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Yeah, It’s a PAYNE, Allright!

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Category: FORUMS on 29th ANNUAL RAZZIE® NOMINEES
Forum Name: MAX PAYNE
Forum Discription: Nominated for WORST ACTOR (Mark Wahlberg)
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3167
Printed Date: August 01 2014 at 3:50pm


Topic: Yeah, It’s a PAYNE, Allright!
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Yeah, It’s a PAYNE, Allright!
Date Posted: October 17 2008 at 9:50am

"BASED on a VIDEO GAME" ARE FOUR WORDS THAT ALMOST ALWAZE MEAN, "CLEAR the DECKS - RAZZIE® CONTENDER COMING THRU!"

AND http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=314 - MAX PAYNE (VISUALLY SO DARK THAT the BLIND WILL HAVE AS EASY a TIME SEEING WHAT's ON SCREEN as the SIGHTED) LOOKS LIKE NO EXCEPTION.

FIRST OFF, IT STARS http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000242/ - MARK WAHLBERG , ALREADY a WORST ACTOR CONTENDER for http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=284 - THE HAPPENING . ADD IN THAT IT's from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601382/ - the DIRECTOR of TWO RECENT LAME-O REMAKES ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466909/ - THE OMEN and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377062/ - FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX ) and THAT IT CO-STARS http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000563/awards - THREE TIME RAZZIE®...

WAHLBERG: "I've alrready shot my career in the LEFT foot with THE HAPPENING, now let's see if I can shoot the RIGHT foot with this one!"



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Posted By: #1-Film Freak!!
Date Posted: October 17 2008 at 10:12am
The reviews I've been hearing on this (one local radio critic said it was "not bad -- as a comedy!") suggest it certainly does belong on our Forum. But the reviews on "W" seem to imply that it's at least halfway decent... 

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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: October 17 2008 at 10:22am
ABOUT TIME!

I think I've exhausted all points as to why the film is bad. I can't believe Mark Wahlberg's doing crap like this. Especially in a film where you have to believe that teeny-weeny Mila Kunis is an assassin. Doesn't anyone remember the heat Tara Reid caught for her role as a scientist in Alone in the Dark?


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Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: October 17 2008 at 3:29pm

Potential Nominees:

Worst Picture

Worst Director: John Moore

Worst Actor: Mark Wahlberg (also for THE HAPPENING)

Worst Supporting Actor: Beau Bridges; Chris O'Donnell

Worst Actress (if so possible): Mila Kunis

Worst Screenplay

Worst Remake or Rip-Off-Rip-Off of Video Game with Same Title, as well as a Remake of Sin City (some critics have said so)



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 18 2008 at 6:29am
Ah, justice is served. So far, every local newspaper in my area has written a negative review for this movie. It seems that when it comes to H-Wood adaptations, videos games are always the biggest disasters. I don't understand why, games these days always have some kind of complex storyline that the screenwriters can copy word for word and scene for scene from, but most of the time, they make stuff up that has nothing to do with the game. Heck, even movies based on comic books are getting more respect these days after "IronMan" and "Dark Knight". 


Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: October 18 2008 at 10:46am
Update from Box Office Mojo: After Friday's results, MAX PAYNE beat off W for the #1 spot in the U.S. Box Office, finishing with $7.1 Million while W finished with $3.8 million.

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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: October 19 2008 at 3:54am
Originally posted by Michaels

Ah, justice is served. So far, every local newspaper in my area has written a negative review for this movie. It seems that when it comes to H-Wood adaptations, videos games are always the biggest disasters. I don't understand why, games these days always have some kind of complex storyline that the screenwriters can copy word for word and scene for scene from, but most of the time, they make stuff up that has nothing to do with the game. Heck, even movies based on comic books are getting more respect these days after "IronMan" and "Dark Knight". 


The ironic thing is that video games do have a chance to be made into good movies. That's why Microsoft talked Peter Jackson into executive producing their adaptation of Halo.

Other than that, Hollywood seems to be scraping at the bottom of the barrel for either lousy directors (I think you-know-who is a prime contender) or unknown directors (Xander Gems) to helm these future bombs. Max Payne would've been left to someone who had his pimp hand on the source material and could make it R-rated (my money's on Frank Miller, considering Max Payne's noir roots), not the director of Flight of the Phoenix and The Omen. And, as I stressed a million times, the casting is almost on the level of Alone in the Dark. Almost, because I didn't hear alot about one actress's performance, beside it being bland. So, maybe she's out in the clear?

Probably one other project that had the potential to be good, but then entered hell, is Metal Gear Solid. That's directed from Kurt Wimmer, who did good in Equilibrium (hint: Christian Bale!), then went to hell with Ultraviolet.

I am looking forward to Prince of Persia, however. Mike Newell did a successful Harry Potter film, so that bears a chance of survival.


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Posted By: moat
Date Posted: October 19 2008 at 10:49am
Were there winged demons (or angels, whatever) in the video game? I didn't think it was a fantasy franchise.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 19 2008 at 12:54pm

Originally posted by moat

Were there winged demons (or angels, whatever) in the video game? I didn't think it was a fantasy franchise.

No, they are not. Max Payne was a straight forward action game. In the movie, the winged demons are the result of a drug that Max Payne is on or something dumb like that. Another thing wrong with video game movies is that they are always made by hack directors, which goes to show that studios don't have much faith in the movies from the very beginning. Meanwhile, studios go out of their way to get A-list directors and actors to direct and star in major comic book movies. Based on the track record of video games movies, I have little or not interest with Prince of Persia. Perhaps a Peter Jackson directed Halo movie will be the only saving grace in the history of gaming movies.



Posted By: moorlock2003
Date Posted: October 20 2008 at 3:08am

I think Marky Mark is most deserving of the coveted "Razzie" this year. He's so full of himself that it would be great to give him the award he so richly deserves.

Back in the good old days of Hollywood, a name like "Wahlberg" would have been changed. Marky Mark is dumb -- but it's better than Wahlberg (which sounds like something found in the cheese section at my local deli). 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Actually, Wahlberg (which is likely not a made-up name) seems less dumb to me than "Marky Mark" (which sounds like some kind of Magic Marker product)...   

 



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Posted By: moorlock2003
Date Posted: October 20 2008 at 12:21pm

My point was that Wahlberg is hardly a glamourous-sounding name. In the old days of Hollywood, it would have been changed. Most movie stars of old had made-up names, and it was a good thing. Can you imagine if Cary Grant had used his real name.......Archibald Leach?



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 20 2008 at 11:35pm

And how about Zack Efron? Sounds like either the name of a million dollar company that takes your investments (and runs away with them) or some pill you take for a heart condition. 

 



Posted By: moorlock2003
Date Posted: October 21 2008 at 2:43am
Let's not leave out Ashton Kutcher, which sounds like a smoking receptacle.

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Posted By: moorlock2003
Date Posted: October 21 2008 at 8:14am

This is getting fun!

Not that she's a "movie star," but I can't help but refer to that Madonna wannabe as "Broccoli Spears." 



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: October 21 2008 at 11:00am
I saw this. It was "ok". It didn't do anything new or really interesting, but it didn't do anything wrong. There were some decent action sequences and if you compare it to other video-game movies, it's "Citizen f&*ckin' Kane"!

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 21 2008 at 12:24pm

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

I saw this. It was "ok". It didn't do anything new or really interesting, but it didn't do anything wrong. There were some decent action sequences and if you compare it to other video-game movies, it's "Citizen f&*ckin' Kane"!

And here I thought the first "Mortal Kombat" movie was the "Citizen Kane" of video game movies. A guilty pleasure for sure, but it is the ONLY video game movie that ... gasp! ... actually follows the plot of the video game it was based on! And then they ruined it with a sequel that is not worth the keystrokes to type about.



Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: October 21 2008 at 7:47pm
Originally posted by Michaels

And here I thought the first "Mortal Kombat" movie was the "Citizen Kane" of video game movies. A guilty pleasure for sure, but it is the ONLY video game movie that ... gasp! ... actually follows the plot of the video game it was based on! And then they ruined it with a sequel that is not worth the keystrokes to type about.



I agree, although I actually thought Silent Hill wasn't to bad, visually it was spot on with the game it was based on, not to mention it looked pretty damn cool, the dialog left alot to be desired but overall it was alright. This on the other hand looks like a Sin City rip-off with cheap looking bullet-time effects... and it was PG-13.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 22 2008 at 7:43am

Originally posted by Mayhem5185


I agree, although I actually thought Silent Hill wasn't to bad, visually it was spot on with the game it was based on, not to mention it looked pretty damn cool, the dialog left alot to be desired but overall it was alright. This on the other hand looks like a Sin City rip-off with cheap looking bullet-time effects... and it was PG-13.

Yeah, there's nothing dumber than trying the make a PG-13 movie out of a mature-only game. Unless the parents don't care about what their kids play, the people who have played this game are over 18, and they are the ones who will be going to see the movie. I think what happened with "Max Payne" was that it was effected by "Bangkok Dangerous". Both are movies about hitmen, and since "BD" didn't do all that well at the B.O., "MP" had to have some changes to it so it would stick out more, like I don't know, winged demons that have nothing to do with the game itself.



Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: October 22 2008 at 9:31am

Yes, the only passable game adaptation is Mortal Combat. I will have my fingers crossed for The Prince of Persia. I'm a huge fan (or used to) so...yeah.



Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: October 23 2008 at 8:27am
On this note, word has it Don Bluth may be personally trying to get a Dragon's Lair feature together, one that would show Dirk's backstory on how he came to be a knight (and presumably why he tends to scream so much).  If it does go through, and they let him take care of it, I think it should be at least passable. 


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 23 2008 at 3:31pm
Everyone, hold your breath ... Sam Raimi wants to make a World of Warcraft movie! Oh dear lord, I hope there'll be no singing, dancing or crying in it!

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Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: October 28 2008 at 6:59am
They have made thoughts about doing a Halo movie, but there's no way that's ever gonna happen at all.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 28 2008 at 11:10am
I know the "Street Fighter: Legend of Chung Li" is being filmed as we speak. I think Kristin Kreuk is super cute and all, but can she carry a whole movie by herself?


Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: November 01 2008 at 1:54pm
I just saw this underwhelming dreck of a movie, and it while it as laughably
inept as The Happening, it's still comparable to last year's Hitman.
In the words of Roger Ebert, 'this fails the Gene Siskel Test: 'Is this film more
interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?' No joke;
after the first ten minutes, I wasn't even watching the movie, I was just
staring at the screen with a muted expression the whole damn time! Do not
under any circumstances, see this movie.

As for Mila Kunis, she's not particularly bad in this movie, but as far as bad
girls go, she's no Angelina Jolie.


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 11 2008 at 1:24pm
I don't think that this movie has much of a chance of getting nominated.  You might dis Mark Wahlberg for his role in The Happening, but he did comparatively better in this film.


Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 9:00am
I think if this does get nominated, it will be because of Mark Wahlberg sharing a nomination for this one with The Happening. At least in that one he tried to be more than a one-dimensional caricature...but here he didn't even bother.

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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: December 15 2008 at 12:32pm
Another thing I noticed, why doesn't this movie appear in pink type under
the complete list of eligible titles?


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: December 15 2008 at 2:45pm
You can ask the same question about Babylon AD and Twilight (not that I think they'll get nominated).


Posted By: deadguy76
Date Posted: July 01 2009 at 9:46am

After finally seeing this (and being a big video game fan) I have to say I wasn't completely disappointed. Although Det. Jim Bravura in the game was a older man in his 50's and wore glasses. I didn't think Mona Sax should have been played by Mila Kunis. Although I did like what they did with the drug Valkyre.

If you watch past the credits, it hints at a sequel. Ah yeah!!! Anyone heard about a God of War adaptation?!?



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: July 02 2009 at 6:21am
Ack! Don't tempt them (Frodo)!

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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: July 04 2009 at 5:19pm
Please do not make a sequel! I seriously wanted to leave the theater the first
time around, the only reason I stayed was because I was with a friend(and
the fact that he had the keys to the car).

Note to Hollywood: Please stop making movies based on video games, and
focus more on your graphic novels. Movies like Sin City and
Watchmen are good because they are more focused on story and
characters than on action and style.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 05 2009 at 5:50am

Originally posted by movieman


Note to Hollywood: Please stop making movies based on video games, and focus more on your graphic novels. Movies like Sin City and
Watchmen are good because they are more focused on story and
characters than on action and style.

Hollywood be original and character driven? Sorry dude, but you're asking for too much. Not in this business when a Michael Bay film that is 90% CGI and things blowing up is the highest grossing movie of the year so far, even if it's getting ripped apart by critics.



Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: July 05 2009 at 7:45am
The thing is that video games have become so much more a part of a culture than when we were young and they were just being developed. Now that we can have a game where a majority of the population is going to know the basic premise behind, we're just going to keep seeing more and more because they're an easy payday. While they've yet to make a decent video game-to-movie, think of the even worse movie-to-video game transition. I know we're all itchin to play the new Up game, right? They apparently must make a buck or two somewhere, because almost every semi-action related or animated movie gets a game these days.

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Posted By: deadguy76
Date Posted: July 17 2009 at 6:52pm

Some video games based on movies are okay, depending on who the developers and publishers are. The Warriors game was published by Rockstar (same people who made the Grand Theft Auto series) and it was generally reviewed pretty well.

A lot of games these days make their money off licensing, making a game out of a movie that's being currently released. Like ded Grimley mentioned, they'll only make games based on movies that are box office hits. Since Hollywood is too afraid to take risks on original ideas. Just like all these stupid remakes they make.



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: July 18 2009 at 2:03am
There IS a desperate need for a C Me Dance game. It would be like DDR, but you need to solve a series of puzzles while dancing in order to defeat that tricky Satan fellow.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 22 2010 at 2:55pm
At first,the only reason I wanted to see this was'cuz of Mila Kunis.Now,it's also'cuz my fav. singer Nelly Furtado is here too.Not to mention those 2 are...you know.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 22 2010 at 3:06pm
Originally posted by Vits

At first,the only reason I wanted to see this was'cuz of Mila Kunis.Now,it's also'cuz my fav. singer Nelly Furtado is here too.Not to mention those 2 are...you know.
No bad movie is worth sitting through just to look at a pretty face. There are other oulets for that sort of thing ... it's called porn.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 23 2010 at 8:17am
That's true.After all,I doubt they appear naked in the movie,right?

Still,it seems like an O.K. action flick.


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 23 2010 at 10:16am
Originally posted by Vits


Still,it seems like an O.K. action flick.
Nah, it's not. Stick with the "Die Hard" or "Bourne" movies instead ... GOOD action flicks. That's the problem with movie goers nowadays, they settle for "okay" movies.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 23 2010 at 2:18pm
I'm not settling with anything.

If I go to see a movie,and I have to choose only one in the list,I'll choose the most appealing.

This isn't that appealin'for me,so I'm pre-callin'it "O.K.".But I'll watch it with an open mind.Therefor,it can be good,bad or average.Because of reviews and audiences's comments,it will most likely be bad.I'll take my chances.

Anyway,can anyone(not just B.H.B.,who seems to be the only one replyin'my posts)tell me what's wrong with the movie,without spoilers?


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 24 2010 at 10:05am
Originally posted by Vits


Anyway,can anyone(not just B.H.B.,who seems to be the only one replyin'my posts)tell me what's wrong with the movie,without spoilers?
Well, I'll tell you anyway. It's not loyal to the video game. There's winged demons and stuff, which are not in the game. The movie also tries too hard to be like the "Bourne" movies. In the end, the movies comes across as a mix of undercover cop, action, and slight fantasy, and it doesn't mix well. That and it's your usual Marky Mark going around looking all angry, and cute little Mila trying to pass as a hitwoman, which she doesn't because she's too cute looking.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 22 2010 at 1:09pm
This was the worst action movie I've ever seen.
 
I've never played the video game.And I don't need to.Even if it was 100% similar,the movie would still be bad.
 
It was THE PUNISHER with a better crafted evil plan,but less entertaining action sequences.
 
Mark Wahlberg deserves the nomination.Nelly Furtado appeared for 30 seconds,and she delivers the best performance of the movie.I'm not joking.She has potential.
 
There was no conflict with MAX's moral issues.Actually,MAX had no inner conflicts at all.
 
The slow-motion is an amateur technique and it's presented like we're supposed to be dazzled by it.
 
Chilean rating:1,0
Critic rating:*
Final rating:0%


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 22 2010 at 1:38pm
And it's really sad when Nelly Furtado appearing for 30 seconds is the best performance in the movie!

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