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Championing Hated Movies – Jowski II

Geek Juice Radio – Episode 135
a new series of Championing Hated Movies-starting w/Jowski’s new list of hated movies to defend.
Featuring: Alex Jowski, Scott McArthur, mister X and…?

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.
13 Comments
  • question
    July 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    i am not understanding what mister x says because every time he says a word is gets cut of is mister x having a bad connection?

  • ArmymanZ
    July 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Silent Hill was R rated.

    • ArmymanZ
      July 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      You guys sound like hypocrites when you bash Silent Hill game fans for hating the adaptation because it wasn’t like the game but you’ll bash Man of Steel because it’s not like the comic book or the Richard Donner movies.

      • July 11, 2014 at 2:13 am

        I’ve read maybe 2 Superman comics. I bash Man of Steel because it is objectively bad in my opinion.

      • July 11, 2014 at 4:23 am

        Man of Steel sucks because Man of Steel is an epic piece of shit fucking film. You don’t have to be a comic book fan to see that.

      • Scott A. McArthur
        July 15, 2014 at 12:09 am

        Personally, I find this double standard to be one of the more peculiar defenses MOS fans create on the film’s behalf. The myriad flaws of MOS go far beyond it straying from it’s source material. In the case of Silent Hill, the film, when viewed just as a film, works, is quite effective, easily understandable, and keeps your attention. When held up to the standards of being a film, MOS does not stack up. If the film was made with the intention of staying true to the origins and make-up of the Superman character and universe but had the same jagged narrative, absence of character development, and obnoxious last third, I would still view the film as a failure as a film.

        A counter argument is another Zack Snyder film, Watchmen. Watchmen tries to sticks very close to the original text but, as I find, misses the subtlety, import, and overall meaning of Moore’s comic that, as a film, I think it is failure. Maybe not as much as a failure as MOS, but still a deeply flawed experience riddled with many of the same problems found in most of Snyder’s work.

        Another counter argument is the series that MOS is clearly trying to ape, Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. From ‘Begins,’ Nolan’s trilogy, while incorporating many elements from Batman’s lore, is far from removed from it’s source material, often creating it’s own mythos in the process. Still, when held to the standards of proper film making and story telling, the series successes where MOS does not.

        We could also include the differences between Stephen King’s The Shining and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, or PK Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner; two films that work spectacularly despite the substantial difference from their source material.

  • Dan
    July 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    DC has no say on the matter of Superman killing in other medias, that’s entirely up to WB, who are largely responsible for a lack of Superman villains on the big screen and the lack of DC properties in movies.

    • Scott A. McArthur
      July 15, 2014 at 12:14 am

      I don’t think any of use were really blaming, or would blame, DC for Superman’s inexplicable behavior in MOS, but this is an illuminating comment. For my own purposes, I’ll have to research this a little further.

  • Michael King
    July 12, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    When will Geek Juice Radio be back on iTunes?

    • jwiderski
      July 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      It unfortunately won’t be do to technical issues, but it will always be hosted here on Geek Juice and on Soundcloud.

      • Michael King
        July 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        That does suck but at least I now know to make this part of my regular wanderings around the vast landscape of the internet instead of when I want to comment on an episode.

  • Kevin Bell
    August 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I know it’s only your opinion on the Silent Hill Gamers vs. The Silent Hill Movie but really, you all sound very …jerkish but that is how you come across a bit, to me. Yes, people sometimes want to stick to their comfort zones – and want to see the things they like adapted in similar ways and that can be a problem. For example, I do not want to see Michael Bay’s TMNT movie since the look and feel is not like anything I would be interested in. But listening to you all go on, about opinions and what not, people are all entitled to feel how they feel. Maybe they just shouldn’t use social media to abuse their feelings onto others.

    A fun fact is that I love the Silent Hill games and I thought the first Silent Hill movie was great. I could enjoy them both for what they are. The Silent Hill games, especially Silent Hill 2, are some of the best examples of game horror there are since you have to play it and be there yourself, and the subject matter they explore and touch on is way above a pedophile janitor.

    Each medium, in my opinion, has their strengths. And can take away from each other – Silent Hill 5-6 took away the transitions from the movies which was cool. Silent Hill the movie took on the basic premise from the games and did their own story. They messed up a lot of the symbolism the games had, not the basic premise of the town and the locations or the bare bones of the story. And I think that is what got fans riled up (I could be wrong, I don’t really look into things like that often). Things like pyramid head showing up was fan service, but they didn’t get what it meant in context. Or things like the nurse. (Though I think the latter was justified due to what happened to the little girl in the movie).

    Anyway, sorry for ranting on. I even enjoyed the first Resident Evil and that was nothing like the games really (and 4 took their laser trap). Like I said, each media can benefit from the other and people need to accept it. But just bashing gamers and others for the sake of it rubs me wrong. People in GENERAL have trouble with change, all across mediums and every day life.

  • Jackie
    September 9, 2014 at 1:25 am

    On scenes of people getting injected with drugs i hear you, Requiem For A Dream was the worst in that department.

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