Tournament Of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Finals

At long last, we come to the finals. Many beautiful (and not so beautiful) women have battled it out from the numerous Adam Sandler films out there. And now we come to the final two hotties.

Take a look at all the other rounds here.

Let’s see who the hottest woman Adam Sandler has ever pretended to bang, or at least date or kiss or something like that, is.

 

Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

holly sullivan 2

Holly has defeated Linda (Wedding Singer), Veronica Vaugn (Billy Madison), Vanessa (Big Daddy) and Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds) in this tournament. Those are some beautiful women.

As I’ve said numerous times already, this actress doesn’t choose to flaunt her body, which is highly unfortunate, but I’ll give you what I can…

She is really, really beautiful, especially in her youth, but is still someone you wouldn’t pass up in her current age.

 

VS

palmer and adam

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

To reach the finals, Palmer had to eliminate Roxanne (Grown Ups), Laura (Funny People), Alex (Chuck & Larry), and Katherine (Just Go With It). That’s a hot line-up, and she managed to prevail.

Fortunately, unlike Holly’s actress, Palmer’s is very much a model, so feast your eyes, good people.

This woman is, as they say, drop-dead-gorgeous.  Incredible body, big boobs, long legs, beautiful face, great hair, what’s not to like? Especially since all of these things are shown off exquisitely in her movie.

Holly is a stunning woman, and I can’t decide if I want to hug her or jump on top of her and do the bad thing, due to her huge  mixture of cuteness and hotness. She’s a very sexy woman, and is downright gorgeous.

The thing is, Palmer is all of those things as well, but even more so.

That’s why, the hottest leading lady in an Adam Sandler movie is…

 

Tournament Winner

palmer dodge

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

 

This doesn’t really come as a surprise if you’ve seen my Impossibly Hot Women Tournament of Hotties, where Palmer’s actress, Brooklyn Decker, was a competitor. That tournament was essentially a grouping of 16 of the hottest women on the planet. But she did actually have some tough competition in here. But in the end, Palmer is just too friggin’ hot to touch.

 

And as a bonus (as usual), here are all the women ranked in my own personal order, from least hot, to hottest, as they appear in their respective films. The round they were eliminated in is in parentheses.

#39 Debbie Lustig (The Week Of) [Round 1]

Rachel-Dratch-Debbie-Downer-SNL-Coronavirus

#38 Flor Moreno (Spanglish) [Round 1]

Paz Vega-12

#37 Jennifer (Eight Crazy Nights) [Round 1]

jennifer 9cn

#36 Dinah Ratner (Uncut Gems) [Round 1]

idina menzel

#35 Becca (The Do-Over) [Round 1]

kathryn hahn

#34 Lena Leonard (Punch-Drunk Love) [Round 1]

Emily Watson Photos

#33 Carmen Herrara (The Cobbler) [Round 1]

melanie diaz

#32 Valerie Veran (Little Nicky) [Round 2]

patricia arquette

#31 Jill Hastings (Bed Time Stories) [Round 1]

keri russell

#30 Dawn (The Do-Over) [Round 1]

catherine bell

#29 Erin Sadelstein (Jack and Jill) [Round 1]

katie holmes

#28 Lucy Whitman (50 First Dates) [Round 1]

drew barrymore-maxim-2

#27 Julia Sullivan (The Wedding Singer) [Round 1]

Drew-Barrymore-poster_1316785_b

#26 Lauren Reynolds (Blended) [Round 1]

drew barrymore_1

#25 Audrey Spitz (Murder Mystery) [Round 1]

jennifer aniston black dress

#24 Courtney Clarke (Sandy Wexler) [Round 2]

jennifer hudson 2

#23 Layla Maloney (Big Daddy) [Round 1]

joey lauren adams

#22 Linda (Wedding Singer) [Round 1]

Angela-Featherstone-Feet-380715

#21 Virginia Venit (Happy Gilmore) [Round 1]

julie bowen-sexy-images_960x544

#20 Vicki Vallencourt (The Waterboy) [Round 2]

fairuza balk 3

#19 Deborah Clasky (Spanglish) [Round 2]

Tea Leoni blue thing

#18 Linda (Anger Management) [Round 3]

marisa tomei butt

#17 Veronica Vaugn (Billy Madison) [Round 2]

bridgette wilson dress

#16 Smoking Fox (The Ridiculous Six) [Round 2]

julia jones-da-man-magazine-02

#15 Laura (Funny People) [Round 2]

leslie mann

#14 Maru McGarricle (That’s My Boy) [Round 2]

eva martino

#13  Vanessa (Big Daddy) [Round 3]

Kristy-Swanson-Celebrity-Actress-Sexy-Premium-8-x

#12 Babe Bennett (Mr. Deeds) [Round 1]

winona-ryder-picture-2

#11 Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds) [Semi-Finalist]

winona what

#10 Violet Van Patten (Pixels) [Round 3]

michelle monaghan tight

#9 Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer) [Runner-Up]

christine taylor-bikini-pictures-005

#8 Roxanne Feder (Grown Ups/Grown Ups 2) [Round 1]

salma hayek

#7 Heather (The Do-Over) [Round 2]

paula patton open

#6 Julia De Fiore (Uncut Gems) [Round 3]

julia fox topless selfie

#5 Dalia Hakbarah (You Don’t Mess With The Zohan) [Round 1]

emmanuelle chiriqui bikini

#4 Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It) [Semi-Finalist]

jennifer aniston

#3 Donna Newman (Click) [Round 2]

kate beckinsale leopard bikini top strapless

#2 Alex McDonough (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry) [Round 3]

jessica biel tcm

#1 Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It) [Tournament Winner]

brooklyn-decker-14

 

And there you have it! We’ll see you next Tournament of Hotties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Semi-Finals

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

Check out the past parts here, then get ready for the final four hotties!

 

Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

holly sullivan black and white

This woman is truly beautiful. She’s hot, cute, sexy, innocent, wild…everything you’d want in a woman wrapped up in one wonderful package.

Young or old, this woman is gorgeous. It’s really a shame she never became a model. That would have made a lot of people very happy…

 

VS

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

Mr. Deeds (2002) - Winona Ryder

Interesting that an alter-ego has made it this far. But when your as pretty as she is, it’s not surprising.

So in addition to being sometimes hot and sexy, and sometimes not, she also appears to be flat-chested in some pictures, and others she’s clearly holding in some massive knockers. What a mystery woman.

Both of these women are very attractive in their films, but one is far more so, mainly due to her sexy attitude and cute attire.

 

Victor

holly sullivan kitchen

Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

We have our first finalist! And we couldn’t ask for a hotter woman!

 

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

palmer dodge wave

I don’t even need to say anything.

Perfection.

 

VS

Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

katherine married

At last, the two fierce hotties from the same movie face off!

 

Both of these women are extremely hot in this movie. As I said in an earlier round, Jennifer Aniston was never that eye-catching to me, but in this movie, she had me drooling. How could she not when she looks like this…

katherine murphy just go with it 5

 

So who will make it to the finals? The mature, gorgeous Katherine, or the youthful perfection that is Palmer?

 

Victor

palmer dodge towel

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

 

That was a good clean fight ladies, now shake hands!

kat and palm shake

 

Well, there you have it! Holly and Palmer will face off in the finals! See you there!

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Round 1, Part 4

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

I can’t make any promises that I didn’t miss any, for there’s quite a few and it’s been years (like in the decades) since I’ve seen a lot of these, or I’ve only seen them once and don’t remember, but I’ll do my best to find them all!

Note that I will be judging the women as their characters, and not the actresses themselves, for we will likely see them before and after their films were made.

Check out round 1, 2, and 3 to catch up before viewing these last few women.

 

Bout #16

Smoking Fox (The Ridiculous Six)

smoking fox

Her name accurately describes her appearance.

 

VS

Becca (The Do-Over)

beccas the do-over

Okay, so I can’t seem to find anything of her actually in the movie, but she does play Adam Sandler’s character’s wife. And she’s not great…at all.

 

 

Victor

smoking fox 2

Smoking Fox (The Ridiculous Six)

 

Bout #17

Okay, we are going to cheat on this next one, because Becca is such a disappointment. There are other very hot leading ladies in The Do-Over, so here goes.

Heather (The Do-Over)

the do over

I don’t even need to say anything. But Heather is the lead female role in this movie, and chances are Adam Sandler was looking right where you are during this scene, so that’s close enough to his partner, because really, who wouldn’t want her to be?

 

VS

Dawn (The Do-Over)

dawn the doover

Okay, so this woman isn’t all that hot, but it’s hard not to look hot in what she’s wearing, and she’s still much better than Becca. I’ve only seen the movie once about four years ago, so I don’t really know who she is or what her relationship is to anyone. But it doesn’t matter, cuz she’s showing some skin!

There is a clear winner here…but congrats to both ladies for their sexy appearances.

 

Victor

heather the do over

Heather (The Do-Over)

Man…she loves her cleavage, doesn’t she. I know I do…

 

Bout #18

Courtney Clarke (Sandy Wexler)

courtney sandy-wexler-lg

I couldn’t find anything more flattering for her. Courtney is kind of hit-or-miss in this film. Sometimes she’s smokin’, other times she’s decent. Overall, she has nice features and a pretty good body, and no matter how she looks, she is always easy on the eyes.

 

VS

Debbie Lustig (The Week Of)

the week of

…Um…Yeah.

Easiest bout.

 

Victor

courtney clarke

Courtney Clarke (Sandy Wexler)

 

Bout #19

This is the final bout, and due to an uneven amount of women, we’ve got our selves a threesome!

Audrey Spitz (Murder Mystery)

audrey spitz

Audrey is pretty, but age is catching up with her. Makes me feel old saying that…

VS

Julia De Fiore (Uncut Gems)

julia de fiore

Julia is Adam Sandler’s character’s significantly younger and hotter…mistress I guess you would say. Oh, and his employee. I don’t even need to show you her face, because that butt speaks for itself. You may need to sit a little straighter for this one.

VS

Dinah Ratner (Uncut Gems)

dinah ratner

So she’s a whole lot of meh. Not someone you’d approach, but probably wouldn’t turn her away if she approached you…maybe. In any case, we can see why Sandler’s character would leave her for a younger hottie.

So this is a devastating round, for one completely destroys the other two.

Dinah is the least attractive by far, followed by Audrey, which leaves the absurdly wonderful bum of Julia.

Victor

julia uncut gems

Julia De Fiore (Uncut Gems)

 

Okay! We have just sifted through the bulk of women that were love interests (and then some) in Adam Sandler movies. See you in round two, where we’ll really get into it.

Tournament of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Round 1, Part 3

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

I can’t make any promises that I didn’t miss any, for there’s quite a few and it’s been years (like in the decades) since I’ve seen a lot of these, or I’ve only seen them once and don’t remember, but I’ll do my best to find them all!

Note that I will be judging the women as their characters, and not the actresses themselves, for we will likely see them before and after their films were made.

Check out round 1 and 2, and now let’s check out 10 more leading ladies from movies starring Adam Sandler!

 

Bout #11

Jill Hastings (Bedtime Stories)

jill hastings

Looks like she’s got a nice body under that shirt, but that’s all. Could just be the picture though.

jill hastings 2

Nah…not great.

 

VS

Laura (Funny People)

laura funny people

Oh, she’s pretty! But careful, she’s a cheater! But good thing the Tournament of Hotties doesn’t judge by character morality!

No contest.

Victor

laura funny_people12

Laura (Funny People)

 

 

Bout #12

Roxanne Feder

(Growns Ups/ Grown Ups 2)

roxanne feder grown-ups-2-image02

You have my attention Roxanne. How can you not, with those enormous boobs pushing open that dress? Who’s ever next is going to have a hard time beating this one.

 

VS

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

brooklyn decker just_go_with_it05

…Wow…

What we have here is like opposites…glorious opposites. Roxanne is the dark stunning hottie, against the shining white stunner. It’s a shame both of these women face off so early.

Palmer has youth on her side, and while her boobs don’t look as big as Roxanne’s, they are no slouches. Overall, Palmer is actually much better looking, and her hair is prettier too.

But I don’t want to see Roxanne go out without a bang, so let’s see what we can dig up.

Dang. It’s really a shame we won’t get to see more of her. But seeing as hot as Roxanne is, it really impresses just how hot Palmer is! I can’t get over how big her boobs are!

 

Victor

palmer dodge just-go-with-it-lg

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

 

Bout #13

Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

katherine murphy just go with it 2

I never found Jennifer Aniston very attractive, but when she takes on the role of Katherine Murphy, she was absolutely beautiful, but how could she not be in those dubs? Her hair in that picture compliments her fantastically, not to mention that fantastic body. Dang that’s nice. Just Go With It happens to be my favorite Adam Sandler movie, and the fact that it stars two stunning bikini clad women is a major bonus!

Let’s see what unfortunate woman has to compete with Katherine’s incredible body!

VS

Erin Sadelstein (Jack and Jill)

erin jj

She’s not bad, but I’m going to be blunt and say she doesn’t come close to Katherine. Though it does look like she’s got a nice tight body.

 

Victor

katherine murphy

Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

 

Bout #14

Maru McGarricle (That’s My Boy)

maru

Maru was a teacher who spent much of her life in prison for having an affair with one of her like-14-year-old students. That’s one lucky kid. Pretty sure all her students would bang her if given the chance.

We’ve all had teachers that we’ve wanted to bed, and I’ve gotta say, Maru doesn’t even come close to some of the teachers I’ve had. But I never managed to get any of them to put their job and freedom at risk. Sigh…

VS

Lauren Reynolds (Blended)

lauren reynolds

Hmm, she looks familiar…

This is no contest.

Man…I feel like such a bully. Drew Barrymore had three chances to advance, and was knocked out each time.

Victor

maru thats my boy 2

Maru McGarricle (That’s My Boy)

 

Bout #15

Carmen Herrara (The Cobbler)

carmen herrera

I’ve never seen this movie, so I’m basing her off of a couple pictures. She’s okay. Nothing great, and she’s got more R’s in her last name than any name has business having.

VS

Violet Van Patten (Pixels)

violet van

Don’t even have to think about this one.

 

Victor

violet van green

Violet Van Patten (Pixels)

 

 

A lot of hot women today! There’s just a few more, which we’ll get to in the next part! See you there!

My Top 10 Animated Disney Films

In conjunction with my post last week, where I ranked my roughly 10 favorite live-action Disney films, now I will be ranking my 10 favorite animated ones. I expect most of them to be the old classics I grew up watching, but we shall see!

 

 

#10 Oliver and Company (1988)

Oliver-and-Company-released-TDID1180x600-780x440

Disney’s take on Oliver Twist, this focuses on an adopted cat who gets lost and is taken in by a hobo and his ragtag band of thieving dogs, all the while battling a deadly loan shark who wants them all dead. There’s love, great songs, and ransom in this exciting tale!

 

#9 Bolt (2008)

bolt

This is about an adorable action-star doggy who essentially gets lost and has to make his way out in the real world. Circumstances force him to see if he really has the stuff that he pretends to have in the movies. A massive test of character if you will.

 

#8 The Princess and the Frog (2009)

princess and the frog

An interesting take on the old children’s story, when Tiana, who is mistaken for a princess, is convinced to kiss a prince who’s been turned into a frog, but winds up a frog herself. Then the two go on an intense adventure both in personal growth, and survival. There are a lot of great characters, very sad moments, as well as heart-warming ones, and a lot of great songs, mostly focused around that awesome New Orleans sound.

 

#7 The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)

lk2

This movie focuses on Nala and Simba’s child, as well as the offspring of Scar. It’s essentially Romeo and Juliet…with lions. And it’s great. The songs are ridiculously good in it.

 

#6 The Lion King (1994)

lion king

A tale about Simba, a lion prince who’s blamed for the death of his father and tricked into running away, where he’s content spending the rest of his life living with a warthog and a prairie dog until he is convinced to face his destiny by his starving ex-girlfriend. He must return to his old kingdom and retake it from his bloodthirsty uncle, all the while clearing his own name. Simba also gets beat up by a baboon for good measure.

 

#5 Wreck-It Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

wreck it ralph breaks the internet

This movie is a lot of fun, and completely destroys it’s prequel. The character’s are all energetic and exciting to watch, the jokes are mostly hilarious, and having all the Disney princesses together is incredible.

 

 

#4 The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

the rescuers-down-under-1495719589

This is a sequel about two mice who work for an organization that work to help children. In this case, they need to free a child from a psychotic poacher who’s hell bent on killing some fancy, endangered eagle. Oh, and the kid too, who happens to be the eagle’s friend. Not to worry little boy, some rodent pests are on the job! It sounds silly, but it’s really good.

 

#3 The Rescuers (1977)

the rescuers-c2a9-walt-disney

This movie is really stinking dark. The entire setting, tone, themes, music. It’s all extremely dark and depressing. It’s about two mice who volunteer at an organization that helps kids in need. They embark on a dangerous journey to help an orphan who is adopted strictly for slave labor to mine in a cave that gets flooded at high tide. She is guarded by alligators, and when she is no longer needed, she’s left to die. It’s really a depressing and fantastic movie.

 

#2 Aladdin (1992)

aladdin_still

A homeless guy who’s only friend is a monkey is tricked by a sorcerer to find a lamp. He is left to die, but manages to steal the loot, which happens to contain a genie. After some intense life events, the homeless guy ends up nailing the hottest woman ever. All in all a very solid movie.

 

#1 Tangled (2010)

tangled

This movie really surprised me. Every single character is great, even the villain. Rapunzel is absolutely adorable and innocent. She’s been locked in a tower her whole life, so virtually knows nothing about the world, until a wanted criminal with a moody horse accidentally find her, and after a bunch of intense and hilarious events, Rapunzel learns about her life that was robbed from her as a baby, as well as a few other things about life in general. This is seriously a great movie, very funny and entertaining.

Well, there you have it. So most of them I grew up watching. I am amazed that my favorite one actually came out when I was in college. I’m glad to know Disney is still making quality stuff after all these years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingdom Hearts III DLC: Ranking the 13 Limit Cut Bosses

The second chapter of the KH3 DLC is the “Limit Cut Episode,” one of the most difficult challenges in KH history.

In this episode, Riku is tasked with looking for Sora, so with the help of the Final Fantasy gang, they create data versions of Sora and the 13 darkness’, which thanks to Cid’s cynicality, are extremely murderous machines of pain and vengeance. (This isn’t 100% how it happens).

Thanks to these brutal bosses, I was forced to level to 99 (I was only 47) and get the Ultima Keyblade, two things I’ve never done before in any KH games. Once these two things are accomplished, only then can you stand a chance against such brutal bosses.

Fighting them at first seems like a grueling, unthinkable task, but as each boss falls beneath your keyblade, you feel an enormous sense of accomplishment, and then realize how expertly crafted each of them is.

At first, most of the bosses seem like an impossible entity that will slaughter you in seconds with their insanely over-the-top attacks and combos.

But as you continue the fight, you start to learn patterns and when they are vulnerable, and when to stay the heck away from them. So eventually, they seem not only beatable, but almost easy in a way!

I found myself slightly out of breath after each fight, for they are that intense, and I swear I had to morph my mind into a heightened sense of awareness to compete against these guys, which helped me defeat these tough cookies.

So for fun, I am going to rank them in order from easiest to hardest, in my opinion.

Note that I was playing this on Proud Mode…

 

XIII

Riku Replica

Dark_Riku_Limitcut_Kingdom_Hearts_III_Re_Mind

This one has some awesome attacks, but he is almost always open to attack himself. I beat him on my first try without any strategy at all, and didn’t even have to use a Kupo Coin. So he’s pretty darn easy, compared to the others.

XII

Vanitas

vanitas

Very similar to his fight in Birth by Sleep, this one seemed kind of familiar, except he’s harder here. He managed to kill me once, but that was because I was shocked at how easy he was and got a little reckless.

What makes him easy is most of his attacks or easily avoided, and he leaves himself open a lot, making him easy to wear down quickly.

XI

Larxene

larxene

This is the only other one beside Riku Replica that I beat on my first try, except I had to use my Kupo Coin. She has a lot of intense attacks, but being aggressive without forgetting to dodge and block every so often will net you an easy victory.

X

Marluxia

marluxia

His trick is a timer that will kill you if you don’t wear him down fast enough. Otherwise, he’s not too tough, and took me only two tries to beat, and that was probably because I didn’t know what the timer would do if it ran out, and may or may not have been a little curious.

IX

Xemnas

xemnas

He can be pretty intense, but there’s nothing that hung me up on him. I beat him in two or three tries, easily enough when I learned his attacks.

VIII

Ansem

ansem

He’s got some vicious attacks, but isn’t all that bad either once you get acclimated to him. He took me three tries to beat.

VII

Young Xehanort

young xehanort

I had a really hard time with him, but that is probably because he was the first one I fought, and wasn’t used to how intense these fights would be. He killed me a good many times before I realized there are actually patterns and strategies involved to be able to take these guys down.

VI

Xehanort

xehanort

For being the last boss, he isn’t too bad. I mean, he’s a beast, but after getting accustomed to his attacks, I found they are sort of easy to avoid and counter. He took me three tries.

V

Saix

saix

These last five bosses are the most intense, unholy devils of the universe. Saix took me probably around four tries, if not more. His berserk is a relentless waiting/dodging game of death, and patience isn’t my strong suit, which is why I struggled against him so much.

IV

Xigbar

xigbar

This guy is a beast. He keeps you at bay with his long range attacks, making this more of a defensive fight, waiting for those few opportune moments to get close and attack, again, which isn’t my style. He took me around six tries to beat.

III

Terra-Xehanort

terra xehanort

This lad has some truly vicious combos and attacks, many that are unblockable until the end of the onslaught, making dodging and then blocking at the right moments essential for victory. He’s a brutal dude who can kill you quickly if you’re not careful. He took me four tries to beat.

II

Luxord

luxord

This guy frustrated the heck out of me. He’s not hard really, but figuring out his little games certainly is, and then getting lucky enough to find him among the cards is always a chore. But once you figure out each of his attacks and develop a strategy, he’s kind of a pushover. Unfortunately that probably took me over 10 tries to figure out.

I

Xion

xion

This one is unlocked with Xehanort after beating the first 11, and she is a relentless bitch.

The first time I fought her, I got her down to one bar of health. Then she proceeded to murder me like 12 times. I gave up and beat her the next day on my first try.

Her attacks are very vicious, and getting hit by one of them opens you up to get hit by a ton more. Specific timing is required to block and counter her attacks, and you have a very short window to hit her.

She constantly gives herself armor too, which prevents you from harming her main health, and she can lower your max health down to nothing so you die in one hit. She’s definitely the toughest in my book.

 

So there you go. Playing through them is rough, and I don’t think I had much fun, until after I beat them. Then I realized how well-designed the fights were and how accomplished I felt, which made it all worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

Could Nintendo and Sega Be Gearing Up For A Fierce New “War?”

I can’t believe it. We have finally reached a time where video game movies are great!

What, with Detective Pikachu last year, and Sonic this year, and the likelihood of more movies from these and other franchises, we could be gearing up for a new war, but on a bigger screen now; a war reminiscent of the classic clash of the SNES and Genesis, when gaming was incredible for both companies, and video game movies were despicable.

And yes, I am saying the Sonic movie is actually quite good. It has jokes for all ages, and is really quite funny at times. The characters are all likeable, Jim Carey brings his classic acting back, and there are a few nice, and very subtle nods to various Sonic games.

I personally could have done with some more action, but it’s not really an action movie, so I guess it’s not what they were going for.

I highly recommend seeing it whether you are a Sonic fan or not. It’s good ol’ family fun!

I am excited to see if Nintendo and Sega will really try to outdo each other. We’ll have to see what the supposed Mario movie in the works has to offer!

sonic-vs-pikachu

The Most Disappointing Movie Sequels Of All Time

Going hand in hand with my last post about why sequels don’t have to be better, and how expectations ruin any chance of enjoying sequels, I am going to keep a running list of sequels as I can think of them that were disappointing to me, whether I had expectations or not.

spiderman 3 Spider-Man 3

2007

 

 

 

I absolutely loved the first two in this trilogy, and when I heard Venom, one of my favorite villains of all time was at last going to be in a movie, I couldn’t rest easy until I saw it. This is probably the most excited I had ever been to see a movie in my life. In other words, my expectations were through the roof, and they weren’t even close to met.

Too many villains, Venom being terrible, and a heavier focus on MJ’s and Peter’s relationship were not up to my standards, and I hated the movie, all my hopes and dreams shattered.

After the third or fourth time I saw it, it grew on me though, and now I actually like it quite a bit.

 

amazing spider man 2 The Amazing Spider-Man 2

2014

 

 

 

Sticking with Spider-Man, here’s one that I didn’t have any expectations for. And it was still disappointing. Again, too many villains, and all of them pointless. This was almost entirely about Peter and Gwen, Spider-Man being in like four scenes the whole movie.

The first one in the series, I wasn’t crazy about, but it was still enjoyable, but not as much as the original trilogy. I guess I was a little bit hoping this one would be better since all the origin stuff was out of the way, but no, not even close.

But again, after three viewings, I can now say I really like this movie.

star wars last jediStar Wars: The Last Jedi

2017

 

 

 

This is the only movie in recent years that I actually did go into with some expectations, for it was finally going to give me something I have been wanting to see for literally my entire life… what Luke Skywalker was doing after episode 6.

And it was beyond disappointing. I can’t even describe how much so. Especially since the entire plot to 7 & 8 was to find and enlist Luke to help save the galaxy like he did before. The furthest possible thing from this happens, and it is a huge kick in the nads to every person wanting to see what Luke was all about.

The second he tosses his old lightsaber off the cliff, my hopes and dreams and childhood fell with it.

Oddly enough, after the third time seeing it, I like it now. Third time seems to be the charm for all these movies!

nullAvengers: Endgame

 

2019

 

 

 

I call this the best disappointment of all time, for it is a good movie, but nothing worthy of the Avengers name. They spend most of the movie focusing on the past, and paying tribute to the whole 11-year story line. None of the intense action was there, and the climatic fight at the end is a ridiculous mess of cameos.

iron man 2 Iron Man 2

2010

 

 

 

I don’t really like the Iron Man trilogy at all, but this movie is straight up bad. I didn’t have any expectations for this, but again, now that the origin stuff was out of the way, you’d think they’d have a good action movie with Iron Man in more than three scenes, and a final fight that didn’t put you to sleep.

dark knight rises

The Dark Knight Rises

 

2012

 

 

 

After the masterpiece that was The Dark Knight, this one had a lot to live up to, especially since the ending left it open for some awesome possibilities. Instead, it’s way in the future and Bat Man’s crippled and I don’t know what the heck was going on. It was filled with bad choices and ultimately a bit on the boring side.

That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. I’m sure I will add more later. But it sure seems like Marvel is really good at making disappointing movies.

toy story 4Toy Story 4

2019

 

 

 

I held off seeing this for over a year, despite the fact that I absolutely love this series. I had no interest in seeing it because the third one closed the series out beautifully. There was no need to go any further.

My fears were realized when I did see it. The happy ending in three was completely shattered. All Woody’s ideals were thrown away. Hardly any of the classic characters had any lines, Buzz suddenly became a clueless idiot. It’s a mess and it ruined my childhood completely.

It’s a good movie though as a whole, but I prefer to pretend it doesn’t exist.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reaction (No Spoilers)

It’s pretty good.

The only Star Wars movie I never really liked was Last Jedi, but I even grew to like that one, as described here. I say this to let people know I’m a huge fan, and don’t get bothered at all by some of the things pretty much everyone else in the world does, mind you.

The Rise of Skywalker is by far the best film in the sequel trilogy, but I wouldn’t go as far to say it’s better than the other six movies of the same saga. Given the circumstances (Carrie Fischer dying and Last Jedi derailing everything in a way), the movie does a nice job, and completes the nine-movie saga in a mostly satisfying way.

There is just the right amount of nostalgia mixed in with new and exciting ideas, where as Episode 7 slammed nostalgia down your throat until you vomited, and Episode 8 gave the other 7 films the finger.

The first 5-10 minutes are possibly the best moments in Star Wars history. The last 20-30 minutes are pretty incredible, and the middle is a bit on the boring side, but still easily watchable.

I can’t honestly say there’s really anything bad about the movie at all. For the first time, the sequel trilogy has a film that feels like it fits within the Star Wars legacy.

Rambo Series Ranked/Rambo: Last Blood Review

I never thought in my life that a new Rambo movie would come out. The third one released about a year before I was born, so for a very long time, I thought that was it. I remember always thinking, ‘I wish they would make five, so that they could be even with the Rocky series.’

In 2008, the impossible happened. A fourth one came out, along with it, the possibility of another sequel, but eventually it tapered off, Stallone basically saying he was too old for a fifth. And then one day, nearly 11 years after the fourth one came out, my brother informed me that he was indeed making the film, and showed me some set photos.

I was floored. It seems in less than a week, I will get my wish at long last. Five movies to match Rocky, even though thankfully that series has increased in number as well. But I am not  going to wait for a sixth one, for that just isn’t ever going to happen. I am satisfied completely with the fifth one. The trailer alone makes me confident this movie is going to be intense and incredible. I just watched it again, and it gave me chills

So to celebrate this monumental occasion, I will be ranking all the movies from my least favorite to my most favorite.

So away we go!!

 

#4 Rambo

rambo

This movie is incredibly moving and emotional, due to the fact that it very accurately portrays war in third world countries and the cruelty of humanity. Each weapons effects on human bodies is realistic and brutal, which really brings into light how horrible war is and why Rambo tries his best to get away from it.

While I find the movie to be utterly fantastic, it also has a bit of disappointing parts in it. I wasn’t thrilled that Rambo wasn’t doing pretty much everything on his own, despite the fact that I really like all the mercenaries he works with.

I also don’t like that there isn’t any cool stealth kill parts like they have in the first three. That is definitely missed.

The final thing that bugs me is that during the finale scene, Rambo just sits behind a machine gun mounted on a truck the whole time, which is cool, because he shreds up all kinds of stuff, but it is also boring in a way.

 

#3 Rambo III

rambo 3

This movie is a masterpiece. It’s got intense action throughout most of the movie, and even has Colonel Trautman doing a bit of fighting, which is something many people have wanted to see I’m sure. While Rambo does receive a bit of help in this one, it really just focuses on him, and actually the help hinders him at times.

Rambo faces his most vicious and largest enemies yet, fearlessly taking on an entire army that culminates into the best finale in the series. He drives a tank into a helicopter for God’s sake. This move is the epitome of 80’s action.

#2 Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo-First-Blood-Part-II-Soundtrack-2CD

If the third one is a masterpiece, this  is just a little bit more so. The action, the hate, the betrayal, the message… Everything about it is amazing. And when Rambo starts to fall for someone, she dies immediately, as if the movie is punishing itself for daring to be anything other than awesome. The “Murdock, I’m coming to get you,” scene is one of the most badass scenes in history.

#1 First Blood

rambo first blood

This one is just slightly more of a masterpiece than 2 & 3. The whole calm, sad Rambo being pushed to take on a whole town theme is amazing. How he takes down every cop in the woods, incredible. Showing off his survival skills in said woods and in the mine is fun to watch.

I really like that a lot of the movie is just music and not a whole lot of talking goes on. Trautman’s ridiculous warnings to Teasle really hype up Rambo’s deadly skills. Just every second of this film is either tense, action packed, or awesome in some shape or form.

 

As a whole, this series is one of the best out there, despite it’s ridiculously inconsistent titling. I could watch these every day, they simply blow me away like all the stuff Rambo blows up in his life. I am completely confident that the fifth will be able to stand among these four incredible films. I already like it better than the fourth one just from watching the trailers!

Last Blood Review

The movie is pretty darn incredible. I’m just going to go right out and say it. It shows Rambo in a new light, a brighter one, if you will. One where he is actually content with life, which is something we have never seen before. And then by the end of the movie, we have never seen him so angry. For now, he’s not fighting in someone else’s war. This time, it’s just personal…and it’s awesome.

The first 2/3 of the movie is more like a super violent Taken, and then the last third is just everything you love about Rambo to the extreme. The ending is mind blowing. If you like hardcore action, then this will float your boat, I’m sure. If you are someone who doesn’t like unnecessary violence, well then don’t watch this.

The music is great as well. They take all the themes from the other movies and adjust them to the mood of the scenes going on, so that it actually reminded me a lot of the Rocky series, and actually succeeds in enhancing the emotions being felt or the themes being represented in each scene.

Interestingly enough, being as Rambo is a quiet, hardly talking maniac of death and destruction, this is probably one of Stallone’s best performances. The emotion he gives off, the hate, the rage, the hurt…all excellent. You can practically see an aura of rage floating around him like he is a Super Saiyan by the end. Again, this really enhances the viewing.

Some parts of it are a little slow, but that’s because they are plot building, and I was itching to see Rambo go nuts. And he does. Believe me. It’s worth the wait.

They never describe how Rambo is actually related to the girl who refers to him as “Uncle John,” nor how she is related to the other woman who lives with them. This isn’t really a big deal, but the viewer is pretty much left to assume a whole lot about them, but overall, it’s not really important. The movie makes this clear. All you need to know is the young girl, Gabriella, is like a daughter to Rambo. And this Gabriella has the most beautiful, big brown eyes that kind of make your heart melt. This is fortunate, because she does a lot of crying, and those eyes just make it so much sadder, on top of her being adorable and crying is something you never want to see her do.

As for ranking this…I don’t know…I really don’t. It’s definitely better than 4, but I can’t really say where it falls among the first 3. Sometimes it’s my favorite, sometimes I like it less than 3 or equally as 3. I would just consider it a masterpiece like the first 3.

Watching this made me realize how different all 5 films are. Each brings your attention to a different real world problem, and never really holds your hand doing it. They never hold back from the violence that exists in this world, showing you the cruelty of humanity, something Rambo tries to separate from himself and protect others from. This is a constant theme in the entire series, Last Blood being no exception. And with the advancements in technology, the fourth and fifth film are especially effective in showing how destructive people and weapons can be.

So what I have learned is that the Rambo series doesn’t need to be ranked. They are all so entertaining, educate you in a brutal way, and have an interesting, tortured soul he turns into a volcano of fury and then murders everyone in his way as the lead role. And a credit to this film, there is a slight 80’s action movie feel to this film at times, which is a nice throw back to Rambo’s roots.

Bottom line, if you love Rambo, you are going to love this. If you like action movies, you will like this. If you are expecting a movie with a deep twisting plot, involved, fleshed out characters, and a deep sense of meaning that will leave you feeling like a better person…then you clearly have never seen a Rambo movie before. These films have always been about awareness of global issues and intense action entertainment. And this one delivers on that.

 

P.S.

It’s better the second viewing.