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Assault On Precinct 13 ('76)

What a crap this was. I rented it and was sorely disappointed. I had more faith in Carpenter to deliver something better. This movie was unsatisfying and fell dead.

I'm expecting a much better experience with the remake this January. erm

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i enjoyed it


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i enjoyed it


any reason why? seeing as the other 2 dont think too highly of it.. what did you think it was good?


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the original is an outstanding movie imo

fishbourne? no...

this remake is going to suck big time...


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Yeah...no, the original was monkeyshit.

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The original was the silliest "cat and mouse" game I've ever watched unfold on celluloid. It's so riddled with plot holes, those street thugs all could have fit in them.

It's the epitome of low budget, and to me, lived up to absolutely NONE of the hype.

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well imo it was good.

the tension between the two male leads, the faceless, merciless enemy. sure it had plot holes, but how many horror movies dont? i liked it personally...


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It's an action movie, and probably Carpenter's worst work yet.

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*cough*ghosts of mars*cough*

and can easily be classed as a horror/thriller also...


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I experienced more tension in Sesame Street's "Follow that Bird!" than I did in "Assault on Precinct 13".

Somehow, wondering if they'd spring Big Bird from the clutches of evil circus promoters was far more entriguing than watching a bunch of 1970's street thugs try and break out a criminal by never even getting within 100 yards of a police station until the very end.

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what do you mean 'break out a criminal?' that wasn't what they were doing...


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Uhhhh...pileofshitescapefromla..errrrr..

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Not a criminal, but the father who shot the thug who had shot his daughter. They declared war on the police because they were harboring him.

What do you expect? You kill a little girl in cold blood and expect to get away with it? Technically, the father is a criminal, too.

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If this movie had been 30 minutes long, it would've been better. But 100 minutes of this boring crap was just a waste of time. How anyone could like this movie is beyond me...

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What do you expect? You kill a little girl in cold blood and expect to get away with it? Technically, the father is a criminal, too.


suppose...

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If this movie had been 30 minutes long, it would've been better. But 100 minutes of this boring crap was just a waste of time. How anyone could like this movie is beyond me...


different strokes n all that... it surprises me how people can like movies that i think are utter tripe... u'd be surprised the reviews i've read...


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Ok, maybe you didn't like AVP, but that's different. That actually has a plot. This, this is just...crap.

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In a word, the movie was basic.

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Ok, maybe you didn't like AVP, but that's different. That actually has a plot. This, this is just...crap.


i wasnt talking about avp actually...

basic... sure, i can see why you'd see it that way, simple premise, small cast (among other things), hey, i'm not gonna argue, i'm not trying to convert...


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It's not amazing, but I enjoyed the film, love the atmosphere before all the shoot outs and so on. I don't see it as one of Carpenter's worst though.

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I though the original was a great film, second only to Dawn Of The Dead 1978. The whole atmosphere felt like a zombie film, my friend even said the gang-members were like zombies, you shoot one and 2 more take it's place.


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