Ford V Ferrari Review

By Paul Anthony

It has been awhile since I saw a movie that wasn’t a big time comedy or a big time action film but yet it was nice to watch a film that had a good story and it was about cars and about a company that I don’t like. That was enough for me to go see the film, what was I expecting revolving a movie that was more of a good story film then anything else, well I was expecting it to be a boring film that starred Matt Damon and Christian Bale. What I got instead was a film that told an emotional story of two friends that would help change the game in racing and cars for that matter but saw that it wasn’t easy to do so.

So we know who the stars of the film was so no need to waste time there, the plot goes that now Ford and America to that matter is tired of losing to Ferrari and Italy in one of the biggest races ” 24 hours of Le Mans” which in racing is considered the third race of the triple crown in the racing world. Ford starts to form a plan to beat Ferrari which has won 4 out of five of the previous races and the last American to do so was in 1959 when Carroll Shelby did it though because of heart problems he had retire and start to design cars rather then race them. There Ford recruits him and only driver he knows that can pull of the feat is Ken Miles played by Bale. The two work hard with a team to design the Ford GT40. However the battle becomes when Henry Ford 2 and his V.P want’s company racers to drive the car yet Miles proved time and race after race he was the best. Even during the race the Ford company wanted Miles to be a team player and have the top 3 spots go to Ford which Miles doesn’t agree but for the greater good does. later with doing a practice run to get ready for the next race, a failed brakes lead to Ken Miles dying in a car accident and leaving Shelby to wonder in sorrow. it was revealed that their design helped Ford win the following 3 Le Mans after 1966.

The Movie had some good acting to it and the made you hate the right people and love the right people. now we know this was a movie and some facts might have been twisted but that isn’t my point. The writing was good as well, from what I watched I didn’t see nothing that was rushed or seemed out of place with how the story was going. The car scenes were amazing and proved you need to do a Fast and Furious movie to have a good race car scene. In The end I would say go see this movie because you will enjoy it. Overall I am giving it a A plus or at least a 95 percent for a great rating.

Box Office Rundown 11/18/19

By Paul Anthony

This past week we saw the release of three new films. The Good Liar, Charlie’s Angels and Ford v Ferrari and of the three who took number one? It was no other then Ford v Ferrari which made over 31 million, last week surprised number 1 fell to number 2 beating out newcomer Charlie’s Angels but the totals from number 2 and 3 couldn’t reach our number 1 film. We do have some movies that took a fall and lets go with Terminator: Dark Fate took the biggest fall at 6 spots and in fact it fell out of the top 10 already. Last weeks big name Dr. Sleep took the second biggest fall when it fell from number 2 to number 6 this and with what is opening this week its going to be tough for anyone to make money. Our first R rated billion dollar film Joker still is holding strong and remains in the top ten, this time it is number 8. Now this week once again we have three new films opening this week, Frozen 2, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, 21 Bridges. This week gives us a little of everything.

  1. Ford V Ferrari, 31 million
  2. Midway, 8.750 million
  3.  Charlie’s Angels, 8.600 million
  4. Playing With Fire, 8.550 million
  5.  Last Christmas, 6.7 million
  6. Dr. Sleep, 6.181 million
  7.  The Good Liar, 5.656 million
  8.  Joker, 5.635 million
  9. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 5.247 million
  10.  Harriet, 4.780 million

Now here is my predictions for this upcoming week, now this will be a tricky week but I am giving it a shot.

  1. Frozen 2
  2.  A Beautiful Day in the neighborhood
  3. Ford V Ferrari
  4.  21 bridges
  5.  Midway
  6.  Playing With Fire
  7.  Last Christmas
  8.  The Good Liar
  9. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  10.  Joker

The Witches Hammer Movie Review

By: Justin Hopkins

** SPOILER WARNING **

  I think we have done it. Years of watching B Movies and months of reviewing them. Some that could rival any A list movie and some so bad they circled back to entertainment all of again. After all of that, think we may have just hit the bottom of the barrel. I don’t like talking badly on movies. Making a movie is a hard and difficult process and I am more then willing to go out of my way and meet them on whatever convoluted storyline they want to run. Hybrid animals? Sold. Remake a classic? I am there. Sequel to a movie franchise that ran out of steam a decade ago? Why not. So when I say this is bad. Can rest assured it has some merit. There is some good, don’t get me wrong, but far warning ahead of time. There is going to be a lot of negativity coming.

The movie opens up with a Rebecca getting attacked and left bleeding on the ground. Later two people, government agents, come up to her body bag and she is alive. Cut to a montage of them doing some experiment on her. Then we get two of of the most irritating agents. Present her two drinks, water and blood. We get flashes of her covered in blood and the woman agent yelling, what drink do you want over and over, and I started regretting my choice of film to review. Pushing forward to yet another montage of Rebecca training. Along with her learning that it is to risky to see her family, and that she can be killed with decapitation, stabbing the heart, and sunlight. Rule that was broken during her first mission when she takes out a vampire, with a stab to the stomach. She gets shot in the head, but rescued by her ally in the morgue, who pays her with intel on when she can see her family. They would be visiting her grave, and despite the sun out, she finds safety under a tree to view them ( Seriously, it doesn’t. Sun is coming through the branches. No reason this should work. Just keep the bike helmet on) While she is away. Her base is attacked and all of her colleagues are killed. A massive fight ensues, before she is knocked out, by a tranq dart. When she wakes up, finds that she was captured by another one of the Government Programs. Lead by Witch Madeline and.. Edward.. I think was his name. It was hard to hear. His audio was cranked up and was a genuine boring character. They inform Rebecca that a vampire used a page from the book called Witches Hammer to make himself immortal and they need the book to undo it. The book was written by a women whose baby was taken from her. She took vengeance. Killing the man who did so, and then the babies of everyone in the village. She sat down and just started writing the book till they killed her. They journey out, being chased by various vampires including; a dwarf named Oscar. His plus sized lover Charlotte. One with a pornstache whose name I did not catch. Cause I just wanted it to end and I will leave it there for the time being.

The only member of the cast that I didn’t mind, was Claudia Coulter. She was the only one who didn’t really just annoy me. She didn’t overdo anything and the action, while slow and a bit clunky was still nice. There was one thing she kept doing that did make me laugh, but not in the way they were expecting. On occasion, she would just randomly flash her teeth and hiss. For no apparent reason, and made me laugh, because if you look at the pic and see Fionna. The Sim from all of my thumbnails, does the exact same thing. So congrats on making me think about the Sims. In the same vein, I enjoyed the flashback to the Witch who wrote the book. When she was holding her baby, sounded like she was singing the Bayu Bayushki, and that is the Lullaby Hummed by The Huntress in Dead By Daylight. My favorite killer, and that is 2 positives that are based because they remind me of better things. That is not good.

Nothing about this landed. The jokes were so bad and just dumb. We get it, Oscar is small and Charlotte is big, ain’t it funny. The one good fight scene, with Rebecca going against the ninja, was ruined through multiple cuts to either see Oscar and Edward in some stupid Tom and Jerry esque game. Of tiny Oscar running in around the room and Edward being scared. With Charlotte commenting on the fight, while drinking from this guy with two straws in his neck. None of which was funny. Both of which stole drastically from the only worthwhile moment of the movie.

This movie was a drastic let down. The effects were bad. Far, far to many cuts and close-ups and slow motion for no other reason then to have slow motion. Don’t even go for slow motion when it can be used. Then fast zoom in on faces and all of it was cringeworthy to awful. Movie came out in 2006 and has aged so poorly and worse then movies twice it’s age, and I know what you are thinking. Cut it some slack, its a low budget, but no. I am not judging this based off big A list movies, with a budget. That’s the point of B Movie Sunday. To review them based off movies in their caliber and this one fails almost across the board.

Before we finish up, let’s gloss over the end, because that Surprise twist, actually did catch me by surprise. I didn’t see the Madeline turn coming, and having Hugo be nothing more than a spoiled brat was good. It was a smart idea to shake things up. Well done.

If you found enjoyment in this film, I am happy for you. I don’t get much enjoyment on trashing movies. People worked hard to make this movie, but got to call it like I see it, and Witches Hammer was a colossal waste of time. Don’t watch this movie. Skip it. Put on literally anything else. Hard pass for Witches Hammer.

Thank you for Reading.

Sequel Saturday presents Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

By Paul Anthony

This weekend we have the film Charlie’s Angels coming out and right now we might not have any numbers to see how the film will do but we should go back to the year 2003 for this film and that film is none other then Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle which is a sequel to the 2000 film Charlie’s Angles. In this film like many other sequels we have a bigger budget which increased from 93 million to 120 million. The movie was in theaters from June 18th to September 26th and grossed a total of 259 million which was 5 million less then the first. the film brought back most of the cast which included Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Luke Wilson and sadly Joey, I mean Matt LeBlanc. The one who didn’t return was Bill Murray. New cast members included Demi Moore, Shia LaBeouf and the late Bernie Mac who play Bill Murray’s half brother, which makes me laugh but anyway.

So in this film the Angels but solve a case the revolves around a former Angel gone bad, that Angel is Madison lee played by Moore. The Angels must stop her before she sells federal witness protection people to mobs around the country which would make her very rich, she even had a high ranking F.B.I official on her which she kills once she gets what she wants but before she can sell the names the Angels figure it and try to stop her with several battles between them until the end when they finally beat her. Pretty basic plot, nothing really outside of that. Now for the rest of the film, first the acting, nothing blew me away and sometimes it seemed like they were really forcing themselves to be their actors except Barrymore because we all know in her younger days she was a bad ass. The comedy was a miss big time and I know this was a action comedy but when you had Matt LeBlanc, Luke Wilson and Bernie Mac. I would expect a few laughs but I don’t think I even cracked a smile for this film. Now onto the action, the movie does live up the title of being Full Throttle because the action was there just way over the top and if they aiming to be over the top then mission accomplished but it was just not for me.

In the end I am giving this movie a C or just around 70 percent because they did miss on some thing but had a hit with other aspect of the film. Now recently when I saw trailers for the new film I was happy to see it be a reboot even happier after watching this film but then found out that this will be a part 3 but with new angels to me that worries me because in todays market if they copy what Full Throttle did then it will for sure be an flop and big budget movies been having a rough go around but we shall see!

Friday Roundabout 11-15-2019

By: Justin Hopkins

Hello and welcome to this weeks roundabout, and got a slew of news story that I have plucked from around the web to bring to you for this weeks roundabout. From movie hype to sad passings and few sprinkled in between. So let’s jump right in with a huge congratulation to one Peter Cullen for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Voice Acting. Voice of Eeyore, K.A.R.R, Predator, and his most iconic role of Optimus Prime. A man who has brought so much joy through various genres and ages alike. Well deserved fo a man who has dedicated his life to entertain.

Another week by and yet another bit of news from Batman as it appears that Matthew McConaughey as Harvey “Two-Face” Dent, and I couldn’t be more excited for this. I wasn’t this biggest fan of most of The Dark Tower, but his performance as The Man In Black was stellar. If he brings the same level of intensity here, could steal the show and bring out the best in the rest of the cast to keep pace.

Another casting decision came from Tremors 7. Michael Gross posted the cast of the next installment and the big name to come was Jon Heder. This has been a series that I have enjoyed throughout. Only real drop off was part 5, but rebounded nicely with 6. Now, I am really nervous. I love the fact Michael Gross is still involved, but seeing Jon Heder being attached gives me pause. That maybe we have hit the bottom of the well. Holding my judgement till it comes out, but greatly lowered expectations.

I know a little while back, Paul did a story about Martin Scorsese’s comments about Marvel and the slew of actors and directors joining the fray and I have largely ignored it. People can have their own opinion and movies should be about entertaining you. Whether it being horror, suspense, or thrill rides.A way to escape reality and enjoy something for x amount of time. With that said, Bruce Campbell has joined in with some of the best responses in defense of Marvel. To summarize he out movies using the Based on True Stories but basically being bullsh-t. Then doubled down and said The Irishman has more digital effects then any Marvel movie and I love all of this. Bruce you absolute legend nailed it on both regards.

We got not one but two movie release dates. First up is the Mortal Kombat reboot for March 5, 2021. I am hugely excited for this, cause much like the first one. Even if the story isn’t quite their. Fully expecting some awesome fight scenes and in a Mortal Kombat movie. That is all I can ask for. Next one, little less, and that is Black Adam. It’s not so much the D.C movie worries, but from what I heard, they are changing him from a villain and that just seems like the wrong thing to do. Really want to see a villain movie with just a strong in your face, unapologetic villain led movie, and this could have been it. Rock being at the helm is a plus, but even that can fall apart. Release date, December 22, 2021.

In depressing news, Arrow Series finale has been unveiled as January 28th and I am not ready. I really need to come to grips that this is ending. Stephen Amell has wrapped shooting and goodbye letters are going around. I am just not ready. They are giving me so much good in Batwoman and Legends, but Ollie has been the top of the ladder for so long. Not going to be the same without him and Team Arrow.

Alright, to be completely serious now, want to take a moment to send our condolence to the Griggs family, for the loss of their 13 year old daughter, Laurel Griggs. She had worked in Broadway plays largely. With an appearance on Saturday Night Live and role on Louise. Her cause of death was an Asthma Attack.  We can’t imagine what her family must be going through and our deeply saddened to see someone go at such a young age.

And that would be all for this weeks roundabout. Tell us what you think in the comment section, and in the meantime,

Thank you for reading.

 

The Mandalorian episode 1 review!

By Paul Anthony

To say that I am blown away by the first episode of this sure to be a hit show is an understatement. Let’s talk about the overall show itself. When I first heard about this show I didn’t want to give it chance because it was about a new character and a bounty hunter nevertheless, I know people go crazy over Boba Fett the bounty hunter that was in a lot of films but had amount screen time around 10 minutes was a joke. But here we are, Star Wars first live action show and it is based on a bounty hunter that is new and honestly that is best part of show so far.

Each episode will be around 40 minutes which is long enough to tell a story without dragging it on and on. Now as of right now there will be eight episodes and starting tomorrow, they will be released every Friday. I have to admit I do like the idea of not releasing every episode at once, something we all knew Disney wasn’t going to do. Now the total time of season one will be 320 minutes. If you don’t want to do the math I will tell you how long that is in hours. Season one is five hours and 20 minutes long, which when you are talking about a season isn’t bad at all.

Episode 1 starts with a bang, the show opens with our Bounty Hunter showing how much of a bad ass he is and pretty much will take one anyone to get to his target. He doesn’t say much, I would say the entire episode he might have spoken two paragraphs of words which was okay actually. After we see he can be a badass his boss gives him his next mission but he has to meet the client in person, which he does but he is also greeted by imperial guards nonetheless the client tells him the last location and that the target is 50 years of age. The bounty hunter sets out and there he battles bad guys with the help of an Bounty Hunter Droid, then they see the target and its actually a baby looking Yoda and the droid explains that some beings age slower then others which explains how Yoda lived as long as he did. Our guy kills the droid and the episode ends there.

With the ending I am pumped to see what happens next try to see what makes this baby so important that certain people want it killed. A show like this is costing money because the graphics and effects and everything like that is on par with something you see at the theatres. In All Disney spent 120 million on this season alone, so I expect nothing short of a movie quality show. I am giving this first episode a good A rating and I hope the rest of the episodes can be as great as this one and have to say this show is a must watch!

The Shining Movie Review

By: Justin Hopkins

** Spoiler Warning **

  Hello, and welcome to the Classic 13, and in honor of Doctor Sleep coming out. Can’t think of a more appropriate time to look back at Stanley Kubrick’s 1980’s The Shining. Movie cited a lot of the times, as one of the best horror movies of all time. From the elevator scene, room 237, Redrum, and the scene at the bar. Everyone can seem to recite a favorite scene from this movie. A classic that has stood the test of time. Let’s take a closer look and throw my opinion, on a movie that has been talked about almost at nauseum.

The story start off by showing Jack Torrance, being interviewed for the winter Caretaker position at The Overlook Hotel. Where him, his wife and son Danny would spent the winter at, while Jack maintains the hotel over the winter. Learns about the grisly past of the hotel, but believes it will be okay, due to having his Family with him, and the quiet solitude will help him write his play and help with his sobriety. Meanwhile, back in town, Danny is shown a psychic vision, and goes into a seizure like fit. He is taken to a doctor by his Mom Wendy, and we learn of his imaginary friend Tony and an injury a drunk Jack had given him.  From there we see them going to the Overlook for their extended stay. While Jack goes off to talk to the owner. Wendy and Danny get a tour from Hallorann. Who sense the power in Danny, because he has the same thing. A power he shared with his Grandmother that they called, The Shining. Told him the house has spirits that will tempt to mess with him, and to not let them get to him and to stay out of room 237. As months go by, and the spirits not only haunt Danny more and more, but begin to eat away at Jack’s Sanity more and more, until he snaps in a terrifying climax that doesn’t let up till the end.

Casting was pretty spot on for this movie. Shelley Duvall did a great job as Wendy. From the start you can tell she is a woman who is kind of suffering silently. She wants so badly for her family to pull through the hard times they had been going through and is willing to do what it takes to make sure that happens. As Jack loses his mind and goes crazy, she really plays well off of that. To learn how she was being treated on set, during all of this, as well makes it that much better that she managed to pull it off. Danny Lloyd played Danny excellently. His interactions with the likes of The Twins and later on with Jack in the maze were some of my favorites in the movie. Even the secondary actors really stood out. Such as Scatman Crothers as Hallorann, Philip Stone as Grady, and Joe Turkel as Lloyd were all spot on for their roles. Of course, Jack Nicholson. For the time being, I’ll say, he did phenomenal as crazed Jack, and will come back to it later on.

I loved the way this movie was shot. Can never go wrong with long shots in my opinion, and the tracking shots were great way to tell the story going on. Transitions were amazing. The downward shot of Jack look at the model of the hedge maze, turning to Wendy and Danny in the maze. Showing Danny’s knowledge of the maze which would speak volumes toward the end. It was a slow burn of a ride, but was perfectly built up. Wouldn’t have had the same effect, if the scares just kept coming. Instead it let the tension build and build Only teasing and showing a little here and there and shows how well Kubrick is at pacing the story.  Alright, time to trigger some of you, but time to go to the negatives.

This is one that is more personal toward myself, but this is all my opinion so it is here. I use to really love this movie. Right up until I read the book, and I hate to be that person, but wow, this is just a shell in comparison to what it could have been. A good shell mind you, but one nevertheless. Say that, because the characters could have had so much more to do. All could have had so much more and the cast was so strong and could have brought out those aspects to perfection. Jack never got his redemption and died as a deranged man lost in a maze. Danny had so much more and Wendy’s character was gutted. Feel like the writing just failed the cast on this.

Kubrick did a very good job at creating isolation and horror aspect, but there was one problem, and that was largely the start. You never really feel happiness. When it’s supposed to be a descent into madness. There has to be a point of happiness somewhere. Wendy come across as someone on the brink of a breakdown. Never do enough with Danny, and Jack comes across as a crazy person who just gets even more crazy throughout. Outside of some splashes between Wendy and Danny, everything comes across as cold. Could have been due to how much of the book was left off or the fact they were doing some scenes over a hundred times, but the story suffers from not having this.

I want to forward this next part, with the reminder that I do think crazed Jack was great, but Jack Nicholson never came across a caring husband and Father. The scenes sprinkled in to try and make it come across that way failed miserably.  Like I said above, could have been because the countless takes robbing the scenes of any emotion, but I took notice of this on my first watch and has gotten worse with age.

And that is that, for this months Classic 13. I know not a lot of you will share my views when it comes to the negative and that is perfectly fine. Even with those in mind, still recognize this as an all-time great movie. Flaws and all. It has inspired a slew of people to get into the horror genre and with next year being it’s 40 year anniversary. Don’t see that changing anytime soon. Final Grade: A

Thank you for reading

Box Office rundown 11/11/19

By Paul Anthony

It has been a few weeks to be able to say this but now it is true that we do have a whole new top 4 and all the movies that open this past weekend all reach the top 4 spots. However Dr. Sleep was predicted to be number 1 and once again another big time film with the budget of 50 million failing to make it’s budget back in it’s opening weekend. Now this week’s number 1 was a film that was barely promoted and that film was Midway, however with it being Veterans day it would make sense that people would flock to see a world war two movie. Playing with Fire starring John Cena and Last Christmas rounded out the bottom 4, Last Christmas gave me a shock to see it that high because many critics were not enjoying, so let’s take a look at the rest of the top ten.

  1. Midway, 17.5 million
  2. Dr. Sleep, 14.1 million
  3.  Playing With Fire,  12.8 million
  4.  Last Christmas, 12.6 million
  5. Terminator: Dark Fate, 10.8 million
  6. Joker, 9.2 million
  7.  Maleficent 2, 8 million
  8. Harriet, 7.23 million
  9.  Zombieland: Double tap, 4.315 million
  10. The Addams family, 4.2 million

Now I have to guess this might be the week that the Joker film gets knocked out of the top ten but barely. this week we see three new films enter the mix and they are Ford v Ferrari, Charlie’s Angels and The Good Liar. Here are the predictions for this upcoming week!

  1. Ford v Ferrari
  2.  Charlie’s Angels
  3. DR. Sleep
  4.  The Good Liar
  5. Playing With Fire
  6.  Terminator: Dark fate
  7.  Last Christmas
  8.  Maleficent 2
  9.  Midway
  10.  Zombieland: Double tap

Alone In The Dark Movie Review

By: Justin Hopkins

** SPOILER WARNING**

  Hello and welcome back to this weeks, B Movie Sunday. Coming back from a bit of a break and aam doing so by breaking a bit of a rule I had for myself involving this series, and that is the movie in question, can’t have a theater run, and this one, did have one. For the life of me I don’t know how, because in my opinion; Alone In The Dark is very much a B Movie and to be honest, I can’t possible do a list like this without covering a Uwe Boll film. It would just be sacrilegious. Having seen many, many deem this as one of the worst movies ever. Kind of had to see for myself. Before we jump in, want to disclose that I have never played any of the Alone In The Dark Games. Read that it is loosely based off the fourth game, but with that said. Won’t be pointing out any changes made here, because I simply don’t know anything about that. Ok, good, lets begin.

Movie kicks off with an opening Prologue about The Abkani Tribe. Summarizing the information, which is a lot. The tell us about The Abkani Tribe, and their beliefs on there being two worlds; One of light and one of Dark.When they open the gates to the otherside. Something came through and The Abkani was wiped out. Somehow the keys were hidden and The Creatures were seeking them out and Agency 713 was created to hunt down the Supernatural. Hudgins wqas involved and started doing experiments on Orphans to bind man with creatures. He was shut down, but not before setting us a lab in a gold mine, and it goes on and on. Too much information, but we do finally get to the movie and it is a flashback. We see Hudgins and a Nun yelling about how it was for the betterment of the Human Race and reporting the Orphans were gone. Only one had escaped. A young Carnby. We see our first monster and what looked like Carnby being electrocuted, but he wakes up, and is a grown adult on a plane, scaring a kid in the seat next to him. He is returning home with an Abkani artifact, and is attacked in his cab, but a man, who turns out later to be a former 713 agent who had been missing for 20 something years. Now infected by a parasite. We get some semi decent action and a beautiful bullet time camera shot through a block of ice. Then we see Hudgins fishing out a crate from the ocean with the cliche doom is nigh fisherman, who throws that right out the window when he sees the box is made of pure gold. Has Hudgins locked away tp claim what is inside; which we don’t see but everyone near is killed and a psychic wave goes out and a bunch of people, Orphans who were tested on, stop what they are doing and just walk off. Except Carnby, who is simply knocked unconscious. While his girlfriend is working on decoding a tablet.  After being notified that his friend is missing and a little investigation later. He goes to his Girlfriend to examine this piece he has, and is kissed and hit and the dialogue starts to slip here. They are attacked by a monster, that they call Xenos, and the 713 saves them. You start to think that things will start moving at a faster pace, and it sort of does, and sort of dies, but it leads up to the final climax and battle at the gold mine. Will leave it at that for anyone who hasn’t seen this yet.

Know, you might be slightly confused by all of this, and yes I did summarize a lot of it, but it’s not much more clear in the movie. At times it doesn’t know what it wants to be. It’s a mystery, due to what happened at the orphanage, but there is no real investigation because they just tell you like it was some big reveal. An awful scene that feels like they shot it just to make a music video out of it, and is so bad that if they did make a music video out of it. Have no reason to even seek it out. A sex scene that is used to just drag out the run time, because they couldn’t be bothered to try and right a reason for it into the story.  A James Bond style scene with all the weapons that the 713 invented to fight the Xenos but the monsters tank the bullets and are never really affected by it, and they don’t focus on any of the deaths matter because you don’t care about any of the character, minus maybe Carnby, who doesn’t die anyways. The plot holes in this are massive and hard to ignore. Have characters shocked and enraged by the fact their radios and remote detonator fails to work. Despite them stressing the fact the monsters emit waves that interrupt electronics. Carnby spends his life trying to figure out what happened at the Orphanage, but misses the massive piece. Makes them look more dumb as it goes along, and the dialogue is rough to say the least.

It wasn’t all so bad. Christian Slater was pretty solid as Edward Carnby. Likable enough to keep my interest. He made the dialogue work and chemistry was strong enough the ones he interacted with. Especially with Stephen Dorff, who got better as the story went along. They did something with his character that I thought was truly special. He played the character that acts as a roadblock for you main protagonist. One who is dead set in his thought process and refuses to listen till they are dead, but he did not. Believed Carnby was a threat because he knew he had a parasite, but once he saw him fighting alongside his men. Knew he was telling the truth and they fought together. No questions asked. He was actually smart, and nice to see. Tara Reid and Matthew Walker were okay. They tried their best, but the dialogue came back to haunt them, and hindered them hard.

Minus the gunfight at Carnby’s House, the action scenes were fine. Nothing really special but I did enjoy the first altercation. Lastly, I did enjoy the design on the monsters. The CG looked terrifying and were well designed. They worked with what they needed to be, and could have been much worse.

Still have no idea how this made it to theater, but with all that said; I did have a bit of fun with this movie. It’s not good by any meaning of the word, but far from the worst that I have seen. I enjoy the performance from Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff. I am going to say check it out, but going to put a massive asterisks next to it. Have to be aware of what you are getting into. It’s not quite on the level of it’s so bad it’s good movie. It has a lot of dumb moments and cringy dialogue that make me chuckle, but definitely not for everybody. Key is to sit back and have fun with the stupidity of it all.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday sequel presents Bad Boys 2

By Paul Anthony

Before I get started I know might seem like a week of bashing Will Smith because his recent film Gemini Man is becoming such flop and then this week they decided release the first trailer for Bad Boys 3 so it only made sense. I have watched this film so much since it came out in 2003 and before I did my research on this film I have  to be honest I thought this film made a lot more money then it did, truth be told this film would basically be another flop under Will Smith yet it was able to spawn a third film granted many many years and the film will be the first film not to feature Micheal Bay which should actually help the film.

The film follows Mike and Marcus again this time going up against the biggest Drug Dealer Johnny Tapia who is bringing ecstasy into the city, the only problem is that every time the cops have a case against him, they lose which forces Mike and Marcus to do whatever it takes to find enough evidence against him so they can put him away for good. Things like always don’t go as plan and forces them to go undercover and deal with shootouts and everything else. Will Smith shows off that he can still fight and run and drive and shoot like he did in the first film and Marcus continues to be himself. The best part of the film is of course the laughs that Will and Martin bring when they are together, it is almost like they feed off of each other which is the magic of the film. There are classic scenes like at the Electronics store where it seems like they are talking about their sexual relationship then the best scene where they gang up on Reggie. That scene alone might be the most famous scene. In The end the gang which the film introduces Marcus’s Sister kills Tapia in Cuba and the case is closed.

Now the story was basic, there really wasn’t anything to think about , you know what they were going to do. Actor was average but at times was way overboard but nothing that would have hurt the film. The action was there like in any Micheal bay film it will never be boring, of course the laughs were there as well. Hard to believe this movie failed to make 300 million and yet here we are getting ready for the third and final film. In the end the film seem to get better over the first however in the end the grade will be a B plus or about 85 percent. If you haven’t seen please do it worth a watch!