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  1. i found watching this movie to be a really fun but at the same time an infuriating experience. i mentioned this in the mini but i'll just illustrate it here. i bought a copy of this on dvd and it is either a rip of the non-widescreen (full screen) version on youtube or visa versa. only i didn't know there were 2 versions out there. anyway, as i was watching it, in amazement, the grave side scene paul played (where one character was talking off screen for what seemed like 15 minutes) came on and i had to pause it cause i had never seen something so stupid in a movie. who converts a widescreen version to full screen without ever thinking about how it would effect the scene like this? and i didn't buy a bootleg or anything. it's a genuine copy .. if you look below you'll see what i mean:




    but the scene that had me on the floor was the boardroom scene where 2 characters are sitting at either end of a table. in the widescreen it looks fine but in the full screen version (again, the version they sold on dvd) this happened



    a full minute of talking with no one on screen!!!!


    I was just going to comment on the last picture. We've already seen Blondie and the Professor's faces in that scene, why just have their hands in view? That solves it. I think it's worth noting my favorite quote from the movie, from that scene. After showing Blondie the bomb and explaining its sophistication.


    Blondie: "But will it blow my enemies up?"

    Professor: "Well I'd say, SKY HIGH, eh? Heheheheh"

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  2. A few things about the robot-delivered VHS tapes:


    When the Sweaty Steve Irwin ninja gets his hara-kiri video, he is in his ninja gear practicing his stances... or... whatever. We then cut to him popping in the tape and then sits on his couch. SHIRTLESS. Is it me, or did it seem like he was prepping for a jerk-sesh?


    When Harry and his wife are watching the snuff film, the camera angle changes from Machiko getting beaten to her first-person perspective. Is this just a Godfrey Ho cut-and-paste or did they hand her the camera while they were interrogating her?

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  3. I think that made the most sense out of this whole movie as he was using what looked like an MP5 (my knowledge of guns is video games so apologies if the name is wrong), which in a situation requiring quick reflexes against a fast moving target along with the recoil of a machine gun, it would make sense that he would miss every hit. Yet when he pulls out the pistol you see him steady up and take aim and fire measured shots. Also at that time Freeman has stopped strafing and was lining up his shot as well so it was basically a perfect situation for it to work.


    I was more concerned with him not taking ANY type of cover, despite, being in, you know, a fucking forest. If they were in the desert, an open field, I get it. But here? I thought the Buckos were "better" than "regular Army"!

  4. I was also really annoyed when the so called fasted kid in the world, not only never showcased his speed but also basically broke his leg 30 minutes into the movie right as his speed might come into play. Couldn't there be a big foot race scene where he's outrunning some alien animals or something to save someone? Would have been a nice way to redeem a pretty bad character. I'm guessing in the book, his speed some how comes into play more when they're flashing back.


    I would have appreciated a flashback scene where Pete pisses all of his friends' names in perfect cursive. Or, even better, "No Bounce, No Play".

  5. I have to believe that the bridge holding onto the truck is just a testament to the outstanding craftsmanship of the Rope People.


    Two recurring HTDGM movie tropes worth noticing:


    Cabbie sidekicks: Jewels from the Phantom, Peter Boyle in the Shadow, and, of course, Pretzy.


    Using weapons as a tool instead of a, you know, a weapon. I'm not just talking about the Phantom's guns here. Just like in Ninja Turtles 2, during the Pirate Adventures sword fight, the heroes would only use their swords as a shield, opting instead to punch, kick or elbow complete strangers who are actively trying to STAB THEM TO DEATH!

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    I think I can answer it. In the commentary the director says the art department fucked it up a little and made it to unreadable. The sign says: "Welcome to Frogtown - If you lived here, you'd be home". Which is insanely correct. :D


    And by the way: I prefer the live episodes. Even though sometimes the audience is hard to understand, I just think it is more fun. :)


    "If you lived here, you'd have rockin' frog tits"

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  7. The human scavenger from the first scene of the movie apparently named "The Poor Dufus". This is getting more Fury Road by the minute - I think we can safely assume that George Miller created the Doof Warrior based on that character's name alone.


    When R-squared and Sandahl Bergman enter Frogtown, there's a sign: "Welcome to Frogtown - If you lived here, you'd be ___" The blank is smudged out. What in the Sam Hell did it say???

  8. Omission: I'm surprised you guys didn't talk about the sumo wrestler's titty jiggle/waterbed sound effects that accompanied almost every one of his movements. I was also a big fan of the shot of the two fat sumo kids that accompanied him to the tournament. Come to think of it, he was probably the most nuanced fighter in the film, and that is saying very little.

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  9. When Shaq shows up for the impromptu Flying French Toast breakfast, he introduces himself to Max's mom as "Jefferson Allensworth Lamb: Jefferson for he who founded our fine constitution, Allensworth for he who founded a community of free blacks, and Lamb, because I like to eat lamb chops."


    What the fuck? This is basically saying "Hi, I'm a giant stranger that just made up his first, middle and last name. PS I showered in your son's bedroom." Far too trusting, Max's mom!

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  10. I really think we need a supercut of Shaq laughing while on the Steel-cycle.


    Was it a risky move for Judd Nelson to immediately start making black market weapons manufacturing offers to Big Willy right in front of his employees? What if they thought they legitimately worked for an arcade game company?


    When Judd decided he couldn't trust Duvray, he blew up the elevator she was in along with a couple other henchmen. No mention of this is made ever again in the movie. I guess from Big Willy's perspective, if you're hanging assault weapons from a nail in arcade cabinets, random explosions occur on the job site pretty regularly.

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  11. I like how Cereal's reading of the worm/virus plot, along with the off-shore account numbers, IMMEDIATELY cleared the hackers of any and all guilt. How did Gill know they weren't framing Fisher Stevens, just like he did to them? It's not like any of these characters have a good track record - hell, 2/6 of them were arrested while half- or fully-nude.


    Speaking of which, where is Phreak? Is he still getting ogled (or worse) in prison? Is this a direct through-line into his new identity as Sally-Can't-Dance in Con Air?


    I think we need a GIF of Fisher Stevens and Lorraine Breacco clinking champagne...uh...glasses? and cackling over being off the hook. They reminded me of Julia Louis Dreyfus and her boyfriend as Margo and Todd, the "snobby 80s couple" in Christmas Vacation.

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  12. Many confusing parts for me:


    When Evil-lyn and her goons track down Kevin at Julie's house, they put the truth collar on him, and he claims not to know where the key is. Blade then tells Evil-lyn that they can track the key from the air. So what was the point of going to the house?


    During the shoot-out at Charlie's, Charlie goes on a "funny" rant about how the situation they are in is just like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It makes no sense at the time, but shortly after we have the terrifying mirage scene with Julie and her "mom". At first I just thought this was shitty editing, but Julie and Evil-lyn are the only ones in the scene, so it makes no sense whatsoever for Charlie to say that.


    At the high school, Karg keeps yelling "I want her alive!" and in the course of 10 seconds, Blade attempts to double-impale her with swords and also kill her with crossbow bolts. He doesn't even have a gun! Why wasn't he the one that Skeletor zapped?


    Finally, not to be a grammar nazi, but Gwildor's re-occurring line is "I'm going, I'm going!" when he's yelled at to catch up with the group. If he is following the group, and not going off on his own, shouldn't he be saying "I'm coming, I'm coming!"? Maybe the directors and producers realized how terrifying it would be to hear Billy Barty constantly yelling "I'm coming, I'm coming!" in the Gwildor costume.

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  13. One of my favorite scenes in the movie happened right after Emilio discovered the jack-in-the-box in the Goblin Truck. When he gets out of the truck and is creeping alongside of it, under the Happy Toyz logo, the camera slowly pans over the phrase "GET READY FOR ANOTHER LOAD", and then sadly continues panning to finish with "OF FUN!".


    I thought Jason was going to jump on that one.


    Also, is this the poor man or rich man's version of The Happening?

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  14. At the paint-by-numbers hate rally ("WE ARE WHITE! WE DON'T LIKE MINORITIES!"), we are introduced to the vest-wearing, second-in-command white supremacist with the giant mane of hair. He is in plenty of other scenes, always wearing a vest. Was anyone distracted by how much he looks like Kevin Kline? I was referred to him Ku Klux Kline throughout the entire movie.

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  15. During the episode, a random audience member shouted "chalkboard!" and was immediately shut down by Jason. Yes, this was very rude, but I think it needs some revisiting. One of my favorite set pieces in this movie was the chalkboard in the briefing room with all of the white power groups written on it. For some reason, "Neo Nazis!!" is followed by TWO exclamation points. Why? Is this the most infamous group on the list? Did this represent some sort of break in the case that warranted high excitement? Are they notes for Chuck Norris to please lay some intonation into his deadpan reading of his lines? Even one exclamation point would seem out of place in a sheriff's office, but two?

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  16. The gang mentioned all of the throwaway lines in this movie that had zero payoff. My favorite was when Jake visits his white supremacist mom and she offers to make him something to eat. He replies "That's OK, I think I'll have a banana." Was I the only one expecting a basic banana peel mishap here? The banana is eventually eaten, and forgotten. WHY IS THIS EXCHANGE IN THE MOVIE???

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