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1,078 - Watching Action Movies

February 16th, 2015

Episode 202 of 489 episodes

If you think a great movie has lots of fight scenes, car chases, and explosions, then this episode is for you. Slow dialog: 1:14 Explanations: 3:04 Fast dialog: 15:54 Claude: Oh no, this isn’t another action movie, is it? Jean: Of course not. I know you like thrillers and this is a thriller. Claude: This definitely seems like a brainless action movie to me. That’s the second fight scene and we’re only 15 minutes into the film. Jean: It’s a thriller that’s supposed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Of course it’ll have some fight scenes. Claude: And car chases? We’ve had three of those already, too. Jean: Like any good thriller, it has a hero in a life-threatening situation and an evil villain in hot pursuit. Claude: That sounds like a run-of-the-mill action movie to me. This movie is full of visual effects and stunts. It’s all about the adrenaline-rush. It’s not what I would call a psychological thriller. Jean: Maybe it straddles the line between an action film and a thriller, but it’s good, isn’t it? Claude: I’ll let you know once this ultra-violent fight scene is over. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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