Posts Tagged ‘Zoolander 2’

IMG_5994In my experience watching films, I feel like I have seen just about everything especially in the found footage genre. Well for this week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, we have a film shot in a video game style first person shooter view called Hardcore Henry. Henry (Ilya Naishuller) has just awoken on a table and told that he had been severely damaged and that he is a cyborg now by his wife Estelle (Haley Bennett). But when the evil Akan (Danila Kozlovsky) comes looking for Henry, he’ll kidnap Estelle and put Henry through the ultimate test, but Henry has a limited amount of time to not only upgrade himself, but to save Estelle as well. The film also stars Sharlto Copley (The Snow Queen 2) as Jimmy, Andrei Dementiev (Biting Elbows: Bad Motherf**ker) as Slick Dimitry, Svetlana Ustinova (Heaven On Earth) as Olga the Dominatrix, Darya Charusha (Muzhskaya zhenskaya igra) as Katya the Dominatrix, Oleg Poddubnyy (Biting Elbows: Bad Motherf**ker) as Yury, Tim Roth (Planet Of The Apes) as Henry’s Father, Will Stewart (Red Shoe Diaries 18: The Game) as Robbie, Cyrus Arnold (Zoolander 2) as Young Bully 2, Martin Cooke (Begemot i kompot) as Marty, and the film was directed by Ilya Naishuller (Biting Elbows: Bad Motherf**ker). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

Hardcore Henry Stats

IMG_5996This is record breaking stats as far as what we have already seen on Ass Whoopin Wednesdays. Right now Hardcore Henry owns the record for most kills in a film with 143 and I gave it a +/- of 5 cause it could be five less or five more. It was hard to guess how many people were in the vans. As far as an origin story is concerned, we don’t really know much about him other than that he used to be a full human and that he must of been picked on as a kid. He has a love interest in the film which is his “wife” Estelle and if you see the film you’ll know why I used quotation marks there. His new friend Jimmy keeps dying in almost every encounter and his wife is kidnapped which is why there is a yest there. The big boss is defeated and you’ll have to see the film to figure out how it happened. The film has plenty of bad ass kill scenes within, but it’s very annoying to watch. You have to remember that this is first person shooter which means lots of shaky cameras and weird angles as if you were playing a video game. If you can get past that then you may be able to enjoy this one. The story itself is OK, but Akan is a very annoying character in my opinion. He doesn’t finish off Henry in all the encounters they have and he’s the only one with super abilities which makes no sense. Sharlto Copley is the real star of this film as he performs in the film in many different forms and personalities. This is simply a take it or leave it kind of situation here so I am going to give it 3 fists out of five for a final grade.

Alright we are back with Movie Trailers part three where I review some of the new trailers that are out there of upcoming films. They are starting to release a lot of trailers for films expected by summer 2016 and I am anxious to review them. Here are the trailers:

Zoolander 2– By the time of the release of this film, it’ll be 15 years since the release of the original one. They’re basically doing what Jim Carey and company did with Dumb And Dumber To and I am not 100% sure I think this film will be worth watching. The first film was so stupid that it was brilliant and I am not sure having Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell back will change how I feel. Although having Benedict Cumberpatch in it makes the film interesting. Expect this one to be released in February of 2016.

Now You See Me: The Second Act– Naturally I was a huge fan of the first film and according to Dave Franco on Facebook if this does well they can give the third film in the trilogy. The trailer alone just makes me want to see this film and they’ve added Daniel Radcliffe to the fold. So, I am definitely going to be all over this one when it comes out in June of 2016.

How To Be Single– Another film that comes out in February, but I have to be honest, I am not sure if I am even going to see this. This is obvious a chick flick comedy starring Dakota Johnson and the funny Rebel Wilson (who I love) about a girl recently single who has to learn to be single again in New York City.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens– I have tried to stay away from watching trailers for this film, but I couldn’t help watching this 60 second TV spot from Disney. This film looks like it’s going to be epic and I cannot wait to see Kylo Ren on screen. Be there or be square.

Gods Of Egypt– This film has the markings of failure written all over it, but I will admit that it is visually stunning so there’s a chance this could be a decent film. I just have a hard time imagining Gerard Butler as an Egyptian God. The film comes out in February 2016

The Divergent Series: Allegiant– I have seen the first two films of this series so it’s more than likely that I am going to see this one when it comes out in March 2016. Our favorite characters make it outside the wall only to discover that they were guinea pigs who are now going to be destroyed because some scientists feel the system in there city failed.

Triple 9– I had never heard about this film, but after watching this trailer I am hooked and cannot wait to see this. It’s apparently about some cops and a gang who kill a cop in order to pull off a huge heist. Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Kate Winslet, and so many more star in this film.