In our next Messy Movie, we look at a film, which should have been a classic. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling, we could have hoped for another genre creating masterpiece like their previous collaboration Drive. Instead we got a horrible mess of a film, which shared more in common with a snuff movie, than a coherent story.
We go back to 1987. He-Man and the Masters of The Universe are one of the most popular intellectual properties in the world.
1985 -The Rocky series of films created by Sylvester Stallone were arguably one of the biggest franchises in cinema. The fourth film in the series was released and perfected the genre. It’s our latest Formative Film.
All aboard the Pork Chop Express as we return to 1986. A film was released that, failed at the box office, almost made director John Carpenter quit Hollywood, and turned a script from a western into a glorious mess of a film and the best mystical Chinese adventure ever. Lets take a deeper look at another of our formative films. Big Trouble In Little China.
In this piece of gonzo psychology, I took ten typically male films and ten typically female films and had a look at how the themes can be twisted to see what makes people tick.