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2012 (Shouldn't have finished it)
Now You See Me 2 (Went on a date to see this and I haven't seen the person since)
Shark Night 3D (I felt so idiotic when I finished this one)
Taken 2 (The dullest action film I have had the mispleasure of seeing)
A Good Day To Die Hard (Just....ugh)
I do quite like Brazil, too.
I actually saw that a couple of months ago, just not in theatres. I found it better than the second film from a storytelling point of view but still quite average. The novelty of the first film was lost on both the sequels. Neither film even has any exciting action sequences to help push them along. Megaton is one of the worst directors working today.
That'd be Colombiana from 2011 the only other film noteworthy of Megaton. The rest is TV episodes and shorts.
Megaton only still is allowed to do movies because Taken 2 and 3 both made money, especially in the home media market.
Columbiana I actually enjoyed for what it was. I quite like Zoe Saldana and actually bought her as a tough fighter chick, unlike Angelina in Salt for example.
But yeah, everything else feature film-wise is muck with very few redeemable traits.
All the others I can´t really judge because I walked out.
The movie is very slow, but I enjoy it for the cinematography and the ending. I know most hated the movie in general, so I'm in the minority there.
How often do you guys give up on films? If you go out to the movies, how often have you walked out, and if you're watching something at home, how often have you switched a movie off and never come back to it again?
I can say I have never done either of those. When I sit down to watch a movie (or pay to see one in a theater) I stick with it, and at the very most I'll pause it/save it for later in the day if I feel I need a recharge. This happened with Ben-Hur, where I split my viewing into two parts with an hour or two intermission of sorts.
I guess my philosophy is always to finish what I start when it comes to cinema, and even if I don't like something part of me is willing to put in the time to finish it to see if it gets better. In other instances I see something just to say I've seen it, then never worry about touching it again.
I was just curious how other members here handle or deal with films they don't like, as I know a great many here who are very passionate about movies and their perspective is interesting to me.
With theaters, however, I've never bought a ticket to a movie and left early.
The worst I've seen where I was very tempted to throw my principles overboard are The Artist, No Country For Old Men and Avatar.
Im very selective of what I see in theaters. The last film I had seen was Now You See Me 2, and was disappointed. Not to mention it was in a luxury theater so I paid a lot to see it. Next cinema film will most likely be Inferno. But I never walked out on a movie. I have rented Redbox movies and never finished them due to lack of interest.
Another movie I left the cinema was A space odyssey 2001, it bored me to tears and I really like the book. It is not a bad movie just not my cup of tea.
Another movie I was tempted to leave was QoS, my being fan made me stay in the seat but after the break in the middle of the movie a lot of people never came back for the second half. Which the friend who worked there told me happened too often during the break.
And I left the Bluesbrothers 2000 movie in the cinema, good music but a horrible movie. Still listen the soundtrack occasionally. A bad idea for a sequel to begin with.
Where is your cinema located? The 70s?
Last film I remember there being an interval in was Return of the Jedi.
Why would there be an interval in QOS of all films? It's barely 90 minutes long. Talk about short attention spans.
When we went to see to the Suicide squad we were the only four, me missus and the two daughters, watching this movie and we still got an intermission.
It is a sensible thing to do to have an intermission.
I actually do not mind this and with movies become longer all the time I do not mind losing some of that excess Dr. Pepper.
For 4 hour long films, yes, absolutely. I really, really needed an intermission during The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Those six or seven false endings were killing me.
But an intermission for Quantum of Solace (1h 47min) of all films? Where did they even find a natural place to break? Somewhere in the middle of the DC3 chase?
As it did tonight, as I caught After Earth on tv. No thanks, cringeworthy to say the least.
The most obvious place I would say would be after Bond asks the woman at the airport to tell them he was going to Cairo. There seems to be a palpable change of gear after the frenetic first half when we see Bond cruising across the lake in the speedboat.
In QoS you could just as well be watching Bond jump with Camille out of the airplane in the action sequence near the sink hole and then the cut happens.
Which makes me curious... @SaintMark, how well orchestrated are these intermissions in your theaters? Do they arrive at sloppy times in the film itself that tell you the theater people haven't seen the film, or do the intermissions instead stop at perfect times that make sense? I've always wondered this.
That sounds suspiciously like ITV's placing of the adverts.
I'm sure once I saw OP on ITV and they put the adverts after Bond and Grishka fall off the train then came back for Bond killing him rather than waiting another minute for a natural break.
@TheWizardOfIce, ouch. That's part of the reason why I refuse to watch any of my favorite films, especially the Bond movies, on TV. The commercial breaks at times can just be laughable, or come with such frequency that it robs the product of any pacing whatsoever.
One channel we have in the states that shows films often had commercial breaks every 9-10 minutes, which for the film in question meant there were at least 20 instances where it was stopped for advertisements!