Anything Nice to Say: John Carter

The works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of Tarzan, has seen a number of adaptations over the years, but it seems like none so maligned as John Carter. Estimated losses on the movie was $200 million, making it one of the biggest flops of all time.

But, just because it was a flop was it a bad movie? We take a look.

Anything Nice to Say: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

What’s the deal with the heroes in a half-shell?

Michael Bay’s take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise started off rocky with pre-production leaks and backlash to casting choices. Concept art and a leaked script didn’t help matters and the movie seemed doomed to fail before the teaser trailer even dropped.

That doesn’t mean it’s all bad. Here’s our take on Anything Nice to Say.

 

Anything Nice to Say: Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy may not be the best movie, but it’s definitely a work of art. The combination of the visual aesthetic with Daft Punk’s soundtrack is outstanding.

Here are some of the nice things I had to say about the sequel to 1982’s Tron.

Anything Nice to Say: Godzilla (1998)

The American Godzilla of 1998 might not be the best Godzilla (in fact, it’s not canonically recognized) but it IS the best Godzilla with Jean Reno in it.

Also, it’s basically a by-the-numbers Roland Emmerich film. See if I could find anything nice to say about Godzilla.

Anything Nice to Say: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Poor Dr. Jones. Harrison Ford is getting older, guys. Let him be.

What are the criticisms for the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

This episode of Anything Nice to Say, I take a look at the tried and true tropes that made Indiana Jones the character we know and love. See what works (and maybe a little bit that doesn’t) in the fourth Indiana Jones film.

What did you think of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

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Let me know what movies you think I should watch to try to find anything nice to say about them.

Good news, bad news

Good news: I’m about halfway down with the edits on my book.

The book is a New Adult fantasy romance that will be coming out this year from Entangled Publishing. I should have information soon on where you can preorder.

Hooray!

Bad news: There will be no new episode of Anything Nice to Say this week.

Feel free to check out all of our episodes out now and subscribe on YouTube because we really should give bad movies a second chance.