Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with an observation of what a difference a few years makes. Way back in 2016 David Ayer wrote and directed the first “Suicide Squad.” While being a massive hit it was considered by many to be a disjointed, somewhat neutered mess, especially coming from the guy who wrote “Training Day” and directed films such as “End Of Watch” and “Fury.” Now we find out that . . . surprise, surprise, Ayer was interferred with at the studio by suits who wanted to make the film more like the bubbly Marvel films that have been so successful. As a result, the cut of “Suicide Squad” turned out to have too many chefs in the kitchen and Ayer’s version of what the film should be is hardly recognizable as such. Cut to five years later and the idea of DC’s version of a connected universe is decidely in flux at the moment. Now we have James Gunn (“The Guardians of the Galaxy”) commissioned to do a soft reboot on our favorite gang of supervillains trying to do good. Only this time the studio kept their paws off of this film and Gunn has free reign. The result is probably the most entertaining, off-the-wall comic book films in years. It’s like “Deadpool” and “The Avengers” had a child and the result is, put simply, awesome!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at “Creed 2” and “Green Book.”
This fall is turning out to be a banner year for dramatic films. Usually the holiday season boasts action fare and family fare in equal measure, and to be sure we have films like “Ralph Breaks The Internet” and “The Grinch,” but this year dramas like “Widows” have taken some of the spotlight. But while”Widows” isn’t doing much at the box office, movies like “Creed 2” and the excellent “Green Book” are looking to compete for filmmakers dollars over the holiday season.
Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog!
I’m not the biggest fan of Rocky Balboa, but I will admit to the boxing saga’s influence on my life from a pop culture standpoint. I grew up with the big lug from Philadelphia and these films definitely have been absorbed by the movie going public as one of the most enduring cinematic franchises of all time. That said, I was hardly prepared for the emotional gut-punch that is “Creed,” the seventh and perhaps best film the Rocky mythology has every inspired. This is one of the best films of the year, period. Continue reading