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Old 07-09-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Matchstick was the real star, a lot screen time and really played a deeper, more meaningful role than Sly's Cobra.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Matchstick was the real star, a lot screen time and really played a deeper, more meaningful role than Sly's Cobra.
I think you're right, his role was like an onion, layer after layer.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I think you're right, his role was like an onion, layer after layer.
That got a laugh. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Bn-_j-4Mw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SxN_U2H0Xc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxG0k1e2TTE
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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It's one of those movies I can never decide on cause on one hand, I feel I should enjoy it as a mindlessly entertaining action movie, but on the other, the movie keeps trying to shove a moral message down the viewer's throat, which I thought came off as forced, since the movie never really deals with it or introduces it properly.

But what do you think of the movie?

How does Stallone get to carry a machine gun as a detective??
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I think it is a lesser known gem amongst Stallone films. Lots of action, some good one liners, and a genuinely scary lead villian with character actor Brian Thompson. Cobra had an awsome car too!
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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How does Stallone get to carry a machine gun as a detective??
The same reason Superman gets to fly: It's just a movie.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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How does Stallone get to carry a machine gun as a detective??

Because he's Cobra, damnit.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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It should be said that the initial movie is approximately 40 mins longer than what we saw in the theaters and initially had an X rating.

There is a great trivia comment on IMDB that sums it up perfectly

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The original rough cut was over two hours long. Due to concerns it might not be a hit, the final cut was 87 minutes, thereby increasing the number of screenings per day. Some of the more violent scenes were also cut to avoid an X-rating. A great deal of plot detail was either removed or sped up while most of the violence and nearly every death was edited or depicted off-screen, resulting in numerous continuity errors.
It is one of my all time favorite movies. Not because it is Oscar worthy by any means but because it is Stallone and it's action.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:48 AM
 
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A great deal of plot detail was either removed or sped up


There was a plot?
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