This site will work and look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Whedonesque - a community weblog about Joss Whedon
"The good fight, yeah? You never know until you've been tested. I get that now."
11944 members | you are not logged in | 29 July 2014












January 12 2007

2006 at the Movies Part II: Bottom Ten. Alyson Hannigan's movie Date Movie ranked 2 out of all of the movies in 2006. Sarah Michelle Gellar's Return is mentioned as well.

Regardless of critical acclaim (or lack thereof,) Date Movie will have a long tail. IOW, it will continue to be rented and viewed for years. Eventually the studio will recoup and Allyson will have plenty of time to come to terms with this minor facet of her legacy.
ventually the studio will recoup

Date Movie made $84 million at the box office, with a budget of $20m. It was a massive financial success for everybody involved.

and Allyson will have plenty of time to come to terms with this minor facet of her legacy

Alyson loved it, as far as I know.
Yep, Date Movie romped it in financially. It has the dubious honour of being the only film I've ever walked out of. It was traumatisingly awful. I sat in the cinema foyer, rocking back and forth, while the large group of mid-teen kids I was accompanying stayed inside, absolutely beside themselves with laughter. Horses for courses and all that.
Very true but, much as I love Alyson Hannigan, this horse would rather be put down than run that course ;).
Yes, it's true...Aly was the only worthwhile thing about the movie. She is just so darned cute, and shines in every piece of celluloid she's in(I'm pretending they still use celluloid...)

And yes, The Return did sucketh much. But I think they're forgetting Pulse. That was...well, laughable. And that's not what you want when you set out to make a scary movie.
I tried to watch it. I really did. Thing is I just don't have that much time left in life and I've come to the conclusion that if at the end of a movie I find myself saying "Now there goes 2 hours I can never get back" it makes more sense to walk out and forget about the money spent on admission.
Well I can understand Date Movie being on it, although I did love Alyson in it, but The Return?! It's one of my favorite movies of 2006.
Fortunately I guess I haven't seen any of his bottom ten choices. I do wish that Buffyverse actors got some good films under their belt; they really can shine if someone gives them the chance. Which isn't to say that their movies have been universally awful, but it is kinda close....
I didn't see any of these Bottom Ten, either.

I had thought it was down to my lassitude and apathy, but now I can see that it's due to my good taste...
"Fortunately I guess I haven't seen any of his bottom ten choices. I do wish that Buffyverse actors got some good films under their belt; they really can shine if someone gives them the chance. Which isn't to say that their movies have been universally awful, but it is kinda close...."

I've seen very few movies in the last bunch of years so it is not surprising that I have not seen any of these. Movies like "Date Movie" are always on the you would have to tie me to the chair and tape my eyelids open list anyway. I just am not into that kind of humor.

Seth Green got some good movies and a couple DB flicks looked interesting but seem to have gone straight to DVD. (I really should get Netfix.) I am hoping PS I Love You is going to be a good one for JM. It certainly has impressive people on it. The same goes for GT's new movie that was just posted here recently. Things seem to be moving along for the gang...
I was actually thinking about Seth Green, because he has Scott Evil in the Austin Powers films, which aren't exactly masterpieces but are still funny and worthwhile. And I actually liked "Ice Princess," against my better judgment--well, more precisely, I liked MT in it.

As far as "Date Movie," the general style includes genuinely inspired films like "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun," but it's been many years since that type of film has had any freshness left in it. I'll pass.
A movie has to be really really good for me to bother going to see it in the theater. And when I do go to the theater sometimes a part of my brain begins to reach for the rewind button when I miss something before I realize where I am...
I passed on "Date Movie" at the cinema because it just did not interest me. I will probably see it eventually, if only for the Aly scenes.

Meanwhile, I'm actually really looking forward to "The Return". This review doesn't put me off, though, as I will still pay money to see Sarah Michelle Gellar and Peter O'Brien in the same movie, no matter the quality. And it is only one guy's opinion.

You need to log in to be able to post comments.
About membership.



joss speaks back home back home back home back home back home