Thursday, 9 June 2016

Ultimate Weapon

What is it about American wrestlers becoming movie stars?
Sure, I know that wrestling is all about acting and making a spectacle, but it's so bombastic and over the top. Do they really think that it can work?
Well, back in the 80s, one wrestler set out to prove that they could.
And he became, the Ultimate Weapon!
I'll admit, without the headband it's kinda hard to tell that it's him.
This is an 80s action movie, starring a wrestler as a mercenary who's just out for justice.
Oh Gods, this is going to hurt, isn't it?

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Superhero Movie

There is a series of movies known as the 'Movie movies'.
Actually, there are two series of movies known as the 'Movie movies'.
Originally penned by two men by the names of Seltzer and Friedberg, Scary Movie was bought out and rewritten by the Wayans Bros. The only thing kept from the original script was the title and the basic premise, spoofing famous horror films.
And cameos. Let's not forget the cameos.
Seltzer and Friedberg however, continued to make movies with the word movie at the end, such as Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie and others.
These were not well received.
The fact that they were advertised with the phrase "From two of the six writer's behind Scary Movie" didn't help people's views towards the Scary Movie franchise.
So we ended up with two very different series of movies, but both with the same theme and similar names, which caused more than a little confusion.
Especially when Superhero Movie was released, since neither the Wayans nor Seltzer and Firedberg were involved.
It was by Leslie Nielson, Craig Mazon and David Zucker, the people behind Naked Gun, Airplane and Scary Movie 3.
Yeah, it got complicated.
Fortunately, this movie isn't, so let's get started.