Funny Games Again Phelous | March 30, 2011 A return to Funny Games to talk about it’s “message” and a big change for the “show”. horror,April Fools,Funny Games,skit
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Heh, taking a break then? I have a feeling I’ll miss the deadpan humor, but modern horror films are taxing on the mind, so I understand.
You really showed off your special effects chops here. You even made me hate a really crappy regeneration a bit less.
No Resident Evil: Afterlife review? No more skits?! It’s not the Phelous, IT’S THE MASTER (of unlocking)!!
Anyway, great video. I saw the original (not that it changed much since it’s a sot-for-shot remake. Oh wait, it’s in America now, so it’s completely different) and I HATED it. I’m sorry but someone so full of themselves that feel the need to make a whole goddamn movie just to give people the finger because they dare have the audacity to enjoy movies he doesn’t should not be allowed to consider themselves an artist. Also I love how the supposed “message” of this “movie” is that for some reason, people who like fictional violence also like real violence (because it’s not like we watch movies to see things that are NOT real life or anything), yet the movie’s very existence contradicts that point, ESPECIALLY the ludicrous rewind thing. It precisely shows why people like horror fictions: because it’s fiction and no-one really gets hurt.
And one last thing, if watching simulated violent acts is akin to actually committing them, I’d love to hear Haneke explain us what that tells us about HIM, the director, who MADE the family, including a little kid, die.
Another thing I noticed: white clothes and gloves? clubs? Out-of-control kids who torture a whole family just for laughs? Way to rip-off A Clockwork Orange, Haneke. Except THAT movie’s message actually worked, wasn’t up it’s own ass, was well directed, wasn’t hypocritical, wasn’t insulting and actually shared something with the audience. So not only is Haneke a hypocrite, he’s a thieving hypocrite.
…I’m really hoping this is just an early (and evil) April Fool’s joke. =o(
That said, your original Funny Games review is one of my favorites, and I also actually (at least for the single viewing I gave it/only viewing I ever will give it) liked it to a degree. Sure, it’s pointless, stupid, loaded with plot holes and faulty logic (and there’s NO way you can take the whole remote control “I’m rewinding time with the power of menu browsing!” thing seriously), but, for what it’s worth (and going into the movie relatively blind), I enjoyed (for lack of a better word) seeing something that elicited some emotion and was actually kind of disturbing (to me, at least). It’s not high art and it’s not much more than an uncomfortable (or boring, if you can’t find yourself caring about any of the characters) shaggy dog story (or shoot the shaggy dog, I suppose).
Yeah, the door in this movie was just stupid.
But I’d/I’ll always prefer a house door you can never open from the outside without a key, even if it’s unlocked.
You are stupid.
Phelous is stupid.
The door isn’t stupid.
Where should i begin to mock you ? First off, locking your door from the inside is OPTIONAL ! So you don’t need to do it. Second: It exists so you can lock up your children inside, so they can’t leave while you’re not aware of it. Third, if you go outside WITHOUT your key while you’ve misplaced it, you couldn’t go inside anymore anyways, for it cannot be opened from the outside then. I still hope this was your actual April joke and not the new Phelous …!
Oh, classic Kleiner. I sometimes go through the old comments just to find some Kleiner gold. So much apologist bullshit, so much hilarity!
I was in a town in Spain were someone had actually died from those brilliant doors. You probably should be more careful with those ad hominems.
Can’t wait to see the new guy in action.
No offense to your friend, but I really hope this “new Phelous” thing is just a cruel April Fool’s joke. Otherwise I will be very, very sad.
Great vid. I am actually quite a fan of Michael Haneke’s later works like The White Ribbon, but Funny Games is a pretty painful movie to sit through. I’ve had many may arguments with one of my buddies about how I think its boring as hell and he insists its some kind of art movie, with the remote representing the bloodlust in all of us wanting to see thinsg over and over again or some bullshit.
As for the other stuff, the death montage was beyond awesome, and also really showed how much you’ve chenged over the years, heck at first I didnt even recognise you in the earlier ones!
I aint gonna knock the new guy till we’ve seen him althoguh I think you might be playing some kind of trick on us.
If this is your last review then thanks for the many many great reviews, I find it pretty funny how many people seem upset your not doing Afterlife, who cares it just another crappy RE movie and you did a pretty decent job ripping it in your impressions video.
Anyways, heres to Phelous and all who have killed him in the past.
Ahhhm… I’m kinda shocked right now…
I miss Old Phelous already.
Great review as always; and I mirror the ‘I hope it’s a really early April Fools joke’ crowd.
If it is true, I hope you quickly become bored behind the camera and come back into the spotlight.
Yes, I signed up just to say Old Phelous should stay.
Whoa, this show’s story does take turns indeed! I have not seen the American remake, but I loved the original movie. It was a lot of fun, and didn’t really have any shots that bored me.
All I can say is that this is the saddest day since Joel escaped the SOL and Mike was sent up. The difference is that Mike was laid back and we cared for him. As much as I want to welcome this new Phelous, I fear a darker path will be taken here….a path darker than the original cut of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Little Shop of Horrors combined….All I have left to say is that I’m really frightened at this point. Please let this be some cruel April Fool’s Joke to get it over with!!! I don’t care if it’s a disapointing anti-climatic resolution! Give me the old Canadian Coca-Cola I’ve grown to love…..Still, can’t wait to see where this will lead to…good luck with the lashback is all I have to say.
It did say “Part 1” in the title screen after all.
When Phelan says he is changing the show, then he is changing the show. Of course it’s not a joke. 🙂 He is going to be working behind the scenes and popping in from time to time as the ending credits said. I wish you all the best and commend you for working so much with 1 video each week. Who knows how much of his free-time he spends on this, or how much he earns on it? You’ve been a real work-horse! I’m glad to see you taking care of yourself and lying one step ahead on your health and inspiration. You are recalibrating the show and doing what is right for you. All honours to you Phelan for being a tremendously great and real guy! 🙂 And can’t wait to see how Thomas will do, I haven’t seen him before yet I know your clique of friends are a real hearty bunch! I welcome Thomas to the show from a fan’s perspective! My first impression of you is great. Things will rock on once you have the flow going. Phelous went through the same thing once he got into the Thatguywiththeglasses site. Exciting, exciting! He is changing the show according to his capacity and wishes, or he will simply return after a break. I don’t know the backstory or everything that Phelan feels, I’m sure he will talk about it when the time is right for him. I think it’s wonderful Phelan is including his friends more, they are all great guys from how we know them in Mortal Komedy. It will surely energize and inspire him well, and dividing the workload will be great for him. Phelan’s been doing his solo-show for so long now even though there’s great resources around him. You’ve proven your worth working in a team, a hundredfold over with all your RedMatter and Mortal Komedy backbone. This can only get good! 🙂
Do you actually know Phelous or something? Because your original comment mirrored all the rest on here and now youve chenged it and duplicated it, so you must know something right? Spill the beans.
I don’t know Phelan. Yeah, my initial reaction was confusion and after some time I understood it better. sorry if I made alluvya shit-scared. ;-P 😉 Duplicated? I forgot to delete the last post sryz. The only thing I “know” is how to treat people with courtesy and empathy. (Just kidding. I’m Phelans evil twin. You ‘may’ see me in the next episode. As for the explanation, you will ‘maybe’ find it here www. facebook. com/cough_c0vgh/notes/the_world_is_going_to_heck_in_handbasket_just look_at_this_weird_review :oh: mwuaha :p) seriously though, Phelan gave us all the information we need in the ending credits.
I say welcome to the new Phelous and wish the old Phelous a good well-earned break. It’s just like you to put an announcement of a break smoothly directly through the show in a dignified way, isn’t it?
When Phelan says he is changing the show, then he is changing the
show. Of course it’s not a joke. 🙂 He is going to be working behind
the scenes and popping in from time to time as the ending credits said. I
wish you all the best and commend you for working so much with 1 video
each week. Who knows how much of his free-time he spends on this, or how
much he earns on it? You’ve been a real work-horse! I’m glad to see you
taking care of yourself and lying one step ahead on your health and
inspiration. You are recalibrating the show and doing what is right for
you. All honours to you Phelan for being a tremendously great and real
guy! 🙂 And can’t wait to see how Thomas will do, I haven’t seen him
before yet I know your clique of friends are a real hearty bunch! I
welcome Thomas to the show from a fan’s perspective! My first impression
of you is great. Things will rock on once you have the flow going.
Phelous went through the same thing once he got into the
Thatguywiththeglasses site. Exciting, exciting! He is changing the show
according to his capacity and wishes, or he will simply return after a
break. I don’t know the backstory or everything that Phelan feels, I’m
sure he will talk about it when the time is right for him. I think it’s
wonderful Phelan is including his friends more, they are all great guys
from how we know them in Mortal Komedy. It will surely energize and
inspire him well, and dividing the workload will be great for him.
Phelan’s been doing his solo-show for so long now even though there’s
great resources and friends around him. You’ve proven your worth working in a team, a
hundredfold over with all your RedMatter and Mortal Komedy backbone.
This can only get good! 🙂
..PS You kicked ass telling those pretentious film buffs where the closet is standing! I read a wretched article in the newspaper on the same bs on this movie. It’s almost as if people read the “arguments” and recite them without using their own senses. You have brought sanity and dignity to us all once again! Hail Phelous, old and new!
Far as Phelous not doing these anymore
In the immortal words of Mr.Horse
“No sir…I don’t like it.”
but owell my opinion means nothing lol
Get used to me, because I’m awesome.
Are you also The Miz? 😉
Isn’t TGWTG’s 3 years anniversary coming soon? ‘cuz I have suspicions that may be why he’s taking a break. And his “regeneration” is filling up for the time being. I believe the original Phelous will return after the anniversary. How will he explain this? Time is a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff, and so he traveled in the future to AFTER he’s regenerated, BEFORE he actually did it. It made sense when I was drunk.
Actually, Phelan is leaving his reviews to focus on his political career. There’s an election coming up in Canada and he’s running for the BQ.
So can we expect lots of scandal? Possible false birth certificates, teenage pregnancy, that sort of thing?
I heard Phelous wasn’t even born in America!
I think he might want to become BFF with Angry Joe right now then. That may come in handy when Joe becomes president of the USA and decides to blow up Canada, after he’s plated the White House with gold.
all very good points for “funny games” And, off topic but sad panda makes an attractive doctor.
this emote holds my expression of the end of this:
I, Like many others hope you’re joking, or this is some epic skit of coming back in part2. Although… I guess someone cant do it forever, I wasnt expecting somthing so abrupt… ]:
Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s April Fools’. The man built zombie rape foreshadowing into a review months ahead of time; he’s capable of an Epic April Fools’ Joke. If I’m totally wrong & the end credits was serious business…I will
really miss seeing Old Phelous (since his “voice” would still be there). From what I’ve seen of his cartoons and bits in Mortal Komedy, Tomas is pretty damned funny. I guess the MST3K Joel/Mike analogy works for me. As long as Pearl never makes an appearance…
That said, I’ve been enjoying the changes in the show lately – it’s been fun not knowing where the review will take place, having different endings without the deaths, etc. I always enjoyed the show before, but I like a bit of uncertainty now and then.
The death montage was awesome – I didn’t recognize the lightning bolt one near the end.
Oh, the movie. I have no problem with movies and other media having a message, but can’t stand preachiness. Let the audience think for themselves instead of telling them what to think and feel. And if weird camera angles and shots of nothing make art, I’ll just watch my mom’s vacation videos when she thought she was turning the camera off instead of on. Lots of shaky cam + extended crotch shots = brilliant!
Y’know, as much as I feel sad he’s going, and will miss him now that he’s gone, I feel like a chain of Phelouses will be a very welcome change and mean that this review show will feel truly original. I’m excited to see the new Phelous and I hope he does a good job (as I’m sure he will).
One thing though, is there a set time planned to be between each new Phelous (if there will be more than two)?
As a long time follower of Phelous’s Reviews (I have been watching since the review of Resident Evil: Extinction) I feel that this statement should carry some significance.
My mind is blown. I did not see this coming. For real? You are changing out the CHARACTER that DEFINES the series? Was this entire Doctor Phelous shtick just to set up for a Phelous switch? I don’t keep up with out-of-video news so I don’t know. I would assume that you don’t plan that far ahead but…
Well, best of luck New Phelous! The irony of a No Sketch policy is hilarious, I wonder if he’ll mind? I await the next video eagerly.
Phelous’ last review? WHAT?! PHELOUS FINALLY DIES, FROM STOCK FOOTAGE NO LESS, AND IT MAKES IT SO THAT I DIDN’T WANT IT!!! WHAT FU-wait. April Fool’s is this Friday. So is this an April Fool’s Joke? The Intro did say “The End of Phelous Part 1”, so does this mean it doesn’t end with this ass-wipe that claims he’s Phelous taking over the show? I hope so. My hopes are that the Time Machine alarm goes off, sending everyone to the ‘Dawn of the Living Dead’ review with Phelous D1 wanting to kill Phelous #2, only for Phelous #1 come in to save the day.
P*S* Sorry for the Ass-Wipe comment. I’m just angry and depressed by this episode.
On the one hand, I now have one less reason to go to That Guy With the Glasses and, though I’ve loved every second of Phelan lampshading the stupidity of skits and plots in internet review shows, it’s nice to know they’re gone from this show at least. New guy might be fun, too. On the other hand, you’re one of the few internet personalities that isn’t a raging douche so it’s a bit sad to see you go. Oh well, good luck with whatever else you do. 😀
I hope part 2 is just Phelous walking on screen then saying, “Got you!” laughing, then walking off screen.
I would actually welcome this.
Then maybe something about a shotgun.
I don’t mean to spoil the moment but was it cold in your room? Nipple pokin’ through your shirt in some of the regeneration shots.
I mean, oh no, not a Tenth Doctor “I don’t want to go” reference you dastardly emotion-swayer, how dare you.
Goodbye old Phelous, it was good to know you! Even though I don’t know you.
But you got reallllly boring reallllll fast, so I welcome the second Phelous! At first I thought it was Paw though. I guess thats what you get for all the pointless cameos! And I hated the skits anyway, so now I’ll watch you video’s even more!
The original movie was shot in Austria, not Germany. To put that in perspective for you, it’s like the differnce between Canada and the USA.
And you may think that these doors are outdated, but I prefer pushing down a lever over twisting a knob.
Wait… Is that the Tomas Guinan? From Eskimo Bob?!
Yeah, that would be me.
Phelan, Is this an April Fools joke? No seriously. Well even if it’s not, I would like to see what this new guy could do. If is ISN’T an April Fools joke, I hop you return to your reigns soon!
I am SO sorry…couldn’t resist…
Thanks for all the great reviews
this can’t be!
i thought the old Phelous was immortal.
Phelous, oh Phelous make this only temporary, please.
Cool to see Tomas is back in action. But I doubt this will be the last we see of Phelous.
ok… i tried to get the answer at Tgwtg.com but even though 2 more people asked this it was ignored =/
What is the name of the Song from 8:36 to 9:50 ??? PLEASE somebody tell me ! i am desperate!
Artist ? Song name ? Album ? i will take ANYTHING !
its been over a year now since i started searching for this thing… i first heard it in the Meet train review (zombie fisherman flashback) and my torture began…
the abuse of google, making friends mad with questions, hours of searching at youtube! i even checked if there was a site where you can send parts of a song and it will recognize it… nothing…
now i heard it again ! and this time even longer and more complete in its gloriness ! 0_0
PLEASE! can sombody help me ! i mean the really scary thing is that i am not even being funny!! all i want is a name… of the artist or the song.. i simply HAVE to get this song.. and i have to find out if there are more like it !
@the video.. i think this is an april fools joke… but if not, i will give the new guy a chance.
I’m going to really upset if this isn’t an aprils fool joke. It almost feels like a lost a friend.
I promised myself I wouldn’t cry. Or at least I would have if I knew this was coming. I was happy for a moment to see the effects in full swing in the opening. I’ll still watch, but I AM SAD for the hiatus and the no Afterlife.
If this in an april fools joke, touche, you got me, youve quickly become one of my favorite reviewers and i really hope it was a joke. ps. awesome 10th doctor regen. parody
You’re tearing me apart, Phelous!
Just say it was a joke already!
I just watched this movie last night and yeah it was not good. It was long and boring and those scenes just kept dragging out. I for some reason got the idea of watching movies that you Phelous reviews so I could understand more his frustration but I do not know if I will continue that because A. at least 100 movies spoiled.. (if you can have a bad movie “Spoiled” and B. they are just bad….. I did however watch Day of the Dead after him hating it because I did not know it came out and actually enjoyed it. Even though Nick Cannon acting like a tough black man scares me as much as Obama acting like one.
The person I was watching with cracked me up the look on her face when they rewound the movie so that the guy didn’t die was priceless. The first Funny games review had one of my favorite Phelous endings ever.
What’s the “doo doo doo” song from? Reminds me of a Vocaloid cover of a random unnamed opera song.
Wow I hope everyone was joking with these comments. I mean, it’s obvious now that it was just a joke as it’s been years but still, the first time I watched I thought obviously was a joke, I mean, it fit perfect with Phelous’ sense of humour. I don’t know, maybe everyone’s just really really gullible?
The message is…People are dicks, especially the people who made this movie.
It was really great to see this in context with the other Funny Games review to see how your style evolved and changed over time.
You raise some excellent points with this look back too. This movie is trash, and it’s a particularly obnoxious kind of terrible movie; the kind that thinks it’s smarter and morally superior than the viewer.