Well here we are. The last Mad Max film left for me to cover on Film Dump. Got them all done this year too. I guess that counts as a season, right? No? OK. I’m pretty glad that I did get around to covering these films. Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome I hadn’t seen for a long time. The original film is always a joy for me and God damn Fury Road was awesome. Thunderdome is the first Mad Max film I ever saw back in the 80s as a wee lad. Around then Mad Max was still a huge deal. Mel Gibson was a huge star beloved by all. One of those things can still be said today at least. So, how has Beyond Thunderdome aged? Lets find out shall we?
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Been a bit slow on the reviews recently. Apologies for that. Been away and had all sorts of video related Youtubey stuff taking up my time. That said, I did purchase 3 films with the intent of getting some actual interesting films to review on here. The first was Terminator 2, which I reviewed a couple of weeks back before this slight hiatus. Today it’s the second film in the form of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. If you’ve been reading this site for a while you’ll probably know that I’m a bit of a nerd for Mad Max films. After this one I’ll only have Beyond Thunderdome left to cover, which I hope to get done before that Mad Max game is released next week. So, let’s get on with it shall we?
After watching the first Terminator film recently I developed a hankering to watch its sequel. For some reason I didn’t own a copy though. This was a troubling development as I was unsure how I could allow myself to reach the age of 33 without a copy of T2. Well, do not fret, for I have fixed this egregious error and have purchased for myself a blu-ray copy of the film, along with copies of Mad Maxes The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome. So, without further ado… here’s my review of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
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.
Oh it feels good to watch an actual real film for once. Not a superhero thing, or a superhero thing masquerading as an action flick. Just an actual film with people talking and themes being explored as opposed to just being lightly touched upon. Granted, I’ve watched a sci-fi film. Not exactly a million miles away from the relatively mindless genre wank I’ve been staring at recently. Ex Machina is also one of my favourite types of sci-fi. By which I mean the type that could have easily been an episode of The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone or, maybe, even The Scary Door. So, yeah… here’s my review of Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina.
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.
This review is a little bit delayed. Normally I review a film a day or so after watching it for review purposes. I watched the original Terminator film way over a week ago, literally right before seeing Terminator Genisys. So yeah, I took my time getting this done. I hadn’t seen the film for a couple of years. Terminator is one of those films I grew up with back in the days when parents gave zero shits what their kids watched. Oh the 80s was a grand time. So, how does James Cameron’s (second) first film hold up today? Really fucking well actually. Click below for wordstuffs.