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The Chumscrubber (2005)
I liked the movie
I thought this movie was great. There's a one star review of this on here where someone rips it apart limb by limb like the movie crapped in his wheaties! Then this guy basically says if you like it, then you're not as smart or as informed as he is because he can recite every artsy fartsy similar flick ever made and they are better than Chumscrubbers. You'll know the review when you see it. This dude goes off like a crazed know-it-all madman! Forget my review, go read this dude's, it's like a page or two back and it's more entertaining! I happened to think this was better than American Beauty and definitely better than The United States of Leland. It's on par with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which is better than all of these films I just mentioned.
I've seen some of the crazy things kids do today. I'm only 29, but already the generation below me is doing crazier stuff than mine did. I don't think this movie is placing blame on any one thing. That's an over-analyzation of the point. It's a snapshot of some of the crazy things in our society and the viewer is supposed to decide for himself why society is so messed up. It's not like you can blame any one thing for the way society is anyway, so saying that this movie does that, is absolutely ludicrous and misses the point. The only thing to blame is ourselves. Not video games. Not suburbia. Not drugs. We are to blame. That's the point crack head with his one star review misses. He thinks too much about it and tries to fault it for things it didn't even try to do.
It's fine if you don't like a movie, but be reasonable about it.
Should have been better
Episodes 2 and 3 are much better than this so I'm not a hater, but I have one major complaint on this movie. How come 2 Jedi masters don't carry any kind of international currency so they can buy parts for their spaceships if they break down? Isn't there some kind of credit card they could use or maybe some straight up cash they could laydown? I mention this because it's on this premise that Anakin is introduced to the story. Because they don't carry currency when they travel, they make a bet on a pod race to get the part for their ship. That's just stupid! Half the damn movie is about the fact that Jedi's can't pay for things in cash and they use that to basically introduce the future Darth Vader, which in turn becomes the cohesive thread of the entire series! So if Jedi's could just carry some form of currency around on their important missions, they would have just walked in, bought the part they needed, and been on their merry way! No Darth Vader! Am I the only one that thinks this way?
not too bad
After episode 1, this was a vast improvement. I came away from the theater impressed. I didn't necessarily think the acting was good or the dialog or even the story, but for some reason it was much more fun than The Phantom Menace and that's how I'm rating it. Everyone talks about how the new ones aren't as good, but go back and watch the originals. They're not exactly perfect. There's plenty of cheesy crap and bad acting in the originals, but they were enjoyable and I think this one is as well.
As for major problems with this movie, why the hell would Padme fall in love with Anakin when he acts like an obsessed psycho in need of anger management classes and some therapy to boot. He says crap like I can't breath without you and tells her how he murdered women and children in the village where he finds his dying kidnapped mother. I really don't think she'd be interested at all in a cracked like that.
Another thing, why the hell would the Jedi's just accept a cloned/slave army they never even knew existed. Doesn't that sound a little fishy to them? Nope, not at all, they just start using the human clone slaves as if it's not unethical or even a little weird that they never even knew one was being made for them. And what about all the Jedi's in the last major scene where they all go down like punk-b!#ches! What's up with that? I know there are fans who might want to respond to this, but I'm just having fun here, so hopefully you just find it funny.
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
It just doesn't get much worse than this. When I saw the previews it actually looked good. It had some awesome visuals and cool looking characters. It looked like even with the cheesy cloning Ripley story that it might turn out OK. Well, from the opening credits I knew the whole thing was going to be a giant turd and sure enough, it was.
The only good things about the movie are some great visuals and some extremely well done action sequences. That's about it really. They hired Joss Whedon to write the thing and he complains that they chopped it up and it should have been better. I'd like to tell Joss that I've read the original and it still sucks! You can't polish a turd buddy! They had around 5-6 different scripts for Alien 3, yet with this one they just take the 1st piece of crap someone writes for them. This is the guy who writes the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series! You've got to be freaking' kidding me!
So basically, they took what was a legendary series, even with the flaws of Alien 3, and turned it into a generic comic book story complete with a half alien Ripley and a retarded looking alien/human hybrid birth scene. I guess since the movie doesn't take itself seriously, neither should we. Either way, it still sucks!
What made Alien so great was the realism in which it was portrayed. You could almost imagine a future like that and even the alien wasn't beyond reason. It was a parasite with a life cycle and(once Cameron came along) operated like a ant colony. It was pure genius. Now it's just a cash cow for the douche bag producers who screwed it up beginning with Alien 3.
If not for Fincher this would have been a total loss
I know people like to defend this movie and some even say it's their favorite, but I just can't get past it's obvious flaws. I blame the producers. These guys got lucky when Ridley Scott came along and they got lucky when James Cameron wrote and directed the 2nd film. On this their luck ran out and their stupidity kicked in.
Throwing aliens onto the Sulaco in the beginning could be forgivable, but killing off the great characters Cameron created is not and the new edit of this film can't fix that, even though it is better. As far as I'm concerned this movie didn't happen and the 1st two are the only ones. There was actually a screenplay where Hicks was the main character and it set up a 4th film where Ripley would once again be the main character and they would go to "the source" to destroy the aliens once and for all. I read some of it and it was much better than what they ended up with. There were even a couple scripts where they used all new characters! How the hell did that happen? These producers were morons on this movie and they continue to profit of this series when Ridley Scott and James Cameron are the ones who really made it great. To hell with David Giler and Walter Hill. James Cameron told them he wanted to write and direct a 5th alien film as long as they didn't make the AVP movie. Now Cameron says forget it. These producers have effectively ruined the series regardless of how much money AVP made.