Favourite film less than well regarded by history

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  1. FAST6191
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    I had thought about bringing back the "Name that movie" series with this but it would probably be a bit subjective, I am up for bringing it back though if we can get a good theme for it. Failing that I remembered http://gbatemp.net/topic/178875-have-any-of-you-seen-titan-ae/ and thought to expand the idea a bit.
    To that end films that did not do well at the time and if possible in the time since but you really enjoy anyway. I would be best if they have been out five or ten years but that is not mandatory.

    Anyway my choice- The Big Hit
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120609/
    Trailer- some fairly big spoilers or at least enough that you will put some together sooner than the film would have you do it and not a brilliant trailer to boot.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8ymxShEpUI
    Personally I reckon I could make a case that it is Mark Wahlberg's best work (I am a fairly big Infernal Affairs fan and where the Departed was awesome Infernal Affairs was better). Better than that there is precious little action comedy I enjoy; after comedy ends I have to get to things like the 51st State, Shoot Em Up, Wild Zero and Versus, the latter two of which are both somewhat Zombie films, although to be fair I do not even like straight up comic relief in films and it might even by why I do not care for Lord of the Rings.

    The second choice would probably be the previously mentioned Titan A.E. although I did like Malo Korrigan* which I saw a few years later and that probably took the shine off it.

    *I have yet to see space anime with a more fleshed out universe although I have yet to sit completely through Planetes or get far in Robotech which in the eyes of some probably voids my statement.
     


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    can someone explain how to embed youtube to me :(
     
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    Just copy the URL and paste it here
    or if you want the technics
    [-media-] -insert url here- [-/media-]
    without the -'s
     
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    Most youtube URLs for me are something like

    Code:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37i1Adt8OFc
    With the forum upgrade it automatically wraps it in media tags to give
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37i1Adt8OFc

    If you wanted to do it manually

    Code:
    [media=youtube]37i1Adt8OFc[/media]
    Edit. Appears I was beaten.


    I have never heard of that film although to be fair I had not heard of Brandon Lee until about two years ago probably when I saw a South Park episode take the piss out of the crow and figured it was best if I knew what goes there.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drOdRwD1JF0

    sequel (or remake to some) of Escape From New York. Not great by any means but I find it a lot of fun
     
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    huh. I dont know what im doing wrong.

    OH OH i usually use the youtube code but i havent been lately cause forgot we have a youtube button.
     
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    Idiocracy. The trailer is absolute crap; I don't know anyone that would have bothered to go see it had they seen the trailer. The only reason I saw it was because we had free tickets and Idlewild wasn't playing at the local theater. We were the only ones in the theater, but it was pretty good, if not a little disturbing.
     
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    Really? I though Idiocracy was a well regarded film?
    I dont know though. Its a good one though.
     
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    God no, everybody I know hates that film save for a few idiots.

    As for a film...I'm not quite sure. I'll have to think about it and get back to this thread...:unsure:
     
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    Howard the motherfucking duck.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzI-ZbcK_sw
     
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    I have only one thing to say "She took my eggs...." lol the Dr. was the best hmm or just possessed.
     
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    Not really five years old but critics hated Sucker Punch with a passion and I really enjoyed the movie. Yeah, it was dumb fanservice, but if you were expecting anything more or less, then you're retarded. Action was really good, it was pretty well constructed once you get a grasp of all the layers, and the soundtrack was kick ass.
     
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    I want to add "The Last Dragon" it was a good movie, but very campy and off beat. If you are into 80's type movies you should check it out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBlTsHsr5Ig
     
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    Some comedies like Home Alone 2 and Home Alone 3. Critics hate them, but I think they are even better than the first film and the gags are not that cheap.
    The Waterboy, another funny movie to me. Although people hate Adam Sandler in that film, I think his acting is pretty good.
     
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    Well, there are basically three camps - idiots who don't understand that the movie is satire (the majority of the people that saw it), people that understand satire, and are afraid that it's making fun of them, and then everyone else. It's one of those things that only about 1 in every 100 people I meet has actually seen.
     
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    Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrAYdSeWY8
     
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    Seems like those "idiots" got the film

    It's a highly regarded film, some get it and enjoy it others watch and enjoy Two & A Half Men.


    That's pretty spot on.

    To be fair it completely passed by me when it came out, it was only when I was seeing what Mike Judge has done since Office Space & Beavis & Butt-head did I even know it existed.
     
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    Dude... I've been trying to torrent this on and off for a couple of years!


    Can't believe no one has mentioned Big Trouble in Little China!
    Did terrible and box office and now is a cult classic.

    Not to mention the movie is quite literally one of the best movies ever made.
    Almost every single line is quotable, never gets old, all characters are memorable!
     
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