And they turned off the comments, going in. …Which was the right play, there. Something for everybody in this one, I think. Or perhaps “a pox on all the houses, including Honest Trailer’s.” Seriously, they ended this one kind of yelling at themselves.
I really didn’t think that the new Ghostbusters was that bad, honestly. They edited it too much and lost an important scene or two, but it wasn’t Batman & Robin or anything. But that’s apparently a minority opinion, these days.
I skipped it because I never really watched the original movie – read all the Kipling books, of course – and I have a jaundiced view of this trend of the Mouse to live-action all of its animated stuff. But Screen Junkies really loved this flick. I mean, they made almost no fun of it at all:
I should maybe take The Jungle Book more seriously, then?
I mean, I liked the movie well enough. It’s not up to MCU standards, but Batman v. Superman had some very decent elements in it. Mostly, as that video points out, involving Batman. Ben Affleck actually worked as both Batman and Bruce Wayne for me; and, hey, no origin story. It can be safely assumed that we already know the history there! Which is great. It may confuse the dickens out of 30th century researchers who may not be familiar with the iconography of the Early Middle American Period, but then they can always just ask Superboy anyway.
…No, I have no idea who could properly direct a Legion of Super-Heroes movie, either. It’s a tough question, isn’t it? You’d probably want to just turn it into a miniseries, or something.
A little old, but what the heck. Anyway, I’m struck by the way that Honest Trailers seems as tolerantly baffled as I am at how Marvel keeps managing to create decent, respectably good flicks out of the most unlikely raw material. I mean. Ant-Man. It should not have worked. But it did, to the point where I may now buy it off of Amazon.
Via Allahpundit, who doesn’t give quite enough appreciation to the sequels; but he’s correct that pretty much everybody loves the first movie. …What’s that? OK, except for that guy over there. That’s fine. Not everybody has to like the same things. You know what we call people who do think that everybody has to like the same things? That’s right: we call them COMMIES.
This is one of the ones where the overriding theme is love. These folks love Independence Day just as much as I do. They’ve even gotten past the shame of their love, and have simply embraced this element of their souls as being who they truly are.
“Can someone explain to me how they’ve already made 3 Chronicles of Riddick movies and I still have to wait til 2015 for a sequel to this?”
…I don’t get it either, Honest Trailers Voice-Over Man. I truly do not.