|Spaceman Africa |
"horrible movie infinity" I beg your pardon?
Only through the elimination of violence can we achieve world peace.
|Two Jar Slave |
The forty-year-old teenager's final showdown with the white ninja at the end of the movie is actually pretty well done, especially for this level of production. I mean, it didn't blow me away, but unlike a Godfrey Ho action scene I was able to enjoy it on its own terms. It may help that I skipped the rest of the movie. (I've seen clips of this stinker courtesy of Redlettermedia, so I don't feel the need to sit through the whole thing.)
"friends for eternity, loyalty and honesty, we'll stay together through thick or thin, friends forever we'll be together stay on top we'll play to wwiiiin"
wow, this rockband is really good. *clapclap*
|infinite zest |
Yes! Miami Connection!
Truly great movie. Seen it twice.
This used to be my go to movie to kinda pass out to when I still had it on VHS.. I still haven't seen the whole thing but must've watched the beginning part at least 100 times.
I also really like the preload image. I know 80s revival is all the rage right now and it's becoming pretty cliche but it's cool when movies like these get the attention they didn't get.
I was thinking about this when I was watching Mad Max Fury Road again.. I still love that movie but all Miller really had to do was go back to this kind of storytelling and pacing. It's refreshing and fun, but if it was released in any other time it'd be considered a B movie.
Two Jar Slave
IZ, can you elaborate how Miller used 80s-revival pacing and storytelling in Fury Road? When I came out of the theatre, I thought the movie was more coherent and creative than most modern action flicks. Am I merely a victim of hipster 80s-revival, unknowingly attenuated to old-fashioned but ultimately bankrupt story beats?
Two Jar Slave
^Definitely not meant as a challenge. Just curious to hear this perspective.
I'm not sure if I can necessarily put it into a coherent paragraph right now, but at some point movies shifted to heavy character development, even if the movie was a big Action Opera like Fury Road. The first example I can think of was actually Point Break. Great movie and great director, but all of a sudden you're caught up with the drama between Johnny and Bodhi as two humans and not just as Surfers vs. Cops.. this trend continued throughout the 90s and the wannabe Shakespearean-ness sort of overcame the fun, which Fury Road just injected the hard way into our collective consciousness.
|Caminante Nocturno |
As someone who grew up in the shadow of 80s ninja crime, this movie speaks to me on a personal, emotional level. It really is a pity that people today don't appreciate how lucky they are to live in an America free of ninja crime.
You don't scare me AT OIL.
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