Archive for Roland Emmerich

Godzilla Apology, Overhead Storage Ghosts, Hurtful Space Things

Posted in Evil, Foreign Horror, Ghosts, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Misc. Horror, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2018 by Drinkin' & Drive-in


Still face-planting over’s recent article/interview titled: There’s A Reason Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla Was A Flop, According To The Producer. So co-writer/producer Dean Devlin is “apologizing” now after 20 years? This movie still continues to rip us off.


In the article written by Conner Schwerdtfeger (real name, I swear), the film, which Conner accurately claims has since gone on to become known as one of the worst cinematic versions of Godzilla (1998) ever, Devlin burps, “Roland and I made an intellectual idea that was interesting but not compelling filmmaking. We said in real life, a lizard is neither evil nor good, it’s just a lizard. So what if one got to that size and in its effort to survive, it threatened us, but it wasn’t mad at us? It was just simply doing what it did and it causes this problem for us. Well, that’s interesting, but that’s not Godzilla.”


I assume he was wearing his ass hat while doing the interview. And saying Godzilla is just a lizard? That’s like saying the Titanic was just a row boat. And while we’re on the subject, the design/look of 1998 Godzilla’s face was more akin to that of a dirty city bus with unbrushed teeth than the iconic visage the world has come to love/fear/pee your pants over. 

Here’s a few just released/upcoming horror/sci-fi films we can only hope Devlin had no creative control over…

Flight 666

FLIGHT 666 (available now)
“Passengers and crew on an international flight are attacked by unseen forces that threaten all aboard. As they fight to stay alive, they realize these are spirits of murdered girls determined to stop their killer who is on the flight.”

That title’s been taken: the 2009 Iron Maiden Flight 666 documentary. That one had ghosts, too — the spirits of all the emo bands Iron Maiden crushed out of existence. Heh.

The Unthinkable

THE UNTHINKABLE (June, 2018/Sweden)
The Unthinkable takes place in the aftermath of a mysterious attack in Sweden. Amid the chaos, a young man is forced to return to his hometown, where he crosses path with his high school sweetheart and falls back in love with her.”

And this is considered to be a horror movie why? Sounds like some teen romance flick, which, ironically, is pretty darn horrifying when you think about it.

5th Passenger

5TH PASSENGER (July 10, 2018)
“Set in the aftermath of an oppressive class war, Miller, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species.”

Sounds like those Republicans are gettin’ all uppity even more than usual.

The Good Samaritans

“A beautiful young woman is stranded alone in a desolate corner of 16th century Romania. Two opportunistic highwaymen seek to take advantage of the woman’s predicament but all is not as it seems…”

Highwaymen is what we now call “ride sharing.” Once you contact them by e-crows, they’ll be by to pick you up in a few days. Be standing on a corner/pile of dirt where they can see you. 

Resurging Aliens

Posted in Aliens, Godzilla, Science Fiction, UFOs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Independence Day: Resurgence

No sooner do I post a blog (or “blawg”) about Godzilla’s new movie being titled Godzilla: Resurgence, now comes a 20-years-later sequel to Independence Day (1996) called Independence Day: Resurgence. I know Hollywood’s been running out of ideas, but now they’re in short supply of titles where they have to rip off Godzilla?

(Ironic note: ID: R is once again directed by Roland Emmerich, the guy who ruined Godzilla in 1998 with his remake.)

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence picks up 20 years after earth smacked ass on the invading aliens that nearly destroyed our watering hole. This was accomplished by uploading a computer virus to the alien’s Mothership, which caused the extraterrestrial defenses to be rendered null and void, thus allowing tried ’n true missiles to smack ass. (Good thing alien Motherships are compatible with Apple™ laptops.)

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence, which comes out in spring 2016, features original stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and 81 year-old Judd Hirsch. (And I thought he looked old 20 years ago.) Missing in alien action is Will Smith, who probably didn’t see the point in remaking the same movie. Smart man.

That said, the trailer all but gives away the entire movie and ending. Not surprising – why do a flick that has the aliens winning? Clearly, we have more than enough missiles/Mac computers to handle the job.