Don't. It's very, very sad... never actually saw that film.
yeah but are they any good?Other gems starring Mel Gibson which you may not have seen:
The Professor and the Mad Man
Edge of Darkness
Dragged across concrete
The Professor And The Madman - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5932728/reference
Interesting period piece, based on the real life of self-taught lexicographer and polyglot James Murray.
In 1870s england, an unusual conjunction of two extraordinary men happens under the roof of the Oxford Academy; faced with the impossibility of compiling a dictionary, for "the words change faster than we can write them", they decide to hire an outsider, in the person of Murray, played by a Mel Gibson is such top form that you have never seen him in his entire career.
At the same time a second character, PTSD-suffering US Civil War surgeon William Chester Minor (played by a fantastic Sean Penn), can only find solace from his hallucinations in the perusal of books.
The two being a relationship which is at the core of the plot. If you have enjoyed A Beautiful Mind, i believe that you will find this the superior film. Both Gibson and Penn serve their characters rather then themselves, which both helps make the film more believable, and serves as praise to the director Farhad Safinia, currently on his second(!!) director credit.
Interesting sets, decent photography, quality dialogue, if a bit dispersive. Good work from all the supporting cast.
I have to warn you that this is not an easy film. The majority revolves around the insanity of Minor, there is plenty of conflict, and mysery. Both characters experience more loss than success, so don't go into it expecting "fun".
My vote: 7/10 if you are looking for an entertaining film, but 11/10 if you have been following Mel Gibson's, or Sean Penn's acting careers.
Well, I think they were awesome. Wouldn't list them if I hadn't been impressed.yeah but are they any good?
I was on the fence with The Professor. I thought i was well made, but .. difficult.
waaaaay ahead of youwhat the heck i said, and also decided to watch Boss Level - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7638348/
.. because i like this kind of film. You know, inspired by Edge Of Tomorrow. And yeah, it's the same film.
But oh boy, what a film.
Frank Grillo plays Roy, an ex-Delta Force who's been dumped by his scientist wife, because he was too absent from their child's life. Roy wakes up every day with a whole bunch of people trying to kill him, without explanation, and the day repeats whenever he dies.
The rest of the film is Roy trying to figure out what is happening, why, and how to put a stop to it.
Mel Gibson has a very marginal role.
i loved it. If anything, it can use a few cuts to make it even more frantic. Now, i'm not advocating for continuous mindless action, and due to the format of the film, that's not what you will get; because it's the same, previous action sequences, but they get played out differently as Roy's day count goes on.
Let's say that, if you loved Edge Of Tomorrow, but wished the end wasn't so stupid, then you'll love Boss Level.
My vote: 8/10 - great, but i doubt it will survive repeat viewings.
What's the original scene? I saw it on VHS and Vader throws the Emperor into the pit while Force lightning is spewing out from his fingers.
Yeah. That's what I remember watching too.Original version:
Emperor is applying electro-shock therapy to Luke, Vader is watching, Luke is begging his father for his life, Vader watches some more then without a word picks up the Emperor and throws him down whatever shaft that is.
People on imgur love this movie / franchise. I'm not sure what the attraction is, I've seen enough sci-fi channel B-movies to not see anything new here. The second is better than the first apparently, maybe I'll give it a try.
I wonder if the 'camp' element is lost on a foreigner, ie. what you perceive to be camp is what I might perceive to be a stereotypical American from down south somewhere.I watch it every few years, one of my favorite campy movies! Burt kept the vision alive with multiple sequels lol
i wouldnt call that camp; he's exagerating an otherwise-normal feature. camp is outright ridiculous, from the spandex costumes of flash gordon, to .. uh, maybe, some Wes Anderson color schemes. Camp needs to be really intentional, on-the-nose. Like, The Running Man isnt camp enough to be camp.I've never really thought about it, but I guess the sheriff from a few Roger Moore James Bond movies would count as camp?
i wouldnt call that camp; he's exagerating an otherwise-normal feature. camp is outright ridiculous, from the spandex costumes of flash gordon, to .. uh, maybe, some Wes Anderson color schemes. Camp needs to be really intentional, on-the-nose. Like, The Running Man isnt camp enough to be camp.
I wonder if the 'camp' element is lost on a foreigner, ie. what you perceive to be camp is what I might perceive to be a stereotypical American from down south somewhere.
I've never really thought about it, but I guess the sheriff from a few Roger Moore James Bond movies would count as camp?
i wouldnt call that camp; he's exagerating an otherwise-normal feature. camp is outright ridiculous
Yeah maybe "inflated stereotyping" is a better description for that James Bond scene.