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Post by AdeBrown » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:37 pm

Excellent fun. From the trailer I had dubbed this Ocean's Eleven meets Evil Dead 2.
From the trailer I had dubbed this Ocean's Eleven meets Severance, but add in some Shaun of the Dead and Evil Dead 2.
Stephen Dorff's timing was spot on in what is basically a whitehall farce with evil Russian (Irish) gore merchants.
Cynics might think his "what have I got involved in?" demeanour is applicable to the film too, but I'd say it's an enjoyable romp. He has to pay a debt to Sean Pertwee's russian gangster by going into Moscow to steal a religious artefact. The huge headquarters of the Moscow TV station seems basic enough, but remember, it doesn't have a 13th floor !
The supporting cast drawn from the usual pool: ice maiden, accountant, ex-Army (yeah right) security guard, and three witches god-fearing religious women. Dorff's two russian sidekicks are played as Laurel and Hardy ...
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Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:54 pm

Wasn't really sure what to make of this before seeing it.

Was fairly inoffensive overall but a bit on the predictable side.

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Post by jonbly » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:31 pm

Rarely has a crazed killer used the art of ballet so effectively.

Good fun.

7/10

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Post by iam_dan » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:19 am

title says it all for me...didnt do anything for me...sorry

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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:01 pm

:lol:

Loved it, The 'Ivan' bad guy - the first shot of him prancing down the corridor did it for me, jesus I couldn't stop laughing.

great fun

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Post by Grindhouse » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:21 pm

This was one of those films from the trailer i wanted to have fun with.

It started well but quickly went down hill very fast,the suspension of disbelief could not be achieved,the acting was poor the sets was dross,script dire not even stephen dorff or Jaime Murray could have save this, i walked out and went to the bar only to be met by Ian with the director sat down looking very nervous as it was its first showing with his family at the viewing.

i really hated the humour it wasnt funny,and the accents was so bad i just didnt buy into the movie at all.

Still a good movie to begin your carreer with they can only get better from here!
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Post by DavieT » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:45 pm

An extremely silly movie but I really liked it.

I'm left with bizarre flash backs to Ivan the terrible prancing around the corridors wild eyes and covered in blood ... bit of a Rik Mayall look about the eyes ...and bizarrely flicking the switch to leash one of his man-traps all to the accompanyment of disco lighting and Shalimar!?

As for the "Alpha Male" and his meat cleaver booby trap - could have done with the French woman from Storm Warning to help him out ;)

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Post by xLeft For Deadx » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:42 pm

It was silly, but I did enjoy it. It was maybe about 15-20 minutes too long, as there wasn't exactly a lot of plot to get through, and the jokes were starting to wear thin towards the end. I thought it could have benefited from the rampaging maniac being played straight, as there were already enough comedic characters. It also disturbed me that the he looked exactly like the singer from the Norwegian prog/black metal band - Enslaved.

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Post by Reanimator » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:10 pm

Good fun but nothing more - I think it will struggle to find an audience although I hope it does well

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Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:55 pm

Rather enjoyed this almost French farce style of a film. Some very amusing and weird characters. Pleasantly surprised to see Sean Pertwee and Stephen Doriff in th same film. I thought they were both excellent.

Rather liked the foot being impaled to disco music and lights. Very amusing!
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Post by soulmining » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:39 pm

This was the one film I feared would be terrible... but I quite enjoyed it, although part of that might have been that I needed some light relief after The Girl Next Door. Wasn't really a well made film, but was so wacky you just had to go with it...
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Post by rawshark » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:41 pm

Ah - the fake Russian accent Sean Pertwee was using put me off the film straight away (as did Dorff running away from the spilt diamonds without even going for one quick scoop), and then when every other character started using 'Russian accents', I lost interest completely

One of the very few I actually walked out of - sorry...
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Post by ghouldrool » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:49 pm

the films only redeeming features really were the Disco Death Trap and the clobber Ivan was prancing around in

why would russians talk to each other in comedy accented english?
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Post by AdeBrown » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:53 pm

Comedy accented irish, more like.

That just added to the charm for me.

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Post by AndyJWS » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:02 am

Bit worried by the start as it seemed distinctly lacking especially on the comedy front, but picked right up when the comedy Russian security guard came in. A touch on the long side and the ending a little flat but some great comedy in there and almost added to the weekend's ever-growing tally of genital mutilation!

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