Tag: Movie

Blast from the Past Movie Review: An American Tail (1986)


My friend Jamie, a noted animation buff and a major fan of Don Bluth, was back in Atlanta for Christmas and so Nick decided to host a very special episode of Myopia: Defend Your Childhood just for him. Jamie decided to defend An American Tail, which I first saw on a rented video (yes, an

Movie Review: X-Men Apocalypse (2016)


Last night I saw X-Men Apocalypse with my Myopia Defend Your Childhood crew, the same night the podcast on the 2000 film premiered. The Plot In 3600 BC, the mutant En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) is undergoing a transfer of consciousness from one body to another. Unfortunately for him, there’s a rebellion against the “false

Movie Review: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)


I’ve historically not been interested in the Tarzan mythology, even though I remember getting a kid version of Tarzan of the Apes at the elementary-school book fair long ago. However, I saw the trailers for the jungle-history-adventure film The Legend of Tarzan and they looked really cool, so I decided to go see it. How was it?

Movie Review: Independence Day Resurgence (2016)


The other night I gathered with the Myopia: Defend YourChildhood crew to go see Independence Day: Resurgence, sequel to the 1996 science fiction blockbuster Independence Day. I went in with high hopes, since I really liked how they made “The War of 1996” full-blown alternate history and depicted a world where humanity has used captured

How I Would Have Done STAR TREK BEYOND (Spoilers)


Last night I saw the science fiction action film Star Trek Beyond with a friend. It’s really too late at this point for a movie review, but I did find the big plot twist at the end kind of annoying. The whole “Federation military man who can’t handle peace” plot has been done already with Admiral Marcus

A Review of X-Men: Apocalypse


I’ve said that I like the X-Men franchise in my previous reviews. They haven’t all been good – some have been really bad – but when the films work they’re really exciting. There are so many interesting characters in the source material that it should be an attractive prospect for any actor and writer. They

A Review of The Killing Joke


Before I begin my review proper, I would like to thank the people at movietickets.com for double booking my reserved seat. As more theaters change their layouts and require you to book your specific seat before showtime, it’s good to know that the ticket I paid for does not necessarily guarantee I’ll have the seat

Blast from the Past Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)


The very first episode of Myopia: Defend Your Childhood discussed the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now, for our first anniversary podcast, we discussed its 1991 sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. So listen to the podcast here and see my thoughts below… The PlotIt turns out the villainous Shredder (Francois Chau)

Rotten Tomatoes and Buzzfeed – A Reminder of how Criticism Works 


I came across a Buzzfeed post about Sister Act 2 and its low Rotten Tomatoes score. It currently sits at a 7 percent “fresh” rating, which Buzzfeed points out places it below Catwoman and only one point above Gigli. This is apparently a travesty. (I haven’t seen Sister Act 2, but that’s not important for this