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by RCBH928 Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:33 am

Yeah I am unaware of disaster movies were a thing in the 50s, I just learned this now. I am pretty much clueless about anything pre-80s. I heard about monster movies and 3D but not disaster ones. I find movies pre-80s to be too slow in pace and too dry/serious, I guess that type of "formula" was exciting compared to the pace of life back then. I was surprised how dull Jaws was for me(I just watched for the first time).

Then again, I found ones that are quite entertaining like Lawrence of Arabia, Gone with The Wind, and Mary Poppins. So I can't make up my mind on them.

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I didn't know Men in Tights was a popular title, I thought it was this cheapo obscure B-Movie that I stumbled upon when I was a kid that only I remember. I didn't figure out why the princess was wearing a metal underwear and why the antagonist was trying to break it until I became an adult. I thought the funny part was "An underwear made out of metal...hahaha" :lol:
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by stickem Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:36 am

It was big because of the Kevin Costner film, I think, which was huge at the box office. Cary Elwes was "the guy that played in that one movie", and dave chappelle was just a budding stand up guy on comedy central. They didnt sell the movie, the popularity of the other movie did.
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by o.pwuaioc Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:12 am

stickem wrote:It was big because of the Kevin Costner film, I think, which was huge at the box office. Cary Elwes was "the guy that played in that one movie", and dave chappelle was just a budding stand up guy on comedy central. They didnt sell the movie, the popularity of the other movie did.

Was it big? I remember watching it back in the day and loving it, but I was a kid still. From what I understand, though, it was never particularly well received.
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by marurun Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:15 am

The Kevin Costner Robin Hood was largely lambasted by critics, but my understanding is that it did well at the box office, and Costner's lack of accent aside, I think it's a perfectly fine film. I love Rickman as Nottingham, and all the other characters are cast well. Heck, the orchestral soundtrack is fantastic, and Morgan Creek films even adopted a bit of it for their movie intro logo.

I just did a quick Wikipedia lookup, and it seems the film made 390 million dollars on a budget of 48 million. That's a pretty huge success.
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by o.pwuaioc Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:22 pm

marurun wrote:The Kevin Costner Robin Hood was largely lambasted by critics, but my understanding is that it did well at the box office, and Costner's lack of accent aside, I think it's a perfectly fine film. I love Rickman as Nottingham, and all the other characters are cast well. Heck, the orchestral soundtrack is fantastic, and Morgan Creek films even adopted a bit of it for their movie intro logo.

I just did a quick Wikipedia lookup, and it seems the film made 390 million dollars on a budget of 48 million. That's a pretty huge success.

I meant Men in Tights, the antecedent of "big." I know Prince of Thieves was huge, but Men in Tights was not.
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by stickem Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:03 pm

Everybody and their mother went to see a kevin costner flick back in those days, regardless of the quality of movie lol. I actually liked his Robin hood and most of his movies. I didnt really care about the accent part
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by Ziggy587 Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:13 pm

For the record, I don't mind Prince of Thieves and I don't care about Costner's lack of an English accent. I was referencing that line because he breaks the fourth wall, is all. But I do find the joke hilarious, being that Costner was heavily criticized for it.
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by Golgo 14 Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:24 am

I just saw Prince of Thieves for the first time last year. It's not great, but it was a lot of fun. I'm glad I waited to see it because I would have thought I was too cool for it back in 1991.

Men in Tights did okay, but wasn't particularly big. It made almost 36 million on a 20 million budget, so that's close to a wash after the theaters and marketing people get paid. I'm sure it's made money on cable all these years.
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by RCBH928 Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:37 am

Kevin Costner Robin Hood or Russel Crowe's?
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by RCBH928 Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:01 am

marurun wrote:The Kevin Costner Robin Hood was largely lambasted by critics, but my understanding is that it did well at the box office, and Costner's lack of accent aside, I think it's a perfectly fine film. I love Rickman as Nottingham, and all the other characters are cast well. Heck, the orchestral soundtrack is fantastic, and Morgan Creek films even adopted a bit of it for their movie intro logo.

I just did a quick Wikipedia lookup, and it seems the film made 390 million dollars on a budget of 48 million. That's a pretty huge success.


$390M is smashing success even by today's standards, I don't think it can go much higher for the year 1991. I wonder if that is adjusted to inflation. This led me to see top grossing films of 1991 and Hot Shots was at #9, now I know why they invest in spoof films. Also, Hook was #4, I thought it was a tv movie that didn't turn out as well as expected(didn't see).

Speaking of spoof films, I usually hate silly and extra cheesy comedy like Leslie Nielsen and Steve Carrell. Its too much for me I find it irritating and akin of elementary kids jokes, but Kung Pow was on another level that movie is impossibly funny. I was surprised that Steve Oedekerk was not mainly an actor. TBH, I thought it was Steve Carrell in that movie, I haven't seen it in a long time and I am really bad with faces.
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