Register  |  Sign In
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:22 am



Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
 2005 Best Action Movie > Sith, War, SinCity, Batman, KONG 

so what will give us the years best's action
King Kong > Based on the trailers and early reports, it will be King Kong 27%  27%  [ 6 ]
It will be Narnia based on the trailers 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
War of the Worlds 14%  14%  [ 3 ]
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 23%  23%  [ 5 ]
Batman Begins 23%  23%  [ 5 ]
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
Fantastic Four 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sin City 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
The Island 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
another movie not listed above - please list it 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 22

 2005 Best Action Movie > Sith, War, SinCity, Batman, KONG 
Author Message
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 2005 Best Action Movie > Sith, War, SinCity, Batman, KONG
With Kong/Narnia coming, what so far has given us the best action scenes of the year

- the final race in Herbie
- the horse race in Dreamer
- Jessica Simpsons swaying breasts in The Dukes of Hazzard

Just joking

*********************************

so where did it come from - the years best action

What gave us the best action scenes
What actions scenes that were suppose to be BIG disappointed or bored you

*************************************

here's a listing of some of the years movies

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Batman Begins
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Longest Yard
Fantastic Four
The Dukes of Hazzard
Constantine
Sin City
Sahara
Sky High
Cinderella Man
Red Eye
Kingdom of Heaven
The Legend of Zorro
Transporter 2
The Island
Hostage
Stealth
A History of Violence
Doom
Zathura
XXX: State of the Union
Serenity
Unleashed
Elektra
George A. Romero's Land of the Dead
Assault on Precinct 13


Last edited by Goldie on Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:23 am, edited 5 times in total.



Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:37 am
Profile WWW
No Wire Tampons!

Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:27 am
Posts: 23283
Post 
Goldie, you do like your complex polls and questions don't you?

For me, the best action sequences came from

Episode III [the entire film was loaded with some pretty special action sequences, but nothing we hadn't really seen before]
War of the Worlds [the best action sequence in the year was easily the "arrival" in WOTW]
Mr and Mrs Smith [i think the gunfight at the end was one of the better things ive seen in an action movie ever]
Elektra [because Jennifer Garner knows her way around sais - too bad they all died as soon as she stabbed them]

_________________
I'm out.


Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:49 am
Profile WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
Michelangelo wrote:
Goldie, you do like your complex polls and questions don't you?

For me, the best action sequences came from

Episode III [the entire film was loaded with some pretty special action sequences, but nothing we hadn't really seen before]
War of the Worlds [the best action sequence in the year was easily the "arrival" in WOTW]
Mr and Mrs Smith [i think the gunfight at the end was one of the better things ive seen in an action movie ever]
Elektra [because Jennifer Garner knows her way around sais - too bad they all died as soon as she stabbed them]


sigh > what is complex about this question?

What gave us the best action scenes ?
What actions scenes that were suppose to be BIG disappointed or bored you?

sigh.


Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:08 pm
Profile WWW
Indiana Jones IV
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:51 pm
Posts: 1102
Location: The Bronx
Post 
War of the Worlds wasn't exactly packed with action scenes, but the ones it gave us were spectacular. In particular the set-piece at the intersection with the emergence of the tripod is one of the most amazing suspense/action sequences I've ever seen and easily dwarfs anything else this year. Spielberg is a master at this kind of stuff.

Unleashed also delivered the goods, with plenty of well choreographed and brutal fights and Kingdom of Heaven had one hell of a city seige.

Disappointments would be any of the hyped up action sequences from Revenge of the Sith. The opening space battle and light-sabre duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan come to mind.

The worst action was found in Transporter 2 and The Island.


Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:20 pm
Profile WWW
Forum General
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:53 pm
Posts: 8593
Location: Syracuse, NY
Post 
Just about all of the movies on the above list sucked :hahaha:

_________________
Top 10 Films of 2016

1. La La Land
2. Other People
3. Nocturnal Animals
4. Swiss Army Man
5. Manchester by the Sea
6. The Edge of Seventeen
7. Sing Street
8. Indignation
9. The Lobster
10. Hell or High Water


Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:42 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
movies35 wrote:
Just about all of the movies on the above list sucked :hahaha:


OK, if you say so.


Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:46 pm
Profile WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
Goldie wrote:
movies35 wrote:
Just about all of the movies on the above list sucked :hahaha:


OK, if you say so.


or maybe were you noting the obmission of Aeon Flux from my original list.


Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:27 pm
Profile WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
after seeing the trailers for KONG or in your King Kong reviews, does anybody have a feeling on how great, good, average or bad, the action will be in the upcoming King Kong.

I hope, hope, hope, it is close to great!!!!

I want the BIG WOW.


Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:47 pm
Profile WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
and seeing some more clips from Narnia last night, it looks to have some nice action.


Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:43 am
Profile WWW
Extraordinary

Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:19 pm
Posts: 10813
Post 
When the first tripod appears and causes havok in WOTW,that scene was the best scene ive seen this year.


Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:24 pm
Profile WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
neo_wolf wrote:
When the first tripod appears and causes havok in WOTW,that scene was the best scene ive seen this year.


that was a good one.


Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:16 pm
Profile WWW
Pure Phase
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:33 am
Posts: 34865
Location: Maryland
Post 
I thought THE ISLAND had amazing action sequences, with the standout being the scene with Ewan and Scarlett holding onto the huge, swinging sign. Amazing.

I was disappointed by FANTASTIC FOUR's action. Such great superpowers at their disposable and not one moment was inspired or fascinating or exciting.

_________________
ImageImageImage

1. The Lost City of Z - 2. A Cure for Wellness - 3. Phantom Thread - 4. T2 Trainspotting - 5. Detroit - 6. Good Time - 7. The Beguiled - 8. The Florida Project - 9. Logan and 10. Molly's Game


Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:01 pm
Profile
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
Gunslinger wrote:
I thought THE ISLAND had amazing action sequences, with the standout being the scene with Ewan and Scarlett holding onto the huge, swinging sign. Amazing.

I was disappointed by FANTASTIC FOUR's action. Such great superpowers at their disposable and not one moment was inspired or fascinating or exciting.


I thought that both the island and F4 had ups and downs.

On F4, the bridge scene was good, the rocket scene was very good and I didn't like the ending scene.


Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:21 pm
Profile WWW
Extraordinary
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 2:36 am
Posts: 11130
Location: Waiting for the Dark Knight to kick my ass
Post 
WotW has a few memorable scenes

Island had some pretty damn good ones

BB's end was very exciting

Probably would have to give it to RotS at the end of it though, I mean the action and special effect is what made the movie, it would suck if you just leave the story and acting.

Constantine's action bored me the most, I would say Kingdom of Heaven but that had some nice scenes in it, it's just the rest of the movie that bored me.


Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:16 pm
Profile
007
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:43 pm
Posts: 9604
Location: Wouldn't you like to know
Post 
By far Sith, but WotW a good healthy second

Killuminati510 I must protest in saying the storyline "sucked", for I felt it was complex in its own formation and specting from, yes if you view it lightly then yes it is rather simplisistic, as most civilians do, but those who dig into the humane emothions, appeal and conflict, there is no possible standing point to agrue against this.

To say the storyline is weak, then you would say MacBeth contained a weak storyline, for both ustilize the same storyline, so you are basically saying Shakespseare was a terrible writer, not implying that Lucas could write great dialogue midn yuou, but you should understand my reasonings.

_________________
Image


Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:24 pm
Profile
Extraordinary
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 2:36 am
Posts: 11130
Location: Waiting for the Dark Knight to kick my ass
Post 
How deep do you want me to dig to find the true meaning of the plot? Cause man im digging so much I must be down to hell by now :tongue:

Comparing Shakespseare to the screenplay of RotS is pushing it a bit dont you think?


Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:31 pm
Profile
007
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:43 pm
Posts: 9604
Location: Wouldn't you like to know
Post 
Killuminati510 wrote:
How deep do you want me to dig to find the true meaning of the plot? Cause man im digging so much I must be down to hell by now :tongue:

Comparing Shakespseare to the screenplay of RotS is pushing it a bit dont you think?


When I compare to MacBeth, it is not in dialogue, but in pure story, and the complexity forms in the decision of "do I face my own brother in battle, true it is the just cause, but surely there is another way, but do I wait here and give it chance" now don't say that decision isn't a simple one.

_________________
Image


Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:33 pm
Profile
Online
Dont Mess with the Gez
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:54 am
Posts: 21097
Location: Melbourne Australia
Post 
WOTW and Sith.

Fantastic Four wasnt too bad in that regard.


Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:06 am
Profile
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
in seeing the tv commercial for KONG, I hope Kong is so good that it goes to the top of my list!!!

****************************

EDIT based on something I just saw

****************************

the following copied from xiayun in another thread

***********************************

Definitely (and probable win)

Visual effects (may as well give Kong this award now)
Sound effects editing (utterly amazing)
Sound

Probable nominations

Art Direction (30's New York at its most romanticized and an amazingly otherworldly Skull Island)
Make up (creepy Skull Island natives)
Costume (period costumes)
Score

Maybe's:

Cinematography (utterly beautiful but digital grading may hurt its chances?)
Best Actress

Anyway, those looking forward to this have nothing to worry about. "Kong" delivers and in spades. This movie will be BIG!


Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:51 am
Profile WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
a new poll to see how will Kong rate?

************************

so what will give us the years best's action

King Kong > Based on the trailers and early reports, it will be King Kong
It will be Narnia based on the trailers
War of the Worlds
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Batman Begins
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Fantastic Four
Sin City
The Island
another movie not listed above - please list it

***********************************


Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:15 am
Profile WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm
Posts: 7286
Location: TOP*SECRET ******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
Post 
Looks like the rest, so far, is between Kong and War of the Wars


Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:16 pm
Profile WWW
Extraordinary
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:56 am
Posts: 12117
Location: Adrift in L.A.
Post 
Gunslinger wrote:
I thought THE ISLAND had amazing action sequences, with the standout being the scene with Ewan and Scarlett holding onto the huge, swinging sign. Amazing.


Really? I barely remember the film's action sequences -- in fact, I remember actually being bored by them. And my vote goes to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Anakin vs. Obi-Wan rules all.

_________________
This is why I'm always broke.


Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:56 pm
Profile YIM
The Greatest Avenger EVER
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:02 am
Posts: 18501
Post 
DEFINITELY ROTS since I've seen KONG now and while both feature there share of action, SITH takes it with the amount of battles going on while KONG has action spread out with more Melodrama taking center stage.. Both are good, but SITH wins by a landslide.. It doesn't surprise me though that KONG has 40% and voted by folks who haven't even seen the movie cause it's associated with Jackson.. Nice.. :lol:


Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:57 pm
Profile WWW
Cream of the Crop

Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:22 pm
Posts: 2226
Location: Pearl River, Mississippi
Post 
As if you've seen it you fraud.. :lol:

_________________
Image


Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:32 am
Profile WWW
The Greatest Avenger EVER
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:02 am
Posts: 18501
Post 
Ahmed Johnson wrote:
As if you've seen it you fraud.. :lol:


YES, I've seen it.. Have you?? Apparently not, but believe what you want.. I've seen the movie and it's good, but not this gushingly great and it's only a matter of time before you see it and realize this, but then again, your a ######## LOTR/Jackson fan, so it's gonna be shocking if you honestly give this movie anything under an "A".. Hell, I'll admit, several months back, I said this would suck, but after seeing it, I gave it a "C+" and admit it's better than what I thought it would be, but that's not enough for some folks...


Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:08 am
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 31 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.