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I'll not let this film take any more of my time except to say this: If
you like parodies of bad war films like those featured at the awards in
"Naked Gun 3" and "In & Out," watch "Windtalkers." You'll snicker when
you're supposed to cry and chortle when the 2-dimensional characters
find redemption and/or rid themselves of personal demons. This is the
best comedy in years!
Drinking game suggestion: Drink every time you correctly guess the method by which a character will die - don't worry, they're all incredibly predictable; and since almost every character dies, you can get fairly well smashed.
I'm surprised to see only one negative review on IMDB. Having been a fan of
the show since its debut, I knew from the start it would be a love or hate
series for many people.
It's a great show not for its intellectual qualities (or on the surface, lack thereof), but its originality. Teen dramacom parodies have come before, though none as brave as this. SwC reminds me in part of the Nickelodeon series from the early-mid 90s such as "Salute your Shorts", which is perhaps why I and many others who grew up in that era have a soft spot for it.
It's sad to think we might not see many more divisive T.V series. The dumbing down of the masses by shows in which greedy people vote one another off fake islands ensures subtly and wit will soon be regarded as the real enemies of television.
I rank this up there with "Junkyard Wars" in the Discovery channel's
edutainment lineup. Every day myths to obscure urban legends are tested
either proved or busted in entertaining and sometimes educational
Recommended for Urban Legend buffs or anyone with any amount of interest in Science.
After ten years on the air, any show can and will show signs of age. "Late
Night", however, has been exhibiting such signs since 1998. While one would
not expect much variety from a late night talk show, a medium renowned for
"traditions" (Carson's lists, Jay's "Headlines", Letterman's Top 10, etc.),
"Late Night" seems to think it can succeed on doing the exact same things
every night. Example: Conan comes out, dances, tells bad joke, acts
surprised the audience doesn't laugh, pauses for what seems like five
minutes, then dances some more. That may be humorous to some, but most
people want a little more substance in their comedy. What was once tolerable
is now cringe-inducing, and Conan doesn't seem to notice (or care about) his
Another inexcusable tactic of the "writing" staff is their reliance on people dancing in whacky costumes. "Oh look", says one unfortunate viewer "that person is flopping about on the floor in a whale costume. I'm not laughing, but this is a comedy show so it must be funny." Sorry little Jimmy, but you're right. It's not funny anymore.
Like the bland characters in this wreck of a film saw the ghost, I saw this
movie, and also like them it gave me night terrors. Not because it's scary,
but because it is so disturbingly bad.
Maybe I'm spoiled by good horror films like "The Thing" and "Cube", maybe I'm not in this movie's target demographic of 12-13 1/2 year olds, but you know something is wrong when the biggest fright of a horror film is a stagehand throwing a cat on the hood of 2DimensionalLeadGirl's car.
Speaking of characters, I don't believe any "actor" in this film was in one. I could feel their boredom and embarrassment as they delivered flat lines of clunky dialogue.
All in all, it is the worst movie I have ever seen. And I've seen "Thirteen Ghosts".
Let's face it: Next Generation's movies all suck. The writing is boring, the
direction abysmal and all the actors look as if they're ready to run off
stage in search of a shower to wash off the filth.
The series fares much better, however. While each week was just a lesson in morality, usually confined to a few rooms on the ship and some sets vaguely resembling a cave, planet or starbase, it was enjoyable on many levels, and to me took on from the start a notably different tone than the original series. It's just too bad they did away with Troi's ultra mini-skirt.
About Wesley. He was a mistake, and really brought down the show. Despite his "I can rebuild the warp engines using this rubberband and stapler" character, he was tolerable in a few episodes. The one where all the children on the Enterprise are kidnapped comes to mind--I find it Wesley's most "human" and likeable appearance...of course he saves the day like in all his episodes, the way in which he interacts with the children and kidnappers earned his character a lot of respect.
I have to agree with the many previous reviews stating only fans of MST3K
and similar styles of humor can truly appreciate this film.
Deceived by the horrible, unfunny trailer I avoided this in the theaters. Now that I've seen it on HBO, I am once again reminded that low level editors who haven't even seen the films shouldn't produce the trailers by putting together random scenes from the movie with their eyes closed.
There's not much to say about the movie itself as it's pretty black and white - like it or not. That is, like good humor, or processed pre-packaged, shallow, glossy Hollywood junk like "American Pie".
While I never had high hopes for this show (prank calls are rarely funny), I
did watch the first few episodes based solely on the advertisements that ran
weeks before it premiered.
The first episode was mildly entertaining, and the second bearable; but by the third it was obvious the show had jumped the shark. It's tedious watching washed up comedians perform the same joke over and over (Ex: the guy who burps loudly while applying for a job over the phone, the ever-annoying handicapped "Special Ed" who screams for five minutes STRAIGHT), which wasn't funny the first time.
Comedy Central has no right to cancel GOOD shows like UCB and keep garbage like this on the air.
A professional quality film--in all areas, including acting and character and plot development, which is quite a feat in just 17 minutes--without the indignities of a Hollywood production.
A good dark comedy that somehow passes for something more innocent than it actually is.
An oddly charming film from what I can remember. Not as intelligent or thought-provoking as I'm sure it wanted to be, it's still a fun caper with a narrative unique to the genre, and a message, albeit somewhat trite, that prevents it from becoming another "little guy vs. big corporation" movie.
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