Being that Darren and I both love watching lots and lots of movies, we decided to start a new weekly series where we challenge each other to watch a new movie that we enjoyed and feel the other one might also.
The rules are simple; it has to be a movie we have NEVER seen, (not just not reviewed)
Every Tuesday, we will both post both reviews on our sites.
Let’s hope we both can add lots of new favorites to our personal lists
For my review this week, here are my thoughts on…..
Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Nov 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A year after he and his girlfriend are killed by a gang of thugs, a man returns from the dead to enact revenge on them.
My Take on it – This is a movie that I have been avoiding for over twenty years.
Despite being a fan of comic book movies, this one just felt too dark for me to really be interested in what was going on.
When Darren gave this movie to me as a challenge, I was actually hoping that my fears were in vain and that I would somehow enjoy this seemingly very dark film.
Well, my initial feelings over twenty + years was very right!
I didn’t really like this movie at all.
It was way too dark for me to feel any kind of satisfaction or hope that the “superhero” would prevail.
The characters really all feel very cartoonish or comic bookish which is sometimes good, but not here.
I think a lot of people love this movie more for it’s cult theories and for the superstitious nature of all of the mishaps on screen.
This being one of the few movies where an actor was actually killed by accident with a prop has raised the cult status so high that I can understand the cult following, but it just doesn’t really apply to someone like me.
Bottom Line – Can’t say I liked this one very much. I think it became a cult classic because the accidental death of Lee on set. The story is too dark for me and I can’t say that I liked any of the characters very much to care what would happen to them.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to Jon Polito, Brandon Lee cut himself when he broke the glass in Gideon’s shop. The glass was breakaway glass and it is very rare for anyone to get cut by it. Polito says that he told Lee that he feared Lee would die in an on-set accident like Vic Morrow did during filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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