|Binro the Heretic - 2014-01-18 |
I'm sure this would be funnier to me if I watched the movie all the way through, but I just can't.
I tried, too, really I did. I just...I just couldn't make it.
I slogged through the entirety of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged", but this movie defeated me, utterly.
I haven't seen "The Room" but have seen enough parodies that I really don't think I need to.
The "so bad it's good/funny" thing worked really well for me with "The Happening," "Birdemic" and, well every Godfrey Ho film, but "The Room" seems like "hey everyone check out this really badly acted, scripted and unintentionally funny piece of shit." If I want to see that, I'll just watch the rest of the Harvester "Let's Plays."
Interesting analogy. The Shaggs sucked. People told me to really "listen" to the Shaggs. So I did and they still sucked. But I respect them for their influence. Try listening to really early Jandek or Daniel Johnston (or even early Velvet Underground) and tell me there's much difference. At least The Shaggs helped usher along a lo-fi movement that would eventually spawn great groups like Beat Happening, Tiger Trap, pretty much all of K records. "The Room" seems to usher people in the opposite direction.
The Room is a real chore. I think that's what sets it apart from other popular contenders for the title of Worst Movie Ever - The Room is no fun at all. Movies like Plan 9, Megashark, or Troll 2 (which is overrated poseur garbage, BTW), you can watch and you can giggle and it's all very silly, all very ironic. But The Room, after five minutes your eyes glaze over and you start to get physically angry at your TV. Sure, there are some "ironically" great scenes - Oh Hi, Mark!, for example. But if you've seen the popular clips already, you've seen the only halfway watchable parts of the movie.
I've finished The Room. It took me about a year and a half to do so, but I did it. I sat down and watched the entire thing from start to finish, and I can't say I'm proud of the accomplishment. My best analogy would be to compare The Room to Daniel Songer. That frustrated, slightly violated feeling you get from Dan's eighth unfunny joke in a row? That's how you feel every time Tommy Wi opens his stupid fucking mouth.
I watch 'The Room' for fun all the time. Now 'Birdemic' is a fucking chore. Y'all get on my level.
The Room is incredibly fun to watch in a cinema full of people. I haven't tried watching it at home & can easily see how intolerable that would be
On a related note, there was this pretentious foreign film my dad rented once, many years ago. I think it was British, but maybe not. There wasn't a lot of dialogue, and I think it was about a little kid and his family during some war, but who knows? Only scene I really remember well started with, like, a five minute static shot of a clock. Literally, the camera just hung on this clock for close to five minutes, tick tock tick tock tick tock. Then they slowly tracked over to a table, and then a chair, and then the kid staring forlornly out a window, and it just went on and on, nothing fucking happening for like thirty goddamn minutes. Then there was some party where a douchebag was playing a piano, or maybe I'm thinking The Deer Hunter now?
Anyway, that movie was shit-awful and I've been trying to figure out what it was for years now. Any ideas what it could be?
Jet Bin Fever
was it "You are my rose, you are my rose, you are my rohohose." Nikon?
"I Will" and "You Are My Rose" are my top faves. When one sings the latter it tends to become "You Are Pork Roast".
|Aelric - 2014-01-18 |
It's getting a bit old at this point.
|Born in the RSR - 2014-01-18 |
I played this game a while ago, it's better than I could of ever expected.
And the end is perfect.
|Nominal - 2014-01-18 |
I actually played this game before I had even heard of the movie!
Needless to say I was confused as hell.
|Quad9Damage - 2014-01-18 |
Where's the option to take him to the police?
|TheOtherCapnS - 2014-01-19 |
This is great. But even better, it made me look in on the iOS/Droid game called The Room, which is not about the movie and really, really good if a tad short.
Anyways, on the Fireproof Games site, I found out that The Room 2 is out for ipad and will make its way to droid soon! w00t!
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