It is a comic book tale of two brawling, bar going writers who awaken a gigantic, two-story tall wishing well (The Well That Ate Children) that is possessed. It begins pumping water into the ground causing the townspeople ... more »to go insane. Only with math, magic and violence can they attempt to shut down the well and restore things back to what they consider normal. But they ll need help from their friends because not only has the Well come alive, but it has turned other prophets evil and they now fight on its side. According to Legend, The College Prophets are members of an ancient guild of fighters. Only after their actions destroy everything they loved, they formulate a plan with the help of the other Prophets to set things right. Fighting with the wisdom of the Guild and power of their beliefs they correct their mistakes and prevent the world's demise.« less
"I actually worked on this movie. Well, briefly. I worked as a grip for the classroom scenes. But only for a few days because I simply could not stomach the out-of-control egos of the Hale Manor Collective. I also have to point out something very shady going on here. A few days ago, someone posted an honest review of this movie that the Collective did not agree with. A quick side note, the reviewer hit the nail on the head in saying that the reviews came from the people involved with the movie. When the DVD's listing first appeared here on Amazon, an e-mail was sent out for everyone to post reviews. When the negative review was posted, another e-mail was sent out telling us to "bury it". The good reviews that are on this page are not honest, they are all phony and posted by the various members of the Hale Manor Collective. And frankly, that really stinks and is really unprofessional. So guys, face the facts. You made a lousy movie and somebody called you on it. Grow up."
I only give this thing 1 star... because I can't give it any
David | NYC-NYU | 12/16/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie, and I use that term VERY loosely, in film class. As an example of what NOT TO DO. LAND OF THE COLLEGE PROPHETS is bad. Really, REALLY BAD. And not a "fun bad", either.
Where do I begin? It claims to be directed by about eight different people and it shows. It also shows that not a one of them ever went to school, either. Very simple, first day, Film School 101 rules are completely ignored and it shows off that the people doing the thing are nothing short of amateur and really comes across as a public-access show.
It claims to have a script, but can't see how. The story, another term that I use very loosely, is all over the place and extremely ponderous. It tries like the dickens to tell the story of the world coming to an end on some Lucas-Spielberg-Jackson-type scale. Except no one told the rest of the town- traffic runs as normal, college students wander freely during the numerous badly choreographed fights between the (cough) heroes and assorted grade-z hell-spawn. Attention to any kind of believable detail is simply non-existent.
Whatever you do, AVOID THIS MOVIE. Do not believe a single positive review about it (as they obviously are coming from the less-than-no-talent hacks that were involved with this turkey), because anyone with DNA will be not only bored to tears by this thing, but downright insulted."
TJ | new york | 12/21/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Check it out, that Boyd guy is right. He posted something bad, then 5 guys jumped on him and buried it. If you check out what else they've reviewed, you'll see that every single one of them have only reviewed this movie! WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSERS! I bet they they'll bury this one with a bunch of BS reviews too! Losers, serious losers!"
Stop the pain, I want to get off!
Franky J | 12/24/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I got this movie for my birthday. Let me tell you, having a birthday so close to x-mas really bites. But not as much as this movie does. When it started, it was so bad that I thought it was a comedy. It's not. Points for trying, but it makes grateful that Amazon has a great return policy. And, Mike, if you're reading this, for your birthday I'm going to get you ten pounds of rotting fish. That should let you know just bad this movie stunk."
Look at all the bogus reviews!
Goldman the Gold Man | Closer than you think. | 07/24/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Amazon really needs somebody watching for stunts like this. Let's see, 6 glowing reviews in 2 days from people who haven't reviewed anything else. If that's not stacking the deck, I don't know what is.
And "Tony", how exactly am I to do research on what's airing on the public access stations in Connecticut if I currently live in New Jersey? Yes, I used to have contact with the Hale Manor Collective, but I try to avoid it whenever possible because the members of the Hale Manor Collective have a very bad habit of hyping themselves as the greatest directors in the history of film, but have absolutely no production skills to speak of. Simple, very basic, film school rules are claimed as "beneath them" such as the 180 degree rule (look this up on the Wikipeda if you are unfamiliar with it), or lighting techniques of any kind, or even white-balancing the camera. They do not understand basic storytelling, nor do they feel that they need to and they are very proud of this fact. Their unlikable characters utter long winded pseudo-psychological nonsense that means absolutely nothing to anyone but them. They make up the story as they go along, because they feel that they are "too good for a script", and then spend weekends signing up with account after account filling their listings up with glowing reviews so people believe that they not only have talent, but that they are in demand. And when someone comes along that disagrees with their self-inflated hype, they complain and have the review removed.
I have done the research on these people, "Tony". I have worked with them in the past and I have, on several occasions, been in the room when they have been stoned and/or drunk out of their minds while online and clogging their listings with good reviews. They are not professionals. They are not good or talented by any stretch. If they want to be real filmmakers, they should just admit that they are rank amateurs and go learn how it should be done. Until then, "Land of College Prophets" will be their one and only success. And a minimal one at that."