thunderbucket
thunderbucket
thunderbucket
5/04/20 5:10PM
Save

While the filmmaking is very high quality, about half way through I found myself wondering “Jesus, how many people is he gonna kill?” I mean, he’s protecting this one kid and killing, I dunno, maybe 80 or 90 people? It just seemed ridiculous at a certain point.

3/10/20 11:29PM
2

It’s just really shitty filmmaking. Even if you show the gun over the mantle in act 1, you still need to show how the hero retrieves it in act 3 so he can use it. They made zero effort to make it a heroic, “here comes the cavalry” moment (it seems they relied on the grandeur of the shot of the massive fleet, but they Read more

3/10/20 2:37PM
3

Exactly.  Not to take away from the work that went into the shots, but the *idea* of this sequence is beyond stupid.  All I could focus on was “Wait, how did Lando round up a million ships that fast?”  Did they all go to the wrong planet and he just had to retrieve them or something ?  It makes exactly ZERO sense and Read more

2/22/20 2:53PM
Save

Shall we start a pool where we guess how soon Disney yanks this back because they “don’t agree with their vision...”?

2/14/20 1:26AM
Save

At least this guy’s eyebrows are already vertically formatted.

2/12/20 4:51PM
Save

Wow, really? You’re still writing about this damp dish-rag of a movie? Exactly how many articles did Disney force you to write?

2/05/20 6:35PM
Save

Can anyone clarify if they later digitally replace the LED backgrounds? Another article I read implied they did, but this one doesn’t make it clear. I get that they use the exact background for each scene, and that the LED screens provide accurate reflections and lighting sources, but are the LED screen images the Read more

2/05/20 3:42PM
Save

Isn’t the horror version of Love Boat playing out on the quarantined cruise ship in Japan?  The Bug Boat?

2/05/20 3:39PM
Save

LOL all these folks who say I don’t understand it or don’t get it....if you only knew my business....LOL. Bottom line is, even in tech demos, the quality of the overall demo is what gets judged. You don’t get to send out a list of “but pay no attention to THIS aspect...” when pitching it. Does anybody really think a Read more

2/04/20 3:12PM
1

Wait, what was the whole point? I said they probably couldn’t see past the terrible “story” elements to understand the potential of a show like this. While everyone seems to be pointing out how this was just a “proof of concept” and that the story/acting didn’t matter, I disagree. If I were a network exec, I wouldn’t Read more

2/04/20 3:04PM
1

Never ceases to amaze me how butt-hurt Star Wars fans get over any criticism.  I should know better.

2/04/20 1:24AM
2

I read it. I get that it was a “proof of concept,” but it’s asking a lot of  network execs to look past the weak acting, terrible line reads, poor framing, nonsensical editing, and the utter lack of suspense, to see the underlying potential of the product.

2/03/20 3:59PM
34

While the production values are obviously high, the mini-story plays out like a fan film.  High heels?  Really?  The gun battle is about as exciting as watching someone make toast.  I think I can see why the networks passed.

1/23/20 1:30AM
Save

Never seen so many sticks beating this dead horse.  Y’all must be on the Disney payroll.

1/21/20 2:49PM
Save

I guess my entry essay for “Trip-Whip” wasn’t persuasive enough.

1/03/20 7:21PM
Save

This movie actually had an editor???  I could have sworn they just strung together every shot they had until they ran out of shots.  Felt like that, anyway.

11/11/19 7:53PM
2

Kudos for trying to get this SW hype train rolling, but I don’t think I’ve ever cared less about a SW installment than this one. From the lackluster & forgettable eps 7&8, there’s just no momentum for me. I know they tried to do an TESB cliffhanger in 8 to keep us hooked, but it was weak and sour. I can almost Read more

10/25/19 11:26PM
Save

I’ve loved The Gift since I saw it in the theater (rare for me, but Cate Blanchett...). Great atmosphere and a killer cast (no pun intended!).

Also, while not a movie, the “Helping Hand” episode of LD&R on Netflix is a nice 10 minute blast of Halloween fun.