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    I'd go see any movie that did that horrible opening weekend. You can't judge a movie by what the Lannies of the world think is good stuff. Both MIIB and xXx did some serious bank. The former was a tired rehash of a mediocre first film, and the latter is seriously on my crap list for the year. So big B.O. doesn't mean anything.
    Some other huge stinkers in the past were Hudson Hawk (one of my fave underrated films!) and Waterworld (I agree with El Chuxter ) and more recently, Monkeybone, which barely cracked a million opening weekend. While not a great film, it had it's merits and got good reviews.

    It doesn't cost me anything except time, I might go check out Pluto before it leaves theatres and come back with an honest assessment.

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    bad movies to me always look so obvious. after one preveiew, somtimes even a poster, i can say that movie will be bad, and it will! if i can so easily do this why cant anyone in the film industry?
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    SQueek, sometimes that's not the fault of the movie, but instead the fault of the crappy studio's advertising & promotions department. "Never judge a book by its cover" should be followed by "...especially if an entertainment executive is involved".
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    Originally posted by SQueek
    bad movies to me always look so obvious. after one preveiew, somtimes even a poster, i can say that movie will be bad, and it will! if i can so easily do this why cant anyone in the film industry?
    Yes that is often the case, but sometimes it isn't. The only way to give a movie a fair shake is to watch it from beginning to end. I'm not saying go blow $10 on a film you think will be bad, but when it comes to cable or video or whatever, check it out. Even the worst films have a nugget in them. A line of witty dialogue. A clever camera angle. A nice action sequence. You can't say good or bad things about ANY movie until you've seen it. You can't listen to reviews, because who says a film critic has any more idea what makes a good film or a bad film than you? I often disagree with film critics about movies.

    Like JT said, it's usually not the film makers, it's the film MARKETERS that make it look bad. Or make a bad film look good. One of the most telling comments at out theatre when we all see a new trailer is "looks like all the funny parts are in the trailer" THAT usually ends up being true. Serving Sara was the most recent one to garner that assessment...

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    The studio and Murphy knew this movie sucked big time. The Studio (Universal was it?) did not release this movie for critics before national release which is a universal sign that the movie sucks. Murphy also did no promotion WHATSOEVER for the movie. Not Leno, Today, Letterman, Radio shows, nothing. I bet he wishes that they never released it.

    As far as biggest flops ever, Wasn't Last Action Hero a giganto flop?
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    Last Action hero did a decent box office I think, though most people hated the movie.

    Of course, Ishtar was a flop as well.
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    "Last Action Hero", which i liked a lot, made $14 million it's opening weekend and grossed $50 milion in the States. With overseas box office, rentals, vhs, DVD, cable and tv revenues, it probably made it's money back, which "Pluto Nash" never will do

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    I'm back! I went and saw this the night before it left theatres permanently. While it's not the worst movie ever made or even as big a crapathon as xXx, or Kung Pow or Collateral Damage, there was absolutely nothing remarkable about it. Sometimes I wanted to give it a chuckle out of pity, because the rest of the country panned it so badly, but it just wasn't funny. It had quite a cast of supporting players that just weren't given anything to do. Some of the rare highlights:
    Randy Quaid looked to be having a good time playing Pluto's outdated BodyGuard Droid.
    John Cleese (the only part I DID laugh at...) as the harumphish British hologram chaffeur of a hijacked futura limo. "Dear lord. he's going to get her drunk and have his way with her!"
    and to a lesser extent Jay Mohr as the Polish -turned -Italian -by -way -of -Scotland lounge singer. I inadvertantly laughed at the "You are a freak." "You have no idea." line.

    Other than that, I think you can skip this one. Just know it's not the crappiest film of all time like everyones making it out to be.

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    Well, nearly a year later, I finally saw this. Rented it on DVD. And I enjoyed it! Though the score was oftentimes wildly inappropriate and felt like the hand of Warner Bros' execs, I found it to be a fairly entertaining film. Nothing spectacular except for the sets & art direction - which were pretty good IMO (except for the hotel/casino near the end) - but an entertaining romp through a thoroughly-developed futurescape. The comedy is a little light, but the movie could be described that way as well -- that certainly wouldn't make it bad.

    I dunno, if this film had better advertising and none of the negative buzz about how long it was shelved for, I think it would have made its money back from just US theaters and overseas market.
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