In this day and age of cinema, sequels and reboots rule the roost, for better or worst. When in doubt, Hollywood just picks up an old video cassette or DVD, and blows the dust off.
Sometimes, it works well. Other times, it simply does not. A bad sequel or remake/reboot comes off as a soulless cash grab. When it’s effective, the experience is like seeing old friends.
Case in point: this past week’s dose on The Large Morning Show in The Afternoon was punctuated by a good sequel and a bad sequel.
One starred a rail-thin Angelina Jolie as an avenging fairy Queen and the other brought back a funny group of zombie killers. Can you guess which one thrived and which one died?
Woody Harrelson and company brought the laughs in “Zombieland: Double Tap,” renewing the cool and easygoing vibe that the original gave off ten years ago. There was extreme violence, but it was all done with a wink and very funny.
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” was two hours of boring nonsense that we’ve all seen before. A CGI-overload. Sensory overkill and one of those movies where you shake your head and walk away.
Here are the details in the FULL segment. Enjoy the reviews and the humor.