After helming two successful X-Men films, director Bryan Singer departed from the franchise to work on smaller, more personal projects. But we’re dealing with Bryan Singer here, which means that he left to do a $200 million Superman film that’s almost entirely made of frowns.
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If you’ve got an hour to spare, join the Suspect as he takes a look at the final Lord of the Rings film!
It’s become a bit of tradition by now for Sofie to post early reviews of the Hobbit movies, so let’s look at the last one and finish this thing.
By popular demand, Sybil looks back at one of the most maligned comic book movies ever produced. But will she say what you want her to say about it?
“This movie left me wanting more, rather than leaving me frustrated, which is high praise for a film that deliberately screws over its own continuity this much.”
“Maybe I hadn’t given Singer enough credit before, and X2 would be a lot better than I remember it being. It wasn’t. It was worse. Way worse.”
“Jesus, maybe it’s just the line reading the actress gives, but the only way this scene could be less subtle is if Wolverine suddenly broke into a song and dance routine.”
Another December, another Hobbit movie. Of course, our fantasy lover Sofie had to go give it a watch!
Solkir examines the recurring themes of the movie version of X-Men and its 2003 sequel X2! What is this sim-ball-ism of which you speak? Never heard of such a thing.
“It gets really, really dumb. It honestly starts feeling uncomfortably like a deleted scene from X-Men Origins: Cheap-looking CGI, nonsensical plot developments, and laughable execution. The only thing that prevents it from having the worst payoff to a mystery in a movie this year is the fact that Star Trek Into Darkness came out.”
The Suspect brings you an epic review of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, a worthy follow-up to The Fellowship of the Ring, and one of the greatest “middle films” of a movie trilogy ever made!
Sofie barely avoids getting eaten by orcs as she goes to see Peter Jackson’s long-anticipated return to Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey!
The Suspect begins a trilogy of reviews where he takes a lighthearted look at Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies! First, he takes you blow by blow through 2001’s Fellowship of the Ring, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen.
Ryan hosts another episode of the Movie Skewer to look at The Golden Compass, based on a novel near and dear to him. New Line scrubbed away the book’s anti-Christian themes when they adapted it into a movie, along with all traces of anything dark or disturbing. Watch as Ryan examines the end result: a bland movie-by-committee where nothing is at stake.