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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rec Request?

So, anyway, I'm back at school and mostly happy about it. :-) I'm also near an awesome video store that has pretty much everything and no idea what to rent.

I do know I'd like it to have lots of violence and explosions and the less plot the better. Awesomely bad is good too.

So, um, recommend me something?


  • At August 31, 2009 12:53 AM, Blogger Elizabeth B said…

    Awesomely bad? Aw, girlfriend, I got your back. I love awesomely bad, and fortunately for you, Hollywood is only too happy to oblige!

    Kurt Russell's Soldier is pretty damn bad. Occasionally hilariously bad. (I bet you didn't know that nothing is as effective for hand-to-hand combat as a BAZOOKA.)

    Oh, hey, and if you like the supersoldier genre, there's Jean-Claude Van Damme's Universal Soldier, which is indeed awesomely bad liek whoa.

    Rutger Hauer made an awesomely cheesy B-movie (okay, he made lots, but) called Split Second. You have to love a movie with the tagline "He'll need bigger guns." It is not so much with the loads of explosions, but there is plenty of violence, and the plot is very, very silly. I love this movie so much that I OWN it.

    If you have never seen Demolition Man with Sylvester Stallone, run, do not walk, and rent it. LOVE. Hilarious!

    So, uh, yeah. Have a blast. :)

    (Hilarously INapt verification word: unmesses. HAHAHAHA.)

  • At August 31, 2009 2:02 AM, Blogger James Ashelford said…

    Bridge of Dragons, I've never watched all of it because there's a point where laughing becomes painful and a further point when it starts suffocating you.

    It has Dolph Lungren (I think) rescuing a princess in an oterhwise entirely Asian fantasy world except someone got confused and outfitted the ninja hordes with guns and tanks and gunships.

    Oh, and as boring as you found the other versions, the rotoscope animated Lord Of The Rings film is one of the most hilariously bad films ever made: awful dialogue, continuity glitches up the arse (in the "remember when..." "you never mentioned that, actually" kind of way) and spectacularly poor animation.

  • At August 31, 2009 2:43 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Low plot + lots of 'splosions?

    Fooly Cooly
    Evolution "Lets go shampoo some aliens!"
    The Chronicles of Riddick CONAN IN SPACE!
    Doomsday EXPLODING GIMP!
    Shoot 'Em Up Coitus Interuptus Gun Fight
    From Dusk 'Till Dawn
    Dog Soldiers
    Eight Legged Freaks
    Crank Jason Statham runs around having sex and wrecking peoples shit for like an hour and a half

    Ok, so FLCL actually has lots of plot. But its weird and metaphorical and hard to follow and so you can just stop worrying and enjoy stuff exploding and the kick-ass score...

  • At August 31, 2009 2:44 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Also if you're going to rent bad Rutger Hauer go for Blind Justice where a blind dude who is also some kind of ninja master. If only for the sequence where he drives a car...

  • At August 31, 2009 11:13 AM, Blogger Saranga said…

    The Core. Bad but oh so fantastic. The core of the earth has stopped spinning you say? causing pidgeons to fall out of the sky and attack people in trafalger square? the earth will heat up and boil everyone to a crisp within a year? to do this you must jumpstart the core! with nukes (and aaron eckhart and hilary swank)!
    It's BRILLIANT. very 60s/70s comic booky science.

    Die Hard is also good. I second Demolition Man.

  • At August 31, 2009 7:14 PM, Blogger Canton said…

    How about Taken, in which two girls get themselves kidnapped by Albanian slave traders in Paris, and Liam Neeson gets to play a sort-of Jack Bauer character trying to save them. I have to admit to not having watched the whole thing. It's not very good.

    But there are explosions and car chases and stuff.

  • At August 31, 2009 8:25 PM, Blogger Centurion said…

    Stealth. Big explosions. Robot plane that downloads "every music file on the internet". Also, it thinks it has a plot.

  • At September 01, 2009 2:29 AM, Blogger Elizabeth B said…

    How could I forget Chronicles of Riddick? So awesomely, awesomely bad, yays!

    Shoot 'Em Up made me laugh until I cried. So did Wanted, especially the bit with the keyboard. (You'll know it when you see it.) But I would rather be boiled in oil than watch The Core, because it apparently thinks it has a plot and, like, Science! and is so very, very wrong, and I can say this with complete certainty based only on the trailer.

    Now, if you want lots of action and a really good movie, Matt Damon as Jason Bourne can do no wrong in my book. Squee. But you specified bad, so Vin Diesel it is!

  • At September 01, 2009 2:31 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    For the record, I love you all.

    For serious. Best recommending people ever! :-)

  • At September 01, 2009 10:57 AM, Blogger Mana G said…

    I know I'm a day late, but still:
    Robotjox! (Giant robots! Can't go wrong!)
    Disney's Journey to the Center of the Earth! (The old one.)
    Only the Strong! (An ex-Special Forces agent reaches out to troubled teens by teaching them capayuara. And then has a martial arts battle with a gang leader! I kid you not.)
    These are all movies that my husband adores, sadly. I love the man, but, sometimes, he has truly, truly terrible taste.
    Also, I second the Evolution recc. (Yes, my husband loves that one, too.)

  • At September 01, 2009 12:28 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Never too late! Thank you!


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