Better than the car chase in Ronin, which has to be the most overrated car chase in motion picture history. Especially the part in oncoming traffic, which clearly is going no faster than 5 miles per hour. I've never understood why people go apeshit for the Ronin car chase.hanafudaX said:The French Connection
They don't make 'em like this any more. Looks better than ever in high definition too. The car/train chase is somewhat overrated though. It ain't that great regardless of whether bits of it were 'real' or not.
SouthtownKid said:Better than the car chase in Ronin, which has to be the most overrated car chase in motion picture history. Especially the part in oncoming traffic, which clearly is going no faster than 5 miles per hour. I've never understood why people go apeshit for the Ronin car chase.
Trick question, because the correct answer is 'Blues Brothers.'hanafudaX said:I guess I was referring to the near cliche of, 'Which is better, the car chase in French Connection of the car chase in Bullitt?'
Bobak said:Transformers: Anyone who recommended this bullshit should be punished. I don't care how good the special effects were, this was classic awful screen writing, mindless Michael Bay direction, and a complete waste of time. I don't expect a high standard of logic in movies like this, but this was truly bottom-of-the-barrel on just about everything. I guess special effects just don't do it for me anymore. 1/5.
Gameoz said:Rescue Dawn-6/10 Decent movie but it sounds like the writer/director got some of the facts wrong. (This is based on a true story)
Bobak said:I actually hadn't finished this film entirely when I wrote this (but I promised someone I would) so I wanted to dig up this carcass to beat it even more after completing that steaming pile pile of crap:
Who the fuck can stand this crap? Don't tell me if its you --while I want to think I can divorce a person's taste in movies from who they are as a person-- Transformers may have pushed me to the limit. Though I can blame Michael Bay for embracing his awful camera work, inane work with actors and general stupidity --I think screenwriters Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman should be put on a blacklist for writers that should be avoided at all costs. This actually made the cartoon version seem like Citizen Kane (complete with Orson Welles...). From the bad American cars (above and beyond the lame product placement factor), to the placement of eBay and Apple... The movie didn't even know what stupid movie it wanted to be. And enough about the special effects: the Tranformers themselves looked stupid and even more unbelievable than in the cartoon. About the only amusing moment was the fact they killed the one black Autobot --and in this case it was an act of mercy. There's no rule that special effects-laden movies cannot have a decent plot ...but that's the difference between James Cameron and T2 and Michael Bay and this. Transformers was worse than 1/5, I'd give it a .1/5. Ugh.
Bobak said:Well, as it so happens... the director, Werner Herzog, actually made the documentary on the subject 10 years earlier: Little Dieter Wants to Fly. Maybe you'd like that a bit more --it would make a fascinating comparison.
So, yeah, it's kind of a funny statement to read knowing about the background of the film.
Considering your thoughts exactly mirror mine on Death Proof, perhaps you'll enjoy PT as much as I did (easily,easily Rodriguez's best yet...although that's not saying much, I guess -- but really, I loved it [except for QT's cameo, oh I hope you agree with me Nes!]).Nesagwa said:Hopefully Planet Terror is better.
Steve said:I Am Legend
Not bad, pretty much Cast Away set in New York with a dash of zombie-esque mutants.
Some long passages of silence, and some pacing issues here and there, but overall not bad. Some girls in the audience were screaming at the zombie pop out scenes. Catch a late showing, I bet it would be pretty sick. I caught the matinee so a lot of atmosphere was lost.
And damn, did Will Smith get ripped, or what!