Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery in an early Michael Bay action movie? What’s not to love? Club members, come watch The Rock with us!
It’s fair to say that The Rock is a great action movie. That’s why we decided that our first rewrite should be a sequel rather than a true remake of the original film. Trust us, it’s better this way. Though maybe don’t trust us too much because the sequel we came up with is called The Clock… and that’s probably the smartest thing about it.
Welcome to The Rock, and welcome to the first review of Super Serious Film Fest’s “Season of the Cage”. Released in 1996, this modern classic stands as one of Nic Cage’s, as well as Michael Bay’s, finest action movies. It’s not quite the level of Caginess you’re probably looking for but the Season of the Cage is just warming up. Join us next week for The Weather Man.
Jim and A.Ron are back with another first run Bald Move, this time taking in The Rock’s latest family friendly action flick, “Skyscraper”. Die Hard + Towering Inferno = a pretty damn engaging and entertaining action film, smarter than most, and with plenty of heart courtesy Dwayne Johnson’s charisma and chemistry with co-star (and fellow badass) Neve Campbell. You’re going to be able to predict most beats of the film from the first 10 minutes, but it’s still a pleasure to watch Mr. Johnson do his thing. The flaming 220 story building against the dramatic back drop of Hong Kong serves up several great set pieces and looks great doing it.
Jim and A.Ron loved the hell out of The Fate of the Furious, the eight installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. Great characters, great dialog, great action set pieces, fairly plausible and coherent plot (as far as these things go), and some just hilarious, Three Stooges type slapstick action comedy courtesy The Rock and Jason Statham. You either love these movies or have long since outgrown them, but for the people who can tune in to these kinds of demented frequencies, it’s top notch entertainment. The best F&F in years, maybe ever. Feel free to listen to our non spoiler take as well as a robust discussion of upcoming films and trailers, but if you want to hear our full spoiler filled break down of the movie, you’re going to have to be a Club Member.