Tag: Terence Stamp

Nothing But Star Wars Episode One (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, 1999)

As previously noted, people were pretty resigned to Star Wars remaining a trilogy of parts four through six.  Then it was announced, Lucas had decided episodes one through three could finally be made.  He stated that the technology had reached a point that he…

Beat Cops (Alien Nation, 1988)

It is the near future of 1991…three years prior, an alien ship appeared above Los Angeles.  It was full of an alien race we nicknamed the Newcomers.  Genetically bred for adaption, they adapt quickly to life on earth, forming communities, entering our schools and workforce….

Stabbing the Franchise (Elektra, 2005)

No. Just…no. I refuse to review this. Stop looking at me.  I will not review it. Absolutely no way. Oh, OK…I finally sat through Catwoman…it seems unfair to avoid Elektra. The film opens with General Zod telling us that Elektra is important to the…

Bring on the Bad Guys (Superman 2, 1980)

Superman the Movie and Superman II were filmed back to back, but director Richard Lester came in when there was friction between the Salkinds and Donner.  He threw out a lot of what Donner filmed and started over.  Remember Zod and his Cronies?  They…

Young Superman(Superman the Movie, 1978)

Richard Donner’s Superman is often presented as a more upbeat and hopeful film than more recent Superhero efforts.  And, in a lot of ways, it is a brighter view overall.  Donner opens the film with life on Krypton.  His version of Krypton has influenced…