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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2017, 04:08:21 PM »
Krull is exceptionally silly but fun.  Still, not a good movie and should have flopped.

I genuinely liked Phantom and the Shadow with Alec Baldwin. 

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2017, 04:14:19 PM »
Krull is exceptionally silly but fun.  Still, not a good movie and should have flopped.

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2017, 07:46:13 PM »
Was "The Dark Knight Rises" really that bad?

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2017, 01:15:41 AM »
Was "The Dark Knight Rises" really that bad?
Not really... and it also made $431M against a budget of $250M so I'm not sure I'd exactly call it a "flop" either...
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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2017, 08:39:52 AM »
I enjoyed 1941 but understand why if failed.   It was an odd mishmash of elements.  Almost felt like a series of sketches rather than a coherent story but it wasn't.  Some parodies of old time movie with very contemporary sensibilities.   I get why people didn't get it as a whole.

1941 was widely described as Spielberg's first (only?) flop. But I've seen it a number of times and really enjoy it.

I really enjoyed the Ghostbusters remake.

Wiki lists 2015's The Man from UNCLE as a flop. That was a fantastic movie.

Bone Tomahawk was not a big budget movie $1.8 million but only made about 1/3 of that at the box office. It's a really fun movie which I think will enjoy some cult status.



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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2017, 10:50:17 AM »
I saw Dream House with no knowledge of at all and thought it was a solid horror film and enjoyed it.  Then I googled it and saw it was a huge flop.  I was really dumbfounded.  Turns out, the trailer revealed a HUGE spoiler, totally ruining the movie.  Having not seen the trailer or even heard of the movie, I was able to watch it the right way. 

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« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2017, 12:38:41 PM »
I seem to recall before Krull came out, the producer was talking about building a theme park based on the movie.
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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2017, 05:08:53 AM »
I think it's still too early to call it a flop but it's not exactly a success yet either but I personally really enjoyed this year's Power Rangers reboot movie and most everyone I know who saw it loved it too.  Sometimes I think I'm the only person on the planet that I actually enjoyed John Carter but I thought it was a pretty fun and exciting space opera and didn't understand all the hate for it.  For animation, I personally love Disney's The Black Cauldron and I think it's a great fantasy movie and surprisingly dark for a Disney film.  I also loved Shaun the Sheep and thought it was a very unique animated movie but it just got the late summer release curse and Lionsgate has no clue how to market animated movies. 

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2017, 06:29:23 AM »
I recall enjoying John Carter.

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« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2017, 09:32:54 AM »
I recall enjoying John Carter.
I enjoyed it but I understand why the wider audience didn't.  It was a bit of a sprawling mess and so much of the John Carter stuff has become cliched over the last 100 years.

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2017, 12:10:51 PM »
I recall enjoying John Carter.
I enjoyed it but I understand why the wider audience didn't.  It was a bit of a sprawling mess and so much of the John Carter stuff has become cliched over the last 100 years.

I also hate the "we know laser guns are a thing, we know the enemy has them, we know we can buy them, but we prefer to attack with swords" thing.

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2017, 03:49:42 PM »
I actually laughed out loud during the 'dramatic' battle scene in John Carter.
I had a great time watching it, but I think it is quite poorly made and written.
Space adventures are few and far between though so Id watch it again if it was on.

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2017, 08:43:26 PM »
As much as  I love the Judy Garland film, I also love Return To Oz and I love that it's more faithful to the Baum books.  MGM fans hated it for being too dark and scary but I was always mesmerized by it as a kid and I love the impressive Jim Henson claymation special effects and I love Fariuza Balk's take on Dorothy.   Most modern Oz reboots try to copy Return To Oz's darker tone but they never come close to the quality of Walter Murch's direction and how much love and care he put into the film.  It's just too bad people are too biased by the MGM film to accept it as an alternative take because I think it still holds up as a really well done and exciting movie.

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2017, 11:08:40 PM »
Return to Oz was pretty cool.  It's not a great movie, and I certainly saw why it was a flop, but it was interesting and worth watching.

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Re: "Flops" that are actually pretty good
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2017, 11:24:08 PM »
I saw it when I was a kid, the only things I remember are the guys with wheels for hand and feet, they lady with the removable heads, and I can vaguely remember a scene where Dorothy is stuck in a cell with someone that needs a clock re-wound or something.

 

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