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Thats some straight blockbuster movie sh-t. They deserve it if they pulled it off.

What's the meaning of straight here? The comment was made in response to a news article on a bank robbery in which the robbery was done by the robbers professionally dug a tunnel underground through to the bank's vault.

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Unadulterated, pure. There is nothing to it that is not "blockbuster movie sh-t", for it does not deviate from the straight path of "blockbuster movie sh-t" but at all times keeps to being "blockbuster movie sh-t".

(Even with the censoring, that was a fun sentence to write).

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I would use undoubtedly as synonym, because we are not movie critics to know the genres so well, neither do the ordinary viewer. –  speedyGonzales Jan 21 '13 at 9:10
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@speedyGonzales since it was used as a metaphor for a real-life event, we don't need to be. I wouldn't use undoubtedly because I won't deny someone the opinion of doubting it, since it's not stated as literally true. –  Jon Hanna Jan 21 '13 at 10:00
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It's a shortening of straight up, which in this context means pure or honest.

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/straight+up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ7J0SwK8fE

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The comment could be rephrased as

Such a stunt looks as though it's straight out of a blockbuster movie.

Straight is slang for "complete" in this case, so it could also be read as

That's complete blockbuster movie sh-t... they deserve it.

The comment's author is probably impressed with the robbers.

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