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PEE Poll: Big Budget Disaster Films
Armageddon/Deep Impact   -2 (12.5%)
The Day After Tomorrow   -2 (12.5%)
The Towering Inferno   -1 (6.3%)
Poseidon Adventure/Titanic   -3 (18.8%)
Independence Day   -6 (37.5%)
The Core   -0 (0%)
Twister   -1 (6.3%)
Earthquake   -0 (0%)
Dante's Peak/Volcano   -0 (0%)
other   -1 (6.3%)
Total Voters: 16

fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 07-24-2004 00:54 »

These are the films that we spend money buying popcorn to see.  Volcanoes, Comets, Aliens, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes.

Armageddon and Deep Impact are basically the same movie, so is Dante's Peak and Volcano.  Titanic and Poseidon Adventure are also the same type of disaster films.

Speli

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« Reply #1 on: 07-24-2004 01:02 »

Oh, I thought by the title this thread would be about big budget films that bombed and spelled doom for everyone related to it. All the movies you listed pretty much sucked, though.
JBERGES

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« Reply #2 on: 07-24-2004 01:15 »
« Last Edit on: 07-24-2004 01:15 »

Yeah, I originally made the same misinterpretation.

Big Budget Disaster Films (Volcano), not to be confused with
Disaster Big Budget Films (Battlefield Earth), not to be confused with Budget Big Disaster Films (Invasion of the Neptune men).

On topic, I'd say the best of those listed which I have seen is, sadly, Independence Day.  On the other end, Volcano was one of the worst movies I've ever sat through.

Also, I've never seen Titanac.
newhook_1

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« Reply #3 on: 07-24-2004 01:35 »

Eh, Poseidon Adventure isn't bad, even though the original film is nearing 100 years old in age. I'll vote for that.
David A

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« Reply #4 on: 07-24-2004 01:57 »

The only one of these I've seen is Twister.  That had Helen Hunt's rack in it, so I'll vote for that.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #5 on: 07-24-2004 01:59 »

I hate this genre. All the movies are too long and stupid. They don't even entertain me. I guess I'll vote for Titanic. Ugh.
Tweek

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« Reply #6 on: 07-24-2004 02:22 »

Disaster movies always suck, I'm surprised you missed out the Airport films, they are classics of the genre  tongue
winna

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« Reply #7 on: 07-24-2004 02:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Speli:
Oh, I thought by the title this thread would be about big budget films that bombed and spelled doom for everyone related to it. All the movies you listed pretty much sucked, though.

I was thinking the same thing about what the topic meant... I guess Independence Day was ok...
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #8 on: 07-24-2004 02:44 »

Alive, The Perfect Storm, and Airport are also corny disaster films.

Do you notice in every disaster film you have some moron say something like, "Don't Panic" and yet people panic?  People push and hurt each other from the panicking.

Also, most of the time in a disaster movie, if you are a greedy or evil person, you will die.  Karma is very powerful in a disaster movie.

I remember that helicopter pilot from Dante's Peak who wanted money for each person he lifted to safety.  He gets killed by the Volcano.

That guy who was so annoying in The Core, gets blown up by a nuke.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #9 on: 07-24-2004 05:33 »

Twister the ride!...

I'll go with Independence Day, despite how sick of it I am...
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #10 on: 07-24-2004 07:13 »

ID4 because it has F/A-18s... and Will Smith. And Jeff Goldblum and Judd Hirsch. Plus a cool visual design.

Titanic- worst ever, and it destroyed good actors like Leo and Kate... Now they'll forever be "those people from that Titanic movie". Billy Zane is always good. The plot was the thinnest ever made, but the setting was spectacular and this twisted the heads of everybody.
boingo2000

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« Reply #11 on: 07-24-2004 12:17 »

I was going to vote for The Poiseidon Adventure (Gene Hackman is my all-time favourite actor) but since it'd also count as a vote for Titanic, forget it.  So I guess I'll vote for ID4, 'cause it has Lone Star for president.
Gleno

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« Reply #12 on: 07-24-2004 13:19 »

Why does everyone bag ID4....?!
It was great, it had alien ships destroying America....!!  evil laugh

Aliens rock....*waits to be abducted*
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #13 on: 07-24-2004 14:05 »

 
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Originally posted by JBERGES:
Big Budget Disaster Films (Volcano), not to be confused with
Disaster Big Budget Films (Battlefield Earth), not to be confused with Budget Big Disaster Films (Invasion of the Neptune men).

Film Disaster...Big Budget! Krunk want a sandwich!

I agree in saying all those movies are lame, but if I had to pick one I'd go with Twister. However, I don't have to so I won't.
newhook_1

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« Reply #14 on: 07-24-2004 15:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-24-2004 15:54 »

   
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
I was going to vote for The Poiseidon Adventure (Gene Hackman is my all-time favourite actor) but since it'd also count as a vote for Titanic, forget it.  So I guess I'll vote for ID4, 'cause it has Lone Star for president.


Yeah. Why the hell are the films lumped together like that? I liked Poiseidon Adventure, but hated Titanic, yet I had to vote for both or neither. I know that the subject matter of both films are somewhat alike, but the films themselves are really completely different.
davids

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« Reply #15 on: 10-20-2004 15:17 »

I don't believe no one has yet voted for The Day After Tomorrow. Not only is it the greatest disaster movie of all time but it gets into my top 5 films of all time.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #16 on: 10-20-2004 15:19 »

Clearly "Airplane!" beats any of these.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #17 on: 10-20-2004 15:31 »

 
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Originally posted by davids:
I don't believe no one has yet voted for The Day After Tomorrow. Not only is it the greatest disaster movie of all time but it gets into my top 5 films of all time.

Well, while I haven't seen this myself, I heard it had some really cheesy writing like this girl getting really close to a guy and going "I need to feel your body heat to stay alive". Yeah, whatever lady.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #18 on: 10-20-2004 19:08 »

The world can blow up and shit I don't care. If people really suck as much they do in disaster films, they deserve mass death.
laroquettespine

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« Reply #19 on: 10-20-2004 19:34 »

Comprehensive thread that talks about disaster movie pitfalls and cliches.

Cliches from action movies involving villain mistakes (aka "The Evil Overlord How-To List" )
Cyberman

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« Reply #20 on: 10-20-2004 19:57 »

If you really want a big budget disaster, look no further than As Cool As Ice staring Vanilla Ice. That movie didn't even made a million dollars.

JDB

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« Reply #21 on: 10-21-2004 01:31 »

I loved The Day Arter Tomorrow! So it got my vote.
RavenStar

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« Reply #22 on: 10-21-2004 01:56 »

The Towering Inferno! C'mon! It's got O.J. Simpson saving a cat!

DotheBartman

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« Reply #23 on: 10-21-2004 03:39 »

Come to think of it, "Gigli" was pretty disasterous.  Frankly, any movie that ends on the "Baywatch" set would probably make good Halloween viewing.  If you're into masochism anyway.
davids

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« Reply #24 on: 10-21-2004 16:02 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
 Well, while I haven't seen this myself, I heard it had some really cheesy writing


Yeah, thats true. But would it be a good disater film without cheesy writing?
Jicannon

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« Reply #25 on: 10-22-2004 12:10 »

The Day After Tomorrow was bad and unrealistic...

DotheBartman- this thread is about movies about disasters, not bad movies.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #26 on: 10-22-2004 16:58 »

I know, but I think "Gigli" still qualifies in its own way.

Still, the best disaster movie ever is "Airplane!".  Know it.
mint

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« Reply #27 on: 10-22-2004 18:17 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2004 18:17 »

Ahh I voted for the wrong film! I was meant to vote for Titanic but I pressed the wrong button. I thought this poll is about films that they spent a lot of money on expected it to be a block buster but did not!

I noticed a lot of people in here disliked Titanic, but I love it.    love Kate Winslet is beautiful in this film. She is famous for wearing corsets, and dresses with lots of buttons and laces in films and it fits her well. Well, having said that, she also has her charms in simple clothes, such as Jeans.  I thought she looks good too wearing simple clothes in ‘The life of David Gale’. But shouldn't you separate it from this other film Poseidon Adventure? I personally never seen that film so I wouldn't know whether I like it or not.
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