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As a quick note, I have to say that I suspect that Death Race could potentially be the worst movie ever created.

I may need to see this in person.

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Date: 2008-07-29 03:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] capri-chan.livejournal.com
I dunno, looks more entertaining than some movies I've seen. Nightmare on Elm Street 2. Friday the 13th Part V. Cat in the Hat. Master of Disguise. Ella Enchanted. No, I'm not still bitter about them making a piece of crap movie that's SUPPOSEDLY based on my favorite book, not at all, why do you ask?

Certainly looks like the type of movie that the phrase "suspension of disbelief" was invented for, and it's a rather stupid concept for a movie, but it doesn't look terrible.

Of course, I said neither of those things upon viewing the trailer. No, the first words out of my mouth were, "OH MY GOD, IT'S HANDSOME ROB!" XD

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Date: 2008-07-29 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] osu-l-greenleaf.livejournal.com
"Ella Enchanted. No, I'm not still bitter about them making a piece of crap movie that's SUPPOSEDLY based on my favorite book, not at all, why do you ask?"

I didn't know anyone else felt the same way as me - That movie was an utter disgrace and a complete waste of time. I told everyone to just read the book when it was in theatres.

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Date: 2008-07-29 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priscillapuck.livejournal.com
Oh that book (EE) was SO lovely. I was also appalled when they totally ground it under a steel-toed boot and made that lame movie.

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Date: 2008-07-31 02:43 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] capri-chan.livejournal.com
I think that if I had never touched the book, I might not have disliked it. I wouldn't have loved it, and probably wouldn't have spent money on it, but it'd remain on my list of movies that I'd watch if it were on TV and there was nothing else on. But since I have read the book, I hate it.

Hopefully, they'll never get ahold of Fairest. Though, at least they'd have an excuse to turn that one into a musical.

Also, Firefly icon FTW. *adores Kaylee*

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Date: 2008-07-29 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
See, but I feel that Death Race has taken a checklist of absolutely ridiculous things and marked them off one by one:

Ludicrous premise? Check.
Car Race? Check.
In Prison? Check.
With Explosions? Check.
Hot Chicks? Check.
Hot Chicks There For No Apparent Reason? Check.
Stone Cold Ice Queen Bitch? Check.

This goes beyond suspension of disbelief into the realm of "I cannot believe they are going to try this."

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Date: 2008-07-31 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] capri-chan.livejournal.com
Fair point.

And yet, it still sounds like it'll be a better movie than XXX: State of the Union was.

Which isn't hard to do, really.

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Date: 2008-07-29 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miana-dude.livejournal.com
From what they told us at the panel, it sounds like an R-rated Mario Kart.

They have to drive over symbols on the road to pick up weapons.


*facepalm*

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Date: 2008-07-29 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Even better!

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Date: 2008-07-29 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aynisha.livejournal.com
Oh, Handsome Rob Jason Statham. You make the worst movies ever, and yet, I love you so.

Actually, I'm willing to accept that this movie would be incredibly entertaining if I was rather drunk. Or, you know, if I had a penis.

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Date: 2008-07-29 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Or had a drunken penis!

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Date: 2008-07-29 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenofspades.livejournal.com
Jason Statham is a fox though

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Date: 2008-07-29 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Well, yes, given.

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Date: 2008-07-29 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelsflame.livejournal.com
Not gonna lie, I liked the oatmeal line . . .

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Date: 2008-07-29 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Maybe it's just that I've seen this preview a hundred time already, but the appeal has sadly worn off.

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Date: 2008-08-01 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilver-and-ecru.livejournal.com
Strange, I don't remember that line. Something like that ought to have stuck in my mind... *sieve-like brain is sieve-like*

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Date: 2008-07-29 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llybian.livejournal.com
Yeah...it just looks so...bad.

And then they give it a name like "Death Race" which sounds more like a parody movie name than a real movie.

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Date: 2008-07-29 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Yes! From the name to the premise, this movie just screams "Awesomely BAD!"

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Date: 2008-07-29 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llybian.livejournal.com
In my ideal world it would have the tag-line "It's not just a race...it's a *death* race." Then I might just have to see it.

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Date: 2008-07-29 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adam-0oo.livejournal.com
Well, name wise, it is a remake of Death Race 2000, that Stallone and Carridine movie.

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Date: 2008-07-30 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
The thought that someone needed to remake a movie called Death Race only makes it 100% better.

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Date: 2008-07-31 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adam-0oo.livejournal.com
And the fact that they missed out on the whole year 2000 time to make it. The original movie came out in like '83 or something.

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Date: 2008-07-31 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
I just looked it up on IMDB, and apparently it came out in 1975. It was made by Roger Corman, and it sounds way, way better thought out that the current version. Which is really sad.

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Date: 2008-07-29 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priscillapuck.livejournal.com
*Gasp* Manos: the Hands of Fate. Or have you already forgotten???

Oh w8, you said ever "created" not ever "made"... the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would definitely discriminate between the two.

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Date: 2008-07-30 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
This movie has infinitely better production values, but I would still prefer to see it in an episode of MST3K.

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Date: 2008-07-30 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irishmastermind.livejournal.com
Oh my GOD, this movie looks amazing. And inexcusably terrible. But I concur- this may need to be seen firsthand.

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Date: 2008-07-30 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
The more I think about it, the more I think about actually going to see it. When it's in late run, in the middle of the night, and possibly after happy hour. For my sanity, you see.

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Date: 2008-07-30 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanaraniel.livejournal.com
Wait, isn't this The Running Man but with cars and without Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Date: 2008-07-30 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Having made the exact same analogy to a friend, I have to say: yes. Yes, it is.

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