5 Trailers Better Than Their Movies Comments - Mania.com


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rgtchtiger 2/17/2011 11:48:05 AM

I'm kinda surprised nobody's mentioned any comedies on here yet.  How many times have you gone into a comedy thinking it'd be hilarious based on a trailer, and ultimately find out the trailer had all the really funny stuff in the movie?  Talladega Nights was a perfect example of that concept for me.  Seeing Ricky Bobby rant about how he's paralyzed, and then stabbed himself in the leg to prove his point only to find out he was wrong - HILARIOUS.  The rest of the movie, not so much.

Bruno's another one.  First, Borat was beyond hilarious.  That alone got my interest.  Then, there's the clip of him on a talk show, showing off his adopted African baby with a "traditional African name - O.J."  Nearly lost it right there just from the preview.  And then I saw the movie and couldn't believe how completely unfunny the movie was. 

zathras6767 2/17/2011 1:33:02 PM

Why isn't Skyline #1?

isgrimner 2/17/2011 2:03:40 PM

Really hard to take any genre writer seriously when they write, "I haven't seen a single episode of Lost."  I'm not saying you have to like Lost, but when you don't even take the time to at least watch an episode or two of one of the most successful genre shows ever to at least see what all the fuss is about then I guess I get a little confused as to why you would work in the genre field anyway. 

EagleManiac 2/17/2011 4:08:50 PM

I don't think The Phantom Menace gets enough PRAISE as it should. Sure, it wasn't as good as the films from the Original Trilogy, but, honestly, deep down, did ANY of you "Star Wars Geeks" really think that was possible? I sure didn't, and I went in with that in mind. I enjoyed TPM, even with Jar Jar, who we could've done without.

Kara said it was a movie without a "hero". Well, you nailed it when you said it was Palpatine's movie, hence the title. He woked his evil in the shadows, manipulating the actions of the Jedi and his lone Sith Warrior to his will and means. Unlike the first Star Wars, which was a complete movie of it's own and would've worked as a stand alone film forever, TPM was written as a first part of a trilogy, so it wouldn't have the same "complete" feel to it as Star Wars did.

And I will say that the final Jedi vs. Sith battle was the ABSOLUTE BEST Lightsaber battle of ALL of Star Wars, hands down! The two Jedi vs. Maul, then Qui-Gon and Maul, and then that brilliantly choreographed sequence when Obi-Wan and Maul have at it was THE BEST!! No other Lightsaber battle from any of the other 5 films comes close, IMO! That ALONE made up for any short-comings of the rest of the film.

And lastly, Liam Neeson's Qui-Gon is the best representation of a "Jedi Knight" that has been done in the films. He was perfect! Too bad he had to die so soon in the trilogy.

almostunbiased 2/17/2011 6:32:02 PM

Golden compass should be put on the list and Underworld taken off.

SarcasticCaveman 2/18/2011 12:34:53 AM

rgtchtiger, good call on the comedies...I would nominate "Adventureland"...how the HELL was that from the people who did "Superbad"?

da82kid 2/19/2011 6:48:40 PM

Wow, not a single mention of the Matrix sequels, Mania must be slipping, lol

BatmanForever 2/20/2011 12:36:34 PM

 MOTION sickness from CLOVERFIELD?  What a freaking WHIMP...cant believe you even wrote that, ya okay...uhhh ya......



Roqueja 2/21/2011 6:14:17 PM

I would throw "When A Stranger Calls" as a nominee into this category. 

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