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post #1 of 26 Old 06-29-2004, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
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It seems like he plays the same character in every movie. In his movies they should just name his character Vin Diesel. When Sylvester Stallonne made his 3 Rambo movies people joked about his acting ability, but at least he showed a few emotions. Saw XXX, Blackhawk Down, Fast and Furious, Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick. The last one had stunning special effects but lacking in acting and story. Although I thought Karl Urban did well and the story was different (he was Eomer in the Lord of the Rings movies). Vin Diesel's character was just a tad too indestructible (all those guns against him and not shot once?)

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Saw XXX, Blackhawk Down...
Vin was not in Blackhawk Down. Are you referring to Saving Private Ryan?
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I sorta like old Vin.

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Chronicles of Riddick has made barely $52M and cost a fortune to make, it might make its money back after international ticket sales and DVD are taken into consideration but i very much doubt there will be a sequel.

Vin was ok in Pitch Black but i think unless he tries different acting roles he will end up the same way as Steven Seagal ( making low budget flicks )
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Vin is the Man. Seen everyone of his films

Chronicles of Riddick, The (2004) .... Riddick
Man Apart, A (2003) .... Sean Vetter
XXX (2002) .... Xander Cage
Knockaround Guys (2001) .... Taylor Reese
Fast and the Furious, The (2001) .... Dominic Toretto
Pitch Black (2000) .... Richard B. Riddick
Boiler Room (2000) .... Chris Varick
Saving Private Ryan (1998) .... Pvt. Adrian Caparzo
Strays (1997) .... Rick
Multi-Facial (1994) .... Mike

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Do you have to be over 21 to see this one?
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We were discussing Paris Hilton and Jenna Lewis just yesterday :)
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I thought that Pitch Black was the prettiest movie of his very ugly crowd.
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Chronicles of Riddick was a step backward. But I think Vin is going to be a top draw for a long time. There are people that go to see a movie just because he's in it. There's only a hand full of actors you can say that about right now.

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I refer to him as Vin Cheese-L

I do not get his appeal at all...

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I refer to him as Vin Cheese-L

I do not get his appeal at all...
Absolutely! I Couldn't agree more.

At some awards show he was up on the podium and claimed, "I live life a quarter-mile at a time" with a really stupid look on his face... Any respect I had for him went down the tubes.

He'll go the way of Segal...
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Never!

He is the next Arnie!!!
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is he a great actor ? probably not. However he is charismatic and a believable tough guy. I think he's gonna be around a while and I do enjoy his movies for what they are.
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He is the next Arnie!!!
Ditto on that ;)

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He is the next Arnie!!!
Rrrrrrrrright.:rolleyes:

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He is the next Arnie!!!
Sorry,but I think The Rock would make a better replacement for Arnie at least IMHO.
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IMO hes not TERRIBLE he just cant carry a movie by himself. In pitch black he was one of the main characters, but in XXX and Chronicles he had to carry the movie himself and they just ended up being terrible movies. Fast and Furious doesn't even deserve a response it was made for people who were into import cars and thats it.

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Well he IS charismatic, and sometimes entertaining to watch. Must be the deep manly man voice, makes him sound more tough.. I liked Chronicles of Riddick mostly because of the special effects, and I'll rewatch it when it comes out on DVD. But story wise I liked Pitch Black better. And yes I meant Saving Private Ryan but I admit it's been a long time since I saw it and don't remember if he acted better. But I think if he stays on the 1-dimensional typecast road he's on, in 4-5 years people will get tired of him. But he sure made a good run of it :)

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I actually liked him better in the Boiler Room
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Man Apart - Not bad, better than I expected
XXX - Okay, nothing special
Knockaround Guys - yuck
Fast and the Furious - guilty pleasure
Pitch Black - way overrated, just okay
Boiler Room - very average
Saving Private Ryan - great movie but not what I'd consider a "Vin Diesel" movie
Overall my opinion of him is that he's okay. His presence in a movie doesn't make me want to see it, nor does it deter me from it.
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Sorry,but I think The Rock would make a better replacement for Arnie at least IMHO.
I didn't think VD was that bad until I said to myself, "You know, he'd probably be a lot more respected if he could act as well as that Rock guy..." Then I realized his initials also stand for venereal disease...


P.S. I did like Chronicles of Riddick, but in spite of VD. (Not mine, the one on the screen darnit!) Sure, the dialogue was pure cheese and any scene where VD had lines just dragged on and on. However, the visual style of the film was excellent. Almost Lynchian... It's a shame they signed up an amazingly articulate actor like Colm Feore and then gave him lines like "Covert or Die!" though.
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Yeah I liked the whole environment and culture in Chronicles, statues, ships, the suits of futuristic armor. And that effect where the head guy moves his spirit and his body follows right after was unique and impressive. Only thing that the culture reminds me of is Dune.

What bugged me about Vin's char (other than zero range of emotion) was that if both of his arms and legs were pinned down and smashed by four 300 ton blocks of lead, the writers would still have made him able to escape, or have him say he can..

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I don't think Vin Diesel is that bad or maybe it's the lack of those "actors" today.

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Iron Giant would have to be my favorite Vin Diesel movie.

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I forgot he was the iron giant. I loved that movie !
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"And that effect where the head guy moves his spirit and his body follows right after was unique and impressive."

Ever play mortal kombat? Any I still like the effect, looks cool.

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Vin has played every role I've seen him in quite well.
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