Tag: jim carrey

Quicktime (Sonic the Hedgehog, 2020)

Sonic popularity came about at a time when I had no access to video games. So I watched a lot of the discourse around the film lacking any real skin in the game.  There are two things that stood out.  One was the initial… Continue Reading “Quicktime (Sonic the Hedgehog, 2020)”

Batman Will Go On (Batman Forever, 1995)

Batman Forever had some big shakeups.  Tim Burton and Michael Keaton were out.  Joel Schumacher and Val Kilmer were in.  But the real shakeup was…Warner Brothers wanted to sell more toys.  Schumacher had read Batman: Year One.  He really wanted to tell that story. … Continue Reading “Batman Will Go On (Batman Forever, 1995)”

What a Scrooge Part 5 (A Christmas Carol, 2009)

Truth be told, I was not anticipating much with this film.  It was motion capture and seemed like a vanity project for Carrey to show off. And yet, the motion capture was not as distracting as I expected.  The character designs had an old… Continue Reading “What a Scrooge Part 5 (A Christmas Carol, 2009)”

Hail to the King (Bruce Almighty, 2003)

After lukewarm receptions to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Carrey went back to where his bigger successes occured.  High concept comedies.  And you do not get more high concept than Bruce Almighty. A couple decades after the Oh God series, we see George Burns… Continue Reading “Hail to the King (Bruce Almighty, 2003)”