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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    **** Flash Gordon. **** Troll 2.
    Tsk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    Tsk.
    Mmhmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    Mmhmm
    It's ok, Doc. I still love you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    Easy there tiger...

    I'm just saying.

    As a comedy it rates about a C+ or a B-. It's a clever idea but that's about it. Yes. I was disappointed. Sue me.

    EDIT : And doing stuff like adding a musical sting from Raider of the Lost Ark when Ted grabs his ear as the door is closing doesn't count as "funny" or a "joke" to me. It's just more pointless pop culture references. It's one tiny step above what they do in stuff like "Epic Movie".

    EDIT EDIT : AND I'm tired of our generations fascination with awful media. Liking something because it's terrible was a cute personality quirk in our early 20's.... it's time to be done with **** like Flash Gordon. I've spent the last 10 years of my life listening to people who ironically (or not god help us) think that song and that movie are hilariously wonderful. They're not. They're awful. They were awful then and they're awful now and it stopped making you interesting to go the other way on it a long time ago.

    **** Flash Gordon. **** Troll 2.

    Couldn't disagree more about...well, everything you said. Maybe I am easily pleased or maybe I am just not looking for the reinvention of comedy from a 'high(and I do mean high) concept' movie about a talking friggin teddy bear. Go watch Woody Allen Doc. Maybe he can soothe your desire for higher forms of entertainment. And borderline incest.***
    And yes, I do think the cutaway gags, the constant pop culture references, and fascination with Flash Gordon are terribly funny. Why? Because, unlike Epic Movie and their ilk, there is a certain amount of subtlety/cleverness that they are executed with. Whereas those EPIC flicks are a step above Knotts Halloween Haunts hanging, where they just shoehorn topical figures into tremendously unfunny situations. Ted = Family Guy and Epic = Frank Calliendo. Apples to oranges.
    And and...I loved Flash Gordon when I saw it as a teen, and I still love it and defend it to this day. Camp is a form of entertainment/comedy Doc, and Flash hit on every possible beat. Not your cup of tea, your loss...but that doesn't condemn it or invalidate other folks love for it. It's easy to be a bad movie...it's a lot harder to be a fun entertaining bad movie. THAT's why folks dig Flash Gordon.


    ***not trying to imply you have desires for borderline incest, but if you did, he'd be your man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    I think Mark Wahlberg should stick to comedies for a while. He's a lot better in them than he is in most action films.
    Yeah, I thought it was nice to see Mark Wahlberg playing something different than Mark Wahlberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Couldn't disagree more about...well, everything you said. Maybe I am easily pleased or maybe I am just not looking for the reinvention of comedy from a 'high(and I do mean high) concept' movie about a talking friggin teddy bear. Go watch Woody Allen Doc. Maybe he can soothe your desire for higher forms of entertainment. And borderline incest.***
    Wow. First of all... completely uncalled for. Secondly... Woody Allen has made some DREADFULLY unfunny movies and I'm perfectly happy to never watch them again.


    And yes, I do think the cutaway gags, the constant pop culture references, and fascination with Flash Gordon are terribly funny. Why? Because, unlike Epic Movie and their ilk, there is a certain amount of subtlety/cleverness that they are executed with.
    I have no problems with cut aways. I thought the "non traditional" narrative manner with which they dealt with the stripper poop was hilarious...... HOWEVER I also think it kind of felt like a crutch. Can Seth McFarlane NOT tell a story without the cut away? Even hilarious ones?

    Whereas those EPIC flicks are a step above Knotts Halloween Haunts hanging, where they just shoehorn topical figures into tremendously unfunny situations. Ted = Family Guy and Epic = Frank Calliendo. Apples to oranges.
    I agree in principle but at SOME point.... you're just making a pop culture reference. You can sprinkle a turd with as much fennel and truffles as you like but at some point it's still just a turd.

    And and...I loved Flash Gordon when I saw it as a teen, and I still love it and defend it to this day. Camp is a form of entertainment/comedy Doc, and Flash hit on every possible beat. Not your cup of tea, your loss...but that doesn't condemn it or invalidate other folks love for it. It's easy to be a bad movie...it's a lot harder to be a fun entertaining bad movie. THAT's why folks dig Flash Gordon.
    Nope. I don't believe for one second that you believe that Flash Gordon was intentionally campy to the degree that it was. Maybe I'm just not familiar enough with Flash Gordon but come on....

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    Doc...you need to see Flash Gordon. It is so intentionally campy that La Cage Aux Folles told it that it was Gay. There is no way on God's green earth that a movie that has Flash as a New York Jets qb who wears a shirt that says 'FLASH' across the front, while Freddie Mercury goes all Adam Lambert on the soundtrack, does not know what it was doing.

    And yes, valid concern that McFarlane may be too reliant on his bag of tricks, but as long as it's still funny...who cares. As long as he doesn't Shamalayan out, he'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    And yes, valid concern that McFarlane may be too reliant on his bag of tricks, but as long as it's still funny...who cares. As long as he doesn't Shamalayan out, he'll be fine.
    Well to be clear... I hardly hated this movie. It had like half a dozen solid belly laughs out of me and the rest of the time I wasn't bored or staring at my watch. I just think it's an average forgettable flick. What's so horrible about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    Well to be clear... I hardly hated this movie. It had like half a dozen solid belly laughs out of me and the rest of the time I wasn't bored or staring at my watch. I just think it's an average forgettable flick. What's so horrible about that?
    I don't know, I would say, in the current state of things, a dozen belly laughs/not clock watching constitutes a better rating than average forgettable flick. The Avengers was an average forgettable flick and I didn't laugh once...ok, when the hulk sidepunched Thor...maaaaaaybe, and you already said you were watching the clock on that one.

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