Here’s the bottom 11 movies of the year…that I saw.
Very much enjoy your ‘worst of lists.’ Nice, succinct list. Have a Happy Holidays there, Noah.
Dude, you’re what… frickin’ 30? You’re not an old man. You’ll be a kickass old man someday, but as it stands now you’re just a kickass man.
No A Serbian Film, here, Spoony? Just from Brad’s response and the bit I could tolerate reading about it, I’m pretty sure that one has to be one of the worst things ever made. …then again, you’d probably never go to see it and be better for not having seen it.
I also love Twilight for it’s hilarious badness and was also very disappointed that this one just didn’t deliver. It got better from a fil making perspective, which meant there was no fun to be made about that and then the story got even duller, to a point where you couldn’t make fun about that anymore… :(
Damn man this is going to be one of those videos from you that is going to make me wait a little while before I watch it again. This is one of those videos that I hate watching from you or any critic. A video that says you are stupid ignorant and an easily amused dumb ass for liking these movies. You make it sound like your opinion is the only one whose matters when it isn’t, I can point to a lot of movies that you like that a lot of people would go “damn I can’t believe you like that kind of thing”.
Look man I’m not trying to berate you, I love your work man and I highly respect your opinion on most things. I have been a loyal fan of yours since your text review days. But man your beyond insulting people, your so much better at just pointing out what is wrong with a movie and why that movie sucks. Like you did here with Prince of Persia, Air bender, Devil and Twilight.
Again man, I love ya but this is one of those videos that’s kinda hard to watch. On the subject of the list, I more agree with you then disagree with you but I do have notable omissions like Tron and even the A team. There are things that worked more in their favor then against their favor for me but there are definitely things that hold them back from any real kind of greatness. They make it no where near the top or bottom for me their just kind of in the middle.
Yeah, I could tell that Spoony was still feeling bitchy after being told how absolutely wrong he is about Tron: Legacy by dozens of people who are supposed to adore and worship every word he speaks.
I still love you Spoony, but cry more.
It doesn’t really sound like “love”, you know. He is absolutely wrong about Tron? Did you read the reviews by professional movie critics? They are very mixed. If the consensus was that Tron is a masterpiece, you’d have a point, but this consensus does not exist. Oh, and did you know that the Cinema Snob vehemently disagrees with Spoony? Is he supposed to adore Spoony? I don’t think so.
He originally didn’t want to do such a video, but because the Final Fantasy X review was delayed because of unforeseen circumstances, he didn’t want to leave us without a Christmas video, and this format can be put together fast. Concerning the insults…Did you actually watch his videos? His style was always very confrontational.
Opinionated reviewers like Spoony are the most entertaining to watch. It’s also one of the reasons why I like Mark Kermode, a reviewer who says things like, “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about this film, but mine happens to be right.” It doesn’t bother me as it does you when they disagree with me. I’m not looking for any support for my opinion!
By the way, Kermode’s review of “Fred: The Movie” last week in which he drives Simon Mayo around the bend was great.
Actually, there were several times throughout Book of Eli that gave hints that he was blind. I liked the movie, the twist wasn’t bad, but the ending with Mila Kunis really felt out of place.
This one is well done, in classic conversational Spoony! I liked this video much more than the “Best of..” but hey, what the hell do I know?
Spoony, I have to ask. Have you actually seen the original TRON? Because if you have and you still went into Legacy expecting deep, mind blowing social commentary on electronics, you deserve to be disappointed.
He also gets caught up in “what could have been” scenarios, I’ve noticed. That kind of deep, mind blowing social commentary is the kind of theme that could go spectacularly wrong in the wrong hands, and to the Tron Legacy’s production team’s credit, they didn’t attempt to overreach: The kind of genius and writing skill required to make a story like work is surprisingly rare.
Well yeah, that, too. I’m just saying, if you’re really familiar with TRON, you’d know it really doesn’t have much going for it beyond the unique visuals and atmosphere. Fantastic movie, one of my all time favorites, and TRON 2.0 is one of the most overlooked games of all time, but really, there’s nothing special about the story. Never has been. Hopefully that remains constant, too, because I don’t want to overthink my special effects extravaganzas set inside a video game world.
He acknowledges that the original Tron had dumb story, but he, who has a background in computer science, also recognized the many little shout outs to real computers and programs in the original whereas in the sequel there is no such thing to be found.
i think there are plenty of shout outs to computer programming, it’s just that the script doesn’t call them by name in a likely attempt to avoid confusion for the non-tech saavy.
For example, the pet peeve that Clu’s light-cycles are not designed to go past the game arena: well, isn’t that a reference to computer file structure right there? Try taking out lightcycle.exe out of C:/Grid/Arena and into C:/Grid/Outlands, and it becomes useless without the supporting files in its original subfolder such as Lighcycle.ini and LCEngine.bin.
Spoony, seriously give MacGruber a rent. I went in with a bunch of friends to make fun of it and ended up LOVING it. It honestly has no right to be as surprisingly good as it was. Is it amazing? No. But it easily makes my top 10 of the year, which isn’t really saying much because this year was really a bad one for movies.
But again, MacGruber is no joke, totally worth a $1 rental from RedBox.
Nice Bebop poster there, Noah!
Also a pretty solid list, very justified. Now let’s see what you have in stock for your other list…
MacGruber was an awesome movie.
Still disagree with you on Tron Legacy and that crack about being easily amused…well I suppose that’s partly true considering I visit your website so much but also very not true as almost all movies suck so hard I refuse to see them and typically my refusal pays off seeing how BAD those films inevitably are. Tron Legacy though well, you were wrong on SO many levels it was making me feel bad to hear your take on the film in both inaccurate scene descriptions to how little you seemed to be able to have an imagination and almost asking to be spoon fed reasons why things happened. Hate to say it but I was embarrassed for you and still am as you have this need to defend your position in the face of people being able to point out how wrong you are in your own comments section but, that’s OK you have it set in your mind that you’re right so just ignore them and never see the movie again in a more objective way with the points people made in comment to what you think you remember about the film. Oh well, here’s hoping your top 11 films list doesn’t have as large a black spot in it as this.
Maybe the A-team was a dumb action film, maybe I’m easily amused, but I had some fun watching it precisely because the characters had fun while breaking the laws of physics (the same reason Devil May Cry 3 worked so much better than any other installment in the series). At least it was not supposed to be something much bigger and deep like Tron was.
I don’t quite get your Devil May Cry 3 analogy, how does DMC3 break the laws of physics any more than the other games, and how does it make the game work any better? Well, except the cutscene where Dante leaps off the edge of that building (the Temin-gru? Something like that) and fights demons during his descent.
I’d just like to know your reasoning.
What I meant is that Dante is having a lot of fun while doing all this crazy things, just like the characters in the A-team movie, wich makes it more enjoyable for the one who’s watching.
Wanna know what would have saved The Prince of Persia? If Jake Gyllenhall was replaced by C.M. Punk.
I can’t wait until you review “Breaking dawn”…That will show the true demonic nature of Bella as a complete cock-tease, sex obsessed vampire who is so over-the-top god like in her powers that even fans of the novels wanted S meyers to re-write the book and get rid of the birth scene and bellas attitude.
Oh, and apparently it’s in two parts…just like harry potter….so we have 2 more years of Twilight
I still think you are too harsh on Tron Legacy, yes it has a few holes (several commenters were easily able to argue against your points), yes it sucks that Bruce Boxleitner wasn’t in the film as much, but I waited over a year for this film and I certainly wasn’t disappointed, and I review films as a hobby so I am picky.
Also, where was The Expandables? I can agree to some point that it wasn’t a bad movie but it was a major disappointment, THAT was a film that could’ve been so much more. The A-Team was a much better movie because that one wasn’t taking itself seriously and who cares if it broke the laws of physics, it was more fun to watch.
Oh man, I liked quite a few from this list – The A Team, Prince of Persia (Gyllenhal is Jewish and that area was part of Persia….that counts for something right?), MaGruber and you even mentioned The Other Guys as being unfunny. I also liked Devil. Damn, and I usually synch up pretty well in your opinions on films up till now.
The A Team was great fun with absolutely spot on casting…even Rampage Jackson did well. PoP had some cool action scenes, a decent performance from Gyllenhal who I think captured the tone of the Prince from Sands of Time really well, and it was very faithful to the game – keeping the Prince’s acrobatics etc.
MaGruber was funny, and the obvious McGyver jokes were not over used. Funny in a stupid way I should clarify, not clever in the slightest, but any film with Val Kilmer acting like that is tip top in my book.
Ah well, if we all liked the same stuff it’d be a boring ass life. Merry Christmas everyone, (and Happy Holidays for the overly sensitive/political correct/blubbering vagina crowd).
I knew it would be between twilight and last airbender
Yes! Finally someone thinks The Other Guys was a crappy and unfunny film. I’m getting so tired of Will Ferrell and his humour at the moment, I loved him in Anchorman and a number of other films, but here he’s just SO annoying.
Anyway, having seen absolutely none of the films listed, I can’t quite give my opinion on the list, but I found it entertaining nonetheless, good job Spoony.
Come on! seriously? Tron was awsome, u just sit your expectations too high. That movie was amazing.
You like nothing, SpoonyOne. I’m so relieved now that I said that.
By the way, isn’t it your role in this whole experiment to go watch the movies you believe are going to blow so you can review them? How do you avoid them like the plague?
Watch his best movie of 2010. BTW You don’t need to be a film major to see that movies like MacGruber and Little Folkers (finally a movie that tells us what the movie industry really thinks of us) are going to be flaming piles of shit.
I know. And the first sentence was ironic.
So Spoony is a fan of xkcd? Awesome!
The only redeeming quality of TRON was and is Daft Punk. The sad part about that is that the soundtrack could have been better if they used tracks from Homework and Human After All. In fact on itunes their highest rated song is Derezzed. Its sounds just like Robot Rock. Why not just use the track?
….the a-team movies sucks….yet you say you like twilight…
al the credit you had with me just went down the shitter..
i loved the tv series when growing up, and yes the movie was uncalled for as seeing that the A-team is an always will be
the dudes from the tv series, but as brainless entertainment goes, it was a pretty fun ride
anyway way better than your WWE rantings where you devoted your time to
and it shows.. this site was way more funny and sweet when you did stuff by your self
and it looks like you think you’ve made it in the big time or something.. telling you dude, your not all that, a few years back you where much funnyer and likeable than what this site has become now
and about kevin smith, he’s a better speaker than a director ( he’s so entertaining just talking out in front of people,
don’t see others doing that quite like he does, and cop out was his first ‘action movie’ the script was handed to him,
and as seeing that bruce willis asked him to do something one day,
he took it and made the movie with him, considering how smith roles,
and as for a first time action director, i think it’s an oke movie,
the blue ray extra’s are the best though, in anny case, it’s way more comprehensive that what ever you have done
He likes to Twilight because the movies make him laugh at their sheer incompetence and bad casting.
He likes Twilight ironically. He likes to laugh at Twilight. He’s one of those people who can watch a bad movie and be entertained by it.
Obvious troll is obvious.
M. Night Failaman just needs to go away, or be hanged for treason against the fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Love the shirt Spoony, I also have it and it’s my favorite :)
Man I liked Cop-Out… but at least it’s at the top of the list
Is that a Cowboy Bebop poster I spy in the background? I thought you didn’t like good anime…then again considering that Highlander: The Source was the last poster in that spot, I’m not entirely sure that you like it at all.
This list I can more or less agree with apart from A-Team, though I haven’t seen tron yet to judge it.
I completely disagree about the Fockers series. I haven’t seen the latest, but the sequel was pretty good and the original was hilarious.
I was a little surprised to see A-Team on there. As you explained, I realized “Wow! I love this movie for all the reasons you hate it!” I dunno. A-Team has always been one of the few places where I can accept all the physics-defying fight scenes that would put lesser anime to shame, when I would call bullshit anywhere else. ….Maybe it’s the theme song.
The A-team always bent the laws of physics. I watched it for the manly action scenes and Murdock.
I think the only one I can disagree with is Eli, since I haven’t seen many of these either. As others have said, there are hints to Eli’s blindness (or he may not have even been blind…if you ask Denzel himself…), or at least that’s what I caught thinking about it in retrospect. I’ll admit, the braile Bible is a bit of a stretch, seeing as how a book the size of the Bible if written in braille would be huge. Maybe it’s just the religious nut in me (odd, considering the violence and language in Eli) but I really liked the flick.
Aww I wish I had a Cowboy Bebop poster. That is so epic!
A decent list, which is more than I can say for most “lists” on the internet. I have to join the bandwagon and say the A-Team was awesome and I can’t fathom why you hated it. I can understand not liking it all that much; we all have our tastes. But vehemently despising it?
Anyway, I can only guess you didn’t actually see the Other Guys or that would have replaced Cop Out. Trust me, it was worse. Cop Out at least had a more interesting plot and Bruce Willis.
I can compromise that the ONLY reason Last Airbender was not number one was because of Twilight. Having not seen Eclipse myself (I am not giving this woman my money), I did unfortunately see what is sure to be MNS final directorial wet fart of his career.
“I always knew you were a bender”
classic scriptwriting there mister night shymalon hahehehhoohooo (or however you spell your last name)
thing is – night is not even his real name, he just put that there to feel more of a horror big shot
Hey there, Spoony. Just another one of the thousands of fans you have around the world. I saw your videos of the top 11 best and worst movies of the year, and I have to say they’re all very good lists. Granted, I think I’ve gone out to see, like, ONE movie in theaters this year, as I’ve kind of been suspicious of ridiculously-numbered sequels and just movies in general, though a lot really didn’t pop out at me as anything I’d honestly want to watch outside of RED…Which was awesome.
Anyway, while I’m certainly not a critic myself (at least, not a very good one), I do feel I have to point out something, and I hope I don’t sound like I’m trying to change your style or anything, but I do feel that it was somewhat wrong to claim that a person who can go to a movie that is, essential, a dumb action movie (taken from your words since I actually haven’t seen it) and actually enjoy themselves. We have to remember that movies, while they should be innovative, really only have the responsibility of holding our attention for a few hours and making us enjoy ourselves. Nothing can always be innovative, because if everything was innovative, then it would slowly become dull, almost like we expect it by then and the wow factor is lost. We NEED movies that don’t really raise standards every once in awhile, that just put us in theaters (or on our couches from my perspective) and just entertain. Without movies like that, how will directors with innovative ideas have anything mediocre to compare them to?
So if someone went out and enjoyed Tron: Legacy, I wouldn’t go out to say that their standards are too low. Then again, this is coming from a guy who can simultaneously sit down and actually enjoy Dungeons and Dragons: The Movie (mainly thanks to Jeremy Iron’s over-the-top evil bad wizard performance) while being disappointed that it has almost nothing to do with Dungeons and Dragons, but my point still stands. Sometimes a level of tolerance for something bad is a good thing, because if you’ve sat down to a movie and you didn’t feel it wasted your time, then that movie has done its job, in my opinion. Anyway, I’ll leave you to your work and stop hassling you. Still think you are the funniest man on the internet and I hope to see the end of Final Fantasy soon!
My brother-in-law wanted to see Tron: Legacy this past week and took me along for the ride. We saw it in 3D and right before the movie even started, there was a warning sign that went along the lines of, “there are some scenes in this movie that are 2D. This is how the movie was filmed.” This seemed very odd to me. With a lot of other movie franchises going 3d, you’d think that with a series like Tron of all movies, they would shoot it like that too. What 3d there was seemed very subtle and only a few times did it look cool. The action was good, but the story didn’t leave any impact with me because it’s hard to make an impact with anything that’s full of holes. It’s kind of like throwing plain donuts at someone.
So The Cinema Snob has bad taste, b/c he enjoyed Tron saying people who don’t are nitpicking. A Team I feel is aware of it’s niche as a dumb action movie and does its best to work with that. As for Prince of Persia, come on it’s the first good game movie, as opposed to mountains of Uwe Bowl esc. crap. At least give the movie credit for taking a step in the proper direction.
My brother-in-law wanted to see Tron: Legacy this past week and took me along for the ride. We saw it in 3D and right before the movie even started, there was a warning sign that went along the lines of, “There are some scenes in this movie that are 2D. This is how the movie was filmed.” That seemed very odd to me. With a lot of other franchises going 3D, you would think that a series like Tron of all movies would go this route too. What 3D there was seemed subtle and only looked cool a few times. The action was good, but the story didn’t leave any impact with me because it’s hard to leave an impact with anything that’s full of holes. It’s kind of like throwing plain donuts at someone.
I actually liked Robin Hood. Hard to say why for sure. I think because I went in with no knowledge of the film an expected just a remake of the same old story. But instead got an original story an so was more entertained than I thought I would be. But I agree its a very slow paced movie.
I might get hate for this but I loved the a-team movie. Then again I’ve been a fan even after they were no longer popular. I am cool with Spoony not liking it. He expressed his reasons pretty well.
Plus, Spoony’s too darn cute to be mad at!
Loved the video, and agreed most of them (Have not seen Tron 2 yet).
That being said, I’m sorry you weren’t able to do the holiday special you wanted for us.
But maybe this will cheer you up, since i know you read the comments.
It’s my Holiday special! I did a holiday review of a bad video game done all in rhyme,
let me know what you think!
I want you to know that you inspired me to do this!
Merry Christmas Spoony!
AHHH COWBOY BEBOP MOVIE! AWESOME!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!
Camp value? He’s obsessed with Reb Brown and “Big Trouble in Little China”. The Spoonyone is an expert on Camp appreciation.
I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but I liked Book of Eli (the twist makes sense if you re-watch it), A-Team, Robin Hood and Tron: Legacy. As for the others, I didn’t really see them, so I can’t say if I agree or not.
But I refuse to watch Twilight. Refuse.
Did he ever watch Iron man 2? Personally, that has to be one of my favorites from this year. .-.
this list fails with the omission of Predators, and the addition of Tron: Legacy
Cowboy Bebop movie poster hell fucking yes!
Am I the only one totally psyched by Spoony’s xkcd shirt? XD
(And the Cowboy Bebop poster, though perhaps he has that one up ironically…)
Twilight. I will resist going on a rant about it and suffice to say Stephanie Meyer has raped the fantasy-gothic-vampire genre, and the victim is not willing to testify against her. The books are the personification of shoddy writing (oh god, the shoddy writing), purple prose, boring and nonsensical plots, nightmarishly one dimensional characterization, and a mary sue main character that reads straight out of a 13 year old girl’s fanfic. It will forever be remembered as the tortured remnants of a dark era in human history, and represents a pathetic turn in literature that horrifies everyone who has ever read anything halfway decent. Ever (and I’m including every Buffy the Vampire Slayer tie-in book). The movies were never going to be able to correct a backbone so horrendously badly formed and it shows.
Hey, I guess I DID go on a rant about it.
In any case, I just wanted to say that it’s a well-balanced list and the flaws are reasoned well. A couple of those movies (like Tron: legacy and The A Team) are going to be “love it or hate it” polarizing, because what is one person’s nightmare is another’s fantasy and all that; and you will always have some portion of the fanbase who will either immediately love or hate a sequel or a re-make made over twenty years later. Some movies though, like “The Little Fockers” of “Yogi Bear” just make you wince at even seeing the ads, and you know right there and then that if you walked into a movie theatre and saw that movie, everybody inside would be dead within an hour of play-time and you’d probably be soaked in human blood. Fingers crossed for a new set of movies in the new year and will someone PLEASE get M.Night.Shamylan AWAY from the writers desk? Man can shoot a great movie but he canNOT write to save his life.
Meh, I liked Meet the Parents. I didn’t care for the second one and there isn’t anyway I’m going to the third one.
I can agree to disagree, but insulting me for liking a movie you didnt is just low.
It’s only an insult if you think being called “easily amused” is offensive. I sometimes wish I could be easily amused and impressed with entertainment these days myself. I’d at least have more to talk about with people.
i guess you’re right its my own fault for taking these videos so seriously. I got to learn to stop doing that, but hey live and learn
It was meant to be insulting. I haven;t watched the Tron movie (and I’m not really familiar with the series at all), so I’m not defending the movie. Saying that people are easily amused is one thing, but he clearly said people who enjoy it have “low standards” clearly implying that his tastes are somehow high class and elite. Just because he doesn’t like a film, it doesn’t mean that only people with less standards than himself do and just because he likes a film, it doesn’t make it a work of cinematic art like he seems to think Scott Pilgrim is.
I liked The Last Airbender. and……..in response to how you described Eclipse…oh my god Twilight is the Room!!! Quick, hide it from Tommy Wiseau, he’ll sue for unnecessary reasons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I liked Book of Eli, myself. Otherwise, I completely agree (though I still haven’t seen Tron Legacy yet)
I saw trailers for Jonah Hex and I thought no way this could be good. I’ve read all the comic books and he never existed in the Weird West. Heck, even the Vertigo series from the early 90s were more grounded in reality than these ones. Hex is simply the comic book version of the Man with No Name and his stories work best if they are written as such. His only super ability is that he hits whatever he is aiming at, which is something most western heroes can do.
I am a huge fan of Jonah Hex from the comic books and I read all of the comic books he’s been in. I think his current revival run is probably the best he’s ever been, but it only works because the correct writer is writing the stories.
I love the current series. Gritty as all hell westerns about a dude with a melted face bounty hunting the SHIT out of people. Looks like True Grit will make up for Jonah Hex though, I need to wash that crap out with a good western.
I still don’t get how being 30 years old makes you an old man.
I turn 30 next year, while I don’t feel “elderly”…I certainly understand the weirdness of having now seen several decades.
socialize with or eaves-drop on early twenty-somethings in social places..that’s made me feel old at 31.
Because the Internet has warped time. I’m almost 30 myself, and the behaviors, attitudes, and priorities of people in their late teens and early 20s baffle me at times. I started college this year, and every moment I spent on campus made me feel ancient.
Now in my case, I didn’t really “get” those people when I was their age, but my aging has made my disconnect significantly more pronounced.
Spoony, your schedule has never been an issue for me. I’ve always been fine with you taking time
You know that none of us want you to rush and be in bad health because of it, Spoony. Take all the time you need for the next videos. We don’t want you sick over the holidays! :))
Meet The Parents is hilarious, the A-Team TV series is a classic, and the Twilight films have contributed to some of the greatest Rifftrax to date.
That is all. Happy holidays Spoony!
Wow, color me shocked. I am stunned that The Expendables was nowhere on your list.
One of my friends actually fell asleep during The Wolfman, awful film. Merry Christmas Spoony!
You know what bugged *me* about Book of Eli? It’s not “he was blind the entire time” twist, I could even sorta kinda buy that. Barely. But the thing that pissed me off is how “It’s a Bible.. in Braille!” was played as some incredibly smart twist, an ultimate “the joke’s on you!” for the bad guy.
I mean.. hello! It’s in Braille, not in some impossible-to-brake cipher! Get a pen, turn on your brain and start deciphering, it isn’t really THAT hard… I mean geez, the “HOLY BIBLE” title already gives you eight letters to work with!
Oh, and I agree with the list, although I think “Pandorum” and “Expendables” definitely need a spot in there…
Tron Legacy had the same problem that the Star Wars prequals had. They didn’t need to be good. Like Lucas. Disney knew that there were enough fans of the fanchise that they would go see anything with Tron in the title. That being said. It could have been a hell of a lot worse.
As for the Book of Eli, It was one of two things. Either he was a seeing man that could read brail or, like the bald goon in the movie said. “It’s like he’s protected by somthing” Obviously God’s protecting included the ability to see.
Wolfman used the jump scare tactic WAY too much. But asside from that I can’t really find fault with it. I thought it was a very good remake to the orginal. And I’m by no means a fan of remakes to sucsessful movies.
As for A-team, Spoony you are my favorite Critic and I always enjoy watching your videos, But screw you, A-team was fun!
The rest of the Movies……..yeah I completely agree with you on.
I dunno, that freaky Nutcracker movie looked kinda interesting–something I might have liked to see. Which is, of course, why it was never ever advertised where I live, and this is the first I heard of it. Argh.
Here is the best synopsis of Twilight: Eclipse- talking, talking, talking, talking, talking, RUNNING, talking, talking, talking, talking, MOAR RUNNING, talking, talking, talking, 2 MINUTE ACTION SEQUENCE, talking, talking, fin.
And for the record, Kevin Smith merely DIRECTED Cop Out..he didn’t write it. And his best film was Chasing Amy, not Clerks.
And I’m VERY surprised you didn’t have Clash Of The Titans in there somewhere.
You know Spoony, I don’t really criticize people over matters of opinion very often. The only time I do is when said opinion makes it clear they haven’t considered something – not necessarily by intent, sometimes an honest mistake. And in this case it regards Tron Legacy.
While I could argue how Tron Legacy doesn’t have as many plot holes as even many of it’s fans claim(most of the plot holes are explained in the film, just not very well so you have to think differently to piece most of them together, which is definitely a mark against the film), it’s not worth it since if the rest of the movie had been done well enough for you to enjoy it, you’d probably figure them out yourself easily enough. Though I will note your comments on your Twitter feed regarding Clu beating them to the portal despite his planes never being clearly shown to be faster was the most brainless criticism towards the film I’ve ever heard, since they ARE shown to be appreciably faster than the heroes’ plane – and even after that, one of their engines gets shot out during the dogfight, which would slow them down even more.
But I’m getting away from my point. Here’s the thing: EVERYTHING you said about Tron Legacy when you covered it’s entry CAN ALSO BE SAID WORD-FOR-WORD ABOUT THE ORIGINAL TRON and be just as accurate. If it wasn’t a bad thing for the first movie, I don’t see how it can be a bad thing here. There are OTHER legitimate problems with the film, but what you’ve said in this video honestly makes no sense when you think about it this way. Honestly, what you stated is pretty much the reason the first film was bashed by critics and bombed in mainstream audiences.
But I’m getting away from my point. Here’s the thing: EVERYTHING you said about Tron Legacy when you covered it’s entry CAN ALSO BE SAID WORD-FOR-WORD ABOUT THE ORIGINAL TRON and be just as accurate.
You realize he’s not too keen on the original Tron either, right?
In the Tron Legacy review, Spoony said he LIKED the original movie. He had issues with it, yes, but he expressly said “I liked it.”
(and yeah – I just double-checked that to make sure I wasn’t mis-remembering)
What you may have been able to forgive in 1982 may not be forgivable in 2010. With 28 years between films, you’d think the problems with the first would be more than adequately fixed, not made worse. The original Tron may not have been very good (if at all) but it did manage to draw you into a fictional world and hold you there for most of the movie. The same can’t be said of Tron: Legacy.
To be honest, if people still like the original Tron, it’s only for nostalgia’s sake (I don’t think Spoony would argue this). If you think you do genuinely like it, than he’s right: you need to raise your standards. Life’s too short to waste your time and money on this junk.
To apply your argument so absolutely is itself wrong. Nobody’s taste in films can truly be considered right or wrong, regardless of whether or not they have high standards.
I can’t believe I’m making THIS comparison, but it’s like debating whether or not the Halo franchise has produced good games. The people who like it enjoy it because they just want to have fun and little else matters, while the haters want more out of their gaming experience(and both sides back up their argument with bullshit most of the time). You can’t say either argument is right or wrong, because fun is the core element of gaming. The same is true of movies.
I enjoyed Tron Legacy because it was what it needed to be – same reason I liked the first Transformers movie, but not the second. They’re not trying to weigh it down with more than they need to. Sometimes that backfires for some viewers, but if nothing else it prevents atrocities like The Last Airbender. I’d much rather watch a movie that’s lacking than a movie that’s overloaded with too much unnecessary crap. Movies like The Matrix, Avatar, Citizen Kane, and other cinematic greats are, well, GREAT. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable film from LESS content – the 80s were all about that. I’m of similar mindset to Brad Jones on Tron Legacy – it feels like an 80s throwback with modern special effects.
Spoony is wrong to say our standards are too low. We’re just more open to more different types of entertainment – and there’s nothing WRONG with that. All it means is that guys like me will disagree with him more often on individual films.
I guess I missed that. I thought I remembered him saying once he didn’t think the first film was that good.
I think you misinterpreted his comment that it was “ainful” to watch. He quantified that as being physicall painful and that the effects were a strain on the eye – which they are. But he finished up by stating he liked it.
I did like the A-team and Tron Legacy (as I said before), if you went to the A-team movie expecting clever and subtle you obviously never watched the original series. Really as far as Tron Legacy is concerned, go watch brad’s review, it sums up my feeling about the movie…
As far as some of the honorable mentions that Nutcracker movie looks bad, why is it that when a remake and/or sequel to an old literary work does well everyone and their grandmother looks up popular books to make into grim remakes, I mean really people, STOP IT ALREADY!!!!
I saw MacGruber. It was enjoyable, but by no means a good movie. For being based on a MacGuyver parody, the MacGruber movie actually did little to parody its original inspiration. I can only recall MacGruber creating one homemade gadget in the entire movie.
Only ones I’ve seen on that list are “Prince of Persia” and “The Last Airbender”. I found “Prince of Persia” to be passable; nothing great, but not particularly bad. What really baffles me is how much people slam it JUST for the whole overblown race issue. As for “The Last Airbender”… I wanted to like it. I really did. I’m a big fan of the original series and through the whole thing I was telling myself “It wasn’t so bad.” It was. I just hold on to such delusions so that it doesn’t bother me so much.
I liked Robin Hood.
Yeah, Robin Hood tried to be a history lesson about the Magna Carta, but it failed miserably in that endeavour. It’s not historically accurate, AT ALL. Which is hilarious considering that they attempted to ground the Robin Hood story in historical fact.
All other movies except, “the Wolfman”, “A-Team”, and “The Book Of Eli”, I agree with. Although, I do have to agree with the superfulous plot twist with the book of eli.
Wolfman has a good reason for sucking.
They changed the produser 3 times and the music team got switched 2 times
Ummm Jonah Hex hasn’t aged well with the time? Other than the current volume of Jonah Hex being one of the most consistently good DC books on the market (and even at the current series’s worst, it’s still more readable than whatever’s going on in Batman and ESPECIALLY Green Lantern, which jumped the fucking shark in a major way during Blackest Night).
The films adaptation was garbage, but don’t shit on the grievously ignored source material.
I did not see a single one of the movies on either list. I’d ask for a gold star, but I did have to endure The Other Guys for my mom’s birthday. You didn’t officially put it in your lists, but I’m sure it was nipping on your brain to be included.
I just want to say it’s funny how Spoony and many others loved Star Trek 09 but hated Tron Legacy. Almost everything he said about Tron, can be used to describe the last Star Trek. The plot is stupid and full of holes, an excuse to watch pretty action scenes, it didn’t have to be just a dumb action flick. Just wanted to point that out.
u know the fockers movies have gone on for a long time, but i guess its more a family movie as my mother and I watched those movies and we loved them. Just saying its a family movie so i guess thats why i wouldnt watch it or care too. Gosh i saw tron coming. lol
No Vampires Suck?? Wow, these movies must have been HORRIBLE to top that. Merry Christmas, Spoony One!
Spoony your wrong about the book of eli, if you watch the movie he never shoots anyone before they make a noise, he cuts of the guys hand as soon as he touches him, and he only kills anyone when their moving of making noise. Also he hears a bird because his other senses are raised because he’s blind. Theres a lot of hints to him being blind. Give it a second watch spoony you’ll notice them, im not a fanboy of the movie but just thought i’d explain what i mean.
Also come on spoony vamipes suck was out this year now THAT was awful lol
Spoony just insulted his friend the Cinema Snob by accident….again. lol
I hate to be this guy but I do need to take some issues with this list.
First of all because I am a huge fan, I need to say something in defense of Kevin Smith. Now I’m not defending Cop Out. I never saw it, but it looked really bad. But Kevin has made some of the funniest and most thought provoking films you will ever find. Yes some of his movies have been lacking in the intelligence department, but Dogma is one of my top favorite films of all time. I don’t think I have ever laughed harder and thought more while watching a movie.
You complained about the acting in The Wolfman? How? Why? Where was the bad acting in this movie? Hopkins was kinda phoning it in, but even Hopkins phoning it in is still badass. I’m not saying this was a great movie, but I enjoyed the hell out of it, particularly because of the acting. If you had called it out for being not scary or poorly written I couldn’t really say anything to that because those would be legitimate problems, but the acting? Seriously?
A long time ago, you said that if Michael Bay had made Transformers 2 with just robots fighting you couldn’t really say anything to that. It’s not like the A-Team was ever trying to be anything particularly intelligent or innovative and yes you can fault it for that. But all the A-Team movie ever set out to be was an action-packed explosion fest with a cheesy story that doesn’t take itself seriously and it was FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!! I mean Liam Neeson is like Sean Connery to me. He elevates (almost) anything that he is in just me being his badass self and he kicked ass in this movie, and this movie kicked ass as well. Speaking of which I know I just praised the man, but where was Clash of the Titans on this list?
Anyway having said all that I do agree with the majority of this list, but on those three issues I just couldn’t keep quiet. Love your videos Spoony. Don’t ever change.
Good list although I do have to disagree with you on The A-Team. I honestly thought it pretty much gave what was advertised, and I went into it expecting to be pretty disappointed. But I thought in the end it was a pretty fun albeit stupid update to a pretty fun, albeit stupid TV show. I thought most of the casting did a surprisingly good job (Except the guy who did Howling Mad Murdoc), The story while predictable at times was at least followable unlike some of the other films of the year, and from what I understand the creator of the TV show (Who has since passed away) had a pretty big hand in making the movie. Yeah the Tank scene was enough to make some people groan, and the original cast member cameos should have been placed better. But for a 90 minute piece of fan service to those of us who were in Elementary school in 1985 I thought it succeeded.
Was it entirely neccesary? No.
Was it anywhere near a top tier movie anyone would rewatch again, and again? Defintely not.
But it was fun, and I found it a lot less plothole ridden than a certain other “B movie on the big screen”.
Could easily do worse, and most of the other ones on the list are probably indeed (Can’t say I saw ALL of those.)
Anyway keep up the great work man. I enjoy the vlogs, and eps greatly. :)
Would disagree with you on Book of Eli. Wasn’t he only “legally” blind… not completely blind? He’d still have vision, just very impaired. Besides that, he’d learn over the years to rely on his other senses more. If you’ve noticed he never acted unless he usually felt something or heard something, though I’ll admit at times with this in mind what he had done in the movie can be pretty unbelievable. So I’ll give you that.
What bugged me about Book of Eli was the flagrant advertising especially prevalent in the beginning of the movie. I’m sorry, but that Tractor Trailer with the “Busch” Beer logo came in WAAAY too clear… and it was pretty much a steady shot for quite a few seconds of that damn truck.
I also had it pegged that he was carrying the Bible… I actually thought “The Book of Eli” was one of the books of the Bible that he was carrying with him, not his name… then again I was raised Catholic… I never read a King James Bible.
I was a little disappointed with this movie after I saw it… but I did like it, and liked it more the 2nd time around.
I disagree with you on quite a few things here, but the only thing I think you’re wrong about is Jonah Hex NOT THE MOVIE, relax. Hex “Hasn’t aged well”? Have you seen any of the recent issues of the comic? Jonah Hex kicks ass, and that’s why it’s such a shame that the movie sucked.
Hell, the recent Hex books have been some of the more well received ones.
You watch Cowboy Bebop?! I thought you hated anime!
I know so many people who really don’t like anime but still have a soft spot for CB. It’s just that damn good.
Ah, just two points:
1. Jake is Jewish, him playing the Prince is fair claim. Avatar is a far bigger gripe.
2. Vampires Suck came out this year.
Yes, Vampires Suck did come out this year. I forgot all about that. By and large this was a pretty solid list. The A Team was a little high on the list though.
But I love the A-Team :(
The show has a huge nostalgic factor for me since I grew up watching it.
And I watched the entire series before the movie came out, and got that great nostalgic 80’s action/comedy feeling from it. But I expected the movie to be horrible.
It. Was. Awesome fun. Was it great, no, although moments were. But it was a lot of fun. A dvd I wouldn’t mind having.
I’m so glad that someone out there has enough sense to pan the “Meet the Parents” series. Cause misunderstandings ontop of each other are hysterical, especially when it makes me sympathize with Ben Stiller who is as funny as hernia surgery.
I sadly must disagree with you on The Book Of Eli, but this one seems to be a love it or hate it movie. Maybe after seeing the completely unsubtle and spoonfeeding that was Avatar, something that had action and some more subtle themes with a more interesting twist ending was more palatable. Kudos for being an Internet celebrity also to diss Kevin Smith. The guy has had one great movie and a couple of average ones where endless profanity, Star Wars jokes and cameos make up the humor.
Thank you very much for the list Spoony, take care and have a great day.
I am easily amused and have low standards, apparently.
well then Merry…
Oh, good Lord, thankfully someone else hates the “Meet the Parents” series as much as I do. There is a difference between funny and just ridiculous.
Nutcracker 3D has Holocaust imagery in it? Holy hell, I did not know that. I… wow.
I also refuse to watch the Meet the Parents sequels. The first was barely passable. I had no interest in the second, even less in the third.
And now, apparently, Hoffman and De Niro want to do another one. :s
I was stunned to find that I actually enjoyed Macgruber. It’s incredibly stupid but made me laugh at its ridiculousness.
I totally agree that it’s a movie that has no audience though. It’s a head-scratcher as to how this one got green-lit in the first place. Predictably it made no money – I didn’t bother with it until it hit video.
Fortunately it doesn’t get too wrapped up in the premise of being a Macgyver spoof, since I probably wouldn’t get many of those jokes – it just focuses on the wacky characters and scenarios. Not really a good movie, but not nearly as bad as I anticipated.
I also didn’t hate The A Team, it’s nothing special but it met my admittedly low expectations. I thought The Book of Eli was much worse.
For your comment on Tron Legacy, my standards are not too low and I am not easily amused. I love good deep and well written story; like Hotel Rwanda, Big Fish, In the Heat of the Night, Casablanca, Paprika, and so many more!
Out of curiousity, why wasn’t Vampires Suck in your honorable mentions? It’s from the guys who made Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie, that’s good enough!
It’s fun how you slowly boil up towards the end of the list and finally just calmly explain how sucky Twilight is.
About Tron: I was really interested in seeing the movie, but luckily I was also smart enough to watch some reviews and trailers first. The main reason I will not watch the movie is that it does not look at all like Tron to me. Just because you have “better” graphics doesn’t mean you can’t use similar effects to the ones in the 20 goddamned years old movie.
“To everyone that enjoyed this movie, you are easily amused and your standards are too low.” So that’s why I enjoy your videos so much.
I must say I’m surprised that you really disliked The Book of Eli. While I can understand you not liking the twist, especially since it was so obvious that there was going to be a twist, I figured that you would enjoy watching Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman’s performances. That was what I liked about the movie at least.
Also, while Prince of Persia was by no means great, I felt like it was a step towards better video game movies and a step away from Uwe Boll, which is a very good thing.
Really I’m more surprised that so many people are defending The Book of Eli. I mean, yeah the action was decent, but that movie sucks! I mean, it takes place in an apocalyptic world that was destroyed by Manbearpig? It modernizes the story of fucking Mormonism? I kept expecting to hear the “dum dum dum dum dum” song from that South Park episode. Really this movie lost all credibility for me the moment it started implying that the King James Bible somehow made Eli bulletproof. Subtle. Very subtle. You think maybe this movie is pro religion? Yeah it’s very respectful to religion to have blatant product placement for Ipod and Busch Beer in your movie.
The product placement in the movie I agree with you 100% and really took me out of the experience of the movie. Once I watched the movie a 2nd time it didn’t bug me as much… except for that damn Busch Beer truck.
“Really this movie lost all credibility for me the moment it started implying that the King James Bible somehow made Eli bulletproof. Subtle.”
If you’re talking about several of the shootouts in the movie… it’s pretty much a movie cliche for antagonists to be horrible shots. Didn’t take me out of the movie experience, I’m used to it. If you’re talking about when Gary Oldman shot Eli, though… maybe it wasn’t a vital organ? Gary did aim for the heart… he could have very well missed. Eli did die by the end of the movie… I think/assume from infection (not sure if they explained that). Gary Oldman’s character was suffering an infection from the bullet wound in his leg through most of the movie. I’m sure that would be enough to kill someone if left untreated.
And another thing about The Book of Eli. The whole movie he talks about how he needs to take the book to the place where it is needed the most. And yet somehow that place is not a wild west town ruled by a fascist dictator and his roving gang of illiterate rapists. Nah, that place doesn’t need religious enlightenment at all. Instead we should take the bible to San Francisco, apparently the only place in the world that still has grass (again very subtle). A place that is known today for being mostly a liberal city full of hippies and homosexuals, traditionally not friends of religion, apparently after the apocalypse has become a utopia where Malcolm McDowell lives and collects literature, and once Eli gets there he transcribes the entire King James Bible so it can serve the great purpose of… sitting on a bookshelf and collecting dust. Clearly Eli is doing the Lords work.
I can rationalize some of those points you made. Think of what you had said… a fascist dictator. Do you really think religious enlightenment would even work with someone as power hungry as Gary Oldman’s character was? Or even most of the people in that town, who have little to no idea of what religion even is? Should Eli have even attempted to enlighten that town with the Bible, they’d be more inclined to just turn him in quickly anyway to their “leader” for some reward. You’d pretty much be back to where Eli kills these thugs anyway.
The place where Eli had taken the Bible was Alcatraz, which was the prison in California built on an island. The people there were using it as a fortress to defend the last shreds of culture, religion, and history that has been scavenged. That’s a pretty noble cause, I would think. I won’t even comment on what you said regarding San Francisco being “a liberal city full of hippies and homosexuals, traditionally not friends of religion” other than saying this is both 1. Not relevant to the movie itself and 2. come on… a majority of movies are filmed in different parts of California anyway… would you really expect any different?
This comment of yours I find peculiar… “…once Eli gets there he transcribes the entire King James Bible so it can serve the great purpose of… sitting on a bookshelf and collecting dust.”
I take it you aren’t a fan of libraries, museums, or preserving history then?
“You’re easily amused and your standards are too low”? i suppose we all should have hoity toity high minded tastes like Yor, Hunter from the future and the rest of the Reb Brown filmography like you, right spoon?
No hate for Grown Ups?
Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Adam Sandler in the same movie?
That’s all I need to know right there.
Oh come on, for a Video Game based movie, it was ok compared to all the other movie based games. Sure that doesn’t really hold much of a candle consider it’s like saying I found corn in my turd, and if you look up, there were a LOT of white people in Persia when it was actually called Persia. The idea that all Middle Easterns are anything but white is almost a propaganda by the middle eastern countries like Arabia, Iran, etc and why there aren’t anymore white guys in the middle east? Cause they all got killed by the ancestors of today’s middle eastern people and denied that there ever were white people native to the middle east.
Yeah, I too think Ben Kingsley was…WAY TO FUCKING obvious as the villain of the story
The A-Team, oh come on? It was funny and a lot of tongue and cheek humor. Sure the plot was stupid, Jessica Beil still sucks as a actress and Liam Neeson is still the only good actor in the entire movie, but the movie had this kind of over the top comedy that yeah doesn’t belong in today’s action movie and is filled with all the cliches you can think of. I think the A-Team actors did to a good job at portraying their characters, especially Murdock.
I agree with you on most of the stuff (especially Avatar…the less said about that one the better).
I actually liked Book of Eli. It had Denzel, it had action, it had bad ass one liners and I’m always glad to see a movie with a religious text involved that doesn’t pull the old “teh religionists are teh evul!11!!” canard.
Tron though? That one I REALLY agreed with you. I should’ve not had my expectations going wild, because that one really hurt to watch.
awww.. come on, Prince of Persia was enjoyable! Yes, the plot was predictable and much used, but I wouldn’t count it as one of the worst. I’ve played all of the prince of persia games on the consoles and I was really suprised how great it looked and how true they were to the look and feel of the games. It had most of the ingrediënts of the games that it was based on; beautiful environments, humor, action and a a bit of a cheesy storyline.
I do however completely agree with you on Avatar: The Last Airbender. just… just… DAAAARRRHHHGGHHH
really, The Expendables didn’t make the Worst Of? Guess it was mediocre instead of just plain bad and for a lot of people that’s far worse
After seeing that the Snob liked Tron it made me lol quite a bit at what you had to say about it. I haven’t seen it myself and most likely won’t but I had hope for it when I heard about it. Hope…good thing I haven’t seen the first or else I’d be crushed
He didn’t like the first Tron either so keep that in mind when you weigh his opinion of Legacy
People who lower there standards are pathetic, huh? Guess you don’t want us to watch your videos anymore.
This really does sorta reconfirm how snobbish, inconsistent, and unrealistic Spoony’s movie standards are. Sure stuff like Last Airbender and Twilight are absolute bile, but Tron (Which his review demonstrated he stopped paying attention to about 5 minutes in), A-Team, Prince of Persia, and Robin Hood? Sure they weren’t masterpieces of film-making but certainly far better and more entertaining than most of his “honorable mentions.”
But hey I guess every movie can’t be a Bruno Matei masterpiece pretentious fluff right?
There’s no middle ground with some people. Either something is the equivalent of a cinematic blow job or pure garbage. Doesn’t matter that the aforementioned movies ranged from decent to pretty sweet to great, depending on who you ask, some people will treat them like the lint between Ed Wood’s ass cheeks because they aren’t absolutely amazing in every regard. Kind of sad, actually.
you know just because you think something is the best does not mean you have to like it :P
i liked The Book of Eli more than i thought i would. sure i just barley liked it. if you watch the movie you can see Eli tripping or stumbling over stuff through out the entire movie. sure the awesome power he gets from God is silly, but its no more silly than any other fantasy story.
Agreed 100% Spoony, the masses do get easily amused, that’s why we get so many stupid movies as these.
And it shouldn’t be like this, filmmakers don’t give their viewers much credit unfortunately.
I actually saw Tron: Legacy yesterday, and I found not a whole lot to disagree with. Michael Sheen’s performance as Zuse was every bit as embarrassing and stupid as you described it, and there were a few moments in the movie where the movie pulled cliches that made me exasperated with it. I guess I liked the action scene with those planes and shit, and the music was pretty good.
The Last Airbender was to me what the Wing Commander movie was to Spoony. Early anticipation gave way to feelings of dread when I found out who was attached to the project, and when the actual result came out it really made me want to curl up in bed and never wake up. At least in my case the reviews prepared me for seeing it in theaters, so I could concentrate on riffing it with the five other people in the audience. The only people who say they like this piece of shit are fans of the show in denial, desperately trying to project their fondness for the show onto the movie. I know it’s a low blow to put words in peoples’ mouths like that, but there’s no way in hell I’m wrong about this. No way.
I haven’t seen the Prince of Persia movie, but I did listen to my friend bitch about it for about a half hour. The highlight (meaning the only part I remember) was how he complained about the schizophrenic characterization of the female lead. Considering how perfect the game’s characterization apparently is, at least going by Yahtzee’s word, that’s pretty bad.
I actually remember a lot of these other movies being reviewed by Doug and Film Brain, and it’s interesting to see how different your opinions are.
Speaking of trailers that make me wince, I saw one for Mars Needs Moms when I was watching Tron: Legacy. My face was basically frozen solid the entire time.
IMO Prince of Persia was decent and Robin Hood was good. If you had saw Valhalla rising, that one would have been on top of your list. It was awful
love the xkcd-shirt
do the games do the games
“You’re easily amused and your standards are too low.”
Oh man I’d like to see you do a review of Speed Racer. :3
I agree with Spoony almost 100% ALMOST.
There were two entries where I think he got it disastrously wrong.
First, the Book of Eli. I really liked this movie. I really don’t get the frothing, wild eyed hatred that it seems to inspire in cinemaphiles everywhere. The only thing I can seem to figure out is that it’s about preserving the Bible. That’s it, that’s the entire reason. Sometimes I get the feeling that people who hate the Book of Eli are butthurt Atheists who have fantasized in the past about burning every copy of the Bible and don’t like seeing their work undone.
Second, Paranormal Activity 2 sucked. It was nothing like the first movie, where Paranormal Activity was subdued, subtle and scary, Paranormal Activity 2 was loud, obnoxious and stupid. Also, it completely contradicted the premise of the first movie and ruined the first movie forever. How did it ruin it? Simple, it explained everything. See, mysteries cease to be interesting the moment they’re explained. Paranormal Activity left a lot of things unexplained, in my opinion this was on purpose and really made the original that much better. Then, here comes Paranormal Activity 2, explains everything that happens in the first film and ties up all the loose ends with a neat little bow.
Of course, this is just my opinion. Otherwise, great list Spoony and have a happy new year!
While I agree with much of what you say, I gotta disagree with PA.
I understand that pacing is vital for creating suspense. The problem was that it took so long to build up and when it did it quickly dissipated.
I mean the best part was the last 10 minutes of the flick: the audience is left alone, there is a strange thumping sound, things are getting intense, A SCREAM….and then you laugh because of the utterly goofy sight at the end of the movie (it also doesn’t help having one’s friend exclaim “..and that is only a sample of what I’m going to do to you at Wrestlemania, Hoak Hogan!” in his best Ultimate Warrior voice when said goofy scene takes place).
For me at least, the franchise was doomed from the start. REC this ain’t.
The fact that you say that Jonah Hex has not aged well with the times only proves that you don’t read the comic.
Otherwise a good video.
I found Meet the Parents(the first “Focker” movie) very enjoyable, back before they tried to roll the the Fucker-Focker thing as a marketing ploy. Is there some cheap comedy? Yeah, but I have to admit its enjoyable and by FAR the best one. #2 was mediocre and forgettable, and the new one shouldn’t have been made.
Robin Hood was boring at some parts, but I actually think its an ok movie. I’ve seen much worse movies, this one didn’t make me regret watching it.
I really hate you for some reason now.
The only other movie from your list (apart from tron Legacy) I actually saw is Devil, and I actually liked it. I know that if you start thinking about it for a second you can discern glaring inconsistencies, but I really liked the screen play and the atmosphere. I’d like to see you doing a full review of it at some point.
Thanks for your input on all these movies! And yeah, we all knew Eclipse was going to suck sparkly vampire balls.
I had to stop watching when The A-Team was mentioned. I don’t understand how someone who enjoys the sort of drek Reb Brown makes can begin to criticise either the show or movie of The A-Team. And a comparison to Walker: Texas Ranger? Even watched ironically, that show is dreadful. The A-Team was always light-hearted fun and the movie captured that perfectly. I don’t even really understand the point that action movies are so common now. Yeah, there’s a lot of action flicks, but they’re generally awful and made with no understanding of why people used to like the damn things. The Charlie’s Angels films missed the point by playing everything with a nod and a wink to camera, whereas The A-Team took the show and put it on the big screen. Yes, the tank scene was ridiculous. And if the TV show had had the budget, they would have done something like that every week.
tl;dr: The A-Team was exactly what it should have been.
Gotta agree with Matt. I grew up on the original A-team when I was little and loved it. Years ago I bought the series on DVD. Still loved it.. Saw the trailers for the movie and got excited. Saw it and loved it dearly. This is exactly how one SHOULD do a movie based off a tv series.
A-team was always a little outlandish and just good fun. That is what the movie is. Outlandish fun that honors the series and shows what would have happened with a massive budget.
I was genuinely surprised you of all people hated it. Usually you like a good cheesy movie.
I hate to agree with you on Tron but you are right, it’s a flashy movie that offers nothing other than pretty lights and action which serve to only be a music video for Daft Punk.
It basically IS a Daft Punk music video, especially when you really listen closely and can tell that they used samples for a lot of the dialog in the movie. If you didn’t hear it, watch it again and you’ll notice.
If you accept it for what it is, a Daft Punk music video, it’s freaking fantastic. If you’re looking for a solid movie, however, I have to agree that it falls very short.
Boo Hoo, you hurt my feelings :(
Seriously? He’s an online critic, grow the fuck up.
Nice video, though I have to disagree about Jonah Hex. Not the movie because I’d rather not talk about that but actually the character itself, I think the character has aged remarkably well and some of his best stories has been his recent stuff since it feels like the character is much more fully realized for his place and time.
I was wondering if The Last Airbender would make it on here. Oh god is that movie the worst…besides Twilight. It raped a great series. Raped it, killed it, and stuck it in a grinder for ass munchers like M. Night to eat and shit out later. There better not be a sequel or heads will roll.
Sadly, there’s going to be 2 more movies. Each on more “OMG! DARKER & SERIOUZ!!!” than the next. Why? Because M. Night has a HUGE EGO and won’t accept the fact that he can’t write and/or direct worth a fock.
First I must say I love how out spoken you are about your opinion. Now my comments about the movies you’ve selected
Honorable Mentions: I didn’t see any of those but they all look bad.
11: Yeah that didn’t look that good to me and I kind of agree I don’t
really get why Morgan is that popular he has just one joke and it gets
annoying… fast! I actually want to check out The Other Guys because
it looks WAY funnier than Cop Out.
10: Ok I was upset to see the bad reviews for this because to me it looked
cool but I’m really unsure if I even want to rent this. I love Josh Brolin
and it makes me sad to see in this kind of movie. Well thankfully there’s
9: I didn’t see this and it looks good and I do agree with you that the
ending is kind of weak, yeah why is he blind? Just make him a lone fighter
kind of guy I’m kind of wondering if M. Night made this film.
8. And speaking of M. Night, I didn’t see it but the trailer sold me as
soon as I saw his name I instantly went, ‘No way am I seeing this.’ I
know he didn’t write or direct this and before his name showed up I was
interested and after reading about the film I’m glad I missed it.
7. YES! This movie was SHIT! Here is a message to film makers: Unless
you are making a political thriller no one cares about politics! Seriously
where was the fun and adventure, what was with this Magna Carter crap
nobody cares about that we want to see Robin Hood rob the rich, do some
trick archery that sort of stuff. Also who the hell is this Godfrey guy?!
I hate this movie.
6. I didn’t see it and it doesn’t look that bad but I think I may just
skip it all together, it’s still a video game adaptation.
5. Ok I actually like the original show and I do want to see this.
4. I actually like the film, from the sounds of it you may have had to
high of expectations, I mean yes you are right it could’ve been more but
I was satisfied it was fun and exciting, it was a basic adventure story,
but it’s nothing to write home about.
3. Yeah I didn’t see this and I don’t want to see it, I’m sick of horror
film remakes the only reason why this was remade was because Del Toro looks
2. Again the Shamalyan factor happened I was willing to give this a chance
I heard great things about the cartoon series but then that name. I’ve seen
some best of Rifftrax videos of this and that may be as far as I go.
M. Night was the wrong person for the job.
1. Didn’t see it but I didn’t have to it’s the same old shit! And I
completely agree with you about Bella she is the worst character ever
conceived and not in the bland characterics way (though she certainly is)
it’s in the exact ways you mention. She only thinks about herself and
nobody else I seriously hate this character.
Okay, everyone’s taste will very, and I respect one’s different tastes, I just want to defend a few things:
1) While the Jonah Hex movie was utter garbage, the comics are very solidly written. It’s just a good revisonist Western series.
2) My memories of the A-Team movie is that it was loud, big, & kind of dumb. So the movie delivered what I was expecting a fun little send-up (for the most part) to the 80s.
3) Wolfman, honestly it was one of the best werewolf films since American Werewolf in London.
4) Tron: Legacy, does it have plot holes? Sure. However when push comes to shove it’s still a family movie. I hate to reference another reviewer because I didn’t see the review until after I saw it, but Brad Jones’s review hit the main points.
In the end, hopefully there will be some better movies in the coming year.
I sorta had the same problems with book of eli, the blind gunman doesn’t work as well as blind swordsman, unless your daredevil. But they never really explain his powers, its supposed to be supernaturally guided I guess. But that wasn’t my biggest problem my biggest problem was that they eliminated every copy of the Bible. Not only would that be a complete impossibility as it probably has the most copies of any book in history it also comes in almost every format, I have both NIV and King James version on an original gameboy for crying out loud! there are millions if not billions of electronic form bibles, bibles for ipods, ipod touch, iphone, computers, floppy disks (8-inch, 5¼-inch, and 3½-inch), cd’s, dvd’s, palm machines, kindle, mac, pc, linux, not to mention online, microfiche, ultrafiche, and almost every language probably even spanish brail! It was just too far fetched that the eliminated every Bible, it sorta was plausible in Fahrenheit 451 when books were only available in one format, but in todays culture it would take inexcusable man power armed with x-ray vision to destroy every Bible known to man but one written in brail. I still liked the movie cause of danzel and gary oldman but the plausibility of destroying every Bible is very slim when you consider how many ways its been made.
did a find command through all the last 174 comments and i cant find mention of
“The American” with george cloony
it was BORING.
the story was good, but it was padded as fuck. its like they made a decent to awesome movie and then realized they still needed to make it another half hour longer. so they just threw in filler scenes of driving and walking and drenched it between the plot points. i kept sitting there asking myself “when is this going to pick up?”
am i the only one who saw this movie?
and yet the little fockers trailer plays constantly before your videos… how do you think we feel spoony :p
I enjoy Spoony’s rants about movies, even if they are movies I enjoy. I think it’s because people also accuse me of never enjoying anything. Also, I’m not the kind of person who lets other people’s criticisms of things I enjoy annoy me. It’s fun watching people get pissed off at Spoony’s opinion, an opinion which he’s entitled to have.
I notice a distinct lack of “Vampires Suck” on a lot of bottom 10 lists lately, I guess its for the best, as even the worst movies are remembered if only for their awfulness, its better if we forget this one altogether
People are easilly amused, and they are waaay too easy on the “BEST MOVIE EVAH!!!!” thing. I remember the time when movies had to EARN theyr spot on the “most memorable movie ever” and if people still remember them after 10 YEARS and are still an inspiration to people after 10 YEARS (in movie years? a loooooooong time) then those movies can be called one of “the best movie ever” of that time. Thats all im saying people!
I’m a bit surprised Alice in Wonderland isn’t on this list. I thought it was far and away the worst film of the year.
It says a lot about my taste in movies that, while I couldn’t even entertain the idea of seeing The Social Network, the Nutcracker in 3D looks freaking amazing. I am definitely going to check that one at, as it looks like extremely grim and creative.
I have to admit that I enjoyed Cop Out. It is not one of Kevin Smith’s better flicks, but it gave me some laughs. I, also, enjoyed the A Team. It is stupid. Yes. I am well aware that it is incredibly stupid. I just didn’t care. I enjoyed it. I thought it was one of hte more fun stupid action flicks that I have seen in a while
you were so strong till book of eli? what? why? comeon spoony, its religious and i thought it was darn good
I used to share your opinion of the third focker movie. But after being forced to watch it and promised my own popcorn( which was a LIE!!!) I found myself laughing hysterically. Its basically about Jack and Gay being at ends like the first one.
I rather liked the A-Team and Tron: Legacy. Thought the A-Team was stupid but fun and Tron was really good, mostly for the atmosphere it created through it’s soundtrack, effects, lighting, and cinematography. I don’t appreciate it being said that just because I enjoyed a movie I am therefore too easily amused (I actually took offense), but none the less I still enjoyed the video.
I may disagree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
I absolutely love Spoony too, but I have to say I agree with you on the Tron bit. I enjoyed it; no, I am not declaring it the best film ever or even one of the best of the year, in fact I guess you could say its kind of average.
But yes, I also took offence. I have good taste in films and love most of what Spoony says and believes he has every right to say what he wants. But I think it was a little unfair to hit out at any fans who may have just enjoyed it. It is what it is.
I agree with most of your picks, however, I enjoyed Cop Out on the ground that it was just a mindlessly fun movie and honestly, some people don’t mind it every so often. Second, I take offense to your comment about Tron: Legacy. I enjoyed it, but that doesn’t mean that I’m easily amused, nor are my standards low. While I will agree that they could have done a better job with it, it was still an enjoyable movie.
Like PolitrukLex said, you have every right to say whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us have to like it.
Hey Spoony. So while I agree with the majority of your list of bad films, there was one moment in this video that left a really bad taste in my mouth and made me a little sad. I enjoy you going on a rant filled with hate at inconsistencies, missed oportunities and bad scripts in general like the next guy. Actually one of my favorite videos that you put out every year now is your Twilight Vlogs, they are super funny and you make good points. However there has always been a line you have very rarely crossed that many online bad reviewers are constantly jumping over and that is calling people that disagree with you stupid. So your Tron comment, calling folks who enjoyed the film (yes I am one of them) easily entertained i.e stupid is just mean and really went over a line. As a critic you must know that your opinions will be met by resistance because there are no absolutes, you have stated your annoyance by folks who accuse you of never liking anything or purposely hating something. So why do you have to sink down to that petty level? Your better than that Spoony and it makes you look bad when commit these actions of lets face it immaturity.
Tron Legacy probably has the weirdest mix reaction ever: reviewers and hardcore cinema critiques hate it (regardless with high expectations or not) but people who just enjoy movies (rather they’re fans out of the works of Jerry Bruckheimer or Darren Aronofsky) loved it.
i agree with you Spoony Tron:Legacy is a fucking stupid movie and anyone who like that trash are retards
Look, Noah.. I love all your stuff. But this is actually the first time I got nerd rage. Course your used to it by now. But.. The Book of Eli? What? I thought it to be one of the best movies this year. I’m not easily pleased with movies and I’m a huge critic.
It’s like Blade, Mad Max (the setting post apocalyptic and such) Combined, plus a bit of bible. But the ending made TONS of sense! It’s braille! He’s the guy with the last bible which happened to be a braille bible! And he had memorized the whole thing! God gave him commands, he carried it out.
And I typed out “Bibles in braille” And immediately found some that are made specifically for the blind.
Tadaa! Didn’t take long at all. Sorry if I sound like a smart ass but come on. It wasn’t a groundbreaking movie, but it sure wasn’t a bad one.
But you’ve been going on for years and this is the first thing I’ve ever disagreed with considering movies and games, which is a pretty good amount of time in my book. Otherwise, yes yes and yes to all movies listed here.
A rough year for Universal indeed. I work as a tour guide at Universal Studios and I cringed while having to hawk films like Devil, Robin Hood, Skyline, The Wolfman, My Soul to Keep (which would probably be #12 on this list if you saw it) and Little Fockers. I long for a good film to promote!
I just finished watching the A-Team on DVD. I have to say that it is exactly what I wanted to see in a remake. Same story, but updated to a modern setting.
Still, being what I expected does not make it a good movie. It is a mindless popcorn flick made to tie into the nostalgia that our generation has about our childhood and nothing else.
Truly, Spoony, you did a good thing in putting that disclaimer at the beginning of the video. I agree with you whole-heartedly in terms of most of the films on this list, especially the Last Airbender since I’m a fan of the cartoon series. I must defend the Wolfman and the A-Team, though. They were both decent. Maybe not spectacularly good but I felt like I didn’t want my money back after viewing them. And in the age that a critic could even make a list of bad films in the double digits, Isn’t that really what counts?
Also, I love your reviews, but I practically worship Kevin Smith (most of the time). Did you forget about Mallrats and Chasing Amy? Chasing Amy in particular was quite radical. And besides, he only directed Cop Out.
You rule, but remember to add those nifty disclaimers in these cases. I know some guys that’d flame the crap out of you for this.
Spoony! You know what I like about you? You are honest and unapologetic. Don’t ever change. :D
The Book Of Eli? A bad movie? Might as well have said Avatar. That movie was f’n awesome. Only a blind man would hate that movie because he can’t see it. PS. They do make the Bible in Braille.
XDDD I hate the Avatar movie! WHOOO!!! Just wasen’t my cup of tea. Im attracted to a movies story more so that the visuals. I can watch a long movie thats visuals are pritty bad, but has a great story, but I just want to fall asleep with most movies that are “pritty” and a story I can predict on whats going to happen and just feels below me. And I’m not that good at predicting whats going to happen! I mean I was the only one in my friends group that didin’t realize the “twist” ending of The Prestige movie, and that was kind of sad, you could see it from a mile away XD
After watching that, I am converted as a new fan and have just bookmarked the website.
The Book of Eli, are you kidding me Denzel? We wait the entire movie to find out this guy has memorized the entire bible and recites it to Terrance from Entourage? Pathetic. Could not have said it any better myself: Waste. Of. My. Time.
MacGruber was funny.
While I agree with most of these entries, some of these movies don’t deserve worse movie titles, due to some flaws and following yout logic the expandables should be up there, I mean dumb 80`s action movie and waste of good acors. Also movies are ment to be fictionnal, you’re allowed to diverge from reality and exagerate a bit.
Book of Eli: Eli is probably partially blind; we have a resident at work who can’t see enough to distinguis details (and can’t read) but who can walk around without a cane.
Robin Hood: I declare you an outlaaaaaaawooooaaaaoooooaaaw! I really hate that movie.
Meh, I didn’t think Robin Hood was that bad, just bland. Nothing special.
I agree fully on the Shyamalan fail on the Last Airbender, but I guessed diaster as soon as I heard they were making a movie. The show is good, but not really movie material.
I have never tortured myself by watching a Twilight movie, and I never will.
Skyline was pretty good. It’s a bit like Independence Day only more adult. A very enjoyable invasion movie I thought and come on, it has Sgt. Batista blowing the shit out of aliens! Oh yeah :)
Uh..no. I know, opinions n all, but that one was pure garbage.
Well as an opinion I stand by the idea that David Zayas blowing the shit out of aliens is awesome! BOOM!
I agree. Skyline wasn’ t bad. It was average at the least.
Bella Swan is a female, more unlikable version of Dennis Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. They’re both manipulative sociopaths but at least you’re supposed to laugh at Dennis and his fucked-up behavior. We’re supposed to care for Bella even though she’s whiny and annoying and just comes off like an unpleasant person. Maybe the character could have worked if she was played by an actress who could express an emotion besides dull petulance. Stewart is so one-note.
I have to humbly disagree with you on many of these films Spoony but thats because we have different taste on some things I guess so I can except that XD
All though 2 and 1 are right on the head. Well that and Airbender. Devil is actually one of my favorite movies of the year just because it’s so bad and fun and it did have some scary elements to me all though I figured out the twist from the fricking trailer.
Don’t know about you guys but I fucking loved Tron and A-Team.
So what it’s not realistic or has a stupid plot or an unlike-able main character in Legacy’s case? Sometimes when I go to the cinema I just want fun, regardless of what comes along with it. That’s why I enjoyed these films – the ridiculous action sequences in A-Team were just FUN, a lot funner than whatever The Expendables had to offer. And Tron had Daft Punk, Martin Sheen and Olivia Wilde. So it was awesome.
Don’t paint me as a jock who just wants purdy pictures flashing at him for two hours, I enjoy a good story or excellent dialogue and characterisation as much as the next critic. I just don’t like people who seem to believe that because something doesn’t tackle global warming or discuss the current Greek financial or anything smarty clever like that.
A film doesn’t have to be clever to be good is pretty much what I’m getting at here.
I think kevin smith shouldn’t get all the blame for cop out, he didn’t write it after all, didn’t see too many films this year but worst I saw was clash of the titans, was really really boring, went with about 10 people and all of them thought it was a shitty film
Book of Eli? Really? That movie is awesome!
Also, I still disagree with you when it comes to Tron Legacy. It’s okay, we all have our off days, but you couldn’t even remember the name of the special beings in the story (which they repeated over and over and over again) so I’m not sure if you exactly caught everything happening in the movie.
I agree with most of the movies on your list, except for Tron. Just saw it today, and do not get why everyone bashes it’s plot. I mean, sure, Tron turning good right at the end is a bit of a push, but overall, for a movie based on a computer world with a program growing too powerful, it could have done a lot worse. Seriously, how many plot holes were in it to help push it to number four?
Resident Evil Afterlife should be put on this list and it will on mine. That movie isn’t like the Resident Evil video games. I would never see that piece of trash!!!!
The film RE series have been shit since the second movie, so saying that the 4th one will suck as well would have surprised no one…. and yet, Afterlife went out of it’s way to surprise us on the insane dogshit scale.
If RE4 raped the game series in the ass, then Afterlife is the one thing that cut out the bone marrow from it’s dead corpse, and use it to bake a Shit Cake.
Such a delightful image…
Little Fockers is better than half of the shit on your ‘Best Of’ list, you tedious fuck.
This is an exquisite fine example of prime ignorance, lol.
No, that’s you.
How’s that ass, btw?
Dude, Cop Out was funny as shit. The genre in general just cracks me up.
There was a scene where the black dude goes batshit crazy, while interrogating some criminal, with him eventually ending up saying nonsensical stuff that only makes sense in his mind, and amidst all he goes “THESE ARE NOT THE DROIDS YOU ARE LOOKING FOOOOOOOOR!!!”
I had the best laugh I got out of a movie all year, because it kinda felt good knowing I’m nerdy enough to get the reference.
It being a line from Star Wars, and somewhat of an internet meme. Idunno… Anyway, yeah I definitely wouldn’t call it a masterpiece, but far from a bad movie, really, although I can imagine it seeming a little stale if you make a living reviewing movies.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t like Meet the Parents. When it came out I remember most people I knew being pretty happy with it. I thought it was pretty painful to watch
Agreed, they suck horribly.
I just saw Tron today. It was as if someone was giving me a rectal examination, I just felt violated after wards. Worst ending ever. Eugh.
But you told me you liked it up the ass!
In my opinion, your selections are ok; I just disagree with Prince of Persia and Tron.
I don’t actually see the Book of Eli movie, but I just want to let you know that The bible does have a Braille edition.
Spoony, I understand why you chose some of these movies, but I think you’re being a little too harsh. First of all, I really liked Tron Legacy and the A-Team, I thought they were entertaining and although they were light on story, they were just made to be fun and cool. And movies like Robin Hood and The Wolfman were okay, probably 5/10, I mean, they weren’t great but there’s definately worse movies out there.
You really should’ve put Yogi Bear on the list as well, that looks awful, however I do agree with the Last Airbender and Twilight: Eclipse being on there.
I actually sorta take offense to the Tron comment. I’m kinda picky about what movies I like, and I really enjoyed watching it. You can’t expect every movie you see to have an epic story line of massive proportions. Sometimes it’s fun to watch a movie simply for visual entertainment. Movies are supposed to amuse, and I found Tron very fun to watch. I understand it’s your opinion, and that’s fine…but making assumptions about every person who liked the movie is a bit overboard. I like you Spoony, but you got mean. :( *Is sad*
I heartily disagree with your Tron: Legacy review. If we go by your words, you were too caught up in how the original, being the first CG flick, was a landmark for use of technology and how we used it. Expecting the second one to simply be an exposition on how far technology has come would, I think, be a damned shame. It would simply be a re-hash of the first one with X-Box/PS3 lounges instead of old-school arcade machines. It continued, as the first movie did, to explore the extensions and limitations of artificial intelligence, especially when you see Clu and Flynn struggling over the concept of Perfection. The far-too-literal interpretation of machines is trumped by the philosophical abilities of man. And the question is asked: what if the same capacity could come of machines? The ISOs represented a (delusional, imo) possibility of such a thing occurring, and that’s part of the reason Clu shut them down: to remove inaccuracy so integral to actual development. Zuse shows that ISOs do indeed have the ability to learn, but even she, advanced in age as she must be, still thinks like a program. I play the board game (Go) that she and Flynn had been partaking of, and her aggressive style seems like the kind of strategy a program would think of: direct and lacking in imagination. The board game itself is a magnificent analogy for her character. These issues and questions rage throughout the film. If you were looking for s social networking representation, I don’t know how you missed it and how well he represents the networking phenomenon. Honestly, I think that your review of the movie is sadly shortsighted. I’m not easily pleased by movies, but Tron: Legacy makes my “good” list no problem.
Love the reviews, you deal swift and uncompromising justice! Most of the time… Book of Eli: Why did he have to be blind? You could learn braille with the disadvantage of perfect sight too. Keep up the good work though!
Yeah, honestly I feel kind of dumb. I didn’t get the impression that he was blind. (now reading other comments maybe :-) I just thought the Book was of such great importance that he memorized it and no one could steal it to pervert the message before he was done delivering it. Dang, I was totally content with that explanation
I agree about the Prince of Persia movie. Great game, but the movie sucked.
The last airbender was a SHITE film. The cartoon is amazing and they should of left it as a cartoon.
Spoony, you have let me down a bit, good sir! I was excited to see your list, and then BAM! no passing mention of my worst of the year, a film I know you also hated- The Expendables! For my money, dollar for dollar, you can’t find a worse, more nonsensical, stupid, or more disappointing film in the past 5 years.
Lol @ you missing the 30million clues that Eli was blind. I’m sorry
that you’re that dense, Spoony xD; They were all subtle clues, however,
so I guess I should have expected you to feel this way after seeing
Shutter Island was on your Best Of list, which is, btw, a movie that
is about as subtle as a volcanic eruption. 8(
Some clues I can recall from memory:
– He implies he smells the bad guys coming at the beginning.
– He only wakes up when the sun hits his skin.
– The scene with him and the blind woman is very awkward, but easily attributed to blindness.
– I remember a few occasions where he would tap his boots on things like stairs before going forward.
I can’t remember much else…but yeah. :P
Also Tron was pretty epic… I was a fan of the first one, and it just
felt like it was paying a lot of homage to that. Very nostalgic xD
I am sorry you didn’t like it.
I think Airbender should have been #1 tho. Twilight at least has some
unintentional comedic value… Airbender, I watched it with Rifftrax, and
even they couldn’t save it. lol
Oh here is some clues that indicates hes NOT blind: He fucking kicked everyones ass both in melee combat and with guns. He didn’t have ANY problem walking, or doing anything else. Sure I seen some blind people that handle their blindness with ease and such, but they sure use their hands when walking into a room. So unless hes the fucking Daredevil no one can do the things he did when you are blind.
I’m sorry that a fictional story has to so mad lol. Esp a biblical story Lmao. Mind you, I am not religious at all and in fact, hate religious propaganda normall, so the fact that I enjoyed this movie is actually pretty incredible.
But yeah, blind people are not completely helpless. 8( Just look up Allan Kieta haha. Who’s to say Eli didn’t already know how to fight before the war? Blindness is often attributed to other sharpened senses as well. During a lot of the fights, he clearly listens for his attackers. In the shootouts, he always shoots only after the others have shot at him, and even then I think he missed a lot lol.
If this is impossible for you to accept, then please don’t ever watch any martial arts films lol. They love that blind-folded fighting stuff. In a movie like this, you can’t take things 100% seriously. But there are more indications of his blindness than of not. Maybe it’s easier for me to pick up on cos I knew one in school and he did a few of the things they used in the movie lol. idk.
If it makes you feel better, you could pretend he was only half blind so maybe he could still see a little. :P Or that lawlGod helped him through it. Idk. Whatever the case, no reason to be such an angerball about it :’D
[btw, i forgot to mention that eli from the bible was also a blind fella…another dead give away aha.]
You pretty much said everything that I wanted to say, after seeing this video. ;)
I don’t really understand why spoony put it on the list, I mean of course it was a pretty far out story but yeah the movie sold it very well and that is also a reason that it was a very good movie.
And also as hchano I’m totally giving crap about religion and yes I *rolleyes* a bit but all in all.. damn good movie, I’m glad I didn’t refrain from watching it.
…Also, why wasn’t Resident Evil Afterlife on here? lolol. Awful movie.
I actually did enjoy Tron: Legacy, mostly because I went into it expecting a theme park ride, and that’s basically what I got. I didn’t grow up with Tron; my first exposure to it was when I played Kingdom Hearts II. I only saw the original movie last year, so I didn’t have the tremendous nostalgia and important feelings of wonder attached to it that a lot of my fellow nerds and gamers do; I have similar feelings about the Matrix trilogy (especially the first film), so I guess that’s where my sentiments attached.
Was it a brilliant film? Hell no. Did I enjoy it? Absolutely yes. Would I see it again? Eh…probably not. But I don’t regret dropping the money on IMAX 3D tickets, because I got exactly what I paid to see. If that makes me easily amused…well, yeah, in some respects, that’s pretty much on the money.
To paraphrase your own Star Trek review, “one of the most important thing a fan [of the show] need to be able to admit is that the show sucks, but you still like it”. I am a big fan of the first Tron movie, and I will freely admit that it sucked. Tron is always a poster example of style over substance, so why would you expect the sequel to be something that will surpass Matrix and Inception?
I think I got my money’s worth in seeing Tron Legacy, am I easily amused and my standards too low? I don’t think so. But I can usually know what I get when I see a title. You even at one point say that Tron is literally hard to watch, and yet you want the sequel to be something it is not aspired to be, a philosophical masterpiece. I think in this case your standard is way too high, you demand too much from a glorified CGI lightshow. You said Tron was a theme park ride and I can see NOTHING wrong with that.
Of course you are always entitled to your opinion, you can hate Tron Legacy with a vengeance for all I care. However the loss of the ability to enjoy something for what it is is always a bad sign for a comedian. Unless you want to switch lane to be a full deadpan critic…
Oh, and I agree that Prince of Persia SUCKED.
Last Airbender was good as it was in cartoon form only.
I have heard the commend a few hundred times, “Tron could have been…” What? Great, innovative, wondermagicasupercalafragilistic? Then why can’t anyone give me a real example of how? Every reviewer I have heard said “They could have integrated modern technology into the storytelling”. How? Give me an example of what you would have been satisfied with. You don’t know, because it doesn’t exist. The original Tron, as much as I loved it, was NOT a legendary masterpiece, it was a “rebels beat Orwellian dictatorship” cookiecutter with some lights glued on. The concept of programs being people is exactly the same as electricity being goblins, or thoughts being people. Its isn’t and never was new, it is a looney tunes gag. A way to explain the idea to little kids, not an amazing brain shattering concept. The reason we love it is because it is a tale of victory of the users (people who play videogames and use computers) against an evil “Man” who wants to stop us.
How can something never be new?
I was trying to imply that it went back so far that it was impossible to directly identify the source, and by extension could never have been called “new” because there was always someone before who “did it”. It is one of the oldest storytelling setups in history, next to the Hero’s Journey. I am being a bit unfair in pointing it out though, since 90% of storys follow an existing mold ancient storytelling mold.
Ok, people, seriously, this has gone too far and i’m gonna stick up for Spoony here.
He is absolutely right when he says people who enjoyed TRON: Legacy are easily amused and have low standards. Why? Because it followed the same formula as Michael Bay: put in a bunch of pretty lights and loud noises and let story take a back seat, except at least in this film you could see the action. In fact, someone on here criticized Spoony for having no imagination in not liking this piece of crap. This MOVIE had no imagination. Yes, it does in fact have to be something more than what it is. It’s true that not all films have to completely redifine cinema or break new ground, but shouldn’t they at least try? If you’re going to recycle the same old formula with nothing new, why not watch films that had come before and did it better? It’s my criticism of the Expendables: why shouldn’t I just watch one of the 80s action films it pretends to celebrate? Why shouldn’t I just watch the original TRON, which had an interesting story, a good premise, and had something to say about technology? With films like TRON: Legacy, there does have to be some ambition to be more than just a music video; we are talking about technology in the modern era, of programs with personification that now perform multi-faceted functions in a micro-second and this film could give us the chance to see those. What does it do? It gives us a flat, one-dimensional villain which is pretty much just a carbon copy of the HAL-9000, except far less interesting, and go through the same boring, routine, ‘We gotta get outta here!’ plot we have seen over and over and over. I wouldn’t mind that, except it is not a well-told version of that story and offers nothing new. And the plot holes are just gigantic, to the point where I wonder if they just decided to ignore them to ship the script out on time. Insulting Spoony because he didn’t like a film he doesn’t is just stupid and childish, and these clever comebacks of, ‘My standards must be low if I have to watch your latest videos’ are frankly repugnant. What is wrong with you people? Are you really so desperate to be right that you refuse to allow someone to share their view on THEIR OWN WEBSITE? You are unfairly judging Spoony by your own standards, claiming that he somehow is a ‘hypocrite’ because he likes Reb Brown (which, if you actually watch his videos, he only says ironically) and yet doesn’t like a loud, dumb, routine FX film that is an insult to the original by watering the premise down and doing nothing significant to be interesting. And if you really think Spoony is being ‘elitist’ with his comments, you should see the comments TRON: Legacy’s supporters make: ‘Ya story wuz kinda stoopid but teh actions wuz AWESE#(ME! OMFG! DAFT PUNK RULZEZ!’ Objectively looking at the film, aren’t they?
As for the A-Team, I completely agree with Spoony. Again, people are just like, ‘It’s nostalgia! It’s just a cheesy action film! What’s wrong with that?’ What’s wrong with that is that it is just a cheesy action film. Like Spoony said, we have no shortage of those. This had nothing new to offer. In fact, harkening back to my original point, why shouldn’t I just watch the original show? What does the movie have to offer that the show didn’t? The characters were boring, flat charicatures of the original show, the story was just boring, and the action was unimpressive. Again, I could have let this pass, except that the film seemed to be under the impression that it was a big, grand triumph, the characters laughing every time they did something and high-fiving after every exploit. This would work if the action was good and we could celebrate with the characters; when the action is this lousy, it really seems like a desperate attempt to force us to have fun. Hell, i even enjoyed the show to a certain degree, and the whole time I watched the film I was wondering why I shouldnt just pop in the TV show. It’s hardly nostalgia if you can just watch the original thing, is it?
And what really pisses me off about people’s comments, even more than the ‘Movies don’t HAVE to be about anything’ tripe, is this notion of ‘It is exactly what I expected it to be. Why can’t you just enjoy it for what it is?’ When you say something like that about a horrible movie, whether you like it or not, it really weakens you argument. Enjoy it for what it is? So I should just ignore the laziness and unimaginativeness of TRON: Legacy and just like it for a lights show? I refuse. I won’t make myself willingly entertained by something that I’m not entertained by just because the creators of the movie were too lazy to make it anything more. In fact, let’s run with this argument. By it’s logic, I should enjoy ‘Battlefield Earth’ as a sci-fi film, because it has aliens and space ships: SCI-FI right?!?! I MUST enjoy it! Or any Michael Bay film. Sure, the writing is terrible, the acting abysmal, the action is crap, the visual effects suck, and everything about them is wretched, but they are action movies and there IS action. Must be acceptable, right?! It’s an action movie that has action! I mean, really, were you going to TRON: Legacy only wanting to see a lights show? Because you can find others for free on the Internet. Hell, watch the original movie and you get a decent story and good writing as a bonus. You went to A-Team looking for dumb action and explosions? Hell, you can find that stuff on youtube.com. There are compilations of explosions and scenes of dumb action, without the unnecessary addition of awful story and dialogue. Seriously, why fork out upwards of 15 bucks for meagar parts of a film that you can find for free? Shouldn’t the ENTIRE film be worthwhile? So yes, if you are going to a film looking for some action scenes or pretty images (though TRON’s FX were not that great), and come out going, “Well, I got to see what I wanted to see,” then yes, you are easily entertained and your standards are too low. Film is a compilation of many things and should not be viewed merely in bits and pieces; it’s like judging Spoony going, “Well, he’s won awards and has made many videos that have made me laugh and is well-known as a very good critic, but because he made this one statement I disagree with, it automatically invalidates everything else.”
Spoony, you are an amazing critic, I love your videos, I loved these lists, and though sometimes i don’t agree with your opinions, I respect that you are able to BACK THEM UP, which people seem to be forgetting. Keep up the good work!
so what you’re saying is you should never eat another peanut butter sandwich in your life as you’ll get absolutely nothing worthwhile out of it because…you had a peanut butter sandwich previously in your life? sometimes people enjoy the familiar and nostalgic feelings of their youth you know, and some jackass with a webcam hating it isn’t any more valid that someone with money for a ticket and some good memories for liking it.
i don’t even give a rat’s balls about either tron or the a team, hell they are bad movies, so was the source material for both, but i take issue with being told i’m an idiot for not agreeing with some guy who has shown himself to love as much stupid pointless shit as anyone else. i don’t disagree with your point about hollywood needing to stand up and make some good movies that are held to high standards, that would be wonderful, but i also acknowlege not every movie is going to 2001 or ben hur. that doesn’t mean i’m a moron for finding amusement in schlock like say…suburban commando. (that “give it up dragos!!” scene reduces me to giggles, i don’t care what anyone thinks)
i like a porterhouse steak, but i don’t spit in your eye for offerring me ramen. i’m not blind, i can see the steak is clearly preferable, and i’ll take it if i had a choice, but that doesn’t mean i automatically have bad taste if i don’t HATE the ramen and wish death on it’s family, you know.
i’m sick of people whining about who’s opinion is more right. nobody’s. that’s why they’re opinions, genius. that’s why we have a whole seperate word for them instead of just also calling them facts along with the actual facts. you hate tron, spoony hates tron, a bunch of people disagree. welcome to the real world where no one gives a shit what anyone else thinks. you don’t care what i think, and i don’t care what you think. make peace with it, cap’n.
I don’t need spoony’s approval or a permission slip to like a movie or not, no matter how stupid it is, and i don’t need yours either. and i won’t be told i’m a douchebag for disagreeing with a guy who only has a show in the first place because “morons with low standards” like me click on his damn videos, without us morons he’d still be in his mother’s basement with a usless computer science degree instead of raking in the cash for sitting in front of a camera while he opens his goddamn rpg box sets. we should all be so lucky. and if i was that lucky, i can tell you i wouldn’t call the only people that keep food in my mouth idiots on a whim, let’s not even mention while making myself look like a complete asshat by calling them morons for something i admitted to doing constantly in my own life.
so yeah…gonna go with, “I disagree with you, sir” as my response.
I’m probably gonna eat a lot of heat for that, or get banned probably, but i don’t much care at this point. obviously my patronage isn’t desired anyway, being of such low standards, i obviously don’t belong around these parts with all the high minded entertainment like putting on dollar store halloween costumes and pretending to talk to ourselves in whacky voices and have fights with video game characters from 15 yrs ago or put on ten minute skits where we play with our toys. god, one day i hope to be that sophisticated.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but all he said was that people who liked the Tron movie have low expectations and are easily entertained, which is hardly an insult. I don’t remember him calling anyone an idiot in this video. Or say you need to like what he likes. Maybe I’m wrong, but I also vaguely remember him admitting his opinion isn’t worth all that much in a few other videos. He seems pretty aware that his opinion is subjective, and he tries to make his reviews objective as possible.
I don’t know if you’re really taking all of what he says this harshly, or if you’re exaggerating for effect. For the former, well, I don’t see why this is the straw for you when he’s said far worse before. If it offends you that he’s calling Tron: Legacy fans easily entertained and having low standards you’re far too sensitive to be using these internets. Especially on this site. It really isn’t such a big deal. If you have any constructive criticism, state it and enjoy the rest of the site.
As for the ladder, over-exaggerating an opposing party’s argument is a cheap, tired, and overrated method of making your argument seem any more right or your party any more favorable, appealing or pitiable in comparison. It’s mostly a peeve of mine, but I think it’s a point worth mentioning to end this horrible trend.
This is just a nit-pick, but I don’t think laughing ironically at Suburban Commando counts. I for one loved Eclipse. I haven’t had so much fun watching a movie since Scott Pilgrim.
you’re wrong, and i am now correcting you.
no no no, i kid i kid, i’m sorry haha. really, i think i was in a pretty bad mood at the time when i wrote this (i don’t even remember when this was, if it weren’t for discus’ email i’d have prob. forgot i wrote it at all) but i do stand by the fact that i think spoon is getting too big for his britches and forgetting the people that keep his site up. you don’t call you’re bread and butter morons. I used to fight to the death to stick up for spoony, but i’ve lost a lot of respect for him over this last few months.
should i care? no, you’re right about that. i was taking it too seriously, but for some reason, that really pissed me off. he’s getting this rockstar sports hero attitude that people will love him even if he shits on the desk in front of them bcs he’s just that cool. maybe i’m wrong, maybe this is all just a clever ploy to get hits from the trolls, but something really rubbed me the wrong way about his attitude. i know my opinion doesn’t count any more than anyone else’s, but all i’m saying is i was a loyal fan of years (all the way back to text reviews in the KOTDT) and he’s making even me think i’ve been wasting my time if he’s gonna be this big of a buttnugget
however…um…don’t you have a comment like 15 lines up where you’re saying he IS insulting his fans, while you’re trying to tell me he’s not? just thought i’d ask. and btw, i don’t love suburban commando “ironically”, i just love it. i love the hulkster and i love his horrendous movies. i even love no holds barred. it’s not a front or a satirical statement or something, i just love the over the top stupidity of a movie that actually is trying to convince you that wrestling is not only real, but holds sway over things like life and death and good and evil. you can’t buy better absurditiy than that.
so i guess the long and short of it is, yeah you’re right, i took it too seriously, and i really shouldn;t give a damn, but i still think insult was the intent, at the very least it shows a overabundnace of ego and self importance, and a sever lack of respect for his fans. i’m sorry, it just chapped my ass to be told i have bad taste by a guy who has admittted to loving yor hunter from the future and highlander. now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with loving crap, i love tons of the stuff, a good deal of the crap he likes too, including highlander. my point, however, is that you can love bad movies, but you don’t get to sit in judgement of people who happen to like different bad movies. that’s like being called a slut by paris hilton, even if it’s true, they sure as hell don’t get to judge you for it. it was some distinctly racist anti kettle remarks made by the pot over there, and i guess it just jerked my chain and i felt throwing my 2 asshole cents in there.
White knight wall of text much ?
I cannot believe they made a 3-d movie that basically rapes Tschaikovsky after digging him up from his grave and shits on his grave. And Christ, Jonah Hex is a mockery of the name Jonah, I have cousins who would be offended by it.
I’ll admit that I haven’t seen Tron: Legacy and I am aware that its not as good as expected. But here’s a question, for your comment about those who enjoy it say that they are easily entertained and have low expectations, what about those who are completely aware of how ridiculous it is but still enjoy it for what it is? Surely those people can’t be criticized when they’re fully aware of how the movie is really like right?
I’m obviously not who this was directed with, but I’d like to chime in that you can like something even if it’s flawed. A movie’s goodness is often disconnected from it’s entertainment value. The former can be analyzed in terms of coherent script, good editing, great directing etc – the latter is far more subjective and depends entirely on the individual.
I agree entirely, I know Spoony is just stating his thoughts, but its just the way he made it sound, its hard to tell if he was being either satirical to provoke fanatics or actually meaning it and criticizing those that do. That’s the reason why I wanted to post my words.
Having low expectations and being easily entertained isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It might have sounded that way because he was ranting about something that sucked. Most things sound pretty insulting with his tone.
Or of course, he could just be insulting the fans. I’m actually pretty sure he meant to insult the fans. I think I’m willing to bet money on that.
err, disconnected SOMEWHAT, I meant to say.
Meet the Parents-The “Gaylord Focker” gag accounted for maybe three jokes in the movie. Gaylord Focker at the end, Pamela Martha Focker and a couple of mentions in the middle where people refer to him by his last name when getting his attention.
Not saying its a great comedy but its not the one note hack script that the other two seem to be. Yeah, I didn’t like the first one enough to give the next two a chance.
I watched number one with my girlfriend and mom. Me and my girlfriend laughed about half the movie, and the only reason we didn’t laugh more was to hear the next dumb line. My mom is a pretty die-hard fan, and she couldn’t help but laugh at this. Now if you’re call this one unfunny in comparison, I can’t wait to see the first movies.
I’ve told other people, and I’ll tell you. THERE ARE WHITE PEOPLE IN PERSIA!
*ahem* Sorry, it’s just a mistake that lots of people make, and I’m really getting tired of correcting them.
I completely agree about a good deal about most of these movies. I didn’t really think the A-Team was all that bad, but I think we’ll have to agree to disagree on it. Finally, I can’t thank you enough for putting Eclipse at the top of the list. Call me a Twilight hater, but my reasons for hating the franchise run deep, and I won’t bore people by going into them. Just know that I appreciate it.
Persians ARE white people…and Resident Evil:Afterlife should have at least gotten an honorable mention if you didn’t see it…but other than that…not bad…
Reaghhhhh, it always feals occured for me when it comes to opnions clashing like this. I feal like someone is about lash out (or me), good list, I defiently comply with most.
Personaly I enjoyed A-Team and Tron, when I saw A-Team it gave me exactly what I wanted, goffy fun. As for Tron yes I will say that it’s story was lacking but I still had a good time when I saw it with my pals and that’s the important thing, that I went ot the cinema and enjoyed the day out.
Now wheres you’re fave list, Ill defientyl check that out.
I actually liked the Avatar series. And I couldn’t get more than about half an hour into Last Airbender. I tried to watch it twice.
Not surprised that Twilight Saga was awful. It was awful in text. It was awful in concept. It’s awful.
i thought the whole thing was to clean
a WAR and no deaths that does not MAKE SENSE
The last Air Bender was an over budget family channel movie with action sequences that without the cgi are just TaiChi
infront of a green screen.
I’ve got to disagree about Tron. Don’t get me wrong, you were absolutely dead on in your description of it. But it was very much in the tradition of the original. If you liked the original because you thought it was really deep, you’re completely missing the point– it was stupid but pretty.
The new movie is even more stupid than the original, but it’s at least three times as pretty, so it holds up very well in comparison. At least they took the time to make those commands authentic-ish.
Noooo, not the A-team :(
i liked the book of eli but i agree with you the ending was so bullshit but it was not bad enough to ruin the movie
Twilight: i agree Tron Legacy: please kiss my ass
I was about to defend the twilight books because they were really good until i remembered that the re imagining by alicorn wasn’t the cannon series. I highly recommend the fanfic to anyone who either a) lost faith in humanity because twilight was so bad or b) vaguely liked some of the concepts of twilight and wishes it had a talented writer, interesting plot, and complex characters.
Since when have you been objective? *Chuckle*
Skyline suckered everyone in. So much so that a ho-hum version of the alien invasion genre like “Battle: Los Angeles” looks much better by comparison.
Little Fockers is a real dead horse, and what’s worse is the actors involved are worthy of so much better, but they keep coming back to this.
I saw a trailer for MacGruber and forgot about it ten seconds later. I hadn’t even thought about it until I saw it here. Ditto for Cop Out.
I agree with you on the Kevin Smith syndrome. One okay movie at the right time and suddenly he’s everywhere. I didn’t even like Clerks. Yeah, I said it.
Jonah Hex could have been a great blend of Weird West/Horror but instead they went for the gimmicky Van Helsing-style anachronism of Batman gadgets in a bland cowboy story.
Book of Eli had potental to, instead we get another forgettable post-apocalyptic tale where toilet paper and processed cheese is worth more than oil in a gold drum. Technology just doesn’t get up an walk away no matter how many bombs you drop. Hasn’t anyone heard of a printing press?
Devil was pointless. It wouldn’t have made it as a 9th Season X-Files episode.
The problem with Robin Hood – and with many historical flicks coming out these days – is the statement “We wanted to make it real.” Well here’s real: back in the middle ages, Kings fucked their sisters, nobody bathed because foul smells kept away evil spirits, and you’d be lucky to survive childbirth. Ole. When we look back on Robin Hood, we don’t want to know whether he drank the same water he shat in. We want to see him being a brave hero taking on an oppressive tyrant and being merry while he does it. That doesn’t mean you have to make it some out-of-place, awkward action flick (see Jonah Hex, or don’t) but it does mean we want a story that sympathizes with and emphasizes the heroic qualities of its characters. This isn’t a hard concept to follow, but Hollywood continues to botch it with every one of our childhood heroes, as if believing that if they keep at it we’ll all give in and accept it.
Prince of Persia. Cash grab about five years too late. Next.
I feel so bad for Liam Neeson. Maybe he’s doing this just because he wanted to have fun, but A-Team is, again (like, the fifth example in this list alone) of another Hollywood cashout on an established franchise, taken way over the top (which, considering how the TV series went, is saying something).
I agree with you on Tron: Legacy, 100%.
The Wolfman barely made any sense and none of the characters seem at all interesting or anything more than two word descriptors on the back of party game “whodunit” cards. The Heir, the Girl, the Father, the Inspector. One of them gets a chip that says they’re the wolfman, go ahead and try and act it out. All the plot twists are predictable and worse, they seem more like they’re ad-libbed or wedged into the plot just to keep some semblance of pacing.
Yeah, the obvious flaws of The Last Airbender are all there. Not only is the cartoon a thousand times better for obvious reasons, but the actors in this could take lessons on emotive expression from the voice synthesizer Linkara uses for Poyo. And I was really, really annoyed at the poorly chosen actors in this, not only for their lack of talent, bu their lack of resemblance to anyone in the cartoon, and the fact that half of them don’t even seem to be the same ethnicity as the characters in the cartoons.
What can anyone say about the Twilight series. Bella Swan is the pun to just about every joke people have about the Mary Sue archtype. Fuck ‘em.
I’m not one for knocking someone who doesn’t like the same things I like, but I can’t help but be confused by your hatred of the original A-Team series. From what I gather, you grew up in the same era that I did (the 80’s), and I guess it’s just hard to believe anyone from that era could hate the A-Team. Even today, if I watch an episode, I’m just suckered into how lovable and awesome the characters are. Also, damn I kinda liked Jonah Hex. He reminded me of an even more bad ass John Wayne. It probably could’ve been better, but it didn’t seem bad to me.
Well, Persians (especially way back) are technically white…
The Fockers movies all suck, but of course that’s because i don’t find them funny… Glad you didn’t waste the money on the 3rd one Spoony!
11. Cop-Out. Love Willis, Love Morgan on 30 rock, just not together.
10. Jonah Hex- if you’re a fan of the comic movies, you avoid this. Brolin is ok, but the movie lacks severely in everything else. ps- Megan, go back to acting class.
9. Book of Eli- not going there….let it go people.
8. Devil- yeah….Spoony says it all.
7. Robin Hood- Costner anyone?
6. Prince of Persia…you like the games? avoid this movie.
5. The A team….it was bad when i found out about Rule #34, but this goes WAAAAY beyond that. Trust me..
4. Tron: Legacy- anything but. I wrote a 4 page thesis/paper for a Computer class on how we have become too dependent on computers for special effects, stating that Tron (84) was ahead of its time because it was fresh and inventive…this is anything but. *try putting that into 3000+ words..* and Spoony touched every point of what made it bad.
3. Wolfman- oh Benicio….Benicio…why?
2. Avatar: the last airbender- (both avatars suck) but this straight out pissed people off for being racist, go figure that one.
1. Twilight….yeah, need i say more?
Thanks Spoony- you rock!
Spoony, do you have any power over the ads? Can you please get rid of the Banana Boat ads? They are physically painful to listen to.
Thank you for slap me straight on the face, i need it. I must admit i liked Tron Legacy but the education system in my country never prepared even nerds like me to keep standards going higher. In fact most of time give your own negative opinion is considered offensive except if something is obviously offensive for everybody, society in general doesn’t like smart people unless you can make a lot of money and even in this case my country has lots of evolutionary skills issues to face ahead.
Once again thank you and don’t stop to do what you do best.
Dude, come ON. You thought Eclipse was worse than The Last Airbender?
At least in Eclipse the Native American characters LOOK Native American unlike certain characters/actors in TLA.
And before you think you’ve got some fangirl screaming at you, let me say this. Yes, I’m a Twi-fan, but I’m not rabid. I like certain aspects of the series and go -_- at some of the others. I’m also a major Avatar fan and love the diverse cultures that blend together perfectly and how they made something w/ Asian cultures a thing that you can like without being a weaboo. Anyway.
The Eclipse movie, at least, did the book justice. They kept the characters the same, the battles mostly the same, and the timeline correct. Plus, they did a decent job of cramming a book into 2.5 (or so) hours. I’m not going to go into all the cliches and plot holes and stuff, k? We all know em.
TLA DID NOT DO THAT. That doesn’t even deserve to have the title so I’m just callin it TLA, an acronym for the words that describe it. “Terribly, Lacking, Annoying.” They screwed with the races! They fucked up the characters personalities. And the BENDING. …Dude, I’ll just fight with a sword. It’s easier. Plus, wtf was at the end? A big wave that did nothing? …WHERE WAS THE KICKASS KOI SPIRIT FISH THINGY?!?! Dammit, I paid 10 bucks to see that movie! I wanted to see my kickass koi fish!!!!!!
It was so bad that I got to a point where I was shouting out the correct pronunciations of things in the middle of the theater, and no one so much as told me to shut up. I could’ve stood up and started to do some waterbending moves and I doubt I would’ve gotten in trouble. Shoot, me and my nephew could’ve done an improv reenactment of one of the fight scenes and people would’ve probably enjoyed that more than the actual movie. THAT, my friend, is bad.
No, I’m not goin all Twilight fangirl on you. I’m just sayin…as far as stickin the the original and overall acting and quality, TLA deserved the # 1 spot.
Dakota Fanning as Jane = scary
Whoever the hell those two are as Zhao and Azula = BWAHAHAHAAHAH. Are you KIDDING ME?
Jackson Rathbone as Jasper = True to the character.
Jackson Rathbone as Sokka = What? Who the fuck are you!? YOU ARE NOT SOKKA *fire eyes*
Eclipse werewolves = nice CGI….believable.
TLA Appa = wow. Just…wow.
BTW, if you want to see the lamest movie in existence and rant about it: Sharkboy and Lavagirl. It looked BADASS in the trailers. You know, able to interest a teenager. ………………………………………….Yeah no.
I warn you, you might combust before the end. And if so, I am not responsible.
It’s got some girl that looks like Carmen from Spy Kids and has Selphie’s personality and two other boys that are the “heros”. One of them just so happens to be *cough*Jacob Black*cough* Taylor Launter as some sort of were-shark. And some other kid who has serious self-confidence issues. Oh, and the freakin’ lamest villains ever. You were complaining about Ultimecia and Seifer? Dude. You gotta see these two.
Ok, I’ve said my piece. I’m done now! Farewell.
I’m sorry, but you’re a Twilight fan. It doesn’t matter how big of a fan you, you’re opinion is still invalid.
Twilight is awful, misogynistic drivel. And Bella Swan sets women back about 100 years. She is a terrible human being.
Okay, I haven’t seen either The Last Airbender or Twilight: Eclipse, just because I thought that watching these two movies would have tipped my already mediocre sense of stable reality into downright psychosis. However, in some point in the past I did read Twilight because my little sister brought it home and I decided to see what all the fuss was about. … It was the most fucking horrible piece of crap I’ve ever come across in my entire life, including stuff pasted on fanfiction.net by 12 year olds with no grasp of grammar or syntax. It immediately elevated books that were on my “hate and can’t stand” list up to “readable”, such that I have actually RE-READ them just to compare them to Twilight. Stephanie Meyer raped – and I mean completely VIOLATED – the entire paranormal fiction genre. And I know people who have been raped and it was the most traumatic and damaging experience of their entire life, and I still say this. What those books have done to sci-fi/fantasy is something that will take decades to recover from. I’m not joking. To put aside the misogynistic bent, the paper-thin characters and the nothing of a plot, the writing ITSELF makes me cringe in a way that literature has never been able to do to me before. If I could erase my memories of reading those pages I would do so in a heartbeat.
That little rant I just went on wasn’t even the point of my post and I still ranted, and I still can’t bring myself to delete it. I hate the books that much. I hate the person who brought them into reality that much. I’m honestly not joking when I say that if I ever came across Meyer in person I would try to physically harm her, and I’m not even someone who thinks that sort of thing should be even joked about. See? I’m still ranting! I can’t stop it! My point is, that if the movies are as accurate to the books as you say, then I can see no way in hell that they can be better that the last Airbender. None whatsoever.
… Sorry about the ranting. This isn’t directed personally at you, I just literally can’t help myself when Twilight is brought up. I just… STEPHANIE MEYER, YOU WILL BURN IN THE SEVENTH CIRCLE OF HELL!!
… again, sorry. I’m really really sorry.
Okay as much as I hate Twilight, I have to agree with the Twilight fan about The Last Airbender being worse than Eclipse. At least with Eclipse, we knew the book was bad and the movie wasn’t going to be much better. With TLA, Night has taken a much beloved and an epic animated series that was one of the highest quality products ever made in children’s television and destroyed it. A bad movie that comes from a bad source isn’t nearly as bad as a bad movie that twisted and mutilated everything that was good and pure about the source material.
It makes me feel bad the room has more variety in the dialog than twilight eclipse
Twilight would be almost watchable with Room-esque dialogue.
what about Avatar The last Airbender the movie i watched it. and it SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKS!
Jonah Hex was so kick-ass but they screwed him up! I damn you, Hollywood, I damn you to Hell!
I love you Spoony, I really do, and I respect your right to hate Tron: Legacy, but do not presume to tell me I am easily amused and my standards are too low. I am not and they really fucking aren’t.
Also, other people have pointed this out, but it really can’t be stated enough: PERSIANS ARE WHITE. If you’re gonna complain about PoP, complain that its a bunch of European actors playing Middle-Eastern characters.
Here is a thought I just had while watching this review. (And this is in no way attempting to defend the movie) You could look at the fact that Tron doesn’t really involve anything new with tech because it’s basically not a new grid. Supposedly this is the same grid that was from the first movie so it’s kind of still stuck in the late 70s early 80s. There is mention that there is a waistland surrounding this little slice of techno-babble and that Flinn knows nothing of the outside tech world. That’s just a thought, I would love to know what other people think.
Walker,Texas Ranger sucks. A lot.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought the Robin Hood movie was boring as fuck.
I love you Spoony, I think you are awesome, talented, and you really get me thinking about things I wouldn’t have before when talking about some of your games and movies, but I seriously can’t believe you didn’t like Book of Eli!
Yes the fact that it was the bible was kinda stupid, as well as how it was revealed, but the whole thing was about inspiration to be better in a world that is crapsack as anything. It was almost like watching the Fallout series on the big screen, and I adored Gary Oldman as the villain.
For what its worth, I thought the blind thing was fine. It was interesting, it worked, and I didn’t see it coming. Maybe what they were trying to get across was that god was guiding him to the book, the only one not destroyed, probably -because- it was in brail, and then to the gigantic boat where it would be safe, again a lot like Fallout. If you watch the movie a second time, there are several instances where he runs into something he can’t hear, like a table or knocking over a bowl, and people stare at him for it.
The reason he can fight and do things as well as he does is the same reason Daredevil can, everyone roars before they attack him, and everyone smells from lack of bathing. He just uses his other senses to the point that it doesn’t matter that he’s blind.
For this one, yes, it does require you to suspend your sense of disbelief a little more, but if you do it is an amazing movie. Its not the best, but it was certainly not one of the worst of 2010…
like nostalgia critic said DEATH TO ALL TWILIGHT FANS
all those movies are bad, except i really liked tron legacy. That’s just me though
I’m sorry, but as someone who saw the original tron movie, I have to say it wasn’t as much of a disappointment as you said it was. The original movie wasn’t nearly as insightful as you make it out to be here. It’s basically about how a genius enters a computer world and saves the day. Nothing overly insightful or intelligent, nothing much more than techie porn.
Book of Eli was a freakin’ great movie, and those complaints don’t justify putting it on any “worst of” list. The impression I got, and the impression the movie tried to give, is that Eli was being guided by the hand of god, and that’s why he was able to do the things he could despite being blind. I’m not the religious sort, but I thought it was a really cool twist, personally. Just sayin’!
bs excuse it sucked.
Twilight: Eclipse did bomb in so many ways – too slow, too much dialogue, idiotic plot and writers who didn’t give any drama or suspense; you expect horror, drama and suspense in a movie about vampires and werewolves, but there was none in Eclipse – well, there hasn’t been any in any of the Twilight movies. In The Wolfman, I liked the beauty of the costumes, sets and lighting, but the movie was way too slow and had only a few moments where there was a little horror and a little suspense. It seemed like the two main actors didn’t even want to be there. Maybe they didn’t paid enough, idk.
I have no idea who Macgruber appeals to.
People that don’t get comedy? Americans?
cool t- shirt ! But it have to been written ” Stand back- Im gonna try to cook” xD
I agree on the A-Team and Cop Out, films I watched and were disappointed by. To be fair with Cop Out, it was pretty obvious that Kevin Smith never intended to make it a great film and just wanted to have fun with it. I did find some scenes in Cop Out funny, but as a whole the movie was lame.
A-Team, goddamn, was it painful to watch. Totally ridiculous even by action film standards to a point where I could not tell myself to just sit back and enjoy it. I know that using a plummeting tank to take out drones being shown here pretty much is an order not to look for realism, but what really killed the film for me was the incredibly stupid final battle where the A-Team hatches and conducts a plan that even by action film standards would in no way succeed, yet somehow it did.
But speaking as a fan of Spoony, I completely disagree on him labelling The Book Of Eli as a terrible film. I found it to be wonderful, captivating and overall a satisfying experience. I guess it appeals to Christians like me. I do understand his exasperation at the lack of realism in the film considering that the main character turned out to be blind, but I think Spoony missed the point; that was supposed to be the strong point of the film is that it was not the guy himself who was a badass but God helping him out and keeping him alive to fulfil his task.
Nobody’s perfect, everyone has their own opinions. I won’t mind if Spoony didn’t enjoy or like the film, but I disagree completely with his decision to say that The Book Of Eli is one of the worst films of 2010. It caters to a certain audience, and I guess Spoony dosen’t fit that group. But I won’t begrudge him for that, it’s understandable.
Still, he makes good points on the other movies.
Oh goddammit why did this video have to remind me that MacGruber was a real thing?!? I’d seriously managed to cleanse my brain of it until now.
The problem with Prince of Persia is not because of the White people playing Persians, as that happened in the games as well. The problem is that you did not like it. If you enjoyed the movie, you would have forgiven the racism.
Suspension of disbelief? Impossible for the Spoony One.
The only movie on this list I actually liked was the A-Team. All the others, I agree, they were shit.
Wait… Robin Hood was fucking good, and avatar wasn’t THAT bad, but i’ll give you that one. BUT I CANT give you Robin Hood, and I feel like I must defend it by saying this: God forbid a movie trying to be story driven for a change, rather than being mindless shlock. Other than that… I agree with everything on this list! :)
I loved this video Spoony dude! I enjoyed Meet the Parents. I can’t deny being a Ben Stiller fan. Him constantly getting fucked over really cracks me up. Other than that … 100 % agree!! :)
“Flashy and stupid” I think the point is to make money…. flashy and stupid makes money~
In response to the Book of Eli and your disbelief of its ending spoony, I would like to say that all things are possible through the lord. Also…shop smart…shop s-mart
Other than the ending, Book of Eli was good. & I thnk Devil is the best M. night movie in forever.
Devil was terrible. It was nonsensical, boring and had the WORST plot twist in movie history.
So they tried to set Robin Hood in an actual historical period, yet couldn’t be assed to use historically accurate clothing & hair? Way to half-ass it. & how many freaking times do the various books & ballads point out that he’s blonde?