First off,I was recently thinking of calling it quits with this blog and moving onward since the stench of Harry Knowles and his endless array of talent laden minions have overtaken the fandom community and the filmmaking industry(as well as many of the 90s’ bravely relentless genre rebels having either disappeared or sold out their souls for the dollar almighty) but thanks to a recent episode of Jay Cat Morris’ Yakuza Kick Radio podcast I decided that the fandom community still needs a very vocal voice against the corporate genre industry,the Harry Knowles,the Quentin Tarantinos(is the upcoming ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD actually going to be his ninth film or his last,considering the many name stars he has in it that makes it looks like it’s going to be his final film[and don’t count on Tarantino’s STAR TREK project being made anytime soon,which I’ll discuss another time]),J.J. Abrams,Rob Zombies,Ari Asters,Mike Flanagans,FAST AND THE FURIOUS-es,JOHN WICKs,MISSION IMPOSSIBLEs,GAME OF THRONES-es,Marvel Studios-es,and Tony Timpones/Fangorias of the world,and so forth,and a person who really stand up for the older and wiser fans who are like me in boldly refusing to ever “geek out”,so therefore I’m staying(!!!!).
As I pointed out in my last blog,a new film trend has risen in older stars taking reign of latter film franchise sequels as Tom Cruise has now joined the pack with a 30 Years later sequel to TOP GUN called TOP GUN:MAVERICK,for it’s a gratuitous remake that has no need to have been made since all of the first film’s questions were answered as this sequel and all of the other upcoming latter sequels(THREE FROM HELL,STAR TREK:PICARD,BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC,TERMINATOR:DARK FATE,STAR WARS:THE RISE OF SKYWALKER,RAMBO:LAST BLOOD,and the just announced CLERKS 3) reminds me of the late 80s and the early 90s when the film trend of gratuitous sequels existed and were happening as this is what this current film trend widely reminds me of as there is no such thing as originality anymore and the last two decades have been heavily gluttoned to death with one gratuitous remake after another as the film industry of today has been Harry Knowles-ized to the point that it enabled Marvel Studios to become the top money making company in modern times(enough to topple both STAR WARS and TITANIC off the top of the list). To the dolts who think that because I hate their stuff(via certain terrible movies) that my form of entertainment sucks,just remember that without my form of entertainment yours wouldn’t even have been made possible. And no,I’m Not criticizing any of these films since I’m just trying to make(and state) a point here(which I hope everyone easily understands).
Otherwise,I can only imagine that TOP GUN:MAVERICK’s theme song here will be “(Highway To The)Money Zone”.
R.I.P.: David “Al” Hedison,The Original FLY And James Bond’s American CIA-Based Friend In Timothy Dalton’s Two Bond Films. 😦 😦