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R. P. McMurphy
11-16-2000, 07:12 AM
Martin Campbell, the director of The Mask of Zorro (7/10), Goldeneye (6/10), and No Escape took on this project.
Is this upcoming film going to be a bomb or a Box Office success? I probably won't pay money to see it. I mean the trailers speaks for the whole movie. My friends and I have a little joke about the one part where the big explosion occurs on the top of the mountain and they're running and whatnot. We say the snow exploded for no apparent reason, just to create a high adrenaline scene of the actors running away from flames.
A bomb or a hit? Will you go and see it?
[This message has been edited by R. P. McMurphy (edited 11-16-2000).]
11-16-2000, 07:55 AM
I think I'm going to have to borrow a line from Joblo on this one, it definitely looks like "fun cheese". If they get the cinematograhpy right (with all the beautiful mountain shots) and employ a half decent story, I think I just might go check this one out. I'm a huge fan of Cliffhanger which is another mountainclimber themed flick and am keeping my fingers crossed on this one.
I'm pretty sure it'll make like 10-15 million in its opening weekend. This might increase if the reviews are positive...
11-16-2000, 04:29 PM
RP, the rescue team brought nitro glycerine up the mountain to help break free the trapped people. One of the canisters got dropped and that's why you see people running from the explosion. This movie looks like it could be pretty good. I'm looking forward to it.
11-16-2000, 06:11 PM
I personally cannot wait for this movie to come out! It looks like it'll be a whole load of fun!! I couldnt wait to see this movie form the very first time i saw the trailer in the theaters!! i think it will EASILY make 25 million opening weekend!
and that shot of the climber hanging over that cliff with his axe? puuuuure adrenaline!! i cant wait!!!!
11-17-2000, 05:31 AM
I've never seen people CHEER for a trailer at the movie theatres but this one had folks getting all giddy and shit! I'm down with the Drewster on this one...looks like "fun cheese", not much more, not much less.
BTW, if you want to see a real good snow mountain thriller, rent CLIFFHANGER...the film is actually quite good!!
R. P. McMurphy
11-17-2000, 10:09 PM
Yea, I kinda figured the snow didn't explode for no reason... /ubb/wink.gif
Really JoBlo? I didn't really like the trailer all that much...
11-18-2000, 10:47 PM
Is this the flick where it's a brother trying to rescue his sister (versus his girlfriend?)?
R. P. McMurphy
11-19-2000, 03:54 AM
Thats the one you're thinking of, Raena.
11-21-2000, 08:53 AM
I think it looks pretty cool. I really like the scene where he jumps off the cliff with only two picks in his hands to grab the other side. Now that would be a fantastic adrenaline rush.
11-21-2000, 11:05 AM
I don't like the looks of this one. The trailer just turned me completely off to the movie.
I can see two things happening here -- A half-dozen or so people die to rescue someone, and there is at least one 5 minute+ speech given by one or more of the characters.
I really didn't see how the trailer could have gotten people so interested....
Big budget special effects, bad acting, cheesy plot.
Im going with Doc Drew's technique on this one, I'll take my line from JoBlo. If he give it say a 7 or better Ill probably go to see it, if not, I'll wait for the screener.
Sweet Jesus! How could you not want to see this. The whole scene when they jump off the cliff and almost slide off are amazing. The camera work makes it look way way way cooler then it would probably be.
11-23-2000, 01:42 PM
::blinks:: Plot? There's gonna be a plot? Hey, I'm just plunking down my $4.50 to see Nicholas Lea...
11-26-2000, 03:34 PM
To me, this movie has crap written all over it. It looks real cheesy and I personally hope it does'nt make any money. The thing is, I don't see how the movie can make me care about the characters enough to actually care if they live or die on a big mountain. Also my friends could'nt stop laughing at the ending where the dude jumps a 30 foot crevice, falls about another 30 ft only to catch the cliffside with his picks. So what, is this guy's arms made out of adamantium or something? He would at least torn a ligament or whatever the hell you have in your arms to keep them from being spearated from your body. Anyways, don't waste your time, if you live in NY, go see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. If not, fly there and watch it like me!
12-10-2000, 01:00 AM
Whoa, he should have torn ligaments?? Man, some of you people crticsize movies way too much, not every movie is made to make u think! Some of them are made for you to go watch and have a good time, suspend your disbelief! Take it easy guys, and i just finished watching it..it was great!! packed house, thrills spills and chills, awesome movie!!!!
12-10-2000, 02:17 AM
I just saw Vertical Limit and here is my opinion on it.
The film has no real story or character development and the acting is quite bad, however I really enjoyed this film. The star of Vertical Limit is K2 itself and the special effects. at times cheesy, the special effects consume the film. The cinematography was beautiful and the action involved was great. I was kept on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was a very nerve-racking flick that was made just to do that.
Vertical Limit is a paint by numbers adventure film that could care less about the characters and care only about keeping the audience in suspense. Leave your brain at the door and just kick back and have fun.
Vertical Limit is a fun popcorn flick along the same lines as The Sixth Day.
I give it 6.5/10
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