Friday, August 28, 2009

Halloween II vs. Halloween II

This is blog pitting Halloween II against Halloween II, which you can plainly see. I am just writing this to say that I saw Rob Zombie's version of this movie today (8/28) or yesterday if you read this after midnight. I thought this movie would be good, but it really wasn't. I just don't know what it was, but I honestly think that the story didn't make much sense. My question is this MR. Zombie: Why stray from the original story? It was fine just the way it was.
Don't get me wrong I enjoyed his other movies, but I am not talking about them right now. I am talking about his version of Halloween II compared to John Carpenter and Debra Hill's version. With Hill and Carpenter's version, they pick up where their 1978 version of Halloween ended. It picks up when Loomis played by Donald Pleasance shoots Meyers, and thinks he kills him. Rob Zombies version does not do this. This again leads to the question that I asked above. Go ahead and read it again.
The entire hour and forty-five minutes I was in there, I kept telling myself, "this isn't right, and it doesn't make sense." I will not ruin the story for those of you who haven't seen it, but trust me it doesn't make sense. All I will say is that it doesn't pick up where his remake of Halloween leaves off.
On a scale of 1-10 stars I give this 1.5 stars!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Damn it Janet

People may or may not agree with me on this, but I think that Richard O'Brien's movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the greatest cult classic movies around. There are many reasons why I say this. Again, many people might not agree with me, but I am going to tell you my readers, if there are any of you, why I love this movie.
1) The story- The story in this movie might be an odd at its best, but I find it enjoyable. It tells about two kids Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), who get lost after going to a wedding. While driving they make a wrong turn, and wind up by this castle, which is owned by Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), who they find out many things about. One of the things they found about him that Furter created a man to love.
2) The Characters- Each character bought something to the story. Frank N. Furter is the gay scientist who one of the three main characters. He is the man who runs this castle that Brad and Janet come across when they get lost. Furter has a bunch of servants who work for him
3) Brad and Janet- The two kids who get lost and wind up at the castle and are trapped there. While there, they both try to find their way out, but fail miserably, until the end of the movie until they are saved. They meet every one of Furter's servants while they are in this castle.
4) Riff-Raff, Magenta, and Columbia- These three, how do I put this nicely, "freaks" who work for Frank N. Furter, help him keep, our hero and heroine, in this castle. Throughout the movie, they help out, until the very end.
5) Eddie- Is a motorcycle riding zombie, played by Meatloaf . He has a few moments in the film, but doesn't last very long, and you'll find out why.
There are many more reasons. If you'd like to find out what they are ask me.

Friday, August 07, 2009

The Real American Hero?

I just finished watching the new G.I. JOE movie The Rise of the Cobra. I am going to start off by saying that it wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible, either. I mean it could have been better if the directors and producers, put in more characters, like the ledgendary Sgt. Slaughter. Having the Sarge in the movie, would have made it even better.
No, I'm not saying that because I am a fan of the Sarge, but come on, that's who made GI JOE. Honestly, I feel like having the Sarge in there, could have worked better than having Hawk run everything. To me this would have been great, because in the cartoon world of the JOE's the Sarge had a way of running everything.
I honestly would have made the world of the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity a better feel
One question if they are the American Hero, why did they save Russia? If you know, tell me, because I want to know, because knowing is half the battle.