I’m not going to get into the specific problems that Ghostbusters 2016 has because it’s reasonably pointless and what’s done is done. I don’t consider it a good or well executed film and I think the cast is completely wasted.
I saw Hunger Games 4 and groaned not really sure who I was going to pick because I think I’d like to save Katniss for the first film. So I was flicking through the film and was struck by the end when Snow is paraded for his public execution. I liked his defiance right to the end so decided to go with him.
I think The Two Towers is probably my favourite of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The whole battle at helm’s deep and the return of Gandalf, it’s all really bloody awesome.
But I wouldn’t call myself, ummm what is it they call devoted LotR fans? I like the films a lot but I’m just not super into it and I still haven’t seen the last Hobbit film (which I will sort out, I just struggled with the first two).
Despite a film that misses the mark more often than not the third Terminator film isn’t nearly as hard to watch as I originally thought as I’ll often get caught up watching it if it’s ever on tv.
Say what you will about the film that ending is one of the best sequences in the whole franchise and it’s a shame that with Dark Fate retconning it completely that scene is no longer canon… if that’s such a thing in the Terminator world.
This seems as good a time as any to point out that all the films are in the list so they too can be randomly picked in our weekly random Treks and of course this week was Star Trek: First Contact.
I really enjoy First Contact as a film, I think it stands alone aside from Trek as a film for non-trekkies.
My only critiques are that I don’t like how Data was elevated above the rest of the cast and even though I think she’s amazing the Borg Queen does add a flaw to the Borg but then again they were already messing with them before TNG finished its run.
The end sequence with the Vulcans landing and making first contact is quite wonderful and I should mention that the soundtrack is beautiful. It’s a very easy Star Trek film to rewatch if not on the slightly gory side of things.
This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).
I am not the biggest Spider-Man fan, I like him well enough and these MCU Spider-Man films have all been really fun.
I do, however, LOVE drawing him.
It’s such a fun character to draw and pose and generally just play around with. Which is why I decided to experiment a little with a new pen type for this one. It’s got more of a brush tip and requires a lighter tough than I’m used to.
Again though a lot of fun all round and the film was also fun and it was very cool to see Michael Keaton back in a comic book film.
It was with a lot of consideration that the 89 Joker was chosen.
Having to take into account which film would end up being represented by Batman himself and also picking which Joker I was going to draw. I was extremely tempted by the original Cesar Romero and of course the amazing performance of Heath Ledger.
But Jack Nicholson’s Joker will always be my personal favourite.
Right place at the right time I guess. I was the perfect age for when Batman 89 came out, I was just getting into comics on the eve of Bat mania and sitting in that cinema watching the Batwing pause for that beat in front of the moon was breathtaking.
Nicholson LOVED playing the Joker, he still loves the role. Here’s an actor as huge as Jack Nicholson who just revelled in the role. It was crazy but perfect.