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Not the best "so bad it's good" movie.
"Virus" ("aka Hell of the living dead" or "Zombie Creeping Flesh") is a fun rip-off of "Dawn of the Dead", with also some typical stuff we can find in Italian cannibals movies, but without the cannibalism (there is a tribe in the jungle composed mostly from stock shots of "The Real Cannibal Holocaust" - aka "Nuova Guinea, l'isola dei cannibali" - and stock shots of animals from documentaries too).
The director is Bruno Mattei so it's not really a big surprise, he used a lot stock shots and work done by others in his movies (for example his "Zombi: La creazione" AND "Shocking Dark" are copies of James Cameron's "Aliens"). I kinda like his movies, because most of them are really fun to watch (the "so bad it's good" kind). But for this one, I think it's just an OK movie. Funny in many scenes, but also boring in many others.
There is a nice variety of zombies, some looks like the blue ones from "Dawn of the Dead", others have a more "gory" look, as in "Zombi 2" of Lucio Fulci. The characters from the Swat are fun, lot of crazy men in the team with totally irrational reactions! Unfortunately, the movie is too long, should have been cut by at least 20 minutes.
A nice little Kaiju TV show
A Godzilla like monster emerges in Japan, after a truck full of uranium felt in the ocean because of a violent typhoon.
I really enjoyed the first two episodes, the Kaiju appears fast on screen and there isn't any dead time. The only problem, for the whole 4 episodes, is Goro, the journalist. He's kinda annoying, always saying to everyone that he never let go a case, and that's why he's called a "suppon" (that what the subtitles says in the DVD you can find on Amazon, not sure of what that means)).
The two last episodes are less entertaining, as two bandits brothers are added to the story. The main story take then a different path, focusing on them searching a briefcase full of narcotics underwater and holding hostage a kid. I won't spoil everything, but let's just say the show ends weirdly. The fact that the monster hold a boat in his mouth the whole last episode for no particular reason, and the way he is beaten are kinda strange.
Anyway, overall this "Giant phantom Monster Agon" is nice/okay and if you're fan of Kaiju Eiga, I think you'll enjoy this little TV show.
Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales (2015)
Not the best Lego Star Wars TV show, but still a nice one.
Not as funny as the others Lego Star Wars TV movies, a more classical humour than what Lego movies/video-games used to contain, but it is still entertaining.
It's mostly a show dedicated to kids, but lot of private jokes are made for the adults Star Wars fans (explanation of why Chewie didn't get a medal at the end of episode IV, jokes about the quality of the prequel...).
And it's a good idea to watch this "Droid Tales" before discovering the new episode VII because it's basically a big summary of episodes I to VI (and even a part of "The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels"). But that's kinda a problem too, because it's TOO similar to what you saw in the movies. They didn't try to make new crazy stuff with the stories (just the minimum).
Aabra Ka Daabra (2004)
Maybe a movie OK for little kids....
But definitely not a movie for an adult.
The story is very childish, and the young actors/characters are annoying. There are one or two "so bad it's good" parts, but mostly this "Indian Harry Potter" isn't very entertaining. The FX are really bad, they look like they come from a very low budget 3D animated movie and they don't fit at all in a live movie with real actors.
But the worst part is the 3D, that doesn't work at all with the casuals red and cyan cardboard glasses (not furnished anyway with the DVD). When launching the DVD, before the menu, you have messages explaining how to set your TV colors to make it work. I tried anything and it's still not working so I watched the movie without any glasses (still better than with them on your nose). And no option available to watch the movie in 2D...
So maybe it is OK for a young audience (if you manage to make the 3D work), but I won't recommend you to buy it for that kind of people anyway... There are plenty of better kids movies around here.
The Amityville Haunting (2011)
One of the worst Amityville (and found-footage) movie
If you want to see how not to make a good horror movie, watch this Amityville Haunting. If not, run away from it!
The first bad thing is the found-footage option. OK it's easier to film that way when you don't have a lot of money to put in your movie, but here it's badly used.For example the kid explaining to the camera what he just filmed at the end of every sequences is annoying and useless, same thing for the screen turning suddenly black for some seconds during all the movie.
Then the movie is full of "clichés" : The teenage girl is ALWAYS on her phone and ALWAYS in bad mood, the youngest sister of course have an "imaginary" friend that turns out to be a ghost, the parents don't believing anything supernatural happens when they know the past of the house and people are dying around them or closed doors open by themselves...
And of course, the acting is bad. Most of the cast don't have a big experience so don't expect too much from them.
Finally.... not a lot of stuff happens. Except some fast apparitions or off-screen deaths. You have to wait the very end to see something A LITTLE more interesting.
So let this movie be a forgotten footage and don't try to find it. Really, it doesn't worth to waste your time on that.
Ganjasaurus Rex (1987)
A very bad trip
The plot : "When the federal government tries to eradicate the local marijuana crop, they encounter an unexpected problem - GANJASAURUS REX - a prehistoric 400-foot-tall monster who awakens with a healthy appetite for a particular strain of marijuana - cannabis sequoia!"
With a plot like that I was expecting a "so bad it's good movie", but not at all! It was just a really really bad one. The acting is terrible, same thing for the jokes, and it was THE most boring dinosaur movie I've ever seen so far (and I've seen a lot of them). The dinosaur addicted to marijuana must appears maximum 5 minutes on screen, and that's sad because those scenes are the only "so bad it's good" parts of this movie.
Maybe I wasn't in the good state of mind to enjoy it because people are maybe supposed to be stoned to enjoy this thing...
The Avengers (2012)
I'm not really into superheroes movies (however I really enjoyed Batman trilogy of Nolan), nor into comics. But people around me were talking so much about how cool "The Avengers" was that I decided to buy the Blu ray 3D and give it a try. And...
It was a big disappointment !
OK it's entertaining, it's a blockbuster with a lot of budget and special effect and action, but the story is casual and predictable, same thing for the characters ! I really don't get how people could have been so excited for something like that...
The worst part ? If a movie so casual has that much success, the directors of the sequels won't make any effort to make a better work on the story... The second Avengers movie did confirms that, it was even worse (but apparently a lot of cuts where made because it was too long otherwise, maybe the DVD/BR version will be a little better).
Of course not all the Marvel movies are like that fortunately ! I'm open minded and I love cinema so I did try some other stuff the Marvel studios made, so I can highly recommend "Guardians of the Galaxy" (I loved it) and the "Ant Man" that was nice too. The other Marvel movies ? Well, let just say that if you don't watch them you don't miss a lot...
Daikyojû Gappa (1967)
A "fun to watch" movie
Not a very popular nor an excellent Kaijû Eiga (the story is too classic and cliché, maybe it's a satire so it's maybe on purpose but not sure), but still entertaining and funny !
Entertaining because you see a lot the men in rubber suits destroying plastic stuff as buildings and tanks for example, and the humans part are not really boring.
Funny because how cheap the special effects are (they didn't have as much money as Toho studios I guess), the way the monsters look (did Godzilla had babies with Rodan ? According to the french title of the movie it's not impossible) and how the woman photographer is considered by her colleague : He tells her something like "be a normal woman and stay at the kitchen and go change baby diapers" (and that's exactly what she's going to do at the end of the movie by the way, feminists should definitely not watch this movie to avoid a heart attack).
The end with the baby Gappa learning how to fly is ridiculously fun too, it reminds me of Minilla learning how to spit fire in one of the "Godzilla" movies...
If you like Kaijû movies and having a good laugh give it a try !