You’ll never recapture the magic of an old movie by imitating it. The story and style were products of their time. Let them go. Only characters are timeless. That’s why we’ll still be lining up to watch Bruce Wayne battle the Joker on the big screen 20 years from now, but any attempt to recreate The Dark Knight is destined to suck.
Maybe I’m being too generous, but I think in light of the context that Suicide Squad was made in, it did the best it could with what it had, but really, it was capable of so much more.
One of the first comic book movies to take the subject matter seriously.
More post-apocalyptic goodness from the Philippines.
“I’m not sure if the network executives understood the irony of making their 100th ‘original’ TV movie a remake of a largely successful film, but I guess since kids today have never heard of Elisabeth Shue or even know anything about the 1980s, it counts as an ‘original’ idea.”
“…By which I mean the greatness rests in the first one and half of Reloaded. Matrix: Revolutions contains 0% greatness, 40% stupidity, and 60% boredom.”
An emotional road trip vampire movie.
“This film basically states that criminals’ rights are often at the expense of the rights of those who have been victimized. This allows viewers such as yours truly to look at Dirty Harry as something of a modern-day Man With No Name.”
Part two of a two part ranking of all 12 Star Trek films, from worst to first.
The king has returned… but is that a good thing?
“It dangles the possibility of an extreme group taking over and placing anyone of certain ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, and immigrant status into concentration camps which, thanks to the current presidential election cycle, doesn’t seem that farfetched at the moment.”
In this episode, the Horror Guru reviews the 1986 cult classic Night of the Creeps, written/directed by Fred Dekker, produced by Charles Gordon, and starring Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, and Dick Miller.
“Mockingjay – Part 2 is the last Hunger Games film you’ll ever have to watch, so if you’ve got the last three under your belt already, then you may as well finish it out with this film.”
A brief look into the production of the excellent but overlooked Trollhunter.
Part one of a two part ranking of all 12 Star Trek films, from worst to first.
The Fear Fan finds out if The Conjuring 2 can summon up any more scares than the original.
“For some reason, filmmakers seem to want to spread out a single book into two movies lately, which in my opinion makes these films drag, especially when it comes to Young Adult novels that don’t have a whole lot of in-depth detail to begin with.”
“Maverick then rejoins the battle and helps Iceman take out the remaining enemy planes, as totally happened all the time during the Cold War. AMERICA, YEAHHHHH!”
“This is probably a key reason why summer blockbusters continue to thrive: Plot and even coherency can be rendered secondary if the film itself has enough kinetic energy to keep the audience awake for a couple of hours.”
Cecil thinks Moon is one of the greatest movies ever made.