If you write enough fiction and you spend enough time analyzing fiction in all its forms, you start seeing certain patterns and rules that make stories memorable. We might not know it at the time, but stories stick with us because of elements that often lurk hidden in the background. One of those elements is character motivation and interaction.
Scott and Lee do their thing with Starship Troopers, starring super pilot Denise Richards. Plus Jake Busey’s hanging around.
Scott and laser grunt Lee watch Starship Troopers, Paul Verhoeven’s sarcastic tracer shot at military worship and Robert A. Heinlein’s book. We take on promotion by combat, rampant militarism, desensitization to violence, gymnastic dominance, metaphors, egalitarian society, space combat, pirate parties, super pilots, Starship Troopers the musical, the problem of beautiful women bothering you all the time, Lee’s upcoming Starship Troopers fan fic, terrible sequels, and Ducktales cannon.
Scott and Lee review Constantine, and incidentally a couple of other Keanu Reeves movies.
Scott and Lee save Robot and Frank, a slow metaphor heavy film about memory loss in the not to distant future
We put our hats on backwards and review Over the Top, featuring The Smasher, classism, and suspicious double eliminations.
One of the things we love seeing here at Save the Movies is the subversion of expectations. Heck, we’re four episodes into this podcast, and it’s safe to say that all of these films subvert expectations, some in simple ways, some in larger ways. If you take away one truth from this site, it’s this: it’s cool to do the unexpected. There’s an added bit there which says, only if you do it well. Continue reading “The Art of Subversion”
Scott and concussed assassin A. Lee save The Long Kiss Goodnight. Gina Davis stars as the lady version of James Bond and/or Jason Bourne.
Scott and a small town kid with dreams of making it big, A. Lee Martinez, review the virtually unheard of animated movie Cats Don’t Dance.
Scott and small town kid with dreams of making it big, A. Lee Martinez, review the neglected 90s animated movie Cats Don’t Dance. Before Pixar became professional tear extractors, Mark Dindal created this unique blend of animation and 40s musical, and didn’t even bother trying to make you cry.
Scott and Alex save Deep Blue Sea (and LL Cool J) from obscurity.
Scotty D and shark wrangler with a past A. Lee Martinez watch LL Cool J’s Deep Blue Sea, featuring LL Cool J. Scientists have created super intelligent killing machines, but this time everything goes wrong. We’ll dive in and find out : good LL Cool J performance, or greatest LL Cool J performance.
A. Lee Martinez and Scotty Danger save Killer Klowns from Outer Space!