Saturday, March 26
Hey kids, you know what time it is? It's Ed Wood time!
Ed Wood is the world's most well known bad movie director. I'm just going to dive straight into this movie - if you want an introduction to Ed Wood, read my Plan 9 From Outer Space and Glen or Glenda reviews.
Bela Lugosi stars as the mad scientist Dr. Eric Vornoff - the main bad guy. Bride of the Monster is also the first Ed Wood movie with Tor Johnson in it. Tor Johnson is the wrestler that played the giant zombie in Plan 9 from Outer Space, and primarily attacked people by slapping them in the shoulders. His role here is pretty similar here as Bela Lagosi's lab slave named Lobo. You'd think a wrestler would know other ways to take people down without hurting them, but whatever.
Thursday, March 17
The last few weeks have been really busy, so I don't really have time to write a movie review this week. Instead, I'm just going to talk about one of the most awesome comic book characters in existence, Deadpool.
Deadpool is a Marvel Comics character. Originally portrayed as a villain, he is now more of a comedic character than anything else. Often breaking the fourth wall for laughs, acting insane, or just talking other superheroes' ears off. He's so popular that he currently has 3 or 4 ongoing series to himself, as well as regular appearances in the Uncanny X-Force. Wait, why am I talking about Deadpool in a movie/games blog? Simple, they're working on a movie. Not sure how long it'll take, but here's hoping they do it right - unlike the Wolverine Origins version.
So what made Deadpool as crazy as he is. Well, he had terminal cancer, so the Weapon X program, the same program that laced Wolverine's skeleton with metal, injected his cancer with some healing factor. It's kind of confusing, but he's pretty much immortal, his body is cancer, he's insane, and how quickly he heals from injuries depends on his mental state or something like that.
That's about all I got for now. Hopefully I can post my next movie review next week, but it's already looking pretty busy again.
Thursday, March 10
What? They made a movie about Supergirl? Seriously?
Those of you who don't read comics might be wondering, who is Supergirl? Many people might think that Superman is the lone survivor of a planet called Krypton - a planet that no longer exists. However he isn't the only survivor. Some of the survivors are his enemies, one survivor was a dog-like superhero, and another is one version of Supergirl. What? There's more than one Supergirl? Yes, but that's not what I'm talking about here.
Supergirl is about, well...Supergirl - Superman's Kryptonian cousin named Kara Zor-El. Supergirl is portrayed by then newcomer Helen Slater, and admittedly she does a fairly decent job. The movie released in 1984, one year after Superman 3. While they wanted him to appear, Christopher Reeve didn't want anything to do with any Superman movies at the time so he didn't even make a cameo. It's a long story, but he was upset about the way Superman 3 was handled. I don't blame him, and I'll probably get to that in the future, but this review is about Supergirl and it's about time to begin.