As far as I’m concerned, there aren’t enough movies with dragons in them. I love the movie Excalibur. If there were any faults with the movie, it’s only that there was a lack of dragons. That movie Reign of Fire? Still needed more dragons. So luckily for me, a movie has come out that has LOTS of dragons in it. Dragonslayer? Needed more dragon. Dragonheart? Well, maybe less dragon that talks like Sean Connery and well, just less of that movie.
It would be hard to imagine a remake of Clash of the Titans being as cheesy as the 1981 original, with Harry Hamlin’s Lego clip-on hair style and the out-dated, but amazing Ray Harryhausen stop-motion creature animation. And indeed, this remake isn’t as cheesy, at least not in the same ways.
Oh, man. I’m about to do you all a great service. I really hope you appreciate it. After this review, don’t say I never did anything for you. Those that don’t heed my words, I wash my hands of any responsibility as of now.
Let the comic book movie onslaught begin! Or, actually, you know, continue. But I am certainly not complaining, no sir, not me. The thing about all these comic book movies is that it actually gives me a chance to catch up and/or read some series that I just don’t have the time or money to keep up with. Hey, it’s hard work buying and reading all these things.
There is always a ton of horror movie nerd controversy about remakes in this genre, perhaps more than usual. And a remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street is way up there on the list. You seem to either be a die-hard Robert Englund fan and feel like this remake is some sort of personal afront to him and anyone that loves his work, or you have an open mind and take this movie for what it is.
This is going to be a fairly easy review. If you liked the first one, this should make you happy. Now, I’m a comic book fan but I didn’t read Iron Man, so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of following the comics and what not, but as a movie, this thing was big and fun. John Favreau directs Iron Man 2 from a script by Justin Theroux and they seem to be handling things well thus far.
You remember that movie the Ridley Scott Directed that had Russell Crowe in it? That movie Gladiator? Well, if you don’t, go see Robin Hood. You’ll get the idea. Ok, it’s not that it’s so bad, becuase it isn’t. It’s just that Robin Hood is the same kind of movie. It’s a big, Hollywood period epic with all the same kind of ingredients just put together in a slightly different way.
You’d think that the guy who pretty much invented the zombie genre as we know it today would make a decent zombie film, especially since it is part of his own series of films. Yeah, not so much. Survival of the Dead may actually be referring to the people in the audience. Brain dead with boredom.
It’s been a while since we had a smart sci-fi horror film. You know, one that isn’t just a hack n’slash gore film in the guise of a science fiction premise. The last great science fiction film I saw was Moon, last summer. Now, although I think that is better, Splice is definitely a smart sci-fi film made for an adult audience. No, please don’t take your kids to this one.
You know, this movie has plenty of style, production value, and relevance for a comic book movie…IF IT WERE 1995. Unfortunately, for 2010, it is cheesy, and not in the ironic way, full of bad one-liners and a completely uninteresting script. Does anyone even know who Jonah Hex is? What could the percentage be of comic book nerds that not only know this character, but are also big fans champing at the bit for a movie version?