Is "Catain Ron" worth a blind buy?

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  1. Chris Joyner

    Chris Joyner Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw "Captain Ron" on sale for $6.99 at Wal-Mart today. I've never seen it before, but I like Kurt Russell? Should I pick this DVD up?
     
  2. Haden

    Haden Supporting Actor

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    Nah, the movie is pretty stupid and unfunny (like most other Martin Short films.) Kurt Russell saves it with a few memorable moments, but overall the film isn't worth seeing more than once. Also it's funny how Kurt looks exactly like Snake Plissken on a tropical vacation [​IMG]
     
  3. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

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    No, for the love of God. Save your $6.99 to put towards a good movie. [​IMG]
     
  4. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    Are you in Canada? If not, be advised that this movie is $5.88 at most US Wal-Marts. Unliek the previous two posters, I thought this movie was hilarious. If you liek movies about a guy who can't stand another guy who everyone else loves, thsi is right up your alley.
     
  5. Tim_Prasuhn

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    i love the movie too. its got a great silly energy to it. Not great filmmaking, to be sure, but damn fun. For 6, buy it.
     
  6. John Mansor

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    If you are a "What About Bob?" fan, then I would pick this up! I thought the movie was a hilarious.
     
  7. Gary W. Graley

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    The one liners from Kurt are worth it, I recommend the movie if you like Kurt at all, comedic value for me was high, always cheers me up to see this and at that price...hard to not get!

    G2
     
  8. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Personally, I like the film a lot....Kurt Russell is great in it. It appeals to my sense of fun and adventure...I wish I could drop everything and sail the Caribbean like that....don't think my boss would appreciate it though.[​IMG] For that price, it's not that much more than it would cost as a rental....go ahead.
     
  9. LukeB

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    Do you really need to ask? It's $6 or $7, slightly more than a rental. IF you don't like it, sell it or trade it...you do like it, you keep it for as long as you'd like.
     
  10. wally

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    For $6.99? Pick it up swab!
     
  11. Jordan_E

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    "I don't believe that I've ever been to Disney World. Been to Dollywood."

    I happen to love CAPTAIN RON! It ain't no ANNIE HALL, hell it isn't even CADDYSHACK, but Kurt is perfect as Capt. Ron.
     
  12. Justin Hargis

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    How's the video look? Is it anamorphic?
     
  13. Patrick Soucy

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    [​IMG]

    Anamorphic, yes!

    Well, I think I'll purchase this DVD TOO' the movie is very funny!
     
  14. Glenn Overholt

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    Yep, one of his best. As for the rest of you that like it too, before you pop it in next time remember his role in 'Stargate'! He is even funnier.

    Glenn
     
  15. Tim Hoover

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    Kurt Russell hasn't played this fast and loose since Used Cars. I love Captain Ron! Some absolutely riotous stuff in there...

    BTW, Touchstone please feel free to use my first line as a marketing blurb [​IMG]
     
  16. Simon_Lepine

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    Havent't seen it, but on the Big Trouble in Little China DVD commentary with Carpenter and Russel, Carpenter states that Captain Ron is Kurt's best role so it must be good [​IMG]
     
  17. Magnus T

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    Kurt also said the only reason he did Captain Ron was because it was a role he knew he normally wouldn't get.

    Anyway, Captain Ron is far from a good film, but, as others have mentioned, Kurt Russell is really funny in it.
     
  18. Malcolm R

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    As others have said, if you have to ask about blind buying a $5.88 DVD then perhaps you need to save your money and put it toward more important matters.

    Most places, you pay more than that for a single theater ticket. And aren't all theater tickets "blind" buys? :wink:
     
  19. richardWI

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    yeah pick it up! Of course I may have to go to Wal Mart and beat you to it! just kidding. That movie and "What about Bob?" are just fun dorky movies.. they never aspire to be anything more than that and that's why they are good.


     
  20. Josh Sieg

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    I liked this movie. I saw it years ago, in P&S, but I would say for 6.99 or 5.88, it's worth it.
     

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