Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of those rare sequels that manage to be even better than the first film. While I really enjoyed the 2011 remake, I felt the story was a bit simplistic and not the film’s strongest suit. Still, it reinvigorated the Planet of the Apes franchise and showed us how amazing performance capture could be. Weta truly outdone themselves by enhancing even more that technique and by bringing indistinguishable traits for each ape.…
My name is Adam Cook and I’m a hopeless romantic. I’ve tried to hide it and keep it a secret but the truth is that there’s nothing better than getting swept away in a romance and cinema is the best medium for capturing that intoxicating feeling. From the grand gesture of A Matter of Life and Death to the tentative delights of Before Sunrise, film has captured love in its many shapes and sizes.
One of the finest love stories…
- Rod Steiger's pathetic Latino accent.
- The hilariously bad sex scene.
- The dreadful effects in the hotel scene.
- Seeing Sly's derrière.
- The shit song in the end credits.
- Huge explosions.
- The fact that Sly is in the film.
- Sharon Stone was hot at the time.
- James Woods.
I avoided watching this for years and years based on my hatred of Stallone movies from the 90s (after Demolition Man). Hell, he needed a comeback film just three years after this. That should tell you what you need to know about the quality here. Sharon Stone was hot off Basic Instinct and selling movies, like Sliver, based on how little clothing she wore during them. Stallone actually managed to drag Stone down with this…
Stallone and Stone have phone sex most of the time and suffer from excessive spray-on tan.
Eric Roberts looks like a porn reject.
Rod Steiger sports the worst Latino accent ever put to film.
James Woods is so bad he's good. In a bad way. 'Cause he's an evil bastard. In a good way.
Fun Fact #1: Sharon Stone plays a woman who wants revenge against the man who killed her parents when she was a little girl. In the film, that man is played by Eric Roberts, who is just two years older than Stone in real life.
Fun Fact #2: This is from Stone's post-BASIC INSTINCT period where she was the biggest sex symbol on the planet. Here, she gives a hilariously overheated performance. Everything she does oozes sex; everything she says…
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
It's good to know that everything is a sin, we are all damned so let's just burn shit and cause a fucking riot.
A few stray notes that likely won't make it in the final piece:
-This movie has more training montages than fights. By a fair margin.
-Rocky and Adrian have almost the exact same argument in ROCKY III and ROCKY IV (whether to fight or not fight), except this time they've completely switched positions. In ROCKY III, Rocky yells "I don’t want to lose what I got!” and Adrian says who cares. In ROCKY IV, when Rocky tells her he's going…