The Hollywood movie ‘Death Squad 3’, which was released in China on September 1st and was led by many old-fashioned tough guys such as Stallone and Schwarzenegger. One of the most eye-catching box office bombs during the festival. Although the film encountered the crisis of leaking the film source, it still made a welcome box office. However, while gaining a considerable box office, this blockbuster action blockbuster did not gain a gratifying reputation. The audience did not seem to buy this simple and rude movie. Some people could not help asking: Is it a meal? ‘
Stallone and old-fashioned action tough men such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis can be described as one-handed action films that splendidly acted in the 1980s. Incisively. However, with the development of film technology and the change of people’s aesthetic taste, more and more magical special effects and beautiful and exquisite faces began to fill the screen. At the same time, people are increasingly paying less for simple, straightforward and vivid plots. On the contrary, those logically complex plot designs are popular, and it seems that the more you ca n’t understand, the more you must say that it is unfathomable. trend. In such an environment, the works of veteran tough guys who have not had a lot of works, whether at the box office or word of mouth, have seen a huge decline, and they have been a mess. As a result, the work ‘Death Squad’, which seemed to be determined to make a final blow, and also a tribute to the action blockbusters of the 1980s, appeared.
The appearance of ‘Death Squad’ does not seem to fundamentally improve the declining trend of traditional action movies, but just as Stallone had hoped-bringing together action stars who have not cooperated in the past, and using such a big-name lineup that has never been seen before to the 80s A tribute to action blockbusters, such a gimmick is still enough to attract a ticket audience to pay for it.
Except for the fighting scenes from the punches to the flesh and the sword, and a group of heavyweight old drama bones in their 40s and 70s, the three consecutive films come down most noticeably than the tough and brave wrists of the players. Watch, I believe whether you are a watch enthusiast, have been attracted by the tough style of the players’ wrists. In this eye-catching but seemingly inconspicuous little accessory, it seems to have penetrated some special allegorical meanings. Below I will combine the watches that frequently appear in these three films, and talk about the three movies. The inspiration and sentiment brought by the watch.
‘Death Squad’-Classics and Redemption
As the first film in this series, ‘Dare to Die’ is a film edited, directed, and performed by Stallone. Through the use of traditional action filming methods, it has reinvented the classics with sincerity. Although the film has a lot of firepower, the simple plot makes the film almost completely brainless, which obviously does not meet the taste of the current audience. However, in such a real-life base built with huge sums of money, the explosions and action scenes are actually performed by the actors. The smooth effects brought by this real texture are definitely those completed before the green screen and then synthesized by the post. The production scene is unmatched.
Panerai Luminor 1950 Double Chasing Classic Sailing Chronograph Watch
In the climax of the film, this flashing Panerai luminous lens must have attracted many viewers. The watch worn by the players in the film is a classic Luminor 1950 double-tracking classic sailing chronograph watch from Panerai. This watch is a special watch for the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge. The tailor-made limited edition models have become the perfect choice for tough guys with their extremely precise and reliable professional positioning, a wide diameter of 44 mm and a sturdy case.
In my opinion, the symbolic meaning of this watch in this film is ‘classic and redemption’, just like these old tough guys on the screen, they ignited the passion of action in the 80s, and it is unsurpassed in the cinema. Unbuttoned classic. The most memorable thing in the film is the story told by Mickey Rourke’s old figure to Barney played by Stallone: He killed so many people who had the opportunity to save one person, but did not save it until he heard The sound of falling water from the bridge. He later discovered that if he rescued the woman then, it was probably his heart that was truly redeemed. After hearing this, Barney made a decision immediately, and even had no plan, he planned to go alone to rescue Sandra by Velena Island. Nominally, this movie is about to celebrate the feelings of old action films, but in fact, for these classic action actors in their old age, isn’t it a journey of redemption?
‘Death Squad 2’-Golden Age
After ‘Death Squad’ achieved a good box office, ‘Death Squad 2’ absorbed the success of the previous work and summarized the shortcomings of the previous work, showing great progress in both the script and the effect. In this movie, the ‘Death Squad’ appeared young fresh blood-‘Hammer Brother’ Liam Hemsworth, although the characters played fairly well, but still unfortunately took a bento at the beginning of the film , And became a main line of the entire story of ‘Death Squad 2’, people have to lament ‘the veterans are not dead’ (Yeah, all the dead are recruits …).
Panerai LuminorSubmersible 19503 Power Reserve Automatic Professional Diving Bronze Watch
In this film, although there is no direct shot of the watch worn by the team members as in the previous work, the watch worn by the team members is even more prominent. In this movie, the watches worn by the team members are also from Panerai. It is a Luminor Submersible 19503 power reserve automatic professional diving bronze watch launched by Panerai in 2011. This watch was originally made in Panerai. Developed on the basis of a watch created for the Egyptian Navy commandos more than half a century ago, it was worn by the members of the death squads and was even more domineering. Such a watch symbolizes the ‘golden age’ of the death squad.
I think for the audience who love action movies, when Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis stand side by side in the same shot, the shock is more shocking than any gorgeous special effects scene. At the time of the filming, Sylvester Stallone was 66 years old, Arnold Schwarzenegger was 65 years old, and Bruce Willis was 57 years old. When Schwarzenegger spoke to Bruce Willis in the classic line ‘I’llbeback’ in Terminator, Bruce Willis uttered ‘You have come back too many times’ At the end of the film, when Bruce Willis gave Stallone a plane, Stallone said, ‘This plane is old enough to enter the museum.’ Bruce Willis smiled at him and said, ‘We too ‘What could be more exciting for those who loved action movies of that era? When asked about the action plan, Stallone’s phrase ‘Follow him! Find him! Kill him!’ Is definitely better than any affectionate confession.
‘Death Squad 3’-Fresh Blood
After the first two films have made a good box office, it is almost beyond doubt that the third film will be filmed and released. However, after the climax of the second film, the old actors also face a Question-A tribute to an old action movie, which is somewhat ‘Twilight Love in the Twilight of Action Movies’, means the third film in the old action film. What should we do in the future? The answer to this question is given in the film. In ‘Death Squad 3’, Stallone not only gathered a young fresh blood, but also introduced an unprecedented electronic warfare style like the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series. Although the new players were captured halfway, they were still old players. Only finally escaped the ascension with the help of the Chinese, but for the future development, the old actors seem to give everyone an answer in the form of a movie.
Richard Miller Tourbillon Chronograph RM025
In this movie, I am afraid no one will not notice the bright red on Stallone’s wrist, this watch should be from Richard Miller Tourbillon Chronograph RM025. In the world of watch brands with a history of hundreds of years, Richard Miller, born in 2001, is definitely one of the ‘new blood’ that cannot be ignored in a group of young brands. This eye-catching watch, with a bright red strap to symbolize the theme of ‘Death Squad 3’, could not be more appropriate. Similarly, in the movie, although the plot of the old team to rescue the new team is designed, but on the camera, the old team members are also willing to be green leaves, so that the new team members are in the limelight.
At the same time, this movie is probably the three most controversial. Although the ratings of the first two movies are not optimistic, but because of their nostalgic action movie style, they still lack the support of loyal fans. In this movie, although many novelties have been introduced in the plot design and combat mode Elements, but it still seems not enough to satisfy the discerning young audience today. At the same time, the fans who have lost their authentic old film feelings are also slightly disappointed. But I still want to say that this is still a work of sincerity. In addition to the 52-year-old Wesley Snipes, who claims to be ‘the world’s number one swordsman,’ and 54-year-old ‘Latin lover’ Antonio Banderas, the film also invites special invitations to join. At the age of 54, Mel Gibson starred in the villain. When the old players were ‘settled’, in the face of the calm and strange daily life, the melodious American country ballads slowly flowed out, like a lengthy confession and a heavy sigh, which vividly rendered the players. The loss and helplessness became the most tender part of this series of three films. And this kind of loss and helplessness is not exactly a true portrayal of the old action actors who are facing the decline of old-fashioned action movies?
When Stallone looked at the lively young players, in his eyes full of expectation and satisfaction, there was a hint of helplessness and reluctance to pass by … This mood, I think, is also the common inner contradiction of the old action actors. I thought of the speech ‘Old soldiers never die, they just fade away’ delivered by General MacArthur after his dismissal. I just hope that these ‘old soldiers’ can wither, slow down … no slow a little……