Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #8: Blockbuster Flops


Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!





This week's theme is: Blockbuster Flops!


There are a lot of movies out there that were Blockbuster Flops. Some deserved them, some didn't deserve them.  So, here's a list of some blockbuster flops that I'm familiar with.








Baron Munchausen, the world's greatest traveler, recounts his various adventures with his band of misfits to a group of actors and actresses who are creating a play about his adventures.


I've seen this movie before and I absolutely loved it!!!  It's a shame that it was one of the biggest box office bombs in history, but I just loved the crazy fantasy elements and the exciting story that this movie has to offer!









When Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser), a famous cartoonist, ends up being thrown into a coma, he ends up going to a place called Downtown, where he is confronted by his cartoon creation Monkeybone.  Monkeybone then ends up leaving Stu in Downtown while he goes up to the world of the living in Stu's body and now Stu must find a way to get back to the world of the living before Monkeybone releases a nightmare gas on the world.


Surprisingly, this movie had made it on my Weirdness Approved list just for being so weird!  Anyway, I'm not that surprised that this movie was a box office bomb, since the story wasn't that well crafted to begin with.  But, it does have some awesome designs!









The turtles are back and this time, they are facing off against a new set of villains who are Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, along with their long time enemy, the Shredder!


I actually did enjoy this movie, even though there's just too many things going on in this film.  I'm not that surprised that this movie bombed, given how controversial the 2014 movie was.

14 comments:

  1. Baron Munchausen is a great film and it's a shame it didn't make money. I kinda liked Monkeybone. It's so stupid but fun. I didn't seen that Ninja Turtles movie.

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    1. I agree that Baron Munchausen was a great film and I wished that it got more attention.

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  2. Baron Munchausen had some good things in it but just too much of everything I think. I didn't love it nor hate it but I wasn't much of a fan.

    I tried with Monkeybone a couple of times but it was just too much of a mess for me to ever get into.

    The original Teenage Mutant Turtles were a guilty pleasure of mine but they had their time and place and the 2010's ain't it.

    A plethora of choices, which doesn't say much for the brains behind greenlighting these suckers. I went with three that infamously troubled productions.

    Cutthroat Island (1995)-Morgan Adams (Geena Davis) inherits her late buccaneer father's galleon and one-third of a map to buried treasure located on Cutthroat Island. The map had been tattooed on her father's scalp, and to find the treasure, she must locate and scalp his two brothers. But Morgan's swashbuckling uncle, Dawg Brown (Frank Langella), wants the treasure for himself, and does battle with his headstrong niece and her unwilling accomplice, Latin-speaking physician William Shaw (Matthew Modine). Really not a bad film, it’s no masterpiece but an okay action flick but its production was deeply troubled and delayed ending up costing somewhere in the vicinity of 115 million 1995 dollars and grossing merely 10 million in the States. Adjusted for inflation it is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest money loser of all-time with a loss of $148 million. Star Geena Davis was married (not for long) to the film’s director Renny Harlin.

    Heaven’s Gate (1980)-In 1870 Jackson County, Wyoming a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. Sheriff James Averill (Kris Kristofferson), tries to strike a balance but the politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of mercenary Nathan Champion (Christopher Walken). While the battle rages Champion competes with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson (Isabelle Huppert). It’s nearly four hour runtime is a trial even though it has some beautiful images. Michael Cimino’s infamous follow up to The Deer Hunter was plagued by his ego run amok and cost overruns. Originally budgeted for 11 million (48 million today) its eventual cost of 44 million ($190 mill in current dollars) and box office take of only 3 million (12 million) caused the collapse of United Artists studio.

    Supernova (2000)-When Nightingale 229, a deep space hospital ship, answers an emergency distress signal from a distant galaxy, the crew (including James Spader, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster and Lou Diamond Phillips) soon finds itself in danger from the mysterious young man (Peter Facinelli) they rescue, the alien artifact he smuggled aboard and the gravitational pull of a giant star about to go supernova. Once again an extremely troubled production period (three directors came and went, the original director twice!) the film’s budget was 90 million (135 million today) and tanked on release taking in a little under 15 million (22 million) worldwide.

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  3. I love Baron Munchausen and thought it was excellent from the horny scenes with Robin Williams to the nasty death spirits that look like the future death Eaters from Harry Potter. I have not seen the other 2 and don’t think I will.

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    1. I agree that Baron Munchausen was a great movie and it's a shame that it bombed the way it did.

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  4. I haven't seen any of these but I learnt about The Adventures of Baron Munchausen flop when I watched the documentary about the making of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Lost in La Mancha).

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  5. I haven't heard of your first two picks, where did those come from? lol The CGI on the Turtles movies always bothered me so I never watched them, but I remember a lot of people saying the second one was actually pretty good.

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    1. Yeah, the second movie was a bit better than the first movie. I was also turned off a bit by the CGI effects of the turtles since they looked too bulky for the turtles.

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  6. I like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
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  7. I have only seen the Turtles sequel and thought it was terrible. Then again, so was the first so I wasn't expecting anything great.

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    1. Yeah, I will admit these reboots weren't as great compared to the original movies.

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