Monday, September 26, 2011

Terra Nova

Wow. So that really sucked, huh?

Or, rather: sucks, present tense, as the first episode is still going on. But it was so bad I turned it off. I mean, I know that it's like in the Constitution or something that any movie or t.v. show with dinosaurs in it has to suck...but...damn...  I mean that is some pure D turbocharged suckage.

Heck, I'll watch almost anything with dinosaur FX in it. I'll even watch Jurassic Park II. Well, parts of it. I love dinosaur crap so much that I'll even watch the parts of Jurassic Park III if they're the ones with the Spinosaurus in them...so long as there's nothing else on and I can turn the sound down.

Anyway...I knew Terra Nova was probably going to suck, but I had no idea that it would suck so unequivocally. I mean, every scene, every idea, every line of dialog, every character...how can you make a big-budget show like this that doesn't have a single good thing about it?

What an amazing super-fail.

Oh, uh...I should add that the monsters...er, "dinosaurs"...look pretty damn good at first glance...but they are so swamped by the suckitude of everything else that I don't see that it matters.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol you are absolutly right. I just saw the whole two episodes and the second one sucked even more. (A lot more) I hate the mayor what a cheap character.The characters are so shallow and the stupid shit they say. This black girl getting super hysterical also annoyed me and everything was just a huge disappointment.

I can live with the fact that Dinosaurs are bulletproof even though every biological thing would die after a couple of rounds from an automatic rifle directly into the head.

But I hate when a hoard of 10 foot dinosaurs only damages the skin of some humans. In that scene where the dinosaur bit in this guys leg it should have been off. Besides carnivoirs are usually snapping the neck of their victims and not nibbling on their skin.

This series will be a flop and make it only to the second season because of the money they spend on it.

2:53 AM  
Blogger mdfaraone said...

I found your blog after Googling " Terra Nova Sucked" to see if anyone else shared my opinion.
Sucked is an undersatement, instead of some cool dinosaur drama what we got was "Twilight with Dinosaurs" or "Dawsons Creek meets a Dinosaur" , the cheesy teen angst dialogue was so bad I almost vomited, I couldn't even watch the whole pilot, it was THAT bad. Stupid characters ,stupid dialogue, I was rooting for the dinosaurs to kill everyone so we can mercifully be done with it already.
...and does EVERYTHING on TV need to devolve into another cliche cop show? the whole line of " give me a badge and let me do what I do, there must be some bad guys around here" was so bad, so mind bogglingly stupid and defiant of all commom sense that alone would have been enough for me to kaibash this turd, yes there are only a few hundred people left on the planet but right away we need to "police" them and get the police state going again already, because you see how well that worked out for you in the future.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also ended up here because i was Googling "Terra Nova Sucked". I have a feeling there's a lot of people out there doing the same thing today. I lost interest after the first thirty minutes, but kept it on for background noise while i played Spider Solitaire. Every single time i caught a bit of it i felt like cringing, like out of embarrassment for the creative team. It was a thoughtless, dumb mess that could have been made for half the money and aired on SyFy as a stand alone movie of the week. once. And that would still be more than it deserves. There's really talented people out there having really great ideas, why blow 15 million dollars on remaking Land of the Lost?

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

- Guns 140 years more advanced than today are apparently suckage against a dinosaur the size of a Moose!
- Buddy makes a do or die run for the portal and after he goes through WHAT? everyone behind him in line just doesn't bother to go??
- Cliche someone goes outside the fence.....of course they dooooo...
- Vehicles with 80 million holes. Great in a tropical rainforest environment wouldn't you say?? Electronics inside get wet much?
- Trillions of $$$ at their disposal in the future to restart humanity and they build a fence out of wood, a mere 20 feet high with 1" wood spikes at the top :|
- 50 cal mounted on vehicle can't kill a dinosaur....ummm ya - sigh...ESPECIALLY FROM THE FUTURE..sad very very very saddddd...I feel sad for the douche bag who allowed that in the show.
- I'd be embarrassed to have my name attached to Terra Nova...do you know someone involved with the show......laugh at them out of pity.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

First anonymous: yeah, what is that with the guns? I forgot about this show and came in late, so I might have missed something...but is there some rule against shooting dinosaurs? I know they never did in in Jurassic Park... I wondered whether it was some weird sort of PC-ish, animal-rights-y thing...or what. Second season? You think so? I was guessing that this PoS would be done for in a couple of episodes.

mdfaraone: I couldn't agree more. LOL "Dawon's Creek"...too freaking true. It was that you're-not-putting-on-that-badge-again-are-you-? conversation between the cop and his wife that did it for me. I actually said out loud to the tv "do we really have this conversation again?!?!?!?"

Second anonymous: I absolutely agree about cringing. I, too, was embarrassed for the people who made that. If I give a bad lecture, it is, thankfully, soon lost forever. That piece of crap will still be around hundreds of years from now...not that anyone will be watching it...

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(anonymus Nr1)

@Winston Smith

Second season is a stretch ofcourse. I can imagine that because of the high budget and Steven Spielberg. Fox might have trouble letting it go. And dueto te heavy advertisment some people might watch it a while until they realize how bad it is.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, I might even try watching again next week...in part because I figure that sheer regression to the mean makes it likely that next week will be better, and in part because I am wondering whether the fever-pitch of awfulness can possibly be maintained... But that sort of thing is only entertaining for about five minutes or so...

10:12 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Something weird is still happening with my e-mail comment notification, so some comments show up late, and shoved in the middle. Sorry.

Anyway: yeah... I'm with other Anonymous, too... How is it, exactly, that dinosaurs are immune to .50 cal rounds? We're talking something close to light artillery there... Really, really dopey.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO! I guess I'm not the only one who got here from googling "Terra Nova Sucks"

4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that flunking science is no barrier to screen writing.

11:05 AM  

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