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laforcer69@yahoo.com_home 6/22/2007 2:03:20 AM
It bums me out they showed the flood and the passengers on the Ark in the latest previews...I think they gave away a little to much in hopes of getting people to go see this...I was sold already on the comedy concept of this and feel a little cheated with the revealing of the flood and everything coming after and during it...
gamera23 6/22/2007 8:31:03 AM
Biggest Disappointment: When Evan asks God why he needs to build the ark, Freeman doesn't reply, "I gots to make water, Miss Daisy!" _BT
monkeypie 6/22/2007 10:30:46 AM
really. Really?!?!? A "B"?!? I saw this movie about a month ago at one of those free previews, and let's just say that I payed to much to see it. First off, you need to warn the readers that this movie is nothing like the first movie, ie: it's not an edgy comedy. As a matter of fact, this comedy's target is not even adults, it's a TOTAL family flick. The type of family, that is, that goes to church every Sunday morning, goes to ihop, Denny's, etc.. afterward for breakfast and then like to do a nice, wholesome activity together. While this movie may beat playing scrabble with your folks and three brothers and sisters, it's really not for the mature moviegoer and certainly not date worthy. What's worse, the previews/commercials show you the whole movie and the whole underlining plot of the movie could have been solved in 5 seconds had Morgan Freeman decided to smite a particular character with lightning rather than have Evan build an ark in character. I really enjoy Steve Correll's work. To me, he's the second coming of Phil Hartman, but this isn't a Steve Corell movie. It's more of a Steve Holt movie. Maniacs, save your movie money for something else, pass on this movie. For someone who payed to much to see a free movie, I give this move a straight up "D". STEVE HOLT!
Boombatty 6/22/2007 11:52:36 AM
SURPRISE! 3 movie reviews today, three "B" grades! Why do they even bother here at Cinescape? And yes, I am posting this comment in all 3 "B" movie reviews. Cinescape, you suck. Steve Holt, I do not believe they have any other grade here but "B".
vaporman 6/22/2007 12:06:39 PM
I bet this movie does well, despite the complaints that it isn't "mature" enough. I'll watch it, but probably on DVD.
gamera23 6/22/2007 2:18:29 PM
If Hollywood releases three grade B movies in one day, we at MANIA will give them three B grades. Are we to hand out Ds and As randomly, just to break things up? If we see three A movies, then you'll see three A grades. Will you complain then? Let's review: Mania does not make the movies. We just report on them and review them. And like it or not, most movies (or anything else, except rap music) that is released are more likely to be grade B than any other grade. And to monkeypie, if I were reviewing this as an edgy, hip comedy, I would indeed give it a D. But it's not that, and it was judged according to what it IS. _BT
Boombatty 6/22/2007 3:04:10 PM
"If we see three A movies, then you'll see three A grades. Will you complain then? " Yup. Mostly because when you guys give a movie an "A" I think you are whacked. Most of your reviews aren't bad but the reviewers seem to fall all over the place when it comes to grading. I really wish you guys would give up on letter grades altogether here. I have been screwed in the past by DVD reviews that tell me how great the movie is and how it is an "A" only to buy or rent the damn thing and curse out Cinescape for making lose my money and two hours I can never get back. So yeah, I will most likely complain but you can call it a "review" if you'd like. By the way, shouldn't most reviews garner a "C" by your logic? I have seen many of your reviews sir and by and large I can't figure out how average hacky material garners a "B". "C" is average, adjust your ratings. Let's review: You are a critic. That is your job. Can you really be pissed when your reviews get reviewed?
ewilliams 6/22/2007 3:56:59 PM
Well the problem with all of these reviews is this... B is given out too much. Plain and simple. You can't say every film is a "B" because then there is no point of reference. In so many ways reviewing/grading is relative. If you've only seen one film, say Star Wars, then you could give that an A or even a B, if you like. But when you see a number of films, there has to be some relative ranking based on that. If you cannot be giving EVERY film a B. That makes no sense. it comes off as just being a fence rider. i've seen all these reviews and relatively speaking too many are B's. There should be more range based on how they rank among each other and history. This is not thumbs up or thumbs down. There is an entire scale to work with and i rarely ever see the rest of the grades used which would only make sense. no one should randomly hand out anything but an effort should be made to grade films accordingly based on their ranking with other movies, dvds or whatever. one thing i'd like to add. Rotten Tomatoes has this film ranked as a stinker at 20%. i would have hoped the good folks at Mania would if anything be even tougher on film's like this. everyone is giving it an F pretty much and you give it a B? Come on. films are treated way too lightly here. it's like that guy who is have a GREAT day everyday. after about the first week or month of hearing that everyday you gotta start thinking, is this person normal or right in the head?
jppintar326 6/22/2007 6:53:11 PM
It will be interesting to see how this movie does. It has a rumored $175 million budget. I personally will skip this movie because I don't think it will be particularly funny. This could be the biggest flop of the year. That has been the problem this summer so far is that there hasn't been a big flop. There has to be one embarassing flop in the summer, whether it be Battlefield Earth, Hudson Hawk, or Gigli, to make the summer complete.
Boombatty 6/23/2007 2:36:06 PM
ewilliams, bravo, I couldn't have said it better.
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