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A Remake of a Rip-Off of a Knock-Off...

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Category: FORUMS on NON-NOMINATED 2008 RELEASES w/LYNX!
Forum Name: ONE MISSED CALL
Forum Discription: If This One's Any Indication, in 2008, Movies Will Be Worse...BERRY Much Worse!!
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2370
Printed Date: October 21 2014 at 11:34pm


Topic: A Remake of a Rip-Off of a Knock-Off...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: A Remake of a Rip-Off of a Knock-Off...
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 8:32am

AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE REMAKE of a JAPANESE HORROR FILM THAT WAS a RIP-OFF of at LEAST ONE OTHER JAPANESE HORROR FILM...

SO, in 2008, HOLLYWOOD's BEEN REDUCED to RIPPING OFF OTHER COUNTRY's RIP-OFFS?? STARRING ED BURNS and SHANNYN SOSSAMON (??) http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=244&PN=1 - ONE MISSED CALL  TELLS the ALL-TOO-FAMILIAR TALE of a SERIES of CELL PHONE CALLS in WHICH the RECIPIENTS HEAR THEIR OWN DEATHS in ADVANCE. CAN THEY ALSO HEAR AUDIENCES EVERYWHWERE YELLING: "YO, HOLLYWOOD -- HOW ABOUT SOMETHING ORIGINAL for a CHANGE??"

TO POST YER THOUGHTS, JUST SPEED DIAL "POST a REPLY," and START WAILIN'...

Burns: "Hello, I need my agent, please! First SOUND OF THUNDER and now this...Jeez is my career in the crapper!!"



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 10:54am

I called it today that this would suck. 

Response from Head RAZZberry: OOPS! I meant to acknowledge that it was a posting by Schumacher8ter that brought this title to our attention... 

 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: December 20 2007 at 12:44pm
Watch the trailer: Looks very scary (for the first time)! I'm very excited to see this, even though it's PG-13.


Posted By: Mrs. Magnatech
Date Posted: December 21 2007 at 8:00am

I liked it the first time...when it was called The Ring.

 

Memo to Ed Burns: Fire your agent!!!



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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: January 03 2008 at 4:22am

Poster looks funny with Demon on Cell Phone.



Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: January 03 2008 at 9:57am
No, I think it looks creepy and haunting. There were posters in IMDb that admits they didn't know what they were seeing and were freaking out.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: January 03 2008 at 11:18am
The poster would be scary... 11 years ago.

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Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: January 03 2008 at 10:47pm

This looks like it's on par with the remake of When a Stranger Calls. I know you shouldn't hate on a movie just from the trailer, but there are just some films which you know are gonna be one giant sh*t sandwich. (Meet the Spartans anyone?)



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Posted By: StudioKaiju
Date Posted: January 06 2008 at 3:40pm
I don't know...It might be bearable if you pretend that it's the latest "High School Musical" sequel.

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: January 09 2008 at 7:41am
I'd pay to see Zac Effron get attacked by ghosts.

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Posted By: StudioKaiju
Date Posted: January 13 2008 at 11:07pm

Worst thing about this...

One look at the poster and, unfortunately, you know that before long we'll be seeing commercials for a really bad parody of it.



Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: January 18 2008 at 11:15am
From the guys who sh*t out "Date Movie, "Epic Movie, and "Meet The Spartans" comes "Asian Horror Movie".

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Posted By: StudioKaiju
Date Posted: January 20 2008 at 10:09am

SchumacherH8ter...

Your post would be hysterical if it wasn't so plausable.



Posted By: MJ Narcy
Date Posted: February 01 2008 at 4:38pm
Please tell me they're not going to make 23 Missed CallsLOL


Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: February 02 2008 at 2:05pm
Shhhh...they just might...


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: April 29 2008 at 10:54am
Just rented this... Shannyn Sossamon could very well be the dumbest actress ever (this, "Undiscovered", "40 Days And 40 Nights", "The Order", naming her son Audio Science). This could have been a comedy, it was so damn stupid. Example: They hear their own last words in the call. Wouldn't they try to avoid the words that would get them killed? Ray Wise deserves a Worst Supporting Actor nod for his role as an overzealous T.V. show host. And Edward Burns, with this and "27 Dresses" (which was another rental) deserves a Worst Actor "win." I though he was way worse than Sly in "Rambo"!  

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 12 2008 at 11:33am

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that J-Horror movies are anti-technologly? That ghosts will kill us through our cell phones, VCRs, cameras, cars, etc. Granted, when the Japanese make them, they're well done. When we re-make them, they're just laughable.

And whats happened to Edward Burns? Ever since "A Sound of Thunder," he's been in a downward spiral.

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Your reference to http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=33&PN=0 - SOUND OF THUNDER is the answer to your own question. If you saw that film (and I was one of the 237 people who actually did) you know that any career would have trouble recuperating from such a massive mis-step... 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: May 14 2008 at 10:10am
A Sound of Thunder was actually entertaining. It's just the fact that it didn't have a bigger budget (not saying that it didn't have a big budget already) and the stars aren't really well known that the movie may have been lower than expected....


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: May 15 2008 at 7:58am

"A Sound Of Thunder" almost made "Son Of The Mask" look like "The Mask".

Almost.



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 21 2008 at 2:59am

I actually compared the remake to the original (unlike some of the guys on IMDb).  I found three major differences: The first difference (and probably the most apparent) was that they made the ringtone shorter and more innocent (that's one bad way to avoid plagiarism).  The second difference was that *SPOILER* one victim in the remake was impaled by a flying piece of rebar, while his counterpart in the original was pulled down an elevator shaft *END SPOILER*.  As for the third difference, well let's just say the ending was badly twisted (there's too much detail to go into). 

This is a likely nominee for Worst Remake/Ripoff (behind Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans) and Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie, though The Happening might win in a landslide...



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: November 23 2008 at 2:11am
How can you say that? One Missed Call is one of the worst movies this year, not to mention (I think) that is currently has a 0% in Rotton Tomatoes.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: November 23 2008 at 2:29am

"The Happening" has a better chance of winning a "Worst Excuse For A Horror Movie" award because for the most part, it produced more laughs than it did screams.

With so many contenders like "Prom Night", "One Missed Call", "The Eye", etc., there should also be a Worst Horror Movie Remake category, or else the Worst Remake/Sequel catagory could be overfull... 



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 11:15am

If we had that category, Prom Night would be the top contender and this would be second (or vice versa, I'm really not sure).

If I remember correctly, Worst Remake and Worst Sequel were two separate categories as of two years ago.



Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 12:13pm

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: For 2008, due to there being too few truly sucky prequels or sequels this year, we will be rolling Worst Prequel/Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel into a single category... 

 



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 2:11pm

Your Forums picked on six sequels.  Technically, that's not exactly "too few".

If that IS the case, I'll have to take my five potential Worst Remake or Ripoff nominees and my five potential Worst Prequel or Sequel nominees and pick the five worst out of those.



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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: November 26 2008 at 12:28pm

While The Eye wasn't exactly memorable, I don't think it can compare with some of the other "horror" movies made this year. Compared to The Happening, Prom Night, and One Missed Call, The Eye seems
like The Excorcist.

Originally posted by Michaels

"The Happening" has a better chance of winning a
"Worst Excuse For A Horror Movie" award because for the most part, it
produced more laughs than it did screams.


With so many contenders like "Prom Night", "One Missed Call", "The Eye",
etc., there should also be a Worst Horror Movie Remake category, or else
the Worst Remake/Sequel catagory could be overfull... 





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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: December 25 2008 at 1:48am
I got my voting ballot yesterday, and I was amazed that this movie was nowhere to be found on it. Go figure.


Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: December 26 2008 at 2:41pm

Originally posted by Michaels

I got my voting ballot yesterday, and I was amazed that this movie was nowhere to be found on it. Go figure.

Really? I, who am accused of liking 99.9% of films I see, absolutely hated this film...I really did...I did. It's one of the worst films ever created! WHY WASN'T IT ON THE EFFING BALLOT?!!!!!! WHY?! 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Geez, if you're that upset, you can alwaze write it in all over your ballot.

As I am forced to explain every year: Even we cannot RAZZ Every Bad Movie. Having been released almost an entire year ago (and being seen by almost no one) ONE MISSED CALL simply didn't make our final cut.

If it makes you any happier, it was under consideration for a "special category" for Worst American Remake of a Foreign Film -- but there were not enough contenders to make such a category competitive, and in the end, the category was dropped...

 



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: December 26 2008 at 3:50pm

You hate 99.9% of the movies you see? I would never have known...

 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: December 27 2008 at 10:52am
Originally posted by Michaels

You hate 99.9% of the movies you see? I would never have known...

 

Reread.



Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: December 27 2008 at 1:50pm

Originally posted by moviewizguy

Originally posted by Michaels

You hate 99.9% of the movies you see? I would never have known...
Reread.

Just did, yeah, you do seem to enjoy every movie you see, except for this one.



Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: December 27 2008 at 2:37pm
So...what were the nominations? I would like to see them. I just hope they don't include The Happening -- although it seems pretty impossible not for it to be up for several, since 95% of the world seems to downright hate it. The scary thing is that the movie reveals the dark sides of people. Something about killing M. Night or something...whatever. I just have to come out and say it's one of the most misunderstood movies ever created. Note: EVER! It's very unfair...   

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: December 27 2008 at 5:45pm

Yeah, it was, if I remember correctly. 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Just to be clear here: Our actual nominations for The 29th Annual RAZZIES® will not be formally announced until January 21. Right now, our http://razzies.com/join.asp - Nominating Ballots are still out, and I assume Michaels is referring above to the fact that http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=284 - THE HAPPENING is lisited as a potential contender in 7 categories on that ballot.  Voting Members have until January 10 to submit their choices... 

[QUOTE=moviewizguy]So...what were the nominations? I would like to see them. I just hope they don't include The Happening -- although it seems pretty impossible not for it to be up for several, since 95% of the world seems to downright hate it. The scary thing is that the movie reveals the dark sides of people. Something about killing M. Night or something...whatever. I just have to come out and say it's one of the most misunderstood movies ever created. Note: EVER! It's very unfair...   QUOTE]

 



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Posted By: wolfee37
Date Posted: January 04 2009 at 9:20am
Wow two horror films that NEED to be nominated. This and Molly Hartley are cinematic trash at its finest. The Happening, being such a HUGE disappointment, is also one of the worst films of this year.

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: October 19 2013 at 10:13pm

Time for One Missed Call, easily the worst remake of an Asian horror movie ever. And considering how almost all of them (except The Ring and maybe The Grudge) sucked, that's saying a lot.

My favorite thing about the film is the ghost baby. Mainly because it has a cellphone. Ghost parents should stop giving their children cellphones at such a young age. It's supposed to be scary, but I was laughing.

Eric Valette's direction is bad. He can't create tension or make good scares to save his life. Ray Wise has a pretty bad glorified cameo as a sleazy TV show producer. It's not the worst movie he's had a glorified cameo in (that would be Atlas Shrugged 2: The Search For Glenn Beck's Gold) but it's still pretty bad. Also, Margaret Cho has a WTF cameo as a cop.

Edward Burns is hilariously bad as a cop. He hasn't been in a good movie since the '90s. Also horrible is Shannyn Sossamon. She's mostly known for playing the lady blacksmith in A Knight's Tale. Her character in that film is apparently a psychic too since she knows what a certain logo looks like.* She hasn't done anything of note since this movie. That's probably because of this movie. Her acting skills are almost as bad as her child-naming skills. But what makes this film so awful is how dumb the characters are. They receive a cellphone call of their last words before they die. Instead of making sure they don't say these words, they say them anyway. I could see the first couple victims doing this, but the rest don't listen. At the least, they could have spoke with a different accent than the one heard on the call. Sure, it would have been dumb, but I would've had fun making fun of it in this review.

The only horror movie that I can think of that has characters this dumb is the Prom Night remake from 2008.

My Grade: F

Next-up: Prom Night 2008!


*Note to self: I should review A Knight's Tale in the future.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: October 20 2013 at 11:46am
Maybe you should re-watch (and then maybe review) THE GRUDGE to see if it does suck or not. I don't know, because I haven't seen it.
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

One Missed Call, easily the worst remake of an Asian horror movie ever. And considering how almost all of them (except The Ring and maybe The Grudge) sucked, that's saying a lot.

Why was it a WTF cameo?
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Margaret Cho has a WTF cameo as a cop.

Does that include the ones he's directed?
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Edward Burns is hilariously bad as a cop. He hasn't been in a good movie since the '90s.

That was Laura Fraser. She has had a slightly better career than Sossamon. She was nominted for a SAG for Best Ensemble and a Vits Award for Best Guest TV Performance for BREAKING BAD.

Sossamon played the love interest in A KNIGHT'S TALE. While she hasn't been around that much (yes, because of this movie), she was praised for a movie called ROAD TO NOWHERE.

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Also horrible is Shannyn Sossamon. She's mostly known for playing the lady blacksmith in A Knight's Tale.

?
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Her character in that film is apparently a psychic too since she knows what a I am a cheap JERK! logo looks like.*

Are you talking about Mortimer?
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Her acting skills are almost as bad as her child-naming skills.



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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: October 20 2013 at 11:50am
Maybe because she is a comedian and you would never expect her to be in a "serious" movie, let alone a horror movie.

Originally posted by Vits

Why was it a WTF cameo?
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Margaret Cho has a WTF cameo as a cop.




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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: October 20 2013 at 1:23pm
Vits:

1.) I liked The Grudge, but a lot of people didn't so that's why I put maybe.

2.) What oiram said.

3.) Yes.

4.) Oh, OK.

5.) The word that I had there ran afoul the word replacer here. I'll just say that it begins with an n and it rhymes with bike.

6.) I made that joke because Sossamon named her son Audio Science in real life.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: October 20 2013 at 1:41pm
Oh. I still don't get it.
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

The word that I had there ran afoul the word replacer here. I'll just say that it begins with an n and it rhymes with bike.


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