Tagged: Mickey Rourke

Marvel’s cinematic villain problem

“When people complain about adaptations of a work, it’s because they like the things that end up getting lost in translation, and the classic superhero/supervillain dynamic is one of those things that’s gotten lost in a lot of these Marvel flicks.”

VIDEO: Double Team (1997)

It’s Mr. Mendo: The Lost Reviews! We’ve unearthed his unfinished review of Double Team, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman. Watch as Mendo’s comrades help to piece together this rare artifact into something resembling an actual review.

VIDEO: Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

In the distant future of 1996, a biker named Harley Davidson (Mickey Rourke) and a cowboy named the Marlboro Man (Don Johnson) team up to rob a bank’s armored car, but instead end up with a huge stash of a designer drug called “Crystal Dream”. Now they’re on the run from a corrupt, criminal, murderous bank CEO, also known as “a bank CEO”.

VIDEO: Get Carter (2000)

In the second episode of “The Special Relationship”, Richard Murphy compares and contrasts the 1971 British gangster film Get Carter starring Michael Caine with the Razzie-nominated Get Carter remake from 2000 starring Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Alan Cumming! Richard explains why one film is far superior to the other (guess which one!) and why the remake might have been vastly improved with the addition of a Bette Midler montage.