With Easter and the season finale of ‘The Walking Dead’ both coming up on Sunday (you don’t think that’s a coincidence, do you?), we thought that today’s Roundtable would be a good opportunity to look at some of our favorite movies about the dead rising from the grave.
While it’s not the greatest film ever made, ‘The Matrix‘ felt like a genuinely new and exciting IP when it first appeared in 1999. I can remember seeing it in the theater, not knowing much more than the central question: “What is the Matrix?” And the movie did not disappoint. While not every line of dialogue was pure gold, it was a mainly a smart, interesting and downright cool sci-fi action flick. Fans went nuts when they heard the news that there would not just be one sequel to the movie, but two to be shot simultaneously. Of course, we now know that the sequels were horrendous mistakes, but let’s take a look at why.
The final round of our TV Madness tournament last year only procured 106 votes. Last week’s Monster Madness final scared up almost five times that number. People care deeply about their movie monsters. While Godzilla and Predator stayed neck-and-neck for the first few days, Godzilla ended up pulling out the win. This was a battle for the ages.
The season of so-called summer blockbusters gets earlier and earlier with each year. Between now and May, almost every weekend contains at least one over-priced flick that we wouldn’t typically see until summer.