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glorkar
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This is going to be the best movie ever IMO! How can it not be with a cast of:
Bruce Willis
Jason Statham
Sylvester Stallone
Jet Li
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Steve Austin
Dolph Lundgren
Terry Crews
Micky Rourke
Charisma Carpenter
and Giselle Itie

Seriously....need I say more?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The previews look pretty good, some of the actors sounded like they had marbles in their mouth back in the day, can't imagine they've gotten any better with age. Razz

I'll more than likely see this one but not at a theater, hard to justify the costs when I can wait and rent it for a buck.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

True, but I have a feeling there is going to be a LOT of explosions. You just can't beat that on the big screen Smile
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

Sorry, but I have to disagree. Pack that many action hero's into one feature and you're bound for disaster. And seriously, when have any of these guys been in decent action flicks save Li, Statham and Willis? This is not going to be a "Collateral", "Run Lola Run", "Lock Stock & 2 Smoking..." or "Bourne..." caliber movie. Those were worth seeing in a theater.

Do you not recall the pain of sitting through Con-Air? A million "cool" explosions and wholly unbelievable action sequences does not a good movie make. A well thought out and cohesive plot on the other hand... And, to be frank, these guys are all so typecast none of them will be bringing anything new to the screen, just 2 hours of repeat characters.

Now why couldn't they have taken this line-up and cast it for another remake of 12 Angry Men, that would have been interesting! They could have called it 12 Angry Has-Been Action Heroes.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

Okay, okay...I see where you are coming from s|s. The three actors you mentioned were the three that intrigued me the most. Statham and Willis are two of my favorite actors. The both of them in the same movie is something I've been dying to see. I think the only thing that would be better is watching them battle each other. Wait, there is one thing that could be better: throw Richard Dean Anderson in the mix Smile

And to be frank, I honestly can't remember the last time I shelled out to watch a movie in the theater.To me, this is one of those movies that you know will have absolutely no plot. Just a bunch of the aforementioned explosions as well as lame jokes and jabs, with maybe some innuendo to certain famous characters previously portrayed. It will be one of those movies you just sit back and laugh your @$$ off at. So no, it will not be intellectually stimulating, but it will be emotionally cleansing.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

glorkar wrote:
True, but I have a feeling there is going to be a LOT of explosions. You just can't beat that on the big screen Smile


My home theater looks and sounds as good the local cinema thank you very much. Cool I'll wait for the blu-ray, but am looking forward to seeing it. I figure if the movie isn't all it's hyped up to be, it'll at least be fun to cut on. Very Happy
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was going to say that long list of actors has made a long list of terrible films.

But, if you need to escape reality for some mindless fun, I bet it will be great.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

seldom|seen wrote:
Sorry, but I have to disagree. Pack that many action hero's into one feature and you're bound for disaster. And seriously, when have any of these guys been in decent action flicks save Li, Statham and Willis? This is not going to be a "Collateral", "Run Lola Run", "Lock Stock & 2 Smoking..." or "Bourne..." caliber movie. Those were worth seeing in a theater.

Do you not recall the pain of sitting through Con-Air? A million "cool" explosions and wholly unbelievable action sequences does not a good movie make. A well thought out and cohesive plot on the other hand... And, to be frank, these guys are all so typecast none of them will be bringing anything new to the screen, just 2 hours of repeat characters.

Now why couldn't they have taken this line-up and cast it for another remake of 12 Angry Men, that would have been interesting! They could have called it 12 Angry Has-Been Action Heroes.


LMAO S|S! Couldn't have said it any better, except, Shwartzengruber's Terminator serries was a good one IMHO. Well, not number three, but the others were good. Good, not great. I too prefer a good plot, but hollywood ran out of ideas and scripts years ago. I feel like I'm seeing re-writes of the same old script and plot over and over these days.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

TyeDyeSkyGuy wrote:
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I feel like I'm seeing re-writes of the same old script and plot over and over these days.


EXACTLY! How many remakes have you seen in the past few years...can't anyone figure something original out?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Nothing new to cram a bunch of "star" names in one film. (Can you say Pulp Fiction, Robert Altman films of the 90s, Oceans 11...12...13...) Usually "action" heroes have too much of an ego to share billing. In this case, I have a feeling that most of them will just be cameo appearances with Stallone and Statham getting most of the screen time.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

BakRdz wrote:
Nothing new to cram a bunch of "star" names in one film. (Can you say Pulp Fiction, Robert Altman films of the 90s, Oceans 11...12...13...) Usually "action" heroes have too much of an ego to share billing. In this case, I have a feeling that most of them will just be cameo appearances with Stallone and Statham getting most of the screen time.


This is true. At least Pulp Fiction has something novel to it's cookie-cutter storyline and was fun to piece together. I loved the cameo by Walken detailing the history of Willis' watch Wink A well written and acted script didn't hurt either. Everything after that by Quentin (or with Quentin sharing the bill) has been less impressive and some of it almost worthless, but then Terrentino borrows heavily from his predecessors too.

Ditto on the Altman films, couldn't agree more. The key word is "usually", not all mega-casts turn out bad. X-men series, Sneakers are some examples where a thick cast did not result in a thin film.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

seldom|seen wrote:
Sneakers are some examples where a thick cast did not result in a thin film.


"Now what are you saying, the C.I.A. caused the Managua earthquake?, Well I can't prove it but..."

"Cattle mutilations are up.."

Classic!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

Speaking of Pulp Fiction, a fav of mine, when is the sequel going to be done. I've been waiting more than a decade to find out what was in that briefcase! Very Happy
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

TyeDyeSkyGuy wrote:
Speaking of Pulp Fiction, a fav of mine, when is the sequel going to be done. I've been waiting more than a decade to find out what was in that briefcase! Very Happy


Are you asking, seriously? It is what you want it to be. If you are like me and have a sense that what was in the briefcase was priceless to Marcellus, then you assume it's his soul extracted from the back of his neck (Chinese mythology) and hence the band aid on the back of his neck, the combo on the suitcase 666 and the apparent protection of Vincent and Jules miraculously saved from a barrage of bullets. We don't know how the kids ended up with the briefcase or how, when and why Marcellus had his soul extracted in the first place or indeed how he got it back, but we do know Quentin is heavily influenced by far-eastern mythology through his appreciation, understanding and use of Chinese and Japanese film plot lines and cinematographic tricks.

Of course you can believe it is anything you want. It could be gold (although too heavy to be believable), could be the Diamonds from Reservoir Dogs (if you like tying elements from separate films together (a good alternate to the most common speculation of his soul), could be Elvis gold suit or a bunch of unwrapped Twinkies for all it matters. In truth, neither Quentin nor Rodriguez will ever tell is, insisting instead that it is only a MacGuffin, meant to move the plot along without ever revealing what it is and letting us ponder it for a decade... or more!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

seldom|seen wrote:
TyeDyeSkyGuy wrote:
Speaking of Pulp Fiction, a fav of mine, when is the sequel going to be done. I've been waiting more than a decade to find out what was in that briefcase! Very Happy


Are you asking, seriously? It is what you want it to be. If you are like me and have a sense that what was in the briefcase was priceless to Marcellus, then you assume it's his soul extracted from the back of his neck (Chinese mythology) and hence the band aid on the back of his neck, the combo on the suitcase 666 and the apparent protection of Vincent and Jules miraculously saved from a barrage of bullets. We don't know how the kids ended up with the briefcase or how, when and why Marcellus had his soul extracted in the first place or indeed how he got it back, but we do know Quentin is heavily influenced by far-eastern mythology through his appreciation, understanding and use of Chinese and Japanese film plot lines and cinematographic tricks.

Of course you can believe it is anything you want. It could be gold (although too heavy to be believable), could be the Diamonds from Reservoir Dogs (if you like tying elements from separate films together (a good alternate to the most common speculation of his soul), could be Elvis gold suit or a bunch of unwrapped Twinkies for all it matters. In truth, neither Quentin nor Rodriguez will ever tell is, insisting instead that it is only a MacGuffin, meant to move the plot along without ever revealing what it is and letting us ponder it for a decade... or more!


Honestly? I was being sarcastic! LOL Very Happy But you are right, I was thinking along the same lines. And this film would have been the better choice for a sequel than Kill Bill. I know there was a story to finish there, but... In the end, who didn't already have those answers? Very Happy

Anyone else been eating mayo on their french fries since seeing that movie? Mmmm Nummy!!!
 
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