Pictured, Pop Culture pundit Charlie Brooker yesterday…
Professional contrarian, angry man about town and top fellow Charlie Brooker reviews “The Avengers” movie, in an attempt to understand where the kids are at and reaches some conclusions on the very real ordeal which is a modern cinema visit. Honestly, it’s less like a visit to the movies and more like some absurd combination of obstacle courses, exam, demonic crèche and mobile phone demo unit.
Usual proviso when reading any of Mr Brooker’s rants – he does like his swears and robust imagery. Forewarned and all that…
Behold: the Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D experience | Charlie Brooker | The Guardian.
As reported by The Mary Sue, noted tall Canadian and should-be-bigger movie star Ryan Reynolds is the latest name linked to the long-gestating “Highlander” remake – and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. If ever a film series deserved another shot at glory, it would be this prime slice of 80’s awesome. And Ryan Reynolds is a brilliant choice.
For those of you who didn’t spend far too much time watching this movie on VHS in their teens and hankering after Christopher Lambert‘s lovely raincoat/Nikes sartorial combo, “Highlander” is the high-octane tale of ancient warriors kicking the crap out of each other in a battle for ‘The Prize’ – immortality (or getting electrocuted a lot whilst attached to a very visible wire rig).
“There can be only one” – apart from the seven or eight who show up in each sequel. Or the TV series. Or in the Manga.
I won’t even begin to claim that this film (or the increasingly dreadful series of sequels which followed) made a lick of sense, but this is a genre piece very dear to me despite its flaws and the news that it might be getting a fresh lick of celluloid and a good director behind it makes me very happy indeed.
Common sense dictates that we won’t be getting a band like Queen – their names be eternally praised – writing songs to underpin the chaos on-screen but it would be lovely if (should this film manage to be made) some acknowledgement of Freddie, Brian, John and Roger’s peerless tunes be made.
Also – this cat has to be in the mix somewhere.
That’s Clancy Brown as the Kurgan in 1986’s “Highlander”, not the new singer of a Scando MeloDeath band. Obvs.
No Clancy Brown, no sale, thank you very much.
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