So I’d like to start this off by saying that I WILL go see this. I’m not ignorant to the fact that this will be mindless and over the top, but that is what I have come to love about the Fast and the Furious franchise. What I do find a bit weird though is that THIS is the spinoff they went for. I had no idea this was coming and I have no idea why it is coming. No one asked for this….
Anyway, Hobbs and Shaw follows two characters recently introduced to the FatF franchise in their own spinoff movie. Why? Who Knows. It is a ‘save the world’ plot mixed with a ‘begrudging body-cop’ plot. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Idris Elba as the bad guy. Now, FatF is super over the top now but this one seems to take the cake and run away with it. Idris Elba is a genetically engineered super human poised to annihilate the world and the government has chosen a cop and an ex military dude to defeat him. Like, what the fuck?! My favorite part of the whole trailer is one of the introductory lines of Idris Elba when someone asks who he is and he literally responds, “Bad guy”.
I don’t think this will have any real connection to its parent series. There might be a cameo of some kind and a few references, but outside that I think it is entirely its own thing. They probably had an idea like this and morphed it into a spinoff so that it would have name recognition and sell more tickets. Who cares though. It looks fun and sometimes it’s nice to turn off your brain and enjoy something.
Okay, that was kind of funny. You have to admit that you got a laugh out of the last bit where they were shooting near each other. Game Over, Man is a Netflix Original comedy starring the guys from Workaholics with the creators, writers, and exact comedy style of Workaholics. Basically if you like Workaholics you will love it. The movie follows three guys that get stuck in a tower and have to take out the terrorists from the inside. To me at least I see it as a Die Hard spoof movie. It may not be marketing it that way but, c’mon… If you know me or follow me you now I’m a sucker for comedies and will see this and laugh my ass off. I know it will be stupid, probably without an ounce of sustenance in it, but a laugh is good. If you can’t handle stupid comedies than without a doubt this won’t be for you. But, hey, it’s Netflix. You don’t even have to leave your couch or pay for it.
This trailer is undeniably awesome. Of course it is, there is no way they would have given us anything less than spectacular for the second Jurassic World movie (and fifth Jurassic Park). Unfortunately though, in order to make it awesome a lot was revealed that I wish wasn’t and I bet you anything that the scene where they run away from the volcano is one of the last scenes in the movie, put into this two minute trailer. Jeff Goldblum being in this and saying his famous line, “life finds a way”, is jaw dropping for sheer reminiscence alone. Would it have been better to hold off on Goldblum until the movie and REALLY blow us away? Absolutely. Either way, this trailer was fantastic, but sometimes that comes at a great expense of the movie-going experience.
PS. Kinda bummed that Owen and Claire already broke up, but I’ll bet you any money they get back together by the end of the film.
Probably going to be one of the only good movies based off of a game and it’s Rampage… That is extremely hilarious to me… Rampage, if you don’t know, is an old video game with a very simple concept. Destroy the city faster than your friends destroy the city. Be either a huge gorilla, wolf, or crocodile. Not only does it appear that the essence of meaningless destruction and awesomeness was captured in this, but they also threw in Dwayne Johnson for good measure! I’m going to go see this in theaters not because there is ANY part of me that thinks this will be a good film, but because it will be super bad ass to watch on the big screen with surround sound.
PS. If that wolf or gorilla die I will be very upset.