The Replacement Killers is the most-underrated movie ever.

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I'm just saying, that's all.



SdC

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  • Reply 1 of 10
    :confused: okay... so what the hell is it about?
  • Reply 2 of 10
    Nah. I love CYF! I've seen his Hong Kong movies, and while they are better action movies, they look like 4 guys and a VHS camera with lots of craptacular sound effects. Also, the subtitles make me believe the dialogue was written by mental patients (maybe something was lost in the translation).



    I'm not such a Woo purist to say that only his HK movies are good. I loved Face-Off, for instance.



    Everythin about Replacement Killers is so spot on and tightly made that it's really a fine spectacle of film making. It's no Apocolypse now, but it is really good for what it is; a balls to the wall action movies.



    And I'll admit: The leading actors pretty much sum up everything for me. To steal and warp a classic line: I want to be him (CYF), and I want to do her (Mira S.).



    The second most underrated movie of all time, btw is <a href="http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/mpreston/spies08.wav"; target="_blank">Spies Like Us</a>.



    SdC



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  • Reply 3 of 10
    Jeeeez, just goes to show that too much of a good thing (CYF and Hong Kong Cinema) can ruin ones perception of good films altogether...."Spies Like Us"? ack, hurl...
  • Reply 4 of 10
    C'mon! Spies Like Us was a brilliant movie. There wasn't one single gag that fell flat. Not one.



    SdC
  • Reply 5 of 10
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    The Replacement Killers sucks massively. Ditto all of John Woo's American movies though perhaps <a href="http://www.mgm.com/windtalkers/"; target="_blank"> Windtalkers</a> will be an exception.



    An excellent Hk CYF movie is <a href="http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/full-contact.html"; target="_blank">Full Contact</a>. Directed by Ringo Lam. Simon Yam is very good in this movie too.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    [quote]Originally posted by suckfuldotcom:

    <strong>C'mon! Spies Like Us was a brilliant movie. There wasn't one single gag that fell flat. Not one. SdC</strong><hr></blockquote>



    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/video/6302816521/customer-reviews/002-8746467-0182406"; target="_blank">You don't seem to be alone in your excitement to this trash.</a>



    Really, this movie ranks just above "Ishtar" at least...



    Go back and watch the first "Blues Brothers" film or maybe "The Killer" (CYF's BEST Hong Kong flick) and let me know if your perceptions change...
  • Reply 7 of 10
    Don't get me wrong. I loved the Killer, Hard-Boiled, City of Fire, etc for what they are. It's just that comparing HK movies and Hollywood movies is not even close to the same thing.



    It's like comparing condos to ranchers. Both have their strengths and weakness, and it's hard for me to say one living situation is better than the other. (Sorry for the lame analogy; I was trying to avoid a car analogy .)



    And Spies Like Us, don't get me started. It's freaking hilarious in a weird way. Maybe you have to be a Chevy Chase fan (and man, how far has he fallen). Of course, I've never really liked Dan Aykroyd, but he was good here (and good in Grosse Point Blank, which was the biggest surprise in that movie).



    SdC
  • Reply 8 of 10
    Yeah, to each his own suckfuldotcom. I was a big Chevy Chase fan back when he was on SNL. "Fletch", "N. Lampoon's Summer Vacation" and "Caddyshack" are his best IMO.



    Ackroyd I think lost half his soul when Belushi died (he was good in "Ghostbusters"). But he has turned up in some great supporting roles lately.



    Wow, now I'm getting the urge to put in "A Better Tomorrow" on the VCR... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 9 of 10
    glurxglurx Posts: 1,031member
    Ackroyd was funny in Grosse Point Blank.
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