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Napoleon Dynamite: Like It Or Love It?  
User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1813 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

So, as im sat here with a few of my mates and a few (crates) of beer, were watching Napoleon Dynamite. I should point out i have been pretty obsessed with this film for years and know it pretty much off by heart - sad i know!

What do you guys think of it? If you have not seen it before, you must. And if you have what do you think? I cant believe anyone could not like it!

A few facts which amazed me about it:

It only cost $400,000 to film
It grossed $46m (in the US alone), making it a huge success
Jon Heder, who played Napoleon, was paid just $1000
The filming was completed in just 22 days.


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User currently offlineRGElectra80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I saw this in the theaters about 4 or 5 times, dragging different friends who hadn't seen it yet. So that should tell you how I feel about it. Big grin

It's amazing that it only cost that much make, but grossed so much. I wonder how much more it made out of DVD sales.



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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2131 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

I've seen it three times, and I have to say I love it Big grin


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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1892 times:



Quoting Danfearn77 (Thread starter):
I cant believe anyone could not like it!

Had it been about an hour shorter I could have tolerated it, but I found it to be just painful after about 45 minutes.

I've only seen it all the way through in one sitting once, but in total I've probably seen it 4-5 times if you add all of the snippets (I used to sit on the board of a film festival that took over 7 of 10 screens in a multiplex; one year it was running in one of the 3 "normal" screens so every time I ran past that theater in the projection booth I got a minute or two... much more amusing that way.

Lincoln



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

The most retarded and pointless movie I've ever seen. I want 82 minutes of my life back.

User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1868 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 4):
The most retarded and pointless movie I've ever seen.

 checkmark  I agree, I watched 30min of it and I left the theater. I can only stand so much pointless crap at a time.



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User currently offlineVarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Very good, funny movie....


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

At first I thought it was stupid. Maybe the 3rd time of watching it (nothing else was on) I started to find it funny. Maybe it made my IQ drop the first 2 times, which caused me to find it funny the 3rd time lol.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

I've been meaning to watch this film. I am HUGE fan of cheap low-budget B-movies. Too bad it's almost dead nowadays.
The best were done 30-40 years ago.

Other movies you should check out:

Black Shampoo
Avenging Disco Godfather
Truck Turner
Willie Dynamite
Human Tornado
Delinquent School Girls
Satan's Cheerleaders
Superchick
Roller Boogie



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
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Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 4):
The most retarded and pointless movie I've ever seen. I want 82 minutes of my life back

Awww, was it that bad?

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 7):
Maybe the 3rd time of watching it (nothing else was on) I started to find it funny.

Wow, that is devotion!


Saw it once. It was cute, overhyped. But then again, I probably thought as highly about Clerks and the followup KEvin Smith flicks ( Chasing Amy, Dogma, Clerks 2, Jay and Silent Bob, Mall Rats) and raved about them to others too.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

I usually find pointless stuff like this funny, but I think I laughed about once during the whole film. Honestly, I can't see what the fuss is all about.

User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

I actually saw it for the first time in -05 since my girlfriend at the time had it on DVD. Loved it and watched it 20 times. Now, I like it. Hilarious movie, but definitely not a Top 20 in my book.


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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3010 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1794 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 4):
The most retarded and pointless movie I've ever seen. I want 82 minutes of my life back.

 checkmark 

I thought it was so over-rated.

Aeroflot777


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3022 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

After my first viewing I sounded like the other posters who hated it, or didn't even watch the whole movie.
Then I was in the room when my sister watched it a while later, half paying attention.
Then I found myself quoting it.
Then I found myself watching it again. Several times.

You definitely can't be uptight about such things and it helps to take a " I understand it's bad, but..." approach. But if you do, it entertains, which is what a movie should do.



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User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1680 times:



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 12):

It was probably the most overrated film I've seen in decades, never got what the fuss was all about and if I had to recommend it to anyone I'd tell them to watch the first 10mins of it, then go out and come back at the lst 5 minutes to see

Quoting Varigb707 (Reply 6):

The End!
Pretty much boring and unnecessary really. The only thing I really got out of watching it was realising afterwards what all those Vote for Pedro t-shirts were about.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19786 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1665 times:



Quoting Danfearn77 (Thread starter):

What do you guys think of it? If you have not seen it before, you must. And if you have what do you think? I cant believe anyone could not like it!

My big problem with it was that it could have been 2/3 the length. The first 1/3-1/2 of the movie is just spent doing set-up, showing the train wreck that is Napoleon, his community, and his life.

Had they just gotten to the plot, it would have been a lot better.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2852 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

One of the greatest comedy films I've seen... definitely ranks as my favorite comedies, just below American Pie 1 and 2  Wink

User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

I am biased I am related to Jon.

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2852 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1645 times:



Quoting Danfearn77 (Thread starter):
Jon Heder, who played Napoleon, was paid just $1000

Are you SERIOUS? I would've paid him $1000 just to do that hilarious dancing scene.


User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1813 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1617 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 18):


Quoting Danfearn77 (Thread starter):
Jon Heder, who played Napoleon, was paid just $1000

Are you SERIOUS? I would've paid him $1000 just to do that hilarious dancing scene.

Haha exactly. Same here! That had me rolling over when i first saw it!!

Another thing someone told me, that add on wedding scene at the end of the movie was commissioned by FOX i think, and that 5 minute scene cost FOX more than the entire rest of the film!

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 4):
The most retarded and pointless movie I've ever seen. I want 82 minutes of my life back.



Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 5):
checkmark I agree, I watched 30min of it and I left the theater. I can only stand so much pointless crap at a time.



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 12):
I thought it was so over-rated.



Quoting Virgin744 (Reply 14):
It was probably the most overrated film I've seen in decades,

Your entitled to your opinion, shame your opinion is wrong!!  Big grin



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Quite possibly the most over-rated movie ever.

I've seen commercials that made me laugh more in 60 seconds than this entire movie does.

Although I do concede the dancing scene was good.


User currently offlineLrockeagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

I've seen it probably 15 times...sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it...

Depends what kind of mood I'm in and how much I've had to drink...  Smile


User currently offlineFlanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

I hated it the first time i saw it. Then the next few times it grew on me.

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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11677 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 1499 times:



Quoting Danfearn77 (Thread starter):
The filming was completed in just 22 days.



Quoting Danfearn77 (Thread starter):
It only cost $400,000 to film

And it shows. I have seen it on TV several times and still think it is a pointless movie that has nothing really to add. I just don't get it. There was nothing funny in the movie. I don't understand what the big deal is.

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 9):
Clerks and the followup KEvin Smith flicks ( Chasing Amy, Dogma, Clerks 2, Jay and Silent Bob, Mall Rats)

Funny thing about those films, I loved Clerks and Mallrats. Starting with how much I enjoyed those two films, I saw Dogma. I was not impressed. Then, Chasing Amy. I gave up about 30 minutes in. So, I never saw Clerks 2 or Jay and Silent Bob. There just comes a point when the joke is just not funny anymore.



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User currently offlineFlybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 1491 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):

Other movies you should check out:

You're forgetting Army of Darkness, and the other Evil Dead movies.

I thought Napoleon was a complete waste of time. Watched 15 min of it and turned it off, never had a desire to finish it.



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25 Superfly : Aren't those zombie movies? The clips I've seen look really stupid. It seems as though they have a self-awareness of being cheesy which I am not a fa
26 FRAspotter : When I watched the movie in theater it was PAINFUL! Though it was still funny... It's one of those movies where it's painful to watch, but funny to qu
27 FlybaurLAX : Sorta, but they are cheap B-movies that were funny. I think the Evil Dead movies were not meant to be funny, but they sure turned out to be hilarious
28 Seb146 : Speaking of zombie flicks: back in my college stoner days, I watched Dead Alive and Jack Frost. I actually liked them, as long as I was high. I watch
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