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Just saw “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and it was great…

I don’t do movie reviews much anymore ’cause I’m getting kind of bored of ’em and on top of that, I’m losing interest in seeing new movies lately. Nothing really good out these days, ya know? I did see a good movie finally and that’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” so I’ll briefly review that one.

The movie was fun and entertaining like the first one was except I thought the 2nd one was way better than the first. Casting of the 2nd movie was great. Michael Rooker was awesome and so was Kurt Russell. Like usual Kurt Russell kills it like he does in every movie he stars in. It was awesome seeing Kurt and Michael Rooker play in a movie together. The story was good. The jokes in the movie were hilarious as I couldn’t help myself but crack up at some of the jokes in the movie. Some of it even got me laughing. The action was a blast to watch, though.

While the movie was fun and entertaining, I was most impressed with Sly’s cameo. Sly Stallone was in the movie but not very much. Sly played a character named Stakar Ogord. Even though his role was small, Stallone is already getting so much attention out of that character. There’s already a lot of demand that fans wants to see more of Stakar and I agree. That character was awesome & Sly did a great job playing him. It was cool seeing Sly and Michael Rooker in a same scene together. This wasn’t the first time those two starred in a movie together as they were in “Cliffhanger” together, remember that movie? We need to see more Stakar, so hopefully Sly’s character gets his own solo movie or he’ll be in more of “Guardians 3”.

So did Sly Stallone and Kurt Russell reunite? Well, it’s not what you think so no. While Sly and Kurt were in the same movie together, they never played in any scenes together at all which kind of sucks. I was hoping for some sort of Tango & Cash reunion myself but we never got that unfortunately. I’m sure Sly and Kurt hung out some on set behind the scenes as I’m sure those guys are still great friends.

One thing for sure, I’m so impressed with Dave Bautista’s acting skills. Most professional wrestlers that turn into actors don’t have good acting skills (yeah, Dwayne Johnson is not that good of an actor) but I’m impressed with Dave. Most guys with big muscles are horrible at acting but Dave’s got the skills. If you want to know why Dave is starring in a lot of big movies lately and why he’s doing so great in the industry is ’cause he’s a good actor. I always knew that Dave was a good actor ’cause I used to watch him in WWE back in the day. Once again, Dave is one wrestler actor who has actual talent. He may be a huge guy with big muscles but he also has a good speaking voice. I just like his voice, it’s so badass.

“Guardians 2” was a great movie and I’m definitely getting it on Blu Ray when it comes out. If you’re a fan of superhero flicks, you should definitely see this yourself.

Kev

 

How Harrison Ford can still play Indy in the new “Indiana Jones” reboot by Disney and make it work…

So Disney is officially rebooting the Indiana Jones franchise with Chris Pratt possibly taking over the Indy role. People are wondering why Disney is moving on without Harrison Ford. Keep in mind that Disney never said that they are moving on without Harrison Ford yet. They never confirmed whether he was in or not yet so that means it’s still a possibility that Harrison could still be involved. I don’t think he’s ruled out yet.

How can they make it work with Harrison still playing Indy in the next film?

Well, when George Lucas used to be involved, I remember that Lucas and Spielberg were talking about rebooting the series but with an aging Indiana Jones passing the torch to a younger Indy. They originally had that idea for Indy 5 but that idea may have been scrapped when Disney bought Lucasfilm. Harrison could still play Indy in the next film. The older Indiana Jones is on the verge of retirement from being the archaeologist and he passes the whip to a much younger Indy. The Chris Pratt character can have Harrison as Indy become his mentor and teacher. That’s the direction that I think they should go in.

If Spielberg and Ford returns without Lucas being involved, that’ll be awesome! I’ll admit that Lucas wasn’t the greatest storyteller so I’m actually kind of glad he’s gone. More creative freedom for Spielberg and Harrison.

I can absolutely see Harrison coming back for Indy in the next one ’cause Harrison has been expressing interest in returning to the role for years so never say never, people! It’s still a possibility! They should still go for the pass the torch to the young idea.

Kev

Looks like Steven Spielberg wants to direct new “Indiana Jones” movie after all…

Despite George Lucas no longer being involved in the “Indiana Jones” franchise, it seems that Steven Spielberg still wants to be involved directing these films and he wants to direct the reboot. Spielberg is not confirmed yet, he’s just interested and there is no script as of yet.

More here:

http://deadline.com/2015/02/steven-spielberg-direct-chris-pratt-indiana-jones-reboot-1201378113/

Will Harrison still be involved in some form, though? We’ll have to wait and see.

Spielberg has a lot of passion for the Indiana Jones character and you can see that he still does. As long as Spielberg wants to direct, I’m sure he’ll get it. I’ll go see it as long as Spielberg is directing, why not?

Kev

Disney wants Chris Pratt to play Indiana Jones for reboot and I’m actually okay with that!

I’m all for an Indy reboot as long as they keep the stories original and not make them a “remake” of the original series, ya know? I was hoping for an Indy 5 with Harrison still playing Indy but it’s understandable he can’t play the role anymore ’cause of his age, ya know? Harrison is 72 and I can’t seem him running around with a whip trying to fight the Nazis.

I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan… always have been.

Remember, George Lucas sold the rights of Lucasfilm to Disney so this gives Disney the right to make any Lucasfilm based movies all they want to that includes Indy so Steven Spielberg must be okay with Disney doing this too.

http://deadline.com/2015/01/chris-pratt-indiana-jones-guardians-of-the-galaxy-disney-1201360637/

I’m a huge fan of the Indy movies. I love all 4 of ’em (Yes, I thought “Crystal Skull” was great so suck it, haters). Hopefully they do a good job with this too. As long as this won’t be a complete remake of “Raiders”, I’m okay with that.

Who knows though, maybe Harrison will still star in this new film. Maybe Indy (played by Harrison) will pass the whip to a younger archaeologist (Chris Pratt). We’ll wait and see, though.

I don’t see Steven Spielberg directing the next Indy film. Spielberg won’t do it without George being in charge.

Kev

Film Review: “The Lego Movie”…

Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Today, I decided to check out “The Lego Movie” that everyone is talking about… here is my review…

Plot/synopsis: The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. An ordinary guy, Emmet is mistaken as being a “Master Builder” or one who can save the universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business, who is bent on destroying their LEGO universe by gluing it all together.

Like everyone else, I used to collect Legos and play with them myself when I was a kid. I used to be obsessed with LEGOS, used to collect a lot of them. I was skeptical of this movie but since this movie is getting positive reviews everywhere, I decided to check it out for myself. I don’t go see kids movies that much. I only saw this one ’cause I used to be a fan of LEGO toys myself as a kid.

Despite the positive reviews, I would have to say that this movie was a slight disappointment. Kind of expected more. Yes, all the stop animation and CGI visual effects were pretty impressive stuff. The characters were good but I thought the story was kind of lacking a bit. Story was a bit too complicated… especially for little kids. I’m pretty sure all  the kids who went to see this movie didn’t understand the plot at all. I understand they wanted to make a Lego movie for kids but they should at least make the plot simple to understand for children. The plot was more aimed at the adult audience than the children, I thought. Yes, the film sends a nice and important message about Legos which was the point but I had a hard time understanding what the story was about. The story tries to be humorous but didn’t laugh at any of the jokes too much.

Other than that, the action scenes were pretty entertaining, though. The characters were fun. Everything that have something to do with Lego is in there… even all the Lego movie characters were featured in the film like: Star Wars, Superman, and other Justice League characters. Another disappointment was that they totally neglected Indiana Jones. I couldn’t understand why the film ignored Indiana Jones when that character have been an important part of Lego for a long while now. Saving Indy for the sequel maybe?

Voice acting and casting was good but that’s probably the only thing that was good about the film. Although, “The Lego Movie” have been getting rave reviews… I didn’t really find it all that special. It was just okay. Nothing great, nothing amazing like so many make it out to be. It’s worth taking your kids to see this film but seeing this movie alone, I’d wait for DVD. I kind of wished I saw the new “Robocop” movie instead.

I’d give it one thumb up.

Kev