Curt gives an update on the show over at his blog.
This **** Is Not Yet Hated: S05E05 - The 2012 Hatey Awards
I know, I know, there are lots of list of things at this tme of year. But these are OUR lists: The ultimate Championship Vinyls for 2012.
We’ll try to sell you on our favourite Blu-Rays and Comics then get down to the top Video Games, TV Episodes and Movies for last year.
This **** Is Not Yet Hated: S05E04 - Of Dressing Gowns and Dol Guldur
It’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Curt gets rather excited Scott barely gets a word in.
The usual then.
Supplemental Material - Bah Humbug 2012
It’s the MOST wonderful tiiiiime of the year: Bah Humbug for 2012!
90 something minutes of straight up rants about 2012 in TV, Movies, Comics and Games from Curt and Scott. We get one chance to get 100% negative a year and this is it. Enjoy. Or not. That’s kind of the point.
“We’re the Wolverines, and we create chaos!”
This is that point in the review where I show my age, I haven’t seen Red Dawn (1984). I have a peripheral knowledge of the film, mainly through pop culture references. So going into Red Dawn: The Remake, On Ice, I had no real idea what to expect. All I can say is, I hope the old one is good, cause this movie BLOWS, things up! No just kidding, it sucks.
If you took the big book of action movie cliches, read it cover to cover and thought, “lets make that!” you would get Red Dawn (2012). So the plot involves the good ol’ USofA being invaded by that pesky North Korea, and a group of inexperienced, moronic, young people raging full on guerilla warfare against the might of the North Korean army, backed up by the Russian military war machine. So yeah, I kind of had a hard time wrapping my head around the silliness of this movie to start with. Look, I’m no military expert, but I like to think I have played enough Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare to know a thing or two. It just seems a little too far fetched. We spend very little time seeing how these KIDS prepare for the horrors of what they are about to do, and even once they start capping commies left and right, they all seem very cool with it.
The acting is pretty poor all round. Chris Hemsworth trys his very best, but every cliché line of dialogue, full of “America fuck yeah!” vitriol just feels SOOOOOO forced. Josh Peck plays Hemsworth’s little bro, and just plays this like spoiled brat. Every time he was on screen I was just quietly loosing my shit. Jeffrey Dean Morgan rocks up for the last twenty minutes of the film and seems to be phoning in all of his dialogue. Isabel Lucas is boring and terrible as per usual. Adrianne Palicki really surprised me! She is actually pretty good in the film.
However all the cast were outshone by Josh Hutcherson. Somehow, everything I see this guy in, he manages to just seem to be working a little harder than everyone else. His character is the only one who seems to have an issue about committing murder. He is really the only likeable and believable character running around.
The direction by Dan Bradley just comes across as generic, stock action film. There are no real stand out scenes for me. It is all, as I write this review, fading from memory. I won’t lie some of the action sequences are fun to watch, but nothing that you can’t see done better, elsewhere.
I’m honestly not sure what to even say, the film was so boiler plate, I’ve pretty much dried up on thoughts about it. I unfortunately, can’t compare it to the old one… But I will try to see it now! Just to learn if it is, as bad.
Don’t Bother. [?]
Additional: WOLVERINES! Eat a dick.