Two Movies - Machete and The Last Airbender.

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    Rented out a couple of films last night. Machete and The Last Airbender. Because both got such bad reviews, they went into my "rent" column. Both were much better then expected.

    Machete - Rightwingers went a little nutty about this tongue and cheek homage to grindhouse films. It was hilarious. The violence was over the top..the plot sufficiently stupid and filled with 70s b-action flick cliches and the cast was top notch.

    The Last Airbender - Painfully true to the Animated series, this had gorgeous sets, great costumes, actors that were dead-ringers for the characters they were playing and great cgi. I guess if you never watched the series it might be confusing..but I don't really see how. This was much better they say, Stephen Chow's laughably horrible adaptation of Dragonball..I kid you not..I've seen better live action adaptations from fans on You Tube.:lol:
     
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    Thanks for the tips. Will give 'em a view.
     
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    You can watch them for free on line at either of these web sites; Fast Pass TV - Watch Movies Online Free or Veehd
     
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    I thought Machete was watchable but not great. The Last Airbender I turned off no more than 10 minutes in, I thought it was horrible at the beginning.
     
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    Didn't see The Last Airbender, but I thoroughly enjoyed Machete.
     
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    Didn't see Machete. Saw Airbender in the theater. My daughters didn't like it -- left out too much from the series to suit them -- but I enjoyed it a great deal. I'd only seen a few episodes of the series, but was intrigued by the idea. I thought the movie brought it to life fantastically, although Aang should have been a little less serious.
     
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    I've seen Airbender. It wasn't great but I enjoyed it.

    Will have to look for Machete. This sounds like a film I would like.
     
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    Yeah..in the series he's more playful. But that kid moved incredibly well and was a dead ringer for Aang.
     
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    Yeah..it's not for everyone. I could see where it wouldn't have appeal.
     
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    I saw Machete months ago...it wasn't bad. Anytime homeboy from "Lawnmower Man" is in any movie or show, its something to watch.

    So what about the movie has the RWer's panties up in knots?
     

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