In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.
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When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
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This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.
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All I can say is, I won't be watching it. I think when the advertisers see the ratings it will die a quick death. It and the new wheeler dealers are on the same path. Trying to take something that had a good format and put in new people just doesn't work. Some one tries a new spin and it stops. Some times death before dishonor works.
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I am a huge fan of the original Mythbusters: I've seen every episode, I took my family to see Adam and Jamie live during their "Behind the Myths Tour", I have bought Mythbusters merchandise / collectibles that sit proudly in my living room. If any Discovery Channel executives read this review, if a BluRay box set of the entire original Mythbusters TV show with specials and extras were to come out I would pre-order it without thinking twice.I gave "The Search" an honest chance. I went into the first episode with an open mind and tried to have as few expectations as possible.I came out realizing that Discovery has no idea who the Mythbusters demographic is. This is a show that was made for someone who is not me.What made Mythbusters special was that it was a science show wrapped in an entertaining package. Jamie and Adam formed hypotheses by using common myths and urban legends, and found creative ways to falsify those hypotheses in entertaining ways.The Search seems to think that it can reach it's demographic with the following: 1) Nostalgia: rather than present new myths to the teams, they borrow premises from past episodes and think that we will somehow care about watching competing teams reinvent the wheel. What we miss is the people: Adam, Jamie, Kari, Grant, Tori ... the myths themselves are not something we're really all that interested in seeing busted again. Give us something new.2) The Reality TV Trend: most Mythbusters fans that I know, myself included, do not like reality television at all. We are not the same people that watch Dancing with the Stars or The Voice. We are people who grew up on Bill Nye The Science Guy and Beakman's World. We don't want to see teams of people compete. We're not "people" people. Reality shows are about interpersonal conflict and drama. We are the type of people who stay home and read books about history and science fiction... we avoid interpersonal drama like the plague.3) Kyle Hill: I can't understand for the life of me why this guy is the host of anything science-related. He claims he has a science background and I don't want to challenge that, he probably does, but I don't get that impression from watching or listening to him. As an on-air personality he comes across like he should have been cast to play Thor. Too much "surfer dude" and "super model", too little of anything else. In my opinion he brings nothing to the show. I think Discovery figured that by casting a male super-model they can market the show to a broader demographic. Again, a demographic that does not include fans of Mythbusters.This show is making Mythbusters fans worried. We get it, it's not meant to "be" Mythbusters. It's a competition to find the hosts of a new show. But this show is evidence that Discovery either a) does not understand the demographic that Mythbusters appealed to or b) they don't care and they intend to use the brand to market to a demographic that does not include fans of the original show.
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So the show is game/reality show on replacing the original MythBusters duo. What made Adam and Jamie so great was their personalities and how they played off each other. The key word here is PERSONALITY.This ridiculous game/reality show doesn't let the viewer see the contestants personalities. The rehash old myths and do builds. I couldn't tell you the name of any contestant if my life depended on it. We don't care if they can build. We care if they are engaging.Hell, the host has a great personality which shows on his Because Science YouTube channel, but you don't see that at all. He just comes off looking like some random guy.
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Look, I understand that this isn't the next Mythbusters season and is just the search for the next group. However, this is just pitiful to watch and just can't cope with the reputation of the original Mythbusters in the current form it is in.I'm all for giving people a chance, as people can surprise you, but the people they got for this series just does not seem to fit the part. In the original Mythbusters, the groups all seemed balanced out with each other, they fit and appeared to work well even if that were TV magic or not. In this search for the next Mythbusters, nobody seems to have a connection towards each other. Every excessive laugh or even a single laugh, every joke, every plan seems forced and pre-determined. It's as if they're trying so hard to be appealing to the viewer and to each other, and from my point of view, it is definitely not working. Even with the thought that maybe they just need to grow on each other it just does not seem like it was meant to be or even decent. They're just trying so hard to fit in and be funny that it's just weird and actually annoying.The host as well does not seem like he knows much of what he's doing, even if he does, he does not portray that.Using the idea of an elimination reality show also seems like a completely odd idea for finding the next Mythbusters. This doesn't make much sense and also drastically increases the factor of chance or luck as being one of the main components to being the next Mythbusters. The original Mythbusters, which pertained to the idea of elimination of mistakes or possible problems with experiments, seems completely opposite of an elimination by challenge type of search.Honestly, they still are striving to bust myths so I suppose I can't say that they shouldn't call the show Mythbusters and just switch it to something else. However, if the groups are to continue as they are, I believe the real purpose of Mythbusters, which wasn't just to test myths, but was also to entertain the audience in being able to show the world things that you probably wouldn't have ever tested or even thought of before and give these people a passion for science, then one of the main components of this purpose would be lost. The entertainment. The joy in watching Mythbusters not only came from the results of the myths, but seeing them put it together with their ideas, thinking processes, and bad puns or jokes. As with most cases, with the lost of fun and entertainment, the loss of interest is quick to follow. This involves the show and science in itself. In watching the groups in this series work, the only part of the show I wanted to watch was the results. The groups themselves seem like a slightly-boring filler trying too hard to pass off as amazing content.Hopefully they develop into something that will prove this entire review wrong once the next official Mythbusters have been chosen.