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End of Days is the only film I class Arnie actually acting… a little.
I’m a clone of the Devil you idiot!
end of days is a horrible movie! Predator and Terminator series dude, Predator and Terminator.
I don’t really expect Mike and Jay to ever come out and give their opinion on the issue of gay rights, but I would like to take a moment to thank them for pointing out how terrible the gay jokes are in movies like this. They do nothing other than stereotype gays, ending up as a detriment not just to comedy, but to society as well. So thank you, Mike and Jay, for standing up for the gay community.
Now that that’s out of the way…thanks again for reviewing these. I won’t have to bludgeon myself with a piece of styrofoam now, and more importantly waste my hard-earned money on these pieces of trash.
just thinking of all the stupid “hurr durr im gay! i lick balls! lol” makes me literally nauseated.
There is something wrong with Hollywood comedy in general nowadays. I refuse to go to the theaters to see a Hollywood comedy these days. That’s how I missed Tropic Thunder, which turns out to be way above the norm in terms of smarts and jokes. Generally though; you get body humor, stuff I might have thought was sort of funny in 7th grade, borderline neurotic/creepy sex references, fart jokes, bodily fluids of all kinds, intensely foul language for no particular reason, badly done slapstick, and laughing AT people who are different, because different must be funny. Basically, these movies are unwatchable for me; it’s like someone reaching out of the screen to open up my skull and shit in my brain. Since THAT is the norm for the comedy genre now, I just boycott anything labeled “comedy” as a general thing. Sad too, like I said, I’d like to have seen Tropic Thunder in theaters, it was actually worth it.
Typical tyrannical leftist who has to make everything political and who is, at heart, as much of a wannabe censor and blacklister as Joe McCarthy ever was. Now we must cleanse movies of sophomoric jokes, lest they offend a Protected Minority Class. Guess what – there’s no right to not be mildly annoyed by a dumb joke in a lowbrow comedy. Sorry, Zampolit Emilie, but if I have to put up with being insulted by the likes of Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman, and Stephen Colbert because “Hey, lighten up, it’s just jokes”, then the same applies to you.
What an asshole.
Have there been any funny spoof movies at all since the Naked Gun and Hot Shots movies dried up? I recall laughing at a few of the jokes in some of the Scary Movie movies, but they’re certainly not good movies. I can’t even remember which one was which or even which specific movie any of those laugh out loud moments came from.
Tropic Thunder. I mentioned it above. It reminded me of “Spies Like Us” actually. It was surprisingly smart and funny.
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz come to mind. I don’t know if you could actually call them spoofs, though.
Nah, movies can do jokes that make fun of gays, but they need to be more clever than just “A gay guy is acting super gay, that’s the joke!”
Well, it depends on what the joke is on. If the joke is basically ‘hey, this person is gay’, that’s just ridiculing gays.
But certainly you can make fun of people who happen to be gay, the joke just can’t be ‘they’re gay’.
But given how much there is humor like that, you need to be careful that your intent is clear.
As for stereotypes, if we lived in a society where people understood that the fey gay-guy is a stereotype, and that not all gays are like that, it wouldn’t be as harmful.
Unfortunately, a lot of people get their idea of what all gays are from movies like that, and gays who don’t fit to the stereotype and ‘act straight’ stay ‘invisible’ in society.
It’s pretty common for gays to be told ‘but you don’t act gay’, or even in some cases, be accused of trying to deceive others by not acting gay…
The joke can be any thing I want, you Nazi!
I liked disaster movie when it did come out.
(yeah its dated now.But when it did come out you gotta admit it made you luagh.)
Oh, I know which 2 films I’m not going to watch. Thanks, guys.
When will this zombie fad die already they’re not even actual zombies for fuck sake
please somebody make it stop just make it stop already jesus christ ghrfedhwgr
Who is this Huge Ackman you’re constantly referring to?
The sarcasm almost drowned me.
Hey, does someone know the purpose of the front-desk bell sound that you can occasionally hear in the background?
I hear it too. But I just assume I’m catching the crazy from Plinkett. That it is the subtle reminding bell that it is only days, maybe hours before I too must eat… Pizza Rolls.
Movie 43 was great, my friends and I had a blast. Thanks guys!
I think they were being very sarcastic about Movie 43.Obviously Mike and Jay hated it.A lot.So much so that they had to do a satirical review of it.
There are no Die Hard movies after Die Hard with a Vengeance. This film and the one before it which looked like it was written in 1994(Oh my god they’ve got computers on everything now!!!). They can use Bruce Willis and call him John McClane but it is not John McClane.
Also I would say that the first Die Hard is not simply a “perfect action movie” in the sense that it was in fact quite unique for an action film, especially in that era. Imagine 1980′s Arnold being confronted with 12 terrorists while in possession of an automatic pistol which holds 15-rounds with several clips- No problem. In real life of course, a handgun against a dozen guys armed with machine pistols puts one at a severe disadvantage, and McClane certainly portrays this. I mean what does he do for the first twenty minutes or so after the terrorists take over? He runs, he hides, he tries to contact the police- he does what a real person should do as opposed to diving into the main room there with his gun blazing(the typical action movie behavior).
The other thing about McClane which set him apart was that he wasn’t some ex-Green Beret or decorated war hero, but rather just a detective. He uses his brain to outwit his opponents, and when he does something really crazy, we see in his face that he’s aware of how crazy his actions are. He’s filled with fear and he seems to express this look of, “Oh shit why the hell did I do that?” All of this leads to tension, suspense.
Contrast that with this other “Die Hard” film where this other “John McClane” character decides that the best way to deal with the problem of a gunman in a helicopter is to somehow jump the car off a toll booth and destroy the entire chopper. Does anyone else see this trend in Hollywood, the trend of having characters do things because some dipshit director thinks it looks cool? I mean, why would a real person even conceive of destroying a helicopter in flight with their car? Why would they believe that having it ram the toll booth would make it jump? What happened here is that the moronic, drooling, window-licking film-makers were failing at using an old Die Hard trope which actually worked well, i.e. when McClane is in a tight spot and suddenly notices something which can help him. Perhaps an internal monologue would help:
Die Hard one: “How am I going to rescue Holly? I’ve got two rounds left…Wait a minute…Those rolls of tape…I’ve got an idea.”
That Movie that was like Hackers or The Net which Feature a Guy named John McClane for some Reason: “Damn that gunman in the helicopter is REALLY annoying. Perhaps I should ram my car at a toll booth so it jumps up and crashes into the helicopter.”
See, nobody’s going to come to that conclusion on their own; it’s the product of a bunch of out-of-touch Hollywood execs pitching increasingly idiotic ideas around a table. Hollywood action films are no longer about simple-yet-coherent plots, suspense, or tension. Now it’s about having a badass hero who we know is badass because he looks really cool(with the help of CGI and other effects) as he utterly destroys his enemies, and he will only get injured or hurt when the script says it needs to happen.
It’s also interesting how the main reason why Hollywood movies suck these days is because they are making films more for the international market as opposed to for US audiences but…..one of the major overseas markets is Russia. So they make a film which is going to alienate Russians with more ridiculous stereotypes. That shitty Red Dawn re-make actually changed its plot to avoid pissing off the Chinese, but with Russians it’s still open season. Hell I’m not even Russian and the stereotypes I saw in the ads alone were enough to ensure that I will never watch this.
I was going to write a big thing, but then I thought I’d just go: A-fucking-men!
Django SUCKED ASS
“killing crackers is awesome” fuck you guys
love the chipmunk movie knock. f the chipmunks for temporarily derailing your last awesome streaming event.
Knocked another episode out of the park. Brilliant ending.
I don’t have a meth habit, but I am addicted to Half in the bag, which is also bad for your health.
@ The Hollywood Trends video:
You forgot Little Miss Muffet and the old woman who lives in a shoe, the next girl power team up action movie in the vein of Suckerpunch and Resident Evil.
You liked the TERRIBLE Jack the Giant Slayer yet disliked this…WOW…someone got paid off.
Oh fuck off.
Evil Dead next?
I’d say District 9 was a better hollywood si-fi movie than Oblivion.
no shit sherlock
moore redletter videos
star trek into darkness!!!!!!!!
star trek into darkness was the best star trek revenge film since the wrath of khan!
star trek into darkness damn it review it mike and jay!
I love these videos. Any website, any vlog/Youtube channel where I find myself re-watching videos for the humor or as background whilst I do something else is a winner to me.
I’ve been a Red Letter Media fan for a few years now. As a filmmaker myself, I really enjoy your works. Great job and keep it up.
Will you guys do a “Half in the bag” episode of Star Trek: Into Darkness?
Didn’t really expect three white guys to mention it, but white-washing khan is also a thing. The guy’s name is Khan Noonien Singh and we’re supposed to believe he looks like Benedict Cumberbatch??
go back to africa, pc freak
He was called Khan so that people would associate him with someone from the original series. The filmmakers, and people who watch these movies don’t care about Khan. They care about the action. Essentially, Khan in this movie is just a guy who wants to destroy Starfleet. They could have simply made up a villain not from the show, and for the most part, that’s who he was.
How dense are you? His name was Khan Noonien Singh and he was supposedly from India, yet he was played by Ricardo Montalban? They never had Khan’s ethnicity right, even in the original series. Stop acting so butthurt, the movie was good.
Just saw Fast and Furious 6 and it was hilarious! I can’t wait to see what you guys think about it!
Great review as usual…except I think you missed the bit in the movie where it was explained that Peter Weller knew the missiles were full of the supermen, and was actually trying to get rid of all evidence he had ever used Khan and his people by destroying them all at the same time by having Kirk shoot them at Khan…or something.
So, like. I dunno if anyone pointed this out about After Earth, but it REALLY bothers me that everything “has evolved to kill humans” over the span of 1,000 years. Like, okay, even assuming they didn’t LITERALLY mean that everything in an ecosystem can evolve to prey on a species that is completely absent from said ecosystem . . . it takes longer than 1,000 years for major changes in evolution to occur. Blegh.
Hey! Mike and Jay got they ‘selves a brand new sponsor! “Pabst Blue Ribbon now presents Half in the Bag; The Desolation of Plinkett” YEAH!!!!!!!
Where is the review of The Matrix trilogy by Plinkett???
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