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Once upon a time in mexico

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by LoneJohnDoe, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. LoneJohnDoe

    LoneJohnDoe New Jack

    Joined: Aug 13, 2003 Messages: 57 Likes Received: 0
    anyway else see this movie, i thot it was one of the best movies ive seen in theatres in a long time. really enjoyable. any other opinions, comments?
  2. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    possible spoilers

    I saw it two nights ago, good stuff!

    There's some great dark humour (like killing the cook)
    and Johnny Depp is perfect for the role. I had a few issues
    with the infered plot though. It just seemed like there were
    way too many parties with too many agendas and it was hard to
    tell who was crossing who. If the plot lines got any looser before
    Rodriguez tightened them up I think about half of the audience
    would have been lost.

    And I have a hard time with 'bad-guy-sympathy'.
    I mean Johnny Depp's character was clearly a bad buy
    but because he gets f'ked over by even bigger bad guys,
    most people assume that he was good. Bad guys get screwed too,
    that doesn't mean they need our sympathy or forgiveness. anyways...

    The look was great considering it was all shot on HighDef.
    Then only spot where it looked like video was in the Government
    building when guys were flipping over the railings. Too crisp for film.
    But some of the cut work for the action scenes was straight up dope!
    (like the guy getting hit by the car).

    so my final thoughts.... a fun movie but only worth a rental.
  3. LoneJohnDoe

    LoneJohnDoe New Jack

    Joined: Aug 13, 2003 Messages: 57 Likes Received: 0
    i thot the whole blind thing was fucked up, like i couldnt believe how sarcastic depp was being about the thing, if i were him, id have been tripping. coldly
  4. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 70
    You all should make sure you see EL MARIACHI and DESPERADO before you see Once Upon A Time In Mexico.
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    good point -rage-

    that was too funny when he tells the kid to 'go away, fuck off'.
    The flick did have that classic mistake of a character being able to
    understand english sometimes, but not other times.
  6. dELiSs

    dELiSs Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 2,898 Likes Received: 2
    I am a mexiCAN.
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    good one!
  8. thought this movie was great and i thought Johnny Depp did a great job in a great role. the action was good, but it was indeed a little long.
  9. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 17,479 Likes Received: 7
    Best movie I have seen in a long time. No doubt.
  10. It was a fun movie, but I'm seriously disappointed. Kilo said all that had to be said... it was a huge mess, disorganized plot, too many characters. Furthermore, there is little in the movie that ties in to the previous two... so it doesn't really matter if you've seen them at all. Some of the stunts were a little cliché and overboard (why the hell is it that random bad guys always appear on dirt bikes?), Rodriguez seems heavily swayed by all the stuff he learned/did for the "Spy Kids" franchise. Plus, all the spanish-spoken parts were SO BADLY scripted/acted it made me cringe uncontrollably.

    Johnny Depp and tons of people getting run over hardcore saved this movie. I was expecting a lot more. C+/B-
  11. TresOne

    TresOne Member

    Joined: May 23, 2002 Messages: 447 Likes Received: 2
    I've yet to see it, but i will sooner or later. Johnny Depp is the best actor ever.
  12. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    Our intent on tonight was to see it. But do to laziness we didnt check any times. So when we got there the The Desperato movie with Johnny Depp in it didnt start for another hour so we saw Matchstick Men. It was pretty good. Had a hell of a twist.