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 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

And some of the films here that people claim to be so narcolepsy-inducing baffle me. Skyfall? Titanic? Does everyone have the attention span of a gnat these days?

I enjoyed Titanic, and I'm not embarrassed to say I was fully caught up in the emotional aspect of it and was practically in tears by the end.

But Skyfall, aside from the teaser and the climactic action at Skyfall (even if it was basically James Bond a la Home Alone), was an absolute borefest. I hardly felt any excitement watching it, unlike with Casino Royale, the villain was terribly lame with motives so muddled I had to look them up online afterward, and as usual there was too much M, M, M, M. Sam Mendes seemed more pre-occupied with showing off his flashy sets and cinematography than anything else. It was painfully boring. As bad as it was, at least Quantum of Solace moved.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I'm pretty sure I answered this question on the board recently, it was Jane Campion's 'The Piano' for me. Hated it. My wife would say Ridley Scott's '1492 - Conquest of Paradise'. She fell asleep. I love that moviesmile

well i found you, the other guy that likes 1492.

I know it is hated, and it has problems, but it is so gorgeous. I love it.
I like the actors, and most of the story.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I think its humorous some say they actually fell asleep while watching a film. ( I presume in the theater?) Did you work a grueling 12hr day before seeing the film, or on medication that causes drowsiness? I've never fallen asleep in the theater, especially considering audio is usually cranked up to the max.

I work in a movie theater, and I stayed over after my shift to get some friends into Prometheus. Probably one reason I fell asleep, and I'm 53 and slowing down a bit.

I still didn't like the movie. wink

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Prometheus was very dull, I agree.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

And some of the films here that people claim to be so narcolepsy-inducing baffle me. Skyfall? Titanic? Does everyone have the attention span of a gnat these days?

I enjoyed Titanic, and I'm not embarrassed to say I was fully caught up in the emotional aspect of it and was practically in tears by the end.

But Skyfall, aside from the teaser and the climactic action at Skyfall (even if it was basically James Bond a la Home Alone), was an absolute borefest. I hardly felt any excitement watching it, unlike with Casino Royale, the villain was terribly lame with motives so muddled I had to look them up online afterward, and as usual there was too much M, M, M, M. Sam Mendes seemed more pre-occupied with showing off his flashy sets and cinematography than anything else. It was painfully boring. As bad as it was, at least Quantum of Solace moved.





I love the attitude that an individual who does not like Skyfall has to have the "attention span of a gnat" for it to make sense to the poster of that statement. More an insight into their character than the critical filmgoers to be sure. It is just a movie in the end.

But watching Skyfall is more like having to fill an aquarium at Sea World with a coffee cup, one cup at a time. There just isn't enough there to be very interesting and it just never seems to end.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I fell asleep during Van Helsing.

I wish I fell asleep during X-Men: The Last Stand. I tried to knock myself out during Skyfall but no matter how hard I punched myself in the face, it just wouldn't happen.

I checked my watch several times during The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

I took a two different girls to two different movies that bored me quicker than a FSM debate on politics: Here On Earth and Dear John. Both drained me of money from my wallet before draining me of my consciousness.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Skyfall is one of the best James Bond movies ever made. What, you want another "hip", hyperactive atrocity like Die Another Day? I didn't find it boring for a moment.

And I attend a 24-hour film fest at a friend's place in Boston every year, and I manage to keep (mostly) awake through the whole thing (I'm thirty-nine). Granted, we keep ourselves going with copious amounts of sugar and energy drinks, but still.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

barryfan: Re: Prometheus was very dull, I agree.

Funny, but as much as I adored the original "Alien" and bought it on VHS and DVD and again along with the other 3 on the "Alien Quadrilogy" boxed set, and not only all 4 again on Blu-ray on the elaborate "Alien Anthology," but a second copy of "Alien Anthology" when I misplaced my first copy and was afraid someone might have walked off with it. Plus I bought the soundtrack CDs for the first 2 movies AND paid to see all of them in the theatre and even took friends back to see the first 2. So you could say that I not only paid my "Alien" dues but should be allowed to claim to be an "Alien" fan. But I don't hesitate to say that "Alien" was a verrrrrrrry slow movie -- it takes over 30 minutes for any real action to happen, and even then it continues to go at a pretty deliberate pace, and I have friends who were bored to death by much of the first part of it. In comparison, "Prometheus" begins almost with a bang (the "seeding" of planet Earth) and, action-wise, sooooooooooo much happens, some of it even before they land on the planet, and little of it is "dull." I think that many of those calling it "dull" simply don't like the movie, and many of them claim to love "Alien," which is quite ironic. Call "Prometheus" bad or poorly written or even illogical. Say it wasn't what you expected. Even say you were bored by it. But that movie is NOT "dull"!!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Skyfall is one of the best James Bond movies ever made. What, you want another "hip", hyperactive atrocity like Die Another Day? I didn't find it boring for a moment.

And I attend a 24-hour film fest at a friend's place in Boston every year, and I manage to keep (mostly) awake through the whole thing (I'm thirty-nine). Granted, we keep ourselves going with copious amounts of sugar and energy drinks, but still.




Yeah, that's exactly what I said... I clearly said I want more Bond films like one of the worst ever made. I would have never picked any of the good ones, only the worst of the worst like Die Another Day to compare with Skyfall.

Boy, you sure showed me. I'm just glad my attention span held out to write all this.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 12:37 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I fell asleep during Van Helsing.

I wish I'd fallen asleep during that one.

I took a two different girls to two different movies that bored me quicker than a FSM debate on politics: Here On Earth and Dear John.

Remarkably, Dear John didn't bore me, but it wasn't exactly wonderful either (tearjerker it may have been, but the only thing that would make men cry about the film - other than paying to see it - was the scene where Channing Tatum's arms blocked Amanda Seyfried's chest).

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Skyfall was actually a Bond movie I could stay awake through because it moved great, introduced fun characters along the way and had a great finale; with the Brosnan movies I had to struggle to make it to the end.

As for how one can fall asleep at the movies, I usually go and see them late in the evening so if they don't hold my interest, it's hard not to doze off for me. But so far I haven't snored.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   Marlene   (Member)

Lost Highway (the David-Lynch-movie). God, I was so bored... partly because I saw only blackness.

Scream: also very boring. Everyone around me was jumping in their seats, yet I could only yawn. Enjoyed the third one tremendously though.

Not dull but the only film where I walked out of the theatre: Saving Private Ryan. Too much realism for me, too much killing... and I couldn´t stand Tom Hanks crying. The crying wasn´t the bad part, it was the camera filming it up close. It felt so invasive to his private space... blegh.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 3:46 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Skyfall is one of the best James Bond movies ever made.

My thoughts on this movie are already too well-established on this board. To post again would serve no one, save my own ego.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Run Wild, Run Free - I left the cinema early, and did.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To TALL GUY- Didn't you find the music score alright?

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I checked my watch several times during The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

I disliked 'The Dark Knight' very much, that I didn't even bother going to see 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

'A Few Good Men' (1992) is another that I found totally uninvolving at the time.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I don’t know that any one in particular tops my list. As far as over-hyped movies that I found dull, I’d say The Shining. Slow moving, characters about whom you care very little if any at all. Just predictable and boring. Great visuals and all that but a real yawner for me.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I think its humorous some say they actually fell asleep while watching a film. ( I presume in the theater?) Did you work a grueling 12hr day before seeing the film, or on medication that causes drowsiness? I've never fallen asleep in the theater, especially considering audio is usually cranked up to the max.

How old are you? I'm 54. As you get older it's much easier to find yourself just falling asleep at the drop of a hat, especially at a movie that just doesn't do it for you. I've seen so many movies. You kind of get to the point where you've seen it all, then things can become boring very quickly. It's actually that way with a lot of things as you get older. I guess if I live to eighty, every movie will probably put me to sleep before the main credits are over -- if there still are movies in twenty-five years.


I'm not far behind you in age. wink Never fallen asleep in the theater. Never walked out on a movie either. I do agree with you on the seen it all before mentality. I so want to love these big budget sci fi films with effects we could only dream of 35 years ago. But their sameness bore me to death.

Edit: I would add The Hobbit to my list of painfully boring films. Also Slaughter House 5.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I disliked 'The Dark Knight' very much, that I didn't even bother going to see 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

You could hardly be blamed, but if you in anyway enjoyed "Batman Begins" I can heartily recommend The Dark Knight Rises...you miss absolutely nothing by missing the curiously overrated middle movement...

Yes, some of us do have to endure 12-24 hour shifts before trying to have a life and do things like go to cinemas etc smile...that said, I was on "normal time" when I fell asleep during "Sanctum"...pretty sure I didn't miss much!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I disliked 'The Dark Knight' very much, that I didn't even bother going to see 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

I will give The Dark Knight Rises one thing - I really, really like Hans Zimmer's score to it, which is to say nothing of the other two Batman scores he did which were pretty "blah" to me.

 
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