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"Murphy's lifelong services to bad cinema may also be honoured" But Murphy did do good films such as Beverly Hills Cop. It just for the past decade all his films have been unremittingly shit.
The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has announced its nominations for the 30th Annual Razzie Awards, which will "dis-honor The Worst of the 'Uh-Ohs'" inflicted on cinemagoers during 2009. Leading the race to mount the podium of shame is Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, described as "over-loud, over-long, …
Microsoft should be awarded a lifetime achievement award then. Almost every piece of software they've produced has had massive box office takings in the first week and from then on, even illegal (but free) downloads haven't tempted us all on board...
If MS was an actor, it would be Marlon Brando in his fat, bloated years (but without the talent!)
You lasted half an hour awake :O
If your son wanted to go, someone else's son wanted to go, so just let that son's parent take yours to go see it too. It's good for time and efficiency and good for health and safety (your face isn't damaged because you're banging your face on the chair infront).
My mates been doing this with his kids for years or as he puts it "Hannah Montana is for other people"
Which gives you more time for that beer and the price of tickets these days, you can now afford 4 more of them :)
...an actress?! I mean, Gordon Brown's facial expressions* are on a par with Tom Cruise's and he (Gordon) appears on the screens all the time yet no one would call him an actor.
I'd understand if Carey was up for Public Display of Plastics of the Decade.
*There are only two: none and horrid evil grin.
ok so transformers wont win any oscars for dialogue or story but lets face it if you know transformers, and enjoy a bit of 'Bayhem' what could be worse on a friday night with a pint of lager and a curry?
seriously its all just good fun, whats wrong with seeing robots beat the crap out of one another, a johnathan pearce extra audio track would have been funny though
"seriously its all just good fun, whats wrong with seeing robots beat the crap out of one another"
I agree entirely, and I did really enjoy the 1st film. In fact I have even thought up a key plot element for the 3rd film. It involves the biggest robot possible accidentally stepping backwards onto Shia LaBeouf, then trying to scrape what remains of him off his foot, in the same way we would do with a dog turd!
After that, the films can only get better! :)
I don't think Halle Berry deserved that award. She was dragged down by the script, but her performance deserved far better. Once they put her into the purpose-designed Catwoman costume, and the fan-service started, that was when it stopped being worth watching as a film.
It was a different idea of Catwoman from the comics, or from Batman, but it was working. And they ruined it.
Come on, Transformers rocks. Where else can you get a "slow mo" run of megan fox's norks. In an otherwise pointless plot. It isn't about plot, it is about CGI transformers with the voice of the guy who did the cartoons for optimus prime and michael bay ruining all that was set down in the comics and yadda yadda. You know the rest.
But it has a megan fox slow mo nork run... Besides the one liners and the leg humping transformer are class. And two punk ass robots with gold teeth and bling, only to find out they are a citroen C2 (or similar) the ultimate boy racing car. Chav tastic.
It's odd, but these days things like Oscar's and Razzie awards have nothing to do with neither general audience or even the majority of people's dislike and likes.
Insted they are given out by snobs for whom a "good movie" is worthless crap thats so "high-and-mighty" it could be made into an Opera.
If you want to win an Oscar, make a long-winded movies in black-and-white, all shot in 1 room with the same actor playing all 11 roles and make it about the mental state of a cockroach, thats certain to garner great critical reviews and win several oscar's.
If you want to win a Razzie Award, make a movie that, while it's neither deep-thought or very artistic provides the exact thing people goes to see it for, mind-numb action, pretty pictures and fun.
These days, if you just want to chill out with a good movie, go check movies that won a Razzie or were not nominated for any Oscar's, chances are you will find many great movies there.
If you want to find some psykadelic crap like Golden Palms or "Dancer in the Dark", then go check who won Oscar's
Let's see a clip:
"If you want to win an Oscar, make a long-winded movies in black-and-white, all shot in 1 room with the same actor playing all 11 roles and make it about the mental state of a cockroach, thats certain to garner great critical reviews and win several oscar's."
LOL that sucked
Goddamn critics with their "standards" of "quality." They should be content to sit back with a six-pack of good old American lager and take a break from ESPN with a good old American explosion-fest. Plot? Story? Dialogue? These are for effete, cheese-eating (with the exception of good old American Kraft singles), wine-drinking, arugula-buying, socialistic, probable-homosexual, Obama-electing, limp-wristed, namby-pamby intellectuals. The day will come when we vote from the rooftops, and the movie critics will be the first against the wall!
"Good old American lager" ???
they wouldnt recognise good beer if they were drowning in it
They are so completely ignorant on the subject of beer, that we Australians can sell them Fosters, and they BUY it !!
All i can assume is that "good old American lager" is a code for something else, probably illegal and grown in a third world country.
Beer so bad, we sell it to Americans.
Ding. Transformers was clearly the most AWESOME film of the decade. In fact, it's up there with Starship Troopers as one of the greatest films of all time. Indeed, I suspect the critics simply weren't able to digest the subtle messages or the overwhelming, if unauthodox, brilliance of Transformers II.
Oi scamps, get on Yahoo. I need to talk to you about stu [-]
Ahh, but Starship Troopers really is a good film. Unfortunately it's commonly mistaken for a very bad film by those who fail to recognise satire. It's a paradox that you have a film, acknowledged by film 'snobs' as a intelligent classic, but considered by the masses to be cheesy dumb trash.
The differences between Starship Troopers and Transformers place them a thousand miles apart. Even if the content appears superficially similar, explosions, aliens, bad dialogue and seemingly worse acting, they are at two ends of a spectrum because one was intentionally cheesy (at least on the surface) and the other was not.
I'm not trying to sell anyone on Starship Troopers, if you missed the point of the film, the satire and depth the first time around you won't see it the second or third time either.
Seriously? They only got 7 nominations for that crapfest of epic failure? I'm shocked that they got that few. Really, I'm of the opinion there should have been new categories created just to provide awards for this waste of film.
I'm a huge Transformers fan. Have been most of my life. But Bayformers? No. Just... no. They're worthy of nothing but scorn and hatred. What could be more awesome than Bayformers? Anything.
Is it really? Or are you taking the piss? Is it actually worth watching? And along with all these Transformers wannabes, is there a generation of grown men just beginning to consider entertaining the possibility of pencilling in a date to start to think about approaching the thorny issue of encroaching middle age who still swear by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
I think this thread is the first time I've felt old and bloody grateful for it!
I found it was quite chilling to see Bush, Rumsfeld, Blair, Brown and the like replaying whole scenes from the film as a bunch of amateur actors, without realising the irony and with real-life consequences.
People don't understand movies like Starship Troopers for the same reason they elect (or allow to be elected) the "leaders" like those named above - being a bit dim, naive and easily scared, really.
has the suspicion that modern games and movies are de-sensitising us for a known future (Terminator series for the inevitable rise of the machines, 2012 and Day after tomorrow for environmental disasters, etc). If Transformers is preparing me for something, I 'm not sure I want to be patronised that loudly and for that length of time.
I wasnt that interested, but went along to humour her, Then she tells me she thought it was a movie I wanted to see, so she was doing it for me.
As a fitting punishment for her offence, I kept waking her up in the cinema and interupting her loud snoring, and making her watch the actual movie.
The first Transformers was actually pretty entertaining IMO. It lacked any real depth but the plot was coherant within it's own (somewhat silly) parameters and there was enough in-jokes thrown in to mean it didnt feel like it was taking itself too seriously. Certainly not a classic piece of cinema, but entertaining action fluff to watch after a few pints.
I cannot even begin to express how utterly awful the second film is. The plot doesan't make any sense whatsoever. The acting is terrible. The casting is terrible. What dialogue there is (squeezed between all the gratuitous explosions and CG), is terrible. I honestly cannot think of a single good thing to say about the movie. It's not even over quickly- It's like some endurance test on a sadistic Japanese gameshow.
I also really don't understand the mentality of guys that watch a film and say 'yeah it was terrible but there was this hot girl who got almost naked in it, so I still enjoyed it'... Seriously? You'd sit through two and a half hours of eye-bleedingly bad acting, writing and cinematography just to see an attractive woman almost get naked? You DO know that if you have the internet you can look at hot women get completely naked whenever you want? Do your self a favour- Surf yourself some boobies then go and watch a decent film.
People go on and on about Megan Fox but the reality is with a 3 second search you can find racier pictures of her than anything in Transformers. All from the privacy and comfort of home.
Michael Bay is just an awful director with inexplicable commercial success. His movies are at best mediocre and more often inexcusably bad. In virtually instance any other director would have made a better job of things.
Transformers 2 was all right, I enjoyed it. One of the kids got it on a DVD at Xmas, I seem to remember watching it twice, hmm, was I drunk...hmmm.
The worst flics of the noughties were :
1. Pearl Harbour
2. I know what you did.... (every release)
Anything recent by Spielberg or Cameron in fact.
I remember thinking Avatar was fantastic, but now I'm thinking it was just graphics and political correct shite. Adding that to my list.
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