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    Posted: September 07 2005 at 5:04am
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 JOHN CAZALE! Man was an OBIE winner and Golden Globe nominee. All his movies are now called classics and he was good in all of them! No one will ever match his perfect record.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote StinkersRule Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2005 at 9:41am
   Ben Kingsley considered more of a Razzie contender than Ed "Affleck Lite" Burns ??? It must be FREEZING down there!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HeadRAZZBerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2005 at 10:15am
Actually, I think Ed Burns was doing more of a "Tom Cruise LITE" in SOUND OF THUNDER...And who said he WASN'T a possible Worst Actor choice? It's just that BK, as a former You-Know-What-Winner, seems like a more RAZZ-able Fall-from-Grace   ...
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I saw SOUND OF THUNDER last Friday night. It was the third local showing. The theater was jam packed with 5 people and about 150 empty seats.  Actually, I may have to amend that crowd total. One guy left during the trailers. I didn't notice whether or not he returned.

Curiously, this movie was preceded by an unusually long parade of trailers. There were at least 10 (no exaggeration). I got the feeling that they were hoping everyone would go to sleep BEFORE the movie started. Admittedly, the strategy worked on my wife.

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How did something like this EVER EVEN GET MADE? The bluescreen stuff was even worse than the old FLASH GORDON serials of the 1930s, the script just plain SUCKED and the acting, OMG! They spent $80 million on this? No wonder Franchise Pictures went the way of the dinosaurs!
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BOO-HOO! I finally tried to see this one at my local multiplex today, and it was already GONE! Talk about a Fast Fade Out!!!
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WHOA! I just checked B.O. Mojo on this one to see How Far Down It Has Sunk...On Monday, October 4, it's TOTAL GROSS "nationwide" was...$139.00.  And it's per-screen average was...$17.00.

Guess it can now officially be considered...EX-STINK-T!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2005 at 2:49am

SOUND OF THUNDER is only showing in 8 theaters nationwide now, and will likely completely disappear after today (Thursday, Oct. 6). It's unlikely to get much of an international release (the rest of the world already hates us enough, so why risk it?).

With somewhat less than a $2 million box-office take to date, THUNDER will only have to recoup $78 million in video sales and rentals to get to the breakeven point. The guess here is that it will fall short by about...$70 million. Obviously this is going to rank among the greatest box-office disasters in cinematic history.

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I am OUTRAGED that this DIDN'T get nominated for a Razzie....

It is by far one of the worst movies I have EVER seen.....

I didn't pay for it because I work at a theater but let me tell you.... I still wanted my money back.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HeadRAZZBerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2006 at 7:41am
Reply to Landypoo -- If you were "on duty" at the theatre when you watched SOUND OF THUNDER, you actually got paid to see it, unlike the other 27 people across America (myslef includued) who PAID to see it!
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The real drag was it was a really good story. I was really looking forward to a movie adaptation. I saw names like Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley and thought yipeee! Then the early reviews came out, and they alone kept me away. I'll probably rent it one "B" movie night to see what everyone is talking about.

On a side note with all the crap being made these days I think the studios should go back to the story - (see: Brokeback ), rather than trying to outdo each other by "Bruckheimer-ing" everything to death. Ray Bradbury's stories are so well written and rich I never understood why more aren't shot. Illustated Man, R is for Rocket, Martian Chronicles, Golden Apples of the Sun...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2006 at 4:40pm

Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

Reply to Landypoo -- If you were "on duty" at the theatre when you watched SOUND OF THUNDER, you actually got paid to see it, unlike the other 27 people across America (myslef includued) who PAID to see it!

Hmm, that makes you, me...and I wonder who the other 25 suckers were?

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I just saw the trailer. And the Wikipedia article.

They freaking BUTCHERED that story! I had to read the story in English class this year and now that i've seen the plot................

You think if some political guy from the future came back and sat on Peter Hyams, someone would try to replace him too? 

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I just saw this.

There are some issues about the time travel logic here,but I don't know.Every movie has it's own rules.I also wonder if the studio going broke is a good excuse for the bad effects(I felt I was playing a video-game).

I give this 3/10.

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