End Of Year Discussion – December 31, 2008

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about vic End Of Year Discussion   December 31, 2008

It’s Wednesday so it’s time for our weekly open discussion, but as it happens this one is hitting on the last day of 2008! Can you believe this year is over already?

And what an incredible year it’s been for movies… 2008 was a banner year for superhero movie fans with the likes of The Dark Knight, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Hellboy 2, and yes – even Hancock and Punisher: War Zone.

Other great genre films included Rambo, Cloverfield (do you even remember that opened this year?!), Tropic Thunder, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Kung Fu Panda and more.

Of course we’ve had our share of not so hot movies this year like The Happening, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Meet Dave, Meet the Spartans, X-Files, etc. Then there those we were looking forward to that left some of us disappointed like Indy 4 and Quantum of Solace.

I think this would be a great place to post your comments regarding your faves and not so favorite movies of this year… Hits, misses, surprises – whatever floats your boat (within our usual guidelines of course).

All of us here at Screen Rant wish you a very Happy New Year and here’s hoping that 2009 turns out to be as great a year for movie fans as 2008 was!

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  1. They obviosly didn’t test it out back then. They had an episode where they tested out movie gags and that was one of them. They didn’t have one of the round ones from the movie, they used one of the slide/rafts from modern aircraft. From what I remember, it actually sort of worked…

  2. @Ken

    Get outta town! It worked?! Damn, now I’m going to have to watch that movie again with a revised opinion of that opening.

    How the heck did they test it though? You wouldn’t catch me doing that. I mean, sure you could catch me but you’d HAVE to AND push me out of the plane with the raft besides and even then there’s no guarantee that I wouldn’t just plunge to my death without ever opening the raft.

    Did I take your comment a little too seriously? Damn Oxycodone. I can’t wait until my back’s better! I have two choices: pain or stupidity. And when I choose pain I’m an evil b**** and you couldn’t even talk to me so there’s just no winning.

  3. I forgot exactly how they tested it, I’ll have to watch it again. Nobody was actually in it, they used “Buster” their dummy. And their either lifted the already inflated raft by helicopter or a really high crane, forgot which, and they dropped it from like over 200 feet or more. I think they measured the impact on landing on buster to see if the raft really would have slowed it down enough to make the landing a survivable one. Now I’m not sure if they were able to get the big slide shaped raft from flipping though, but I do vaguely remember seeing it glide down without flipping at least on one of the attempts… I’m gonna look for video on it when I get home. I’m at work and strangely (and luckily) this is one of the few sites not blocked…

  4. @ Vic,RoseMarie,prtfvr

    The worst thing I can say about Crystal Skull is that at no time during the whole movie was I on the edge of my seat.I kept waiting and waiting for it to kick in gear but it never did.You can talk about the lead lined refrigerators,aliens,and all the other nonsense it contained,but it never had the feel of a Indiana Jones movie.