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Old 17-05-2013, 01:34
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Why was this a flop at the movies? It was a enjoyed movie. So many funny jokes and i like the fact the fourth wall was broken so funny shame it did poor in the movies.Arnold Schwarzenegger was a legend in it.
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Old 17-05-2013, 01:54
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I reckon that a lot of fans of his usual type of action movies didn't take well to the subversive and very different approach it took.
I think many would have found it unsettling and just weird to see all his previous movies deconstructed before their very eyes.
I think that the majority of people who watch mainstream movies are more comfortable with familiarity. But this was more like Woody Allen's Purple Rose of Cairo in many ways.
It was quite a brave film to make if you think about it.

I thought it was one of his best though.
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Old 17-05-2013, 02:07
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iirc, it was affected by Jurassic Park being released the week before and the fact the mix of comedy and action meant it didn't appeal to audiences of either, and it wasn't well received critically.

It's not a bad film though.
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Old 17-05-2013, 02:10
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It was my favourite film as a kid, i loved it. Great film!
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Old 17-05-2013, 02:16
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It's a smarter film than most give it credit for. Certainly one of Arnie's better films.
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Old 17-05-2013, 06:26
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I also liked the film
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Old 17-05-2013, 09:04
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I always like this movie.

Charles Dance was a great baddie.

Loved the scene where he lowers his sunglasses to reveal a smilie glass eye.
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Old 17-05-2013, 09:10
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Quite funny when it's set in the 'film' world, absolute tosh when it's not. Another of Arnie interminable 'palling around with a kid' films.

The 'highly trained dogs' gag is the best thing in it.
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Old 17-05-2013, 09:59
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I think ther was problems with the studio and director. Numberous changes, cuts, went way over budget.

I still absolutely love it.
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Old 17-05-2013, 13:01
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I always hoped they'd do a director's cut of this , it was rushed at the end and a lot of things were changed/dropped .
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Old 17-05-2013, 21:56
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I always like this movie.

Charles Dance was a great baddie.
Loved the scene where he lowers his sunglasses to reveal a smilie glass eye.
loved his different eye lol
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Old 17-05-2013, 22:08
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I didn't realise it was a flop
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Old 18-05-2013, 00:23
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A very much under-rated film. But expectations were high and the critics were lining up to have a bash at Arnie following the massive success he had with Total Recall and (especially) Terminator 2. I think it was very much a case of a lot of reviewers jumping on the bandwagon and becoming part of the posse.
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