5/11/2011 12:03pm, #11
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Another guy came after him claiming he was on Army Ranger reservist. We started calling him the "blue POWAH RANGER"! He stopped the bullshit too.
5/11/2011 12:07pm, #12
I'm not disputing the fact that it made $. It was crappy and you can get it at Blockbuster.
Titanic falls in the same category for me - a crappy movie you can rent at Blockbuster. And Titanic made way more $ than Under Seige.
You can tell it made a lot of $ cause that's about when Seagal started getting fat. He didn't have to give a **** after that one.
Is there a bar that makes a movie a "blockbuster" like there is for gold record, etc.?"Never trust a quote you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln
5/11/2011 12:15pm, #13
For action films in the early 90s, Under Siege was probably one of the highest grossing action films of those years so it was considered a "blockbuster" action film (for its time).
Another big factor is how well the film does compared to its budget. Films run a spectrum from "Blockbuster" to "Box Office Bomb".
Under Siege made 156M on a budget of 35M (they used a real ship, so they had few sets to build), so it was very profitable.
Contrast that to Costner's 1995 "Waterworld" which spent 175M (a scandalous amount at the time that has since been dwarfed by many movies, Titanic for instance) only to recoup 88M at the box office.
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5/11/2011 12:26pm, #14
All you peoples watch you mouth you talk about Under Siege!
Anybody who can't derive joy from seeing Gary Busey dancing in drag while a denim and tie dye clad Tommy Lee Jones sings isn't either some kind of robot faking being a human or possesed by demons. SO WHICH IS IT?
As for the rest...the phrases "twit", "moron", and "lying liar who speaks not the truth" come to mind.
5/11/2011 12:32pm, #15
Rango >>> Under Siege.
In fact, Rango >>> Steven Seagal.
5/11/2011 12:39pm, #16
The thing I enjoyed most about Rango (aside from the Mariachi owls. MARIACHI! OWLS!) was that it was basically Once Upon A Time in the West with talking animals.
And also "Ride of the Valkeryies" played by banjoes.
5/11/2011 12:42pm, #17
Did you catch the homage to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" complete with red convertible, Hunter S. Thompson, and his lunatic lawyer?
Rango lands on their windshield for a few seconds of the movie ...it happened so fast my wife missed it completely.
Yep, cigar smoking, bullets, and drug references in a PG kid's movie.
My sons sing the theme song all day long.
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5/11/2011 12:52pm, #18
What I noticed (in addition to the Fear and Loathing cameo):
Large portions of the sequence where they're attacked by the hillbilly mole rats are torn from the Star Wars Death Star trench run
Rango wears Gus's pajamas from Lonesome Dove
Rango also dresses like a member of the Three Amigos
My sons sing the theme song all day long
This may be a bit nit picky, and I may be wrong, but in the movie version, Depp's character was called "Raoul Duke", not "Hunter S. Thompson" for some reason or other, wasn't he?
5/11/2011 12:59pm, #19
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5/11/2011 1:09pm, #20
Hey man, if he ripped off a Segal movie, how "elaborate" could the tale have been?