Monthly Archives: August 2013

R.I.P.D – ft. Jeremy Jahns..

I recently watched a film called R.I.P.D (Rest In Peace Department). It had two of my favorite actors in it (Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges) and the trailer didn’t make it seem to bad, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Afterwards, I thought I’d give it a review here for you readers, but instead, I’m going to do this one completely different. I’m going to give you the video-review of the movie from Jeremy Jahns, ’cause as it turns out, he and I think exactly alike on this one! 

So without further ado, here you go… enjoy!

Jeremy Jahns – R.I.P.D movie review

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Elysium .. Hit or miss?

Went to the movies with my brother (older) yesterday, an event that (sadly) doesn’t happen as often as I would like anymore. We used to go to the movies once every two months or so before, but as the years passed, we both got to do our own thing instead, but every now and again it happens, and we usually see the movie with the biggest effects, the hottest stars and the loudest noise and last nights choice wasn’t too far of and in celebration of this seldom seen occurrence, I thought I’d shoot some quick thoughts about Elysium your way. 

First of, I would like to address Matt Damon’s physique. There had been a chatter on the web about how he had gained so many lbs of muscle, that he was huge and so on, but as a fitness-freak myself, all I could say was; Yeah sure, he looked good in comparison to himself in older movies but he was far from huge. But that doesn’t say he hadn’t worked hard on it, that was obvious. Kudos, Matt!

Second, I thought that the visuals of the movie was fantastic! Everything from the flashbacks to the space-shuttles, the post-apocalyptic scenery on earth to the flamboyant greens of Elysium, it was all done right! That was a big Thumps Up for me!

Third, the concept. Sure, it had Some originality to it but I also felt that it borrowed a little to much from known Sci-Fi franchises to stand out as much as it could have. Since Hollywood have pretty much played its originality through and through again, that was kind of expected from it, though.

Fourth (and final thoughts about it), was Sharlto Copley (best known for his portrayal of Murdock in the movie A-Team). Copley steals the show as the films main villain Kruger, a sleeper-agent gone rogue. Every time the plot felt as it would almost fall asleep, Kruger enters the screen and it kicks back again like a lightning-strike to the face! The accent, the mannerisms, the eyes.. This, is what kept my interest peaked through the entire movie!

All and all, I’d say it ends up somewhere smack in between, not a clear Hit but far from a Miss. I could definitely recommend it, but as for myself… I could just as easily have waited for the DVD/Blu-ray release.

Until next time… Peace out!


John Rambo-series, Sylvester Stallone reprising?

Ok, ehm… heheh *nervous laughs*

First off, the news of Entertainment One’s developing of a Rambo-series was (not without some minds blown, I must say), as a true Stallone-fan, confusing. Especially when it’s said that Stallone himself, is in talks to reprise his role?

Ofcourse, as a fan of both Stallone And the Rambo-series (I personally wouldn’t categorize it as a franchise), I could think of pretty much Nothing more BADASS than a Rambo-series on TV, especially if it’s successful with (AT LEAST) four seasons, with a Two-season starter! But that’s just me, probably?

Well, anyway.. If this was something that could even be considered successful, they would need a fantastic writer (hopefully S. Stallone himself), a fan-producer and a director (for at least half of the first season) that cares as much about the CHARACTER that both me and Stallone does. And that is just for starters. In addition, they would need a co-cast that cares equally about the character in question as the developers and not just someone who thinks that this will be a fast-train to stardom. If they can bring all these factors together, I actually think they could have something great at hand here. BUT…. and this is a pretty Big But…  the only way they could come through with it is, if S. Stallone has a majority-say in the production. Without him, it’s a non-starter all together!

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That’s what I think about the project, or, what I think about it production-wise. But how about Stallone reprising his role? Well, that’s actually a question of script, as I see it. If they choose to do a series based solely on the source-material (David Morrell’s First Blood, first published in 1972), they could just as easily ruin it as they could revive it.. and I can not, for the life of me, see a 2013-Stallone do a good -70s- Vietnam-vet (John Rambo), no matter what type of drug I put in my system. However, if they choose to go another path, say, one based around flashbacks from an aging John Rambo (as seen in the 2008 movie Rambo), and then build it continuously from there, I would most definitely give them my support. I would even donate every penny I have left, in order to make it happen!

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John Rambo, an iconic action-character to date, who withstands all and everything, whether it’s a dumb-ass American lawman or a Russian army, who have seen himself spoofed and tributed time and time again, yet he stands tall and proud, cowling his even more iconic red head-band and bulging muscles, truly an inspiration to every kid in the neighborhood. But who is he really? Well, all I can say on that subject is… Read the God damn book. Or watch the movie!!

So… until next time… Goodnight, and whathooh!!