Monday, November 21, 2011

Pixar Smackdown: Round Five

Welcome back to the fifth round of......
Pixar Smackdown
Well, maybe it was the Superman picture that spurred people on, (but I doubt it) but for the first time in Pixar Smackdown there was a complete shutout, with one movie utterly destroying the competition And that movie is...
Yeah, The Incredibles scored a perfect shut out, 5 to 0, (pathetic voter turn out once again rules the day) over Lightning McQueen and company, but I kinda figured it would, superheros are so much cooler then automobiles.
So, now onto the next round, where maybe Mater will have a second coming, cause the first movie up is.......
Ok, here is the thing, I haven't actually seen Cars 2 yet, while most of my family has seen it twice now, (due to birthday parties and
 school trips), so I can't really say much about it other then it looks funny, and both of my daughters liked it, so if you have seen it and thought it rocked, then give it your vote. And for this round, keeping in the vein of sequels, Cars 2 is going up against the first movie that Pixar ever did as a sequel....
Yep, just as Cars got beat in its first time up to bat, so did Toy
Story, when it lost to Monsters Inc., and now it gets another chance
to go to infinity, or even possibly beyond. The second time out for Buzz and Woody is a pretty awesome movie, continuing the theme of what toys go through and the issues of abandonment that they will start to feel as their kid owners get older, (this is brought to its conclusion in the third movie, but we are not there yet). As in the first time out, the animation is stellar, the voice work awesome and the humor is great.
So, what sequel is better, not just your favorite, but the better made movie, and for the love of me, vote for once in your life, its your civic internet duty after all. So place your vote on the pole on the right side of the page, and make sure to floss, at least once a year, or maybe sooner, yeah, sooner is better. So until next time, stick and move, and shuck and jive, and float like a butterfly and sting like a beamer, or something like that. Until then, blog at you later.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

George Lucas, You Suck

Ok, for those of you who know me, you know that I love the original Star Wars movies, (that's episodes 4, 5 and 6 for those playing along at home) and that I hate the lame prequels. For me, numbers 1, 2 and 3, despite all the cash that was dumped into them, and a cast of good actors, were just horrible movies, that amounted to little more then a cash grab. I found this sad, cause I thought better of George Lucas, but because of the originals, I still held a warm spot in my heart for the man that has given the world and me Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the force. That has now changed.
Anybody got some carbonite I can borrow?
On October 31st of this year I celebrated my 13th wedding anniversary, (yes, you got that right, I got married on Halloween, long story, but I will say this, my wife is awesome to have married me 13 years ago and stuck with me all this time) now because we were going trick and treating with our daughters, (they were Wonder Woman and A Dead Bride, in case you were wondering, and they looked great) we decided to go out and celebrate our anniversary on the 30th instead. Now I am telling you this because that night after we went out for a nice dinner, (Lone Star, ummm, Chicken) we went and saw the new Three Musketeers movie, (which is an ok Paul. W.S. Anderson action movie, if you like Paul. W.S. Anderson action movies).
Now as it was, there was only one other couple in the theater with Bethany and I, (they were sitting behind us and seem to be very kissy kissy, so we made sure not to look back during the movie, cause I didn't want to know what they were doing) which is a good thing, cause for the first time ever, I yelled out profanity in a movie theater. And here's why.
This is back when Lucas had a soul.
A little while ago a friend and I were talking about older movies being released back into the theaters with 3D effects added, (Lion
King, I am looking at you, shame on you Disney, instead of making something new and awesome, you took the easy way to make a little cash, shame on you) and he asked me "if Star Wars was released like this if I would go see it?" To which I replied, "Not even if you bought me dinner first!", (in truth, I can't remember my exact response, but that sounds about right) I then went on to say that George Lucas wouldn't lower himself to such a pathetic cash grab with Star Wars, not for a gimmick like 3D. Well, as I sat in the Three Musketeers previews, I saw this.
So, I was wrong, apparently Georgy is a cash whore, and is taking his greatest cinematic achievement and changing it to make a quick buck. This caused me to swear loudly at the movie screen, (I am not proud of it, but I did it) So, this leaves me with only one thing left to say.
George Lucas, YOU SUCK!