Hey everybody...the new Star Trek is okay. It's a fun, silly chapter in the franchise that goes a little overboard, but remains coherent and exciting. As for this summer, I'm just scratching my head. I'm a big fan of the summer movie season, and I really count on this time to have fun on a weekly basis at the cinema. The big blockbusters have been a bust. It's getting ridiculous. On my way to see Suicide Squad now. Pray for me...Grimmy.
Hey...Bob here. A few more thoughts. The creation of Doomsday was hilariously bad. The pacing was sluggish at best. I detest what Snyder has done with the Superman universe. Cavill could be great but Snyder is suffocating him. I don't mind if Batman mopes and grumbles. It suits him. Superman...come on? Superman is gloriously naive and strangely perfect. Singer had it right when he cast Brandon Routh as a tribute to Christopher Reeve. Christopher Reeve was perfect, even if two of the movies he starred in were worse than this one. I know it's easy to dismiss the likes of me as a mediocre critic and all around douchebag. I get your anger towards us when we hate a movie you like. Keep in mind that I loved, loved, loved the Nolan Batmans, I really liked the WB animated The Dark Knight Returns, and I'm in the camp that loved Superman Returns but thought Man of Steel sucked. I just think these movies should be fun and exciting, even when they go the dark route. Nolan pulled it off with his Batmans, but Snyder (with Nolan's help) is blowing it. Come on? George Miller in charge of this franchise. This needs to happen now! I really don't like the listless, soulless vibe of this movie. Also...I just don't get what happened to Snyder. Dawn of the Dead awesome? Check. 300 kind of cool? Check. A nearly perfect Watchmen? Check. I certainly thought he was a good man to take over Superman. I was certainly wrong. Honestly, if they handed directorial control over to Affleck, I would be more excited. Affleck is a solid director, and I think he could be one of the best Batmans. He's actually very good in this movie, even though he's surrounded by dreck.
She's one of my heroes. It was an honor to speak with her, and I still can't believe she sang to me.
Hi Patrick...I guess it's about tone for me when it comes to Sweeney. I just feel like Burton got it. I wasn't offended by the voices, although Angela Lansbury was sorely missed.
Ha! Awesome comment, Rick.
Elaine...not angry...just doing my job.
Dean...you are totally wrong. I watched the Bernadette Peters version AFTER watching the movie. I had never seen any version of Into the Woods before. I just knew something had to be off when I was watching the movie because I was bored to death.
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