Quick question: Based on the shared knowledge of all things awesome in this thread, I'll assume that many of us around here are videogamers. I'm a lightweight, myself. A classic 80's gamer from way back, my friends and I would routinely get to the K-Mart a few minutes early on Saturdays so we could be the first there to play Pac-Man and Space Invaders as soon as they opened the store doors. And I still play the ol' Atari 2600, Colecovision, Nintendo 64 and the odd PC game. So I must admit, since I'm game fan, an action movie fan and a supporter of creativity, I wonder... How do you guys feel about GMOD videos? (That is, videos that have their files cracked so that you can use the characters, sound effects and such to create your own movies.)
Some of them are pretty bad and occasionally really offensive... but the ones that get it right are so wild, funny and even well made that I often wish Hollywood were doing things this bizarre.
Too crazy for me. But I will be looking for more of them until I can really get a handle on what it is I'm watching. I've honestly never heard of these.
Movie number three was Brian Trenchard-Smith’s THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, which memorably begins with Jigsaw’s super-catchy “Sky High” playing over some incredible paragliding footage. Maybe it’s me, but I planned for the long haul, knowing this was going to be a seven movie marathon, so I specifically tried to not worry myself following any plots that got too busy. Hence, I really am not sure what was happening here, but the movie was so much goddamned fun that you get a general idea of who the good and bad guys are, and when action was going to happen (always).
This is one of my favorite action movies. Jimmy Wang Yu is awesome as usual and Lazenby gets to prove he really should have been more of a headliner post-Bond. Glad you enjoyed it.