Capes

1) The last time Bryan Singer directed Kevin Spacey as a criminal mastermind, the movie was The Usual Suspects. I've often asked myself (as I'm sure you have as well) "What it would it be like if Keyser Soze had access to Kryptonite?" I'll be finding out tonight…

Go Lex go!

2) I'm seeing Superman Returns just a few weeks after seeing the quite awful X3. I glanced at my watch an hour into the movie, and told my party "we've only been here one hour" – a statement nobody believed. They all felt that the movie was approaching the third hour.

I would recommend seeing X3 only to see the trailers that came on beforehand. Regardless of X3's worth, the trailers for the movie were the largest gathering of bad trailers I've never seen. Remember the Awesomo episode of South Park where Cartman keeps making up Adam Sandler movies? That's all I can think of when I see the trailers for Click. There was Little Man and Fast and the Furious Part 3: Tokyo Drift. But the movie that takes the cake was Ghost Rider.

Nicholas Cage plays a stunt motorcycle driver who is possessed by a demon. Or something. At night his head and the wheels of the motorcycle burst into flames and he fights evil. He has a shotgun that shoots fireballs as well. It's something to behold. I really like the idea that somewhere, the producer pulled aside the director and they had this exchange:

Producer: "Listen, if only Ghost Rider's front wheel is on fire, and we leave the back wheel flameless, we can save about 100 grand and get the movie out early."
Director: "I will not compromise the artistic integrity of this project. Ghost Rider's motorcycle is on fire, or I walk from the project."

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8 Responses to “Capes”

  1. Ambrosini Says:

    You obviously missed out on something because when I went to watch X3 the trailer for Snakes on a Plane came on.

  2. mike Says:

    OH MY GOD how could I have forgotten. That is completely true – SOAP's trailer was there. Best sequence of trailers ever.

  3. Ed Says:

    I thought X3 would have been fantastic had they not bothered to write dialogue. The action sequences entertained me, but everything else was just filler inbetween.

    Did you leave that film wondering why they wasted money on Vinnie Jones if they planned on having him on-screen for about 11 seconds total?

  4. Ambrosini Says:

    Though Vinnie's one line was priceless if you got the joke.

  5. Ed Says:

    Oh, I got it.

    Someone please post a review of Superman. I refuse to see it until someone I trust says it's passable. From the previews it just looks like 90 minutes of some of the most appallingly bad CGI special effects since…..Baby Geniuses? Son of the Mask? I can't even think of an analogy for how cheesy the flying-Superman shots looked.

  6. Scott Says:

    I've heard it's actually not that bad – but I've never really been much of a Superman fan myself. It might be worth a matinee viewing.

    Oh, how about those god-awful shots of Beast jumping in X3 as an analogy?

  7. Matthew Says:

    The consensus, as far as I can tell, is that the movie isn't so much an adaptation of the comic books as it is a remake of (or homage to) the first Superman movie.

    If you're into that, then I guess that's cool.

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