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    Posted: 05 April 2008 at 3:10am
Eh, I thought 21 was OK. Maybe I didn't think it was that great because I was pretty tired throughout the movie, and actually dozed off for a minute or two a couple times.

I actually think the card counting would be do-able. Maybe tricky at first, but with some practice, I think I could do it. The hardest part for me would be picking up the key word that the spotter says, and remembering what current count that word equals.
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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

Really? Everyone I talked to as well as all of the critics loved it.

Why didn't you?


No idea, I just heard it sucked from a couple people. Haven't pursued any reviews or anything about it, so I don't know if its good or not. I generally like Jason Statham, but Crank WAS weak, so who knows.


I liked crank actually.

This is nothing like crank however.

It's the best movies I saw this year next to no country for old men.
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Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

Really? Everyone I talked to as well as all of the critics loved it.

Why didn't you?


No idea, I just heard it sucked from a couple people. Haven't pursued any reviews or anything about it, so I don't know if its good or not. I generally like Jason Statham, but Crank WAS weak, so who knows.
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Really? Everyone I talked to as well as all of the critics loved it.

Why didn't you?
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Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

ALso, on the subject of current movies, I highly recommend the bank job.
That was a HORRIBLE movie.I


I heard that too.
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Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

ALso, on the subject of current movies, I highly recommend the bank job.


That was a HORRIBLE movie.

I could barely sit through the whole movie.

Originally posted by Uncle Rudder Uncle Rudder wrote:

Did anyone else walk out of the movie feeling stupid.  The fact that these peoples minds can do math so fast like that with all the distractions blows my mind.


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Damn my feeble brain.


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Originally posted by Uncle Rudder Uncle Rudder wrote:

Originally posted by impulse! impulse! wrote:

Did anyone catch the 2 hour documentary, on the history channel a few months back?


Yeah I did which is really a big reason why I went to go see the movie.



Did anyone else walk out of the movie feeling stupid. The fact that these peoples minds can do math so fast like that with all the distractions blows my mind.



Yeah, and theres even sharper people than that out there. Damn my feeble brain.
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Originally posted by impulse! impulse! wrote:

Did anyone catch the 2 hour documentary, on the history channel a few months back?

Yeah I did which is really a big reason why I went to go see the movie.

 

Did anyone else walk out of the movie feeling stupid.  The fact that these peoples minds can do math so fast like that with all the distractions blows my mind.

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Did anyone catch the 2 hour documentary, on the history channel a few months back?
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It seems OK.The true story of it is really cool.



Truth, how card counting came about is pretty impressive, along with things like this story. Back before vegas became a disneyland version of itself.
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Originally posted by Uncle Rudder Uncle Rudder wrote:

I enjoyed it.  I went into the movie with a basic background of the story and I think that made it more interesting.

Same. I don't know if someone who has never read about the MIT Blackjack team or counting cards would enjoy the movie as much.


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I enjoyed it.  I went into the movie with a basic background of the story and I think that made it more interesting.
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I watched 21 a couple of days ago. Not bad at all. Its not very accurate, but it is close enough.
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Originally posted by Shub Shub wrote:

Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

Really?

I honestly don't know how a movie about blackjack could be anything but crap.

Maybe I need to see this...

Why would it suck? Rounders was about poker, and that was a great movie.


QFT...although I don't think many people have ever seen it.


Seriously good movie.  Flopped at the box office but it was well done.

Probably one of the best examples of Hollywood portraying something with reasonable accuracy.
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How much less could you care?


I've been trying to figure that out myself... we shall see.

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Did anybody read the book? I was thinking about picking it up on Amazon the other day, but I didn't order yet.

This sounds like the makings of "The book was far better than the movie" type deal.

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Originally posted by Shub Shub wrote:

Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

ALso, on the subject of current movies, I highly recommend the bank job.


Wow, I hadn't heard about this movie. The trailer does look good. And it's based on a true story too.

I like to see Jason Statham in decent roles. He seems talented, but he's in some awful, awful movies, like Crank.


Oh no you didn't!

Seriosuly though, it got fantastic reviews with the critics and is definately the best movie out there right now.
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Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

ALso, on the subject of current movies, I highly recommend the bank job.


Wow, I hadn't heard about this movie. The trailer does look good. And it's based on a true story too.

I like to see Jason Statham in decent roles. He seems talented, but he's in some awful, awful movies, like Crank.
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