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Old 01-04-09, 06:13 PM
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The Dark Knight - Totally awesome until the hospital blew up. Totally sucked from that point onward.
Old 01-04-09, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Or I would say: *Note to filmmakers: Don't make movies with vampires in them

Sunshine -- once the former-astronaut/burnt-monster shows up the movie goes to sh*t
Speaking of Danny Boyle and monster flicks... 28 Days Later.
Old 01-04-09, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SPRBD
The Dark Knight - Totally awesome until the hospital blew up. Totally sucked from that point onward.
In all fairness, that's almost 2 hours into the movie, not really half.


I'd go with Sunshine, as well. Not a big Danny Boyle fan, but I was loving the movie until it turned into a horror movie.
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Wall-E-first half was the best film Pixar had ever done. 2nd half was crap.
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I don't dislike the second half, but City Slickers drops off when Curly exits.
Old 01-04-09, 11:23 PM
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Slumdog Millionaire.

When the teenage versions of our hero and heroine meet in the gangster's mansion, and have that long "romantic" scene of discovery and that super-long-drawn out hug, the whole movie jumps into a pile of shit.
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"Last Action Hero" - When things move to the "real world".

The satire and fun from the first half slows to a trickle, and the when the action picks up it turns into the very action movie(s) it was meant to poke fun at (namely the fight on the roof).
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The 5th Element. I absolutely love the the first half of the movie, and absolutely can't stand the second half, pretty much when Chris Tucker's character enters the storyline.
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I'll echo what others have mentioned with Hancock, I am Legend & Jeepers Creepers.
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Originally Posted by NIMH Rat
Slumdog Millionaire.
I haven't seen it yet, but it appears business as usual for Danny Boyle?
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Sphere had a great start but I was more intrigued by the "discovery" and not where the plot went with the enhanced mind powers.
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The Ninth Gate. Great movie that had me hooked until the last 20-30 minutes. Then it turned to crap real quick.
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From Dusk Till Dawn. Like the film but enjoy the first half before the vampires show up. Once that happens its pretty bland.
FDTD is the prototypical answer.

Fight Club is amazing all the way through.
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More like 3/4 and 1/4 instead of half and half, but for me it would be... APOCALYPSE NOW. The boat trip is absolutely brilliant. But once they arrive at Colonel Kurtz's compound, the film completely unravels for me. Dennis Hopper just doesnt fit right in the film (for me), and the story just loses its intensity for some reason.
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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.
I really was only invested in Sheriff Ed Tom Bell. After the the second motel encounter (before he crosses the border), Llewelyn Moss' story got boring since you could tell how he was gonna get screwed over by his annoying wife bringing her equaly annoying mother along. And Chigurh just never scared me. I dunno but I felt a total lack of menace from him despite everything he did.

I did love Tommy Lee Jones' monologue at the end about the dream.
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Re: Movies that you only loved one half of

Originally Posted by gmanca
And while the beginning/Madonna-singing Intro was good, the segment where "Graves" skydives and has a fence-match with Bond and Madonna acts/trains Pike are bad IMO.
The fencing sequence is really the dividing part of the film. For some, such as yourself, it's the beginning of the end. For me, it's the last enjoyable part of the film, and one of the best sword fights I've seen in recent cinema. Brosnan and Stephens play it with such intensity, and it loses any semblance of civility, devolving into a rage-filled fit of absolute destruction....absolutely love it. Once Bond meets with M in the next scene, though, the movie becomes a video game.
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Re: Movies that you only loved one half of

Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
28 Days Later gets weaker when they get to the military base.
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...It's not that the second half doesn't work, it just doesn't work with the first half. The first half gives us this 'brothers on the lam' story which is excellent drama and the second half throws all that out the window for B-movie vampire nonsense and some comedy. Put it this way, they could have left out the vampires altogether and spun the story in a different direction and had a compelling drama and it would have been a far better movie for it. The two halves just don't work together.
Agree completely.
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Re: Movies that you only loved one half of

Originally Posted by The Bus
There's a ton of movies like this.

Most recently, I Am Legend. Once the "vampires" show up, it's... not good.
I agree


Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the Crystal Skull, though I wasn't impressed with the film overall I think I disliked the second half the most.
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Re: Movies that you only loved one half of

Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
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...
I agree with you 100%,That movie was over the top from the start....
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Re: Movies that you only loved one half of

Originally Posted by JANK
Sphere had a great start but I was more intrigued by the "discovery" and not where the plot went with the enhanced mind powers.
I felt that way about the book, but mostly because certain details about the "discovery" are never fully answered.
Old 01-06-09, 12:30 AM
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Re: Movies that you only loved one half of

Originally Posted by atxbomber
The 5th Element. I absolutely love the the first half of the movie, and absolutely can't stand the second half, pretty much when Chris Tucker's character enters the storyline.
That's because his character is completely superfluous. You can take him out of every scene he's in, and it would make no difference to the story.
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Re: Movies that you only loved one half of

I disagree with 28 Days Later.

I feel the entire film is a large homage to Romero's (original) Dead trilogy.

The first act resembles that of Night, the second act resembles that of Dawn and the third act, when our heroes get to the military base, resembles that of Day.

Granted, the third act is not as high caliber of the first two acts, but it's a lot better than what was meant to be the original third act (as seen through storyboards on the DVD).
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Re: Movies that you only loved one half of

I'm unfamiliar with Romero's trilogy, all I know is that the first half of 28 Days Later was gripping then about halfway through it turned into a video game.

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