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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #160 on: August 03, 2009, 09:12:44 PM »
I'm with Thor on this one. The whole Seventh Seal thing is freaking perfect. And they got Ian McKellen to play Death. It's the greatest thing ever that Gandalf and the Terminator can share a scene in a movie with so many explosions while paying homage to a freaking Bergman film.
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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #161 on: August 03, 2009, 09:19:10 PM »
I'm not sayin' there aren't many great moments. It's just not a great film overall :)

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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #162 on: August 04, 2009, 07:38:35 AM »
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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #163 on: August 04, 2009, 07:56:20 AM »
As everyone knows, I am with the thunder God, Last Action Hero is awesome in so many ways.

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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #164 on: August 04, 2009, 11:42:46 AM »
I would love to hear some comments on the scene in Last Action Hero where Arnie as Jack Slater meets the real Schwarzenegger.  It struck me as very odd that Slater's words are very negative, along the lines of "I do not like you. You have only brought me pain."

That made my head spin.  This should have been a joyful/playful moment but out comes this deep self-loathing. What is Schwarzenegger trying to say?  Or the film?  Am I reading too much into it. 
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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #165 on: August 04, 2009, 11:51:21 AM »
Yeah, you're right about that scene. If it's going for a laugh there, I didn't really get it.

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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #166 on: August 04, 2009, 11:57:48 AM »
Yeah, but the MC Hammer cameo at 2:10 is awesome.  :)

I take it to be the fictional character's realization that he is a fictional character, which is painful for him, because he can't continue to believe he's awesome and immortal. Toy Story lifted this plot wholesale.*

It's not supposed to be funny. This movie is deep, man.


* I guess the main credit goes to Pirandello, or something, though?
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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #167 on: August 04, 2009, 12:01:02 PM »
Meh, they sort of covered that realization stuff already, but okay, that makes sense.

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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #168 on: August 04, 2009, 01:23:18 PM »
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Re: Bullets & Biceps: A Marathon Of Ass Kicking
« Reply #169 on: August 04, 2009, 01:56:07 PM »
That made my head spin.  This should have been a joyful/playful moment but out comes this deep self-loathing. What is Schwarzenegger trying to say?  Or the film?  Am I reading too much into it. 


It's deep, but not self-loathing, it's him coming face to face with the man that caused him to exist, and thus the man who has done nothing but cause pain in his life for the sake of pathos.