Films I have seen

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TheCholulaKid posted this 16 June 2016

 Annoyingly every time I pause that clip it says. 'Anna (300m from your house) wants to fuck'.  I don't even know an Anna.

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Goatboy posted this 16 June 2016 - Last edited 16 June 2016

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

 Annoyingly every time I pause that clip it says. 'Anna (300m from your house) wants to fuck'.  I don't even know an Anna.

 Must be targetted advertising. Mine says Nanna.

Fatso posted this 18 June 2016

Watched 10 Cloverfield Lane tonight and enjoyed it. I found it to be full of suspense, never quite sure what was going to happen. Ending gets a little silly, but on the whole it was good.

SuperMikey posted this 18 June 2016

Originally posted by Fatso

Watched 10 Cloverfield Lane tonight and enjoyed it. I found it to be full of suspense, never quite sure what was going to happen. Ending gets a little silly, but on the whole it was good.

 Loved it right up until the last 10 minutes or so. Real shame tbh!

TedMaul posted this 18 June 2016

John Goodman was great I thought.  And yes, the ending spoiled any dramatic suspense.  It had to end that way ... Cloverfield franchise

Fatso posted this 18 June 2016

Rambo II is on ITV4 now. In it, John Rambo, who is in prison for defrauding people out of sponsor money (see Rambo I) is given the chance to get out of jail early but on condition that he single handedly restarts the Vietnam war. So off he goes, he meets a Vietnamese woman with hazel eyes, finds US soldiers who are still being held as POW, gets double crossed, gets left in Vietnam, gets covered in slugs and meets a nasty Soviet git who tortures him. It does, however, all work out in the end.

TedMaul posted this 18 June 2016

Thanks Fatso, you just spoilered the story!

Fatso posted this 18 June 2016

Or did I? Does it all work out in the end? Or does the Hazel eyed Vietnamese woman get shot to buggery? Who knows.

TedMaul posted this 19 June 2016

Stallone hates women with Hazel eyes ...

TedMaul posted this 19 June 2016

Or whatever :)

Fatso posted this 19 June 2016 - Last edited 19 June 2016

It's been years since I've seen the Rambo films. In fact, I may have never seen them all all the way through. I've now watched Rambo I and II in quick succession and they are bizarre. Everything about them is weird. The whole concept is a strange one and it's a big leap from Rambo I to II. In the first one, there's a little logic to the film......he's returned to America and instead of being a war hero he is shunned. He's a drifter who gets no respect from the police and suffers from PTSD and he ends up kicking off. Silly, but fair enough. But by the time we get to Rambo II, he's being sent to get American soldiers who are still being kept as POW because the Americans won't pay the compensation they owe to the Vietnamese, except he's not meant to rescue them, he's meant to just take photos to keep everyone happy that no soldiers are actually there. I mean.......what? What sort of fucking story is that? Which idiot thought of that? And which even bigger idiot heard this idea and then backed it? It ends with a rousing song that made me regret ordering the Chinese takeout I had earlier, as they were/are probably in cahoots with the Vietnamese and Russians.

TedMaul posted this 19 June 2016

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Dubai_Phil posted this 19 June 2016

Oh dear. 5th Wave. Was searching for something to watch on the flight here & thought Alien Invasion flick.

But it isn't, it's a teen flick someone trying to kick off a low budget Hunger Games style franchise.

Could have been a cracker with an Invasion of the Body Snatchers feel but ended up being just shit & cheap.

Avoid like the plague. Polish soap operas are WAY MORE ENTERTAINING

pap posted this 19 June 2016 - Last edited 19 June 2016

Originally posted by Fatso

It's been years since I've seen the Rambo films. In fact, I may have never seen them all all the way through. I've now watched Rambo I and II in quick succession and they are bizarre. Everything about them is weird. The whole concept is a strange one and it's a big leap from Rambo I to II. In the first one, there's a little logic to the film......he's returned to America and instead of being a war hero he is shunned. He's a drifter who gets no respect from the police and suffers from PTSD and he ends up kicking off. Silly, but fair enough. But by the time we get to Rambo II, he's being sent to get American soldiers who are still being kept as POW because the Americans won't pay the compensation they owe to the Vietnamese, except he's not meant to rescue them, he's meant to just take photos to keep everyone happy that no soldiers are actually there. I mean.......what? What sort of fucking story is that? Which idiot thought of that? And which even bigger idiot heard this idea and then backed it? It ends with a rousing song that made me regret ordering the Chinese takeout I had earlier, as they were/are probably in cahoots with the Vietnamese and Russians.

Look, we all know that the Vietnam War, which ended up killing 3.9 million Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians, is really about the sacrifices of the 58k US Servicemen and the feelings on those left behind.

So First Blood is about the feelings of John Rambo as he's reinserted into a country that doesn't want him back.

Rambo II is about a man whose country doesn't want him back, going back to a country he doesn't want to go back to, in order to rescue people that country doesn't want to give back.    If that's confusing, just think of it as a film about the feelings of trapped GIs, and the injustice of them being imprisoned, etc.

Rambo III is Stallone's assault on the Cold War, the left hook coming from Rocky IV.  As we all know, the Berlin Wall fell just three years after Rocky made his "everything must change" speech.  Rambo III was really the "stick" of those two movies.   If people didn't fall for the "carrot" of a musclebound shortarse inexplicably felling a Soviet leviathan, they'd get the Rambo version instead.

Rambo IV is hugely violent, surprisingly good, and all the bad guys are Burmese military cunts.  

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Fatso posted this 19 June 2016

Are you saying that Rambo is based on fact? I was unaware of that and feel foolish now.

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pap posted this 19 June 2016

Originally posted by Fatso

Are you saying that Rambo is based on fact? I was unaware of that and feel foolish now.

It hangs off a historical framework, so to that extent, yeah.

The only thing stopping John Rambo from being perceived as just another US mass killer is his time in the Vietnam War.

I'm not sure quite how many American POWs were still in 'Nam during the height of 80s Vietnam POW films, though.

Fatso posted this 19 June 2016

Well he saved about 6, so probably 6.

TheCholulaKid posted this 19 June 2016

Great summary, Pap.  It's Father's Day - I reckon I can get away with ignoring the kids and watching back to back Rambos instead.

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Fatso posted this 19 June 2016 - Last edited 19 June 2016

Well, ive just been reading up on the issue of soldiers left behind and it's very interesting. It seems there has been at least one or two real life Rambo's, but they weren't very successful and accused of basically just attention seeking.

this is possibly the most interesting quote I could find in my brief search:

Interest in the matter intensified in June 1992 when President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin told NBC News in an interview that some Americans captured during the Vietnam War may have been transferred from Hanoi to the Soviet Union: "Our archives have shown that it is true, some of them were transferred to the territory of the former U.S.S.R. and were kept in labor camps. We don't have complete data and can only surmise that some of them may still be alive."