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YMMV / Half Past Dead

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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: There's an odd scene where Sasha is getting checked into the prison and he sets off the metal detector. He says it's due to his metal knee but the guards don't believe him and try to search him, to which he responds violently, leading you to believe he actually has a hidden weapon or wire or something. They subdue him and we find out that, yes, he really does have a metal knee. Why he reacted by trying to beat the crap out of the guards instead of just showing them is never explained, and the film never brings up the metal knee again.
  • Narm:
    • Characters use the word "motherfucker" a few times. To preserve the film's PG-13 rating, they're always cut short, and it's glaringly noticeable, especially when the word forms part of the chorus of a background song. Blame Executive Meddling for this one. The film was originally slated for an R rating, but after 9/11 the studio execs were under the impression that audiences didn't want to see violent action movies anymore, so this film ended up being toned down.
    • It’s embarrassingly obvious that we’re not actually seeing Steven Seagal in the majority of the action scenes, thanks to how much weight he’d put on by this point. The worst is probably when he climbs up to the helicopter.


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