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Olympus Has Fallen movie thoughts?

Posted on 03/30/2013 8:27:59 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans

To those who have seen it, your thoughts? Tried to see it tonight and it was sold out. (Please no posts from the tired, lame "what's a movie?" fools).


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To those who have seen it, your thoughts? Tried to see it tonight and it was sold out. (Please no posts from the tired, lame "what's a movie?" fools).
1 posted on 03/30/2013 8:27:59 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

What’s a post?


2 posted on 03/30/2013 8:28:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
i guess that's all Judd can handle these days...
3 posted on 03/30/2013 8:30:14 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What’s a post?

That which has a turtle upon it.
4 posted on 03/30/2013 8:30:19 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Slings and Arrows

A piece of wood sticking outta the ground with a turtle on it named Obama.

And don’t call me Shirley...


5 posted on 03/30/2013 8:30:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ZX12R

Dangit...ya beat me...


6 posted on 03/30/2013 8:31:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart; ZX12R
A piece of wood sticking outta the ground with a turtle on it named Obama.

I thought that was a Reggie Love.

7 posted on 03/30/2013 8:33:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Thought it was a great movie .... A modern version of Die Hard with a better looking Willis


8 posted on 03/30/2013 8:33:56 PM PDT by DirtyDawg (eat fruit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That too... ;)


9 posted on 03/30/2013 8:34:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: DirtyDawg

Good to hear. Heard it was corny but non-stop action.


10 posted on 03/30/2013 8:35:25 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Norm Lenhart
Dangit...ya beat me...

I got lucky.
11 posted on 03/30/2013 8:42:03 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
My wife and I liked it. It did have some corny stuff, but the fight scenes were well done and well lit. (I am tired of fight scenes that you just hear the action and don't see squat.)

I did notice a couple of mistakes, but that is just me being anal retentive.

The one that jumped out was the pylons that they use to block of Pennsylvania ave. did not activate immediately.

12 posted on 03/30/2013 8:43:05 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

I heard the storyline is a rip-off of Vince Flynn’s long ago thriller, Transfer of Power, and Flynn is in no way connected with it.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 8:45:38 PM PDT by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

A movie ? Fast moving photos projected through a machine onto a screen, but that’s not important right now.


14 posted on 03/30/2013 8:51:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

I thought it was a very good action movie. The audience cheered when it was over.

The whole time I was watching it though I kept thinking if only we had real president like the one in the movie. Aaron Echart played a tough-guy and loving father who told the terrorists to go to hell even when he was being beaten.
Yeah, I wish we had a real president like him.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 8:51:48 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
WHAT'S A MOVIE?
16 posted on 03/30/2013 8:55:20 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 3Fingas

17 posted on 03/30/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, thanks for that. I was already a bit depressed thinking about how the movie president was so much better than our actual president and then you had to throw in the pink unicorn. I am think I am going to need a rum and coke now just to feel less miserable.


18 posted on 03/30/2013 9:05:20 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: ZX12R

You are bad.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 9:06:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
I saw it tonight with my 12 year old son. He thought it was cheesy. Bad CGI and such. He's the one who dragged me to it. I however fantasized about the silly North Korean's trying it for real and you know who doesn't live through it. Bottom line is that I was entertained.

If I'm not on a list yet that 2nd to last sentence should do the trick...

20 posted on 03/30/2013 9:11:10 PM PDT by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Great book. Most of his stuff is.


21 posted on 03/30/2013 9:22:27 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: BenLurkin
Shouldn't that be Reggie perched on his crotch?


22 posted on 03/30/2013 9:23:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They probably switch.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 9:26:30 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

Actually, I peg The Won as a catcher.


24 posted on 03/30/2013 9:27:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ewwwwwwwwww

He’s feminine. He “macho’s up” in public.


25 posted on 03/30/2013 9:33:49 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

Moochelle is the macho one.


26 posted on 03/30/2013 9:35:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
I was entertained. My 15 year old daughter thought it was good the President wasn't like Obama or the movie would have ended badly with us surrendering when the first toenail was stubbed.
27 posted on 03/30/2013 9:35:38 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Moochelle is the macho one.


You know it!

That witch kicks his azz every day just for the hell of it.


28 posted on 03/30/2013 9:58:19 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: DirtyDawg
That was the impression I got from the previews, another 'die hard'.

Why would the WH be named 'Olympus', do they think the President is a god?

29 posted on 03/30/2013 11:43:11 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: verga
I am tired of fight scenes that you just hear the action and don't see squat.)

True, like the one in Skywalker-why bother?

30 posted on 03/30/2013 11:44:40 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Please no posts from the tired, lame "what's a movie?" fools

Not as bad as the pompous, "I don't own a television" crowd.

31 posted on 03/31/2013 5:07:23 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Olympus Has Fallen” is from Revelation Chapter of the Bible,referring to the fall of the Roman Empire


32 posted on 03/31/2013 5:17:53 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: verga
I am tired of fight scenes that you just hear the action and don't see squat.

Major hot button with that issue. They spend millions of dollars on high resolution cameras and production values, and then make the fight scenes, or pretty much any action scene so blurry that you can't watch it.

I also want to find and beat the snot out of whoever invented the "shaky hand" camera technique that was intended to convey action and put you right in the middle of it. Same issue. That technique detracted SO badly from Private Ryan.

I'm thinking an enterprising young geek could make a fortune off of a software filter that stopped all that shaky, high speed nonsense. That, and a product that takes the #@$%@#%@# adds off of the lower left corner of the TV AFTER the commercial break has ended. I'd pay real money for that capability.

33 posted on 03/31/2013 5:21:01 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Hardastarboard

Re: Fight scenes in movies. See link below, James Bond and Donald Grant in a fight to the death. Low tech perhaps, but convincing. You know from the beginning that it will be a fight to the finish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DrMdQhz53Q


34 posted on 03/31/2013 5:29:59 AM PDT by donaldo
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To: Hardastarboard
Major hot button with that issue. They spend millions of dollars on high resolution cameras and production values, and then make the fight scenes, or pretty much any action scene so blurry that you can't watch it.

That is why I love what Marvel has been doing.

Thor: Climactic fight scene middle of the desert town during the day.

Ironman 2: Black Widow beats up a bunch of bad guys in white corridors while wearing that smoking hot skin tight black costume.

Tony Stark fights Viktor in the middle of the LeManns race during daylight.

Avengers: The entire final battle Middle of NYC in the afternoon.

35 posted on 03/31/2013 5:31:10 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

I saw it. I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure it was going to be as good as it was. The only thing was that they used the North Koreans instead of the Muslims which is more likely, but other than that a really great movie.


36 posted on 03/31/2013 6:12:10 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: verga

Great job supporting those who are against everything you supposedly stand for. Way to line Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd’s ( and by extension Dear Leader’s) pocket.


37 posted on 03/31/2013 9:18:41 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: slapshot

Exactly.

Find a better movie. For real.


38 posted on 03/31/2013 9:23:41 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: slapshot

Thank you for singling me out when there were at 6 others that have seen the movie. Will you be making snotty comments to them as well?


39 posted on 03/31/2013 2:00:02 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Corny, non-stop action. You say that like it’s a bad thing.


40 posted on 03/31/2013 2:05:39 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows
Flynn has his own movie in the works and he's not worried. I can't wait. BTW, Bruce Willis will be in the first Mitch Rapp movie.
41 posted on 03/31/2013 2:08:11 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: slapshot; napscoordinator; vetvetdoug; BreezyDog; 3Fingas; DirtyDawg
I thought you all might be interested in the deeply insightful post that slapshot sent me: Great job supporting those who are against everything you supposedly stand for. Way to line Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd’s ( and by extension Dear Leader’s) pocket.

You may or may not want to let him know your view of his high and mighty opinion.

42 posted on 03/31/2013 2:31:35 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: verga
Every rose has its thorn. Freeman gives a lot of money to the educational process in Mississippi; more than what he gave to Obama. I cannot exclude everything in my life because it may be tied to Obama. Truth be known, I probably couldn't even feed myself if I avoided all products and people that supported the SOB.
43 posted on 03/31/2013 2:39:39 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: verga

The movie was very patriotic and entertaining, something the we on FR very often complain is not the case with movies from Hollywood.

I personally would like to see more of these kind of movies made. I will not pay to see movies that have a message I disagree with. That’s where I draw the line. Yes, I wish the actors were not leftists, but it is what it is.


44 posted on 03/31/2013 2:48:06 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

My 15yr old daughter and I saw it. She liked it, I liked most of it. Here are my gripes.
1) Lawrence (Im a socialist) O’Donnell is one of the talking heads for “breaking news”
2) When the cabinet heads are being beaten and tortured for the codes, none of them are praying...I know that real people in a normal movie would be praying, out loud.
3) Hidden liberals, crouching conservatives

all in all, see it or wait until you do not line the pockets, your choice.


45 posted on 03/31/2013 2:55:19 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

Lawrence O’Donnell, Yeah I forgot him being it.

At least Ashly Judd’s character did not last long :=D


46 posted on 03/31/2013 3:03:41 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Tru-Dat but she is easy on the eyes....


47 posted on 03/31/2013 3:08:47 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

stupid movie — claiming Koreans would do this to the US. hollywood doesn’t want to mention Moslems....


48 posted on 04/21/2013 1:10:58 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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