This movie definitely should of never been made and added absolutely nothing to the Exorcist series.
The first movie worked so well cause it was 'spontaneous' and had never been done before.
I'm watching E-the Beginning right now and have never seen such a dull movie, dull actors, dull extras.
Nothing scary about this movie at all, it should of never been created. A dud on arrival. It came out in 2004.
Well I've continued watching the movie, and towards the end it does get a bit more graphic, bloody.
But one thing that's not real about these demon possession movies is that while demons inside person, they bend, contort, their bodies in ways that snap bones and vertebrae, so that even if, when, demons leaves body, person would be paralyzed and unable to move or walk.
Like in the 1st Exorcist when head spun around, that would have killed that girl right there on the spot, the physical body would of ceased to function, demon or no demon inside.
Back to this movie, amongst other things it fail because the characters are so dull, their actions, reactions so 'flat'.
In older movies the actions and reactions of characters were way more believable for some reason, maybe cause more had Broadway theater experience.
Where as todays actors all seem to come from generic acting schools or cross over from other entertainment venues.
A lot of us out here in real world would make so much better directors, producers, than those tasked to do so.
Cause we live true horror out here, and don't just learn about it in school and books.
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When it comes to movies that never should of been made, sequels sure do top the list, and National Lampoons European vacation, starring then funny man Chevy Chase practically tops the list of sequels that should of never been made.
Straight up the movie s_cks!
Comes off as being very stale, just a shadow of it's successful predecessor, the first Lampoons Vacation movie, which was original. (Actually idea taken from Brady Bunches Grand Canyon episode, but that's for another post).
The first Lampoons vacation felt totally spontaneous, even improvised during certain scenes, bottom line it worked.
NL vacation II does not, there's really nothing funny about it, Rusty, the little red headed kid from first movie, is all grown up and looks like College basketball player and awkward. (I think that was last major movie he was ever in).
The whole thing just feels forced, families just don't behave like that, not even back then. There no real chemistry in the movie between the characters, each scene feels more like a skit that tries to be funny on own merit.
Just not a very funny movie when compared to the first, and that's what sequels are always compared to.
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On the other hand, 'National Lampoons Vegas Vacation' 1997, and the 4th movie in the series, was actually, and still is, a pretty decent movie to watch, and I'd say it's more inline with first Vacation movie. Even though son and daughter are played by different performers, the movie works and chemistry feels right, and this is probably simply do to different director and writer from European movie.
That really explains a lot, like chefs, different chefs can take same food and give same food totally different taste.
This movie was written by Elisa Bell and directed by Stephen Kessler, where as European Vacation movie was written by John Hughes and directed by Amy Heckerling.
This totally explains why both movies have such a different feel to them.
Again directors and writers are like chefs, they can take same basic ingredients, but their own personal taste, style and vision will give final movie or meal totally different effect or taste.
Vegas Vacation should of followed the original 1983's National Lampoons Vacation, cause both movies are kind of on the same wavelength.
By the way the original Lampoons vacation movie was written by Harold Ramis and directed by John Hughes, who also directed European movie, which had different writer.
Staying Alive, is a movie that should of never been made (1983)
Even for it's era, just not sure why this movie 'Staying Alive' was ever created.
Back when society was making transition from Disco to like techno soul club sound, or something, it was terrible. One of the worst eras of music and style ever (1983), at least in my opinion. I mean how many great songs in history came from the year 1983?
I think Michael Jacksons thriller album came out in 1984.
This movie sucks.
And I don't understand how this was around the end of John Travolta's run as an actor, how goes away for like a decade or more, then re emerges as one of the wealthiest actors in America, what was he doing while away from acting that netted him so much income I wonder.
Stallone had heavy influence in this movie, I think even maybe directed it, this was the film era of heavily over exaggerated corn ball Italian characters.
I think Travolta's sex appeal to many at the time, and riding off the success of 'Saturday night fever', which this movie was a sequel of, is the only thing that got him through this.
And also maybe back then a certain New York, greasy, Manhattan crowd kind of liked this kind of urban fantasy dance tract type of stuff.
But watching it now, as I type this, it's an embarrassment, and the movie should of never been made.
Conan the Barbarian 2011 (remake) This movie should of never been made, created or produced
Sorry but in no way shape or form does this movie live up to the first, not one slightest bit.
Movie, background music, actors chosen, all feel cheesy and 'production' compared to original.
The original, even for older, just felt way more organic, or Norctic, more Midevial.
I think what you've been through really passes over into character actor plays, and Arnold S, being someone who really rose up, came from Austria, his character just had more 'feel', more 'depth' to it, than the guy who plays Conan in the 2011 version.
Sorry but the 2011 version of Conan just doesn't add up, it should of never been made, or if made should of used different title not connected with the original Conan movie.