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Old 06-08-2019, 08:54 PM   #22911 (permalink)
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The idea of John Woo is amazing and I think I'm finally gonna go check him out, starting with A Better Tomorrow. And yeah I've seen Face/Off obviously but that is not what I think of when I picture the basic concept of a John Woo movie.
A Better Tomorrow was highly decent but without enough carnage. I think I'm falling in love with Chow Yun-Fat though. The Killer is kicking my ass atm. Easily the best of these three movies as an entire movie and that long Mexican stand off where Chow and a detective have tea with a blind woman while trying their best not to let her know they're pointing guns at each other is one of the most gloriously ludicrous things I've ever seen.

And I STILL can not deal with how bombass the hospital shootout from Hard Boiled was.

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There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:47 PM   #22912 (permalink)
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You know after my last post in the Your Day thread about the guy who snitched on the other guy at work and I think the other guy is hella cool but we're only work friends and I don't know how much loyalty that buys him from me but I feel like it buys him more than is justified by making burgers together, and then I'm watching all these John Woo movies and one of the core themes behind ALL of them is brotherhood and loyalty. But these movies are dumb. They're brilliant in certain ways but really dumb in other ways, and the brotherhood theme is also dumb.

Like, gangsters act like they're blood brothers for no reason other than that it's satisfying for them to be so close and loyal. Cops and gangsters end up finding themselves on the same side but the common ground between them ends up being as meaningful as actual blood relations because it's just satisfying for twisted relations to mean something I guess when they're shooting a hundred people. It's really dumb, but atm it feels kinda beautiful and amazing.

As I said, there's the one guy at work who I don't trust who acted like a scumbag at the expense of this other guy who I'm cool with at work, and all we're really cool about is that I think he's cool and he thinks I'm cool and we talk about video games, and it means nothing and there's no longevity behind it cause we work at a bull**** job where most people quit after a month or two months or a year or whatever, but he has worth that I care about and now that that's being ****ed with I'm feeling like Chow Yun-Fat making a goofy speech to his compatriot while they're in the middle of a firefight about how they're going to get out of this and **** mad bitches in Hawaii or whatever.

It's this total silly feeling of loyalty that seems like it should amount to nothing but it's important because it's important and I don't know if I'd feel the same either about the situation at work or John Woo movies right now if both weren't going on at the same time but it feels like providence somehow. Like John Woo is telling me to stick by who I think is worth sticking by and Burger King is telling me that dumb brotherhood movies are about more than the sum of their parts.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:14 PM   #22913 (permalink)
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:18 PM   #22914 (permalink)
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You know after my last post in the Your Day thread about the guy who snitched on the other guy at work and I think the other guy is hella cool but we're only work friends and I don't know how much loyalty that buys him from me but I feel like it buys him more than is justified by making burgers together, and then I'm watching all these John Woo movies and one of the core themes behind ALL of them is brotherhood and loyalty. But these movies are dumb. They're brilliant in certain ways but really dumb in other ways, and the brotherhood theme is also dumb.

Like, gangsters act like they're blood brothers for no reason other than that it's satisfying for them to be so close and loyal. Cops and gangsters end up finding themselves on the same side but the common ground between them ends up being as meaningful as actual blood relations because it's just satisfying for twisted relations to mean something I guess when they're shooting a hundred people. It's really dumb, but atm it feels kinda beautiful and amazing.

As I said, there's the one guy at work who I don't trust who acted like a scumbag at the expense of this other guy who I'm cool with at work, and all we're really cool about is that I think he's cool and he thinks I'm cool and we talk about video games, and it means nothing and there's no longevity behind it cause we work at a bull**** job where most people quit after a month or two months or a year or whatever, but he has worth that I care about and now that that's being ****ed with I'm feeling like Chow Yun-Fat making a goofy speech to his compatriot while they're in the middle of a firefight about how they're going to get out of this and **** mad bitches in Hawaii or whatever.

It's this total silly feeling of loyalty that seems like it should amount to nothing but it's important because it's important and I don't know if I'd feel the same either about the situation at work or John Woo movies right now if both weren't going on at the same time but it feels like providence somehow. Like John Woo is telling me to stick by who I think is worth sticking by and Burger King is telling me that dumb brotherhood movies are about more than the sum of their parts.
You should read The Water Margin (aka All Men Are Brothers). I think you'd be fascinated with all the weird ****ing **** in it.

Plus, there's a character that's literally named "Smelly Bellend".
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Apparently they recycled a script for a Five Nights at Freddie's movie that never happened.
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Hey! All the kids that used to watch that are grown now, so let's make it a horror flick! And not just any old horror flick, no ho way hozay.

*shuffles 4-5 ****ty scripts together*
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:57 PM   #22920 (permalink)
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As sad as the Matrix sequels tarnishing the legacy of the first movie is I think the sadder thing is the over-analyzation of the themes of the first movie. The second and third movie suck because they suck in many ways, but the first only sucks if you worry too much about how good it is at being a post-modernist thesis. It's not a post-modernist thesis. I don't know how much it tries to be tbh but that's kind of irrelevant. It succeeds at being a John Woo movie turned up to 12 with the entry level post-modernism acting much the same way as the gangster movie bits of Woo movies do: to be cool and engaging while the movie bides its time until the next super ****ing cool thing. Except they work better because they tie the conceptual bits of the movie with the action bits in a way that makes perfect ****ing sense.

The Matrix is a masterpiece of whatever the hell it happens to be if not exactly what it's trying to do.

And Keanu Reeves really is Jesus irl.
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