Good: Die Hard 2: Die Harder
It’s an incredible old school action movie with a great payoff with the final plane explosion, but I would still rate it third in the Die Hard franchise behind the original & Die Hard with a Vengeance. I prefer Vengeance over DH2 cause Willis & Jackson have the action buddy movie chemistry down & Jeremy Irons’ Simon is still one of my favorite villains in history.
Bad: Deep Blue Sea
I will never forget the crowd’s reaction in the theater during the famous Samuel Jackson scene. They absolutely lost it & were screaming their lungs out for a minute after it happened. There were some quality shark kills (I admit I love the kitchen stove one) & for once LL Cool J & Michael Rapaport weren’t fingernails on the chalkboard unwatchable. I just don’t buy Thomas Jane as a badass or the main lead.
Ugly: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
The sequel that completely turned Freddy from a scary, creepy-as-hell boogeyman into a lame one-liner spewing, third-rate comedian. “You wanna suck face!” “Why don’t you reach out and cut someone?” Good Lord!
During the podcast, Steve mentioned that Cutthroat Island
was the final nail in the coffin that sent Carolco Pictures into bankruptcy. Steve said Terminator 2
played a big part in it. Didn’t T2
make $500+million box office worldwide on a $102 million budget? I just don’t get with those huge profits how T2 help tanked the studio. Can someone explain this to my uneducated American mind?