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@DwatsSorry if you felt that way, you are entitled to your opinion. If you read through my review you will see that I reference the other Jackass films as comparison and have positive things to say about the franchise and genre of the films."While the Jackass franchise was not everyone’s cup of tea, I
enjoyed the mindless humor, antics, and social interaction that was
present in all of the films."Also my take on the plot was that it was wasted time and added unneeded time to the film. I did not discredit the film for its poor plot, it was because the plot took away from the film's purpose. I enjoyed/enjoy many slapstick comedies and films like this, the other Jackass films, Borat, Bruno, etc. Just because a film falls into this category it doesn't mean it should not be critiqued. I offer an opinion and if you don't agree with my opinion that's fine, but if you are going to disagree, at least disagree with an intelligent response rather than resorting to insults, otherwise it just discredits your own opinion.
10 months ago on Review: Bad Grandpa should emphasize ‘Bad’ in the title
@Nada Superman is more than Christopher Reeve, and he wasn't the first to take the role, just the most memorable. Superman was established in the comic book long before Reeve. By your logic you would be asking Hollywood to dismiss any attempt at any adaptation or re-imagining of any iconic character. Adam West was popular as Batman, followed by Michael Keaton who redefined the role, followed by a Schumacher slump, and then a complete re-imagining of the franchise by Christopher Nolan.If you ask someone to stop aspiring to something greater, you are preventing them from becoming a master of their craft. Who knows what the future will bring for these characters? Sure Hollywood exploits the hell out of these cash-cows now, but somewhere along the lines, the public is going to see the next re-imagining that redefines their expectations of the role.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Why Man of Steel is receiving bad reviews and the public loves this Superman
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
1 year ago on Ben Affleck is Batman
I wouldn't care what race they are as long as it's consistent. If Johnny is one race and Sue is another then there is an issue explaining their biological relationship as siblings. I personally want Sue and Johnny as brother/sister, Reed and Sue as husband/wife or lovers, and Ben as Reed's best friend. That dynamic relationship builds towards what the Fantastic Four are.
1 year, 1 month ago on What if the Fantastic Four are black?
@liyo Well, someone has to shovel the crap...haha
1 year, 1 month ago on Review: Grown Ups 2
@Elliot Hopper If they are smart, then the chances are good. If you have a bunch of disconnected villains with different motives we're going to run into another "Spider-Man 3" problem. If all of these villains are going to pose a threat, they need to form an alliance around a single goal so that there isn't loads of side plots that are rushed through.
1 year, 2 months ago on Shailene Woodley’s role of Mary Jane completely cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2
@eris15487 I apologize, apparently the "haha" afterwards was not enough of an indicator to show the apparent sarcasm in that statement.
1 year, 2 months ago on Why Man of Steel is receiving bad reviews and the public loves this Superman
@CoreyV I agree with you Corey, the book is difficult to adapt to film. The format doesn't translate to a script like other novels do.
1 year, 2 months ago on Review: World War Z entertains visually but lacks intimacy with its audience
@burywmore I didn't mention Cinemascore at all nor did I use it to gauge any sort of review of the film. If you don't like the film that's fine, but you need to at least make a case for your argument.Your argument is that the script fails because it lacks realism regarding destruction versus the loss of life and Superman is a moron for bringing villains to the city.I think you need to watch the film again and come back with another argument. First, there was life lost, they showed it as buildings collapsed, cars were overturned, etc. If you're looking for a bloodbath then yes, you're correct, the streets should have been covered in blood and gore but I don't think that would be too appealing for what this film is trying to accomplish.As far as Superman bringing the villains to Metropolis, their own agenda brought them there. I won't reveal any spoilers but if you watch the film again, you'll see what I'm talking about.
Oh man, after seeing Rounders I played poker every chance I got!
1 year, 2 months ago on My favorite movie scenes that made me want to gamble
@Elliot Hopper Thanks Elliot. I totally agree with what you said. I actually had a lot more written going into the contradictory critiques of Superman Returns and the level of action, but then I realized I was going into the territory of writing a second review...haha.I decided to keep it short and concise to hopefully get some conversation going with our readers and hear their opinions as well.
Nice review Elliot, it's sad that this is receiving better reviews than Man of Steel.
1 year, 2 months ago on Review: This is The End
This explains how this makes me feel...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY
1 year, 2 months ago on New 13 Minute Featurette for Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’
I'm actually interested in seeing this. I loved the first and was disappointed with the second, I'm hoping for good things with this one. Thanks Kenny.
1 year, 3 months ago on Let’s Talk about ‘Before Midnight’: A Raw Portrait of Marriage
For everyone commenting on the "First Blockbuster" section of the title, realize that I am speaking figuratively making a statement that Star Trek surpasses the other blockbuster this year, Iron Man.
1 year, 3 months ago on Review: Star Trek Into Darkness, this year’s First blockbuster
@Matrixlord212 Didn't forget about Iron Man 3, I just think that this film should be the "first" true blockbuster in comparison.
@jimmy It was a joke coming from Jimmy Kimmel yes but Abrams answer was a truthful response.
1 year, 3 months ago on JJ Abrams says he’s having writer’s block for next ‘Star Wars’ film
@Alan316 Like I said, we appreciate any comments good or bad. Thanks for your input, we do appreciate true discussion. Based off your points though, I can agree with you to an extent. When writing for the viewers who know nothing about than the film other than media circulating the web, there are areas of the review that will be vague.
From your perspective, you could also argue that the trailers for the film itself are misleading by misrepresenting characters in the film which is worth addressing.
1 year, 3 months ago on Iron Man 3 Mega Review
@Alan316 I think proper grammar could be your friend as well. What I've gathered from your grammatically challenged rant is that you think we are blogging from our yachts sipping champagne and that we missed one of the most apparent and controversial elements of the film.We are aware of The Mandarin, what he represents in the film, and why he is what he is in the film. The reason we do not go into detail about The Mandarin as he is represented in the film is because that is a MAJOR SPOILER and it is not fair to reveal that to our readers. If you would like a plot synopsis please check out a spoiler site.We encourage disagreement and expect it as these are our opinions. What we hope is that we give our readers an informative analysis prior to their viewing. If our opinion is in line with the thoughts of the reader then great, but if not then we still encourage discussion which is what we love. Feel free to challenge us at any point, we love to read your comments, good or bad, just please properly prepare your comments by fully reading the post so you don't miss something. Thanks.
@JamesM Totally agree with you Jim. I saw the post while I was away from the computer and flagged it as a reminder to delete it when I got back. That kind of language is not something we stand for and in fact I banned the user from commenting again. Thanks for your continued support of The Movie Blog!
@Elliot Hopper Thanks, glad you enjoyed it as well. I was honestly reconsidering attending the screening from how much the scare factor was built up in the red band trailer...haha.
1 year, 4 months ago on Review: ‘Evil Dead’ be warned graphic images within
@JonHedoesIt Everyone is entitled to their opinion but playing to simple, stereotypical elements are typical in this film. Like I stated, the plot is simple, which would account for the lack of dramatic effect that you described. If you or someone else didn't recognize this film's intentions, I could see how you would describe it as boring.
@Concerned Worker HAHA, ages? 2012 is ages ago? I would like to be the first to apologize to you for the posting of an indie film that some may not know about. I guess that the desire to share this trailer for further exposure has forever scorned the site. I think after reading this detailed, critical comment that I may just start posting funny pictures of cats instead, since we CLEARLY don't know what we're doing with movies...
1 year, 6 months ago on Trailer: Robot and Frank
@JamesM HAHA, My thoughts exactly.
1 year, 6 months ago on Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo for Star Wars
@DisneyFan73 Marc Webb does like his dance scenes so it's not off the table. If you've seen 500 Days of Summer you might remember a similar strut from JGL to a Hall and Oates song...
1 year, 6 months ago on Marc Webb tweets a tease for the next Spider-Man costume
@Anthony_TMB Or possibly Scarlet Spider?...haha, wishful thinking...
@WillLambert That's an interesting idea, taking Harry from Green Goblin (II) and making him Venom.
@JamesM It's definitely worth your time to see it. I would say especially if you're a zombie hater because it's not your typical brand of zombie. It's more of beauty meets beast kind of story with just the right mix of humor. Go see it!
1 year, 6 months ago on Review: Warm Bodies
@Elliot Hopper It was definitely a surprise, but 8 or 9 would still seem a little high for me, but I can definitely see it affecting others in a way where they might score it that high.
The Twilight reference actually came from the buzz surrounding it around the web. Many were expecting this to be Summit's version of Twilight to keep the momentum going.
I actually had a lot to say about this film that would be very long winded if I put everything into the post. The soundtrack was very good, I'm glad you mentioned it!
Seriously!!! I miss Sarah Michelle Gellar...I miss Buffy! You're spot on with that and her husband is a massive comic nerd so she's probably pretty well educated on the character...
1 year, 7 months ago on Is Emma Frost in X-Men: Days of Future Past or not?
Ha, you beat me to the punch on this. I understand your dislike of Abrams and I think that it's a love/hate relationship I have with him as well because expectations are so high due to his talents. To be honest, I can't think of another director that would make me more excited about the franchise. If we can get the same effort for the new Star Wars trilogy that we got from Star Trek, I think this could be very exciting times for the franchise (despite the rushed production schedule). I can see some amazing space battles and I have faith in his abilities in sci-fi story telling but I am curious to see how the lightsaber choreography turns out. I'm just glad they finally have a director!
1 year, 7 months ago on J.J. Abrams WILL Direct Star Wars Episode VII
@colinskim It's called ACTING. Women play men, men play women, adults play children, and honestly your comment holds no weight towards any sort of a review. The roles they play are ageless in regards to the plot and theme and even if they were specified as being 15 years apart in the film, I would still say your point is moot. The on-screen chemistry was there, that's what matters.
1 year, 7 months ago on Review: Silver Linings Playbook
@JamesM @Ryan Brown TMB Yeah I figured you were, but I won't decline an opportunity to declare my hatred for Sarah Jessica Parker...haha
1 year, 7 months ago on 12 days of Christmas, Ryan’s top 12 Christmas films
@JamesM HAHA, to each his own. I personally hate most anything that Sarah Jessica Parker is affiliated with (so a bit of a bias there), I enjoyed "The Holiday" and I could see how people would consider it, and"Fred Claus" just didn't do it for me and the same with "White Christmas".Christmas lists are going to be different for everyone because it goes beyond the quality of the film, it's the Christmas experience that people relate to those films. I have a particular experience that is associated with each one of those films and that is how I composed my list.
It's been a really great year for me as well. It feels good to finally have the ability to write for a blog I've followed for quite some time and about something that I've loved for as long as I can remember. I've had the opportunity to finally share my thoughts publicly, speak with some very interesting people in the business, and have an escape from routine. Anthony gave me an opportunity that has made 2012 an amazing year for me and I don't know how he does what he does on a daily basis with The Movie Blog. I hope we can expand even more in 2013! Thanks to all of you.
1 year, 8 months ago on Happy New Year TMB!
@KevinC1 Thanks for the feedback. I know that I'm new to the group but I am privileged to be apart of this team as well. Anthony has been leading The Movie Blog and remained consistent on a daily basis. I think he deserves the credit because he honestly works his ass off to make sure that everything is current and exciting...even if we disagree on Spider-Man...haha
1 year, 8 months ago on What should John review next?
Congratulations to OCgamer! We will be contacting you shortly!
1 year, 9 months ago on LAST DAY! Contest Giveaway: iCanvasART is giving away a 40 x 26 film print
@dRadnev I agree, it's Star Wars not "The Story of Vader"
1 year, 9 months ago on Darth Vader is back for the new Star Wars films?!?
**SPOILER ALERT** Do not read below if you haven't seen this film.Hey John,
Great review but I would disagree with your perspective of Bardem's character. You said that towards the end you felt his character became more foolish and I agree with that but I see a reasoning for this. His character's power lies in technology where he is practically invincible. Bond realizes this and it is why he brings the battle to an unfamiliar environment that is absent of technology, which gives Bond the advantage. Anyone outside of their element would seem foolish and since the villain's strength lied in technology, he resorts to guns, explosives, and manpower. I recognize that the character loses his invincibility towards the end, but I think it is intended based on Bond's plan.
1 year, 9 months ago on Review: Skyfall
@Jordan77 Well I didn't post the entire conversation we had, just some points that came to mind. I agree that Foxx has given some good performances but it doesn't deny the fact that I find it difficult to see him in the role.
1 year, 9 months ago on Jamie Foxx as Electro in the next Spider-Man…WTF?!?!
@KevinC1 My mistake :)
1 year, 10 months ago on Nicolas Cage in talks to star in ‘Left Behind’ series reboot
@Matthew665 Yeah you're right about that, although I don't count TV movies, Fireproof slipped my mind. +1 to you ;)
@KevinC1 When did I ever say the story wasn't interesting?
@geoff Tell it to LA Times who is the source, "In 1996, Du Pont, who sponsored the U.S. wrestling team, shot and killed Mark Schultz in what was described a motiveless crime."
Maybe next time read the source...
1 year, 10 months ago on Channing Tatum says his next role is his biggest challenge
I just went from six to midnight...
1 year, 11 months ago on Butter Carving by Olivia Wilde
@LetsBeReal Wrong post? This is Looper...
2 years ago on Trailer: ‘Looper’ international trailer arrives with new footage
@DominickMartinez Yeah I did enjoy the cinematography aspect, very stunning shots.
2 years ago on Ryan’s Rant: ‘The Tree of Life’ is a pretentious piece of sh*t
That's why it's a rant and not a review.
HAHA...I was hoping I'd get at least one...my face is pretty punchable from what I've heard...
2 years, 1 month ago on Half-price Wednesday: ‘Leap of Faith’
I think they missed the concept of the Extremis armor by taking the under layers of his suit and making it the exterior...http://www.digitalmotioncomics.com/sites/default/files/images_main/ironman4.1.jpeg.
2 years, 1 month ago on What do you think of Iron Man’s Mark VIII armor?