Mad Max: Fury Road Review (aka Top Gear producer’s wet dream)

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Our heroes have travelled from their War Rig (Renault Clio) into the great sizzling daylight they call home (a cloudy day in Britain) to henceforth seek the wonders of the newest releases to be revealed in Film Land.

Alan
In other words, we went to go see the new Mad Max film.

Lewis
I’ve never seen such clear skies in this film!

Alan
Being a Welshman, I figure you haven’t seen many clear skies at all.

Lewis
Harsh as that sounds, it be all true.

 Mad Max Fury Road 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road
Director: George Miller
Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Duration: 2 Hours
Release Date: 14/05/2015

Synopsis
In a bleak post-apocalyptic future where humanity is broken: Max (Tom Hardy), a man that has nothing to lose, gets caught up in a feud between Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne).

Review
Alan
It’s been thirty years since Mel Gibson’s take on Max in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, and countless hours for George Miller to get this film out of what looked like production hell ten years ago.

I can safely say that his patience has been well rewarded.

George Miller’s newest creation has given hope to cine-philes everywhere that when doing a reboot, it doesn’t have to spiral out of control from the original canon, and it can be watched by fans and new fans alike.

It appears that George Miller has decided not to reboot just the first film from the initial trilogy starring original Max, Mel Gibson.  In this one, it looks like he’s taken both the first and second film and moulded them together to create madness in an unprecedented scale that even The Joker would be proud of.

In the first film, it was centred around Max getting his revenge for the death of his family, but because that would take too long, we’re given the situation and the troubled past of Max within the first 5 minutes of the film.  It’s as if George Miller decided to bottle down the troubled protagonist with a car chase and extremely disturbing flash backs of his family being slaughtered, giving us the knowledge that this is a man of few words and a harsh past.  There’s no scene to explain what’s wrong with him to other characters, no wallowing in guilt.  The film allows you all you need to know about a character from the look of his surroundings.  In a horrible future where you have to survive every day, getting to know someone’s past is not really the priority.

In the second film, Max goes to help a community against a bunch of bandits, and this is where the mould of both films comes to play.  Stuck in a situation after being caught, Max tries to flee from his captors, but he needs the help of Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), who has her own agenda by going back to her homeland.

In one word, this film can be described as; non-stop.  There is so much car chasing, car smashing, cars-plosions, and flaming exhausts that a petrol head might just rip his cock off in excitement.  And that is where the excitement solely lies, this is not a film about revenge or murder, it’s all about survival.

Story aside, we have to tip our hats to the special effects crew on this film.  Not only the work on all those rigs and cars, to which look absolutely amazing, but the blasts are overly impressive and are done very well.  In fact, we can say that some of these effects might have been inspired from Dune, with people having grotesque deformities and machines to support them.

Special mention goes to the stunt crew as well.  Some of the gymnastics they had to go around on cars, bikes and lorries are so breathtaking, it’s a wonder why the Oscars have yet to fit a category for them.

What’s great about the feel of this picture is that, with a lot of post-apocalyptic films, you have the contrast decreased and the saturation slightly obscured to make it have that bleak look, where as in this, the first thing you notice is that the saturation has been whacked up on the high to you have everything that’s all vibrant with colour against the Nambian desert.

Lewis, what do you think?

Lewis
I love everything about this movie.  I love that it is just ease of flowing from car chase to car chase, and that it never gets boring!  I was stunned that we went straight into the film within the first minute with that awesome car chase!

But what got me really impressed was that the film didn’t explain anything in detail with prattling lines, it showed you, like, the whole society of which these people live in, in a few key moments that made you smart enough to know what was going on.

Well, smart enough for me anyway.  I loves the whole jumping and back –flip of cars like they were doing the Olympics for Car Gymnastics.  I was giving a ten for most of the scenes.  Like all these War Boys in the film, you get to know their culture not through someone explaining, but through their actions.  Like when they spray paint their mouths, it’s a rite of passage for them, almost like they’ve formed this weird religion on cars.

Speaking of which, what it felt like in this movie, is…well.  You know when you have an epic space battle in a sci-fi?

Alan
Yeah?

Lewis
Well it felt like that, but real and with cars and lorries instead of ships.  See when they bring out space battles, they have the one ship they concentrate on and it’ll be weaving and evading all sorts of business, and then you have the next shot of the protagonist’s face or some extra falling because of an explosion, so the filmmakers don’t have to concentrate on the battle as much and not put hours and hours of questionable CGI into the film. 

Whereas with this, it’s all real.  Those are real cars all modded out with explosions all on those vehicles giving a realistic “battle”.

I swear Tom Hardy has like, less lines then Schwarzenegger in T2, then in this film.

Alan
He really doesn’t talk much in this film.  But it was played well when he’s shows his emotions through his body language.

Lewis
I think the whole screenplay was done very well.  See, everything was done with such a perfection, you almost miss Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in this film.

Alan
She’s in this film?

Lewis
Yeah man, she’s the one with the baby.

Alan
Bugger me and all, it is her!

Lewis
Didn’t the two hours for you like fly by?!

Alan
They did a bit.

Lewis
I say we deck out the Clio know with awesome spikes and an exhaust that would burn a man face off!

Alan
Stay away from my car!

Look out for?
Alan
Don’t know his name but you can’t miss him, he’s the guy wearing a red onesie that plays, quite literally, a double guitar/flamethrower on the back of a rig that can only be described as superfluous.

Lewis
Oh my god he’s my hero!  The bungee, the guitar, the thrusting of the pelvis.  Honestly that extra is my hero, to do all that AND GET PAID!  Let’s name him Red Onesie!

Conclusion
Fast-paced, thrilling, high-octane madness that fans and new fans of Mad Max will adore.  It just goes to show that a story doesn’t have to have pages of back log for fans to understand.  Some people just want the carnage without all the faffing about.

Rating
Alan
Undoubtedly 5 out of 5 stars, I dare say that no other film will reach this sort of high calibre…until later on this year. (December 18th)

Lewis?

Lewis
I loves it!  Defo 5 out of 5 stars for me.  This film be popping!

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De Niro as an Intern? Jem and The Holograms first trailer! Queen Elizabeth in Minions??

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Lewis
THURSDAY TRAILERS TIME MOTHER LOVERS!!!! *dances*

Alan
Ever the graceful.  Yes!  It is that day in the week again where most of trailers seem to blossom out there on the interwebs.  So we’ve taken some of the latest ones we find and show them, parading that we do.

Lewis
Dance!  Alan you must dance!

 

The Intern Official Trailer
 

Alan
Directed and written by Nancy Meyers, best known for What Women Want, The Holiday, and It’s ComplicatedThe Intern follows 70 year old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) realising that retirement isn’t for him, decides to take an intern opportunity on an online fashion site, headed by Jules Ostin (Anna Hathway).

Let’s not get confused with the other intern film, The Internship.  Different kettle of fish on this one.  Instead of a marginally funny film about two middle aged men looking for a job in one of the most prosperous organisations in the world, we have what looks like a genuinely funny and heart felt film where the roles of intern and boss are switched by age.

Lewis
This looks really good!  It has everything that would make Lewis laugh.  It’s kinda like they took Space Cowboys and The Devil Wears Prada and HULK SMASHED them together to get poof!  The Intern.

Alan
How pithy.  The film comes out the 2nd of October this year and will also star Adam DeVine, Nat Wolff, and Rene Russo.

Lewis
Mrs. Rene Russo gave Mr. Robert De Niro a boner!

Jem and The Holograms Official trailer release

Lewis
…….WHAT THE F..

Alan
Your mum reads this website!

Lewis
..fudge cake was that?!

Alan
Quite.  For those that aren’t in the know, or a little too young.  Jem and the Holograms was an 80s cartoon show that ran for many years that featured Jerrica Benton, her singer alter ego Jem, her band mates the Holograms and their wonderful adventures.

Lewis
Everything is so…pink!

Alan
Stop Google imaging them then!  The cartoon was a hit for many fans during the days and it looks like Universal have picked up the rights to the show to make an adaption to it for film.

Lewis
Why do I get that horrible feeling of Hannah Montana with a pink wig and 3 other people whose names I probably won’t remember?

Alan
Well, we’ll see what happens.  With the trailer it looks like shy, insecure, yet musically talented Jerrica, is video-taped by her sister and seeing the talent that Jerrica has, decides to post it online, and then gets viewed millions of times.

This gets the eye of a music company that decides to give a contract to Jerrica and 3 other family members.  And thus Jem is born, the alter ego of Jerrica that the music company created to give her that edge to appeal to the masses.

It all looks too good to be true, until the result of fame and covering up her true self gets to her and starts to break apart her family.

From the amount of trailers we’ve seen…it looks like they’ve pretty much given half the story away within 2 and a half minutes.  Girl, has this ability she didn’t know she had, gets picked up and has money thrown at her, love interest comes to help her, fame and fortune gets in the way of family and friends, nervous mental breakdown, reinvents herself, wins back the love of her friends and family and the admiration of her fans and has a happy ending.

Now we’re not saying that’ll be the case.  We’re just saying that it might be, and we like to boast it off when we’re right when it gets released.

Lewis
Instant smug!

Alan

However, reading some of these comments on Buzzfeed, it really looks like the fan base aren’t happy how “bland” and “mediocre” they’ve taken the script too.

Lewis
And I thought you could say nasty things!

Alan
The film stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko and Samantha Newark.  It’ll be released during the Christmas period.

Third Minions trailer released
 

Alan
Now here’s a trailer that many many fans of Despicable Me have been waiting for since its conception.  Minions stars…well, minions.  Those oddly shaped, random eyed, funny talking yellow covered attaches to Gru from Despicable Me have now got their own film to tickle the funny bones of kids and adults and weird fans alike

Lewis
I wants my own minions!

Alan
I’ll put them on your Christmas list.  Anywho, Minions centres around the adorable munchkins over the course of time, serving evil doer after evil doer, with some-what catastrophic ends to their master’s lives.  All they want to do is serve the ultimate evil-doer, so it’s up to minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob to go find that evil-doer.

Enter Scarlett Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock) who they meet several years before Gru.  Scarlett wishes to use the minions in an effort to steal the Queen of Great Britain’s royal crown.  And by the looks of the trailer, the Queen was a right decker back then.

But something goes wrong and Scarlett throws them in the dungeon.

Lewis
I still wants one!  And I let it doo all my devious schemes.

Alan
Like what?

Lewis
Ok, I’d tell them to put all the ice cream in the shopping trolley when you’re not looking.

Alan
…That it?

Lewis
Oh there’s more, but I’m not telling you cos that be telling.

Alan
I’m so enthralled by your “schemes”.  Anyways, the film itself is out June 26th and also stars Jon Hamm, Steve Coogan, Michael Keaton, and Jennifer Saunders.

Lewis
I’m so gonna cover myself head to toe in yellow paint and watch the movie as a minion.

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Interesting Tidbits on Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Following from his drunken stupor over the weekend, our hero Lewis sets off on the interwebs to find another of his favourite films and reveals it’s trivia to you.

Lewis
Woop!  Woop!  Holla for all our wonderful peeps out there!  It is fan-tabey-dosey to be feeling all fresh like now.

I have scoured the internets again to find one of my favourite films that makes me feel all giddy on the inside.  And I have decided to do another of one of my favourite comedies out there.

I’ve done a tidbits on one of their films in the past, and I wanted to do another for them again because they make me all happy like!  Cos they are the best!

I’ve decided to do Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

 Monty Python and The Holy Grail poster

 

  1. The reason why coconut shells were used to mimic the sound of horses galloping (a radio show sound effect) was that the production couldn’t afford real horses.

Monty Python Coconuts

WHERE’S THE NEAREST TESCO?!  I need to go find me some coconuts.  Everywhere I go now with Alan, I’ll be prancing and clapping coconuts together!

  1. At the beginning of the “Bring our yer dead” scene, two nuns with massive mallets can be seen. The original script called for them to be pounding on a man tied to a cart, but the scene was cut.
THERE THEY ARE!  At the back!

THERE THEY ARE! At the back!

That should be in the film.  It’s everything Monty Python, nuns, religion, black death, MASSIVE MALLETS!  I wonder where you buy those?

  1. Sir Not Appearing In This Film is Michael Palin’s infant son, William.
Cuuuuuute!

Cuuuuuute!

Hello you!  You looking so cute!  Does his shield have a dummy (Ed: Pacifier) on it?  Look at all the cuteness!

  1. The money earned by Pink Floyd’s album “The Dark Side of The Moon” went towards funding the film. The band were such big fans of the show (Flying Circus), they would halt recording sessions just to watch the show.

Pink_Floyd

It just goes to show that if you tickle the funny bone of anyone, love and kindness all pours out.

 

  1. The Black Knight was first played by John Cleese, but when Arthur chops off his first leg, a real one legged actor was used.
Bah!  Just a flesh wound.

Bah! Just a flesh wound.

Apparently it was a local silversmith that they used.  That must have been super weird when someone asked him to do it.

“Do you have one leg?”

*Hops over* “Well, actually I..”

“You’re perfect!  We’d like to stare you in a film where you’ll be hopping around dressed like a medieval knight all covered in black.”

“…What?”

  1. The gorilla hand turning the pages was director Terry Gilliam’s. The hand turning pages before that was Gilliam’s wife.
HAND!

HAND!

Next time Alan is reading a book.  I just get a fake gorilla’s hand, hover over his hand, and watch him shit himself.

  1. During the witch hunt, Eric Idle bares his teeth and bites down on the blade of a scythe he is holding. This wasn’t scripted and was a result of Idle trying to stifle his laughter so as not to spoil the take.  Michael Palin can be seen hiding his laughter as well. 

Monty Python Eric Idle and Michael Palin Laughing

I SEE IT!  I see you both smiling, looking all giggerling like!  You can’t hide that from Lewis!

  1. Since the armour the knights wore was made of wool, and seeing that the weather conditions were not the best where they were filming. The actors spent most of the shooting days being very cold and wet.  To make matters worse, the hotel they were staying at only had limited number of baths and hot water.  At the end of each day there was a mad dash to see who could get back to the hotel first and enjoy the hot water.
Monty Python Knights of the Round Table

The only person who wore real chainmail was Graham Chapman

Urgh, that does not sound enjoyable to Lewis.  Lewis like to stay warm and cwtchy.  With a cup of tea.  And Who Framed Roger Rabbit on the background.  Whilst I nibble on Hula Hoops.  Come to think of that, I want that now.

  1. During the first screenings of the film in front of a live audience, director Terry Jones noticed that when the music was played during the jokes, there wasn’t much laughter from the audience. He went back to edit the music out whenever a punchline was delivered.  After that, he noticed that people’s reactions were more positive towards the jokes.

Monty Python No Singing!

I wonder if that’s why Herbert’s Dad never wanted a singalong during the Tale of Sir Lancelot?  But re-watching this all again and it does actually stop when someone tells a joke!

  1.  One of the scenes in the original script, but didn’t make the final cut, was that Arthur and his knights ended up finding the Holy Grail at London’s Harrods department store.

 Monty Python Harrods Holy Grail

Is that the really fancy shop with the carpet, or just the stupidly expensive shop?!

  1. The air speed velocity of an unladen swallow is roughly…AAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Dammit!  Now I need a new voice-over guy.

Dammit! Now I need a new voice-over guy.

See that’s when you’re not specific on if it’s an African Swallow or a European one. 

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The Perfect Theory for James Bond, and how Skyfall Ruined It.

Welcome to Almighty Popcorn!

Alan
Hello our glorious peeps of the world!  We all hope you had a very fine weekend.

Lewis
So. Much. Alcohol….urrrrrgh

Alan
Yeeees.  As my hungover friend has clearly knocked himself out for this post, I figure I run a small post for today.

What with Bond-mania going to reach epic proportions later on this year, I figure I tell you a little pleasant theory about one of the greatest fictional spies to have ever graced our eyes.

James Bond.  The quick witted, even quicker shooting, vodka martini drinking, classic car driving, ladies man, was a creation of the author Ian Fleming.

Fleming created the iconic character during World War 2 during his time in the Naval Intelligence Division.  It was there that fuelled his creation for Bond and all his stories that have spanned 12 novels and 2 short stories, collectively with several other authors that have created their own novels of the titular character, breathed into life on television, radio, comics, until it came to 1962 (two years before Ian Fleming’s death) where the first James Bond film Dr. No came to fruition.

The film was a roaring success and jettisoned Sean Connery’s career into stardom, since then the character has been played by 5 other actors and starred in a whole host of films that (later this year) will number to 24.  From the depths of an active volcano to the zero gravity of a space station.  The super sleuth spy has delighted countless fans with his one-liners, his flirtation with the ladies, and the battles against numerous, also iconic, henchman.

James Bond Actors

But there was always something wrong with James Bond.  Something that could never be explained properly without drastically re-writing the entire canon.

His age.

Let’s put this in perspective.  The franchise has had its major ups and its downs.  From the great Sean Connery, who had to come back after George Lazenby almost cocked it all up, to Roger Moore’s resurgence of Bond, until his later films proved to be ill-fitting, Timothy Dalton’s dark side of Bond that pleased the fans, the massive success of Pierce Brosnan and Goldeneye, but it all proved to be a calamity when The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day were released.

It wasn’t until Daniel Craig came along that jump started the entire franchise again, and the director Sam Mendes to give it a second wind with Skyfall.

But after all that time, they knowingly acknowledge that Bond stays the same, but everyone else changes.  Since Dr. No they’ve had 3 M’s, Bernard Lee, Robert Brown who was an Admiral in The Spy Who Loved Me, and then after a long hiatus, Dame Judi Dench filled the role.  Even Desmond Llewelyn who played Q, the most lovable of characters in the franchise, grew older and older only to be paired with a younger version of Bond.  Something that never gets explained and seems to be taken as canon, as if Bond found the Fountain of Youth, kept it for himself and no one battered an eye lid!

However, due to the revival of Daniel Craig’s James Bond, there was a slight chance that the canon can be altered in a way that wouldn’t piss of the legion of fans and might intrigue further Bond lovers in the near future.

At the beginning of Casino Royale, before the title card, Bond is waiting for Dryden, an informant that’s been selling state secrets for money, as well as a flashback of Bond killing Dryden’s contact in the men’s toilets.  Because, when you need to go, you gotta go. (Ed: Not funny)

Anywho, Dryden is surprised to see Bond and is in no way threatened by him being there.  He goes on to say that, if M was so sure he was an informant, she’d have sent a double O, and he’d know who are the double O agents, since it takes two confirmed kills to become one.  It’s then that Dryden pulls a gun on him, realises its empty and then tells Bond that the second kill is easier, but before he finishes his sentence, Bond shoots him in the head.

This, being one great scene before a title card, shows that James Bond was, in fact, not a double agent, but a regular agent that had to earn his kills before coming one.  This would suggest that this is entirely a new Bond.

And this is where Lewis and I talked about a particular theory that would help for future casting of Bonds.

When we first saw the film and discussed the opening scene, we came to the conclusion that if they’re going to run Daniel Craig as a fresh new Bond, they could open the door and announce that James Bond isn’t actually 007’s real name, it’s his code name.  This would further prove the theory seeing that Dame Judi Dench still reprises her role as M and is now looking at a more (blonde) youthful (hard arse) James Bond.  Keeping part of the older canon, with something fresh and new.

This went on for a bit and it looked like they could get away with it until a new Bond had to emerge, but there was one slight problem that ruined it all.

Skyfall

The film that has now reached over a billion US dollars in the box office, could have created a Bond where James, never truly dies.  Just gets replaced by another field agent.

But then they show is past, where he was a small child, brought up in Scotland, by his parents Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix.

 Skyfall Manor

Thereby proving that he was James Bond after all and that’s his real name.  There goes that theory out the water that would have tied a nice little ribbon on casting any future Bonds that needed to replace ones that were either fed up for the role or became too old for it.

See, this little idea only came to light again, when a short while ago, it was rumoured that Idris Elba, known to most as Heimdall in the Marvel Universe and Luthur in the BBC thriller series of the same name, was going to be the next 007 after Daniel Craig.

 Idris Elba James Bond

The extreme cesspit side of the Internet didn’t take that very lightly, and why shouldn’t they?  Cos you know, they’re twats.  We think Idris would make a fine Bond, he has everything that’s needed for a Bond.

It wasn’t until an article on Blastr.com from Cher Martinetti reminded me of our little theory for the “new” Bond.  To be fair though, Cher’s accounts of Idris seem to be more around…infatuation than anything else.

Lewis
Hehe, she be all giggerdy like.

Alan
Oh you’ve finally woken up.  How’d you feel?

Lewis
I want a fry up so bad that I can see grease in the air.

Alan
Back to normal then I take it.

Lewis
And a Dr Pepper.

Alan
Sounds like a full recovery to me then.  Ah well, the theory in itself was sound idea, and to be honest, we hope Idris is a suitable candidate for next time.

I don’t know, maybe we’ll see what Chris Pratt is doing now.  You can’t swing you’re dick now without it bumping it into him.

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The Belated Friday [Thursday] Trailers

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Alan
Hello our glorious and wonderful peeps!  After a busy night of making our votes and waiting for the results.

Lewis
I saw an adorable puppy outside the polling station!

Alan
*sigh* Yes you did.  We’re back and giving you our “Thursday” Trailers, today.

Lewis
We’re nice like that.

Alan
Yes we are!

Lewis
ROLL IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!

Mr Holmes US Trailer

Alan
As if he hasn’t been in everything these days.  Our dear Ian McKellen has probably had a word or two with Benedict Cumberbatch, and decided to star in his own adaption of the greatest fictional detective ever to have been created..

Lewis
*gasp*Mr. Ian McKellen is gonna be BATMAN?!

Alan
…Sherlock Holmes.

Lewis
Oh….I was so close!

Alan
Did you not pay attention to the trailer?

Lewis
I zone in and out.

Alan
Urgh, anywho.  It appears Ian McKellan has teamed up with director Bill Condon again, as the two previously worked on Of Gods and Monsters back in 1998.  The story follows a retired Sherlock, living out the end of his days with his housekeeper and her impressionable young son.  Years of being a in the public’s eye from Dr. Watson’s near truthful stories, Holmes revisits the unsolved-case that led to his retirement.

Lewis
It looks good!  It looks interesting.

Alan
It does.  Many stories in the past have exaggerated Holmes to be out of the detective business, but they always find him a way to be brought back, but still in his youth.  This time it looks like he’ll be leaning on that cane far more than swinging it in the air to accompany his stride.

Lewis
I thought it was a nice touch to go on about all those exaggerations that Dr Watson gave Sherlock in the books.

Alan
Fair point that, this might be the first adaption where we don’t see the immeasurably loyal doctor.  The film itself is out next month for us Brits and July for the US.

Lewis, it also looks like there are two “Sherlocks” in this film as well.

Lewis
What you mean?

Alan
Go in about 45 seconds of the film.

 Nicholas Rowe

See, it’s Nicholas Rowe who played Sherlock in Young Sherlock Holmes.

Lewis
That’s it!  We defo have to see this film now.  How casting managed to get him to be all suave about that is a miracle!

Official Trailer of Absolutely Anything

 

Lewis
……………..

Alan
Oh here we go.

Lewis
I WANTS IT NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW!

Alan
Well, there’s Lewis’s 5 star review of a trailer in a nutshell.

Lewis
This absolutely looks funny as.  This is stunning.  Totes wants to see this now!

Alan
Urgh, the latest creation of Simon Pegg, the film follows…

Lewis
What you doing?

Alan
Explaining the film?  Duh

Lewis
I’m pretty sure the reader knows what’s going on in the film.  The Monty Python aliens kinda explained that in the first 30 seconds!

Alan
…Fair point!  The film is set to be a summer release for the UK and judging by how giddy and the wiggling he’s doing right now.  It’s set to be one of the funniest films of the year.   The film stars Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, the Monty Python crew, and the late Robin Williams.

Lewis
I miss him.  He still makes me smile.  Even when I hear his voice screaming “SHAG HER NEIL!”

Alan
…That’s gonna be your new battle cry isn’t it.

Lewis
…….yes. *hides*

The first official trailer of Beyond The Brick: A Lego Brickumentary

Lewis
*gasps* 😀

Alan
Oh that’s it.  Seriously, this is just a Lewis post right here.  Anymore of these trailers and he’s not gonna be sleeping tonight.  He’s just going to go round and round in circles in excitement.

Lewis
LETS WATCH IT AGAIN!  I WANNA SEE MORE LEGO!

Alan
You can watch to your hearts content!  I’m outta here before you wiggle yourself into a mess.

Lewis
I’m wiggling! :D:D:D:D:D:D

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Someone put the Out of Office on!

Alan
Good day our wonderful peeps!  Alas we’ve been a bit busy as of late and decided to do our normal post of Thursday Trailers for tomorrow.

Lewis
Nawwww!

Alan
Lewis and I are currently performing our civic duty and are currently on our way to vote for this year’s general election.

Lewis
4 more years!

Alan
5, Lewis.

Lewis
5 MORE YEARS?!!

Alan
We’ll be back up to schedule tomorrow as ever.  For now, have a look at a bunch of half naked men dancing seductively to get through your day.

Lewis
DANCE LIKE YOU MEAN IT!

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The Lego Movie is…..The Matrix?!

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Lewis
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I so excited!  I feel like kid who just tried ice cream for the first time!

Was watching The Lego Movie, because it’s awesome and Lewis loves it and lately, I’m bored of all this election talk.  So I had it all on whilst some prat lies about what he’s gonna do.

Is it too late to get Sean Pertwee to do the job?

Is it too late to get Sean Pertwee to do the job?

And then it suddenly dawned on me.  Like a dude chained to a bath tub, and realising that the dead body in the room with him, isn’t actually dead.

Did the dead guy just fart?

Did the dead guy just fart?

The Lego Movie is exactly like The Matrix.

The Lego Movie and Matrix

I knows!  I knows!  Bear with me and I explain;

 p.s. if none of ya have seen the two movies, stop reading and go see.  It’s ok, we ain’t going anywhere 😀

Our hero is a run of the mill ordinary bloke with nothing special about him, and not a lot of friends.  But he has a hidden talent that he doesn’t yet realise.

Emmett and Neo

He meets a secretive pretty girl that knows how to kick bad guy bum, who finds our ordinary bloke and believes that he is the special one.  She then takes him to…

Wyldstyle and Trinity

Kicking policemen, ripping arms off, pretty similar

 

…a mentor, who has a really weird name, that has been looking for the special one for so many users and is a high believer that the hero is the special one. 

Vitruvius and Morpheus

AND THEY HAVE SUCH NICE VOICES!

 

He begins to train our hero to use his hidden abilities…A little disastrous at first but he learns.

Emmett and Neo 2

Fail

 

But the hero is up against an extremely powerful opponent that has command of deadly killing robots.   

President Business Agent Smith Robots and Sentinels

…I still have nightmares about the sentinels…*hides*

This powerful opponent wants to destroy the last remnants of a dwindling society.

Cloud Cuckoo Land and Zion

Cloud Cuckoo Land, where everyone dances and is happy. Zion….pretty much the same thing

So the special one creates a suicidal plan against the powerful opponent…

Emmett and Neo 3

Where in the process, he eventually gets “killed” by the powerful opponent…

Emmett and Neo 4

Only to be brought back from the “dead”…

Emmett and Neo 5

Resurrection is either a portal you slide in or a magical smooch

Where he suddenly sees his hidden ability…

Emmett and Neo 6

I can show you the world!

Saves the day and gets the girl.

SMOOCHES!!

SMOOCHES!!

The Lego Movie is The Matrix.  Mind.  Blown. HOLLAAAAAAA!

*dances*

Peace out my mother lovers!

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