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Taken - 9.5/10

I think any action fan will be able to appreciate Taken, because I’d go even as far to call it one of my new all time favorite action movies.

I'm wondering... you didn't mention, maybe didn't notice, the outrageous knee-jerk racism that ran unchecked throughout this movie? It's ok that the film starts with Daddy's "don't go overseas, the terrorists'll kidnap and rape you, dont leave home!". Because when it comes true (meh already from me), there's room there for him to learn the world is more complex when he gets in amongst it all to do the saving/hero shit. But no. It just careers downhill into lame first-person-shooter-at-the-foriegner schlock. Sorry, this one got a -10 from me for all-lobe abuse.

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I'm wondering... you didn't mention, maybe didn't notice, the outrageous knee-jerk racism that ran unchecked throughout this movie? It's ok that the film starts with Daddy's "don't go overseas, the terrorists'll kidnap and rape you, dont leave home!". Because when it comes true (meh already from me), there's room there for him to learn the world is more complex when he gets in amongst it all to do the saving/hero shit. But no. It just careers downhill into lame first-person-shooter-at-the-foriegner schlock. Sorry, this one got a -10 from me for all-lobe abuse.


The funny thing is that it was written by a French guy and directed by a French guy. I guess the French know exactly what will sell in America, huh?

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Mister Pain wrote:
I'm wondering... you didn't mention, maybe didn't notice, the outrageous knee-jerk racism that ran unchecked throughout this movie? It's ok that the film starts with Daddy's "don't go overseas, the terrorists'll kidnap and rape you, dont leave home!". Because when it comes true (meh already from me), there's room there for him to learn the world is more complex when he gets in amongst it all to do the saving/hero shit. But no. It just careers downhill into lame first-person-shooter-at-the-foriegner schlock. Sorry, this one got a -10 from me for all-lobe abuse.


The funny thing is that it was written by a French guy and directed by a French guy. I guess the French know exactly what will sell in America, huh?

Yup. I think it kinda falls into exploitation cinema in that regard. Y'know, lets play on peoples xenophobic post 9/11 fears and paint it all black n' white, us against them etc. Fair enough i guess, it's just a movie (meh). The best exploitation cinema is often double edged in that regard. Not this one.

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Watched about 90% of it last night before falling asleep. (It wasn't boring by any means, but it was bloody late :oops: )

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Heh it's funny that Americans seem to really like Taken. It wasn't well received at all here last year. In particular, Empire magazine gave it the lowest rating (1 star) calling it racist, xenophobic trash that mistakes adrenaline for bile.

They seem to have enjoyed it :D

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it was tying it into the rape-revenge stories and making light of a verys erious sub-genre that kind of offended me.


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Finished The Two Jakes the other day....I'd give it a 9/10

Nowhere near as good as the original, but it was a really interesting detective story that kept me interested throughout the entire movie. Plus, you can never go wrong with Jack Nicholson.

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I was annoying my co-worker with a Boston accent last night, so I'm about to watch The Departed :D


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Eh, bunch a fuggin' queerz.

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Ey, don't cawl me ah qweeah, you fahkin retahd!
Go take that pencil dick a' yawz and screw ya muthah!

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I watched The Wrestler last night. It really is an amazing movie. Looks like I'm gonna have to catch up on some of the other better films of '08...


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I used to live close to a video rental place, but it closed down one day. I never bothered to get a card for some place else. Although there is a lot of movies I'd still like to see.

Although I could go to the Pacific Mall....they have tons of bootleg DVDs...

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Twilight - 0/10

The most agonizing screening I had to sit through.


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Lacuna wrote:
I was annoying my co-worker with a Boston accent last night, so I'm about to watch The Departed :D


Matt Damon's Boston accent is horrible in that film, which is hilarious, since he's originally FROM Massachusetts. Talk about overplaying it.

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And I don't know how Mark Wahlberg finagled an Oscar nomination out of that part of his. I mean, he was pretty funny, but he was nothing spectacular, especially compared to Jack Nicholson or even Alec Baldwin.

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The Departed is one of my favourite movies. I love everything about it.


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It's impossible to hate Mark Wahlberg once you've seen I Heart Huckabees....

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Or if you remember him as Marky Mark...

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q ... 1&ct=title

Which makes me giggle a little bit whenever I see "srs acting" Mark Wahlberg.

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The above giggles are manly heterosexual giggles, just for the record. :?

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About to go to the cinema, should I see Slumdog Millionaire or In Bruges?

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AYBGerrardo wrote:
It's impossible to hate Mark Wahlberg once you've seen I Heart Huckabees....


That is until you've seen "The Happening" :shock:


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Smutty wrote:
About to go to the cinema, should I see Slumdog Millionaire or In Bruges?


It really doesn't matter. Both of them are worth the money. You may be less likely to get a chance to see In Bruges in a theater in the future, though.

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