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Anyone else miss ARNIE Blockbuster Action movies ?

Old 11-22-08, 06:58 PM
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Anyone else miss ARNIE Blockbuster Action movies ?

I remember the days when every year or two there would be a new Arnie blockbuster hitting the cinemas. Full of cheesy one liners, questionable acting, but undeniably entertaining

We just don't seem to have action heros anymore. Stallone, Arnie, Van Damme, Segal are all past it. Vin Diesel, the Rock and others haven't quite gotten there. Hollywood has ruined Jackie and Jet. The closest for me is Jason Stratham.

Sure we have mindblowing FX orientated superhero action movies which i love, but no real action heros.

Who would like to see Arnie return for 1 last hurrah ?
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Old 11-22-08, 07:03 PM
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I only got to see 1 Arnie BB is theaters and that was Eraser but I would gladly embrace a new Ahnuld flik. They were dumb mindless popcorn fluff
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I would have gone for a True Lies 2, but perhaps both leads are now too old?
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Old 11-22-08, 07:08 PM
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No. No I do not. The Black Plowman really hasn't had a good movie since True Lies (14 years ago) and even that one wasn't so great.
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His movies were epic for their time but he's too old, and there's no one who can hold a candle to him now.
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Old 11-22-08, 07:56 PM
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When he's done with being governor, Do you guys think he will return to acting?
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Old 11-22-08, 07:59 PM
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When he's done with being governor, Do you guys think he will return to acting?
Maybe a Senate run?
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Old 11-22-08, 08:39 PM
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I think it'd be pretty hard for Ah-nuld to reclaim the magic he had during his prime

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I doubt Arnold will be back. BUT were he to come back, the only man to give him a great comeback or sendoff to Cinema would be James Cameron..


EDIT: Fuck, I've been watching too many films with John Cameron's work...Yes, I meant James Cameron..

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Old 11-22-08, 09:41 PM
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you mean James Cameron.
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Old 11-22-08, 09:53 PM
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I think he really needs to reteam with either Jerry McTiernan, Joe Milius, or Pete Verhoeven, really. He's done entirely too many films with John Cameron, and I'd like to see him spread his wings a bit.

Of course, the last thing we need is another lame, belabored "comedy" reunion with Igor Reitman.
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Old 11-22-08, 10:59 PM
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Arnold could still do True Lies 2 a la Indy 4 without the space aliens. That's better than him being paired with a young sidekick.

Jason Statham? He's kind of a posable prop instead of an actor, isn't he?
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Gotta admit..that'd be cool to see Arnold and McTiernan together again...
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Old 11-22-08, 11:10 PM
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It would be awesome if he had at least a tiny cameo in Terminator 4. Maybe a group of his model waiting to be deployed.
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Old 11-22-08, 11:37 PM
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Never cared for 'Arnie' in any movie so no. And those catch phrase movies are tired.
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Old 11-23-08, 12:02 AM
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It would be awesome if he had at least a tiny cameo in Terminator 4. Maybe a group of his model waiting to be deployed.
He will be in the film. Sort of.
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Old 11-23-08, 05:03 PM
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Absolutely! I grew up on those movies. Still watch them and love them!

There was John McTiernan, Joel Silver, Jan de Bont and Steven Desuza working on all of those movies together. You could also throw in Shane Black and Richard Donner and maybe Renny Harlin for his few. And, and, and ... I know I'm forgetting some.

That group seemed to have been replaced by Bruckheimer and his group of guys.

Powerful heroes died out a bit. More than Joel Silver's group, I'd say bold heroes are what I really miss. I'd say that Robert Rodriguez (and, to a lesser extent, Tarantino with Kill Bill) is currently the best at doing them. Michael Bay is pretty good at doing them. The Matrix had em'. Vin Diesel can almost pull it off ... and could pull it off with the correct material. The Rock can do it; but is off doing kid movies and stuff. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any others.
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Old 11-23-08, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by big whoppa View Post
Never cared for 'Arnie' in any movie so no. And those catch phrase movies are tired.
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Old 11-24-08, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Absolutely! I grew up on those movies. Still watch them and love them!
Yeah, Ah-nuld was a frequent "friday/saturday night action movie" star. I can still remember watching "Total Recall" when it premiered on HBO.

But I've come to accept that the late 80's Ah-nuld action/hero movies aren't very common anymore (save for "The Marine"...how is that BTW?) and I know that The Rock isn't going to pick up the action star torch like I had hoped he would.
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Old 11-24-08, 02:32 PM
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Sad that that lousy Around the World in 80 Days remake was his last effort. It'd be great to see him do one last great action film to really end his career right. Something with a great old-scool action director like McTiernan or John Cameron.
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Old 11-24-08, 04:02 PM
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The Condemned reminded me alot of the 80s big action flicks. I see no reason why Arnold couldn't slip back in to the action movie genre. There's probably dozens of scenarios that would fit his age. Take many of the late in life Bronson or Eastwood movies and crank up the octane. He's also be a great villian.
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Old 11-24-08, 04:08 PM
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Good riddance. The 1980's were possibly the worst decade for films ever, and seeing the names of dinosaurs like Stallone, Schwarzenegger (the first Terminator excluded) and Seagal only reminds me of those shallow, artistically bankrupt dark ages.
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Old 11-24-08, 04:28 PM
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No I don't miss them at all. The only watchable Arnie action film for me is True Lies.
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Old 11-24-08, 04:31 PM
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Good riddance.... yadda yadda yadda...
...because Transporter 3 proves we've evolved so much
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Old 11-24-08, 11:13 PM
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I wish Arnie came back. He was always entertaining. Maybe when he retires from politics, he'll come back...He sort of looks like Clint Eastwood now..
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