Shakefire.com - Walton Goggins http://shakefire.com/tags/walton-goggins en Ant-Man and the Wasp http://shakefire.com/movie/ant-man-and-the-wasp <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/ant-man-and-the-wasp" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ant-Man and the Wasp</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/peyton-reed" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Peyton Reed</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/paul-rudd" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Paul Rudd</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/evangeline-lilly" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Evangeline Lilly</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/michael-pe-a" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Peña</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/bobby-cannavale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bobby Cannavale</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/judy-greer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Judy Greer</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tip" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tip</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/david-dastmalchian" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">David Dastmalchian</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/hannah-john-kamen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Hannah John-Kamen</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/abby-ryder-fortson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Abby Ryder Fortson</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/randall-park" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Randall Park</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/michelle-pfeiffer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Pfeiffer</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/laurence-fishburne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Laurence Fishburne</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/michael-douglas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Douglas</a></div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Ant-Man and the Wasp</h1><div class="field field-name-field-theatrical-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">In Theatres:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2018-07-06T00:00:00-04:00">Jul 06, 2018</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/paul-rudd" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Paul Rudd</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/evangeline-lilly" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Evangeline Lilly</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/michael-pe-a" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Peña</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/bobby-cannavale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bobby Cannavale</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/judy-greer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Judy Greer</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/tip" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tip</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/david-dastmalchian" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">David Dastmalchian</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/hannah-john-kamen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Hannah John-Kamen</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/abby-ryder-fortson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Abby Ryder Fortson</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/randall-park" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Randall Park</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/michelle-pfeiffer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Pfeiffer</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/laurence-fishburne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Laurence Fishburne</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/michael-douglas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Douglas</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-director field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Director(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/peyton-reed" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Peyton Reed</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/movie/actionadventure" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Action/Adventure</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/genres/movie/comedy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Comedy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-running-time field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Running Time:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">118 minutes</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-theatrical-poster field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/movies/Ant-Man%20and%20the%20Wasp%20Poster.jpg" width="1638" height="2048" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-website-link field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://marvel.com/movies/movie/245/ant-man_and_the_wasp">Official Website</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-mpaa-rating field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">PG-13</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:04:28 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61800 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/movie/ant-man-and-the-wasp#comments Ant-Man and the Wasp http://shakefire.com/review/ant-man-and-the-wasp <h1 id="page-title">Ant-Man and the Wasp</h1><div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/theatrical" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Theatrical</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">3.00</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/ant-man-and-the-wasp" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ant-Man and the Wasp</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/peyton-reed" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Peyton Reed</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/paul-rudd" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Paul Rudd</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/evangeline-lilly" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Evangeline Lilly</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/michael-pe-a" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Peña</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/bobby-cannavale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bobby Cannavale</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/judy-greer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Judy Greer</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tip" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tip</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/david-dastmalchian" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">David Dastmalchian</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/hannah-john-kamen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Hannah John-Kamen</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/abby-ryder-fortson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Abby Ryder Fortson</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/randall-park" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Randall Park</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/michelle-pfeiffer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Pfeiffer</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/laurence-fishburne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Laurence Fishburne</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/michael-douglas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Douglas</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb3ca42c-6faa-bb10-5a92-95512edd17b3"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">There’s no denying that </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Avengers: Infinity War</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> is the biggest and most packed film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with dozens of characters, both hero and villain, all vying to either save or destroy the universe. By its very nature it leaves you exhausted by the end. Following up the biggest release of 2018 so far is a daunting task, but </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ant-Man and the Wasp</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> is a welcoming palate cleanser for the MCU with more of a focus on comedy over action and a reminder that Marvel Studios is still more than capable of telling stories on the smaller scale, this time quite literally.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb3ca42c-6faa-bb10-5a92-95512edd17b3"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Following the events of </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Captain America: Civil War</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has been placed on house arrest after making a deal with the government to no longer have any contact with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lilly), or any other superhero in violation of the Sokovia Accords. While Scott has been enjoying spending time with his own daughter, Hank and Hope have been busy working on an experimental project that will get them to the Quantum Realm in the hopes of finding their wife/mother, Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer), who has been lost there every since going subatomic decades ago during a mission with Hank. Their project has attracted some unwanted attention, however, as both black market dealer Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) and a mysterious figure named Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) who is capable of phasing through objects are after their quantum technology. Scott inadvertently becomes entangled with their experiment having briefly traveled to the Quantum Realm himself, and the key to finding Janet may lie within his head.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb3ca42c-6faa-bb10-5a92-95512edd17b3"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Half of the entire universe may be hanging in the balance but </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ant-Man and the Wasp</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">’s focus is on family. Scott has been struggling to put the Ant-Man persona behind him in order to spend more time with his daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson). Already on house arrest, If he’s caught again by the government he’ll automatically be sent to jail for over 20 years. Most movies of the MCU, with the exception of </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Civil War</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, never really address the ramifications or fallout of being a superhero on a personal level. Scott is not Captain America or Iron Man or any of the other Avengers. He’s just a guy who happened to find a super-powered suit one night and is constantly torn between his duties as both a superhero and a father. Throughout the film he’s always on edge saying how he should be back at home because he could be arrested at any point. Even though his name is first, Ant-Man is riding in the passenger’s seat this time around.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb3ca42c-6faa-bb10-5a92-95512edd17b3"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The real driver behind the film is Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne aka the Wasp who finally has a suit of her own that is far more advanced than what Scott had. She and Hank are doing everything they can in order to figure out how to get to the Quantum Realm and find her mother, even if that means taking on shaddy black market deals with Sonny Burch. Hope is more than capable of taking care of herself and is oftentimes the one taking the lead whenever things get dangerous.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb3ca42c-6faa-bb10-5a92-95512edd17b3"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As cool as the titular characters are, I was entertained the most by the secondary characters, particularly Michael Peña’s fast talking Luis. He was the highlight of the original </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ant-Man</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and does so again when it comes to </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ant-Man and the Wasp</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. Every line of his dialogue is hilarious and one scene involving what may or may not be truth serum is downright one of the best scenes in any Marvel movie, period. After </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ant-Man</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> I, along with many other fans, hoped for more Luis, and the sequel definitely delivers!</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb3ca42c-6faa-bb10-5a92-95512edd17b3"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Where </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ant-Man and the Wasp</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> stutters is with its story. There’s simply too much going on at once and the narrative can’t juggle everything at once. Having two villains going after Hank’s quantum technology is a little much, especially since Sonny Burch is just your average run of the mill criminal who often just gets in the way of the much badder and more interesting Ghost. It’s simply a waste of Walton Goggins, and the film could have been much better exploring more of Ghost’s character instead of dividing time between the two.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb3ca42c-6faa-bb10-5a92-95512edd17b3"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Despite its somewhat bloated story, </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ant-Man and the Wasp</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> injects some much needed humor into the MCU. It’s a comedy first and foremost and then an action film whereas with most other Marvel Studios films it’s the other way around. It might not feel as big as the other films of the franchise, but as you’ll see by the end, it’s just as important.</span></span></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/Ant-Man%20and%20the%20Wasp%20Poster.jpg?itok=xBC4rBf-" width="640" height="800" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:02:50 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61799 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/ant-man-and-the-wasp#comments Ant-Man and the Wasp (Official Trailer) http://shakefire.com/video/ant-man-and-the-wasp-official-trailer <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Real heroes. Not actual size. Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp is In theaters July 6.</p> </div></div></div><div class="title-type">(Trailers Video)</div><div class="field field-name-field-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/videos/custom/Ant-Man-and-the-Wasp-Trailer-Image.jpg" width="1277" height="535" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-average-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-flames"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/ant-man-and-the-wasp" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ant-Man and the Wasp</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/peyton-reed" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Peyton Reed</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/paul-rudd" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Paul Rudd</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/evangeline-lilly" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Evangeline Lilly</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/michael-pe-a" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Peña</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/hannah-john-kamen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Hannah John-Kamen</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/michelle-pfeiffer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michelle Pfeiffer</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/laurence-fishburne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Laurence Fishburne</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/michael-douglas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Douglas</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-movie field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Movie:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/movies/ant-man-and-the-wasp" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ant-Man and the Wasp</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-files field-type-file field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Video File(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="video/quicktime" src="/modules/file/icons/video-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/videos/custom/ant-man-the-wasp-AMATW_DomTlr2_Texted_Stereo_h264_1080p.mov" type="video/quicktime; length=218138872">ant-man-the-wasp-AMATW_DomTlr2_Texted_Stereo_h264_1080p.mov</a></span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-duration field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Duration:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">02:23</div></div></div> Tue, 01 May 2018 14:21:13 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61716 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/video/ant-man-and-the-wasp-official-trailer#comments Tomb Raider http://shakefire.com/movie/tomb-raider <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination -- a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown.</p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Tomb Raider (2018)</h1><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tomb-raider" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tomb Raider</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/roar-uthaug" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Roar Uthaug</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/alicia-vikander" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alicia Vikander</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/dominic-west" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dominic West</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/daniel-wu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Daniel Wu</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-theatrical-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">In Theatres:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2018-03-16T00:00:00-04:00">Mar 16, 2018</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/alicia-vikander" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alicia Vikander</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/dominic-west" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dominic West</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/daniel-wi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Daniel Wi</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-director field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Director(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/roar-uthaug" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Roar Uthaug</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/movie/actionadventure" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Action/Adventure</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-running-time field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Running Time:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">118 minutes</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-theatrical-poster field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/movies/MV5BOTY4NDcyZGQtYmVlNy00ODgwLTljYTMtYzQ2OTE3NDhjODMwXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzYzODM3Mzg%40._V1_UX182_CR0%2C0%2C182%2C268_AL_.jpg" width="182" height="268" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-website-link field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.tombraidermovie.com/">Official Website</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-mpaa-rating field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">PG-13</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:45:54 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61662 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/movie/tomb-raider#comments Tomb Raider http://shakefire.com/review/tomb-raider <h1 id="page-title">Tomb Raider (2018)</h1><div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/theatrical" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Theatrical</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">1.30</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tomb-raider" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tomb Raider</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/alicia-vikander" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alicia Vikander</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/dominic-west" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dominic West</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/daniel-wu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Daniel Wu</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The original Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie still remains the highest domestic grossing video game film adaptation of all time despite the plethora of films that have come out since its 2001 release. It’s been nearly 15 years since the last time Lara graced the big screen, and Tomb Raider is taking her story back to the beginning when she was just a reckless young adult who’s eager to follow along in her father’s footsteps. Like most video game adaptations, Tomb Raider struggles with an inconsistent story and tepid action scenes for an overall lackluster film.</p> <p>It’s been seven years since her father Richard Croft (Dominic West) disappeared on an expedition, and Lara (Alicia Vikander) still hasn’t given up on the fact that he might be still alive. After stumbling upon clues he left behind, Lara learns that he was going after the tomb of Queen Himiko of the lost Japanese civilization of Yamatai, who is said to possess the power over life and death with a touch of her hand. Following in her father’s footsteps, she enlists the help of ship captain Lu Ren (Daniel Wu) to take her into the Devil’s Sea in the hopes of finding out what happened to her father. Ferocious storms cause their ship to wreck, and the two find themselves stranded on the island along with Mathias Vogel (Walton Goggins), who has been searching for Himiko as well and knew Lara’s father. Lara’s going to have to quickly live up to her Croft name if she’s going to survive the island and Mathias’ enemy forces.</p> <p>The main problem with Tomb Raider is that it wants to be both an origin story for the character and a showcase of how kick-ass Lara Croft can be. The opening scene shows her butt getting handed to her in an MMA fight, but 30 minutes later once she gets to the island she has no difficulty in killing enemy soldier wielding machine guns with nothing but a bow and arrow and her fists. In on scene she hesitates to jump on a tiny moving boat, while in the next she’s making these huge leaps across a crashed plane dangling over a waterfall. It’s ridiculous how quickly Lara goes from an innocent bike messenger to a adventuring female Indiana Jones without so much as any progression in between. I believe that Alicia Vikander can pull off the Lara Croft character as she’s great in the action scenes when taken on their own. In the context of the film, however, they’re not at all enticing.</p> <p>Furthermore, the story is just complete nonsense. Mathias Vogel is a terrible villain, and more of just an angry henchman for the corporation he works for, Trinity. I’m still not quite sure what Trinity is because the film does a terrible job at explaining things. They’re just this shady organization that wants to control the world using Himiko’s powers. Vogel is stuck on the island until he can deliver her to them. There’s also this huge reveal at the end of the third act that feels pointless because it doesn’t go anywhere, and is only meant to tease you with something to anticipate from a potential sequel.</p> <p>What made the 2013 game the film is based on so great was its focus on survival and how everyone’s end goal was just to get off the island. Lara and Mathias’ differing methods of obtaining said goal is what drove the conflict. None of that is present in Tomb Raider, unfortunately.</p> <p>Tomb Raider is a yawn-inducing action film that has little style and substance. Everything is so by the book it becomes exhausting. There are a couple of decent action sequences, but everything else surrounding them makes them feel inconsequential. Lara’s basically playing the game for the first time with everything already unlocked, and that makes for a dull experience in the end.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/MV5BOTY4NDcyZGQtYmVlNy00ODgwLTljYTMtYzQ2OTE3NDhjODMwXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzYzODM3Mzg%40._V1_UX182_CR0%2C0%2C182%2C268_AL_.jpg?itok=MEdCl_ZH" width="640" height="942" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:40:54 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61661 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/tomb-raider#comments Ant-Man and the Wasp (Trailer #1) http://shakefire.com/video/ant-man-and-the-wasp-trailer-1 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Real heroes. Not actual size. Watch the brand-new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp. In theaters July 6th.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-video-link field-type-file field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Third-Party Video URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="video/youtube" src="/modules/file/icons/video-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_rTIAOohas" type="video/youtube; length=0">Marvel Studios&#039; Ant-Man and the Wasp - Official Trailer</a></span></div></div></div><div class="title-type">(Trailers Video)</div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-average-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-flames"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/ant-man-and-the-wasp" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ant-Man and the Wasp</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/peyton-reed" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Peyton Reed</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/paul-rudd" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Paul Rudd</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/evangeline-lilly" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Evangeline Lilly</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/michael-pe-a" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Michael Peña</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/bobby-cannavale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bobby Cannavale</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/judy-greer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Judy Greer</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-movie field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Movie:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/movies/ant-man-and-the-wasp" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ant-Man and the Wasp</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-duration field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Duration:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">01:41</div></div></div> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:00:49 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61579 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/video/ant-man-and-the-wasp-trailer-1#comments Maze Runner: The Death Cure http://shakefire.com/movie/maze-runner-the-death-cure <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the "Flare".</p> </div></div></div><h1 id="page-title">Maze Runner: The Death Cure</h1><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/maze-runner-the-death-cure" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Maze Runner: The Death Cure</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/wes-ball" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Wes Ball</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/dylan-obrien" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dylan O&#039;Brien</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/kaya-scodelario" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kaya Scodelario</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/thomas-brodie-sangster-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Thomas Brodie-Sangster</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/nathalie-emmanuel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Nathalie Emmanuel</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/giancarlo-esposito" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Giancarlo Esposito</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/aidan-gillen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Aidan Gillen</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/ki-hong-lee" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ki Hong Lee</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/barry-pepper" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Barry Pepper</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/will-poulter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Will Poulter</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-theatrical-date field-type-datetime field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">In Theatres:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2018-01-26T00:00:00-05:00">Jan 26, 2018</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-starring field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Starring:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/dylan-obrien" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dylan O&#039;Brien</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/kaya-scodelario" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kaya Scodelario</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/thomas-brodie-sangster-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Thomas Brodie-Sangster</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/nathalie-emmanuel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Nathalie Emmanuel</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/giancarlo-esposito" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Giancarlo Esposito</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/aidan-gillen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Aidan Gillen</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/ki-hong-lee" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ki Hong Lee</a>, </div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/barry-pepper" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Barry Pepper</a>, </div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/talents/will-poulter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Will Poulter</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-director field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Director(s):&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/talents/wes-ball" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Wes Ball</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/genres/movie/actionadventure" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Action/Adventure</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-running-time field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Running Time:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">142 minutes</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-theatrical-poster field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/movies/Maze%20Runner%20The%20Death%20Cure%20Poster.jpg" width="220" height="326" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-website-link field-type-link-field field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/maze-runner-the-death-cure">Official Website</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-mpaa-rating field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">PG-13</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-user-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-basic"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:06:33 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61577 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/movie/maze-runner-the-death-cure#comments Maze Runner: The Death Cure http://shakefire.com/review/maze-runner-the-death-cure <h1 id="page-title">Maze Runner: The Death Cure</h1><div class="field field-name-field-review field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Review:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/reviews/theatrical" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Theatrical</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-grade field-type-number-decimal field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Grade:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">1.10</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/maze-runner-the-death-cure" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Maze Runner: The Death Cure</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/wes-ball" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Wes Ball</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/dylan-obrien" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dylan O&#039;Brien</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/kaya-scodelario" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kaya Scodelario</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/thomas-brodie-sangster-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Thomas Brodie-Sangster</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/nathalie-emmanuel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Nathalie Emmanuel</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/giancarlo-esposito" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Giancarlo Esposito</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/aidan-gillen" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Aidan Gillen</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/ki-hong-lee" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ki Hong Lee</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/barry-pepper" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Barry Pepper</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/will-poulter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Will Poulter</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8725354d-32fe-8398-45f4-bdd023ecd486"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The young adult novel craze was in full swing for years thanks mostly to franchise like </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Twilight</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Hunger Games</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. Released in 2014, </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Maze Runner</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> got off to a quick start with an intriguing mystery about a group of teenagers being trapped in the middle of a deadly maze, but the story has only gotten progressively worse as the reasoning behind everything begin to unfold. </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Scorch Trials</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> only complicated things by adding zombies into the mix rather than providing the answers we really wanted. Now three years later due to an accident involving leading actor Dylan O’Brien that led to a year-long delay in production, </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Death Cure</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> is finally here, and it aims to wrap up all the mysteries of the franchise. Unfortunately, there’s no answer satisfying enough to make up for a disappointing end to what could have been an interesting trilogy.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8725354d-32fe-8398-45f4-bdd023ecd486"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">After having their friends kidnapped by WCKD at the end of </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Scorch Trials</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the remaining Gladers have devised a plan to strike back at the corporation and rescue Minho and the others from their experiments. Their goal is to infiltrate the Last City, a WCKD stronghold and their center of operations, but in order to get in their going to need a little help from a group of resistance fighters. At the center of the city are their friends but also all the answers Thomas has been searching for since that day he entered the maze.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8725354d-32fe-8398-45f4-bdd023ecd486"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Since it’s been so long since the last </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Maze Runner</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> film was release it’s a good idea to refresh yourself with the two previous films beforehand because </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Death Cure</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> jumps straight into the action with a rather well choreographed train rescue attempt. Unfortunately the film is downhill from there thanks lackluster action, dull dialogue, and one plot hole after another.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8725354d-32fe-8398-45f4-bdd023ecd486"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">My biggest complaint about the film comes from the fact that it is revealed that Thomas is the key to everything as his blood can cure the virus that is turning people into zombies or whatever they are. To me, that makes no sense at all because it was WCKD themselves who put Thomas inside the maze in the first place in order to find a cure. You’d think they’d test his blood beforehand, right? Apparently not. Having Thomas be the cure, aside from being completely obvious in the first place, essentially discredits the entirely of the franchise and makes WCKD this inept corporation rather than the so-called saviors they strive to be.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8725354d-32fe-8398-45f4-bdd023ecd486"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">It’s exhausting to watch </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Death Cure</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> go through all the motions of your standard YA adaptation, especially given the fact that the film already feels quite dated because of its delay. There’s nothing particularly exciting about the action and any mystery garnered by the first film is completely erased. In its place is just another forgettable teen dystopian film.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8725354d-32fe-8398-45f4-bdd023ecd486"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you want to watch a bunch of people made glaringly stupid decisions for two hours and 22 minutes, then by all means go see </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Maze Runner: The Death Cure</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. Despite the letdown that was </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Scorch Trials</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, I was still curious in seeing how </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Death Cure</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> would tie everything together, after all, I did enjoy the original </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Maze Runner</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. I now regret that decision. It’s a disappointing end to what could have been an interesting franchise.</span></span></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/reviews/Maze%20Runner%20The%20Death%20Cure%20Poster.jpg?itok=UPsQcjfu" width="640" height="948" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:05:04 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61576 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/review/maze-runner-the-death-cure#comments Tomb Raider (Trailer #2) http://shakefire.com/video/tomb-raider-trailer-2 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.</p> <p>Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-video-link field-type-file field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Third-Party Video URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="video/youtube" src="/modules/file/icons/video-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3ysSGZu3Qk" type="video/youtube; length=0">Tomb Raider | Official Trailer #2 | 2018 [HD]</a></span></div></div></div><div class="title-type">(Trailers Video)</div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-rating field-type-fivestar field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="clearfix fivestar-average-stars"><div class="fivestar-static-item"><div class="form-item form-type-item"> <div class="fivestar-flames"><div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clearfix"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="off">0</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div></div> <div class="description"><div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-"></div></div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/tomb-raider" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tomb Raider</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/roar-uthaug" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Roar Uthaug</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/alicia-vikander" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alicia Vikander</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/dominic-west" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Dominic West</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/daniel-wu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Daniel Wu</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/kristin-scott-thomas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Kristin Scott Thomas</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-movie field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Movie:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/movies/tomb-raider" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tomb Raider</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-duration field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Duration:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">02:18</div></div></div> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:16:29 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 61566 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/video/tomb-raider-trailer-2#comments The Hateful Eight: Is Chris Mannix really the Sheriff of Red Rock? Only Walton Goggins knows and he's not telling. http://shakefire.com/news/2015/12/31/the-hateful-eight-is-chris-mannix-really-the-sheriff-of-red-rock-only-walton-goggins <div class="field field-name-field-movie field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/movies/the-hateful-eight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Hateful Eight</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-news field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/news/movie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Movie</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-picture field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://shakefire.com/sites/default/files/styles/picture/public/news/The%20Hateful%20Eight%20Chris%20Mannix_0.JPG?itok=Uu09xXK_" width="640" height="329" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-is-exclusive field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Exclusive?:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/the-hateful-eight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Hateful Eight</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/pulp-fiction" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Pulp Fiction</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/quentin-tarantino" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Quentin Tarantino</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/walton-goggins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walton Goggins</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3afe85e6-f894-868a-c7f8-fc5516e1896b"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">What’s in the briefcase?</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3afe85e6-f894-868a-c7f8-fc5516e1896b"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">It’s one of the most asked questions about Quentin Tarantino’s </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Pulp Fiction</span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">, and it doesn’t have an answer. Over the years people have speculated what the orange glow coming from the briefcase contains; the soul of Marsellus Wallace, a bomb, a metaphorical depiction of violence. The mystery has become legend over the years but what’s inside doesn’t matter all that much in the overall scope of the film. That still hasn’t stopped people from asking.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3afe85e6-f894-868a-c7f8-fc5516e1896b"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Tarantino’s latest film, </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">The Hateful Eight</span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">, features its own mystery question that’s not unlike </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Pulp Fiction</span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">’s briefcase: Is Chris Mannix really the sheriff of Red Rock? </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Warning, spoilers below!</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3afe85e6-f894-868a-c7f8-fc5516e1896b"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">The Hateful Eight</span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> is all about secrets and lies. John “The Hangman” Ruth has captured outlaw Daisy Domergue alive and is taking her to the town of Red Rock to hang. Along the way his carriage happens upon Chris Mannix, a Southern renegade and son of the leader of the “Mannix's Marauders”, a group that terrorized South Carolina after the Civil War. Mannix is claiming he’s the new sheriff of Red Rock and that John is obligated to take him into town. Could such a person really become a town’s new sheriff, or is Mannix lying like everyone else in order to get what he wants?</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3afe85e6-f894-868a-c7f8-fc5516e1896b"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">It’s interesting because many lies are unraveled over the course of the film; Major Marquis Warren’s letter from President Abraham Lincoln, for instance, turned out to be something he wrote himself in order to get while folks to let their guard down and none of the four guests of Minnie’s Haberdashery are who they say they are. One of the few consistent elements of </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">The Hateful Eight</span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> is Mannix claiming to be Red Rock’s new sheriff. While it’s never revealed to be a lie, it’s never confirmed to be true, either.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3afe85e6-f894-868a-c7f8-fc5516e1896b"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Walton Goggins, the actor who plays Chris Mannix, is the only one who knows whether or not Mannix is the sheriff, but he’s not telling. <a href="http://shakefire.com/interview/walton-goggins-on-quentin-tarantino-and-the-hateful-eight">Speaking with Shakefire</a>, Goggins told us he asked Quentin Tarantino the same question; “Am I or am I not the sheriff of Red Rock?”</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3afe85e6-f894-868a-c7f8-fc5516e1896b"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">He says that Tarantino told him to come up with the answer to that question himself and that even he doesn’t want to know what the answer is. “So he gave me the power to make that decision, and no one will ever know that answer,” Goggins said. “It’s like what’s in the briefcase in </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Pulp Fiction</span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">. That’s for me.”</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3afe85e6-f894-868a-c7f8-fc5516e1896b"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Unlike the briefcase, this question has a definitive answer. One that Walton Goggins is set on keeping secret.</span></span></p> </div></div></div> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:11:06 +0000 Matt Rodriguez 60354 at http://shakefire.com http://shakefire.com/news/2015/12/31/the-hateful-eight-is-chris-mannix-really-the-sheriff-of-red-rock-only-walton-goggins#comments