2001: A Space Travesty

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  1. MichaelPe

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    I don't know if this is a joke, but there's a website for a film that's supposedly being released in a few months.
    http://www.spacetravesty.com/
    MY TOP 20 OF 2001
     
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    I have a friend who is a big Leslie Nielsen fan. He managed to track down a bootleg of this film (apparently it had a theatrical run in Europe) and he said it was an awful film and it wasn't even worth me watching. Not one funny moment he said.
     
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    I don't think this one is being released in the USA (thank god). Looks really like a wasted of time (for both The audience and the producer who thought it was a good idea)
     
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    That preview is painful to watch.
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    [Edited last by Neil S. Bulk on September 23, 2001 at 01:29 PM]
     
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    I keep looking at that site and I still can't believe it's real.
    The $26,000,000 budget has obviously been well spent:
     
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    Man, I thought this thread was Jack Briggs bait... [​IMG]
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    Ahh, I can take a joke! [​IMG]
    Thanks for the post.
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    I was unfortunate enough to watch most of this film last night on Comedy Central. The jokes in the film were very predictable and unfunny. I like Leslie Nielsen, but even he couldn't make this terrible screenplay comedic.
     
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    This movie cost 5 times as much money to make as 'Memento'.
    Adjusted for inflation, it cost about 3 times as much to make as 'Desperado'.
    Again, adjusted, it cost at least 50% more to make than 'Wag the Dog'.
    Who are the idiots who greenlight shit like this? Spend the money on something good!
     
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    Damnit, I thought this was a thread about 2001 and what a terrible film it really is. Damn
     
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    I had no idea that this was a 26 million $ theatrical film. When I first heard about it I thought it was some low budget Hardware Wars type film.
    Thanks to this thread, I now realize what a really sorry state Hollywood is in. Thank God for the Independents (and semi Independents).
     
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    It played at the Uptown in Toronto for a week a few months ago. We walked by on our way to dinner, saw the marquee and said "What the HELL is that?"

    We figured it was low-budget Can-con or something, since we hadn't seen TV ads and yet it had Leslie Nielson in it. I mean, hell, we're seeing a ton of TV ads for Men With Brooms!
     
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    Last week, at the airport, I saw someone wearing a "2001: A Space Travesty" leather jacket!! I couldn't stop laughing! [​IMG]
     
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    Mostly shot in Canada, but the producing studio (Helkon Media AG) sounds as german to me as bratwurst and hefeweizen.
    Now, it would be inappropriate for me to make fun of germans here, but please insert the appropriate mental picture of John Cleese doing it.
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    There's a very entertaining review for this flick over at JoBlo's.
    And hasn't Leslie Nielsen done this exact same movie before??? (A cookie to the first one who can name the film I'm thinking of AND its 2 alternate titles!) [​IMG]
     
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    The Creature Wasn't Nice
    AKA
    Naked Space
    AKA
    Spaceship!
    Co-starring "Shirley" herself, Cindy Williams. Originally made back in the '80s to capitalize on the popularity of Alien.
    Damn! Just missed that cookie!
     

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