Who stole John Woo and replaced him with Roland Emmerich

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OK so I saw MI2 [for free] on wednesday. I went in expecting cheese story and kick ass ass kickings, as it claims to be directed by John Woo.

Do not believe it

I have seen Pornos with better story, this was severly con queso. What the hell, right? It's John Woo! Bring on aforementioned kickings of asses. Apparently, not so much, remove physics add slo mo, repeat.

Then there is the SUPER FLU, which can be transmited [much like the flu of the non-super variety] via airbone type methods, the SUPER FLU only does it when convienient to move along the [porno quality] plot line.

So my question is: has John Woo gone nutters or did Roland steal his body/remote control his mind/hypnotize him/offer him well lubed supermodels and can we expect Godzilla vs Mothra by John Woo?

-- The king of all Llammas in Perth (yousuf@drunkenbastard.com), May 25, 2000


You forgot one thing, mister...

The birds. What the fuck was up with that? The whole time I was in the theater, I was not thinking, "Wow, what a great ass-kicking that was! Bring it on home, daddy!"

Instead I was thinking, "GodDAMN, but John Woo loves his slo-mo and his birds." And, "When did Tom Cruise's jaw get so freakin' HUGE?!"

I think I would have rather paid $8 to be slapped across the face for two hours with a trout.

-- Wendy (setlackey@hotmail.com), May 26, 2000.

Oh, and in answer to your question:

I think Roland Emmerich smacked John Woo over the head with a frozen turkey, stuffed him in a styrofoam cooler, sealed it up with duct tape, and mailed the whole thing off to Abu Dhabi.

-- Wendy (setlackey@hotmail.com), May 26, 2000.

Friends, Romans, Spaniards with Australian accents...lend me your ears.

John Woo has officially fallen ill with THE SICKNESS. Every good director who sets foot in Hollywood gets it. They suddenly make shit, call it gold, and believe it whole-heartedly.

John Landis, John Hughes, take him around. Show him the facilities.

I'll be in my room crying into a pillow.

-- Michael Fitts (michael@noextraday.com), May 28, 2000.

Mmm, Spaniards with Australian accents...

Oh, sorry. Kinda wandered off for a moment there. Won't happen again.

-- wendy (ironballsmcginty@hotmail.com), May 30, 2000.

I have to defend Mr. Woo here for what may amount to a couple more crappy films. I refuse to blame him for MI:2 in it's entirety.

I too, saw Tom's huge jaw, but I had chalked that up the fact that I was sitting in the second row. Now I'm not so sure.

What I think I saw in that movie was John Woo's influence over Hollywood. Not a film that he made in Hollywood, and not a film that a studio made and slapped his name on. I'd like to think that every little Woovian moment you saw in that film had to be fought for, tooth and nail, by an amazing director from Hong Kong.

I think he was stifled.

I also think that some of it was the result of giving somebody with a brain for action like Woo just a little too much money to play with, and not making sure it was spent in the right places.

-- Bran (bran@nwlink.com), June 07, 2000.

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