Episode 70 — Gymkata: LIVE!
Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:26 PM
Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:38 AM
when i was a little kid, my dad and brother were on vacation (guys' night out!) and one evening we saw this movie playing on TV back at the hotel. being little kids, but not too little to recognize a "good" bad movie, we LOVED it. we loved it so much in fact that when we got home our parents sat us down for the talk.
no not the sex talk, but the talk about strangers with candy, strangers with rape vans, and killer clowns trying to lure children into their clown rape cars (how many abducted children can he fit in there?!?!). the talk about how we shouldn't trust anyone who claims to be a representative of the family if we do not know them. so we had a family "safe word", so for instance if my parents were in an accident and had to send a coworker to pick us up they could say "hey, your mom sent me to get you guys. i know you've never met me before, but the secret word is gymkata" and if they said that we knew that we should trust them and get in the car with them.
some important facts. first, i was never raped or even approached by a clown. second, i am over 30 now so don't try and approach me and lure me into your clown car. i mean i am still likely to get in a car with you if you mentioned gymkata, but if you are a pedo clown rapist i figured i'm probably not your ideal victim...
much love for a film that has given my family an impenetrable level of security... gymkata.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:12 AM
Seriously though, if you bring the show to Lawrence, I'll work for free to help sell the place out!
Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:47 AM
Did he say that The Game is different every time? Why do we see them do the SAME things then later?
Oh, how about when the guy blindfolds himself and does the flippy spinny stuff with the knives? The blindfold did NOTHING! He wasn't doing anything that really required use of his eyes!
"Those men among others out there will train you!"
Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:41 AM
The Room made me realize that I like wearing a tuxedo in situations where I would have never thought of wearing a tuxedo.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:19 AM
When Kurt Thomas is attempting to rescue the princess, he defeats some bad guys by swinging on a high bar in an alley, kicking them in the face (they actually just kind of run into his feet). Then he kicks a random innocent dude on a bicycle. Thomas checks on him and says "You'll be ok," and runs off. What is the point of having him kick innocent bicycle dude?
I was totally expecting bicycle dude to be the guy who threw water in Thomas' face, and he'd make a funny comment about stupid Americans or something. But they didn't follow through.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:48 AM
I thought he looked like Mr. Blue from "Reservoir Dogs" myself.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:02 AM
Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:13 AM
I also saw it literally 18,000 times growing up, but barely remembered anything outside of the pommel horse scene before re-watching it the other night. Had Sylvester Stallone not saved the world from communism TWICE in 1985, I think this would have been remembered more as a Cold War-era action gem.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:29 AM
Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:23 AM
Mel Brooks, for me.
Sure thing, buy me an airplane ticket. No, wait, you can only go to Largo by pack mule, right?
I've seen this movie a bunch and watched just the first 40 minutes last night, but man, that opening credit sequence is so dramatic. It's just a steady shot of that bar and the music is super intense, you're like "holy shit, this is gonna get real, ah fuck, it's just a mullet head doing flips." I never realized before how hard the soundtrack is trying throughout the whole film.