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Not Finishing Movies, Rewatch?


#1

Got Amazon Prime. Started watching Pain and Gain last night. Only made it 30 minutes. Any reason to retry. I walked out of Spring Breakers before James Franco showed up and now I have shorts in every color (it was a matinee and I swear some dudes were whacking it in the theater, like 8 guys there all sitting alone and far apart ). Will I regret not seeing whole thing?


#2

I thought it was pretty cool.


#3

If you didn’t like it after 30 minutes, save yourself some time. It doesn’t get any better.


#4

I laughed my ass off watching Pan and Gain; but if you did not like it after 30 minutes, you probably won’t like the rest of it.


#5

Pain and gain was horrendous.


#6

I’ve seen better film on teeth.

mf


#7

I’m not sure if Wahlberg is a good actor or not. Seems like the same dude in every movie. Thanks for saving me an hour better spent on racking some gainz.


#8

[quote]comus3 wrote:
I’m not sure if Wahlberg is a good actor or not. Seems like the same dude in every movie. Thanks for saving me an hour better spent on racking some gainz. [/quote]

He’s better when he’s not trying to be funny.


#9

[quote]Diddy Ryder wrote:

[quote]comus3 wrote:
I’m not sure if Wahlberg is a good actor or not. Seems like the same dude in every movie. Thanks for saving me an hour better spent on racking some gainz. [/quote]

He’s better when he’s not trying to be funny.[/quote]

He’s pretty funny in the Other Guys.


#10

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:

[quote]Diddy Ryder wrote:

[quote]comus3 wrote:
I’m not sure if Wahlberg is a good actor or not. Seems like the same dude in every movie. Thanks for saving me an hour better spent on racking some gainz. [/quote]

He’s better when he’s not trying to be funny.[/quote]

He’s pretty funny in the Other Guys. [/quote]

I had the same problem as the OP with that one and turned it off after half an hour.


#11

[quote]Diddy Ryder wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:

[quote]Diddy Ryder wrote:

[quote]comus3 wrote:
I’m not sure if Wahlberg is a good actor or not. Seems like the same dude in every movie. Thanks for saving me an hour better spent on racking some gainz. [/quote]

He’s better when he’s not trying to be funny.[/quote]

He’s pretty funny in the Other Guys. [/quote]

I had the same problem as the OP with that one and turned it off after half an hour.
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Oh man, you should give it another chance. The beginning is kinda weird with The Rock and Samuel Jackson, but it picks up after that. It’s classic Will Farrell.


#12

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
It’s classic Will Farrell.
[/quote]

This may have something to do with it.

EDIT: I think he’s over-hyped!


#13

I liked Pain and Gain, but do recognize it’s not for everyone.

That movie was a great display of the snowball effect. It starts small and just a little weird, and by the end of the movie the stupidity has gone far into overdrive.

I’d say it’s worth a watch just to see how crazy it gets. Note: the movie is supposed to be an account of stuff that actually happened from what I understand, not just “based” on actual events. So if you’re judging actors/directors on this movie you have to include that caveat to keep things fair.

I like Marky Mark, I think he does good movies. But I can also understand why some people wouldn’t, he does go a bit overboard sometimes.

The Rock gets pretty nutz in that movie, too. If you want to see Rock portraying a muscular cokehead, then watch that movie or just find him and give him coke in real life. The movie is probably a better idea, but the latter option would be much more memorable.


#14

[quote]Diddy Ryder wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
It’s classic Will Farrell.
[/quote]

This may have something to do with it.

EDIT: I think he’s over-hyped![/quote]

O_O


#15

I dont love Michael Bay, but pain and gain was pretty funny. It was not a good movie, but it had comedy genius in some scenes.


#16

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:

[quote]Diddy Ryder wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
It’s classic Will Farrell.
[/quote]

This may have something to do with it.

EDIT: I think he’s over-hyped![/quote]

O_O[/quote]

Yeah I said it ha. He was funny in Wedding Crushers ie in small doses


#17

I agree that the Rock steals the show in Pain sad Gain, esp when he’s barbecuing the hand!


#18

[quote]Diddy Ryder wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
It’s classic Will Farrell.
[/quote]

This may have something to do with it.

EDIT: I think he’s over-hyped![/quote]

Very over-hyped.


#19

Most people seem to love him or hate him. I think he’s hilarious.


#20

I thought Pain & Gain had entertainment value.
I also thought Marky did a good acting job as Dirk Diggler in Boogey Nights.