PDA

View Full Version : Dreamcatcher: Stephen King


BigGameHunter
01-09-2004, 18:25:46
Rented the movie last night.
Not bad, really. Some disturbing browncard scenes.
Pretty good for a King adaptation, which usually seem kind of lame.
His dialogue doesn't work all that great in film, but I always listen allegorically, so it wasn't too bad.
Good effects and a convincing retard.
6/10 Shells.

King_Ghidra@home
01-09-2004, 18:40:33
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
a convincing retard.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

well i'm sure that was a plus point

or did you mean stephen king?

BigGameHunter
01-09-2004, 18:53:14
No, one of the actors plays a retard.
Come to think of it, King DOES look a tad retarded.
Richest fucking retard in the world, though, eh?

King_Ghidra@home
01-09-2004, 18:55:26
well that's a fairly hotly contested title

BigGameHunter
01-09-2004, 21:59:31
One I'd be glad to hold, given the option.

How often does King use "the mentally handicapped" (r.e:retards) in his works? Seems fairly common.

We should have a "Best Retard Performance in Film" thread.
Could have one award for "normals" playing retards and one for actual retards playing retards...

Qweeg
02-09-2004, 07:43:49
Coincidently I too rented this film over the weekend.

But it's a terrible film. Starts off slow but well, and the plot soon thickens, and then becomes intreaguinger and intreaguinger.

And then the first creature attacks the bloke with glasses who talks like this buckeroo, and it's all down hill from there.

And what's with the alien creature that takes over a human and promptly starts speaking in a British accent! This consistant British accent for evil 'beings' (thatis- from whatever planet the being in question comes from) is starting to annoy me almost as much as the 'streetist' stereotyping of black people in the media or that Chris Rock exists.

DaShi
02-09-2004, 08:50:50
All British black people are evil, didn't you know?

maroule
02-09-2004, 12:55:23
Originally posted by Qweeg
This consistant British accent for evil 'beings' (thatis- from whatever planet the being in question comes from) is starting to annoy me

Aliens, like some foreigners like myself, learn english the english way, and therefore we tend to have a posh british accent

not to worry, old chap, this is all jolly good

MOBIUS
02-09-2004, 13:25:46
Tally Ho! Damn the torpedoes!

Etc, etc...

BigGameHunter
02-09-2004, 16:39:23
Any other accent would have seemed silly, really.

They should have just done it in a scary alien voice.
I don't know if the actor being British had anything to do with the choice, or if the alien (when posessing the guy in the book) was supposed to have sounded like James Bond, as I haven't read the book.
Seems like a bit of a revisitation of Tommyknockers.

MOBIUS
02-09-2004, 17:07:03
What I'm surprised about is why they haven't started using French accents

zmama
02-09-2004, 17:12:05
Nah wouldn't work...people would just giggle ;)

I think the whole English accent for baddies is from Christopher Lee

DaShi
03-09-2004, 02:57:08
British accents make the bad guys sound smart and sophisticated (or at least the accents they choose). Thus, they seem more threatening. Imagine if the alien spoke like a southern US redneck.

MOBIUS
03-09-2004, 03:25:59
MIB:cute:

BigGameHunter
03-09-2004, 17:39:15
The retard was Donnie Wahlberg, who was also in Band of Brothers with Damian Lewis (lead in Dreamcatcher).
Good job as a retard.

Conspiracy?

Scabrous Birdseed
04-09-2004, 12:03:17
What's wrong with Chris Rock?

Angelhorns
04-09-2004, 23:50:30
bgh finds Damian Lewis relevance in everything now..scary..
I love chris Rock, he's an excellent comedian.
The whole Americans using English baddies thing is apprently a result of the war of independence, since which time the brits (specifically English) have been somewhat reviled as cold, austere and cruel. Probably true too.

*End Is Forever*
05-09-2004, 00:25:46
You know you should scribble down a few paragraph for these sort of things and publish it on CG...

Qweeg
06-09-2004, 10:36:20
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
What's wrong with Chris Rock?

I just can't stand the guy, that's all.

Qweeg
06-09-2004, 10:44:17
Originally posted by DaShi
All British black people are evil, didn't you know?

I could take it all very personally. I'm black, I speak with a British accent, I'm a man.

That's Three-fold Public Enemy and Cause of All Woes right there... according to some. I'm just glad I'm not French or American and an alien too!

Darkstar
07-09-2004, 16:57:00
No way! It's just James Bond influence. If you want a really classy villian, he's got to be British!

BigGameHunter
07-09-2004, 17:39:27
Yeah, take it as a compliment.

I'm sure when you want a character to be portrayed as a fat stupid slob an American accent pops out pretty frequently.
(Witness the New Yorker in "My Hero".)

DaShi
08-09-2004, 03:43:37
Qweeg is black! :eek:

;)

Qweeg
10-09-2004, 17:40:35
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
Yeah, take it as a compliment.

I'm sure when you want a character to be portrayed as a fat stupid slob an American accent pops out pretty frequently.
(Witness the New Yorker in "My Hero".)

You watched My Hero!:eek: I'd thought that living on another continent would mean you'd never have to know it existed... I am so sorry, my sincerest condolences you poor soul...:(

Qweeg
10-09-2004, 17:42:28
Originally posted by Darkstar
No way! It's just James Bond influence. If you want a really classy villian, he's got to be British!

So how come it's never a Jordy or a Scouser or a git from South London?:) That's like the difference between Ivy League and people who live in Noo'uk.

Basically all villains are upper-class Country-set type Brits... so I dunno what I'm complaining about really... maybe it's just the predictability.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-09-2004, 17:52:09
Surely all upper-class englishmen are villains? :)

Donnie Wahlberg is a really good actor - Boomtown used to be one of my favourite shows on TV. Amazing transition from boyband to character roles really.

Qweeg
10-09-2004, 18:01:24
Boomtown? WTF's that? There's only one cop-show in life, and that's The Shield.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-09-2004, 18:33:33
I never said it was a cop show. :hmm:

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-09-2004, 19:27:09
Anyone watched any of "Kingdom Hospital". Very boring.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-09-2004, 19:29:43
Another "America doesn't get Europe" conversion. "Riget" was much better.

BigGameHunter
10-09-2004, 21:19:24
Stephen King is a guilty pleasure type writer that should have stayed completely out of television.

The only good movies: Cujo, The Shining and The Stand. Maybe Stand By Me.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-09-2004, 21:21:59
Not Carrie?

BigGameHunter
10-09-2004, 21:43:47
Pretty good book for its genre, but the movie left no impression...
Was Apt Pupil (Nazi & kid) any good? I've only seen bits...