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"The Number 23"
« on: July 02, 2008, 07:21:50 pm »
I just saw that there is a movie called, "The Number 23."  The description didn't really say much except about the repetition of the number and something about paranoia.  Has anyone seen it?  Post up a review?

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 07:33:03 pm »
I finally saw the number 23. I fell asleep for about about 40 minutes somewhere in the middle. Judging from what the other people in the room said, I don't think it affected the movie for me.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 07:47:27 pm »
It is one of the most annoying movies I have ever seen.  If you do not pay attention you get lost and then in the end you're like fuck, I could have watched the last 30 minutes and that would have been interesting cause they just drug out for 2 hours 30 minutes of ok.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 08:13:11 pm »
Not a good movie.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 08:13:55 pm »
Here's my review:   :vom:
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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 08:17:39 pm »
Fuck Jim Carrey right in his puckered starfish.

Granted, this is not a review of the movie, it's more of an incitement to anal raep. So it goes.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 09:47:29 pm »
It was about on par with "The Butterfly Effect".
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 10:07:25 pm »
It was about on par with "The Butterfly Effect" Police Academy 7

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 12:11:58 am »
Fuck Jim Carrey right in his puckered starfish.

Granted, this is not a review of the movie, it's more of an incitement to anal raep. So it goes.

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 12:25:11 am »
It was about on par with "The Butterfly Effect" Police Academy 7

Fixed.

Wow, you're giving it a lot more credit than I did...  :lulz:

Of course, rarely have I hated a movie more than I hated "The Butterfly Effect". I don't think Pauly Shore could have done worse.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 01:47:38 am »
Ive always like Virginia Madsen ever since Candyman

Personally I don't think its as bad as people here say
quick review first act is pretty good
second act little poor
third act kind of flaccid
I actually think the ending kind of works, and most peoples objections and I think its more the climax that people have a problem with
It is slow moving (which is actually not a problem with me, actually i prefer movies that slow moving)
I think the major problem lies although the number is causing all these problems but for some reason the problems themselfs seems semi-interesting, and i think it's one of those scripts that would have made a better movie if done outside of the movie studio
Like the De Vinci Code (far worse movie by the way) it's at it best when everything is coded but dull when the plot comes into play

but all in all i didn't hate myself for watching but wouldn't watch it again
if i had to rate it out of 5 i would probably give it a 2 or 3 depending on my mood at the time

then again according to many dates I have horrible tastes in movies
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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008, 03:07:10 am »
It wants to be "The Machinist" which isn't an excellent film, but decent.
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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008, 06:55:33 pm »
I can't actually remember much of what happened in The Machinist but I remember disliking it as much as both The Number 23 and The Butterfly Effect.

Another weak example of 'head-fuck' in modern cinema is Stay. Maybe I would have hated it less if I hadn't have seen Jacob's Ladder or anything by Lynch.

It's all become one big clusterfuck of similar plot twists. "Oh dear, I seem to have been dead all along", or "so, if we're two people then which one of us is me if we exist anyway?" and plenty of variations along those lines.

Besides all that, though, I vaguely remember The Number 23 actually doing the number a bit of justice. Hazy memory of it. I'd have to watch it again to say.

PD needs a thread for films in general or else I'll suddenly start asking questions like, why did The Truman Show, Dark City and The Matrix all come out in the space of two years?

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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2008, 09:22:13 pm »
I can't actually remember much of what happened in The Machinist but I remember disliking it as much as both The Number 23 and The Butterfly Effect.

The plot was pretty much on the same level, maybe a bit better, but I thought the cinematography in The Machinist was better. Also Christian Bale actually starved his ass to get to unhealthy levels of skinny, which helped sell the insanity.

It helps to not be completely sober when watching either film though - they're not spectacular films or anything.

The Butterfly Effect was much worse than The Number 23 or The Machinist IMO.
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Re: "The Number 23"
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2008, 09:30:41 pm »
Police Academy 7 was worse than all of them.  Put together.