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Commando - (1985 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088944/

An ex-commando's daughter is kidnapped in a ploy to have him help overthrow a foreign government, but this single father will instead fight to rescue her.

This is a movie that gets to the god damned point. It's full of tension and action, and every other line is memorable. It holds up exceptionally well, only being unsurprisingly limited by the lack of mobile phones in 1985.

I really hope you like steel drums.



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The studio didn't get to keep his career.
The studio didn't get to keep his career.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296572/
http://www.thechroniclesofriddick.com/
https://www.uphe.com/the-chronicles-of-riddick

An infamous criminal hides from or fights bounty hunters for years, only to be declared the enemy of a galaxy-spanning crusade.

This comes after Riddick - (2013 movie), but isn't really a continuation as such. If you didn't like that movie, then obviously don't see this one. If you did, then this is a risky recommendation. It's definitely not the same in any way.

I didn't like it, but it's not awful or anything. Maybe the fact that I didn't take a lot of notes says something. Well maybe it says that Disgaea - Hour of Darkness - (2003 game) is more interesting to grind while watching.



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Assassin's Creed - (2016 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094766/
http://www.assassinscreedmovie.com/

A murderer is saved from death only to be used in an experiment to explore his ancestry.

It's an awkward combination of slowness with action. I suspect it could have been quite good, as it has the elements for it.. but the writing is shit in enough significant places that it can't recover. It has an abysmal resolution, making the whole experience regrettable.



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Missing: Bulletproof shield
Missing: Bulletproof shield

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/
http://wonderwomanfilm.com/

A pretty princess turned-warrior leaves paradise to hunt the god of war during World War II.

It's got a slow pace, good mood and is not your usual superhero flick. The pretty girl really makes this movie, even making up for the ugly male lead.



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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - (2017 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3896198/
http://movies.disney.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2

Lost in space, a member of a misfit band of space-mercenaries is found by his father.

Another boring semi-superhero movie. I expect this will be mildly entertaining for people who really liked the earlier one.

In an odd way, see also Dark City - (1998 movie) and Watchmen - (2009 movie).



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Coming right now.
Coming right now.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/
http://lionsgateathome.com/john-wick-2

A broken man, having done the hokey pokey as an assassin, is forced back in. Again.

Adequate. It borrows from feelings and elements of other movies, and does a mediocre job of entertaining.



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Payback - (1999 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120784/
paybackmovie.com

Betrayed by his partner-in-crime over syndicate buy-in money, and by his wife over his affair, a man returns from his assumed-murder to collect his cut from their last job.

An amazing movie that has a great tone throughout. It's straightforward and blunt. Although Mel Gibson is flat, it works for both the character and the movie.



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Blade 2 - (2002 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187738/

A day-walking vampire halts his crusade against them, forming a truce to hunt an even worse monster.

An adequate movie, with an acceptable amount of over-the-top nonsense. Definitely worth watching for fans of the original. Easily stands the test of time.

  • Properly titled Blade II



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