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Do you think The Cable Guy would have done better if it came out in 2008?

Better
6
67%
Wouldn't have mattered
2
22%
Worse
1
11%
 
Total votes : 9

Cable Guy Poll

Postby chips and dip » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:30 pm

Same thing I posted for Me, Myself, and Irene.
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Postby fluffy » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:52 pm

i really love this movie and i think the press hammered it because of Jims payday....that kind of cash is normal now so i think it would be received better........ :D
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Postby 123Dan123 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:34 pm

fluffy wrote:i really love this movie and i think the press hammered it because of Jims payday....that kind of cash is normal now so i think it would be received better........ :D


Also because people were not ready to see the dark side of Carrey.
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Postby fluffy » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:53 pm

lol..........yum, i love his darkside.........lol..... :wink:
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Postby chips and dip » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:36 am

I voted better but how should I know?
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Postby grinchy steve » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:37 am

I voted worse, no doubt about it.
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Postby chips and dip » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:39 pm

Why's that?
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Postby grinchy steve » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:36 pm

Because it's typical 90's Carrey in many ways. The reason that it was disliked, is not that our beloved Jim was just a little bit more serious at some moments but because dark comedy (that's what it was) simply isn't that welcome as laugh-out-loud comedy that's flirting with 'feel-good'.

So, a dark comedy would do better these days? Yup, it would I suppose, just a bit. Only one problem, people would have seen the amazing performances in 'The Truman Show', 'Man on the Moon' and 'Eternal Sunshine'. So this 'Cable Guy' would feel like a less good performance, just because it's not on that level.

'The Cable Guy' could work in 2009, but the script should be a lot better, the performance should go a lot deeper and more serious at times and Matthew Broderick should be replaced, cause the time he was kinda 'hot' for the audiance is long gone. As for the humor, this was totaly the Carrey from ten years ago, as you can see everywhere people expect more from him now. So, the same 'Cable Guy' as back then released now? No.

I know it's unfair, but it's also understandable.
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Postby lammy » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:46 am

No with how things are with the whole pirate people-no, it would have done bad...and all movies will eventually cause people rather be home watching a movie than a cinema.
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