Movie Review: “It” (Original 1990 Version)

Okay, so this past weekend we decided to go out and see the original version of the new movie , “It”.  We wanted to see it because we feel if you are going to watch a remake, we need to see the original.  We will do the same with Bladerunner as well.  Well all I can say is NO, NO, NO.

Well maybe now I know why they wanted to remake this movie.  My boyfriend says that other than Carrie or The Shining that no Stephen King movies have been better than the books.  I guess they are hard to replicate all the supernatural thoughts on those pages.   So let’s just say, the movie was NOT scary.  The acting was really bad.  The special effects were awful.  Some say this was meant to be campy.  I don’t like campy.  And what does campy mean anyhow?

Now you might say, “Rebecca, this was 1990”.  True, but given that Star Wars was 10 years old and that The Shining had already been done, this is not even close.  I was also thinking about it and they mostly used TV actors John Ritter (3’s Company), Tim Reid (WKRP in Cncinnati), Harry Dean Anderson (Night Court), and a bunch or people who were guest stars on Love Boat and Fantasy Island from the ’80s.  Their movie acting was almost comedic.  Watch their reactions.  They don’t teach that in acting school.  Lastly, Tim Curry (who plays Pennywise the Clown) openly says that they wish they did not do the remake so people did not watch the original to see how bad it was.  Tim is by far the best performance in the movie, but even he is embarrassed that little blip on his resume is being highlighted.  Just undoes his role in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

So I guess I give this only a 1 out of 5 erections.  Only watch to satisfy your curiosity.  I will hopefully enjoy the new movie much more.  I have been hearing that it is good.  I hope so.

Movie Review: Annabelle Creation

So do you like scary movies?  Have you seen the Conjuring movies and the first Annabelle movie?  Then this movie is great for you.  Now, you don’t need to see those movies to understand how this movie fits in.  They actually do a good job of splicing this together in the end.  That said, I do suggest you see all of these movies in the order in which they were made.  Can you believe there really is an Annabelle doll?  For real?  Yes, this is a true story.  The doll though does not really look like the one in the movie.

So the movie picks up from before any of the other movies and explains how the doll came to be.  Of course the movie has those scenes that make us cringe.  Opening doors that nobody should open or choosing to be alone even when scared.  Oh my gosh you just want to curl up in a ball and run!  I think I screamed out loud 4 times while watching this movie.  The director does a great job getting you to the edge of your seat and  building the tension in your body.

This movie will make you jump!  I give it a 3 out of 5 erections.  Freaked me out for sure!

 

Movie Review – Alien: Covenant

I saw Alien: Covenant on opening weekend in heavy anticipation of seeing how it would connect Prometheus to the original Alien movie.  I was also told it would make things more transparent and it would be really scary.  Scary I am not sure about but definitely suspenseful with non-stop action.   In typical Ridley Scott fashion it was dark with lots of fighting.

What I really like about the film is that they didn’t get too crazy with new technology.  I always hate when you see recent movies that are supposed to precede a famous movie that was from 20 years ago and now the technology looks so much better (Star Wars).  So the new Androids are upgraded, but still aren’t necessarily better, the guns aren’t better, etc.

What the movie does do well is close the chapter on Prometheus.  What it doesn’t do yet is tie into the original Alien movie.  It doesn’t really explain the Corporation and how it continues it’s plan.  It doesn’t explain how the Aliens continue to expand.   It does explain how they evolve into their current state.

I definitely recommend it for any Alien fan.  You have to watch them all out.  It definitely does a great job of making more sense out of the Prometheus movie.  There are lots of great Easter eggs in this movies.  Go check it out unless you have no interest in this series.

I give the movie a 3 erection out of 5 rating.

Before you watch this movie, here are a few things you should do first:

  1. Rewatch Prometheus if it has been awhile
  2. Rewatch this video about how David was created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ7E7Qp-s-8
  3. Watch this Short on the creation of Walter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Cmf4BuNgg
  4. Watch this short called the Last Supper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkXgRlRao5I
  5. Watch this short called The Crossing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeMVrnYNwus

SPOILERS (Read at own risk)

There are weird things for me.

  • It appears Daniels figure out it is not Walter way before when stitching and other things happen after the fight?
  • Why does David help kill the creature?
  • Why did all those people turn into statues and not just become Aliens?  Remember in the first movie how the guy becomes infected and just disintegrates into the water?
  • So where do we go from here?  Do we go to the new colony and find out if David incubates Tennessee and Daniels or some of the new colonists?