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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:21 PM
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Poll question: Which film sucks less?
Both are horrible to the point of being unwatchable, and anyone who says otherwise is wholly daft.

But if, on pain of death, you had to watch one or the other from start to finish, which would it be?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:22 PM
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1. Toughest. Poll. Ever.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:23 PM
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2. I thought spaceballs was hilarious when I saw it
But I was 12.
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FoxOnTheRun Donating Member (829 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:25 PM
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3. I think I go with Robin
Edited on Thu Sep-21-06 03:26 PM by FoxOnTheRun
Colonel Sandurz: Sir, do you think we're being too literal?
Dark Helmet: No you fool, we're following orders. We were told to comb the desert so we're combing it.

or

Blinkin: Oh Master Robin!
...hugging a replica statue of the Venus de Milo...
Blinkin: You lost your arms in battle! But you grew some nice boobs.
Robin Hood: Blinkin, I'm over here.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:26 PM
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4. Spaceballs is going to be a cartoon next year.
Mel Brooks is doing some of the voices. Going to be on a channel called G4-whatever that is.
http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:41 PM
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7. I saw an article to that effect...
That's what inspired this poll.

Mel Brooks has helmed some masterful films in his day, but these two don't number among them.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:28 PM
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5. Tough call...but I gotta go with Robin Hood
:P Its saving grace is that Alan Rickman is great as the Sheriff of Nottingham. :loveya:
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:43 PM
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8. Uh...
I think that you're thinking of Richard Lewis. Not the classic heart-throb, but YMMV.

Alan Rickman played in Kevin Costner's horrible Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but at least Rickman was enjoyable on-screen!
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:52 PM
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10. Jesus, I've been smoking the wrong brand of crack...
:P :rofl: :yoiks: Yes, indeed. I take my answer back then. :blush: Spaceballs is the better choice in that case.

Damn.... pretty stupid, huh? :rofl:
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:31 PM
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6. What's the matter Colonel Sanders? Chicken?
Spaceballs is the last decent Mel Brooks movie, it is not unwatchable. Men in Tights was just a cannibalization of his earlier great work.



"So Lone Star, I see your Schwartz is as big as mine."

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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:49 PM
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9. I haven't seen either movie
and now I never will!
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:55 PM
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11. Spaceballs, but only by a hair
Watching Spaceballs is like having to chew a jumbo wad of tinfoil while wearing braces and standing in a 55 gallon drum filled with icy-cold brine. Watching Robin Hood Men in Tights is like watching Spaceballs, but having to also watch Spaceballs while you chew.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 04:04 PM
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13. LMFAO!
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:56 PM
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12. Spaceballs
doesn't suck. I happen to like it. :P
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:22 PM
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14. I thought Spaceballs was funny
Even though it was corny. Men in Tights isn't funny and is boring.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:29 PM
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15. Spaceballs is absolutely hilarious.
I haven't seen Robin Hood: Men In Tights, though.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:47 PM
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16. LoL!
Orrex every time I go into a threat about a book or a movie it seems like I have the contrary opinion than you.

I just got Spaceballs DVD as a gift and watched it again recent...hilarious!

Maybe not Mel's best but damn good and anyone who thinks otherwise is wholly daft! ;)
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 09:04 PM
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18. Hmm...
Orrex every time I go into a threat about a book or a movie it seems like I have the contrary opinion than you.

Then I think it's just amazing that you can be wrong 100% of the time! :evilgrin:

For me, I think the rule of thumb has to be that a spoof needs to be able to stand on its own, as though the material being spoofed had never existed. Spaceballs fails this test IMO, and Robin Hood: MiT certainly does. Young Frankenstein, in contrast, is funny even if you've never seen the original Frankenstein film.

YMMV, of course, even if you're always wrong! ;)
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:55 PM
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17. Space Balls kicks ass!
I love that movie.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 09:34 PM
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19. Space Balls...
The Flame THROWER!!!! The kids really love this one... :)


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