Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jerry Lewis on his split from Dean Martin


With all due respect, I like that Leia could use the force to save herself.

I happen to like Kevin Smith.  My love of Star Wars is only second to his.  I love watching his enthusiasm.

Solo didn't impress me.  It was okay, but it doesn't add anything to the Star Wars story unless we get a sequel, which I would welcome.  Solo felt average and like a recycled western.  I also thought that the ending was overly convoluted and not consistent with the Solo character.  It blows my mind that he can walk up to a bar and order a "brandy", as if an earth drink would exist a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

I don't buy this notion that there was no overall plan.  Sure, Rian Johnson had too much creative control to do his own thing, but I'm certain that Lucasfilm had expectations on what they wanted each movie to accomplish.

I will swear to my dying breath that The Last Jedi is entertaining, because guess what?  I found it entertaining.  Four times.  It was not what I expected, nor exactly what I would have preferred, but that is the problem with the fan reaction; they are going to reject an otherwise entertaining movie because it does not match their preconceived notion of what it should be.  They complain that the character of Luke was disrespected, but it is not our story to tell.  Lucasfilm chose to give us a story that was different than what we expected, likely in order to take the series in a new direction.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thor 4: Love and Thunder: Natalie Portman, female Thor

Natalie Portman is going to play female Thor in Thor 4.

Almost every time they do something like this, they lose money. They give us movies that people don't want to see.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Spider-Man Far from Home

Spider-Man Far from Home starts out like another teen-friendly movie, like Alita Battle Angel, so I'm thinking to myself that I'm sick of this crap. I'm thinking that if this continues I'm going to walk out. But about 1/4 of the way in, the action gets intense. The movie feels like it comes to a conclusion half way through, but then we find out that we have been deceived and the real story starts in the middle of the movie. By the end, the film delivers in a really big way. The two post-credit scenes shake things up even further. Overall it is a pretty wild ride.

Best wishes,

John Coffey