IdleRich

IdleRich
Knightriders. Very good. Great flick. Recommend it to anyone. Men on motorcycles jousting. Arthurian sense of honor. Cult complexes. Great man transition of power. Succession and apprenticeship and code of conduct. Idealism and pragmatism. 60s and corruption, decadence, rock n roll. Great greenery quiet idyll knighthood by the misty lake. Guinevere Guinevere.
This is on Portuguese telly right now strangely enough. It certainly seems strange to me, I was flicking through the channels and when I saw a knight on a motorbike I knew instantly what it was as I had read the description on wikipedia after seeing Suspended's breathless mini-review above. I remember thinking "that sounds incredibly stupid but I'll almost certainly never know cos I aint gonna search it out and it sure as hell won't be on Portuguese telly" - and yet four weeks later here we are, the universe having gone out of its way to prove me totally wrong and make me look like an utter fool once again.

Anyway, I'm kinda half watching it but I missed the bit where it explained why grown men are riding around on bikes talking in a very half-arsed medieval style (ie throwing in a "thou" or "Good Sir" every five minutes or so when they remember) - is it some kind of collective delusion? A weird situation in which they all somehow reinforce each other in their mental illnesses? Although fair enough it did sort of explain why there is a guy going round calling himself Morgan La Fay (cos he's a twat in short).
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
It's got that guy who is in loads of stuff like... from Dusk Till Dawn and similar, normally plays a biker or a leather clad gang member who is not one of the ones blasted away by the goodie right at the start and who probably gets killed in an individual battle with the good guy but who doesn't last until the very end and is too low status to have a name. Nameless but not faceless.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Following on from what I said above there, I wonder if anyone has ever categorised the different levels of bad guy in an action film. Everyone knows that you have the totally faceless ones at the bottom of the pile - the evil version of the blokes in red when they explore an alien planet on Star Trek who are pretty much doomed to fall foul of whatever problem is lying in wait for them on this weeks episode, or I suppose storm troopers in Star Wars are one of the archetypal examples, their function is to run in front of the good guys' guns and be mowed down in sickening, hearbreaking quantities. Normally armed but they may as well not be cos when Skywalker or Bond or anyone else runs in front of a battalion of them blazing away there is literally no chance that any of them will even wing him - though often the good guy will contemptuously fire one shot over his shoulder without looking as he heads to freedom and cut down three or four more of them that way.
But what are the other levels? End of level boss types come in there somewhere and there is obviously the ultimate baddie, but what else is there and what are the names of the types? Anyone can write out a whole hierarchy for me.
 
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suspended

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This is on Portuguese telly right now strangely enough. It certainly seems strange to me, I was flicking through the channels and when I saw a knight on a motorbike I knew instantly what it was as I had read the description on wikipedia after seeing Suspended's breathless mini-review above. I remember thinking "that sounds incredibly stupid but I'll almost certainly never know cos I aint gonna search it out and it sure as hell won't be on Portuguese telly" - and yet four weeks later here we are, the universe having gone out of its way to prove me totally wrong and make me look like an utter fool once again.

Anyway, I'm kinda half watching it but I missed the bit where it explained why grown men are riding around on bikes talking in a very half-arsed medieval style (ie throwing in a "thou" or "Good Sir" every five minutes or so when they remember) - is it some kind of collective delusion? A weird situation in which they all somehow reinforce each other in their mental illnesses? Although fair enough it did sort of explain why there is a guy going round calling himself Morgan La Fay (cos he's a twat in short).
I don't think it ever gets explained, but I think it's riffing on 60s desire to start new mini societies (or "cults" if you're cynical) that have their own rules and norms outside the corruptions and degeneracy of mainstream society. Hence you get that whole rock'n'roll decadence scene with the bikers who go off with the agent to be pro.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I don't think it ever gets explained, but I think it's riffing on 60s desire to start new mini societies (or "cults" if you're cynical) that have their own rules and norms outside the corruptions and degeneracy of mainstream society. Hence you get that whole rock'n'roll decadence scene with the bikers who go off with the agent to be pro.
I was just being silly don't worry. I wasn't really expecting them to spell that right out for us - although I did hope that you were gonna wade in and claim I'd missed the start bit where they fell through a rift in time of space that took them from Camelot to present day US and so they had carried on living the only way they knew how riding the mysterious mechanical steeds of the future and searching desperately to find a way back home.
 

DLaurent

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I don't know the first thing about Westerns, the general mood of them has rarely captured my attention, but I watched The Shootist the other night, John Wayne's swan song and it's really good.
 

luka

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going by that list i would recommed the virgin stripped bare. sounds like its got nudity in it. the power of kagwon province might have ninjas in it so that's probably worth a go. pig fell down a well as a wild card. all the others sound boring.
 
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