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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2012, 05:14:28 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 04, 2012, 01:01:53 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 04, 2012, 12:34:41 PM

Trying to think who would make a good villain for the third movie....Segeal maybe? My choice would be Roddy Piper.

Nice... Roddy "Sam Hell" Piper. I concur.  icon_wink

maybe Carl Weathers.  or Michael Biehn.  Hell, maybe Mr. T.

heck, maybe all of them on a evil version of The Expendables.
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« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2012, 06:52:04 PM »

Throw in Jesse Ventura, Bill Duke, and Wesley Snipes and you've got the ultimate Evil Agency.  

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« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2012, 10:46:23 PM »

Biehn needs the mustache though. Otherwise we won't know if he's evil.
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« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2012, 12:40:58 AM »

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« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2012, 12:43:26 AM »

Quote from: Kagath on May 04, 2012, 10:46:23 PM

Biehn needs the mustache though. Otherwise we won't know if he's evil.

That got me to thinking about a classic TV villain completely identified as evil by his mustache.



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« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2012, 02:56:41 AM »

Quote from: PeteRock on May 05, 2012, 12:43:26 AM

Quote from: Kagath on May 04, 2012, 10:46:23 PM

Biehn needs the mustache though. Otherwise we won't know if he's evil.

That got me to thinking about a classic TV villain completely identified as evil by his mustache.


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« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2012, 04:52:35 AM »

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Biehn is great at doing crazy eyes.

Also they should get Sho Kosugi or Sonny Chiba
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« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2012, 11:42:15 AM »

Cynthia Rothrock,  Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Chow Yun Fat
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« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2012, 04:47:56 PM »

anyone going to see this over the weekend?  I'm not going to have a chance, but look forward to impressions.
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« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2012, 12:24:12 AM »

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anyone going to see this over the weekend?  I'm not going to have a chance, but look forward to impressions.

Saw it this afternoon...if you liked (or loved) the first one then you'll like (love) the second one.  No real slow parts, tons of fights and explosions and it's just long enough to not drag.  Not a whole lot of Norris in it though (10 mins or so).
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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2012, 05:58:26 AM »

A lot of fun.  Not a lot of chuck norris is right, but damn I thought he stole the movie while he was there smile
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« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2012, 07:37:17 PM »

Was supposed to see Iron Maiden tonight, but because of the weather and the seats, my buddies and I are going to skip out. Right now, it's a toss-up between seeing this or Dark Knight Rises again...
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« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2012, 07:45:12 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on August 18, 2012, 07:37:17 PM

Was supposed to see Iron Maiden tonight, but because of the weather and the seats, my buddies and I are going to skip out. Right now, it's a toss-up between seeing this or Dark Knight Rises again...

What?! I saw Maiden a few weeks ago and it was amazing. Ahhhmazing. They were incredible. Screw the weather and movies and just go. Thank me tomorrow.
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« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2012, 12:27:58 AM »

Quote from: Crusis on August 18, 2012, 07:45:12 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 18, 2012, 07:37:17 PM

Was supposed to see Iron Maiden tonight, but because of the weather and the seats, my buddies and I are going to skip out. Right now, it's a toss-up between seeing this or Dark Knight Rises again...

What?! I saw Maiden a few weeks ago and it was amazing. Ahhhmazing. They were incredible. Screw the weather and movies and just go. Thank me tomorrow.

Saw them in Indianapolis last month with Alice Cooper.  Great show.  See Expendables tomorrow.
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« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2012, 12:58:38 PM »

Although I wasn't dying to see this, I think I might catch it on a Rave Xtreme (http://www.ravecinemas.com/xtreme_locations.aspx) screen later this morning. I've wanted to see what that kind of screen's like, and if the movie's remotely entertaining, it's a good excuse to check it out.  icon_smile
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« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2012, 03:57:39 PM »

Saw this last night with the lady - we both *loved* it. Fantastic movie.
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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2012, 04:29:26 PM »

Saw this last night with my brother-in-law.  I'm not sure I enjoyed it as much as the original.  The one-liners were even more painfully bad than the first film (I know it's part of the genre, but it seemed too forced this time around), the action was fast but not necessarily action-packed, but overall it was still fun.  I enjoyed it, but I guess some of the positive reviews raised my expectations a little too much. 

Van Damme seemed to steal the show for me.  Norris was fun, but Van Damme looked like he was really having fun in his role.
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« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2012, 06:34:10 PM »

Just got back from my morning show. This was actually the same screen I saw Prometheus on. Rave Xtreme is a cool, slightly curved, wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-ceiling screen, but it's not the biggest theater in the complex. Still looked, sounded good.

I never saw the first film so I don't have any comparison to draw there. I had a good time with it, even if some of the lines are a little too obvious to be funny. Chuck Norris really is only in about 10 minutes of the film - he's 72, so I could understand him not doing a lot. Jet Li has one good early fight scene and then disappears from the movie. Arnie and Bruce are reasonably fun, but  really are more like extended cameo appearances.

I actually thought the one cast member who's at the beginning of his career rather than at the end (Liam Hemsworth) gave the most appealing performance, if not the funniest. Nan Yu (the lone female cast member) is pretty cool, hope to see her in something else.

For all the handwringing over TDKR's violence, I think there's a bigger bloody body count in the first 10 minutes of this than in ALL the Batman movies combined.  icon_razz

The trailers went on and on and on and on and on. OMG, it was like almost a half hour of trailers, including for Red Dawn and Ah-nuld's comeback film (Last Stand).

Anywho, overall I enjoyed it. The whole thing's utterly preposterous so I just enjoyed the sheer preposterousness, rather than nitpicked all the plot points that bothered me (as with Prometheus, TDKR and others this summer). I do have a few small nitpicks/observations:
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OK, if these mercenaries are so smart, why wouldn't they "secure" the area around the fallen plane before sending their sniper guy off alone? Yeah I know, no movie without that. I just feel like screenwriters in general have gotten really lazy about explaining why a character or characters does something stupid or fails to do something that someone in their line of work would do as a matter of course (even The Hurt Locker suffered from that, imho).

And once Van Damme has them all face down in a field in the middle of nowhere, why not just shoot all of our heroes there? I know, no movie. Why not just have a little plot point that explains why he can't just kill them all?

Finally, when Van Damme near his end is dropping his weapons and saying "Do you want to kill me like a lamb, or like a man," it was really a golden opportunity for Stallone's chracter to fill him full of holes and then go "Baaaaaaaaaa..."  icon_razz
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« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2012, 05:04:40 PM »

Needed popcorn and mindless action to cheer me up after work yesterday so I caught a late matinee.  While I enjoyed it, that may be more due to the fact that I can watch Dolph Lundgren all day long.  That man amuses me to no end for some reason.

I wasn't impressed with Norris' appearance.  And Schwarzenegger looks more like my dear, departed Grandmother than he does the Arnie from his heydays.  His lips especially look odd...
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« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2012, 07:16:07 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 23, 2012, 05:04:40 PM

Needed popcorn and mindless action to cheer me up after work yesterday so I caught a late matinee.  While I enjoyed it, that may be more due to the fact that I can watch Dolph Lundgren all day long.  That man amuses me to no end for some reason.

I wasn't impressed with Norris' appearance.  And Schwarzenegger looks more like my dear, departed Grandmother than he does the Arnie from his heydays.  His lips especially look odd...
Well Norris is like 72 or something. I wouldn't expect him to do too much.

I haven't seen it but am looking forward to it at some point.
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« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2012, 08:08:37 PM »

It's not that I expected him to do more, I'm just tired of the whole "Chuck Norris is so tough" meme.

I did like that they repeatedly brought up and joked about Lundgren's rather impressive, real life academic background.
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« Reply #61 on: August 25, 2012, 12:08:26 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 23, 2012, 08:08:37 PM

I did like that they repeatedly brought up and joked about Lundgren's rather impressive, real life academic background.

That was one of my favorite elements of the film.
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« Reply #62 on: September 17, 2012, 05:41:59 AM »

Probably going to try to catch this sometime this week finally. Is there anything after the credits?
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