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The Cutter with Chuck Norris

#2
I watched the trailer last night. Seems like a typical action movie from Nu Image, with lots of fights, explosions and car chases, but I don't expect there to be much of a plot. Regardless, I will definately check this out since I grew up watching his movies and think he's a good fighter.
 

Kotegashi

Master Of Disaster
Staff member
#4
Well, I've watched the trailer a couple of times and it seems Norris has taken some habbits from Seagal.

He doesn't do all his own fights, he looks uninterested (especially when he shoots his gun). And it looks a cheap movie.

This guy can do so much better (Lone Wolf, Code Of Silence, An Eye for an Eye f.e.). Sad that he has made a deal with Nu Image, the company that destroys the old time action hero's!!!!!!!!
 
#5
Kotegashi said:
Well, I've watched the trailer a couple of times and it seems Norris has taken some habbits from Seagal.

He doesn't do all his own fights, he looks uninterested (especially when he shoots his gun). And it looks a cheap movie.

This guy can do so much better (Lone Wolf, Code Of Silence, An Eye for an Eye f.e.). Sad that he has made a deal with Nu Image, the company that destroys the old time action hero's!!!!!!!!

Give Chuck a break he's 63, maybe older. Seagal wishes he looked so good.
spike
 
#6
Kotegashi said:
Well, I've watched the trailer a couple of times and it seems Norris has taken some habbits from Seagal.

He doesn't do all his own fights, he looks uninterested (especially when he shoots his gun). And it looks a cheap movie.

This guy can do so much better (Lone Wolf, Code Of Silence, An Eye for an Eye f.e.). Sad that he has made a deal with Nu Image, the company that destroys the old time action hero's!!!!!!!!
I agree. It looks exactly like Seagal's DTV movies. Chuck Norris is in great shape and he's using a fight double which i think proves that the production companies are probably not allowing these aging action stars to do too many stunts and fights because of the cost involved.
 
#7
It is not the production companies, it's the insurance companies. All movies are insured against loss. There is an insurance representative on every set, he makes the decision whether an actor or actress can do the stunt. Nu-image seems to have an insurer that is very restrictive.
 

supertom

Disgruntled fan!
#8
I'm afraid some of you have broken when of the 11 commandments (the written by the Norris)

"Thou shalt not take the michael out of Chuck Norris!"

I,m afraid you,ll now burn in the fires of hell, sorry! Redemption can only happen via a roundhouse kick to the head by Chuck Norris.

Also in the stunts and fights department it als depends on the time available to set it out, the actors insistence too. It still seemed that Chuck was doing a lot more than Seagal, but lets not forget he's 66 this year I think, according to IMDB and he's not gonna be as nimble as he used to be, but he looks a damn sight better than most his age. I also notice he doens't do many kicks anymore. I just htink that in these fight scenes with take after take they don;t want to risk a heart attack or something for their lead star.
 

Mama San

Administrator
#9
Chuck has used "stand-ins" for a very long time.
He used them in movies and in Walker, Texas Ranger.
There's nothing new about that. I would much rather
see him (and Steven) use stand-ins than take the
chance of one of them getting hurt. Accidents do happen
and for some of the dumbest reasons.
God bless,
Mama san
 
#10
hey guys & gals. my name is Tammie. I really never knew that both guys, chuck norris & steven seagal needed stunt doubles. I like to watch both guys movies.
 

Mama San

Administrator
#11
covergirl4 said:
hey guys & gals. my name is Tammie. I really never knew that both guys, chuck norris & steven seagal needed stunt doubles. I like to watch both guys movies.
Welcome to the board, CoverGirl.
Just about all actors use doubles (or stand-ins) for a number
of reasons. One reason being the insurance. Premiums are extremely high. Production companies are not going to risk any major "problems", such as
loss of production time, when it come to their stars. That can get to be
a whole lot of money, honey.
God bless,
Mama san
 

supertom

Disgruntled fan!
#12
I've just watched the Cutter and it's pretty dull I'm afraid. The direction is flat, the action is flat and the performances are flat.

Yes, Chuck gets doubled, but at the same time he gets more to do than Seagal, because the fights are longer, and he at least apears for plenty of master shots. The trouble is the fights are so routine and boringly shot and cut that it doesn't really matter. A big reason of the constricitve form of shooting and cutting the fights together is of course to hide the double, as we have gotten used to with Seagal.

The film is wildly inconsistent as well from just ploddingly simple direction and editing, to the occasional burst of overly stylised MTV style editing that is glaring and annoying. Director William Tannen has no flair whatsoever and certainly fails to bring out any interest in a dull story. On a technical level the only thing that is done competently is the score from Elia Cmiral, proving quite reliable in doing these movies after a good job in The Mechanik (or Russian Specialist). His work is never too b-movieish and although falling way behind his work in Mechanik, and a hell of long way behind his apex in the De Niro flick Ronin, it's still well done.

Chuck I have to say is a personality void (I know, I know, I have just condemned myself to a roundhouse kick related death) and at 65; the answer to the following question: Is he too old for this sh1t? Is of course Yes.
It's sad really cause Chuck was always the serene and quiet ass-kicker, mr Nice Guy (kind of an antithesis to Seagals, quiet, serene, tough guy with an attitude and dark edge.) and Chuck has no distinct or lively persona to speak off. He still seems a damn sight more involved and energetic that Seagal in recent movies, but the movie is just so plain boring that it even lacks the excitement of watching Seagal's movies in anticipation of how much he participates. Elsewhere the once hot Joanna Pacula is looking ragid and aged and is no longer hot (sad when other stars her age still got it) and that is ditto to Tracy Scoggins. Daniel Bernhardt is in dastardly villain mode and is the best thing in the picture but considering he only really fights Chuck, and those fights were butchered by the directing, editing and switching between Chuck and double. He is wasted.

Overall this is pretty boring stuff. It has a coherence to it lacking in recent Seagal movies, while lacking the interest to watch it (ie watching in the hope Seagal pulls out a diamond, or at least is actually on camera). Sure Chuck Norris does his own dialogue, and appears in more than 75% of the movie, but he's so boring here that may just be a hinderence. This is quite some way behind Seagal's Into The Sun and Belly Of The Beast, and while more competent than his other DTV films, it is not as entertaining. It is als a country mile behind the standard that Jean Claude and Mr Dolph are doing at the moment. I'm afriad to report that this could, and probably should be Chuck Norris' last foray into fisticuffs. I;m off to watch Lone Wolf Mcquade and Delta Force and have a cry. *