FILMS - Versus movies/Great fight scenes
Films I've seen only, ongoing list... - Alien vs Elephant - 20 million miles to Earth
Superman vs Bad Superman - Superman III
Ripley vs Xenomorph Queen Alien - Aliens
Zombie vs Shark - Zombie Flesh Eaters (or Zombi 2)
Channel 4 news team vs Evening news team vs Channel 2 news team vs Spanish language news - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Ash vs Bad Ash - Army of Darkness
THe Bride vs The Crazy 88 - Kill BIll The Bride vs Elle Driver - Kill Bill Vol 2
Roddy Piper vs Keith David - They Live
Scott Pilgrim vs 7 ex-Boyfriends - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Steve Wiebe vs Billy Mitchell - The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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20 Million Miles to Earth 1957, PG)
Apart from the many unanswered questions, the awkward, forced and frankly unnecessary romantic scenes and the fact it feels like the film starts half way through the story, it is absolutely brilliant. Nathan Juran deserves big credit, not only because his directional skills are second to none but because Ray Harryhausen always seems to steal his thunder. Both deserve praise for their work here. Alien vs. Elephant, what's not to love about that!? As is custom in all my Ray Harryhausen related reviews I will again point out that I met him once and he was an interesting character.
Superman III 1983, PG)
Aliens 1986, R)
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009, PG)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) 2007, R)
I'm being generous by giving it 2 stars really. It was good as far as an action/Gore film goes but hard core fans of the franchise/franchises will be disappointed. There is no sense of suspense and Its nothing like the comics, which was always this franchises problem in my opinion. I wish filmmakers would think about the original audience before taking on these types of projects. Now, lets join the storeys together over a couple more films and end on a high with Alien vs. Predator vs. Terminator!
AVP - Alien Vs. Predator 2004, PG-13)
Zombi 2 1979, R)
Call it what you will, Zombi, Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters. I call it the latter personally, because as cheeky as Lucio Fulci was by proclaiming it as the sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, it really stands on it own two feet as a fantastic Zombie film. The opening scene of a crew-less ship sailing into New York harbour is unforgettable, need I mention the Zombie vs. Shark scene? Absolute brilliance.
Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy 2004, PG-13)
Army of Darkness 1993, R)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003, R)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004, R)
They Live 1988, R)
What lets They Live down is the ending. It feels rushed and unfinished. A sequel would have been good but its too late now. The other thing is the unfortunate recycling of props from other, more successful films (Ghostbusters being one). It's not a big problem though as the rest of the film makes up for it. A brilliantly realised original idea, with great comedy and the best fight scene ever filmed!! Brilliant and very quotable!
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010, PG-13)
Bloody hell, Ritalin anyone? Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has got to be the most original, fast-paced and successful adaptation of a comic in recent years. Wow. It was hard to keep up at times but as much as this film made me feel old, it was a real kick to the retinas - and I mean that in the best possible way. Edgar Wright very much doing what he does best, with a brilliant cast of young talent - I enjoyed it very much and is probably one of my top favourites of 2010.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 2007, PG-13)
This is a great documentary! It?s got drama, comedy, corruption! It?s a classic tale of good vs. evil. It?s like starwars but with geeks and nerds. Steve Wiebe is great hero character but Billy Mitchell has to be one of the greatest villains in cinematic history! He's like the wicked witch of the west, surrounded by his flying monkeys. This is an ace film, you should watch it this evening! :o)
Freddy vs. Jason 2003, R)
Kramer vs. Kramer 1979, PG)
Eagle vs. Shark 2007, R)
The People Vs. Larry Flynt 1996, R)
Tucker & Dale vs Evil 2011, R)
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil turns the 'Slasher' genres on it's head and although it does make fun of films like Evil dead, Texas chainsaw massacre and especially Friday 13th, it does so with respect and out of admiration. if anything, this is a piss-take of all the other terrible slasher films made since the aforementioned classics. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk are very well cast and the script and story are brilliantly written - this could have been a case of excellent idea but poor execution but I don't think that was the case. It has plenty of laughs and plenty of gore and is as clever as it is trying to be. The perfect comedy-horror really (after Sean of the Dead of course).
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956, PG-13)
50's B-Movie classic. I had the great honour of meeting Ray Harryhausen a couple of years ago. I wish I'd seen this film beforehand though as there are a lot of things I'd like to ask him. I wish I'd bought some money with me to so I could have bought a signed copy of his autobiography too but you live and learn, learn and live. Anyway, great film, so go and watch it now. Ok? Good!
El monstro del mar! 2010, Unrated)
Super Vixens vs. Sea Monster? Yes please! Monstro! looks really good considering its tiny budget, the gorey effects and the Sea Monster are actually quite impressive. My only criticism would be that, even thought the Vixens look the part, they can't act for toffee (and they could have been just that little more sultry). Apart from that and the not so great script, this is a top quality low-budget B-movie delight. It's worth checking out Simpson's other short films, Sickie and Acid Spiders.