The end-of-the-world takes to uncharted waters in This is the End, a hilarious but also strange concoction from Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, the creators of Superbad and Pineapple Express. Having seen the film twice, it seems to take as many viewings to really appreciate it because you’ll never know what hit you on the initial viewing.
I imagine every review for Goon compares it in some way to Slap Shot. I really don’t want to do that as I think it deserves to be seen as the separate entity it is. Despite the fact that it’s about a struggling minor league hockey team who starts to get a little success with the insertion of more violence, there are definitely palpable differences. The protagonists from both films are polar opposites, the violence is established in two different realities, and the story arcs of the hockey teams are different. Look at me. Right after I say I don’t want to compare the two films I immediately start comparing them. I need to get out of this introduction before it consumes the rest of the review. Read the rest of this entry »
A (not so) long time ago, in a galaxy (not so) far, far away…
It is a period of intergalactically-themed humor. A group of friends, striking at George Lucas‘s fortified base, have launched an attempt to steal a copy of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace before its 1999 release date.
Meanwhile, two British nerds, fresh from attending their first ComicCon, attempt to help a drug-addled alien with the voice of Seth Rogen escape our planet.
They are loving and raucous odes to science fiction fandom, locked in deadly combat. Two films will enter, one will leave. Even now, the first bell rings, and the epic battle of Paul vs. Fanboys is under way… Read the rest of this entry »
|How would you rank it amongst the best crime movies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #625
Released on Friday the 17th
|How would you rank it amongst the best action movies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #1249
What do your fellow Flickcharters have to say?
willhunting – “Aren’t these pretty much the same movie? Either way, The A-Team was actually damn fun. Just turn off your brain and enjoy. I was afraid of how Rampage was going to do but I thought he did great. Every character, even the bad guys are enjoyable in some way. ”
Avenger7 – “The A-Team is what The Losers was trying to be but failed. The Hannibal character said it best with one line of dialogue, “Overkill is underrated” and in this case, it’s probably true.”
(From The A-Team vs. The Losers discussion)