Has the Apatow crew worn out its welcome?

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Honestly, ever other comedy that comes out has a mixture of, "from the guys who brought you talledaga nights/superbad/40 Year Old Virgin/Knocked Up" as part of its slogan. Granted, they make some somewhat funny flicks..I'm not rolling in the aisles, but they can be clever, but this whole thing seems like it's gonna burn itself out pretty soon.
     
  2. Catman Registered

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    How dare you, Terry? How DARE you! :cmad: Apatow Crew kicks ass. They are a million times better than the Frat Pack. If the Frat Pack has managed to last as long as it has then the Apatow Crew definitely has a chance.
     
  3. Watson Ninja delivery girl

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    I don't know, Ben Stillers crew has been rolling around since the mid nineties, and Wes Anderson's group still is promoted as such. I think it will just depend on a) the quality of projects they continue to do b) if any of them decide to move on to more serious or different careers. For instance Rogen may end up branching out if the Green Horent is anyway sucessful (chances are it won't be but it could happen).
     
  4. Nirvana Slowly Losing My Mind

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    I do like Apatow's work, but I do have to admit it can be repetitive. But I guess we'll see in the future.
     
  5. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I'm surprised he didn't have anything to do with Semi-Pro. It just seems like all he does is maybe exec. produce a flick or come in as a third writer and suddenly, it's his baby.
     
  6. Catman Registered

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    All the upcoming movies look great:

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  7. DieSmiling Can't Be Stopped

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    They haven't worn our their welcome with me. I'm ready for more.
     
  8. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    When his movies stop being funny, then he will have worn out his welcome.
     
  9. Symbiote666 Registered

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    1st one, looks alright.

    3rd one, pretty funny, sort of a Harold and Kumar vibe, but without the race jokes, which are what made H+K so funny.

    2nd one looks terrible.
     
  10. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    All their stuff has been great, so no, they haven't worn out their welcome.

    Will Ferrell, on the other hand, has ("Semi-Pro" did lackluster box office numbers). However, "Step Brothers" looks funny.
     
  11. unknownuser nuʞuoʍunsǝɹ

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    Hollywood needs more Apatow :up: :D
     
  12. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    I do agree that Ferrell is terribly overexposed right now. So far he's only been funny when MaKay and Apatow are involved.
     
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    It's like the sister film to Superbad. :heart:

    Plus, its an action movie. I think Pineapple Express has potential to be their biggest hit. It'll bring in the action AND comedy fans.

    :cmad:
     
  14. Steve Rogers Registered

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    I've only seen the 40 Year Old Virgin, which was kind of funny, and Knocked Up, which was kind of boring. Superbad looked ******ed, and don't even get me started on Talladega Nights. Not even Jennifer Beals wearing nothing but a smile could convince me to go to the theater and drop money on a NASCAR movie starring Will Farrell.

    So yeah, like Terry said, they're okay. These guys either need to branch out or pack it in, because I'm getting bored.
     
  15. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I appreciate the return of the R rated comedy, but just don't saturate us, man.
     
  16. Poetic Chaos Hella fetch.

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    I'm pretty sure the Apatow crew is just an extension of the Frat Pack :huh:
     
  17. Mr. Credible jukebox hero

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    how are you getting bored and you've only seen 2 of their movies?

    if you're going to complain about something, at least complain about something you know about.

    superbad and talladega nights are 2 of the best movies out of the apatow camp.

    and how can people complain about apatow, anyway? he's making some of the best, most memorable, most quotable comedies we've seen in years, and he hasn't even come close to making a bad one yet... i say let him make as many as he wants. when he starts making crap then we can be upset about it.
     
  18. Mike_D202 Green Lantern's roommate

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    "Pineapple Express" looks hilarious. "Semi-Pro" was kinda lame, but entertaining.

    Somebody mentioned earlier that they didnt see "Superbad" because it "looked ******ed"?? :confused: Its my favorite comedy from the Apatow crew.

    When these films start getting "Date/Epic/Meet the Spartans" dumb, THEN we can start a conversation about this subject. Just because they are making a lot of money and making a lot more comedies doesnt mean they "wore out its welcome".
     
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    I think the Apatow crew is about to get rejected by their original fans for getting too popular. Their movies will still be funny, but it's not this little secret club anymore.
     
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    The problem with Semi-Pro is it's the third movie in as many years of Will Ferrel doing a sports comedy, he's hit that well one time too many.
     
  21. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    "Semi-Pro" is Will Ferrell's first sports comedy. Come on, let's face it...figure skating isn't a sport, and neither is NASCAR (or as I call it, driving around in circles for five hours to entertain the simple-minded).
     
  22. Assassin32 Or: Ronin Iscariot

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    Figure skating and NASCAR are sports, and Ferrell did Kicking & Screaming a couple years back so he's done 4 sports movies.

    I enjoyed them all.
     
  23. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    The Apatow crew will never wear out its welcome. Their movies are great.
     
  24. Rac Deadite

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    Well, I digged Knocked Up and Superbad. The 40 Year Old Virgin had some funny stuff and Talladega Nights was crap.

    Freaks and Geeks
    ftw.
     
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    Frat Pack and Apatow crew are pretty much in the same club.
     

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