More of the stuff from last time.
Let's jump right in.
Well...I liked John Leguizamo as the clown.
Leguizamo is an underappreciated talent.
Other than that, I walked out of the theater disapointed.
And, y'know, I had the same gut feeling within that disapointment as when I saw "The Phantom Menace".
I should have payed attention to that.
But...y'know, schlocky as this flick was...it made good bank, and that's what matters to the bean counters, so this quite possibly led to the upsurge in comic based properties in the 00's.
So, there's that silver lining I guess.
And it's a pretty big one.
As for the Spawn phenomenon overall...eh....I just couldn't get with it...
Comics, like music, was another area that mostly left me cold in the 90's.
And like games, the speculator vampires latched on to the industry.
Unlike games though, they almost killed the industry.
So, yeah, between the crappy titles, and the collector's bubble, the artform I loved almost died.
You can't forgive people who almost kill what you love.
At least I can't.
Hence my contempt toward investor scum in the Tekken rant.
It's well earned by them.
The above covers it.
I used to have a geek-crush on Janeane Garofalo.
This kinda touted itself as being the indie answer to "The Mystery Men", and predictably, the AICN putzes hyped it up.
Eh...hard nailing down which I like least....
Thomas Haden Church is good, he's always good...everything else, especially the end, kinda dumb.
One of those ones that's not bite-you-on-the-ass-level-bad, you even laugh in a couple spots, but overall, pppt!
Can't remember where I saw this.
Might've been Sci-Fi before they became SyFy.
I liked it.
It's an origin story though, so, you're left hanging.
I lament we didn't get the sequels.
It bears striking resemblances to my own (plug! plug!) "Nobody Loves Harry Hembock", but, I think it's better, cuz, I actually completed the character's arc.
And, I swear to you, I wrote mine long before I ever saw this flick.
Ron Perlman is just fucking great, ain't he?
I'm willing to give "Bubba Nosferatu ", a chance cuz of him.
If you're a geek, you'll like this.
No reason not to.
Son of the Mask
*Sigh*...why did this have to exist?
So, Jamie Kennedy goes from "The Specials", to this, and Thomas Haden goes from "The Specials", to Spidey 3.
I don't get how Hollywood ticks anymore.
So, yeah, they went for "family entertainment", with this one, which is fucking absurd if you've ever read the books this concept comes from.
The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (In 3-D)
Ehh, I try to keep the child in me alive, but, I gotta bail when it gets this kiddie.
Rodriguez directed Sin City, so, I can forgive him this stuff.
Glimpsed the Wiki summary, eh...wouldn't like this one even if I liked this stuff, I mean...Shark Boy and Lava Girl are the kid's imaginary friends?
Nah, too "Neverending Story".
'Nother one of these...
This one, it's a secret school for super-kids, like X-Men.
Hmm, Disney, Kurt Russell, both him and Disney are coming full circle here...
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Well, it finally happened, the superhero rom-com.
Seen the flick, it's not that great, but, I am tickled pink by the cultural milestone this represents.
The superhero genre was such a juggernaut in the 00's, it got the rom-com treatment.
A generation of geeks got their date movie.
I like that.
Best of all, it means hero stuff has really broken through if it's infesting other genres.
And hey, Uma breaks out the whole gamut of facial expressions, instead of just her Pulp Fiction sneer/smirk.
Plus, you got Anna Faris, and she's a cutie.
Dug her since the Scary Movies.
If you're really, really, really bored, and this is on TBS, you could do a lot worse.
Like, Modern Marvels: Grease, or Mecum Auto Auctions.
Ah, dammit, the song from the end credits is an earworm now.
I pass it along.
Stan Lee's Lightspeed
Worst superhero movie ever.
And I can speak with authority, I seen 'em all now.
Worse than 90's Captain America.
Worse than 90's Fantastic four.
Worse than 00's Dr. Strange.
Um..the story...does it matter?
Okay, moosh Captain America, and Flash together, and end up with a blue Flash that needs blue energy drinks from his fanny-pack to keep going.
Then, give him a snake man villain who's a visual ripoff of Killer Croc.
Then, execute the premise with acting and writing that'd make High School drama club blush in embarrassment, and glue it together with special effects that could have been done better by a kid on Youtube.
Well, this shlock was shat out by SyFy, so, are you surprised?
The shameful bit is Stan's association with this.
Oh, Unca Stan, say it ain't so.
Even Stipperella was better than this.
Another from the "Shark Boy", "Sky High", food group.
This time, the secret super-school is a secret government project, and Tim Allen is the mentor.
Skimmed the wiki plot, pretty paint-by-numbers predictable, no twists.
Why do kids movies have to be intelligence insulting pablum?
We had fucking "Goonies", and "Gremlins", and "Stand By Me".
Gah, dammit, more assraping of my childhood in the vein of Smurfs, and Chipmunks.
See this rant.
Ugh, much juicier selection next time, promise.
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