if i only see one movie in the next 2 weeks, what should it be - Jackass or Adaptation?

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essentially the two sides of the maverick nickel that is Spike Jonze? what are your thoughts on either - avoid spoilers if you can - or if you think there's anything more worthy in mainstream cinema at the moment (UK) point it out here.

stevem (blueski), Saturday, 1 March 2003 19:24 (seventeen years ago) link

adaptation is brilliant! just got back from seeing it. not seen jackass butadaptation uis well worth anyones time. ages since i really enjoyed a film like that. not sure what this has to do with ilM tho. has this been psted on ile too? is that why no ones replied?

ambrose (ambrose), Saturday, 1 March 2003 22:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Just walk out about 15 minutes from the end of Adaptation, you'll be better off.

David Beckhouse (David Beckhouse), Sunday, 2 March 2003 00:28 (seventeen years ago) link

if the very presence of any sort or meta- or pomo conceit makes your knee jerk then avoid Adapation. I thought it was very entertaining.

Aaron A., Sunday, 2 March 2003 00:35 (seventeen years ago) link

jackass - best documentary of 2002.

gygax! (gygax!), Sunday, 2 March 2003 00:59 (seventeen years ago) link

yeh this thread was meant for ILE, but what the hell

i will probably end up seeing neither in the cinema but want to try and see both if i can...

also, WHEN is Charlie Kaufman/Michel Gondry's 'Human Nature' film coming out? ever?!

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 2 March 2003 01:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Human Nature's out on video. I think it just got a limited release in the theatres. Like all Charlie Kaufman scripts it starts well and peters out. There's definitely some really amusing stuff in it but it doesn't really hold together.

Adaptation really fucked itself with that ending.

slutsky (slutsky), Sunday, 2 March 2003 01:07 (seventeen years ago) link

the ending of adaptation is like, the whole point!

zemko (bob), Sunday, 2 March 2003 01:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Bad point.

slutsky (slutsky), Sunday, 2 March 2003 07:23 (seventeen years ago) link

don't you have to dismiss the whole film if you don't like the ending, in this case? i guess that's just repeating what zemko said. but he sells out, that's the joke, and it's not much of a joke unless you show it. the punchline is that you have to sit through it, i guess, and it works for me.

Aaron A., Sunday, 2 March 2003 07:41 (seventeen years ago) link

don't respond to that -- too much info -- i requested deletion

Aaron A., Sunday, 2 March 2003 07:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Nicholas Cage isn't in Jackass.

So, see Jackass.

paul cox (paul cox), Sunday, 2 March 2003 07:58 (seventeen years ago) link

zemko otm.
he doesn't 'sell out'!

minna (minna), Sunday, 2 March 2003 08:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Adaptation, never seen the point of jackass

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 2 March 2003 10:40 (seventeen years ago) link

Jackass, which has just become the best film ever. The penultimate stunt is the dumbest, most ridiculous, pointless thing ever, and, as such, abject fucking brilliance.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 2 March 2003 11:14 (seventeen years ago) link

My main problem with Adaptation, which I think ruins the movie for me (although there's a lot there that I like) is that the movie ends with a great big gimmick, and not a particularly inspired or interesting one. It's not the first movie to do what it does (I'm trying to avoid spoilers here and talk around things), and for all it's cleverness, it's a cop-out, regardless of whether copping out is the point. Who cares if it's the point? It's still bad.

slutsky (slutsky), Sunday, 2 March 2003 17:55 (seventeen years ago) link

The sad part is I thought the ending was more fun than the rest of the movie, at least when it wasn't sappy.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Sunday, 2 March 2003 20:51 (seventeen years ago) link

well i went with Jackass in the end cos no-one else i was with wanted to see Adaptation - still i thought 'Jackass' was largely fantastic, the intro and outro sequences being particularly outstanding, had me in awe and scratching my head wondering how they did it, and also actually envying them even more for creating such memorable experiences for themselves unlike my predictable mundane unactive life at the mo - so it inspired me basically. the film itself did tail off a bit for me - but 'golfers horn', 'roller disco truck' and all the japan bits were the best, i was hoping the final round of stunts would be the funniest or most ostentatious but the randomness of it all works too i guess.

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 9 March 2003 20:41 (seventeen years ago) link

four years pass...

i only just saw Adaptation.

blueski, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:04 (twelve years ago) link

reactions etc?

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:19 (twelve years ago) link

why is this on ILM? madness

blueski, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:20 (twelve years ago) link

watched jackass 2 last weekend. classic beyond classic.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:22 (twelve years ago) link

rubbish more like.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:27 (twelve years ago) link

gayest movie evar - also v awz

jhøshea, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:28 (twelve years ago) link


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