Not exactly a misunderstood gem like BVS, but definitely not the trainwreck you've heard it is. The foundations are strong with a game cast, slick cinematography, genuine laughs and great creature CGI on venom. It's a shame that the relationship between Eddie and Venom is slightly undercooked and rushed, but there's some good stuff in here and I hope it gets a sequel that doesn't get gutted by Sony in post. There's potential here.
The magic of Seven Samurai is that it never passes a chance to flesh out characters, making it surprisingly personal and intimate for a 3 hour epic. The chemistry and unpredictability of the samurai make each a joy to behold, whereas their individual personalities bring questions of morality and war into the mix, giving the film weighty substance. Several instances of striking imagery and inventive cinematography give the film a stylish edge, whilst atmosphere and tension are conveyed most effectively by the pounding score. All this, coupled with a simple and ever flowing story equals a timeless masterpiece
Evil Dead II has spawned a whole load of imitators and homages, some are decent, but none will ever surpass this, the Citizen Kane of horror comedy.
2 people seperate this from the rest: Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi.
Bruce Campbell is the perfect B movie star. Of course he delivers an abundance of crowd pleasing one liners suitably gruff enough to pass as an action hero, but his comedic work is also on point. So much of the comedy…