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« on: January 13, 2005, 03:03:12 PM »

I knew it would be bad but wow.


Usually there are at leat one or two positive reviews
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2005, 03:31:56 PM »

who among us didn't see that coming?
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2005, 03:41:58 PM »

It's getting a big goose egg from Rotten Tomatoes.

Ouch indeed.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2005, 03:49:30 PM »

Wow, the reviews at your link are just about as bad as the ones from farley's!
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2005, 04:08:43 PM »

It really makes me wonder how much the studio heads actually spend on drugs... I mean seriously...

"Let's make a low budget movie centered on the uninteresting side character from that movie we made that stank."

"You mean League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?"

"No... Daredevil.  I'm sure this one will turn out much better!"

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2005, 04:25:12 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2005, 04:30:59 PM »

"Elektra would have been far better off staying dead."

My sentiments exactly.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2005, 05:18:57 PM »

Wow, I am so surprised.   :roll:
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2005, 05:36:38 PM »

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Wow, the reviews at your link are just about as bad as the ones from farley's!

Sometimes I wish our link text was flashing red instead of a light blue.

But my link is much, much cooler.   :wink:
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2005, 06:17:33 PM »

Sweet Jesus!  Wow...that is HOOOORIBLE.  I don't know if JG's smokin' hot bod is enough to get me to even pay matinee given these scores...
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2005, 07:41:51 PM »

There are only 17 reviews up there.  Wait until there are 50 or so to see if there is still a big goose egg.
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2005, 09:57:09 PM »

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There are only 17 reviews up there.  Wait until there are 50 or so to see if there is still a big goose egg.

Mine says 15 reviews. What happened?
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2005, 10:21:00 PM »

I could have been wrong, I typed it in a hurry.  However, it's up to 19 now with 1 positive review.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2005, 11:24:19 PM »

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Sweet Jesus!  Wow...that is HOOOORIBLE.  I don't know if JG's smokin' hot bod is enough to get me to even pay matinee given these scores...


"No matter how many times I hear about the actress’ arresting good looks, I just can’t get past the fact that she always comes across as slightly mannish." -- Todd Gilchrist, FILMSTEW.COM
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2005, 11:44:46 PM »

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Sweet Jesus!  Wow...that is HOOOORIBLE.  I don't know if JG's smokin' hot bod is enough to get me to even pay matinee given these scores...


"No matter how many times I hear about the actress’ arresting good looks, I just can’t get past the fact that she always comes across as slightly mannish." -- Todd Gilchrist, FILMSTEW.COM

She is smokin' hot - no doubt.  But it is disconcerting that she has broader shoulders than me.
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2005, 03:32:07 PM »

45 negative    
1 positive

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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2005, 04:13:21 PM »

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Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Sweet Jesus!  Wow...that is HOOOORIBLE.  I don't know if JG's smokin' hot bod is enough to get me to even pay matinee given these scores...


"No matter how many times I hear about the actress’ arresting good looks, I just can’t get past the fact that she always comes across as slightly mannish." -- Todd Gilchrist, FILMSTEW.COM


I've heard people say the same thing about Hilary Swank - I just don't see it with either one... they're both awesome IMO. Or maybe I'm just gay.  Who knew?  :wink:

Unfortunately, I guess I'll wait for this to show up on HBO - I was looking forward to it.
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2005, 04:56:15 PM »

The one positive review:

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"True to form, Garner creates a strapping action character with as many foibles as muscles."
-- Bob Townsend, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION


How much money do you suppose that review cost?
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2005, 06:24:06 PM »

Did anyone actually think this would be good?
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2005, 09:53:47 PM »

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The one positive review:

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"True to form, Garner creates a strapping action character with as many foibles as muscles."
-- Bob Townsend, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION


How much money do you suppose that review cost?


Maybe he just has a crush.
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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2005, 05:01:56 AM »

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I've heard people say the same thing about Hilary Swank - I just don't see it with either one... they're both awesome IMO. Or maybe I'm just gay.  Who knew?  :wink:



You lesbian!  :lol:
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2005, 11:13:16 AM »

Remember all the negative reviews Battlefield Earth got? Despite the reviews I went with my gut feeling and it turned out to be one of my favorite movies of all time.
Don't trust the reviews, trust your instinct! It's usually always right.
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2005, 02:11:29 PM »

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Remember all the negative reviews Battlefield Earth got? Despite the reviews I went with my gut feeling and it turned out to be one of my favorite movies of all time.
Don't trust the reviews, trust your instinct! It's usually always right.


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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2005, 02:13:34 PM »

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Remember all the negative reviews Battlefield Earth got? Despite the reviews I went with my gut feeling and it turned out to be one of my favorite movies of all time.
Don't trust the reviews, trust your instinct! It's usually always right.


Good joke.
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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2005, 01:46:32 AM »

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The one positive review:

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"True to form, Garner creates a strapping action character with as many foibles as muscles."
-- Bob Townsend, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION


How much money do you suppose that review cost?


Maybe he just has a crush.


Oh, like you don't? biggrin This flick looks like supreme crap that might be worth more as a Saturday-afternoon DVD rental in April when it hits disc. smile
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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2005, 02:17:20 AM »

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Remember all the negative reviews Battlefield Earth got? Despite the reviews I went with my gut feeling and it turned out to be one of my favorite movies of all time.
Don't trust the reviews, trust your instinct! It's usually always right.


You gotta be kidding. This is still the epic example of just how bad a movie they can make out of a really good book.
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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2005, 06:18:15 AM »

http://channels.aimtoday.com/movies/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20050116%2F1712482385.htm&sc=1402


Jennifer Garner's action flick ``Elektra,'' a spinoff of the Marvel Comics adaptation ``Daredevil,'' finished fifth with $12.5 million. That was less than a third of the weekend haul for ``Daredevil,'' which debuted as the No. 1 movie in February 2002.


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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2005, 02:16:31 PM »

Has anyone actually gone and seen the movie?  

Just wondered if we has some actual impressions.  I won't go - I still have a bitter taste from Blade 3: Crapfest.
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2005, 02:31:35 PM »

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Has anyone actually gone and seen the movie?


I've seen it... geenrally I am pretty easy to please with movies. As long as it is fun, I don't mind plotholes and shaky acting.  For instance, I enjoyed Blade 3 and Daredevil. I simply liked Daredevil being brought to life, despite my disappointment in their choice for actor (not an action star Ben, sorry).

I went in to Elektra without any real expectations other than what is in this thread, I didn't read any of the reviews (and still haven't). I found the movie to be hmmm... lukewarm. There wasn't enough action to keep it fun, there wasn't enough of Sidn.. err.. Jennifer's skin to keep me interested. The story wasn't enough to cover the shortcomings in other departments.

To sum it up, bleh.
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2005, 04:18:29 PM »

I saw it. I see all superhero movies. It was bad but I enjoyed it.  Actually it wasn't bad as so much stupid. BTW I'm NOT a Jennifer Garner fan.

Keep in mind, the film had a budget of $25 million and  they did the whole thing in 3 months. Thats preproduction, filming and post production.
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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2005, 07:33:30 PM »

On the plus side, she's in the film too:



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« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2005, 10:04:26 PM »

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On the plus side, she's in the film too:


On the minus side she was not even remotely hot in the film. She's hot, Typhoid Mary is not... even when she is locking lips with Elektra.
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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2005, 12:00:02 AM »

She looks like a very average looking girl, very sparsely dressed to me. But, I also only think Jennifer Garner is only slightly better than average herself. Reedy, skinny, flat chested girls aren't my type. Only time Jennifer Garner has cleavage is if they tape her tits together.
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