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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:00 PM

View Postjoshg, on 04 August 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

I'm surprised at the guest's naivete about guys in the 80s-90s use of soft-core porn films like this as masturbatory fodder. If you were going through puberty back then, before the internet (and when I say "you", I mean "I"), then you sought out sources of inspiration from any available source. A glimpse of breast between the gray zig-zags that blocked premium cable? Check. The most side boob that they could get away with on "USA Up All Night"? Check. Renting the entire ouevre of Andy Sidaris from Blockbuster on VHS, because you were still too young to go to an adult video store? Definitely.

I now feel really old when this is brought up by my younger coworkers (18-20s) who have NO IDEA about scrambled channels or that one family member who had a black box to get free cable/PPV, especially in the era of where you can get porn on your fricking phone. As a kid going through puberty you always prayed for an adult movie to have a white background or setting because somehow that caused the scrambled channel to go unscrambled, so you had unfiltered free porn, albeit for a couple minutes, but that was like finding the Holy Grail for a growing kid. That was of course until you realized that the Drama section of Blockbuster is where all of the softcore or R rated versions of pornos were, unknown to most parents.

I buy DVDs for the library that I work at, and when the final Blockbuster in my town closed, my director decided to do some purchasing himself so he went nuts and spent almost a grand buying anything he could get his hands on at the store to use for our collection. I had to double check what he was getting because he too was naive about what was in that section, because I can tell you that parents wouldn't be too pleased if their kid brought home the R rated version of Pirates from Digital Playground.
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:40 PM

View PostLTL, on 04 August 2017 - 06:55 PM, said:

Can people at the live tapings please stop making "it's a jacob ladder scenario" reference that joke is done. Paul needs to shut it down next time.

There was an episode recently where Jason interrupts an audience member to say "I know where you're going and not every movie is a Jacob's ladder scenario." I was hoping this was a really good indicator to the audience that it's gotten old.

Placing the jacob's ladder scenario into the mind of a snake was at least so ridiculous that I kind of appreciated it though.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

I absolutely love Andrea Savage's appearances on this show. This movie is terrible softcore porn, but I reiterate what I said in another post; If they cover the other movies in this franchise with Andrea, it could easily contend with the Fast & Furious episodes.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 04:52 AM

Regarding the opening credits, I can't think of another film which listed as many actors/actresses as "Hard Ticket to Hawaii" did.

We're talking 15 names people!

And of the 15 listed, one gem was totally shafted.... John Dunne.

You may ask what role did John Dunne play? Well none other then... SHADES!

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How dare they disrespect John and the frisbee skills he bestowed upon this film. We must all cherish that he was simply no "thrower." And to further the frustration, Kwan Hi Lim who received the "Special Appearances By," simply played the roles of Bobby / Sumo Coach / Karate Villain.

You tell me who else could have done a better job of selling the shit out of a razor blade disc to the gullet?

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:36 AM

It's a hard ticket to say anything about a movie where there are equal numbers of bras and bazookas ... and the only bra in the movie was worn by a man.

But I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by the movie's treatment of the Michelle/Michael character. I like others figured that Michelle was a man the second the character spoke, and I was almost immediately on-guard for a trans-phobic Ace Ventura "Finkel is Einhorn" moment considering the ridiculous racism and casual mentions of rape that had already taken place on-screen by that moment. But no ... the wig and make-up just came off and no mention of it was ever really made after that. The worst is when Taryn calls her the "wannabe female bartender." So, kudos (?) to this movie's one progressive-ish moment.

However, as much as I loved Andrea Savage on the show, she needs to let go of the word "transvestite." No judgement really, since I didn't know until recently how pejorative that word has become.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:47 AM

So, after they save Edy and are driving away in the van, someone asks "What about Seth?" and then Rowdy shoots out of the back of the van on a motorbike. And we don't see him again until later in Donna's house while she's fighting off Seth and then the snake ... where he comes bursting through the wall, still on the motorbike! What the fuck has he been doing the whole afternoon?!? Was he out all day, biking around, looking for Seth? And where was Seth ... hiding out in Donna's apartment?

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:44 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 04 August 2017 - 01:14 PM, said:

Okay yeah after actually hearing the beginning it is very obvious that they are joking about this being a feminist movie, but they have actually said that a movie passing the Bechdel Test is A+ feminism for a movie before so I agree with grudlian about nipping that in the bud.

I just want to say that the Bechdel Test is a good starting point. The reason why it was created was because that's literally the LOWEST you could possibly set the bar for women in movies and some still fail this test.

From my understanding of Bechdel's writings, the Bechdel test was itself a joke about how low the bar is for female representation in Hollywood films in the first place. Did I misread her book completely? I thought in its first version "Two women discussing something other than their appearance" and the second revised version, "something other than their appearance or a man" it was intended to illustrate the paltry and pathetic offerings for women, even in supposedly empowering films. Wasn't Aliens her first and only example? Or am I misremembering?

Anyways, I think more blatantly offensive in this movie is something that was touched on in the podcast by Andrea or the other guest--why was the half Chinese guy obviously white? They didn't even do old-style Charlie Chan style yellowface. Talk about white-washing. What is it with movies in Hawaii and white washing? Isn't there one with Emma Stone?

This movie makes no sense on any level, but I have to make a public service announcement. If anyone is tempted, don't listen to the vitamin guy's advice. You can most certainly eat too much vitamin C. Even in the amounts he suggests, taken in conjunction with all the other vitamins, you would most certainly get ill.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 08:54 AM

WARNING: CISGENDER WHITE MALE OPINIONS ON FEMINISM AHEAD!

The Bechdel Test being the most prominent measure for feminism in media and art (or at least movies) is problematic at best. Sure, it is one useful tool to measure how women are being represented, but it definitely does not tell the whole picture (as other, more intelligent people on this board have already pointed out). It would be like going to a doctor for a physical and getting your blood pressure measured, then the doctor clapping his hands together and saying, "Well, that's all you need to know! My work is done here!" If Hard Ticket to Hawaii passes the Bechdel Test, it is only a function of the film attempting to achieve a Maximum Tits-Per-Minute ratio, thereby necessitating making its leads a pair of, I believe the academic term is, "Chesty Broads." If, say, a romance film doesn't pass the Bechdel test... well, that's probably because a romance film is about relationships so EVERY conversation is going to be about the object of that character's affection. Obviously, a well-rounded character will have more things to talk about than the object of his or her desire. The Bechdel test is definitely useful when, if it were applied to men (do men have conversations with each other that aren't about women?), and it passes muster in that context but fails when traditionally applied, then we have a fucking problem, no matter the genre of movie, action schlock or romance.

When applied to something like Fun Home, the work Allison Bechdel herself is most known for... it doesn't really pass. Fun Home is about her childhood and her relationship with her father, how dominating her father was in that ironically named childhood home hers. So of course it doesn't pass the Bechdel Test because her first 18-or-so years were so dominated by her father, so any narrative about that period in her life would be consequently dominated by her father. Even her relationships with other women are shadowed by her father's disapproval of her lifestyle. But if I were to say that Fun Home doesn't have an assured, original feminist voice, I would be FULL OF SHIT. And Hell, Bechdel herself credits a friend of hers with coming up with the test, and she got the idea from an essay by Virginia Wolf.

Soooo.... I guess I'm asking America to take a more nuanced and sincere look at the way women are represented in the media, even beyond one simple test? Not a tall order, right dudes and dames?
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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:56 AM

But about Hard Ticket to Hawaii and the women in it... I could not help but genuinely enjoying the friendship between the two women. I think part of it was all the Bond conversation, which I admit I am a sucker for. My Bond fandom does not reach the intellectual potency of a Matt Gourley or the technical specificity of a Matt Mira, but I do my best. Plus, My Best Friend in the Universe is as much of a Bond fan as I am, and the fawning-over-Bond conversations I've had with her are reminiscent of the way the Bond fan (was it Taryn?) talks about Bond here. Maybe in jest, sure, but that immediately made me a fan of her so I was on board with whatever kind of shenanigans they would get into, as long as their banter and friendship remained. I know it's a totally subjective characteristic to get attached to, but it is an ACTUAL CHARACTERISTIC on a character that might otherwise have had none. She had jokes and was allowed to be funny! It made the movie worth watching (other than the rocket launcher to the blow-up doll)
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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

View PostQuasar Sniffer, on 05 August 2017 - 08:54 AM, said:

WARNING: CISGENDER WHITE MALE OPINIONS ON FEMINISM AHEAD!

The Bechdel Test being the most prominent measure for feminism in media and art (or at least movies) is problematic at best. Sure, it is one useful tool to measure how women are being represented, but it definitely does not tell the whole picture (as other, more intelligent people on this board have already pointed out). It would be like going to a doctor for a physical and getting your blood pressure measured, then the doctor clapping his hands together and saying, "Well, that's all you need to know! My work is done here!" If Hard Ticket to Hawaii passes the Bechdel Test, it is only a function of the film attempting to achieve a Maximum Tits-Per-Minute ratio, thereby necessitating making its leads a pair of, I believe the academic term is, "Chesty Broads." If, say, a romance film doesn't pass the Bechdel test... well, that's probably because a romance film is about relationships so EVERY conversation is going to be about the object of that character's affection. Obviously, a well-rounded character will have more things to talk about than the object of his or her desire. The Bechdel test is definitely useful when, if it were applied to men (do men have conversations with each other that aren't about women?), and it passes muster in that context but fails when traditionally applied, then we have a fucking problem, no matter the genre of movie, action schlock or romance.

When applied to something like Fun Home, the work Allison Bechdel herself is most known for... it doesn't really pass. Fun Home is about her childhood and her relationship with her father, how dominating her father was in that ironically named childhood home hers. So of course it doesn't pass the Bechdel Test because her first 18-or-so years were so dominated by her father, so any narrative about that period in her life would be consequently dominated by her father. Even her relationships with other women are shadowed by her father's disapproval of her lifestyle. But if I were to say that Fun Home doesn't have an assured, original feminist voice, I would be FULL OF SHIT. And Hell, Bechdel herself credits a friend of hers with coming up with the test, and she got the idea from an essay by Virginia Wolf.

Soooo.... I guess I'm asking America to take a more nuanced and sincere look at the way women are represented in the media, even beyond one simple test? Not a tall order, right dudes and dames?

First of all, I agree with all this and also, I'm a man just to put my perspective in it's proper place. I'd like to hear more how women on the board feel about this though.

Second, as pointed out earlier, I don't think Bechdel herself ever meant this to be a legitimate test or certainly not in the way it's caught on. I think it has some validity for seeing trends in large groups of films or for comparisons of groups of films (movies in 2017 compared to past years or action films compared to other genres for examples). Since the test is such a pathetically low bar, one would think that most films pass but the vast majority don't. So, in my mind,it's purely a numbers/statistics measurement of representation not necessarily good representation.

The Bechdel test's other benefit is that it's an unquestionable list. Either the film has two women talking to each about something other than a man, or it doesn't. Measuring if a film has complex, nuanced female characters is harder and is much more opinion based. So, the Bechdel test can be used in conjunction with other measurements that might be out there that I'm not aware of. We need both more representation and better representation.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 04:27 PM

View PostQuasar Sniffer, on 05 August 2017 - 08:54 AM, said:

WARNING: CISGENDER WHITE MALE OPINIONS ON FEMINISM AHEAD!

The Bechdel Test being the most prominent measure for feminism in media and art (or at least movies) is problematic at best. Sure, it is one useful tool to measure how women are being represented, but it definitely does not tell the whole picture (as other, more intelligent people on this board have already pointed out). It would be like going to a doctor for a physical and getting your blood pressure measured, then the doctor clapping his hands together and saying, "Well, that's all you need to know! My work is done here!" If Hard Ticket to Hawaii passes the Bechdel Test, it is only a function of the film attempting to achieve a Maximum Tits-Per-Minute ratio, thereby necessitating making its leads a pair of, I believe the academic term is, "Chesty Broads." If, say, a romance film doesn't pass the Bechdel test... well, that's probably because a romance film is about relationships so EVERY conversation is going to be about the object of that character's affection. Obviously, a well-rounded character will have more things to talk about than the object of his or her desire. The Bechdel test is definitely useful when, if it were applied to men (do men have conversations with each other that aren't about women?), and it passes muster in that context but fails when traditionally applied, then we have a fucking problem, no matter the genre of movie, action schlock or romance.

When applied to something like Fun Home, the work Allison Bechdel herself is most known for... it doesn't really pass. Fun Home is about her childhood and her relationship with her father, how dominating her father was in that ironically named childhood home hers. So of course it doesn't pass the Bechdel Test because her first 18-or-so years were so dominated by her father, so any narrative about that period in her life would be consequently dominated by her father. Even her relationships with other women are shadowed by her father's disapproval of her lifestyle. But if I were to say that Fun Home doesn't have an assured, original feminist voice, I would be FULL OF SHIT. And Hell, Bechdel herself credits a friend of hers with coming up with the test, and she got the idea from an essay by Virginia Wolf.

Soooo.... I guess I'm asking America to take a more nuanced and sincere look at the way women are represented in the media, even beyond one simple test? Not a tall order, right dudes and dames?

I agree with everything else you said, but Fun Home does have scenes where women talk about literature (including one where her college girlfriend reads children's literature to her during oral sex). I'm pretty sure there's also a scene or two fleshing out her mother a bit more, so it does technically "pass" the Bechdel Test.

But again, like you said, that's not a full-stop measuring stick on whether or not something has a feminist voice.

ON A TOTALLY UNRELATED NOTE:

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 04 August 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

Honestly, I'm just now starting the episode... because I've been binging My Favorite Murder... so to see that Karen Kilgariff is one of the guests today is making me lose my mind lol!


I had heard a few people talk about that show, but I haven't listened to it, so I had no idea she was the host. Honestly, when I think of Karen Kilgariff, I think of this sketch from Mr Show:



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:34 PM

View PostSweatyPremise, on 05 August 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

From my understanding of Bechdel's writings, the Bechdel test was itself a joke about how low the bar is for female representation in Hollywood films in the first place. Did I misread her book completely? I thought in its first version "Two women discussing something other than their appearance" and the second revised version, "something other than their appearance or a man" it was intended to illustrate the paltry and pathetic offerings for women, even in supposedly empowering films. Wasn't Aliens her first and only example? Or am I misremembering?

Anyways, I think more blatantly offensive in this movie is something that was touched on in the podcast by Andrea or the other guest--why was the half Chinese guy obviously white? They didn't even do old-style Charlie Chan style yellowface. Talk about white-washing. What is it with movies in Hawaii and white washing? Isn't there one with Emma Stone?

This movie makes no sense on any level, but I have to make a public service announcement. If anyone is tempted, don't listen to the vitamin guy's advice. You can most certainly eat too much vitamin C. Even in the amounts he suggests, taken in conjunction with all the other vitamins, you would most certainly get ill.

The Emma Stone movie you're thinking of is Aloha.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:37 PM

On the sex scene where she's kneeling down and he's moaning and saying how good she is, does anyone else think that maybe he's just sticking it in her belly button? And if so, how deep is it? It reminded me of that Family Guy abstinence episode where the kids were sticking it in each other's ears so maybe a belly button isn't that weird for this movie.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:00 AM

View Postgustopher, on 04 August 2017 - 03:37 PM, said:

If this wasn't a Jacob's Ladder scenario, could we say it was an Snakob's Ladder scenario?


Nah, it would be a Jacob's Adder scenario.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:10 AM

View PostSweatyPremise, on 05 August 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

From my understanding of Bechdel's writings, the Bechdel test was itself a joke about how low the bar is for female representation in Hollywood films in the first place. Did I misread her book completely? I thought in its first version "Two women discussing something other than their appearance" and the second revised version, "something other than their appearance or a man" it was intended to illustrate the paltry and pathetic offerings for women, even in supposedly empowering films. Wasn't Aliens her first and only example? Or am I misremembering?

No it was definitely not created seriously, but I meant that it was created to point out this low bar that is literally the easiest thing to do and movies can't even do that lol. It's definitely a "for fun" look at feminism in film. I remember when I first heard about it going through all of these movies that I fucking LOVE and realizing "oh wow there's not another named woman in this entire film that she can talk to about something other than a man..." and then looking at these movies that are fucking garbage that actually pass it and that's when you look at society and laugh until you cry lol.

View PostQuasar Sniffer, on 05 August 2017 - 08:54 AM, said:

WARNING: CISGENDER WHITE MALE OPINIONS ON FEMINISM AHEAD!

The Bechdel Test being the most prominent measure for feminism in media and art (or at least movies) is problematic at best. Sure, it is one useful tool to measure how women are being represented, but it definitely does not tell the whole picture (as other, more intelligent people on this board have already pointed out). It would be like going to a doctor for a physical and getting your blood pressure measured, then the doctor clapping his hands together and saying, "Well, that's all you need to know! My work is done here!" If Hard Ticket to Hawaii passes the Bechdel Test, it is only a function of the film attempting to achieve a Maximum Tits-Per-Minute ratio, thereby necessitating making its leads a pair of, I believe the academic term is, "Chesty Broads." If, say, a romance film doesn't pass the Bechdel test... well, that's probably because a romance film is about relationships so EVERY conversation is going to be about the object of that character's affection. Obviously, a well-rounded character will have more things to talk about than the object of his or her desire. The Bechdel test is definitely useful when, if it were applied to men (do men have conversations with each other that aren't about women?), and it passes muster in that context but fails when traditionally applied, then we have a fucking problem, no matter the genre of movie, action schlock or romance.

When applied to something like Fun Home, the work Allison Bechdel herself is most known for... it doesn't really pass. Fun Home is about her childhood and her relationship with her father, how dominating her father was in that ironically named childhood home hers. So of course it doesn't pass the Bechdel Test because her first 18-or-so years were so dominated by her father, so any narrative about that period in her life would be consequently dominated by her father. Even her relationships with other women are shadowed by her father's disapproval of her lifestyle. But if I were to say that Fun Home doesn't have an assured, original feminist voice, I would be FULL OF SHIT. And Hell, Bechdel herself credits a friend of hers with coming up with the test, and she got the idea from an essay by Virginia Wolf.

Soooo.... I guess I'm asking America to take a more nuanced and sincere look at the way women are represented in the media, even beyond one simple test? Not a tall order, right dudes and dames?

Very well said! I've definitely never seen Fun Home and now I really want to watch it.

Look, also being one of the more vocal female members of this board I don't want to sit here and say that everything is wrong or offensive or what have you. I fucking wouldn't be as obsessed with movies or this show if literally everything pissed me off that much lol. I do my "This Week in Feminism" as a fun note on how things in a movie are portrayed (whether it was a very 80s mindset kind of thing or a "why the fuck does Vin Diesel get propped up by women in every movie STILL" kind of thing). But I think this is a very interesting conversation and I very much enjoy using the Bechdel Test and find humor in going through all of these movies that I have listed as my favorites and testing them. Whether they fail or don't fail really doesn't mean shit to me.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 04:33 PM

Here is a possible explanation to all of the cameo roles and scenes that seem to go nowhere in this film.

I started working in the film industry in the mid-eighties and I worked on a number of movies like "Hard Ticket to Hawaii." They were extremely low budget drama/horror films that had to have violence and of course, boobies!!!; in order to sell the video rights to Europe and Asia. To save money on these shows, the producers would hand out SAG cards to people who would lease us expensive things that we could use in the show like cars, boats, helicopters and even in some cases, locations. In order to do this the car/boat/helicopter/home owner needed to be in a scene with a speaking part. This would mean that the production company would need to pay a fine to the Screen Actors Guild for not using a SAG actor in a speaking role, but the fine was a lot less than the cost of renting a plane, boat or helicopter. I once got a yacht for getting the owner SAG card on a film. Now usually these scenes ended up on the cutting room floor but I guess Mr. Sidaris said "fuck it! I need more running time on this show!" So he left the scenes in.


One anti-movie trope that Mr. Sidaris does is that unlike most low budget films i.e. "Chopping Mall" and many other films like, if you show your tits in a Andy Sidaris film there is a very good chance that you will survive to the end of the film.

PS: I know you have a lot of shows on your list already but here is a brief list of some of the awful films that I have worked on.

Here is a really bad show that I worked on. If you'd like more I would be happy to send them to you.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

View Postmuttnik, on 04 August 2017 - 01:07 AM, said:

So glad this movie was covered as I'd seen the skateboard scene many times but had no idea where it was from. I had a hard time remembering any character’s name, so eventually I paired things down to Blonde #1 and #2 and Dumb Dildo Ryu and Ken (plus Sports Dildo).

I have a lot of sympathy for the snake. Imagine the life it lead prior to when we first see it. It was either born into captivity or it was cruelly taken from its home and/or a possible family to a medical research facility, to be injected with who knows what and given rat cancer. Each day must feel like eternity until one miraculous moment when a shipping error finds the snake in a tropical paradise. It's free, maybe for the first time ever. Alone, except for the memories of how it suffered at the hands of men, lamenting the life it never and will never have, slowing dying of cancer. The snake eventually comes across the happy honeymooning couple, which represent everything that has been taken away from it. Maybe it's hunger, or instinct, or just an emotional lapse, but it kills them. Its life force ebbing away, the snake finds a cool dark place to rest in and die (the pipe under the women’s bungalow). Does it dream while it settles here? I would assume there would be nothing but nightmares. Perhaps awakening from and trying to flee these nightmares, it bursts up through the toilet, but the snake sees its reflection in the mirror, the haggard specter staring back causes the snake to have another breakdown, shattering the mirror and trashing the bathroom.
Pathetically the snake crawls toward Blonde #2 begging for release from this hell. It sees the smuggler jerk from earlier who had tried to hurt it, recognizes that he wants to harm this woman, and kills him not just for his transgressions against the snake but to save the snake's unlikely saviors. Having helped someone in its final moments the snake finds peace and is ready to truly be free. Unfortunately, the woman shoots the snake non-fatally in the face twice before it is blown up by Dumb Dildo Ken’s rocket launcher. That's your hard ticket to Hawaii.

This is quite possibly the best interpretation of this film. I NEED this dramatic masterpiece to come to the screen. I also request that a sequel be made where in the snakes child sets out on a bloody path of vengeance Kill Bill style to destroy all those who have wronged not only it's father, and family but ALL of snake kind! In this sequel I'm going to need a training montage, at least one vision of the deceased snake speaking to his son/daughter, a scrappy sidekick best friend (maybe a chameleon though it doesn't have to be another lizard. A poison dart frog could work), a wise mentor who may or may not be too old for this shit (I'm thinking an iguana), and dramatic double cross. Should there be anything else?
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

View PostDugan Nash, on 04 August 2017 - 12:21 PM, said:

This movie is a gem. I wanted to submit these illuminating Andy Sidaris quotes (he also refers to a never-made sequel to Hard Ticket called BattleZone Hawaii):



"We've never shown anything below the waist, and we don't do any bumping and grinding or any of that crap. We just do a little bit of sexy stuff. I like our pictures, because they're nice little adventure pictures. They're not mean-spirited, and I think you know that. In our movies, we don't put a knife to some girl's throat and say "We're gonna cut your t*** off, or cut your throat." We don't do crap like that. We have a family atmosphere, we pay well, and we pay on time."

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What are your future plans?: "Arlene and I have taken a hiatus in order to get up to speed on our company and our ongoing projects. We are now ready to get back into production. I’ve written a pretty exciting outline for BattleZone Hawaii with all the usual ingredients; many exotic locations, fabulous explosions, extraordinarily beautiful Playboy Playmates and Penthouse Pets, extremely handsome men; some of whom can’t shoot straight but their hearts are in the right place and, most importantly, the snake that was killed in Hard Ticket to Hawaii, laid an egg prior to its death. This egg is hatched and just like its mother this huge, cancerous-infected python is mad as hell!!! Wow! I can’t wait to see this movie."
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Nothing says family friendly like topless women in a Jacuzzi. Also ... was threatening to cut people's tits ( I'm assuming it's tits and not... taint? A euphemism for vagina? God it's even worse if it is something else) off a thing? I've never seen a bad guy threaten a woman's breasts before. Pretty sure I would be more scared of my throat being slit then my boobs being cut off. Though it is SO deranged that it might actually make me more scared because clearly my attacker is utterly unhinged and might do anything. I guess maybe more movie villains need to start threatening tits/taints

I also am 100% here for baby snake vengeance

#59 gigitastic

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:57 PM

View PostThe_Triple_Lindy, on 05 August 2017 - 05:36 AM, said:

It's a hard ticket to say anything about a movie where there are equal numbers of bras and bazookas ... and the only bra in the movie was worn by a man.

But I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by the movie's treatment of the Michelle/Michael character. I like others figured that Michelle was a man the second the character spoke, and I was almost immediately on-guard for a trans-phobic Ace Ventura "Finkel is Einhorn" moment considering the ridiculous racism and casual mentions of rape that had already taken place on-screen by that moment. But no ... the wig and make-up just came off and no mention of it was ever really made after that. The worst is when Taryn calls her the "wannabe female bartender." So, kudos (?) to this movie's one progressive-ish moment.

However, as much as I loved Andrea Savage on the show, she needs to let go of the word "transvestite." No judgement really, since I didn't know until recently how pejorative that word has become.


YES! Every time she said it I cringed so hard.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:26 PM

If Andrea Savage and Cameron Esposito are ever on the same episode, RIP The Levels, for they will be spiked.