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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

Gibson in a movie where he can kill English? Yeah I can see it. But how is he going to make the English seem like evil monsters and make the Vikings noble and pure hearted? :P

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

View PostCorp, on 10 April 2013 - 04:18 PM, said:

Gibson in a movie where he can kill English? Yeah I can see it. But how is he going to make the English seem like evil monsters and make the Vikings noble and pure hearted? :P

Same way the tv series is. The English king just throws you into a snake pit if you bring him bad news. Anyways, what makes you think he wants to make them noble. He didn't make the Mayans look that good in Apocolypto.

Edited by -Mr_Fess-, 11 April 2013 - 12:26 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:25 AM

View PostMerc14, on 10 April 2013 - 03:38 AM, said:

Ernest Borgnine as Ragnar for the win!!  Great stuff and so happy someone else remembers this movie.  Let us know if we can stream from Netflix

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I'm not sure if the movie is available on Netflix. It likely is, but I'm one of those Luddites who never use it. Cable and network channels show it from time to time. The DVD should be dirt cheap if you find it at a local store.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:32 AM

View PostCorp, on 10 April 2013 - 04:18 PM, said:

Gibson in a movie where he can kill English? Yeah I can see it. But how is he going to make the English seem like evil monsters and make the Vikings noble and pure hearted? :P

I'm half Celtic, which is the wrong name for the right groups, and that made me laugh. My forebears fought with Braveheart and Bruce, but Gibson's movie was pure propaganda. The English also were portrayed as cruel villains in "The Vikings". Maybe Mel will produce a remake of it for the sake of consistency.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:39 AM

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Same way the tv series is. The English king just throws you into a snake pit if you bring him bad news. Anyways, what makes you think he wants to make them noble. He didn't make the Mayans look that good in Apocolypto.

The Mayans didn't fight the English. Seriously, I loved "Braveheart", but Mel Gibson never met a revisionist script he didn't like. For instance, the English *and* the Irish were in the same army when they both fought against the Scottish. In the historical record, William Wallace died before his movie lover was born!

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:41 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 11 April 2013 - 02:25 AM, said:

We can't forget Ernest Borgnine. We can try to forget his secret to a happy and healthy life, though. It's too much information for this forum. The moderators will thank me for not posting it.

I'm not sure if the movie is available on Netflix. It likely is, but I'm one of those Luddites who never use it. Cable and network channels show it from time to time. The DVD should be dirt cheap if you find it at a local store.

I've listened to that and to this day have no idea what the man said.  PM me with the secret and it would be greatly appreciated.  LOL.

Edited by Merc14, 11 April 2013 - 02:43 AM.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:01 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 11 April 2013 - 02:39 AM, said:



The Mayans didn't fight the English. Seriously, I loved "Braveheart", but Mel Gibson never met a revisionist script he didn't like. For instance, the English *and* the Irish were in the same army when they both fought against the Scottish. In the historical record, William Wallace died before his movie lover was born!
I was just saying the main characters don't have to be portrayed as nice. I watch movies are for entertainment, not historical accuracy.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:54 AM

View PostMerc14, on 11 April 2013 - 02:41 AM, said:

I've listened to that and to this day have no idea what the man said.  PM me with the secret and it would be greatly appreciated.  LOL.

Have you seen "the bet" on "Seinfeld"? It features references to Rosy Palms and her five friends. I'm not trying to bait you, as I'm not a master of that kind of thing. I'll PM you if you still need me to do so. :whistle:

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:57 AM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 11 April 2013 - 03:01 AM, said:

I was just saying the main characters don't have to be portrayed as nice. I watch movies are for entertainment, not historical accuracy.

I just meant that Gibson would have portrayed the Mayans as good guys if they would have fought the English. It was a joke.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 11 April 2013 - 03:54 AM, said:

Have you seen "the bet" on "Seinfeld"? It features references to Rosy Palms and her five friends. I'm not trying to bait you, as I'm not a master of that kind of thing. I'll PM you if you still need me to do so. :whistle:
LOL.  Ok thanks, I got it.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 11 April 2013 - 12:09 AM, said:

Same way the tv series is. The English king just throws you into a snake pit if you bring him bad news. Anyways, what makes you think he wants to make them noble. He didn't make the Mayans look that good in Apocolypto.

It was a joke, noting how in both Braveheart and the Patriot the English are shows as baby eating monsters. ;)

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

Guess the jokes flew over my head for some reason.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:25 AM

View PostMerc14, on 11 April 2013 - 11:36 AM, said:

LOL.  Ok thanks, I got it.

I dig your avatar. I haven't yet seen the third season of the series.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:29 AM

View PostCorp, on 11 April 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

It was a joke, noting how in both Braveheart and the Patriot the English are shows as baby eating monsters. ;)

Don't forget "Gallipoli". I dare Gibson to do a movie about Winston Churchill during World War II.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:48 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 12 April 2013 - 02:25 AM, said:

I dig your avatar. I haven't yet seen the third season of the series.

It was awesome.  Make sure you see it as it is worth it.  Not to give anything away but the blood flows, scores are settles, alliances reinforced and HS deaths.

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