Ayecarumba
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August 1st, 2016 at 9:04:51 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

If you are referring to the film, and not the topic of the last couple of posts, then yes I saw it Friday evening.

I'd rate it "fair" and definitely weaker than the previous three. As for the Las Vegas scenes, they were creative with the geography. In the car chase up the strip, they had crashes for about a mile getting from Aria to Paris. Then, after the leap/crash at Bally's, they smashed into the casino right next door -- you know the one: the Riviera, of course!



Was it called "The Riviera" in the movie, or was given a non-trademarked "movie" name, like "The Tangiers" or "The Montecito"?
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Doc
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August 2nd, 2016 at 5:56:59 AM permalink
Riviera.
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August 2nd, 2016 at 7:47:33 AM permalink
They always make egregious location errors like this in Vegas movies.

How about in the Hangover 3 when Chow parachutes off a Ceasars balcony over the Bellagio fountains towards Cosmo, and then somehow lands near the Plaza hotel downtown?!
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August 3rd, 2016 at 5:32:06 PM permalink
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So who saw it and how was it?

Saw it, like it. Classic Bourne movie - tons of action, the Vegas scenes were a bonus. Good antagonist once again.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Also saw "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates". Hilarious and raunchy, it earned its R Rating big time. 4.5 out of 5.
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August 4th, 2016 at 6:35:46 AM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Classic Bourne movie - tons of action....

Yes, I guess that (as usual) it's a matter of what you are looking for and how you view what you find.

I agree that that there was plenty of action. In disagreement, I think it was way too much flash bang with hardly any story line to hold it together.

Saw much of the same in the Star Trek Beyond film -- lots of animation whizzing by, with little to the story.
JohnnyQ
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August 5th, 2016 at 2:13:54 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Saw much of the same in the Star Trek Beyond film -- lots of animation whizzing by, with little to the story.

I thought Star Trek this time around was a bit slow in parts, and missed the mark overall. 3.5 out of 5.
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