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Old 12-28-2011, 08:10 PM   #10861 (permalink)
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Not sure. I can appreciate references to the 70's and 80's, I just thought it was a below par film.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #10862 (permalink)
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White Oleander, and it did absolutely no justice to the novel, I'm afraid. Both characters were portrayed as soft and wispy, which was nothing like I'd imagined them reading the book. A lot of the context of Astrid's character was changed, and a lot of the book's content glossed over for a PG13 rating.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:17 AM   #10863 (permalink)
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A surprisingly... well, tame Studio Ghibli film. It's more about the human condition and youthful imagination, and I felt it lacked a strong central plot. It just kind of meandered across the (very pretty) countryside. I didn't find it as interesting as Spirited Away or as exciting as Princess Mononoke, but perhaps it will grow on me.
it is one of the first Miyazaki features, so don't expect much

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is a much better early Miyazaki film
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:10 PM   #10864 (permalink)
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It was good. The movie itself is a perfect explanation for a theological hell.
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A bunch of friends trapped killing each other and getting killed by a bunch of monsters underground.
For those that dont know this movie has two endings. One is the U.K. version and one is the american. I prefer the U.K., especially after hearing that there was a sequel to this movie.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:29 PM   #10865 (permalink)
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Not sure. I can appreciate references to the 70's and 80's, I just thought it was a below par film.
I think there's a difference between appreciating the references and having it hit you on that gut level where comedy thrives. Like Jackhammer said, it it's definitely a movie with an age-related niche. For those of us who are the right age, it's hilarious, but I can completely see why anyone outside the niche wouldn't like it.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:32 PM   #10866 (permalink)
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But it wasn't exactly deep and meaningful nostalgia. Hi-Tops and fades... Okay.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:42 PM   #10867 (permalink)
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But it wasn't exactly deep and meaningful nostalgia. Hi-Tops and fades... Okay.
I didn't say it was deep or meaningful, just that it probably only works for a very specific demographic. Think of it in terms of culture. For example I've seen some foreign comedies that I don't find even remotely funny even though I'm fully aware of what the jokes are. The problem is I'm not from the right culture for those joke to hit me in just the right way to be funny. With Hot Tub Time Machine it's not about being from the right place for the jokes to make you laugh, it's about being from the right time. Sort of fitting for a movie about time travel I guess.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:09 PM   #10868 (permalink)
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I consider myself quite in-tune with older generations and understood most of the jokes in the film, I just didn't find it all that funny.

I don't even think it is aimed at your age group. It is a big production that was probably watched by more 16-25 year olds than any other age group.

I get that certain references may hit home to you personally, but even those surely don't make up for what was a completely sub-par comedy.
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It's my best friend's favourite comedy, but I found it rather crude myself and didn't much enjoy it. A couple of laughs, but mostly it made me feel discomfort.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #10870 (permalink)
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You may consider yourself quite perceptive, but nostalgia is a funny thing.

Having said that, I would give the film a C.
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