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> COMMANDO vs BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, Dumb 80's action flicks
Which do you like best?
Which do you like best?
COMMANDO [ 15 ] ** [35.71%]
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA [ 26 ] ** [61.90%]
Both kaka [ 1 ] ** [2.38%]
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Sostie
post Apr 11 2006, 12:34 PM
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This week to dumb-but-fun 80's Action flicks

COMMANDO
Ex-Special Forces Austrian man mountain is blackmailed into doing a bit of badness or his daughter gets it. Features a Charmed sister, a famous dope head's daughter and one of the most campest scripted fights in cinema history.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
Mullet haired trucker helps rescue friend's fiance and a the girl he fancies, fighting big hat wearing kung-fu masters on the way. Features the resident bike from Sex In The City, the inventor of "Graboids" and Goldie Hawn's toy boy.


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post Apr 11 2006, 12:42 PM
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It's got to be Big Trouble in Little China.
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ipse dixit
post Apr 11 2006, 12:45 PM
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It's probably unfair to vote as I've not seen Commando, but Big Trouble is so odd and amusing, I couldn't just ignore it.
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post Apr 11 2006, 12:49 PM
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I've seen Commando more, and that would usually make me vote against it, but I've gone for it over Big Trouble because of the way Rae Dawn Chong doesn't believe any of it at all, and Arnie's ridiculous attempt at being James Bond by using a throwaway line is utterly hilarious:

"I let him go." laugh.gif
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post Apr 11 2006, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Apr 11 2006, 01:45 PM)
It's probably unfair to vote as I've not seen Commando, but Big Trouble is so odd and amusing, I couldn't just ignore it.
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You must watch. The best, cheesiest and frankly gayest 80s action extravaganza you could imagine. Riddled with the stupidest continuity errors ever seen and some of the best/dumbest dialogue you could hope for. Truly one of Arnie's finest hours.
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post Apr 11 2006, 12:54 PM
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I have a fondness for most of Arnold's 1980s films, but I've gone off Commando since I saw it recently. All the stuff I enjoyed as a kid looks really silly now. His one-liners are embarrassingly bad, and the villians are far too camp. Matrix's assault on the mansion at the end is so much like Hot Shots Part Deux that it's difficult to tell which is the parody.

Big Trouble is inventive and fun, and Kurt Russell is great as the put-upon action hero.
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post Apr 11 2006, 12:57 PM
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How can anyone not vote Big Trouble in Little china... It's got everything a cheesy 80s movie needs!
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post Apr 11 2006, 12:59 PM
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I have to mention one of my favourite Schwarzequotes here though, "Don't distuoirb my friend. He's dead tired".
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Svein
post Apr 11 2006, 01:00 PM
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Remember I told you I'd kill you last...
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It is embarrasingly cheesy!
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post Apr 11 2006, 01:03 PM
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I'll have to move Big Trouble up my "to watch" list and vote then...
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post Apr 11 2006, 01:05 PM
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Does it get any cheesier?
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post Apr 11 2006, 02:09 PM
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No! I cannot decide!

I love them both like children! Muscular violent children with cheesy quips, sure, but children nonetheless.

I'd be inclined to vote Big Trouble... because it is one of my defining films I saw as a child - I must have seen it 60 times by now. But Commando is such a shameful joy, its impossible to put into words the feelings I have for it - "Why don't they just call him 'Girl' George?". Hotdog's article a while back about the character of Bennett was spot-on about how his revenge against Matrix stemmed from a homosexual advance when they were squadded together was rejected by Arnie and so on.

I don't know! I've just been watching The Running Man (see signature below), so I'm in an Arnhald mood, but I also watched Big Trouble not too long ago and started planning sequel ideas in my head.

I'm gonna have to sit out of this one for now. If I make my mind up, I'll vote - but you may have finally stumped me Sostie! wacko.gif

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post Apr 11 2006, 02:10 PM
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Commando, coz it's worse. Love both of them.
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post Apr 11 2006, 02:13 PM
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QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Apr 11 2006, 02:09 PM)
I don't know! I've just been watching The Running Man (see signature below), so I'm in an Arnhald mood, but I also watched Big Trouble not too long ago and started planning sequel ideas in my head.
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Running Man is one of the few Arnie no-brainers I really hate, maybe because if made true to the book, it would be one of the greatest action films ever.
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post Apr 11 2006, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE (Crutch @ Apr 11 2006, 03:10 PM)
Commando, coz it's worse. Love both of them.
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That was my thinking. Only a more eloquent version.
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