I took a quick break from gaming to check out the latest additions to Netflix, Prime, and Hulu (I can’t ever decide on anything to watch. I just flip back and forth between services until I get frustrated and pick something.) As usual, below are my impressions on what I chose.
Aside from the last half hour, it was incredibly slow and boring. The cinematography was decent, and the setting was very cool (futuristic Berlin), but the story didn’t pull through for me. The end got weird, and it came off desperate, as if attempting to reel you back in and slap you awake.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Full of action, comical, and overall, pretty light. I was home sick and needed something to watch that wasn’t going to bog me down and make me think a whole lot. This kept me entertained the entire time. The colors were fantastic, and the cinematography was spot on. Also, Cate Blanchett is amazing.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
What? I watched Thor: Ragnarok, and this was right there on Netflix! I had to…Anyway, it’s good. I was worried it was going to be a little long in the tooth, but even after the 2 1/2 hour mark, I was still awake! Furthermore, I see myself watching the new one, as well. Josh Brolin was fantastic, but I thought Chris Pratt was a bit much.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
One of these days, I’ll pick up The Predator, but until then I figured I would watch one of my favorites. It’s not a “good movie”, really, but it’s fun and gave me everything I wanted. Lance Henriksen’s in it. That’s usually enough for me, but add two of my favorite franchises and it’s all over.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
I started LW1 the other day, but I was severely under the weather, and passed out drooling within no time, so I couldn’t put it on here. I watched this one, though! It’s fun! It’s an early Lethal Weapon movie, so of course it’s fun. Ok? Ok ok ok ok ok ok.
Species II (1998)
Watch if you’ve seen the first one.
Turned out to be a decent fun-bad flick for the moment. Pretty forgettable once it’s done, though.
Deadly Instincts or Breeders (1997)
Skip unless you’re watching the Rifftrax version.
The monster animatronics are actually pretty good, which is clearly where the budget went. I’m ok with that.
Silver Bullet (1985)
The death scenes are surprisingly gory, and Gary Busey’s performance is surprisingly Wings Hausery. My only regret is no Mumblin Bo Hopkins act-alike. Haim dropped the ball on that one.
Split Second (1992)
Rutger Hauer fans will love it. He’s in full swing, chasing around a monster in 1992’s 2008. It has its moments for sure, but it’s still a bit rough.
Star Hunter (1996)
Holy shit, Roddy McDowall…no…Don’t do that…This movie’s just awful. McDowall’s an alien who hunts a group of teenagers via a remote controlled robot with a shotgun. The acting got worse as the movie drug on, and it wasn’t very good to begin with…I feel dirty.
Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings (1993)
Watch for the monster.
PH is just such a cool monster. He looked a little dry and rubbery, but still not bad. The acting is horrible, but it’s a good fun-bad flick.
Graveyard Shift (1993)
Movie adaptation of Stephen King’s story about a giant creature killing a bunch of people in a mill in Maine.
That’s it for now, folks. I’ll add more movies as they play for January, and I may even do more for Feb. Who knows? Thanks for tuning in!