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Nov. 25, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Movie Jail

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had to intervene. In each column a defendant is put on trial, arguments are made, and then it is up to YOU, the jury, to decide if the person is guilty or not guilty of crimes against cinema. Their lives are in your hands, dude.

The Defendant

The Case

The Prosecution: Rush Hour 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, After the Sunset, Rush Hour 2, Money Talks

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, if you didn't like X-Men: The Last Stand, now is your chance to put the man responsible for it behind bars. Yes, this week's defendant is Mr. Brett Ratner, one of the least talented and douchier directors working today.

Most of Mr. Ratner's films aren't straight-up terrible, however almost all of them have been forgettable and unimaginative. Money Talks feels like a cheap version of his later Rush Hour films, but it's not as if the movies in that series are incredibly unique, nor are they that great. Even the first film, which many consider the best, is just slightly better than your average buddy-cop adventure flick. After the Sunset, however, is terrible, as well as unoriginal and boring.

Mr. Ratner doesn't seem to care about the quality of the film, just how profitable it can be. Most directors like having a final cut, but Mr. Ratner is the opposite. He probably enjoys those notes from the studio and results from focus groups, because at the end of the day, how much money a film can make is more important to Mr. Ratner than if it's any good or not.

Why do I need final cut? Final cut is for artistes quote unquote--directors whose movies don't make a lot of money. Maybe Scorsese should have final cut because a guy like Harvey Weinstein or a studio might change it to make it a little more accessible or a little more commercial and he has a vision of what he wants it to be. He wants it to be four hours long or whatever.

What's your vision, Mr. Ratner? Giant stacks of money? Comments by the director like the one above (and a few others) are also part of the reason why so many people dislike Mr. Ratner. He's a poor man's Michael Bay, and like that director, he should be sitting in a prison cell in Movie Jail.

The Defense: Tower Heist, Red Dragon, The Family Man, Rush Hour

Ladies and gentlemen, going to a Brett Ratner film is a lot like getting a meal at Denny's: unremarkable and forgetabble, but it gets the job done at the time. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Not every director needs to be a Terrence Malick or P.T. Anderson, and Mr. Ratner is just delivering what many movie goers want when they go to a theater: a fun ride. Mr. Ratner is a director that works very well with studios. Does that make him a bit of a yes-man? Sure, but it's not necessarily a bad thing working with a studio instead of against it; it's probably one of the reasons why he continues to find work in the industry.

The defense can rage about the quality of Mr. Ratner's films all he wants, however movie buffs have always been very critical of the director, and it's not going to stop anytime soon. But guess what? They don't matter, because his movies aren't made for that audience anyway. They're for the general public, not movie snobs, and for the most part they've loved his films. Comic book nerds hate X-Men: The Last Stand, but most fans of the film haven't read the source material, and didn't mind the events in that movie. 

Mr. Ratner has had some solid films though. Red Dragon is a decent quasi-remake of Manhunter, and The Family Man is better than most holiday films. Although it hasn't aged well, Rush Hour is still a very fun movie, and even the sequel isn't nearly as bad as some make it out to be. As a producer, Mr. Ratner has had a few stinkers (Skyline), but he's also had some hits like 21 and Horrible Bosses. Mr. Ratner's films are crowd pleasers, not Oscar contenders, so why treat them like they're suppose to be important or something more than what they are? There are other directors who belong in Movie Jail, but Mr. Ratner isn't one of them.

IN CLOSING...

Does Brett Ratner deserve jail time, or should he walk? Does he lack talent, or is he just crafting fun cinematic adventures for the general public? Is Brett Ratner GUILTY or NOT GUILTY

COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR VERDICT!

*The cases for and against a defendant going to Movie Jail by the author are not necessarily his views and opinions but they are some of the beliefs that one would use to effectively make an argument for both sides. Not quite a devil's advocate but you get the point. Anyways, this is all in fun so don't take it too seriously. We have a separate jail for those people called "Troll Tower" and believe me you do NOT want to go there.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?

LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

Last week's trial? More like a riot! Arnold Schwarzenegger has been found NOT GUILTY of all charges, and it wasn't close at all. The jury angrily dismissed the prosecution's arguments and threatened him with bodily harm for even making a case against the actor. Mr. Schwarzenegger was very cool about the trial though, and offered the prosecution a paid vacation to Belize for his troubles...

PREVIOUS VERDICTS

GUILTY Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Vince Vaughn, Tim Burton, The Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, Jessica Alba, Ice Cube, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Marlon Wayans, Julia Roberts, M. Night Shyamalan , Katherine Heigl , Cuba Gooding, Jr. , Tyler Perry, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Ashton Kutcher, Happy Madison Productions, Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Willis, Paul W.S. Anderson, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker

NOT GUILTY Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Nic Cage, John Travolta, Oliver Stone, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Wes Craven, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Rodriguez, Kristen Stewart, Roland Emmerich, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Smith, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron, Ray Liotta, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Will Smith, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Milla Jovovich, John Singleton, Jon Voight, Jack Black, Brian De Palma, Jerry Bruckheimer, Nicole Kidman, Justin Timberlake, Freddy Krueger (Halloween Special), Johnny Knoxville, Orlando Bloom, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Extra Tidbit: Who should stand trial next week? Share your suggestions for actors, directors and writers below with your verdict!
Source: JoBlo.com

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5:47PM on 11/26/2013
Trying to go for an easy victory after last weeks miserable defeat?
Trying to go for an easy victory after last weeks miserable defeat?
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2:38PM on 11/26/2013

Guilty

If the rumor about Olivia Munn is true, then he should be found guilty just for that.

Oh yeah, his movies are lame too.
If the rumor about Olivia Munn is true, then he should be found guilty just for that.

Oh yeah, his movies are lame too.
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12:37PM on 11/26/2013

Guilty, obviously.

He is, by all reports, also a HUGE douche.
He is, by all reports, also a HUGE douche.
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2:59AM on 11/26/2013

Guilty!

The man is a hack.
The man is a hack.
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12:59AM on 11/26/2013

Guilty!!!!

...Based on "X-Men: The Last Stand" alone. He (along w/ Thomas Rothman and Jim Gianopulos - Fox Studio Exec's) fucked up what could've been the most awesome trilogy ender to a superhero franchise.

...A TRUE cinematic version of the Phoenix Saga!
...Based on "X-Men: The Last Stand" alone. He (along w/ Thomas Rothman and Jim Gianopulos - Fox Studio Exec's) fucked up what could've been the most awesome trilogy ender to a superhero franchise.

...A TRUE cinematic version of the Phoenix Saga!
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12:47AM on 11/26/2013

Guilty

Actually, I think the best thing he's done was the Prison Break pilot.
Actually, I think the best thing he's done was the Prison Break pilot.
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12:10AM on 11/26/2013
Guilty! That man is the epitome of douche.
Guilty! That man is the epitome of douche.
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9:49PM on 11/25/2013

Not Guilty

As a person I find him to be obnoxious but the verdict is based on his work and to be honest ive enjoyed (though not loved) all of his films asides from Rush Hour 3. He is consistent though unremarkable and gets more hate based on his personality so not guilty.
As a person I find him to be obnoxious but the verdict is based on his work and to be honest ive enjoyed (though not loved) all of his films asides from Rush Hour 3. He is consistent though unremarkable and gets more hate based on his personality so not guilty.
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7:33PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

The defense does have a point, not every director needs to be a Terrence Malick or Danny Boyle or any of the other multitudes of fantastic directors out there, but the fact that he has made it clear that he just doesn't care about the quality of his films so long as they turn a profit makes him guilty as sin. Hell, even Michael Bay and Uwe Boll, while they often make choices that a vast majority of film fans disagree with, at least seem to care about the product they're making, and make their
The defense does have a point, not every director needs to be a Terrence Malick or Danny Boyle or any of the other multitudes of fantastic directors out there, but the fact that he has made it clear that he just doesn't care about the quality of his films so long as they turn a profit makes him guilty as sin. Hell, even Michael Bay and Uwe Boll, while they often make choices that a vast majority of film fans disagree with, at least seem to care about the product they're making, and make their choices based on what they think would best serve the film. So even if they're films turn out to be hated, at least they TRIED to make something enjoyable. An artist can be forgiven for trying and failing - passion goes a long way. What can't be forgiven however, is making something generic ON PURPOSE just to collect a paycheck. If your only concern is money, go work in the financial industry or something.
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7:29PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

Guilty for sure.
Guilty for sure.
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6:24PM on 11/25/2013
I like Ratner, I'm still shocked that he gets as much hate as he does. I think he's made way more good movies than bad ones, so I say not guilty.
I like Ratner, I'm still shocked that he gets as much hate as he does. I think he's made way more good movies than bad ones, so I say not guilty.
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5:59PM on 11/25/2013
This weeks choice brought to you by we need more ppl on the guilty list... Who u going to choose next week Uwe Boll?

Guilty, but you already knew that.
This weeks choice brought to you by we need more ppl on the guilty list... Who u going to choose next week Uwe Boll?

Guilty, but you already knew that.
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5:45PM on 11/25/2013
Majority of his movies suck anyway so he's GUILTY. Plus I was told from an extremely reliable source that the guy is a total dick. So, lose lose.
Majority of his movies suck anyway so he's GUILTY. Plus I was told from an extremely reliable source that the guy is a total dick. So, lose lose.
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5:40PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

The Rat. 'nuff said...
The Rat. 'nuff said...
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5:32PM on 11/25/2013

Not Guilty

Not yet, at least. I seriously don't get the hate for this director. He hasn't done much to suggest that he is talentless... or particularly talented. But I'll say this, his movies are mostly entertaining. I liked Rush Hour 1 and 2, the same goes for Money Talks. I thought The Family Man was a decent holiday flick and The Red Dragon is a really solid thriller on its own, even if it pales in comparison to both Silence and Manhunter - but those are amazing films. I even liked his X-Men movie, it
Not yet, at least. I seriously don't get the hate for this director. He hasn't done much to suggest that he is talentless... or particularly talented. But I'll say this, his movies are mostly entertaining. I liked Rush Hour 1 and 2, the same goes for Money Talks. I thought The Family Man was a decent holiday flick and The Red Dragon is a really solid thriller on its own, even if it pales in comparison to both Silence and Manhunter - but those are amazing films. I even liked his X-Men movie, it had the balls to off some major characters, which isn't a bad move, especially in a movie entitled The Last Stand. You felt serious risk, when Cyclops died - you knew all bets were off and it's something you don't see that often in a superhero movie. Was some of the movie cheap thrills and poor decisions? Sure, but at least it was ballsy.

I didn't like Rush Hour 3 - it felt tired and useless and Tower Heist, which was sad because it made me realize Eddie Murphy is not funny any more, even in R rated roles. But I need to see more of him to really give my judgment. For now he's a decent filmmaker who makes entertaining enough flicks. I might have a better opinion after Hercules.
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4:44PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

I really don't have that much of a problem with him but I'm not gonna defend his work. Brett Ratner is a director for hire he's a studio goto fast track spend lots of cash director so he's guilty by association.
I really don't have that much of a problem with him but I'm not gonna defend his work. Brett Ratner is a director for hire he's a studio goto fast track spend lots of cash director so he's guilty by association.
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3:57PM on 11/25/2013

HOW CAN HE BE GUILTY WHEN...

... he did something better than a legendary director? I didn't like RED DRAGON much, but it's a masterpiece compared to Ridley Scott's awful HANNIBAL.

Putting that aside, I still think he's Not Guilty because I don't think he has ever done something noteworthy terrible. Like you said, his bad movies are forgettable. If they were the worst, we'd remember them. He may care MOSTLY about money, but he doesn't care about that ONLY. If he did, he'd phone it in. Even if his movies don't have a
... he did something better than a legendary director? I didn't like RED DRAGON much, but it's a masterpiece compared to Ridley Scott's awful HANNIBAL.

Putting that aside, I still think he's Not Guilty because I don't think he has ever done something noteworthy terrible. Like you said, his bad movies are forgettable. If they were the worst, we'd remember them. He may care MOSTLY about money, but he doesn't care about that ONLY. If he did, he'd phone it in. Even if his movies don't have a particular style, they tend to be competent productions.

I do think RUSH HOUR 1 is great. It was made in a time where buddy cop movies were a thing of the past because the ones from the ''90s were God-awful, so it was refreshing to see a new one that happened to be good. And the sequels were just average. You say it hasn't aged well? I disagree, because most of the buddy cop movies made after R.H.'s success were bad. Also, TOWER HEIST was quite good, and it's not like there are many good heist movies these days either. So Ratner has also done a better job than a lot of directors.
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3:32PM on 11/25/2013

GUILTY

Throw away the key to this man's cell!
Throw away the key to this man's cell!
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3:18PM on 11/25/2013
Solitary Confinement. Lock him in a room with that very poor looking Juggernaut and torture him with that stupid "dickhead" helmet.
Solitary Confinement. Lock him in a room with that very poor looking Juggernaut and torture him with that stupid "dickhead" helmet.
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2:41PM on 11/25/2013
First off, 'After The Sunset' is the only movie directed by Rather that has any sense of personal style, so I feel it should be on the defense not the prosecution's side.

With that out of the way, he has no style and his movies are all most all visually bland. Paired with a good script and/ or actors he can make a watchable film, but without those things he cannot. And since he has nothing on the table, he's super guilty.
First off, 'After The Sunset' is the only movie directed by Rather that has any sense of personal style, so I feel it should be on the defense not the prosecution's side.

With that out of the way, he has no style and his movies are all most all visually bland. Paired with a good script and/ or actors he can make a watchable film, but without those things he cannot. And since he has nothing on the table, he's super guilty.
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2:34PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

This guy's a hack... I have more taste in my penis.
This guy's a hack... I have more taste in my penis.
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3:52PM on 11/25/2013
downvote for making me cringe
downvote for making me cringe
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1:41PM on 11/25/2013

Off with his head!!!

I hate this guy the way most hate Bay.
I hate this guy the way most hate Bay.
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1:27PM on 11/25/2013

i'd like to add for the record...

that After the Sunset was pretty solid. And that the gratuitious shots of Salma Hayek were much appreciated.
that After the Sunset was pretty solid. And that the gratuitious shots of Salma Hayek were much appreciated.
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1:24PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty but i gotta say

I think Money Talks should be in the defense and Tower Heist the prosecution. Saw that movie right after i saw friday when i was a kid and Chris Tucker owned Charlie Sheen in that movie. Tower heist was alright but Eddie Murphy could've been better along Ben Stiller.
I think Money Talks should be in the defense and Tower Heist the prosecution. Saw that movie right after i saw friday when i was a kid and Chris Tucker owned Charlie Sheen in that movie. Tower heist was alright but Eddie Murphy could've been better along Ben Stiller.
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1:14PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

Though I would like to point out he was brought in to direct X-men 3 only a few weeks prior to the start of filming, The previous director back out suddenly. So I don't think we can fault that movie for being so bad just on him alone, more on the studio's desire to stay on schedule. I did love the first Rush Hour though.
Though I would like to point out he was brought in to direct X-men 3 only a few weeks prior to the start of filming, The previous director back out suddenly. So I don't think we can fault that movie for being so bad just on him alone, more on the studio's desire to stay on schedule. I did love the first Rush Hour though.
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12:30PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty.

I find most of his work so incredibly stale half the time (Tower Heist was so pathetically generic in every single way) but I will say that I do enjoy Rush Hour 2 about as much as the first one (I like them both). I'm well aware that I'm the only person on the planet who actually sees it that way so I'll now slip back into the shadows haha.
I find most of his work so incredibly stale half the time (Tower Heist was so pathetically generic in every single way) but I will say that I do enjoy Rush Hour 2 about as much as the first one (I like them both). I'm well aware that I'm the only person on the planet who actually sees it that way so I'll now slip back into the shadows haha.
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12:15PM on 11/25/2013

GUILTY!

He is one of the worst "directors" ever!
He is one of the worst "directors" ever!
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12:08PM on 11/25/2013

The man can direct a movie...

...with a good script but it looks like he doesn't give a shit about it.
He did a decent job with X-men The Last Stand considering he was just hired to direct the movie from an unfinished script. Still, It's a shame to be given that kind of money and not giving a shit about quality. GUILTY !
...with a good script but it looks like he doesn't give a shit about it.
He did a decent job with X-men The Last Stand considering he was just hired to direct the movie from an unfinished script. Still, It's a shame to be given that kind of money and not giving a shit about quality. GUILTY !
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1:25PM on 11/25/2013
one of the worst x-men movies ever directed.
one of the worst x-men movies ever directed.
12:01PM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

He was never innocent.
He was never innocent.
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11:49AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

Gosh, someone is desperate to make up for last weeks travesty.
Gosh, someone is desperate to make up for last weeks travesty.
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11:47AM on 11/25/2013

GUILTY

We call this one a "softball" after last week's entry. The Ratner took the best X-Men storyline in a fifty-year run of comics and made it one of the shittier movies I've ever seen in my life. Even if he didn't have the laundry list of failures beyond that, he'd still be going to movie jail or Rura Penthe or something.

But with all the evidence? We recommend his sentence be "Hugged to Death by Spiky Mutant."
We call this one a "softball" after last week's entry. The Ratner took the best X-Men storyline in a fifty-year run of comics and made it one of the shittier movies I've ever seen in my life. Even if he didn't have the laundry list of failures beyond that, he'd still be going to movie jail or Rura Penthe or something.

But with all the evidence? We recommend his sentence be "Hugged to Death by Spiky Mutant."
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11:29AM on 11/25/2013

GUILTY

Because that's what everyone else is saying. Oh and because his whole filmography is ass soup. Red Dragon being the exception, even though that movie has a considerable amount of faults.
Because that's what everyone else is saying. Oh and because his whole filmography is ass soup. Red Dragon being the exception, even though that movie has a considerable amount of faults.
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11:25AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty as OJ

"That's for artists" should be all you need to know about how much Ratner gives a flying fuck about the medium. I hate paycheck takers in ALL walks of life...

Burn him like a witch.
"That's for artists" should be all you need to know about how much Ratner gives a flying fuck about the medium. I hate paycheck takers in ALL walks of life...

Burn him like a witch.
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11:14AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty.

Why we had to go through Orlando Bloom and Arnold Schwarzenegger to get to this guy is beyond me. I will admit that The Family Man is a surprisingly decent film, but I give most of the credit to Nic Cage and Tea Leoni. Lesser actors would make it just as insufferable as most holiday movies of its ilk.

Ratner is one of the rare cases where I think the personality is just as important as the work, because he clearly doesn't give a shit about what he does. So really, why should we?
Why we had to go through Orlando Bloom and Arnold Schwarzenegger to get to this guy is beyond me. I will admit that The Family Man is a surprisingly decent film, but I give most of the credit to Nic Cage and Tea Leoni. Lesser actors would make it just as insufferable as most holiday movies of its ilk.

Ratner is one of the rare cases where I think the personality is just as important as the work, because he clearly doesn't give a shit about what he does. So really, why should we?
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11:02AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

He is the suckiest suck that ever sucked.
He is the suckiest suck that ever sucked.
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10:55AM on 11/25/2013
This guy is one of the biggest hacks in Hollywood! Put this D bag on death row!
This guy is one of the biggest hacks in Hollywood! Put this D bag on death row!
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10:54AM on 11/25/2013

This fucker is Guilty!!!!!!!

The Rush Hour sequels were bad enough but I can never forgive him for the abomination that is X Men 3: X Men United. He is in the film business not for love of movies but for love money. He has no integrity once so ever, FUCK HIM!!!!!!!!
The Rush Hour sequels were bad enough but I can never forgive him for the abomination that is X Men 3: X Men United. He is in the film business not for love of movies but for love money. He has no integrity once so ever, FUCK HIM!!!!!!!!
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4:05PM on 11/25/2013
UNITED is the subtitle of the 2nd movie.
UNITED is the subtitle of the 2nd movie.
10:35AM on 11/25/2013

GUILTY

no one has been as guilty or will be as guilty as brett crapner.
no one has been as guilty or will be as guilty as brett crapner.
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10:32AM on 11/25/2013

Not Guilty

Guilty for being a douchebag?! Positively. As far as his movies go, I can't say that I didn't enjoy a lot of them. After the Sunset and Rush Hour 1&2 are solid flicks in my book as well as Red Dragon. XMen was not his fault in my opinion, he just had to do what he could with what he had. Im being optimistic on his upcoming Hercules movie as well. From the pics, it looks to be a good period romp. So as a director, not guilty. There are far worse filmmakers out there.
Guilty for being a douchebag?! Positively. As far as his movies go, I can't say that I didn't enjoy a lot of them. After the Sunset and Rush Hour 1&2 are solid flicks in my book as well as Red Dragon. XMen was not his fault in my opinion, he just had to do what he could with what he had. Im being optimistic on his upcoming Hercules movie as well. From the pics, it looks to be a good period romp. So as a director, not guilty. There are far worse filmmakers out there.
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10:32AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

This guy should not even be in Hollywood anymore.
This guy should not even be in Hollywood anymore.
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10:28AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty!

One or Two good movies in his prime (After the Sunset! His best movie ever) then he just makes utter crap and insults the audience. He isn't a generally good person either. I think he should be stripped of all hollywood titles and forced into movie jail for eternity.
One or Two good movies in his prime (After the Sunset! His best movie ever) then he just makes utter crap and insults the audience. He isn't a generally good person either. I think he should be stripped of all hollywood titles and forced into movie jail for eternity.
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10:28AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

This guy's movies aren't really THAT bad, but the fact that he's just a puppet for studios is an insult to filmmakers.
This guy's movies aren't really THAT bad, but the fact that he's just a puppet for studios is an insult to filmmakers.
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10:12AM on 11/25/2013

Once upon a time somebody suggested "a life without parole" sentence

I believe it was suggested for M. Night Shamylan, which I would have totally supported, but I would also nominate Brett Ratner for it. He is guilty, guilty, super freaking guilty.
I believe it was suggested for M. Night Shamylan, which I would have totally supported, but I would also nominate Brett Ratner for it. He is guilty, guilty, super freaking guilty.
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10:05AM on 11/25/2013

GUILTY AS ALL HELL

1st, Tower Heist was dumpster juice. 2nd, Ratner LIED and said he slept with Olivia Munn, in which she called him out on and he has since retracted his comments. There is a funny tid bid about Ratner in Munn's Autobiography, it really paints an even worse (and grosser) image of him than you might already have. She doesn't call him out by name but I knew who she was talking about, and she later confirmed it.
1st, Tower Heist was dumpster juice. 2nd, Ratner LIED and said he slept with Olivia Munn, in which she called him out on and he has since retracted his comments. There is a funny tid bid about Ratner in Munn's Autobiography, it really paints an even worse (and grosser) image of him than you might already have. She doesn't call him out by name but I knew who she was talking about, and she later confirmed it.
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9:58AM on 11/25/2013
WTF? This guy's entire filmography is ass. Guilty from the get go.
WTF? This guy's entire filmography is ass. Guilty from the get go.
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9:46AM on 11/25/2013
There already is a rat problem in most prisons these days. What wrong with adding one more.
There already is a rat problem in most prisons these days. What wrong with adding one more.
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9:48AM on 11/25/2013
nice
nice
9:42AM on 11/25/2013

seriously guys trial?!?!

This guy should be put down like a dog without any trial whatsoever at all. Don't let innocent bystanders pay their taxes for excrement like that!
This guy should be put down like a dog without any trial whatsoever at all. Don't let innocent bystanders pay their taxes for excrement like that!
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9:41AM on 11/25/2013

GUILTY

He was guilty when he remade Manhunter and took credit for it as a good movie. Want to watch a good movie, watch the original. BTW Brian Cox was a far more sinister Hannibal Lector and the fact they turned him into a cannibal based on the name was laughable. Manhunter was a far more intelligent psychological thriller. So yeh guilty all the way
He was guilty when he remade Manhunter and took credit for it as a good movie. Want to watch a good movie, watch the original. BTW Brian Cox was a far more sinister Hannibal Lector and the fact they turned him into a cannibal based on the name was laughable. Manhunter was a far more intelligent psychological thriller. So yeh guilty all the way
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9:34AM on 11/25/2013

Yeah, guilty

Red Dragon is the only semi-good movie he's made.
Red Dragon is the only semi-good movie he's made.
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9:32AM on 11/25/2013

Unforgivable...

GUILTY! I just can't get over the absolutely horrid "X-Men, Last Stand". Just not a fan.
GUILTY! I just can't get over the absolutely horrid "X-Men, Last Stand". Just not a fan.
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9:22AM on 11/25/2013

Not Guilty

I just don't see the transgressions as all that bad. He has made mostly watchable films. Is he a great legendary director? No. But we don't need all great legendary directors. He makes average movies consistently. That isn't Movie Jail crime. I recently watched The Last Stand, and heck I enjoyed it. Just action pap. He certainly can make some intriguing films.
I just don't see the transgressions as all that bad. He has made mostly watchable films. Is he a great legendary director? No. But we don't need all great legendary directors. He makes average movies consistently. That isn't Movie Jail crime. I recently watched The Last Stand, and heck I enjoyed it. Just action pap. He certainly can make some intriguing films.
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9:15AM on 11/25/2013
Guilty. I'm okay with all Rush Hour films. However, the last straw is X-Men: The Last Stand. I hate it that some scenes characters just came out of nowhere, i.e. when Professor X and his team arrives at Jean Grey's suburban home and about to enter the premise. Then the camera pans to the right and Oh Hi Charles, It's Magneto! Nice of you to come here too! WOW (sarcastic)!!
Guilty. I'm okay with all Rush Hour films. However, the last straw is X-Men: The Last Stand. I hate it that some scenes characters just came out of nowhere, i.e. when Professor X and his team arrives at Jean Grey's suburban home and about to enter the premise. Then the camera pans to the right and Oh Hi Charles, It's Magneto! Nice of you to come here too! WOW (sarcastic)!!
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9:15AM on 11/25/2013

Not Guilty

not guilty
not guilty
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9:11AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

Bad filmography as a director and shitty attitude. Also, for those who say he isn't to blame and was following orders for X-Men The Last Stand, he still thinks he created a masterpiece. This guy has an ego and thinks his shit don't stink.
Bad filmography as a director and shitty attitude. Also, for those who say he isn't to blame and was following orders for X-Men The Last Stand, he still thinks he created a masterpiece. This guy has an ego and thinks his shit don't stink.
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9:10AM on 11/25/2013
After how great X2 was, I was so excited for X3, especially after the Iincredible trailer. I can't think of a movie I've had higher expectations before and been more let downbu. A year or two after that came out, I would've said guilty, but then I realized, he's just a hired gun. And a lot of ppl (who I don't think know what making studio films involves - and I don't claim to know it all) jumped on his hate band wagon. With what fox wanted, it would've been bad regardless of the director
After how great X2 was, I was so excited for X3, especially after the Iincredible trailer. I can't think of a movie I've had higher expectations before and been more let downbu. A year or two after that came out, I would've said guilty, but then I realized, he's just a hired gun. And a lot of ppl (who I don't think know what making studio films involves - and I don't claim to know it all) jumped on his hate band wagon. With what fox wanted, it would've been bad regardless of the director really. He's a hired gun, and thats a problem with the system. Also, sometimes directors with visions don't work. I see a lot of movies I enjoyed on a certain level on this list, So, I think he's a capable enough director, but that the problem is really the studios rushing movies, not him. For that, I'm gonna give him a not guilty but with a stern warning that if I see him again he will go to prison.
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9:10AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

I've never liked any film he's done. They really all look the same with an unimaginative direction. Yes you can congratulate him on Red Dragon, but I think most of the praise should go to Ted Tally which also adapted Silence of the Lambs to film.
I've never liked any film he's done. They really all look the same with an unimaginative direction. Yes you can congratulate him on Red Dragon, but I think most of the praise should go to Ted Tally which also adapted Silence of the Lambs to film.
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9:07AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

Guilty. Even though I enjoy Red Dragon, and Rush Hour 1 and 2, his other films just aren't that great. I've seen every X-Men film in the franchise multiple times except his.
Guilty. Even though I enjoy Red Dragon, and Rush Hour 1 and 2, his other films just aren't that great. I've seen every X-Men film in the franchise multiple times except his.
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8:59AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

I enjoy Rush Hour and Red Dragon for what they are, but in those movies it's the actors in the movie that help carry them. Other than those two, nope, don't care for him. I shudder or laugh when I hear about his movies now. Guilty.
I enjoy Rush Hour and Red Dragon for what they are, but in those movies it's the actors in the movie that help carry them. Other than those two, nope, don't care for him. I shudder or laugh when I hear about his movies now. Guilty.
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8:50AM on 11/25/2013
Guilty.
But the hatred for the guy is, as with most things on the Internet, ridiculous. As stated, he makes studio films for the general public, and you know what? that's not a bad thing.
Except for Red Dragon and The Family Man, which I really liked, I can pass on most others that he's done. And everyone involved with Skyline should be shot on sight.
Guilty.
But the hatred for the guy is, as with most things on the Internet, ridiculous. As stated, he makes studio films for the general public, and you know what? that's not a bad thing.
Except for Red Dragon and The Family Man, which I really liked, I can pass on most others that he's done. And everyone involved with Skyline should be shot on sight.
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8:49AM on 11/25/2013

Didn't even need to read the article

GUILTY, just Guilty!
GUILTY, just Guilty!
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8:48AM on 11/25/2013

Guilty

I think it says something that I never actually enjoyed any of the films cited in his defense. The RUSH HOUR films were a waste of Jackie Chan's time, and Chris Tucker just annoys me.
I think it says something that I never actually enjoyed any of the films cited in his defense. The RUSH HOUR films were a waste of Jackie Chan's time, and Chris Tucker just annoys me.
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8:46AM on 11/25/2013

Not guilty....

People love to bash Brett for X-MEN: THE LAST STAND but fail to remember that he was brought onto the film at the last minute after Matthew Vaughn suddenly dropped it. Brett had no say in the script and pre-production was already over when he took over so based on the circumstances, he made the best movie he could with the time he had. Also he did an amazing job with RED DRAGON and a lot of people enjoy the RUSH HOUR movies even if I don't. Also I thought AFTER THE SUNSET was a lot of fun.
People love to bash Brett for X-MEN: THE LAST STAND but fail to remember that he was brought onto the film at the last minute after Matthew Vaughn suddenly dropped it. Brett had no say in the script and pre-production was already over when he took over so based on the circumstances, he made the best movie he could with the time he had. Also he did an amazing job with RED DRAGON and a lot of people enjoy the RUSH HOUR movies even if I don't. Also I thought AFTER THE SUNSET was a lot of fun.
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2:49PM on 11/25/2013
Okay... Fair enough... He had no say in the script or pre-production... But just look at his quote above, "Final cut is for artists... directors who's movies don't make a lot of money." Is it not clear that he doesn't care. If he doesn't want to have a say in how a film turns out in postproduction, what makes you think he cares at all about the pre-production? He cares about how much money the films bring in. That's why Rush Hour 2 and 3 were so generic. Once the first one made money, he
Okay... Fair enough... He had no say in the script or pre-production... But just look at his quote above, "Final cut is for artists... directors who's movies don't make a lot of money." Is it not clear that he doesn't care. If he doesn't want to have a say in how a film turns out in postproduction, what makes you think he cares at all about the pre-production? He cares about how much money the films bring in. That's why Rush Hour 2 and 3 were so generic. Once the first one made money, he didn't care about the quality of the sequels, he just cared that people shelled out hard earned money to something he made.
8:40AM on 11/25/2013
Guilty but I honestly do not hate the guy as much as many others. I think Rush Hour 2 is better than the first film (though the third one is roundly mediocre) and I guess he did what he could with X-Men: The Last Stand. With that film, he was a bad choice as a replacement and I think he did try. Tower Heist was okay. I don't think he makes offensively, gag-inducingly bad movies, but he does make bad movies. It's probably not relevant but he does come off as something of a sleazeball in all his
Guilty but I honestly do not hate the guy as much as many others. I think Rush Hour 2 is better than the first film (though the third one is roundly mediocre) and I guess he did what he could with X-Men: The Last Stand. With that film, he was a bad choice as a replacement and I think he did try. Tower Heist was okay. I don't think he makes offensively, gag-inducingly bad movies, but he does make bad movies. It's probably not relevant but he does come off as something of a sleazeball in all his public appearances.

Suggestion for a director to take the stand in future: Rob Cohen.
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8:37AM on 11/25/2013
He made a stain on the X-Men series. Hang him!
He made a stain on the X-Men series. Hang him!
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