Everything posted by Jordan
This was one of John Woo's first american films and it delivers just like Face Off. Crazy performances by John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis (face exaggerations all day), and even has Howie Long (former football player). Insane movie that's super fun to watch. The zoom-ins on dramatic scenes alone would get you drunk in a drinking game. FIVE STARS!
I agree fully that I don't think this reboot is set up to succeed, especially since McFarlane is directing/writing. I am sure I will see it anyway but not expecting it to turn out well haha. That all being said, I completely forgot to mention the HBO series in my initial post, which is flippin' great! Definitely griddy and Keith David as the voice of Spawn is perfect. I am hopeful they give this one a go. It really does have such ridiculous scenes and themes to discuss, like the "in hell fight scene with worst CGI ever", "clown shooting a rocket launcher on top of a truck with no driver", "spawn can fly...but needs a motorcycle?", "old man with endless exposition (also the narrator)", and tidbits like Chris Farley (RIP) is at the red carpet of this event for some reason... I really hope they watch this one!
An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil. This film was in the amazing world of early BAD comic movies and has a great combo of strange and disturbing lines (Leguizamo), both B actors (Michael Jai White- love this guy) and hollywood heavy hitters (Martin Sheen and Legz), as well obvious moments where the CGI budget fell way short. That all being said, this is guilty pleasure as far as bad movies go. Loved the comic series but it's very understandable why they are currently rebooting this film with Jamie Foxx. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WukhbpAhvrc