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December 10, 2012

We start with the man who has burned any goodwill he might have garnered via The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.

“Do you know where we are? This is earth!”

Ya think? I hope that Shyamalan remembers that the Statue of Liberty has already been used as a surprise at the end of one movie featuring space travelers and monkeys.

Then, there is Tom Cruise’s new Oblivion.

What happened to the awesome story telling that went into movies like Logan’s Run, Rollerball, Westworld, Alien, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Planet of the Apes, Blade Runner, The Thing, and even Star Wars? With the exception of one movie, those are all from the ’70s. I guess we can be grateful that at least both of these movies are not inspired by a Milton Bradley board game.

  1. Blankman permalink*
    December 10, 2012 11:39 pm

    What boggles my mind is how Shyamalan still has many Hollywood A-list actors/actresses flocking to his epic fails. Yeah, the studios are the ones footing the bill, but you have to eventually say no. Then again, money talks. 😦

    • December 11, 2012 4:01 am

      People just want to stay relevant by doing the “next big action movie” and shit like that. I miss the days of a great story alongside great action. Now it’s more about pushing the envelope with sex appeal and bad cgi. Hell, half of the time anymore, explosions and all that isn’t even real.

      Now I have to go watch Blade Runner and the original Total Recall.

    • Blankman permalink*
      December 11, 2012 9:01 pm

      Agreed. Look at the stinkers that Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, & Liam Neeson have been involved with. Both in choice of women & flicks. πŸ˜‰

      Poor old Tom Cruise is going to bury his sorrows with endless flicks & projects since the last thing that he could control finally wised up, opened the cage, & flew away taking her baby bird with her. Now that Oprah no longer has a couch for his fake ass orchestrated “I love, Katie!” statements, where’s he going to go? Bwahahahah! He really needs to stick a fork in his career because he actually scares away audiences than bring them in. He’s done.

    • December 12, 2012 5:43 am

      HEY! Liam Neeson has never been in a bad movie.

    • Blankman permalink*
      December 12, 2012 6:07 am

      Really? Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, Battleship, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, & Taken 2. Need more examples? πŸ˜‰

    • December 12, 2012 11:03 pm

      Let me correct myself, Liam Neeson has never played a bad role πŸ˜‰

  2. December 18, 2012 12:23 pm

    Oblivion looks absolutely terrible. It’s also directed by the guy who did Tron: Legacy. He’ll also be directing Tron 3.

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