Well I was kind of disappointed after all the praise it got, I chuckled a few times at most and that was it. I really don't get what everybody thought was so funny, especially the LOTR scene. Yeah I get it, LOTR was boring because there was lots of walking. But when I heard that he acts out LOTR I thought he was going to you know, actually act out something, not just walk back and forth across the screen. I don't find much funny about walking, even if it is to mock something. So yeah, I didn't think it was that funny, but I wasn't offended either, it was just kind of there. I do like Kevin Smith as Silent Bob though. He's got great facial expression and really good timing and personally I like all the guest appearnces in Smith's movies but I'm a huge Jason Lee fan and one of the three remaining Ben Affleck fans.
Originally posted by oldschoolheroNot to de-rail the thread, but you should really see The "Oliver Stone 9/11" movie before deciding it'll be Crazy Oliver Stone saying Crazy Offensive Things about that day. Coz it's really not.
Not anywhere in my e-mail did I say anyhting about him being crazy. I am saying that I do not feel that NEARLY enough time has passed for a movie about that tragic event to be released. I live here in NY and was in Manhattan when it happened and lost a couple of friends in the attacks and unless Stone/Movie Distributor is donating every penny this movie makes and gives it to those who lost their loved ones, than I am offended this movie is being made.
As for Stone, I would be offended if Peter Jackson or Steven Speilberg were making it.
Fair enough. I thought the fact that you specifically named Stone when talking about it, instead of just saying "Hollywood is churning out a 9/11 picture", indicated that it was his presence that ultimately turned you off the project.
For what it's worth, I kind of agree. UNITED 93 was a worthwhile exercise in verité film-making and a stark reminder of the events of that day, without politicizing or the addition of movie-making frills. WORLD TRADE CENTRE feels unnecessary and gaudy...even when treated with the utmost respect, 9/11 is the kind of sensitive, fresh issue that shouldn't be converted to the well-lit, superbudget SFX world of mainstream cinema.
Anyhoo, on with the CLERKS II talk.
To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow