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Polar

  • 07-01-2019 5:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,027 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin







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    The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,987 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    Isn't his former employer Carlsberg?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,744 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Man, John Wick really kicked off a slew of knock offs, riffing on that films world of eccentric, almost super-powered assassins. This does feel like it might be trying a little too hard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,688 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Is this a netflix "I can't believe it's not John Wick" attempt?

    Were they originally trying to get Scarlett Johansson on board?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    He's the image of that bad guy in Metal Gear Solid


  • Registered Users Posts: 816 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard


    Isn't his former employer Carlsberg?

    Probably.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,757 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    pixelburp wrote: »
    Man, John Wick really kicked off a slew of knock offs, riffing on that films world of eccentric, almost super-powered assassins. This does feel like it might be trying a little too hard.

    If it's based on a graphic novel that was around a couple of years before John Wick was released.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,423 ✭✭✭ batgoat


    Isn't his former employer Carlsberg?

    His portrayal of Hannibal is pretty superb.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    This is a kick-ass movie.

    Beats John Wick, easily.

    Has a decent story for a start!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭ gozunda


    glasso wrote: »
    This is a kick-ass movie.

    Beats John Wick, easily.

    Has a decent story for a start!

    Is it currently available?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    gozunda wrote: »
    Is it currently available?

    On Netflix next Friday Jan 25th

    Mr Hastings must have sent a few advance copies out to people who weren't that trustworthy.

    One of more entertaining movies that I've seen in the last year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 640 ✭✭✭ Movie Maestro


    Anyone seen this yet? I realise it's not officially on Netflix until 25th February but has anyone seen it yet ;) and is it any good?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Anyone seen this yet? I realise it's not officially on Netflix until 25th February but has anyone seen it yet ;) and is it any good?

    I have seen it. It's a thoroughly entertaining movie, even though it has actually a fairly long runtime for this type of movie - 105 mins or so.

    recommended


  • Registered Users Posts: 965 ✭✭✭ cmac2009


    glasso wrote: »
    I have seen it. It's a thoroughly entertaining movie, even though it has actually a fairly long runtime for this type of movie - 105 mins or so.

    recommended

    Some of the scenes with the assassin team were cringeworthy, but overall its entertaining.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    cmac2009 wrote: »
    Some of the scenes with the assassin team were cringeworthy, but overall its entertaining.

    true but I kind of didn't mind them as they went on in the movie - early on in it yes that group had some slapstick moments alright.

    but I mean it's not about 100% credibility is it this type of movie?

    some cans on that Cindy girl :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Action, Crime classified but with

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    Matt Lucas in a fairly lead role.

    Not sure if I can take the film seriously.

    Watching at present. Half an hour into it.

    Edit: -

    Similarity between characters (or attempts) and other films?

    Junkie Jane ~~~ Harley Quinn
    And another character reminds me of Lucy Liu in another role.

    Comedy bits just get a whimper from me, just doesn't work as a comedy.

    "Quel est l'âge du capitaine ?" ("How old is the captain?")



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭ satguy


    Just watched it,,, I really enjoyed it.

    Funny in parts, plenty of action, Nice work from Netflix.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,068 ✭✭✭ Ninthlife


    Was eagerly awaiting seeing this as I do like Mads Mikkelsen.

    Very enjoyable and violent. A more bloody John Wick type of action movie.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Ninthlife wrote: »
    Was eagerly awaiting seeing this as I do like Mads Mikkelsen.

    Very enjoyable and violent. A more bloody John Wick type of action movie.

    Thought it was great. They should have left out that fat fcuk getting shot which was stupid and possibly the corridor scene but otherwise better than one-face Keanu wick doggy revenge for me.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    corkie wrote: »

    Not sure if I can take the film seriously.

    Not sure it's supposed to be taken seriously


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    I took this less as a "John Wick-ripoff", and more of a "John Wick comedy-parody", making fun of ridiculous over-the-top action films like the John Wick series. Polar is a fun movie, and the (very negative) reviews don't seem to highlight that it's suppose to be extremely silly and not taken seriously.

    I mean, the scene with the kids and the knife? You don't get that in a "serious" action film.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,757 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    Yeah, I think people comparing with John Wick are doing so a bit too seriously. In fact the part when he
    accidentally shot his dog
    was a direct piss take of John Wick I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail


    If it's supposed to be a parody film as opposed to having some tongue in cheek genre references, it's neither especially satirical nor funny. Its core is an action movie, and the garish colours and over the top characters don't compensate for long lulls in the action and a wholly unconvincing third act.

    By all means satirise John Wick, but if you make an inferior action movie while you're doing it you'll just come across as a prat.

    Honestly, I'd compare this to 3 Days to Kill before John Wick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    I finally got around to watching this. Thoroughly enjoyed it, good action, OTT elements, some camp acting, but thoroughly enjoyable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭ BattleCorp1


    I thought most of the scenes with Mads Mikkelsen were quite good but any scene with Matt Lucas was absolutely ridiculous. And the team of assassins were also sh1te.

    Some good action in it but for me it was a partly decent movie and a panto combined.

    Wouldn't watch it again.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭ BattleCorp1


    Different strokes for different folks I suppose.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,747 ✭✭✭ The White Wolf


    I watched this last year I think, after avoiding it due to bad reviews. Mads really is an excellent actor so I didn't really want to see him do a bad turn, but pandemic boredom got the better of me.

    I found it mostly odd, as in his character was interesting enough but everything else was just poor. It did introduce me to Ruby O Fee however so for that I give it an ultimate pass.



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