Sunday, September 15, 2013

All you people are so scared of me. Most days I'd take that as a compliment. But it ain't me you gotta worry about now.

 Went to see Riddick with my sister and friends this weekend.  I'm pretty new to the whole Riddick/Vin Diesel thing (my only Diesel movie to date was The Iron Giant,a movie that made both ME and my brother bawl our eyes out. ) .  

Only the day befor Inky and I watched Pitch Black for the first time, so that we wouldn't be totale in the dark ( about the  franchises. I have not seen Chronicles of Riddick yet, but my best bud swears it unimportant  for the series (I plan on seeing it, but I'm finding you either love it or hate is as a "riddick" movie)  Anyway, I liked Pitch Black, it was fun, maybe a little dated with the filtered lenses, but otherwise stuck to its story, didn't have a lot of excessive baggage, and had a  few nice twists to its story.  I didn't really know what to expect with Riddick, other than the previews looked promising.   
As I summed it up on Twitter.... Mad Max in space. With less hair.  And not cars. But it's channelling Mad Max all the way.

Monday, September 09, 2013

It's not "Door to Heaven"... it's...

Sooooooooooooo... With the recent new that Roland Emmerich is planning to reboot Stargate, I've been sent on another nostalgic musings.  I didn't get to see Stargate when it came out, my mom  recorded on a trip back visiting her folks (that was probably 1996).  I gobbled it up, and got my second childhood geek crush on Dr. Daniel Jackson   ( I already had a crush on Indiana Jones.. Yeah, you can see a trend here).  I was a fan. I got a huge poster off eBay, and original movie pins (That as much as my meager allowance would allow), browsed web sites, had a Stargate desktop theme...   When news came out there would be a TV show, I was excited.... Till I saw it. I. HATED. IT  (didn't help that I thought a lot of the early alien costumes look cheap. Yeah, I'm a snob). I still dislike it but don't hate it. Subsequently I've ignored the other shows mostly (ok I've seen some of  Stargate: Atlantis... It was amusing. And the first episode of the last one, SGU Stargate Universe. Didn't really do anything for me.)  my fever for the movie has faded a little, but I still love it.  I was always disappointed that Emmerich didn't get to do a trilogy, though as I saw more and more of his movies I  thought "maybe it for the best".  Godzilla was a mess (and please  DO NOT mention that movie in the presence of my brother. That kid has been watch the old  ToHo Godzilla movie since he figured out how to run a remote) I never got into Independence Day...  I just never click with another of his movie (ok, I will briefly bring it up... I've often wonder if it is because Stargate WASN'T his movie, but an idea he lifted... Some info here, everything else I've found online is pure speculation). 
Now... he wants to remake it?  Ok, it's his movie and all, but I can't help but feel it the $$$ involved more than anything. Stargate the movie from 1994 is a timepiece of the 90s. It's simple, unburdened by a bunch of the mush and pomp that is clogging up so many Si Fi movie today,  The special effects have held up surprisingly well, the story is nice and coherent ( cough, Prometheus, cough), the acting isn't bad. Why fuck with a good thing?  Meh.  It doesn't' help that it seem every popular movie is getting a sequel, or getting rebooted  (Star Wars, Star Trek, Terminator,  Avatar,  Pirates of the OMGwhydon'tthyeletitdie )  What are your thoughts, spooky?  Could this be a good thing? He obviously can't  cast the same actors, they've all aged way to much.  

Sunday, September 08, 2013

August was like a fog in my brain, but the road goes ever on.

EDIT: Started this post yesterday, got too tried, finishing it today. 
 Good by August, you were an interesting month. I've been meaning to do a real blog post since.... the beginning of the month.  That didn't happen, obviously.  So, I'll do a rough outline highlighting the good and bad. 

First, the bad.