Monster of the Day #1480 Updated on December 21, 2016 By Ken Begg 12 Comments Gary Busey, you art avenged! Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net bgbear_rnh Run, run as fast as you can! Gamera977 ‘Heck yeah, revenge! Did you see what that big fat red guy did to Tom? Grabbed him by his legs, downed him in some white liquid, and then bit his friggin’ head off!!!’ Gamera977 Way off subject but was I only one on seeing Forest Whittaker strapped into that cyborg get-up in ‘Rogue One’ that had flashbacks to his character in ‘Battlefield Earth’? I was afraid John Travolta was going to come running out dressed in his Psychlo costume. The Rev. How was that? We’re thinking about seeing it in the next few days. bgbear_rnh I was going to go for the obvious nailed him pun, but I thought that would be tacky. Beckoning Chasm I just saw one of the stupid-cookie films, “Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong.” I had no idea such levels of stupidity could exist! Gamera977 Weeeelllllllll, personally I’d say it was… ok. Wasn’t anywhere near the original trilogy but nowhere near as horrible as the pre-sequels. There is a mammoth space battle in the final third that’s worth the price of admission just to see on the big screen. Beyond that though I have no real desire to see it again or buy the DVD. But it is worth seeing once. Not to give away any spoilers but they had some interesting ideas but the movie just didn’t seem to handle them very well. The characters were sorta dull and flat. Even secondary characters from the original movies like Lando were colourful and interesting- here even the main pair just seemed kinda dull. Flangepart Evil…Bong…Bong…bong… O-kay…real film…why be surprised? Ken_Begg My impression of the first Disney SW was that it was fine. Their obvious mandate (and I mean this in a good way) was not to screw the pooch, given the general antipathy to the prequels. And they didn’t, they made a good solid movie. At some point, though, they have to raise the bar. Doesn’t sound like they’ve necessarily managed that yet. Gamera977 Please permit me a small spoiler but I’m interested in what you guys who dislike CGI monsters will think of the CGI Governor Tarkin in the film. As opposed to coming up with some excuse to leave him out or casting an actor who looks sorta like Cushing it was probably the best choice but still it goes from looking very good in some scenes to an awful ‘uncanny valley’ effect in others. And there are a few awesome ‘oh #$%’ scenes like the Death Star coming up over the horizon like a truly bad moon on the rise and when Vader shows up and cuts loose on some poor Rebel troopers at the end. The Rev. There are actually four or five Evil Bong movies, including the one with the Gingerdead Man. Although I did watch the original Gingerdead, the Evil Bong franchise is one that just holds no appeal to me. bgbear_rnh After all the time Peter Cushing re-animated the dead, this only seems fitting.