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#1 of 117 Rob P S

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Posted July 10 2003 - 02:46 PM

What's that one character, scene, line, etc. that mars an otherwise perfect film? Here are some examples to demonstrate:

Field of Dreams - that saccharine, cloying little girl annoys the hell out of me.

Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino. Stay behind the camera, QT.

The Game - the last five minutes destroy the entire film for me.

Saving Private Ryan - the beginning and ending scenes. The acting reminds me of an Ensure commercial.

The Shawshank Redemption - Tommy Williams. He doesn't really hurt the movie, he just bogs it down for a while.

Dominick & Eugene - the whole David Straithairn subplot belongs in another movie.

Forrest Gump - the running scene doesn't fit with the rest of the movie, and it goes on too long.

Antwone Fisher - Denzel Washington's marriage subplot.

Monster's Ball - the sex/birdcage scene was out of sync with the movie, and pretty tacky.

We Were Soldiers - the laundromat/racism discussion.

Anybody have any other suggestions?

#2 of 117 Dan Shogren

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Posted July 10 2003 - 03:03 PM

SPIDERMAN Organic webshooters
FIGHT CLUB
How does Tyler steal the car at the beginning if edward is talking to the dildo airport guy?

Star Wars: Episode 4: A NEW HOPE The stormtrooper banging his head on the doorway.
THE MATRIX The protagonists are trying to save their friend, and without prior knowlodge that a helicopter is on the roof of the government building, THEY BLOW UP THE FIRST FLOOR.
Minority report The whole movie is a paradox.
Back To The Future PART II If the future isnt written, how can marty and his girlfriend go into the future and meet themselves? Because they disapeared in their current timeline, they wouldnt exsist in the future!

#3 of 117 Ricardo C

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Posted July 10 2003 - 03:29 PM

The Fellowship of the Ring: The dumbed-down Council of Elrond. Legolas comes across as Elrond's ranting lapdog, Merry and Pippin as childish buffoons, and the assembling of the Fellowship comes across as a D&D parody: "You have my sword" "And you have my bow" "And MY axe!". I kept thinking Gandalf would offer up his kewl +1 staff...

The Two Towers: The changing of Théoden and Faramir's characters.

The Phantom Menace: THE DARK LORD OF THE SITH SHOULD NEVER, EVER, SAY "YIPEE" Posted Image

Attack of the Clones: Natalie Portman's wooden performance. She could be replaced by a CGI character, and no one would notice. Also, dialogue like "that creep's gonna end up deep-fried".

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#4 of 117 Dave Poehlman

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Posted July 10 2003 - 03:40 PM

Any movie dealing with time travel. IE: Terminator... why don't they just send another "Ah-nold" back a little earlier or a whole bunch of "ah-nolds" at once?

#5 of 117 Brad Porter

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Posted July 10 2003 - 04:50 PM

Breaking Away

"Would you like to roll some balls?"

There's some oddball humor in the film, but this one-line character and especially the delivery of that line is just completely unnecessary to the scene. It's like a different, crappy movie cut in for a second.

Hoosiers

Two things (and thanks to ESPNs The Sports Guy for putting these things in my head):

1. When the hell did Buddy rejoin the team?

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2. Hickory rebounds and then gets three consecutive turnovers to set up the winning shot? Give me a freakin' break. There's no justifiable reason for South Bend to be passing the ball. Just dribble and burn the clock, you idiots! They don't even call a time out! That game was fixed!

Blade Runner

"Six replicants escaped, three male and three female." Let's see - Roy, Pris, Leon, Zhora, one who already got fried, and... uhhhhh.

I know why it happened, but it still pulls me out of the scene every damn time.

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#6 of 117 Sean Dilly

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Posted July 10 2003 - 05:44 PM

there is nothing wrong with my favorite films, thats why they are my favorite films....BTW, i really liked Q.T's apperance in Pulp Fiction.

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Posted July 10 2003 - 07:41 PM

Although I like "Empire..." the most out of the bunch, I absolutely cannot stand the extended song and dance number placed into the special edition of "Return of the Jedi". I have absolutely no idea why Lucas chose to insert that scene into the film- absolutely horrible!
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Posted July 11 2003 - 12:51 AM

Belching. I can so do without it. The dinner scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom comes to mind. Not a favorite, but we're treated to Klingon belching in Star Trek V. Tacky.
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#9 of 117 Scott McGillivray

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Posted July 11 2003 - 02:38 AM

Hmmm...interesting thread!

Terminator 2 - there are several scenes I could live without. All the cheesy so-called comedy bits just wrecked it. Especially the big "thumbs-up" at the very end. Groan!

Gangs of New York - ditch Cameron Diaz. Total waste of screen time. Added nothing to the story.

Braveheart - the staggering oversight during the major battle scene where Mel Gibsons' weapon changes several times during the edits (it goes from his claymore, to an axe, back to a claymore, then to a salad spoon etc). Comical, but really takes me out of the emotion of the scene.

Predator - the scene where Arnie is covered in mud for the first time and the Predator walks past him. Arnolds' line "He couldn't see me..." just kills me. No kidding! Thanks for explaining that to me!

Die Hard - the cheesy ending where the cop save the day by shooting the previously dead terrorist. It was just so setup, silly and unnecessary.

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#10 of 117 Andy Sheets

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Posted July 11 2003 - 03:20 AM

Mark Hamill in the Star Wars movies. I've developed a liking for him because of his animation voice work but when I was a kid he was always incredibly disappointing to me as Luke Skywalker. In the first movie, he was just a whiny punk kid. In Empire he was alright but still quite overshadowed by the sheer coolness of the other characters (I admit that I still get a sadistic pleasure out of seeing Vader beat the crap out of him). In Jedi, he never overcame that earlier dislike I had for him since I never felt that he really pulled off being a Jedi master, especially since Luke's idea of being a Jedi master apparently came down to brooding a whole lot, and that wasn't very interesting to see Posted Image

#11 of 117 Alex Spindler

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Posted July 11 2003 - 05:03 AM

In The Big Lebowski, when Walter is showing what happens when you copulate with a stranger, the ADR work on the unfortunate car owner is so very bad that it gets distracting. The only part of the film I don't absolutely love.

Let me also offer up the post-Blue Fairy ending for A.I.. I don't care who was responsible for thinking it up, but it has prevented me from ever being overly positive about the film because the ending is so terrible to me. Everything from the silly science, the transparent manipulation, and the stomach-churning voice over are enough to keep me from ever owning the film. In a similar fashion, I think Minority Report could stand with a trimming of its final ending.

#12 of 117 Bob Banka

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Posted July 11 2003 - 05:20 AM

In the 25TH HOUR...

Sometimes, Spike Lee doesn't know when to quit and leave well enough alone.

His decision to add the daydream sequence to the end of the film, during which the Ed Norton character escapes west rather then appear for his jail sentence, is simply rediculous.

Instead, Lee should've kept a harder edge on by showing us Norton's busted drug dealer getting just what he deserves. The man sold drugs - ruined lives and deserves whatever happens to him when he gets to prison. We should be left having no pity for the bastard. Instead of seeing this rediculous fantasy daydream, lets see him as he gets taken deeper and deeper into the prison and dumped like an animal into his cell. Why put an icing coated close on the film?

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Posted July 11 2003 - 06:08 AM

Caddyshack - The synchronized swimming scene at the Bushwood pool, I love every other scene but I don't find that one funny at all.
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#14 of 117 Dennis Pagoulatos

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Posted July 11 2003 - 08:02 AM

...but that scene is offset by any scene with Bill Murray in it! Posted Image Posted Image (agree with you, BTW)

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#15 of 117 Dennis Pagoulatos

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Posted July 11 2003 - 08:05 AM

Ricardo C: Re: Fellowship: EXACTLY!!! Posted Image

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#16 of 117 Guy_K

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Posted July 11 2003 - 08:37 AM

I'll say the Council of Elrond in Fellowship of the Ring as well. Erks me that the only people talking at the council are the lead characters. Who are all the other people there? They seem like important kings and leaders, why don't they chime in with their opinions?

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Posted July 11 2003 - 12:44 PM

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Back To The Future PART II If the future isnt written, how can marty and his girlfriend go into the future and meet themselves? Because they disapeared in their current timeline, they wouldnt exsist in the future!


........................... BANG!

(My head just exploded!!).

I thought the same thing, but Doc explained it with the "multi-branching space-time non-linear dimentional whatever". SO when he went into the future, he created 2 seperate realities?

Well, this is why I hate all time-travel movies. The second you start to pay attention, you notice it doesnt make any sense.

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#18 of 117 Morgan Jolley

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Posted July 11 2003 - 01:22 PM

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In the 25TH HOUR...

Sometimes, Spike Lee doesn't know when to quit and leave well enough alone.

His decision to add the daydream sequence to the end of the film, during which the Ed Norton character escapes west rather then appear for his jail sentence, is simply rediculous
I found that to be one of the best parts of the movie. It shows what the character was thinking, and his thoughts were actually quite human. I could see someone in his situation REALLY thinking those thoughts, and the way it was done didn't make me sympathize for him, but rather show that he realized what he had lost by doing what he did.

About Back to the Future 2, I always thought that since Marty and his girlfriend eventually did return to their original timeline, they would end up growing up into what they became in the future. The only thing is, shouldn't they then have remembered that this stuff was going to happen when it finally did?

*Head explodes*

ET - I love this movie up until the ending. It gets too sappy and emotional, especially when the rest of the movie was so cute and realistic. It's one thing for the kid to love ET, and possibly even his mom and siblings, but otherwise, the ending was very unrealistic and just didn't seem like it fit with the rest of the movie well enough.

#19 of 117 Lou Sytsma

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Posted July 11 2003 - 01:34 PM

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They seem like important kings and leaders, why don't they chime in with their opinions?


How much time do you have to spare? Maybe in the miniseries version.
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Posted July 11 2003 - 01:43 PM

Well, the 17 flyovers of the Great River for one Posted Image

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