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Old August 17 2012, 03:38 PM   #16
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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Last Stand

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That last scene with Arnie firing the shot gun almost looks like someone wearing an Arnie mask.




Something looks.....off. Maybe the stance? You can see Schwarzenegger looks his age.

I guess i'm used to seeing Terminator 2 Arnold with the shotgun.


It looks off because it is.. I don't care how muscle bound you are, that's just a great way to invite injury... Arnold has fired enough guns in his day to know this...

Maybe it's just the angle of the camera, but as somone who has fired shotguns before, that is NOT the way you hold it.. The kickback would be a killer.
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Old August 17 2012, 06:03 PM   #17
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The idea of Arnie as a small-town sheriff is just totally far-fetched to me. And they always give him some all-American name - why not give him a Germanic sounding name that actually suits him?
In this one he's named Ray Owens, so I guess he must be of Welsh descent.

He's had a fairly good mix of Germanic sounding names as well, and then completely off the wall last names like Matrix in Commando, which is French in origin and derived from Latin, although that was one of the few movies where they gave him a Germanic backstory (he grew up in East Germany).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_...er_filmography

I see what you're saying, but ultimately acknowledging his accent doesn't really matter unless they draw attention to it in the movie. If they put too much emphasis on it, you wind up with silly stuff like explaining Van Damme's accent and command of English by saying he grew up in the Louisiana bayou, and then giving him a French mother who didn't speak English and a father who spoke perfect English with an American accent.
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Old August 17 2012, 06:43 PM   #18
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They should have made this the same character from Raw Deal.
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Old August 17 2012, 06:44 PM   #19
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Great poster - totally iconic
Is it me or does that poster look like Schwarzenegger's head is awkwardly photoshopped onto a much smaller body?
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Old August 17 2012, 07:23 PM   #20
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Great poster - totally iconic
Is it me or does that poster look like Schwarzenegger's head is awkwardly photoshopped onto a much smaller body?
Nothing about the poster is as awkward as the random Camaro in the lower right, at the wrong perspective.
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Old August 17 2012, 07:29 PM   #21
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Great poster - totally iconic
Is it me or does that poster look like Schwarzenegger's head is awkwardly photoshopped onto a much smaller body?
Nothing about the poster is as awkward as the random Camaro in the lower right, at the wrong perspective.
Yeah, the poster would have been much better if they had just left that out. It's a pointless distraction that completely breaks up the atmosphere of the shot. Somehow I doubt his car is going to be a central focus of the film anyway.
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Old August 17 2012, 07:39 PM   #22
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Yeah the Camaro looks out of place. But look at the height of "Arnold" there, his shoulder width, the size of his head, how the neck attaches to the torso. It looks.. odd. Like Arnold's head was poorly Photoshopped onto someone else's body.



Yeah, the poster would have been much better if they had just left that out. It's a pointless distraction that completely breaks up the atmosphere of the shot. Somehow I doubt his car is going to be a central focus of the film anyway.
Oh, for all we know it's a wacky sidekick car that always making snarky comments about the goings on.
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Old August 17 2012, 07:51 PM   #23
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I've seen a lot of 'shops in my time, but I can't tell from the pixels. They possibly made him slouch less or slimmed him up a bit. I don't know. He looks like he has his normal proportions to me.
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Old August 17 2012, 08:25 PM   #24
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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Last Stand

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The idea of Arnie as a small-town sheriff is just totally far-fetched to me. And they always give him some all-American name - why not give him a Germanic sounding name that actually suits him?
In this one he's named Ray Owens, so I guess he must be of Welsh descent.

He's had a fairly good mix of Germanic sounding names as well, and then completely off the wall last names like Matrix in Commando, which is French in origin and derived from Latin, although that was one of the few movies where they gave him a Germanic backstory (he grew up in East Germany).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_...er_filmography

I see what you're saying, but ultimately acknowledging his accent doesn't really matter unless they draw attention to it in the movie. If they put too much emphasis on it, you wind up with silly stuff like explaining Van Damme's accent and command of English by saying he grew up in the Louisiana bayou, and then giving him a French mother who didn't speak English and a father who spoke perfect English with an American accent.
No, it's not a big deal, I just found it slightly amusing is all. I don't think that they would need to explain his accent - giving him a Teutonic sounding name would suffice. But he doesn't strike me as an Owens!

It just adds to my general sense that Arnie himself is a bit distracting in a movie like this. Like I say, had they gone with someone like Neeson, Willis or even Sly, they'd have been more convincing as an ordinary sheriff caught up in extraordinary circumstances. But it looks like they're going for an OTT feel to this movie, rather than a slightly more plausible Die Hard/ Hostage vibe.
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Old August 17 2012, 08:46 PM   #25
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It could also be the collar of his jacket. It looks like it's much higher around the back of his neck than in the picture of him in that suit.
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Old August 17 2012, 09:02 PM   #26
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That last scene with Arnie firing the shot gun almost looks like someone wearing an Arnie mask.




Something looks.....off. Maybe the stance? You can see Schwarzenegger looks his age.

I guess i'm used to seeing Terminator 2 Arnold with the shotgun.


Just saw the trailer before The Expendables 2 and it looks even more unimpressive on the big screen.
The first thought that came to mind was the Rock's terrible remake of Walking Tall, right down to Johnny Knoxville being the dufus Deputy sidekick.

This particular scene stuck out as very odd to me, almost as if this is the first time someone is picking up a gun and shooting it, like they are afraid of it or something, i don't know what it was.

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Old August 17 2012, 10:38 PM   #27
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Old August 17 2012, 10:38 PM   #28
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Maybe he's trying to... emote.

...God, I don't even want to think about it.
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Old August 18 2012, 02:34 AM   #29
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The problem is Arnie, God bless 'im and the many hours of joy his films have brought me, just doesn't have the emotive range to do "World Weary." The trailer just feels like a film written with Willis or Eastwood in mind (or, the above mentioned Neeson).
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Old August 18 2012, 03:11 AM   #30
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Could he possibly have a bigger handgun in that poster?

It looks fun to me, if it's reasonably entertaining I'd be happy to have another go with the Scwarz. I grew up with the guy so I have a soft spot.
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