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Old 01-02-09, 04:48 PM
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Wanted had a really promising first half, then it died in the second half.
Old 01-02-09, 04:56 PM
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Ghost Rider
Spider-Man
The Dark Knight
Old 01-02-09, 06:11 PM
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The Lost Boys... Once the "vampires" show up, it's... not good.
Old 01-02-09, 06:35 PM
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From Dusk Til Dawn. The second half is fun, but it's too different, and outrageous. If it were more down to earth vampires.......hard to explain. It was fun, but something was off about the vampires.

Breakdown (1997). I like the whole movie, but the first half is better.

Total Recall. The first half is better.

Sixteen Candles. The second half is better, or really everything past the first 20 or 30 minutes.
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I just remembered that The Door fits this description. The first half is hypnotic and tight. The second half is just a bunch of random stuff happening.
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Dog Day Afternoon - First half

Die Hard with Vengeance - First half
Old 01-02-09, 07:50 PM
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Old 01-02-09, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
Wall-E

Good one!
Old 01-02-09, 08:15 PM
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Die Hard with Vengeance - First half
Great example. I forgot about that. Once it turned into Goldfinger, it lost me.
Old 01-02-09, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan
From Dusk Till Dawn. Like the film but enjoy the first half before the vampires show up. Once that happens its pretty bland.
Originally Posted by The Bus

Most recently, I Am Legend. Once the "vampires" show up, it's... not good.
Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
The Lost Boys... Once the "vampires" show up, it's... not good.
Originally Posted by mndtrp
The Descent - First half. I didn't care for it once the creatures showed up.
*Note to filmmakers: Don't wait until halfway through the movie to get to the vampires.
Old 01-02-09, 08:58 PM
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I agree with Wall-E, From Dusk till Dawn, and War of the Worlds.
Old 01-02-09, 09:10 PM
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Jeepers Creepers
This was the first one I thought of also.
Old 01-02-09, 09:15 PM
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Most recently Nights of Rodanthe - first half.
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Vanilla Sky
Full Metal Jacket
Hancock (very promising until the twist)
Old 01-02-09, 10:01 PM
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Moscow on the Hudson. Great first half. Awful second half.
Old 01-02-09, 10:12 PM
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I'm surprised Stripes hasn't been listed, that is usually one of the top ones in this discussion.

I'd agree with Fight Club and also add Superman Returns (though I'm using 1st half loosely here, more like first 1/4)
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Hancock, once the "vampires" show up...

Wait a...
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Titanic -- once they stop focusing on the shitty romance and start sinking the boat it's pretty damn good.
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Kinda funny, I prefer the second halves of both From Dusk til Dawn and Hancock.
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In all honesty, I don't get why people have a problem with the 2nd half of "From Dusk Till Dawn". I love the entirety of that movie... but oh well.

I also agree with the 2nd half of DR ZHIVAGO, whoever brought that up. It's a beautiful looking movie (especially the ice house) but it fails to be remotely as interesting as the first half of the movie.
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The only one I could think of right off the top of my head was "How To Lose Your Lover"... doubt anyone has seen it... but I thought the first 45 min. - 1 hr. was some good stuff and immediately starting with the next scene at some charity event, it's just blah.
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I'm going to get crucified for this one, but No Country For Old Men. Loved the first half, but the second half didn't work for me. I get what they were going for, I just didn't care for it.
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Attack of The Clones. Once they get to the arena, and stop with all the horrible romantic dialogue (I do like the Obi- Wan part of the film), it becomes a good flil for the last 30-45 minutes.

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