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The Guardian - 6/9/2008 1:25:41 PM   
Timon


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I love Kevin Costner and I'll try and see every film of his that comes out, that's why I went to see The Guardian and despite it having Mr Demi Moore in, I really enjoyed it.

If you don't guess what the outcome of this film will be after the first 10mins...then shame on you. Shame!


It doesn't have an original bone in its body. It's Top Gun on the high seas, it's An Officer And A Gentlemen in Life Jackets, it's Backdraft on Boats, it's everyother mentor/rookie film you've ever seen but it's still not half bad.

I may burn in Hell for all of eternity for saying this but even Ashton Kutcher was watchable. I was quite suprised by him actually. He semi convincingly emoted. Several times. In fact he was fairly watchable and the scenes with him and Costner even showed chemistry. I still can't believe it.


Of course it hits all the cliches in the book - 1) Veteran with a tragedy in his past has to teach a bunch of newbies and forgive himself in the progress. 2) Newbie falls in love and gets taught some valuable life lesson. 3) Veteran scarifices himself to pass the baton...but it's still good entertainment. Not a bad couple of hours spent and as a recruitment video for the US Coast Guard it does the job. You even get a Bryan Adams ballard to drum in the message of their bravery over the end credits if somehow that went over your head. After all, they go out when no else does! When God reaches down and tears up houses.......

Hoo Rah!

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RE: The Guardian - 6/9/2008 1:32:21 PM   
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A dreadful film from start to finish but I also have a soft spot for it. It's a perfect film to watch when I get back from the pub and need something entertaining and undemanding.

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RE: The Guardian - 6/9/2008 9:11:45 PM   
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I will never watch a film with Asthon Kutcher again.

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RE: The Guardian - 7/9/2008 8:22:39 AM   
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I enjoyed this a lot, despite the fact that a) it doesn't have a single original bone in its body; b) it has Ashton Kutcher in a serious role; and c) the awful quasi-mystical ending.

I think it's sincerity won me over. It doesn't try to pretend to be smarter or more original than it is, and it has some wonderfully thrilling moments in it. Plus, Costner is one of my favourites.

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RE: The Guardian - 7/9/2008 9:21:45 AM   
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Nice to see some appreciation for this. Saw it last year and found it very likeable indeed.

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RE: The Guardian - 8/9/2008 9:25:17 AM   
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I enjoyed The Guardian as well. At first I thought it was another Nicholas Sparks novel, but I was happily surprised. Tad predictable, though it has its very amusing moments.

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RE: The Guardian - 8/9/2008 7:14:02 PM   
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Its a perfect, switch off your brain film. Totally enjoyable, and as ever, Kevin Costner plays the role so well, you really believe that he knows everything there is to know about rescues  Great fun

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RE: The Guardian - 20/2/2009 11:46:35 AM   
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1.95 second hand on Amazon Marketplace!

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RE: The Guardian - 20/2/2009 12:56:14 PM   
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My housemate has this.  Might need to borrow it and get back to you....

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RE: The Guardian - 8/6/2011 6:39:50 PM   
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I knew Timon would've started this thread! I dont know how, i just thought The Guardian would be right up his street. Just watching this on Blu Ray now. It's awesome, Costner is very stoic and the fx are amazing!

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RE: The Guardian - 9/6/2011 12:13:54 PM   
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Its a good watch Andrew Davis 2nd best film after The Fugitive.

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RE: The Guardian - 14/9/2011 4:57:42 PM   
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I knew Timon would've started this thread! I dont know how, i just thought The Guardian would be right up his street. Just watching this on Blu Ray now. It's awesome, Costner is very stoic and the fx are amazing!



I honestly don't know what do make of that:

Is that because of the Costner factor? The fact no-one else saw it?

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RE: The Guardian - 16/9/2011 12:45:29 PM   
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I think Costner is very underrated (see Mr Brooks for a stonking, underrated performance from him). The Guardian was ok, a lot better than expected. The Ashton factor is quite offputting. 

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RE: The Guardian - 16/9/2011 12:49:52 PM   
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I think Costner is very underrated (see Mr Brooks for a stonking, underrated performance from him). The Guardian was ok, a lot better than expected. The Ashton factor is quite offputting. 


Man, I love that movie. The chemistry between Costner and Hurt is spine-tinglingly good. Is there a thread on that?

Anyway, back on topic. I think it's more the subject of The Guardian that makes it less mainstream, more than teen-dream Kutcher's appearance being a tad offputting.

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RE: The Guardian - 16/9/2011 12:57:36 PM   
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quote:

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I think Costner is very underrated (see Mr Brooks for a stonking, underrated performance from him). The Guardian was ok, a lot better than expected. The Ashton factor is quite offputting. 


Man, I love that movie. The chemistry between Costner and Hurt is spine-tinglingly good. Is there a thread on that?




Not yet

I totally agree about Hurt too, fantastic performance, they really compliment each other.

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RE: The Guardian - 16/9/2011 7:07:07 PM   
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I knew Timon would've started this thread! I dont know how, i just thought The Guardian would be right up his street. Just watching this on Blu Ray now. It's awesome, Costner is very stoic and the fx are amazing!



I honestly don't know what do make of that:

Is that because of the Costner factor? The fact no-one else saw it?


The Costner factor and also that you do tend to stick up for a lot of really underrated, fun popcorn movies!

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RE: The Guardian - 24/10/2012 3:29:36 PM   
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Yes, yes I do. Plus I rewatched it the other day and realised it has Charlie from the West Wing in it. And Band of Brother's Neal McDonough.

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RE: The Guardian - 1/11/2012 11:24:49 AM   
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Yes you are right, I am also biggest fan of Kevin Costner. The Guardian is one of my favorite movie with lots of action and thriller effects. Kevin Costner's Field of Dreams 2: Lockout a short movie also amazing to watch. And now i am eagerly waiting for its next movie McFarland, that is going to be release in 2013.

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