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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

I believe Kindergarten Cop was a huge smash at the box office. Twins as well.
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I haven't seen it in years but I busted out reading that.
Yeah, I need to start googling these things first. Irony. But is still sounds weird that this very foreign sounding and conspicuous looking guy almost always plays a guy with the most generic-sounding names in his movies.

At least give him a name akin to something like ďReiner BrausĒ once in a while.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Somehow as a Schwarzenegger fan Iíve actually never seen The Running Man. Need to at some point.
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My kid and I watched Predator and Running Man as a double-feature recently. They're both fun, but boy, Predator shows what a good director can do - RM is more a cheesy entertainment, but Predator just blows it off the screen in terms of pacing, mood and characterisation. (Although Richard Dawson is just astonishingly good in RM, considering his TV game show host background it's an amazing little nasty satire/takeoff on his career he does.) It's interesting that such different movies came out in '87.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

I actually haven't seen too many of his tier 2 movies.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

I also enjoyed the Last Stand.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by Mike86
Somehow as a Schwarzenegger fan Iíve actually never seen The Running Man. Need to at some point.
Your in for a treat. Just a fun movie with a cool concept and great cheesy one liners
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
All I really remember is the horrible CGI alligators that looked terrible even back then. They were on the same level as Jabba in A New Hope.
I bet ILM just re-used the Jumanji gators from the yr earlier, lol! Gotta go with Eraser, I still enjoy it.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by Original Desmond
Your in for a treat. Just a fun movie with a cool concept and great cheesy one liners
it's all about the one liners. this was a classic for me back in the day. saw it with father in theater. we saw most of his and Sly's in theater. this is a gem. Richard Dawson playing himself was priceless. he chews up the scenery and was that movie.

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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
it's all about the one liners. this was a classic for me back in the day. saw it with father in theater. we saw most of his and Sly's in theater. this is a gem. Richard Dawson playing himself was priceless. he eschewed scenery and was that movie.
That word doesn't mean what you think it means.

My favorites are Running Man and Red Heat. Kindergarten Cop is for people who think small children are adorable.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by Toddarino
I also enjoyed the Last Stand.
Last Stand was awesome -- it was also directed by Kim Jee-woon, who directed I Saw the Devil, The Good, The Bad, and The Weird. Hell, Johnny Knoxville pretty much plays the "Weird" character and even wears the same hat. It sucked that it bombed in theaters.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

The Last Stand was pretty good. I havenít watched it in a while, but I remember thinking it was a fun comeback role for Arnold at the time. Sabotage is a pretty good one for his later career too.
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Yeah agree with Sabotage and Last Stand

I'm watching End of Days and finding it hard to get through, i think the First Power with the La Bamba guy was better
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Yeah I hated End of Days and Collateral Damage. I thought The Last Stand was pretty good though as a comeback.
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Raw Deal may be his best performance.

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Old 05-11-20, 01:48 PM
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

I too agree about The Last Stand and Sabotage -- both were pretty decent.

Did anyone see either Aftermath or Maggie? A couple more movies he did recently that didn't generate much buzz.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
I believe Kindergarten Cop was a huge smash at the box office. Twins as well.
By "second-tier," I assumed we were referring to budget/tentpole status and not (necessarily) box office performance.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
By "second-tier," I assumed we were referring to budget/tentpole status and not (necessarily) box office performance.
I thought it was in terms of respect. He was in some fine movies, and a bunch of pretty-good movies. Second tier would be the second group.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by Geofferson
I too agree about The Last Stand and Sabotage -- both were pretty decent.

Did anyone see either Aftermath or Maggie? A couple more movies he did recently that didn't generate much buzz.
I couldnít get into Aftermath. It seemed like it would have been a Lifetime movie had Arnold not been in it.

As far as second tier movies, I agree with Nick. Itís more out of respect. Terminator, T2, Predator and True Lies are in a class all of their own.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by Artman
I bet ILM just re-used the Jumanji gators from the yr earlier, lol! Gotta go with Eraser, I still enjoy it.
Made our work at Warner Digital look good when I was there. We did all the rail gun and x-ray sighting. Oh, we got stuck with changing all the Cyrex logos to Cyrez because of a trademark dispute. Good job WB Clearances.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I donít think Iíve seen Eraser since I saw it in the theater. All I really remember is the horrible CGI alligators that looked terrible even back then. They were on the same level as Jabba in A New Hope.
That's my exact memory too. I think it was also that movie that really showed me how tiresome the generic 80's/90's action movie genre could be outside of a few classics.
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That's my exact memory too. I think it was also that movie that really showed me how tiresome the generic 80's/90's action movie genre could be outside of a few classics.
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Re: Best Tier 2 Arnie movie ?

Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
The only tier 1 Arnie movies are The Terminator. Terminator 2: Judgement Day. True Lies, Total Recall, Predator and Pumping Iron.

The rest are Tier 2, tier 3, and lower. My favorite Tier 2 are Kindergarten Cop and Twins.
You take that back about Commando.

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