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9pm, Channel 5.
stupidest but most wonderful Stallone action move ever?
i think so.
if only for the "joke" about schwarzenegger entering politics...
..how do u use the 3 sea shells?
it is silly but amazing. wesley snipes is also good for a laugh in it.
it's completely gung-ho but quite tongue in cheek, and all the cast are excellent, snipes and stallone especially so.
plus, it doesn't have rob schneider in it.
that's that arguement spoiled :'(
still, he's at least he's not the main comic sidekick like in Judge "i AM derrr larw!" Dredd.
well, better than Stallone most of the time! :D
Hammerstein stole it, though.
of the worst things I've ever seen.
Judge Dredd isn't that bad, apart from the dubious pro-white thing going on with the cast...
was way worse than the first one. i actually didn't mind it, corny as it was.
as well as being awful, it completely rapes the source material.
mortal kombat may have been bad, but it was at least faithful to what it was adapting from.
and I'm a big JD fan. Essentially the 'mystery' of Dredd keeping his helmet on is a little misplaced in that scope. It was good that they used the Rico idea and I actually liked how they developed it.
well, i can ignore the changed continuity because that's not really much of the issue. but dredd kissing hershey at the end is just appalling. it basically stripped away a lot of the grotesque humour to make it a Stallone vehicle, but i suppose it's silly to expect anything different.
a few years ago Rebellion were trying to get funding to make some indie Dredd movies. i'd have liked to have seen those.
i spent the afternoon rereading Doomsday For Dredd / Mega City One. makes me wonder why i let my readership of 2000AD lapse :'(
I think. Maybe less. It was about the time that the Dead Man strip joined up with the Dark Sisters thing running in Dredd.
I think I was a regular reader from about issue 443 but also had loads of the Marvel comics reprints of old Dredd stories and stuff so I'd read most of the important stuff. And I have Titan Books covering Halo Jones and Nemesis of course...
Anyway, I think the changes they made weren't really too bad when you consider they were trying to make a film for all audiences. The black humour of Dredd was never really going to cut it live action and an faithful movie version would simply be an unbelievable gorefest that wouldn't probably even appeal to a fan like me, since visual stuff is much harder to take really.
I guess if they did it like Sin City they could get away with it. Maybe we need to make Rodriguez into a Judge Dredd fan?
that was just before necropolis.
necropolis = pretty much the best dredd mega epic EVER. dark judges. sisters of death. amazing.
yeah, as i said it's slightly silly to expect anything else, but i don't think that redeems the movie's awfulness.
rodriguez doing a dredd film would actually be amazing. i can't think of anyone else who could quite portray the sheer horrors of life under the neon towers of mega city one than he could. mmm.
Hmm, I think either: You've never read:
- Bloc War / Apocalypse War
- Judge Caligula
- The Cursed Earth
Or you're just wrong about it being the best dredd mega-epic ever. Certainly I didn't really like the amount I read of it and that's one of the reasons I just sort of let it all slide...
the collected cursed earth and apocalypse war (which includes block mania), and while the latter comes close i just find necropolis really unsettling as it was when the dark judges were still actually evil, and not comedy sidekick characters..
never read judge cal, but that's because a lot of the 80s stuff is quite hard to find as reprint volumes these days!
Volume 2 was a bit more pricey. But my mate had it.
I don't think the Dark Judges were ever comical? Well not in the two original stories I read, the "Gaze into the face of fear" / "Gaze into the fist of Dredd" always tickled me, it's true.
I think Block Mania/Apocalypse War is pretty much my favourite but that's partly because I always think Esquerra drew the best Dredd...
the Dark Judges became basically comedy villans, but i suppose taking over the city and beginning to cleanse it of life was basically the peak of how you could take the storywise. after that there was "young death: boyhood of a superfiend" which is actually pretty good, and then they were in some shite dredd / batman crossover, and then there was the one were death took over the corpse of an old woman...
the last i read though they were doing a lot of new death stuff with proper horror stories rather than comedy romps.
he is the reception dude in the police station i do believe.
but i really, really hope that's the South Park / Rob Schneider thing...
Da derp dee derp da teetley derpee derpee dumb"
i. hate. rob. schneider.
he gets chased by a bunny.
Everyone I could think of and told them to watch this. Beautiful piece of cinema. I haven't seen it for a while so I'm looking forward to it to. Everyone who hasn't seen it has to tune in tonight.
and i'm really looking forward to it. so, yeah, i agree.
Who the hell told Sandra Bullock she could act? I'm sure she's normally better than this.
And Nigel Hawthorne... One day Hollywood will get tired of having English guys as villains. Or they might go the whole hog and get in English black guys as villains. Awesome. :-/
both seconds of it!"
Or summat like that.
that was gonna be the quote i was gonna post.
I missed Demolition Man.
I wish i could be like Simon Phoenix and go to the future where everyone is liek a huge pussy, and then generally fuck them up in interesting ways.
i actually would love to be cryogenically frozen. it's not quite as cool as being immortal, but still...
I might buy it. Its ace.
"Well keep on dreamin'"
Had me in a fit of laughter yesterday. I forgot how many references to other films/books etc there were in it as well. Generally still awesome even after multiple views. It took me a while to realise what Channel 5 meant by "flashing images".
"C'mon, HAL, where are the goddamn guns?"
Do you think Stallone asked for it? LOlz.
It used to be the best film of all time, until I watched it for the first time in about 5 years, and realised that picking plot holes in it just takes you round in circles.
...getting a gun waved in his face by Sly.
Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant daft blockbuster. We were pissing ourselves with laughter throughout, Stallone wins in the battle of tongue in cheek action extravaganas of 1993 (Demolition Man vs Last Action Hero)
Still, if you're going to set a film in a dystopian hellish future, why not go for something realistic like 1996? Three years ahead of the release date.
just made me think of Futurama, really..
Fry: So you're saying these aren't the decaying ruins of New York in the year 4000?
Professor Farnsworth: You wish. You're in Los Angeles!
Fry: But there was this gang of ten-year-olds with guns.
Leela: Exactly, you're in L.A.
Fry: But everyone's driving around in cars, shooting at each other.
Bender: That's L.A. for you.
Fry: But the air is green, and there's no sign of civilization whatsoever.
Bender: He just won't stop with the social commentary.