brooks and Zucker-Abrams-Zucker. With such movies, Cem Yilmaz captures larger, easily-satisfied crowds - swindle them out of their money (they would eventually spend that excess money on some other crap they won't need anyways), and put those resources into good use: making a real good movie such as 'Hokkabaz' or 'Hersey Cok Guzel Olacak'...
Although I was one of the suckers who paid a few bucks for this no-good, boring, longer-than-necessary, unoriginal, extravagantly expensive eye- candy - I do not feel too bad with the hope that Cem Yilmaz will make a movie worth praise in a couple years from now, and I will feel somewhat proud to be one of the millions of producers of that flick.
So, to summarize: If you are tired of dragging that thick wallet of yours and looking for a place to spend money just for fun... Just go give the money directly to Cem Yilmaz and do not watch the movie anyways. There are many attractions that are cheaper and more fun... Say, stay home tonight, clip your nails... give yourself electric shocks, or something... whatever.
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