5 Deadly Sins of Roland Emmerich Comments - Mania.com


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EagleManiac 11/13/2009 8:49:46 AM

Independence Day was fun, for all its flaws, but Stargate sucked! Godzilla, well, that was, simply put, CRAP! The Day After Tomorrow was awful! The Patriot was actually pretty good (even though someone mentioned the mute daughter never aging!), but Mel's performance was excellent! Also, having John Williams write the music, well, at least we can all agree THAT was excellent!

CaptAmerica04 11/13/2009 9:29:26 AM

I liked okonomiyaki4000's list.  Succinct and OH, so accurate.

Chopsaki 11/13/2009 10:50:17 AM

I do hate alot of his movies but I did like The Patriot and Independence Day for all of its flaws is a guilty pleasure.

DaForce1 11/13/2009 12:27:36 PM

This list is about as useless as tits on a tractor.

Hey Rob, how about doing this same list for Lucas, or Speilberg, etc.? I mean, you guys are always looking for 'ideas' for new 'articles'.

redhairs99 11/13/2009 2:28:14 PM

If anyone on here goes to see 2012 this weekend, let me know if there's a scene where John Cusack is having to stand around in the rain.  I think he has that written into every film contract he's ever done and since I have no plans on ever seeing this movie, I was just curious about that.

trollman 11/13/2009 10:29:50 PM

Maybe the aliens know a bit more about physics than we do.  We don't know as much as our human arrogance makes us pretend we know.  otherwise we would have stopped at Newtonian theory and never gotten into Quantum theory.   we advance, maybe other cultures from other worlds advanced farther faster so those huge ships have a way to disregaurd inertia.

Maybe your an unimaginative bore who just doesn't get it so you write inflamitory reviews and articles to make yourself feel superior to the subject matter.

Seriously IT'S JUST A MOVIE we want entertainment not reality.  If we wanted to be educated we wouldn't watch ID4 we'd stay home and turn on the Biography/Discovery/Weather/Court TV/CNN channel.

Stargate was a good movie on it's own and the first 7 seasons of the series weren't that bad. (the horse is dead now though please stop beating it).  If you want to nitpick, the basic premise of a controled artificially created stable wormhole is nearly impossible to begin with.  The power consumption alone to create and sustain a wormhole is beyond our capabilities,  But you just don't need to go that deeply into thought about it.  Just let yourself have fun, enjoy it for what it is and if you can't suspend your disbelief then ignore it, eat your popcorn, shut up and let the grown ups watch the movie, we will let you watch the Care Bears Movie later.


If they sucked so much WHY did they make millions? Why are they STILL such focal points in the genre?  (ok Godzilla was a let down)

SheyD78 11/14/2009 9:26:39 AM

This is a movie with spectacular CG disaster footage, albeit of poor to inexplicable physics. Sadly the absolute formulaic nature of the plot, shallowness of the characters and general lack of anything resembling reason mean its 20 minutes of cool scenery with 140 minutes of terrible horrible movie. The characters are unlikeable, and extremely sterotypical, the plot limps forward in soley as an excuse to allow the disasters to be shown. If you have to have your brain surgically removed to enjoy a movie, perhaps they were aiming just a little too low. Disaster movies can be great, but you need to care about the characters to some small extent, not want to shove them out of the plane yourself. And please consult at least a primary school sience book for an idea about what is possible if the movie is set in the real world. There is not enough water in the world to make the oceans swamp mount everest in such a fashion, and continet relocation takes longer than a few weeks, such as maybe a few MILLION years at least.

redhairs99 11/14/2009 11:27:00 AM

SheyD78, are you saying that the movie is 200 minutes long?!  WOW! Nearly 3 and a half hours of terrible CGI disaster!

shadowprime 11/15/2009 7:48:41 AM


it IS funny what will break that "willing suspension of disbelief" in a movie. You can be cruising along, buying all sorts of movie nonsense, and suddenly something will happen on screen - which on the face ot if isnt necessarily THAT much less believable than what has gone before - and suddenly you are rolling your eyes or going ...'Okay..now THAT was too much". Must be maddening for film makers too... "THAT they complain about?".....

I enjoy ID, but boy did you nail it... the moment when Jeff Goldblum's laptop is able to log into the aliens' system, and he is able to upload that command/virus. WHOA. I mean, anyone who has struggled at home - especially those of us who are technologically challenged LOL - to get a simple new program to install, or to get that newly bought router to set up, despite all the assurances about it being compatible with THIS and easy to set up THAT... well, seeing Jeff's earthbound laptop just plug right in, work just fine with an ALIEN OPERATING SYSTEM... okay...now THAT was too much. Giant spaceships? Sure. Alien invaders? Fine. Cross planetary computer capability? NO WAY! ;-)



ponyboy76 11/15/2009 12:22:11 PM

Man, that reminds me of  a Family Guy episode when they reference ID4 and instead of a Mac , Goldblum is using Windows and keeps geting error messages . It is hilarious.

shadowprime, you are too right.  I walked out of a movie once because that moment was just too much to bare. My friend and I are sitting there, movies going along  then BAM!, the moment, we just looked at each other, said nothing, got up and waked out. It was just that bad. The movie Extreme Ops with Rufus Sewell. To this day, I still haven't watched the rest of it.

Anyway, I don't mind RE's movies but I go in there already knowing that there is going to be some cheesy dialogue, one dimensional characters, and gratuitous CGI use.

ID4 -- I like The Patriot was cool despite the inaccuracy. Stargate was also cool, and even more because it spawned one of my favorite Sci Fi shows. Godzilla, to me was pretty much what Bryan Singer did to Superman Returns. He took a character I like and drastically changed or added things to him which made him unrecognizable.

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