Good Bad Flicks: Exploring Demolition Man

Exploring Demolition Man

Exploring the making of Demolition Man.

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I always loved this film; it seemed to have just the right balance of action and comedy. I still chuckle at the verbal morality violations to this day.

RTE over here often plays the same movie over and over so I saw this one a good few times, loved it every time :D

I had no idea they managed to get permission from the government to blow up buildings and film on an unfinished highway, I always thought they were props or some shit.

Still, another great vid Cecil, fucking lost it at the end when you said "And more..."

I c wah u did thar...

I love this movie and enjoy watching it now and then. holds up great. The rewrite for Learies character explains why he feels so out of place when he basically does his stand-up, which doesn't help the flow of the movie too much. His character always felt too young to have a reference point to the world before to make any of his judgement calls about the above ground society. Oh well, doesn't hurt the movie, it goes full fun ahead!

I wasn't that impressed with Demolition Man in the 90s. However, with the growing notoriety of groupthink, safe spaces and Tumblr, I now find it to be a timely movie that luckily predicted a bit of the future.

We currently have a generation of adult children that are easily offended and want to ban everything. You can't help but relate the plot to current events and social media. If you literally plucked a guy from the 90s and transported him to 2016, he would probably do and say certain things that would rub people the wrong way.

This is easily my favorite Stallone flick, and one of my most favorite films of all time.

Another good episode, and indeed a classic movie!
Keep 'em coming, Cecil! ;)

Barbas:
I always loved this film; it seemed to have just the right balance of action and comedy. I still chuckle at the verbal morality violations to this day.

Go to an average US college today and ask them if they'd like something like that installed on campus and they'll probably say yes.

I love this movie. Cheesy 80's and 90's action flicks are the best.

kyosai7:
This is easily my favorite Stallone flick, and one of my most favorite films of all time.

This! I make it a point to watch this film once a year at the very least.

This reminds me that I need to get this on bluray at some point.

indeed a good action comedy movie. the profanity violation is still something i think about today. hilarious. have to watch it again for sure.

Shit, I can't believe they cut parts out of that movie. I thought it was good, but it would have been damn better with most of the extra bits.

Holy shit, Jackie Chan got offered to part of Simon Phoenix? That would have been hilarious!!

Granted, it probably would have been terrible, but still hysterical.

I love this movie.

I think Wesley Snipes did a good job playing the crazy villain, and is a huge reason I still enjoy it. The world design was great too since it really went for broke on everything and it was so over the top in places that it was great to see it mocked by the outsiders in the film.

Benjamin Pratt had a good little character development too. Funny as hell.

Didn't know that was Sandra Bullock's first movie, but she was great.

Barbas:
I always loved this film; it seemed to have just the right balance of action and comedy. I still chuckle at the verbal morality violations to this day.

Same here. The special effects were also very good for the time, with a lot of them being classic practical effects instead of just CGI.

It was also Sly Stallone vs. Wesley Snipes. That was too fun.
Plus Sandra Bullock in the first of many buddy cop roles?
Plus what's going to turn out to be a pretty accurate view of the future of driving, maybe more than we'd like?

It's not high art, but it's still a classic. I think that Virtuosity had a similar cache, although admittedly a little less so.

Cheesy Goodness:
I wasn't that impressed with Demolition Man in the 90s. However, with the growing notoriety of groupthink, safe spaces and Tumblr, I now find it to be a timely movie that luckily predicted a bit of the future.

We currently have a generation of adult children that are easily offended and want to ban everything. You can't help but relate the plot to current events and social media. If you literally plucked a guy from the 90s and transported him to 2016, he would probably do and say certain things that would rub people the wrong way.

We also have a generation of people that entirely overgeneralize everything into hyperbole because their feelings have to be the most important ones. Guess which one annoys me more?

monkeymangler:

Cheesy Goodness:
I wasn't that impressed with Demolition Man in the 90s. However, with the growing notoriety of groupthink, safe spaces and Tumblr, I now find it to be a timely movie that luckily predicted a bit of the future.

We currently have a generation of adult children that are easily offended and want to ban everything. You can't help but relate the plot to current events and social media. If you literally plucked a guy from the 90s and transported him to 2016, he would probably do and say certain things that would rub people the wrong way.

We also have a generation of people that entirely overgeneralize everything into hyperbole because their feelings have to be the most important ones. Guess which one annoys me more?

Demolition Man triggers me in the best possible way.

I was going to point out how I just learned that Jack Black was in a movie that WASN'T about how the old people don't understand the young people, but then I remembered that that was one of the main plot points in Demolition Man...

Anybody notice the carrot when Rob Schneider is mentioned? Nice touch ;P

"Originally the movie was meant to pit action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal against one another. Both of them declined because neither one of them wanted to play the bad guy."

Wait, what? If they were pitted against each other, one of them would have been the GOOD guy.

StreakyMacintosh:
"Originally the movie was meant to pit action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal against one another. Both of them declined because neither one of them wanted to play the bad guy."

Wait, what? If they were pitted against each other, one of them would have been the GOOD guy.

Problem wasn't that one of them would be the good guy, the issue was no matter who they chose, they would have to make the other the baddie.

THAT was the problem, seeing how big the egos on both of them are.

monkeymangler:

Cheesy Goodness:
I wasn't that impressed with Demolition Man in the 90s. However, with the growing notoriety of groupthink, safe spaces and Tumblr, I now find it to be a timely movie that luckily predicted a bit of the future.

We currently have a generation of adult children that are easily offended and want to ban everything. You can't help but relate the plot to current events and social media. If you literally plucked a guy from the 90s and transported him to 2016, he would probably do and say certain things that would rub people the wrong way.

We also have a generation of people that entirely overgeneralize everything into hyperbole because their feelings have to be the most important ones. Guess which one annoys me more?

If I annoyed you that much, you were probably the intended target for my critique.

Cheesy Goodness:

monkeymangler:

Cheesy Goodness:
I wasn't that impressed with Demolition Man in the 90s. However, with the growing notoriety of groupthink, safe spaces and Tumblr, I now find it to be a timely movie that luckily predicted a bit of the future.

We currently have a generation of adult children that are easily offended and want to ban everything. You can't help but relate the plot to current events and social media. If you literally plucked a guy from the 90s and transported him to 2016, he would probably do and say certain things that would rub people the wrong way.

We also have a generation of people that entirely overgeneralize everything into hyperbole because their feelings have to be the most important ones. Guess which one annoys me more?

If I annoyed you that much, you were probably the intended target for my critique.

Nah, not offended. Just irritated that people love to make sweeping assumptions about my generation based on the actions of a few idiots. As if your generation was any better.

Diablo1099:

StreakyMacintosh:
"Originally the movie was meant to pit action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal against one another. Both of them declined because neither one of them wanted to play the bad guy."

Wait, what? If they were pitted against each other, one of them would have been the GOOD guy.

Problem wasn't that one of them would be the good guy, the issue was no matter who they chose, they would have to make the other the baddie.

THAT was the problem, seeing how big the egos on both of them are.

Yes, exactly. There would have only been cause for ONE of them to walk off. No matter who got which role, one would have been happy, and one would have quit. That's why it doesn't makes sense that they BOTH declined.

StreakyMacintosh:

Diablo1099:

StreakyMacintosh:
"Originally the movie was meant to pit action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal against one another. Both of them declined because neither one of them wanted to play the bad guy."

Wait, what? If they were pitted against each other, one of them would have been the GOOD guy.

Problem wasn't that one of them would be the good guy, the issue was no matter who they chose, they would have to make the other the baddie.

THAT was the problem, seeing how big the egos on both of them are.

Yes, exactly. There would have only been cause for ONE of them to walk off. No matter who got which role, one would have been happy, and one would have quit. That's why it doesn't makes sense that they BOTH declined.

...Oh yeah...Shit man, sorry >.>
Well, from what I know of both actors, they are both pain in the asses to work with.
I remember hearing Segal randomly punched stunt doubles in the nuts on set for no reason other then to "test" them.

monkeymangler:

Nah, not offended. Just irritated that people love to make sweeping assumptions about my generation based on the actions of a few idiots. As if your generation was any better.

I never said we were the beacons of humanity either. You can thank our generation for Limp Bizkit and Pauly Shore. We sucked for entirely different reasons. However, I would gladly take that stuff over millennials being triggered from Caitlyn Jenner jokes. Just sayin'.

Cheesy Goodness:

monkeymangler:

Nah, not offended. Just irritated that people love to make sweeping assumptions about my generation based on the actions of a few idiots. As if your generation was any better.

I never said we were the beacons of humanity either. You can thank our generation for Limp Bizkit and Pauly Shore. We sucked for entirely different reasons. However, I would gladly take that stuff over millennials being triggered from Caitlyn Jenner jokes. Just sayin'.

1. You got to hide your generation's worst away from the world, in small backwoods towns where they would never bother people. Thanks to the spread of the internet, my generation's worst ignorance is constantly on display. That's the difference between your generation and mine (mind you, I was born in 1986).

2. People being "triggered" is a byproduct of my generation admitting that feelings are natural things, not some weakness to be suppressed like previous generations believed. I'll take that over the old "men don't cry, if you cry you're a f****t". Some people take it too far, but that can be said of everything.

Filmed on an unfinished highway? Was this the same unfinished highway they filmed Speed on? The dates roughly match and they're both in LA.

monkeymangler:

Cheesy Goodness:

monkeymangler:

Nah, not offended. Just irritated that people love to make sweeping assumptions about my generation based on the actions of a few idiots. As if your generation was any better.

I never said we were the beacons of humanity either. You can thank our generation for Limp Bizkit and Pauly Shore. We sucked for entirely different reasons. However, I would gladly take that stuff over millennials being triggered from Caitlyn Jenner jokes. Just sayin'.

1. You got to hide your generation's worst away from the world, in small backwoods towns where they would never bother people. Thanks to the spread of the internet, my generation's worst ignorance is constantly on display. That's the difference between your generation and mine (mind you, I was born in 1986).

2. People being "triggered" is a byproduct of my generation admitting that feelings are natural things, not some weakness to be suppressed like previous generations believed. I'll take that over the old "men don't cry, if you cry you're a f****t". Some people take it too far, but that can be said of everything.

Oh please, spare me. Your "generation" has allowed these false sense of utopian groupthink to mutate into being a bigoted and small minded as any hateful previous generation you despise.

GreenSkin99:

monkeymangler:

Cheesy Goodness:

I never said we were the beacons of humanity either. You can thank our generation for Limp Bizkit and Pauly Shore. We sucked for entirely different reasons. However, I would gladly take that stuff over millennials being triggered from Caitlyn Jenner jokes. Just sayin'.

1. You got to hide your generation's worst away from the world, in small backwoods towns where they would never bother people. Thanks to the spread of the internet, my generation's worst ignorance is constantly on display. That's the difference between your generation and mine (mind you, I was born in 1986).

2. People being "triggered" is a byproduct of my generation admitting that feelings are natural things, not some weakness to be suppressed like previous generations believed. I'll take that over the old "men don't cry, if you cry you're a f****t". Some people take it too far, but that can be said of everything.

Oh please, spare me. Your "generation" has allowed these false sense of utopian groupthink to mutate into being a bigoted and small minded as any hateful previous generation you despise.

Wow... hyperbole much?

My generation hasn't tried to stop women from voting, beaten and denied service to African-Americans, interned Japanese-Americans illegally, or labelled homosexuality as a mental illness. But no, please, tell me more about how believing the thing that shouldn't be tolerated is intolerance is comparable.

 

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