Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Best 4th of July Films

July 4th is this Saturday, fireworks and cookouts, what more could you ask for, well how bout some movies that show you what America is all about Ass kicking and in your face explosions and lets not forget PATRIOTISM. U S A! U S A! U S A!U S A! DON'T TREAD ON ME!!!!

Here are some of my 4th of July favorites

The Patriot

Though this movie is full of historical in accuracies, we're not watching it for a history lesson, were watching it to see America kick some major red coat ass, and let me tell you guys no one messes with the Road Warrior!


This one is scientifically in accurate in every way, but once again who cares, famous for its slow motion walking sequence and giant explosions, Michael Bay brings us the world coming to an end and the only country crazy enough to nuke this comet is AMERICA! get some hardcore all american miners out there and they'll show that comet whos boss!

Rocky IV

Nothing is more American then the underdog rising from the streets to become a legend, and there's no greater legend then Rocky Balboa the ultimate story with hard work anything is possible, so who better to face off against out bitter enemies during the cold war the USSR. Leave it to rocky to single handedly ending the cold war.

take it away Apollo

Independence Day

Seriously who didn't see this one coming, nothing says 4th of July like Will Smith kicking some major Alien ass WELCOME TO ERF!! and the legendary presidential speech by Bill Pullman.


Team America

America, FUCK YEAH!
Coming again, to save the mother fucking day yeah,
America, FUCK YEAH!
Freedom is the only way yeah,
Terrorist your game is through cause now you have to answer too,
America, FUCK YEAH!
So lick my butt, and suck on my balls,
America, FUCK YEAH!

what are your favorite movies about AMERICA!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

X-men Origins Wolverine review

I've learned that movie adaptations of writing whether it be comic book or written novels must be just that, adapted to fit the format of a full length movie. Things must be altered and rearranged, what really matters is keeping the feeling and heart of the original source material alive, with that said X-men Origins Wolverine is a slap in the face to not only fans of the comics, but fans of the first three movies that made the franchise so popular.

15 Pictures, Images and Photos

This movie seemed more of cliff notes of the story of wolverine more then an adaptation, with brief glimpses of every aspect of his life, this included 5 minutes of his childhood, a couple of minutes of his military history (which was a cool sequence) during the opening credits. He then worked for the organization for half a mission and was part of weapon x for even less time, seems that wolverine is the best at what he does, and what he does isnt really explained in this movie, besides screaming at the heavens and walking away while things explode behind him. This was easily one of the worst bastardizations of great source material.

Special FX:
for a movie with a budget of $150 million it sure has huge gashes in its armor. From terrible prosthetic bone claws to poorly composite adamantium ones, this seemed like a rushed unrefined job. Besides one exciting scene around the middle of the movie which is seen all over the trailer, the other action sequences were snooze fests and complete cliches out of the Michael Bay playbook. Some of the worst harness and string work I've seen in a very long time.

One of the most redeeming qualities in this movie was its cast, though very Hollywood, Hugh Jackman still plays a cool wolverine, Liev Schriber as the merciless sabertooth was perfect, also great performances by Danny Huston as William Stryker and Will I Am as wraith. Gambit was very underused but great when he was on screen. As many have already said and I agree is how under used the perfect casting of Ryan Reynolds as deadpool was, he fit the part like a glove too bad the director decided not to wear it.

For how terrible this movie was I wasnt too upset, it didnt match up with comics or the previous movies, sub par special fx, and full of cliches, I still had a good laugh, and I recommend seeing it for cheap as a matinee, or just renting it with friends, but really nothing special.


What i do recommend is reading and picking up is
Wolverine Origin 2 Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Watcmen review

This is Ragnarok's review of Watchmen, This is Zack Snyder's vision of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons celebrated graphic novel of the same name, and trust me there is not mistaking it, Snyder of 300 and the dawn of the dead fame,has placed his stamp in this movie there is no doubt about that,

like 300 watchmen is a visual masterpiece with amazing colors and grand scale theres no doubt about how great the visuals are, but the narrative I'm afraid did not translate as well, along with the great look, snyder brings his gore filled over the top fight sequences with him, with punches that sound like shotgun blasts and blatantly choreographed fight scenes that resembles the work of a john woo inspired film student.

Don't get me wrong the movie has great moments one of them being the history of Doc Manhattan, In which i think everyone in the audience got lost in and emotionally attached to, but was then ruined by another pop song that was thrown in afterward, the movie was filled with moments that were just lost with a soundtrack that was added in because of specific lyrics that may reflect what was going on at the time, it was a lot like watching an AMV on youtube.

As far as characters go there was great depth in Rorschach, doc Manhattan, and the comedian sadly not as much detailed was given to silk specter and Ozzy, in both writing and the performances given by the actors.

Overall I liked this movie for what it was, the next step for comic based movies, but it saddens me that it could have been a real piece of art if all the gimmicks like slow mo and pop music were taken out. I give watchmen 3 1/2 dog heads out of 5.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Amazing short film

World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo.

A strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves.

This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of '405'. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Push Review

Push review


So a lot of people call this a heroes knockoff that really pisses me off, mainly because heroes is a knockoff of a million different comics and animes, but this movie is a knockoff of other things it gave me the feeling of Jumper but mainly a complete rip off of Akira and galerians.

Galerians was a PS1 game where you played these kids with psychic powers that were made by scientist and one tries to escape to save his sister, you blow peoples heads up set people on fire great game.

Anyway "Push" stars Chris Evans (the human torch in the FF4 movies) as a guy living in Hong Kong who has telekinetic powers, there are others that have this ability whether it be moving objects with your mind, implanting thoughts into people's heads, seeing the future or in some cases, seeing the past.He meets up with Cassie (Dakota Fanning) who has the ability to draw the future in a sketchbook. Nick and Cassie team up to try to stop a shady government organization, known as The Division, from getting a secret formula that they are going to use to make super psychic soldiers for for the government . The movie also stars Camilla Belle as a mutant who can control people's thoughts and Djimon Hounsou as a determined Division agent who will stop at nothing to make sure he gets his secret formula.

This movie had some awesome things going for it, cool powers, and a thin plot that could lead to awesome action sequences, but instead it tries very hard to be more then what it actually is, as a result there's tons of characters and the story gets incredibly convoluted which in that way it is a lot like heroes. for example certain power have nicknames like movers, watchers, stitchers, there's people that can block powers, others that erase memories, and 2 guys that scream really loud.

overall this movie needed a huge script re-write and it would of been entertaining, instead you get an over glorified sci fi action flick, that causes you to scratch your head and facepalm at certain action sequences IE: floating gun scene.

Rent it and watch it with friends it will be funnier that way - 7/10

Sunday, February 1, 2009

UFC 94

Last night was what UFC advertised as the most anticipated match in the history of the sport. George "Rush" St. Pierre VS BJ Penn. Two of the best at the peek of their careers well last night GSP showed that he is unmatched just man handling BJ Penn, take down after take down and by passing his guard and bringing the pain, til Penn had enough at the end of the 4th round.

There was also Lyoto Machida going 14-0 and giving Thiago Sylva his first mma loss, Machida dominated and showed wants more that he deserves a title shot.

One of the best suprises last night and impressive showing was from Jon Jones, who is only 21 years old, He tossed Bonnar around like a ragdoll and what's scary is he's only going to get better.

Overall entertaining but I wish there was more of a fight in the main card

Friday, December 5, 2008

Best and worst of 2008

This is a video recapping what i thought was the best and worst movies of 2008, its a quick video so here's more.

top 5 best

5. Prince Caspian
4. Kung fu Panda
3. Wanted
2. Iron man
1. TDK

Worst movies no order

love guru, Babylon AD, mad money, 88 minutes, witless protection, and of course Meet the Spartans and Disaster movie

Video Game of the year

special thanks to IGN for the video, song at the beginning set me free by velvet revolver and TF2 sounds