If it's crap ... We'll tell you
OK, first of all, I'll give you a quick introduction. I'm Phast Phil and I have been a long-time fan of Spill.com and joined a long time ago (I think it was at the start of 2008). When I joined, there was no Let's Do This and the only podcasts where ACOCO and LEOG. There wasn't even 10,000 members. I stopped using my profile for a long while and when I tried to sign in again my email had changed. It took me until just recently to remember what it was so I'm back! Sorry about that, just thought I'd give you some background info.
Now I am a HUGE fan of Red Letter Media. Now, this may come as a shock but I like the prequels and I still love the reviews. They are the most original, intelligent and hilarious movie reviews and everyone should see them. Trust me, I like the prequels and I'm saying this. After the Revenge of the Sith review was completed I started to think what they would do next. They have already done all of the Star Trek TNG movies, all of the Star Wars prequels, the new Star Trek movie, Baby's Day Out and Avatar. I have thought about this long and hard and I think I have the answer. There are two movies I think would be prefect for them to review.
1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
This is the logical follow-up from the Star Wars prequels in my opinion. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a lot like The Phantom Menace in many ways. They both involve George Lucas who is given too much control. They are both considered to be unnecessary and made only for the purposes of making money. They both follow very successful and popular series with Harrison Ford. They are both regarded as huge disappointments by the fans. However, they are considered to be above average but not great by critics. This movie had some ridiculous moments. Who can forget the scene with the fridge at the beginning of the movie? Or the scene where they fall down three waterfalls. What about the fact that there were aliens in the movie and the original title of the film was "Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from Mars". There is also a scene where they drive off a cliff and land on a tree which comically bends down to the ground where they safely land. There are just too many ridiculous scenes to list.
2. The Matrix Reloaded
In my opinion, the Matrix sequels are among the most disappointing movies ever made. And Red Letter Media are the expects at reviewing disappointing movies and this is a perfect choice. The Matrix is an amazing movie with great special effects and action but still had a great story and obvious philosophical references. The Matrix sequels got rid of the plot and left hollow and pointless action. Again, the Matrix sequels seemed force and unnecessary and it showed. The scene that always sticks with me is where Neo fights about 100 Agent Smiths for what seems like hours. It has got to be the most booring action scene in cinematic history. The philosophy in the film was a lot more controversial and idiotic.
Thanks for reading my first ever blog post. Feel free to comment and give me some feedback (positive or negative, as long as it's constructive). Or you can give your opinion on what movie you think Red Letter Media should review next.