2 thoughts on “Rocky V, Child’s Play 2, Home Alone, The Nasty Girl (1990)

  • January 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    Rocky V had a few effective moments and good ideas, but really, the series should have ended after IV, if you ask me.

    Love the first three Child Play films, and don’t really get their pearl-clutching outrage here. But then again, my biggst point of contention with these guys were their misguided and rather puritanical hatred for most horror/slasher films. At least they softened their views a bit with time, but in the 80’s they gave Tipper Gore a run for her money when it came to being oh so offended.

    Home Alone 1 and 2 are not masterpieces of filmmaking, but cozy christmas classics, and for Roger to thumb down the two first installments but voting yes on the unwatchable part 3 is truly bewildering.

  • January 20, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    I get why they didn’t like Home Alone 1 and 2. I’m still shocked that Roger gave 3 thumbs up after that. That’s probably the review I find most shocking.

    Well, I’m no slasher movie fan at all. But I just regard Friday the 13th and all those other 1980-1981 horror flicks as just Halloween ripoffs, and nothing beyond that. I guess they did take it a step too far when they classified them as sick women-in-danger flicks (see 1980 PBS show).

    I thought the Rocky series got silly starting with III, with IV getting really ridiculous, and V just plain awful.

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