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The "whatever's on your mind" thread

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One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

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  • @Johro said: ...just when people might have a favourable opinion of me, I have to bring this up...

    I liked Last Action Hero. It was a brilliant parody. If you take it seriously, yes, you will hate it. It was supposed to be cliché. All the commonly used action scenes are there...they are exaggerated and insane. Its problem was it's subtility...it was only liked by little kids who didn't care and action movie nerds.
    Yeah the "wrap-around" was weak, but since it's individual action and comedy scenes were unique(in being parodied at the time), it will have a special place in my heart.

    I like Last Action Hero too. It's good fun and there's some nice gags in there, such as the Stallone Terminator 2 poster. I never understood why it gets so much hate. Other movies that got a lot of hate upon release but I enjoy are Waterworld and Hook.

  • I like the 'Pages Related to Your Post' feature on Facebook - it makes for some pretty entertaining/hilarious results.

    @GuruGuru214 said: Well, here's another video featuring Michael Bolton that might make you laugh. I know it made me laugh.

    Well there are certainly some laughs to be had in terms of its cheeziness level.

  • @Davies said: I like Last Action Hero too. It's good fun and there's some nice gags in there, such as the Stallone Terminator 2 poster. I never understood why it gets so much hate. Other movies that got a lot of hate upon release but I enjoy are Waterworld and Hook.

    I saw both at drive-ins back when those still existed(long gone from the big city). I enjoyed Hook quite a bit. I think it was just over hyped and people expected too much....Spielberg, Hoffman, Roberts, Hoskins. Then add in the fact that it claimed to be based on the book....to which the screenplay was rewritten by 4 people. I admit I have not read the book, but I doubt it follows it very faithfully after 3 different people got a hold of it(the original writer did get a shot at it). Oh well, I liked it. Waterworld...not so much. The acting wasnt great and when you sit for 3hrs(yeah i had the privilege of seeing the director's cut)...you just cant wait for it to end. ...and then there's the budget...175 million in 1994 was insane for what is essentially mad max on water. Personally, I didn't really get into the story either... but hey, people like different things and I can respect that.

    To give people some perspective, Jumanji came out the same year as Waterworld, made the same amount of money and only cost 50 million. The special effects action juggernaut that was T2 only cost 102 million as well.

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    @supmandude85 said: Aren't you like 12? It might be too inappropriate for you.

    i have played M games before (shadowground, penny arcade, TF2) so blood, gore, and language are no problem, and i have seen some people nude already

  • @Johro said: Waterworld...

    ...and then there's the budget...175 million in 1994 was insane for what is essentially mad max on water.

    You've essentially just given the reason for Waterworld's failure at the Box-Office. There was a level of disgust from the critics at the preposterous amount of money that Universal threw at Waterworld's production. This in turn led to not only negative, but downright hostile reviews from said critics. This then caused the public to hold the movie in distain, therefore staying away from the cinema, and ultimately hammering the final nail in the coffin of Waterworld. Although, I believe it's more than made its budget back in the years since its release, through TV syndication and home video.

    I'm not a huge fan of Waterworld but I do find it to be an enjoyable enough romp. Like you said, it's very much a Mad Max Lite type of experience... on water. Considering the premise, the film actually does a reasonable job of realising the concept. It contains all of the elements you might have come to expect from a Hollywood Summer blockbuster, such as; action, character development, romance and comedy (I'm sorry but this scene is hilarious. Fact).

    It sure ain't Gone With the Wind or even Mad Max for that matter, but that doesn't mean that Waterworld didn't receive reviews that were disproportionately critical towards the movie, mostly down to economical factors far beyond how enjoyable of an experience it was as a piece of entertainment.

    @Johro said: ... and i have seen some people nude already.

    You have?! I should be so lucky.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

    For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

    Oh really? I do not care for the nachos from Taco Bell, or anything from Taco Bell really.

  • @Davies said: I believe it's more than made its budget back in the years since its release, through TV syndication and home video.

    Actually, according to IMDB, it made more than it's money at the box office...just not in america. So it did all right. It just wasn't what they hoped for after getting massive Costner returns for 'Wolves and Robin Hood..

  • @seibert999 said: i have played M games before (shadowground, penny arcade, TF2) so blood, gore, and language are no problem, and i have seen some people nude already

    In that case, I'd say go ahead and buy it.

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