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1297 days ago

That's the particular magic of this movie, that whatever is going on, we want to see Tony. I've said before that at a very basic level, the film's plot is pretty simplistic -- Tony gets kidnapped and we watch him build an Iron Man suit to escape, then he goes home and we watch him build a new Iron Man suit, and then a middle-aged businessman puts on another Iron Man suit and they fight to the death. The film frankly has no strong third act, and no rationale for the villain's choices at the very end (he could've accomplished his goals with more patience and strategizing, which he used for all those years before).

However, a very valid retort to that analysis is, "Who cares?? Downey is AWESOME!" It was so fun and funny seeing him build and test the suit, we'd have sat through the rest of the film and loved it even if there was no climax and they just had him keep building suits until the credits rolled.

The film knew what it needed to be and how to achieve it -- put Downey on screen and let him be his charming, hilarious, charismatic self. Throw in a few excellent action sequences in the Iron Man armor, and you've got movie gold. It takes a special film and very insightful filmmakers to know that they should keep it simple and let their star carry the film when they can. This is that kind of film, it wasn't complicated because it didn't need to be, and that's part of what makes it so wonderful.

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1309 days ago

I love this movie and although the director Jon Favreau is undoubtedly excellent at his job. (proven by also being the Executive Producer on Iron Man 2, 3 and both Avengers movies to date) the real star of this movie is the main man..... the Iron Man - Robert Downey Jr. He is the perfect man for this role and when he stops playing Iron Man and the franchise is revamped (it will inevitably happen) he will be very, very hard to replace. The actor that steps up for the job will have some enormous comedy size Dutch clogs to fill. So although mostly everyone reading this will know the story of Iron Man I will give you the short version from the badass beginning of the movie to wet your appetite. Ok so Tony Stark (Downey) is a Billionaire, Genius Philanthropist with a bit of an attitude!!. He is in Afghanistan testing his new Jericho missile and after a successful test he is on the road preparing to get back to the good old U.S.A. While having a bit of banter with the troops assigned to protect him, the Humvee gets attacked by a group of terrorists called the Ten Rings. The crew of the Humvee are killed and Stark is taken and imprisoned in a cave with a Scientist/Surgeon named Ho Yisen. Yisen has been tasked (forced) to take care of Stark who had been injured in the kidnapping. The terrorists ask Stark and Yisen to build a Jericho missile for them but Stark first builds a miniature Ark Reactor to keep the shrapnel in his chest from piercing his heart and killing him. Stark really doesn't want to build a group of bat s**t crazy terrorists a super weapon so instead decides to build something for himself (the Iron Man suit Mark 1). A montage follows of the three months work they complete while being held captive. Finally the suit is ready! Stark suits up and Yisen distracts the guards. The action in this scene is awesome and is the first real Hollywood look at Iron Man and it does not fail to impress!! The escape doesn't go exactly to plan and Yisen who is now a good friend of Stark is killed. His last words to Stark visibly changes him forever "Don't waste it ..don't waste your life" Stark leaves his friend behind and continues on his escape. With a few more badass fight scenes with guns, flame throwers and the brute force of the suit Stark manages to jet out of the compound just far enough for the suit to fail and crash land pretty hard. Stark battered and bruised stands and begins to walk away from the dozens of pieces of his suit strewn across the sand. Eventually Stark is found by the U.S Army including his good friend James Rhodes. After arriving back on U.S.A soil Stark vows that he will not allow Stark industries to make any more weapons.

This my friends is merely a very shortened version of the very beginning of this movie.
Now Go Watch and Enjoy!!

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1482 days ago

For starters, this is how I think a vampire movie should be, it is scary and intense but also exotic and intriguing! It's become one of my personal favorites, so much so I am becoming obsessed with it - i'm even starting to dream about it, you could say that in my dreams I am a regular at the Titty Twister, no i'm not a vampire yet, but I feel I might become one very soon. I even have a fan-made Grimm Wesen based on the vampires in this movie!

I love how this movie is different than your typical run-of-the-mill horror flick, it starts off as a typical Tarantino-esque crime caper only for it to become a kickass horror movie in the second half! It took me by surprise! Kudos to Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino for their teamwork here.

This movie is one no horror fan should be without, as it is an absolute must for horror movie fans, vampire movies, and badass movies in general. It's movies like this and Bram Stoker's Dracula that make me wish i was a vampire myself, I just have a thing for bloodthirsty monster types and monster-girls. It's also movies like this and Sleepy Hollow that make me wish I was the one being bitten or kissed like that. The same goes for Bram Stoker's Dracula, and you can't fault me for the latter because the Hessian in Sleepy Hollow is Christopher Walken and when Walken is on screen you don't question anything and just let Walken do the rest!

Also you cannot fault me for wanting to get bitten by Santanico Pandemonium because Salma Hayek is a motherfucking goddess, and i'd gladly surrender to her and be her willing slave anytime. Hey! It was that sexy dance that did it for me.

That sexy dance scene.... by the way is...still impressive even to this day, even more impressive considering Salma Hayek is afraid of snakes and had to be hypnotized in order to overcome her fear. I'd let her bite me anyday! I'd let her bite me anyday! And you can quote me on that!

One of the best scenes and also one of the funniest moments comes in the scene where we see Sex Machine transforming bit by bit into a vampire, it just cracks me up - especially when he covers his mouth after his fangs start forming, and his right hand changes to become all monster-like with long claw-like fingernails and then his left hand changes and then he hides his hands behind his back. And he's completely unaware of it at first as is everyone else. It's got my two favorite kind of TFs (transformations) in them - the 'Bit By Bit' variety where a person changes one part at a time, and the 'Completely Unaware He/She is Transforming' kind where the transformee doesn't realize he/she is transforming. It's no wonder Aardman paid tribute to this scene in Curse Of The Wererabbit.

If you listen closely you can hear the acid rock version of Star Spangled Banner playing during the part with the demonic voice telling him to 'kill them all'. It definitely works, and makes the scene more eerie in tone. Gotta love seeing Sex Machine transform like that!

What moment moved me to tears? I'll tell ya.

It has to be when Richie dies, I know he's a psychopath - but that moment made me cry a little. *sobs* Richie's gone? NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Oh well, he'll come back.. but here's the slight hiccup, he won't be human anymore and he'll probably be after your blood, Seth - just a head's up.

As for the funniest moment?

Like I mentioned earlier, it was the scene with Sex Machine transforming into a vampire, oh and Frost's reaction to being bitten by him as well, funny as hell and one of my personal favorite scenes. (Frost: He fuckin' bit me! FUCKIN' BIT ME) That scene cracked me up to no end!

Do you know what scene got my heart-racing? Well it's an easy one!

It's when Santanico saw the blood dripping from Richie's hand and she turned into her vampire form, and when everyone started turning into vampires.


It is a pretty awesome movie and it is also incredibly badass, especially with the action and crime elements, the vamps are very intimidating and also intriguing. Not to mention the ever alluring Salma Hayek as the vampiress Santanico Pandemonium, who...is in fact quite hypnotic. I'll admit that the vampire with the snapping mouth on her stomach is a bit much, but why quibble?

Fun fact: The color of the vampires blood is green because the MPAA has issues with it being red, they have absolutely no problem with blood - but they don't like it because it's red. It was indeed Tarantino's idea to give the vampires green blood to avoid the film from getting a rating higher than R and to get it past the censors.

If you love vampires, watching this will bring you nothing but pure joy as this movie is amazing and it doesn't take itself too seriously. It's just plain fun and a must watch for fans of vampire movies. I rate it out ten out of ten and give it two monstrous clawed thumbs up, if you haven't seen it - watch it right away. I wish the Titty Twister was real, then I would visit that place all the time! I don't care if I would most likely end up as a blood-soaked meal for those vamps, I would totally visit that bar on a regular basis!

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1509 days ago

He says he will never direct another one. It may be his age. GoldenEye (1995) was great. He did good with Casino Royale (2006) too. Wish he had another James Bond movie in him he would like to do.

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1510 days ago

No one! They should retire the character.

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1513 days ago

Is it in the RIA budget?

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1513 days ago

R rated, tits everywhere, hard drinking Bond? Sure, but hire me for stunts and guns and shit.

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1513 days ago

The 'Git would demand the highest of standards. To ensure this he would:

A. Require final say on script changes and...

B. Make sure that all Dans, Danielles, Dan'ls, Danas, Danahs, Danbys, Dandys, Danes, Danees, Dangerees, Danikas, Danjumas and Dannys were banned from the sets.

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1513 days ago

I'd LOVE to see a Bond flick directed by Ritchie. I'd even pay to see it, unlike the last spate of Bond flicks. Great suggestion !

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1513 days ago

Loved Do the Right Thing. Brilliantly written and conceived. Also liked Jungle Fever though it featured many of the same actors. Directors tend to use the same actors. I think Spike Lee overdoes it: John Turturro, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, et al. Spike is not afraid to take on the controversial topics. For this he should be commended. White people don't understand what it's like to be black (or a minority). We've come a long way but still have a long way to go.

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