The Chinese are Taking Over... New Bruce Willis Movie Trailer (Air Strike)

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Much Movie. Very Explosion.

This looks 'almost' as good as the Matt Damon Great Wall movie. I'm guessing the Chinese have gobs of money to throw at our American actors, but holy shit does this look bad. I'm looking forward to the sequel buddy cop movie with Bruce Willis and Nic Cage - set in space - with even worse CGI.
 

KB

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CGI looks cool, but BW looks like he has never acted before. Made me laugh.
 

kage69

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I'm curious as to how they will incorporate Chairman Xi's new and improved Chinese history into it, but not curious enough to pay money to watch. Looks like crap. I guess Willis needs money?
 

kage69

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CGI looks cool, but BW looks like he has never acted before. Made me laugh.

That surprises me, as I thought it looked pretty lame compared to current Western standards. We had better CGI in 2002.
 

UncleWai

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Why is adrien brody keep making stupid chinese backed movies. Probably get caught with prostitutes in china and has to work for his freedom.
 
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Didn't watch the trailer, but that actually sounds potentially entertaining (mostly for the awkwardness). The CGI stuff though is a big turnoff (and I say that as someone that actually unironically enjoyed Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow).

Why is adrien brody keep making stupid chinese backed movies. Probably get caught with prostitutes in china and has to work for his freedom.


Just watch, 20 years in the future, for a huge portion of the world's population, he'll be some big action star or something, like Chuck Norris or Steven Segal (so a cut-rate one, but still will have that type of following).
 
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That surprises me, as I thought it looked pretty lame compared to current Western standards. We had better CGI in 2002.

There's major budget western movies that have worse CGI than we had in 2002. Age of Ultron had some pretty bad CGI all over (I remember almost immediately going "WTF" at parts of that opening scene because of how terrible the CGI was. And that chase scene where Captain America is hanging off the truck is in some ways worse than the Matrix Reloaded's big chase scene (with the exception of that horrendous looking truck crash, which somehow looked worse than the original Matrix).

Plus, modern Hollywood isn't above screwing up practical effects either (that laugh out loud doll in American Sniper).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ8UbQseue4
 

Kaido

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That surprises me, as I thought it looked pretty lame compared to current Western standards. We had better CGI in 2002.

I had the same thought...the CGI & compositing looks over a decade old...
 

13Gigatons

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I see why Bruce Willis would take it but Adrien Brody....he still has a few good movies in him....

Bruce is turning into Steven Seagal.....he can't be desperate for the cash.
 

ImpulsE69

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Willis' acting has really went downhill in the last 5-10 years. He just seems to phone it in with the same thing over and over.
 

kage69

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There's major budget western movies that have worse CGI than we had in 2002. Age of Ultron had some pretty bad CGI all over (I remember almost immediately going "WTF" at parts of that opening scene because of how terrible the CGI was. And that chase scene where Captain America is hanging off the truck is in some ways worse than the Matrix Reloaded's big chase scene (with the exception of that horrendous looking truck crash, which somehow looked worse than the original Matrix).

Plus, modern Hollywood isn't above screwing up practical effects either (that laugh out loud doll in American Sniper).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ8UbQseue4

Haven't seen either of those, but studios getting cheap at the wrong time here in the States or Canada is nothing new. Cutting edge CGI is available for those who want or can afford it. Avatar, Dr Strange, the new Alita movie that's almost here... that's CGI done right and apparently decades beyond what the Chinese can do.

Matrix Reloaded = 2003
 

Zeze

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Looks like a lame half-action, half-historical (if that) fun oriented flick.

It's 2018, I wonder if any of those Asian characters have any real depth or just basically used as an one-dimensional props.
 

T_Yamamoto

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Looks like a lame half-action, half-historical (if that) fun oriented flick.

It's 2018, I wonder if any of those Asian characters have any real depth or just basically used as an one-dimensional props.
prob one dimensional with very shallow personalities (oh i'm here to protect my family, etc.)

there hasn't been a WWII film in a hot minute
 

clamum

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Oh I think I saw that trailer (or one for that same movie) in theaters the last time I went. Forgot about it until now. Meh, looks like it could be entertaining, I'll watch it, though probably not in theaters.
 
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Haven't seen either of those, but studios getting cheap at the wrong time here in the States or Canada is nothing new. Cutting edge CGI is available for those who want or can afford it. Avatar, Dr Strange, the new Alita movie that's almost here... that's CGI done right and apparently decades beyond what the Chinese can do.

Matrix Reloaded = 2003

Eh, I wasn't impressed with the CGI in either of those. Avatar was interesting at the time but I think the visuals (not necessarily the CGI, more the art direction/design) have not aged well at all (and the story even less so). And I think a lot of people were wowed by it being native 3D done right, and overlooked how silly it really was. I don't recall any glaring poor CGI moments, but was not that impressed with the visuals. Kinda same with Dr Strange. While the visuals were definitely more interesting than typical modern action scene schlock (so many movies now just seem like CGI disaster porn and because you know its all CGI there's no real drama to the action, that or you can't really tell what is going on), it just didn't really do much for me and seemed like that was the focus because the characters and other stuff was sleep inducing for me.

I'm well aware of when that came out. I thought the CGI was a joke in it, like a big stepdown over the first movie. Which maybe it was less the quality and just how they used it, which made the CGI stick out more. But the helicopter explosion rippling the side of the building looked so much more impressive than any of it in the sequels (and the truck crash rippling in the sequel looked so poor in comparison). Heck, I think it holds up today (although I haven't watched it in quite long time so maybe it doesn't), and that we're getting more ridiculously awkward, poorly thought out CGI scenes (like Age of Ultron, the chase scene, they're having all this action around this truck, but no vehicles around them react to it, and it looks so fucking awkward and weird; really the CGI I don't think is necessarily bad, as I think they actually just filmed a truck driving in traffic, and then composted in the action stuff, so it actually looks "realistic" in a sense, but because of other aspect it completely ruins the immersion of the scene and defeats the point of using CGI, that's what I'm meaning with poor CGI as low quality CGI usually just means lack of budget which I'll take over lack of real consideration - and with the budgets of some of these movies there's no excuse for some of the horrible janky stuff they have with their CGI scenes).
 

purbeast0

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The Great Wall was not that bad actually. It was a lot more entertaining than I expected and is a decent popcorn flick.