Honestly, no point badgering DE over it, considering he isn’t going to watch and pretty much never talks about it. Lot less annoying than if he was posting everyday about how Rian Johnson shat on his childhood and murdered Luke’s characterization and ate a baby and wore a lobster sweater once and how it’s clear that Mark Hamill hates him for that or whatever the shit.
Did that stuff happen in the movie?
If it did then I need to go grab a BD copy and give it a watch.
No, sorry for the confusion, Rian was the one who ate a baby and wore a lobster sweater.
Is the footage included in the behind-the-scenes featurettes?
Lobster sweater, yes. Baby eating, no (that’s here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BffVizCD3ew/?utm_source=ig_embed).
I can never unsee that.
The Guardian- Overlong tribute to the Coast Guard. The last film to date from one Andrew Davis. Costner is boring as usual, and Kutcher is also kind of dull, but there are a couple of impressive action set pieces. By no means a terrible film, just a mediocre one which could be a lot better, and really gets bogged down in the middle with the endless training scenes. The character moments almost all feel stock rather than genuine or emotional, but Davis hasn’t lost his action movie touch, and the rescue sequences are appropriately exciting.
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing- The film which essentially kicked off the straight-to-video action boom, this is a basic, no-frills martial arts flick with no pretentious about being anything else. Launched the DTV careers of White and Adkins, has very little to do with the first film, and if you dig this kind of thing, it’s quite a bit of fun. The dramatic moments are almost all out of a screenwriting handbook, but the actors carry them well enough. It’s really all about those fight scenes, and they’re more than impressive enough to carry the show.
Undisputed III: Redemption- More of the same, this time focusing on Adkins’ character and a surprisingly effective arc that’s about just what the title suggests. Still nothing that’ll ever win awards, and very by-the-numbers plot-wise, but the fights offer a wildly fun mix of styles, and Adkins’ presence is exactly the kind of characterization perfect for a genre movie. Lots of fun.
Boyka: Undisputed IV- The latest focus on the now iconic B-movie character loses director Isaac Florentine, and bring in a TV-bred B-filmmaker of the same type. Mostly though, this doesn’t matter, because as usual, it’s all about the fights. Doesn’t quite have the same fun mixture of styles that III did, but fight coordinator Tim Mann, who worked with Adkins on the excellent Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, deliver high-impact fisticuffs that are likely to satisfy genre fans. They certainly did this one.