BulletProof Monk... Desert Eagles..


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twoblink
April 19, 2003, 12:31 PM
Was watching a trailer for the movie "Bulletproof Monk". It seems that Chow Yun Fat is sporting two desert eagles in a few scenes..

Or am I mistaken?

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Schuey2002
April 19, 2003, 12:39 PM
Yipper!!

http://www.chowyunfat.info/incoming/bmonk/bts/pic23i.jpg

Arkady
April 19, 2003, 02:14 PM
Berettas, then Desert Eagles... i'm just waiting for him to progress to SIGs.

Rembrandt
April 19, 2003, 05:52 PM
I'm a big Desert Eagle fan, but I'd rather see him using throwing stars and nun-chucks...:D

cool45auto
April 19, 2003, 07:40 PM
Arkady: Bite your tongue! He needs to go back to Berettas!:D

Jim March
April 19, 2003, 11:42 PM
Didn't he used to be called "Chow Yun Thin"?













































:neener:

gudel
April 19, 2003, 11:50 PM
for you non asian people, it's pronounced, "Chow Yun Fa" notice there's no T in the Fat. :rolleyes:

UnknownSailor
April 20, 2003, 02:04 AM
Chow Yung F@

:p :D

Justin
April 20, 2003, 02:08 AM
Unfortunately, I think this one's gonna be a bomb.
I sooooo don't want it to. I want it to be Chow Yun Fat's breakout US movie, but based on the previews and a few advance reviews floating around the web, I just don't think it's to be.

I really wish that Chow Yun Fat and John Woo would make another movie together.

WhoKnowsWho
April 20, 2003, 05:47 AM
They should just do The Killer or Hard Boiled exactly the same, or just re-release the original in the theatre...

BerettaNut92
April 20, 2003, 11:30 AM
I saw the movie and it was so-so. It was what it was supposed to be, a lighthearted action flick, no more, no less.

Not much gun play.

Chow Yun Fat's been doing too much touchey feelie stuff like Crouching Tiger and Anna and the King. He needs to do a Chinese version of Way of the Gun or do a modern Crouching Rifleman Hidden Sniper where the girl steals a golden MP5 or something.

Pro's: I didn't know he spoke that much English!
Cheesy, lighthearted comic relief feel

Con's: Kind of predictable
Why do Nazis always either wear their old getups and/or leather? Don't they have wardrobes like normal people?
Not much gun play.

twoblink
April 20, 2003, 11:57 AM
He says in a few interviews that he's getting old; and so can't really do the hard flicks like Hard Boiled anymore.

But he's still pretty good. I'll go watch it just because it's a bit light hearted..

MAKOwner
April 20, 2003, 01:39 PM
Eh, I thought it sucked. I wish he would do a real kickass US movie dangit... Replacement Killers was the closest he's come, and that's darn sad...

twoblink
April 20, 2003, 10:50 PM
Time for him to start using Steyr M's.

At least he's dropped the Berettas and moved up in the gun foodchain.. <flame suit on!>

Nightcrawler
April 20, 2003, 10:53 PM
I liked Bullet Proof Monk. It was funny. It wasn't meant to be a serious action flick and it certainly wasn't.

Archie
April 20, 2003, 11:03 PM
Anyone here think a Desert Eagle is an appropriate defensive-fighting tool?


Looks good in the movies, but sheesh....
Like you all said, "lightheaded". Lighthearted, I mean.

Nightcrawler
April 20, 2003, 11:12 PM
Anyone here think a Desert Eagle is an appropriate defensive-fighting tool?

Define "appropriate". If you don't MIND hauling around a four pound gun, maybe you'll like it. There's nothing "inappropriate" about .357, .41, or .44 Magnum, and all are good for self defense. .50AE is a little, um, much, but if you want power (and don't mind overpenetration) there you go.

I wouldn't carry one, but just because of the weight and bulk of it. Well, maybe once in a rare while just for fun, hee hee. :D

George Hill
April 20, 2003, 11:23 PM
Desert Eagles... Blah. I think he did rather well with the Berettas from Replacement killers.
Let's see. 15 rounds or only 7? D.E's are just retarded. They always show up in movies or comic books or anime... but in real life, anyone going into a firefight would chose a D.E. right after Jennings or Lorcin.

Admiral Thrawn
April 20, 2003, 11:39 PM
Desert Eagles... Blah. I think he did rather well with the Berettas from Replacement killers.
Let's see. 15 rounds or only 7? D.E's are just retarded. They always show up in movies or comic books or anime... but in real life, anyone going into a firefight would chose a D.E. right after Jennings or Lorcin.

Nuff said.

Desert Eagles... pfft :rolleyes:

gudel
April 21, 2003, 12:27 AM
people like big, huge, scary, badass looking gun. in movies, the desert eagle portrays that image just great :)

Redlg155
April 21, 2003, 01:22 AM
Ok..now is it....

It seems that Chow Yun Fat is sporting two desert eagles in a few scenes..

or is it...

Didn't he used to be called "Chow Yun Thin"? ?

Sounds like there is sum ting wong....:D

Good Shooting
Red

twoblink
April 21, 2003, 04:33 AM
And there are some people who own 15 1911's... So we (this board) are the most guilty of lack of practicality!!

So please don't imply that a gun needs to be practical to be in a movie!!

I had a chance to fire a Desert Eagle in 50AE. :D If the bullet doesn't get them, the 6 foot flame will!!

ZekeLuvs1911
April 21, 2003, 04:55 AM
Hey!!!!! What's wrong with owning 15 1911's. Just shows you have good taste in hardware. :evil:

CatsDieNow
April 21, 2003, 07:42 AM
Saw it this weekend - It wasn't too bad. Pleasently cheesey. The pic of him with the Desert Eagles is misleading, but that's all I am going to say about it.

The only thing that really bothered me was that some of the wirework was way too obvious.

Nightcrawler
April 21, 2003, 07:53 AM
A lot of the wirework WAS obvious. But, given the Monk's powers in the movie, it'd almost have to be obvious.

Besides, the scene with the Coco Puffs was hillarious, IMNSO. :D

CatsDieNow
April 21, 2003, 08:12 AM
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was obviously done with wires, but it was subtle.

Bulletproof Monk was just plain obvious in many places.

Yeah, that scene was pretty funny. :D

BerettaNut92
April 21, 2003, 02:13 PM
When the chick showed the guy her toys, my buddy sitting next to me said......"ohh....Marry me!!!" :D

braindead0
April 21, 2003, 02:32 PM
for you non asian people, it's pronounced, "Chow Yun Fa" notice there's no T in the Fat.

Wouldn't it be: Jow Yun Fa

Ch'ow would be chow...

At least that was how it was written way back when.. ;-)

Wilhelm
April 21, 2003, 04:03 PM
Its called a D E A G L E!!!!! Sheesh people get it right.




Wilhelm

Frohickey
April 21, 2003, 05:03 PM
The main problem here is that Hollywood is treating movies the same way each time.

Partnering Chow Yun Fat with a white dude.
Partnering Jackie Chan with Chris Tucker
Partnering Jackie Chan with Owen Wilson.
Parnering Chow Yun Fat with Mark Walhberg.
Partnering Jet Li with DMX.

How about a movie where Chow Yun Fat is with Jackie Chan, trying to save Jet Li from Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon, and they end up standing up Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba and Leonardo DiCaprio... errr Gweneth Paltrow.

:scrutiny:

LiquidTension
April 21, 2003, 07:48 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. So what if he used a pair of Desert Eagles in one scene? He's a 90yr old Tibetan monk that has been blessed with the power of the scroll he's protecting in addition to his own martial arts skill - he doesn't need ANY guns.

Hey Skunk - I said the same thing to my buddy sitting next to me - that girl was REALLY hot. I mean, she's beats @ss, has an armored car, has explosives, is FINE, and she's rich to top it all off!

The whole hot dog thing was a bit off though. Everyone knows that hotdog buns come in packages of 8 and hot dogs come in packages of 10 so that you'll have to buy more hot dog buns. Then you have more buns than hot dogs and you have to buy more hot dogs :cuss: It's a big conspiracy between the bun manufacturers and the meat industry :fire:

I'm not upset that I spent $5.50 on it.

vapor22
April 21, 2003, 08:50 PM
for you non asian people, it's pronounced, "Chow Yun Fa" notice there's no T in the Fat.

Guess it depends on what type of chinese you happen to know :D

I've always pronounced it with a T at the end. Not a really hard T like in the english word 'fat'

My grandparents pronounce Chow as Jow but my parents and I pronounce it with the "ch" although it's kinda hard to tell..

Schuey2002
April 21, 2003, 09:11 PM
Someone has to say it. Welcome to THR, vapor22. ;)

vapor22
April 21, 2003, 09:18 PM
thanks Schuey2002!

It's good to be here. Now all I need is a gun... :)

BerettaNut92
April 21, 2003, 09:45 PM
Partnering Chow Yun Fat with a white dude.
Partnering Jackie Chan with Chris Tucker
Partnering Jackie Chan with Owen Wilson.
Parnering Chow Yun Fat with Mark Walhberg.
Partnering Jet Li with DMX.

LOL

Mark Wahlberg...don't get me started. What movie were they in together?

Hey Skunk - I said the same thing to my buddy sitting next to me - that girl was REALLY hot. I mean, she's beats @ss, has an armored car, has explosives, is FINE, and she's rich to top it all off!

I don't know, she didn't really do anything for me.

Guess it depends on what type of chinese you happen to know

All rook same! :D :D :D (Cantonese here, I forgot everything except calling a cab, yelling 'ROACH!!' and asking for the bathroom)

twoblink
April 21, 2003, 11:08 PM
Agent Smith in Matrix uses a Desert Eagle, so indeed, they are popular..

Hmm.. Don't spoil the movie for me! I'm sure it's highly predicable, but I want to watch something lighthearted and funny with some decent action.

So there's a chick I'm suppose to watch for? Will do...

vapor22
April 21, 2003, 11:45 PM
All rook same! (Cantonese here, I forgot everything except calling a cab, yelling 'ROACH!!' and asking for the bathroom)

Yeah me too. My folks are from Hong Kong

But there's as many dialects of Cantonese as there are bullet calibers. I practically can't understand my grandma and supposedly she speaks cantonese.

Although I have to say it does look wierd for Chow Yun Fat to have Desert Eagles instead of Berettas. But I guess the good old days of Teahouse shootouts are long gone...

gudel
April 22, 2003, 12:26 AM
what about the recoil, people? if you fired those two at once, isn't that going to make you pushed back and fall on your back? :D

Frohickey
April 22, 2003, 04:09 PM
Agent Smith in Matrix uses a Desert Eagle, so indeed, they are popular..
You mean Elrond. :D
When I saw "Lord of the Rings:Fellowship of the Rings", I kept giggling and wanted to hear Hugo Weaver (the actor playing Elrond) to say "You hear that, Mr. Baggins? That is the sound of inevitability. It is the sound....of your death."

4v50 Gary
April 22, 2003, 05:54 PM
Crouching rifleman, hidden sniper. I like that.

Mastrogiacomo
April 22, 2003, 07:09 PM
Career advice for Chow? Make a US movie with John Woo or go back to Hong Kong and make movies again with an international appeal. It's been one bomb after another since the Replacement Killers, with the sole exception of "Crouching Tiger.." which was not directed by an American...or his best role. It wasn't Michelle Yeoh's either but that's another forum topic...:D

Personally, I love Chow with any kind of weapon but my favorite films all included Berettas.:p If he's not careful, his career might fall 24 floors like his old friend Leslie Cheung from his "Better Tomorrow" days.:uhoh:

BerettaNut92
April 22, 2003, 08:01 PM
What the Goddess of Dual Berettas and Chinese Chopsockey said....

Kamicosmos
April 27, 2003, 01:10 AM
I just saw the flick tonite, and yeah: Jade is uber hot, and I'll admit that I was digging the blonde nazi chic too.

The movie is funny and a bit cheezy, but it's not quite over the top. It's enjoyable.

As far as Chow goes, I thought I heard way back that when he and Woo first got Over Here that there were some contract issues that wouldn't allow them to make movies together? Now this movie, and replacement killers also, were produced by Woo, so maybe that's all crap.

I also heard Rumors of remaking Hard Boiled, but they both don't want to do it because Hard Boiled was their 'statement' about Hong Kong going back to Chinese control. I read a really good article about it, maybe I can find it. Anyways, I've also heard that both Chow and Woo are tired of doing gun-action movies. Maybe they've caved into Hollywood's 'anti-gun anti-violence' crap, or maybe they just want to try new things...

tex_n_cal
April 27, 2003, 01:22 AM
I saw it, it was fun.

The only thing that bugged me was the British chick hanging with the Nazis. My mom met my Dad when he was stationed in England during WWII, and Brits and Nazis do not mix.

BerettaNut92
April 27, 2003, 01:43 AM
What British chick hanging out w/ the Nazis?

I didn't think the heroine was hot....

Justin
April 27, 2003, 02:04 AM
Mark Wahlberg...don't get me started. What movie were they in together? ARRGGGHHH! That movie was 'The Corruptor.' I had almost relegated it to nothing more than a repressed memory, and you had to bring it up!

I too have to concur with Mastrogiacomo. Chow's newer movies are nothing more than poor Xerox's of his older stuff. But then how do you top The Killer, A Better Tomorrow, and Hard Boiled?

After all, Hard Boiled is arguably the best action movie ever made.

I just don't think it's possible to make a Hong-Kong style action movie in Hollywood. Hollywood is chock full of lawyers. The sort who'd be happy to sue if a stuntman were to get a hangnail.

Hong Kong, on the other hand...well, Hong Kong stuntmen are all insane, which is why their action sequences are the best.

BTW, if you're a fan of chopshootsy, check out Bangkok Dangerous. It's not the melodic genius of Woo, but very watchable, especially for a movie quite obviously done on a shoestring budget.

Vladimir Berkov
April 27, 2003, 06:43 AM
The only thing that bugged me was the British chick hanging with the Nazis. My mom met my Dad when he was stationed in England during WWII, and Brits and Nazis do not mix.

Actually, during WWII you could find sizable pro-German, and even pro-Nazi organizations in both Great Britain and the United States.

Kamicosmos
April 27, 2003, 12:43 PM
Also, the 'british' chic was the Nazi's granddaughter.

twoblink
April 27, 2003, 09:22 PM
I watched the movie.

First, the chick was cute, but didn't do too much for me (skunky, with you on that one) she did however, look like a video game character..

Second, Chow Yun Fat needs to get Chow Yun Thin. He said he's gained quite a bit of weight, and even he says he looks fat on the silver screen.

Third, the movie was filled with predictability, and was cheezy, but was lighthearted enough to be ok.

Forth, the most vicisous stuntmen are now in Thailand. Look for Thai movies to make an explosion. Anybody watch a preview for Onk-Bak? The stunts in there are amazing!! NO WIRES!!!!
http://sawatdee.free.fr/generationvideo/ongbak/ongbak_en.htm

bogie
May 5, 2003, 02:21 PM
BTW, if you're a fan of chopshootsy, check out Bangkok Dangerous. It's not the melodic genius of Woo, but very watchable, especially for a movie quite obviously done on a shoestring budget.

I've got it on DVD, and really like it. I really need to find new copies of The Killer, Hard Boiled, and A Better Tomorrow I and II (did they make a III?). Made the mistake of loaning my tapes to a neighbor, who promptly moved...

Now, I dismember - was The Killer the one with the ending in the church? I have to admit that I liked the church ending better than the whole often-schmaltzy hospital bit...

PATH
May 5, 2003, 02:53 PM
When you are married it is hard to get to the cool movies. I usually have to wait for the DVD. Geez! I need to get out more!

BerettaNut92
May 5, 2003, 02:59 PM
I watched Hard Boiled again last night. Damn, that's a good movie.

THere's always time out from a gunfight to save the children :D

PATH
May 5, 2003, 03:07 PM
That's it I am going to rent that movie tonight!

twoblink
May 5, 2003, 11:29 PM
PATH,

Would this be a "first viewing" or have you seen it before??

Ahh... the good ol' days of letting the bullets rain and bad guys...

JShirley
May 5, 2003, 11:50 PM
I liked "The Replacement Killers". I have it on DVD.

Actually, I recall thinking how skinny Chow looked in this flick. But the chick is even thinner. Yeah, she's cool, but eat something, already.

My dream is to write a really good movie script starring Chow Yun Fat. And Dolph Lundgren. And Clint Eastwood. And these holy triumvirate will smite Robin Williams and Sylvester Stallone and Ray Liotta and Barbara Streisand so that they die. And Vin Diesel will arise from the rubble and breath fire, rendering their carcasses ash. There will be great rejoicing. And everyone will have ice cream. The credits will roll.

Then all the bloopers from the film will be shown. Starring Jackie Chan.

mons meg
May 9, 2003, 10:50 PM
OK, saw the movie last night. Is it just me, or was the screenplay computer generated using some bad PERL? :barf:

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