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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18555 on: March 29, 2019, 09:23:42 PM »
SHARK EXORCIST - I was expecting this to be bad, but daaaaamn! It's not even fun bad, it's just really really really boring bad. This was bad high school play level acting! The effects shots are the same cheap CGI shots of the regular shark with glowing eyes, over and over again. There are no creative kills, and what deaths we do get are just a little bit of ketchup splattered on women's bodies.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18556 on: March 30, 2019, 05:33:55 AM »
The only thing I need to know: Does the title refer to someone who exorcises a possessed shark, someone who exorcises people possessed by a shark or a shark who is also an exorcist.  Because if they did the last one and it wasn't good, that's the worst cinematic crime.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18557 on: March 30, 2019, 08:11:17 AM »
The only thing I need to know: Does the title refer to someone who exorcises a possessed shark, someone who exorcises people possessed by a shark or a shark who is also an exorcist.  Because if they did the last one and it wasn't good, that's the worst cinematic crime.
The second one. If it had been the shark who was also an exorcist, that would have actually been creative, and this movie has none of that.
The basic plot is that an evil Nun kills someone (I forget why) and prays to Satan for an Avenger. No, seriously, that is what she says! And then we get a stock shot of the bad CGI shark (probably originally made for another movie), with just glowing eyes so we know it's evil.

That's it. It never looks like the cool poster art at all. It goes around and kills some people, but every shot is like that. It only ever appears on screen with the ocean background, never in a shot with anyone else. And every kill is just it coming at the camera, cut to a pulling a woman out of the water with a little ketchup on her, no wound effects at all.
Later in the movie the shark starts possessing women, and the high school play level acting really starts to shine. You'd think that would be creative, and maybe kind of fun, a devil shark possessing people. And yes, there is an exorcism scene. But it's all done with the pacing and filmcraft of James Nguyen.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18558 on: March 30, 2019, 01:10:32 PM »
All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018) - This anthology Christmas themed horror movie was a whole lot of nothing. Boring, and most of the segments didn't even have any real conclusion.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18559 on: March 31, 2019, 01:32:10 PM »
US. Meh. Some parts were ok, but overall I was unimpressed. It was too convoluted if you are to take it at face value, and if it was trying to be a social commentary I can’t tell what it was trying to say. I know you shouldn’t fault of film just because you don’t get it, but I personally don’t find supernatural horror scary or entertaining unless I get it b


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18560 on: March 31, 2019, 08:31:06 PM »
I went on a binge of movie-watching today, but I don't want to make this a multi-paragraph post so I'll just keep things sweet and simple:
Attack of the killer tomatoes: Absurd and silly, to like the highest degree and honestly I still don't know if any of the movie made sense in the end for me.
Hot Shots: This movie still makes me laugh but some scenes in it make me cringe. I'm still in amazement they did a Cool as Ice parody in that movie. The musical scenes make me cringe, as does the one scene inspired by Nine and a half weeks.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Do I really need to tell you this movie is amazing? Because it is. Marvel made a very wise choice employing the Russos because everything they do is pure cinematic gold.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18561 on: March 31, 2019, 11:14:58 PM »
Kid With The Golden Arm ( 1979 )
Chang Cheh went through many phases during his career. His Swordplay cycle. His costume epic cycle. His gangster/street gang cycle. His Shaolin cycle.  And finally his Venom Mob cycle. The films made during this period seemed to be comic book in nature. It is sometimes hard to reconcile that the director of Five Deadly Venoms was the same director of Vengeance. It would be as if Alfred Hitchcock suddenly began directing Superhero films near the end of his career. Sure, you could still see the same themes from Chang's earlier films. But it still felt as if the Venom films came from a completely different director.

Kid With The Golden Arm was perhaps the most frivolous of the Venom Mob films. An escort company has been hired by the government  to transport gold to a famine stricken region of the empire. The escort company learns the ruthless Death Valley gang is going to steal the gold, and will kill anyone who gets in their way. The gang has four leaders. The fourth in command is Brass Head. The third in command Iron Robe. The second in command Silver Spear. And the supreme leader and founder of the Death Valley gang, Golden Arm. While the escort company is lead by celebrated swordsman Yang Hu Yung, he requests the aid of the brothers Short Axe and Long Axe, and the swordsman Li Chin Ming and his girlfriend swordswoman Leng Feng. The government has also sent Hai Tao, an agent who is always drunk, but is still a formattable fighter. The Death Valley in turn have enlisted The Seven Hooks and Poison Sand Palm.  While the leaders of the Death Valley are martial arts masters, they prefer stealing the gold via trickery, first by digging a tunnel under  the rom where the chests of gold are being kept, then by poisoning everything within three miles of he road the escort company will be taking. They also set up ambushes for the various heroes guarding the gold in attempts to kill them off one by one. That's as much as the plot I can give away without spoiling a twist that happens in the climax.

It is a fun film, and unlike some of the other Venom Mob films, has a story that is easy to follow and isn't overloaded with too many characters to keep track of with too many converging agendas. Certainly if I was going to  suggest a Venom Mob film to someone not familiar with Chinese films, I would suggest this over something like Life Gamble, or even the original Five Deadly Venoms. The only thing it fails at is as a comedy. By the time this film was in production, Shaw Brothers was imposing  comedy on all their martial arts films to capitalize on the success of Jackie Chan's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master. You can tell that some of the characters were meant to be comedic, but this was all erased by the time Chang Cheh finished directing the film. For example, Hai Tao is definitely molded after Beggar So in Drunken Master, but in this film plays the character straight, and not as a comedic drunk. Shaw Brothers may have been forcing Lau Kar Leung to turn his films into comedies, but Chang Cheh was not about to let them do that to him. So while he may have been writing scripts with comedy to get his films greenlit, he was directing them as dramas. Somehow this worked with the Venom Mob films.


Nick Fury: Agent of S. H. I. E. L. D. ( 1998 )
I finally got my hands on a copy of the hard to find OOP FOX television movie Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. this was one of a handful of films I thought I may never be able to add to my superhero movie collection. It was never available on Amazon, except for a brief period where new copies were listed as Amazon Prime exclusives. However, a week later the listing changed to PAL region code 2, and was no longer exclusive. For those of you who don't know, PAL is short for "You can't play that movie in the United States, pal." According to CamelCamelCamel the NTSC edition did exist, and peaked at the price for  a new factory sealed copy @ $10,029.98 on May 8, 2014. That's got to be a record price, although I doubt anyone actually paid that much for it. I later discovered that the DVD was made exclusively for sale at Best Buy. Don't bother looking for it on their website, there were only limited discs made and they all sold out years ago. I really doubt any were made for Amazon. I appears some distributor sold them European overstock discs, telling them they were region 1 discs. My guess is that 20th Century Fox never intended to release the film on DVD  in North America. The one I have has Spanish subtitles appearing every time there is an English sign on screen. Evidence the disc was originally mastered for Mexico and South America, and they forgot to remove the subtitles when converting it for the limited Best Buy release.

With the price so high, I decided to wait and see if there was a new printing, or if some other company released it. No such thing happened. For  while I thought I wouldn't get it at all as Nick Fury wasn't even a superhero. Then a few weeks ago one of the third party sellers listed the movie @ $10 for a "Used, but As Good As New" copy. So I jumped on it, and lucked out. The DVD and case were both in mint condition. No scratches on the disc, no wear or tear on the box.  And the DVD worked.

Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a television movie for FOX.  It was suppose to have been the first of a series of films starring David Hasselhofff and Lisa Renna as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. It aired against bunch of reruns on the three other networks and still came in fourth. Which is why no further films were made.  I am pretty sure the DVD release is shorter than the version that aired on FOX. I recall it opening with Nick on a mission, possibly jumping from an airplane.  I also remembered turning the channel only a couple of minutes into the movie so I could watch one of those reruns.

Being this was just a pilot film for FOX, I didn't expect much of a film at all. And the film isn't much. But it was a pretty impressive effort. It turned out that the script was written by David S Goyer. David Hasselhoff gives a decent performance as Nick Fury. And while there are some very minor differences with the Marvel comic, most of the film is a direct adaption of it's source material. In fact, a little too much faithful. One has to be well acquainted with the Nick Fury comic books to know what is going on. Not once is either S.H.I.E.L.D. nor HYDRA explained. The film opens with Barron Von Strucker's frozen body  at a S.H.I.E.L.D. base, but the film never really explains who Strucker was. There isn't even a proper introduction to Nick Fury. After HYDRA steals Strucker's body, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are sent to Alaska to find Fury who is there in exile so they can ask him to return to their organization. Never is it mentioned that he was once the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., nor is it explained why he left the organization. Basically, this film was a continuation of the Marvel Comic Book universe that only fanboys of Marvel could fully understand.  HYDRA's plot: Before he died, Von Strucker was infected with the Death's Head virus. HYDRA wants to extract the virus from Strucker's body and unleash it on New York City. Only Nick Fury can figure out where HYDRA's base of operations is and put a stop to their plans.

Most of the budget seems to have been spent on the visual effect of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier,  Locations are your standard abandoned industrial sites redressed to be HYDRA bases. While it is mentioned HYDRA has thousands of foot soldiers at their command, no more than five appear on screen at the same time. When HYDRA attacks a S.H.I.E.L.D. safehouse, we never see the battle because Fury has been knocked out by Andrea Von Strucker. When he wakes up ( presumably after the commercial break ) he is told that the safe house had been raided. We never see the battle. A lot of other S.H.I.E.L.D. vs HYDRA battles happen off screen or during jump cuts. There definitely could have been more action, but it seems the budget limited what could be filmed. Still, the film was decent enough that I am a bit sorry no more S.H.I.E.L.D. movies were made. It could have eventually become a good television series had it survived FOX. Maybe not as good as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but still a good series.




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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18562 on: April 01, 2019, 09:31:45 AM »
Watched the original Suspiria (1977) this weekend knowing next to nothing about it. Easily one of the creepiest, scariest movies I've ever seen. And it does so much with so little. I'm planning to watch the remake, so please no spoilers about what's changed/added/etc. The only thing I knew going in before was that it was a 70s cult-favorite Italian horror movie that had something to do with dance. The cinematography & music are masterpieces in and of themselves. I've seen a few A24 horror films, and the fact that this would fit so perfectly well with them tells me that a lot of horror filmmakers are greatly influenced by Dario Argento (far more than I ever realized). And I liked how I could see Argento being influenced by The Exorcist and Kubrick (namely Clockwork Orange). The only reason I have to think it's not mentioned among classic horror like The Exorcist, The Shining, or The Haunting is a.) I don't visit horror discussions enough, and b.) I can see the dubbing (while in English) is done in true Spaghetti western style that might be difficult for broader audiences. In any case, really glad I saw it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18563 on: April 02, 2019, 06:12:27 AM »
Jaws 3-D  I was hoping it was so bad its good and it is... but mostly in the final act.  For the most part, its kind of dumb but the good, insane stuff happens towards the end with bad and WEIRD special effects.  The shark blowing up is one of the most audacious death scenes ever.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18564 on: April 04, 2019, 06:43:43 PM »
Jaws 3-D  I was hoping it was so bad its good and it is... but mostly in the final act.  For the most part, its kind of dumb but the good, insane stuff happens towards the end with bad and WEIRD special effects.  The shark blowing up is one of the most audacious death scenes ever.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18565 on: April 05, 2019, 06:52:16 AM »
Jaws 3-D  I was hoping it was so bad its good and it is... but mostly in the final act.  For the most part, its kind of dumb but the good, insane stuff happens towards the end with bad and WEIRD special effects.  The shark blowing up is one of the most audacious death scenes ever.
When I was a kid, I was obsessed by sharks and I LOOOOVED that movie. I watched it and Monster Squad almost every day.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18566 on: April 06, 2019, 11:26:26 AM »
Shazam (2019) - This was really good! Zachary Levi was great in the role. I even liked the foster kids, and it would have been easy for them to get annoying. I thought Mark Strong was okay as Doctor Sivana, but nothing special. I'm surprised they didn't go with Black Adam. Heck, they didn't even hint at Black Adam in the post credits scene, which I thought they would. I was impressed with how dark they went with the monsters in this. A monster bites off a guy's head! That's a similarity to Venom I didn't think this kids film would have. I think it is from the comic, but it did seem odd to have something so overtly Christian based as The Seven Deadly Sins in a movie that is clearly not based on Christian mythology. I also give this movie a lot of credit for going the direction they did with Billy's Mom.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18567 on: April 07, 2019, 01:12:47 AM »
I also liked Shazam and I declare it to be the best DCCU movie yet (Assuming the DCCU is still a thing). There's something refreshing about watching a puffy-chested "pure-hearted" superhero take down a bad guy who's literally controlled by sin. Not that either one is one-dimensional. They're given suitable backstory and nuance and work as characters, but they're also very comfortable in their archetypes in a way that works to the film's advantage.

Like Mr. Geek, I'm amazed at how a movie with this many child-actors manages to avoid becoming annoying. And kudos to Zachary Levi for acting like a kid trying to act like an adult and pulling THAT off without becoming annoying.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18568 on: April 07, 2019, 10:43:32 PM »
Challenge of the Masters ( 1976 )
Before Bruce Lee, China's biggest martial arts hero was Wong Fei Hung.  He was a celebrated martial arts master and teacher who lived around the turn of the 20th century, who after his death in 1925 became a folk hero when his alleged exploits were turned into pulp novels. Between 1949 and 1971 over 70 Wong Fei Hung films were made, mostly starring actor Kwan Tak Hing. However, his popularity began to fade as martial arts films grew more violent in the 1960s. Like most martial arts masters, Wong Fei Hung was highly moral, and only used his skills as a last resort. He was not the type who would seek vengeance, and in all his films he never killed nor permanently injured, and almost always attempted to make peace with his enemies once they were defeated.

But by the mid 60s Asian cinema had martial arts heroes who were just as moral, but if pushed too far would go on a bloody rampage. By the 70s there were antiheroes who immediately solved things with their fists. Wong Fei Hung had become too old fashioned. When the studio that made the bulk of the Wong Fei Hung films went out of business,  The film series came to an end.

There were a few attempts to bring the character back. In 1973 Shaw Brothers released Master of Kung Fu with Wong Fei Hung living in a more violent world and being forced by unreasonable villains to fight back. Meanwhile, Golden Harvest made a few films with Kwan Tak Hing revising his role as Wong Fei Hung, giving most of the action to his less moral hotheaded students. Back at Shaw Brothers, director Lau Kar Leung came up with a new idea for reviving the Wong Fei Hung films. How about starting from the beginning and showing the origin of Wong Fei Hung? This was a turning point. Challenge of the Masters was successful enough that Shaw Brothers asked Lau Kar Leung for a sequel. Jackie Chan took the same idea of a teenaged Wong Fei Hung  and turned it into The Drunken Master. Tsui Hark expanded on the idea with the Once Upon a Time in China series with Jet Li.. And more recently Rise of the Legend which depicts a young unrecognizable Wong Fei Hung who is wiling to behead an opponent.

Challenge of the Masters begins with Wong Fei Hung eager to learn Kung Fu, but unable since his father refuses to teach him. He convinces a friend in his father's school to allow him to participate in an annual contest where colored sticks called Pao are blasted into the air using fireworks, and students from the local martial arts schools are to grab them once they land, the object for each school to retrieve the most Paos. One of the rules of the contest is no direct fighting. But one of the rival schools is cheating and sneaks blows in whenever they think the referees can't see them. Fei Hung's friend is beaten badly and the Pao he was holding taken by the rival school, which enrages Fei Hung and causes him to attack the other school. Not only do they easily beat him, but his father's school is penalized for fighting and barred from entering the contest for three years. Fei Hung's uncle, who is an officer working for the government, shows up in town looking for a fugitive criminal he believes may be hiding there. He convinces Fei Hung to ask his father's teacher, Luk Ah Choy, to teach him Kung Fu as well.  Although retired, Luk Ah Choy decides to make Wong Fei Hung his final student. And although his father doesn't want Fei Hung learning martial arts, he can't argue with his own master. Luk Ah Choy takes Fei Hung to a mountain retreat to learn Kung Fu. While there, his uncle tracks down the criminal, but is killed while trying to arrest him. Once he has completed learning Kung Fu, Fei Hung returns to his home town and takes revenge against the criminal. However, remembering one of Luk Ah Choy's teachings, that he should show his opponents mercy, Fei Hung takes the criminal into custody instead of killing him. He then participates in the firework competition. This tie the bad school is cheating by bringing concealed metal sticks as weapons to break their competition's legs. They are overpowered by Fei Hung, but he then saves them from the humiliation of loosing the competition by willingly handing over one of the Paos to one of the students. The master of the school is so touched by the gesture that he vows to change his evil ways.


While no studio had ever bothered to film Wong Fei Hung's origin before, it had been covered in books, although mostly from folk legends. It was through folk legends that claimed Wong Fei Hung's father refused to teach his son, although now it is believed his father probably began teaching him as early as five years old. It is also not certain that the famous Hung Gar master Luk Ah Choy ever taught Wong Fei Hung or his father. Aside from the film having the common origin of Wong Fei Hung, it also introduces two elements commonly found in the Kwan Tak Hing series. The rival school up to no good that Fei Hung has to reform, and the criminal he has to track down and bring to justice. We don't just see how he learns his martial arts skills, but his morality. Two major truing points in the film: after injuring the criminal's leg Fei Hung has the opportunity to extract his revenge, but instead reaches out his hand to his defeated opponent to lift him off the ground. The other, when Fei Hung offers the head student of the rival school the Pao even after they tried to cheat. In both cases Wong Fei Hung choses for the first time to be the moral man he would be in the former film series. Although it is a bit corny to see both the criminal and the rival school so touched by Fei Hung's compassion that they are compelled to reform themselves.

To show you how much Wong Fei Hung had fallen in popularity, Shaw Brothers didn't even promote it as a Wong Fei Hung film, but rather tried to pass it off as a sequel to Spiritual Boxer despite having none of the same characters. The only thing it did have in common was the same director. Lau Kar Leung was a great grand student of the real Wong Fei Hung. His father was a student of one of Wong Fei Hung's students. He also worked on the last of the films in the  Kwan Tak Hing series as a choreographer and occasional extra. So he had  good reason to want to see the Wong  Fei Hung series revived. Strangely, he didn't turn Fei Hung into the superman that h would be in later films, but chose to keep the fighting more realistic with a student that had just learned martial arts and was still perfecting his skills. His only real fight in the film, where he defeats the criminal, h only wins because he was lucky enough to spot the villain's hidden weapon; metal caps on his shoes that make his kicks deadly. It is a more rewarding film to watch knowing who Wong Fei Hung is and the persona from his film series. But is still another classic from Shaw Brothers studio.

Condorman ( 1981 )
This has always been on the Wikipedia list of superhero films, as well as on other lists of superhero films. The thing is, I knew this wasn't a superhero film. It was a spy comedy that was just barely tied to the superhero genre. And since this was one of the hard DVDs to find ( word was it was only available for members of a Disney movie club, and anything else was just overstock Disney was getting rid of, ) I debated if I would even bother to get it.

That is until I discovered people were selling factory sealed copies on eBay for around $20. It turned out Disney had pressed a lot of these DVDs, and once the first batch "collectors" began selling their copies, there was a sudden price war. Too many showing up on eBay at once meant no one would be selling their used copy for $100 as they thought they could. Actually it is the OOP independent films that are impossible to find, and when they do show up on eBay, go for over $50 used. If it is rare then you can charge that much.  This Disney film is neither rare enough nor popular enough to be worth that much, and too many exist for it to be considered a collectors item yet.

The film begins with cartoonist Woodrow Wilkins dressed in a Condorman costume and jumping off the Eiffel Tower, where his artificial wings allow him to glide. That is, until they break, and he plunges into the river. He is rescued by his brother Harry, who is a clerk at the CIA. When Harry asks Woodrow why he would dress up like the character he draws in his comic book, Woodrow explains that his readers demand realism, so he can't make his superheroes do anything that he couldn't do. Hence, trying to fly in a Condorman costume to see if it is possible. With that out of the way, we end the film's connection with superhero films. The KGB want to exchange files with the CIA and ask them to send a civilian to Istanbul for the swap instead of an agent. Harry asks Woodrow to do it. But once in Istanbul he begins referring to himself as Condorman, which the KGB think is a spy codename. Enemy agents attempt to steal the files of both the CIA and KGB, and Woodrow fights them off, although it is all done by his clumsiness causing the agents to knock each other out. The woman he exchanges files with turned out to be a KGB spy, and when she later decides to defect, she demands the CIA send the agent Condorman to safely transport her from Russia to the West. Once again Woodrow is asked to work for the CIA, only this time he is given a bunch of spy gadgets and  tricked out car. He gets the chance to wear his Condorman costume again at the end of the film, but once again only to recue the recaptured female KGB agent, and once again the only thing the costume is good for is gliding. And he only wears it long enough to carry the agent from a cliffside villa down to the docks.

No, this is not a superhero film, even though it is on almost every superhero film list. It is a spy comedy, and despite the film having enough fans that Disney put it on DVD for their movie club members, I didn't find it fun or funny. None of the gags made me laugh, and Michael Crawford who plays the lead character of Woodrow Wilkins is bad at physical comedy. There is your standard spy adventure. But unlike the James Bond films that had thrilling action sequences, the action in this film comes off as slow paced and lethargic. In fact, I fell asleep twice watching it. I got about two thirds through the film then nodded off, waking up with the startup menu repeating over and over again and realizing I had been asleep for an hour.  So I rewound the DVD to the last scene I remembered, and it happened again. I woke up again another hour later. Not willing to give up yet, even though it was now 5 in the morning, I once again rewound the DVD and this time watched the rest of the movie standing up. I would have been better off sleeping again where I am sure the dreams would have been far more entertaining. Even when Woodrow gets into a laser battle with enemy spy boats in the climax, it is not thrilling. It is not a bad film. Just a very dull film that should have been better.

One other thing. This week Movie Soundtracks was chosen as the next List of Crap. Well, this soundtrack will never make my list. It has to be the worst musical score I have ever heard from Henry Mancini. Here he attempts a hybrid of a superhero theme and a spy theme, which sounds annoying s hell. Worst of all, it repeats over and over again to the point that if I hadn't been so sleepy I may have gouged my own eardrums out of my skull to make it stop. Boring and irritating is not what anyone wants in a film. How the hell this movie gets such good reviews on IMDb is a complete mystery.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18569 on: April 08, 2019, 07:15:43 AM »
I liked Condorman as a kid, but only because it was a superhero movie (so I thought). I was intrigued that it was so adult in nature yet ostensibly still a superhero movie. I think my warped kid-mind thought a gritty superhero movie would look like. Haven't seen it since I was a kid. Even though we taped it off the Disney Channel, I always meant to revisit it but never did.

How much of it is like ThePumamen? Reason I ask is because ThePumaman is 100% what I think Condor Man is like, but I know that can't be true at all.