Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Old 03-20-09, 04:28 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Posts: 13,526
Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

I didn't see a thread for this (although I thought we had one). Opens in June. There was a teaser during the Super Bowl but the full trailer came out today.

My Other Self is offline  
Old 03-20-09, 04:59 AM
  #2  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Saw this trailer before I Love You, Man. Looks awesome. I can't wait.
Supermallet is offline  
Old 03-20-09, 07:14 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
tylergfoster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,540
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Doesn't thrill me but Cera has some good lines.
tylergfoster is offline  
Old 03-20-09, 10:45 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
sauce07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Centreville, VA
Posts: 6,413
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

It does look funny. When I first read the concept and saw the cast I thought it was going to be R, but this looks more PG-13 and it looks like it works.
sauce07 is offline  
Old 04-10-09, 09:34 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 30,475
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Originally Posted by sauce07 View Post
It does look funny. When I first read the concept and saw the cast I thought it was going to be R, but this looks more PG-13 and it looks like it works.
Year One' rating changed to PG-13
Cuts made to Jack Black comedy after it initially gets an R
By Gregg Kilday
April 9, 2009, 08:54 PM ET

"Year One"
Sony's "Year One," the new Jack Black comedy from producer Judd Apatow and director Harold Ramis, has been rated PG-13 after the filmmakers made some cuts to the film.

The MPAA's Classification and Rating Appeals Board on Tuesday upheld the R rating originally given to the movie in which Black and Michael Cera play a couple of barely out-of-the-cave men who travel through the ancient world.

Apatow and Ramis appeared before the board to argue for a more lenient rating, but the appeals board still opted for the R, which requires moviegoers younger than 17 be accompanied by an adult, because of "some sexual content and language."

The filmmakers then made cuts to the film, and as a result, the ratings board has now given it a PG-13 "for crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence."

Sony will release the film domestically June 19.
devilshalo is offline  
Old 04-11-09, 10:01 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,059
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

I saw a full trailer the other day and - WOW - this looks horrendous. Not even remotely funny to me, and I usually like Black. Cera I've always felt was just ok. But every joke fell flat IMO.
islandclaws is offline  
Old 04-11-09, 10:14 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
calhoun07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 14,402
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Merging with the "Hollywood Hates Christianity" thread.

What I don't get is they are in year one. I presumed that's A.D. Yet they are meeting Cain and Able? Eating forbidden fruit? I am sure this movie isn't going for the historical accuracy of 10,000 B.C. but it had me a little confused.

I liked the director and screenwriter involved, so I will give it a chance. Still, something feels like it's just another director trying to make his Judd Apatow movie. We'll see...

Last edited by calhoun07; 04-11-09 at 10:18 AM.
calhoun07 is offline  
Old 04-11-09, 10:33 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sitting on a beach, earning 20%
Posts: 9,917
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Originally Posted by calhoun07 View Post
What I don't get is they are in year one. I presumed that's A.D. Yet they are meeting Cain and Able? Eating forbidden fruit? I am sure this movie isn't going for the historical accuracy of 10,000 B.C. but it had me a little confused.
Pssst... they're also speaking English.
Maybe you shouldn't take it so seriously.
DonnachaOne is offline  
Old 04-11-09, 11:05 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mdc3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Posts: 9,921
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

I like the full trailer and think it looks hilarious...hopefully the cuts won't hurt it too much but I guess we'll still get the R-rated version on disc eventually.

"Your name is SUCK" "Kind of has a knowledgy taste"
mdc3000 is offline  
Old 04-11-09, 01:29 PM
  #10  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Well, I guess we already know we'll be seeing an R-rated/unrated DVD.
Supermallet is offline  
Old 04-11-09, 02:54 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
calhoun07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 14,402
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
Pssst... they're also speaking English.
Maybe you shouldn't take it so seriously.
You took a post seriously that used 10,000 BC as an example of a movie with historical accuracy?

I was just wondering what year 1 was it!
calhoun07 is offline  
Old 04-11-09, 02:56 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

I think this movie looks awful.
PopcornTreeCt is offline  
Old 04-11-09, 03:30 PM
  #13  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bellefontaine, Ohio
Posts: 5,628
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I think this movie looks awful.
+1.
Me thinks it will be this years Love Guru.
chris_sc77 is offline  
Old 04-12-09, 01:14 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
dsa_shea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 19,680
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
+1.
Me thinks it will be this years Love Guru.
The Love Guru 2 couldn't even be this years Love Guru. There is no joke lamer than the Jacque LeCoq "in the box" joke they used in that movie.
dsa_shea is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 12:06 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 471
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

I wonder if it is worth a free movie pass?
maxpower is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 12:10 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Goat3001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,917
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

This thing sure is getting some shit reviews:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/year_one/

I never liked Jack Black and Michael Cera's schtick is getting old. I may catch this on HBO sometime down the line.

I also think this will bomb at the box office.
Goat3001 is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 12:17 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,343
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Wow, that sucks. The clips from the trailers all make me chuckle
fumanstan is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 02:18 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,199
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Jack Black
Michael Cera
McLovin
Horatio Sanz
David Cross

It's been a long time since so much mediocrity was crammed into one movie!
Charlie Goose is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 02:35 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 442
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

I've crapped turds that were more polished than this movie.

There are maybe five minutes of funny stuff, and that includes the outtakes that play during the credits.
SkipKassidy is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 02:43 PM
  #20  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

It's a generic comedy, but has some good chuckles throughout. It's certainly not a crap movie, just not an especially good one. David Cross, Harold Ramis (as an actor), and Hank Azaria are all highlights.
Supermallet is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 02:44 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Times Square
Posts: 12,133
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Okay ... just sat through this piece of whatever.

First, the good news: it's just a little over an hour and a half and I wasn't totally bored.
(If I can think of anything else "good" I'll edit this post.)

Every now and then, it rose to the level of a medioce SNL skit. I smiled (not laughed, mind you, simply smiled) about four times, which is about once every 24 minutes. Three of those times were for the outtakes during the end credits, which means that I actually went through more than 24 minutes with nothing to amuse me.

If you have ever seen a Jack Black performance, you already know exactly what he will do for every line, reaction, physical shtick and (if you dare use the word for it) emotion. No surprises from Cera, either.

I guess if you are the sort that likes recycled (no pun intended) pee and poo jokes, and think any reference to a eunuch is the pinnacle of high wit, you will be more entertained than most.

...and it's not that I don't enjoy a good raunchy comedy. In fact, I'll probably rewatch PORKY'S tonight to restore my faith in the genre.
marty888 is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 03:00 PM
  #22  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 273
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Originally Posted by SkipKassidy View Post
I've crapped turds that were more polished than this movie.

There are maybe five minutes of funny stuff, and that includes the outtakes that play during the credits.
my buddy just got back from it and said almost the same thing. i bet it won't even gross $30 million this weekend.
Son of Odin is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 03:06 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Kal-El's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fortress of Solitude
Posts: 7,976
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Yeah I'm passing on this one. Standard Jack Black and Michael Cera fare that I can see for free by watching School of Rock and Arrested Development.
Kal-El is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 03:41 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 3,393
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Ugh. All the commercials for this looked terrible to me.
TheMadMonk is offline  
Old 06-19-09, 04:34 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
The O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: East Coast
Posts: 294
Re: Year One (Ramis, 2009) - Jack Black & Michael Cera in Biblical Times

Originally Posted by SkipKassidy View Post
I've crapped turds that were more polished than this movie.
It's funny you mention that, because "Year One" would probably eat those turds.
The O is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.