Friday, May 21, 2010

Second thoughts on the Megaman movie.

People liked my previous review for it. This is like a second thought on the movie.

From various other reviews and fans. I have heard people saying it's a good movie, because it's "Megaman". Well, I like Megaman also, but I don't like this movie. Much like I didn't like Legend of Chun Li or the Second Mortal Kombat movies.

I am not attacking people who like the movie. Nor am I attacking the movie itself. I just didn't like it. I don't hate the movie, though.

What I also see what annoys me are fans who go. "IT'S BETTER THAN WHAT HOLLYWOOD CAN MAKE!" I have seen animated video game movies such as Street Fighter and Fatal Fury. I thought those were pretty good for their time. Plus, me watching the old Street Fighter movie is a guilty pleasure.

I am not protecting Hollywood. I seen my share of bad vidoe game movies such as Double Dragon, the Second Mortal Kombat Movie and Super Mario Bros.

Yes, for an Independant film, it was good, but not "great", "best" or "excellent". It was pretty much average. Pretty much the acting and lines were the main problem for me. Pretty much a movie you'd watch on a weekend night or if you're bored and nothing is on.

Hollywood didn't make SyFy or Hallmark Channel movies, from what I belive.

I will still give this movie a C. Like I said. It's good for an Independant film, but alot could've been better. Such as the acting, the short battles and ending.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Megaman movie review.

You've seen video game movies before, haven't you? Such gems like Street Fighter, Double Dragon, Super Mario Bros. And even the Mortal Kombat Movies. However, there is a Megaman movie. It's not made by Hollywood. It's an independent film directed by Eddie Lebron.

You do have to give it some thought and a chance. It is an independent film, not a Hollywood movie. So is it good? Well, your mileage may vary on here.

The film starts off by showing a typical city, busy with cars, people and all that type of stuff. Anyway, cue Dr. Light. The creator of Megaman, known as Rock, Roll and the first six batch of robots from Megaman 1. We also have Dr. Wily. Yes, the actor who played Wily used a fake German Accent, which sounded like it was slipping at times. Same with his mustache. Though, he was an enjoyable character. I liked him. Dr. Light looked alright. Had the bread and all. His appearance sort of reminded me of the Dr. Light from the Ruby Spears cartoon. Roll was okay. Rock himself was okay. His roll seemed rather flat. It was rather amusing seeing him play Contra and loosing at it.

Now for the Robot Masters. We have three Robotmasters who look human and three who are in CGI. The CGI robots look cheesy and campy, much like you would see in a SyFy Channel movie.

The Human robots, Iceman, Elecman and Fireman. Well...

Fireman looks somewhat... okay. He looks like somewhat like a NASCAR driver who can ignite a flame head, in one shot of the movie. He didn't have his flame cannons, though. Iceman and Elecman both look like Scropion and Sub-Zero in their suits, along with a pair of goggles. Elecman's hair is well... all wild and untamed. I guess they went with the “frizzy hair” for him.

Now for the CGI robotmasters. They are cheesy and corny looking, but this is an Independent film. Cutman looks like something out of a nightmare; not as scary as Captain N's “Cutsmans”, though. No mouth. At least he's orange. Bombman needs to go on a Subway diet and Gutsman... well. He looked pretty good, despite he has a red nose and somewhat sounds like Bulkhead from Transformers animated.

So, Dr. Wily activates them and they go have “fun” in the city. Yeah, fun in the city. Or as Wily says...

“The shitty is yo playground!” In his faux pas accent.

So, we have the Robotmasters walk into the city. No one really notices or cares if three Cgi Robots and Three human played ones enter a city and cause mayhem. Everyone seems rather calm. I guess it's “New York”... Even the battle drones from Iron Man 2 posed a threat, than these guys.

So, all the Robotmasters wreck hell on the CGI cars and no one screams in terror. Enter Megaman who pretty much kicks their asses and they exit away.

Much later, Megaman battles the Robotmasters again. However, the battles are extremely short and not all that interesting. Again, independent film. Iceman and Elecman seemed pretty cool when they were going to battle Megaman. Iceman having a “Wreck-Gar” insanity case and Elecman being an asshole. Speaking of Elecman.

He was quickly disposed of with one hit from Protoman. BOOM HEADSHOT! Eh.. yeah. Anyways....

I will not spoil the rest. This is not a bad movie, for being an independent film. You have to give the director a break here. However, the acting could've been better. A lot of the lines generated from Rock himself felt dry and rather wooden. Roll was okay. Dr. Light was okay. Wily was tolerable, but enjoyable. I can possibly say Iceman and Elecman had a lot of character going on from them, despite getting disposed of easily.

In closing, I am gonna give this movie a report card score.

Grade: C