A death sentence for a film

November 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

An Egyptian court has convicted in absentia seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

If you get death sentences for making crappy films, then someone should kill all the cast and crew of All The King’s Men! That is the 2006 version, not the 1949 version.

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41 Responses to “A death sentence for a film”

  1. Murray (8,844 comments) says:

    Except the film didn’t “spark riots”, it was used as an excuse for Sept 11 rioting and murder.

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  2. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    Peter Jackson would be fucked. King Kong and The Lovely Bones would be two of the most shambolic pieces of crap ever made…

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  3. iMP (2,349 comments) says:

    The worst film I’ve ever seen was “Alexander.” Couldn’t even last until the end.

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  4. RightNow (6,961 comments) says:

    Are we making our own list? I nominate the makers of the 10:10 exploding children video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Mw5_EBk0g

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  5. davidp (3,571 comments) says:

    I’m with iMP on Alexander. Also, Tom Green deserves to be stoned to death for Freddie Got Fingered.

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  6. Lance (2,616 comments) says:

    Certainly the biggest disappointment nod has to go to Prometheus.

    How Ridly Scott could take a prequel for a fantastic movie (Alien, which he made) complete with big budget etc and completely cluster fuck it is beyond me.

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  7. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    The term “Egyptian court” is a joke and oxymoron.

    The vile “religion of peace” would love to exterminate the rest of us who do not share its primitive and backward-looking view of the world.

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  8. Harriet (4,743 comments) says:

    Brokeback Mountain is apparently a pathetic movie. I nominate that! :cool:

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  9. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    Attack of the Clones was pretty dire.

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  10. Graeme Edgeler (3,279 comments) says:

    Except the film didn’t “spark riots”, it was used as an excuse for Sept 11 rioting and murder.

    It was an excuse in some places. In other places, I’m pretty sure there were protests against the film. That’s why the pretext worked for a while. It took the protests in some places and transplanted it to another.

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  11. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    Some absolute crackers amongst this lot-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_worst

    Heh, I had forgotten about Howard the Duck

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  12. dime (9,788 comments) says:

    longknives – lol king kong was just terrible. i cant believe he filmed the boat ride to the island in real time.. 37 days in the theatre was just too much.

    oh yeah – lol @ islamic countries. morons.

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  13. Alan Wilkinson (1,865 comments) says:

    I hope everyone who makes such threats to kill is placed on a travel ban from their Neanderthal habitats.

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  14. thedavincimode (6,606 comments) says:

    Anything with Steve Martin in it is usually a safe bet. In fact, he has invited jihad upon himself for the completely piss poor effort in reprising the Clouseau role.

    Outside the movies: well, hard to go past the bad acting that is John Cambell. [serious deep voice font] “Ooh, look at me, I’m a Thunderbirds puppet”. Blurghh. :(

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  15. scrubone (3,090 comments) says:

    It was an excuse in some places. In other places, I’m pretty sure there were protests against the film. That’s why the pretext worked for a while. It took the protests in some places and transplanted it to another.

    Yes, but it was still an excuse. Just depends on who was using it – the Obama administration or those who organised the riots.

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  16. Raphael (84 comments) says:

    @iMP. absolutely. I stopped watching Alexander half way through. I’m not into torturing myself.

    @Murray. Yup. the Libya incident on 11 Sept that resulted in the death of the American ambassador has since been confirmed as a pre-planned terrorist attack.

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  17. scrubone (3,090 comments) says:

    Oh, and my nomination is Southland Tales.

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  18. scrubone (3,090 comments) says:

    Hm, looking through that Wiki list I’d have to add Highlander II as a runner-up deserving only a light beating.

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  19. Graeme Edgeler (3,279 comments) says:

    @Murray. Yup. the Libya incident on 11 Sept that resulted in the death of the American ambassador has since been confirmed as a pre-planned terrorist attack

    And this somehow proves that no-one anywhere in the World rioted against the film?

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  20. cha (3,919 comments) says:

    Yet Coptic Christians posing as Jews doesn’t rate a mention.

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  21. noskire (837 comments) says:

    This is surely one of the worst of all time.

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  22. Lance (2,616 comments) says:

    @noskire
    Movies as bad as that are actually kinda watchable. So bad they are good.

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  23. ChardonnayGuy (1,195 comments) says:

    Anything with Adam Sandler in it!

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  24. davidp (3,571 comments) says:

    It is a little known fact that Osama bin Laden actually destroyed the WTC to punish New York for making the film Sgt Kabukiman NYPD.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Kabukiman_N.Y.P.D.

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  25. Chthoniid (2,029 comments) says:

    @noskire

    Exactly! The best thing about the movie sadly, was the title. How you could screw up a movie that was basically killing Surf-Nazis in inventive ways, is beyond me. This is the perfect B-movie plot. That takes a level of incompetence that frankly, astonishes me.

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  26. ChardonnayGuy (1,195 comments) says:

    In which case he should have targeted Australia for perpetrating those infamous castrati the Bee Gees on the rest of the world…

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  27. dime (9,788 comments) says:

    Rise of the cannibal confederates was pretty bad.

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  28. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    @ChardonnalGuy, it’s only logical to conclude you don’t like castrati. :-)

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  29. Grizz (581 comments) says:

    Independence Day took the cake for being the crappiest, most overhyped piece of trash I confess to paying my money and sitting through. All the cast and crew should be shot (barring Harry Connick Junior as his character was killed off early). I cried when I realised that my 10 dollars could be better spent elsewhere.

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  30. RRM (9,764 comments) says:

    Have been entertaining the 8 year old recently with classic 1990s dumb blockbuster movies from my teenage years.

    She found Independence Day boring but loved Jurassic Park and Small Soldiers.

    We’ll probably leave Aliens & Starship Troopers until she’s a bit older…

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  31. Lance (2,616 comments) says:

    @Grizz
    “Mr President, they are using our own satellites against us”… cheap arse aliens. Serves them right to be nuked for forgetting to pack their own satellites.

    Oh that movie sucked.

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  32. ChardonnayGuy (1,195 comments) says:

    I have nothing against eunuchs, Manolo, but I don’t like unnaturally soprano Australian pop band voices…

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  33. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    Independance Day- The movie where the Alien mothership with technology infinitely superior to ours is hacked into by a 1996 Apple Mac…

    Not to mention Will Smith knocking an enormous and physically superior alien out cold with one punch. “Welcome to earth”!

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  34. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (783 comments) says:

    2012
    just dumb, plain dumb

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  35. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (783 comments) says:

    “Independance Day- The movie where the Alien mothership with technology infinitely superior to ours is hacked into by a 1996 Apple Mac…”
    :-)

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  36. Hamnida (905 comments) says:

    Longknives – Despite Peter Jackson making the worst films imaginable, I can’t see New Zealand re-instating the death penalty just for him.

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  37. kowtow (8,116 comments) says:

    I doubt Obama or the State dept will be making any phone calls on this one.

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  38. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    Peter Jackson has made some crappy films, but I guess is constrained in what he can do now he is a genuine movie mogul. I’d like him to do something as good as Heavenly Creatures. I’d settle for a good Dambusters but even if it gets made I won’t hold my breath.
    Has anyone dared to suffer through Alex Cross? Reviewed at 0 stars.

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  39. OneTrack (2,965 comments) says:

    “Hamnida (892) Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Longknives – Despite Peter Jackson making the worst films imaginable, I can’t see New Zealand re-instating the death penalty just for him.”

    What about if the Labour get back in in 2014. PJ has been certified as an “enemy of the people” by the left hasn’t he. I expect he will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes, along with the Mad Butcher, etc.

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  40. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    He might only suffer the ultimate penalty for his fashion crimes.

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  41. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Let the punishment fit the crime I say. Perhaps the threat of a month hooked up to KB might deter this kind of thing.

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