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Thread started 01/28/18 9:10am

lonelyalien

graffiti bridge the one I've never seen

I own purple rain and under the cherry moon but as of yet havent got around to watching this is it worth watching? I literally have no idea what its about if its just a film showing off princes music it cant be too bad.

I'm just like everybody else I need love.....and water.
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Reply #1 posted 01/28/18 9:57am

antonb

Yes it can!

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Reply #2 posted 01/28/18 10:19am

steakfinger

It's worse than bad.

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Reply #3 posted 01/28/18 10:20am

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There are some incredibly embarrassing moments...

I mean... really, really embarrassing!

but Elephants & Flowers makes it worth while 2 me.

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Reply #4 posted 01/28/18 10:32am

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Get it!

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Reply #5 posted 01/28/18 10:48am

lonelyalien

antonb said:

Yes it can!

lol oh dear.

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Reply #6 posted 01/28/18 11:40am

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I love Prince but it could be in the top 10 worst films ever made. My sister, who i asked to go and watch it for me in america didnt forgive me for years after, because it was so bad. Thankfully she went to the musicology show years later and it redeemed both Prince and me in her eyes!

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Reply #7 posted 01/28/18 11:48am

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You'll have to go out and buy that to decide what the answer is to your question. I've seen opinions on this all over the place. smile

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Reply #8 posted 01/28/18 11:50am

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Mumio said:

You'll have to go out and buy that to decide what the answer is to your question. I've seen opinions on this all over the place. smile


You are supposed to chime in and say something like "get it for your collection" lol

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Reply #9 posted 01/28/18 12:01pm

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You have it so I would watch it. It is not a great movie but since Prince and The Time are in it and due to the music and how good Prince looks in it, I still enjoy it. For me I get P's vision and where he was trying to go with GB, but it just wasnt well executed. But like I said, I still enjoy watching it. đź’ś
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Reply #10 posted 01/28/18 12:03pm

kingricefan

You're not a true Prince fan unless you have this in your collection. biggrin You might like it and then again you might not. It's not the greatest movie ever made. It's not the worst movie ever made. It's Prince. They're are some great songs in there- Elephants & Flowers, Round & Round, Still Would Stand All Time, etc.

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Reply #11 posted 01/28/18 1:39pm

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luv4u said:

Mumio said:

You'll have to go out and buy that to decide what the answer is to your question. I've seen opinions on this all over the place. smile


You are supposed to chime in and say something like "get it for your collection" lol



Lonelyalien, you must get it for your collection! Luv is right!

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Reply #12 posted 01/28/18 1:50pm

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I haven't seen it in yonks but remember the sets being pretty rubbish. The "bridge and rocks" looked like they'd been made out of paper mache and painted grey from what I recall but hey, it's Prince singing, dancing and looking mighty fine so I say watch it.

I have a soft spot for Graffiti Bridge, it's so bad it's good, biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 01/28/18 2:02pm

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It's an awful movie. No two ways about it. Absolutely fucking awful. Shit story, shit acting, shit dialogue and shit direction. Made for a low budget and yet it STILL manages to look cheaper than it is. The soundtrack is its only saving grace but you'd be better off just listening to the album rather than putting yourself through the torture of watching the movie. In fact, you'd be better off hammering rusty nails into your eyes than watching the movie.


I think you should get it! smile
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Reply #14 posted 01/28/18 2:06pm

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EmmaMcG said:

It's an awful movie. No two ways about it. Absolutely fucking awful. Shit story, shit acting, shit dialogue and shit direction. Made for a low budget and yet it STILL manages to look cheaper than it is. The soundtrack is its only saving grace but you'd be better off just listening to the album rather than putting yourself through the torture of watching the movie. In fact, you'd be better off hammering rusty nails into your eyes than watching the movie.




I think you should get it! smile


spit lol lol

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Reply #15 posted 01/28/18 2:38pm

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lonelyalien said:

I own purple rain and under the cherry moon but as of yet havent got around to watching this is it worth watching? I literally have no idea what its about if its just a film showing off princes music it cant be too bad.

FFS, can't you people make up your own minds about shit? You need to be spoon fed opinions to tell you how to feel about something.

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Reply #16 posted 01/28/18 2:45pm

TrivialPursuit

I never get why "fans" ask "is this worth" such n' such. If you're a fan, don't you wanna see & hear everything anyway to create your own decision and idea on it? Why take someone else's opinion?

It's like asking "Is 'Something In The Water' really worth listening to?"




Just watch it already.

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Reply #17 posted 01/28/18 7:18pm

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Reply #18 posted 01/28/18 8:06pm

CAL3

HELL YES it's worth watching!

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I get that people were disappointed by it 28 YEARS AGO when it first came out! I was one of those people (to some degree).

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IMO, time has been kind to 'Graffiti Bridge' FOR PRINCE FANS - not general moviegoers - because after all it's one of only three narrative feature films starring him that we have.

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If you like the soundtrack (which happens to still be among my fave P albums of ALL TIME) then the movie is a NO BRAINER.

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I wish the Blu-ray was 5.1 instead of 2.0, BUT it's LOSSLESS DTS-HD 2.0 and sounds pretty damn good.

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Get it, CRANK it up, and bask in the ambition that P brought to the movie by writing, directing, scoring, and starring.

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Barely coherent, album non-existent plot that essentially recycles the gist of "Purple Rain" and the rivalry between The Kid and Morris?

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Yes, but at this point who cares? It's 90 minutes with about, what 60 of those minutes devoted just to the music? Cool performance sequences (essentially music videos, "Thieves" and "Round and Round" were lifted album unedited from the movie for MTV airplay) of songs like "Elephants and Flowers," "Tick Tick Bang," The Time doing "Release It," "love Machine," the incomparable Mavis Staples tearing it up on "Melody Cool" -- THIS MOVIE IS A MUST for anyone who calls themself a Prince fan!

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Reply #19 posted 01/29/18 12:21am

antonb

It depends on if you don't mind watching a movie that is completely shit or not. Just listen to the album or fast forward to the music video bits. But it's supposed to be a movie with a beginning a middle and an end. All 3 of those are bad
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Reply #20 posted 01/29/18 4:04am

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Wait till you see 3 Chains o'Gold

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Reply #21 posted 01/29/18 5:53am

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kingricefan said:

You're not a true Prince fan unless you have this in your collection. biggrin You might like it and then again you might not. It's not the greatest movie ever made. It's not the worst movie ever made. It's Prince. They're are some great songs in there- Elephants & Flowers, Round & Round, Still Would Stand All Time, etc.

I guess I'm not a true Prince fan, because I have no desire to own it.

My money can go to some Prince albums on vinyl instead

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I prefer Hard Life A Misdirected Film By Prince

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Reply #22 posted 01/29/18 9:05am

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Wait till you see 3 Chains o'Gold


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Reply #23 posted 01/29/18 9:12am

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TrivialPursuit said:

jaawwnn said:

Wait till you see 3 Chains o'Gold


lol LOL STUPID LOL lol

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Reply #24 posted 01/29/18 9:16am

lonelyalien

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Wait till you see 3 Chains o'Gold

3 Chains o'Gold??

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Reply #25 posted 01/29/18 10:18am

bobgeorge77

I will join in and agree that it is well worth seeing. I remember going to see it opening weekend (I don't assume it was in the theaters for too much longer). JUst manage your expectations...I wish I had a full length Prince movie to watchj that I hadn't already seen...

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Reply #26 posted 01/29/18 2:54pm

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There are people who have never seen Graffiti Bridge...damn, I'm old. Oh, well, lemme go put on some Bengay so that I can waddle to the screen door and tell those kids to "GETT OFF MY DAMN LAWN!!!"

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Reply #27 posted 01/29/18 3:42pm

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Well, I liked it!!! It had a good theme - good overcoming evil.

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Reply #28 posted 01/29/18 3:50pm

jdcxc

It’s an amazing scientific feat that someone so talented was able to create something so bad.
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Reply #29 posted 01/29/18 4:29pm

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Chile, Its a damn mess! BUT his hair is laid to the GAWDS, The Time is there and they're always entertainingly bad at acting. Robin Powers ol long booty ass in there, so I guess girl. Lemme tell you now, just go with it. Ain't no deeper meaning, just Prince's antics and hair swinging bullshit.

But its cute or whatever...

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