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Old 08-28-10, 11:58 AM
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

How is this on track for a $20m weekend?

Oh, right... people love shitty movies.
Old 08-28-10, 01:21 PM
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
How is this on track for a $20m weekend?

Oh, right... people love shitty movies.
It's rated PG-13. It's a big-kids movie that kids can get into when their parents drop them off. So all of the kids could go see it over the weekened. I wouldn't be suprised if there was a spike in the 10-17 year old demographic.

If I'm not mistaken, it was shelved for approximately two years. So some exec is probably breathing a sigh of relief.
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

^Part of that shelving had to do with T.I. going to jail (he's a producer on this as well, so they wanted him around to do press etc.) ...but the movie sucked either way.
Old 08-29-10, 11:09 AM
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Originally Posted by killercannibal
how is this on track for a $20m weekend?

Oh, right... people love shitty movies.
qft
Old 08-29-10, 12:51 PM
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

This movie was laughably bad. Even poor Matt Dillon couldn't save it. How a disjointed piece of shit like this was even green lit was beyond me. The thing is the audience was full of kids, which was its target audience, but you could have had the stars of the movie getting ice cream on the beach and they still would have flocked to it like rabid dogs. I can honestly say this was the worst movie I've seen in theaters this entire year. Like I said in the weekly box office thread, I had most of the plot figured out in the first 20 minutes of the movie. The ending wasn't even a twist.

It's not like I expected a real high quality film but the acting was forced and I didn't like how they kept throwing these side-plots in for some of the characters to sort of make you feel sympathetic for them. I wasn't feeling any of it.

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It was so obvious that Dillon's partner took that money. And how could you not tell Ghost was going to fuck them over? They left him to die on his last job. The whole plot was cookie cutter.

My friend and I both agreed this had a real direct-to-video vibe. I really liked most of the cast, but as a whole this script was severely suffering.
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This movie was laughably bad. Even poor Matt Dillon couldn't save it. How a disjointed piece of shit like this was even green lit is beyond me. The thing is the audience was full of kids, which was its target audience, but you could have had the stars of the movie getting ice cream on the beach and they still would have flocked to it like rabid dogs. I can honestly say this was the worst movie I've seen in theaters this entire year. Like I said in the weekly box office thread, I had most of the plot figured out in the first 20 minutes of the movie. What really bothered me was how the movie just "ended". No true resolution at all.

It's not like I expected a real high quality film but the acting was forced and I didn't like how they kept throwing these side-plots in for some of the characters to sort of make you feel sympathetic for them. I wasn't feeling any of it.

Spoiler:
It was so obvious that Dillon's partner took that money. And how could you not tell Ghost was going to fuck them over? They left him to die on his last job. The whole plot was cookie cutter.

My friend and I both agreed this had a real direct-to-video vibe. I really liked most of the cast, but as a whole this script was severely suffering.
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

I saw this movie, but it wasn't worth putting forth the effort for even a mini-review, but, if asked, I'd give it a grade of D.
Old 01-14-11, 02:04 PM
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This will be out dvd/BD on Tuesday. I'd say rent it at best. Most useless miscast of Zoe Saldana ever!
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Definitely not the height of cinema, but I enjoyed it regardless.
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

well, Armond White supposedly thinks its better than 'The Town'.

So, based upon that, know that 'The Town' is much better and 'Takers' sucks.
Old 01-14-11, 04:30 PM
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Yeah but he also said Scott Pilgrim was better than Inception...I might agree w/ him on that. Not for the same reason cuz I'm sure he spilled bullshit on that review to favor his opinion but still...SP was pretty damn good.
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SP was good. I thought Inception was good. The Town was pretty good. Takers....well, I don't think I need to say much there.

Saying SP was better than Inception isn't crazy since SP was very well done, but saying Takers was better than The Town is just the reason AW is a douche that no one can take seriously.

I'm sure Ben Affleck raped his wife or something.

I thought 'Takers' had a great trailer. Absolutely hilarious. Just so stupid, kinda like a heist movie for people who liked 'The Fast and the Furious'.
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I disliked both this and The Town, and maybe this less so because it didn't try nearly as hard.
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I'm surprised Rihanna, Kanye West or Damon Dash didn't make a cameo.
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Okay I'm in the extreme minority, but I thought this was movie was really fun. Just finished watching the DVD that I rented from Netflix and I had a blast watching it. Fun action packed heist movie with lots of action. And I liked most of the cast too, especially Idris Elba, who pulls off the cool badass mutha fucker very well.
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Originally Posted by DJariya
Okay I'm in the extreme minority, but I thought this was movie was really fun. Just finished watching the DVD that I rented from Netflix and I had a blast watching it. Fun action packed heist movie with lots of action. And I liked most of the cast too, especially Idris Elba, who pulls off the cool badass mutha fucker very well.
Yeah, I remember being entertained by it when I caught it during it's theatrical run but it is ultimately a forgettable movie.
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Redboxed this tonight... wow, TI cannot act worth crap!

Chris Brown getting his parkour on and the cops still keeping up with him was LOL funny!

The action was decent, the characters were paper thin, heck they even acknowledged that they were ripping off "The Italian Job."

Come to think of it, I just might put TIJ in tonight as a palette cleanser.

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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

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Redboxed this tonight... wow, TI cannot act worth crap!
Even my 13-year old daughter recognized this. About three minutes into his first scene she looks at me and asks, "Hey Mom, can he act?" I had to let her know her feelings were correct.

Oh, and Zoe Saldana had little more than a cameo in this movie.
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Originally Posted by Goldberg74
The action was decent, the characters were paper thin, heck they even acknowledged that they were ripping off "The Italian Job."

Come to think of it, I just might put TIJ in tonight as a palette cleanser.
Please tell me you mean the original TIL and not the wretched remake.
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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Originally Posted by JumpCutz
Please tell me you mean the original TIL and not the wretched remake.
Having seen both, and blasphemous as it may be to some, I have a preference for that "wretched" remake, Norton's stilted/uncaring acting and all.

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Re: Takers - Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Matt Dillon

Originally Posted by JumpCutz
Please tell me you mean the original TIL and not the wretched remake.
It's a remake?


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