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PostSubject: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:14 pm

Until I see some good car stunts, 007 eats their dust.

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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:38 am

I don't think car chases should necessarily be part of Bond. In fact, the whole of Bunkum of Helga felt like one interminable chase. Part of the reason I enjoyed Skyfall was because it didn't make characterisation and dialogue entirely secondary to action sequences.

That said, if you want a car chase in Bond, I still think the paper truck sequence in the Moonraker novel would be worth doing. Perhaps too small scale for Bond these days though.

Maybe this thread would be better-titled Furious-something-or-other.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:49 am

I didn't like this series the way it started out, being a cops and robbers type thing. That fifth film shifting the series towards heist spectacles was the best move and this looks like it delivers on that note. Still haven't seen 6 though.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:29 am

Makeshift Python wrote:
I didn't like this series the way it started out, being a cops and robbers type thing. That fifth film shifting the series towards heist spectacles was the best move and this looks like it delivers on that note. Still haven't seen 6 though.

You'd need to as it leads into 7...one of the guys was terminated at the end of 6.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:30 am

Erica Ambler wrote:
I don't think car chases should necessarily be part of Bond.

Is the Aston Martin just for show? B-o-r-i-n-g. blink
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:49 am

The only thing I want from this film is a good intense catfight between Rodriguez and Rousey (or maybe 2) tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:45 pm

Erica Ambler wrote:
I don't think car chases should necessarily be part of Bond. In fact, the whole of Bunkum of Helga felt like one interminable chase. Part of the reason I enjoyed Skyfall was because it didn't make characterisation and dialogue entirely secondary to action sequences.

The reason for Bunkum of Helga was due to complaints made against CR about a lack of action sequences, and the Aston Martin only driven for 30 seconds before being wrecked. Likewise with the scaled down action of SKYFALL and Dog Bond's complaints.

It's the producers over-correcting to give the public what they want. At times with more competence than others.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:49 pm

This movie, due to Walker's death and the success of the franchise, is going to DESTROY at the box office.

I used to work at a movie rental store and after Walker's death everyone was renting his films and asking about Fast 7. It'll be insane.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:17 am

WOW, this is the best Bond movie in 20 years.

Seeing it again tomorrow night...

If I wasn't married I'd bone Jason Statham woo-hoo! And to think I don't go for shorter, balding guys but....he is hawt
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:12 pm

Watched it last night. I'd label it "ridiculously fun", which is what the last two were. It's kind of amazing to see this movie and recall that this series merely started as a one-off POINT BREAK rip-off. I even revisited that film in prep for the new one and I still don't care for it. Turning these into cheesy over the top OCEAN'S ELEVEN action flicks was probably the best thing to happen to this series.

It did get pretty noticeable when Paul Walker was not being used, like when a whole action sequence takes place in the dark and there's not a single close up, save for maybe one that was clearly his face being digitally put on someone else's and pretty much anytime Vin Diesel had to do a scene solo while Walker was apparently waiting in a garage. The heavy use of doubles was hard to not be aware of.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:14 pm

Given the givens and the abruptness of what happened to Paul Walker, they improvised well enough.

It opened to a massive $67.3 million in the USA between Thursday night and Friday and is expected to go over $150m for the long weekend.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4053

Idris Elba for Furious 8.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:42 am

Saw it again drool
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:35 pm

I never bothered with these after the first one, which I thought was mediocre. Trailer for this one makes it look like the world's longest, highest-budget hip-hop video ... no thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:59 am

I don't know why I went and saw the film. It was terrible. I was expecting it to be bad, but not THAT bad. The plot was boring, alternating between generic action film and tribute to Paul Walker. The score likewise alternated, between bombastic and maudlin. The direction and cinematography were flat and lifeless; I was bored during the action set-pieces. It was like Michael Bay on Prozac.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:19 am

Prisoner Monkeys wrote:
I don't know why I went and saw the film. It was terrible. I was expecting it to be bad, but not THAT bad. The plot was boring, alternating between generic action film and tribute to Paul Walker. The score likewise alternated, between bombastic and maudlin. The direction and cinematography were flat and lifeless; I was bored during the action set-pieces. It was like Michael Bay on Prozac.

Translation: You loved it.

It will be ahead of Bond in the year end ratings...unless SPECTRE can do $350m in the USA...which I really doubt...
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:32 am

No, I hated it. I have no-one to blame but myself, though - I knew it would be bad going in, which begs the question of why I went at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:42 am

Jesus, you must be really fun at parties.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:23 pm

Hey, I like a mindless action film as much as the next guy. But is it too much to ask that the film is entertaining?
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:41 pm

Prisoner Monkeys wrote:
Hey, I like a mindless action film as much as the next guy. But is it too much to ask that the film is entertaining?

Has already made over 800m worldwide. Set an opening day record in China.

Will sail past $1.2bn worldwide with at least $350m in the USA.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:22 pm

Prisoner Monkeys wrote:
Hey, I like a mindless action film as much as the next guy. But is it too much to ask that the film is entertaining?
I thought it was, so I was able to roll with it. The only things I did dislike was some of the cutting of the hand to hand fight scenes. A lot of these actors like Statham can actually fight well, so it was unnecessary to see that gimmick used here. I suspect Wan will not return after this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Furious 7 ::: 3 April 2015   Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:50 pm

My rellies got IMAX tickets again so my 3rd viewing is tonight.
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