Posts Tagged ‘Jason Statham’
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:02 Written by Atilla Monday, 20 August 2012 01:57
Hmmm, I wonder where to start, that movie-going experience has certainly been one of the best ones this year.
To begin with it was the best day of Summer. It might very well have been the Summer this year, with temperatures breaking the I-can-break-a-sweat barrier and sunlight strong enough to drag the entire population of Oslo out in the parks. There was no place to throw a one-time grill in the park without hitting someone right in the nose. The same could be said about the bars with tables out in the open. All in all, it was a good day.
Being set in a positive mood, I got my roasted self to Colonel Mustard, where I secured a much needed beer. We had almost half of the entire congregation drinking beer, which is a rare and unusual sight nowadays. Must be something with weather… Anyway, the amusing part was to watch people exchange cash for past debts and cash for the day’s film, which made us all look like some sort of drug kingpins. Or it would have, if the price of the ticket hadn’t been magically reduced to 50NOK. That is right, fifty Norwegian kroner. Premium member discount at its best! Just don’t expect that to happen way too often.
Pow! Armed with a pocket-full of fifties I fetched the tickets and found we had two more members joining, Alina + Sister, an act that brought balance to the male-to-female ratio for this action-packed film.
And action-packed it is. What can I say about The Expendables 2? A movie that stars so many action legends, that they can’t possibly fit on the poster. Well, to begin with – it’s absolutely, blazingly awesome. It is fast-action, mass-murder, blur-of-bullets feature that can probably leave Rambo 4 far behind in a body count per second race. It’s just utterly insane and features things that will stun and astound you.
At the same time, bringing so many action stars cannot possibly go well, if you attempt to be at all serious. Luckily, no one was even trying. There’s more comedy packed in this film than some of the actual comedies we’ve seen in the past two years. Arnie is back and although his role isn’t so long, it is at least not just a cameo, like in the first movie. Chuck Norris is back, in a blaze of bullets, mystery and lone-ranger action, accompanied by the necessary musical cues. Jean Claude Longname is back, being a seriously bad-ass bad ass. Everyone is back, they’re awesome and they’ve even got a chick. She’s cute, although she’s nowhere near as murderous as Hanna or Cataleya. Let’s hope they can build that up in a third edition
On top of all that, there’s a lot of amusement about the location of some of the action. Apparently it’s supposed to be in a place where people speak a mix of Bulgarian and Ukranian dialects. This could stun some people, but my history lessons rang a bell and I remembered this, which could add a drop of credibility to the idea, especially considering the events in the plot. At any rate, the movie was filmed in Bulgaria, the locals spoke clean Bulgarian, the bad guys screamed occasionally in Russian and to add further confusion to the mix, some of the locals had Serbian names. Yes, it’s Eastern-European galore! Funny facts about the production: One stunt-man lost his life and another was severely injured in an explosion scene accident; one third of the bat population in the (protected) Bulgarian cave where the action was filmed was supposedly decimated; I suspected I’ve been on the airport where some of the action is filmed and indeed I had – once for an emergency landing – Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria; the closing scene of the film claims to be in Paris, France while I can easily map it to a backyard somewhere in Bulgaria.
All things considered, pretty spectacular! Looking forward to a new one!
Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2009 03:56 Written by Jeremy Monday, 19 January 2009 03:48
So despite half a year of SMEx’ing this appears to be only my second review, i was hoping for something easy but unfortunatly due to the SMEx board’s giant man-crush for Jason Statham i got stuck with Transporter 3! The evening started with some beers and jokes about the urine soaked pub, fortunately being in the half of the group with a blocked nose i couldnt smell a thing! It had been snowing all day so the evening was filled with talk about going to Korketrekkeren (after last years disaterous lack of snowfall) On the way to the cinema we also noticed some children building a snowman!
Now the movie itself, having never seen a Transporter movie before, i went into the cinema with only one exception, good car chases.. This for me was a dissapointment, i found the car chases boring and badly edited. This time found Frank Martin found him self forced into transporting (no surprises there) but he was also teamed with a women who is our first candidate for ‘most annoying sidekick of 2009′. But It wasn’t all bad, there were some exciting stunts and some very novel fight scenes. Once i found my brain switching off i actually quite enjoyed myself!
After the film had ended we went out into the snow to find the snowmen the kids had been building, unfortunatly our apparent faith in the youth of today had been misplaced as we arrived on the giant snow penis they had built.. We finished the evening with the first SMEx snowball fight, although apparently watching large amounts of movies does nothing to improve your hand-eye coordination, with only Espen’s umbrella being sucessfully hit.
Hoff says: “Seems the youth of Oslo have seen me in my speedos on Batchwatch before ;) ”
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 07:37 Written by buzzcreech Wednesday, 16 July 2008 06:22
After a long time away from the smex gang I’m finally back, and started with some beers and rum and cola. Good to see that new members have joined the Sunday Movie Experience.
For the movie I must say that the guys enjoyed the beginning of the movie with some nudity that is always need it for a movie to be good. The movie has such a good start that even the Hoff would be glad to sign some chicks to make a similar movie.
The plot of the Bank Job is that some low rank criminals get the opportunity to break into a bank’s vault to steal all its contents. The only thing that the bank robbers don’t know is that they will also be stealing other things that will bring them problems with corrupt police and politicians that would do anything to cover their dirty secrets after the job was done.
To conclude, a good movie from the beginning to the end. The turning point in the movie gives some good comedy and great actionin the end. Jason Statham plays a good role in this movie.
Looking forward for the next smex.
Hoff says: “Omar is right, there was definite Baywatch talent there at the start”