All right, fuck it. "A Bridge too Far" During the infamous failed operation "Market Garden", the British 1st airborne have been tasked with taking the bridge at Arnhem. They are unaware that several German Panzer units are in the vicinity and the British are virtually destroyed in the fighting. It is at this point that the German's send a delegate to the British to discuss surrender.
Ahhhhh someone who really gets it. I was getting worried when I saw Harry Potter show up. It is the purity of the guy film that I was after. Now I am not a mysogynist or anything but you will note that most of my "Guy" films don't even have female actors, there are a few but in most they have somewhat negligible, even bit roles.
i think even if there is a strong female role, it doesn't necessarily detract from a guy movie. but it simply must pass a litmus test of having that one pure moment where something must be done, the universe cries out for it, and only a man is up to the task.
even if we're talking about movies like Aliens where Ripley plays a strong female lead, the motivations for that character are more protective or defensive rather than for a vendetta. only a man runs into the line of fire for vengeance. it's not something a woman could easily identify with since it seems stupid or suicidal.
but going along this same line of reasoning, it could be argued that the male character's motivation in Taken is similar to Ripley, so it's not really a "guy movie" either, so i want to take that one off my list. it may seem a very peculiar way of differentiating guy movies from action movies, but i think it makes sense.
and movies like The Departed do technically fit this definition. possibly Goodfellas too, but again, most of the killing in gangster films are too clinical or antisocial rather than necessary from a regular guy's pov. and i'm just more partial to lone wolf type movies.
and also, anything that fits the damsel in distress formula isn't technically a "guy movie" imo since girls can be like, "ooooh so heroic! prince charming so hott!! why aren't you more like that!?!" and the guy's not getting any if he answers wrong.
but as a Canadian I cannot help but wonder how many of these need to happen before serious gun control is put into place. Feel free to flame away. Maybe lets start another thread to do it.
hmm, drugs can be used improperly, so let's ban them? Seems to really stop people from getting them, and reduce crime.
hmm, guns can be used improperly so let's ban them? Yeah, seems like a good idea to have a bunch of criminals with guns and responsible citizens unarmed.
If someone wants to break into my home or try to rob me on the street, I have a God-given right to defend myself. That God-given right should not be interfered with because of the existence of some maniacs who have nothing to do with me.
If others in the theatre were armed the numbers would probably have been less.
Ok here's a link to a newly created thread "Spirited Debate about Gun Control'. Let's keep it movies in here. Yes, yes I know. I started it.
@AssGettoJigglin (prob favourite name on here btw) you will find my initial response in there.
All I can say is if I'm producer of the movie - i'm setting up a fund for victims now. Horrible tragedy. I don't want to completely derail my own thread (this was meant to be lighthearted fun not serious politics) but as a Canadian I cannot help but wonder how many of these need to happen before serious gun control is put into place. Feel free to flame away. Maybe lets start another thread to do it.
Need way more responsible gun owners.
Need way more responsible gun owners.
maybe i missed it but nobody listed shawshank redemption
and in a poker forum no votes for Rounders
in no order here are a few others
Jaws and Star wars - yes the special effects kind of date them but there are still very good
Apocalypse Now - got to love the smell of napalm in the morning
we were solidiers
silence of the lambs
12 angry men
mr smith goes to washington
dog day afternoon
its a wonderful life and christmas story
the red violin
i am legend
gggggaaaaaaa - hope you are kidding
first movie i ever saw in theater
as soon as i saw the title in this thread i started to whistle and now i have that toon stuck in my head
and i am an idiot i was thinking about bridge over the river kwai - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050212/
and wow it was release in 1957 - i am not that old so it must been re-released for some reason in the late 70s