Why I watched this movie? The 138th Danny Peary Cult Movie that I have watched of the 200 listed in his 3 Volume book series. This one is listed in Volume 2. Plus in some circles this is one of the worst movies ever made...so it had to finally be checked out.
What is this one about? Sean Connery stars in this very strange science fiction movie. This one takes place in the distant future...were a savage(Connery) trained only to…
"I HAVE THE POWER!"
- He-Man likes no clothes and lots of oil.
- Teela has a metal thong.
- Skeletor like some bling-bling.
- The guy from Back to the Future.
- If they got guns, why are you using a sword?
- Did Skeletor ask Vader to borrow his storm Troopers in black?
-I still don't get why they needed the Cosmic key, confusing.
- Where in the hell is Orko?
Yes, this film is campy, full of plot holes and bad acted but I enjoyed it, a film from the 80's from beginning to end.
- Where is Battle Cat?!
Though I was mostly already out of my He-Man phase when Masters of the Universe hit theaters in 1987, I was still interested enough that I was able to coax my mom into taking me to see it. It was, of course, my first true disappointment as a moviegoer. This was the first time that I was the victim of Hollywood's mangling of something I cared about and enjoyed. It paved the way for my later experiences with Super Mario…
I had a pizza earlier today. It was less cheesy than this movie.
Masters of the Universe stars the almighty Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and the almighty Courteney Cox as Some-Woman.
This movie won't win any awards for achievements in glorious excellence, but let's face it, He-Man is and always has been pure fucking camp. It's basically about a gym instructor in a pageboy hairdo and pink shirt who was given "fabulous powers", meaning he runs around in tight speedos…
80's cheese galore, dated and laughable special effects, goofy and over-the-top characters, cheap costume designs, obvious to histrionic performances and one-liners are surprisingly what make Masters of the Universe tread a very thin line between being time-killing-entertainment or downright lame. These aspects give the film a cheesy charm that let me find some entertainment value instead of downright hating it. Masters of the Universe requires full suspension of disbelief and a turned off brain, with these, it's a guilty pleasured time.
"Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"
Waiting to see this was definitely a good idea. There was so much negativity surrounding it on its release and I'm so highly suggestible that I doubt my review would have come out unscathed. And it's easy to understand why audiences would be cynical about a movie like this: as the first part of a two-part adaptation that's also the third installment in a bloated studio franchise, The Hunger Games…
Suzanne Collins' young adult novel series sees its cinematic adaptation come to a belated end with this wildly uneven if ultimately successful capper, albeit one likely to disappoint as many as it enthralls.
With Panem turned into a war zone, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) seeks to put her ultimate plan in action, to assassinate the tyrannical President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and free the nation's citizens once and for all. That's all while dealing with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who has been…
"Our lives were never ours, they belong to Snow. And our deaths do too. But if you kill him, Katniss, all those deaths...they'll mean something."
We've reached the end of Hunger Games franchise a mere four years after it all began, yet it's a cultural phenomenon today and for the foreseeable future. And even though I'm still irked by the fact that author Suzanne Collins practically stole the premise for her YA series from the much-superior Battle Royale, these films…
A year ago, when Mockingjay - Part 1 came out, I did a video review of said film in my mother language, Portuguese. Since then, I've made it private, but the single most memorable moment of that video was me kicking the third book while shouting that Peeta is a demonic baker that I will never like.
One year later, that book's still on the top of my wardrobe, where it landed after I kicked it so hard it saw…
A lot of this is surprisingly effective (if utterly baffling, logically speaking) as a gritty dystopian war film, but they really ruined this franchise (especially from a box office perspective) by A) Making it so Goddamn dour (a franchise called Hunger Games has a lot of nerve taking itself this seriously and mass audiences don't like sad movies) and B) I know everyone's said it, but splitting the book into two movies. The first one comes in at 122 minutes.…
I believe I'm clearly on the record stating my annoyance at the final book of the Hunger Games Trilogy being split into two different movies and that fact was only cemented further upon seeing the second movie. This film without a doubt surpasses the first in entertainment value due to the simple fact that it has an ending but it still remains largely unsatisfying for a number of reasons.
For starters, the story that it's based on goes out with…
Quick Note: I'm getting the feeling that there aren't many people out there that genuinely care about this movie or this franchise anymore, but if you're one of the few that does, I wrote this review for you. It's really long-winded as usual, but I don't waste any time talking about what you already know. The film is obviously not a masterpiece, but it has some interesting things on its mind, so rather than nitpick technical problems like the fact…