The posters in this list, that's what. Rules: black and white photo, with the title in red. Suggestions?
Choose Your Weapon.
Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.
When the project was announced I was worried that the film would never live up to the casting and regrettably I was right. What is more surprising, and rather sad, is that not only did it not live up to expectation it was a flat out bad film. I remember reading a lot of positive comments when it was released in cinemas but I'm really struggling to see what the fans of the film saw in it. If this was released in the '80s or even late-'90s, when the action genre was in serious decline, nobody would give this a second look.
The dialogue is terrible and not in a good way, the action is poorly choreographed and often hard…
When I first read what Stallone was planning to do I was rather excited. It was such a cool concept to get together this cast and make a full on action film with them. The concept stands, some of the action works, but most of it is an unbelievable bore.
The script is of the 'my two year old had this great idea' variety and the dialogue matches. It is a complete waste of time and of all the talent involved. There's no chemistry, the humour falls flat and the dialogue is just excruciatingly bad.
The title is very apt though and almost feels like a meta criticism by its makers.
I have such low expectations for action movies that it takes almost nothing for me to be sated. Case in point.
The list of things that are terrible about this movie is very, very long. But I really enjoyed the sequence about 40 minutes in with Stallone and Statham breaking bones and crashing cars and flying planes and shooting guns.
I also really appreciated how the violence was ridiculously graphic. People explode and lose various appendages in a manner that I found quite appealing. Kudos, Sly.
Dudes who are super into this movie are also into "totally carbing out" and those tapout shirts with the tribal motifs and skulls all over them and shit. They get kanji tattoos that they think mean things like "POWER" and "STRENGTH". They eat brogurt. Yes. Brogurt is a thing. Don't believe me? Google 'powerful yogurt'.
A movie so manly it chews bricks like chewing gum.
Part 4 of my "THIS...IS WRESTLEMANIA!!!" marathon
When this film was announced all those years ago, we all raised a glass in celebration. A celebration of our favourite action stars from back in the day getting together to kill countless inept baddies with deadly precision and infinite ammunition. When it was released I know I enjoyed it a hell of a lot as some dumb nostalgic fun.
Unfortunately after a few years and a few more watches, the novelty has worn off. The glee I had with my first viewing has waned quite a considerable amount. It's not that I think it's a bad film, just that it's.....mediocre.
With a clearer view, the story is non-existent, the characters for…
This film is shit.
If you go into this film expecting absolutely nothing, and by that I mean, the absolute pits of filmmaking, then it is actually surprisingly good fun. It's incredibly stupid, in every possible way. From the awful script (Jet Li's character is literally called Yin Yang), ridiculous plot (or lack of) and daft cameos (that are so bad they make Sly look like a GOOD actor) to the overabundance of guns and shooting and explosions that are plentiful enough to leave Michael Bay with a raging chubby, it is just garbage. But because I knew it would be, I enjoyed it. If that makes any kind of sense? If you shut your mind off and take it for what it is,…
Unfortunately, I saw the sequel before I saw this one, and I feel like this one is pretty lame compared to it.
Sylvester Stallone couldn't act at all and the romantic subplots sucked. The action was great though, and most of the dialogue worked well. Although, it was really easy to guess what the next characters line would be.
This is a fun movie. With many blood squibs and cheesy fun action. The problem is, the script is very very very very very very very very DULLLL. Sylvester Stallone wrote parts of it and it's really BAD. There so many CinemaSins in this movie it's terrible they shoot the lights down and they turn them back ON?!?!?!?!! Sly smokes a cigar that's not even LIT???????? It's so weird. But it has a great cast with many bad practical effects (Blood squibs, fire effects the whole nine yards), great heavyweights and a nice rock music.
this isn't "so bad it's good," it's just bad
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