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07-05-18 11:50 AM - Post#1714461    


    In response to Edmond Dantes

Bad Frank. Amazon Prime flick in the vein of The History of Violence about a guy trying to shed his violent history and start a new life. Of course, past associates try to reel him back in by going after his family and he has to resort to his old ways. Outside of Tom Sizemore as the main bad guy and a small part from former boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, I didn't know a single person from this movie, but I liked it. It's a slow build, but the payoff is good.


 
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07-09-18 04:11 PM - Post#1714467    


    In response to Mad_Professor

  • Mad_Professor Said:
“The First Purge”

I almost got up and walked out in the middle of this one. I should have known what to expect after “Election Year” but instead of listening to the criticism of that flop they just doubled down on the oppressed minorities vs the evil white patriarchy.

This one looked as if it could have been written as a BLM recruitment film. Even included the local drug kingpin with a heart of gold turned Rambo.

This one was such an anti government transparent shot at the current political climate the only thing that shocked me was that they didn’t portray the president with a bad orange combover.

It’s a slap in the face to the spirit of Independence Day for this anti-American piece of garbage to be released on July 4th.

1 out of 5 with the only saving grace being some pretty visceral violence




LOL!!!


 
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07-09-18 04:25 PM - Post#1714468    


    In response to Canucko29

I watched Purge Election Year and it was as anti-Republican as a movie could get.

It was almost a parody of how extreme Democrats think.

I have a young friend who hates Donald Trump and is very liberal. He looks up to me and I meet up with him now and then and we'll talk about life. While we were drinking, he told me we are all slaves today. I brought up his Portuguese heritage and explained to him the history of slavery. He didn't even know that Russians had been a serf state (i.e. Slave state) until 1861 and I explained to him just how awful they were treated (along with most people East of the Elbe).

I explained how even peasants in Europe were horribly treated by the landed aristocracy (which led to the French Revolution).

It was really sad that he didn't know this. His views changed immediately once he realized, yes... we're pretty damn lucky to be living in this part of the world at this day and age.

What's really funny is it a Native Canadian explaining this to a young white (of albeit Portuguese ancestry) Canadian. What a world we live in.




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07-09-18 04:36 PM - Post#1714469    


    In response to Canucko29

But if you really want to wipe the taste of a bad movie out of your mouth, watch Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado.

I called the first Sicario the best movie of its year. And it was. The movie did not get Oscar buzz, in my opinion, because it wasn't political, and focused mainly on the issues, the people and the challenges of controlling the drug trade. It was a down the middle analysis of a complex issue that presented a moral and ethical problem as opposed to a political conundrum. It was in my opinion one of the great movies of this decade.

Unfortunately, if you're expecting Sicario 2 to be the same, that's like expecting the French Connection II to be as good as the original. Not even close.

But if you watch it for what it is and what it tries to be, you'll see a gem of an action flick with solid acting, an interesting plot and some kick ass murder scenes.

I'm sorry, but I can't get enough of Alejandro and Matt Graver.




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07-09-18 04:36 PM - Post#1714470    


    In response to Canucko29

3/4


 
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07-11-18 10:43 AM - Post#1714488    


    In response to Canucko29

The first Sicario is a top movie, I liked the second one but it's not on the same level as the first. It's political in a way about a touchy subject in the media right now. . . . maybe why Brolin and Del Toro might not get Oscar love.
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