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Old 03-25-07, 12:53 AM   #1
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Just saw Quicksilver (the movie)

It wasn't as bad as I was expecting.

I was mostly watching it for the ridiculous bike "ballet" and the cheezy 80's inspirational music playing during points of interest... but I ended up being pretty pleased with it.

Don't want to spoil it... but it definitely wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Did lack a bit of character development, but as a whole the acting, shooting, and ridiculous montages were pretty decent.

Anyone else have some thoughts?
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Old 03-25-07, 12:55 AM   #2
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Wow. Been almost two months since the last one.
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Old 03-25-07, 01:00 AM   #4
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Don't want to spoil it...
I doubt that you have to worry about that at this point.
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Old 03-25-07, 01:21 AM   #5
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Don't want to spoil it...

Anyone else have some thoughts?
Darth Vadar is Luke's dad. I felt like spoiling something.
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Old 03-25-07, 01:23 AM   #6
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it's a bad movie
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Old 03-25-07, 01:31 AM   #7
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ugh... i'd let this thread die except I just want to say I sound like an idiot and apologize for posting on a topic that has been threaded probably too too many times.

Many apologies. Lock this up, let it die ,whatever.

I'm done.
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Old 03-25-07, 07:46 AM   #8
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it's a bad movie
I like the movie, so to me it is a pretty good movie, with a great story of Kevin Bacon losing a pile of money at his job and resorting all the way down to a bike messenger, and then re-finding himself at the end and making a come back. Great stuff and really made for a great story line. Some cool bike scenes that are a bonus. All in all the best bike movie made so far. Not that there has been many out of Hollywood.
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Old 03-25-07, 07:51 AM   #9
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Darth Vadar is Luke's dad.
thanks a**hole
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....and the Butler did it.
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I'm so sick of hearing about this movie over in the stock trading forums.
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Old 03-25-07, 11:22 AM   #13
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it's a bad movie
word. the part I don't understand is how you think he kind of has a girlfriend (that ballerina girl) and he might live with her, but she's only in two scenes and in one of them they have a ballet/bike dance off, and I think she's in another scene, but it's never really addressed, even though there's supposed some sort of romantic tension between him and his coworker because he might a girlfriend. it's like you kind of know what they were going for because you've seen movies before, but it's not really there.

It' fun to watch but definitely bad. Whatever though, I liked it better than Pedal.
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Whatever though, I liked it better than Pedal.
yeah, talk about a dissapointment.
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Yeah, Pedal is all like "Bike Messengers are like Henry Rollins or this crazy guy on a mountain bike." Which isn't true at all, because messengers are way more like anarchist punks with tattoos and indie rock kids with white belts.
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....and the Butler did it.
no colonel mustard did it in the library with the candle stick
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All I know is that "Quicksilver" was the coolest thing in the early 80s if you were an obscure young teen in an obscure suburb with a passion for an obscure sport called cycling. I had crazy amounts of fun trying to do some of those tricks on my bike in a large carpeted room in my house and I wanted to ride a track bike on the streets of a city (even though I now ride a SS with brakes in the streets of DC. Go figure...).

BTW, if you were watching Quicksilver, Breaking Away, and American Flyers, then that meant you were on the path to endless cycling obsession.
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how abou the ninties if you clock hours aday on courrier crisi and crazy taxi what would that make you???
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explain "obscure young teen" for me
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explain "obscure young teen" for me
he was an age you've probably never heard of, but if you were from DC you might know it
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In the beginning of the movie, the bike messenger who loses his maroon beret is Nelson Vails.

Nelson Vails was a NYC Bicycle Messenger who won a Silver Medal in the '84 Summer Olympics in the 1000m Sprint (Scratch).
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Nelson Rules! Among other things he went on to Crush the Keirin Circuit in Japan for a few years..

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see also: eleventeen
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it's ok i guess.
i liked american flyers betteras far as movies with a bike focus go.
or i liked rad even better. better soundtrack and wei better dance scene.
...getting ready to break the ice...
is Rad on DVD yet?
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