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Last Vegas

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Dec 18, 2014.

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  1. Breeze147

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    Finally got around to seeing it. What a joke! For us Vegas Vets, it was hard to watch at times.

    I guess I can understand all of the inaccuracies. It was supposed to be just a fun reunion/buddy flick starring some of the all time once-great actors from Hollywood.

    Actually, Mary Steenbergen turned in a pretty good performance. I don't know how much they had to pay her to kiss Michael Douglas, however. Maybe they used a dental dam.

    When did Robert deNiro become such a shitty actor? I thought he sucked in Silver Linings Playbook, too, another movie that completely sucked. I have no idea how that dog got so many Oscar nominations.

    Kevin Kline had the funniest line: "Hey, a blow job would be okay."

    Morgan Freeman got stereotyped into being the best dancer.

    Maybe the best performance of the bunch came from .50 Cents cameo appearance.

    Anybody else yell "Hey, you're going the wrong way" when they started walking towards TI to get to Aria?

    I cringed when Morgan Freeman layed out all of those Fifties on the Blackjack table. The writers should have known better.

    I'm no expert on comps, but would $102K have gotten 4 guys the whale treatment? I don't think so.

    I am old enough to remember the days of lounge singers like Mary. That was pretty funny. I thought it was classy when she ordered a Sapphire straight up Martini with a twist.

    All in all, some funny moments but mostly it was sort of sad until I realized that is exactly what I must look like on my solo trips.

    Bottom line, screw what people think, just have a good time.

    This movie gets 1.5 of a possible 5 Breeze points.
     
  2. queentata

    queentata High-Roller

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    I guess I liked it just because it had Vegas in it. May have to give. It another run...maybe with the sound off.
     
  3. ExVegasLocal

    ExVegasLocal Low-Roller

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    I was one of those yelling exactly the same thing.

    Worst f-up of Vegas geography in history? Con Air. If I remember correctly, that plane wiped out buildings/signs all over town before finally coming to a rest. I can't remember where it came to a rest, but I think it was the Sands (now V/P) area. I lived in Vegas at the time. Totally ruined the movie for me because it was so completely implausible.
     
  4. Joe Strummer

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    It was so memorable,
    I've seen it twice and can't remember much of it ?
     
  5. smartone

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    Which, IMHO, is exactly what it turned out to be. A "classic"? Far from it, but me thinks you're being a bit overly critical. Vegas "lovers" will enjoy it far more than the general public, just cause it's in Vegas, but I found it ammusing.
     
  6. discostu

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    Luckily they weren't making this movie for "johnny literal"
     
  7. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    There are so many movies about which that could be said, and for me, unless it's a hatched job on history or literature, I just let it roll off. I'd rather have a fun and silly story with some reality bumps than a loser that tags all the geographic and insider bases. Now don't get me going on the home improvement shows. Those people deserve all the screen-screams I can muster. lol
     
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    you mean like Flipping Vegas? what a-holes those two are
     
  9. hammie

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    Wow, remember in the movie Trading Places with Eddie Murphy, he is in the limo heading east and Dan Akroyd is going west, and the cars stopped right in front of Philly's Independence Hall. Everyone knows that street is one way eastbound, so this could not have happened.

    As for Last Vegas, it's a movie, not a documentary, they were probably trying to get the shot walking to Aria with the light that was available, who knows. I thought the movie sucked, but I think it's on Netflix and I will probably watch it when I'm done with Lillyhammer.

    That show is like a train wreck, I just have to stop and watch. He can't be that much of an a-hole in real life, his contractors wouldn't put up with his sh!t. I'm not sure if the wife is as talented as it appears, and the cost of the rehab work seems insanely low for what is done, but I gotta tune it when surfing 227 channels.
     
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    Disregarding the inaccuracies - I liked the Las Vegas area scenes. They really did hit a lot of places in the movie.

    Having said the above, I would not watch Last Vegas again. It was derivative and uninspired. The cast did not seem to generate chemistry with each other and just did not draw me in. I expected much better performances as I generally admire all the cast members individually.

    Bill
     
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    I think the worst geographic error is in The Hangover Part III when Mr. Chow parachutes out of Caesars, over the Bellagio fountains towards Cosmo, then somehow miraculously lands downtown near the Plaza.
     
  12. TheCooler

    TheCooler Professional Gambler and the Best Football Handica

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    I am usually the same way, I can let most little things slide. But I was watching 3000 Miles to Graceland the other day and they were walking down Fremont Street and entered The Riviera...
     
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    Pretty much every Vegas movie involves Fremont Street. Leave the airport, drive past MGM-Ballys-Caesars-Binions- arrive at Bellagio.

    I didn't think Last Vegas was as bad as Breeze thinks it was. It wasn't great and could have been better but I must be getting old. I thought the lounge singer was pretty hot.
     
  14. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    "I'm no expert on comps, but would $102K have gotten 4 guys the whale treatment? I don't think so"

    great I keep forgetting to watch that Turd of a movie, but trust me you're expert enough at comps to know that 102K wouldn't get Hollyweird's idea of whale treatment for 4 dudes

    is this piece of shit on Netflix?, I might watch it tonight just to count the bullshit and throw my kid's Nerf football at the screen
     
  15. Breeze147

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    I watched it Blu-ray Netflix disc. I'm sure it will suck in any format.

    Except for Mary Steenburgen who really played her part very well, I thought.
     
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    On a tour of Alcatraz, I was disappointed the shower room didn't look anything like in The Rock. Now THAT was a one-sided gunfight.
     
  17. LolaDoggie

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    It's part of my Vegas dvd collection. I've got a lot worse in my collection.
     
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    The comments on the geography of Vegas reminded me of a Las Vegas TV show episode where someone wanted to propose to his girlfriend by having the casino limo take them down the street past several of the casino marquis signs. Each sign had one word where all-together it formed the sentence, "(Girlfriend's name), Will you marry me." The only problem is that the casinos that they passed weren't in order directionally. They would have had to make multiple u-turns for the words in the sentence to be in the correct order.

    Also the view from Ed Deline's (President of Montecito Casino & Hotel played by James Caan) office shows that it would be located where TI is. But the exterior pan of the resort shows that it is across from Mandalay Bay where the airport is.

    There was a scene where the owner of the Montecito (Monica) at the time was blown off the roof of the hotel and landed through a shop window at the Wynn a couple of miles away.

    Back to discussing "Last Vegas" I'm more into the Las Vegas movies which are either dramatic like "Casino" or a silly-type comedy like "The Hangover." "Last Vegas" seems to fall in-between, and although it has its moments, the characters didn't really do it for me. But I did find it was funny that they were used to the "old" Vegas, and the way of the "new" Vegas was foreign to them. If you haven't done so already, watch " Think Like a Man Too." I'm looking forward to watching "The Gambler."
     
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    The thing that bothered me most about Last Vegas was the fact that it's basically a two hour infomercial for the Aria. Seriously you could create a new drinking game: take a shot every time you spot the Aria logo.
     
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    We were staying at Vdara a few weeks before the release, the in house channel was playing the trailer for this movie non-stop.
     
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