A really overlong, generic monster movie with a smattering of gore here and there. An absolute shocker that someone would use the Leprechaun license to make a man in a rubber suit monster movie - no one liners, actually no lines at all as well as no human features for the Lep! He has a snout, a growl and Predator-vision... woop-de-fuckin-doo. Wasted license, which has put me in the mood to check out the earlier films featuring the excellent Warwick Davis over this year's Halloween period.
A movie made from the stories that were deliberately left out of the first film as well as new material especially written for this, that should be a clue as to the quality of material Miller & Rodriguez were working with here. On the plus side there's a lot of Marv, he pretty much jumps the shark but Marv's allowed to jump the shark and still be Marv. Joseph Gordon-Levitt puts in the best performance in a story that probably works…
I watched this ON A BOAT! The Tall Ship in Glasgow, to be precise. In the hull, where it was cold and damp & we had uncomfortable chairs, I was sat right at the front with a crick in my neck & the film jammed at "we're gonna need a bigger boat" - but I didn't care! Jaws is my favourite movie of all time, this was my favourite experience on a boat ever.
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It's hard to believe the Marvel film featuring a talking Raccoon in space is one of the most accessible - this film is up there with Toy Story when it comes to the kid/adult entertainment factor. Those 'Hooked on a Feeling'-based trailers capture the sense of adventure, top notch action sequences and most of all humour of this film - it's fucking great patter & makes a whole…