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it's gotta be
someone prove me wrong.
i cried at the end of terminator 2
i cried for a week...with the molten lead and the thumb and the...ahh..
the rock is.
in not particular order
i am partial to the rock though, it's in the leading pack.
so says Adam Mars-jones:
'the late don simpson, to whom the rock is dedicated, was by all accounts, a man drawn to excess. in the projects that he produced with his partner, as well as in his life, the approach was always both/and rather than either/or. you want the steak or the lobster, the red or the white? you want an action sequence, a plot point or a bit of character development? have them both, on the same plate, in the same glass, in the same scene. have them all....'
up there with Die Hard 1 & 3
Its amazing how much better than the first Terminator it is though.
the first Terminator film is better, as great as Terminator 2 is (T:1000 - one of the best movie villains ever?). Not sure why I prefer the first, though one reason might be I spent most of Terminator 2 hoping that Linda Hamilton's character would shut up (OK I know she's meant to be crazy but...)
But yes - Aliens and Terminator 2 - great, but not better than their predecessors.
Aliens is a completely different type of film to Alien. One is a suspense driven thriller, and one is an all out action film. Comparing the first to the second is like comparing The Birds to Die Hard...
Prove ME wrong.
which one can now...
because of the lack of punchy/cheesy one-liners.
'come get her bitch'.....'yippie kay eh motherfucker'....'hasta la vista..baby'
these things are all staples of the popcorn munching, balls out action film.
'Mr Wizard, get me the hell out of hee-ah!'
'Being the one is a lot like being in love. No-one can tell you, you just know, through and through, balls to bone.'
have you heard those by the kids down the park....that's the yardstick brother.
..stuff like 'dodge this'...it's too short too count as a line.
but that doesnt matter....i'm still right...i still win.
The Matrix actually does have two solid gold action movie lines:
1) "...I know kung fu!"
Apart from that, you're right, The Matrix isn't on the same level as these other action gems.
Die Hard is possibly my fave though
On the contrary Mrs Mclean I am an exceptional thief and since I'm moving up to kidknapping you would do well to do as I say
I notice no-one has mentioned Spielberg's War of the World's yet. One of the most underrated action films of all time, as well as being underrated in general.
WORST POST EVER. GET OUT.
You can like ''Berg'' without liking 'War of the Worlds''
I like Spielberg, but I found War of the World a bit average and massively depressing to boot (yes I know I it was never going to be a laugh riot anyway)
It's supposed to be that way, bellend. It's fast thrills...not Citizen Kane.
Wait, I think I've got the wrong film. Is Con Air the one where Harrison Ford gets 'jacked mid-air?
Con Air is the one with Nicholas Cage, John Cusack and John Malcovich (Syrus The Virus).
And at the end he's playing roulette in Vegas. Kickass, imo.
con air is great...and has the line...'stay put or the bunny gets it'
or something to that effect
its brilliant, tongue in cheek, exploding, emotional brilliance.
a massively average film.
I'm sure that your dick wasn't as wooden as Cruise's acting at the time.
or I'm gonna kick your arse back to the 'Shire, Bilbo Bullshit.
clerks 2 is massively under rated.
I think it's better than the first one. And the first one is like my video Bible.
all the way. and the bit where they come through the roof is the best action sequence of all time
and Unforgiven are two of the greatest films ever made.
but t3 was rubish i hope christan bale can rescue the Termnator series
it`s based more the grown up john conner
Toy Story 2
for all out action, hardboiled, the last 45mins in the hospital are amazing, but the killer imo has the better storyline and chow yun fat in imperious form. then id plump for terminator 2!
on the early John Woo stuff. Aliens or Die Hard 1 for the rest.
it has alan rickman in it which = WIN
hard boiled has more action then a dozen die hards!