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Old 07-31-2014, 03:58 PM   #101
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Yeah it also bugs me in Oceans 11 when the 2 thugs outside the door where the giant 6'9" guy is supposed to be beating up Clooney, over several minutes, never once happen to open the door to peek inside - even when the electricity goes out. They just stand outside the door that entire time until Clooney gets back. lol @ that. Wouldn't one of them just go in and probably help just for fun?
The entire plan hinged on them hiring that particular thug AND waiting patiently outside the room during the entire robbery attempt (which looked about an hour+ of real time).
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:05 PM   #102
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I mean I guess I can buy that the 6'9" guy paid off the other 2 to stand outside and maintain appearance that they were doing their job (keeping people out of the room). Because Daniel did say he had to give "a couple million" to a friend (the huge guy). With that 2 million maybe he gave each of those guards 200K or something. But it's never implied. But yeah that scene always bugs me. If those 2 guys outside weren't paid off there is no way neither of them would notice Danny not in there. They wouldn't buy the huge guy making fake noises of pain for Danny over dozens of minutes.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:16 PM   #103
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Pure heroin is white.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:49 PM   #104
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Pure heroin is white.
you sure about that?

Cocaine is pearlescent...
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:50 PM   #105
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Pure heroin is white.
And smells like vinegar you think you might put your nose in the bag to have a smell before you blast a line
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:51 PM   #106
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Cocaine is pearlescent...
Always looked white to me.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:52 PM   #107
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Always looked white to me.
because the **** you get is been danced on more than michael flatley
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:07 PM   #108
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:09 PM   #109
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in pacific rim why do they wait until the last minute to pull out the awesome sword instead of using it from the beginning
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:18 PM   #110
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I bitched about this in the original movie discussion thread, but in The Wolf of Wall Street a major plot event hinges on the hero having to be in Switzerland in 24 hours or else - which results in them sinking his yacht in a huge storm. Apparently, using THE ****ING HELICOPTER on the yacht wasn't an option. Bugged the **** out of me.

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Helicopters on luxury yachts are not made for long range flights. Hell, most helicopters are not made for long range flights. Plus, any storm that can threaten an ocean going yacht would tear apart a small helicopter.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:28 PM   #111
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Yeah, I always kind of figured the helicopter couldn't make it that far. But then again, how exactly were they traveling through the Atlantic ocean (not the Mediterranean) to get from Italy (was it?) to Switzerland? Even if they were coming from the south of France, why would they end up in the Atlantic? Or was the storm supposed to have taken place in the Mediterranean?
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Yeah, I always kind of figured the helicopter couldn't make it that far. But then again, how exactly were they traveling through the Atlantic ocean (not the Mediterranean) to get from Italy (was it?) to Switzerland? Even if they were coming from the south of France, why would they end up in the Atlantic? Or was the storm supposed to have taken place in the Mediterranean?
it was the Mediterranean
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:48 PM   #113
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in pacific rim why do they wait until the last minute to pull out the awesome sword instead of using it from the beginning
Biggest hole in Pacific Rim is the sheer absurdity of building an entire wall around the ****ing Pacific Ocean instead of just building a ****-ton of Jaegers and ganking the Kaiju 5-1 when they get near land..

Or, better yet, nuking them as soon they surface.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:55 PM   #114
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lol... I am pretty sure Villa DOES NOT mean village
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged - 8th Edition 2005 © HarperCollins Publishers:

villa SF
1 (=pueblo) small town; (Pol) borough, municipality
villa precaria (Argentina) shantytown, slum quarter
villa olímpica Olympic village

stop posting for a while.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:57 PM   #115
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Esmerelda means 'emerald', the gem.
Not in Spanish it doesn't. Esmeralda means emerald. Note spelling.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:57 PM   #116
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in star wars/return the whole darth vader killed your father explanation
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:18 AM   #117
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Any kind of time travel movie is inherently going to have huge plot holes that you just have to go along with. It's just something you have to deal with when the movie's premise is a logical impossibility.
^^^Hasn't seen Primer
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:24 AM   #118
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villa SF
1 (=pueblo) small town; (Pol) borough, municipality
villa precaria (Argentina) shantytown, slum quarter
villa olímpica Olympic village

stop posting for a while.
Your still wrong...
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:13 AM   #119
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Helicopters on luxury yachts are not made for long range flights. Hell, most helicopters are not made for long range flights. Plus, any storm that can threaten an ocean going yacht would tear apart a small helicopter.
Fly the copter to the nearest airport and charter a jet - he's got more money than ****ing God, right?

Or at least throw me a ****ing bone and have one character say something like "too bad the copter is down/out of gas/pranged/has a blown engine/pilot is sick"

They were just lazy

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Old 08-01-2014, 01:34 AM   #120
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Lol...I don't think you realize how big the Mediterranean Ocean is.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:25 AM   #121
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it wasn't a big deal but they totally pulled the prior relationship between Bourne and Julia Stiles' character that they reference in Bourne supremacy out of their ass and it was in no way consistent with her behavior in the 1st 2 movies.

it was as if they just wanted some kindv emotional relationship for the 3rd movie so invented it.

the way she acted in the 1st 2 films was totally at odds with her behavior in the 3rd film and her deciding to throw away her entire career and put her life in danger and have to live the rest of her life on the run was just totally out of the blue and out of character.
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:18 PM   #122
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Yeah, she seemed to be on the "kill Jason Bourne" bandwagon in movie #2.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:14 PM   #123
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Rewatched 12 Angry Men for the umpteenth time yesterday. The knife? They said he claimed the he had lost his knife through a hole in his pocket. They said the wound was made with a knife "similar" to this knife. Where in the hell did they get the knife in evidence?
Pretty sure it would be allowed into evidence. You can't match knives the same way that you match ballistics on guns, so the fact that he owned a knife similar to the one that caused the wound is as good a match as you're going to get. Kind of like how in the OJ trial they were able to present evidence that OJ owned the same type of shoes that made the bloody shoeprints, even though the actual shoes used during the crime were never discovered.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:31 PM   #124
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Lol...I don't think you realize how big the Mediterranean Ocean is.
I freely stipulate you've forgotten 100x more about movies than I'll ever know.

But the scene is set while they're in port. You can see the port in the background while he's convincing the captain to take the ill-fated trip. You can see the helicopter during the scene, too.

It's just a plot hole - no big deal. But they screwed it up.

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Old 08-01-2014, 05:43 PM   #125
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the WWS is based on a true story and the boat did sink so taking the helicopter is never going to be a option anyway
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