|By Zach Patterson||Monday, 21 Apr 2008|
This weekend, the gang was assembled, and movies were watched. In this longer than usual version of Leftovers: In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Halloween III (again), Warbirds, Teen Wolf Too, Bloodrayne 2: Deliverance, and Air Bud. Thanks to Mike, Chris, and Andrew for making it through this murderer’s row of movies with me.
In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
This is an epic compilation of second rate actors who don’t belong in a medieval tale whatsoever. It’s a 2+ hour movie that feels twice as long. But Ray Liotta’s and Matthew Lillard’s performances are one for the ages. I could go on and on about the bad dialogue, bad costumes, terrible pacing, and baffling casting, but perhaps the most amazing thing was that we had to go to two different places to find this movie because although they had 40 copies of it, every single one was sold out. HOW? This must be a huge area for Jason Statham, regardless of how bad the movie probably is. But, in the general public’s defense, if they were looking for a medieval-type movie with him kicking bad guys and doing athletic type things, they certainly get that.
Even better the second time through. This plot gets better every time you watch it.
The SciFi original movie this week, I didn’t watch too much of it, but the IMDB synopsis says it all:
“In the midst of World War 2, a OSS officer leads a group of female pilots on a mission to deliver a secret weapon, only to crash land on an island in the Pacific after an encounter with a deadly storm. On the island, they must not only contend with a small band of Japanese soldiers but the native inhabitants of the island as well – vicious prehistoric Pterodons.”
So yes, women fighter pilots in WWII fighting dinosaurs. You read that right. They were confirmed dunks (the women, though the Pterodons were pretty great too).
Teen Wolf Too
The next morning, we somehow ended up watching Teen Wolf Too. Same plot as the original, but replace Michael J. Fox with Jason Bateman, and replace basketball with boxing. The movie does teach us some valuable lessons about being yourself and not letting your inner werewolf go to your head. Recommended for those looking for a hilarious, HAIR-RAISING comedy!
Bloodrayne 2: Deliverance
Our second Boll movie, this one is a sequel(?) to Bloodrayne, though it has nothing in common. In fact, it has nothing to do with Bloodrayne at all really. Vampires really only vaguely come into play. It’s a SciFi quality western movie with light vampire elements, low budget sets, and mindbottlingly great dialogue. It may be a bad movie, but damn, there’s some quotes almost worth the price of admission alone ($1 from redbox!). Just don’t expect this movie to have a plot. Or much acting. Or be watchable. But there is some sweet gatling gun exploding corpse death scenes, so its got that going for it.
Did you know that one of the actors from Bloodrayne 2 was also in Air Bud as a little kid? Man, the coincidences.