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People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:53 PM Reply

Hard action movies like Dredd, and The Last Stand Flop, and now the new Stallone Movie, The Last Stand, flops too.

What the hell?

Is everybody a pussy now cause of Sandy Hook?

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:55 PM Reply

Yes they're big pussies


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:55 PM Reply

Maybe the action movies now suck. I'm not sure. I don't think I've seen more than a couple action movies.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:56 PM Reply

The new Die Hard will probably make money, only because it's a famous franchise.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:10 PM Reply

Let's wait until Iron Man 3 comes out...


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:14 PM Reply

I could see why the new Stallone movie would fail. Same stuff with the same actor, but much older.


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:15 PM Reply

At 2/2/13 01:56 PM, Revoke wrote: They don't shitpost about it though.

Dude, half of the BBS is shitposting.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:16 PM Reply

I love action movies, but only when they're 100% action and 0% anything els. I watch action movies to see explosions and guns and good shit like that.

I loved transformers, but only because it had two of my favorite things in the world: Big explosions, and amazing orgasmic sounds.


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:21 PM Reply

At 2/2/13 02:15 PM, GamesArmor wrote:
At 2/2/13 01:56 PM, Revoke wrote: They don't shitpost about it though.
Dude, half of the BBS is shitposting.

He just has a personal vendetta against me for some reason.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:39 PM Reply

no because they are sub-par movies.


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:47 PM Reply

I think it's because they're definite rentals. I know I wouldn't pay for a ticket to see any of those in the theater, but I still intend to rent them.


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 06:49 PM Reply

At 2/2/13 02:53 PM, MikeyS9607 wrote:
At 2/2/13 02:33 PM, The777Demon wrote: who is sandy hook an activist?
Captain Hook's cousin I think.

Superhero movies seem to do pretty well. I think the male target audience for action movies have moved onto video games.

This thread reminded me that I still want to see Dredd.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 06:50 PM Reply

Action movies are cool.


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:38 PM Reply

They do


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:41 PM Reply

dredd and the last stand were mediocre

and i'm a fan of stallone and arnold

i even love cobra

i think most action film fans just watch hk flicks, since hollywood forgot about us a long time ago

hollywood is full of pussies


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:43 PM Reply

Action movies are fucking boring, is the problem. They really really are.

Fight scenes with unwitty banter building up to more fight scenes enrich me in no way. I have tried quite a few times, because there are exceptions (Bourne series is very very good) but often the reliance on action over character or good plot ruins a film. I can't care about the action if I don't care about the people in it.


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:44 PM Reply

The genre has been done to death too much for me to enjoy them anymore if there's no uniqueness to them. Like Xenomit said, Transformers was neat because robots fucking each other up, but then you've got shitty "fast cars blonde women action one-liners arrghhh" like the recent Jack Reacher that have absolutely no interesting aspects.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:45 PM Reply

At 2/2/13 02:16 PM, Xenomit wrote: I love action movies, but only when they're 100% action and 0% anything els. I watch action movies to see explosions and guns and good shit like that.

I loved transformers, but only because it had two of my favorite things in the world: Big explosions, and amazing orgasmic sounds.

Movies catering to people with your taste are exactly the reason shit movies exist. If 'explosions and guns and good shit like that' is enough to entertain people then no wonder that's all a lot of movies are (I'm looking at you recent DIE HARD films)


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:46 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 03:43 PM, Otto wrote: Action movies are fucking boring, is the problem. They really really are.

watch ong bak


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:49 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 03:44 PM, Jester wrote: Jack Reacher that have absolutely no interesting aspects.

I enjoyed the shootout scene near the end; I especially liked how the stacks of paper in the backseat of the car protected him from enemy gunfire, seeing as how the Mythbusters did indeed find out that paper in such quantities is quite bulletproof.


It made more sense in my head.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:51 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 03:46 PM, Sekhem wrote:
At 2/16/13 03:43 PM, Otto wrote: Action movies are fucking boring, is the problem. They really really are.
watch ong bak

hell yeah.

If you like that movie, then you should see the Raid: Redemption.


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 03:56 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 03:49 PM, Tremulos wrote:
At 2/16/13 03:44 PM, Jester wrote: Jack Reacher that have absolutely no interesting aspects.
I enjoyed the shootout scene near the end; I especially liked how the stacks of paper in the backseat of the car protected him from enemy gunfire, seeing as how the Mythbusters did indeed find out that paper in such quantities is quite bulletproof.

I haven't seen it, but after seeing multiple trailers with no visible story other than "Tom Cruise is a cop who has lots of gunfights, gets mad ass, and fights people hand to hand sometimes" so I chalked it up alongside the other recent generic action movies like Parker and The Expendables 2.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 04:01 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 03:56 PM, Jester wrote: I haven't seen it, but after seeing multiple trailers with no visible story other than "Tom Cruise is a cop who has lots of gunfights, gets mad ass, and fights people hand to hand sometimes" so I chalked it up alongside the other recent generic action movies like Parker and The Expendables 2.

Even though you're mostly right about it this time, you really shouldn't say things like "absolutely no interesting aspects" if you haven't actually seen the movie. Jack Reacher had cooler than average shootouts and gun stuff imo


It made more sense in my head.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 04:04 PM Reply

Dunno man. Generalising for no reason will help.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 04:05 PM Reply

some of the best movies are live action movies . . . for instance lord of the rings

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 04:05 PM Reply

At 2/2/13 01:53 PM, Darthdenim wrote: Is everybody a pussy now cause of Sandy Hook?

I love all of those movies, the remake of Dredd especially.

It's a crazy world.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 04:07 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 04:01 PM, Tremulos wrote:
Even though you're mostly right about it this time, you really shouldn't say things like "absolutely no interesting aspects" if you haven't actually seen the movie. Jack Reacher had cooler than average shootouts and gun stuff imo

Fair enough, but the point of a trailer is to catch somebody's attention, so generally if there's something interesting about a movie they'll show it off in the trailer a bit. The Dark Knight wasn't about The Joker, but he was all over the advertisements because he's the most interesting part of the movie.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:09 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 03:45 PM, Otto wrote: Movies catering to people with your taste are exactly the reason shit movies exist. If 'explosions and guns and good shit like that' is enough to entertain people then no wonder that's all a lot of movies are (I'm looking at you recent DIE HARD films)

I hate the die hard films

I only like large scale action. Like, I don't like James Bond, it's just not 'big' enough. Transformers was awesome because it was the fate of the world and shit, space robots that could take the form of any vehicle they wanted. Star trek was awesome because it was always some big cosmic thing. The Matrix trilogy was awesome because it was so complex and cool and shit.

The reason I'm adding "and shit" to a lot of my sentences is because it makes them cooler and shit.


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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:27 PM Reply

Action movies that are based solely on shitty one liners, effects and untalented action stars lack artistic merit.
Some of them are good, but most are pure shit.

But that's more or less the case with most films.

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Response to People don't like action movies? Feb. 17th, 2013 @ 01:08 AM Reply

At 2/16/13 09:27 PM, zag wrote: Action movies that are based solely on shitty one liners, effects and untalented action stars lack artistic merit.

But that's why we love them!

There's a big difference in American action movies and Asian ones, though. In the Asian world, the actors know their action. There are some awesome martial artists acting out their dreams, like Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa... they're on a whole different level from regular action movies!