Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Movie Clip Wednesdays: Most Overrated Movie Ev-ah



It's hard to believe that the man who made the original Terminator (a terrific, heart-racing piece of low budget sci-fi), very quickly went on to establish himself as Hollyweird's king of over bloated, over budgeted, yawn inducing blockbusters. I hate everything about Avatar with a passion so white hot that if I could, I would shoot it to bits with every piece of weaponry in my arsenal, then I'd stab it with my stilettos, chop off its head, and feed it to the wolves.

The movie's a veritable Frankensteinian construct of clumsily pieced together Native American symbolism, New Age environmentalist hoo-hah, and embarassingly cookie cutter characters (although, that Australian dude, Sam Whatever, can return my phone calls), all filtered through sensibilities so libertarded, they make Sean Pean look like Barry Goldwater. Just looking for a clip of it on You Tube made my breakfast come up, but the spoofs, like the one above, are awesome.

So, if you want to play along, drop by the blog of our ever-faithful host, Milk River Madman, to see who else is playing this week:


19 comments:

Troll said...

I'm sure I WOULD HAVE hated it if it wasn't on my boycott list.

K9 said...

my sentiments exactly. Who named JC (get it?) as our professor of morality? STFU! I hate this guy. Wasnt it satisfying to see his bad ass ex wife clean up the oscar stage with hurt locker? she made made point break too -which i liked.

did cameron direct the original terminator? i though he did terminator 2. I made a comment about this at madmans. i mean, he did aliens 2 which was fun, but not the atmospheric space is terrifying movie that Ridley made.

im up with the dreaded english patient

happy MCW

moi said...

Troll: Yes, you would have. However, perhaps you should see movies you boycott in order to then craft snarky haikus for our amusement.

K9: Yup, Terminator and Aliens. Also, the Abyss(mal). Kathryn Bigelow is bad ass all the way around. Totally cool that she snagged best picture for Hurt Locker, a great film BTW, out of his craggy paws. Psyche, mo'fo!

LaDivaCucina said...

Yes, Australian dude, hot, very, very hot! You know, I loved this movie. Why? Because, I went into my kid's head and just enjoyed it for what it was, colourful, pretty entertainment.

Movies that can die forever as far as I'm concerned are any movies based on superheroes and comic books. And now they have a Spiderman musical?! ARGH!!!

More movies for thinking adults, less for 15 year old boys!

Karl said...

Good morning Moi,

A perfect description, although feeding it to the wolves could be considered animal cruelty. I laughed out loud at the Barry Goldwater line.

Have a happy clip day! Your post has made my most enjoyable.

Milk River Madman said...

You and K9 left nothing in the bag in your reviews. Very well played. Cameron is not getting much love from this blogging community, which I'm cool with.

moi said...

La Diva: Luckily, the things we disagree on don't stop us from enjoying a drink and a laugh. However, I'll give you that Spiderman musical thing. Did you see the 60 Minutes segment on it? What a colossally dumbass idea.

Karl: You make a good point. That's all I need: PETA on my ass.

MRM: We should feed him to Tony Montana.

LaDivaCucina said...

Nope. I didn't see it. But I'm appalled. Who's buying tickets for that pap? And when will people grow up?

Pam said...

Avatar -- probably a great choice but I will never know because I refuse to see it. Blue people are smurfs in my world and I hated smurfs. Not one thing in my person-hood even remotely wants to watch this thing. Happy MCW!

moi said...

La Diva: We are living in an increasingly adolescent society. Fifty years from now, 30 year olds will be in diapers.

Pam: Once again, you prove yourself one heck of a smart gal.

Boxer said...

you know, I liked this movie the first time I saw it (mostly the scenery.) Then I went a second time and it was a very loooooong three hours. Ugh. I agree. Over rated.

Joanna Cake said...

I didnt see this and suspect I will wait until it comes on the tele rather than purchase :)

Buzz Kill said...

Yeah, you and Chicky have said all there is to say about that. Unfortunately, my kids like this movie and it always seems to be on. It's not like it's my TV or anything.

Happy MCW!

moi said...

Boxer: That's okay, sweetie, you can sit on the side of the table with La Diva :o)

Cake: I would say don't see it, but it IS rather fun to make fun of. When you're not stabbing yourself with sharp sticks.

Buzz: I have a list of "virtual" prezzies for my Blog Homies this year. Things I would give you all if I had a magic wand and a gazillion dollars. For you, I have purchased a Man Cave, complete with refrigerator, television, and one of those barca lounger type chairs that are heated and massaging. And a big pad lock for the door.

K9 said...

whats my prezzie?

Aunty Belle said...

snicker....lovin' the spoof. Never saw the thing--folks who did reported back, "ghastly stooopid."

This yick can send me off on a month long foreign / indie film jaunt. All in all out, I prefer story to effects. Exhibit Q, The Lives of Others (2006).

moi said...

K9: An original Jackson Pollock and Frida Kahlo, four wheel drive for the Ford, Silk instantly restored to her youth with no repairs bills ever again, and Trout immediately obedient.

Aunty: Once one leaves the confines of Hollyweird, amazing, isn't it, how much good cinema is out there?

moi said...

K9: Wait. Sorry. That's Chickory's prezzie. Yours is a M249 machine gun complete with mount. And a forever supply of meaty bones, courtesy the United States Congress :o)

K9 said...

*sniff* you are so thoughtful. i wuv you