Remember action films? Um no action films, what your thinking of is a comic book movie, we’re talking about good old fashioned live action R rated stuff from the 90s, and one of those gems is the 1994 Speed. First off we’re totally going to agree this is a high concept film but no way an intellectual film. This film is a popcorn film through and through. So what is about a film bus that can’t slow down in the middle of downtown LA traffic that makes it a winner? The answer is simple, much like the 1978 film Superman was basically a story about a real estate scam, this film like that one works because of its fantastic cast. Keanu Reeves, and Sandra Bullock pull of the believable and relateable good guys, while Dennis Hopper plays the villain in such an over the top manner it works when they refer to his character in the film as “Crazy not stupid.” There is nothing really new we can bring to the table on this, it’s one of those films where everything just came together and it works.
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 5.5 out of 5.9
We’ve seen it before when Disney releases two of the same genre films in the same year. In 2003 it was films based on there theme park rides, Pirates of the Carribean in the summer and the Haunted Mansion in the autumn of the year, with the later being the lesser of the two films. In 2016 Disney did it again but this time with the animated film genre with Zootopia in the spring and Moana in the autumn.
With the setup it begs the question is Moana the weaker of the two? Well the answer is, what do you prefer, a straight up animated comedy like Zootopia, or in the case of Moana an epic Broadway style film. While we like some songs when they are weaved into the story like the Little Mermaid, or Aladdin did, our only gripe with this file was it felt like too many musical numbers where shoehorned into the movie. How about the story itself? It was well crafted and the comedy hit on all the right notes. We did notice that sea fairing tale did remind us of the Nintendo DS game The Ledgend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, with most of action scenes taking place on islands which is akin to dungeons/levels of the Zelda series.
So is this film worth your time? Well if you like musical yes it is. If you like your musical with a side of adventure, yes it is. If your looking for a more straight up comedy, wait til you find it as a deal for rental on iTunes.
On a scale from 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 4.5 out of 5.9
We 53 years late getting around to this. Yes we know this ride was originally designed in 1964, then it went to Disneyland, before the carousel progress arrive at the Magic Kingdom in 1975. So why do we like this attraction so much? Well it’s a bit of a time capsule, yes the family at the end it seems a little dated now because we have all those technologies, but this is a throwback to the old style amusement and itself is a reason to see it. Plus it has air-conditioning in Florida and you sit down for 20 minutes.
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 4.2 out of 5.9
Hey wait you’re saying to yourself this isn’t a theme park, movie, TV series review what gives? Well we’ll tell you, we have been playing Mario since the days of NES (by the way we still have ours that works perfectly how about you) so why not review Super Mario Run. Really there’s not a lot to review about the game, you run, you collect coins, you defeat enemies, you hit the flagpole. But what we did like in this game is the rally section where you can race against other players that have played the course before, this is where your talents as a gamer come in. As we beat the game in about one day, the rally levels we found challenging as we keep getting more and more toads, first to 9999, and now with the new update our quest to 99,999. Is it worth the download yes is it worth the 10 bucks yes.
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 4.7 out of 5.9
Look Will admit we are in the minority when it comes to preferring the lost world over Jurassic Park. In fact even when we saw this film way back in theaters in 1993 we thought it was a little overrated. And just like anything that is overrated it sometimes need to have a little slap upside The head, with that said it’s time to rifftrax Jurrasic Park. Normally on a RiffTrax you have Mike, Kevin, and Bill as your three main riffers, this time however it’s Mike joined by weird Al Yankovic. And boy do they hit a homerun with Mike coming from mystery science theater 3000 and weird Al coming from the parity genre this was a match made in heaven. Yes the movie doesn’t change all that much but the riffing of the movie is what makes it a hilarious experience.
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 5.5 out of 5.9
Once again spring is in the air. And that means it’s time to head to Epcot for yet another flower and Garden Festival. This year creativity seem to return to the park, as in past years it seemed like a rerun of the 2014 festival. Yes we know not everybody lives 30 minutes from the park but also it did seem as if they forgot to plan for the festivals the past two years. Could it be the expansion of Pandora, Star Wars land, toy story land made them relegate this to the back burner, we don’t know? Oh he will say is that this is one of the better festivals in a long time with the colorful colorful colorful topiaries and the outdoor kitchens featuring fantastic treats.
On a scale of 1.0 to 5. a 5.0 out of 5.9
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Yeah see that pile of mess, that’s basically what this film came out to be. Who is to blame for that train wreck, well that’s simple the director Zack Snyder. We still have no idea what the fuck Watchmen was really tryin to be about back in 2009, blue dick and all. See that’s this directors main problem, he suffers from the same thing that CSI suffered from when it was the new hot shit in Hollywood. All flash and no substance. The Dark Knight in 2008 was perfect Batman movie because it has a good story under the hood. The more comic book stilzed Batman Forever in 1995 was able to be more style but still had bit of substance to its slightly campy story. Hell you want to talk about camp, let’s go back to 1978 and the Superman movie which is just a big real estate scam, but still the top notch actors and director made it a story of substance. This movies problem is that it’s just trying to be dark and grity and boringly tell a story of two the Giants of the DC universe. Get a pillow and lay down as this film is your cure of insomnia.
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 2.1 out of 5.9