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Are Red Eye/Transporter 2/Lord of War/Flightplan good blind buys?

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Red Eye YES
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Transporter 2 YES
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Lord of War YES
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Flightplan YES
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Are Red Eye/Transporter 2/Lord of War/Flightplan good blind buys?

Old 01-02-06, 08:16 PM
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Are Red Eye/Transporter 2/Lord of War/Flightplan good blind buys?

Red Eye
Transporter 2
Lord of War
Flightplan

I'm 99% sure picking up all but Flightplan, unless someone says Transporter 2 sucks. Then again, the way these studios are I may sell my copy of Transporter (1) and wait for the inevitable Transporter: Unrated Transporty & Transportiest Cut box set. I'll be using gift cards, so it's not really my money but could also be used for older stuff I want.

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Old 01-02-06, 08:42 PM
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Im also wondering, ive heard all these movies are good, i want to see them
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I've only seen Red Eye from that group and I liked it alot. It's short and sweet, but there isn't a dull moment. Cillian Murphy is the reason to see this. An amusing bad guy.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I've only seen Red Eye from that group and I liked it alot. It's short and sweet, but there isn't a dull moment. Cillian Murphy is the reason to see this. An amusing bad guy.
He was great in 28 Days Later, I'm surprised the British chick hasn't been in more, too. Cillian could replace Jude Law in 80% of his flicks and be alot better.

Thanks for the comment, I'll definitely pick that one up.
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I've only seen Red Eye from that list (on a plane no less, lol).

It's okay. I'd categorize it as a rental.
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These are all rentals unless you have it bad for Rachel McAdams, then pick up Red Eye.
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Old 01-02-06, 11:28 PM
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"Red Eye" was very fun and exciting when I saw it at the theater - but don't know that it will hold up very well on repeat viewings - I'd rent it.
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Old 01-02-06, 11:40 PM
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Flightplan was awesome, Red Eye felt more like it was made for TV and Transporter 2 I think was better then the original. It had some intense action scenes. I have yet to see Lord of War.
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Old 01-02-06, 11:46 PM
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The only one on the list that I've seen is Red Eye. I liked it, and might pick it up down the line. As for a blind buy, I don't know. It has a lot of mixed reviews.

Personally I would rent these first, or pick up something you have seen and liked.
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Old 01-03-06, 12:18 AM
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I've seen Flightplan & Transporter 2 - both are great entertainment
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I'd say no to all of them
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Old 01-03-06, 06:08 AM
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Saw all four. Liked Red Eye enough to buy it. I really liked the original Transporter but the second was just so over-the-top ridiculous so often that it just made me cringe. I liked Lord of War but you may want to rent it first, and Flightplan was good, not great, but most will probably enjoy it.
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I say buy them all!
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Only saw Transporter 2, and although an entertaining action flick, not sure its worth buying.
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Only saw Transporter 2 and I liked it a lot. Just mindless entertaining action. I'll be buying it. I'll be blind buying all the others mentioned. I have to use these wal-mart gift cards sometime.
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Red Eye
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Lord of War: not seen
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Old 01-03-06, 09:33 AM
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my thoughts on Transporter:

Jason Statham is a pretty awesome dude. I think he does a solid job, and the character of the transporter works well enough. here is what I would base your decision on - does it bother you when action movies heroes do absolutely ridiculous and implausible things several times during a movie? if it does dont buy transporter 2. if you can really really really suspend your disbelief then you should enjoy it.

another way: if you saw the original Transporter 1 trailer where he deflected a missile with a friggin dinner platter and thought "wow! cool!" then buy tp2. if you were like me and glad they removed that part from the actual movie you might want to rent.
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I've never seen any of them, so I guess I'm kind of interested in this poll as well.
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I vote yes for Redeye and Transporter 2.
Haven't seen any of the others.
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I'd go for Red Eye and Transporter 2 also. Cillian Murphy makes Red Eye worth the blind buy.
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Old 01-03-06, 10:58 AM
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Red eye is great, Lord of War is the best movie out of the bunch. the rest are rentals.

Flightplan is just panic room set in a plane something predictable and something you would never watch again.

never seen transporter 2 might be fun liked the first one
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Old 01-03-06, 11:52 AM
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i have seen red eye and trasporter 2. When I saw Red Eye I thought it would be helped by an unrated ddvd, it needed just a little more to fill in some holes.

transporter 2...if you like bond flicks, explosions, etc. its a popcorn film.
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Originally Posted by maingon
Flightplan is just panic room set in a plane
Sounds good to me... I definitely can't wait to pick it up now!
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It looks like im in a minority who have seen Lord of War. I loved the movie and am gonna buy it on dvd. Nick Cage is spot on in his roll and would recomend even if you dont buy it to at least rent it.
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Sounds good to me... I definitely can't wait to pick it up now!
I enjoyed Flightplan and gave it a thumbs up, but I don't think it's anywhere near as well made as Panic Room. Without giving anything away, I thought the ending of Panic Room fit perfectly to the story, whereas once the revelations of Flightplan start occurring, the whole thing got a little too goofy for me.

I thought Lord of War was EXCELLENT, but I saw it with a large group of people and I was the only one who thought that way. I would certainly say it's a hit-and-miss type movie, but I loved it.

Red Eye killed time well enough and I can stare at Rachael McAdams in anything, but it didn't overstay it's welcome and was fun for what it was.

Transporter 2 redefined any previous thoughts I had of weird movies. I have a horrible memory of it, but for some reason I went in expecting a somewhat respectable action flick. It went up the goofy side of the mountain and over into some surreal alternate universe, but if you go in expecting that I could see it be entertaining to some. And the chick was pretty hot. I'm going to give it another shot on DVD for laughs if nothing else.
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