Redeeming Junior (1994)

Junior (1994) IMDB Rating: 4.6

Why did Junior get such a bad rap? Did people not have confidence that Arnold could carry a comedy? Did it have too much competition at the box office? Did viewers not notice Christopher Meloni? Let’s Redeem Junior! If you have a movie that you want to see #Redeemed, let me know on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies or Facebook or contact me at redeemingbadmovies@gmail.com. You can see the latest video upload on YouTube by clicking here.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Things I Learned from Director’s Commentary

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 IMDB Rating: 8.1

You know what movie I find amazing? Guardians of the Galaxy. When this movie was first announced that it was coming out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was really hoping that it was going to open up the appearance of Quasar into the movies. I’m a huge fan of Quasar, but that’s not the point. I was really excited, but also a little apprehensive. I worried that it would fall flat since these characters were not really known. I think a lot of people shared this same view. But James Gunn delivered an amazing movie. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just came out on DVD and Blu Ray yesterday (August 22) and in honor of that coming out, I went back and watched the first one with director’s commentary. I present to you:

JUST A FEW THINGS I LEARNED FROM WATCHING COMMENTARY!

James Gunn’s brother plays Yondu’s right hand man, but he also plays the part of Rocket Raccoon pre-CGI so that the other actors have someone to play off of when they are doing their lines. How crazy is that? His brother, Sean Gunn, had to play two roles throughout the film and only get credited for one!

The giant prison that in space that they were taken to, the Kiln, was a real set built to film in. It was huge. James Gunn said that it was tons of steel that was built in a circle and they only way they could afford was after they were finished filming, they melted it down and sold it back to recoup some of the money!

A lot of the antics on set by Peter Quill are just mistakes that Chris Pratt made while filming. One of the biggest examples is when the Guardians are visiting the Collector in Knowhere, Peter pulls the orb from his pocket and drops it. He quickly recovers and presents it to the Collector. That was not in the script. Chris Pratt actually dropped the prop when he pulled it from his coat, but was able to recover and keep a straight face so it made it into the film.

When casting Drax in the film, they needed someone imposing because Chris Pratt is actually a decent sized guy, coming in at 6’2”. When David Bautista auditioned, James Gunn didn’t know that he was famous for being a wrestler. But he did love the emotion he could convey through his face and the fact that he is 6’6” and almost 300lbs certainly helped.

So that was JUST A FEW THINGS I LEARNED FROM WATCHING COMMENTARY and I highly suggest you go and watch too! Commentary of a film can sometimes create a whole other film. One day I’ll get into one of my favorite commentaries (Tropic Thunder). That movie, I feel, is even better when listening to the actors. What movies are your favorite movies with commentary? Drop me a line on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies or redeemingbadmovies@gmail.com. Until next time, keep on Redeeming.

Redeeming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) IMDB Rating: 4.3

Why is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance rated almost a full point below is predecessor? For that matter, why is the first Ghost Rider rated so low at a 5.2? Tonight we take a look at Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and offer up some scenes and behind the scenes that may be cause for a little higher rating. By the way, this movie has Nic Cage in it.  That should be worth more than 4.3 right? The man makes movies and gives 100%, 100% of the time! If you like what you hear, go ahead and subscribe by clicking here. And if you want to follow along on Facebook and Twitter, just give those words a click and it will take you right on over! Music featured in the podcast is from the opening titles in the movie and it is by Dave Sardy.

Redeeming Gigli (2003)

Gigli (2003) IMDB Rating: 2.4

Today we take a look at Gigli (2003) and try and find out why it is rated so low. “Bennifer”, as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were known, was in full swing and the public was a little tired of hearing about them. This most likely contributed to the box office bomb, but it was only compounded by executives getting involved and forcing director Martin Brest to change it to a romantic comedy to try and capitalize on the romance of the two stars. Subscribe to the podcast by clicking here. Follow me on twitter @RedeemBadMovies. Music in the podcast is from the opening title of Gigli and it is by John Powell.

Free for All Friday – August 11, 2017

Join me, Ronnie Obenhaus, as I present a special birthday episode of Redeeming Bad Movies. I wanted to do a free for all where we could talk about anything, and that’s what I did. Don’t worry, this won’t be the norm. It will either be a one off or maybe a once a month thing. It just depends on how it is received. So, let me know what you thought! You can hit me up on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies or e-mail RedeemingBadMovies@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the podcast by clicking here.

Redeeming Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015) IMDB Rating: 4.3

Redeeming Fantastic Four. Join me, Ronnie Obenhaus, as I seek to redeem bad movies and raise them from obscurity to mediocrity! Subscribe by clicking here or follow me on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies. Music featured in the podcast is from the opening titles and it is by Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass.

Redeeming Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles was the final movie in the Crocodile Dundee trilogy. Join me, as we try and find out why this movie was received so poorly. Let’s try to find the Good in the Bad. Make sure to follow me on twitter @RedeemBadMovies. You can subscribe to the podcast by clicking here.The audio featured in the podcast is the “that’s not a knife” scene from the first Crocodile Dundee and the music at the end of podcast is featured in the movie and is the song Down Under by Men at Work.