Watched the Hobbit trilogy (extended editions) over the last few weekends, haven’t seen them since their theatrical release.
People gave these movies flak for being too long, but I loved every minute of them. It’s true they didn’t need to make three movies, but it’s clear Peter Jackson is a huge Tolkien nerd and I’m glad he took the opportunity to explore Tolkien’s mythical world rather than just adapt the book page for page. It’s obviously not quite as good as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but the cinematography, screenplay, soundtrack, acting and overall production values are still top-notch. WingNut Films have a clear passion for film-making and invested a lot of time and energy into delivering a quality experience. I think these films have aged rather well.
Easily my favorite scene in the whole story (both in the movie and the novel). So much characterization in just a few minutes.
Have seen nothing from the GandG crew of youtubers about Free Guy. It’s one movie that looks interesting because Free Guy is a gaming movie. I did not see Ready Player One and theaters and the only reason I regret it is because my buddy and I walked right past the theater and it would have been a good experience. Free Guy looks entertaining but I have to avoid Takita Watiti cuz I just don’t like him, but I am surprised at the lack of coverage of Free Guy on this site because I thought you covered these topics. https://www.indiewire.com/2021/08/free-guy-review-1234655686/
A rumor was leaked by Doomcock that Indiana Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge would travel back in time to fight Nazis. They would meet Young Indy, who would then get freaking killed. Old Indy would vanish in a puff of Butterfly Effect. Deleting him from history completely. Phoebe would then pick up his hat and have all of Indiana Jone’s adventure in his place. And then going on to have further adventures on Disney Plus.
It sounded too stupid to be true. I had blown it off too, having forgotten the second rule of SJWs. They always double-down.
Then, a few weeks ago some British tabloids ran a story confirming most of Doomcock’s rumors.
I disliked Aquaman. Thor 3. Captain Marvel. Black Panther. Iron Man 3. Not a fan of any of them. I didn’t even bother watching Shang-Chi. All the pandering around it just put me off. Bruce Lee was around a long time ago, so was Crouching Tiger. Asian leads aren’t new.
GI Joe Snake Eyes was actually an ok movie. Just not a good GI Joe movie, at all.
I thought Dune was decent. The movie did not impact me like other people are seeming to get. It’s just that I have read the books, own the many versions of Lynch’s Dune, and watched the TV series. So, the story is a little….tired…for me I guess.
I like John Carter.
I liked Kate (Netflix). It had one of my favorite Japanese bands in it. Band-Maid. It got bad reviews, and it seems Japanese people didn’t like it. But I enjoyed it.
Halloween Kills was an absolute pile of crap. Wow. It was just really bad. I have always liked the F 13th, Freddy, and Halloween movies. But this one was utterly pointless in context to the story from the last one, and had some of the most pathetic “kills” in it I have ever seen. People literally just standing/setting there doing NOTHING as he killed people, and then soon after killed them. Who wrote this garbage?
I think the Marvel and DC animated movies are better than the live action movies.
I think Harley Quinn was not portrayed in live action correctly, both aesthetically and character wise, until The Suicide Squad (the new one).
Rebooting Flight of the Navigator with SJW pandering female lead is BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!
Rebooting National Treasure with more SJW pandering female lead is more blasphemy!
Mara Jade was erased from existence by Disney. But, she was one of the best “strong female” characters ever to be conceived. Go figure.
Watched Fear Street 1978, holy shit it had one of the scariest jump scares of all horror movies (at least for me), ’cause for a moment I thought I saw my mom on screen! I kid you not, one of the actresses looked exactly like my mom 😂😂 Maybe I have a long lost sister