It’s an evil f@#$ing room.
I want, MY DRINK!
Oscar scene right there.
great Zuuuuul Motherf#@^$%
pretty nice video dude ;P
Easily the best 5 Second Movie in a long time.
Dammit Zuul, just give him his drink. It’s torture enough that he had to be in that movie.
Wow awesome 5 second movie, I laughed so much at the end.
longer then five seconds, but who cares
haha, that was awesome.
okay, this is embarrassing but where is that “zuul motherfucker zuul” thing from. Because i’ve been having this sudden urge to yell it randomly and I can’t remember where it’s from.
Shoop da Whoop.
Yeah, this is the first one of these that really made me laugh, although odst got a smile.
Damnit, I want MY drink too!
Wow! That’s a big freak out!
I liked 1408. It reminded me of Evil Dead, except not as gory and with a hotel room instead of a cabin and John Cusack instead of Bruce Campbell.
WTH, just send Stay Puft to deliver the drink!
ZUUL MOTHERF$CKER, ZUUL!
Okay, you officially ruined this movie for me. I’ll be watching it, he’ll open the fridge and BAM. Ghostbusters.
Actually, maybe not. Maybe you SAVED this movie for me. Kudos, Spoony.
It seems this man should call someone, I’ve forgotten to whom the call should be directed however. If someone could use a simple mnemonic device, such as a catchy song, to help me remember who it is this man should call…
Zuel…it’s what for tonight.
da da da
hmmm, correction, it’s whats for DINNER…tonight,
Got to stop typing these comments when I’am tired.
Best 5 second movie since Doug stopped doing them, and probably up there with some of his stuff too.
This was friggin awesome!
The “ZUUL motherf*cker!” has already been stuck in my head for a while, but now I´m probably never gonna get it out again.
Personally this movie ain’t that bad, and this proves it.
that was great. the beginning made me giggel but the end made me laugh so hard I started to tear up. that will be hard to top. nice cant wait to see this on tgwtg site
@ #9 The Zuul joke was something the NC used as a throwaway MST style joke once or twice in some of his reviews. I’m not entirely sure where he picked it up either.
you know after the “alone in the dark” review and this ill never watch ghostbusters the same way again right?
that was bloody awesome, spoony.
also, for the people who have been asking where the zuul quote is from, its from ghostbusters 1
one of the best 5 seconds EVAR!
Clever use of that audio clip from the Alone in the Dark review you had with NC and Linkara.
After that annoyingly redundant skit by Film Brain, this is a delightful addition.
heh, i only recently saw 1408, and it’s not really a good horror movie, but at least it actually is a horror movie, not one of those PG-13 shit-jumps-out-of-nowhere-every-so-often horror movies we’ve been getting exclusively for the past decade.
good video. i’m not normally a fan of the 5 Second format unless it’s done well, and this was done well
ok, still want to see that movie.
Good 5 second movie, but I loved 1408. It was John Cusack being harassed by a room. How can you go wrong?
1408? That was a very good adaptstion of a novella by (fellow Mainer) Stephen King. Great job on the 5 second movie!
@ # 9 The Zule joke came from NC’s review of Gargoyles because one of the characters looked like Zule from Ghostbusters. Also, it was repeated in the other videos with hilariousness.
That was effin clever and hilarious.
Spoony you are now officially my hero for referencing Ghostbusters!
I loved the original story by Stephen King (which appears in Everything’s Eventual. my favorite anthology every collected), and this movie was such a poor, poor adaptation that I wanted to scream.
All the way through your video, I was going “Oh *THAT’S* why the refrigerator thing in the movie felt so ripped-off! It *was*! From Ghostbusters!” Five-Second-Movie justifies my hate!
I happen to LOVE this movie, as well as the short story it’s based on. The film is easily the scariest horror film I’ve seen in a while, as most “horror” films recently have involved nothing but people getting their heads chopped off. Why does that qualify as horror? This film reminded me of The Shining, as it was a more psychological kind of horror.
“That was a very good adaptstion of a novella by (fellow Mainer) Stephen King.”
I wouldn’t really call it a good adaption…or a faithful adaption…
Whoa! This guy is just un-fucking-believable. XD I can’t get over his spastic attack.
Once i saw the fridge i new it was gona be ghostbusters hehe
I act just like that when I am out of beer. I don’t need any Sumerian demi-gods to set me off.
Zuul, muthafucka, Zull!
Excellent. Now all we need is a “S.W.A.T. in 5 Seconds” video with every character saying “You’re in my way, sir.”
I liked 1408. Sure, it wasn’t a movie that was going down in the annals of cinematic history as a piece of horror genius, but it was a solidly good horror flick. Cusack deserves some leeway if he chews the scenery a little bit here and there, because he’s basically talking to a room for the majority of the movie. That evil room deserved to be chewed.
That was great!
Haha, awesome! Oh and I thought the Zuul joke started in Pagemaster?
I was not expecting Zuul to torment John Cusack. It certainly made my day though.
WHO YA GONNA CALL?! GHOSTBUSTERS!
He wants…his DRINK!
Man zuul always makes me lol so hard.
MOAR ZUUL xD
Haha! Very funny! xd
Anyways, 1408 was..I dunno, I don’t really remember anything else than that hotelroom and the title of it, which scared the crap outta me. 1408 = 4 numbers that’s part of me. >.>
EEEENYYYYWEEEYYS! Keep up the good work. :D
This one really made my day here in grey Glasgow, thanks Spoony! Keep up the good work!
The short story was cool, but the movie was a total letdown. Ghostbusters = one of my all-time favorite movies!
Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t get enough of the Zhoul gag. :)
ZUUL MOTHAF*CKA ZUUL!
It just refuses to go out of my head. I sometimes find me chanting it to myself for some reason. :D
I remember this show and it was pretty good right up until near the end imo.
Well, that was weird, and it didn’t look good. I wonder who he could call…
this is too much. XD
ZOOL MOTHERFUCKER ZOOL.
….What just happened? o.O
What does “ZOOL MOTHERFUCKER ZOOL” come from?
Congratulations! You’ve actually used this joke properly! Since it wasn’t zuul who chased down Rick Moranis, but rather Vinz Clortho, the keymaster. I know it’s just a gripe like the ‘sonic boom’ somersault kick, but I’m glad some one managed to actually remember the difference between the two of them. Kind of like your Deegal, not Bilbo realization in Knightmare.
LMFAO! I just can’t get enough of this :) One of – if not The – best 5 second movies I’ve seen. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but when I do, I know this will run through my head the second the scene starts hehe
‘ZUUL, MOTHERF**KA! ZUUL!’
Congratulations, you’ve used someone elses joke to good effect once again. I look forward to seeing you’re own material when it;s finally used to good effect!
I JUST watched this movie for the first time last night. It was on Charter on demand, if you haven’t seen it. And have Charter cable.
It starts off strong, but falls apart into little goofy CGI chunks when he actually gets to the goddamn room.
Ha, ha, ha.
I too, want a drink.
It’s not just you Fayzer. I too can’t get enough of the Zuul gag
Zuul.. The other white meat..
I want your drink too, let me know when you find it
I actually liked 1408. It was better than most Stephen King adaptations. Hell it was better than most Stephen King books.
I really hate “In Five Seconds” junk. It’s gimmicky, it’s dull, and most of the time it’s too blunt. It’s about as subtle and funny as hitting someone over the head with a baseball bat.
Spoony, you’re better than this. You really are. You don’t join internet trends and help pollute the net with their garbage… YOU START THE TRENDS!
Besides, I’m beginning to think you’re lazy. It’s not hard to splice together five seconds (or in some cases up to ten) of some frames of footage in an attempt to get someone to laugh.
Do you have anything else, other than this junk?
Sorry for thinking Spoony was above all the sub-standard internet garbage. I’m sorry you think he shouldnt’ be above it.
Maybe he should start yelling “The Cake Is A Lie!” every ten seconds too?
Or maybe stealing lines from AVGN like a lot of other people have been doing lately?
I’m sorry, but I think stuff is rather annoying and pointless, especially when anyone with the proper program can put it together. You could actually steal it from other people and slap your own name on it if you wanted.
It takes no thought to create or distribute. And rarely, is it ever funny.
I, personally, think Spoony is better than this stuff. He’s more creative than “five second movie! five second game! five second book! five second existance!”. I look forward to the crazy and funny stuff he comes up with. I sometimes even look forward to having to go LOOK UP just what he’s talking about, so I can understand the joke.
And really, if people wanted to see “five second” anything, you could simply YouTube it. Why waste site-space on it? YouTube has the market cornered. You want to see it in five seconds, go to the site and type it in. Endless laughs for the people who enjoy that sort of thing.
I like a little originality. I like for Spoony to have his own personality and originality, instead of following everyone else. Sure, he’s not the first game, movie, book, etcetera reviewer to ever exist. But when he sets out to do it, it’s unique in a lot of ways. And sometimes, he doesn’t even have to use flashy effects to get his points across, or to be delightfully campy and/or hilarious.
Is it REALLY that bad to say Spoony is above such nonsense that already pollutes the internet? Is it really so bad to tell him that he’s above it? To say that he’s better than that?
Everyone with creative talent, at some point, needs to be told that what they are/were doing is/was a bad idea. It’s part of the creative process. It’s also why Spoony does reviews, it’s because he knows that too.
Now, I really doubt he’d take my complaint seriously… I hope he does, but he probably won’t. After all, I’m Joe Nobody like most everyone else. As long as what he does generates traffic for his stuff, he won’t think he’s doing anything wrong. And, maybe he’s not. But if this site degenerates into the nonsense that so many other websites and channels on YouTube have degenerated into… Well, I’ll leave and not look back.
I’ll look back on my time at Spoony’s fondly. Much like I look back on my time with X-Play before they became mindless sell-outs who do the same thing every other publicly paid reviewer does.
And I’ll say to my friends, “Remember when Spoony used to be great?”
I actually enjoyed this movie! It got a bit dull, but overall I liked it.
Considering how this was made to be shown at the TGWTG, I don’t see how an allusion to the eponymous guy is “theft”. “DURR Falkner like ripped off the bible, the guy who wrote Chronicles already had that brother-sister-incest-rape-revenge thing.” Besides, paying your format dues to your collaborators is part of the TGWTG business plan.
Hate what he’s doing? send him a spec script and a check (a big one).
Can someone tell me why the Carpenter’s “We’ve Only Just Begun” is used in the credits?
Because it’s used in the movie as a taunt.
A friend of mine says this movie was struck him at a very emotional level. He lost his 4-year-old son years ago, and he said this John Cusack’s performance was just how he felt after his death. He told me he Cusack must’ve interviewed people who’ve lost their children, because he says there is no way he could’ve pulled off that conflicted and emotional performance without having talked to people who have lost their children face-to-face.
This is the most rediculious fight scene of all time!
Did you just write that half-hour troll-rant thing about a 5 second movie? For heaven’s sake. It’s one thing to give constructive criticism about a review or video, it’s a whole different category to whine that Spoony’s not making reviews fast enough and his other videos don’t live up to your standards. So what if he makes a 5 second movie every once in a great while? Stop whining about it and move on.
Fantastic. The fake ending seals it.
jeez man. lighten up. no there’s nothing wrong with you saying you think spoony is a lot funnier than the 5 second gags, but there is something wrong with crapping on him and everyone else posting for paragraph upon paragraph basically threatening “do it MY way or i won’t patronize your site anymore” and sort of (not so) subtly saying anyone who DOES like the 5 secs jokes is a dumbass droogie. that’s kind of insulting to him and to his fans. and to answer your question…uh yeah he has other stuff, pages and pages of it. video and print. hours of it in fact. there’s a list on the home page ya know? and besides that…if you don’t like it…uh, i know this is crazy so stay with me…but DON’T WATCH IT
besides, as you say, if anyone with the program can go do it, if you feel this is wasting your time, why don’t you spend it making your OWN site and videos and do it however you please? then snooty people who don’t know balls about what you do or how hard you worked to make it can come and shit all over all your time consuming effort that you poured hours to days of your life and effort into making FOR FREE just so that those same snooty people can enjoy it ALSO FOR FREE. argue with me if you feel like it, but spoony works hard to make us laugh and he gets fuck all out of it, so the least we as his fans can do is keep the feedback positive so he doesn’t feel like he’s wasting his time trying to do it for us
just a thought ;)
Wasn’t a half hour. Took me about five minutes to write it out. Also wasn’t a rant, nor trolling. Even if it WAS trolling, why are you feeding the troll? If it was trolling, you just did the equivalent of saying, “I know it’s stupid, but I’ll do it anyway!”. I never whined that Spoony didn’t make videos fast enough (STEEEE-RIKE ONE!). I never said his other videos “didn’t live up to my standards” (STEEEE-RIKE TWO!). And, this isn’t “once in a while, this is two in a relatively short amount of time (STEEEE-RIKE THREE, YOU’RE OUTTA HERE!). I’m simply saying that the five second gags are pretty lame by Spoony’s standards. I’ve been through all of his stuff. I’ve read every movie review at least three times and some of them still make me laugh. I’ve watching his video game reviews at least a dozen times a piece and some of those still make me laugh. And the five second gags in no way measure up to that stuff.
In no way did I crap on Spoony or on his users. Did I? Nope. I didn’t say one unkind thing about him or about the community. I simply said that he’s above the “five second junk” and that I wish he’d stop doing it. And what I alluded to, was he becoming just the equivalent of what X-Play became. I didn’t threaten to leave his site. I said that my threatening to leave his site basically didn’t matter, even if I did. Because even if I did leave his site and his viewership remained high, it wouldn’t make a difference. I said I’d leave and never look back. Which basically means, the site would have nothing for me anymore and there’d be no reason to come back here. I’d even tell my friends “Remember when Spoony used to be good?” like I do with so many other shows these days.
Also, I never said that people who liked the five second gags were druggies or stupid or anything of the sort. I merely said that it takes no effort to make such things, they’re about as funny as getting your dog run over, and about as subtle as being hit in the face with a baseball bat. I said that Spoony was above such things, and that if people really wanted to see five second gags, they are quite literally EVERYWHERE. You can go to TGWTG, or go to YouTube and type in “five seconds” and get a myriad of results, which indicate just how easy it is to do.
And the old, “because you don’t do it, you have no right to critisize it!” response. This is the best indicator of an intellectually bankrupt person. Well, if you want to pull that on me… Because YOU don’t do it, you have no right to PRAISE HIM for it. Now do you realize how silly and childish that kind of argument is? It’s right up there with that nonsense “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. Well, if we did that, then no punishment would ever be given out. Evil and bad things would never be kept in check. It’s an argument made to simply shut up the other party instead of trying to actually DEBATE the ideas at hand.
And what is this argument about it being for Free? Yes, I know it’s free. That’s why I’m here. Because it’s free. If I had to pay to watch five second movies, I wouldn’t be here. Nor would you. Also, the REAL WORLD is full of your particular scenario. Where nobody appreciates the time and effort you put into something. I realize you’re probably a little kid, but seriously, grow up. News flash. Not EVERYTHING is GOLD. Sometimes, people make mistakes or do sub-par things. If you like the five second gags, fine, great for you. I’m not faulting you for liking them. But you, my friend, are faulting me for not liking them. You are faulting me for bringing valid criticism against them. Spoony is pretty awesome, but nobody deserves blind worship. Seriously, nobody deserves it.
And yes, we’re fans of him, but why do we HAVE to say nice things to him? We don’t. That’s more of that blind worship crap again. If Spoony makes something terrible, or just unlikable (even by as small a margin as me), it should at least be addressed. Maybe he’ll decide my complaint doesn’t matter in the large scheme of things. Maybe he’ll decide it doesn’t matter in the large scheme of things. But, I know he wouldn’t want me to simply be silent, offer no critism at all, and just let it slide by. How can a person know they’ve made a mistake, unless it is addressed?
I don’t expect Spoony to take me seriously. I don’t even expect him to stop doing five-second gags. In fact, I don’t even expect him to read my comments left in here. I just wanted to make my opinion known, in case others felt the same way, or someone wanted to intellectually debate it.
I mean, if you ran a website that was based on viewership, and a segment of it just dropped off your list without an explaination given (as you’ve suggested I do), wouldn’t that be worse than knowing just what you did to drive them away?
I always find that giving an explaination is much better than remaining silent. This is true of all relationships, including those of the fans.
If someone hands me an excrement sandwich, I’m not just going to eat it and falsely enjoy it (or convince myself that I enjoy it) just because I like the person who handed it to me. That’s ridiculous and stupid. Don’t be so quick to hand over your free will to someone else, or to not pass judgement on people or their work. Spoony knows it better than most, that there should be SOMEONE around to point out bad movies or bad games. He’s a critic after all. And if a critic didn’t want to be criticized, then they should’ve picked a different hobby/lifestyle.
Oh, and I just remembered… The argument about “Well, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it”. I didn’t watch it. I read the title and immediately posted a comment.
Perhaps you could do the same? If you don’t like my criticisms, don’t read them. You’re telling me that Spoony isn’t forcing me to watch his five second gags, so I’m telling you that I’m not forcing you to read my criticism.
@ Tai MT
If you didn’t watch it, how can you comment on the mediocracy of the joke(s)?
If you’re gonna crap out about a 5 second movie, try to make it a 5 second troll rant. And I know I’m feedin the troll, but you did crap on spoony
“Besides, I’m beginning to think you’re lazy. It’s not hard to splice together five seconds (or in some cases up to ten) of some frames of footage in an attempt to get someone to laugh” – Said by you.
Let’s see, the man does all this for practically free. He doesn’t really get that much outta this other than making people laugh, practically no money. He said before when he was transitioning from DreamHost that he would need a server for this site and he doesn’t get enough from here. A server’s like 200 – 300 (Unsure if that’s the pricing spoony, so if I’m wrong you can sick Curtis on me), and very few people will donate and support spoony. There are people out there, but still very few. And you’re bitching about something that’s free, callin the man lazy. He has a life bro, and he posts about it on his WP at times. His life isn’t about keeping every troll-fan-boy happy, it’s about him doing what HE wants to do; Saying what HE wants to say. I know I’m trollin on right now so I’m gonna quit, but a person complaining about what someone does for pretty much free just rubs me in the wrong way.
Anyways, I fueled the fire and fed the troll. Here trolly trolly, come and get your boomstick!
And this rant took me 2 minutes to write, not 5 seconds. So I eat my own words there, with ketchup and honey mustard.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
You’re pretty funny.
I liked 1408. Due to this movie I now know that The Carpenters are evil. Though both endings werent that good.
Did you seriously use “STEEEE-RIKE ONE” to back up your side of a debate? I’m sorry, you’re not a troll, your a six year old having a temper tantrum. I’m done replying to you. I think everyone’s said what needed to be said and please, continue your tantrum if you makes you feel like the bigger person.
That was pretty darn funny Mr. Antwiler. I liked it. Haven’t seen the movie but that’s exactly what I would’ve thought at that scene.
lol zuul motherfucka zuul, priceless
Holy crap.. I figured it out. Maybe this Tai MT is actually in disguise, The Angry Movie Dork from TGWTG. He could be using cryptic means of trying to tear down TGWTG by targeting the members. Next your gonna see him attacking Linkara. But Tai MT, doesn’t match his name… I know, he’s The Angry Internet MONKEY TROLL!!
I just wanted to act like a 6 year old for a minute and feed the trolls some more. I’m done, and I put the “Please Don’t Feed The Trolls” sign back next to the bridge. So if you want to feed the troll/shoot the troll/lick the troll/answer the troll’s riddle so you can get to the top of windy mountain; Please do so at your own risk.
This… this just made my day. I am spreading this around to anyone who can appreciate it like the plague.
But a good, funny plague. =)
Tai MT’s right, well to an extent. I don’t think that the problem here is with the “5 second movie” bit (though that doesn’t help, but this video is lazy. Now don’t take that to mean I’m saying Spoony is lazy. I presume he was just pissing around on the computer and gave it no real thought. Nothing wrong with that. But this isn’t creative beyond the technical proficiency to use the software it was made with. This video is an in-joke and in-jokes aren’t funny in themselves. In-jokes are calls to jokes made previously and remembered with some fondness and therefor only funny if the origin of the joke is known. (I wonder how many people actually know the origin of this joke? I don’t?). So with that said this video is as creative as using his memory, which by definition isn’t creative in the slightest. Furthermore placing that “memory” within an already existing format means that this video has no creative worth what-so-ever, beyond, as mentioned already, the abillty to use the software. I suppose it could be argued that spotting the chance to re-tell the in-joke is valid, but that’s more to do with comady timing than creativity.
i was told by my mates this film sucked but i love the zule joke, its great. nice one spoony
If you dont like the 5 second reviews dont watch em. So what if they are lazy or not, if they entertain does it really matter? If your opinions mattered there wouldnt be these videos so keep crying no one really cares.
ZUUUUUUUUUL MOTHERFUCKA! ZUUUUUUUUUUUL!!!
God I feel old looking at all you little kids who don’t know who Zuul is. Ever heard of Ghostbusters? Seriously people. It’s an awesome movie. Zuul is hardly an inside joke, or whatever you all think it is.
@Geonosis: OK, your right, I should bury my head in the sand. If you see something you don’t like, pretend it isn’t there. What a friggin wonderful world this is with our eyes shut.
Seriously, did you read any of the negitive posts on this page or did you just see that they were negitive and go on the defensive. If you are going to reply, make a point, argue your case and perhaps people will learn something. Ignorant statements will get you, nor anyone else, anywhere.
People like stuff, people hate stuff… say where you stand, but don’t expect anyone to hear you over their own opinion.
“If you dont like the 5 second reviews dont watch em. So what if they are lazy or not, if they entertain does it really matter? If your opinions mattered there wouldnt be these videos so keep crying no one really cares.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, idiocy at its’ finest. The correct statement would be, “if opinions DIDN’T MATTER, we wouldn’t have these videos or any of spoony’s OTHER videos/reviews.” That is to say, that if people didn’t have a high opinion of what he does, you wouldn’t watch his stuff. Likewise, I’m the same way.
And how can you take, “I’m beginning to think you’re lazy” as an assault on someone? How is it even an insult? Any of you trying to lambaste me have yet to prove how it’s NOT lazy, and how it IS original and creative content. So, I guess you can’t prove it, and that means you have to resort to name-calling.
“You’re five years old! That’s something a five year old would say!” Nevermind you can’t come up with a retort other than a flat-out insult (which IS something little kids do, and not something mature adults do). “You’re a troll!”. No, I’m not.
If I were a troll, I’d be attacking you guys personally for disagreeing with me. I’d be attacking the people who ENJOY this sort of thing. Instead, I’m not. I’m merely telling Spoony that I don’t like this kind of content and I wish he’d stop it, before he ends up like X-Play did.
See, I love Spoony. I visit the site daily to check for updates. I don’t want to see him find his “jump the shark” moment. I don’t want him to start catering to the “LCD” of the internet. I want him and his content to remain strong and fun. I don’t want it to start relying on really cheap and annoying gags like so many others have started to do (AVGN does this from time to time, which makes his episodes hit or miss).
You see, I have such a high opinion of Spoony, that I don’t believe he should have to resort to this kind of content. I don’t mind waiting a week, waiting two weeks, waiting four months for new content from him. But, I do mind when I feel that his content his sub-par in a lot of ways. Such a thing makes me die a little inside.
I also don’t mind being criticized for critisizing Spoony. It’s a natural (albeit fanatical phenomina) response when you see your own personal hero or idol attacked on some level. Now, I’m sorry folks, but Spoony is a big boy. He can defend himself. He is capable of that. In fact, if he wanted to, he could probably ban me from the site entirely. In no way does he have to put up with me, if he doesn’t want to.
But, what I do mind, is people going out of their way to avoid an intellectual debate, and jumping right to flaming. Agree with me or not, that’s fine. But ignoring my claims and then trying to pass them off as “irrelevent” simply because you don’t want to, or can’t, address them, is beyond stupidity.
“You attacked Spoony by saying you think he’s getting lazy!” Seriously, read that again. Read it again and again, until you understand just how childish and idiotic that sounds. So what if I think he’s getting lazy? Why is that of any consequence to you? The only way that affects YOU is if you know it’s true but don’t want to admit it’s true. Otherwise, you would’ve had a constructive argument to rebuttle my complaints. The only person such a thing should affect, should be Spoony himself. It’s not a criticism of anyone BUT him. And if it affects YOU PERSONALLY, then I highly suggest you reevaluate your life, as you’ve become an obsessive fanboy and need to be shot.
I mean, you could’ve come up with any number of things to rebuttle me. But instead, we get the trademark “Well, don’t watch it if you don’t like it”. I didn’t watch it. I jumped straight to comments. You’ll notice my comments aren’t about the content of the Five Second Gags, but about the Five Second Gags in general.
And seriously, even Spoony has basically said what I’ve said to you guys. Just because the person creates Gold a lot, doesn’t mean they’re not capable of creating complete and utter garbage. For a great example of this, go read his reviews on the new Star Wars Episodes. He likes the old trilogy, but not the new trilogy. He likes the old Indiana Jones, but not the new one. Well, for me, these Five Second Gags are Spoony’s Episodes I, II, and III. They are my Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
It doesn’t mean I don’t like his other work what-so-ever, I just think this new work is sub-par, boring, and a waste of time. Maybe you don’t agree. That’s fine if you don’t. But at least have the forethought to include reasons why you disagree, instead of a blatant attack on me.
I swear, some of you have developed a cult-like following, and just declare Ji’Had on anyone who dares to say that something your messiah has made, isn’t all that great.
It’s stunning how many of you hop on the brown nosing bandwagon when it comes to any kind of negative feedback for the sake of Spoony’s feelings, ease up, I’m sure he can handle it.
Before I get flamed for hating, let me just state: I have been a fan of Spoony for a long time, perhaps longer than most of you, but I know not all of you. I’ve seen all of his movies, read most of his reviews, and I will continue to keep the faith. I started watching his stuff ever since I found his “Heroes of the Lance” video, when he had just a handful of crappy game reviews. I started with Spoony, so Ill always favor him over the Nerd or the Critic, despite (I think) being less popular. I’ve linked countless cideos to friends, and even got a couple people to keep an all seeing eye on his updates even better than I have, but lets get down to business.
You cant honestly use the “Stop complaining, its not like you could do better” argument, despite how badly people want to believe in it. If that were the case, We would have to sift through an even more massive pile of shit to get to any quality entertainment, be it movies/games/music/whatever, I see that half-assed excuse countless times in poorly made art and webcam youtube videos too many times. People can tell when something is good or bad, and for what Spoony does, I can safely say its good or else he would have stopped trying long ago (Due to no motivation, donations, compliments, CRITICISM, etc.).
Also, if I remember right, upon reading Spoony’s “Star Wars: Episode III” review. I’m pretty sure in multiple locations throughout the review (and if I’m wrong, the opinion I’m about to state is WIDELY shared) Spoony favors the older Star Wars movies. Now why would this be, Perhaps its proof that despite how good at something someone is, they can make poor material? That you don’t have to be required to like every single thing someone makes? And perhaps just as important, Flashy effects doesn’t make a masterpiece (though I still don’t see where you guys get the basis to say a “In 5 Seconds” review takes hours to make).
There has been an obvious change ever since the “TGWTG TEAM BRAWL” video came out in the content of reviews. You have all noticed the crossovers, people paying homage to others jokes (ACHUCKANORIIIIIIIS!! ring a bell?). Now obviously its not all bad, the “Robowar” was one of the best reviews Ive seen in months, but that doesn’t mean I want to see each critic fall to the point where they just play off of each others puns. That would only lead to the problem, as Djinn8 above said, of using inside jokes. Meaning that unless someone has extensively watched all of each critics movies, its impossible to get them all, and God forbid if you were a new viewer.
Fact of the matter is, don’t get butthurt because someone is knocking a role model of yours. Hell for all you know Spoony actually accepts the criticism with open arms, why would you deny him a chance to read something and think about it, before getting to your asinine posts (looking at you Nyteshade, despite how clever you think you are, your attempt at making Tai MT look juvenile only backfired for anyone that has the sense to see it.) about how Spoony worked so hard he is above any and all criticism.
To Spoony (assuming he uses the comments for anyhting more than eating popcorn and laughing at flamewars): Keep up the good work, been a fan for a long time, and I hope you continue to fight your way to crappy game/movie critic fame. I will keep watching.
@Tai MT: You can’t be seriously comparing flame wars to declaring jihad? Also, what’s with the random apostrophe and capitalization (Ji’Had)? I think maybe you’re being too serious. I agree that the five second videos are boring crap, but DAMN, man.
i was rewatching all of spoonys vlogs a few days ago and i saw how alot of you said he did this for free, well i remembered something spoony said in one of them (dont know wich cuz i usually dont watch the vid itself, just listen) wich was “right now im getting great revenue from the videos so please rewatch them if you want or want to help” or something like that, its not a direct quote as much as it is a summary. Anyway, these 5 secs ARE lazy no matter who you are, you can download a free editing tool, then its a game of cutpaste. and i understand why he does it, it gives him revenue, and it gives fans a quick laugh, easy as that, and the occasional flaming (wich brings alot of traffick to his site, and, in turn, revenue)
because even if you hate me for saying this to you, there is no santa claus!!! And EVERYBODY NEEDS MONEY! and i dont mind that Noah makes money off me watching his vids, in fact i hate the 5 sec format because i prefer a half hour of laughs every other day than 1 quick one a day or so, but i watch it to support noah. it cost me 10 seconds of my time to watch the whole thing, and i dont really feel 10 seconds closer to death was wasted either, yea i didnt laugh, ive seenheard the zuul gag too many times already, but im sure he got a few cents off me playing it, and it didnt cost me a thing.
So to sum up, 5 secs are lazy, but it helps spoony give us more quality stuff later on, he DOES make money off this site, maybe not to make a living but a handsome allowance im sure, and finally clicking it wont actually kill you, even if you dont like it.
In my honest opinion i think hes working on something big or long to be released in the near future, and release these 5 secs for the abovementioned reasons and to keep our attention until he finishes it.
If i did misspell some things (wich im 90% sure i did) i apologise. I’m Norvegian and i’m sticking to that excuse.
i was rewatching all of spoonys vlogs a few days ago and i saw how alot of you said he did this for free, well i remembered something spoony said in one of them (dont know wich cuz i usually dont watch the vid itself, just listen) wich was “right now im getting great revenue from the videos so please rewatch them if you want or want to help” or something like that, its not a direct quote as much as it is a summary. Anyway, these 5 secs ARE lazy no matter who you are, you can download a free editing tool, then its a game of cut\paste. and i understand why he does it, it gives him revenue, and it gives fans a quick laugh, easy as that, and the occasional flaming (wich brings alot of traffick to his site, and, in turn, revenue)
because even if you hate me for saying this to you, there is no santa claus!!! And EVERYBODY NEEDS MONEY! and i dont mind that Noah makes money off me watching his vids, in fact i hate the 5 sec format because i prefer a half hour of laughs every other day than 1 quick one a day or so, but i watch it to support noah. it cost me 10 seconds of my time to watch the whole thing, and i dont really feel 10 seconds closer to death was wasted either, yea i didnt laugh, ive seen\heard the zuul gag too many times already, but im sure he got a few cents off me playing it, and it didnt cost me a thing.
Are we REALLY still doing this? There’s an ENTIRE FORUM on this site, where you can do all the arguing you want. The comments segment should be SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THE VIDEO, right?
I’ve got nothing against debate. Debate is healthy, keeps your brain working. But for goodness sake people, can you please at least pick a better place for your discussions? I’m sincerely baffled at the amount of comments that have next to nothing to do with this specific video.
Why don’t you just go into the forum, start your own topic, and argue your points there? You’ll be exposing your viewpoint to a lot more people, and you’d probably get a lot more thoughtful discourse in a more suitable climate for discussion.
This is my “desperate attempt” to try and diffuse the situation. If you don’t like it, fine. You don’t have to listen to me. I don’t have any authority at all, and I’m not ordering you to do squat. This is just a suggestion from a cool head. If you pay attention to it in the least, I’ll be happy. If you don’t? I won’t even give it a second look. I just felt the need to put my two cents on the table, I did what I wanted, and now I’m satisfied with that. Do what you want, but please at least think on what I’ve said.
All I can say is I love John Cusak but this movie did suck ass! Grosse Point Blank was awesome.
Ah, sweet, sweet zuul jokes, never get tired of them.
@ Tai MT:
Rarely do I see such rational thought on the internet. I laud you for your ability to see things objectively.
Often do I see such irrational thought on the internet. I loathe you for your inability to see things objectively.
*Sits eating pop corn.*
Anyone got marshmellows I can toast in this lovely flame war? You hate makes them extra tasty.
@ Tai MT: Get over it.
Seriously, I don’t care much for 5 Second videos either, but if Spoony wants to make them, let him. He’s not going to stop making reviews just so he can make 5 Second videos, it’s just something he does in between reviews.
Hey guys, I am having trouble watching the videos. On TGWTG and here the blip videos aren’t working for me. Does anyone know what happened lately?
What I had to say in here didn’t warrent a topic in the forums. What I had to say was about Five Second Gags and was targetted at Spoony. It wasn’t until other people started flaming me that it became about more than that.
You see, my initial post didn’t need it’s own topic in a forum. It wasn’t something “up for debate”. It was a, “Hey, Spoony, this is my opinion, short and sweet” comment.
It would’ve stayed that way too, if not for the people who decided to flame me for having my opinion. Or the people who took my opinion personally, despite the fact that it was directed at Spoony and not at them.
I thought about what you wrote and decided that it was erroneous. Yeah, it’s commendable… But it ultimately means nothing. There’s no reason to start a topic solely based on opinion. Especially about a subject that is apparantly very flame-worthy. The topic would degenerate into little more than a flamewar and be reduced to spam. It would be a locked topic within the day. And it wouldn’t matter how much logic I brough into the discussion or how much I tried to get people to debate it intelligently (as witnessed here). It would turn into intellectually bankrupt people flaming me just because they somehow feel personally attacked, when they weren’t. It would also generate a lot of useless posts like, “if you don’t like the stuff, you can leave” and “if you don’t like the Five Second Gags, you don’t have to watch them”.
I’m sorry, but better to have the comments section spammed than a forum. I’d rather not waste time on something like this in a forum or waste space on it. There are other more useful and entertaining topics in the forum.
But, if you want to look at the reason this discussion is still going, if you’re wanting to fault someone… You need only look in a mirror. People decided to take my five setences and blow them out of proportion. People decided that dissenting opinion should be met with “extreme prejudice”. People decided that typing “I don’t agree” to me wasn’t enough.
And maybe I did get a little extreme towards them, maybe I did go a bit overboard… But honestly, I’m not going to let ignorant people remain ignorant. “If a good man does nothing, that is evil enough”.
Now, please do not take this comment as some kind of personal insult. It’s not. I’m just saying that starting a topic on this in the forums would be pointless. First of all, you assume I wanted debate on the subject. I did not. I wanted to leave a comment specifically for spoony, like so many others do (ex: “Great job, Spoony!”). It didn’t become a “debate” or “argument” until someone showed up, decided to “@Tai MT” and then post. At which point it turned from a harmless negative comment into a debate/flamewar. Now, if I had wanted this to start with, I’d have posted it in the forums. But, because it’s not there, that’s obviously not what I wanted. You also take liberties with saying that -I- should have posted it in the forums. Why should I have to post it in the forums? Why not the people who disagree with me? They are the ones with a chip on their shoulder and an axe to grind. Why aren’t they singled out and told to make a topic on it, if they don’t agree with me?
Besides, the whole thing was solved with about 3 separate posts from me, and a few other posts from intelligent people, who don’t necessarly agree with me or my stance. The whole thing took up little more than 10 posts in the “Comments” section.
Do you really want that kind of spam topic in the forums? If so, I’ll go make it right now.
How about a review eh, i want my free entertainment.
Come on Spoony. Do shit in front of a camera(Literaly would be nice too).
I don’t get all the hate. I was sort of under the impression that the Blank In 5 Seconds videos were stuff he threw together so that we could watch new shit until he got whatever bigger thing he was working on done.
Spoony, if you want something to go viral (in response to your latest twit) you gotta put a bit more effort into, ripping off the Critics “ZUUUUUL” gag is not the way it’s gonna happen.
At Tai MT: Well put, though Spoony dosen’t start net trends, YTPS and 4chan do which is why most of them are awful and poor, if Spoony started net trends they’d probably be worth looking at. Hes had his lazy moments before and while ODST was a nice message did that pirate video have to be in four parts? Oh yea, Spoony needs money! Well get a job! Its safer then risking your reputation just to please your fans while turning off others! It is true that Spoony has a cult-like following but whaddya expect? Some English guy dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh and now he has little nazis that’ll do whatever he commands and that want to have kids with him, I’m not joking.
Alright. I feel kinda ignorant. I do apologize to Tai MT, perhaps the second post directly attacking you was a little off-topic. Ok, very off-topic and I feel kinda, well, regretful for posting it now. I figured to attempt this 5 second gag just to see if I can comprehend your accusations of Spoony as lazy, and I truthfully agree. I don’t go to say HE’S lazy, but a 5 second gag truthfully is simple, non-creative, and rather lazy to accomplish. I take back my flames towards you in humble apologies, and I see things somewhat in the same way. I too, expect a little more than that from spoony; I prefer the Let’s Play because it doesn’t feel scripted at times (even though it sometimes is) and it’s still funny. So I hope to see more of that in the future. I think, however, the 5 second movies can be funny at times done in moderation and hope to see bits more in the future, but only in bite-size pieces mixed in with the other vids I’ve come to love from Spoony. Now, my opinion doesn’t really make a difference in the long-run, so I know it doesn’t matter what I hope to see. But also I made the accusation of “Spoony can do no wrong” without looking at it fully as a blind fanboy, and I was wrong. And I realized I was acting as a troll directly attacking you as well; I’m sorry for that. Now, allow me to also say to Tommy K, I re-watched some v-logs as well trying to find the one you were referring to, and yes, he admits he does make some money from here. Perhaps it wasn’t enough to justify a server purchase; yet, I feel he makes a nice sum after thinking of all the vids he’s released realizing that he gets a bit of revenue from each person watching it. even it’s only 0.05 cents a click, at 3000 views, that’s $150 for him right there. now of course you have taxes and others, but combine that with other vids he’s got. I’m not saying it’s a huge chunk, but it’s a nice sum. Anyways, I’ve said what I need to say, you can flame me, call me side-switcher, stab me with a spork, whatever. I don’t care; but after seeing how easy and just simple a 5 second is to do, I believe spoony’s better than that. I stand by that rather than my posts.
wow all i want is an update text or vid dont care just a update
i wont call you a side switcher or stab you with a spork, i’ll simply pat u on the back, you took a step back, saw the whole deal from a new angle, and came back with a more thought out reply, and for that good sir, no matter what trolls or flamers might say, i respect you, well done!
TK – and again, you know, Norwegian and all that lol
the fucks with all the arguing?
Idiots… that’s all I can say… he Does Not do this for a living! This is Free entertainment to us! I’m sure badmouthing him is a Great way to build up his confidence. With “fans” like you guys he doesn’t even need bashers… it looks like you have yourself an insatiable fanbase Spoony, don’t worry, they’ll pass in time.
I love how some of you have enough free time to sit here and write 1000 word arguments, counter arguments and needlessly pointless comments about a video that was uploaded for two simple reasons: 1 to entertain you and 2 to keep you busy until his next video is ready. It’s not like he has nothing happening in his life besides these videos, we should be grateful we get anything at all. Whether or not your opinion of the video is positive or not is entirely up to you, I’m not going to bitch and argue in an attempt to change your opinion, but saying he’s lazy just because he took the time to record, edit and come up with an idea for a 5 second movie is just ridiculous. I’d have thought people would have better things to do, I really do.
I actually thought this one was pretty funny, and over a hundred comments in to this and we finally got some stability to the comments too. still that scene was so much more funny when you see it for the first time in the film. poor miniature-fridge-sized Samuel L Jackson :P
Anyone catch what Cusack said there besides “WHAAAAAAAAAA” and “I want my DRINK”
LOL no caption in the world is able to decipher that outburst, but I wouldn’t blame him being fucked over so many times by that room. That movie was fucked up.
If you saw Zuul in your fridge pray for a quick death. “shudder”
I thought the movie was alright, wasn’t mind blowing, just alright.
I agree with this Tai MT fella. He’s had a bit of a slump in quality lately (and it’s been ages since his last review, heck, his last rant).
Hey guys me again, gotta bump because of the fighting going on here. I can’t watch any of the blip tv episodes. Not on spooney or TGWTG website. Can anyone help me? My guess is I have ad block on, but it wont work even if I turn it off.
click the video twice, it’s been acting up for me as well
Although I may not agree with your statements good sirs, I will fight to the death for your right to say it. : ) I do applaud the ones who are giving valid points and standing their ground and/or admitting when they made a mistake. I look at the videos this way. Even Wolfgang Puck, easy to remember chef, makes himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich now and then. Sure he can make some roasted duck with an orange glaze sauce with other fancy sounding side dishes but does he really lower himself when he makes a peanut butter sandwich?
i liked your video spoony it made me laugh.
i also like your fans they make me laugh =^_^=
Good God, Spoony! What have you done to us!? We’re…animals. ANIMALS!
It’s actually quite amusing. XD
Thanks for the Vid, too. Gave me the giggles. X3
okay lol this was the best five second review i’ve seen even if it is in others people words unoriginal and lazy. personally i dont know what the big fuss is over about this though its a five second review. all five second reviewasare videos using various clipsand splicing them together to make a quick joke or point
Dude, you’re late to the party. Debate has been over for a while now. I have no idea what it is you’re responding to. But, since you came here looking for a fight… Let me do my best to assauge that with logic.
I don’t honestly think anyone made a 1000 word argument or counter-argument. I’ll admit that I’m unnecessarily verbose in my comments or topics or just general chatter…. But I don’t even think I had a 1000-word argument in here. So, perhaps this is just an exaggeration. I think it’s safe to assume it is. Still, why pick 1000? Why not 10,000? Why not a lower number like 500? Is this your way of saying “Too long, didn’t read”? If it is, you’re only pointing out your own inadequacies as a human being.
As for pointless comments…. I would direct you at your own post. But, since “pointless comments” seem to be “in the eye of the beholder” like so many other things… I think it’s best if we leave it up to SPOONY to decide which comments were or were not pointless.
I will agree that something like this was probably put out as a way to entertain, but I doubt it was put out as a “holdover” before his next update. Five seconds of content will hardly hold someone over a single day. To assume it will, is to assume the masses are complete idiots and will endlessly watch anything, simply because it exists. Spoony most likely made these for revenue reasons, entertainment reasons, and as “payback” reasons to some of his friends for Crossover Videos. But, until he actually addresses the reasons he made them, we’ll never know for sure. And we all know what happens when you assume.
We all know Spoony has a life outside of this website. In fact, many of US have a life outside of this website as well. Many have kids, wives, husbands, families, work, school, friends, personal hobbies, etcetera. Most of us know Spoony likely has these things too. We aren’t saying, “give us a real update right now!” Or rather, I’m not, I can’t speak for others. I’m saying that these hardly qualify as an update and are pretty lazy as far as content is concerned.
“we should be grateful we get anything at all.” So… If you really believe this nonsense… Let me ask you a question…
Let’s say you’re a huge fan of someone or something. And for you, this someone or something has typically produced some pretty good content for you. But, suddenly, the content quality slips into the tank and isn’t even measurable on a scale, compared to the typical quality. Are you supposed to just say, “gee, I’m sure glad I at least got SOMETHING!” Or are you supposed to say, “What is going on, why has quality control suddenly gone out the window?” Only a fanboy would answer with the first answer. It’s as mindless and idiotic as it sounds. Do you accept an excrement sandwich from your favorite actor simply because they are your favorite actor? Do you say, “gee whiz! I’m so happy you at least gave me SOMETHING! YOU TOUCHED THIS! IT MUST BE WONDERFUL!”? Seriously and honestly? I can’t see how any sane or intelligent person would think that way.
How obsessive would you have to be in order to only think about getting ANY kind of content, instead of whether or not that content is any good? I would suggest you have a serious disorder and should probably see a psychiatrist of some sort. This may help you out in the long run.
“but saying he’s lazy just because he took the time to record, edit and come up with an idea for a 5 second movie is just ridiculous.” I’m sorry, but several posters (not myself) have already said that this was quite lazy, because of how little effort it takes to utilize the program required to make these things. They haven’t given a timeframe, but I doubt it would even take you twenty minutes to put a five second video together. Especially when you can search YouTube for whatever clips you like. And if it’s not there, you can probably find it elsewhere. The only real complication would be splicing in your own custom footage in with already existing footage. This would be a complication depending on your setup (if you record audio and video separately and at separate times, or if they’re stuck together). It would also be complicated if you had to do several takes in order to get one you wanted to use. But, this would probably hinge on how hard you wanted to make it on yourself, to have five seconds of content.
“I’d have thought people would have better things to do, I really do.” Me too. You know, like not trying to ressurect a dead discussion. Especially without having read any of it. I really would have thought you had better things to do.
Now, since my comment is WAYYYY longer than I intended… I just want to type a few more sentences.
An apology post is so rare that I think I will have to copy and paste it into a text document, save it to my harddrive, and maybe print out a copy to hang on my wall. It takes a lot of balls to stand up for what you believe in, but even more to admit when you’ve made a mistake. Whether or not you agree that the Five Second Gags are terrible is not why I’m writing this to you. You see, you did something few internet people ever do. That is, you stepped back and saw just what was being argued. You read the words and tried to understand them instead of jumping straight to an emotional response. This action alone lead you to an apology. Now, I don’t care if I get an apology or not. Across the internet, I never expect to recieve them at all. But, it is nice to get them. What I care about is that you actually learned something very valuable and important. Agree or Disagree, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you’ve just set yourself apart from other internet-goers and that will remain with you forever. You have my complete and total respect. If I’ve offended you at any point, I apologize as well. After all, I can’t let you take all the glory, can I? I hope to see you around, even if you end up on the other side of the discussion/debate again. It’ll be more fun next time, I promise.
You know, that’s an interesting point. I hadn’t thought of it like that. I suppose from time to time, “The Greats” are allowed to “phone it in” and do something reasonably lazy. But, I’d have to say there’s a flaw in your analogy… That is, the cook makes something simple and lazy for HIMSELF, and not for his patrons. Whereas, Spoony has done this for his patrons and not necessarily for himself.
Still, it’s a valid argument and makes a lot of sense. We don’t have to like the peanut butter and jelly sandwich from time to time, but sometimes it just has to be made. And, well, at least it’s cheaper than the 36oz. Top Sirloin with a Baked Potato, Rye Bread, and “drink of choice”.
Still though, I’m not a fan of watching a cook make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You don’t have much of a show if you spend time making those. Especially since anyone can do it. ~_^
Zuul, Mutha-Fucka, ZUUL!!!!
Lol. Good one, Spoony
Zuul mother fucker zuul!!!!
Funny, isn’t it?
Spoony posted this video to help people who really liked his videos pass the time and now there’s entire posts consisting of multiple paragraphs and arguments in here.
You boys are really spending some good timing writing all this stuff.
I think it also shows the power a simple video and a quick joke can have, I mean, would you have made such a big fuss over a long Spoony video?
Alright Spoony. I have been a big fan of yours ever sine you were linked on neogaf game forums. I personally don’t like much of the kids on neogaf (their personality and most of their one liners) but I go there for up to date news. Anyways, I have to say your best stuff comes from the video game reviews where you take the time and play the game and commentate on it (SWAT, Phantasmagoria,final fantasy etc) . These 5 second videos or cross over with those other internet personalities are really hit or miss (mostly miss). I do agree with Bun when he suggested that Spoony sort of jumped the shark after that big retrogeekmeeting.
Also I like to add that your fanboys on this site makes me cringe. Are they capable of enjoying anything without being such a god damn geek about it? Reminds me of neogaf.
the dude intentionally uses one really funny joke intentionally used by another internet critic and everyone starts a shit fit?
Real nice guys
Wow, nice flamewar. This is seriously good, i hope it gets to meme status and the trolls may just put it there.
love your videos spoony, ur !THE! dude :)
I like to think I’m capable of enjoying a great many things without being such a god damn geek about it; Like walking on the beach, or puppies, or programming a web-page with straight XHTML mixed in with XML that was written in some Python resembling code because the author forgot how to comment in english and thought playing a decoder game with Hexadecimal and Java would be MUCH more fun than simply saying , or drinking fine champagne. Just a few things I like to enjoy without being such a god damn geek.
i just wanna say that this movies is about his emotional stress after loosing a child… not about ghosts and gobbles and long legged beasts… that’s why john did a great job at acting…. so if you want a quick scare…. watch Final Fantasy VIII… When one sees the stress and emotional power one has to go through i think it makes the (a) story much better….
Who knew that such a short clip could spark so much goofy-ass debate. I like horror movies to be dime-a-dozen and disposable, 1408 was alright.
I laughed my ass off at this and watched it more than once.
“But I don't even think I had a 1000-word argument in here”
Word count in the post this is pulled from: 1275
“But I don’t even think I had a 1000-word argument in here”
I loved this movie. I’m glad this video didn’t comment on the quality of the overall film, and instead used what admittedly is a pretty goofy moment in it to perpetuate a running gag.
Seriously, this movie made me creeped out, and then a particular scene made me cry, and then the climax made me shout “Fuck Yeah!” and then the very end made me go “Whoa.” That to me is a good movie; that it illicit a wide range of emotional responses from me. Yeah, even laughing at this scene didn’t ruin it for me.
I saw this flick in the theater, and I wasn’t that impressed by it. I really prefer the short story.
I really loved the use of ZOUL! Fucking hilarious!
its spelled zuul
Hmm. Admittedly, I saw 1408 a LONG time ago. I remember that I liked it though. It’s not half as scary as the Shining (but, then again, not much is) but it was entertaining while it lasted.