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Old 04-20-2012, 03:40 AM
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Aaron has just review Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire.' He says you should give this a try if you're tired of the same old action movies. Soderbergh has created quite the genre film by staying away from all the usual clichés. This one is definitely recommended.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:20 PM
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Loved this movie, but I dont think its for everyone, I went to the theater and maybe 10 or 12 people showed up to watch it too. By the end of the movie it was just me. But I think it was described perfectly as "Action Movie Minimalism."
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:28 PM
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I really liked this movie too. I went in just because I"m an MMA fan and it has Gina in it. It very much surprised me not just because it is a pretty good movie, but because she also did one heck of a job for her first major gig.
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I really liked this movie too. I went in just because I"m an MMA fan and it has Gina in it. It very much surprised me not just because it is a pretty good movie, but because she also did one heck of a job for her first major gig.
This has everything to do with Soderbergh's direction. A lesser director would've tried to put her in a movie that called for her to be dramatic, or cry, or have a love interest. None of that would've worked. She's perfect because Soderbergh played to her strengths.

She'll get other movies from doing this, but they'll likely not have directors like Soderbergh. It'll be really telling to see how she fares in her next movie 'In the Blood', which is directed by John Stockwell who directed movies like 'Blue Crush' and 'Turistas'.

That said, I think we need a 'Haywire' trilogy.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:23 PM
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I really wanted to see Haywire in the theaters but alas I never got around to it. This is a planned blind buy. It helps that it has a top notch cast to help with the MMA girl's debut. Add that I am also tired of Angelina Jolie as the top female action star who really looks like a tween boy could beat up.
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Different strokes 'n all. I found this movie to be predictably boring. The fights, which were few and far between and mostly over in a few quick moves, were really good. The rest of the film, however, consisted of under-utilized actors, "sounds like a prequel jedi" dialog delivery from Carano and a cliche riddled plot. By the end of the film, I was feeling drowsy and I went in wide awake. I think if there were one more drawn out chase sequence (or as I like to refer to them - "Gina jogging to porno spy music"), I probably would have fallen asleep.
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Before I saw The Raid: Redemption last night I had Haywire as the best action movie of 2012. Action Movie Minimalism perfectly describes Haywire. No bulls**t, just straight up set-up and action. All the fight scenes (especialliay the Fassbender sequence) all come across like everyone is fighting for their lives instead of some super-cool quick edited uber-choreagraphed action we see in most action movies today. I gotta respect a movie that made Channing Tatum look cool and his fight scene was a gret way to start the movie.

Count me as another who I'm tired of Angelina Jolie being touted as some action heroine. Wanted and Salt sucked. And she needs a cheeseburger.
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My one irritation is how they altered Gina's voice. It was completely unnecessary, and their explanations for it are unsatisfying. We know from her MMA interviews and work on American Gladiators that she doesn't have a strange or inappropriate voice, so the bizarre modification is a distraction throughout the film.

All that said, it was still a fun flick that we'll probably be picking up on BD.
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My one irritation is how they altered Gina's voice. It was completely unnecessary, and their explanations for it are unsatisfying. We know from her MMA interviews and work on American Gladiators that she doesn't have a strange or inappropriate voice, so the bizarre modification is a distraction throughout the film.

All that said, it was still a fun flick that we'll probably be picking up on BD.
Everyone has a Batman voice, right?
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Different strokes 'n all. I found this movie to be predictably boring. The fights, which were few and far between and mostly over in a few quick moves, were really good. The rest of the film, however, consisted of under-utilized actors, "sounds like a prequel jedi" dialog delivery from Carano and a cliche riddled plot. By the end of the film, I was feeling drowsy and I went in wide awake. I think if there were one more drawn out chase sequence (or as I like to refer to them - "Gina jogging to porno spy music"), I probably would have fallen asleep.
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