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To: GulliverSwift
I'm usually not a fan of female villains. Even if the film CLAIMS the female villain is super duper powerful, it remains a fact that she is, in fact, female, and it's hard to root for a 250 Austrian bodybuilder to beat the sh*t out of her.

I just think this usually doesn't work. GoldenEye, the James Bond film, had a female executioner, and it just never really worked for me.

We'll see, though. I also thought it was a rule that the bigger guy always appears to be the more powerful guy and the smaller guy, therefore, the underdog and the one you root for, but T2 did a really good job of making the normal-proportioned T-1000 a real threat. You really did think he was much more powerful than poor little Arnold.

2 posted on 06/30/2003 9:05:15 PM PDT by Warhead W-88
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To: Warhead W-88
I saw a commercial for the new Charlie's Angels movie--gag--and these little women were throwing their cute little fists at these men and they were falling like flies. I can't stand movies like that. Especially that big-chinned female in the trio.

Of course, the woman in T3 seems to have more intensity and doesn't have the irritating personality of many, many, hollyweird women. Most of them marry wimp husbands.

8 posted on 06/30/2003 10:09:10 PM PDT by GulliverSwift
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To: Warhead W-88
hmm, Famke Janssen, as Xenia Onatopp didn't work for you? I thought she was a marvelous villian. Her near-orgasmic reaction to sub-machine-gunning the crowd at the Siberian site was, ah umm, stimulating. ;-)
16 posted on 07/05/2003 6:10:36 AM PDT by I_dmc
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To: Warhead W-88
I'm usually not a fan of female villains. Even if the film CLAIMS the female villain is super duper powerful, it remains a fact that she is, in fact, female, and it's hard to root for a 250 Austrian bodybuilder to beat the sh*t out of her.

There's a lot of beat downs in the film. One fight scene in particular left me awed and giggling. I enjoyed T3. The reviewer is right that there's a lot of mayhem and something is lost with all of that. But the effects were great; a lot of the liquid metal stunts were good enough that I didn't think too much about Robert Patrick's character from T2. It's a nice story and a little sad with the ever-present 9/11 on our minds now. Lots of comic relief from Arnold. The T-X is relentless and has her own funny quirks that keep the movie interesting. I'd see it again.

19 posted on 07/05/2003 6:30:53 AM PDT by rabidralph (First Aid to libs? Coulterize the wound.)
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