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"Spinoff: The Janey Action Movie Post"


  

          

Recommend some action flicks for our beloved janey.

A brief guideline from bignick:

In every action movie there has to some suspension of belief, just like in wacky comedies or sci-fi. But, within that world, things have to make sense. There has to be logic behind the characters behavior. If you find yourself second guessing the actions in every scene, the fault is not in you for refusing to turn your brain off. The fault is in them for not coming up with a better story. There are tons of action movies from The Great Escape to Die Hard that manage to actually be good.

Bonus points if they're in foreign languages. And don't even think about Mads. She's already seen Casino Royale.

I'll start:

Indiana Jones triology
The Matrix
Batman Begins
Terminator 2 : Judgement Day

(And you should absolutely see Die Hard and The Great Escape)

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Subject Author Message Date ID
First Blood
Jun 04th 2007
1
Aliens, of course.
Jun 04th 2007
2
Janey sez: No Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, or Harrison Ford, though
Jun 04th 2007
3
Fuck that. You will watch Road Warrior and like it!
Jun 04th 2007
6
Okay, wait, was Road Warrior the first one of that Thunderdome series?
Jun 04th 2007
14
      Thunderdome series? Jesus, we have our work cut out for us.
Jun 04th 2007
19
           Mad Max was the first, then?
Jun 04th 2007
21
                Yeah, but I prefer Road Warrior.
Jun 04th 2007
39
                     Do you think its aged well?
Jun 05th 2007
59
                          I think it's hurt by all the subsequent post-apocalyptic movies
Jun 05th 2007
70
What is your problem with Harrison Ford?
Jun 04th 2007
9
Yeah, I saw them as first-run movies
Jun 04th 2007
13
      Please
Jun 04th 2007
44
           *sneers*
Jun 04th 2007
50
                I drove my mom to see it
Jun 04th 2007
54
Yeah, go spit*, you will also watch the Lethal Weapon pictures
Jun 04th 2007
34
You're missing out on Lethal Weapon
Jun 04th 2007
35
Ronin
Jun 04th 2007
4
Loved it
Jun 05th 2007
61
District B-13
Jun 04th 2007
5
El Mariachi, etc...
Jun 04th 2007
7
co-sign on Aliens
Jun 04th 2007
8
How about martial arts?
Jun 04th 2007
10
As much as I like The Protector
Jun 04th 2007
11
uh helloooo? Have you seen Bad Boys II?
Jun 04th 2007
15
when they use the bazooka to take out 1/4 the compound
Jun 04th 2007
20
lol check out my thread on it.
Jun 04th 2007
22
LOL
Jun 04th 2007
25
At least three times that I can recall
Jun 04th 2007
45
      you mean when they're in the hammock?
Jun 04th 2007
51
           No, no
Jun 05th 2007
68
Thai culture
Jun 04th 2007
17
plus I LOVE elephants
Jun 04th 2007
18
were you troubled by Legolas' insensitve treatment of them in LOTR?
Jun 04th 2007
23
      oh, uh, well...
Jun 04th 2007
24
I saw this reply coming
Jun 04th 2007
47
They love their elephants? What do you know?
Jun 05th 2007
77
Revenge of the Ninja (Sho Kosugi)
Jun 04th 2007
16
      I've seen a few martial arts movies.
Jun 04th 2007
26
Predator
Jun 04th 2007
12
are the men good looking?
Jun 04th 2007
29
      You decide
Jun 04th 2007
36
           oh dear
Jun 04th 2007
37
                RE: oh dear
Jun 04th 2007
53
                     Ha! true true
Jun 05th 2007
58
Back to the Future is one of the best genre pictures of all time.
Jun 04th 2007
27
yeah, I saw that one as a first run movie, too
Jun 04th 2007
28
      yep
Jun 04th 2007
30
      You should see it again. Seriously.
Jun 04th 2007
31
Sneakers, Roadhouse (Swayze with a mullet = instant classic)
Jun 04th 2007
32
SNEAKERS! Fun movie.
Jun 04th 2007
33
But is it an action movie?
Jun 04th 2007
48
Cosign on Roadhouse
Jun 04th 2007
41
speaking of Swayze.....WOLVERINES!!!
Jun 04th 2007
46
Pick a Bond movie, any Bond movie (except for ones you've seen)
Jun 04th 2007
38
The Untouchables, Commando, Ricochet (Denzel)
Jun 04th 2007
40
RE: The Untouchables
Jun 04th 2007
42
      ooooh Sean Connery?
Jun 04th 2007
43
The Rock (Cage, Connery, Harris)
Jun 04th 2007
49
Doesn't that have a runaway cable car in it?
Jun 04th 2007
52
      Racing a yellow ferrari
Jun 05th 2007
62
           a cable car racing a ferrari?
Jun 05th 2007
63
                the ferrari bumped the cable car or something, so it derailed
Jun 05th 2007
66
                     and they managed to chase each other through every neighborhood in sf
Jun 05th 2007
78
                          I remember the fake tracks
Jun 06th 2007
84
                          lol... they got from the Fairmont to Palace of Fine Arts in no time
Jun 06th 2007
89
                               okay, sold
Jun 06th 2007
90
T2: Judgement Day ahead of the original?!
Jun 05th 2007
55
Very much agreed
Jun 05th 2007
60
Michael Biehn... underrated actor n/m
Jun 05th 2007
65
Last Action Hero is a pretty fun flick
Jun 05th 2007
74
      RE: Last Action Hero is a pretty fun flick
Jun 05th 2007
75
           Ahnuld: Kid! Who does the doctor treat?
Jun 06th 2007
86
way ahead
Jun 05th 2007
64
we need an OKP loony bin for you crazy fuckers
Jun 05th 2007
67
      Robert Patrick's performance alone>>>>>>>>anything in T1
Jun 06th 2007
83
One feels extremely dated
Jun 05th 2007
69
      1984 = Year of the Synthesizer
Jun 05th 2007
71
Hard Boiled and the Killer
Jun 05th 2007
56
^^^^ Dangit. I came here to say this. ^^^^^
Jun 05th 2007
57
Big Trouble in Little China
Jun 05th 2007
72
you know what Jack Burton says at a time like this?
Jun 05th 2007
73
      Who?
Jun 05th 2007
76
           Jack Burton ... ME!
Jun 06th 2007
81
lest ye forget the genius that is luc besson
Jun 05th 2007
79
I don't even think of The Professionl as an action movie.
Jun 06th 2007
80
but where do you draw the line then
Jun 06th 2007
82
      I think there's gotta be some ratio of action scenes to screen time
Jun 06th 2007
87
I just saw him most recent one this weekend
Jun 06th 2007
85
      Did you see it at SIFF?
Jun 06th 2007
88
           no, it's in distribution
Jun 06th 2007
91

bignick
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1. "First Blood"
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2. "Aliens, of course."
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3. "Janey sez: No Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, or Harrison Ford, though"
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lol

thanks in advance, friends!

  

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bignick
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6. "Fuck that. You will watch Road Warrior and like it!"
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Seriously, no Harrison Ford?

  

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14. "Okay, wait, was Road Warrior the first one of that Thunderdome series?"
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Because I do think I have to watch that.

  

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19. "Thunderdome series? Jesus, we have our work cut out for us."
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Yes, Road Warrior was the second in the Mad Max series.

  

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21. "Mad Max was the first, then?"
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I think I only need to see the first one.

  

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39. "Yeah, but I prefer Road Warrior."
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59. "Do you think its aged well?"
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I tried watching it a few months ago & couldn't get past the 1st 20 minutes or so

  

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70. "I think it's hurt by all the subsequent post-apocalyptic movies"
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It can seem cliche, but it's the movie that kind of launched the cliche.

I watched the second half of it a few months ago and remember how much I loved that movie.

Humungus, The feral kid, the gyro captain...great stuff.

  

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9. "What is your problem with Harrison Ford?"
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He starred in two of the greatest trilogies ever made. Have you even seen Star Wars or Indiana Jones? Any of them?

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13. "Yeah, I saw them as first-run movies"
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before you were born.

I kinda burned out on the genre then.

I used to like Ford but he just makes my teeth grate now.

  

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44. "Please"
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I saw Empire Strikes Back in utero. I saw the whole trilogy when I was 3.

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50. "*sneers*"
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I *drove* some friends to see Star Wars when it first opened. lol

  

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54. "I drove my mom to see it"
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with my powerful kicking. Even as a fetus I had impeccable taste in film.

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34. "Yeah, go spit*, you will also watch the Lethal Weapon pictures"
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*please don't be mad at me, me saying that is not an attack on you, it's one of the unintentional "catch phrases" uttered by Danny Glover in the movies

The series tails off right around LW 3, but you HAVE to at least peep the first 2
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35. "You're missing out on Lethal Weapon"
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The guys who statistically break down scripts (whom Gladwell discussed awhile back) claimed it to be the perfect movie.

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4. "Ronin"
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61. "Loved it"
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5. "District B-13"
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See, I'm not as big an idiot as I sometimes seem, lol.

  

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7. "El Mariachi, etc..."
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8. "co-sign on Aliens"
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And had actual character development to the grunts: Hicks, Hudson (Game Over Man!), Vasquez... and Paul Reiser rivaled the Xenomorphs for the top villian spot.

I hate to give Michael Bay credit, but The Rock had some great action scenes.

Heat - best robbery scene?
Dead Presidents - 2nd best robbery scene?
Apocalypse Now - "who's in charge here?"
Die Hard
Predator (did Janey say no Arnold?)

  

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10. "How about martial arts?"
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Tony Jaa's oeuvre is particularly enjoyable.

  

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11. "As much as I like The Protector"
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Is going buck wild on another continent over your pet elephant really realistic?

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15. "uh helloooo? Have you seen Bad Boys II?"
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talkin about *realistic* lmao

  

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20. " when they use the bazooka to take out 1/4 the compound"
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that's my favorite

  

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22. "lol check out my thread on it."
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My favorite moments are listed.

  

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25. "LOL"
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dawg you ain't heard??...they using enriched uranium now

  

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45. "At least three times that I can recall"
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I think I initially saw in the theatre

The date scene always has me dying.

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51. "you mean when they're in the hammock?"
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and Will Smith is explaining how they met?

Yeah, I laughed pretty hard at that. "So I said wusssup?" I was like oh you so did not.

  

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68. "No, no"
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When Martin Lawerence's daughter is about to go out on her first date. He and Will Smith clown the young man somethin awful.

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17. "Thai culture"
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Basically he was raised to protect and cherish those elephants as brothers. If someone kidnapped your little brother and took him to Australia, wouldn't you go and use every move of Muay Thai boxing you knew to find him?

All of Jaa's films are about protect and preserving some part of Thai culture.

  

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18. "plus I LOVE elephants"
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particularly PET elephants.

  

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23. "were you troubled by Legolas' insensitve treatment of them in LOTR?"
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24. "oh, uh, well..."
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I never saw any of those.

Or any Harry Potter ones, either. It's not like I'm favoring one over the other, lol.

  

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47. "I saw this reply coming"
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And I can respect it.

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77. "They love their elephants? What do you know?"
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Huh?

Mech

  

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16. "Revenge of the Ninja (Sho Kosugi)"
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a laughable plot, but good martial arts action

  

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26. "I've seen a few martial arts movies."
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I'll be damned if I can remember any of the names, though.

Well, Infernal Affairs, obviously.
Crouching Tiger is probably another obvious one.
But there've been a few others. I just can't remember their names.

  

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12. "Predator"
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Action in its purest form. No frills. Pretty much just big men in a jungle and an alien.

  

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29. "are the men good looking?"
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36. "You decide"
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Arnold Swarzenegger
Carl Weathers
Jesse Ventura

Are some of the headliners, but the last 20 is pretty much just Arnie.

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37. "oh dear"
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that doesn't sound terribly appealling, does it?

  

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53. "RE: oh dear"
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If I had to pick an actor to fight an alien in the jungle Jesse Ventura would be high on my list.

  

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58. "Ha! true true"
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27. "Back to the Future is one of the best genre pictures of all time."
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If you haven't seen it... well... you need to.

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28. "yeah, I saw that one as a first run movie, too"
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You know what always fascinates me about that one is men's responses to it. I mean, my best friend's little brother (who must be in his 40s now) came home from that movie and cleaned his room without being asked.

That's just one example, but it really does seem like it speaks to boys and men very, very strongly.

  

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30. "yep"
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in '85 all I wanted was a Valtera skateboard and to hitch a ride on the gate of a truck, all the while playing the Power of Love. Then reality set in...

  

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31. "You should see it again. Seriously."
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My appreciation grows with each viewing. The structure, the suspense, the holy-shit-how-can-he-get-out-of-this that crosses your mind and builds with every passing moment. It's so awesome.

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32. "Sneakers, Roadhouse (Swayze with a mullet = instant classic)"
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33. "SNEAKERS! Fun movie."
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Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier... great cast, fun movie.

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48. "But is it an action movie?"
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I love the film. I've seen it at least a half dozen times. But nothing really blows up. I'd call it more of a caper film.

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41. "Cosign on Roadhouse"
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Surprisingly good!

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46. "speaking of Swayze.....WOLVERINES!!!"
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what about Red Dawn? yeah, a very right-wing propaganda flick, but good cheesy action and presents the "what-if" Cold War scenario. Tons of recognizable youngstas in that film too - Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Gray, Lea Thompson.

  

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38. "Pick a Bond movie, any Bond movie (except for ones you've seen)"
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40. "The Untouchables, Commando, Ricochet (Denzel)"
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I'd even add Training Day to the list

If you're in the mood for something mean-spirited but funny, I'd also recommend The Last Boy Scout

If you want to see a really well-made homage to the Warner Bros. gangster pictures of the 30's and 40's, I'd highly recommend New Jack City
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42. "RE: The Untouchables"
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He pulls a knife
you pull a gun
they put one of your guys in the hospital
you put one of theirs in the morgue!

Connery was so RAW in that.

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43. "ooooh Sean Connery?"
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he's a hottie

  

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49. "The Rock (Cage, Connery, Harris)"
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Nick Cage's finest performance in any of his sundry action movies (which isn't saying much). Sean Connery basically playing a 65 year old, crotchety Bond who's been in prison for the last 30+ years. And Ed Harris as the guy you love to hate.

And some VX nerve gas.

And effing Alcatraz.

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52. "Doesn't that have a runaway cable car in it?"
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I remember when they were filming that, lol.

  

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62. "Racing a yellow ferrari"
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63. "a cable car racing a ferrari?"
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oh HELL no

Cable cars go nine miles per hour, lol.

  

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66. "the ferrari bumped the cable car or something, so it derailed"
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after the explosion, the scene ends with the cable car driver exclaiming, "damn, shit, fuck...i'm gonna get that muthafucka" or something to Nic Cage.

janey, you're in the city, watching The Rock is mandatory to live here.

  

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78. "and they managed to chase each other through every neighborhood in sf"
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in about 3 minutes. i mean, i can fucking hustle about this town, but it takes me at least 10. i should learn to drive a cable car.

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84. "I remember the fake tracks"
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People don't know there are only three lines and two of them share about half the route, lol

  

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89. "lol... they got from the Fairmont to Palace of Fine Arts in no time"
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I know Connery was barreling through shit with the Hummer, but damn...3 mins?

  

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90. "okay, sold"
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I'll put this bitch on my netflix queue, lol

  

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55. "T2: Judgement Day ahead of the original?!"
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you have lost your damned mind!

seems like janey has an aversion to Arny, but he has some gems out there:

Running Man
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60. "Very much agreed"
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I've always felt like T2 gets far too much credit because it had better explosions and FX. But in terms of plot, performances and resonance the original Terminator is light years ahead of it to me.

I am also a huge Arnold fan. I'll watch any Arnold from 1980-1994, including Last Action Hero, which I am a huge apologist for.

  

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65. "Michael Biehn... underrated actor n/m"
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74. "Last Action Hero is a pretty fun flick"
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It's a pretty good deconstruction of action flicks, and a decent paean to movies in general. I really don't understand why it got as much hate as it did.

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75. "RE: Last Action Hero is a pretty fun flick"
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I think the kid really did a lot to ruin it. He had a lot of screen time and he just couldn't carry his part for shit. I still love it. The self-aware plot devices, frame work story, action references, the whole lot. The dumbest thing they ever did was open against Juraissic Park though.

  

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86. "Ahnuld: Kid! Who does the doctor treat?"
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Kid: Patients?

Ahnuld: Look at the elbow of my jacket. What is it doing?

Kid: Wearing thin?

Ahnuld: Bingo!

That quote basically sums it up

  

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64. "way ahead"
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67. "we need an OKP loony bin for you crazy fuckers"
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now, with that said, back in the day i would have answered the exact same way.

BUT, i revisited 1 & 2 on my way to watching 3 for the first time ... and 1 was just about perfect for a sci-fi action film. the soundtrack is dated, but shit, it was 1984. then we got to T2. i was amped because i hadnt seen it in quite a while and looking forward to the "better" movie after T1 was so damn good.

and i was completely let down.

T2 seems childish and corny compared to T1. all the stupid lines, the unfunny interaction between little john & arny. ugh. T2 was trying to crossover and, while it worked at the box office, it didnt work for me upon a more aged viewing.

  

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83. "Robert Patrick's performance alone>>>>>>>>anything in T1"
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FOH

  

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69. "One feels extremely dated"
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The synth soundtrack alone kills me. I enjoy both, but T2 has infinitely more replay value.

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71. "1984 = Year of the Synthesizer"
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i dont think it was enough to detract from the movie. plus, the dating - to me - adds to the 'charm' of the movie, lol.

its no worse than anything john carpenter has thrown into his movies or what queen did with highlander.

which, btw, highlander should be somewhere on this list as well.

  

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56. "Hard Boiled and the Killer"
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when in doubt go Hong Kong.

Police Story.

  

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57. "^^^^ Dangit. I came here to say this. ^^^^^"
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72. "Big Trouble in Little China"
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fun little movie

  

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73. "you know what Jack Burton says at a time like this?"
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76. "Who?"
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81. "Jack Burton ... ME!"
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Ol' Jack says ... what the hell.

  

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79. "lest ye forget the genius that is luc besson"
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le femme nikita
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80. "I don't even think of The Professionl as an action movie."
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That's just a great fucking movie that happens to have some shootouts.

  

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82. "but where do you draw the line then"
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most films don't strictly adhere to one genre, they draw elements from many to be good. it's the exact nature of that synthesis that makes them interesting.

especially drama, every film in here has elements of drama, fuck every piece of narrative worth observing has drama.

so anyway, how do you differentiate?

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87. "I think there's gotta be some ratio of action scenes to screen time"
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What that ratio needs to be however, I have no idea

  

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85. "I just saw him most recent one this weekend"
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Angel-A

Not an action movie, exactly. But very sweet.

  

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88. "Did you see it at SIFF?"
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91. "no, it's in distribution"
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I'm heading off to Seattle on Friday (6/8). ooh I'm all excited! it's been forever since I've had a vacation!

  

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