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2013-09-13 07:22:17 AM  

show me: But Luc Besson's best movie ever is the "throwaway" movie ha made while he was waiting for Bruce Willis to free up to film The Fifth Element: Leon, The Professional. I don't think he would be capable of making a similar movie as good as that one today, unfortunately.


Yup, also with Gary Oldman and of course introducing Natalie Portman
 
2013-09-13 07:27:07 AM  

show me: But Luc Besson's best movie ever is the "throwaway" movie ha made while he was waiting for Bruce Willis to free up to film The Fifth Element: Leon, The Professional. I don't think he would be capable of making a similar movie as good as that one today, unfortunately.


That was a throwaway movie?!  Holy fark!  That movie is awesome.
 
2013-09-13 07:32:14 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Yup, also with Gary Oldman and of course introducing Natalie Portman


Natalie was so hot in that movie.

I keed, I keed.

Really though, they need to make "Mathilda". Well there might already be another movie named Mathilda but name it something else but have Natalie Portman's character return as an assassin.
 
2013-09-13 07:38:28 AM  
The Fifth Element is a horrible guilty pleasure of mine.  I love that takes so many pokes at the "serious" epics like Blade Runner and Star Wars and generates so much butthurt.
 
2013-09-13 07:41:21 AM  

kombi: OgreMagi: kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.

Ditto.  It's a fun movie.  Don't try to get a deep meaning out of it (even though they try for that).

And the Ruby Rhod character is farking hilarious, though you'll want to punch him in the face (multiple times).

Yes great way to put it. Its a fun movie. Over the top in parts. In a fun way. Ruby Rhod is a good part of the movie. Almost the unwilling sidekick. And Gary Oldman. Definitely a watch.


Yep.  Just don't press the little red button on the bottom of the gun.
 
2013-09-13 07:45:52 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now, basically, you put the camera on your shoulder and then you run and then you add a couple of dinosaurs and spaceships.

Oh, god, no, not more Shakey-Cam! I want to find whomever is responsible for Shakey-Cam and beat them to death.


Michael J. Fox
 
2013-09-13 08:08:34 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now, basically, you put the camera on your shoulder and then you run and then you add a couple of dinosaurs and spaceships.

Oh, god, no, not more Shakey-Cam! I want to find whomever is responsible for Shakey-Cam and beat them to death.


For fark's sake, this.  It gives me a headache and It's goddamn everywhere now too.  Even the stupid B-movie horror flicks I enjoy being distracted with are doing it now. I watched The Possession last weekend on NetFlix and saw The Butler at the movies.  The fact that neither one of them used any of that bullshiat gave them an instant 4 stars.

Both great movies in their own right btw.  Instant favorites.
 
2013-09-13 08:10:40 AM  

kombi: OgreMagi: kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.

Ditto.  It's a fun movie.  Don't try to get a deep meaning out of it (even though they try for that).

And the Ruby Rhod character is farking hilarious, though you'll want to punch him in the face (multiple times).

Yes great way to put it. Its a fun movie. Over the top in parts. In a fun way. Ruby Rhod is a good part of the movie. Almost the unwilling sidekick. And Gary Oldman. Definitely a watch.


Gary Oldman's purpose driven scene chewing is worth the price of admission alone
 
2013-09-13 08:13:22 AM  
I HATED HATED HATED this movie.  I enjoy steak, pizza, burritos, and Indian food. - just not when they're all put in a blender together and served in one heaping pile.  It's like each actor thought they were in a different type of movie and the director just indulged them.

Milla J thought she was in a serious science fiction movie.
Bruce Willis thought he was in an action/comedy.
Gary Oldman thought he was in a cartoon.
Chris Tucker thought he was channeling early coke-fueled Robin Williams at a drag-queen after party.

And the viewer thinks he's in hell.
 
2013-09-13 08:17:17 AM  

RedZoneTuba: Milla J thought she was in a serious science fiction movie.
Bruce Willis thought he was in an action/comedy.
Gary Oldman thought he was in a cartoon.
Chris Tucker thought he was channeling early coke-fueled Robin Williams at a drag-queen after party.


And they were *RIGHT*.
 
2013-09-13 08:19:56 AM  

RedZoneTuba: I HATED HATED HATED this movie.  I enjoy steak, pizza, burritos, and Indian food. - just not when they're all put in a blender together and served in one heaping pile.  It's like each actor thought they were in a different type of movie and the director just indulged them.

Milla J thought she was in a serious science fiction movie.
Bruce Willis thought he was in an action/comedy.
Gary Oldman thought he was in a cartoon.
Chris Tucker thought he was channeling early coke-fueled Robin Williams at a drag-queen after party.

And the viewer thinks he's in hell.


I am so sorry for you.
 
2013-09-13 08:21:18 AM  

dittybopper: kombi: OgreMagi: kombi: some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?

Yes. Classic. Not really a serious movie. Fun and entertaining.

Ditto.  It's a fun movie.  Don't try to get a deep meaning out of it (even though they try for that).

And the Ruby Rhod character is farking hilarious, though you'll want to punch him in the face (multiple times).

Yes great way to put it. Its a fun movie. Over the top in parts. In a fun way. Ruby Rhod is a good part of the movie. Almost the unwilling sidekick. And Gary Oldman. Definitely a watch.

Yep.  Just don't press the little red button on the bottom of the gun.


AZIZ--LIGHT!!!!

/Thank you Aziz, much better.
 
2013-09-13 08:32:17 AM  

pag1107: I love that takes so many pokes at the "serious" epics like Blade Runner and Star Wars and generates so much butthurt.


Don't forget the cops uniforms that are a blatant rip off of Heavy Metal.
 
2013-09-13 08:33:28 AM  
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2013-09-13 08:33:51 AM  
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2013-09-13 08:34:54 AM  
Hah!
I thought I was the only one LOVING this movie! And Lilu....
 
2013-09-13 08:39:48 AM  

RedZoneTuba: Milla J thought she was in a serious science fiction movie.
Bruce Willis thought he was in an action/comedy.
Gary Oldman thought he was in a cartoon.
Chris Tucker thought he was channeling early coke-fueled Robin Williams at a drag-queen after party.



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2013-09-13 08:41:20 AM  

Pharque-it: Hah!
I thought I was the only one LOVING this movie! And Lilu....


Umm, how long have you been here?
 
2013-09-13 08:57:30 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: It's fine the way it is, asshole.


This.

The odds of a remake sucking balls compared the original are nearly 100%
 
2013-09-13 08:59:20 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Why remake it? It was .... perfect.





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Displace one note and there would be diminishment.
Displace one phrase and the structure would fall.

 
2013-09-13 08:59:32 AM  

some_beer_drinker: i love science fiction. but i have never seen this movie. should i?



YES!  I worked at a movie theater when this came out.  The employees were given a preview of all of the trailers that were about to be released.  For 1997 graphics, that was the coolest damn thing we'd ever seen. We all came out of there dying for May to come.  It was every bit as awesome as we thought it would be.  We would sneak in to the theaters during downtimes just to watch whatever snippets we could.

Here's the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoKssDjs64o


/That's a... very nice hat.
 
2013-09-13 09:00:57 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...


Not every movie has to be a cinema lesson.

The visuals are great. The music is creative. The action scenes are fun. And Mila Jovavich runs around 1/2 naked in it.

And it is a GREAT movie to show off an HD TV of surround sound system.
 
2013-09-13 09:03:01 AM  

SpectroBoy: And Mila Jovavich runs around 1/2 naked in it.


To be fair, she did this in nearly every movie she has ever been in. In fact I am fully convinced that the Resident Evil series only exists to continue to film her half naked because her husband as a weird voyeur cuckold complex.
 
2013-09-13 09:08:58 AM  

AngryDragon: show me: But Luc Besson's best movie ever is the "throwaway" movie ha made while he was waiting for Bruce Willis to free up to film The Fifth Element: Leon, The Professional. I don't think he would be capable of making a similar movie as good as that one today, unfortunately.

That was a throwaway movie?!  Holy fark!  That movie is awesome.


Well, maybe "throwaway" is the wrong word, but it was unplanned, and the only reason he made it was because he had his "masterpiece" The Fifth Element mapped out, but Willis was tied up with something else for quite a while. To fill the time he came up with Leon as a relatively low budget movie to fill the time. It is consistently rated by almost everyone as being better than The Fifth Element.
 
2013-09-13 09:10:20 AM  
Everyone!
 
2013-09-13 09:11:06 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: SpectroBoy: And Mila Jovavich runs around 1/2 naked in it.

To be fair, she did this in nearly every movie she has ever been in. In fact I am fully convinced that the Resident Evil series only exists to continue to film her half naked because her husband as a weird voyeur cuckold complex.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-09-13 09:12:44 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...


Some people like having fun.
 
2013-09-13 09:13:01 AM  

basemetal:


You're a monster Zorg.
 
2013-09-13 09:13:50 AM  
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2013-09-13 09:14:51 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: RedZoneTuba: Milla J thought she was in a serious science fiction movie.
Bruce Willis thought he was in an action/comedy.
Gary Oldman thought he was in a cartoon.
Chris Tucker thought he was channeling early coke-fueled Robin Williams at a drag-queen after party.


thatsthejoke.jpg


You're right, I guess I missed the "joke".  It's funny to make a crappy movie out of wildly diverse and discordant styles?  Huh, who knew?  I guess I'm not hip enough.
 
2013-09-13 09:16:49 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...


i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-13 09:17:32 AM  

RedZoneTuba: IdBeCrazyIf: RedZoneTuba: Milla J thought she was in a serious science fiction movie.
Bruce Willis thought he was in an action/comedy.
Gary Oldman thought he was in a cartoon.
Chris Tucker thought he was channeling early coke-fueled Robin Williams at a drag-queen after party.


thatsthejoke.jpg

You're right, I guess I missed the "joke".  It's funny to make a crappy movie out of wildly diverse and discordant styles?  Huh, who knew?  I guess I'm not hip enough.



You must be fun at parties.
 
2013-09-13 09:18:59 AM  

show me: Well, maybe "throwaway" is the wrong word, but it was unplanned, and the only reason he made it was because he had his "masterpiece" The Fifth Element mapped out, but Willis was tied up with something else for quite a while. To fill the time he came up with Leon as a relatively low budget movie to fill the time. It is consistently rated by almost everyone as being better than The Fifth Element.


Yeah it wasn't a throw away, but it was put together very fast and loose.

Originally Natalie Portman was turned down by the casting director, but apparently she came back for a second reading insisted on reading again. The casting director lamented and Luc was there for it this time and was so impressed he casted her on the spot when the leader for the role at that moment was going to be a young Liv Tyler.

Also Oldman was allowed to chew through the takes improvised in many of the scenes. During his interrogation scene almost the entire thing is improvised and the actor playing the father had no idea Oldman was going to lean in and smell him, so that moment where he looks like really uncomfortable is like real emotion there. Besson basically let Oldman run free in the movie, which is why it worked pretty well.
 
2013-09-13 09:19:23 AM  

show me: AngryDragon: show me: But Luc Besson's best movie ever is the "throwaway" movie ha made while he was waiting for Bruce Willis to free up to film The Fifth Element: Leon, The Professional. I don't think he would be capable of making a similar movie as good as that one today, unfortunately.

That was a throwaway movie?!  Holy fark!  That movie is awesome.

Well, maybe "throwaway" is the wrong word, but it was unplanned, and the only reason he made it was because he had his "masterpiece" The Fifth Element mapped out, but Willis was tied up with something else for quite a while. To fill the time he came up with Leon as a relatively low budget movie to fill the time. It is consistently rated by almost everyone as being better than The Fifth Element.



And Oldman was brilliant in both.
 
2013-09-13 09:20:10 AM  

SpectroBoy: You say that like it's a bad thing.


Not complaining, just pointing out the obvious ;)
 
2013-09-13 09:20:16 AM  

Alphax: I found the original track by the Pakistani singer accidentally, back in my old music file sharing days.


It's not on the soundtrack, but it is on Amazon

Love the soundtrack, and that song.
 
2013-09-13 09:23:00 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Fifth Element is an okay movie, but if it's one of your "favorites" you have problems.  Terrible acting (some of the performances anyway...) terrible story cheesy effects...


Oh please tell us then what unassailable movies you would consider worthy to be "favorites".
 
2013-09-13 09:28:10 AM  

give me doughnuts: show me: AngryDragon: show me: But Luc Besson's best movie ever is the "throwaway" movie ha made while he was waiting for Bruce Willis to free up to film The Fifth Element: Leon, The Professional. I don't think he would be capable of making a similar movie as good as that one today, unfortunately.

That was a throwaway movie?!  Holy fark!  That movie is awesome.

Well, maybe "throwaway" is the wrong word, but it was unplanned, and the only reason he made it was because he had his "masterpiece" The Fifth Element mapped out, but Willis was tied up with something else for quite a while. To fill the time he came up with Leon as a relatively low budget movie to fill the time. It is consistently rated by almost everyone as being better than The Fifth Element.


And Oldman was brilliant in both.


I have begun to think Gary Oldman could not turn in a bad performance if he wanted to. Granted, I haven't seen nearly all of his movies, but I have yet to see a bad one.
 
2013-09-13 09:33:17 AM  

show me: I have begun to think Gary Oldman could not turn in a bad performance if he wanted to. Granted, I haven't seen nearly all of his movies, but I have yet to see a bad one.


Lost In Space

The only thing redeemable in that movie was Lacy Chabert

/she was legal for me in my state of residency
 
2013-09-13 09:44:58 AM  

show me: give me doughnuts: show me: AngryDragon: show me: But Luc Besson's best movie ever is the "throwaway" movie ha made while he was waiting for Bruce Willis to free up to film The Fifth Element: Leon, The Professional. I don't think he would be capable of making a similar movie as good as that one today, unfortunately.

That was a throwaway movie?!  Holy fark!  That movie is awesome.

Well, maybe "throwaway" is the wrong word, but it was unplanned, and the only reason he made it was because he had his "masterpiece" The Fifth Element mapped out, but Willis was tied up with something else for quite a while. To fill the time he came up with Leon as a relatively low budget movie to fill the time. It is consistently rated by almost everyone as being better than The Fifth Element.


And Oldman was brilliant in both.

I have begun to think Gary Oldman could not turn in a bad performance if he wanted to. Granted, I haven't seen nearly all of his movies, but I have yet to see a bad one.


Watching him and Tim Roth in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" never gets old.
 
2013-09-13 09:47:10 AM  
I liked the movie except for the whole "unless someone loves me I'm gonna let the universe be destroyed" ending.
 
2013-09-13 09:47:49 AM  

give me doughnuts: Watching him and Tim Roth in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" never gets old.


Tim Roth never gets too old to watch

Still pissed off they canceled Lie To Me
 
2013-09-13 09:56:45 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: show me: I have begun to think Gary Oldman could not turn in a bad performance if he wanted to. Granted, I haven't seen nearly all of his movies, but I have yet to see a bad one.

Lost In Space

The only thing redeemable in that movie was Lacy Chabert

/she was legal for me in my state of residency


You know, as soon as I posted that I thought of Lost in Space. I haven't seen it in a long time, and then only once, but yeah it was a horrible movie, but I don't really think it was Oldman's fault.

/His cameo in True Romance was fantastic, but so were all of the other cameos in that movie. Hopper, Walken, Gandolfini, Pitt, and I'm probably leaving out some.
 
2013-09-13 10:02:15 AM  

show me: You know, as soon as I posted that I thought of Lost in Space. I haven't seen it in a long time, and then only once, but yeah it was a horrible movie, but I don't really think it was Oldman's fault.


No, not likely his fault. Even William Hurt has been on record of openly hating the movie and claiming that the directing was lacking and they were forced through several script changes mid filming. So my guess is most of them just mailed it in.
 
2013-09-13 10:11:34 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: show me: You know, as soon as I posted that I thought of Lost in Space. I haven't seen it in a long time, and then only once, but yeah it was a horrible movie, but I don't really think it was Oldman's fault.

No, not likely his fault. Even William Hurt has been on record of openly hating the movie and claiming that the directing was lacking and they were forced through several script changes mid filming. So my guess is most of them just mailed it in.


And the monkey pushes the button...
 
2013-09-13 10:15:03 AM  

Alphax: It's a fun movie.  Like The Princess Bride.


i always put these movies together as examples of perfect movies.  where the direction and the characters and the tone of the movie come across perfectly, and everything clicks.  they've got action, romance, humor, suspense, but the whole movie has the tone of having fun and not taking itself seriously.  i can't really think of other movie that fit that kind of category.
 
2013-09-13 10:30:04 AM  

Mugato: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Yup, also with Gary Oldman and of course introducing Natalie Portman

Natalie was so hot in that movie.

I keed, I keed.

Really though, they need to make "Mathilda". Well there might already be another movie named Mathilda but name it something else but have Natalie Portman's character return as an assassin.


The script for Colombiana was based on the sequel script for the professional.  Since the weren't going to get anyone from The Professional, it was rewritten to be a standalone movie.
 
2013-09-13 10:30:31 AM  

Uisce Beatha: Alphax: I found the original track by the Pakistani singer accidentally, back in my old music file sharing days.

It's not on the soundtrack, but it is on Amazon

Love the soundtrack, and that song.


That's the one.  Just fired it up now.
 
2013-09-13 10:33:39 AM  

enderthexenocide: Alphax: It's a fun movie.  Like The Princess Bride.

i always put these movies together as examples of perfect movies.  where the direction and the characters and the tone of the movie come across perfectly, and everything clicks.  they've got action, romance, humor, suspense, but the whole movie has the tone of having fun and not taking itself seriously.  i can't really think of other movie that fit that kind of category.


I think The Avengers was sorta in that category.. at least, the dialogue was fun.  They had to take the rest of it kinda seriously, so it didn't become campy.
 
2013-09-13 10:34:24 AM  

pag1107: The Fifth Element is a horrible guilty pleasure of mine.  I love that takes so many pokes at the "serious" epics like Blade Runner and Star Wars and generates so much butthurt.


QFT.

And since this is a Fark movie thread:
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