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Saw a commercial for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters yesterday. Every time I see a trailer or commercial for this movie, I simultaneously think "OMG, that looks like a train wreck" and "OMG this is going to be so awesome."

Please tell me I am not the only one having split personality issues over this movie? :eek: ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

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I agree part of it looked really cool...and yet I still had that feeling of "this is going to be really stupid"

Like World War Z, I loved the book but the movie looks visually cool but does not resemble the book at all, I think they just bought the title of the book.
 

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I feel this way almost every time there's a trailer for a remake or unnecessary sequel.  Most recently, I've been pumped to see the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, just because the trailer makes it look laughably bad.  And I'm all about laughably bad.
 

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I agree with you on that movie.  My favorite example of this goes back quite a ways to the Bruce Willis move "The Last Boy Scout."  Not only did the trailers give me that dual feeling - the entire movie did.  At times making me slap my forehead and go, "This is so stupid" and at the same time, hi-fiving a friend watching it with me and going, "This is so awesome!"
 
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balaspa said:
I agree with you on that movie. My favorite example of this goes back quite a ways to the Bruce Willis move "The Last Boy Scout." Not only did the trailers give me that dual feeling - the entire movie did. At times making me slap my forehead and go, "This is so stupid" and at the same time, hi-fiving a friend watching it with me and going, "This is so awesome!"
See, my problem is that this movie has that whole Van Helsing vibe going on with it. I hated that movie and loved it. My boyfriend says that my problem is, because I write and edit, I never learned how to turn off my brain and just enjoy a stupid movie. ;D
 

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The one they are advertising called "Mama" totally freaks me out and I immediately close my eyes when the previews come on. And they say it is PG13! What adult would let their 13-year-old watch something so terrifying?

On the other hand, I'd love to see it.

But I won't. I wouldn't sleep for a month if I did.
 
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KayBratt said:
The one they are advertising called "Mama" totally freaks me out and I immediately close my eyes when the previews come on. And they say it is PG13! What adult would let their 13-year-old watch something so terrifying?
I suppose a mother who wants to say "See, and you thought I was a monster!" ::) ;D
 

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I don't think it's you. I think its the movie itself that can't decide what it wants to be. To me, if you choose to make a story like that, the emphasis should be on making it "fun." However I'm pretty sure that it's rated R which makes me believe some misguided filmmaker out there decided it was necessary to make it "gritty" or at the very least "scary."

These two goals can sometimes mix well, but not often. I know what you mean in general though. I feel the same way about the new GI: Joe movie which I'm pretty sure will be horrible, but at the same time has Ninjas fighting while hanging off the side of a cliff so I'm probably still buying a ticket.
 

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"Van Helsing" was awful, but I expected it to be from the trailer. I enjoy a good crappy movie once in a while. I am looking forward to "Mama" because I think it is helping me. I can't figure out from the ads if "Hansel and Gretel" is modern day or historical. A bad movie is usually better than the same two hours would be in my normal life.
 
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