Action Sequel Double-Shot: “THE EXPENDABLES 2” and “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” (2012)

Last Night, I Double-Dosed Myself On A Pair Of Action Sequels…

THE EXPENDABLES 2

(2012)

The_Expendables_2_poster (via Wikipedia)

…And…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

(2012)

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I Can EASILY Say This…

I Liked Both Flicks MORE Than Their Preceding Flicks, Fo SHO!

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In Regard To…

THE EXPENDABLES 2

…It Was One Of The MOST FUN Hardcore Action Cheese-Fests I’ve Ever Experienced.

Period.

I Had A Total BLAST Giving It A Go!

Almost All Of My Classic Faves Were Present!

SYLVESTER STALLONE

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

BRUCE WILLIS

CHUCK NORRIS

DOLPH LUNDGREN

…And…

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME

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WOOT!!!

Yeah.

It Was Fun, Fo Flippiddy-Flippin’ SHO!!!

And As For…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…I Can Tell You Was BETTER Than…

THE DARK KNIGHT

…Though, Sadly, That’s Not Saying Too Much.

I Didn’t Like…

THE DARK KNIGHT

…And Felt That…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…Was Fun, But Horribly OVER-LONG.

I Was Gearing-Up For A Big Finish…

…Only To Realize There Was Still An HOUR Left In It.

Sheesh.

BUT…

…It Was Pretty Entertaining.

I Liked It.

That’s About All I Did, Though.

I Haven’t Been Much Of A Fan Of This Batman Trilogy.

I Wanted To Be.

I Still Want To Be.

I’m Just, Ya Know, Kinda Not.

Oh Well.

Shit Happens.

My Bad.

ANYWAY.

You Know I Hate Spoilers, So I Won’t Delve Too Deeply Within These Two Flicks.

All I’ll Say Is The Same Thing I’ve Already Said…

…BOTH Were BETTER Than The Flicks That Preceded Them.

What More Could You Ask Of Me?!

What?!?

THE EXPENDABLES 2

…Was FUN.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…Was FUN.

So, I Suppose Complaining Would Only Be Done In The Event Of An Argument.

Otherwise…

…Nah…

…I Won’t Complain.

I’ll Likely End-Up Owning Them Both.

Well…

…Okay…

…Perhaps I Won’t…

…But I’ll Buy Them For Someone Whom Has No Issues With Letting Me Borrow Them.

That Way I Don’t Feel Scummy Or Dirty.

I’ll Just Need Them Once A Year Or So.

That’s What I’m Banking-On, Anyway.

Sound Like A Plan To You?!

GREAT!!

It Does To Me, ALSO.

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My FAVORITE BLURAY… …THUS FAR??? “HALLOWEEN II: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION”

  • Do You LOVE Perfect AUDIO And VISUAL Quality???
  • Do You LOVE Classic HORROR???
  • Do You LOVE HORROR/SLASHER/THRILLER Sequels???

Then…

…My Peeps…

…Please Allow Me To Introduce You To…

…THE CROWN JEWEL…

…Of…

…HORROR On BLURAY…

HALLOWEEN II: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Starring JAMIE LEE CURTIS and DONALD PLEASENCE

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

You Already Know My Feelings On This One.

HALLOWEEN II

…Is…

…BY FAR FAR FAR…

…MY FAVE-FAVE Horror-Sequel Of ALL-TIME.

.PERIOD.

In My Opinion…

HALLOWEEN II

…Totally Set The Stage For The Horror/Slasher/Thriller Sequel RAGE That WAS The 1980s…

…And That Continues Onward To This Very Day.

HALLOWEEN II

…Begins With The Ending To The Original…

HALLOWEEN

…Only…

…In My Humble (yet not-so-humble) Opinion…

…Totally Takes Hold Of The Helm…

…And Takes WE, The Audience, On A Slasher-Thrill-Ride Unlike The World Had Ever Seen/Experienced.

.PERIOD.

HALLOWEEN II

…Is A Very VERY Rare Instance…

…Where I Feel The Sequel FAR Outshines The Original.

As I’ve Stated To Someone Before…

…The Original…

HALLOWEEN

…Always Felt More Like A Slasher-Art-Film.

It Wasn’t Gory.

It Wasn’t Wildly Scary.

It Was Quieter.

Much More Evenly Paced.

Relying On Suspense To Create The Terror.

But NOT…

HALLOWEEN II

…In The Slightest.

HALLOWEEN II

Goes Right For The Jugular…

…And Does Itsย Damnedest To Scare The Piss Out Of Us…

…By Way Of QUALITY…

…HARDCORE…

…SLASHING SLASHING SLASHING!!!

I Consider…

HALLOWEEN II

…To Be THE SLASHER SEQUEL…

…To END ALL SLASHER SEQUELS.

.PERIOD PERIOD.

In Fact…

…I Enjoy It 10-FOLD Over The Original…

…Much MUCH Lighter…

HALLOWEEN

…Though I Know Many Folks Would Quickly Disagree.

The Thing Is…

…I Really Don’t Give Rat’s Ass.

I Could Debate The Entire…

HALLOWEEN FRANCHISE

…With Y’all Until We Were ALL Blue In The Face…

…And I’m Still QUITE-CONFIDENT I’d Come Away From Said Debate Thinking…

Yeah, They Made Some Interesting Points. But HALLOWEEN II Is STILL My Favorite.

BUT BUT BUT…

…My Peeps…

…Please Please PLEASE Don’t Pass Judgment On…

HALLOWEEN II

…Until AFTER You’ve Had The Chance To See It On The Bluray.

I’m Tellin’ Ya…

…Straight-Up And Fo Sho…

IT. IS. AMAZING.

.PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD.

Need Another Quick Nudge To Your Ribs To Sell Ya?

M’Kay.

Well…

HALLOWEEN II: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

…On The Bluray…

…Has Some PRICELESS Extras.

INCLUDING…

DELETED SCENES

…And…

AN ALTERNATE ENDING

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O.M.G.

I Know, Right!!!

HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG?!?!?

The Short Answer???

YOU CAN’T.

It’s THAT Good.

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Could I Tempt You With A Double-Shot? How ’bout A CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT Double-Shot??? GREAT! I KNEW YOU WERE GAME!!!

Today, My Peeps…

…We’re Talkin’ SEQUELS!

First…

…We’ll Make Mention…

…Of…

…MY FAVORITE SEQUEL…

…Of…

…THE “HIGHLANDER” SERIES!!!

HIGHLANDER: THE FINAL DIMENSION

(1994)

Sooo…

…Why Is THIS Entry MY Favorite Sequel?

Hmm…

…Well…

…Have You Ever Watched All The “HIGHLANDER” Flicks?

Yeah.

My Point Exactly.

HIGHLANDER: THE FINAL DIMENSION

…Is EASILY The Better Sequel…

…Er…

…Prequel…

…Er…

…Hmm…

…Whatever.

However…

…It DOES Kinda Screw-Up The Story-Line Established In…

HIGHLANDER 2: THE QUICKENING

…But I’m Tryin’ Not To Pay Attention To That Glaring Issue.

I Try To Take Each AND Every Flick I Watch As An Individual Flick.

In That Mindset…

…THIS FLICK AIN’T SO BAD!!!

Just Don’t Expect A Whole Lot From This One.

Well…

…Other Than The Re-Teaming Of…

CHRISTOPHER LAMBER

&

MARIO VAN PEEBLES

!!!

I Know, Right!!!

HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG THERE!?!?!

EXACTLY, My Peeps…

…YOU CAN’T!!!

(SIDE NOTE: Well... You CAN, But NOT When I'M In Charge Of The Bloggin'ing. Beyotches!)

THE “HIGHLANDER” SERIES…

…Is NOT The Best Film Series On Earth.

Of That, I’m Quite Sure.

HOWEVER…

…I’m ALSO Quite Sure They’re A HELLUVA PANTLOAD Of FUN…

…And They DO Deserve Some Sweet-Sweet-LOVIN’ From Y’all!

Fo SHO Fo SHO, My Peeps!!!

… … … …

… …

Now…

…Let’s Give A Quickie Shout-Out…

…To…

FORTRESS 2: RE-ENTRY

(2000)

Now THIS Flick…

…Is A TRUE-BLUE-SEQUEL.

It’s Biggest Issue, However, Is It’s A Really BAD Flick.

(Side Note: hahaha No Foolies, My Peeps. "FORTRESS 2: RE-ENTRY" Is A "B-MOVIE" From "B-MOVIE-HELL" Which Is One Reason I So SO LOVE IT!)

The First Film…

FORTRESS

…Was SUPER-DUPER-WONDERFULLY-WONDERFUL!!!

The Sequel…

FORTRESS 2: RE-ENTRY

…May Be One Of THE WORST FILMS You’re Likely To EVER SEE…

…Making It All SO MUCH THE BETTER!!!

I Mean, COME ON, My Peeps!!!

CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT

…In Prison…

…IN OUTER-SPACE!!!

That Little Chunk Of Facts Right There Are All One TRULY NEEDS, Ya Know?!?!

CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT

+

CAMPY “B-MOVIE”

+

A PRISON IN OUTER-SPACE

=

AMAZING MOVIE MAGIC!!!

Sooo…

…If You’re A Lover Of Terrible Flicks…

FORTRESS 2: RE-ENTRY

…May Be THE FLICK For YOU!!!

… … … …

… …

You Really Should Check’em BOTH Out, My Peeps.

In Fact…

…I Think I’m Smellin’ A…

CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT

…Movie MARATHON!!!

Can YOU Smell It?

Kinda Cabbage’ish, Ain’t It.

Yep.

I So SO AGREE, Kiddies!!!

Thankfully…

…I LOVE ME SOME CABBAGE!!!

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“You’re With Your Baby… And You’re Parked Alone… On A Summer Night… You’re Deep In Love… But You’re Deeper In The Woods… You Think You’re Doin’ Alright…” — ALICE COOPER (“He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)”)

“…Did You Hear That Voice?…

…Did You See That Face?…

…Or Was It Just A Dream?…

…This Can’t Be Real…

…That Only Happens, Babe…

…On The Movie Screen…”

… … … … … …

… … … …

… …

ALICE COOPER's "HE'S BACK (The MAN BEHIND The MASK)" (1986)

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… … … …

… … … … … …

“…Oh, But He’s Back…

…He’s The Man Behind The Mask…

…And He’s Out Of Control…

…He’s Back…

…The Man Behind The Mask…

…And He Crawled…

…Out…

…Of…

…His…

…Hole. …”

… … … … … …

… … … …

… …

Yeah…

…I Admit It…

HE’s BACK (THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK)”

By

ALICE COOPER

Could (POSSIBLY) Be One Of THE Worst Songs Of ALL-TIME…

…But It’s A Case Of Being SO SO SO BAD…

…It’s Honestly PRICELESS!!!

… … … … … …

… … … …

… …

"FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES " (1986)

Creedence Clearwater Revival AND The Return Of Swamp Thing: A Guilty Pleasure Match Made In Campy-Horror’ish Heaven

Well, I Do Believe The Title Of This Piece Sincerely Speaks For Itself.

And YES, I’m VERY Serious About This One.

It’s Been VERY Near&Dear To My HEART…

…Since The Film’s Release In 1989.

Are We Ready To Jive???…

…???

M’KAY.

IT’S JIVIN’ TIME!!!

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FIRST-OFF…

…Please…

…Allow Me To Establish What I’m Jivin’ ’bout.

This Is The Film…

“THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING”

(1989)

"The Return Of Swamp Thing" (1989) - Starring DICK DUROCK, LOUIS JOURDAN, HEATHER LOCKLEAR, and SARAH DOUGLAS, and was Directed by JIM Wynorski

..

This Is The Main-Character…

“SWAMP THING”

(Hero)

"Swamp Thing" ("The Return Of Swamp Thing" (1989)) Played By DICK DUROCK

And THIS Is…

“CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL”

(Amazing Band)

CCR (aka Creedence Clearwater Revival) Circa 1969.

..

And The Song That Sparked The Whole Thing Is…

“BORN ON THE BAYOU”

(1969)

The A.MA.ZING. Song "BORN ON THE BAYOU" Was Off Of CCR's 1969 Album "BAYOU COUNTRY"

..

And This Is My Nephew’s Representation Of…

“LEGO CCR”

(Original “Ari Works Of Lego-Art”)

See, My Peeps... I WAS Being Serious. The Crafty Nephew (aka Mr. Ari, aka Boss) Really DID Build His Very Own CCR With LEGOS! Yep. Nifty, Eh?!?!?! ๐Ÿ˜€

..

Basically…

…The Film Is A Regular…

…hmm…

…Pant-Load Of Excitement AND Fun?

That’s (likely) A Descriptive Enough Phrase (maybe).

The Original “SWAMP THING” Was Directed By Horror Freak WES CRAVEN…

…And Was A Damned-FUN Experience…

…With Some QUALITY Actors Taking On The MAIN ROLES.

In “THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING”…

…hmm…

…We Get HEATHER LOCKLEAR.

Yeah…

…That Hurt.

BUT…

…We Also Get SARAH DOUGLAS (“V”, “SUPERMAN” & “SUPERMAN II”, etc)…

…And…

…We Get DICK DUROCK Back As “SWAMP THING” In This Sequel…

…AND…

…We Get Back LOUIS JOURDAN Reprising His Role As The EVIL “DR. ARCANE”!!!

Sounds Good Enough To Give A Quickie-Lookin’-At, Don’t It?!?!

DAYUM SKIPPY, DRIPPY, IT DOES!!!

"THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING" (1989) Is TOTALLY Available On The Ole DVD, Should Any Of You Care To Check-IT-Out... ...which You ALL SHOULD!!!

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Just Remember This, My Peeps…

…The BEST PART OF THE WHOLE WHOLE WHOLE FILM…

…Is THE MUSIC That Plays…

…DURING…

…THE…

…OPENING and ENDING CREDITS!!!

SOOOOOOO…

…WHY NOT WATCH THE MOVIE TO (at least) GET THERE!?!?!?!

You ALL Should SERIOUSLY…

…TRUST ME.

I Promise, It’ll Be WORTH Your Time.

ALL 88-MINUTES Of Your Time.

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"SWAMP THING"

A TRIPLE SHOT, Anyone!?! – “THREE HORROR/SLASHER/THRILLER SEQUELS I Enjoy MORE Than The Original Films!”

Since There’s Only THREE Of Them…

…THIS TIME…

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…We’ll Take Them Alphabetically.

Any Objections?!?

GREAT!

I Didn’t Think There Would Be.

You Peeps Are SOย Accommodating!

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So Let Us Begin…

…With…

“THE EXORCIST III”

(1990)

"The EXORCIST III" (1990) Starring GEORGE C. SCOTT & BRAD DOURIF and Directed By WILLIAM PETER BLATTY

Brad Dourif in "The EXORCIST III"

 

Neato-Torpedo, Kids.

Alright…

…Let’s Continue…

…With…

“FRIDAY THE 13TH Part II”

(1981)

"FRIDAY THE 13TH Part II" (1981) Starring AMY STEEL and Directed By STEVE MINER

"Jason Vorhees" in "FRIDAY THE 13TH Part II"

 

Awesome Opossum!

And Now…

…Finally…

…I Shall Close This One Out…

…With…

“HALLOWEEN II”

(1981)

"HALLOWEEN II" (1981) Starring DONALD PLEASENCE & JAMIE LEE CURTIS and Directed By RICK ROSENTHAL

"HALLOWEEN II" - The Night HE Came Home!!!

 

GRRRREAT!!!

SEE, My Peeps…

…We ALL Knew That Would Be FUN FUN FUN!!!

And NOW…

…You May Enjoy The Rest Of Your Day!!!

M’Kay?!?

M’KAY!!!

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