The Windmill Massacre (2016) Review!

Did you ever think to yourself; Friday The 13th would have been a much better movie if Jason would’ve worn clogs and the whole thing was set in Holland instead of at camp Crystal Lake? Well then first of all; you’re a bit weird but secondly; you don’t have to imagine that anymore because now you can just watch The Windmill Massacre!

A group of tourist go on a sightseeing trip in Holland to visit one of its most known sights; the windmills. But what should have been a pretty boring excursion turns out to be an absolute horror show when a killer shows up. The premise of the movie is pretty similar to every slasher movie ever made; bunch of people go to a bad place and they get picked of one by one. The twist here is that everyone that gets killed  is a sinner and that the killer actually works for the Devil himself.

So the story isn’t all too special but the movie could still be saved if it has some cool kills. The Windmill massacre actually has a decent body count but they all die in pretty boring ways which makes this a very forgettable movie. The special effects are also really poorly done (especially the fire) which ruins it all together.

Conclusion: Did I have high expectations for this movie? No, but I did hope to at least be entertained for its run time but that didn’t happen either. The characters are bland and pretty one dimensional, the kills are boring and the end is just lazy. Avoid this movie and go watch a slasher classic like Friday The 13th (the original), Halloween or Scream.

Score: 3/10

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Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 91 !

This week I went to visit an asylum and I bought the highest rated DCEU movie!

Wonder Woman (blu-ray)

Wonder Woman is my favorite DCEU movie for a number of reasons; the action scenes are solid, the dialogue has a good mix between serious and goofy and the build up to the final fight is excellent. There are off course things that I didn’t enjoy (I’m not a huge fan of using so many slow mo shots) but overall it’s a really good movie! Seeing this made me even more excited for the upcoming Justice League film!

 

 

Manhunt 2 (PS2)

Working in a game shop has its perks and finding gems like this for cheap is definitely one of them. I paid €7.99 for this game and it’s in very good condition and complete. On eBay (I know that eBay prices are a bit inflated) one sold last week for €28 (and that came with a €12 shipping cost). Being a fan of the Manhunt series (real shame that it never got a third installment) I look forward to play the second one.

What’s your best purchase ever? Let me know in the comments!

 

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 81!

I’ve picked up a lot of stuff this week so let’s dive straight into it!

TMNT Ninja Stealth Bike, Bebop Action figure and TMNT Sewer Sandcruiser

I went to a flea market and found the Ninja Stealth bike and the Sewer Sandcruiser for a very good price (€5 each). I know that they aren’t complete but for that kind of money I don’t really care. The Bebop figure (from the Out of the Shadows movie) is brand new and was on sale for €6.99; not a bad price for a figure that originally sold for €14.99.

X-Men Apocalypse (Blu-Ray)

The weakest film from the ‘new’ X-Men trilogy (First class, Days of Future Past and Apocalypse) but I needed it to further complete my Marvel movie collection. It was only €8 so it’s not that bad of a deal.

What’s your favorite 90’s cartoon? Let me know in the comments!

Suicide Squad (2016) Review!

Wonder Woman is having some great success at the box office and both fans and critics seem to love the movie. But let’s take a little trip into the past to Suicide Squad; a movie that looked really fun in the trailers but the end product just couldn’t deliver.

The idea behind Suicide Squad is nice but they just didn’t work it out properly. The Suicide Squad is mostly used to go on ‘black ops’ missions so when things go wrong there isn’t a connection with the US. In Suicide Squad they fight against Enchantress; a typical villain that could be perfectly combated with Batman, the Flash or any other member of the Justice League. It just doesn’t make sense why they would use the Suicide Squad for something like this. Besides that, Enchantress was another ‘meh’ villain; how many times are we going to see a baddie use something in the sky to destroy the world? It is getting pretty old.

Then there’s the problem of just having too many characters. It worked in The Avengers because they all (well for the most part) had solo movies which set up their character. In Suicide Squad we see a short introduction to the character and that’s where it ends for most of them. Some (like Harley Quinn and Deadshot) get a little more back-story but just not enough for you to actually care about any of them. They also put the Joker into this and I can’t figure out why; OK, he’s an essential part of Harley’s origin but they could have stopped at that. Now we get a bunch of scenes that are just unnecessary because they don’t really do anything to the plot. Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker was OK but it’s definitely not my favorite. Taking about acting; none of the performances really stand out. They are all OK but nothing special.

Conclusion:Combine all those things with lackluster action scenes and you have a movie that was destined to fail. It also didn’t help that they re shot a bunch of scenes to lighten to tone because it just doesn’t fit in the grand scheme of things. Suicide Squad could have been a decent film for the DCEU but it ended up being a failure.

Score: 5/10

 

Batman and Harley Quinn Trailer!

First thoughts: DC Animated films are usually pretty good and this one looks promising. Batman and Harley Quinn teaming up is a fun idea (they also work together in Injustice 2) so it might just work. I’m not a big fan of the voice of Harley but maybe I’ll get used to it. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments!

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer #2 !

First thoughts: The trailer might just show a little too much but it does make hyped for the movie so it has served its purpose (even though I’m not a big fan of trailers spoiling a ton of a movie. The Justice Trailer showed how to make a good trailer that doesn’t give away a lot of important stuff so it’s a shame that Spider-Man Homecoming didn’t go the same route). Tom Holland as Spider-Man is just great; he’s a down to earth, witty guy which just fits the role of Spider-Man. It’s also really great that we see Iron-Man in this movie; something that just wasn’t possible before. Overall I’m pretty excited for this movie but what do you guys think? Let me know in the comments!

Wonder Woman: Origins Trailer!

My thoughts: This trailer was the weakest of the three (in my opinion) but it still did a pretty good job to hype me up for the movie. I really hope that Wonder Woman turns out to be a good (or even decent) movie so that DC can build on that for their future films. All the trailers so far gave me the feeling that this movie could be good but trailers can be deceiving so who knows. I’ll be doing a full review when the movie hits the theaters.