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Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's latest comedy feels very outdated.

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MovieBob:
Intern-Minable

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's latest comedy feels very outdated.

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Bleep this piece of bloody anachronistic crap is all I can say. Geeks are antisocial?!?!, Reality isn't harsh?!?!?! Geek Fandoms aren't known to the public?!?!?!? What a bloody joke, the world has changed from the 90's and even the 90's had elements of geeks being social, a harsh future ahead and rising popularity of franchises like the X-men.

I just, I, I

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Ugg,

Wait, I thought that the characters from the Wedding Crashers had jobs that revolved around divorce in some way?

Edit - oh I get it, my bad. I misunderstood Bob's comment.

The second I heard about this movie I knew it was going to be another incidence of someone laughing AT nerd culture and geeks instead of WITH them and that was irritating by the end of Season 1 of the Big Bang Theory.

"That was so bad, I think I'll switch to Bing."

Now Bob, let's not be rushing into things that we're going to regret down the line.

I knew this was going to suck as soon as I heard Aasif's fake accent in the trailer.
"Oh look, the Indian guy is in charge of technology"

so all in all not a great day for movies?

Having seen the trailer without being able to pull a single chuckle from myself I'm not going to make a joke or cheerlead your article. I'm just truly sorry for you that you'd have to sit through that.

Both Vince and Owen are in there 40's I know that 80% of those of 40 or older were I work do not go to the cinema to see comic movies and have no clue what either the Avegers or Iron man are so do I believe that two 40 year old men wouldn't know who Charles Xavier is yes, yes I would as I work with several hundred every day.

You know a movie is terribad when the jokes in the commercials don't even have any comedic value whatsoever. I hope Google didn't pay too much money to get showcased in this drivel.

Wow is it really that bad? I'm surprised "Jack and Jill" didn't get a mention in the "Worst comedies to come to theaters" bit. That was an "anti-film"

Kumagawa Misogi:
Both Vince and Owen are in there 40's I know that 80% of those of 40 or older were I work do not go to the cinema to see comic movies and have no clue what either the Avegers or Iron man are so do I believe that two 40 year old men wouldn't know who Charles Xavier is yes, yes I would as I work with several hundred every day.

Being a 40 year old Male, I'm going to assume this is sarcasm.
Because that's a bold statement. We all know 95% of all statistics are made up, after all.

I AM the target audience for this movie. For reasons that I cannot justify, I like Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson comedies. They're stupid and have virtually no redeeming qualities, but I can find cheap laughs in the thinnest justification for them to act stupid on camera. Having said that, and only seeing a couple trailers for this (I somehow missed most of the advertising), I have no desire at all to see this. I just don't buy the set up and can't imagine it being funny. Who greenlit this?

Makabriel:

Kumagawa Misogi:
Both Vince and Owen are in there 40's I know that 80% of those of 40 or older were I work do not go to the cinema to see comic movies and have no clue what either the Avegers or Iron man are so do I believe that two 40 year old men wouldn't know who Charles Xavier is yes, yes I would as I work with several hundred every day.

Being a 40 year old Male, I'm going to assume this is sarcasm.
Because that's a bold statement. We all know 95% of all statistics are made up, after all.

No I've worked in a firm of around 600 for the last 3 years and most are in there 40's and have no idea about anything but soaps/reality TV or football depending on there gender when we do get new staff (very rare as staff turnover were i currently work is one of the lowest i've seen thou this is only the 6th place i've worked) I always hope that there younger so I may actually get a conversation out of them.
Seriously most don't even use the internet outside of facebook or amazon.

This is the kind of movie i thought 21 Jump Street was going to be but that film showed me EXACTLY where modern comedies are going wrong by being oddly in touch with the times, subverting stereotypical tropes of highschool and simply being very very funny (i love the opening scene to that movie, it nails 2000).

This movie could have worked if they did that; subverted the regular expectations and having then butt up against their own preconceptions of a technology company, 'nerds' and the antiquated ideas of that culture compared to it's reality. The only way i can find a film like this working if the humor comes from "Look at these idiots, thy don't understand the world has moved on and they no longer grasp how the world works"

In a good movie they would go there expecting lots of bespectacled dorks and actually find a lot of very rich, highly qualified graduates with a very laid back but effective working environment (because that's, you know, what it's actually like) and they would be hopeless Neanderthals who have to be beaten into the modern age by various comical means.

Kumagawa Misogi:

Makabriel:

Kumagawa Misogi:
Both Vince and Owen are in there 40's I know that 80% of those of 40 or older were I work do not go to the cinema to see comic movies and have no clue what either the Avegers or Iron man are so do I believe that two 40 year old men wouldn't know who Charles Xavier is yes, yes I would as I work with several hundred every day.

Being a 40 year old Male, I'm going to assume this is sarcasm.
Because that's a bold statement. We all know 95% of all statistics are made up, after all.

No I've worked in a firm of around 600 for the last 3 years and most are in there 40's and have no idea about anything but soaps/reality TV or football depending on there gender when we do get new staff (very rare as staff turnover were i currently work is one of the lowest i've seen thou this is only the 6th place i've worked) I always hope that there younger so I may actually get a conversation out of them.
Seriously most don't even use the internet outside of facebook or amazon.

That is so weird. I'd need to know more detail to find this true. Where you work, where you live, etc. Don't get me wrong, I don't think you're flat out lying. But my generation is the console, computer generation. We were there when things just started to "boot up" for lack of a better term. I remember all of my computers, I've owned almost every gen of consoles. That's all my friends and I, even today, discuss.

Weird..

Man, MovieBob, this just wasn't a good week for movies, was it?

It's alright, it's alright. Let it all out of your system before Man of Steel...god I really hope Man of Steel is at least above terrible. Given this weeks movie pickings, I think if Man of Steel ends up being bad MovieBob might go nuts.

Makabriel:

That is so weird. I'd need to know more detail to find this true. Where you work, where you live, etc. Don't get me wrong, I don't think you're flat out lying. But my generation is the console, computer generation. We were there when things just started to "boot up" for lack of a better term. I remember all of my computers, I've owned almost every gen of consoles. That's all my friends and I, even today, discuss.

Weird..

I'm in the UK and in my experience it's very rare to find people older than their late 30's who played games when they were young I knew only one person who had a genesis and have never personally known anyone off of the internet who owned a nintendo console till the N64. While I do now people in there 40's who do game it seems to start and end at either Fifa or smartphone games. If your in the USA I know that consoles were around more prominently in the 70's early 80's so I guess that's why.

Ah! Then that makes sense :D. Yes, I live in the US.

I liked 'Wild Hogs' :(

That said, it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that 'The Internship' is terrible. I didn't even crack a smile during the trailer.

I still wear a watch...

Kumagawa Misogi:

Makabriel:

That is so weird. I'd need to know more detail to find this true. Where you work, where you live, etc. Don't get me wrong, I don't think you're flat out lying. But my generation is the console, computer generation. We were there when things just started to "boot up" for lack of a better term. I remember all of my computers, I've owned almost every gen of consoles. That's all my friends and I, even today, discuss.

Weird..

I'm in the UK and in my experience it's very rare to find people older than their late 30's who played games when they were young I knew only one person who had a genesis and have never personally known anyone off of the internet who owned a nintendo console till the N64. While I do now people in there 40's who do game it seems to start and end at either Fifa or smartphone games. If your in the USA I know that consoles were around more prominently in the 70's early 80's so I guess that's why.

I'm in the UK and know gamers that are in their 30's or 40's. My old man is in his 50's, played games as long as they've been available. He is a computing consultant though...

Yeah, I saw the trailers and barely laughed. It just seemed really cliche. And I bet they did all of the cliches of "young people don't get old people", like "What's a record?" and what not. It really irritates me when they portray yougn people as never noticing anything made before they were 15.

Verlander:

I'm in the UK and know gamers that are in their 30's or 40's. My old man is in his 50's, played games as long as they've been available. He is a computing consultant though...

Most of the people I know work in the manufacture of mechanical products and rarely have any interest/knowledge of electronic's one firm I've worked at and who I still have contact with has no computers at all everythings still faxes and stock cards and yet business has had no problems during the recession and Tesco and Asda are customers.

NinjaDeathSlap:
"That was so bad, I think I'll switch to Bing."

Now Bob, let's not be rushing into things that we're going to regret down the line.

I'm happy this movie came out just so Bob could write that.

MovieBob:
a pair of fast-talking designer wristwatch salesmen who have been rendered obsolete by technology ("Nobody has a watch, they just look at their phones LOL!")

I still wear a wrist watch as it's a much more efficient process to glance at it for the time rather than dig the phone out of my pocket. The question "Who here still wears a wrist watch?" has come up far more times that I wish it had in my college courses, and every time I get the same reaction that's equivalent to "Well, maybe just that weird guy in the back, but the rest of you all use your phones."

I just don't get it, using your phone to tell time is akin to keeping a pocket watch on you at all times. "But it's not just a clock!" the people cry. Indeed it isn't, but when it comes to the age old question of "What time is it?" I still beat out everyone in the room by just turning my wrist slightly. I'll use a phone for everything else, but a fast an easy method of telling time is not one of the roles I find it fulfills.

Kumagawa Misogi:

Verlander:

I'm in the UK and know gamers that are in their 30's or 40's. My old man is in his 50's, played games as long as they've been available. He is a computing consultant though...

Most of the people I know work in the manufacture of mechanical products and rarely have any interest/knowledge of electronic's one firm I've worked at and who I still have contact with has no computers at all everythings still faxes and stock cards and yet business has had no problems during the recession and Tesco and Asda are customers.

Fair play to them, must be doing something right. The more modern the technology, the more money is trying to be squeezed/saved from the business in my mind. People that don't bother with that stuff are the people concentrating on business itself

KeyMaster45:
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The advantage of not having the time easily available is that one is less likely to become an insane clock-watcher. That's why I'm thankful that I don't use a computer in my job. It'd be akin to having a dripping tap. I can't handle the responsibility of knowing the time!

Scrumpmonkey:
This is the kind of movie i thought 21 Jump Street was going to be but that film showed me EXACTLY where modern comedies are going wrong by being oddly in touch with the times, subverting stereotypical tropes of highschool and simply being very very funny (i love the opening scene to that movie, it nails 2000).

This movie could have worked if they did that; subverted the regular expectations and having then butt up against their own preconceptions of a technology company, 'nerds' and the antiquated ideas of that culture compared to it's reality. The only way i can find a film like this working if the humor comes from "Look at these idiots, thy don't understand the world has moved on and they no longer grasp how the world works"

In a good movie they would go there expecting lots of bespectacled dorks and actually find a lot of very rich, highly qualified graduates with a very laid back but effective working environment (because that's, you know, what it's actually like) and they would be hopeless Neanderthals who have to be beaten into the modern age by various comical means.

I would actually like that, it would be a comedy about the generational gap that isn't grossly anachronistic. Make it even more jarring by having various traditional religious groups (i know it's a bit heavy but it works) and have them try to get a job in Google or any tech company

I'd have quite liked to hear Bob rant about this one in a video but it's great to have this content nonetheless.

I don't even know what to say about this movie; it sounds truly awful and cringe inducing. When will Hollywood learn that stereotypes aren't funny? Come to think of it, when will Hollywood learn that the vast majority of real people aren't stereotypes.

NinjaDeathSlap:
"That was so bad, I think I'll switch to Bing."

Now Bob, let's not be rushing into things that we're going to regret down the line.

Yeah, nothing is so bad that it makes Bing look like a viable option by comparison.

Hoo boy, Bob's in full-on film snob mode here. I read Vince Vaughn co-wrote it, so I didn't expect him to really stretch the material in Internship. But then again, Bob hasn't been a reliable voice of opinion when it comes to comedies.

This reminds me of the excellent video review of this movie on the Onion. "The Internship Poised to be the Biggest Comedy of 2005". Even (or maybe especially?) in the wake of shows like The Big Bang Theory this movie STILL manages to feel like a dinosaur.

Kumagawa Misogi:
I believe that two 40 year old men wouldn't know who Charles Xavier is yes, yes I would as I work with several hundred every day.

Odd, considering Charles Xavier first appeared in September 1963 - fifty years ago. I can see they might not /care/ about X-Men, cause the love of comic books and comic book movies is kind of a niche thing. (Far less so than it used to be, granted) but to think they've never heard of him? I've never been a comic book geek or even seen most comic book based movies and I'd know that. Plus there were enough ads shoved down everyone's throats for the movies.

But it's nice to know that laughing at clueless 'old' people and geeks is still holywood gold. Apparently these people learned nothing from Revenge of the Nerds.

Makabriel:

That is so weird. I'd need to know more detail to find this true. Where you work, where you live, etc. Don't get me wrong, I don't think you're flat out lying. But my generation is the console, computer generation. We were there when things just started to "boot up" for lack of a better term. I remember all of my computers, I've owned almost every gen of consoles. That's all my friends and I, even today, discuss.

Weird..

I once got fired from a job because my boss "never reads SMS messages on his phone". That was last year.

Never underestimate the amount of completely tech-illiterate 40-somethings, just because you don't see them on the internet.

Proverbial Jon:
When will Hollywood learn that stereotypes aren't funny? Come to think of it, when will Hollywood learn that the vast majority of real people aren't stereotypes.

About the same time as they discover you can cash in easily on multi-faceted, well-written and believable characters facing problems both realistic and imaginative.

I wouldn't hold my breath.

Wyvern65:

Kumagawa Misogi:
I believe that two 40 year old men wouldn't know who Charles Xavier is yes, yes I would as I work with several hundred every day.

Odd, considering Charles Xavier first appeared in September 1963 - fifty years ago. I can see they might not /care/ about X-Men, cause the love of comic books and comic book movies is kind of a niche thing. (Far less so than it used to be, granted) but to think they've never heard of him? I've never been a comic book geek or even seen most comic book based movies and I'd know that. Plus there were enough ads shoved down everyone's throats for the movies.

But it's nice to know that laughing at clueless 'old' people and geeks is still holywood gold. Apparently these people learned nothing from Revenge of the Nerds.

When did you first learn of him? from the 90's cartoon, comics or the films? because comics have always been niche as is the film going audience I go and see nearly everthing yet I know plenty of people who haven't been to the cinema since seeing Titanic in my own age group (early 30's).

The thing is I bet the majority of people on gaming forums also see lots of movies and probably watched cartoons as kids some of my friends never watched cartoons they were always at football practice when they aired on saturday mornings.

I'm a media soak book's, comics, movies, cartoons and games all of it but I had as a kid plenty of friends who had no interest in any of them and as a working adult I know even more people who have no interest in any of them.

On the other hand sports, non sci-fi/fantasy TV and music did interest them.

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