The Kick Ass sequel
All of the vulgarity
But none of the heart
I’ve been in a movie viewing tear of late with the most recent screening being Kick-Ass 2. Like many, I found the violence and irreverence of the first film to be a refreshing take on the super hero genre.
Unfortunately lightning did not strike twice and the result is a mess anchored by a hollow performance by Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass and a completely ridiculous Christoper Mintz-Plasse as uber villian Motherfucker. Unless you are super fan of the first film or the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., this is a complete pass.
Big Trouble In Little China coming from BOOM! Studios
Imagine my delight when I discovered this image in my inbox teasing a Big Trouble in Little China comic from BOOM! Studios. There are few properties in this world deserving of an expanded universe and I am eagerly looking forward to the further adventures of Jack Burton. And if this news does not excite you or even register in your brain, I pity you for not knowing the eternal greatness of John Carpenter’s cult classic.
After a awesome teaser a few months back, a new badass trailer for Godzilla was unleashed upon the Internet today … and it. is. AWESOME.
Here are some things that I loved about the trailer:
- The scope of damage is unreal as evident through the scenes of a decimated Las Vegas as well as a glimpse of an assault on Los Angeles.
- “In 1954 we awakened something in 1954. Those nuclear tests in the Pacific? Not tests. We were trying to kill it”
- “God help us all”
And SPOILERY SPECULATION BELOW …
At the 1:32 mark … what is that flying down from the clouds? Could it be Rodan? And that claw thing later on Gigan? SO MANY MONSTERS!@#@$
After having recently revisited Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country I can’t help but find myself completely taken out of the film when Christian Slater appears on screen as a Communications Officer on the USS Excelsior.
It’s been well documented that Slater is a tremendous Star Trek fan and got the role on the film because his mother was the casting director. In recent interview with Conan O’Brien he explained a bit more about his experience on set with Captain Sulu and goes into how much of a fan he really is.
Despite the egregious incidence of nepotism, it makes for a great bit of trivia and rightly earns Slater the title of King of Star Trek Cameos.
Today it was announced in various Hollywood trades that Warner Bros. has set a release date for The LEGO Movie 2: Brick Harder. The sequel will be getting a prime release date during Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2017, which I’m sure studio heads are hoping for a strong start to the summer blockbuster season.
While I haven’t gotten around to posting my full review of The LEGO Movie, it was one of the most enjoyable movie going experiences I’ve had in a long time. It was a great movie for kids and adults alike and as long as Chris Miller and Phil Lord return to direct, I think they will be able to recapture that magic again.