“But like its two predecessors, Beyond’s focus on being fun is at the expense of being something meaningful. It’s dumb fun, which more or less sums up the Trek reboot series.”
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Part one of a two part ranking of all 12 Star Trek films, from worst to first.
If you’ve got an hour to spare, join the Suspect as he takes a look at the final Lord of the Rings film!
Cecil takes an in depth look at the amazing comic book reboot Dredd.
Sybil judges Dredd! Get it?!
One of the best first-person shooters makes it way to the big screen.
It’s judgment time as Joey reviews a comic book movie (because we haven’t had enough of those in recent years)!
“Well, it at least looks like everyone involved had a lot of fun making this movie.”
“If I’m honest, my favorite performance (and character) in this film was the dog.”
“Can we open up Abrams’ Mystery Box and find out why he bothered to bring back [REDACTED] in the first place?”
“Alas, no one knew the Star Trek franchise was about to take a massive dose of stupid pills.”
“Obviously, the film is highly derivative of Alien, as well as Predator, Starship Troopers, Mad Max, and Isaac Asimov’s Nightfall. But you know what? Sometimes originality is overrated.”
At this point, I am convinced that J.J. Abrams is the single greatest threat to good filmmaking today. The usual reaction to a statement like that is for people to rush and defend him by pointing out how “not bad” his handful of films are. The repeated use of the phrase “not bad” is really all I need to illustrate my point.
Ursa takes a newbie’s-eye view of the 2009 Star Trek movie, and talks lens flares, Chris Pine, and how this movie relates to Jeremy Brett. No, really. This episode also includes a completely spoiler-free “review” (read: extended impressions session) of Star Trek Into Darkness. Caution: May contain Benedict Cumberbatch.
On this episode of Movie Madhouse, Josh looks at two recent releases, two dystopian futures, two badass gunmen, and loads of ultraviolence. Sounds like a great time at the movies!