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Offline Trekker4747

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What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« on: April 08, 2016, 04:13:12 PM »
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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 06:24:13 PM »
I learned that T2 may have done a whole lot more damage to cinematic history than it did good.

I learned that there's nothing more terrifying in a movie than an Ayn Rand quotation.

I learned that the abdomen of cyborgs is made out of Play-Doh.



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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 07:40:45 AM »
Yeah that hand wave with the stomach thing was a bit much to take and I'm a veteran of these movies.

I learned that there was so much subtle nuance to the characters that I missed it all

I also learned that the scariest thing in this movie is Ayn Rand quote that smacks you in the face and just plain out of nowhere. I hadn't done a complete OMGWTFBBQ!? (we are doing internet memes right?) since Rollergator.
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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 07:16:04 PM »
Yeah, the Ayn Rand thing was probably the biggest WTF moment in the movie for me.

I learned that the cinematographer for this movie was inspired by his use of Viagra when he came up with the color pallet for this movie.


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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 09:56:44 AM »
I learned that I can watch a movie four times and still have no idea what it was about. Seriously, was there any plot to this? All I remember is the guy who wants to make love to his smart home computer getting chased by Mr. Clean clones, and something about people being robots.

And that you can apparently strangle robots.

Oh, and let me add a hearty WHAT??? to the final showdown - I wonder how many drugs you need to be on simultaneously for that grenade move to make even a lick of sense...


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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 10:10:39 AM »
I learned that in order to flying kick open a locked door most of your teammates need to die first.
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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 02:15:31 PM »
I learned that in the future, sleeping pills will be replaced by sleeping guns. And as someone with lifelong chronic insomnia, I want one.


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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 12:50:59 AM »
Seconds after starting the VOD (an hour or two after seeing the cover and buying it), I learned Cyber Tracker does not star Lou Diamond Phillips.

I learned that the computerized justice system in this movie is actually better than the one in Minority Report in an important way.  In MR they talk about the system "going national" but it relies on three genetic accidents (side effects of experiments IIRC) which as far as we know cannot be reproduced, much less mass produced.  CT's system of roving terminators carrying out executions without warrants or trials is ridiculous, but much more plausible at scale.

I learned that fighting hand-to-hand out of police headquarters, evading and destroying several cop cars (and likely cops) in a thrilling chase, then outwitting and immolating a terminator is more than enough effort.  After that, it makes sense to wait in place, and surrender to the next two random cops that happen by.

I learned that cyber trackers might just be confused instead of malicious.  Apparently all their bullets are tracking devices, so instead of filling suspects with lead, maybe they truly believe they are living up to their name by "installing tracking technology" (the more the better!).

I learned that Don's supposedly outclassed rival is nevertheless capable of single-handedly kidnapping him and his not-exactly-helpless love interest from her home, presumably for the expedience of the script.  This moment of brilliance is glossed over and the rival's boss even has the gall to rub his supposed incompetence in his face immediately after it happens.



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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 01:13:59 AM »
I learned that in the future, sleeping pills will be replaced by sleeping guns. And as someone with lifelong chronic insomnia, I want one.

It would have been clever if the Union for Human Rights had used a portable version of this device to subdue Don* before stuffing him in their van.  That's probably why it didn't happen.

* Instead they drugged him with a jet injector that produced a stun gun sound effect.  Sweet.


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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2017, 12:02:54 PM »
I learned that..... uh.... the color blue.
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Re: What TDY IRL, LOL, A/S/L?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 07:27:29 PM »
I learned that even in a truly terrible movie with bad actors, sometimes they guys just can't do anything memorable with it. Omega Cop was probably a worse movie, but the guys did better with that. This was one of the few that might be worth watching once, but never again. You'll get everything you can out of one showing. The original MST3ks had episodes like that as well.