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2012-10-01 09:03:07 AM
My hair is a wolf?

cf.badassdigest.com
 
2012-10-01 09:19:56 AM
except Liam Neeson may kill your entire family.
 
2012-10-01 09:21:37 AM
I don't think Liam has enough years left to create a filmography that sucks as much as Cage's.
 
2012-10-01 09:23:09 AM
Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.
 
2012-10-01 09:38:49 AM
With Taken 2, Liam Neeson has officially become the second coming of Nicolas Cage

Whatever. Good on you.
 
2012-10-01 10:09:20 AM
Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.
 
2012-10-01 10:13:50 AM

palladiate: it was Con Air


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What about that luscious mullet?
 
2012-10-01 10:15:58 AM

Party Boy: What about that luscious mullet?


That, right there, is why mullets went into decline. Even Billy Ray Cyrus cut his off after that movie.
 
2012-10-01 10:17:43 AM

palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


You forgot Michael Collins. And he was in a very small, very good film a couple years ago about the lingering effects of the north.
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I highly recommend it
 
2012-10-01 10:18:36 AM
Liam Neeson could make 10 taken films and still have more respect from me as an actor.

Nicolas Cage is a horrendous actor and should never be allowed to act again.
 
2012-10-01 10:19:34 AM

palladiate: Party Boy: What about that luscious mullet?

That, right there, is why mullets went into decline. Even Billy Ray Cyrus cut his off after that movie.


That's not a mullet. His hair is long all over.
 
2012-10-01 10:23:20 AM

palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.
 
2012-10-01 10:24:36 AM

Crewmannumber6: I highly recommend it


Plus it's a subject he lived pretty close to for a good part of his life. It shows.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:30 AM

palladiate: Crewmannumber6: I highly recommend it

Plus it's a subject he lived pretty close to for a good part of his life. It shows.


Pretty much. And not a single asploshun in the whole movie.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:44 AM

palladiate: Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman


Whoa there hard charger, back the fark up...Krull is awesome.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:55 AM
word biatch Satisfaction like a motherfarker
 
2012-10-01 10:26:03 AM

slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.


The Grey was damn good. Unknown was fairly good, too.

The author is either an idiot or a closet Cage fan.
 
2012-10-01 10:27:03 AM
The article, now in the comments nobody has mentioned Next of Kin? Really cheesy action movie with awesome hillbilly actingness.
 
2012-10-01 10:27:38 AM

slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.


I still haven't met anyone IRL who liked it. I didn't like it either and the people I saw it with absolutely hated it. It's advertising really screwed it over because they marketed it as an intense wolf beating time. It really is a niche movie.
 
2012-10-01 10:29:09 AM

palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


Also Next of Kin, where he was the redneck brother of Patric Swayze.

The logic behind his choices is pretty simple. He does the studio action flick that pays well, then does the independent passion project where he barely gets paid at all.

Lots of filmmakers do that. Hell, Schindler's List, Neeson's most acclaimed role, was made on a relatively shoestring budget for a studio movie, and it only got greenlit because Spielberg agreed to make Jurassic Park first.

The guy's a good actor, but he's got bills to pay.

Of course, part of his work ethic nowadays may also be because of his wife's death. His work output seems to have gone through the roof ever since that happened. He may just be trying to keep himself busy or distracted or something.
 
2012-10-01 10:30:54 AM
I always thought he was Willem Dafoe.
 
2012-10-01 10:31:10 AM

KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.


No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.
 
2012-10-01 10:36:35 AM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Krull is awesome


So's Excalibur and Darkman, but I don't pretend they're Ethan Frome. Which is still terrible in it's own way I suppose, but it's not movie reviewer bait. I love terrible action movies. Darkman is still one of my favorite movies, and was the best comic book movie- despite there not actually being a comic book- until Spiderman. Which, coincidentally, was also directed by Raimi.

stoli n coke: He may just be trying to keep himself busy or distracted or something.


All truth, but that part is the reason why I'll keep going to see his movies. Her death really did seem to hit him hard.

The other reason is because I owe him my heart after he cleaved off Tim Roth's arm.
 
2012-10-01 10:39:31 AM
His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.
 
2012-10-01 10:48:26 AM
james nesbitt is my favorite actor of the last 10 years.
watch the 6 episode bbc show 'jekyll' and become a believer.


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I highly recommend it/i>
 
2012-10-01 10:49:31 AM
gothamist.com
We substituted a random 2x4 for Nick Cage in any movie he's been in.
Let's see if anyone notices.
 
2012-10-01 10:57:03 AM

stoli n coke: Of course, part of his work ethic nowadays may also be because of his wife's death. His work output seems to have gone through the roof ever since that happened.


I figured that's what it was. "My wife died in a tragic accident, might as well make some money for me and the kids."
 
2012-10-01 11:03:14 AM

flamiard: His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.


Still doesn't excuse this

www.popularmechanics.com
 
2012-10-01 11:03:57 AM

slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.


watched it over the weekend, it didn't suck, but it didn't have an ending that american audiences will like. Like No Country for Old Men, the shock at the movie coming to and was audible in the theatre.
 
2012-10-01 11:07:34 AM

palladiate: Party Boy: What about that luscious mullet?

That, right there, is why mullets went into decline. Even Billy Ray Cyrus cut his off after that movie.


HAHAHAHAH.
 
2012-10-01 11:14:11 AM

palladiate: KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.

No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.


So much this.
Plus Monica Bellucci.

Though I always considered Shoot Em Up to be the best video game movie that was never a video game.

(I mean heck, each sequence is essentially a new level, with colour coded bad guys)
 
2012-10-01 11:15:29 AM

Mincer: Still doesn't excuse this


That scene especially was highly enjoyable. You suck as a person, and so does the the author of the linked drivel.
 
2012-10-01 11:18:31 AM
This is the moment Neeson went from being average to being awesome, for me at least.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

I love an actor that isn't "too good" for voice work :)
 
2012-10-01 11:19:33 AM
Caeldan: So much this.
Plus Monica Bellucci.

Though I always considered Shoot Em Up to be the best video game movie that was never a video game.

(I mean heck, each sequence is essentially a new level, with colour coded bad guys) 


Strange. Your post looked like this on a skim.
 
2012-10-01 11:19:56 AM
I was told in the 80's that Valley Girl was a great movie. I didn't want to believe.....
 
2012-10-01 11:20:05 AM

Mincer: Still doesn't excuse this


I'll totally defend the A-Team movie. Nothing in there was any more ludicrous than the rampages of shooting, grenade blasts, and building demolitions that always, ALWAYS resulted in no serious injuries.

The show was a horrible mess of cliches held together by a cast that had a lot of character. The movie was essentially the same. If you went in expecting fine cinema, and not the A Team, well, I can't help you there.

Caeldan: Though I always considered Shoot Em Up to be the best video game movie that was never a video game.


Precisely. The video game tropes they lampooned were among the best. That and some of the classics, like shooting through neon signs.

The Expendables wanted to be this, but it was stuck 20 years in the past. There has been a lot of change in the genre since then they completely missed. It was like a time capsule that's sort of morbidly fun to rifle through, but nothing you'd particularly want to keep around.
 
2012-10-01 11:21:02 AM
The man seems to want to just keep working non-stop after his wife's death. Can you blame him for going into overdrive?
Also, he was in farking DARKMAN, there will never be a better move made.

Nicholas Cage has done some alright work, Lord of War for one, but it seems like he has two settings calm and 11

//also not a great movie but he was good in 8mm, fark that film is dark
 
2012-10-01 11:22:04 AM

palladiate: The show was a horrible mess of cliches held together by a cast that had a lot of character. The movie was essentially the same. If you went in expecting fine cinema, and not the A Team, well, I can't help you there.


That is in fact, a highly entertaining movie and I kind of want a sequel. Rotten Tomatoes can suck it.
 
2012-10-01 11:22:25 AM

Mincer: flamiard: His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.

Still doesn't excuse this

[www.popularmechanics.com image 300x225]


Wait, I thought that scene was from this:
ianlueck.blog.com
 
2012-10-01 11:23:19 AM
I like to think of it as "Liam Neeson Punches People in the Neck, Pt. 2"
 
2012-10-01 11:26:07 AM
The whole thing is preposterous of course, but it does seem reasonable that the bad guys that got killed in the first one would have family and associates that would seek revenge. I will probably see it.

/when it comes to a free movie channel.
 
2012-10-01 11:27:47 AM
fotodork

"james nesbitt is my favorite actor of the last 10 years.
watch the 6 episode bbc show 'jekyll' and become a believer."


Seconded. "Jekyll" is all kinds of awesome. On one hand, I'm disappointed there's only 6 episodes, but on the other hand, I get why they limited it to 6. It stopped while it was still excellent.

That's the thing about the beeb. They usually don't let a show go way past it's prime.
 
2012-10-01 11:28:04 AM

jaybeezey: watched it over the weekend, it didn't suck, but it didn't have an ending that american audiences will like. Like No Country for Old Men, the shock at the movie coming to and was audible in the theatre.


The ending was consistent with the story and the character...which is why I liked it. If they cheesed out, I would have been pissed.
 
2012-10-01 11:28:39 AM

palladiate: KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.

No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.


Actually right after I made my post I thought about Shoot 'Em Up. Love that movie. I still don't know what it's about though.

Never watching it sober might have something to do with it.
 
2012-10-01 11:30:02 AM

palladiate: Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


Hey now, don't include Excalibur and The Dead Pool in that list. You also forgot to include his bit part in The Bounty.

They guy is a very good actor, I think TFA needs to cut him a little slack.
 
2012-10-01 11:31:50 AM

steamingpile: Liam Neeson could make 10 taken films and still have more respect from me as an actor.

Nicolas Cage is a horrendous actor and should never be allowed to act again.


You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.


/Lord of War/Matchstick Men are great, if underrated films.
//Yes, yes The sting..yadda yadda yadda...
///Time to kill is a creepy movie.
 
2012-10-01 11:40:47 AM
Crewmannumber6
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I highly recommend it

You had me at Nesbitt actually. Neeson's a bonus there. Nesbitt would be as big a name here if he didn't have, y'know, an agent that didn't hate him.

Seriously, tho, what was the point of TFA? To complain about how Taken 2 doesn't take the trend of recent movies to obfuscate the fact they're sequels? That just makes me want to see it even more.
 
2012-10-01 11:41:26 AM
Sorry, missed the bold tag when editing it down to the relevant part.
 
2012-10-01 11:45:07 AM
Mincer:
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FARK YOU! FARK YOU AND DIE!
The A-Team was fun and I judge people by their love for this movie.
If people can't pull the stick out of their arse long enough to just have fun with it, they didn't like the A-team enough to be there watching.

Also, did Cage:
Become a superhero?
Teach Obi-Wan?
Teach Bruce Wayne?
Lead the A-Team?

No? Ten he ain't no Nic Cage.
 
2012-10-01 11:45:32 AM

Heliodorus: You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.


Would you say he is a national treasure?
 
2012-10-01 11:45:35 AM

Heliodorus: You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.


Cage's biggest problem is his financial state. The guy CAN act, he just picks horrible roles to pay the bills because he doesn't have the freedom to wait for some of those lower-paying indie roles like he used to.

Neeson is cashing in now while he's in demand for some of these higher-paying and less-substantive roles...and I don't blame him.
 
2012-10-01 11:46:46 AM
Watching his interviews, it's pretty clear that he's having the time of his life making movies like A Team and Taken. If he's just having fun, he's doing it for the right reasons.

The Expendables is what happens when someone doesn't know it's just supposed to be cheesy fun. Nobody involved with The A Team had any doubts about flying a tank...
 
2012-10-01 11:46:51 AM

Zombie DJ: FARK YOU! FARK YOU AND DIE!
The A-Team was fun and I judge people by their love for this movie.
If people can't pull the stick out of their arse long enough to just have fun with it, they didn't like the A-team enough to be there watching.



I was upset it was nothing like the TV show, in movie they could actually shoot people and not one jeep did a crappy flip roll

//I want to make an A-team FPS, you get 100,000 rounds have to hit nothing
 
2012-10-01 11:47:25 AM

thecpt: slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.

I still haven't met anyone IRL who liked it. I didn't like it either and the people I saw it with absolutely hated it. It's advertising really screwed it over because they marketed it as an intense wolf beating time. It really is a niche movie.


The Grey was nothing but a long series of man-drama cliches. It was just a cycle of him missing his wife, silly action sequences / wolf attacks, and people being killed and the group mourning their fallen comrade, generally in that order. Mix in the one guy that doesn't want to go with the group for inexplicable reasons, giving Neeson ample opportunity to speechify about honor and working together or some shiat.

I did laugh my ass off when a guy fell off a cliff, yet survived long enough to die by wolf attack at the bottom. It was like the writers were contractually obligated to kill all the characters via wolf attack.
 
2012-10-01 11:50:14 AM

Shadowtag: Crewmannumber6
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I highly recommend it

You had me at Nesbitt actually.


I didn't know anything about him, but his IMDB says he had an uncredited role in The Boys and Girl From County Clare, so there's an excuse to watch that again
 
2012-10-01 11:50:45 AM
The Grey is in my Netflix queue, but I haven't watched it yet.

Taken 2 is still on my list of movies I want to see. I honestly haven't read a thing about it, good or bad. Maybe I will this weekend for its release date.

A-Team was damn amusing and I felt he did a good job as an over the top Hanibal Smith.
 
2012-10-01 11:50:47 AM

palladiate: The Expendables wanted to be this, but it was stuck 20 years in the past. There has been a lot of change in the genre since then they completely missed. It was like a time capsule that's sort of morbidly fun to rifle through, but nothing you'd particularly want to keep around.


holy crap this. I kept hearing people tell me how good that movie was. when I watched it, it was obviously the WORST parts of 80's action movies smashed together into an incomprehensible mess.

I have no idea how it got even filmed, much less how that POS deserved a sequel.
 
2012-10-01 11:51:15 AM

palladiate:

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGregor.


I love Excalibur and Krull, and he hardly was the star of them. I should also go on the record saying that I thought Rob Roy was ten pounds of shiat in a five pound bag.
 
2012-10-01 11:52:30 AM

frepnog: holy crap this. I kept hearing people tell me how good that movie was. when I watched it, it was obviously the WORST parts of 80's action movies smashed together into an incomprehensible mess.


That is why I loved The Expendables. Because it captured the 80's action movies along with a lot of the actors from that time period. I haven't seen the sequel yet....
 
2012-10-01 11:52:52 AM

Mincer: flamiard: His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.

Still doesn't excuse this

[www.popularmechanics.com image 300x225]


You were expecting realism in a movie version of The A-Team? Seriously? I thought it was hilarious.
 
2012-10-01 11:53:31 AM

r1niceboy: I love Excalibur and Krull, and he hardly was the star of them. I should also go on the record saying that I thought Rob Roy was ten pounds of shiat in a five pound bag.


I didn't like Rob Roy, but I did love Tim Roth being such a douchebag...he's at his best that way.
 
2012-10-01 11:54:31 AM

Heliodorus: steamingpile: Liam Neeson could make 10 taken films and still have more respect from me as an actor.

Nicolas Cage is a horrendous actor and should never be allowed to act again.

You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.


/Lord of War/Matchstick Men are great, if underrated films.
//Yes, yes The sting..yadda yadda yadda...
///Time to kill is a creepy movie.


I have a soft spot for Drive Angry myself. It's just awesomely bad, plus William Fitchner is great as The Accountant.
 
2012-10-01 11:59:01 AM

slayer199: frepnog: holy crap this. I kept hearing people tell me how good that movie was. when I watched it, it was obviously the WORST parts of 80's action movies smashed together into an incomprehensible mess.

That is why I loved The Expendables. Because it captured the 80's action movies along with a lot of the actors from that time period. I haven't seen the sequel yet....


It also featured President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, which is a big point in its favor.
 
2012-10-01 12:01:35 PM
Cage isn't a terrible actor, he just has no standards as far as taking jobs is concerned.
 
2012-10-01 12:10:38 PM

slayer199: frepnog: holy crap this. I kept hearing people tell me how good that movie was. when I watched it, it was obviously the WORST parts of 80's action movies smashed together into an incomprehensible mess.

That is why I loved The Expendables. Because it captured the 80's action movies along with a lot of the actors from that time period. I haven't seen the sequel yet....


Exactly.

I was pretty sure that was the entire point of the movie - and if it wasn't, well, it's what I went expecting and wanting to see. A mess of a plot, a bunch of the classic and more recent cheesy action stars, running around, killing people, and explosions.

I was not expecting some sort of deeply-thought-out dissertation on the state of action films. I was expecting a mindless, fun, action movie. And that's what was delivered.
 
2012-10-01 12:22:57 PM

Mad_Radhu: Heliodorus: steamingpile: Liam Neeson could make 10 taken films and still have more respect from me as an actor.

Nicolas Cage is a horrendous actor and should never be allowed to act again.

You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.


/Lord of War/Matchstick Men are great, if underrated films.
//Yes, yes The sting..yadda yadda yadda...
///Time to kill is a creepy movie.

I have a soft spot for Drive Angry myself. It's just awesomely bad, plus William Fitchner is great as The Accountant.


THIS.

Best part of the movie for me. I don't think the awesomely bad plot, acting, and effects would have worked if it wasn't for his character.

/the scene with the two potheads was probably my favorite
 
2012-10-01 12:32:58 PM

devilEther: word biatch Satisfaction like a motherfarker


Can someone please explain this...shiat? I can't think of what to call it. But it's started circulating and it's worse than the 'deliberately confusing two things' meme.
 
2012-10-01 12:34:53 PM

zedster: Nicholas Cage has done some alright work, Lord of War for one, but it seems like he has two settings calm and 11


I tend to forget he was in Lord of War because it's so out of character for him to be in such a good film. There are some others that got good reviews that I haven't seen so it's not like it's beyond him to be in a good film. He is a comic book geek, maybe he just likes having fun doing movies and just goes over board in saying yes to everything.
 
2012-10-01 12:41:13 PM

Mugato: zedster: Nicholas Cage has done some alright work, Lord of War for one, but it seems like he has two settings calm and 11

I tend to forget he was in Lord of War because it's so out of character for him to be in such a good film. There are some others that got good reviews that I haven't seen so it's not like it's beyond him to be in a good film. He is a comic book geek, maybe he just likes having fun doing movies and just goes over board in saying yes to everything.


He was officially broke a couple years ago. I think he just says yes to everything so he won't have to sell any of his castles
 
2012-10-01 12:42:53 PM

EighthDay: slayer199: frepnog: holy crap this. I kept hearing people tell me how good that movie was. when I watched it, it was obviously the WORST parts of 80's action movies smashed together into an incomprehensible mess.

That is why I loved The Expendables. Because it captured the 80's action movies along with a lot of the actors from that time period. I haven't seen the sequel yet....

Exactly.

I was pretty sure that was the entire point of the movie - and if it wasn't, well, it's what I went expecting and wanting to see. A mess of a plot, a bunch of the classic and more recent cheesy action stars, running around, killing people, and explosions.

I was not expecting some sort of deeply-thought-out dissertation on the state of action films. I was expecting a mindless, fun, action movie. And that's what was delivered.


the problem with that is that the movie should have been an homage to the BEST of 80's action. Commando, Rambo, that kind of thing. It ended up being more like the WORST of 80's action; Gymkata and American Ninja come to mind. There were GOOD terrible 80's action films and BAD terrible action films.

Expendables sucked.
 
2012-10-01 12:54:21 PM

Crewmannumber6: Mugato: zedster: Nicholas Cage has done some alright work, Lord of War for one, but it seems like he has two settings calm and 11

I tend to forget he was in Lord of War because it's so out of character for him to be in such a good film. There are some others that got good reviews that I haven't seen so it's not like it's beyond him to be in a good film. He is a comic book geek, maybe he just likes having fun doing movies and just goes over board in saying yes to everything.

He was officially broke a couple years ago. I think he just says yes to everything so he won't have to sell any of his castles comic books

 
2012-10-01 12:56:41 PM

slayer199: Heliodorus: You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.

Cage's biggest problem is his financial state. The guy CAN act, he just picks horrible roles to pay the bills because he doesn't have the freedom to wait for some of those lower-paying indie roles like he used to.


To be fair, Cage was at least partially responsible for his current financial foibles.


Mad_Radhu: Heliodorus: steamingpile: Liam Neeson could make 10 taken films and still have more respect from me as an actor.

I have a soft spot for Drive Angry myself. It's just awesomely bad, plus William Fitchner is great as The Accountant.


How does it compare to Season of the Witch? Because, that.. was not a good movie. Sorcerer's Apprentice was an example of Turteltaub wasting everyone's time and talent. After the two I stopped watching Cage's movies in the hope that he would eventually repay his debts and choose good movies instead of whatever movie someone was willing to pay his salary for. I could seriously go for a good, or even average, Cage film at this point.


zedster: Heliodorus: You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.

Would you say he is a national treasure?


This being Fark, I thought of typing that, but I controlled myself. I can't tell if that is a good or bad thing anymore. Help me.
 
2012-10-01 12:58:45 PM

Crewmannumber6:
You forgot Michael Collins. And he was in a very small, very good film a couple years ago about the lingering effects of the north.
[i870.photobucket.com image 522x755]
I highly recommend it


That farking movie was six stars. Unbelievably intense for a non-action film. Both Nesbit and Neeson should have won all the Oscars for it. ALL THE OSCARS.
 
2012-10-01 01:03:17 PM

Heliodorus: To be fair, Cage was at least partially responsible for his current financial foibles.


there's no doubt about that. I wasn't making a comment about his poor investments and financial decisions, just how his financial state has led to him making really poor decisions on taking roles. The guy is at his best when he's taking indie roles...but those don't pay very well. So instead we get crap like Ghost Rider.
 
2012-10-01 01:10:56 PM
I've enjoyed the acting of both Neeson and Cage, with a few exceptions, but what famous actor hasn't had a bomb now and then in his career?

However, the straight-to-video 'Ghost Rider II' sucked so badly, presumably because of a director change and some sucky special effects, that I'm surprised it hasn't shown up on the Sci-fy channel's usual B and C movie lineup -- right behind wrestling.

Neeson did a pretty good job in 'FX".

Question, movie critics: Why, in many of John Wayne's later westerns, which included many established and great actors, did they inevitably include someone who obviously sucked at acting -- usually a girl, though often a guy -- in a predominate position? Example: The love interest in 'El Dorado'.

I'd like to know.
 
2012-10-01 01:25:10 PM

Mad_Radhu: slayer199: frepnog: holy crap this. I kept hearing people tell me how good that movie was. when I watched it, it was obviously the WORST parts of 80's action movies smashed together into an incomprehensible mess.

That is why I loved The Expendables. Because it captured the 80's action movies along with a lot of the actors from that time period. I haven't seen the sequel yet....

It also featured President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, which is a big point in its favor...


...who should have been cast as BA Barackus in the A Team movie anyway.
 
2012-10-01 01:34:36 PM

kroonermanblack: devilEther: word biatch Satisfaction like a motherfarker

Can someone please explain this...shiat? I can't think of what to call it. But it's started circulating and it's worse than the 'deliberately confusing two things' meme.


you da bomb on Fark yo
 
2012-10-01 01:36:56 PM

frepnog:

the problem with that is that the movie should have been an homage to the BEST of 80's action. Commando, Rambo, that kind of thing. It ended up being more like the WORST of 80's action; Gymkata and American Ninja come to mind. There were GOOD terrible 80's action films and BAD terrible action films.

Expendables sucked.


I like you frepnog. That's why I'm going to kill you last.
 
2012-10-01 01:37:58 PM

frepnog: EighthDay: slayer199: frepnog: holy crap this. I kept hearing people tell me how good that movie was. when I watched it, it was obviously the WORST parts of 80's action movies smashed together into an incomprehensible mess.

That is why I loved The Expendables. Because it captured the 80's action movies along with a lot of the actors from that time period. I haven't seen the sequel yet....

Exactly.

I was pretty sure that was the entire point of the movie - and if it wasn't, well, it's what I went expecting and wanting to see. A mess of a plot, a bunch of the classic and more recent cheesy action stars, running around, killing people, and explosions.

I was not expecting some sort of deeply-thought-out dissertation on the state of action films. I was expecting a mindless, fun, action movie. And that's what was delivered.

the problem with that is that the movie should have been an homage to the BEST of 80's action. Commando, Rambo, that kind of thing. It ended up being more like the WORST of 80's action; Gymkata and American Ninja come to mind. There were GOOD terrible 80's action films and BAD terrible action films.

Expendables sucked.


Oh lord I opened a can of worms.

I think the only real deep sin of The Expendables was that it didn't seem self-aware. Taken was pretty self-aware, and Shoot 'Em Up certainly was. I still think that Stallone thought it was going to be the action movie to end all action movies, not a cheesy homage, which is what it was.

Taken was pretty aware of its silly moments of awesome and delivered. Luc Besson is usually a pretty crafty storyteller, and can do action movies extremely well (The Fifth Element, Leon, Nikita).That epic phone threat was pure fan service to action movie fans. And it was incredibly over the top, and I'll forever be in awe of Neeson's ability to sell it. It doesn't hurt that he's also a giant angry Irishman.
 
2012-10-01 01:42:38 PM

slayer199: r1niceboy: I love Excalibur and Krull, and he hardly was the star of them. I should also go on the record saying that I thought Rob Roy was ten pounds of shiat in a five pound bag.

I didn't like Rob Roy, but I did love Tim Roth being such a douchebag...he's at his best that way.


Rob Roy's actual life couldn't exactly make a great movie. And the source material, the original Scott novel is kinda... not great. It's also pretty ancient, from 1817. But I still like it more than Braveheart.
 
2012-10-01 01:44:32 PM

palladiate: I think the only real deep sin of The Expendables was that it didn't seem self-aware


I didn't see the first one but Expendables 2 was winking at the audience so much I thought it was having a stroke.
 
2012-10-01 01:46:04 PM
The Doobie Brothers reunion is in 17 hours. Someone's kidnapped Michael McDonald. Now Liam Neeson is...TAKEN: IT TO THE STREETS

--Patton Oswalt.
 
2012-10-01 01:46:33 PM
"HOW am I NOT in this MOVIE?!?!?"

pmcmovieline.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-01 01:47:49 PM

Mincer: flamiard: His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.

Still doesn't excuse this

[www.popularmechanics.com image 300x225]


"THey're flying the tank". If you didn't find that hilarious, then you and I won't agree on a whole lot entertainment wise.

Also the "3D movie" scene at he asylum is GOD DAMNED HILARIOUS.
 
2012-10-01 01:47:50 PM
What made Taken so awesome? The fact that Liam Neeson didn't face a single roadblock along the entire way. Sure, he was tied up for 5 seconds, but ripped the cuffs right from the farking pipe. Then he was right back to murdering everyone.

Taken = Liam Neeson will KILL YOU.
 
2012-10-01 01:50:57 PM
Taken 2: Taken a shiat 

www.everydaynodaysoff.com
 
2012-10-01 01:52:06 PM

Gunderson: The Doobie Brothers reunion is in 17 hours. Someone's kidnapped Michael McDonald. Now Liam Neeson is...TAKEN: IT TO THE STREETS

--Patton Oswalt.


Should've used BTO.
 
2012-10-01 01:52:41 PM
This is BS. Liam Neeson is the new Sean Connery, not the new Nicholas Cage. The article writer is a moran.

Commenter asks him if he saw the Grey, which WAS very freakin' deep and awesome and nothing like what Nicholas Cage could do, but the article writer just responds with A-Team. Fark him.
 
2012-10-01 01:53:27 PM
Ebert was so freaked out by The Grey that he walked out of the next movie he saw.
 
2012-10-01 01:54:29 PM

palladiate: slayer199: r1niceboy: I love Excalibur and Krull, and he hardly was the star of them. I should also go on the record saying that I thought Rob Roy was ten pounds of shiat in a five pound bag.

I didn't like Rob Roy, but I did love Tim Roth being such a douchebag...he's at his best that way.

Rob Roy's actual life couldn't exactly make a great movie. And the source material, the original Scott novel is kinda... not great. It's also pretty ancient, from 1817. But I still like it more than Braveheart.


If the real Rob Roy had a space ship, he would have been...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-01 01:57:57 PM
Oh and...

i4.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-01 02:00:28 PM

Rent Party: If the real Rob Roy had a space ship, he would have been...


I... I... holy crap. Man unjustly outlawed and stripped of his life because of a political war against his homeland? I guess it's him or Robin Hood, but Robin was too nice of a guy.

Though to be fair, Rob Roy knew how to swing a sword.
 
2012-10-01 02:05:49 PM

Crewmannumber6: I highly recommend it


Nice poster.
 
2012-10-01 02:09:12 PM

burndtdan: thecpt: slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.

I still haven't met anyone IRL who liked it. I didn't like it either and the people I saw it with absolutely hated it. It's advertising really screwed it over because they marketed it as an intense wolf beating time. It really is a niche movie.

The Grey was nothing but a long series of man-drama cliches. It was just a cycle of him missing his wife, silly action sequences / wolf attacks, and people being killed and the group mourning their fallen comrade, generally in that order. Mix in the one guy that doesn't want to go with the group for inexplicable reasons, giving Neeson ample opportunity to speechify about honor and working together or some shiat.

I did laugh my ass off when a guy fell off a cliff, yet survived long enough to die by wolf attack at the bottom. It was like the writers were contractually obligated to kill all the characters via wolf attack.


Or, it was all in his head.

I do give that argument more weight since they left the plane so fast. Since he doesn't know much about planes it seems more plausible. They just pack up and bail to do what he is familiar with.
 
2012-10-01 02:26:15 PM

Mincer: flamiard: His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.

Still doesn't excuse this

[www.popularmechanics.com image 300x225]


Umm...that was the A*Team, you know the TV show about guys shooting lots of bullets and never killing or hitting anyone? The show about building weird working weapons out of garbage? You expected the laws of physics to apply to that movie?

Dam, you must either have never watch the show or forgotten how ridicules it really was. Also, both the show and the movie were farking awesome, in that AMERICA FARK YEAH! kind of way.
 
2012-10-01 02:28:07 PM

frepnog: palladiate: The Expendables wanted to be this, but it was stuck 20 years in the past. There has been a lot of change in the genre since then they completely missed. It was like a time capsule that's sort of morbidly fun to rifle through, but nothing you'd particularly want to keep around.

holy crap this. I kept hearing people tell me how good that movie was. when I watched it, it was obviously the WORST parts of 80's action movies smashed together into an incomprehensible mess.

I have no idea how it got even filmed, much less how that POS deserved a sequel.


I feel the same way, the only way the Expendables would have actually made any sense is if those farkers had actually been expendable and died.
 
2012-10-01 02:32:28 PM
Let us not forget, this is the man who had Jar-Jar Binks' tongue in his hand.
 
2012-10-01 02:36:12 PM
Or, it was all in his head.

I do give that argument more weight since they left the plane so fast. Since he doesn't know much about planes it seems more plausible. They just pack up and bail to do what he is familiar with.


I think that makes more sense than anything.

Plane crashes in open field, has supplies, some shelter, dead people to eat, a box that sends out a beacon, with people expecting a plane to arrive somewhere. But screw that, we will walk across Alaska in the winter, seems like a good idea.

Because everyone knows wolves can't get you in the woods.
 
2012-10-01 02:36:52 PM

MadMonk: The article, now in the comments nobody has mentioned Next of Kin? Really cheesy action movie with awesome hillbilly actingness.


And a ridiculous cast. Patrick Swayze, Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Ben Stiller, Adam Baldwin, Liam Needon and Andreas "One-Armed-Man" Katsulas for crying out loud. I actually met Katsulas at a convention once and complimented his performance in NOK. He just shook his head, chuckling, said "You must be from Chicago" and said whenever he was at a convention (usually getting Babylon 5 fans) there was always one person who'd bring up Next of Kin.

It's not a great movie by any means, but worth seeing for Neeson playing Appalachian. He certainly isn't slacking in it and nails the accent.
 
2012-10-01 02:36:53 PM
Ummm, no subby, he's not.
 
2012-10-01 02:40:07 PM

JosephFinn: He certainly isn't slacking in it and nails the accent.


They say it's the closest thing on earth to the original King's English, so it was probably not that tough for him. He was great in it, and I thought it was a good movie.

Don't they torture, kill and burn the corpse of Bent Stiller in that movie?
That's guaranteeing you 5 stars from me right there.
 
2012-10-01 02:50:20 PM

palladiate: KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.

No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.


No, Shoot 'Em Up was a live action Bugs Bunny movie with guns. Crank 2 is still the Magnum Opus of terrible and awesome.
 
2012-10-01 03:11:45 PM
Nic Cage is great at losing his shiat. Liam Neeson is great at having the acting ability of a block of wood.
 
2012-10-01 03:37:43 PM

Lumbar Puncture: palladiate: KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.

No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.

No, Shoot 'Em Up was a live action Bugs Bunny movie with guns. Crank 2 is still the Magnum Opus of terrible and awesome.


Crank 2? It isn't even the best Crank movie.

/Crank was deliciously over the top
//Crank 2 was way too forced
 
2012-10-01 03:43:32 PM

palladiate: KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.

No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.


I'm Gonna Git You Sucka was better.

Also...TFA lost credibility with me when it called A-Team a b-film.....A-Team was absolutely perfect in its ridiculousity.

And...Delta Force? Chuck Norris made that schlocky, not Liam.....
 
2012-10-01 03:47:50 PM
yeah I'm pretty sick of Liam Neeson. I haven't seen "The Gray" but most any big-budget movie he's starring in, I know will be mediocre. He is Generic Older White Guy to be cast when Tom Hanks isn't appropriate.
 
2012-10-01 03:48:08 PM
he was in star wars phantom menace too. the man has an oscar and probably set for life as far as money is concerned. he's doing exactly what any other actor in his position would do, anything he wants.

just look at ben kingsley, the man was even in blood rayne, an uwe boll production based on a video game.
 
2012-10-01 03:48:49 PM

zedster: The man seems to want to just keep working non-stop after his wife's death. Can you blame him for going into overdrive?
Also, he was in farking DARKMAN, there will never be a better move made.

Nicholas Cage has done some alright work, Lord of War for one, but it seems like he has two settings calm and 11

//also not a great movie but he was good in 8mm, fark that film is dark


No, that film is pure suck (8mm). It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff what 50 Shades of Grey has done for literature.
 
2012-10-01 03:51:22 PM

JayR30: It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff


Is there a part of snuff that isn't underbelly?
 
2012-10-01 03:53:55 PM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: And...Delta Force? Chuck Norris made that schlocky, not Liam.....


Oh, no, I wasn't saying it was Liam's fault. I'm just saying it's not like there has been some linear function of degrading quality in the movies he chooses. He was in some seriously crappy movies to start.

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: TFA lost credibility with me when it called A-Team a b-film


Well considering it had an A-list cast, with the commensurate budget, no, it wasn't a B-movie.
 
2012-10-01 04:04:58 PM

JayR30: No, that film is pure suck (8mm). It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff what 50 Shades of Grey has done for literature.


The film can suck but still have decent acting
 
2012-10-01 04:05:13 PM

KaisertheCoyote: palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.

The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.


Jason Statham will NEVER make a bad movie. He made a Boll movie watchable
 
2012-10-01 04:22:59 PM
Nobody ever mentions his role in High Spirits.
cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com

When you're 10, "Oooh, right in the bahoogies" is high comedy. And it had Jennifer Tilly in it!
 
2012-10-01 04:29:27 PM

Rik01:
Neeson did a pretty good job in 'FX".


That was Bryan Brown.

/Irish, Australian, it's all the same, right?
 
2012-10-01 04:37:25 PM

The Muthaship: JayR30: It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff

Is there a part of snuff that isn't underbelly?



There is the fluffy bunny side of it. ;-p

zedster: JayR30: No, that film is pure suck (8mm). It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff what 50 Shades of Grey has done for literature.

The film can suck but still have decent acting


I agree that the film and acting do not have to be of matching quality but in my opinion (just mine, not yours), the last good acting he did was Leaving Las Vegas. Damn, that movie made me thirsty.
 
2012-10-01 04:38:35 PM
LIAM NEESON o DAVE CHAPPELLE o JIM BREUER

HALF TAKED

TAGLINE: You can do what you want to my family. Just leave my stash alone.

From the film:

Neeson: "We have a very special set of... uhhhh... hey fellas, what do we have a special set of?"
Breuer: "Balls I think" (laughs hysterically)
Chapelle: "No man, that ain't it."



COMING
 
2012-10-01 04:38:56 PM
In all fairness, he owes a big career resurgence to the first Taken movie.
 
2012-10-01 04:45:57 PM

puckrock2000: Rik01:
Neeson did a pretty good job in 'FX".


That was Bryan Brown.

/Irish, Australian, it's all the same, right?


He and John Goodman were great in that.
 
2012-10-01 04:47:03 PM
www.actionmoviefreak.com

Liam Neeson is hot.
 
2012-10-01 05:25:44 PM

thecpt: palladiate: The show was a horrible mess of cliches held together by a cast that had a lot of character. The movie was essentially the same. If you went in expecting fine cinema, and not the A Team, well, I can't help you there.

That is in fact, a highly entertaining movie and I kind of want a sequel. Rotten Tomatoes can suck it.


Damn straight. It was the best kind of fun terrible action movie. I'm still confused by everyone who somehow expected it to be Hamlet.
 
2012-10-01 05:43:35 PM

browneye: [www.actionmoviefreak.com image 364x500]

Liam Neeson is hot.


Liam Neeson is very turned on by your comment.
lh5.ggpht.com
 
2012-10-01 05:51:15 PM
The Grey was offensively bad and is the worst movie I've ever watched in the theater.
 
2012-10-01 05:59:32 PM
Ok, as I seem to have upset a few people here, time to fess up - I was trolling. I'm sorry, I'll try not to do it again. In my defence I was very, very hungover.

The A-Team was rollicking good fun with a great cast & balls-to-the-walls action of the dumbest, coolest variety. The overly CGIed ending was bad though.
 
2012-10-01 06:49:31 PM

Zombie Eater: Nobody ever mentions his role in High Spirits.
[cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com image 700x500]

When you're 10, "Oooh, right in the bahoogies" is high comedy. And it had Jennifer Tilly in it!


Don' forget th' tuppin'.



And I loved the A Team. It was so delightfully over the top and absurd.
 
2012-10-01 06:59:26 PM
Whoever gave Liam props for Next of Kin, I owe you a beer. That was a fantastic movie.
 
2012-10-01 07:08:47 PM
I love what he did on Gervais' "Life's too short" :
Knock-knock joke.
 
2012-10-01 07:21:06 PM
To make up for my previous trolling, I present to you - Liam Neeson, The Musical!!

Link
 
2012-10-01 07:23:20 PM

Heliodorus: You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.


The only way I would ever agree to let him act again is if he didnt pick his own roles, someone paid off all his debts, and he had to live by the rules an accountant sets for him.

He takes shiat roles because hes is debt and hes in debt because hes crazy, being crazy makes you a good actor but it does not allow you to be stable and rational.
 
2012-10-01 07:24:12 PM

palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


Jesus - calm down, man...
 
2012-10-01 08:55:51 PM

OOBE Juan Kenobi: palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.

Jesus - calm down, man...


NO, YOU CALM JESUS DOWN, MAN!
 
2012-10-01 09:36:02 PM

slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.


I saw it, and I agree.
 
2012-10-01 09:43:53 PM
It's hard to describe how much Taken sucked if you haven't seen it. There was one redeeming quality to it though:

www.infamouskidd.com 


Maggie Grace. Yum.
 
2012-10-01 10:08:25 PM
So does he free the slaves in this one? Because the last time he freed a slave in a film it came back to bite everyone in the ass.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:54 PM

Mugato: So does he free the slaves in this one? Because the last time he freed a slave in a film it came back to bite everyone in the ass.


Ok, I laughed
 
2012-10-02 12:17:19 AM
The author of this article sounds like the type of person who claims "I don't even own a TV" or "I don't even have a Facebook page."
 
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