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Old 05-27-2000, 11:15 AM   #1
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Post Mission Impossible II - Anyone notice?

Anyone else notice that a LOT of the movie was shot in Australia and there wasn't a SINGLE WRX or EVO around?!? You'd think John Woo would have been meticulous about that too.

Which sparks me to ask another question... do you people like or dislike John Woo's director style? Personally, I like it for action scenes, hate it for slow scenes.

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Old 05-27-2000, 11:23 AM   #2
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That movie kicked mucho ass. Thanks to John Woo, Tom Cruise is now up there with the action stars - but Jackie Chan is still the best.

As far as the Impreza? Nah - keep it as a cult status. I prefer being the "silver car with white rims and black windows" of my town.
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Old 05-27-2000, 11:42 AM   #3
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what the Audi and Boxster wasn't enough for you? John Woo's sytle doesn't have that many slow scenes in his movies: Face Off for one ... The action slow downs where well done, but the non-action slow scenes I though were over the top.
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Old 05-27-2000, 02:40 PM   #4
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The bike scenes are for real, at least minus the shooting. I've seen the streetfighter and stunt championships on TV and they really do stuff like that.
I just love that speed triple!
The rest of the movie is like a james bond flick, soso.
Don't like Tom Cruise anyways.
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Old 05-27-2000, 03:47 PM   #5
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and how come the cylces started out with street tires then magically they transformed inot durt tires.
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Old 05-27-2000, 04:48 PM   #6
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Yeah, that was funny, especially that fat hillclimber tire at the end, I thought I didn't see it right, because noone else mentioned it. But all the stuff on the street is really done by those streetfighter
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Besides the two chases, the movie was boring. Oh, I almost forgot that one scene where a little slow motion.., I'll better shut up, I'm married..
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Old 05-27-2000, 05:15 PM   #7
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I think that girl was a hottie. Next to Subie gal... she can be on top anyday!
I wanna bike.
I didnt catch that glitch.
you guys are crazy. John Woo is the master of slow mo. This is not baywatch here. I did not hear anyone complain about the Matrix slow mo's.
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Old 05-27-2000, 05:51 PM   #8
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the Killer was a great movie... I noticed the tires changing too, but I thought i was wrong. good call imprezive
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Old 05-27-2000, 06:29 PM   #9
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NickSTI!
You didn't get it, the thing with the slow mo? Oh come on, I meant that at one scene slow mo would have been nice. You're killing the joke..
Geez, kids...
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Old 05-27-2000, 06:34 PM   #10
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huh? let me in?
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Old 05-27-2000, 07:21 PM   #11
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Marius - No i was tlaking about 8Complex's post, the first one in the thread. He said he didnt like the slow scenes.
Hey I dont need to see that chick in slow mo. She heard I have an Impreza RS and thats why she crashed her Audi

Nick - living in a dream world is not all that bad
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Old 05-27-2000, 08:28 PM   #12
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It was an aight show. Was quite predicatable. I knew that girl will get the virus right after the she slept with Cruise. Also the slo mo's kinda repetitious. But still the extra dash of dove was kidna kewl tho.
yes noticed the bike tires too.
Did anyone see the A6 which the bad guy and the girl was in towards the end?
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Old 05-27-2000, 09:12 PM   #13
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Gambit: it was VERY predictable! I guessed every plot twist: her injecting herself, abmrose shooting his friend and the other one that i can't remeber, sorry it is late
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Old 05-27-2000, 09:18 PM   #14
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Oh yeah, didn't take but a second to notice the street/dirt tire change.

The chick was cute but not my personal style, too damn skinny.

Some of the slow-mo was ok, but that info about the bikers is really interesting. Would you happen to know where I can download some clips from competitions with that stuff online somewhere? That'd be sweet!
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Old 05-28-2000, 12:09 AM   #15
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I have to know. Do all car blow up when they crash? I liked the action sceneís, but the story line is just kinda....old. I am sick of all the Virus movies. Face off is about the same. Cool actions scenes but on the hole the story line is weak (I am the son of a FBI agent, it was good for a alpha). Not that John Woo didnít do a great job with what he had, itís writers fault the stories stink. The fact that there were no WRXís well, We know they donít explode when they crash so what good would it do to have them in the movie?
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Old 05-28-2000, 12:14 AM   #16
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The TT convertible and the Boxster are ok, and I would love to see if I could drive like that (though I'd rather be taught then crash and figure it out... unless I had a s**tbox to figure it out and a lotta tires. ). But you have to admit that the scene where they are interlocked and spinning together is ridiculous and extrememly unlikely to happen in any conditions.

Of course, so were some of those biking moves. Shooting back over your shoulder while in mid turn with the rear wheel locked up and just missing a truck or something.... ummm, uh huh.
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I'm a huge John Woo fan and to tell you the truth, this movie didn't feel like a John Woo flick. It was like he was holding back with all the action sequences. If you've ever seen Hard Boiled or The Killer, you'll know what I'm talking about. BTW, I apologize for the OT nature of my post
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Old 05-28-2000, 12:16 AM   #18
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I'm a huge John Woo fan and to tell you the truth, this movie didn't feel like a John Woo flick. It was like he was holding back with all the action sequences. If you've ever seen Hard Boiled or The Killer, you'll know what I'm talking about. BTW, I apologize for the OT nature of my post
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Old 05-28-2000, 04:10 AM   #19
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I loved the movie, saw it with my girl in Davenport, IA a few days ago. It started out REALLY slow, though...

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Yeah the movie was quite predictable. In the first they shrowded the identity of the double agent in secrecy, but in this one they came straight out form the beginning. But do all movies have to have a twist? Nah, just give me action, and fast cars
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Old 05-28-2000, 07:32 AM   #21
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The car chase was very cool (if a bit cheesy with that "gaze into my eyes, lover boy" slow-mo scene when the cars were locked in the spin). However... the motorcycle scene near the end was just about--if not THE--
best vehicle chase/action scene in cinema
history!

THAT was impressive. Not to mention that I was highly impressed with the Martial Arts.
I'm a Martial Artist, and I hate movies that make it look unrealistic. M:I2 was still far-fetched in some points, but it was very well-done and really not that far off. Extremely exciting, too!!!

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good movie but only 1/3 of John Woo's potential... someone was pulling strings behind...


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Old 05-28-2000, 09:12 AM   #23
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Street chases? One word

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Old 05-28-2000, 09:30 AM   #24
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I couldn't agree more wolve80!!! And I haven't seen MI2 yet. I bought Ronin w/o even seeing it because my friend told me it had some crazy-ass chases. And god damn he was right. Now when I want to see Ronin I just put both chapters with the chases and get my fix. Bruckenheimer (sp?) knows his ****, he did the chases in the Gone in sixty seconds remake that's coming now, can't wait to see that
 
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I still haven't seen that movie... Heard the chase was good, but I HIGHLY doubt any better then the original "Gone In 60 Seconds" was. We're talking something like 45 minutes of chase, 290 cars destroyed... absolutely beautiful, even if he DID do it in a 73 Mustang Mach II (? I'm pretty sure it was a II).
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