Just when you thought the Wachowski’s hit rock bottom with Speed Racer,the worst cartoon racing movie of all time, they manage to make Cloud Atlas, the worst Sci-Fi Film, the worst Pirate Movie, the worst Zany Geriatric Escape-Comedy, the worst Victorian Romance, the worst 70′s Blaxploitation flick, AND the worst Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy film ALL AT ONCE, smashing them into the most excruciatingly unbearable 3-hour marathon of audience abuse ever made.
But what did you think? Our review is on the way… which we weren’t going to bother with until it stole 3 hours of our lives away and we felt the deep responsibility to prevent it from happening to you, too.
With THOR, summer comicbook movies are open for business. From Hopkins to Portman the cast was phenomenal, and Chris Hemsworth is officially perfect casting as the God of Thunder. But the big surprise was just how expertly Kenneth Branagh managed to direct a film that spans an Ice Kingdom, Asgard and New Mexico! What did you think?
We honestly didn’t give a geek’s goddam about this movie until we saw Momoa in Game of Thrones. We know he was in Stargate, but after seeing him essentially play Conan for HBO on the small screen, we’re pretty sure he can do it for Lionsgate on the big screen, too.
But it’s not like you’d know that from this trailer that he’s hardly in.
One look at the newly redesigned lightcycles in Tron, and you know this movie is going to be a wild ride. And it performs surprisingly well as a better-late-than-never sequel that takes advantage of new actors and technology (and pushes it a bit past where it can actually go). But for his first feature film, Kosinski made the most common kind of mistake: story.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 is easily the darkest film in the series, but as half a movie, it’s tough to judge on its own merit. We both loved it to death, but we’ve also BOTH read all the books at this point. What did you think?
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M. Night hasn’t made a good movie in a long time… and yet when he was trusted to adapt the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender into a film, he managed to make one of the most faithful adaptations we’ve seen in years! Matt loves the original series, and Nat has never seen it, but Airbender gets a unanimous cheer from the geeks, knocking out a great adaptation, a fun movie, and a Shyamalan movie that wasn’t the Crappening!
As a film and as an adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling tween romance novels, Eclipse’s director, David Slade, most certainly out-did either of his predecessors. While the love story remains intact to satisfy Nat’s need for any angsty werewolf/vampire/human love triangle, Matt appreciated the clear effort taken to attract a male audience by adding a dark and more violent visual style, that was clearly riffing on actual horror elements for the first time in the series.
Coming up next are Reviews of The Last Airbender, Predators and Inception!
After two movies of angsty interspecies romance, Jacob and Edward are forced to join together to protect Bella from the dangers of Victoria’s vampire army and the Vulturi. Watch what Kristen, Robert, Taylor, plus new cast members Bryce and Xavier have to say about their characters in Eclipse, and what director David Slade thinks about his contribution to the Twilight Saga!