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The Iron Mask (Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger)

  • 13-02-2020 9:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    If this doesn't lead to Schwarzenegger as Hamlet, I don't kow what can!






    in case ye're wondering.. trailer for Schwarzenegger as Hamlet from Last Action Hero:



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,769 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit


    So this is... no, wait, isn't... a spoof?
    What the hell was that about?! :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    I don't know.. It has the feel of a film CHOC full of Arnie one-liners!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,751 ✭✭✭✭ bnt


    New trailer:



    I’m having some trouble imagining who the audience will be.

    Parvi enim sunt foris arma, nisi est consilium domi.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,535 ✭✭✭✭ ShaneU


    Would love to have been in the room when this was cobbled together.

    John: "I seen Man in the Iron Mask last night, good movie. We should rip it off"

    Jim "I agree, how can we cater it to a wider audience though. A French Renaissance movie will be a hard sell?"

    John: "Well the Marvel movies have been huge"

    Jim: "I agree, we'll put in people with Superpowers"

    John: "What about if we stick in some dragons to get Asian people to watch it?"

    Jim: "Great Idea, I'll get Jackie Chan on the phone and we'll set the movie on the island from Mortal Kombat. Those Asians won't be able to resist!"

    John: "We need an action movie star to play the bad guy"

    Jim: "{First name that comes to his head} Arnie would be perfect!"


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭ DrumSteve


    2 thoughts on that

    I reckon Arnold is in this film for all of 5 minutes

    This looks like a film made as a tax write off.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,074 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    Never mind Arnie and Chan. What on earth is charles dance doing in it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,389 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    I have a feeling what see in the trailer is all there is of Arnie and Jackie in the movie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,685 ✭✭✭ The Continental Op


    Did anyone notice the title - From the Producers of Machete Kills?

    Wake me up when it's all over.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,493 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    So after googling it, seems the original name for it is
    Viy 2: Journey to China
    A sequel to Viy, believe it or not. :)

    And it's already available as it released in the UK back in April and China last year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 729 ✭✭✭ jimbob_jones


    It's also out on the Microsoft Films and TV store.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,561 ✭✭✭ FortuneChip


    Arnie with 9 minutes of screen time, with supposedly 3 of those actually a body double taking care of the action segments.


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


    Arnie with 9 minutes of screen time, with supposedly 3 of those actually a body double taking care of the action segments.
    He's 73 years old. There's only so much you can expect of him. Still, feels like a con to put him to front and centre on the promo material.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,762 ✭✭✭ Mark Hamill


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    So after googling it, seems the original name for it is
    Viy 2: Journey to China
    A sequel to Viy, believe it or not. :)
    Arnie with 9 minutes of screen time, with supposedly 3 of those actually a body double taking care of the action segments.

    So is this the reverse situation of when a Holywood movies puts a famous Chinese actor on screen for five minutes, in order to attract Chinese movie-goers?
    (e.g. Iron Man 3 had an extra scene that was only shown in China IIRC).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,685 ✭✭✭ The Continental Op


    So is this the reverse situation of when a Holywood movies puts a famous Chinese actor on screen for five minutes, in order to attract Chinese movie-goers?
    (e.g. Iron Man 3 had an extra scene that was only shown in China IIRC).

    Isn't the Jackie Chan side of it as much his stunt team doing the stunts as having Jackie Chan himself?

    Wake me up when it's all over.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,814 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Mark Kermode reviewed this months ago, and IIRC confirmed the lead character is neither Chan nor Arnie, both being glorified cameos present merely as marketing bumps - which the trailer totally backs up given they all seem to be knocking around the same scene. The film otherwise a bit of a hot mess. Kermode also noting it was meant to be a 3D film, as it's full of THINGS FLYING AT YOU.


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