I rewatched the Raiders of the Lost Ark a while back. It got me wondering. What is it that makes Indiana Jones such a cool character?
Twenty-fifteen is nearly past, so everybody and their cousin are creating list of the best things of the past year. I too am jumping on that band wagon. Below, 2015 in reviews.
He has a license to kill, is smooth as only the British can be, and he drinks his Wodka-Martini shaken, not stirred. It’s Bond, James Bond. Spectre is the 24th Bond movie, and not only the latest, but also the most expensive one, with a budget going toward 300 million dollars. Question is, what did all that money buy?
I went to see Mad Max: Fury Road last week, and I was pleasantly surprised. I’ll try to discuss it without spoiling the movie, for once.
I wasn’t expecting very much, given the ongoing string of terrible remakes/reboots like Total Recall and The Amazing Spiderman. In those movies, the producers took surface elements from the original movies, stuffed a new generic script underneath, then shaved off all the possibly offensive edges for broadest appeal. For Fury Road, George Miller took the spark that made Mad Max 2 such a fun movie to watch, put a good script beneath it, then shaped it to one unified creative vision.
The result is a movie that is violent, possibly offensive, but great to watch if you like post-apocalyptic action road movies. Continue reading “Max Max: Fury Road Review”
I saw the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron last weekend. It’s already made an obscene amount of money, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the writing is any good. I couldn’t put down my writer’s glasses even if I wanted to, so I might as well put my thoughts into a blog. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron, a review”