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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] I noticed this too.

    Saw it today. Fun movie. Yes, the girl was a spaz.
     
  2. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    the daughter should have been strangled for wearing that jacket.

    The daughter should been alot better looking to justify the bid
     
  3. Brian SD

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    Is this just now coming to the US? I saw this in theatres in Korea months ago. LOL fucking losers. Get with the times.
     
  4. Johnny_5

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    Saw this movie so long ago....

    It was cool though. Typical Albanians [​IMG]
     
  5. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    Is this just now coming to the US? I saw this in theatres in Korea months ago. LOL fucking losers. Get with the times.

    I guess so, that's home of the bootleg DVDs
     
  6. Brian SD

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    I guess so, that's home of the bootleg DVDs

    Guess you didn't see the "In theatres" part? Actually it's the case a lot of times with indie movies or ones where they're not yet sure if American audiences will like it. They do a kind of "test run" in places like Korea first. There are quite a few movies I've seen in Korea before they came out in the states, though never a huge blockbuster (Dark Knight for example).
     
  7. meader

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    Yeah it's a bit like Irreversible. Brutal but enjoyable.
    How?
     
  8. Nicholas

    Nicholas Well-Known Member

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    How?

    How what?
     
  9. meader

    meader Active Member

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    How what?
    How is it a bit like Irreversible, in your meaning?
     
  10. Nicholas

    Nicholas Well-Known Member

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    How is it a bit like Irreversible, in your meaning?

    The quest for revenge, naturally.
     
  11. meader

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    The quest for revenge, naturally.

    There are endless amounts of cultural works that in some way concern revenge. Could you clarify this a little further, please? I am not trying to sound rude, I'm just interested in your train of thought.
     
  12. Nicholas

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    There are endless amounts of cultural works that in some way concern revenge. Could you clarify this a little further, please? I am not trying to sound rude, I'm just interested in your train of thought.
    the train of thought is rudimentary. Both films are gritty, in your face and quite violent. revenge - 7 dictionary results re⋅venge    /rɪˈvɛndʒ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-venj] Show IPA Pronunciation verb, -venged, -veng⋅ing, noun –verb (used with object) 1. \tto exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, esp. in a resentful or vindictive spirit: He revenged his murdered brother. 2. \tto take vengeance for; inflict punishment for; avenge: He revenged his brother's murder. –verb (used without object) 3. \tto take revenge. –noun 4. \tthe act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance. 5. \tsomething done in vengeance. 6. \tthe desire to revenge; vindictiveness. 7. \tan opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction. Origin: 1350–1400; ME revengen (v.) < MF, OF revenger, equiv. to re- re- + venger to avenge < L vindicāre; see vindicate
     
  13. Slopho

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    the train of thought is rudimentary. Both films are gritty, in your face and quiet violent.

    revenge - 7 dictionary results
    re⋅venge
       /rɪˈvɛndʒ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-venj] Show IPA Pronunciation
    verb, -venged, -veng⋅ing, noun
    -verb (used with object)
    1. \tto exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, esp. in a resentful or vindictive spirit: He revenged his murdered brother.
    2. \tto take vengeance for; inflict punishment for; avenge: He revenged his brother's murder.
    -verb (used without object)
    3. \tto take revenge.
    -noun
    4. \tthe act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance.
    5. \tsomething done in vengeance.
    6. \tthe desire to revenge; vindictiveness.
    7. \tan opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction.
    Origin:
    1350-1400; ME revengen (v.) < MF, OF revenger, equiv. to re- re- + venger to avenge < L vindicāre; see vindicate


    I'm not sure that a fire extinguisher to the face is quiet violence.
     
  14. Tokyo Slim

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    Not sure how this movie slipped by me, but WOW.

    I am so glad to see Liam Neeson back to doing some ass-kicking. I give this movie my Tokyo Slim seal of approval.
     
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  16. duchessofmalfi

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    Loved it. Great action movie but the daughter was horrible. What the hell was up with her running like an idiot?

    hahahaha i noticed this but it never really registered until i read your post
     
  17. PolePosition

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    Be sure you download the original French film instead of watching it in the theaters. The one they released in the US has been watered down (scenes actually refilmed) to fit a PG-13 rating. I've only seen the original but a friend of mine who has seen the original and the US theater release pointed the changes out to me.
     
  18. Ambulance Chaser

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    Taken is the definition of a guilty pleasure. Liam Neeson's character makes Jack Bauer look like a human-rights activist.
     
  19. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    Taken is the definition of a guilty pleasure. Liam Neeson's character makes Jack Bauer look like a human-rights activist.
    He'll leave the light on. [​IMG]
     
  20. ratboycom

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    Movie was great. Violent and brutal, just what I needed to see
     

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