Ever since I heard that this film was being made I have been looking forward to it.
I am a huge fan of the Uncanny X-Men Story “Days of Future Past”. It also considered to be one of the best X-Men stories written to date.
Given that the full story can’t be put on the big screen due to time. Expect just the basic storyline.
Before seeing the trailer I knew there would be one big change. The Present part of the story dose not take place in our present or in the 80’s (like in the comic which was the present when it came out.) Instead the time traveller is sent back to the 60’s / 70’s/ (this is so the cast from X-Men: Frist Class can be used.)
Now that I have seen the trailer I notice that there is another big change to the story but this one make sense.
For those that have not read the book. Kitty Pryde, is the one that was sent back in time, to “possessed her younger self.” she can’t do this in this film as she was not born in the 60’s/ 70’s, so some one else is sent back how is around in this era.
Given that Bryan Singer, is back in the director chair for this film I have a lot of hope for it.
He did a great job with X-Men and X2. Shame he left to do Superman Returns as X-Men: The last Stand Suck big time.
Frist we get a teaser poster.
Not longer after, we get a full length Trailer.
Those that know me well, know I am a huge Tom Clancy fan.
I love the Jack Ryan books and films. (Except for Sum of All Fear, that film was bad.)
When Sum of All Fears went into production Harrison Ford was still attached to play Jack Ryan, a roll that had become his. Ford walked away because of script issue with the then director of the film.
Paramount saw this as an opportunely to reboot the Jack Ryan Franchise.
Instead of redoing Patriot Games or turning Red Rabbit into a film they decided to stick with the basic story of Sum of All Fears, but have Ryan back where he started as an analyst.
Paramount casted Ben Affleck in lead role.
Due to 9/11, a lot of the scene in the film had to changed, as Muslim Terrorist are the villains in the book. For the film it was changed to Neo Nazi.
Needless to say this did not go down well with the fan of the book.
Fast forward 10 years and Paramount is now rebooted the Jack Ryan Franchise with a story that is not based on any of the book and look like it will not have anything to do with them except for characters.
Here is the Trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Since I got back into 2d and started doing digital paintings, I have learnt a lot.
So I have decide to start on a new project that will put all these new skill to uses. As I still have a lot to learn, so this project will take a little longer. Reason for this is that as I learn new skill doing other painting, I will bring those new skill to be use in this painting.
I am calling this painting “School Boy Dreams”
You will understand why as the painting start to take forum.
The green background is just a place hold as I am using to get shapes and to show off what I have done so far.
This is what I have so far.
Bullet to the Head is Based on the French comic Du Plomb Dans La Tete, the film tells the story of hitman Jimmy Bobo (Stallone) who must learn to cooperate with detective Taylor Kwon (Kang, Han from the Fast and Furious films) when both of their respective partners are killed.
This is a very simple action film based around revenge. With a few action scene, the final battle between Bobo and films main villain Keegan. (Jason Momoa from Game of Thrones and Stargate Atlantis.) is the best and shows that Stallone still got it at his age.
Christian Slater also joins the cast, if only briefly, but does a good job as the rich, sleazy lawyer he steals every scene that he is in.
Bobo is believable as a hitman, but Kwon come across as a little wet behind the ears detective. He also uses his phone a lot to get information from his office back in DC.
As I said this is a very simple film that moves along at nice pace, but there is nothing in it that really stand out, except that Stallone at his age can still throw down with someone half his age.
This is the films biggest problem the story is very lack lustre and there are far better films out there with this sort of storyline.
This is the perfect film that you don’t have to think much about and get to kill some time. Once you have watched it, it will be quickly forgotten.
I give Bullet to the Head a 2 out of five.
James Bonomo: I know. I’ve heard this speech before. We should’ve taken him in!