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post #51 of 68

I don't think it could have been intended to be all that serious, but Jet Li's The One has several moments that had me laughing from the sheer absurdity of what I was watching. The movie does seem to try to have a heart that it doesn't earn and to be overly serious.

 

Early in the movie Jet Li's arrested and fights the cops, hiding in some air vents in a garage. He points a gun out from the vent without even looking and shoots a cop in the head, showing how powerful he's become (because he's been traveling between parallel universes killing other versions of himself to gain their strength). He picks up a cop and uses his body to shield himself from all the bullets being shot at him. I laughed. The whole scene is ridiculously scored with "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor" and he's fighting cops in real time while they're in slow motion (is it in his contract that every American movie he's done has to be scored with rock/rap that is totally overbearing)?

 

 

 

Afterward he runs from the cops, taking a superhuman jump over a huge wall. The cops are chasing him in their cars and Li gets a really silly sped up running effect and a cop says, "He's doing 50!" The chase ends with Li literally picking up two motorcycles and smashing a cop with them. I wish I could find a clip online, so I have to go by what I remember from seeing it in theaters over ten years ago.

 

The trailer itself is pretty funny.

 

post #52 of 68
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I wuz such a mess by then it didn't matter. That music still haunts me to the bone.

That song originally appeared on Gerrard's Dead Can Dance album, The Serpent's Egg. Pretty much all of DCD's body of work is amazing, but that album and Within the Realm of a Dying Sun are both heartbreakingly beautiful.
post #53 of 68

Spider-Man 3 Mary Jane dumps Peter.

 

The moral of the original Wickerman

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Have sex with Brit Eckland or die!

post #54 of 68
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At the end of The Exorcist, with the two men standing at the top of the fatal staircase, we get a long, lingering shot on the stairs like they're contemplating heading down. Somebody* in my theatre yelled "Dude, GO AROUND!"

 

 

I cracked up when Father Karras decks the little girl at the end, especially after being so wonderfully goaded with the "your mother sucks cocks in hell" line. What makes it even better is the foreshadowing earlier where you see a photo of Karras with his boxing gloves on. Not 100% sure this is unintentionally funny though.

post #55 of 68

Dancer in The Dark. I had to leave the theater because of a laughing seizure during a scene where Bjork kills David Morse. Never finished the movie but I ruined it for most of the theatergoers I'm afraid.

post #56 of 68
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I don't think it could have been intended to be all that serious, but Jet Li's The One has several moments that had me laughing from the sheer absurdity of what I was watching. The movie does seem to try to have a heart that it doesn't earn and to be overly serious.

 

Early in the movie Jet Li's arrested and fights the cops, hiding in some air vents in a garage. He points a gun out from the vent without even looking and shoots a cop in the head, showing how powerful he's become (because he's been traveling between parallel universes killing other versions of himself to gain their strength). He picks up a cop and uses his body to shield himself from all the bullets being shot at him. I laughed. The whole scene is ridiculously scored with "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor" and he's fighting cops in real time while they're in slow motion (is it in his contract that every American movie he's done has to be scored with rock/rap that is totally overbearing)?

 

 

 

Afterward he runs from the cops, taking a superhuman jump over a huge wall. The cops are chasing him in their cars and Li gets a really silly sped up running effect and a cop says, "He's doing 50!" The chase ends with Li literally picking up two motorcycles and smashing a cop with them. I wish I could find a clip online, so I have to go by what I remember from seeing it in theaters over ten years ago.

 

The trailer itself is pretty funny.

 

 

" I AM YU LAW! I AM NOBODY'S BITCH! YOU....ARE MINE!!

Utter perfection; my brother and I were laughing our asses off at that ending.

Also, everytime someone says "Younglings" in "Revenge of the Sith"; it just sounds so utterly stupid.

post #57 of 68

Herzog speech about chewing his fingers off in Jack Reacher was some funny shit. Alot of Tom Cruises lines were funny but not due to wit which seemed to be the intention.

 

Most of Battleship.

 

Noooooooooooooooooooo!

post #58 of 68

The "epic" battle between yoda and Palpatine near the end of RoTS.  So, these guys are supposed to be the two most powerful beings in the SW universe, and this is their ultimate battle?  Did George intend for it to look like a Benny Hill skit when Palpatine goes head over heals into his chair exposing his Sith Pantaloons?

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post #60 of 68
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Dancer in The Dark. I had to leave the theater because of a laughing seizure during a scene where Bjork kills David Morse. Never finished the movie but I ruined it for most of the theatergoers I'm afraid.


you are a horrible horrible person...

post #61 of 68
I saw The Dark Knight abroad in the Caribbean.

So when Harvey first shows up in the hospital with his bandages, a nice Jamaican man whispered to his girlfriend, "TWOOOOOOO FAAAASSSSSSE. LOOUK HUN-NEY IT BE TWOOO FASEE! OH MA GAW. TWOOOOO FAAAASSSSE."

Moment destroyed. I was incepted with that forever after.


PS: I talked to the guy afterwards, cool guy. He apologized and what not.
post #62 of 68
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And yet, somehow the director of THIS was able to convince Fox he was the right guy to do Daredevil. And then convinced Sony that he was the right man for Ghost fucking Rider.

post #63 of 68

The Asphalt Jungle. Sterling Hayden's lady pal offers to make him some coffee. His snarl of a reponse?

 

"Either make it up or shut up about it!"

 

Funniest damn line reading of all time.

post #64 of 68
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And yet, somehow the director of THIS was able to convince Fox he was the right guy to do Daredevil. And then convinced Sony that he was the right man for Ghost fucking Rider.


Oh my God, that is AMAZING.

 

The video, not his awful career.

post #65 of 68

 

What an awful movie. As terrible as it is, this was the only moment I laughed at. Sandler in dubious old age make-up rasping about "Family first!" was just too much.


Edited by Mike J - 1/23/13 at 10:17am
post #66 of 68

Ok, another movie that I know-I think-could not have possibly meant to have been that serious but I felt was unintentionally funny is Michael Bay's Transformers.

 

Hear me out on this. I hated Bay's movies after seeing Armageddon and most of Pearl Harbor (though with enough distance I can enjoy just how overly earnest and over the top Armageddon is), and I expected to hate Transformers. I only saw the first Transformers on tv about a year ago, so both the other ones were out and pretty much shit on by all the critics I liked/expected to show their good taste in panning the movie. I do remember the first one getting better reviews, including by Ebert and Devin Faraci.

 

But seeing the first movie on tv, for about the first hour, I really wasn't sure if Michael Bay was pulling our leg and if the whole thing wasn't some kind of satire. I was actually enjoying it on some level. Shia LeBeouf's Jerry Lewis antics, his parents that seem to be a 1980s MTV parody sketch of parents (maybe a little appropriate since Bay directed music videos in the 80s), Anthony Anderson's wildly over the top performance, and fucking Transformers all doing LeBeouf's bidding and hiding outside his house was all enough to make me think that maybe I'm supposed to enjoy this on a slightly detached, ironic level. I thought, this movie has to be kidding me.

 

By maybe the last 45 minutes or so, though, I realized I couldn't take it anymore and it became mind numbing. Still, I don't know how others approach this movie, but something about it was surreal on a level I wasn't expecting.

post #67 of 68

There is a moment in Magnolia that always brings me to the verge of laughter despite the quality drama on display: Tom Cruise's weepy freakout at his father's deathbed. It's a powerful moment, but Cruise's manic, twitchy insanity nearly breaks the spell. 

post #68 of 68

I know the whole movie's a gag-fest but when the old wiseman turns to Ash in Army of Darkness and says with a completely straight face "This pathway will take you to an unholy place",  like he's handing him a grocery list cracks me up every time.

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