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80s action stars! You're not [Expendables 2]!

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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    the idea that chuck norris gets AN EPIC ENTRANCE makes me want to see this movie way less than I would have if I'd heard that chuck norris gets horribly murdered in this because fuck chuck norris

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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    it's past the point where I can tolerate chuck norris or any of the shit he does or says

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    The movie made 28 million last weekend which was below expectations.

    What is best in life?
  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    look the internet is to blame, not norris

    he hasn't said any more crazy shit than the other 80's action icons

    but since internet jokes, any time the man did or said anything, it became good fodder to further the meme

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    I'm with Geebs. The only thing that doesn't have me as pumped as I can be for this film is Chuck Norris. Because fuck Chuck Norris.

    Who cares what anyone else says or thinks of you? At the end, how big you smile, how hard you dance, matters. Sounds like a victory to me.
    Steam
  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    I'm with Geebs. The only thing that doesn't have me as pumped as I can be for this film is Chuck Norris. Because fuck Chuck Norris.

    Nope.

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    Hopefully I'll be able to see this movie soon. Had a lot of stuff come up that means I won't have the time or money for a lot of side stuff.

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    On Dec. 27, 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote about his vision for the University of Virginia (chartered in 1819), "This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error as long as reason is left free to combat it."
    But what should happen 200 years later when our public schools and universities avoid the testing of truths? Or suppress alternate opinions because they are unpopular or politically incorrect? Or no longer tolerate opinions now considered errors or obsolete by the elite? What happens when sociopolitical agendas or scientific paradigms dominate academic views to the exclusion of a minority even being mentioned?

    What happens when the political and public educational pendulum swings from concern for the tyranny of sectarianism in Jefferson's day to secularism in ours? What happens when U.S. public schools become progressive indoctrination camps?

    Dr. Jim Nelson Black, founder and senior policy analyst of the Sentinel Research Associates in Washington, D.C., wrote an excellent book, "Freefall of the American University." In it, he documents the clear biases pervading our public academic settings. Among that lopsidedness is the intentional training of students to disdain America, freely experiment sexually, forcefully defend issues like abortion and homosexuality, as well as become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism, globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all.

    One of the primary ways these educative platforms are spread is by recruiting and retaining faculty members who reflect and teach them.

    Instead of teaching world history, they're now teaching Glee history.
    Instead of gym, students go straight to the shower room and spend the full hour soaping each other up.

    Instead of teaching abstinence during sex education class, instructors hand out copies of the Kama Sutra and a list of where you can get black market morning-after pills if the free clinic is closed.

    Only lesbians can enroll in woodshop class and musical theater is mandatory to all students.

    Any mention of Jesus Christ in any book has been crossed out and replaced with the name: Barbra Streisand.

    Nope sorry, the Internet is not to blame for Chuck Norris being a homophobic out-of touch douchebag who believes American public schools are "progressive indoctrination camps" who hire teachers to teach kids to become gay-loving religion-hating abortion supporters. Oh, and he's a "birther" also, and also thinks the gay-hating Boy Scouts are the best thing to happen to this country. But I'm sure the Internet is to blame for that too.

    Who cares what anyone else says or thinks of you? At the end, how big you smile, how hard you dance, matters. Sounds like a victory to me.
    Steam
  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    "Instead of teaching world history, they're now teaching Glee history"

    Well he has a point...

    "Instead of gym, students go straight to the shower room and spend the full hour soaping each other up."

    Fuck off Norris.

    What is best in life?
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Magell wrote: »
    Where is Antonio Banderas? Why isn't he in it?

    because you're terrible and have bad opinions

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i'm not saying that chuck norris is not an awful human being. most of the 80's action stars are awful human beings. arnie and his mistress and seagal and his sex dungeons are prime examples.

    the point is that no one would give a shit about what chuck norris had to say if it wasn't for the internet because he wasn't even remotely relevant anymore until the chuck norris jokes




    Antimatter
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Usagi wrote: »
    Also, I think 2 missed a great opportunity with Gunnar
    Spoiler:

    Seriously. I'm bummed that they went for the cheap joke instead of actually making his background relevant.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    the idea that chuck norris gets AN EPIC ENTRANCE makes me want to see this movie way less than I would have if I'd heard that chuck norris gets horribly murdered in this because fuck chuck norris

    I am pretty tired of Chuck Norris shit and his scenes were good. Get over yourself and enjoy the ride.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    i'm not saying that chuck norris is not an awful human being. most of the 80's action stars are awful human beings. arnie and his mistress and seagal and his sex dungeons are prime examples.

    the point is that no one would give a shit about what chuck norris had to say if it wasn't for the internet because he wasn't even remotely relevant anymore until the chuck norris jokes

    Also I'm not going to the movie to support the political ideology of each and every actor in the film. I'm going to the movie to be entertained. Save your slacktivism for facebook rants. (obviously not directed at you TLB)

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    My sister believes Barack Obama doesn't have a birth certificate. Guess I better beat her over the head with how awful a person she is until she changes her mind.

    Can we get over our moral outrage to enjoy a movie in which people are killed by the hundreds because they're bad guys?

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    I'm seeing the movie anyway. I was just agreeing with the "fuck Chuck Norris" thing Geebs said, and then somebody was like "nope", so I posted my reason for saying "fuck Chuck Norris". Chuck Norris has never, nor will never be the reason I spend money on anything, plus it doesn't help that the best things he's contributed to cinema are fucking Walker Texas Ranger, and getting his ass handed to him by Bruce Lee.

    Who cares what anyone else says or thinks of you? At the end, how big you smile, how hard you dance, matters. Sounds like a victory to me.
    Steam
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Which is all pretty irrelevant to him being in the film, because he's enjoyable in the film. Which is what matters.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    plus it doesn't help that the best things he's contributed to cinema are fucking Walker Texas Ranger, and getting his ass handed to him by Bruce Lee.

    nope sorry this is not true

    invasion usa, hero and the terror, the missing in action movies, the delta force movies, lone wolf mcquade, the hitman, the octagon, and sidekicks are all rad as fuck


  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    okay

    maybe not sidekicks

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    plus it doesn't help that the best things he's contributed to cinema are fucking Walker Texas Ranger, and getting his ass handed to him by Bruce Lee.

    nope sorry this is not true

    invasion usa, hero and the terror, the missing in action movies, the delta force movies, lone wolf mcquade, the hitman, the octagon, and sidekicks are all rad as fuck


    I have seen none of these, but have heard okay things about MIA and Delta Force. I might, might, see those.

    Who cares what anyone else says or thinks of you? At the end, how big you smile, how hard you dance, matters. Sounds like a victory to me.
    Steam
  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    invasion usa is phenomenal, sweeney

    it is in my top ten greatest 80's action movies

    that is how good it is

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    invasion usa is phenomenal, sweeney

    it is in my top ten greatest 80's action movies

    that is how good it is

    I just looked it up, and am definitely seeing it.

    For Billy Drago and Richard Lynch.

    Who cares what anyone else says or thinks of you? At the end, how big you smile, how hard you dance, matters. Sounds like a victory to me.
    Steam
  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    billy drago is sentient scum

    i say this with love

    but goddamn he actually leaves a trail of slime whenever he enters and exits the screen

    just the best kind of villain

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited August 2012
    That's the guy who directed The Good, the Bad, and the Weird too

    This makes me so excited. SO EXCITED. hell of a way for him to make his American premier

    and though I don't know the writer, the supervising writer is impressive. Dude who wrote Bourne Ultimatum, Adjustment Beaurueue, and Ocean's Twelve

    Futore on
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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Futore wrote: »
    the supervising writer is impressive. Dude who wrote Adjustment Bureau

    sold

    Who cares what anyone else says or thinks of you? At the end, how big you smile, how hard you dance, matters. Sounds like a victory to me.
    Steam
  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    Which is all pretty irrelevant to him being in the film, because he's enjoyable in the film. Which is what matters.

    :^:

    And invasion USA is glorious.



    Does Van Damme do his signature kick? I'm off to see it in a few hours.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    jcvd does many kicks

    many many many kicks

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    Futore wrote: »
    the supervising writer is impressive. Dude who wrote Adjustment Bureau

    sold

    Well, he adapted the screenplay from the Philip K Dick story.

    But he directed it too, so I would guess your opinion still holds up

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i'm never going to stop mixing up the adjustment bureau and source code

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    holy shit. I was looking for an action movie on netflix to watch while I eat quesadillas, thanks to this thread.

    started up Small Soldiers.

    two minutes in, Dennis Leary's secretary that is supposed to be a babe is named Ms. Kegel

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    If Jackie Chan is in the next one, I want him to say, "I don't want no trouble."

    If Harrison Ford is in that next one, I want him to say, "Get off my plane."

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  • UsagiUsagi Feminazgul ~*special snowflake*~Registered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    If Jackie Chan is in the next one, I want him to say, "I don't want no trouble."

    If Harrison Ford is in that next one, I want him to say, "I know"

    Jormungandr? Damn near killed 'er!
  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    no

    villainous jackie chan should talk like a supervillain and say I CRAVE TROUBLE in expendables 3

    AntimatterYukira
  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    The Expendables burst into a warehouse to find that it's a storage facility for a furniture store with chairs and ladders everywhere.

    In the middle is Jackie Chan, calmly cracking his knuckles.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    jackie chan is the triad leader

    a martial arts brawl between chan and norris, done right, would be amazing

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited August 2012
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    The Expendables burst into a warehouse to find that it's a storage facility for a furniture store with chairs and ladders everywhere.

    In the middle is Jackie Chan, calmly cracking his knuckles.
    On his back is a baby he kidnapped in a harness

    Antimatter on
  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    no

    villainous jackie chan should talk like a supervillain and say I CRAVE TROUBLE in expendables 3

    YOU WANT TROUBLE? YOU FOUND IT!

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    oh man city hunter

    what a messed up idea

    Dyvim Tvar
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