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*** Official PINEAPPLE EXPRESS Discussion Thread

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted August 08 2008 - 05:12 PM

This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Pineapple Express". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

All HTF member film reviews of "Pineapple Express" should be posted to the Official Review Thread.

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted August 08 2008 - 05:16 PM

I also felt like the movie ended without an ending.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Pete-D



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Posted August 08 2008 - 09:32 PM

I uh ... yeah.

It's relatively enjoyable, but all over the place. It's not nearly as memorable as Superbad though.

The action/violence "slap stick" was pretty interesting, somehow it is funny and brutal at the same time.

They also completely left the girlfriend plot line unresolved.

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted August 09 2008 - 03:19 AM

Huh. I think I'm just gonna repost my post from the newly branded Review thread here since I feel it fits a "discussion" thread a bit better:

Saw this earlier. Overall, it's a very funny and very good film, but I'm a little disappointed since I loved the trailers so much and expected to flat out love the movie.

The story construction doesn't seem as smooth nor does the movie seem as well rounded as Superbad, but the movie's about as funny and the action's pretty fun. Plenty of hilarious lines and moments to go around.

If anything, I was disappointed by the lack of closure. The final scene is great, but...

Dale's still wanted by the cops, he's probably out of the job, his girlfriend's family is still hiding out, etc. And the whole incident in the desert went unnoticed by cops, etc?

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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted August 09 2008 - 05:40 AM

Originally Posted by Pete-D
They also completely left the girlfriend plot line unresolved.

The film could've completely omitted the girlfriend plot and been no worse for it - that whole side of the movie was virtually useless.

Actually, the whole damned movie was pretty much useless. I chuckled three or four times and that was it. The rest of it was a relentless mix of pot-smoking and slapstick. Can't think of anything clever? Let's hit someone in the head with an ashtray!

How this movie's gotten such good notices is beyond me. It wasn't funny and it just WOULD NOT END!

I'm rapidly getting sick of the whole Apatow world. Flicks with his imprimatur are just becoming less and less satisfying. Maybe we've just gotten too many of them in too short a period of time - this is FOUR in a span of about 14 months! And each one is less entertaining than the last... Posted Image
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted August 09 2008 - 06:52 AM

I thought this movie was silly, violent and very funny. Since it's a fairly strange movie, it won't have the appeal that Superbad or Knocked Up had. The craziness of the action (the car chase, the gun battle at the end) mixed with the goofy buddy movie elements made the movie for me. And James Franco stole every scene he was in.

It took a while but the internet backlash against Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow's popularity has finally begun so every movie with either of those guys involved will be viewed as crap (by the internet) from now on.

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted August 09 2008 - 07:03 AM

I don't have a problem with Rogen. I find the guy genuinely funny. Apatow...I'm sort of getting sick of. But the movies he's putting out are still pretty decent and I can't say I mind too much.
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   MikeRS



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Posted August 09 2008 - 11:32 AM

It's worth seeing for Franco - his best role since the last time he played a stoner (Freaks & Geeks). Posted ImagePosted Image

It's definitely not as pound-for-pound funny as other classic Apatow flicks (Hell, I think "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" was funnier)

The end breakfast sequence is great because because it kinda explains/encapsulates the film's MO...

A story told by a stoner

If you think of it that way, the whole tone and feel of the film makes complete and perfect sense.

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Dennis Castro

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Posted August 13 2008 - 01:53 AM

Hey has anyone tried rolling a cross joint yet?

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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Mikel_Cooperman



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Posted August 13 2008 - 12:01 PM

Originally Posted by Dennis Castro
Hey has anyone tried rolling a cross joint yet?


If you figure it out, please email me. Posted Image

I was overall disappointed with the movie. Not very funny and a mess of a script.
Not funny to see someone stabbed with a fork or someone shot 5 times and then gets up and walks around. Dumb.

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