Dog’s Movie House: “The Suicide Squad” Trippy, Amoral, Violent, And Wonderfully Hilarious!
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
Dog’s Movie House: “The Hateful Eight” Very Good Tarantino!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog!
I love Quentin Tarantino as a filmmaker, but I’m most enamored of him as a writer. The dialogue he writes for his films is profanity-laced poetry that rolls off the tongues of his actors like water over Niagra Falls. It’s the wonderful originality in his scripts that allows me to overlook the fact the most of his films are homages of the classic films he watched in his youth. Tarantino’s latest, “The Hateful Eight” is a nearly three-hour potboiler of a film that doesn’t really pick up from the action standpoint until about two-thirds of the way through, but the wonderfully written characters and terrific performances will keep you riveted the entire way through. Continue reading