Dreamcatcher

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  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    You know ... actually it is rather popular :)
    I've just checked IMDb's Weekly Top DVD/Video Rentals and so far Dreamcatcher has made over $54m (!) - not counting DVD/Video sales.
    Not bad for a bad film that grossed a little over $30m in theaters back in March.
     
  2. etale

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    Thanks!
    Will save my money for something else.
     
  3. Hellbilly

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    Hey now, you missed my updated review ;)
     
  4. etale

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    On the other hand, it might fun for a rental.
    Sounds a lot bettr than BATTLEFIELD EARTH.
     
  5. H0MOSareGAY

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    BINGO... and the alien showdown at the end was just too much.

    Slightly reminiscient of Tommyknockers and It, two otherwise good movies ruined by overly cheesey "alien" endings...
     
  6. Latency

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    :fire: HEY! I saw Battlefield Earth 6 times in the cheapo ($1) theatre. I loved it! Well worth the $6 :D
     
  7. maybrick

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    Sheesh, is this movie really 8 years old already?

    Checked it out of the library today. As far as King films go, it ain't the best and it certainly ain't the worst. Taken as a cheesy B flick it's entertaining enough. It's kind of hard to look at past all of the implausible actions of the characters otherwise (and I don't think I need to make a list of all of them since I'm sure most of you have already seen it by now. There were a ton.)

    Lots of reactionary posts back in the day. Sure, Dreamcatchers is a bad film, but it ain't that bad.
     
  8. Dave

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    Hated the movie but adore the book.
     
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    One of King's weaker books for me and the movie was even more disappointing. Still have no idea what they were thinking with the alien battle ending.
     
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    I agree about the book, I didn't like it either.
     
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    I saw it in the theater and laughed so hard at times that I thought I might be ejected by the staff.
    No such luck .

    The film did confirm something I have always suspected though,if you are possessed by a mysterious evil force you will spontaniously develop a British accent.It also shoots down an oft quoted belief,"Morgan Freeman is good in everything".So I guess you could say the film is educational if nothing else.

    Well worth seeing...once.
     
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    Absolute garbage. Hated it the first time I saw it, and have had no desire to revisit it since. Easily the worst movie (that I've seen) w/ Stephen King's name on it. (I haven't read the book.) Bad CGI critters, the worst tagline ever ("Evil slips through" for a movie about eel-like aliens that come out of people's asses? Really? Really?!), and of course the central idea is a riff on Alien that a 10-year-old might come up with. No wonder it bombed at the box office. I'm surprised someone dug up this post to discuss this greasy turd of a movie after all this time. I guess it just slipped through. I felt less unclean after watching The Human Centipede (a far better movie) than I did Dreamcatcher.
     
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    I didn't see the CGI as much worse than it was in The Mist. I'm not going to go out of my way to defend Dreamcatcher because it really isn't a good movie, but come on. Bad Stephen King films are more the rule rather than the exception. In my opinion, all of the Mick Garris films are worse, ESPECIALLY Sleepwalkers. Secret Window wasn't all that great either.
     

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