Real talk: adapting an obscure Canadian manga-themed six volume graphic novel series that mined its deeply nostalgic visual aesthetic from 70s-era video games was never going to be a box office hit. But in the hands of Edgar Wright, it makes for one hell of a visual treat! Join Snooty and Goon in the WABAC as they look at this quirky little 2008 film that deserves a lot more attention than it got.
A spring blizzard has sent Goon outside with a snow shovel, and Snooty inside with some hot cocoa to talk to himself about a new movie this week! Giant monsters aren't played out yet, at least not in this "adaptation" of a video game that's heavy on destruction and wisely light on plot.
Is it a quick time event without the button prompts? No, it's another Tomb Raider movie! Join adventure critics Snooty and Goon as they trek through this latest reboot of a video game franchise put to film. Mind the traps!
The world comes to another end as this based-on-a-video-game-but-not-really-but-we-still-reference-the-game franchise hits a climax fifteen years in the making! But does Alice's fight with Umbrella go out with a bang or a whimper? Snooty and Goon are positively going to answer that for you!
Snooty and Goon are trapped in the Mountaintop Fortress/Recording Studio, and the only way to keep their sanity is to review the garbage fire of a movie they've been forced to watch for a week straight. Nintendo's first and only foray into cinema is awful, but there must be something in it worthwhile. Right?