Geek Rewatch: The Monster Squad

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I hate nostalgia.  I really do.  Glorifying stuff from the past simply because it was a beloved thing of the past?  Not for me.  I’d much rather judge something based off its actual quality, not some warm feeling I had when I was ten.  Besides, revisiting a lot of those older things shows many of them weren’t that good to begin with.

So, with that in mind, I decided to check out The Monster Squad just before it left Netflix.  I’d seen it once from start to finish as a kid, remembered more or less liking it, and was wondering how good it actually was.  Anyway, thoughts after the cut.

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Teaser Time: Predator Image

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Do we need another Predator?  I don’t know.  But there’s a new one coming from writer/director Shane Black, who was also the dorky guy in the glasses that got killed first in the original movie.

Given Black’s preferences, I am expecting the movie to take place around Christmas.

Teaser image after the cut.

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Tom Recommends: Predator

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According to Hollywood folklore, the movie Predator started off as something of a joke. The concept was that since Rocky Balboa had managed to win the Cold War, there wasn’t anyone left on Earth for him to fight in the ring, so it might be time to bring in someone from beyond the stars to spar with the Italian Stallion.

And you thought Pauly’s robot in Rocky IV was ridiculous.

Thank God they made a better movie out of the idea instead.

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Maybe Ultron’s First Act Of Villainy Was To Rip-off Lethal Weapon 2

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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  Some of them are correct (Matrix is awesome) while others are completely and insanely wrong (Last Crusade and Iron Man 3 are good movies).  But to each their own.  Maybe one of the reasons that I was disappointed with Iron Man 3…was that I had seen it before…

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