Making a film of Deadpool has been something many of the character’s fans would have said was a no brainer for years. If you’re a fan you just know the character could work really well on screen. He could also be done terribly… and I’m not even referring to whatever that was at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Deadpool has to traverse a very fine line where excess is required but go a little too far, or not far enough, and you’ll have something that feels inauthentic. Well, the Deadpool Movie starring Ryan Reynolds straddles that line perfectly. Prepare for a semi-large number of words on why Mr Pool’s movie is really very very good.
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So Wet Hot American Summer is one of them there cult films all the cool people love these days but didn’t bother seeing when it came out. Probably because everyone hated it then. But tastes change and films can, sometimes, resonate more years later. I never really knew much about Wet Hot American Summer other than it having a cast full of now well known faces and for being the film with Bradley Cooper’s hot gay sex scene. You can go search Youtube for that if you like. Other than those points there’s little to the film I knew of, so I figured it was about time I checked it out. Also, there’s a series based on it on Netflix and I need something to watch when I’m done with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Anyway, on with the review.
Ant-Man is the latest in a long line of Marvel Cinematic Universe films people decided would be rubbish before it was released only to be proven wrong. Have I spoiled that the film is actually really quite good with that first sentence? Yes. Yes I have. Please do read the rest of this review though, despite my conclusion being all up front and stuff. I just feel it’s worth pointing out early on that Ant-Man is good and you should probably see it. Now I’ll tell you why and stuff.
The 90s was a magical time for small cinema to get noticed. There was a slew of directors coming from nowhere with fresh new films. Films like Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi, Kevin Smith’s Clerks Jean Pierre Jeunet’s City of Lost Children and so on, all came from fresh minds looking to get noticed. These spawned copycat films with larger budgets that often didn’t quite get what made the originals they were so fond of tick. Clerks was probably the most cloned and is almost single handedly responsible for the rise of the slacker comedy-drama. Now, Empire Records was no direct clone, it was in production long before Clerks release, but it can easily be described as being from the same mould. But is it any good? Click below and I’ll tell you definitively. Because only I can decide these things.
Have you guys seen Tony Zhou’s Every Frame A Painting videos on Youtube? They’re really good. Every-time I watch them I’m reminded of how wonderful film can be. I used to watch, and indeed cover on here, a lot more art house cinema. Whilst I love big flashy dumb films, I prefer a beautifully shot exploration of a character or a situation. His latest, on director Lynne Ramsay, really reminded me of this. Anyway, I watched Jack & Jill this week. Fuck.
So I’ve been away from this whole review writing thing for a few weeks. It was a combination on working on videos for my Youtube gaming channel (Mellow gaming, check it out!) and being on holiday in Edinburgh. But I’m back now and I really will try to get these film reviews posting a little more frequently. I mean, I at least have to post one towards the end of the month when we hit The Film Dump’s 4th birthday. What fresh horror of a film will I choose for that? Who knows? I kinda know. Like, I have a pick that will likely be the film. Anyway, this is a review of Wreck-It Ralph… I should probably get on with that.
You know when a friend of yours has somehow not seen a film? You know, a film that they should have seen because it’s almost impossible to have not seen it. One of my friends was like that. She hadn’t seen Wayne’s World. Naturally I fixed that. Also, by some lovely piece of synergy, it resulted in the perfect companion piece to go with my last review. The film was Wayne’s World. That’s the film I’m on about. How does someone live, like, a bunch of years and never see Wayne’s World? Anyway, click the link below.