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RE: THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!!! - 23/8/2010 3:37:34 PM   
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Time to blow some shit up.....go go go EXPENDABLES.....every other movie apart from Inception has sucked this year...best thing in IRON MAN 2 was Rourke and he was so under-used....I think the critics haven't the dickload to review this movie with true honesty....suck Crews balls you bastards!


This is quite possibly the stupidest post I have ever read on these forums.


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RE: RE :PILES - 23/8/2010 8:49:41 PM   
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well I saw The Expendables today in London, with my girlfriend, and we both thought it was EXCELLENT FUN!

of course its not shakespeare, but for what it was, it was huge fun and had some of the most gripping / violent / brutual action scenes I have ever seen (and this is after seeing the last Rambo film on Blu-Ray HD)

I grew up with 80s action films, and this film certainly hit the mark!

great cast, great action, and a surprising amount of depth for a dumb action movie...quite sentimental in places (especially the Mickey Rourke dialogue to Stallone)

a much better film than I expected, and one I will be definitely adding to my HD collection when the Blu-Ray is released

much better than most of the 4/5 or 5/5 films Empire have recommended me in their recent reviews (like "Girl with the dragon tatto" = yawn)

4/5
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RE: RE :PILES - 23/8/2010 9:16:25 PM   
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RE: RE :PILES - 23/8/2010 10:57:01 PM   
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Do comments about a film you've never seen make you right

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 12:15:09 AM   
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Do comments about a film you've never seen make you right


Did you see barneyross' multiple comments? I was not referring to hamstead bandit but to his double posting.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 12:17:11 AM   
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I did.Nothing to do with my point.
I still refer you to my comment.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 12:19:25 AM   
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The point BB? Again, I did not say anything on the film, so at best they might have been pointless. 

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 12:26:39 AM   
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The point is you made a remark about someone who may or may not have double-clicked their post by accident.Happens quite a lot.You decided by chance to make a reply to that on this thread.
Your reply assumed they thought they were reinforcing their point by doing that-or you were trying to be funny.I believe neither.
I responded to your insightful remark by asking why you thought your assertion was more justified given your random posts on a thread about a film you haven't seen.
Simple really.
And still no answer on your opinion about a film(see your previous posts) you haven't seen?

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 12:29:29 AM   
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Thing is, it wasn't much comments but rather silly ones. Oh and the film? It will hopefully be a blast and I will arm myself by drinking some beer before the film. Now stop derailing the thread more then we already are. Again. 

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 12:38:13 AM   
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You are the only derailing the thread.You made a comment about someone who had seen the film,i as someone who has also seen the film,responded,on a thread designed for people who've seen the film to discuss it.
Clue is in the word "review".
And you haven't seen it.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 12:44:53 AM   
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Yeah whatever. 

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 12:48:54 AM   
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Indeed
And back to topic,great to see this fans favourite top the US box office again this week.
Some inferior films making up the rest of the top ten,but sure you can't have everything.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 1:22:45 AM   
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The point is you made a remark about someone who may or may not have double-clicked their post by accident.Happens quite a lot.You decided by chance to make a reply to that on this thread.
Your reply assumed they thought they were reinforcing their point by doing that-or you were trying to be funny.I believe neither.
I responded to your insightful remark by asking why you thought your assertion was more justified given your random posts on a thread about a film you haven't seen.
Simple really.
And still no answer on your opinion about a film(see your previous posts) you haven't seen?


Deviation was being a silly idiot. It was silly, and idiotic, but you making an issue out of it and playing holier-than-thou doesn't make you the bigger man - it makes you petty and just as bad. Both of you stop derailing the damn thread.

Also, everyone cut the references to Scott Pilgrim and Empire 'getting it wrong', for christ's sake. Anyone would think Expendables fans were the most insecure kids on the internet.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 1:36:55 AM   
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True enough, I apologize for being a complete idiot. 

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 1:48:27 AM   
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It's not so much that the film comes to life when punches are thrown, guns are fired and explosions are triggered – but more so that it's as stiff as a corpse when people aren't busy killing each other (minus an exceptional yet out of place monologue from Mickey Rourke, arguably the only 'actor' in the Expendables).

People will argue along the lines of "but it's an action film, since when does the plot and character development matter?” To an extent this is true, but even the likes of Commando, First Blood and the like were able to weave a solid enough story with characters to both root for and loathe in equal numbers amongst the malevolent proceedings. 'The Expendables' on the other hand is so light on plot the concept of paper thin doesn't even cut it, whilst the assemble of fading action heroes, wrestlers, that lass from Buffy and that bloke from the Dark Knight are given a script completely devoid of anything matching the inspired lunacy of "let off some steam, Bennett” and seriously lack any glimpses of development in order to give two shits about what's occurring on screen.

On the plus note the violence delivers the silly thrills required (I particularly enjoyed Terry Crew's watchtower flattening shotgun) yet still lacks the delirious fun associated with the genre where only the likes of Crank have been able to recreate in recent years. As for the much discussed Sly / Willis / Arnie showdown, it's possibly one of the worst edited scenes you'll see in a cinema this year.

Despite the potential for some throwback, nostalgic fun – the Expendables resembles a straight to video action romp with big budgeted explosions to match the cast. Strictly for Sly / Dolph Lundgren devotees only....

2/5


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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 9:11:47 AM   
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It isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer,and as a film,there are huge issues with script,stucture and editing-BUT i felt it was fun.
I don't think there was ever any assertion by anyone that this targets only a specific type of audience.
That was my point about the reviews in general,anyone expecting something different will probably label this a 2 star film,while those that enjoy the genre(and maybe even the sub-genre here) will love it and probably give it 4 stars.
Bottom line is that it delivers to the people it targetted,and you can't ask for more than that really.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 9:12:54 AM   
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Course it is....stupid just like Empire's reviews! I loved the movie more than Scott Pilgrim, and I was looking forward to that cos' of how Empire raved about it with ol' matey boy Kevin Smith and co....they need fresh meat to review movies!


You could read a different magazine if you don't really like EMPIRE? That would seem the sensible thing to do.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 9:15:37 AM   
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You are the only derailing the thread.You made a comment about someone who had seen the film,i as someone who has also seen the film,responded,on a thread designed for people who've seen the film to discuss it.
Clue is in the word "review".
And you haven't seen it.


Yes, let's discuss the film. Which one was your favourite explosion? Who would really win in a fight, Sly or Stone Cold?

Really, Deviation, don't go see this film. Go watch The Illusionist instead.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 9:20:20 AM   
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Barneyross will you please stop refreshing in thread or whatever it is you are doing? The bulk of your recent post count seems to be repeat posts.

And the same applies here - as Pigeon Army clearly stated well before you posted - stick to the Expendables. You can take that as a specific instruction, along with one to stick to discussin the films as opposed to childish attacks on other posters - Tesco, indeed.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 9:59:59 AM   
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My favourite explosion was the one on the pier actually.
And Steve Austin,age considered would win a fight with Stallone i'm sure.
The Illusionist

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RE: The Expendables - 24/8/2010 11:54:29 AM   
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I thought it was a nice touch having Couture be the one to take Austin down. Also, I thought about writing into sight and sound about their assertion that Couture was, like Austin, a former pro-wrestler. Then I realized I didn't care enough.

I was disappointed that there was no reeeeally ambitious explosions, e.g. Like Woo blowing up a mountain in Broken Arrow.

My point remains, though; people expecting Un Chien Andalou are obviously in the wrong. But I don't think it was unreasonable for me to expect Face/Off levels of silly fun. This film took itself far too seriously, as if a serious, nostalgic love letter to crappy 80s action films has any artistic or philosophical worth.

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RE: The Expendables - 24/8/2010 12:14:45 PM   
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Men rejoice this is the film we've been waiting for! almost every big action star you can think off all in 1 flick!(some are missing of course but thats what sequels are for). Just dolph lundgren alone makes this film worth while mind, that guy is awesome. and terry crews gun which vibrates the cinema with every shot!!
anyway ott action, lundgren vs li, stallone vs stone cold, statham vs evil basketball players whats not to love. stallone has wisely ignored modern day pg action flicks and returned it to the 80's/90's, there is little shakey cam here you can actually see whats happening in a fight!!!! yay about bloody time. he's also kept the violence from the last rambo flick and included it her, people blow up in a bloody mess, blood flows with every stab and gun fire.Its what we want in a action flick god damn it!!!!!!!!

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 1:07:38 PM   
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My favourite explosion was the one on the pier actually.
And Steve Austin,age considered would win a fight with Stallone i'm sure.
The Illusionist


No really, DO go see the Illusionist instead!


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RE: Bring on 2!!! - 24/8/2010 1:15:46 PM   
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Great film....just leave your brain at the door....and lap it up!


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RE: twice is the only way to live... - 24/8/2010 1:46:34 PM   
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You did it

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 1:50:02 PM  1 votes
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My favourite explosion was the one on the pier actually.
And Steve Austin,age considered would win a fight with Stallone i'm sure.
The Illusionist


No really, DO go see the Illusionist instead!


I assume you mean Chomet's new one,and not Burger's one from 2006?
Neither are really comparable to the Expendables to be fair?
Completely different taste/humour required

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 1:52:12 PM   
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My favourite explosion was the one on the pier actually.
And Steve Austin,age considered would win a fight with Stallone i'm sure.
The Illusionist


No really, DO go see the Illusionist instead!


I assume you mean Chomet's new one,and not Burger's one from 2006?
Neither are really comparable to the Expendables to be fair?
Completely different taste/humour required


You mean to see The Illusionist you need to have one, and to see The Expendables you need to be a nostalgic lover of steroid-pumped men with glum faces and thin characterisation?

But they are comparable here, really, as they are both showing at the same time and Dev was thinking of seeing the rubbish film when he could watch the really good one.

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 2:10:41 PM   
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My favourite explosion was the one on the pier actually.
And Steve Austin,age considered would win a fight with Stallone i'm sure.
The Illusionist


No really, DO go see the Illusionist instead!


I assume you mean Chomet's new one,and not Burger's one from 2006?
Neither are really comparable to the Expendables to be fair?
Completely different taste/humour required


I do, and being a fan of Chomet and a resident of Edinburgh I've got a big soft spot for it.....


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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 4:32:48 PM   
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My favourite explosion was the one on the pier actually.
And Steve Austin,age considered would win a fight with Stallone i'm sure.
The Illusionist


No really, DO go see the Illusionist instead!


I assume you mean Chomet's new one,and not Burger's one from 2006?
Neither are really comparable to the Expendables to be fair?
Completely different taste/humour required


You mean to see The Illusionist you need to have one, and to see The Expendables you need to be a nostalgic lover of steroid-pumped men with glum faces and thin characterisation?

But they are comparable here, really, as they are both showing at the same time and Dev was thinking of seeing the rubbish film when he could watch the really good one.

Piles,if you don't like it,cool.To assert that people who do like it have no taste is unfair.My taste in film isn't polarised by just this film.
And i'm glad from your last line you seem to have convinced Dev to see this

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RE: RE :PILES - 24/8/2010 4:35:20 PM   
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Well i might have a look at that.I can't see it instead,as i've already seen this film,but i can see both

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