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-- Cheetah, Batman: The Brave and the Bold
I don't understand the hate this movie is getting. Was it good ? Not really but that's just one more of those little silly action movies Hollywood loves so much to make. Not all that worst than the rest of the productionI despised the movie Van Helsing and didn't even finish watching it because it was so bad
I can't get over the scene where Kate Beckinsale realizes she's dancing with a vampire because he doesn't have reflection in the giant mirror...ok, so far so good, standard vamp stuff..then a minute later it's revealed that *everybody* in the damn ballroom is a vampire! That's when you know the director just doesn't care.
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I also had very little sympathy for their Wolf Man. Whereas it was easy to feel sorry for Larry Talbot from the original Wolf Man, I just couldn't manage it for their Velkan Valerious character. Part of me kind of thought that his being turned into a werewolf was the best thing he had going for him.
Don't forget Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
eh, I would probably only go see this for Gemma Arterton in leather outfits.
Other wise this movie has no appeal to me whatsoever
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That wasn't Universal. Another studio made that and basically got away with it because 1) They didn't really reference any of the original movies and 2) The monsters in question didn't exactly look like the trademarked images of the Universal monsters.
I think it's hard to do anything with the Universal monsters these days because horror as a Hollywood concept has strayed so far from what the Universal monsters were, plain old, black-and-white, creepy Hayes Code era horror. Creepy for its time but adhering to the old standards enough that it's accessible to pretty much anyone. A face of horror that you can slap on a lunchbox and not feel irresponsible about it.
I fear we've drifted off-topic, though.
As far as HaGW, the witches were a mix. Some were flat out hags but most had a style thing going on that reminded me of Cenobites; skin tight and/or revealing costume on a runway model body, but once you got above the neck there was some extreme deformity going on.
I hadn't looked up any reviews of the movie going in, and was pleasantly surprised to find out it most definitely wasn't PG-13. At first it was like, "Oh, okay, they got the one swearword out of the way fast" and then "Huh. That was oddly gory." then finally "Oh-kay! Didn't expect naked!" as I could almost -feel- the speed lines from the parents in the theatre who took their low tweens son to see the movie trying to cover his eyes as fast as they could.
Sure the plot was threadbare (though still more coherent than Van Helsing) and Arterton (among others) sorta coasted through the movie, but the I think action was well done. And hey, not that anyone else is going to see the movie but SPOILERS! I enjoyed the scene where a troll goes berserk on some corrupt police and puts most Mortal Kombat fatalities to shame in the process. And then they hauled out the gatling gun. ^_^
It got a 15% on Rotten Tomato. Ouch.
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