I seem to have given up on themes since Comic Con it seems, soon I’ll get back to them…maybe. Anyway, I watched a couple of movies that I’ve always wanted to and some others that I watched mostly because I needed a movie for the day (minutes matter).
I started my week with this gem. I still don’t understand how this movie got made. I mean, I get John Leguizamo, but how the hell did they convince Wesley and Patrick to make this film? Either way, it’s fantastic. It’s funny from start to finish, and has so many quotable moments. #WhyIsThatLittleLatinBoyInDragCrying?
I remember when this movie came out and all the hype that surrounded it. I really can’t complain about this film, as campy and weird as it is, it’s fun. You know exactly what you’re going to get going in. Though some dude dies from getting bite by a snake on his dick, and that’s one too many.
This film was the worst of the week, by a long shot. I chose it because it has Dolph Lundgren and Danny Trejo on the damn cover! How was this going to be bad? Well, it turns out it’s super bad. I mean, like, damn.
I really really wanted to like this film. It’s actually a compilation of a series of shorts all about the same character, Paula “Peril” Perillo. However, no one in this movie can pronounce Perillo, it’s not fucking hard. It is fun, and is based on a comic book as well, so I wanted to dig this film. At the end of it, many of the actors aren’t fantastic and the plots aren’t great. I want them to make more, but I also want them to up the production values.
It’s fun, but it’s also not Good. It’s hard for me to say this, because this movie is exactly the kind of film that I would watch while multitasking, but it’s all over the place. I really didn’t like the villains, I felt they weren’t well thought out and boring, with the exception of Amanda Waller. Viola Davis knocks it out of the park. I don’t want to go too far into it, not yet at least.
I never saw any of the sequels to this movie, and I was thinking about watching them for week 9. So I figured I should start with the first one and go from there. For as terrible a cop that Inspector Callahan is, the movie is still fantastic. Dirty Harry is also an American film icon and is important to watch to understand the American Film culture. For that reason alone, it’s definitely worth a watch.
Sure they may have softened the character of Dirty Harry a little bit, but I feel like this time he at least has an understanding of Due Process. There were a couple of strange sections where the camera was badly out of focus, but start to finish, this may be a more enjoyable film than the first one. I may never forgive them for killing off Eric Stratton like that. You can do what you want to me, but I will not sit here and listen to you bad mouth the United States of America!