Bushwick (part of Brooklyn) - an interesting film, doesn't work on all levels but still worthy. Right wing militia vs street gangs during a Second American Civil War and two people caught in the middle.
Power of Grayskull - documentary on the history of He-Man. Fascinating and well worth the watch. There were 3-4 people on here that identified as He-Man historians, imagine that on your CV. Dolph interview was great about the film (the $ ran out halfway through the film) .
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - still a classic, twenty years later.
Superman Man of tomorrow.
Started of with real promise. Art was ok but very uneven, like they didn't have time to render some parts at higher rates.
The end was a colossal cop-out and someone should get stabbed
Superman Man of Tomorrow - Nope, starts off well but then just meanders to a really poor ending. They use SUperman's most underrated villain, Parasite, but make him this characterless monster that turns into something truly boring when the final fight starts. The Superman TAS version is the one they should've copied, he was truly terrifying.
Pretending I'm a Superman - an ok documentary about the Tony Hawk games, but a really shallow film. No real analysis about how it was made and the evolution and decline of the series to the final nail of Tony Hawk Ride. I think a better documentary would've been to focus on the rise and fall and rise of skating from the '70s to the '90s and how Hawk became the face of the sport via the X-Games and then the games and then look at how he and the games influenced the new generation. They hint at it when Hawk talks about how the new guys are doing things that were only possible in the game now, but they really don't talk about it much. Also would love to see them look at the rise of black and female skaters because back in the day this was seen as pretty much a white, suburban kid sport but now it really is open to anyone.
Next to Man on Fire, this is my other favourite Denzel movie!
End of Days
A bit different to what Schwarzenegger normally did.
Also has a decent OST.
This movie is showing its age now, I think its the nostalgia that keeps bringing us back.
Its a good video game to movie, but the acting is not so great.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is awesome as Shang Tsung. The others, not so much.
Effects are still good. Especially the Goro puppet!
The story is basic, & more or less sticks to the game.
But Johnny Cage beating Goro & Scorpion, come on. I'm a JC fan, but damn lol
They also made it very PG13.
Goro has a guy, Shang Tsung says finish him. & he slaps him on the head. You would have expected Goro to rip his arms off.
& Kano never gets to use him eye beam, Sonya just snaps his neck.
The only good one was Cage verse Scorpion.
Overall, its a fun movie with a good OST. But he need that remake!!
Ok, let's break this down.
First of, this is not a live version of the animated movie. There are NO songs, NO Mushu, NO cricket and even grandma is gone.
This is a retelling of the original legend/fable/story.
It is done in the vein of japanese/chinese movies, so wire-work and stuff
I dunno... SPOILERS I guess?
Issues I had: (a few anyway)
Mulan does not show woman power. She is not a simple girl that proves woman are as good, or better, than men when they work hard and show dedication. She is just straight up magic. She has powerful CHI and can defeat anybody and everything because of reasons. No training needed.
She seems to be able to teleport to wherever she needs to be
The "armies" in the war consist of about 100 people
Considering how much they left out of the animation story, and the movies are more or less the same length, Nothing really happens. No character building no nothing. Mostly just people moping around.
To much CGI landscapes
Things I liked:
Good Sekiro vibes while running on the rooftops. At one point I seriously thought: "Hey she's going to fight Owl!"