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Box Office bombs that you actually enjoyed watching.

DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
edited June 2020 in Clubhouse #1
Here's one of my favorite movies. Rumor mill is that this movie disgusted Sean Connery so much that he decided to permanently retire from acting. I dunno why, I thought it was great!

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,090 Senior Member
    "The Postman"  
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,964 Senior Member
    Now a cult favorite:

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 365 Member
    edited June 2020 #4
    1942

    Don't really understand why it was a flop, I thought it was very funny.  Ned Beatty having "the Talk" with his daughter cracks me up every time.  Akroyd, Belushi, Candy. Planes, tanks, submarines, riots.  Good clean racist humor.  What could go wrong?
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,330 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    "The Postman"  
    And Waterworld.  I also enjoyed The League.  
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,266 Senior Member
    Green Lantern. Every one said it was too cartoonish. I hated the final villain, but it's the Green Lantern. Mentally conjuring items through the ring. How was it NOT going to look cartoonish.  
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,299 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Now a cult favorite:

    Agreed!
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,112 Senior Member
    "The Postman" and "Waterworld".  I like Costner movies, and think he's a good actor.  Currently, I'm watching season 3 of Yellowstone.  Great series.
    Jerry

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  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    "The Postman"  
    Great movie!
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,454 Senior Member
    John Carter.
    I read the books as a youth and I enjoyed the screen adaptation. It kinda stayed within the canon and it was fun seeing the stuff and characters up and moving.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,067 Senior Member
    The Thirteenth Warrior.
    Why this one bombed is beyond me. I'm guessing it was just too manly. 😂
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,067 Senior Member
    Here's another flop that I liked.
    Good movie. I guess to be in accordance with today's audience it should have been The Wolfperson or the Wolfwoman. 🤔
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Now a cult favorite:

    I just couldn't get into that movie. May have to watch it again.
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    Here's another flop that I liked.
    Good movie. I guess to be in accordance with today's audience it should have been The Wolfperson or the Wolfwoman. 🤔
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,939 Senior Member
    I know Waterworld made money, over $200 million worldwide IIRC, I thought the Postman made money too, critics panned them, thus the "bombed" label
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  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Now a cult favorite:

    I just couldn't get into that movie. May have to watch it again.

    My first viewing was somewhat confusing. The second time was much better.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    My first time was somewhat confusing. The second time was much better.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,964 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Now a cult favorite:

    I just couldn't get into that movie. May have to watch it again.
    "Its so bad its good." But you have to watch it a couple or three times to start liking it - or at least I did. Hated it the first time or two, but now I'm thinking of watching it tonite!
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,067 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Now a cult favorite:

    This was an excellent blend of sci-fi and horror. My only gripe was somebody needs to fix that ridiculous swinging Captain's chair aboard the Lewis and Clark.


    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,112 Senior Member
    If I have to watch a movie 2 or 3 times to like it, chances are I won't do it.  I may watch 2 or 3 episodes of a tv series before I decided whether or not I like it, but can't recall ever doing that for a movie.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,090 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    The Thirteenth Warrior.
    Why this one bombed is beyond me. I'm guessing it was just too manly. 😂
    Great Movie...I have it on DVR so I can soak in the testosterone periodically...
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,067 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    zorba said:
    Now a cult favorite:

    I just couldn't get into that movie. May have to watch it again.
    "Its so bad its good." But you have to watch it a couple or three times to start liking it - or at least I did. Hated it the first time or two, but now I'm thinking of watching it tonite!
    I felt the same way about the Sharknado franchise. I remember thinking, "Dumbest movies on the planet!" Now it's more like, "Dumbest movies on the planet... Yeah!!!" You just have to embrace the stupid and you'll love these movies.

    Fair warning: You lose IQ points after each viewing. 😁
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,330 Senior Member
    I can’t say I disagree with anything posted so far!  Just about every movie mentioned is in my iTunes library and I’ve watched many times over the years.
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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 607 Senior Member
    I have a backward scenario for you all. Everyone I've ever talked to said the Wyatt Earp movie (1994) was amazing. I thought it was complete crap, especially after Tombstone. 
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,386 Senior Member
    I don't recall what the public reaction was to Open Range - I DID NOT like that one.
    WWJMBD?

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  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    I don't recall what the public reaction was to Open Range - I DID NOT like that one.
    I thought it was crap, too. 
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,090 Senior Member
    edited July 2020 #28
    Bigslug said:
    I don't recall what the public reaction was to Open Range - I DID NOT like that one.
    I thought it was crap, too. 
    Personally, I liked it....even though there were too many flashbacks, flashforwards and time warps in the gunfight...
    The guy that dreamed that up wasn't a shooter
    ..
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  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    I have a backward scenario for you all. Everyone I've ever talked to said the Wyatt Earp movie (1994) was amazing. I thought it was complete crap, especially after Tombstone. 
    Wyatt Earp I couldn't stand. Costner gets on my nerves sometimes with his petulant whining. Now Tombstone on the other hand....  Kilmer should have got an Academy award (when Academy Awards actually meant something) for his depiction of Doc Holiday. Outstanding film. 
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,090 Senior Member
    edited July 2020 #30
    The Costner version was more accurate historically, few people know about Earps time as a buffalo hunter...he made a lot of money because he was willing to take part in the scut work...skinning, etc...BUT...the movie was far too long...Tombstone, on the other hand was more fun to watch with more memorable characters and lines...."I'll turn your head into a canoe...." 
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,330 Senior Member
    edited July 2020 #31
    Jayhawker said:
    The Costner version was more accurate historically, few people know about Earps time as a buffalo hunter...he made a lot of money because he was willing to take part in the scut work...skinning, etc...BUT...the movie was far too long...Tombstone, on the other hand was more fun to watch with more memorable characters and lines...."I'll turn your head into a canoe...." 
    Yep.  The best part of Tombstone was the quotable lines and Kilmer had a huge amount of them!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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