What do you like/not like about individual RDA movies

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Re: What do you like/not like about individual RDA movies

Post by NiLa » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:25 pm

Sorry, I haven't had time to write the comment on the two MacGyver movies.

So, totally late, but at last, here it is:

I like " The lost Treasure of Atlantis" a lot more than "Trail to Doomsday".

First of all, I like all the treasure hunting, riddle solving episodes in the style of "The Legend of the Holy Rose" anyway.
Second, in "The lost Treasure of Atlantis" we have exactly that constellation again. Mac gets involved (somehow against his will) into the treasure hunt, they travel a lot, dangers and villains here and there and in the end the treasure is found and it isn't gold or jewels or something like that, but books, here rolls of paper with the knowledge of the people of Atlantis. In the end the treasure is lost again (this time for good) but Mac and his friedns escape the mortal danger again and happy ending!
During the movie we get to see some smaller and some great MacGyverisms (the escape with the "rocket jeep" is in my opinion the best in the whole movie), the typical archeologist (somehow quixotic (hope it's the right word, I had to look it up with google translator) and the girl who helps to find the treasure. Total cliché but nice to watch.

Trail to Doomsday is a totally different movie IMHO. It is much darker, no MacGyverisms except in the movie's finale when he first crawls over hot pipes with makeshift protectors on hands and knees and in the very end he disarms a nuke with a tennis racket. But that's it.
The spirit of the show we love is totally lost here. IMHO it is just a thriller with RDA as MacGyver in it....but not MacGyver. I could have gladly lived without the second movie.
I have the DVDs in my collection to have it completed, but I rarely watch them. I prefer the episodes of the tv-show.

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Re: What do you like/not like about individual RDA movies

Post by bftlovesRDA » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:38 am

NiLa wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Sorry, I haven't had time to write the comment on the two MacGyver movies.

So, totally late, but at last, here it is:

I like " The lost Treasure of Atlantis" a lot more than "Trail to Doomsday".

First of all, I like all the treasure hunting, riddle solving episodes in the style of "The Legend of the Holy Rose" anyway.
Second, in "The lost Treasure of Atlantis" we have exactly that constellation again. Mac gets involved (somehow against his will) into the treasure hunt, they travel a lot, dangers and villains here and there and in the end the treasure is found and it isn't gold or jewels or something like that, but books, here rolls of paper with the knowledge of the people of Atlantis. In the end the treasure is lost again (this time for good) but Mac and his friedns escape the mortal danger again and happy ending!
During the movie we get to see some smaller and some great MacGyverisms (the escape with the "rocket jeep" is in my opinion the best in the whole movie), the typical archeologist (somehow quixotic (hope it's the right word, I had to look it up with google translator) and the girl who helps to find the treasure. Total cliché but nice to watch.

Trail to Doomsday is a totally different movie IMHO. It is much darker, no MacGyverisms except in the movie's finale when he first crawls over hot pipes with makeshift protectors on hands and knees and in the very end he disarms a nuke with a tennis racket. But that's it.
The spirit of the show we love is totally lost here. IMHO it is just a thriller with RDA as MacGyver in it....but not MacGyver. I could have gladly lived without the second movie.
I have the DVDs in my collection to have it completed, but I rarely watch them. I prefer the episodes of the tv-show.

Anja ;)
Enjoyed reading your comments, Anja. And you're not late.

Again, isn't it interesting our different takes on these movies. (You and others liked The Lost Treasure of Atlantis better than Trail to Doomsday but I was the opposite). I think I like it when Mac triumphs over tough situations....even painful ones. And I liked the first scenes where Paul is hanging on to Mac on the side of the mountain and Mac says, Nobody is going to die.....The way things looked it seemed pretty hard to believe no one was going to die but there again is Mac's heroism. I also liked the scenes with the ex=KGB (though not really) lady.....especially after Mac recovers from being gassed in the sewer = thank you Juliette for the appropriate screenshots. When Mac gets set up as a probable suspect in the murder of Tony (I think that was his name)....and Mac comes back to the ex KGB woman and says he just has to think.....it's extremely good acting because we see his exhaustion, both physical and mental. Also, I love it when he punches out exKGB lady! And I love the fact that he heroically (again) stops the nuclear destruction by figuring out how to open the nuclear device (great MacGyverism) despite being knifed in the leg.

I guess I never could overcome the extreme feelings of clausterphobia that I had while viewing Lost Treasure of Atlantis....but I did love the last scenes where Mac gets them out of the cave by going by means of the rope over the lake of fire. I think RDA probably did some of that last scene's stunt himself.

Well, we just have to agree to disagree on these two. All in all, two good movies, IMHO.

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Re: What do you like/not like about individual RDA movies

Post by NiLa » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:42 pm

That is one aspect why I like this forum especially. Even when we are in different opinions we stay respecful to each other.

We can let different opinions stand side by side without arguing...

Thank you all for that. :)

Anja ;)
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Re: What do you like/not like about individual RDA movies

Post by bftlovesRDA » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:14 pm

Agree, Anja! As you say, it's something really good about this forum that we can disagree agreeably! :D :D :D
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Re: What do you like/not like about individual RDA movies

Post by bftlovesRDA » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:53 pm

It's time to discuss another movie of RDA's. But the only "movie" I know of that we have not already discussed would be "Continuum", right?

Do you want to discuss Continuum?
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Re: What do you like/not like about individual RDA movies

Post by Jerseycoconut » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:28 pm

Of Course! :D

Will enjoy watching it again. Give a few days to watch. :D
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Re: What do you like/not like about individual RDA movies

Post by NiLa » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:29 am

Jerseycoconut wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Of Course! :D

Will enjoy watching it again. Give a few days to watch. :D
Jerseycoconut :lol:
Me too. :D

Anja ;)
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