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Is This Some Kinda Career DEATH WISH?!?

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Category: FORUMS on 2009 RELEASES
Forum Name: LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
Forum Discription: If DEATH WISH Were Remade by Michael Bay, This Is What It Would Look Like...
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3913
Printed Date: October 24 2014 at 9:17pm


Topic: Is This Some Kinda Career DEATH WISH?!?
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Is This Some Kinda Career DEATH WISH?!?
Date Posted: October 16 2009 at 5:18am

GOING-thru-the-MOTIONS SEEMS to BE HAPPENING SO OFTEN with BIG BUDGET, BIG NAME PROJECTS in 2009, IT  COULD ALMOST BE CONSIDERED ITS OWN MOVIE GENRE.

AND http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=391&PN=1 - , an ERSATZ http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Death+Wish - -with-STUFF-THAT-BLOWS-UP-REAL-GOOD, IS YET ANOTHER PAINFUL EXAMPLE. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004937/awards - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004937/ - and LIKELY 2009 WORST ACTOR NOMINEE http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0124930/ -   CO-STAR AS ADVERSARIES on TWO SIDES of the LAW -- FOXX PROFESSING THAT "SOME JUSTICE IS BETTER THAN NO JUSTICE AT ALL," and BUTLER WANTING to BLOW MANKIND to KINGDOM COME for the BRUTAL MURDER/RAPE of HIS WIFE and DAUGHTER. WE'LL BE SURPRISED IF ANYONE WHO'S EVER SEEN ONE of THESE MOVIES CAN'T TELL WHERE THIS ONE's HEADED -- and PREDICT IT's EVERY "PLOT TWIST" -- 15 MINUTES IN. 

BUT THERE's PLENTY of BLAME to GO AROUND, INCLUDING WHAT http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/la-et-law16-2009oct16,0,1091984.story - and DIRECTION from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0336620/ -  THAT's BEEN HAILED as "PERFUNCTORY."

SEEMS THERE's NO END to HOLLYWOOD's LAZINESS in REGURGITATING FORMULAS THEY'RE SURE WILL WORK...TROUBLE IS, AUDIENCES MAY FINALLY BE ONTO THEM. HERE's HOPING LAW ABIDING CITIZEN IS a FAILURE with AUDIENCES as WELL as CRITICS.


FOXX: "Jesus, Gerard, you're three-for-three in 2009 alone. Are you trying to win the Worst Actor RAZZIE®??"

BUTLER: "But, Jamie, you've got even less excuse for being in crud like this -- You're an OSCAR® winner for kripesakes!"



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry



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Posted By: Julianstark
Date Posted: October 16 2009 at 8:04am

Assuming that this film is gonna be "accepted" into Razzie contention, does this mean that Butler has potential for three nominations or one collective nomination for all three of his films this year??? 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Unlike the Oscars® (who famously failed to nominate http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001627/awards - Sidney Poitier as Best Actor when he appeared in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT and TO SIR WITH LOVE all in 1967) our rules list the performer, followed by any and all rotten movies in which they appeared that calendar year. As the 2010 edition of http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/angelina-jolie-johnny-depp-daniel,957905.shtml - THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS will mention, the most titles ever listed after a name nominated for a Worst Actor RAZZIE® was http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Razzie_Awards/2005 - Ben Stiller , for appearing in ALONG CAME POLLY, ANCHORMAN, DODGEBALL, ENVY and STARSKY & HUTCH, all in 2004.

So, yes, if Butler is a 2009 nominee for Worst Actor ALL of his eligible 2009 titles will be listed...  

 



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: October 17 2009 at 6:01am
This one looks fairly benign... A mediocre/average thriller. Looks like it has a little bit of wit behind it... not enough to make it any good, but it's probably at least watchable.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 24 2009 at 5:45pm
I thought it was going to be a court room drama about Fox getting the innocent Butler out of jail. However, it's actually an action movie? Confused.


Posted By: babypook
Date Posted: October 28 2009 at 2:37pm

Comparing this to any Michael Bay film is giving it too much credit.

LAC is vile, with a ridiculous, hole-ridden 'story' line, and riddled with psychobabble and 'philosophy'.

Skip it.

*mind you, the nude shot of Gerard Butler is not bad at all.



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Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: October 28 2009 at 4:09pm
As it turns out, Gerard Butler nude is enough to make me not give this a shot at all. I own 300, that's more than enough naked man to endure.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: October 28 2009 at 5:03pm
Originally posted by babypook

Comparing this to any Michael Bay film is giving it too much credit.

LAC is vile, with a ridiculous, hole-ridden 'story' line, and riddled with psychobabble and 'philosophy'.

But "Transformers 2" had all that, too. So it IS on par with a Michael Bay movie.



Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: January 25 2010 at 6:20pm
My classmates love this movie! Is there any logical explanation? Despite the bad reviews, bad press, and this forum, a gagworthy portion of my classmates cite this as their favorite film of 2009!

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 26 2010 at 5:46am
Originally posted by GTAHater767

My classmates love this movie! Is there any logical explanation? Despite the bad reviews, bad press, and this forum, a gagworthy portion of my classmates cite this as their favorite film of 2009!
You mean there were actual people who saw this movie? I would have never guessed!


Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: January 27 2010 at 7:38pm
Though I wasn't one of them, an estimated one quarter of the boys within a 20-or-so mile radius of my college born in the early 1990's saw it, and out of that quarter, 95% loved it (Avatar eventually replaced Abiding as their favorite movie of '009).

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