So…. this movie isn’t good.
That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
But it isn’t any fun either. Which surprised me.
Everything about this movie seemed like it was going to be fun: the cast, the concept, the dumb jokes…. but I think they got caught up in the preview screening trap and didn’t trust their original concept enough. The movie is plagued with ADR that ruins scenes. I didn’t do a count while watching the movie, but I’d guess there was at least 30 added lines, and it was distracting and unnecessary. There were some good parts in the movie, but because of the mish mash structure of everything, it all felt disjointed. They should have just let this movie be completely stupid and linear, it would have been fun!
I’d be interested to see what the original cut would have been, because it probably would have been more fun to watch. The best part of this cut is the blooper reel at the end of the movie, it actually made the other 90 minutes worthwhile because at least now I know everybody had fun making the movie.
I just didn’t have fun watching it.
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In this weeks episode, Adam, Joe and the gang (no Angela this week…) discuss one of the best horrible movies of all time: Kung Pow: Enter the Fist!!! There is also some discussion on Game of Thrones, Neflix’s Icarus and the new four part Teen Titans Go! special!! Because we rock…. and roll…. all day long…. sweet Suzie!! Thanks for listening!
A documentary that started about one thing goes into a vastly different and dangerous direction.
How much of the danger that drives the intensity of the movie is actual and how much is manufactured by the film making? That is unclear. It doesn’t really matter though, because the story isn’t really about the danger of the situation, it is about a guy and his involvement in possibly the greatest sports cover-up in history.
The best part? It’s a Netflix gem, so you can go watch it today. And I recommend that you go watch it today. It is very interesting and was filled with a ton of information I was not aware of. Overall, it was very well done.
This week, Adam, Joe and the gang (no Matt though…) discuss the 2008 Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. It’s a fun movie and we have some fun talking about the missing magical explanations. We talk about some other stuff we all enjoyed during our month away from the mics as well. Thanks for listening!!
The Wall is a pretty good movie from director Doug Liman. Starring John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as two American soldiers and Laith Nakli as the faceless bad guy. I really liked the chemistry between Cena and Taylor-Johnson. I’d love to watch a movie about those two guys that wasn’t basically a long bottle episode of the TV show The Unit. I don’t want to detract from the movie by saying that, but that is just what it felt like, and I also want to add that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Unit was a good tv show.
Also, in the spirit of non-spoilers I will not discuss the particulars of the ending other than to say that it is following this popular model going around right now, especially in thriller/horror movies. On one hand it is a nice change of pace, but on the other hand it is becoming predictable and trite.
But is the movie worth a watch?
It held my attention and I was never bored. And at 90 minutes it doesn’t get full of itself and drag on too long. The acting is good and the plot is pretty interesting. I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a change of pace from the war movies full of feels.