Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Mar 2012 23:54 UTC
Games As I made very clear in my thorough review of Mass Effect 2, I'm a huge BioWare fan. This relationship got very, very cloudy when BioWare released Dragon Age II, a rush job with no story and atrocious gameplay. Mass Effect 3 looked like redemption - until I hit the terrible, terrible ending. The criticism of the ending has been so immense and consistent, BioWare is contemplating changing it. Of course, this story is riddled with spoilers, so be warned.
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RE[3]: no thanks
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: no thanks"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

If they aren't supposed to be taken seriously, then it doesn't matter what the end is.

I think what you meant was that action movies are supposed to have predictable endings. Even that, I'm not so sure about, Die hard had a few twists in the series. Most Schwarzenegger's did too.

I think too many people have come to redefine an action movie as " a movie directed by Michael bay". They don't all have to be that bad.

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RE[4]: no thanks
by lucas_maximus on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 22:37 in reply to "RE[3]: no thanks"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Micheal Bay movies are crap except for "The Rock". Sorry CGI crap isn't an action movie ... the action movie was of the VHS era and died soon after.

The point is that the VHS action heroes wasn't supposed to be taken seriously. Stallone and Arnie made jokes about each other in their movies ... Demolition man and Last Action Hero.

These guys know what their audience wants to see and provides it ... why The Expendables did so well ... minium CGI rubbish, and more big blokes punching the crap outta one another and making cheesy one liners.

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RE[5]: no thanks
by Valhalla on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 10:59 in reply to "RE[4]: no thanks"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

why The Expendables did so well

Expendables did well? That's a surprise, guess there's some life left in the old dogs yet.

Anyway, caught good old Die Hard on tv couple of nights ago, still works for me after all these years with Alan Rickman making something interesting out of a cardboard villain and Bruce Willis being up to form, those were the days.

Off my head I think my top 5 action flicks would be:

1. Leon (not really 'pure' action flick but hey, it's awesome)
2. Die Hard
3. Aliens
4. First Blood
5. Terminator 2

I'm stuck in the 80's and 90's it seems...

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RE[5]: no thanks
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 17:19 in reply to "RE[4]: no thanks"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Did anyone actually like Last Action Hero? I pretty much remember it as a huge flop. It was when Arnold jumped over the shark. It was long, confusing, slow paced, short on action and had an animated cat.

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