Logan (Extended)

We’re finishing off the Wolverine Trilogy with what’s considered it’s strongest entry, Logan. A reflection on aging, loss, grief, parenthood and what it means to stab a bunch of people with your clone daughter. Terrific performances all round and an incredible ending to Hugh Jackman’s tenure as the titular character. It’s a shame we’ll never see him again because he died. Thanks for checking out our Caravan Of Garbage review

The Wolverine (Extended)

We’ve hit the middle child of the Wolverine trilogy with 2013’s The Wolverine! Acting as a redemption arc for both the character and the response to X-Men Origins: Wolverine a burnt out Logan heads on over to Japan for action, romanace, trauma and to fight an old man in a giant shiny robot suit. Thanks for checking out our Caravan Of Garbage review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Extended)

With Hugh Jackman returning as Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine we’ve decided to take a look at the Wolverine Trilogy, starting with the first and the worst X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Acting also as the live action introduction of Deadpool it has all the ingredients of a great X-Men adventure and yet it falls down at almost every step it takes. Thanks for checking out of Caravan Of Garbage review

Kick-Ass 2 (Extended)

Due to the moderate success of the first Kick-Ass a sequel was greenlit almost immediately titled Kick-Ass 2. With most of the characters returning (despite some recasts) and the addition of new heroes like Jim Carrey’s Colonel Stars and Stripes the stakes have never been higher for Dave Lizewski and Hit-Girl! But the vibes are off. Thanks for checking out our Caravan Of Garbage review

Kick-Ass (Extended)

In 2010 we got the second live action Mark Millar comic adaptation in Kick-Ass. Set in the “real world” where superheros only exist in fiction it follows Dave Lizewski as the first person to done a costume and fight crime. The result was something brutal, bloody and funny and a film that was fairly unique for the time enough that it became a moderate success. Thanks for checking out our Caravan Of Garbage review

Assassin’s Creed (Extended)

Assassin’s Creed 2016 is Ubisofts second attempt to bring one of their beloved video game franchises to the screen. And the results were yet again…lacking. Headed up by Michael Fassbender playing the duel role of a future guy and ancient history guy it parkours it’s way in and around the neverending battle between the Assassin Order and the Templars for a glowing apple that can probably do something. Thanks for checking out our Caravan Of Garbage review

Warcraft (Extended)

WAR. And craft. Well I’ve never heard of such a thing but regardless let’s get into the 2016 Warcraft film adaptation directed by Duncan Jones. Acting as an origin story for the conflict between the orcs of Draenor and the humans of Azotha it both sides this epic conflict with more motion capture than the average brain can possibly comprehend. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Extended)

It’s time for move bad movies that did badly at the box office video game edition! This week, 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time starring one Jacob Gyllenhaal as the titular Prince Dastan. It basically boiled down to this being Disney’s attempt at another Pirates of the Caribbean but instead of turning out like Pirates of the Caribbean it turned out like that bad Pirates of the Caribbean. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review

Max Payne (Extended)

We’re kicking off a brand new series with a look at four terrible video game movies that are bad and did badly. Starting with 2008’s Max Payne starring Mark Wahlberg. Aiming to capture the tragedy, action and frenetic energy of the original two games it absolutely does not. But at the same time as discussed it certainly takes the franchise to a new level. In a way. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.

War for the Planet of the Apes (Extended)

With War for the Planet of the Apes we got the conclusion of the Caesar storyline. We’re now in a full on primate/human conflict with Caesar seeking revenge for the death of his wife and son against Woody Harrelson’s Colonel J. Wesley McCullough. On top of that we have the evolution of a virus that renders humans mute leading up to where we were in the original 1968 movie. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Extended)

It’s always dawn after the rise. I think. Something like that. Because this week we’re getting into Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with a returning Caesar (played again by Andy Serkis) trying to keep his primate community alive whilst battle external human forces and simian forces from within. With Matt Reeves now at the helm Planet of the Apes was bigger than ever! And the movies are good! Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Extended)

In 2011 the great minds over at 20th Century Fox decided to reboot the Planet of the Apes franchise but make it actually good. Aiming to be a retelling of the ape uprising and the origin of Caesar, a super intelligent chimpanzee played by Andy Serkis. Just apes and mates running amok. Thanks for checking out our Caravan Of Garbage review.

Mad Max: Fury Road (Extended)

Mel Gibson is out and Tom Hardy is in! Mad Max finally returned after a 30 year hiatus with Fury Road. This time around he’s tangled himself up with Immortan Joe, a warlord of the wastelands on a vengeful quest to retrieve his stolen brides from Charlize Theron’s Furiosa. And it turns out it’s a pretty good movie with all its stunts and cars and punching and explosions and whatever. Thanks for checking out our review

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (Extended)

Mel Gibson’s run as Mad Max Rockatansky ended with Beyond Thunderdome in 1985. Set 15 years after the last it’s often considered the weakest of the original trilogy but it’s not without it’s moments. Including the inclusion of Tina Turner as Aunty Entity, a bungee cord death match, a tribe of lost children and Australia’s own Gary Stephen “Angry” Anderson. Thanks for listening to our Caravan Of Garbage review

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (Extended)

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior allowed director George Miller to take the concepts and character from the 1979 original and really put the boot in. That meant a bigger myth, bigger stunts, bigger men, more butts cut out of leather trousers. And the result was a lot of the iconic imagery we know of the character even today. Forty years on it still holds up and it’s influence has been felt across multiple other media properties. MAD MAX. Mad Max. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.

Mad Max (Extended)

Before there was Max Fury Road there was two other Mad Max movies and then the original Mad Max movie from 1979. The directorial debut of George Miller and the first feature film from Melvin Gibson it gave the Australian film industry the kick in the arse it needed with it’s influence the world over still being felt today. Crazy stunts, insane (or mad) performances and more Victorian Country Roads than you can possible imagine there’s a reason it’s legacy still endures. Thanks for watching.

King Kong 1933 (Extended)

We’re going back to where it all began, the original King Kong movie from 1933. It’s influence is still felt to this very day with it’s unique story, amazing use of stop motion coupled with rear projection and a symphonic score to accompany the iconic imagery. It’s easy to see why it became an instant classic and remains relevant in the year 2024. Thanks for watching.

Godzilla 1954 (Extended)

It seems unlikely that the creators behind the 1954 original Japanese Godzilla movie could anticipated it not only remaining culturally relevant at least 70 years but also would eventually feature Godzilla and King King (sans metal gauntlet) traveling into the hollow earth to fight a race of giant orang utans or whatever happens in Godzilla V Kong. And yet here we are. Anyways, lets all take a look at where it all started. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review

The REAL Ghostbusters (Extended)

After the success of Ghostbusters 1984 but before the mediocrity of Ghostbusters 2 there was The REAL Ghostbusters, an animated childrens show that aimed to keep the series alive. And also sell toys to children. The story behind it’s creation is fascinating unlike the show itself which is not great. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.

The Legend Of Zorro (Extended)

In 2005 we finally were treated to a follow up to The Mask Of Zorro with The Legend Of Zorro. Antonio Banderas is back as Alejandro de la Vega along with Catherine Zeta Jones this time going up against Rufus Sewell. Whilst not reaching the heights either critically or financially of the 1998 original it’s still got a bunch of great Zorroing in it and that’s fun. Thanks for watching our Caravan Of Garbage review.

The Mask of Zorro (Extended)

Here at Caravan Of Garbage industries there is one hard and fast rule. Zorro is the best. And arguably the pinnacle of Zorro (of which there are many) in the 1998 action adventure romance triumph The Mask Of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones directed by Martin Campbell. Great movie. Good Zorro-ing.

(Avatar) The Last Airbender (Extended)

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…)

Spider Man: No Way Home (Extended)

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: Far From Home (Extended)

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.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Extended)

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.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Extended)

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.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Extended)

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.

Godzilla Vs. Kong (Extended)

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!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Extended)

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.

Kong: Skull Island (Extended)

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 (Extended)

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!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II (Extended)

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.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Extended)

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!

The Hunger Games (Extended)

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.

The Green Hornet (Extended)

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!

The Phantom (Extended)

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!

The Shadow (Extended)

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!

The Rocketeer (Extended)

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!

Dick Tracy (Extended)

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…)

RoboCop 2014 (Extended)

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!

RoboCop 3 (Extended)

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 (Extended)

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!

Robocop 1987 (Extended)

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!

Star Wars: Rebels Finale (Extended)

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!

Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (Extended)

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!

Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles (Extended)

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!

Masters of the Universe (Extended)

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!

Mission Impossible: Fallout (Extended)

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

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Extended)

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!