^ That looks awesome! Must see for sure. The first one was great.
The difference here is that at least in III, the first third of the film is over the top on purpose to show us how far from reality Rocky is, until his defeat brings him to down to earth, and the rest of the film returns to a reality closer to where we had been before (though Rocky is still inexplicably smart). IV is pure cheese from frame one and never stops. The Cold War is fought and won by Stallone, but not before some pretty clichéd training montages, complete with that "Hearts on Fire" 80's relic blasting. Oh, and can we mention Paulie's new robot? Hate Part V all you want for almost ending the series on a slight downer, lame Don King-esque characters and all, but at least it didn't feel like a cartoon.
I also didn't love the movie, but it's very entertaining, and is one of the only occasions where I thought the movie was much, much better than the source material. I hate mark Millar, thought the book was garbage. James Gunn's Super is a far superior movie.
7/31/15 - Melt Banana w/Torche @ Roxy // 8/22/15-8/23/15 - FYF Fest @ Exposition Park // 9/17/15 - Hum w/Mineral @ Regent //9/26/15 - Titus Andronicus @ Roxy
10/20/15 - Blur @ Hollywood Bowl // 11/12/15 - Desaparacidos @ Teragram Ballroom // 11/21/15 - Blind Guardian @ City National Grove of Anaheim
The Kick Ass 2 trailer was a lot of fun.
I'm so excited to see the Veronica Mars Movie kick starter at over $1.5 million in just a few hours!
Eat shit Matthew Broderick
confirmed preliminary cast
The scene I liked in Kiss-Ass was when Nic Cage shoots his daughter, mostly because it was the best work Cage has done in years.
Exciting to see Juliette Binoche and Bryan Cranston in the cast of Godzilla.
Elizabeth Olsen is going to be in both Godzilla and Oldboy? Wtf? I still can't wrap my head around Spike Lee re-making an American Oldboy...
They will never be able to top the score of the original.
They'll never be able to top anything about the original.
Or not what you're expecting at all?
I watched Skyfall last weekend. I liked it a good bit, but had a few issues with it: Bardem's villain wasn't menacing enough, and the final confrontation (and even the last half hour you could say) was really underwhelming. Aside from Severine at the very beginning, this had no Bond girl. I've heard they went for a different approach this time around, but come on.
I like the third act at Skyfall more than anything else I've seen in the series. But that's mainly because I hate Bond movies more than almost any other franchise.
I'm also inclined to say sieges > chases for the most part, but I haven't done a proper comparison.
The future of cult franchises: Fans do the basic funding? How about those people get a fucking percentage. Jesus christ.