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michael.redfern

Active Member
Great review and I really enjoyed the movie.

Kinda surprised Cas didn't mention Marching Powder (Marching Powder - Rusty Young) in your review. I guessed it was fairly famous, but perhaps not. Well worth a read as the real situations inside San Pedro prison in La Paz (which Get The Gringo is quite blatantly based on) are gripping (and frequently somewhat graphic) and the "star" is British.

We tried to visit when we visited there last year, but sadly (at least according to the heavily armed guys on the door) public visits have ended.
 

DrGekko

Well-known Member
Thanks for your review. I must admit when I clicked on the title, I seriously wasn't expecting it to have achieved an 8 out of 10!!? Most Statham movies get around 6-7 on IMDB and this is where I saw this to be. I recently completed playing Max Payne 3 on PS3 and the trailer really reminded me of that experience... a fun video game with plenty of action. So I'm asking again.... 8 out of 10? Really? If you stick by that then I am compelled to watch this (especially if it's as mad and fun as Machete!! ;))

Apocalypto is a cinematic masterpiece in my opinion and should be hailed as an audio-visual classic. I'll take "Get The Gringo" for what it is but I'll be very surprised if I watch it more than once.... we'll see.

Again, many thanks for reviewing it for us. :smashin:
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
Great review and I really enjoyed the movie.

Kinda surprised Cas didn't mention Marching Powder (Marching Powder - Rusty Young) in your review. I guessed it was fairly famous, but perhaps not. Well worth a read as the real situations inside San Pedro prison in La Paz (which Get The Gringo is quite blatantly based on) are gripping (and frequently somewhat graphic) and the "star" is British.

We tried to visit when we visited there last year, but sadly (at least according to the heavily armed guys on the door) public visits have ended.

Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the review! :thumbsup:

I'll be sure and look up that book, sounds like some quality background reading! It certainly was a great cinematic use of a rich real-life location; gave the movie an original edge.

Cheers, Cas
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
Thanks for your review. I must admit when I clicked on the title, I seriously wasn't expecting it to have achieved an 8 out of 10!!? Most Statham movies get around 6-7 on IMDB and this is where I saw this to be. I recently completed playing Max Payne 3 on PS3 and the trailer really reminded me of that experience... a fun video game with plenty of action. So I'm asking again.... 8 out of 10? Really? If you stick by that then I am compelled to watch this (especially if it's as mad and fun as Machete!! ;))

Apocalypto is a cinematic masterpiece in my opinion and should be hailed as an audio-visual classic. I'll take "Get The Gringo" for what it is but I'll be very surprised if I watch it more than once.... we'll see.

Again, many thanks for reviewing it for us. :smashin:

Yep, the movie surprised me too - there's no way I expected to end up rating it that highly!

Hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised too. It's not a masterpiece but it's a very good little low budget flick from an on-great-form Gibson. Think I'm actually looking forward to his villainous turn in Machete 2, although I still hope he does another few decent lead vehicles like this.

Do let us know what you think whenever you do get around to checking it out.

Cheers, Cas
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
Thanks for the review Cas,looking forward to watching it :)

My pleasure mate, glad you enjoyed the review, make sure you pop back on to let us know what you think after you've watched it :smashin:
 

DrGekko

Well-known Member
Think I'm actually looking forward to his villainous turn in Machete 2, although I still hope he does another few decent lead vehicles like this.

Do let us know what you think whenever you do get around to checking it out.

Cheers, Cas

Will deffo check it out, very much looking forward to it.

And Mel in Machete 2???!!! I thought that was a joke! But here's the IMDB listing:

Machete Kills (2013) - IMDb

:D:laugh::rotfl::clap:

Can't wait!!! ;)
 
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mooperman

Distinguished Member
great review, nails the movie quite perfectly for me....

i watched this the other night expecting a bit of a car crash (pun intended :devil:) and was massively surprised by how much i enjoyed it. Well done Gibson!!
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
great review, nails the movie quite perfectly for me....

i watched this the other night expecting a bit of a car crash (pun intended :devil:) and was massively surprised by how much i enjoyed it. Well done Gibson!!

Sorry for the late reply, glad you enjoyed the review and the movie! :thumbsup:

Hopefully more people will discover this little Gibson gem. :smashin:

Thanks for taking the time,

Cas
 

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