78 I wish I could articulate why I don’t like this more. I enjoy baseball, I like zany characters, I like to laugh, yet this flick is sort of “meh” for me. They could have completely left out the Rene Russo romance subplot and in retrospect the whole voodoo priest baseball player just seems ill-advised. My favorite by far is Bob Uecker as the announcer (“Juuuust a little bit outside!”), that guy always cracks me up. Hit and miss.
77 My expectations were pretty sky high when they sprang Shuma-Gorath!!! on us in the opening of this one, too bad that’s basically the high point. Is it just me or is Marvel already going to this multiverse well way too often? Given that this was helmed by Raimi I expected it to be weirder and more outside the box. There was more going on in that one episode of Loki with all his alternate selves (Alligator Loki!) than this…
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48 Mimes race through town. 15 minutes of surly jerk photographer alternately taking pictures of and screaming at drag queens in bizarre outfits. Then he drives around for awhile and does nothing in particular. Something resembling a plot finally starts about 25 minutes in when he takes candid photos of a stranger in the park and she freaks out and tries to bite him. Two wannabe models show up at his doorstep and end up wrestling naked and wrapping themselves…
87 “I dunno what the hell’s in there… but it’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is!” This remake of the 50’s film hews much closer to the original short story, in which the alien life form is able to shape change and mimic any creature it infects. So we not only get the dreadful isolation of these desperate men being trapped far from civilization in the frozen wastes of Antarctica with a monster, but they have no idea whom…