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Letís Hope It DOES "Get Smart" with Us!!

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Forum Name: GET SMART
Forum Discription: Will They Take the Title to Heart -- Or Just Do Another Lazy Rip-Off of a 60's TV Classic???
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Topic: Letís Hope It DOES "Get Smart" with Us!!
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Letís Hope It DOES "Get Smart" with Us!!
Date Posted: June 09 2008 at 5:27am

THE LAST TIME THEY MADE a THEATRICAL FILM from THIS MATERIAL, IT WAS http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081249/awards - a WORST PICTURE NOMINEE (1980's http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081249/ - THE NUDE BOMB ). THIS TIME, THEY GOT SMART ABOUT CASTING THEIR LEADS, BUT  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0781842/ - LOTSA http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040022/ - FOLKS  BEHIND the CAMERA on THIS VERSION HAVE DISTURBINGLY RAZZIEģ-READY RESUME'S... 

SO, WILL THE RESULT BE a SMART REMAKE of a 60s TV CLASSIC...OR a SHELF-MATE for the RAZZIEģ "WINNING" 1999 REMAKE of http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=349&PN=1 - WILD WILD WEST and 2005's BEFUDDLED   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374536/awards - BEWITCHED ??

FEEL FREE to LET US KNOW YOUR TAKE on IT BELOW...

Carell: "OMG, we have got to get off this plane...the in-flight movie is EVAN ALMIGHTY!!"



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 09 2008 at 8:46am
I think this might be funny. Hopefully, this will let Steve redeem himself for "Evan Almighty."   

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Posted By: Sanndman228715
Date Posted: June 09 2008 at 9:09am
Steve's one of the best comedic actors in the US. I think he'll do a good job. I think (Like HeadRazzBerry said), it's well cast. Alan Arkin looks a lot like the original Chief, Anne Hathaway has been good in every film I've seen her in, and Dwayne Johnson has a surprising knack for comedy. He probably gave the best performance in Be Cool ( That's probably because James Woods' role was so short) and that one had Oscar nominees John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Harvey Keitel.


Posted By: moat
Date Posted: June 09 2008 at 9:45am
Directed by a guy who usually does Adam Sandler comedies, and from the writers of Failure to Launch...

I'm sorry, but I have no faith in this one. Being based on a TV series makes me wary of it, as does Carell's choice in scripts. And the promos just make the humor look horribly generic. It may be well cast, but I think it's going to take more than that to salvage this operation.

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Posted By: Movie Man
Date Posted: June 09 2008 at 2:42pm

I think Peter Segal did one of the "Naked Gun" movies.

RESPONSE from Head RAZZBerry: Yes, Segal directed NAKED GUN 33-and-1/3...which "won" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110622/awards - two 1994 RAZZIES ...



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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 09 2008 at 3:15pm

The trailers seem promising.  I'm looking forward to this one.



Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: June 09 2008 at 3:55pm
I have a feeling this one is going to be funny, or at least amusing. Poor Steve Carell was just the victim of being in a sequel to a Jim Carrey movie, without Jim Carrey (will Hollywood ever learn to NOT make those?). Unlike Will Ferrell, Carell doesn't make the same movie over and over. And he remains funny. I'm actually looking forward to this, since I was a fan of the TV series and this has a decent cast.


Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: June 12 2008 at 8:09am

I (along with everybody else in this thread, it looks like) am hoping that this will go against the odds and be a worthy big screen adaption of a beloved cult classic T.V. series. The main thing is, will Steve Carell be as convincing a "Maxwell Smart" as the Late (and Great) Don Adams? If so, then the rest should fall into place -- especially considering the the rest of the supporting cast.

One last note in Steve Carell's defense on Evan Almighty: I agree with Michaels, and feel that due to Evan being a spin-off sequel of a Jim Carrey vehicle that the movie itself was too heavily compared to Bruce Almighty, when it should have been cast in a different light to begin with. At the risk like sounding like moviewizguy Overall Evan was watchable and entertaining .



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 13 2008 at 6:26am
lol, don't worry. I also found Evan Almighty a harmless movie for the family because it was tolerable and entertaining enough. It's just the fact that it's unnecessary that people don't like it.


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 13 2008 at 3:09pm
Don Adams' best role was, of course Tennessee Tuxedo, which, inevitably, will also find its way to the silver screen. It's only a matter of time. I know that Get Smart still has a pretty big cult following, but count me among those who never figured out why. All and all, The Beverly Hillbillies was more intelligent. Of course, if this movie does squat at the box-office, it will spawn 50 sequels because frankly, Carell and Dwayne Johnson need the work.

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Posted By: Movie Man
Date Posted: June 14 2008 at 4:45pm

Loved those "Naked Gun" movies! Pure comedy classics. Nobody makes comedy spoofs like they used to. Last great American spoof movie was "Dracula: Dead and Loving It".

Originally posted by Movie Man

I think Peter Segal did one of the "Naked Gun" movies.

RESPONSE from Head RAZZBerry: Yes, Segal directed NAKED GUN 33-and-1/3...which "won" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110622/awards - two 1994 RAZZIES ...






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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: June 17 2008 at 10:34am
ehh, the cast is most appealing, but alot of the previews aren't as funny as I
hoped; I still might see it Friday.


Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: June 17 2008 at 12:46pm
Well, As of right now it's not looking to hot for " http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/get_smart/ - Get Smart ", The reviews are sitting at 44% and even the fresh reviews are pretty tame.

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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 17 2008 at 6:12pm

Originally posted by ITbeast

Well, As of right now it's not looking to hot for " http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/get_smart/ - Get Smart ", The reviews are sitting at 44% and even the fresh reviews are pretty tame.

Currently, it's at 58%, but there's only 12 reviews.  The fresh reviews, like you said, are all tame, but most of the negative reviews are tame, too.  There's a few, of course, but it's like no one is really going to bat for the film, nor are they taking a bat to the film.  It just may not be bad enough.



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 2:13am
If the current reviews eventually reflect the overall trend, it's obvious that Get Smart the movie will be very much in the spirit of the old TV series...a magnificent monument to mediocrity...

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 10:58am
Cool! Love Guru has a 10% in RT! Wait, why isn't it on this site?


Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 1:18pm
Particularly galling was Peter Segal's remarks lately that he considered the original series a "silly Cold War type" (which begs the inevitable question why he even bothered signing on in the first place).  Forgetting that it's not the time period that counts with these things but how the material therein is rendered.  Even more so was he and the writers insisted they knew what they were doing, then backtracked and tried to cuddle up to Buck Henry, Mel Brooks and Leonard Stern ("Uh, Siegfried, sorry about that crack about the oversized mustache.") 


Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 1:26pm

Further, since the typing segments seem to have some difficulties at the moment on my server, Segal was out of line claiming they needed to upgrade 99 on the basis he found her a "docile product of her era." (are we sure he's not part of a KAOS plot to destroy the world?)  I rather would have to agree with the webmaster at WouldYouBelieve.com who thinks he was watching the Dick Van Dyke Show instead, for on the contrary, 99 as done by Barbara Feldon was a strong female character for the time, and a positive role model to boot.  Making her a flat, boring kick-rear action female that gets way overused in film today and is just as sexist as a suppressed woman was a major mistake that I hope the fans will hold against them. 

 

Lastly and foremost, they miss the entire basis of Maxwell Smart's character:  he's a competent and caring agent who always means well, he simply tries a little too hard at times, not a total idiot who's in way over his head.  The makers of The Nude Bomb forgot this as well, as did the makers of the short lived Fox remake series in the mid 90s, and now these people--if you can even call them that since their intelligence is clearly below human average--have taken this mistake to its ultimate ends.  Perhaps if this somehow makes $200 million, we should all just put our coffee cups to our temples and pull the triggers rather than have to live with the shame. 



Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 2:38pm
At 58% at RT, that means it not Razzie worthy, since the standard is 20% and below. "Love Guru" looks just plain stupid and should be here instead. I looks like another Mike Myers laughing at his own jokes movie.


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 4:57pm

Hindsight is ever 20/20 and prescience is not a claimed talent for anyone here...so far as I am aware. In defense of Head Razz, I'd have been inclined to subject Get Smart to our scrutiny rather than The Love Guru as well.

For one thing, adaptations of old television series have a dismal record when translated into contemporary movies. For another, Mike Myers has a decent track record. Some of his films have been pretty marginal, but few have decended to a level worthy of much consideration from the Razzie membership, at least up until now.



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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 5:39pm
I saw that Get Smart was 54% on RT and Love Guru was 17%


Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: June 19 2008 at 7:23am

As of right now http://http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/get_smart/ - RT already passed judgment on "Get Smart" saying overall this is more or less a "mediocre" summer flick, As it stands it is sitting at 53% on the meter.

Now Love Guru on the other hand is sitting at a whopping 9% at http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10008757-love_guru/ - RT , I think this maybe the worst movie of Mike Meyers career thus far (maybe even beating out "Cat in The Hat").

To add on to what I have already summaried here is an article from IMDB...

Love Guru -- Worst Film Of The Year?

19 June 2008 10:37 AM, PDT

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000196/ - Mike Myers 's http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811138/ - The Love Guru , which is being released on Friday, is receiving so many blistering early reviews that Los Angeles Times writer http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1724588/ - Tom O'Neil , who tracks films up for major awards in his column "Gold Derby," is predicting that the film may be a shoo-in for the Razzie for worst film of the year. For example, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0531858/ - Moira Macdonald in the Seattle Times calls it "preadolescent humor with a few sitars thrown in." But http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0393187/ - Kirk Honeycutt in the Hollywood Reporter observes that Guru will have competition for the worst-film title from Get Smart, which also opens on Friday. Honeycutt concludes: "Quite possibly Love Guru will out-awful Get Smart."


 

 



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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 19 2008 at 1:48pm

We all must remember, too, that one of Myers' co-stars in The Love Goofus is. . . .

JESSICA ALBA-TROSS!!!!

 



Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: June 19 2008 at 5:13pm

RAZZ, I'm just a little confused at this moment...

Why is "Get Smart" The Worst Pick of the weak when it is 5% shy of being "fresh" over at http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/get_smart/ - RT and "Love Guru" witch is piratically screaming straight out "Worst Picture of the Year" (Or more to the point the worst picture of Mike Meyer's career) and currently sitting at by the way is 90% negative over at http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10008757-love_guru/ - RT , why are we not choosing the more "obvious" of the 2 as worst picture.

I can see "Get Smart" as second pick (even through that's even stretching it thin), Your thoughts on this would be most appreciated.



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Posted By: whennow
Date Posted: June 20 2008 at 2:17am
Why this? Where is The Love Guru? It would be outrageous if The Love Guru was not the Bonus worst movie of the week. This is crazy talk. I never expected to see Get Smart. Never ever never ever ever!!!


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 20 2008 at 4:24am

It is worthy of mention, as I did above, that Head Razz has neither the benefit of hindsight nor the gift of prescience. In making the decision between Get Smart and the Love Guru as potential "worst of the week," the wrong selection may have been made.

But faced with having to decide which movie would potentially be the worst of the two, I suspect he made the more rational guess. As previously noted, adaptations of old TV series are invariably bad. On the other hand, Mike Myers movies over the years have tended to be no worse than mediocre.



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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: June 20 2008 at 11:04am
49% at RottenTomatoes. So it can be all that bad. Yeah, a remake, like I never heard that before. But I saw it and I hardly thought it was bad. Though I wish Steve Carrell can stop winking at the audience, because he sounds like a low-rent Will Ferrell or Ellen Page here.

Speaking of that, I would like to know how Juno is such a damn popular movie. I saw the trailers in Movie Gallery, and I swear I wanted to run, because of all the non-stop quips and bullsh*t on screen. Maybe it's me, but Oscar-nominated films are films that are realistic, not cartoonish and 2D as that.

Still, I'll take a thousand Get Smarts over one Juno. f**k off if you think I'm bullsh*tting.


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Posted By: Headbanger14
Date Posted: June 20 2008 at 11:41am
And Roger Ebert said he liked the movie too, giving it 3 1/2 stars. So while it is in the Rotten mode, I don't think it's too worthy of razzie material.


Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 20 2008 at 2:37pm

Just saw it.  I laughed throughout the film, and there were no groaners here that I wouldn't expect to see in a Get Smart episode.  It was great to see Bernie Kopell make a cameo, as well as all the subtle and not-so-subtle references to the old series and Don Adams career (for examples, in the legal pad notes, you'll see very clearly written "The Claw", which was the archnemesis in the Inspector Gadget cartoons, and Adams did the voice for Gadget).  My favorite scene was Smart trying to shoot off the tie-wrap around his wrists with his miniature crossbow in an airline toilet.  I loved Terence Stamp milking the over-the-top Siegfried role for all its worth.  Forgive me, but I confused Terence Stamp with Malcolm McDowell, so when they used "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's 9th Symphony, I expected to go down the hospital hall in A Clockwork Orange all over again.  And speaking of performances, all the actors performed well.  There is so much going well in this film.

That said, though, overall, the film was weak.  My friend wished there was more, and I have to agree with her.  The only thing missing from Steve Carrell's performance was the wonderful expressiveness of Don Adams' face, but that's a difference between the two actors I expect.  I also wish Barbara Feldon had made a cameo like Kopell did. 

I disagree with what one critic said, that the Maxwell Smart in this movie was an idiot who lacked the TV's Smart's competent-yet-always-tries-too-hard approach.  This Smart had very much the same approach throughout the movie, from using psychology and understanding to befriend a brute to placing bombs throughout a factory to collapse it to dancing gracefully and respectfully with a full-figured woman (another scene that had me laughing).

I give this movie a 6 out of 10. 

Now, another friend is dragging me to see The Love Guru tomorrow.  Pray for me.



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 20 2008 at 5:06pm

Originally posted by RoadDogXVIII



Speaking of that, I would like to know how Juno is such a damn popular movie. I saw the trailers in Movie Gallery, and I swear I wanted to run, because of all the non-stop quips and bullsh*t on screen. Maybe it's me, but Oscar-nominated films are films that are realistic, not cartoonish and 2D as that.
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I saw Juno, and I thought it was a pretty good movie...quirky, orginal and a straightforward treatment of a potentially sensitive issue. Ellen Page was outstanding, and definitely deserved her Oscar nomination. The fact that the movie also received a Best Picture nomination might well speak more to the weakness of the field last year than the film's own virtues, nonetheless, it was entertaining and worth watching.



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 21 2008 at 4:43am
I loved Juno. The dialog was witty and humorous. Performances were great. From the start, I was like, "Something is suspicious with the couple" and you know what, there was something suspicious with the couple! It was all too perfect (the whole adoption process).


Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: June 22 2008 at 4:18pm
I'm sure I speak for alot of people when I say this, but why is this getting
cremated and that ugly Love Guru is getting off without a trace, not to
mention it features Jessica Alba as the love interest.


Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: June 22 2008 at 5:12pm

I saw the movie this weekend as well and was totally shocked!!!...

It was actually very good...I had gone in with very low hopes of this being even semi-close to the classic "Get Smart," but it actually came pretty close.

Great performances by Carrel and Arkin -- what helped was they brought some of there own personality into the roles they portrayed.

The movie was reminiscent of the old TV show, updated with some of today's political views. Look for a great cameo of Bernie Kopel as an infuriated driver while Max is trying to get a car.

Overall 8 out of 10, can't wait to see it again.



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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: June 26 2008 at 1:14pm
So I just saw this movie, it was actually pretty good, it has some slow parts,
but overall it was mostly satisfying; I had a good time.


Posted By: Sanndman228715
Date Posted: June 27 2008 at 4:26am
I liked this movie. However that wasn't Malcolm McDowell as Siegfried, that was Terrance Stamp. And he did do a great job.


Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: June 27 2008 at 6:43am

What I like to know is if HeadRAZZ is still thinking that this movie was as bad as he originally thought...or maybe that "Love Guru" should have been his choice for worst movie of weak of June 20th.

What I would suggest is since all the releases this weekend are well above fresh at RT (Well above the 70% level) is that we posthumously give "Love Guru" worst movie of the weak as well as possibly worst movie of the summer (and possibly Mike Meyers career).

Your thoughts....



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Words to live by:
"Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million." - Arnold Schwarzenegger


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 27 2008 at 8:26am
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: I added a Forum on http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2805&PN=1 - LOVE GURU several daze ago -- And also picked it as possibly The Worst Movie of the SUMMER on our web site's Main Page June 26. Anywaze, here's a http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=290 - LINK to the various Forum pages for http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2805&PN=1 - GURU ...

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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: June 27 2008 at 2:28pm

Originally posted by Sanndman228715

I liked this movie. However that wasn't Malcolm McDowell as Siegfried, that was Terrance Stamp. And he did do a great job.

Ugh.    You're right.  I'll re-edit my post.

Do any of Terence Stamp's movies feature Beethoven's 9th? . . .



Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 01 2008 at 12:51pm
Now I'll tell you something that should get a Razzie, the "Get Smart" spin-off movie, "Bruce And Llyod: Out of CONTROL". Sure it was DVD release only, but man, it made "Wild Wild West" look like comedic gold!


Posted By: kelemenmarc
Date Posted: December 22 2008 at 11:35pm
For Your Consideration:

Worst Actor in a Leading Role: Steve Carell (Get Smart)

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: December 23 2008 at 1:44am

I didn't think he was THAT bad, but if this flick gets anything, it should be Worst Screenplay. It could have been much, much better.



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Date Posted: January 14 2009 at 12:15am
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