Hardcore Henry Review

I was very excited for this movie, expecting  a new experience in the movie theater. It  did just that with awesome visuals and fight scenes, but there really isn’t much of a story.

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What I loved about the film was just the visuals, the camera work is impressive as we see what’s going through Henry’s eyes. If you are thinking it is like a found footage type of movie, you are wrong. It’s like strapping a go pro on an MMA fighter who’s doing parkour. If you get headaches, and get queasy easily, the movie is not for you as the camera does get shaky as stuff explodes and Henry does get kicked around.


The plot is basically like an old video game, you been brought back to life as a cybernetic super solider by your scientist wife Estelle, and she tells you your name is Henry, but that’s all you can remember.  You also can’t speak due to a speech module that was never installed.  Minutes later you are shot at and Estelle is kidnapped. It’s up to Henry to save her. That’s basically the plot. Many critics are complaining about how simplistic the plot is, but for me it works out cause I’m here not for the story but for the fight scenes. Which are top notch.

Hardcore Henry is for the video game lover, the action movie junkie, and you will have to turn off your brain to enjoy this movie. I enjoyed, but if you don’t see it in the movie theater and instead rent it, you will lose a lot of the fun.

hardcore 3I wounder if it would be cool to watch it through the Oculus Rift.

I give it, 8 out of 10 round house kicks.



#562 – Blow Out (1981)

Blow Out (1981) was the latest Hitchcockian thriller from writer-director Brian De Palma. It was released to positive critical reception, but failed to find and audience, and flopped at the box office. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Tribune gave the movie 4/4 stars in his original review. Even film critic Pauline Kael, whom is usually harsh towards the New Hollywood filmmakers, called ‘Blow Out’ a great movie. Thanks to home video, the movie developed a cult following, and is considered one De Palma’s best works, and one of the best movies of the 1980s. Writer-Director Quentin Tarantino has even named ‘Blow Out’ as one of his all time favorites.3_reasons_BLOW_OUT_still_original

John Travolta stars as Jack Terry, a sound technician, who witnesses a car crash into the lake. He dives in and finds a woman named Sally, played by Nancy Allen, De Palma’s then wife, about to drown. He saves her, and then is questioned at the hospital. It is revealed that the car that crashed belonged to a presidential hopeful, and Sally is a prostitute. They then tell Terry to forget the incident, and keep quiet. However little do the authorities know, Terry recorded the whole car crash with his sound mixer. He replays the recording, and discovers that a loud sound is heard, potentially a gunshot, before the tires streaked out of control and crashed into the lake. Jack then attempts to prove that the accident is a conspiracy. Unbeknownst to him and Sally, a mysterious assassin, played by John Lithgow, is after them, and trying to cover up the crime.john liShot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania helps give the movie its political thriller feel, but this is more then just about politics. ’Blow Out’ was photographed by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, and he brings such great beauty to the film. The picture has a very glossy look, it’s intoxicating. He captures both the city’s seedy and historical importances. The opening sequence is a steadicam shot that pays great homage to John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978),  a sleazy horror film being made. Steadicam creator/operator, Garrett Brown reportedly was not fond of the steadicam work on ‘Halloween’, especially since he worked previously with Stanley Kubrick on The Shining (1980). Brown captures some amazing shots once again in this movie, but his opinions on the work in ‘Halloween’ seemed rather selfish. Frequent De Palma film editor Paul Hirsch cuts, literally, straight to the point. He showcase De Palma’s trademarks of long takes and wide shots. There is not one uninteresting shot or edit in the movie, at least I feel so. The musical score was performed by Pino Donaggio, whom also worked with De Palma on ‘Carrie’ and ‘Dressed to Kill’. It’s not a classic or familiar piece, but still very retro, and helps support and build suspense.

1981 proved to be a great year for movies. So many good, and interesting ones like ‘Scanners’, ‘The Funhouse’, ’Atlantic City’, ‘The Howling’, ‘Stripes’, ’Escape from New York’, ‘An American Werewolf in London’, ‘Prince of the City’, ‘Body Heat’, ’The French Lieutenant’s Woman’, ’My Dinner with Andre’, ‘Time Bandits’, ‘Reds’ and of course ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, it pretty much shows that movies back then would take audiences by surprise rather then depend on a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to get people hyped up to sell their film.

tire john tNot without it’s flaws, ’Blow Out’ has been criticized by viewers for being a rip off of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 film ‘The Conversation’, and also Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film ‘Blow-Up’. Nancy Allen plays a prostitute again in one of her then husband’s film, difference between her performance in ‘Dressed to Kill’ and this are; in the earlier film she’s street smart, in here she’s ditsy. The movie has the cliches where nobody believes the main character, and he has to prove his point. The climax goes over the top. The movies ending is also has sharp division of opinions. I don’t want to give anything away, but I’ll say this, the ending represents the main characters current state, and is a very honest, and haunting ending.

Despite these flaws that turn some people off, there are still so many good scenes. Perhaps my favorite is when Jack Terry, replays film footage of the cash on the moviola, the good old moviola. Not only does he see the footage, he then syncs the footage with sound, and plays it back. It’s a very quiet, and well done scene. Another favorite scene of mine is where the Lithgow character follows a woman, whom he thinks is the prostitute he’s supposed to kill, again I don’t want to give anything away, but when he realizes he made a mistake, his facial expressions are priceless. There is natural chemistry between Travolta and Allen, it doesn’t feel forced, unlike so many other thrillers. The Philadelphia locations are nice as well, especially since too many films use the city as location as apposed to a backdrop. The movies violence doesn’t go over the top like other De Palma’s works, he keeps it more subtle.


To sum things up, ‘Blow Out’ is somewhat of a lost treasure. There are so many goods scenes that they out way the more annoying scenes. Travolta gets a chance to shed his charming good boy image, into something cynical and adult. Allen is fine playing the prostitute, I guess she didn’t mind playing call girls, since that’s all De Palma seemed to see her as. John Lithgow, as always, is great to watch, even though the mysterious killer is a familiar cliche. This movie however, belongs to Brian De Palma, and represents the director’s usual style and excellence.

9 Audio Reels out of 10

Hardcore Henry’s Hardcore Gimmicks

With the release of Hardcore Henry coming out this Friday, I want to take a look a brief history of movies that added something “Fresh” to the film viewer. What sets apart Hardcore Henry is that the film is shot in a first person perspective, so we see what the protagonist sees. This movie is the first of it’s kind to get a nation wide release, but will it be a good movie or will people just be going there to experience a unique perspective of a tired boring action film? There will be a review coming this Sunday, but for now here are some movies that had gimmicks to make them feel “unique” or “different” Some of these gimmicks actually made a huge imprint on out film culture, so let’s find out!

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It’s hard to believe that Sound was a gimmick as first. All they had from the beginning of film was title cards, and organist who made the audience understand of the tone or what was going on with the story, even if they actors could show how they feel through facial emotions or body actions. They tried to take advantage of sound into film by having a per-recorded sound track with sound effects, but no dialogue, a notable example is Don Juan (1926).  It wasn’t until The Jazz Singer (1927) introduced synchronized sound with Dialogue. “Wait a Minute, Wait a Minute! You ain’t heard nothin yet” The first words uttered by Al Jolson. The Jazz Singer was a huge hit, and started the revolution of “Talkies”. Most Studios wanted to get this new technology, while others thought it was a fad as they “the audience would get bored of the actors talking”. The studios tried to make their biggest Silent Film stars into “Talkie” stars, but a majority failed, like John Gilbert who’s higher voice made him not the silent heart throb he was, or Olga Baclanova, who had a very thick Russian accent ruined her career.

Notable Films:  The Jazz Singer(1927) , Steamboat Willie(1928)    The Broadway Melody(1929)* 1st sound picture to win Best Picture* Blackmail (1929) *Alfred Hitchcock’s 1st sound film*


22473During the 1950’s Television began to dominate and started hurting Hollywood. “Why would anyone want to go to the movies when we can watch television for free?” Hollywood had to think of giving the average American a new experience, and they reverted back to something they used during the late 20’s making the film wider. Unfortunately is was very expensive to produce and once the Depression hit, they ceased productions of widescreen films. Some examples are Napoleon (1927) and The Big Trail (1930) starring a young John Wayne.

Since the average television had a 4:3 ratio or 1:37: 1 academy ratio, Hollywood could produce films with a 1:66:1 ratio, by having the film project on a screen that is 50ft wide and 30ft tall. The first film to do that in the 50’s was Paramount’s Shane (1953) it became a huge hit as television couldn’t offer the way the film looked. Other Studios wanted to make their films wider, with MGM’s CinemaScope with had a 2:66:1 ratio, making the films so wide that it won’t be able to fit in a television unless you zoom in and pan and scan the film. Films became wider, and wider with bigger productions, like Ben-Hur with a 2:78:1 ration.


Films later ditched the 1:37 ratio and went towards a 1:66 or 1:85 for more small scale productions like On the Waterfront (1955) or 2:66 or 2:78 like It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). What’s funny about this gimmick is that now television has adapted to it within the last 15 years, as televisions are produced on a 16:9 ratio so it can hold each ratio into one screen. To learn more about this, here is a video from Filmmaker IQ.

The Third Dimension


Hollywood still had other ways of trying to make American’s come out to theaters and this was 3-D, as people would wear silly glasses and have images pop-out of the screen! With Bwana Devil (1952), the first full length 3D color film, being a huge success, Hollywood wanted to get in, and the first film to be produced by a Hollywood Studio was House of Wax (1953).  Unfortunately the crazed died out a few years later as they would have two of the same film projected at the same time for the right and left eye. It was a pain to make them run simultaneously, and if one film had to be repair you had to match it with the other film. Also, many films were notoriously bad like Robot Monster (1953). The 3-D craze would appear again as a single strip of film during the 80’s and of course the now, where it seems like mostly every film is in 3-D.

The William Castle Era


Lastly, we will talk about the king of movie gimmicks and that is William Castle.  He had a talent for promotion, as one of the first stunts he did was during the early 40’s, where he hired a German Actress named Ellen Schwanneke, but upon hearing that only German-born actors could only appear in plays originally performed in Germany.  He quickly penned a fake German play called, Das ist nicht für Kinder (Not for Children). During the process,  Schwanneke received am invitation from Nazi Germany to preform in Munich.  She turned that down, so Castle took this opportunity to publicize by claiming  that his star is “the girl who said no to Hitler.” The play was a success.Macabre-large (1)

He began working for Columbia Studios and eventually learned the film making process. His first film he directed was “The Chance of a Lifetime”. He was known for making films quickly and under budget. He wanted to venture into independent film making in the late 50’s and he mortgaged his house to  produce “Macabre“.  In order to get make audiences go to his movie, Castle thought of what he did during his play and told movie goers that  he will give $1,000 life insurance policy if any one died during the film. He had nurses stationed in the lobbies. The film became a huge hit, making over 5 million dollars.  After the success of Macabre Castle made a career of gimmicks.

ThetinglerHis second film and possibly his most famous is The Tingler which is about a creature who feeds on fear. He game up with the idea of Percepto!”  a gimmick where Castle attached electrical “buzzers” to the underside of some seats in theaters where The Tingler was screened.


House on Haunted Hill is where Castle would have a red skeleton attached to wire floated over the audience in the final moments of some showings of the film to parallel the action on screen.  Many kids would through stuff at the skeleton once they found out. 10845197_2

In 13 Ghosts filmed in “Illusion-O” where person is given a handheld ghost viewer, which are cards that have blue and red cellophane. So when a ghost appears on the screen you can choose the red one to see the ghost and the blue to not see them.

Castle made several more films with gimmicks, but these three are the best of his gimmicks and all are available to watch on Youtube for free.

What are some other movie gimmicks you have witnessed in a theater, or that i missed, please comment!

Spine #586 – Island of Lost Souls (1932)

“Do you know what it means the feel like God?” ask Dr. Moreau. I first heard this famous catchphrase in White Zombie’s song ‘Feed the Gods’. Well, that’s for another review. The bottom line is ‘Island of Lost Souls’ stills possess the ability to not only scare audiences, but make them think.

The story is about a castaway, Edward Parker, who is trying to get back home to marry his fiancé, Ruth Thomas. He is presumably saved by an angry captain, but latter thrown off the boat, literally, and onto the ship of Dr. Moreau. Moreau, then takes Parker to his island paradise. On the island Parker discovers a horrifying secret, Moreau has been performing illegal and blasphemes surgery on both animals and humans. Desperate to keep his island a secret, Moreau unleashes the Panther Woman to seduce Parker, that is until his fiancé shows up, and the failed experiments reek vengeance on Moreau.

island_of_lost_souls_01Believe it or not, this movie was not produced by Universal Studios, home of all the great monster movies, but rather it was produced by Paramount. This movie unfortunately was a reported failure for the studio, and it disappeared into the vaults. That is until Universal released the title as part of their Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection on VHS in 90s. Paramount would find there strength years later with such classics as Sunset Blvd. (1950), The Odd Couple (1968), The Godfather (1972), and Chinatown (1974) to name a few. If you are looking to own ‘Island of Lost Souls’ on DVD or Blu Ray, Criterion released a 2K transfer that was created from multiple sources, partly due to the fact that the original negatives were lost. The picture quality may not please everybody, but consider yourself lucky that they were able to restore and present this title.

The cast in ‘Island of Lost Souls’ do good jobs. Richard Arlen as Edward Parker, Leila Hyams as Ruth Thomas, and Kathleen Burke as The Panther Woman. Bela Lugosi, credited in the trailer as Bela ‘Dracula’ Lugosi, does his usual over the top, but convincing performance. He is fantastic as Sayer, the leaders of the rebellion against Moreau. It is easy to sympathies with his pain, and confusion. At the same time, Lugosi makes acting in makeup so much fun. However, Charles Laughton performance as Dr. Moreau is the reason to see this movie. After years of performing on stage, Laughton in his first movie, still remains one of his best. He is so calm, and quiet that it gets under your skin after a while. Laughton’s Moreau, some have stated is a Nazi doctor others claim he is a sadist, either observation would be accurate. Laughton’s performance to me is more of an insane executioner who has no humanity in his soul.

island-of-lost-souls-lcThe cinematography by Karl Struss is absolutely beautiful. He is the only other crew member given screen credit, which is very sad, because everyone involved deserves to be known. The forest scenes are dark and haunting, I could barely tell where the main light sources are. Art Director Hans Dreier had the luxury of shooting on studio backlots, which I have to admit I could never tell that this was a Hollywood set. It looks more like a location that was settled, where as most sets are elaborate and planned out. The locations and sets are all blended in very well by the mirky lighting. Charles Gemora and Wally Westmore contribute to the makeup of the extras; they uses hair and cotton to make up each of the monsters. The end results are something very simple yet disturbing and haunting. Each of the monsters in this movie could have their own Halloween mask.

There are two remakes that followed, the first was a 1977 ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’. This production starred Burt Lancaster as Moreau. This version was seen as an uneven remake. The other remake is the notorious ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ released in 1996 and starring Marlon Brando as Moreau, and directed by John Frankenheimer. The movie does have some good makeup effects by the legendary Stan Winston, but the films unfocused story and notorious behind the scenes conflicts way it down. If you are interested in this adaptation, check out the documentary Lost Souls: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014). There are among many other horror films that have ripped off or paid homage to the classic story.

My final thoughts on ‘Island of Lost Souls’ is that the movie is still very affective after all these years. The movie is very nuts and bolts, they get straight to the main themes and plot points without every overstaying there welcome. At times I feel that it could benefit from more details and even a soundtrack, but again this is Hollywood movie making in its early days. Which also means that this movie was released before the Hays Code. People today argue that most horror films rely on too much blood and gore, but what a relief, this movie has no such extremes, although the actions are implied off camera to excellent effect. ’Island of Lost Souls’ is just another great treasure from that era.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 beast men.

Batman V Superman, is it the best versus movie?

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is a astoundingly disappointing movie. Zack Snyder directs the film with his usual dark colors and grittiness to the comic, which ultimately hurts the film. The glaring problem of the film is that it tried to do Marvel did, The Avengers, in one film, rather than four years and six films. It f
eels extremely cluster, as it introduces too many supporting characters who’s stories don’t necessarily resolve and it feels clunky and awkward as the progresses.  Snyder wanted to put a lot of fan service in the film, for example, we see a glimpse of upcoming characters from Justice League, but it wasn’t important to the plot. With all these fan service and side characters, it seems like the story wasn’t progressing at all, and for about 45 minutes it felt like nothing was happening, other than trying to make way for spin offs and sequels.Batman-V-Superman-Trailer-Wonder-Woman-TrinityWhat Snyder loses in plot and story, he succeeds in mindless GCI action scenes. The  last twenty or so minutes of the film is fun as we see our heroes, Superman, Batman, and outta of nowhere, Wonder Woman to save the day from the villain Doomsday.   I’m really not spoiling much as if anyone saw the second trailer of the film, that piratically gives away most of the story. The fight with Superman and Batman was lackluster as we only see a few punches, a couple of falls, and superman finding out his weakness, Kryptonite, and their mothers having the same name.

it-s-the-bruce-wayne-show-in-dc-s-final-batman-vs-superman-trailer-835876With many people being reluctant about Ben Affleck being Batman, I say he was the best part of the movie. Affleck commits to the role, and doesn’t ham it in. His batman voice is on par with Keaton’s. Affleck portrays Batman an he ages, we can tell Batman is getting old, and how he wants to find Superman Weakness. Affleck also has great chemistry with Alfred, Jeremy Irons, and it makes me happy that I’m excited for a stand-alone Batman movie with Ben Affleck.

how-will-lex-luthor-play-into-batman-vs-superman-dawn-of-justice-520679Another problem casting is Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luther, who is looking for uses for the deactivated Kyropn Technology. Eisenberg portrays Luther like how Heath Ledger did as the Joker, trying to create a new identity for the character. Ledger succeeded with the craziness of the Joker and made his version of him the Defiant Joker, Esienberg unfortunately fails as he sees like a poor-man’s version of Ledger’s character. He is often annoying, social awkward, and a majority of the things he says are nonsense.

batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-slice-05-600x200Overall, I found Superman V. Batman just a movie to try sell the DC cinematic universe, and it fails. It’s overstuffed for it’s own good, the plot is confusing, and it’s about a half an hour too long. The ending fight is amazing, but it’s not worth the two hour wait. I would rent it and fast foreword to the fight with Doomsday, not the fight with Batman and Superman.

I give Batman V Superman 4 out of 10 unnecessary subplots.

It’s more of a team-up movie than a versus movie. It’s versus scene is brief and boring.  It’s among the best versus movie, but it’s not saying much.


Versus Movies

With Batman V Superman : Dawn of Justice coming out this Friday, I thought I would share an abridged History of Versus movies and why I’m worried about the new DC movie.  As I watched a couple, I realized that there was a huge problem, there was a lot of set-up and usually the fights turn out to be lackluster, and disappointing. The prime examples are the Alien Vs. Predators movies. On paper it sounds great, pitting against two iconic creature, The Predator, and The Xenomorph, but in reality, you would have a better time watching Cat Boxing (1894) Here is a list of VS. films I’ve watched to prep me for Batman V Superman:

Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man (1943)

FmeetswStarting things right from the Beginning with the Universal Monsters. With their lavish productions of Dracula and Frankenstein in the early 30’s to their dismal productions in the early 40’s. It seemed that everyone was getting tired of the same old monsters and Universal decided to pit Frankenstein’s Monster, played by Bela Lugosi, and  The Wolfman, played by Lon Chaney Jr.  The plot is pretty simple, After being awakened, Larry Talbot (Chaney) chips Frankenstein’s Monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures battle each other.  Of course what makes this movie really “shine” is the the musical number of “Faro La Faro Li” which enrages Talbot. Finally within almost an hour into the movie, we see the monsters fight. You wanna know who wins don’t you…. neither because they are swept away in a flood as a result of the dam being exploded.

What a great disappointment this is, for loving old monsters I was extremely excited for it. The best part is Chaney’s Performance, as even this is a B-Movie, he still puts effort into the role. Everyone else were there for a paycheck. Currently on Rotten Tomatoes it has a 25%, and my rating is 3 out of 10 Stitches. It’s disappointing, but if you wanted to see these monsters fight, it’s your only chance. The film is available to purchase on DVD and Youtube.

King Kong Vs Godzilla (1962)

king-kong-vs-godzilla-1Toho wanted to make a new King Kong movie, but realized that it was too expensive to to use Stop Motion Animation, so they figured since we did Godzilla in a rubber suit, why not King Kong. Originally it was going to be King Kong Vs Frankenstein, which was set in San Francisco where Frankenstein is as a giant, but thinking Universal still had the rights for Frankenstein they wanted to change it. Universal only has the rights to the likeness of the monster not the name. Eiji Tsuburaya wanted to take Godzilla  in a lighter tone and said he had an interesting idea on how they meet up and fight.

Just like the original King Kong he is captured, but this time buy a pharmaceutical company brings him to Japan to boost rating on his Television channel. where he escapes from captivity and starts to destroy Tokyo. He becomes stronger when he falls into Powerlines, which I think was originally going to be Frankenstein in Kong’s position. Anyway, Kong drinks a special red berry juice which puts him asleep and they tie him to balloons as they float away. This is where he meets Godzilla and they fight, right on Mt. Fuji.

Watching two men in rubber suits is hysterical watching, as the actors were given free rein on how they can fight.That’s why there are scenes like King Kong shoving a tree down Godzilla’s throat, or this really cool kick. Wanna guess who wins, like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, it’s undetermined. Toho wanted to have two endings, in Japan Godzilla wins, and In the US,  King Kong wins, but that idea was scrapped.
King Kong Vs Godzilla is fun to watch, it’s so bad it’s surprising good. If you get rid of all the logic and watch these two legends fight, you will laughing so hard that your sides would hurt. Currently on Rotten Tomatoes it holds a 33% rating, but I give it a 6 out of 10 Godzilla Screeches, because the horrible blue screen effects, the horrible suits, and the obviously fake just give this movie a charm to it. It’s a fun movie to watch with a group of friends at a bad movie night. The film is out on Blu-ray and if you don’t want to buy it here is the whole fight on Youtube.

Dracula VS. Frankenstein (1971)

Two Iconic Monsters fighting for the first time ever. What could go wrong! ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING! A mad scientist who is  a descended from the original Dr. Frankenstein takes to murdering young women for experimentation in hopes of reviving his ancestD-vs-F_dracula-vorkovor’s creation, with help from his mute assistant Groton , the last film role for Lon Chaney Jr. Dracula comes to the scientist promising to revive the monster in order to have a serum which will; grant him immortality.

The film was made cheaply, and you can tell from the sets. The acting is as wooden as Dracula’s stake. Dracula’s makeup is so fake, in some scenes his mustache is about to fall off. While enduring the horrible story, we wait impatiently for the fight. Finally at about 15 minutes left in the movie, Frankenstein meets Dracula in the dark forest. The fight was so amazing, as you can barely see what’s going on. Three minutes later the sun comes out and kills Dracula.

Currently, on Rotten Tomatoes it had a 0% and I give it a rating of 1 out of 10 fake mustaches. The film is free on Youtube… have fun watching it.

Freddy Vs Jason (2003)

 This film was in development hell for years since 1987, so it took 15 years to finally make. Two Iconic Slashers are up against each other,                       Camp Crystal Lake Jason Voorhees, and Elm Street’s Freddy Kruger.  

It’s been nearly ten years since Freddy Kruger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn’t going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself. Like every other fighting film, no one really cares about the plot and want the fights, and in my opinion this one doesn’t disappoint, both killers have to think creatively to kill one another, and in one point Freddy goes into Jason’s Dreams. The
fight lasts for a while, making up for the boring set-up. The fight is really freddy-vs-jason-here-s-who-the-winner-really-is-732300worth waiting for and I don’t want to spoiler who the winner is.

Freddy vs Jason was a dream come true for a horror fan, the film does drag on for a bit, but if you go through that the fight is well worth it. Currently on Rotten Tomatoes it folds a  41% and I give it 7 out of 10 Hockey Masks. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray.

AVP – Alien Versus Predator:

MV5BMTU4MjIwMTcyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTYwNDA3._V1_SX640_SY720_Two Monsters we never thought would ever get a chance to fight, finally have their chance. The Xenimproh vs The Predator. I’m hyped! And then you watch the movie and become disappointed. Just like every other movie, we don’t care about the protagonists we just want to fight.  

When a private satellite encounters an unidentified source of heat in Antarctica and it is found to be a pyramid buried deep underground , a search team comprising of top-of-the-line archaeologists and engineers is sent to Antarctica to find out more . They come across an unknown alien species ad before long, the aliens begin to hunt the team members . At the same time , a trio of  Predators have arrived to collect the skulls of the aliens as trophies , and the humans are caught between a deadly battle between the two warring species .

The worst part is the fight, just like Dracula Vs Frankenstein, you can barely see what’s going on, and more or less, the film is a rehashing of the Alien and Predator 2. I highly recommend you watch those movies than this. As a fan of both series, it’s definitely a spit in the face. It currently holds a 21% on rotten tomatoes, and I give it 1 out of 10 chestbursters.

It made enough money to have a sequel, which is even worse than this movie. I’m not even going to review it because it’s that bad. It has an 11% on rotten tomatoes. They are both available on Blu-ray. 

You can tell I’m very worried about Batman V Superman, as all of us expect a huge fight and are impatiently waiting there with the story. What I can say about that movie is that Batman and Superman are the main characters, not just side characters that happen to fight. I’m hoping this film is going to be great, as I’ve already have my ticket reserved for opening night!  

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