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I switch Mad Max III off the moment they stick the papier mache mask on his head.
All that comes after is shit acting and future Home and Away cast members.
Pig Killer may have been in The Flying Doctors but at least he could act a bit.

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Mad Max III is good fun. Obviously nowhere near as good as the other two but still good.

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Really looking forward to the sequel/remake/whatever.

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Not out 'til May, fucking hell. Not that it looked amazing from the trailer, but still...


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MM3 is fucking awful, MM2 is the best of the series.

Because...razor edged boomerangs.

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Never seen MM3, always avoided it due to its reputation

Just ordered a big load of action from CEX

Lots of Stallone to complete the collection

ones I've seen

Demolition Man Blu Ray
Cliffhanger
Assassins
The Specialist

ones I've not seen

Escape to Victory
Nighthawks
Paradise Alley
F.I.S.T

and some obligatory Bronson and Norris; Hard Times and Invasion U.S.A


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Universal Soldier, Crank (or make that anything with Jason Statham), and Master of the Flying Guillotine.

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Stat_Rad wrote:
No John Woo films have been mentioned yet. False thread!

The Killer and Hard Boiled are two of the best action films ever made.



I haven't seen The Killer but I own a copy of Hard Boiled as ffffhil recced it and I'd have to agree Stat - it's one of the best action films I've seen. The lengthy sequences done in a single shot and so forth. Makes up for the brief pain of listening to Chow Yun fat sing periodically in the movie.


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From my recent CEX haul

F.I.S.T not an action film, but looks like something DeNiro would have turned down. Made when Sly was still trying to act. Decent enough

Paradise Alley. Again not an action film with Stallone directing as well. Nothing brilliant, has some all right cinematography from Laszlo Kovacs

Nighthawks. Has Sly looking like 70s Bruce Springsteen mixed with Serpico. Utter nonsense but enjoyable

Ones I'd seen before

Cliffhanger. Hadn't seen this one in years, still quality 90s Stallone. Amazing what you can survive in the freezing mountains.

Assassins. Can't decide if I like Antonio Banderas or if I find him annoying as fuck.

The Specialist. Truly utter garbage but fun to watch. Rod Steiger is a long way from On The Waterfront here. His Tony Montana impression is so bad it's brilliant.

Demolition Man. 5 fist Stallone, some quality patter from Snipes and funny as well. Forgot how lovely Sandra Bullock is in this.

Breaker Breaker. Chuck Norris in a film that looks like it cost £4.50 to make, doing his one kick.

Invasion USA. Chuck again featuring the shittest 80s bad guy ever. Still quality from Cannon. Also made me interested in the Florida swamps.

Hard Times. Classic Bronson and Coburn.


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WATP, you are to me with action like Spiny is with horror. I shall start just buying what you buy as you are clearly a man of taste!

My ex visited yesterday and she was teasing me that I'm now having to just buy all the terrible action films that she owns. Cliffhanger was one in a Stallone boxset I got her last Xmas.

Demolition Man I got a while ago, and it's great.

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Haha I certainly do.

Cliffhanger is top stuff. From the ridiculously elaborate plan from John Lithgow on how to get the money off the other plane, to Sly being able climb mountains, swim in freezing water and fall down a cave with not much protective clothing on and get up as if it was nothing. Plus who can forget the loveable rabbit with the tracking device on its back.

Basically just Die Hard in the Rocky Mountains. Can't really go wrong.

The Specialist also has Eric Roberts, one of the worlds greatest actors, see masterpieces Best of the Best and Best of the Best 2. The out of place erotic scenes with Sly and Sharon Stone are a laugh as well. James Wood plays mental James Woods.

Demolition Man is great. I love the patter from all the cops, "You are an incredibly sensitive man, who inspires joy-joy feelings in all those around you." Plus Slys love for knitting, the 3 seashells, it's a family classic.


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WATP wrote:

Demolition Man is great. I love the patter from all the cops, "You are an incredibly sensitive man, who inspires joy-joy feelings in all those around you." Plus Slys love for knitting, the 3 seashells, it's a family classic.


Some great lines in that movie.

"I've seen the future and you know what it is? It's a 47-yr old virgin, sitting in his pajamas, drinking banana-broccoli milkshakes singing 'I'm an Oscar Meyer Weiner!"

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Cliffhanger has one of the best trailers i've ever seen. It really blew me away back in 1993. I remember at that point Sly was going down and I first saw that trailer in a packed cinema. When it finished, a young guy in the back row said 'that looks fucking awesome' and most of the crowd laughed in agreement. It was a real faith restoring film then, but it doesn't seem to get much credit now.

Demolition Man is decent, but to me it seemed like a bit of a drop after Cliffhanger. The Specialist is one of those so-bad-it's-good films. Rod Steiger's performance has to be seen to be believed. Even by his hammy standards it's incredibly bad.

As for Assassins, I enjoyed it back in the mid 90's, but i didn't like it much when I revisited it some 7-8 years later. The plot is full of holes and it probably would have been more interesting if they went with the original idea of Sly being the bad guy.

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Cromwell wrote:
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I really can't get on with the Terminator films, i fell asleep watching Terminator 2 at the Cinema.


Terminator 3 is brilliant. Again, I'm about the only person who thinks this, but I love it.

Arnie, on a crane, being smashed through buildings for about 15 minutes! Genius.


I like T3, especially when the Terminatrix is wandering about naked.... :D The only bit I didn't like is the stupid bit when Arnie is beating the car up. But that aside, pretty good and having seen the fucking dismal T4, that just made it seem even better. In some ways I like T3 better than T2 simply because that irritating little bastard kid isn't in it, and Arnie shooting people in the leg is lame as hell!

EDIT: I realise the above post is pretty much what everyone thinks, but still.

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T3 is nowhere in the same league as T2 Mali.

T3 is an enjoyable 3 fist film. maybe 3.5 if you are being generous. It really adds nothing to the series at all.

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T3 is nowhere in the same league as T2 Mali.

T3 is an enjoyable 3 fist film. maybe 3.5 if you are being generous. It really adds nothing to the series at all.

That, although I do think the last five minutes of T3 are as good as anything else in the series.
From the moment Connor and Brewster realise why they've been led into the nuclear bunker, things go the way they should have done earlier in the film.


Cliffhanger is ace.

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I watched T2 too many times as a kid so I have to be really in the mood for it nowadays. Unfortunately I did the same thing with Aliens. Both are great films, but not my go-to ones in the series.

T3 is a very entertaining jaunt and a good fun action film. I have to agree it doesn't add a great deal to the series, but I do really like it.

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T2 is half brilliant and half complete tat. Only T1 is real.

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Of course. T2 was made more viewer friendly and a lower rating to get more people to watch it, it was an obvious move to make the franchise huge. T1 is a phenomenal film, the others aren't a patch on it, but they are all entertaining enough films.

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Mali wrote:
T2 is half brilliant and half complete tat. Only T1 is real.


Amen brethren.


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