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|08-15-2019, 11:54 PM||#21 (permalink)|
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I enjoyed it but I can't get over the premise that getting caught wiping in a tournament is so heinous that you would run away to Venezuela in shame
It SHOULD be that way but there would be more paintballers in the oil fields than the tourney fields
|08-16-2019, 12:19 PM||#22 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sandy Eggo by way of Mobtown
heh. ^he^ said heinous
I heard if you say his names 3 times in front of a porta potty at EMR on a moonless night that nothing will happen
|08-17-2019, 03:23 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern Maine
But, not its not a "good" movie. The premise is fine, and all the acting is fine, but the script is all ad-libbed, and sometimes works, and sometimes doesnt. Combined with the tiny budget, really hurts the movie a bit. THe 2nd half really, really drags. You should watch until the 50 minute mark, and get all the important parts.
However, it is pretty accurate to paintball, which is something that never, NEVER happens in hollywood. That is what I really love. There are moments where it really does capture something that only players would really understand.
Ie Gets caught wiping, returns with an obscure gun only made in the early 90s... when he last played. That was a pretty smart choice, even if nobody really noticed.
They really captured all the player stereotypes:
Bobby- The "old guy" who hasnt played in forever, thinks he still has it.
Lenny- The annoying over zealous ref
Erica- The sister/girlfiend, whatever. Every field had some that were dragged there, and sat around uninterested.
Eddie- The mil sim nut, calling paintballs "bullets"
The guy obsessed with video games.
And the players who didnt really know what is going on.
I know this sounds dumb, but there was a time, 30 years ago where 15 to 20 man tournaments were common. Very common, and it was a friggen nightmare trying to fill a roster sometimes, so you would be dragging "friends of friends", girlfriends, neighbores, etc, just so you could have a legit roster. Lots who never played... or even really knew what paintball was.
It was common for a player to play on a bunch of teams at a tournmant to fill multiple rosters. So when that Canadian guy switched teams, it was pretty normal.
and the "boo ya ka" team. Every tournament had at least one team like that. That made me laugh so hard.
And the nerdy Canadian guy. Having played lots of scenerio games in the 90s, it reminded me of many of the can con guys.
THose are all the spots that I loved. I talked to the producer a few times... Darren Goldberg. Some of the actors had played, and they used local fields for "experts" and it really showed.
"the evidence strongly suggests that neither Billy nor Adam (Smart Parts) could have invented the electronic paintgun" -Garr M. King, U.S. Judge
|08-17-2019, 04:56 PM||#24 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Stock Class Clown
I found it entertaining as it was one of the first "paintball" movies that was actually about paintball, not just using paintball as a plot device, plus Rob Riggle!
|08-20-2019, 09:07 PM||#25 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Didn't TK help out with advice on set?