Triple Frontier

Discussion in 'Movie/TV/Media discussion' started by 9outof10mms, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. 9outof10mms

    9outof10mms Purveyor of Professional Enginerding Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,735
    Likes Received:
    2,394
    Location:
    The Minted Hill
    Netflix is stepping up their game. Using that Batman guy and an X-Wing pilot...
     
    AR10ShooterinNC likes this.
  2. AR10ShooterinNC

    AR10ShooterinNC Happy to be here

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    3,955
    Location:
    North Carolina
  3. SnowRooster

    SnowRooster New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Triad
    Loved it until about the half way point of the movie, then I just felt like it took a turn to the stupid.
     
    jimmyjames8, Mightyox04 and bigfelipe like this.
  4. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    2,359
    Location:
    Thomasville, North Carolina
    Watched it last night. Started good and just blahhhhhh after that. We were let down by this
     
    SnowRooster likes this.
  5. Chuckman

    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,754
    Likes Received:
    7,106
    Location:
    North Durham
    Action-wise it was fair. I really did enjoy the complexities of the relationships between the guys, that really represented the relationships with guys who serve together.

    It could have been better if Netflix turned it into a series with about eight or 10 episodes.
     
    Spartan01 likes this.
  6. Cowboy

    Cowboy Glances can deceive

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    6,535
    Likes Received:
    7,677
    Location:
    North of Charlotte
    That formula works really well. Your able to give a little more attention to small stuff. But I'm sure it would cost a lot more with the big names.

    The amazon series Jack Ryan is great at the little things.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 5:53 PM
    JBoyette and Chuckman like this.
  7. tanstaafl72555

    tanstaafl72555 Permanently Banned Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    2,408
    I would have killed all the security coming in (only a few more), bound and tied the fam, taken ALL the money out, stashed it in the jungle a few clicks away, and come back for it later. Can't figure out why they did not do that. OR if they had contact with their source, buy a C3 (those things are ALL OVER South America) .

    I guess they needed the "master planner" to lose his tactical finesse for the sake of the drama. It reminded me of a lot of the phenomenally stupid things the cast on "Walking Dead" did.
     
    bigfelipe likes this.
  8. 9outof10mms

    9outof10mms Purveyor of Professional Enginerding Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,735
    Likes Received:
    2,394
    Location:
    The Minted Hill
    TWD would be very boring if it were centered around how I’d survive it. No drama. Certainly no dudes kissing.

    I’d be to the coast by season 2. Probably an inlet river. Plenty of food. Maybe find a ship to head out to sea, coming in only to pillage supplies. Might even have a plank.
     
    tanstaafl72555 likes this.
  9. tanstaafl72555

    tanstaafl72555 Permanently Banned Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    2,408
    No kidding though, I knew some guys who boated all the way down the amazon (some rapids they had to carry around, of course) and then sailed up the Brazilian coast to the West Indies, Jamaica, and on into Key West. Missionary kids with Wycliffe Bible Translators had some of the COOLEST adventures! This was two teenagers, a 18 and a 17 year old, and a young adult. A bunch of them into Mt climbing. Chimborazo was 22,000 feet and I knew four guys who climbed it by the time they were 15. Then, about 7 families went on furlough together, but the teens age 15 and up all flew into Panama, bought bikes (motorcycles), and went with a guy named Ernie Rich (who I lived with in Colombia), on a motorcycle ride thru central America up to Dallas. Because they bought the bikes duty free, they sold them used for more than they had bought them new.

    I would hear these stories and think, "man! I though *I* was adventurous!" I envied these kids. Still do in lots of ways. They grew up to be independent, strong and real survivors, most of em.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 6:22 PM
  10. bigfelipe

    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    4,151
    Likes Received:
    5,703
    Location:
    Triangle
    I was disappointed but not surprised at all. Pretty cliche all the way around. Could have been great.
     
    beamernc likes this.
  11. DCGallim

    DCGallim Resident Smart-A$$

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,847
    Likes Received:
    19,586
    Location:
    Thomasville
    Just started it. It’s gonna be hard to live up to the first song played.
     
    Mightyox04 likes this.
  12. Spartan01

    Spartan01 Well-Known Member Staff Member Life Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    1,924
    Location:
    Durham
    Sigh...
    What a gyp...
    I was so excited for this, and with that much talent there is no excuse for such a stink pickle.

    It felt like a bad 80’s television show...
     
    tanstaafl72555 and Mightyox04 like this.
  13. Mightyox04

    Mightyox04 Das Ox

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2016
    Messages:
    2,791
    Likes Received:
    2,863
    Location:
    NC
    Have yall seen "mine"? Sucked so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so bad.

    I haven't finished triple frontier yet.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 8:46 PM
  14. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    2,359
    Location:
    Thomasville, North Carolina
    I thought the same, with that cast.. from a lot of their previous roles... could have been KILLER! Maybe it's because we both served, that it was a let down lol.

    I wonder, if it were real life.. How do you get a dead body back to the states, and get him buried and no one asks questions with a hole in the melon?
     
    Spartan01 likes this.
  15. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    2,359
    Location:
    Thomasville, North Carolina
    I didn t watch it. It just looked too corney.

    A lot of the netflix movies have sucked, but the shows, i like pretty good.
     
    bigfelipe and Mightyox04 like this.
  16. DCGallim

    DCGallim Resident Smart-A$$

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,847
    Likes Received:
    19,586
    Location:
    Thomasville
    Just so we’re all clear, if we ever get into some shit and I get killed burn my body and use it for a distraction. I’m dead anyway I dont give a shit.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 9:43 PM
    AR10ShooterinNC and 9outof10mms like this.
  17. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    2,359
    Location:
    Thomasville, North Carolina
    If we go as far as to cook you, im atleast taking something to snack on for the hike ahead.
     
    tanstaafl72555 and 9outof10mms like this.
  18. NKD

    NKD Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Kimberless

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    4,631
    Likes Received:
    6,310
    Location:
    Chatham
  19. jimmyjames8

    jimmyjames8 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    1,068
    Location:
    Wake Co.
    Yep...I fast fwded thru the end of it. Too much Hollywood and too little reality.
     
  20. beamernc

    beamernc LTC - Liberal Tear Collector Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    864
    Location:
    NC - Not Canada
    I finished watching it this morning and it was pretty lame.
     
  21. 11B CIB

    11B CIB IG: HandloadsAndHoldovers Staff Member Charter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,577
    Likes Received:
    6,633
    Location:
    Gilbert, SC
    Yeah I would’ve done the extract wayyyyy different. They owned the house after taking down the security. Call the air asset connection for 2-3 helos...hell BUY them if necessary.
     
  22. Spartan01

    Spartan01 Well-Known Member Staff Member Life Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    1,924
    Location:
    Durham
    Exactly.
    And also, anyone notice that Oscar Isaac’s plate carrier didn’t ever have a plate in it? At the beginning, when he has nothing strapped to it but a radio..

    Little dumb stuff like that...

    Like when they are clearing the house, and the camera tracks Ben Affleck, and then pans over to Oscar Isaac, and I was like “Wait, you already cleared that part... Oh you are just trying to look cool for the camera...”
    At which point I wanted to rip out my eyes like Oedipus Rex...

    Also the acting was bad.
     
  23. tanstaafl72555

    tanstaafl72555 Permanently Banned Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    2,408
    Can you imagine the boodle that was in that house? 60 mil in one and a half walls, and the whole house was that way?

    Yeah. I would have killed security, Kept the fam nice and cozy and let the kids watch Netflix cartoons out in the guard shack. Feed mama whatever she wants out there, and tear out every wall in the place. One watching the fam (with a ski mask on) and 4 tearing out sheetrock, should not take more than a 3 days, even for a mansion.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019 at 12:33 PM
    11B CIB likes this.
  24. Derek8404

    Derek8404 Plank Owner Charter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,046
    Likes Received:
    6,062
    Location:
    Leesburg, VA
    Watched it the other night. Mildly entertaining at best.