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Actor Bruce Willis, director Len Wiseman and editor Nicolas De Toth
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Reviewed by Dang on May 14th, 2008
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Lots of information. This is a great commentary for fans of movie trivia. The tone is casual and friendly, and Wiseman and Willis are forthcoming and honest about what parts of the film they're not satisfied with. Minor problems: There are a few long moments where nothing is being said; De Toth doesn't speak up much; Wiseman and Willis talk a little too much about how great they think the actors are. The good outweighs the bad, though, and it's worth a listen overall.
Reviewed by The Cubist on May 16th, 2008
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Right from the get-go, all three men address the studio-imposed PG-13 rating thing and how they went ahead and shot an R rated version anyway. Wiseman and Willis talk about their additions to the screenplay which included Lucy. De Toth points out what they had to remove in order to secure a PG-13 rating. Willis talks about the grueling challenge of shooting a big film like this out of sequence. There are quite a few lulls as the three men tend to get caught up watching the film but manage to deliver a fairly decent track.
Reviewed by grimjack on December 25th, 2019
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This is not a very strong track. Lots of dead space, and they keep coming back to what was R-rated and what was PG-13. Some of the best talk is about the stunts, and difficulties. And also some interesting bits about the special effects, and how (back then) it was unusual to use tiny special effects to clean up a background or add some flash or explosion. Some little bits of trivia were nice, like how they just let Kevin Smith rewrite a lot of his dialog, various purposeful callbacks to the original Diehard, and the very different original drafts of the film.
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