Episode 84 — No Holds Barred: LIVE!
Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:20 PM
Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:31 AM
I'm sort of surprised by how many people have posted that they hated watching this movie.
To me, this was the most fun HDTGM movie since Over the Top. Maybe it's because I love Stallone's 80s movies? Looking at this as basically a rip off of Rocky IV - it was really just a lot of fun for me to watch.
Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:56 AM
How great would it have been if he ALSO had the voice of Peter Serafinowicz?
Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:03 AM
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:36 AM
Lots to say about this movie. Also, I won't be using any character's name except for Rip and Zeus, I just don't remember them.
Joan Severance is not employed by Rip's TV network, she works for his agent company. And Kurt Fuller owns her because the network sent tons of business to this agency and her not doing his bidding would cost her employer multiple clients.
I think the thing with Zeus' unibrow is that it's supposed to be some kind of stylized Z.
Kurt Fuller offers Rip a blank check during his pitch to bring him to the network. A blank check! What if Rip wrote 100 billion dollars on that check (this is 1989 dollars)? Is the network bankrupted right away?
Also Kurt Fuller wants Rip because he's the #1 thing on TV. We're led to believe that every one of his fights is more or less like the Super Bowl. It doesn't work, then he creates the Battle of the Tough Guys and it becomes a sensation, an overnight #1 in the ratings. He already won. For $100k plus production costs, he created a ratings juggernaut, then spends the rest of his time trying to destroy Rip, which had to be #2 on the ratings now.
Battle of the Tough Guys is the #1 thing on TV, yet no one is interested in seeing it live. Even at the final fight in which every spectator wears either a prom dress or a tuxedo, there is no more than a few hundred people. In fairness, it might be because they might end up as collateral damage. Assisting to this fight could cost you your life.
Mark Pellegrino's friend totally gives him up. They go scouting the Zeus fight, Kurt Fuller intercepts them as they leave and says something like "I see we're converting Rip's fans, great". They could leave right there totally unarmed! But his friend has to say that he's Rip's brother, which put him in danger. Mark Pellegrino end up paralyzed, and no one is mad at the friend.
After the attempted rape on Joan Severance, Rip leaves her there, goes after the guy, who by now, is fleeing and not a threat anymore for 10 minutes in an elaborate sequence that includes crossing a street with traffic at full speed twice and then he returns to her and ask "Are you OK?"
Rip does the jerking off push ups at this incredible speed, then proceeds to jump into the bed all sweaty from the exercise without even a shower.
Zeus' training room is covered with posters of Rip, yet he also have a training room with a projection of himself in the mirror. Just to make it clear, he trains against an image of himself, but with posters of his rival on the walls. Shouldn't it be the opposite?
Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:41 AM
Also -- I think the "take... a leak" was meant to be some kind of irony; you might expect that to be "take a memo" or "take notes" or "take dictation." Instead -- well, you know.