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March 30, 2007 7:46 PM   Subscribe

Questionable special effects - Sliding a horse under a moving vehicle. Shooting the landing gears off a moving plane. Insane fight scene. Truck rollover.
posted by puke & cry (33 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Insane fight scene." That guy sure is hell on windshields.
posted by sacre_bleu at 7:59 PM on March 30, 2007


The sliding horse is quite funny.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:01 PM on March 30, 2007


The fight scene one would have been better without the obnoxious titles added.
posted by papakwanz at 8:01 PM on March 30, 2007


Shooting the landing gears off a moving plane.

This was towards the end of Stunt Island, wasn't it?

Best. Game. EVAR!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:15 PM on March 30, 2007


You didn't like "Cow chewing gum"?

Cow chewing gum.
posted by user92371 at 8:18 PM on March 30, 2007


The insane fight scene was great, but it was ruined by Papyrus.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:39 PM on March 30, 2007


Isn't shooting the landing gears guy the same as the insane fight scene guy?

In the landing gear one, the script on the top left looks arabic; is there a thriving Bollywood-esque Islamwood?

Indeed, KAC, the sliding horse looks like something out of a Zucker Abrahams Zucker film.
posted by porpoise at 8:42 PM on March 30, 2007


ROU: Many of my middle school recreational hours, hours that could have been spent developing precious social skills, were instead spent creating movies about flying postal trucks or at least attempting absurd stunts such as slaloming a fighter jet through skyscrapers. Stunt Island was indeed the best game ever.
posted by HeroZero at 8:48 PM on March 30, 2007


The insane fight scene is gold. Gold, I tell yah!
posted by nj_subgenius at 8:57 PM on March 30, 2007


I can't believe the "landing gears off a moving plane" link uses the noise of an iChat user logging off to simulate the sound of a sword being swung.
posted by phaedon at 9:12 PM on March 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


ROU: Many of my middle school recreational hours

Jee-zus fuck, I was in grad school. Don't tell me shit like that; I'll have a coronary.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:58 PM on March 30, 2007


Couldn't see it closely, but it didn't look Arabic to me. Looked more like Hindi or Bengali.

I liked the sliding horse... it made me laugh.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:00 PM on March 30, 2007


(Not an expert. I'm taking Arabic & Riq'a though so I know the basic alphabet.)
posted by miss lynnster at 10:02 PM on March 30, 2007


My horses really hate when I do that.
posted by Tenuki at 10:11 PM on March 30, 2007


I could do all that. But I choose not to. I am a man of peace.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:14 PM on March 30, 2007


No, those effects are special alright. Special precious little effects no matter what the other kids say.
posted by carsonb at 10:49 PM on March 30, 2007


I think the "guy shooting out landing gear" one was from the third Weekend at Bernie's film.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 12:03 AM on March 31, 2007


American blockbuster action and stunt scenes may look more "convincing" but they're no more believable.
posted by sourwookie at 12:05 AM on March 31, 2007


I'd call it a van.
posted by The Deej at 1:21 AM on March 31, 2007


Just a bruised ego!
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:03 AM on March 31, 2007


Also: At least it wasn't Sand, eh?
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:04 AM on March 31, 2007


After seeing that "shooting off the landing gear" scene, I have concluded that Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan is one bad mofo.
posted by moonbiter at 2:54 AM on March 31, 2007


The soundtrack frightened me with all the gratuitous violins.
posted by hal9k at 5:24 AM on March 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


hal9k, I'm embarassed to admit that I'd never, until now, heard that particular pun before. Favorited.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:53 AM on March 31, 2007


Wouldn't it be great if they made a prequel to The Fast and the Furious that took place in the old wild west with horses instead of cars? The possibilities for horse-based stunts are limitless.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 7:19 AM on March 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


the "insane fight scene" features the one and only Rajinikanth, a film actor of god-like proportions in South India:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajnikanth#Political

i only wish i could find the fight scene of him shooting a bullet in two to kill two guys, or the other one where he needs to kill someone who's on the other side of a wall, so he throws one of two guns in the air and hits the trigger by firing the other, and manages to hit his opponent square-on. timeless.

this is why I love the internet (minus the annoying running commentary and fun with iMovie by whomever edited the fight sequence). the fact that Rajini is chewing paan the whole time makes the scene extra-special. the extra-specialness added to, of course, by his acid-washed Canadian tuxedo. i lowe it.
posted by junebug at 8:17 AM on March 31, 2007


On the plane one, it went from "surprisingly good 3D effects" to "is that a toy plane someone threw down the runway?"
posted by smackfu at 8:35 AM on March 31, 2007


See, the problem with CG is that it doesn't age well. That is why when I film my first masterpiece, it will all be done with practical effects.

Unfortunately since I will be on a budget and filming guerrilla style, in the scene where I shoot the landing gear off a plane, I will have to actually go to an airport and wait for some poor bastard to take off.

My plan is to have me and the camera crew escape in the confusion that is a plane coming to a grinding halt because someone just took out it's tires with small arms fire.

But it will look great.
posted by quin at 10:20 AM on March 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Rajinikanth = Indian Bruce Campbell
posted by brundlefly at 10:44 AM on March 31, 2007


Embrace the truck.
posted by Dizzy at 2:13 PM on March 31, 2007


The script in the airplane landing gear clip looks like Kannada although the language he's speaking sounds like Malayalam. (The bad guy who gets blinded by the sword reflection trick is speaking Hindi.)
posted by phliar at 4:38 PM on March 31, 2007


O Kannada.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:41 PM on March 31, 2007


Clearly, not everyone requires Hollywood SFX in order to enjoy their movies.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:10 PM on March 31, 2007


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