Social Question

Symbeline's avatar

Has a movie ever ripped you off? How did you feel?

Asked by Symbeline (30772 points ) December 11th, 2010

Ever checked out a movie who’s trailer, back o’ da box description or anything like that gave you the idea that it was this or that concept, but ended up being something totally different? For example, think about the movie The Village, and how before most people saw it, they thought it was your standard horror movie?
(If anyone knows a Trope for that, let me know.)
Today, I watched The White Dragon.
I was expecting tons and endless amounts of crazy Chinese fighting, and while there was some…this is what I got.

But you know what, I really loved it, this was such an awesome and sweet movie. It’s also really sad at times, and it may be my recent and strange obsession for blind samurai, but I thought it was fantastic.
There are three major fight scenes, and the rest is the two protagonists developing a relationship. The dubbed English really sucks and this is really odd at times, but it’s good enough to make me do a question about haha.
As the Great Zatoichi said, even with my eyes wide open, I can’t see a thing. I’m pretty sure Chickenfeather would disagree, but…

So, has something like this happened to you? How did you feel, what was your experience like? What was the movie?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

36 Answers

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

That has happened to me so many times that watching any movie is naptime for me. Just ask Vunessuh XD

Michael_Huntington's avatar

The Killer. Do not get me wrong, I love John Woo and this movie, but when I saw the first few minutes, I was like “wtf”. I expected awesome gunfights (which it had), however, there was also a lame and sentimental love story, and I really dislike romantic movies. But the ending was so bleak and dark, it redeemed the whole movie.
Yo, when are we watching basket case? :D

deliasdancemom's avatar

“Sublime” I loved that movie…also Vanilla Sky…on the note of” the village” I had the twist figured out about 10 mins in….I really hoped I was wrong and would be surprised but my own style is so similar to an M knight shymalan movie that im usually onto the plot twists ahead

Symbeline's avatar

@Michael_Huntington Haha yeah sorry, I wasn’t around much, but I still plan on us watching it and throwing back comments and shit. :)

KatawaGrey's avatar

Just a note, “The Village” was actually almost a complete rip-off of a young adult novel called Running out of Time.

I actually felt this way about the most recent Harry Potter movie. They left out so much! It was physically painful to me how much of the story they just chucked in favor of what? More awkward romance between Ron and Hermione? Hermione and Harry dancing like the awkward teenagers they are? Lots and lots of scenic countryside as they go from place to place in the wilds of England? As a friend of mine put it, I was waiting for an apology when the credits started to roll.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

@Symbeline , lol it’s okay. I can’t do it next week. Finals :(

Symbeline's avatar

@KatawaGrey Haven’t seen a single movie but I did read all the books…somehow, what you say doesn’t really surprise me. :/ Too bad, too, this should be awesome in movie form.

@Michael_Huntington Yeah same here, but I mean whenever next we have time lol.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Symbeline: You might actually like it. I’ve spoken to a lot of fans of the books and apparently, I’m in the minority. Still, if you are unable to think of the books and the movies as completely separate entities as, apparently, I am not then you will be as unhappy as I.

Symbeline's avatar

@KatawaGrey I have no idea, I’d have to see them, but I’ve never been interested. What I loved was the interaction between the characters, whether it was friendship or animosity. Is any of that in there, like it was in the books?

Winters's avatar

Warrior’s Way ended up being such a waste of time, fortunately I watched it via internet so no money was lost in the process.

ratboy's avatar

For me it was Moby Dick; I expected Johnny Wadd rather than Gregory Peck. Fuck fishes.

Cruiser's avatar

I can only blame myself for any movie I paid money to see except for Return to the Jedi where the projector crashed and the celluloid melted in front of me and I would have paid extra to see that again!!

Mikewlf337's avatar

I felt ripped off everytime I watched a remake of any classic horror movie!. Not only did I felt like they ripped me off with a crappy excuse for a remake. I also felt they screwed up a classic from my childhood. It was like they were saying the classic was not good enough and they had to remake it with a crappy cast and crappy story. The remake of Friday the 13th was a pathetic excuse of a jason vorhees movie. Not much gore little to no charactor death even for jason. I don’t care about charactor death for the victims. They are just fodder for jason to mutilate but Jason needed more depth. They don’t need to remake these movies. They were meant for the generation that watched the originals. If the new generation can’t appreciate them then they weren’t meant for them. My teens where during the 90s and the Friday the 13th series were my favorites during that period even though alot of those movies came out during the 80s lol. Still I know how to appreciate movies that came out years before I was even born.

I also felt cheated out of good movies when I watched “The DaVinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”. “Angels and Demons” was exceptionally bad. They completely ignored important parts of the book and even left out a key charactor from the book. The villian was completely reinvented and I was extremely disappointed.

deliasdancemom's avatar

As far as horror remakes go…my husband likes the dawn of the dead remake, I told him he is not allowed to say that in this home….on the good side, rob zombies haloweens….holy crap were they good!

Symbeline's avatar

@Mikewlf337 Yeah, Jason and Halloween totally aren’t my generation, but I still love them to no end. It’s not too hard for me to enjoy horror though, classic or remake. Some classics can be enjoyed for what they are, if one is able to not relate it too much to the original source, which indeed, can be hard.
I do agree though…stop with the remakes, and let’s have some continuation here.

@deliasdancemom Yeah I didn’t like the Dawn remake too much, but as to contradict myself from what I was telling Mike, it’s because it just can’t hold a candle to the original. But that bus was pretty cool, and roof chess ftw haha.

I liked Rob’s remake, although I don’t think it said anything more than the original one did, aside from Myer’s family being completely dysfunctional, and it was supposed to reveal much more. And number two I thought was horrendously boring BUT; it has the coolest bathroom I’ve ever seen in any movie haha.

deliasdancemom's avatar

I liked how he brought you into myers world and made you emphasize with him….I enjoy sympathizing with the “bad guy” in a movie

Mikewlf337's avatar

Rob Zombie is a horror movie fan and knows what horr movie fans want to see. The Devils Rejects was an awesome movie! It was brutal and very well done!

deliasdancemom's avatar

Oooh I absolutly LOVED devils…..house of 1000 corpses wasn’t bad either byt I perfed devils rejects….u know his wife don’t like horror moves? She ain’t good enough for him LOL j/k im sure she’s fine

El_Cadejo's avatar

@deliasdancemom what do you mean his wife doesnt like horror movies. Sherri Moon Zombie was baby and has done a ton of other horror related things with him…

Symbeline's avatar

Devil’s is awesome, and it’s quite hilarious too. Chicken Fucker gets me laughing everytime, plus the Morris Green show in the extras.

klutzaroo's avatar

Hated Scott Pilgrim. So much.

deliasdancemom's avatar

@uberbatman I read on an interview with her that she’s not that big of a horror movie fan, I was disappointed

Only138's avatar

@Symbeline I was very disappointed at the movie “The Village”. I was expecting a great horror movie….not some weird colony of dumb ass’s. And for the record, I went to see “Street Fighter” totally loaded out of my mind, and still thought it sucked. :)

Symbeline's avatar

Haha I learned my lesson from the first SF movie with Van Damne…how monstrous. Why was Sagat smoking a joint??

Only138's avatar

No idea….We were so totally drunk when we went to see that movie. All we did was yelled for “Blanka” the whole movie….and he was only in it for a couple of minutes. This movie sucked balls.

Symbeline's avatar

It did. I mean, SF without Blanka…they might as well have not put Ryu in it. I was disappointed. They made a new one recently too…one with Chun Li. I don’t even want to see it haha.

Only138's avatar

Nope, me either. I’ve purposely stayed away from it. I’m sure it sucks balls also.

Know a movie I’d love to see again….Phantasm. I love those movies. :)

Symbeline's avatar

And that’s too bad, cuz Chun Li rocks my socks.

Only138's avatar

Yep….I just don’t think I could get drunk enough to enjoy it. I’d probably kill myself with alcohol poisoning first. LOL

Symbeline's avatar

Yeah we’re better off just playing the fucking games lol.

Only138's avatar

Yah, I really enjoyed the games. Movie sucked balls, but the game kicked ass. Who was your favorite character to play?

Symbeline's avatar

Aaah, a good gamer question. :)
I love playing as Rose, and she’s my fave character ever…however, I’m much better with Akuma than with any other character, and I don’t mean just his cheap Raging Demon attack. The Hadoken family is easy to play with, and Akuma fits my style the best. I do love Guile, too, even if all his special moves are those fuckin annoying two sec charge attacks lol. (Alpha series.)
In the older ones, well what can I say, I’m a Ryu fangirl haha, although Chun Li is definitely the coolest character. To me anyways. Being able to beat Super SF Turbo The new Challengers with Ryu is no big deal, as he seems extremely overpowered in that game, in my experience.

So, what about you? Who do I need to train against to make sure I kick your ass if we ever have a coupla matches? :)

Only138's avatar

I liked to play as Ken, Blanka and Sagat. I’ve never played the newest ones. I’m actually the best with Ken. I’ll kick your ass. LOL

Symbeline's avatar

You definitely gotta try the Alpha series. :)

And you’ll kick my ass, will ya? Well…a lot of people have said that. :D

Only138's avatar

Well, I may just smack it a few times if I can’t kick it. ;)

hotgirl67's avatar

’‘Transformers 2’’ was a big ripoff! I couldn’t believe the money that I paid to go watch it.’‘Twilight ’‘was a huge ripoff. The books are better than the movies.

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther