Damnit Blip!!! Let me watch!
Honestly, as bizarre as the movie sounds, I can't get past how stupid the concept behind Lucy is.
It's a Luc Besson movie. He's the crazier French version of Michael Bay.
It's a celebration. But yeah, it's a dumbass concept based on an urban legend.
Yeah, but Luc has shown that he knows how to make an engaging movie that does make internal sense. The concept of Lucy is like trying to tell a straight story with the basic foundation that the world IS actually flat. Sure we disproved that a long time ago, but just go with it.
I don't know how well will it do at the box office, but the new Hercules sounds like a fun movie to watch especially judging from your opinions. However, I'm watching Lucy tonight, so it can't be that bad. Right?
I don't know if you can, but you MUST get Spoony to join you for Guardians next week. Not only for differences of opinion, but also it's about time the two of you get together for a Midnight Screening! Plus, I'm sure you'll want to get the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 CD:
If it's possible to get Spoony then, yes and yes plus more yes.
Absolutly, we need a three hour long midnight screening. I'm not even being sarcastic. I'd watch the shit out of that.
Too long, unsubscribed :P
Can we also get Jake to see it with Spoony? I don't know why but I've always wanted to see the two of them review a movie.
They should get them together for Michael Bay's not-TMNT
I know Jake's said he plays D&D - I'd love to see a Counter Monkey with Jake in it.
I could not agree more about the turtles. The last thing you want to do is waste a Jake/Spoony combo on a good movie.
To John, remember Spoony hates everything and he dismissed Guardians of the Galaxy. So chances are it will be a 3 hour long scream off of Spoony nitpicking it vs Jake yelling at him like he did with Jerrid in the X-men: first class review.
I would love to see Brad and Spoony do a midnight together. Would be immensely fun to watch!
Expendables 3 was great, check out the girl she is quite good, a possible future female action star, one I could actually believe for once.
Going to get hated on for pirating but I always pirate them anyways and then visit some good ones in theather, the same with this one, this is actually worth my money and I want to see this on the big screen for sure!
I'm worried about that cough...
I'm going to leave this here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brain_myth
Are you under the impression I think this movie is realistic or even supposed to be realistic? It's Luc Besson craziness. :P
I'm confident if a poll was made, a large majority would take this as a fact.
Looking at recent news there are a lot of articles reporting how this is a myth now. I actually read about this years ago on a science discussion website, and the idea was reasonable to most people.
so your brainwashed by wikipedia? nice xd
And this reading material is for you, dear teenager: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brain_myth#References
Wikipedia is great. Brainwashing is what happens when somebody takes you away from your family and locks you in a room without food or water while screaming at you about <insert psycho-crap here> until you believe in it because you want to eat.
The tip to using Wikipedia reliably, however, is as Readerrrrr Said; verify the references.
Also check the history/talk to make sure there's not an editing war going on if something seems off to you or there's a lot of stuff being uncited.
Yeah, that's a bit of work, but it's a heck of a lot less work than the research necessary to make and maintain the wikipedia articles in the first place. And a lot easier than having to climb some mountain and speak to the wiseman at the top when you want to know how many seasons of Frasier were made, or whatever people had to do before Wikipedia.
It's on Snopes too....Ninny.
I'm going to leave this here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film; Its a fucking movie.
Not gonna lie, i read that link as this ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brian_myth
nice! i love the midnight screenings when its these guys,they are always so entertaining :D
that jake dude is too angry for me,so i prefer these guys,they have this positive auroa amongst them,
Jake has liked more movies this year than he's disliked, and only one or two was he angry about.
I'm hopeful that we can finally get Jake doing a Top Ten BEST list this year. :P
THANK YOU for what you said about Rattner. I'm no fanboy of his, but knowing about all the problems with X3, I am sick to death of him being brought up as the one to blame for that every time. You've convinced me to go see Hercules now. I was surprised there was no comparison to the The Scorpion King in your review though.
hey fuck u u fucking limey!
Unrelated to these vids, but I think I've been watching too many Midnight Screenings. Every time I mess up at work I hear Jake screaming ' YOU MOTHERFUCKER' in my head.
You're not alone. Last night, I seriously had a dream in which Brad and I were college roommates.
We had a kiddie pool set up in the middle of the living room (we had an apartment, not a dorm, even though I knew we were in college). I can't remember whose idea it was to put the pool there, but it really got in the way. Brad didn't say much, overall, and for some reason, Claire Danes was also present, but she said little, as well. She eventually left, and Brad went with her. Also, our place was in a huge tree. Then, I woke up.
I should take fewer sleeping pills.
so this hercules movie totally rapes the hercules myths and you guys liked it?? SMH...
Not everybody gives a shit about the myths as much as you or some others...who cares, so long as the result is entertaining? Shake your head all you like...
Pfft, sure, because the other Hercules movies I liked were so accurate.
I havent seen the film but it sounds like this could just have been an action mercenary film without the name Hercules attached to it if they're going to take away his demigod status.
A flick about a man trying to create his godlike legend like this could indeed be awesome I just dont see the need to drag Hercules down for it.
Given what a myth is it is completely impossible to rape, I saw the same comments in that nostalgia critic last week too and it makes less sense than throwing bears at the moon. I mean it isn't even called 'The 12 Labors of Hercules'.
I wanna re edit rocky to make it obvious the first opponent punched him into a coma and he is dreaming all the other stories, that could be rape, but a re telling of a legend can't be.
Clearly, "wtf" was being literal when he said "totally rapes the hercules myths". Like when someone says they were literally up shit creek without a paddle, they mean they actually were within a creek made entirely of shit.
*"...says they were literally up shit creek without a paddle..."
"...says they were up shit creek without a paddle..."
Too many "literally"s.
We'll call it a rape of the cannon once Hercules carries a credit card around with him.
I'm going to watch the Hercules review AFTER I watch the movie, because i don't want any spoilers. I'll share my opinion on the matter here after I'm done watching it.
However I will watch the Lucy review, because i really am curious as to whether this movie sucks or not. I am a not a fan of Morgan Freeman at all, and his presence in the opening narration proves to me that there's a good chance that this movie is going to suck balls. The premise looks terrible, not to mention scientifically idiotic.
The reason why we only use 20% of our brains is because the other 80% controls things like blood circulation, breathing, hunger, estrogen, hormones, you know, all the stuff we shouldn't be fucking with. THIS movie assumes that the other 80% gives us super powers.
Ugh... my rule is that if i have a problem with the movie's premise, then chances are I won't like the movie no matter how well they execute it.
sorry this got sent twice. Wasn't the website's fault, I really need to get google chrome. Internet explorer is the worst.
I did go and see Lucy high, and yeah, it's fucking weird, but it got my brain going, and overall I thought it was really good. Maybe I'm dumber than I thought or I was just really high, but heady cerebral shit is typically my thing, except for "Tree of Life". You guys are so right, that was definitely fucking boring. Brad, I implore you, get high and go see it again. Totally agreed about the symbolism and the stock footage, too much of that, but it was nowhere near enough to make me hate it. Also, yeah the "2001" comparisons are definitely valid, but Lucy's final transformation reminded me more of an earlier Arthur C. Clarke book "Childhood's End" more than "2001". Brad, if you've never read it, it's a bit dated now, but still worth the read.
Come on Brad, don't you know that every time Morgan Freeman shows up in a movie to explain something he earns a freckle?
So it's the live action crossover between the Futurama episode "Overclockwise" and Maria Full of Grace. Also I find myself much less perturbed by the "10% of our brains" myth than I am by the stupidity of drug dealers kicking their own drug mule in the stomach if that is the case.
Hercules on the other hand sounds WAY more interesting than I thought it would be. I was honestly prepared for another Clash of the Titans fiasco.
I liked Man of Steel better than Superman Returns.
Putting aside that I did genuinely enjoy most of Man of Steel, Superman Returns set the bar extremely low.
I have no idea how Singer, despite his worship of the Donner movies, managed to make something so bad. X-Men 3 AND Origins: Wolverine were better than SR. And that's frikkin' saying something.
Hell, Superman IV was better than Returns. III is still the worst tho.
Hercules sounds pretty good, I might check it out for my birthday tomorrow. I'm still not entirely sold on Guardians of the Galaxy next week, but one of the guys I follow on Twitter saw a pre-release screening and thought it was good, so I'll probably check it out.
I've also heard that the English dub of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is getting a limited theater release. Even if it comes to Springfield, I doubt there'll be a midnight screening, but it'd be pretty awesome if it did since I don't think anyone on the site's a huge Dragon Ball fan and it's a pretty weird movie even if you're familiar with the franchise.
I don't think the trailers did the Hercules movie any favors. I've heard some people who really weren't fond of the thing because they wanted to see lion-punching and shit and it just didn't deliver what they were looking for. They might have liked it better if it wasn't 100% not what they were hoping to see.
Rufus Sewell doing an Eric Cartman: "Screw You Guys....I'm Going Home".
That would be worth my ticket price. :)
I am shocked that Brad would advocate marijuana usage. It is not only illegal, but it is a "gateway drug" that leads to harder substances! It is also addictive and is bad for your health.
Brad, You really shouldn't use marijuana. Shrooms make B-movies far better than marijuana does.
So I take it you're angling for Brad to do a riff of "Reefer Madness"?
It does indeed lead to harder substances...cookie dough, potato chips, ice cream. Fast food! These things are MURDER on your cholesterol!
If I want to see people walking through the desert.... I'll watch "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", thank-you-very-much.
"WWE Motion Picture. HERCULES: The Movie - The Game"
He's a god, not a man! He's a god, not a man! He's a god, not a man!
He's a god, not a man! He's a god, not a man! He's a god, not a man!
Hercules sounds great. I might have to check it out sometime.
Oh boy, Step Up next week, huh? When they put up the poster for that movie at my theater, my first thought was "Why is there an explosion on the poster for a Step Up movie!?!" followed immediately by "There's another one? Seriously? Who's giving these movies money?"
I thought Lucy was pretty stupid, through-and-through, but it had it's interesting and fun moments. I can't help but think it would have been a better as a revenge film, and elaborating on the premise of a person gradually gaining psychic powers and losing their humanity.
Hahahaha the random Shannon Tweed interjection gave me some early teenage years flashbacks I must say
I love old school Luc Besson. I hope Lucy has some of that.
Crossing my fingers for another 4 or 5 person review on the Guardians movie next week.
I loved Hercules!
I just wished his costume fit but I know their trying to hammer it home that Hercules is bigger than everyone else.
Definitely better than a lot of film that came out this year!
I checked my local theater and Hercules is listed as 14A here
Anyone else got this
in their head while they were talking about phenomenon?
Are you going to review Asylum's Hercules Reborn (2014) too?
As a fan of Besson's tonal shift, you ought to see his De Niro dark comedy thriller The Family.
I saw Lucy, had about the same reaction, but was really hoping you guys would talk about trailers tonight, cause while there was generic actionesque stuff, I got 50 Shades of Grey at my screening, and I hoped you guys did too.
Cause that looks like it's trying so, so hard and just won't even hit the bar, and I wanted to hear what you guys thought on it.
But then again, I'm sure everyone will get that trailer (hell, they'll probably make that this year's Lone Survivor) so we'll get to hear everyone's thoughts. (and somehow Jake will be the one seeing it in theaters with Sarah)
Just look at Brians upper-body strength has there ever been a man so striking? And his eye wear so fashionable!
He has to keep his whippin' arm strong, and look nice for dem purty plantation owner's wives
What happened to the Brain Lewis community? We use to be a strong noble people and now we are a house divided, Brian never owned slaves despite what rival fans of a certain short white castle hat wearer would have you believe. Rest easy friends he's coming home
I think we can agree that Brian isn't a slaver anymore.
That's the important thing.
Indeed,he has changed his name to Human Trafficker Brian, to keep up with the modern times.
Once a slaver, always a slaver.
Great reviews as always. Just one major thing, and this may just be my own pet peeve-- but damnit, Brian, please stop snorting and just blow your nose. I listen to the reviews on earbuds, and this is like nails on blackboard. It's "nice discussion nice discussion *GIANT FUCKING DISGUSTING SNORT RIGHT IN MY BRAIN". It gets to the point where I can't pay attention to the review, just constantly waiting for the next snort. =(
I saw Hercules. I remember your review saying you liked it and yeah, if you hadn't told me beforehand I probably would have been caught by the twist despite how cliche it is. Anyways, I can't wait to see what you have to say about Guardians, although I'm probably going to see the film first and then the review. Keep up the good work.
The movie "Lucy" asks a question at the beginning. After being given life and the ability to evolve more than any other species on the planet, the movie asks, “What have we done with it?” And unfortunately the answer Luc Besson shows us is basically nothing. It shows us that we, as the dominate species on the planet, have not evolved more any other species. We still hunt, bait, trap, kill, and mate just like the animals. We’re all the same. I believe Luc was trying to say that maybe it’s time for us evolve beyond our petty, animalistic instinct for selfish greed. It is a shame that he had to wrap this concept around a simple action movie. I’m sure if he took the time he could have made this into a great drama. However, it was a fun, entertaining movie.
Holy tits, I can't believe the neutral-to-positive feedback of Lucy here. What a fucking horrible movie!
I know the whole "worst/best" is a terrible cliche, but coming out of this movie, I really had to think... what have I seen that's worse than this? Gods and Generals is the only movie I've ever walked out of, but even that I can't bring myself to say is worse than this. I saw this a couple days ago and I still can't think of anything. Fuck me it was bad. Holy SHIT.
I'm not familiar with Luc Besson but if this is his kind of filmmaking I'll be sure to stay far, far the fuck away in the future. Nothing struck me as clever or innovative about this; it was just fill of pedantic "look at how artsy I'm being" bullshit. And it's not even consistent. Yes, keep showing us clips of animals hunting prey, because we're a fucking stupid audience (which we must be, for walking into a movie whose tagline is a dumb myth) and don't understand storytelling on the level of a childrens book.
Thankfully he gives that up, but then it manages to get worse anyway.
Also, you can clearly tell they had no ending for this abomination. It was only 90~ minutes, and you could TELL they wanted the whole two hours -- but I don't think it's shorter because of budget or anything, I think it's actually shorter because... they literally didn't have an ending.
This is how I imagine the pitch meeting for this went: they got stoned out of their fucking minds, started talking about the human brain, some guy says "I HEARD WE ONLY USE 10% OF OUR BRAINS" "woahhhh" then they go make a movie. Was there even a script? How could there be?
Speaking of script, good fuck, the shit they had Morgan Freeman saying. I wish I could remember half of it. It made Star Trek technobabble look like Wikipedia's "Simple English" translation mode. At least Morgan was acting though, unlike Scarlett Johansson who must have been baited into this movie by being told "don't worry! you only have to act for TEN MINUTES, then you can turn back into a monotone robot and do that obnoxious cliche 'dog-head-turn' thing any time you have to react to something happening".
HOLY FUCK THIS MOVIE IS FUCKING AWUL JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
It's actually so bad, that I've kind of had a revelation, though. So we've seen a lot of great movies this year. Dawn, Guardians, Chef, Budapest Hotel... and the conversation afterward for a lot of these movies was "well, that was fucking great" "yep" "let's go home". I mean, Lucy may be potentially the worst movie I've ever seen, but I can't think of a movie in recent years that I've talked about this much. Maybe Dredd. Fuck, now I want to see Dredd again.
Anyway, my point is... maybe... bad movies, are actually a good thing? I mean, hell, I've seen comedies that I thought were funny, but didn't get as many laughs as Lucy did. And I'm not even the laugher type, I'll sit through a great comedy and chuckle at most, but I literally spit in laughter when she was in the cell bouncing off of the fucking walls and ceiling. I was holding my head in disbelief as she's dematerializing on the airplane and literally going "OM NOM NOM" (which was an onomatopoeia that I didn't think actually existed) to a handful drugs, or talking about how "one plus one has never equaled two" with Morgan Freeman.
I can't think of a movie worse than Lucy... but I also can't think of a movie that has made me react with so much vitriol and excitement.
Maybe bad films are actually a good thing, and not just "so bad it's good".
Maybe Lucy is a masterpiece.
So Brad, which movie wins as the most bat-shit crazy? Winter's Tale or Lucy? haha
Late to the party, but holy shit, Lucy is one dumb flick.