Giving Amazon Prime a second chance....

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  1. Overmind One

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    Okay, I have decided to give Amazon Prime a second chance, since they have now broken membership down to a monthly, no-contract model. At $10.95/mo, I get my free two-day shipping and some same day, plus the video and music Prime libraries. I am back in because of the new monthly model. If I do not like it, I can jump out and in whenever I want to, just like Netflix. This time I did it because I was ordering some stuff from Amazon and it was the best deal.

    Perhaps competition is still the best thing for streaming media! :)
     
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  2. Joelist

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    I hope it works well for you. Obviously $10.95 per month works out to more than the $99 annual fee but as you say you can just join and drop as desired.
     
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    I am CERTAIN I will not go uninterrupted in a year's time. I grew weary of the paid vs free video, and there are periods of times where I am not ordering from Amazon too much. For me it is seasonal. I am getting summer stuff now.
     
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    Already, problems. :(. I will be watching a movie, then suddenly the video goes back to about 5 min in the movie and will not allow me to slide the marker forward to where it set me back from. HATE IT! I was watching an off the wall movie called Oceans Rising, and suddenly it takes me back to 00:08:05 and sill not allow me to watch it after that. I was more than one hour in. :(. I have no idea how to fix it.
     
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  5. Joelist

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    That does not sound normal. I've not seen that on my laptop or my Amazon Fire TV.
     
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    I'm watching this now.....

    :icon_rotflmao::icon_rotflmao::icon_rotflmao::icon_rotflmao:

    This film is BAAAADDD!
     
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    It finally straightened out, and yes it was BAAAAD. One of the worst. And that was exactly what sort of movie I was looking for...so bad it was funny. Highlights:

    • The 30-something blonde female President
    • The "ark" which was nothing more than a small fishing boat.
    • The toy model in the pool they used for exterior boat scenes (Just LOOOOOLLLLL!)
    My favorite:

    The 90-ft high 1 mile diameter sandbag wall (i bag thick), built in less than two hours using sand (from where?) by 8 people. And it held the Atlantic Ocean out! :icon_rotflmao::SmileyLaughingTears::smiley-laughing021:

    The little scientist at the end who stood on the chair to make a speech about our heroes. LMAO!
     
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    Hey, those 8 people worked really hard to fill all those sandbags and somehow stack them 90 feet high in a mile diameter circle! Especially that fast!

    So, how does this compare to Tank Girl? Or to SGU?
     
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    Well, this thing was taking itself seriously which took away the groan-worthy dialogue of Tank Girl depths. But seemingly when they were being the most serious (especially during the "science" scenes), that was when I laughed! And the effects were just :facepalm:. Still, it managed to keep me watching it till the end, laughing at many parts during the movie, and yelling "oh come on!" out loud. :) SGU is visual ebola. I will never rewatch it to compare it so....:shame: :anim_59:.

    The verdict is....this was better than Tank Girl IMO.
     
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    OMG, I found an even WORSE one on Amazon: Independence Wars: Insurgence

    This literally could be done by any of us here, in a garage and somebody's house (or an abandoned one). The "acting"....really? It was so bad it was like asking some of your friends literally in a text to "come over and be in my movie" without rehearsals. The outtakes at the end show all of that to you as well! Green screens and all.

    My pet peeve: why is this on Amazon Prime? It would not be a stranger on YouTube. It is worse than many of the fan films out there.



    NOTE TO Joelist:

    Yes, my friend...even worse than her.
     
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    :icon_rotflmao::icon_rotflmao::icon_rotflmao::icon_rotflmao::icon_rotflmao:

    That looks like something from The Asylum!
     
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    Worse! It's in your Prime. It's just so horribly bad, it's just...bad. Beyond laughable. :smiley-laughing021:
     
  13. Joelist

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    Try this:

    http://a.co/csvSlB1

    I can't get the link to work right on this forum - but it is "The New Barbarians"
     
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    BAHAHAHAHA! OMG, these cheezerito movies need their own review forum! They are so bad, they just deserve attention! I just finished San Andreas Quake on Prime. Not quite as bad as Independence Wars or Oceans Rising, but pretty bad. Still on fan film level. Somehow, I find them comedic entertainment!



    BTW, I just find the trailers on YouTube instead of Amazon because the forum will not embed Amazon trailers. :)
     
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    Here is the YT for The New Barbarians:

     
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    Ah hahahaha! So much cheese on that one, it was beyond cheese. :icon_rotflmao:
     
  17. Joelist

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    That was why I picked it!
     
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