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Title: What... THINGS... did... WE... LEARN?!
Post by: Trekker4747 on January 25, 2013, 01:30:26 PM
We learned at the very least a Rifftrax with Christopher Walken in it is a must have and as a bonus we get Michael Ironside?!  Man, could there be anything more watchable?
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Post by: Mark A. Siefert on January 25, 2013, 10:20:02 PM
I learned just how oily revolutions can really be.
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Post by: Lembach on January 26, 2013, 01:32:26 AM
I learned that if anyone invokes my father's Vietnam division, I must drop everything and join their cause.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on January 26, 2013, 03:06:08 AM
I learned that causing an international incident is all worth it for some mediocre tail.
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Post by: ManUnderMask on January 26, 2013, 07:03:52 AM
I learned that Walken used to be typecast as a slightly unhinged Vietnam vet.
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Post by: Lemming Howard on January 26, 2013, 08:57:51 AM
Green Lantern secretly served in Vietnam as "Roberto Santos."
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Post by: Lemming Howard on January 26, 2013, 10:00:42 AM
Mike knows the word "Fuck."
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 26, 2013, 11:41:58 AM
Why is the like option not available in this thread for some reason?

I learned that causing an international incident is all worth it for some mediocre tail.
LIKE

Maria Conchita Alonso never really did anything for me either. Haven't seen this one yet, but is she as attrocious of an actress here as she is in Predator 2?
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Post by: space_mutiny on January 26, 2013, 12:33:53 PM
I learned that America is awesome.

I learned that when you are holding a Columbian dictator hostage with a gun, you should not give him the gun.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on January 26, 2013, 12:35:53 PM
I don't necessarily find her unattractive.  She's just not "center of attention in an action move"/"our hero's chick" attractive.  And certainly not "drop everything, commit several felonies, kill bad and potentially innocent people while also potentially cause an international incident" attractive.  It must be said hair style and wardrobe in this movie doesn't serve her well.  Her acting in it?  Oy.

I learned that even when he's not trying, Michael Ironside still steals a scene even when he's sharing it with freaking Christopher Walken!



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Post by: eegah on January 26, 2013, 04:52:38 PM
I learned that some guns can shoot bullets through two aircraft windows without breaking them and kill the guy on the other side.

I also learned that Rifftrax will never, ever figure out proper audio mixing.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on January 26, 2013, 05:41:03 PM
I learned that some guns can shoot bullets through two aircraft windows without breaking them and kill the guy on the other side.

We do see a small bullet hole in at least our main characters' plane which is probably about right given the double-paned aircraft "glass" used in aircraft and certainly used in fighter jets.  What's more remarkable is how the bullet holes didn't depressurize either aircraft since both were flying at altitude. 
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Post by: Tony Farms AKA Puma Man on January 26, 2013, 06:22:57 PM
I learned that ceiling fans weigh approximately 400 pounds
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 26, 2013, 08:18:34 PM
 I learned it is really hard to tie up a steering wheel to keep it straight, and some fighter pilots have really crappy reaction times so they just can't jump out of anything fast enough.

 Oh and also in that same scene I learned that you really need a fuel truck rigged to explode to knock down a gate.  Even though it seemed like the truck all by itself was doing a pretty good job, the explosion really helped, ah, clear out the empty area beyond the gate...?
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Post by: LuvBJones on January 26, 2013, 10:17:14 PM
I learned that "Michael Ironside" is a person that people know. I just thought, "Wow, that white man has a fantastic ass," but then my husband's all "Wow, that's Michael Ironside," like that would mean something to me.

I also learned that the physics in this movie would never work at all. When I asked my personal physicist if the firing a gun out of a plane would successfully kill the enemy pilot, he said "Yeah, sure. Go get 'em girls." He was also super impressed with the GPS salad spinner add-on for your laptop.
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Post by: LuvBJones on January 26, 2013, 10:22:30 PM
We learned at the very least a Rifftrax with Christopher Walken in it is a must have and as a bonus we get Michael Ironside?!  Man, could there be anything more watchable?

It seemed like everyone in this movie was having a really great time! Kind of like a wedding reception that you weren't sure you wanted to go to, but really enjoyed by the end. I still think this movie was made solely to launder a whole lot of drug money, but it was quite the kick in the head!
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Post by: LuvBJones on January 26, 2013, 10:33:19 PM
I learned that "Michael Ironside" is a person that people know. I just thought, "Wow, that white man has a fantastic ass," but then my husband's all "Wow, that's Michael Ironside," like that would mean something to me.

I also learned that the physics in this movie would never work at all. When I asked my personal physicist if the firing a gun out of a plane would successfully kill the enemy pilot, he said "Yeah, sure. Go get 'em girls." He was also super impressed with the GPS salad spinner add-on for your laptop.
Oh, see, now here we go. I thought "michael ironside" was supposed to be the blond kid with the bulbous tush who flew the not--exactlly-legit "U.S." fighter jet. Come to find he was the guy with the creepy little middle-aged-man ponytail. I still only know him as "that guy in that show." Look, just set me up with some DVDs of WKRP, OK? I'm not ready for this millennium.
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Post by: Thrashalla on January 27, 2013, 02:18:31 AM
Ahh, you would need to be well versed in 80's and early 90's action movies to truly know who Michael Ironside is. The man is a LEGEND to those who take their movies over the top, silly, and absolutely amazing.
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Post by: Tony Farms AKA Puma Man on January 27, 2013, 04:54:04 AM
I can't think of a film with worse 'good' guys.  They have the gall to (in between ruthlessly murdering everyone) wear hideous Hawaiian shirts.
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Post by: eegah on January 27, 2013, 06:42:41 AM
I learned it is really hard to tie up a steering wheel to keep it straight, and some fighter pilots have really crappy reaction times so they just can't jump out of anything fast enough.

 Oh and also in that same scene I learned that you really need a fuel truck rigged to explode to knock down a gate.  Even though it seemed like the truck all by itself was doing a pretty good job, the explosion really helped, ah, clear out the empty area beyond the gate...?

Plus, that whole truck thing was unnecessary considering all of the rockets that they had to shoot afterwards.
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 27, 2013, 08:12:08 AM
I learned that in a scene that establishes our main character's fighting skills that impresses a guy he just met so much that it starts the plot of the movie, it is entirely unnecessary for the main character be impressive AT ALL.

I learned that it is okay to have a shot that makes it looks like our heroine and love interest is ROBBING villagers.
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Post by: Lembach on January 27, 2013, 01:42:56 PM
Ahh, you would need to be well versed in 80's and early 90's action movies to truly know who Michael Ironside is. The man is a LEGEND to those who take their movies over the top, silly, and absolutely amazing.

I remember him most strongly as Richter in the 1990 "Total Recall". The man just oozes evil. He must have been a shark in a previous life. A deranged, had-to-evolve-into-a-human-just-to-kick-puppies, shark. And what's really scary is that he is a method actor, who stays in character between takes. With all the bad guys and psychos this guy plays, I can't imagine what he's like on set.
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Post by: losingmydignity on January 27, 2013, 04:07:57 PM
I learned that posing for pics before the graves of recently murdered villagers is fun. Fun!

I learned that Columbians have no issues whatsoever putting their children and grandmothers in the front lines of the Revolution.

Man, this movie gives Mythbusters a whole season worth of material.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on January 27, 2013, 07:33:57 PM
Man, people not knowing who Michael Ironside is makes me feel old, which I really shouldn't be feeling at 34.

I learned that if you're going to extort a mafioso kingpin for finances for your personal international incident misadventure you should: Kidnap him, .... knock him out?... tie him to a chair and suspend him off the edge of the building, lay out your extortion deal, and then leave him hanging off the building with no obvious means of escape while your contact information for your Swiss Bank Account (TM!) remains precariously perched on a ledge on a flimsy piece of paper.  I also learned said mafioso king pins are actually pretty easy to capture and get information out of.

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Post by: sendtoscott on January 28, 2013, 05:13:44 AM
I learned that Mike/Kevin/Bill will wait YEARS to get in that "Beyond Thunderdome" joke Tom Servo originally wanted.
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Post by: LuvBJones on January 28, 2013, 10:22:40 PM
Man, people not knowing who Michael Ironside is makes me feel old, which I really shouldn't be feeling at 34.

You're so sweet! I'm not too young to have known Michael Ironside, I'm so old I still treasure John Saxon as my action bad guy of choice.
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Post by: CJones on January 31, 2013, 02:06:57 PM
Ahh, you would need to be well versed in 80's and early 90's action movies to truly know who Michael Ironside is. The man is a LEGEND to those who take their movies over the top, silly, and absolutely amazing.

I remember him most strongly as Richter in the 1990 "Total Recall". The man just oozes evil. He must have been a shark in a previous life. A deranged, had-to-evolve-into-a-human-just-to-kick-puppies, shark. And what's really scary is that he is a method actor, who stays in character between takes. With all the bad guys and psychos this guy plays, I can't imagine what he's like on set.

For me Michael Ironside will always Lt Ratczeck (no idea if that's spelled right) from Starship Troopers. Without a doubt my favorite cheesy movie of all time. And I've said it before (namely after the T:Salvation riff), Michael Ironside is simultaneously awful and awesome in everything he's in.

 
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Post by: Trekker4747 on January 31, 2013, 03:13:26 PM
Michael Ironside in Total Recall FTW.
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Post by: eegah on January 31, 2013, 04:33:00 PM
I always think of Scanners when I see him. Hopefully they don't think too hard about me. ;)

/yes, I'm old
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Post by: MrBNatural by Conn on February 02, 2013, 10:53:58 PM
I learned they relied on J Patterson for all the music for the movie.
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Post by: Lembach on February 03, 2013, 01:08:26 AM
I can't find the soundtrack anywhere!
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Post by: MrBNatural by Conn on February 03, 2013, 11:04:41 AM
You are right. I just checked too. No where to be found. Perhaps a J Patterson conspiracy.
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Post by: Lembach on February 05, 2013, 01:20:06 AM
Man, people not knowing who Michael Ironside is makes me feel old, which I really shouldn't be feeling at 34.

I learned that if you're going to extort a mafioso kingpin for finances for your personal international incident misadventure you should: Kidnap him, .... knock him out?... tie him to a chair and suspend him off the edge of the building, lay out your extortion deal, and then leave him hanging off the building with no obvious means of escape while your contact information for your Swiss Bank Account (TM!) remains precariously perched on a ledge on a flimsy piece of paper.  I also learned said mafioso king pins are actually pretty easy to capture and get information out of.

And that he knows his brother-in-law is screwing him. At least, he thought he was. HE THOUGHT HE WAS!!!
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Post by: corneliusryan on March 03, 2013, 02:17:47 PM
I learned that Jay Patterson has a lovely singing voice.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on March 05, 2013, 03:16:39 AM
I learned that if a young woman walks up to construction workers on the Brooklyn Bridge they won't call the man she's looking for to come down, or say he's busy and needs to wait or anything like that.  Nope, they'll just send her up the cable to talk to him herself.

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Post by: BathTub on April 20, 2014, 02:10:03 AM
What I didn't learn was what the deal was with the US reprinting their money in Red White and Blue, what was up with that?
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 20, 2014, 07:26:19 AM
What I didn't learn was what the deal was with the US reprinting their money in Red White and Blue, what was up with that?
I think it was just political satire about how meaningless politicians are.
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Post by: BathTub on April 20, 2014, 01:40:30 PM
I thought the suggestion might have been they were counterfeiting or something.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on May 01, 2014, 05:55:34 PM
Nah, I'm with Darth. It was a commentary on how politicians have the tendency to concern themselves with meaningless domestic matters (especially over things like how Americans feel about their patriotism and money) when there's real world problems out there that are effect lives, livelihoods and, well, stuff that matters.

It's also odd. If not mistaken the US Mint and Federal Reserve have more to do with the printing of money, what it looks like, and such more than the Federal Government and the President himself do.