In 2010 Hollywood attempted the impossible, a direct live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Turns out. It was impossible. With many considering this to be M. Night Shyamalan’s worst directorial effort by a long way putting a stop to any potential sequel or new live action adaptation until recently. Thanks for watching our (more…)
Despite numerous stumbling blocks leading up to the release of No Way Home including a temporary ending to the MCU/Disney and Sony deal, Covid protocols and the uncertainty that both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would be willing to return. But it all worked out in the end with a pretty crowdpleasing experience at the time and a box office to the tune of 1.9 billion dollars. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
Spider-Man is back and this time it’s personal/Europe! Hot of the death of Tony Stark/Iron Man our hero Peter Parker is off on an overseas adventure before running afoul of fake Nick Fury and the Elementals. Luckily he has the help of a magical green smoke spewing hero in the form of Mysterio, a being from a parallel dimension who’s only out to do good. According to the trailers at least which is great news for Spider-Man because he doesn’t have many mates in Europe. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
After the cinematic lows of The Amazing Spider-Man series it was time for another Spider-Man reboot, this time by folding him into the MCU. After his first appearance as Peter Park in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland got his own (sort of) movie dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a high school superhero. Going up against Michael Keaton’s Vulture and his terrible surrogate dad in Tony Stark/Iron Man the film did a great job at youthifying the franchise and taking the character in a new direction. Which some people like and some people don’t. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
After covering Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Justice League 2017 we’re finally returning to the movie that launched a million hashtags, Zack Snyder’s definitive version of Justice League. Released in 2021 in order to fill out HBO Max’s streaming during the pandemic it sees a number of improvements including a more fleshed out story for Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, a black suited Superman, an improved Steppenwolf design and a whole lot more. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
With the third on screen adaptation of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory arriving with Timothee Chalamet as Wonka we thought we’d take it back to where it all began. Tim Burton’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic starring Johnny Depp. Sure there was the beloved 1971 version starring Gene Wilder but that’s boring! And old! The people want something slightly newer and worse. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
After three movies and multiple hints Godzilla VS Kong arrived in cinemas (and streaming) in 2021. The promise of two classic movies titans going head to head was fulfilled in addition to the inclusion of the Mechagodzilla hollow earth, holograms, magical flying ships and more. And all in all it manages to deliver everything you’d want from a Godzilla VS Kong confrontation. Thanks for watching!
After a King Kong centric prequel things return to Godzilla himself in Godzilla: King of the Monsters! The idea with this Monsterverse entry being to bring in other legendary creatures including King Ghidora, Mothra, Rodan and for one gigantic epic battle. And sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
Instead of jumping directly into another Godzilla movie after Godzilla 2014 the inexplicable decision was made to make a King Kong prequel set during the events of the Vietnam War. Completely revamping the character in a new narrative absolutely pays off in what is one of the more more fun, gory and entertaining Monsterverse movies that brings together Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Sam Jackson and more. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
Godzilla 2014 managed to kick off a new era of monster movies, now titles the Monsterverse. Directed by Gareth Edwards of Rogue One/The Creator fame it became the latest americanized attempt to revamp Godzilla for the west after the disaster that was Godzilla 1998. Whilst it might not be everyone’s cup of tea we thought it was pretty good with the inclusion of Bryan Cranston, new creatures in the form of the Muto’s and the biggest Godzilla we had every seen. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
Great news. We’re finally at the end of The Hunger Games trilogy and by that I mean the second part of the third movie. At the very least in this one at least a bunch of stuff happens including a big traps, big action sequences, big love triangles and big Julianne Moore being shot with an arrow. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
Because Harry Potter split it’s last book into two movies and it worked really one that one time a decision was made to take the weakest book in The Hunger Games franchises, Mockingjay and do the same. The result is two reeeeeally drawn out movies that pretty much ground the series to a sputtering halt. (more…)
After the huge success of the first Hunger Games an adaptation of the sequel book was inevitable. So a year later in 2013 Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in a bigger budgeted follow up that asks the question, what if Hunger Games but more? With great new inclusion like Phillip Seymor Hoffman and…I dunno a poison fog or whatever this entry turned out to be the biggest box office return for the series before the decline. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
In the early 2010’s every single dystopian young adult fantasy novel got a chance at a movie adaptation. Most either bombed at the box office or experienced a mild success before completely disappearing. One of the rare exceptions was The Hunger Games series, which exploded into cinemas in 2012 bringing Jennifer Lawrence mainstream success. The concept is simple. Put a bunch of kids in an arena and have them kill each other. No wonder everybody loved it. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
You’d think with the combination of Seth Rogan & Evan Goldberg the minds behind The Boys, Superbad and TMNT Mutant Mayhem, director Michel Gondry from Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and the cast of Christoph Waltz, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz that The Green Hornet 2011 would not be terrible. But it is. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
In 1996 Paramount Pictures took a shot at creating another Indiana Jones franchise with The Phantom. Starring Billy Zane as Kit Walker, the latest in the Ghost Who Walks lineage it mashes together action, adventure and romance into a pretty okay package with some wonky internal logic. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
Before the genesis of Batman there was The Shadow. But after the movie Batman 1989 there was The Shadow 1994. Aiming to capitalise on a comic book trend kicked off by Warner Brothers and Tim Burton it sees Alec Baldwin, a contender for the role of Bruce Wayne, manifesting the ghostly presence of Lamont Cranston. By day, good time millionaire playboy. By night, a guy with a hat and a bandana and a prosthetic nose with vague mystical powers which he uses to fight crime. Anyways it bombed. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
Big apologies this week, our Caravan Of Garbage on The Rocketeer is delayed due to illness. And although it’s not the same as a video here’s the audio extended version. Again, apologies for the delay.
Before Captain America: The First Avengers director Joe Johnston brought us The Rocketeer. Second in our series of pulpy/throwback comic back adaptations (that failed) this adaptation takes us back to the 1930s, an era with rocket powered heroes, thin mustachioed villains and swashbuckling action. Intended to kick off a new Indiana Jones styled adventure series it fell short of Disney’s expectations and is largely forgotten despite being quite a fun ride. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
For this next series of Caravan Of Garbage reviews we’re taking a look at a five classic comic book propeties that were adapted into underperforming or underwhelming movies. This week we’re kicking things off with 1990’s Dick Tracey. Directed by and starring Warren Beatty it takes the pulp detective and pits him in a bizarre (more…)
In 2014 the most powerful people on earth (Hollywood) decided to bless us all with a reboot of the original RoboCop. Taking some cues for the 1987 classic it brought Joel Kinnaman into the title role of Alex Murphy in a effort to again revamp the classic series. With a stellar cast including Michael Keaton, Michael K Williams, Jack Earl Haley, Abbie Cornish, Sam Jackson it certainly tries some things but ultimately comes out feeling rather toothless. Thanks for watching along as we reviewed all of the RoboCop movies!
By RoboCop 3 the good people at Orion knew what kind of audience the franchise solely appealed to, children. This obviously wasn’t true but for this final entry in the original RoboCop saga things take a PG turn with toned down violence, satire and the disappearance of Peter Weller for Robert John Burke. Sure he has a jet pack and a flame thrower now and there’s a Japanese Cyborg ninja but none of it really comes together. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
RoboCop 2 was inevitable after the success of the original. And you know what? It could have been much worse. With a more competent cyborg enemy, some solid comedic moments and Peter Weller being at the top of his game in terms of RoboCop sequels this remains the best case scenario despite some obvious shortcomings. Thanks for watching!
The original RoboCop from 1987 is incredible. Directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Peter Weller as the titular RoboCop/Alex Murphy it remains one of the best sci-fi films of all time. With its retro futuristic, satirical and hyper-violent aesthetic it truly is a one of a kind experience that will never be replicated. Despite RoboCop 2, RoboCop 3, the 2014 reboot, the two tv series, multiple games and upcoming legacy sequel. Thanks for watching!
Grand Admiral Thrawn will make his live action debut in Ashoka play again by Lars Mikkelsen. So in preparation for that we revisit the two part finale of Star Wars: Rebels Family Reunion and Farewell. Setting the scene with space whales, the disappearance of Ezra Bridger and Thrawn, Captain Rex on the Endor strike force and a time travel tree this series is considered some of the best Star Wars ever created. Thanks for watching!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 turned out to be the biggest box office hit from the length of the franchise so naturally the green light was given to it’s 2016 sequel. This time we get all the things kids loved from the 1987 series, Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Technodrome, Casey Jones and more! But it didn’t land in the same way as the first. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
In 2014 off the success of the Transformers franchise, Paramount and Nickelodeon decided to give him a shot at (producing) a brand new set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. This time adopting motion capture technology which allowed them to pay the actors next to nothing along with Megan Fox as April O’Neil this adventure is like nothing you’ve seen before! But really it’s a lot of the stuff you’ve seen before. Thanks for watching!
The Barbie movie could very well herald in a new era of toys to movie adaptations. But it is far from Mattel’s first attempt as there first swing was 1987’s Masters Of The Universe featuring Dolph Lundgren as the titular He-Man. Opening with Skeletor now in possession of Castle Grayskull things have never looked worse for Eternia which is the perfect time He-Man and friends to take a trip to New Jersey. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
Ever seen a man reload his arms before? Well if you’ve seen Mission Impossible: Fallout from 2018 then you absolutely have. Considered by many to be the pinacle of the Mission Impossible series it sees Solomon Lane’s villainous return along newcomer Henry Cavill. This one has it all but in a way that elevates the stunts, the masks, the fistfights, the rockclimbing. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review
A Rogue Nation? Seems irresponsible but alright. This time around as we continue on through the Mission Impossible saga Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt must do another big stunt, this time strapped to the side of a plane, and butt heads with a super secret evil spy force lead up by Sean Harris’ Solomon Lane. With newcomer Rebecca Ferguson joining the crew there’s a lot to like in this fifth entry which somehow isn’t getting worse. How? Magic I guess who knows. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
Mission Impossible 4, the one where Tom Cruise climbs the building, is where things really kicked off in the long running franchise. Big stunts for real is now the name of the game along with new comers Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and returning characters of Simon Peggs Benji and sort of Ving Rhames Luther. This movie has it all, masks, sandstorms, the Kremlin exploded, holographic hallways, an okay villian, the whole package. Thanks for watching out Caravan Of Garbage review!
It’s the end of the road. We’ve reached peak Indiana Jones in the 2008 sequel, coming 19 years after the last in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Harrison Ford is back older and wiser to rekindle his love with Marion, build a relationship with his awful son Mutt and find a glass skull or whatever. Look it might not be the best but it certainly has a lot of stuff in it. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
We made it! The final movie before we can finally get to the good stuff. The Last Crusade goes deep into Indiana Jones lore with the adventure being shared with Henry Jones Senior played by Sean Connery. With the return of the Nazi’s, a magicial religious artifact, booby traps, an origin action sequence and tanks this one has it all. It’s a great lead in to the fourth entry. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.
We continue our look at the Indiana Jones film series with the second installment, the prequel Temple Of Doom. A meaner, screamier and more culturally insensitive movie that introduces audiences to Ke Huy Quan’s Short Round and Kate Capshaw’s Willie Scott. Filled with heart pulling, brain eating, bridge cutting madness this entry managed to also herald in the PG-13 film. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review
Harrison Ford began his journey as Indiana Jones in the Steven Speilberg directed George Lucas written hit Raiders of the Lost Ark. Acting as a throwback to the adventure serials from decades earlier it introduced a nazi punching swashbuckling grave robber/archeologist which became an immediate smash hit. So on the road to Dial Of Destiny in 2023 lets take a look back at the four equally beloved Indiana Jones movie in this Caravan Of Garbage series review.
The Transformers: The Movie attempted to do the impossible. Take a children’s cartoon about alienrobots changing into cars and planes and a gun and make a commercially viable mainstream movie where they kill most of the characters kids loved including Optimus Prime. It didn’t work nobody saw it. But the legacy lives on because so (more…)
It’s been a long day without you, my friend and I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. Which is to say that we’ve come to the end of of this part of our journey through the Fast Saga, wrapping things up with Furious 7. Delayed a year to be rewritten around the death of Paul Walker some would argue this was the last time the franchise was truly great. Which might be true it’s hard to know a lot of these blur together. Anyways, thanks for watching these videos and in particular this Caravan Of Garbage review
We’re in the era of Fast & Furious where the movies are good and people seem to like them in general. And bang in the middle of that is the movie Fast & Furious 6 which introduces for the first but not last time an evil team of supercar people. Lead by Owen Shaw and culminating in the “death” of multiple main characters including Han and Giselle. Anyways thanks for watching and here’s out Caravan Of Garbage review.
Finally. We’ve reached the good one. A moment in time when the Fast & Furious franchise truly took off with an action packed, high stakes, rip roaring heist movie with returning actors Paul Walker and Vin Diesel plus the introduction of The Rocks character Hobbs or Shaw I can’t remember. Terrific stuff all round. Well done everyone. Thanks for checking out our Caravan Of Garbage review!
The Fast & Furious 4 or what was simply titled Fast & Furious was an attempt to bring the franchise back to what made the original a success, two guys being mates. But not just any two guys, for the first time since 2001 Vin Diesels Dominic Torreto and Paul Walkers Brian O’Conner are back in the drivers seat to delieve a very okay sequel. Things certainly do improve with number five but to get there we gotta go through this. Thanks for listening to our Caravan Of Garbage review!
Batman Forever set the wheels in motion for a brand new kind of Batman. Camp. With George Clooney taking over from Val Kilmer who took over from Michael Keaton this is where people truly fell out of love with the Batman franchise. Even the likes of Batgirl, Mr Freeze, Poison Ivy and Bane didn’t stop people crying about new levels of sillyness that left the reviews and box office lower than ever. Thanks for listening to our Caravan Of Garbage review.
Tim Burton’s Batman Returns ended up being not the creative direction (box office return) that Warner Brothers wanted. So in response to that we got a pretty significant tone shift for the next entry, Batman Forever directed by Joel Schumacher and now starring Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne. And it worked! Financially. Thanks for checking (more…)
Nintendo has a very strange relationship with the adaptation of it’s properties into film. Before the release of Super Mario Bros. in 1993 and even longer before The Super Marios Bros. Movie in 2023 the closest thing we got to on screen reputation was The Wizard. Basically serving as a promotion tool for the upcoming Super Marios Bros. 3 along with other Nintendo licensed products like the Power Glove, the Nintendo hotline, Zelda, Ninja Gaiden, Mega Man, Contra, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more it certainly is a weird and roundabout way to promote something. Thanks for listening!
With the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie 2023 we’ve taken the time to go back and revisit an absolute classic of the video game movie genre, Pixels from 2015. Despite having a stellar comedic cast, an excellent director and an intriguing premise it turned into the movie Pixels from 2015 which is unfortunate. Regardless, thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review!
The first shot at a Dungeons & Dragons movie was not the 2023 entry Honor Amongst Thieves starring one Chris Pine. Unfortunately. There is in fact an earlier attempt from the year 2000 that takes aim at reinvention the fantasy genre by bringing to the big screen all the elements people know and love from D & D. Quests. Magic. Elves. A big porridge rug. The second Jimmy Olsen from Lois and Clark. It’s not very good however despite getting two sequels. Direct to DVD. But still. Thanks for listening!
It’s true! Batman did a big return in 1992 long before his big return in 2023. Read all about it in this early audio available now right here. Thanks for the support!
But before Sasha Calle and even Laura Vandervoort from Smallville and Melissa Benoist in the Arrowverse there was the 1984 movie. Set in the Christopher Reeve Superman universe it sees Helen Slater take on the role in a truly bizarre adventure which is entirely divorced from reality and logic. Is it good? No. Is it (more…)
In the lead up to The Flash 2023 a movie that is probably coming out we’re taking a look back at three properties that tie directly (or indirectly) to the characters of The Flash, Supergirl and Batman. To kick things off we’ll be looking at the very much ahead of its time Flash series from (more…)
Shrek Forever After acts as the final chapter in the Shrek Franchise. Except for Puss In boots 2011. Then Puss In Boots: The Last Wish. And a bunch of animated specials. ANYWAYS this time around Shrek decides to shatter all space and time in order to spend one day kid free which is weird because (more…)
Shrek The Third. BOO. I mean what a drop in quality. Despite returning to this delightfully weird universe and revisting the characters of Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and Puss In Boots it feels like a big dull retread of two better movies. Plus the new elements including Justin Timberlake and Eric Idle as King Arthur and Merlin feel hollow and wasted. Anyways this is our Caravan Of Garbage review and we don’t like this movie. Thanks for watching!
Shrek 2 takes everything that was successful about the first film in the franchise and attempted to expand out the characters, world and magical lore. With new characters like Puss In Boots, The Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming plus the Kingdom of Far Far Away it established Shrek as the biggest 3D animated franchise. Here in our Caravan Of Garbage review we get right into whether it still holds up nearly 20 years later. Thanks for watching!