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Old 06-07-05, 11:05 AM
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Stallone and Banderas in ''Assassins'' - Opinions?

Picked this up for a bargain price this lunchtime - what's the boards opinion on this? Dumb fun, or just dumb?
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Guilty pleasure. Banderas hamming it up? I'm there. Plus I love his character's name -- Miguel Bain.
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I'll go with dumb fun. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
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I didn't really enjoy it.
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Dumb fun is a good definition. It was directed by Richard Donner and co-stars Julianne Moore, so it's not a complete waste of time.
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Julianne Moore adds plenty to make this worth the watch, I do find it hard to go back and look at these types of film now, anything older then 5-6 years old from mid 80's to late 90's look terrible.
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Too long at 135min, but overall I enjoyed it. I remember when they were filming it here...I went and watched for a bit at the cemetery. Then we were sent on our way when the cameras rolled.
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Definitely worth $4.88.
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IMO, one of Stallone's best movies from the 90s. I think this didn't get respect because it came out a few months after the disasterous Judge Dredd, plus the trailers made it seem too similar to the inferior The Specialist which was released a year before. But I was pleasantly surprised by it.
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Wow....who would've thought at the time of this film's release that moviegoers would be in awe of the screenwriters' future work titled "The Matrix."
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I think i will wander over to Wal-Mart on my afternoon break at work and see if they have this.For $5 it's worth checking out.
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I only have one word to describe this movie

"UGH"

Both Banderas and Stallone could have done better than this movie.

The movie was long, boring, and some of the things the characters did make no sense.
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It was a little long, but overall a decent movie with some intense action scenes.
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Originally Posted by Artman
Too long at 135min, but overall I enjoyed it. I remember when they were filming it here...I went and watched for a bit at the cemetery. Then we were sent on our way when the cameras rolled.
Hey I was there too!!!! I was at the cemetary in Everett when they were filming. Got Stallone's autograph on a 4x6 notecard from when I should have been studing at Everett Comm College, I skipped to watch filming. Waahoo
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the best part is when banderas goes FUCK! SHIT FUCK! FUCK MOTHERFUCK! or something when he messes up a kill. I can watch that endlessly
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Originally Posted by animalmystic
Hey I was there too!!!! I was at the cemetary in Everett when they were filming. Got Stallone's autograph on a 4x6 notecard from when I should have been studing at Everett Comm College, I skipped to watch filming. Waahoo
Oh man..all I got was a waive. Yeah I skipped my drivers ed to watch!
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Originally Posted by Artman
Oh man..all I got was a waive. Yeah I skipped my drivers ed to watch!
LOL I went 2 days in a row, back then I thought it was ultra cool, Wow look at Everett they are filming a real movie here!! Nothing like that ever happens in Everett, it was cool.

Too bad about the wave.

I see you reside on the Eastside Artman, as do I.

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I thought it was boring as all hell
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the best part is when banderas goes FUCK! SHIT FUCK! FUCK MOTHERFUCK! or something when he messes up a kill. I can watch that endlessly
That is probably my favorite part too. Overall, I really enjoyed this movie.
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I liked the whole taxicab scene. Wachowski's script was a bit weak.
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I liked it, but I like good dumb fun movies- not their best work but interesting just watching the two working together for the first time
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Two sentiments floating through this thread kind is sum it up for me....dumb fun and too long.
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It's fun but not overly deep. I think you'll like it.

I'm amazed my dad doesn't have it since he's in it.
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this movie... made me want to break my vcr back in the day
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Re: Stallone and Banderas in ''Assassins'' - Opinions?

So two nights ago I noticed that this movie is on Netflix and decided to go around 90 minutes into the movie to see a certain someone. And there he is. My dad. 20 years ago. Full black hair and moustache, and svelte. What a trip down memory lane that was.

So of course I took a video of the scene, using a borrowed iPhone and sent it to him. After a bit of reminiscing over the phone, I told him to share the video with my sister. I'm sure she'll get a kick out of seeing our father as she's never seen him before.

I couldn't find a better video on Youtube but that's my dad to the left playing the flute. He's a flautist to the left of Julianne Moore. In fact the band he played in at the time, Tepeu, all appear during that scene.

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