Premiering on Jimmy Kimmel Live is first trailer for the third Captain America film, subtitled Civil War. This looks like a combination of story lines instead of just the Super Hero Registration Act. Watch the trailer 100 times if you like. That’s what we will be doing this Thanksgiving … Continue reading
The first real Fantastic Four trailer is live and actually looks interesting. I’m digging the idea of inter-dimensional travel as opposed to space travel. After seeing Interstellar, it’s hard to really differentiate the two. Fox has a real challenge with this flick! Give us your thoughts!
I got to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie on Friday and to my surprise the movie wasn’t half bad, of course it wasn’t half good either. Let’s get all the formalities out of the way. The film was made by Nickelodeon studios with producer Micheal Bay. TMNT was written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Evan Daugherty, was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Megan Fox as April O’Neil with Will Arnett as Vern Fenwick. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. With all that taken care of let’s get down to the fun part, my thoughts.
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Let’s start with the beautiful elephant in the room Megan Fox. It’s no doubt that she is one of the most beautiful movies in the world but that is the extent of her “talent” and in this film she is nothing but a very pretty 2 x 4 used to hold the movie together. Anytime she opens her mouth I hear “Blah, Blah, Blah, Ninja Turtles, blah, blah, blah my dad’s death, blah, blah, blah, Vern.” This formula has been used a lot in Hollywood, see Jessica Alba in “The Fantastic Four”. Beyond that she is in almost every scene, in fact she is in the movie more than the actual protagonist, the Turtles. This is a Bay staple just as in Transformers, we focus more on trying to develop the human characters and less on trying to the develop the actual characters in our case the Turtles. The worst part of this is that she is the story, she named the turtles and splinter, she saved them from a fire, she accidentally leads Shredder to them. She saves the Turtles from Shredder and she makes the Shredder kill that’s right April O’Neil beats the Shredder. Ugh…just ugh with a side of ugh.
Will Arnett is awful as Vern Fenwick April’s comic relief/love interest. There was no need for his character as the comic relief of the movie came from Michelangelo who hit on all cylinders. Fenwick came of bland and only useful to get April from point A to point B. William Fichtner’s Eric Sachs was another useless throw away character. Fichtner who was originally to play the Shredder fell victim to reshoots and was taken down to evil scientist role. If an evil scientist was needed why not use Baxter Stockman character, he fits into Turtles lore and has reuse potential as a mutated villan instead of a guest cameo role. Sachs character goals are nothing to be desired all he wants to be is “stupid rich”. Shredder is more one dimensional than the rest of them. He wants the turtles so he can use the mutagen in their blood to rule NY? His armor was more Iron Samurai that Shredder. I get that he should have some upgrades to fight giant mutant turtles but to have swords that can be shot at you then recalled seems like overkill.
Surprisingly I did enjoy the Turtles, the voice acting was spot on even Johnny Knoxville as Leonardo impressed me. Even Tony Shalhoub as Master Splinter worked well. The action scene on the snowy mountain was awesome showcasing the Turtles characteristics and traits very well. Like I said earlier Mikey and even Ralph were great as the comic relief. I love the fact that they are working on a Hip Hop Christmas album. I also enjoyed the elevator scene before the Shredder fight. In this scene the turtles create a killer beat with just some beat boxing their weapons banging and the elevator ding. My only wish that they were in the movie more.
In the end TMNT was a horrible movie with some redeeming qualities. The Turtles were the best part of the movie but were glossed over for a April O’Neil story which was not needed. The human characters were all bland and boring. They only Turtle with a character arc of any type is Raphael and it really was much of anything. In the end 8-18 year old boys will love this film, true fanboys will hate the movie. If you are a fan boy go watch the 90’s TMNT movie instead.
Coming straight from San Diego Comic-Con is the new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer. Tom Hardy stars as the ever dirty Max Rockatansky. I know they are making a video game based on Mad Max, but I think I will go play some Rage after watching this.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill prove once again that they are the duo America wants to see. The stars film “22 Jump Street”, the sequel to the 2012’s “21 Jump Street”, came in the #1 slot in this weekends box office with $57 Million. The film based off the 1980’s … Continue reading
Harrison Ford suffered an ankle injury on the set of the latest “Star Wars” movie. The actor, now 71, was hospitalized on Wednesday for the injury. Mr. Ford was at Pinewood Studios in England when a hydraulic door reportedly fell down and hit him on the ankle, possibly fracturing it. … Continue reading
This weekend the love story based on a novel by author John Green and starring rising star Shailene Woodley took the top box office spot this past weekend with $48 million. Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt came in at #3 with 28.7 million. Here is the complete … Continue reading
It is official we have a new director for Marvel’s Phase Three movie Ant-Man. After long time director Edgar Wright left the project Disney/Marvel has called upon director Peyton Reed. Reed has direct several big comedies including “Bring it On”, “The Break-Up”, “Down With Love”, with the most recent being … Continue reading
As a fan of the TV series that aired in 2004 and was later cancelled in 2007 , I was thrilled when I found out that one of my favorite show was coming back to life. When I heard about the Kickstarter project I knew that I had to become … Continue reading
Working for a spy agency is tough work, being a time displaced man from the 1940’s working for a spy agency is near impossible. Captain America: The Winter Solider takes place in a world after the Chitauri invasion of New York and after the events of Iron Man 3 and Thor: … Continue reading
Steven and Marqees discuss their initial thoughts on Thor The Dark World. Marvel has done it again with ‘Thor: The Dark World’. The sequel to its namesake The Dark World delivers hugely with the perfect blend of action, comedy, suspense and drama. TDW picks up two years after Thor … Continue reading
If you have seen the first Kick-Ass then you know pretty much what too expect from this sequel, ramped up violence and vulgarity. Picking up 2 years after the first film Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has retired from being a super hero but is still unfulfilled as more and more heroes … Continue reading
The Percy Jackson and the Olympian series is one of my favorite series is one of my favorite book series. I throughly enjoy the cross of Greek Mythology and the modern era. Everything flowed well with the Mist, the Olympians moving to the world center of power each era, etc. … Continue reading
In 2009 20th Century Fox produced “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, a very lackluster prequel to the X-Men series. Origins was a failure with fans and critics alike, however it did make enough at the box office to warrant a sequel. “The Wolverine” has been through development hell with directors leaving, cast … Continue reading
I’m so flabbergasted by this movie I don’t even know were to start, it’s that bad. Well I will start with a little back story. When I was in middle school my best buddy Drew had me watch Billy Madison. While I watched the film with him I thought it … Continue reading
I have seen a lot of movies for Timerust.com this summer. Movies ranging from Star Trek Into Darkness to White House Down and beyond. But with all the films watched this summer never and I mean never have I seen one so incredibly over hyped drivel as Disney’s The Lone … Continue reading
Time to bring the thunder! Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness is an animated series that airs on Nickelodeon. It takes place between the first and second movies, following Po as he continues his training to become a true hero. Season one started off pretty well. It got right into … Continue reading
America is the greatest nation in existence, period! To celebrate this fact I have composed a Top 10 list of movies that celebrate America. Understand that these are my personal picks and not just any random movies. These movies in there own way have lifted me up and made … Continue reading
Let’s get this out in the open…I am not a big Superman solo fan. It’s not that I think he’s too much of a boy scout or anything because I am a huge Captain America fan. I just enjoy him more in a team setting like the Justice League. … Continue reading