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Avoid this Movie
05-24-09 | Self

Posted on 05/24/2009 8:25:31 PM PDT by skateman

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Conservatives are advised to avoid this movie. This is a sequel to the successful and funny 2006 film "Night at the Museum". In both movies the premise is that a magic tablet allows the museum characters to come alive at night after sunset. However, this movie proves the old adage that quite often the sequel is not as good as the original.

The movie would be bad enough even without the shots at George W. Bush. A particular galling moment is when the come alive character General George Custer, whose voice sounds like George Bush, says that he feels so ashamed at leading Americans to a needless death.

Another sad moment is when the come to life Roman General gazes at the White House and utters the line: "They say a good man now rules the Union".

The final straw for me was when Abraham Lincoln gazes toward the White House and says something to the effect that: "Everything is looking up."


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KEYWORDS: bushbashing; hollyweird
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I'm sorry I wasted my money on this piece of trash.
1 posted on 05/24/2009 8:25:31 PM PDT by skateman
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To: skateman

Did those three lines ruin the movie or was it already bad?


2 posted on 05/24/2009 8:27:49 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Defending RINOs is the same as defending Liberals.)
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To: skateman

Thanks. I will withhold my dollars too. Too bad, I enjoyed the first one.


3 posted on 05/24/2009 8:28:31 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: skateman

Thanks for the heads up. Hollyweird is not getting my ten bucks.


4 posted on 05/24/2009 8:28:37 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Eagle Eye

The movie was already bad, the lines just added insult to injury. The movie compared to the original was plodding and slow.


5 posted on 05/24/2009 8:29:53 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: skateman

I just got back from driving to DC to see the movie at the IMAX they have in the Natural History Museum. The movie was bad enough without the pathetic attempts on the part of the movie’s producers / Director to demonstrate their undying devotion to the great leader.

This movie was as bad, as the first one was good. Save your money.


6 posted on 05/24/2009 8:30:38 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: skateman

Thanks! Too bad.


7 posted on 05/24/2009 8:32:14 PM PDT by roses of sharon (NOTRE DAMIAN: ABORTION, YES WE CAN!)
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To: skateman

Thanks for the heads up/ I will make it a point to actively avoid ever watching this garbage.


9 posted on 05/24/2009 8:32:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NavVet

If I had the pic I would love to post that line: “They say, a good man now rules the union” under that pic of Zero unshaven with the cigarette in his hand.


10 posted on 05/24/2009 8:34:08 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: skateman

and forgot to mention that who really got terminated is director McG. Terminator Salvation looks like it desperately needs to be salvaged. I just never thought having Christian “WTF do you not understand” Bale as John Connor was a VERY bad casting decision.


11 posted on 05/24/2009 8:34:53 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: skateman
I saw the movie and had a different take. I felt that the Roman general was referring to Wubya as was Lincoln. When you watch the satire of Gen Custer I suggest that you rent the Movie "They Died with Their Boots On". After I first saw that movie I read the biography of Custer and he was a true hero! To enter the war as a Lt and get promoted for his leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg was an astounding feat.

Be that as it may, the movie takes liberties with history but the important thing is that we enrich our childrens lives with an understanding and appreication of History.

Memorial Day is a good time to remember!

12 posted on 05/24/2009 8:37:58 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: skateman

Gag. The previews looked funny (as always), so you probably saved me 8 bucks + popcorn...


13 posted on 05/24/2009 8:37:58 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: skateman

“However, this movie proves the old adage that quite often the sequel is not as good as the original.”

Wow. The first one stunk. This must be outstandingly bad.


14 posted on 05/24/2009 8:39:30 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: skateman

Thanks for the heads up.


15 posted on 05/24/2009 8:41:19 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Young Werther

I just don’t see how you got that take on the movie. Dubya is not in the White House now.


16 posted on 05/24/2009 8:44:13 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: skateman

Crap! I just got back from seeing it. Too bad I didn’t see your post first.


17 posted on 05/24/2009 8:44:21 PM PDT by trialbyfire (Black conservatives are people too.)
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To: skateman

Marked off the list.


18 posted on 05/24/2009 8:44:39 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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Saw it, liked it.


19 posted on 05/24/2009 8:47:51 PM PDT by ak267
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To: skateman

Hey thank you for posting this.

I am really getting tired of this “Blame Bush for Everything” approach that we have been getting the last 8+ years.


20 posted on 05/24/2009 8:49:00 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: skateman

The first one was barely acceptable, but this one really galled me with the awful portrayal of General Custer. This movie has nothing good to say. Not to mention that they cutie-pied Amelia Earhart. Have you seen pictures of her? She’s a dog!!


21 posted on 05/24/2009 8:50:36 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: swatbuznik

Yeah, they took some real liberties with Amelia.


22 posted on 05/24/2009 8:52:18 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: ak267

I wanted to like it, the first movie was to me a great premise and funny.


23 posted on 05/24/2009 8:56:03 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: skateman

Does it get a “Two middle fingers up”?


24 posted on 05/24/2009 8:56:34 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: skateman

Well Robin Williams as TR should be enough reason to not watch this. TR would kick the crap out of Williams.


25 posted on 05/24/2009 8:58:09 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: SIDENET

Just after the Roman general utters the offending line he starts across the White House lawn, just at that point I said to my wife, “Let’s leave”, only prob is the scene when suddenly quite and the whole theater heard me. LOL.


26 posted on 05/24/2009 8:58:40 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: LukeL

Actually in this movie, Williams’ character has very little screen time.


27 posted on 05/24/2009 8:59:42 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: skateman

Why didnt you ask for a refund?

Sounds like a good movie for cable in the future when we plan a Sunday nap day (IOW to snooze through).

I like your title to the thread, blunt.

Thanks for the heads up.


28 posted on 05/24/2009 9:00:28 PM PDT by Global2010 (God is not Santa Claus.)
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To: skateman

I’m sorry you wasted your time typing this missive. I guess we’re even.


29 posted on 05/24/2009 9:01:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: Global2010
I guess I should have asked for a refund, but my wife wouldn't let me leave. Had to sit through the entire movie. Hey the movie beat root canal sans anesthesia, but that is about all.
30 posted on 05/24/2009 9:02:27 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

We’re each entitled to our own opinion, arent’ we!


31 posted on 05/24/2009 9:03:04 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: skateman

Yup! I love FR.


32 posted on 05/24/2009 9:04:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

So do I.


33 posted on 05/24/2009 9:05:01 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: Eagle Eye

It was bad. Sappy. Sentimental appeal to previous. It was a “reunion” sequel. Main character has left the honorable job at museum to become a millionaire hawking silly products like glow in the dark flashlights. At the end of the movie, he finds himself, regaining his honor by taking the job at the museum. It also implies that he gave all of his wealth to the Smithsonian.
It was just plain stupid. Should have stopped with the first one.


34 posted on 05/24/2009 9:05:28 PM PDT by discipler (When they are all done, I'm hoping to have left a little pocket change)
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I’d be willing to bet that an “honest” poll taken Bush vs. OBama... Bush would win on “Do You Think (insert name) is a good man?”

The media would have everyone believe Bush’s bad numbers were a movement in the country toward the left, that bush was out of touch. The truth is his numbers went bad because he didn’t govern under the principles to which he was elected to enact. We had both house and senate and the white house - and we spent months thinking about whether or not it was right to impose our will. Obama and the Dems took exactly 3 seconds to enforce their will on all of us. That is the exact reason Republicans are in shambles and democrats are in line. At least the Ds are doing what they say they’ve always wanted. We didn’t and we’re paying for it right now.

Move to the right, not the middle. Not an angry right. A principled right based on historical fact, experience and the good of the society - call the media out when they distort - all live interviews, nothing taped or edited, you print national security information, off to jail you go and treason is the charge, you lie or distort information or withhold information on a regular basis, pull their FCC license and hand it to someone else - you lost your turn for not being journalists.

Sorry...i’ve been talking politics all day with family and my ranting fingers are going crazy.


35 posted on 05/24/2009 9:07:10 PM PDT by dannyboy72a (The President of the United States should not be selling me insurance)
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To: Eagle Eye
Did those three lines ruin the movie or was it already bad?

Already bad IMHO. The first one was fun and funny. This one, not so much. About the only redeeming value here was the skin-tight pants on Amelia Earhart. :-) I thought they were particularly unfair to Gen. Custer - making him out to be an incompetent boob. Sure, getting your entire command killed is bad. But did the man not have a successful career up to that engagement?

In the last couple of weeks I've been to the new Star Trek, the new Terminator, and the new Museum movies. Of the three, only Star Trek was worth it IMHO. Terminator, maybe worth it on DVD as a rental. Museum, skip it.

36 posted on 05/24/2009 9:08:52 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: dannyboy72a

Great post and great comments.


37 posted on 05/24/2009 9:09:06 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar

Loved Star Trek. Love the new time line.


38 posted on 05/24/2009 9:10:15 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar; skateman; discipler

Thanks. Star Trek sounds like the winner in the bunch.


39 posted on 05/24/2009 9:13:18 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Defending RINOs is the same as defending Liberals.)
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But did the man not have a successful career up to that engagement?

My feeble understanding is that he did not. Bottom of his class at West Point.

40 posted on 05/24/2009 9:13:31 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: Eagle Eye

Warning some hard core Trekkies may have problem with the new timeline. I did at first, but after retrospection I have decided I like the changes.


41 posted on 05/24/2009 9:15:00 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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To: latina4dubya

ping


42 posted on 05/24/2009 9:17:33 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Cyber Liberty
From Wikipedia.

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. At the start of the Civil War, Custer was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his class's graduation was accelerated so that they could enter the war. Custer graduated last in his class and served at the First Battle of Bull Run as a staff officer for Major General George B. McClellan in the Army of the Potomac's 1862 Peninsula Campaign.

Early in the Gettysburg Campaign, Custer's association with cavalry commander Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton earned him a promotion from first lieutenant to brigadier general of volunteers at the age of 23.

Custer established a reputation as an aggressive cavalry brigade commander willing to take personal risks by leading his Michigan Brigade into battle, such as the mounted charges at Hunterstown and East Cavalry Field at the Battle of Gettysburg. In 1864, with the Cavalry Corps under the command of Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan, Custer led his "Wolverines" through the Overland Campaign, including the Battle of Trevilian Station.

Custer, now commanding the 3rd Division, followed Sheridan to the Shenandoah Valley where they defeated the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early in the Valley Campaigns of 1864. In 1865, Custer played a key role in the Appomattox Campaign, with his division blocking General Robert E. Lee's retreat on its final day.

At the end of the Civil War (April 15, 1865), Custer was promoted to major general of volunteers, but was reduced to his permanent grade of captain in the regular army. In 1866, he was appointed to the regular army rank of lieutenant colonel, leading the 7th U.S. Cavalry and served in the Indian Wars. His distinguished war record, which started with riding dispatches for Winfield Scott, has been overshadowed in history by his role and fate in the Indian Wars.

Custer was defeated and killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, against a coalition of Native American tribes composed almost exclusively of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, and led by the Sioux warrior Crazy Horse and the Sioux leaders Gall and Sitting Bull. This confrontation has come to be popularly known in American history as Custer's Last Stand.

43 posted on 05/24/2009 9:18:00 PM PDT by skateman (Kris won!)
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I feel kind of sorry for the producers of this movie. These lines were probably added to the film in that brief three day period between the inauguration and the moment that everybody figured out that Obama is an asshole.


44 posted on 05/24/2009 9:30:37 PM PDT by gridlock (Barack Obama is Kristy Yamaguchi and Dick Cheney is the Zamboni.)
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Loved Star Trek. Love the new time line.

Yep. Just saw Star Trek today. The new time line is a clever plot device that allows them to write entirely new stories using the same characters with worrying about contradictions with the old Star Trek "history". Should result in a good new series of movies.

45 posted on 05/24/2009 9:33:20 PM PDT by Hugin (GSA! (Goodbye sweet America))
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To: Young Werther

What are you smoking? Everything you wrote was poppycock. So who cares if their is indoctrination and history re-writing going on, just as long as the children are excited about history? Dumb


46 posted on 05/24/2009 9:34:01 PM PDT by freeplancer
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To: skateman

Ben Stiller is about as funny as what I leave in the toilet every morning. He is a moron who makes nothing but spectacularly unfunny films. He has no talent whatsoever. He must have blackmail material on the studio heads in order to keep getting jobs. Avoid Ben Stiller’s moves like the Black Plague.


47 posted on 05/24/2009 9:42:39 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: skateman

Hah.

I (careprovider for quad son) sat through the live show of the Smothers Brothers last night.

So I feel your pain, politically unfunny satire.


48 posted on 05/24/2009 9:44:49 PM PDT by Global2010 (God is not Santa Claus.)
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To: Young Werther

So Hollywood praised George W.Bush? Color me skeptical.


49 posted on 05/24/2009 10:00:52 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Cyber Liberty; skateman

Agree with both of you.

We had a poster melt down on this thread today due to differing opinions.
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It was for me a lite news chat thread all in fun.

Easy to see the melt down of the poster.

Not serious as in old FR flame wars but more like a humorous.


50 posted on 05/24/2009 10:03:29 PM PDT by Global2010 (God is not Santa Claus.)
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