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Saw "The Island" today and... it's **** !

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  1. MJeeves

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    Went to see "THE ISLAND" today, despite the bad reviews and the fact that it is already down as one of the biggest bombs in history in the U.S. I wanted so much to like it and thought I'd give it the benefit of the doubt as the trailer looked interesting. Oh dear...

    Sadly, i thought it was utter s**t. It is badly paced, badly executed, badly acted by good actors, and even the many action scenes fall flat. I have NEVER been so disppointed in a film, and no wonder Dreamworks are going under because of this boxoffice dud and critical failure.... it is that bad. A shame.
     
  2. CrispyXUK

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    Did you not see the "Micheal Bay" text on the poster? what did you expect? :)
     
  3. Razor

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    Dam, [​IMG] I wanted to see this, the trailer looked good.

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. mjn

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    Exactly, what were you expecting?
     
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    Are there any 'quality' films made any more!
     
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    Thanks for the info. I was on the verge of going to see that one (mainly because it sounded a little like a rehash/update of Logan's Run), but I wanted to hear the ops of others first. Based on what you've said - I think I'll pass.
     
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    Metro gave it one star yesterday. :D

    Not surprised its pants - its becoming more of a shock when Bay makes a good film (Pearl Harbour, Bad Boys 2, The Island)

    Morning Razor, knew you'd be in here :smashin:


    Gary
     
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    Pearl Harbor is a great film, and the 4 disc collectors edition is superb.
     
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    You all know I will watch this movie any way. :D
     
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    Sorry but Pearl Harbour is a load of patronising sh*te (just my opinion :) )
    The line that the RAF officer said "If there any more like you at home, the enemy better be worried" nearly made me sick! Hoorah for America! Hoorah Hoorah! After all we would'nt of won the Battle of Britain without them :mad: Being an ex Royal Marine, things like this really **** me off :mad:
     
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    Foxy have been to Razors house again? :D (cant blame you he's got a nice telly) sorry mate but by any strecth of the imagination its rubbish and was an insult to all those who lost thier lives on the day. it tried so hard to be "titanic" that it forgot to really tell the story, worring about a love triangle that was so trite and over cooked it had gone off - patronising rubbish - watch it again with your brain turned to the "on" position. :D

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    For the classic Pearl Harbour movie try From Here to Eternity.

    The "people" story in the build up to the raid is infinitely better than the Michael Bay disaster. :smashin:
     
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    Ok Pearl Harbor wasn't very good, however it was a great 'date movie'. It's guaranteed to get the tissues out every time! :smashin:
     
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    Tejstar

    What you do with your privates and tissues should be kept to yourself. :smashin:
     
  15. Gary D

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    Razor that your best joke in ages :D :rotfl:

    Tejstar, its not much of a date movie if the woman watching is falling asleep because shes so board - it be honest i'm not surte that i want to be with any woman who likes this rubbish. Now "from here to Eternity" that a film! now let me see "Burt Lancaster" or "Ben Affleck" - hes nor fit to wipe burts privates :D :D

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    Maybe thats why he likes it. [​IMG]

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    Dunno why but I fancied seeing this but after such a glowing review aint so sure ....... Gotta say though Micheal Bay films are how can I put it ........kinda cack most times.Bad boys 2 wasnt too bad but agree with his others being rubbish
    Spooks
     
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    I thought The Rock was an excellent bit of popcorn movie making :smashin:

    Was going to go and see The Island this weekend but after reading all the reviews decided to give it a miss....stayed in and drank a bottle of Chardonnay whilst watching The Burbs instead :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Gotta admit the rock is good, well its a good waste of a few hours :D Kinda miss my ole Criterion Edition of it in fact.
    Spooks
     
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    I didn't realise there was a story, can someone enlighten me?
     
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    Sorry, I thought this was the adult forum! :rolleyes:

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    Gary, you have no heart! The women I’ve seen this with have blurbed their eyes out by the end. Ok, it’s not Oscar winning material but is alright for a bit of brainless escapist entertainment! :thumbsup:
     
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    I think the biggest issue here is why are Ewan and Scarlett in this film if its so bad?
     
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    I rate it average (2.5 out of 5) - wasn't really bad IMHO but couldn't get me excited either. Watched it, forgot it.
     
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    I too liked "THE ROCK" and the first "BAD BOYS" but "THE ISLAND" was appalling!
     
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    Thank god Scarlett Lips Johansson was in it (yes Jesus definately loves her), or i might off feel asleep.

    First hour was good, but got tedious, ad very predictable. Final breakout scene looked like some Building Society advert.
     
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    Yeah. I struggle over Scarlett's lips. A bit too big for my liking, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.
     
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    ..And what was with the rain/water pouring down in the feeding room for the clones?, did they have to be kept wet?, incase they dried up.
     
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    Was Euwan's acting wooden? Like it is in star wars?
     
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