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Analysing The Adam Project

25 Mar

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Shawn Levy
‘s style of humour in his films can’t be replicated. Part of it is in how he gets his talents to shine. The hilarity works in his version of Cheaper by the Dozen and Night at the Museum. What he imbues into these tales often results in a sequel or two. His latest might not get that continuation, but I’m hoping The Adam Project can lead to Project: Eve or Lilith. It’ll depend on adding a bigger biblical context to which the backstory skims through.

The father of Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is a genius and what he’s created can remake the world a dozen times over. While the present day (2022) doesn’t have the advanced tech to realise transportation now, the future has fine tuned the mechanism. He’s almost like The Ancient One in Marvel’s Avengers because he has to tell his kids it’s not a good idea to mess with time, otherwise the future would be a total wreck.

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When Giving a Red Notice is a Impossible Mission

29 Nov

Red Notice

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Spoiler Alert

Banking on the talents of Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot to carry a film is one way to get a Red Notice. There are a few elements to like,  namely a sense of being a global spy type caper in the vein of Impossible Mission, but I see this film has an anime inspired root, namely Lupin the III. Like the thief, Nolan Booth (Reynolds) is crazy agile!

There’s some great wise-cracks from Reynolds (he excels at that). Johnson’s character (Hartley) is familiar and Gadot shines by being a villainess in the vein of The Baroness from GI Joe. As for whether they can all partner up is the name of the game because they’re art thieves.

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Evolution is in Trouble with The Croods: A New Age

19 Dec

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A DNA sequence must be missing to make The Croods sequel, New Age stand out. One problem is the time it took to make this animated film. Seven years, not including the Netflix prequel, is quite the long time. One issue is because of Universal Pictures’ acquiring the DreamWorks Animation and the uncertainty which resulted. The other is handing over the directorial reigns to story artist, Joel Crawford.

This franchise created by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco is good. Who doesn’t love a Flintstones like family trying to make sense of a changing world? The duo had ideas. Whoever said their story required the help of The Hageman Brothers, Paul Fisher, and Bob Logan to fine tune needs a rock tossed at him.

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I Choose You, Detective Pikachu! A Movie Review

14 May

null 3By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Loosely based on the video game of the same name, Detective Pikachu is a fun romp breathing new life to the Pokėmon franchise. The eagle eyed can try identifying every pocket monster featured and the enthusiast will giggle at the Easter eggs riddled throughout. When detective Harry Goodman is believed to be dead, his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) arrives in Ryme City to settle his father’s affairs–but learns that maybe pops is not gone. When he finds a Pikachu in his father’s abode and he can talk (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), they team up to see all is not harmonious with man and pokémon.

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Connecting Deadpool Two FOX’s X-Men Universe & A Review

23 May

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By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Ryan Reynolds had a crazy, mixed up career in superhero movies. His past appearances as Green Lantern, or Deadpool .5 in X-Men Origins: Wolverine were harshly criticized, In Blade: Trinity, I paid attention. As a handsome and talented actor, he is second to none. As a voice over talent, he made Guy (the smooth as silk boyfriend in The Croods), a fun focus. I knew he has a terrific sense of comic timing. Translating that to Deadpool, the merc with the mouth, and anyone can clearly tell he is having fun with the character. He totally owns it!

Gutsier out-there comic book movies with the R rating needs to be made (hint: bring Lobo to the big screen). Whatever the joke which was removed because of the pending Fox-Disney deal, I hope it can surface just so I can see how badly that scene would have ruffled feathers. This movie is simply terrific with all the meta jokes made and is worth revisiting to catalogue them all.

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