G.I. Joe: Retaliation Delayed Until 2013

It was reported earlier today, that the possible summer hit “G.I. Joe Retaliation” is being pushed back 9 MONTHS.

Brian Goldner

“It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s President and CEO in an official statement.

The sequel which is now slated to come out during spring of next year, March 29, 2013 to be exact, will go up against the movie adapted from a novel by twilight author, Stephenie Meyer, called “The Host

 

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence 3D

Even he looks mad about this movie.

Even he looks mad about this movie.

Does anyone remember the movies Crank/Crank 2: High Voltage? I do, and they were fun. Not this movie though. Directed by the same people who brought you Crank 1 & 2 (Mark Neveldine
Brian Taylor) & written by Recent Batman Movie Fame, David S. Goyer. I say this: In all honesty, MARVEL based comic movies are better movies minus maybe 5 movies which are arguably trashy, all of which aren’t even “Marvel Studios” made movies, but rather “Fox”/”Sony” made. BUT THIS MOVIE IS AN INSULT TO FILM!!

This sequel to “Ghost Rider” movie, was.. Well.. much less than I had expected,* Which wasn’t much, just like my “Chronicle” Review (seen here > https://t.co/bBXhMLCH)

“GHOST RIDER” is a Marvel Comics character. Here is a quick bio: Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle stunt performer in a traveling circus, sold his soul to one whom he believes to be Satan but actually is the demon Mephisto, in order to save his stepfather, “Crash” Simpson, from cancer. Crash later dies in a motorcycle accident and Mephisto attempts to take Blaze’s soul, only to be thwarted by Crash’s daughter Roxanne, who had learned of the deal and had prepared a counter-spell based on selfless love. Since Roxanne interrupted in the middle of the pact, Mephisto could only bind half the soul of a demon with Blaze, making him transform only at night Blaze then finds himself transforming into a demonic entity at nightfall, during which times he wields strange powers. He is called the Ghost Rider for his strange appearance. As time goes on, he is able to call on his demonic abilities whenever he wishes, not just at night. Blah blah blah.

Nick Cage reprise’s role as Johnny Blaze & minus the name, and the same lead actor, this sequel movie felt more like a reboot to a pretty pointless character with all the new faces, tools, props, settings, & overall tone. The story for this movie is Johnny Blaze, a man who made a deal with the Devil who called himself Roarke at the time, is on the run trying to make sure no-one is harmed by his alter ego, The Ghost Rider. He is approached by a Monk named Moreau who tells him that he can help be him free of the Rider, but first, he needs Johnny’s help to protect a boy, whom Roarke has plans for.

Starring:

    Nicolas Cage
    Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider

    Ciarán Hinds
    Roarke

    Idris Elba
    Moreau

    Fergus Riordan
    Danny

    Violante Placido
    Nadya

*SPOILER WARNING*

The movie starts out pretty decent. The scenery was very beautiful, even though it was short lived. Then we’re introduced to “Moreau” and he seems to have brought some unwanted guest to a random chapel, where we learn right off the bat that they are after this little boy. Some hell is then opened and a chase ensues, which leads to Moreau being flung off his bike, and turning (mid-air) like a Boss, to buss some shots into the attackers car. Love a movie that starts off with a crazy action sequence, or just action in general. But that really was the main highlight of the film. We are then treated to the WORSE ACTING Nick cage has EVER DONE IN HIS ENTIRE CAREER! ( I swear, his best moment was giving his son the name “Kal-el” aka Superman”)

Nick cage has been known to be “over the top, but really, He killed this movie in every wrong way possible. Elba’s acting skills & powerful voice couldn’t even help this movie. Maybe cause his english accent was clashing with his fake french one. Its sad that the best actor in a movie with some “legends”, becomes the unheard of child actor.

The 3D quality in the movie even became pretty crappy. The picture seemed very spotty and not as great with the depth as one would have hoped. That’s what you get when you convert to 3D in post production. The directors tried to make the movie a lot more like a horror movie, but with the crap acting, and the random cuts, & cinematography it just became pointless to deem this movie worthy of anything. Thank God I saw it with someone who could poke fun of it while watching it. This is as bad as “Catwoman” (the one with Halle Berry) if not worse.

Overall rating of the movie: 1 out of 5, Cinematography: 1 outta 5, Editing: 1 out of 5, Audio: 1.5 out of 5, Acting: 1.6 out of 5.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

Xavier

STAR WARS EPISODE 1: The Phantom menace: 3D Movie Review

At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi

At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi

Well folks if you didn’t book the little easter egg to this here film review in the first review (seen here: http://bit.ly/xnngeZ), then.. Well you missed it!

The time was 1977 males, nerds, geeks, & the women who love them, around the world were all talking about “Star Wars”. It was a surprise hit that no one could have expected. Fox didn’t even have any faith in it, they basically let director, George Lucas keep all the various rights to Star Wars. Fast forward to 1999 and you have a new generation about to travel to a time long ago. To a galaxy far, far away.

This is the prequel to the original Star Wars saga that started with the story of Luke Skywalker, his sister Leia, and her soon to be husband, the cool as ever Han Solo. This saga is about Lukes Father, Anakin Skywalker, fated to be the greatest fictional Villain of all time, & pop culture, DARTH VADER!

This review is going to be more about technical quality since the movie has been out for years, and re done to fix minor bugs, minus the least favourite character, Jar Jar binks. Yes, he is in 3D too. So with this re-release, we’re treated to the best kind of 3D. Many never seem to know the difference. There are two kinds of 3D, “depth”, and “off the screen” 3D. For “Depth” 3D, think of the new TTC trains for you Toronto readers, or a hall way, or even a pop up book. The book is on your lap, but the “pop up” portion is coming at you, while the book is still where it has always been. The off the screen stuff.. Think of the 3D rides you’ve ever been on or what you think is to happen.. Got it? Good.

So with this movie as I was saying earlier is the best kind of 3D, depth. It by default makes the motion picture a better experience. (In case you were wondering which “release” this film was its the blu-ray version, as will be the other 5 movies.) Now 80 % of this movie works well with depth 3D being that its set in a fictional world. And mostly everything you see is CGI’d (Computer Generated Imagery) into the movie.

Some scenes to note that were best in 3D: the pod Race PoV (Point of View, think first person shooter games) shots, the intro, the senate scene, any PoV shot really, Anakin in space, and the Darth maul fight in its entirety.

Ps. Anyone who hates jar jar binks doesn’t understand that the purpose for him was to get children into it. Even the choice to start Anakin as a child. Though, I don’t know why you’d start him anywhere but at the earliest point possible.

My only two dislikes is the editing with the Darth Maul fight, I had always wished there was more of the fight, or less cuts to the other stories being told simultaneously. The other, being that with 3D tech, you have a chance to really do something special, that Pod race scene, even some of the space battles could have been redone with some extra PoV shots.

Overall rating of the movie: 3.5 out of 5, Cinematography: 3 outta 5, Editing: 4 out of 5, Audio: 5 out of 5, 3D: 3.5 out of 5

THAT IT! Cheers “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

Xavier