Good or New Movies Review

  • Pitcrew

    Now if only they'd throw out Sirens and realize none of us want to see the Suicide Squad version of Harley continue.

    Or at least I don't.

    Give us Birds of Prey maybe? Like, we wanna talk Batgirl, let's fast forward to Oracle-era Babs.

  • Pitcrew

    @ganymede said in Good or New Movies Review:

    Look, I like Joss Whedon. I like his tongue-in-cheek-but-formulaic groundwork for the MCU

    He has become a bit formulaic, but it is a formula he pretty much created. I won't say he was the very first writer/director to play around with things like trope inversion (such as pushing a badguy into an engine intake just after they have concluded the monologue that for a more normal director would have identified said badguy as a character you're going to be seeing all season long as they hunt our intrepid heroes) but he did it with a style and panache that was undeniable, all while providing logical reasons for the trope inversion (seriously, why on Earth would the heroes of other shows NOT get rid of the badguy after he's basically said he will never rest until he murders them?) as opposed to doing it purely to surprise people when it would make no sense (e.g. inverting Batman's trope by having him quip when Wonderwoman shows up).

  • Politics

    @roz said in Good or New Movies Review:

    Branagh preceded Whedon in the MCU. Thor came out before The Avengers.

    My bad. I thought he directed Thor: The Dark World. He didn't.

  • Pitcrew

    @sg said in Good or New Movies Review:

    I can't believe it's taken me this long to get around to watching Crank. Came across How Did This Get Made's episode and decided to give it a try. I miss movies that embrace ridiculous premises.

    I tried watching Crank. First, it was awful. Then it was so awful that it was good. Then it went so far as to be awful again. Lather, rinse, repeat. I got as far as the scene where he's snorting the coke. That was it for me. Not because it was too wtf but because I could no longer take the roller coaster of it vacillating between being awesome awful and agonizing awful.

  • Coder

    @karmageddon Don't ever watch Crank 2 High Voltage then :) It goes even deeper into so awful it's good to so awful it's... wtf no at the end lol. I actually enjoyed the first one for pure entertainment factor.

  • @karmageddon Hahaha, yeah, it was a real treat. It definitely had pacing issues, the music choices didn't mesh with what was happening on the screens, but there was fun to be had.

    I think I would recommend Hardcore Henry over Crank, but I do love the scene where Statham is robbing the pharmacy for dristan and then Dwight Yokum asks him if he has a boner after double barreling it, then he has a fight scene in a hospital gown with a giant boner.

    Stay away from that Chinese shit, kids.

  • Pitcrew

    @lithium I heard one of the movies involved using jumper cables. And something something public sex.

  • Pitcrew

    @sg Double post but IDGAF.

    I feel like I need to find a highlights reel on YouTube.

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