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Mon, Jan 18, 2021 8:58 PM

Live Poll: Adrenaline Rushes

Intro:

Some movies seem to be made on drugs. They speed up many scenes and can make the audience sit on the edge of the seat. The effect may come from speedy action, shaky cam, shown aggression, or tricky angles. Which of these adrenaline soaked movies is your favorite?

Slow down here to tell about it.

Suggestions:

Better fast paced, ultrafast movies with action like on speed drugs. 40+ cuts/minute ok. Steroid movies with style, cheap story ok.

The feeling can also come by shaky optics or hard grain. Better 7+/10, but 5/10 is also ok.

Link: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082193902/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/_OkiGccUbk4/

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3 m ago

40+ cuts/minute ok.

FYI: Kung Fury (2015) is a short film at 32 minutes long.

FYC:

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Oldboy (2003)

Pitch Black (2000)

Aliens (1986)

Serenity (2005)

The Matrix (1999)

Eastern Promises (2007)

RaviNathan

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I strongly second Edge Of Tomorrow and The Matrix.

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Wow. For years, I've been meaning to getting around to seeing Edge of Tomorrow.

RaviNathan

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Good film. Solid 8 in my book. Good plot, pacing and action. Good performances by Cruise and Blunt.

RaviNathan

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3 m ago

FYC

  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - the amount of *stuff* that went on in a lean 2:15 runtime was amazing. (DCEU people please take note and learn.)
  • Wanted (2008)
  • Eagle Eye (2008)
  • 12 Rounds (2009) - sadly underrated action thriller - good story, and John Cena is one of few WWE guys who can actually act.
  • Total Recall (1990)
  • Ghost In The Shell (2017) - alternative to the cartoon version suggested by TsarStepan
  • World War Z (2013)
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 (2003-4)
  • Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
  • Upgrade (2018)

PS. I did not expect to end up suggesting so many titles. Use or don't use the suggestions as you see fit. 😀

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World War Z is close. I actually cannot really judge 12 Rounds, Ghost in the Shell and Upgrade, since I've not seen them. I mean, I did see bits and pieces of the anime but not live-action movie, as far as Shell is concerned.

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@RaviNathan 

Thank you for suggesting, RaviNathan.

I just got to watch some of them; and know some of them are not tied to the idea. I will watch 12 rounds and again watch upgrade. Feels, like they could be.

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Ok, Just saw 12 Rounds. It matches with the criteria, so it completely fits. Even thoug most of the "adrenaline-effect" bases on the shaky cam. In the action sequences it gives the impression of fast action. But when there are slow scenes, when people are slowly talking, the cam also shakes like the man on the cam was on speed. That really made us dizzy. It's tiring to always watch shaky images when there shouldn't be any. Made us feel like on a coffeine rush as well as on an alkohol booze, without consuming anything. This movie is clearly on adrenaline, even though some negative way.

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Come to think of it, Infinity War is close. For sure, there are some moments where the protagonists take time to make acquaintances or devise strategies, and of course the scene dealing with the acquisition of the Soul gem. Periods of time like those are on the somewhat on the relaxing side. My impression of "adrenaline rush" pictures is that hardly any running time is reserved for exposition, backstories, sentimental moments, establishing ambiance, world building or setting up the story itself, this in addition to the lack of casual dialog, the lack of the kind of dialog that does not somehow spark a fight or a chase, after only a couple sentences are exchanged.

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I know what you think about it. I have a few candidates on the list, I'm not really happy with. If the criteria wouldn't match for 12 Rounds, I would totally kick it! But it comes very near to the idea, so I won't, even though the movie isn't really good. I like good action movies, even when they are unlogically or cheesy. But the shaky cam gave us the rest.

I I remember proper, Infinity War was one of the candidates on the other list. I really like this movie and it has a huge portion of action, raging real fast and tremendously epic. But it would ever be only on second or third place when you look at the options: 1-5, 7, 8 & 10. It doesn' really give me the feeling linke this is - hyper hyper - on speed.

Just saw 1 candidate, I'll wipe of.

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Jeorj, got a good one:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138704/

PI from Aronofski is the visual definition of a movie that is made like under drugs. The extremly hard grain of the material always induces a dirty; an aggressive atmosphere. And the main character Maximillian has a totally extorted innerself, takes drugs, always deals with the perfect formula, excessively! The movie is lesser an action kind of adrenaline rush, but for the audiences eyes, it is. It is hard to understand the Problems of Maximillian, but all you can see doesn't feel well, especially when real aggression and violence beginns, it becomes at last unbearable to watch. Without the itchy grain, Aronofsky throws into your eyes, the movie wouldn't hurt 10 times less. I wanted to say that the whole feeling of the atmosphere is like an adrenaline rush.

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Wow. I've haven't seen the movie π since the turn of the millennium or so, but I do recall that it was very whacky, kind of like how a much later movie Enter the Void turned out, but much more intense. Chases and a lot of looking over the shoulder, or reluctance to answer the door, seemed to be the more the staple of π than fistfights or shootouts, but so, that does sort of align with the tone and pacing of, say, Run Lola Run. I may have to see it again in order to provide better feedback. Ha. I don't recall if I actually ever understood π, despite watching it two or three times, back in the day. At the time, it seemed to me that something like a national defense contractor took interest in the paranoid protagonist and sent people to gang-stalk him, which only exacerbated the man's mental conditions, which oughtn't have been those people's objective in and of itself, so it is not clear who "won" in the end, if anybody.

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Spoiler Alert (Pi, Aronofsky)

It's a great movie, I really love it and have seen it several times. I see one more thing in it. All what happens is just the surface. This movie is highly philosophical. It tells about a guy who is searching for his fame in finding the perfect formula. And he does it fanatically. So all what happens is a result of his fanatically search. He is genius, ok, but he also takes drugs to higher his thinking capacity.  He is so fanatic, that even his friend warns him deeply to stop that. Because of his genius wall street actions, some higher organisation becomes interest in him, some Jewish conspirated corporation. He gets orders of them and works and works and gets more insane and more insane, until he drills his head with a power drill. After that you can see him very relaxed on a garden bench, looking into the crown of a tree. He seems to be happy.

I think Aronofsky wanted to say:

No matter how hard we try to become perfect in something, nature stays above us. Nature is perfect in anyway. It's better to rely on the own inner mental state, than on overdrawn expectations in results.

My interpretation:

It's a main problem in mankind, that there was started a unfaithful race about money. And technological lead means money. So we often neglect more useful matters like healthcare. Beeing happy often is a matter of inner attitudes.

Spoiler off.

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Okay, thanks for that, Breumaster.

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@RaviNathan 

Just saw Upgrade again. I thought before that it is a pretty good movie. It also has fine action sequences, and they are fast paced, ok. But it has not really that adrenaline kick like other movies on the list. The actors and the making of the movie are to quiet for providing a steroid powered look. The whole camwork is too static for providing a feeling of a adrenaline rush. So I'll wipe it from the list.

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3 m ago

I'm not sure if any of the movies mentioned for consideration are quite what here the poll suggester has in mind. The gist of the poll idea seems to be movies which depict unrelenting tension/hazard (with little time for dialog), from start to finish. However, there is extensive wiggle room, I suppose. Many of the movies already on the list are similar enough to the movies presented for consideration of being added to the list.

RaviNathan

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@jeorj_euler 

They're suggestions; @Breumaster can choose to include or exclude them as he pleases; according to his 'vision' for the poll.

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@jeorj_euler 

There are 3-4 candidates on my list, which I'm not very satisfied with, because real adrenaline soaked movies are mor rare than you would think of. And I got another problem: There was a poll, I didn't find anymore. It was made from many movies that are suggested here, but I wanted to do the thing in another way. First point: I wanted to take at least movies for it, which were in  the other poll. Second point: I really just want the really insane fast paced, shaky, aggressive or  somehow "drug-induced-images", best over the whole playtime.

The best of these examples are 'Hardcore' and 'Crank'. Movies like these two would match perfect. But some of them suggested are not really insane in it's making. Most of them are just good action flics - and on the other list. 'Matrix' & 'Edge of tomorrow' are on the list of the other user.

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Right, movies with the same pacing as Crank are not too common. Hardcore Henry is even rarer, but that "rarer" is mainly due to it being in first-person perspective. We could look into the respective filmographies of Iko Uwais and Tony Jaa, though. I get the feeling that The Raid: Redemption is not the only movie starring Uwais that has its particular style of pacing. Such a strategy may be fruitful in regards to directors and producers too.

RaviNathan

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Crank is a movie where a whole lot happens but nothing really happens.

Stupid.

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Right, one could almost easily mistake Crank as forged from a script which had been laid out by toddlers playing with action figures and edited by horny teenagers, then implemented by fun-loving professionals.

RaviNathan

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Pretty much any movie in which Jason Statham is the (sole) lead is sh**.

If there are exceptions, please let me know.

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I think that Crank wasn't designed to be a serious movie. So I see it as a totally overspeeded comedy which deals with all available clichées one can find about "modern" gangsters from different cultures and behaviors. It deals with Mexicans as well as a black gang and asian people. The seem to have taken every clichée they could find and mixed it in to create some extra nasty fun. ;D I don't watch such movies when I'm serious. But I'm not always serious. ;)

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The tail end of the very last scene of Crank sort of eliminated any way to reasonably believe that the movie (or its overarching movie franchise) ought to be taken seriously. I mean, why would/did makers of the movie decide to subvert expectations in the process of setting up the even more ridiculous sequel to the story? Now that I'm thinking about it, I should have a look at CinemaSins' "Everything Wrong with Crank"; perhaps just for kicks, seeing as how CinemaSins can seldom be taken as accurate, which the fellow Th3Birdman is often able to easily prove.

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3 m ago

*bump*

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Shortened the title to get more to the point.

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3 m ago

As long as there are no more fitting suggestions, I'd consider this to be ready for going online.

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3 m ago

My Vote:

The Raid

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@CyrilMartin 

Thank you. It's on the list since Jan, 18.

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3 m ago

Children of Men (2006)

???

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@mariojacobs 

Hi, Mariojacobs. :D Thank you for suggesting. :D

I saw that movie, but can't remember proper how fast or distortet the cuts were, if it fits.

I'll put your suggestion on the list. Later I'll watch the movie again and decide, if it fits to the poll idea. I know it's very interesting and if the criteria I mentioned fit, it stays on the list. ;D

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Children of Men is close like World War Z. Both are very intense and unrelenting. However, I don't remember whether or not it fits the "never a dull moment" test, if there is such a thing.

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Ok, you can remove it. Sorry. I remember being astonished by the combat scenes, otherwise it is quite boring.

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I watched more than 10 years ago, but perhaps 

Black Hawk Down 

The Hurt Locker 

might fit your list.

And most recently

Vin Diesel Blooshot 

?

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ah, now i remember another high voltage movie, not sure if it was never boring, but the war scenes were frightening and the ambiance very tense:

Hamburger Hill

a lost gem in the Vietnam genre in my opinion

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@mariojacobs 

I guess with Hamburger Hill I have to trust you. I didn't see it, but I'll put it on the list.

I also take Bloodshot and Black Hawn Down. It's about 16 years since I've seen it, but I remember BHD as a 2 hour action clip. There was barely no pieces without action. This one is on the list of the other user, but it matches with both lists.

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Please look, if it is the right Hamburger Hill. Sometimes there are diffrent movies with same titles. :D That's why it is useful to give a year or a link. I always try that. It helps the opposite person and makes suggestions more promising. ;D

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yes this one👍

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@mariojacobs 

I just saw Hamburger Hill. I as a non-militaristic person can't judge, if that movie is realistic, but for me it seems like. I don't know why the movie didn't reach me. It is interesting in many ways. I like how the characters develope and the action scenes and sequences are pretty good, too. But I have to admit that it doesn't fit for the list, so I wiped it off. It need about one hour until the main battle phase beginns and even then there are breaks that slow it down. Sorry. :D

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3 m ago

Completed the intro. If there are no better suggestions, I'd say it's ready to go live!

(Still open about typos, etc.)

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are realeased - are released

to get you high conscious quickly -  to get you highly conscious quickly

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Thank you, Peter. :D

I changed it.

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@Peter_pbn 

Thank you, Peter. :D

Thank you, guys. :D