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 Ahtman wrote:
Eurotrip sort of came and went from the theaters but it must have struck a chord in some capacity as every few months I'll see a reference to it. Usually it is something about "Scotty doesn't know", or to the safe word.


I imagine it's a bit like Super Toopers. The movie was popular with college students when it came out. A lot of people watched it at parties and get-togethers. The references and memes have since propagated well past the films apparent popularity or success.

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Sounds a lot like the Big Lebowski, which is quoted well more often than warranted by the amount it is watched.

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Sounds a lot like the Big Lebowski, which is quoted well more often than warranted by the amount it is watched.


Well, that's, just, like your opinion man

Withnail and I is still betterer mind. but it's very British and doesn't travel quite so well

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Is that considered bad? My siblings and I love it.
   
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Is that considered bad? My siblings and I love it.


I've always thought that was one of Will Ferrell's better movies tbh. Holds up pretty well and I found it pretty funny. I still quote some of the lines from the movie with friends and family.
   
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I'd say it's a lot like Eurotrip, Super Troopers, and Big Lewboski too. These were the movies I saw everyone watching when I was in college and they all fall into the category of what I call 'frat boy' humor. They're all pretty stupid movies in one sense, and every single one of them was a meme machine that became a cult classic.

   
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All of you are underselling The Big Lebowski. That is a genuinely intelligent movie.

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Speaking of comedies of the times- I give you the greatest sports comedy ever made. Blades of Glory! It's got everything- Will Ferrell as an over the hill sleazy rockstar figure skater sex addict, Napoleon dynamite as his squeaky clean rival, and Amy Poehler and Will Arnett as their incestuous villians. It is whirlwind of pageantry, wit and idiocy.


I dont remember much about blades of glory, but I did love how it went so over-the-top ridiculous at the end.
   
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I'd have to put the original The Longest Yard up as the greatest sports comedy ever. I think it kinda created the template. But it probably got decent reviews at the time.

FWIW, Blades of Glory got good reviews overall, so it's also not really adhering to the OP's parameters (again, not that we didn't start ignoring that a few pages ago).


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Good reviews don’t necessarily make for a good movie though.

But hey, at least no-one has tried to champion Cats. Mr Chainsaw O’Brickbat (the ultimate home defence) is therefore yet to become an instrument of education

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Two of my picks got okayish reveiws (Dark City and Crowe on a Boat) but got squished under hype trains (Matrix and LoTR)

I'll chuck in Josie and the Pussy Cats, mostly for Ms Dawson and totally wrongfooting Ebert

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Love Josie and the Pussycats. Great flick.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Good reviews don’t necessarily make for a good movie though.

But hey, at least no-one has tried to champion Cats. Mr Chainsaw O’Brickbat (the ultimate home defence) is therefore yet to become an instrument of education


I saw Cats in the theater with my brother and our wives, and I hadn’t laughed that hard in years. Cats is a great movie to watch with the right kind of audience.

   
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The_Real_Chris wrote:
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Is that considered bad? My siblings and I love it.


Only because it had Ferrell in it.
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Good reviews don’t necessarily make for a good movie though.

But hey, at least no-one has tried to champion Cats. Mr Chainsaw O’Brickbat (the ultimate home defence) is therefore yet to become an instrument of education


I saw Cats in the theater with my brother and our wives, and I hadn’t laughed that hard in years. Cats is a great movie to watch with the right kind of audience.


Stay where you are. Mr Chainsaw O’Brickbat will be along promptly to examine your cerebellum, if only because yet again James Sodding Corden turned up in a film when I’m pretty sure nobody actually hired him. Because why would you?

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Good reviews don’t necessarily make for a good movie though.

But hey, at least no-one has tried to champion Cats. Mr Chainsaw O’Brickbat (the ultimate home defence) is therefore yet to become an instrument of education


I'm pretty sure Mr. Chainsaw O'Brickbat was in fact the name of one of that movie's protagonists.

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Is there another game where players consistently blame each other for the failings of the creator?

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Star Trek: Nemesis. Often held up as the worst Star Trek movie, and I know bad reviews killed the franchise for a while. I know they killed Data, I know they forgot about the transporters in the shuttlecraft, but the music's top-notch, the acting and the story are in the finest traditions of the franchise, the effects in general and the climactic space battle particularly are gorgeous, and to me it made a far better actionized interpretation of Star Trek than any of the reboots.

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And…it launched Tom Harry’s career.

Dark Knight Rises aside, he’s ace.


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 Flipsiders wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Good reviews don’t necessarily make for a good movie though.

But hey, at least no-one has tried to champion Cats. Mr Chainsaw O’Brickbat (the ultimate home defence) is therefore yet to become an instrument of education


I'm pretty sure Mr. Chainsaw O'Brickbat was in fact the name of one of that movie's protagonists.


Right! I’ll do you for that!

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Nemesis was pretty bad except for the moments of the crew doing their crew thing (like the wedding) and the big space battle. Insurrection was far worse, in my eyes, with the only redeeming feature being that scene where we all get to see Riker playing with the ship’s joystick.

   
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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
Two of my picks got okayish reveiws (Dark City and Crowe on a Boat) but got squished under hype trains (Matrix and LoTR)

I'll chuck in Josie and the Pussy Cats, mostly for Ms Dawson and totally wrongfooting Ebert


Fantastic pick. It was overlooked because it was ahead of its time. A lot of the jokes and messages land better now than 20 years ago.

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Whilst this thread isn’t about dunking on films but championing lesser thought of films….

Insurrection will always feel like a series two parter. It is very TNG. Its by no means awful in any particular area. But it does strongly feel like the waste of a two hour movie.

Right. Back on topic!

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
Two of my picks got okayish reveiws (Dark City and Crowe on a Boat) but got squished under hype trains (Matrix and LoTR)

I'll chuck in Josie and the Pussy Cats, mostly for Ms Dawson and totally wrongfooting Ebert


Fantastic pick. It was overlooked because it was ahead of its time. A lot of the jokes and messages land better now than 20 years ago.


Wait….Josie and the Pussycats is 20 years old?

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Insurrection was far worse, in my eyes, with the only redeeming feature being that scene where we all get to see Riker playing with the ship’s joystick.

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Batman The Movie (Adam West) is better than any Batman movie except The Dark Knight and Lego Batman.



100% agree. Still watch it and enjoy a lot.

Adam West is the best Batman, you can't change my mind! The villain cast were all really great in the movie (and in the series of course) as well. I prefer silly nonsense fun Batman to the grim, brooding, depressing version from the later movies (although those have their merits as well).

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Wait….Josie and the Pussycats is 20 years old?



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Me when I realized I saw Jurassic Park in theatre the day it came out. A few more years though and I can start complaining about the young people today and all their young people problems!

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
Two of my picks got okayish reveiws (Dark City and Crowe on a Boat) but got squished under hype trains (Matrix and LoTR)

I'll chuck in Josie and the Pussy Cats, mostly for Ms Dawson and totally wrongfooting Ebert


Fantastic pick. It was overlooked because it was ahead of its time. A lot of the jokes and messages land better now than 20 years ago.


I'll chuck To Die For onto the ahead of its time and sort of forgotten pile (and thats 25 years old to add to Doc's too old for this gak worries)

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 gorgon wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Wait….Josie and the Pussycats is 20 years old?




Well I know that! But I could’ve sworn Josie was a good deal more modern than that. Like 2011ish!

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 gorgon wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Wait….Josie and the Pussycats is 20 years old?




Well I know that! But I could’ve sworn Josie was a good deal more modern than that. Like 2011ish!


Gladiator, Harry Potter, Jackson's Lord of the Rings,.. nothing is as callous nor as destructive to body and soul than the ceaseless march of time.

Most of the movies I like seem to have done average or better on Rotten Tomatoes and a quick scan of RTs 'worst 100' didn't show up anything I liked - so I'll just plant my flag on The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. I know it's not a great movie - but I just find it very entertaining. The punnish jokes, the digs at Hollywood, some great cameos, Quaid in full 'FBI archetype', Alexander and Russo as the henchmen....

..so, no hidden meaning, I just find it fun to watch.

   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 gorgon wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Wait….Josie and the Pussycats is 20 years old?




Well I know that! But I could’ve sworn Josie was a good deal more modern than that. Like 2011ish!


Like I said, it was ahead of its time and plays better now.

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