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Dave Worth
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
It was just okay at best. I'm not mad I watched it but it's not something I'll watch again. A decent film to watch on a rainy Sunday afternoon in the offseason when you're really tired.


They did make horrible decisions with getting the money out. Really stupid decisions.


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JBeam
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
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. a most violent year was shite.
I thought it was a good film. It just wasn't the typical 1970's/Mob film that everyone is used to.

JC Chandor film always makes you think. There's a constant internal struggle for people who want to be good and know they probably should be good but the appetite for greed overtakes them and they think they can have the best of both worlds. Well, as this film shows, you can't have the best of both worlds without severe consequences.


timbo
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
It was alright. What the hell else are you gonna watch on a Wednesday night? Decent action. Good cast. Vintage Metallica on the soundtrack.


SquirrelyBama
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
Was looking forward to this movie, but it turned out to be a flop.... :(


SPOILERS
Was great when reconing the house, the moments within house were intense, decent action, and interesting watching them sweep throughout house. I could even forgive some of the stupid choices made within house, but the movie kept getting worse the further away they got from that jungle house. Then the movie wraps it up with a bad ending....


JBeam
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
It wasn't terrible. But it is very forgettable.

On a different note, the line “Tell your girls they can stop studying, daddy’s going to buy their way into Harvard” would be a throwaway, but in light of recent news it made me laugh hysterically.


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JBeam
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
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I could even forgive some of the stupid choices made within house


Ultimately, it was Affleck's fault for the unraveling of the heist. That extra 15 minutes he calculated, turned out to catastrophically alter the course of their journey, and Affleck.



Priapus
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
Was there was a reason that the soundtrack opened and closed with Mehtallica?

Whole third act was just so poorly done, that the first 2 that were OK, get dragged down to "would not watch again" land.

Would not watch a sequel.

Loved both Calibre and Polar so there is hope for Netflix.

The real heist here was Mark Boal, Kathleen Kennedy, and the cast making a huge cash grab from Netflix.


timbo
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
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Was there was a reason that the soundtrack opened and closed with Mehtallica?


Lars had something to do with the soundtrack. Plus, you can't frick with old Metallica. You know special forces guys get their engines going listening to shite like that.


JBeam
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
Came across this bit of information. It seems like every A-list actor was once a part of this film.

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In October 2010, Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp entered talks to join the cast of the film, to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow from a screenplay by Mark Boal with shooting set to commence in early 2011.[2][3] In November 2010, Hanks officially was cast.[4] Production lagged, and, in June 2015, it was announced that J. C. Chandor was in talks to direct the film for Paramount Pictures, while Bigelow left because she wanted to focus on her film about Bowe Bergdahl [5] (ultimately dropped in favor of Detroit (film)). Both Hanks and Will Smith were in talks for the lead roles.[5] The film, alternately titled Sleeping Dogs, would be produced by Roven and Alex Gartner through Atlas Entertainment.[5][6] In September 2015, Chandor officially signed on to helm the film.[7] On January 20, 2016, it was reported that Depp was once again in early talks to star in the film, while Hanks' attachment was yet to be confirmed, and Smith had left due to scheduling conflicts filming Collateral Beauty.[6]

In January 2017, it was reported that Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy were in talks to join the film, with Depp and Hanks no longer up for roles.[8] In February 2017, Mahershala Ali joined the cast, with Tatum and Hardy also officially signed on.[9] On April 12, 2017, a month before shooting was set to commence, it was reported that Triple Frontier had been dropped by Paramount, and Tatum and Hardy no longer would be a part of the cast, while Ali and Adria Arjona were still attached to star.[10]

On May 1, 2017, it was reported that Netflix was in negotiations to acquire the rights to the film with Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in negotiations for the roles Hardy and Tatum vacated, with Ali and Arjona remaining on the project.[11] Ben Affleck exited the film in early July 2017, due to personal reasons.[12] On July 26, 2017, it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was in talks to join the film in the role Affleck vacated, along with Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal, with Arjona still attached to the project.[13] Principal production was set to commence in August 2017, in Hawaii and Colombia.[14][13]

On March 19, 2018, it was announced that Triple Frontier, potentially to be retitled, would commence principal production on March 26, 2018, in Oahu, Hawaii. Ben Affleck had signed back on to star, cast with Oscar Isaac, Hunnam, Hedlund, Pascal, and Arjona. Ali had been forced to drop out of the project when production was delayed.[15]


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Dave Worth
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
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SPOILER:



















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I could even forgive some of the stupid choices made within house


Ultimately, it was Affleck's fault for the unraveling of the heist. That extra 15 minutes he calculated, turned out to catastrophically alter the course of their journey, and Affleck.


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I don't think the extra 15 minutes mattered at all unless you count the extra killings. They got away cleanly, minus the dead bodies. Nobody from the cartel ever pursued them until they got to the boat...and they probably would have been there regardless of when they left the house.

They expected to grab $50M to take in the helicopter. I think they got $250-$300...so the helicopter would have been overloaded with or without the extra 15 minutes. So they still would have crashed.

Hunnan got shot because of the extra 15 minutes, but it didn't really make any difference in the movie. He seemed to operate just fine after that (at least the team as a whole did).


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Patrick_Bateman
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
Had very high expectations for this, but it was not good. Kept asking myself, "That's it?. . . "

JC Chandor's worst movie so far. And with writing by Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow producing, and a cast including Oscar Isaac and Ben Affleck, I don't know how it could be so mediocre.


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lsufanintexas
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
The movie sucked. Watched it to the end. These guys aren’t specops


Carson123987
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
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Why do all the Netflix movies seem like let downs?


95% of netflix originals are 2nd-rate trash


lordguill
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
Started this. Didn’t finish.


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Priapus
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
Mallcops. Maybe.

Top Flight Security? Would love to see Craig and Day Day in that house.


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Top Flight Security of the world, Craig!


LSUBoo
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
I thought this was a really good movie up until the helicopter crash. Yeah, they had made some poor decisions, but nothing completely outlandish.

From there on though, train wreck.


JBeam
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
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More Spoiler discussion:




I don't think the extra 15 minutes mattered at all unless you count the extra killings. They got away cleanly, minus the dead bodies. Nobody from the cartel ever pursued them until they got to the boat...and they probably would have been there regardless of when they left the house.

They expected to grab $50M to take in the helicopter. I think they got $250-$300...so the helicopter would have been overloaded with or without the extra 15 minutes. So they still would have crashed.

Hunnan got shot because of the extra 15 minutes, but it didn't really make any difference in the movie. He seemed to operate just fine after that (at least the team as a whole did).


Also, Chicken needs to come up with a "SPOILER" link where we don't have to do this.




































SPOILER:

They expected to grab $75M and ended up grabbing $250M. Afflecks 15 minute plan certainly played a role in the helicopter being overweight(I'd also like to add that they should have added another pilot+helicopter. It would have only cost them a total of $6M to pay off the air transportation connect. Granted, finding another pilot who would be down for this type of heist would likely be risky as well).

Hunnan's was fine because the bullet wasn't lodged inside of him.
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LSUBoo
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
My thought was, once they realized that there was a LOT more than $75M in there, why not call an audible, ambush the returning guards, use the guards' vehicles to remove even more of the cash, then get to the airstrip.

Once the pilot left with the guy that flew the helicopter in, they can hide the extra cash (just leave it in a vehicle and hide it in the jungle) and take out what they know they can carry. The only other people that would know about it would be the CI and her brother, and they don't even have to know that the hidden van was full of cash.

Let shite die down then come back with a cargo plane or something that can get all the rest out at once.






And at some point the 4 guys alive go back for all the cash they dropped down the crevice right? It's not like it would be hard to recover with the right tools.



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PortHudsonPlaya
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re: Triple Frontier today on Netflix
I enjoyed it. Definitely not a great movie or anything but was enjoyable.

It’s hard to look at Charlie Hunnman as anyone but Jax Tellar tho. Lol. He even dropped a, “Jesus Christ...” at one point.

I didn’t like how they killed the villagers and never acted like it was a big deal.
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