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Jamey D (br) wrote: I've got to admit, I didn't know what to expect with this specific installment in Arnold's filmography, but I did like it. Let's go over the pros and cons.Pros. The actors do a pretty decent job with what they have, Arnold has some very good and very well timed one-liners in The Running Man, "Family Feud", "Hogan's Heroes", and "Match Game" alumni Richard Dawson actually is one of the most entertaining villains in any of Schwarzenegger's movies, and this was Dawson's only major film role. Arnold and Dawson played off each other very well. The evil game show host vs. the honest badass contestant (also keep in mind, Arnold was on Chuck Barris's "The Dating Game", so this is not his first "game show" appearance). My favorite is when Arnold tells Dawson, "I'll be back!" only for the guy to counter with, "Only in a rerun." Also, where else will you get to see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura trade blows?I liked the 80's music for nostalgic reasons (this will sound odd, but it's because it reminds me of my early years and the music from the Sonic the Hedgehog series on the Genesis).The action sequences are a lot of fun. This is one of those movies where Arnold Schwarzenegger gets to be a pretty nasty guy and kill the Stalkers after him in rather unpleasant ways.And overall, it was a fun ride while it lasted.Cons.I think outside of the interactions between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Richard Dawson, the story and characters are weak. There really isn't any chemistry between Schwarzenegger and Maria Conchita Alonso, and the end kiss between them is completely clich for action movies, considering they have NO romantic interactions at all throughout the movie (she's his hostage in the first act, and a comrade runner in the third act. Not good material for a love interest). I did since some buddy-buddy relationships between Arnold and the two redshirts that are dropped into the game with him, but it's still not strong. And I couldn't really care for how Arnold was framed for the mass murder at the beginning of the movie or for the fascist world The Running Man took place in.While the scenes in the game studio and in each of the fighting arenas was entertaining, the lead-up to each of these scenes is slow. It's called The Running Man, not the Walking And Talking Man. The waits should have been good places to set up suspense like in a horror movie, but there is as much deadly suspense in The Running Man as there would be in a "Winnie The Pooh" short. For an Arnold Schwarzenegger film, that's just no good.I DID say I liked the music for nostalgic reasons, but said music isn't memorable.And I think the game zone was too dark and not varied enough. I know the 80's had a thing with dark settings and bright lights, but it gets old.Conclusion.Overall, I think The Running Man is an okay movie, and worth renting at least once if you're a game show or Arnold Schwarzenegger fan, but it's not his greatest work. Still, I had a good time watching this, and I may revisit it at some point. We'll see.
Christian H (fr) wrote: Produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov best known for the action flick 'Wanted' and who also happens to be helming the Ben-Hur remake. Visually well done but lacking pretty much in everything else.
Dan L (br) wrote: This was a decent movie. Lots of action and the fact it was based on a true story makes it that much better.
Sebastian H (jp) wrote: I thought this was great movie
Jackie S (ru) wrote: explores censorship, the notion of obscenity/morality as well as the lives of the stars after the success of the film. super soundtrack & loved dennis hopper's narration.
Santosh N (gb) wrote: Nice story, OK acting and lots of scenes where bad people steal stuff and blow up other stuff.
joyce j (au) wrote: i just didnt like it
Kevin R (mx) wrote: What makes you think I care about what you want?Honey Daniels is a dance instructor and choreographer that has no plans to devalue her principles to be successful. She is discovered by a music video director and her career begins to take off...until the director begins falling for her, then things become complicated. Honey will rely on her roots and determination in hopes of becoming successful without doing the things she doesn't want to do..."Promises don't mean anything.""Mine do."Bille Woodruff, director of Beauty Shop, Honey 2, A Very Larry Christmas, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Addicted, Drumline: A New Beat, and The Perfect Match, delivers Honey. The storyline for this picture is a little clich but fun to watch unfold. The soundtrack is excellent and the acting fit the characters well. The cast includes Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Romero Miller, Joy Bryant, and David Moscow. "I really like your class."I randomly came across this on HBOGO recently and decided to watch it. I had never seen this and found it a little clich with some unique points here and there. Overall, this is an above average addition to the genre that is worth seeing once but I wouldn't add it to my DVD collection."I'm going to pretend none of this happened."Grade: C+
Jared S (ag) wrote: Yeah, all I can say is this movie blows my balls, which I happen to enjoy. Stimulating movie.
Matthew G (us) wrote: What's not to love about this movie. Now if it can only make it to DVD
Charlie G (es) wrote: Not as good as the first one but okay.
Shawn W (jp) wrote: While Swayze and Grey can't quite recapture the magic they created together previously in Red Dawn, this movie did have more hits on its soundtrack. I've seen this three times now and it's grown on me a bit. Always liked Swayze as an actor.
Lee M (au) wrote: Between a 7/10 and 8/10, there's little chance such a bizarre thinking man's film will have a wide appeal, but for those it reaches this is a one of a kind tapestry of experiene.
Bruce B (de) wrote: This is the second movie in a twin pack of Samuel Arkoff Cult Classic Collection. A surprise to me was seeing a very young Robert Vaughn who played the Man from UNCLE. This is pure Drive In Movie Stuff, maybe Saturday afternoon matinee. A Young Caveman is not happy with the rules and living conditions at home and he wants to travel to worlds unknown. A surprise twist at the end. All in all its ok, Not Horror but more 1958 Sci Fi. 3 Stars.
Gerardo C (kr) wrote: Dean embraced the whole movie and made it his way. That proves how strong his performance was. Aside from his unreal acting, the movie is the perfect portrait of coming of age.
natalie t (gb) wrote: A classic, charming love story. Can watch over and over.