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Since: 21.11.02
From: Williston Park, NY

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.26
I know I am late to the game with this one, but this was a movie I felt (when it was in theatres) that my kids were a little to young to see and my wife would never agree to go to. So I waited until it came out and last night I watched it On Demand.

This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Not once did I laugh out loud or even chuckle. I may have smirked once or twice but all in all, for a comedy, this was atrocious. Thank God I did not spend money on this when it was in the theatres.

I normally would not start a thread on a rental, but this was such a bad movie that I want to warn those of you are thining of renting it to save your time and money.

Utter garbage.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.85

When I saw the title of this thread, I thought "Someone started another Nacho Libre thread, now I have an excuse to talk about how much I LOVE this movie!" Needless to say, I dont agree with your review

I *ahem* came into ownership of this DVD from my boss about a month ago, and now my wife & I cant stop watching it. Everytime nothing is on TV, it's "Hey, pop in Nacho Libre"! Cant sleep? Let's watch Nacho! Need to kill 30 minutes before we run errands? Let's watch some Extra Features again! And of course we've seen it so many times now, we're quoting lines from it in all types of conversations for no good reason and we're constantly picking out wardrobe & prop mistakes that take a few viewings to notice. My boss & his kids watch it alot too so we joke about it at work all day as well.

Of course it's not a cinematic masterpiece or anything, just good cheap dumb fun, a la Ace Ventura or Friday or something. Essentially, not only is it a Jack Black movie, but it's also directed & co-written by the guy that co-wrote & directed Napolean Dynamite. I can see why people might not like Napolean OR Jack Black, and if thats the case then this movie is certainly not for you. On a side note, I liked Napolean Dynamite & School of Rock (SoR & Nacho also share a co-writer, but not the same director), but I liked Nacho much more than those 2.

I've even gone as far as to do remixes of Jack Black's "Singing at the Party" (The "Ramses is #1" song) and "iENCARNACIOOOOON!", both of which I think turned out pretty well, thankyouverymuch. Feel free to PM me if you want the mp3s, and you know you do.



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Since: 21.11.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.26
The funny thing is I abolsutley loved Naploean Dynamite and School of Rock. To me they were both hysterical and WAY more quote worthy than anything in Nacho Libre. I do not have the DVD to NL so I do not get the extras or commentary, but the movie itself was such a disappointment that I could never bring myself to spend $ for extras of a movie I hate.

I like jack Black a lot and will give him a pass on this movie. he has been so good is other movies (a killer cameo in Anchorman) that I will consider this a blip on the radar.



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Since: 3.5.03
From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.05
I, too, am surprised to see such a scathing review for what I felt was one of the funniest movies of 2006. There are definitely a ton of quotables, which makes it one of those movies that you just love to watch over and over again. I think it's Jack Black's best (comedic) performance to date. I guess everyone has his own taste, but for me this movie was a 100% winner.

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Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.07
Well, the scathing review has made me want to rent this film. I meant to go see it in the theatre last year, but I simply forgot to.

Also, for some strange reason, my cousin got me a Nacho Libre poster for Christmas. Seriously, where does a mid-30s homeowner hang a poster of Nacho Libre?

It's not like I wear a lucha mask on Christmas morning or anything.
JST
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Since: 20.1.02
From: Quebec City, CAN

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.81
I went into this, not expecting last year's classic, just a harmless comedy (my lips curled up maybe once or twice) with some decent indy-level wrestling or basic lucha libre where Jack Black appears to bump around like a pinball.

I left after the "soar like an eagle" dive and felt like hanging myself.

Frosty sir, I applaud your high threshold of pain.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.85

    Originally posted by The Goon
    Seriously, where does a mid-30s homeowner hang a poster of Nacho Libre?
You could hang it in your garage maybe? We're moving out of our condo soon and into a house and I was tempted to buy one, but I couldnt find one that didnt look too childish or fruity. Maybe I'm expecting too much from a Nacho Libre poster.

BTW, Cesar "Silver King" Gonzales plays the role of Ramses (the villain), but he has a stunt-double do his wrestling scenes and I cant figure out why. Not to give too much away, but Ramses only takes 3 bumps in the whole film. He does a shoulder block/elbow thing from the 2nd rope and kinda twists in the air as he does it so does this rolling landing on his back and ends up on his knees when he lands, he gets flipped off of his feet and onto his back, and he gets monkey-flipped out of the ring. Gonzales does the shoulder block and the "flipped off his feet" thing himself, but the stunt-double does the flip out of the ring, which makes sense I guess. But even in the scenes where he only has to punch & kick, or take some of Nacho's silly cartoon-type offense, you can tell that it's not him doing it.

My wife thinks it has to do with actors not wanting to take fake punches from non-unioned, non-professional actors, but if anyone knows how to throw a worked punch or kick and not hurt their "target", it's a professional wrestler, right?



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Since: 9.1.02
From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    My wife thinks it has to do with actors not wanting to take fake punches from non-unioned, non-professional actors, but if anyone knows how to throw a worked punch or kick and not hurt their "target", it's a professional wrestler, right?


I think your wife might be on to something though. A trained wrestler with years of experience comes as close to connecting with every punch as possible because if you miss by more than an inch the crowd starts yelling "fake". If you happen to connect a few times and nail the guy, then so be it, hopefully you didn't hit too hard.

A stuntman throws punches that are off by a foot or so at the least, so the actor probably feels a lot more comfortable working with someone like that where they don't have to worry about losing a tooth on one take of what could be 10 or more tries at the scene.


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Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.25
... And then there's Terry Funk

Awww Jack, you thought my punches were fake? You thought I was good!



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Since: 11.2.03
From: Hackettstown, NJ

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.29
Put me down on the negative side. I mean, "one of the worst movies I've ever seen" would be going way too far, but it wasn't funny. And I was a big School of Rock fan.
Wpob
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Since: 21.11.02
From: Williston Park, NY

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.26
Even a positive review from a poster I normally agree with on most topics (DJ FrostyFreeze) could never get me to watch this movie again. I weill pull back a little on the "worst movie ever" comment, but it is firmly in my top ten and I would have to see some god awful movies for it to fall out of the top ten.

Of course, since I told my wife about how bad it was, she gets to pick the next two movies to see/rent. The rule with us is if you rent/pick a really bad movie, the other person gets to pick two in a row. This makes me hate Nacho Libre even more because I am going to have to sit through something even crappier like Steel Magnolias (my wifes favorite movie and yes I am horrorfied at that) or The Aviator or Cinderalla Man. I don;t mind the other two but my wife has a habit of popping in movies we have seen before, even if it was a month ago. She has picked The Aviator 5 times and Cinderella Man three times. There is only so many times you can watch a drama in a short period of time!

Damn you Nacho Libre!



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oldschoolhero
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Since: 2.1.02
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
THE AVIATOR was one of the best films of 2004.



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
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Since: 7.11.02
From: Riderville, SK

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.41
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    THE AVIATOR was one of the best films of 2004.


THE AVIATOR was one of the worst films of 2004.



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Since: 28.1.02
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.47
Liked Nacho, Liked the Aviator, Hated School of Rock.

Ok, where does that put me in this debate.

No, I haven't watched any of them more than twice.



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Since: 21.11.02
From: Williston Park, NY

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.26
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    THE AVIATOR was one of the best films of 2004.


I loved The Aviator more for DiCaprio than for the movie itself. DiCaprio carried the movie. It was a little too long for my likes but still good. My point was not that I did not LIKE the Aviator, just that I do not need to watch it every month.

On this thread, I rented Beerfest and laughed more at that movie than at Nacho Libre.



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samoflange
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Since: 22.2.04
From: Cambridge, MA

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.19
    Originally posted by Wpob
    On this thread, I rented Beerfest and laughed more at that movie than at Nacho Libre.


Same here. And Grandma's Boy beats them both.

(edited by samoflange on 18.1.07 1142)


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Since: 2.1.02
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.84

    Originally posted by hansen9j
      Originally posted by oldschoolhero
      THE AVIATOR was one of the best films of 2004.

    THE AVIATOR was one of the worst films of 2004.
I have also "come into ownership" of this movie and I really liked it, but mostly because A) OCD fascinates me and B) I live in Culver City, CA where much of the movie is based and there are buildings, streets, and shopping centers named after him all over the place. In addition, I also used to live in Westchester, CA, most of which used to be owned by Mr. Hughes himself and is also where the HUGHES headquarters is today (DirecTV is right next door in El Segundo, CA too).

If you havent yet, check out the special features on the 2nd disc. The movie does a good job of really sticking to the real live events of Hughes' life, and the 2nd disc shows you newsreel clips of his life to back that up. There's also a documentary on how he went from a spoiled rich kid with inheritance money to burn, to a wannabe movie director, to a guy obsessed with airplanes & flying, to a true innovator of aviation (and the owner of TWA), then to his battles with undiagnosed OCD & his painkiller addiction, then finally becoming a hermit. But the most fascinating part of all that was how his company continued to grow without him into the space industry, satellite TV, weather satellites, and all sorts of other stuff I cant remember.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
I can't fathom how someone could watch a film as superbly directed and acted as THE AVIATOR and think it was one of the worst films of its year. Scorses NAILED that movie.



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
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Since: 7.11.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.41
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    I can't fathom how someone could watch a film as superbly directed and acted as THE AVIATOR and think it was one of the worst films of its year. Scorses NAILED that movie.


The directing was okay, I guess, but I was distracted from it by the bad acting (Leo was fairly bad, but Blanchett made me want to throw things at the TV; what a horrible, horrible caricature), and a dull screenplay. The only part of the entire movie that I liked was Alan Alda's scenes (him and Leo had some strong chemistry).

I was shocked when I saw it by how terrible it was. After I saw it, I asked around, and no one I know that had seen it liked it.

[We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.]

Nacho was an enjoyable movie in the theatres, but I can't see myself watching it again unless it's on cable.



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