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luka

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Can't stand Groundhog Day, just Murray being smug as usual (I also hate Frasier cos that main guy is so fucking smug). I knew someone would pop up with Ghostbusters (I knew who it would be too) and yeah it's fine and all that but even if were to accept it's a masterpiece it's not much for a forty year career is it? It's more than cancelled out by Lost in Translation I'd say, he's a net negative. No real opinion on his actual personality. Don't really see him doing that Spiderman move particularly but if you guys are certain I'll believe you.
I'm not saying he throws it at them. Just holds his hand out and it's glistening in there and he tries to get them to look at it
 

luka

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Or he might say "look at my oyster" try and trick them into looking at it
 

Corpsey

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Famous actors are really licensed to be bastards cos they have so much power at that point. They're getting paid 20 million dollars or whatever and the movies box office lives or dies on their presence.
 

Corpsey

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Tom Cruise is an interesting one cos he's clearly batshit crazy and involved in super dark aspects of Scientology but is also renowned as being the nicest, hardest working man in the world.
 

luka

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Isn't Tom Cruise supposed to have murdered people? Or had them killed. Maybe both.
 

Corpsey

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Yeah there's something off about cruise. Well - either that or I'm projecting it onto him cos I know he's mad.

I'm a big fan though - Mission Impossible (4-6). Collateral. Even fucking Jerry Maguire. He's dependable.
 

IdleRich

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I'm not saying he throws it at them. Just holds his hand out and it's glistening in there and he tries to get them to look at it
Oh that's different, of course he does that.
John Wicke - no it's not really worth watching. It's hard to feel any kind of worry or sense of tension about a character when it's been repeatedly demonstrated that even if he's surrounded by two hundred people pointing guns at him he can still punch, kick and shoot his way out without a scratch. I guess you could view it as a kind of ballet or something but as a film it's just a failure.
 

Corpsey

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I get your point but at the same time those martial arts films are always like that. The Raid is like that. Perhaps you hated that too but I thought it was amazing.
 

luka

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Me and Craner watched this one together ask him about it I think it was called poison clans or something it was amazing. Wu tang made them popular so the BFI did this big season of them
 

IdleRich

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They are but I just thought that John Wicke was too much. I mean in Enter the Dragon he fights a LOT of people but they don't have guns - and that is Bruce Lee, the hardest man that ever lives, maybe he comes closer than anyone to getting a pass.
I can't say I'm a huge martial arts film fan, I suppose some of them have their moments and unique elements - Jackie Chan is more like Charlie Chaplin in a sense and doesn't always win for example, you have those Chinese ones where they fly around on wires and stuff, you have Ong Bak where it's the opposite of that with him really doing all his own stunts for real, there are probably even some that have a plot if I put my mind to it. There is that bit in Old Boy where he has a fight with - I dunno - ten people in a tunnel but it sort of looks real. There are ways of doing it and being good.
I think yeah the superhard hero guy can beat five people or whatever, but when they're all pointing guns at him? And it happens again and again?
I did think that The Raid was pretty tedious though. I liked Dredd which was kinda similar, but the baddies in that were good and made the jeopardy seem real.
 

luka

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It's a revenge story. But before our hero can take his revenge he needs to learn Kung fu
 

luka

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So the opening is the crime that needs avenging. Middle section is the training sequence with the strict but loveable master. Last bit is the fights leading up to the final boss fight. Often there's a love interest too. Someone pretty for the camera to look at.
 
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