RETARD STRENGTH: THE RENNY HARLIN TRIBUTE

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02.15.08 29 Comments

Director Renny Harlin, a man responsible for some of the most awesomely shitty movies in history (including Driven, as seen above, Deep Blue Sea, Cutthroat Island, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Cliffhanger, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane – yup, the Andrew Dice Clay movie, and Die Hard 2, by far the worst Die Hard), is right where he should be – directing a movie with the WWE’s John Cena.

"Story centers on a New Orleans police detective (Cena) whose girlfriend is kidnapped."  Hmm, that reminds me of something…

It’s Cena’s second outing toplining a feature, following 2006’s "The Marine," which is WWE Films’ most successful release so far, earning $22 million worldwide. [Variety]

Oh yeah.  Hey, what was the plot of that again? "Thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine."  Nice.  But really this post was just an excuse to show you some of Renny Harlin’s greatest hits.  Check them out after the jump – it’s a must see.

Samuel Jackson gives a rousing speech in Deep Blue Sea

 

Cliffhanger – some of the best Stallone grimaces in history.

 

 

Die Hard 2 (Die Harder) – The TV Edit

 

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane – I can’t imagine why Andrew Dice Clay doesn’t get more work. He’s so convincing.

 

Cutthroat Island – Just watch the first 40 seconds or so of this. Hey, is that a Masterson brother?

 

The Marine – not Renny Harlin, still awesomely shitty.

 

 

More Die Hard 2 – four minutes and thirty seconds of pure action this time. When I go out, I hope I go out in slow motion like these guys.

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