Unbreakable: Imperfect, but Amazing!

Love me some Unbreakable. One of Shyamalan’s best. The Sixth Sense was, admittedly, a better movie strictly speaking, but Unbreakable holds a special place in my heart for being a unique and utterly bizarre twist on the tropes of comic book lore.

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I’ve always wanted to play / run a roleplaying game set in a world inspired by Unbreakable, but I’ve never been able to come up with a mythos that matched its mood and background. It remains, thus far, an excellent mood piece, immune to the kind of genericization and tropification that great RPG’s are born of.

Super Soviet Super Hero Squad: Guardians!

So, the Russians have made a home grown Avengers-style movie, entitled Guardians, and here’s the English-language trailer!

If it weren’t for all the blatant nostalgia for a mass-murdering dictatorship as evil and murderous as the Nazis, I might even be excited.

I’ll still see it, but the propaganda angle will make it a lot more annoying than it otherwise would have had to be. Then again, most American movies are thinly veiled propaganda for commie politics as well, so maybe I wouldn’t notice anything anyway!

It’s 1960’s Batman Time ALL OVER AGAIN!

Did you miss the 1960’s Dynamic Duo? Because THEY’RE BACK BABY!

Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar!

Wait… “Who’s Julie Newmar?” OH YOU DID NOT JUST SAY THAT!

THIS is Julie Newmar, peasants:

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Merely one of the best Catwoman actresses ever, ever, ever! A scintillating and captivating part of what was, let’s all just admit it, a pretty silly TV show that lots of people—myself included—enjoyed quite a bit.

And now, thanks to Warner Brothers Animation, we can enjoy a reunion of sorts. Looking forward to it!

I Am Legend: Flaws of A Masterpiece

I am Legend is one of those movies that is almost great. It is absolutely compelling, as the video notes, and does quite a lot of stuff very, very right, including the concept. It was explained to me once this way:

“In every post-apocalyptic movie, the heroes come across a half-crazy hermit, who they’re unsure of because might help them, might attack them, but who eventually gives his life to help them along their journey. I Am Legend was HIS story.”

What it does badly is the silly, silly climax scene. “Butterly, so God!” PLEASE.

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If only the rest of the movie had lived up to the promise of the first 20 or 30 minutes, it would have been…

Wait for it…

LEGENDARY.