Sept. 28, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST
Just fuckin with you.
Sept. 28, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST
Just sayin'. I'm not usually one to go for the direct attack or "troll" stance, but the last thing I am is a fan of 'Man on Fire'. Taking a pretty good performance by Denzel Washington in an alright story, then cutting it like a bad NIN video, does not a good movie make. I wish Tony Scott would go back to the restraint he had with True Romance.
Sept. 28, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST
Also produced during the full blossom of Tony Scott's epileptic seizure camera technique.
Sept. 28, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST
is Korean??? who knew?
Sept. 28, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST
As I've said before, Man on Fire is 3/4 crap. The first 50% is treacle with the family and kid. The good 50-75% is the hunt, and then the last 25% is melodrama. Consider Commando, which deals with the 3/4 stuff in its opening credits and then dedicates the rest of its film to the good 25%.
Sept. 28, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST
was just talking to a buddy about the "True Romance" and "The Last Boy Scout" Tony Scott. WTF happened to HIM? As for This movie, I NEED the import Blu-ray in my life, yesterday. South Korean Cinema has been on a hot streak for a while now IMO
Sept. 28, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST
Good parallel with Man on Fire, looks identical. Love the new graphic! NOOOOOOOOO!
Sept. 28, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST
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Sept. 28, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST
That's where the Man on Fire comparison really falls apart. This actually looks well directed.
Sept. 28, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST
And i love that most korean movies do spent time building mood and tension by going slower paced then the american movies. Seems that Massa is complaining that korean movies are not edited like some Mickey Bay bullshit. If he can't appreciate how korean movies are edited, he has a lot ot learn about movies yet. A hell of a lot.
Sept. 28, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST
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Sept. 28, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST
That Americans will remake the Korean remake of the American movie? Has that ever been done before?
Sept. 28, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST
When can we expect this to hit shelves or a theater?
Sept. 28, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST
Sorry, but you all need to get over that one. It's manipulative crap, and Tony Scott completely sucks at directing.
Sept. 28, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST
to stop stealing his brother's music.
Sept. 28, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST
by Massawyrm 1
<p>Aquatarkusman. Rewatch Domino with the understanding that it is a movie Narrated by a protagonist who is still tripping on Mescaline while telling her story (the movie) to the police. I think it will make a lot more sense and the editing will pay off in completely different ways.</p>
Sept. 28, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST
by Massawyrm 1
The 75,000 IMDB voters that have rated it a 7.7 are way off the mark. We're wrong, you're right. Sorry for the confusion. I'll stop loving that movie as soon as possible.
Sept. 28, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST
Their thoughtful pacing is one of the reasons I love Asian (especially Korean) cinema. As far as I'm concerned the great modern Korean films like Bad Guy, A Bittersweet Life, The Chaser and Memories of Murder are perfectly paced. No need to Americanize them. <p> I like a film that takes its time and uses that time to enrich the experience. Hell, it still pisses me off when people say that There Will Be Blood or The Assassination of Jesse James "would have been better if only they trimmed it a bit." Horsenuts, I say. Horsenuts.
Sept. 28, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST
The main charater looks like he would be perfect to play Spike for the Cowboy Bebob movie. I wonder if he knows any English? Then again it might be cool if the did Spike speaking Koeran with subtiles and have the rest of the cast understand him and only speak English back to him.
Sept. 28, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST
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Sept. 28, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST
by Massawyrm 1
I mostly agree with you. One of the problems is that some of these films often repeat information or emotional beats in order to make sure the audience gets it, rather than trusting them to understand what they're saying or doing. I love THIRST, but feel that the final scene with the car is a bit much. We get what he's doing and prolonging it only lessens the emotional impact of the ending we know is coming. Three beats there would have worked instead of something like seven. I love a slow, carefully developed film - which is why I'm a big fan of South Korean cinema. That said, not everyone is, and those who feel these movies run long will find this far leaner. That's all I'm saying.
Sept. 28, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST
Film sounds good though, i will check it out..
Sept. 28, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST
by Massawyrm 1
<p>Ha! Touche.</p> <p>I guess - especially with knuckleheads like Asimovlives running around - that I don't trust the audience enough. =P </p>
Sept. 28, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST
List 'em! I fell in love with A Bittersweet Life.
Sept. 28, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST
You have to add one more remake in there. The Denzel Washington movie was itself a remake of late 80's movie staring Scott Glenn as Creasy.
Sept. 28, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST
Where can i get this on dvd? I like the way he reloads guns. he means business.
Sept. 28, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST
by D o o d
is completely over rated. It is style over content!
Sept. 28, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST
So no offense, I love ya mass, love your reviews, it's not like it was a personal attack, which is why it's kind of annoying you're reply is so snarky, but realy, going to imdb to back yourself up doesn't help. 7.7 is wholly average in my opinion. Some people talk about man on fire like it's a classic, or even one of denzels best. And you use a 7.7 as evidence? And then your defending Domino, too? I think you have more of an irrational love for Tony Scott than I do for taking a small verbal shit on man fire. So all due respect my man, but back off.
Sept. 28, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST
Sept. 29, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST
this movie is everything man on fire should have been. This is very much a bloodier updated Professional. The knife fight at the denouement is incredible, which includes an awesome and unique first person view knife fight.