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Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by obi-wannabe1, Jan 6, 2002.

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  1. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What do you guys think of Luc Besson's The Professional (aka Leon)?

    I just saw it for the first time a few weeks ago and I've seen it 6 times since. I love that movie! Natalie Portman is amazing! Her acting in that is 1000 times better than anything else I've seen her in, and she was only 12! It's become one of my favorite movies. Can't wait for the sequel.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Very much agree. I hope you saw the uncut version, because if you didn't, you haven't seen anything yet (particularly of Natalie). They put back 24 minutes of footage for it.

    Leon as an assassin is almost poetry in motion, because he's so in touch with himself and his surroundings. Almost like a Jedi, really. Natalie is amazing to watch. Such a wide range of emotions in her throughout the film. No question that her first role was her toughest, and perhaps her best.

    :).
     
  3. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, the full uncut international version is what I got on DVD. It is the full true movie. Wouldn't like the american version if they cut out lots of the stuff with natalie.

    Glad someone feels the same way. Any other fans of Leon out there?
     
  4. Darth-Jaguar

    Darth-Jaguar Jedi Knight star 5

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    I loved it too. I own the uncut version on DVD myself. Leon was an awesome hitman in the movie. Natalie Portman was great in it too.
     
  5. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Gary Oldman also gave a great performance in it.

    Loved how he was killed... "this is from Matilda"

     
  6. JediMaster22

    JediMaster22 Jedi Knight star 8

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    I OWN IT!!!
     
  7. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i own it too! got it for x-mas.
     
  8. Medical-Droid

    Medical-Droid Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Bought Leon within a few days of buying my DVD player. And then my TV died in August.

    Excellent flick.

    "Bring me everyone."
    "What do you mean, 'everyone'?"
    "EVERYONE!"
     
  9. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    More like, "EVVERRRRRRYYYYYOONNNNNE."
     
  10. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I love how he talked about Beethoven in that movie, and also played Beethoven in Immortal Beloved. good stuff.
     
  11. Medical-Droid

    Medical-Droid Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Death is... whimsical today...
     
  12. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "someone's coming up ... and he's serious" :)
     
  13. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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    Leon was an excellent movie.
     
  14. DVader316

    DVader316 Jedi Knight star 7

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    " I don't have time for this MICKEY MOUSE BULLS*** !!! :D
     
  15. anakin_skywalker_sct

    anakin_skywalker_sct Jedi Master star 5

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    Look at my sig. :)

    I loved the movie when I saw it a few weeks ago on Channel 4 in the UK. I don't know if it was the uncut version or not, but it's the only film ever to make me cry. Laughed my ass off too during it. :) One of my top 5 favorite films of all time ever. I've been a fan of Natalie since the hype for Episode I began, but this one shows how darn amazing she is. I'm a complete Star Wars nut, and usually think of any SW actors as being their SW character in a movie, but in Leon I was seeing poor little Matilda, not Padme. Amazing...

    The rest of the cast were great too.
     
  16. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The uncut version has a lot of interaction between Leon and Mathilda, much of which was taken out in the original released version.
     
  17. DVader316

    DVader316 Jedi Knight star 7

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    Has the rumor of a sequel been confirmed ?
     
  18. TANTIV

    TANTIV Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yeah one of the best films i own a very good cast i love watching it.

    Just checked IMDB nothing on there yet so i guess it`s still rumor
     
  19. Darth_Iquitous

    Darth_Iquitous Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Darn it all! I need to see this movie!!
     
  20. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    ...So far, I think it's just rumors. But Luc Besson definatly wants to do a sequel (only if Natalie will agree to come back).

    I can't wait for it! It will be awesome. I'm want to find out what happens to Matilda after she get out of that school.

    I love the last line of the movie "I think we'll be ok here Leon" then Sting's "shape of my head" fades in... very sad.
     
  21. Darth_Iquitous

    Darth_Iquitous Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Waltzing Matilda, WALTZING MATILDA, won't you come waltzing Matilda with me....

    I really don't know where that came from, these things just pop out of nowhere like a can of springy snakes.

    It appears...that I have frightened all the people away...
     
  22. anakin_skywalker_sct

    anakin_skywalker_sct Jedi Master star 5

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    I get the feeling it was the uncute version I saw then, because C4 usually show their movies uncut and there was a lot of interaction between Leon and Mathilda. And I'll probably be 18 by the time the sequel is done, so hopefully I'll get to see it in the cinema!
     
  23. DarthBurns

    DarthBurns Jedi Master star 4

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    Best.Movie.Ever.
     
  24. M-RdotM-A-N

    M-RdotM-A-N Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Never seen it...probably never will...

    Eh *shrugs*
     
  25. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Why not M-RdotM-A-N? You should see it. If you like Luc Besson's, movies you'll like it.
     
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