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Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

I think I first saw Wargames on cable TV back in 1984 or so. They ran it a lot so I watched it a lot. It was pretty dang scary at the time.  I also watched The Day After, probably in the 7th grade (& I saw Tron at the movie theater).  There is this great youtube alternate Wargames ending I thought I should share:
 

 
Posted by SweetAndNasty
@OKane3 said:
" has anyone else realized that Wonderful Universe of TANG could easilly be WU TANG? "
 BRING DA RUCKUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Sweep

gotta say i really love the style and presentation of the new TANG so massive kudos to vinny and drew for sorting that stuff out. Excellent work chaps!

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Posted by MasterChief360

Technotriller? Let's talk Tom Clancy.
Posted by babz

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang!

Posted by Kyle
@DanOConnor said:
" @OKane3 said:
" has anyone else realized that Wonderful Universe of TANG could easilly be WU TANG? "
please tell me this is sarcasm... please tell me this is sarcasm... "
o_o.......I never noticed.............. I never noticed........... OH GOD I NEVER NOTICED!! *slams head on desk repeatedly*
Posted by DanOConnor
@demontium:  Words cannot describe how much i like that. oh wait, yes they can. THAT IS FANFUCKINGAWESOMETASTIC. 
 
@Mezmero: woot...tang I really wanted to see that film, if only because of franki muniz... i wanted to see him die in a horror film :)
Posted by Joeroyo

Kinda confused... no mention whatsoever of Defcon? 
http://www.introversion.co.uk/defcon/

Posted by Benjo

I caught this on TV last year for the first time in a while, and Ryan's right; the movie still holds up surprisingly well.  There's that real 80's cold war vibe, but the acting is solid and the characters seem real, and not just 80's stereotypes.

Posted by ApolloBob

DEEZEN!  It's got Deezen!

Posted by Rewcastle

Wonderul Universe TANG?   WU TANG?                   wurd

Posted by ErikSchroder

Oh, snap - the girl from The Breakfast Club.

Posted by RetroGiant

One of my fav movies.  I made this shirt of WOPR  http://6dollarshirts.com/submit_a_design.php?view=submission&id=1272656361 
 
Probably just gonna go get it made myself though.

Posted by StriderNo9
@ErikSchroder: Ally Sheedy. Awesome.
Posted by ZRLeigh

Thanks for making the quick look. Frostbite is a great game :)

Posted by SenorTrampoline

WARGAMES WOOO

Posted by dvorak

I love the use of the filmic frame rate. Subtle touch.

Posted by Pop

 where is this weeks episode? I wanna see Joysticks :D, they probably had to censor a lot of stuff... I hate when I answer my own questions.

Posted by OllyOxenFree
@Pop said:
"  where is this weeks episode? I wanna see Joysticks :D, they probably had to censor a lot of stuff... I hate when I answer my own questions. "
Vinny's magic fingers will not let censoring take up his time!
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@ErikSchroder said:
" Oh, snap - the girl from The Breakfast Club. "
She is hot.
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

Anyone else up for Gamer soon?

Posted by lunalicrichard

I do like wargames. and even now it is stil good to watch. for me it's also a bit of nostalgia . with the big ass phone modem and bulky floppy's and of course the arcade ! 
good show again ! BOOBS !!!!!
Posted by BlazingWookie

Great movie

Posted by Smittzorz

Perhaps you'd like to play a game of chance?

Posted by Consaw

Love this movie.

Posted by nikopeters

Radical to the max!

Posted by drumpsycho89

lovin the intro music!!!!

Posted by Binny

I have yet to see this movie

Posted by Van

Can't wait until the next TANG!

Posted by MrHammeh

Well done fellas, good movie choice and loving the new intro.  Retro is the new........uh........new??

Posted by Gunnar

Great freaking movie. I actually even read the book.

Posted by GungHoKevin

Can't wait till next Wu Tang

Posted by HadesTimes

I have to say I've seen War Games quite a few times over the years and it's all ways been pretty good, but less so recently.  I guess as things change in this case the more hookey things get.  But there is nothing intrinsically wrong with the movie.

Posted by DJKommunist

this film looks wierd
Posted by iSylence

I'd like to see this movie now :)

Posted by Galbrezu

Commenting is fun

Posted by alternate

finally got around to watching this (TANG, not Wargames), it's a good one.

Posted by skinnyman
@Godlyawesomeguy said:
" Anyone else up for Gamer soon? "
They filmed that movie here in Albuquerque, and my gf actually worked on the set. We were both psyched to see it but when it came out and we finally went we were SO disappointed. That movie is terrible on so many levels it hurts my soul. I would definitely love to see Ryan rip into it on an episode of TANG.
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@skinnyman said:
" @Godlyawesomeguy said:
" Anyone else up for Gamer soon? "
They filmed that movie here in Albuquerque, and my gf actually worked on the set. We were both psyched to see it but when it came out and we finally went we were SO disappointed. That movie is terrible on so many levels it hurts my soul. I would definitely love to see Ryan rip into it on an episode of TANG. "
Sure it wasnt a perfect film by any means, but I thought it did what it set out to do fairly well- create a bunch of video game like action scenes wrapped around by a plot that does some interesting  social commentary. What disappointed you?
Posted by Bozzvegas

Love It! Keep it up Boys!

Posted by SkywarpSeeker

Ferris Beuller's lets-simulate-nuclear-exchange-with-north-korea
 
...day off?

Posted by skinnyman
@Godlyawesomeguy said:
" @skinnyman said:
" @Godlyawesomeguy said:
" Anyone else up for Gamer soon? "
They filmed that movie here in Albuquerque, and my gf actually worked on the set. We were both psyched to see it but when it came out and we finally went we were SO disappointed. That movie is terrible on so many levels it hurts my soul. I would definitely love to see Ryan rip into it on an episode of TANG. "
Sure it wasnt a perfect film by any means, but I thought it did what it set out to do fairly well- create a bunch of video game like action scenes wrapped around by a plot that does some interesting  social commentary. What disappointed you? "
Ah... you actually liked it? I admit I enjoyed the intro scene, where Gerard Butler whispers "Turn me around!" in the middle of a firefight.  I thought the movie would focus on what it would be like to see what is going on around you, but being unable to control your actions. The premise was intriguing if not all that original, but from then on the movie seemed to lose its way. "Kable" became just another generic action hero protagonist, but one that was totally unrelatable.

None of the characters are developed such that they show any depth, almost all of them are just hyper exaggerated stereotypes. The spoiled rich kid, the sex-obsessed fat pervert, the "good guy" convict... it's like it was meant to be a parody, but it was never funny. It seemed like it was being crass just for the hell of it, pandering to what the marketing team perceived as their "core demographic" of teabagging gamers.  Kyra Sedgewick could not have possibly said "fuck" any more than she did in the film.
 
They may have been trying to make a social commentary about human depravity, but just showing a bunch of sex and violence doesn't do that. You have to actually address why people do what they do and how it is wrong.
 
My high expectations probably made me hate what I saw even more, but it was a bad movie to begin with that left a terrible taste in my mouth.
Posted by OutOfBounds9000
@Milkman said:
" @OKane3 said:
" has anyone else realized that Wonderful Universe of TANG could easilly be WU TANG? "

 
"

I just hensed a smell of win....
Posted by Winternet

it's impossible to win

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@skinnyman said:

" @Godlyawesomeguy said:

" @skinnyman said:
" @Godlyawesomeguy said:
" Anyone else up for Gamer soon? "
They filmed that movie here in Albuquerque, and my gf actually worked on the set. We were both psyched to see it but when it came out and we finally went we were SO disappointed. That movie is terrible on so many levels it hurts my soul. I would definitely love to see Ryan rip into it on an episode of TANG. "
Sure it wasnt a perfect film by any means, but I thought it did what it set out to do fairly well- create a bunch of video game like action scenes wrapped around by a plot that does some interesting  social commentary. What disappointed you? "
Ah... you actually liked it? I admit I enjoyed the intro scene, where Gerard Butler whispers "Turn me around!" in the middle of a firefight.  I thought the movie would focus on what it would be like to see what is going on around you, but being unable to control your actions. The premise was intriguing if not all that original, but from then on the movie seemed to lose its way. "Kable" became just another generic action hero protagonist, but one that was totally unrelatable.None of the characters are developed such that they show any depth, almost all of them are just hyper exaggerated stereotypes. The spoiled rich kid, the sex-obsessed fat pervert, the "good guy" convict... it's like it was meant to be a parody, but it was never funny. It seemed like it was being crass just for the hell of it, pandering to what the marketing team perceived as their "core demographic" of teabagging gamers.  Kyra Sedgewick could not have possibly said "fuck" any more than she did in the film. They may have been trying to make a social commentary about human depravity, but just showing a bunch of sex and violence doesn't do that. You have to actually address why people do what they do and how it is wrong.  My high expectations probably made me hate what I saw even more, but it was a bad movie to begin with that left a terrible taste in my mouth. "
You made some good points that I agree with but I think the big difference maker was that I went into the movie expecting nothing special and got just a little bit more than expected with the surprise of the social commentary which I thought was intriguing. Also, knowing the directors past (they directed Crank 1&2, which I thought were better than Gamer) is very important. I knew what their latest outing would be just as crass (if not more) as their previous works which I enjoyed thoroughly and I expected nothing different. I agree that the main character turned into the generic main good guy, but as for the stereotypes (surprisingly) enjoyed them and I cant pin exactly the reason why (maybe I thought at the time they were doing that on purpose to prove a point? Its been 11 months since I saw it so forgive me if my memory as to why I somewhat enjoyed it is off). I also enjoyed Michael Hall's very memorable performance as the main bad guy, especially that very cool musical number towards the end. As a fan of their previous works I also enjoyed the numerous call backs to Crank which I thought were very nice wink at the fans. I guess we expected different things from the start of the movie and our opinions are different because of it so in the end neither of us are really wrong.
Posted by Spc5hill

It's not a bad movie for the 80's

Edited by skinnyman
@Godlyawesomeguy said:

" @skinnyman said:

" @Godlyawesomeguy said:

" @skinnyman said:
" @Godlyawesomeguy said:
" Anyone else up for Gamer soon? "
They filmed that movie here in Albuquerque, and my gf actually worked on the set. We were both psyched to see it but when it came out and we finally went we were SO disappointed. That movie is terrible on so many levels it hurts my soul. I would definitely love to see Ryan rip into it on an episode of TANG. "
Sure it wasnt a perfect film by any means, but I thought it did what it set out to do fairly well- create a bunch of video game like action scenes wrapped around by a plot that does some interesting  social commentary. What disappointed you? "
Ah... you actually liked it? I admit I enjoyed the intro scene, where Gerard Butler whispers "Turn me around!" in the middle of a firefight.  I thought the movie would focus on what it would be like to see what is going on around you, but being unable to control your actions. The premise was intriguing if not all that original, but from then on the movie seemed to lose its way. "Kable" became just another generic action hero protagonist, but one that was totally unrelatable.None of the characters are developed such that they show any depth, almost all of them are just hyper exaggerated stereotypes. The spoiled rich kid, the sex-obsessed fat pervert, the "good guy" convict... it's like it was meant to be a parody, but it was never funny. It seemed like it was being crass just for the hell of it, pandering to what the marketing team perceived as their "core demographic" of teabagging gamers.  Kyra Sedgewick could not have possibly said "fuck" any more than she did in the film. They may have been trying to make a social commentary about human depravity, but just showing a bunch of sex and violence doesn't do that. You have to actually address why people do what they do and how it is wrong.  My high expectations probably made me hate what I saw even more, but it was a bad movie to begin with that left a terrible taste in my mouth. "
You made some good points that I agree with but I think the big difference maker was that I went into the movie expecting nothing special and got just a little bit more than expected with the surprise of the social commentary which I thought was intriguing. Also, knowing the directors past (they directed Crank 1&2, which I thought were better than Gamer) is very important. I knew what their latest outing would be just as crass (if not more) as their previous works which I enjoyed thoroughly and I expected nothing different. I agree that the main character turned into the generic main good guy, but as for the stereotypes (surprisingly) enjoyed them and I cant pin exactly the reason why (maybe I thought at the time they were doing that on purpose to prove a point? Its been 11 months since I saw it so forgive me if my memory as to why I somewhat enjoyed it is off). I also enjoyed Michael Hall's very memorable performance as the main bad guy, especially that very cool musical number towards the end. As a fan of their previous works I also enjoyed the numerous call backs to Crank which I thought were very nice wink at the fans. I guess we expected different things from the start of the movie and our opinions are different because of it so in the end neither of us are really wrong. "
I agree, I don't think an opinion on a movie can really be wrong (unless it is completely influenced by what other people have already said, in which case it's not really your opinion). I guess I went in not knowing what that director's style was. Either way I definitely think they should do a TANG on it, I would be really interested in Ryan's take.
Posted by MINIZTER

Enter the Wonderful Universe of Tang (36 Gamers)

Posted by Monkeyman04

Where's the new WUTANG that we were promised? Are we gonna have to wait until Friday or something?

Posted by colinjw

I have not seen war games in years. A movie day in is in call for.