Escape to the Movies: Leprechaun: Origins - Fool's Gold

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Leprechaun: Origins - Fool's Gold

WWE's attempt to reboot a series known for cheesy horror doesn't go so well.

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As an Irish person, I imagine watching this movie would be even more unbearable than it was for Bob.

Were "The November Man" and "As Above So Below" not screened for critics? They seem like the closest things to big releases this week.

Painful. Don't do that to me again please.

JSW:
Were "The November Man" and "As Above So Below" not screened for critics? They seem like the closest things to big releases this week.

Same here, I was hoping to heard his review on As Above So Below, mind you I wasn't going to watch it, just wanting to know if that film is any good or not.

I didn't know I needed "Scooby Doo: Wrestle Mania Mystery" in my life, but I do.

.... Please tell me that the WWE Scooby Doo thing was fake. For the love of whatever you find holy. If it is real, well, looks like they finally put two barrels into poor Mr. Doo.

You know, I've never actually seen a single scene or even still from any of the Leprechaun movies other than that rap. One of those weird quirks about the internet I've never noticed until now.

JSW:
Were "The November Man" and "As Above So Below" not screened for critics? They seem like the closest things to big releases this week.

There's also If I Stay, which is not the sort of blockbuster Bob usually covers in the summer, but neither is this, and If I Stay at least has some known actors and seems to be a bigger deal than a cheap horror movie.

I'm noticing Bob tends to prefer the silly and stupid over the generic but passable.

So the movie is bad in the least interesting way possible? Slow week indeed.

The rap bit was funny though.

But did anyone really think this movi

JSW:
Were "The November Man" and "As Above So Below" not screened for critics? They seem like the closest things to big releases this week.

Maybe, does Bob review movies that he pays to attend? Or does he only review those that are free and screened to critics? No idea.

Huh. Kinda figured Bob would have mentioned the other item WWE keeps banging on about aside from their animated crossover with Scooby Doo; which is their WWE Network online streaming channel for only $9.99 per month with a 6 month commitment contract. Why did I bring this up? Because almost everyone in the WWE has been trying to plug this thing since it's not generating the membership numbers they were hoping for. There is nothing more sadder than seeing everyone from Triple H and his wife Stephanie to the announcers doing their darnedest to shoehorn a promotion for WWE Network into every sentence they utter. ^^;

Thank Jebus I'm staying in this weekend watching The Simpsons marathon on FXX.

During the few cinema drought periods, like the gaming summer drought, I kind of wish Bob would just fit more than one movie into the review. After all, they're not likely to be good movies anyways, and the explanation as to why could really be cut down, like what Yahtzee does with his summer drought videos.

psn_habalhabden:
.... Please tell me that the WWE Scooby Doo thing was fake. For the love of whatever you find holy. If it is real, well, looks like they finally put two barrels into poor Mr. Doo.

I hate to break it to you but it is 100% real
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQhf4wQPgPo

Okay, this definitely sounds like a horror movie reboot of the worst variety, and sounds like the single worst variant of the "wrestlers in movies" movies ever - and trust me, THAT'S pretty damn low. At least in even the worst of those movies, they at least TRIED to get the wrestlers to show a fraction of their in-ring personas, rather than just give them identity-less roles where they don't even so much as show their face.

As for that one last bit at the end, here is my approximate thought process:

(Sees some sort of cartoon with a bunch of WWE stars needing to battle some sort of monster terrorizing the ring)
"Huh... this sounds interesting. I mean, it seems to be dropping more B-List names than a TMZ "news" segment, isn't showing dialogue from the wrestlers that the movie is clearly starring, and doesn't really show that much action for a cartoon literally set in a Pro Wrestling arena, but I'm not sure why MovieBob would rank this as just one step above Leprechaun Origins-"
(Sees Scooby Doo show up)
"(Jaw drop) ........What?"
(See that the cartoon is "Scooby Doo: Wrestle Mania Mystery")
"...........WOW this must mean the WWE is getting really desperate to maintain some relevance in this decade."

And the bitch of it is that I would totally check it out if it was just the WWE guys needing to put the smackdown on the monster, but when SCOOBY AND THE GANG show up?! Now I won't touch that with a seventeen-foot pole!!

It's just strange. I can't help but feel that this time would have been better spent just reviewing a movie that opened up in competition for the last few weeks (Ie. The Giver, which was a much better movie than I thought it would be). But it's Bob's time, so that is that. Maybe he was hoping for a "so bad it's actually kind of good" experience.

The WWE has a mixed history with movies. They actually released one with John Cena that was very well done, if not a bit drawn out, about a kid who wants to improve his position in school by joining the wrestling team. John Cena played the absent older brother who was the schools previous state champ who had joined the military after high school, only to return home completely alienated from his family. I was surprised... but then again it's surprising what you can enjoy when you are in the mood, so maybe it wasn't as good as I felt it was at the time.

So all I need to take away from this review (and I guess by extension the movie as I won't see it) is that Scooby Doo had stretched to even more things than I thought it had? Well I'm OK with this, I can just ignore it and find my copy of Zombie Island to watch for the fiftieth time.

Well thank you. Big fan of the Lepercaun series. Just love the fact it seems so aware that it is bad, that it becomes a fun ride. The third one in Las Vegas is still my personal favorite, kind of wish they did more that route. Was a whole lot of fun, and loved how each wish lead to a unique death. The send off IN SPACE is still fun. Can't say if Jason X beats it or not. Sad to see it go this route.

SonOfVoorhees:
But did anyone really think this movi

JSW:
Were "The November Man" and "As Above So Below" not screened for critics? They seem like the closest things to big releases this week.

Maybe, does Bob review movies that he pays to attend? Or does he only review those that are free and screened to critics? No idea.

Its a mix of both. Pretty much those that are screened to critics he does first. Since that is what he is paid to do. Then when he has times, does others. Movie Bob does have a lot on his plate. He tends to sprinkle it in from time to time. The Raid 2 for example was one of the reviews he did that their wasn't(too my knowlege) a screening of it. Its a sometimes thing.

I personally hope he does an intermission for the other Lepercun movies. Since I enjoyed all up till the reboot. Though wasn't planing to since the trailers match the review of this movie. Still you get a talented actor in a monster suit, the rest can be entertain. That is why the series up to now has been enjoyable.

It sounds SO boring of a movie that I would rather go see subject myself for the $%&(ing "Scooby WWE crossover". X_X

Burnouts3s3:
I'm noticing Bob tends to prefer the silly and stupid over the generic but passable.

When its your job to watch movies, generic becomes the doldrums of the job. Why wouldn't he hate generic? I tend to feel like works spit out with nothing new or interesting to say or do are a tremendous waste of my time as well, personally.

As others have mentioned, so "As above, so below" and "November Man" weren't screened? I find that hard to believe especially since Pierce Brosnan is still a pretty decent draw for a film.

I saw the title of this review and I thought, "Wait, he's doing a review for an old movie?" because I haven't heard a single thing about this movie. So I thought Bob was just doing a retro review or something. This movie must be pretty terrible, because the only parts of the review that stuck with me were the rap and the Scooby Doo parts. Bland movie.

Also, thank you for explaining why the rap went on for as long as it did. I thought that was kind of odd in the beginning.

shadowmagus:
As others have mentioned, so "As above, so below" and "November Man" weren't screened? I find that hard to believe especially since Pierce Brosnan is still a pretty decent draw for a film.

Two theaters in the city I live in dropped airing November Man this weekend for other things such as the Ghostbusters 30th anniversary and its mostly the independent ones that are showing it unless they have 10+ screens

Baresark:
It's just strange. I can't help but feel that this time would have been better spent just reviewing a movie that opened up in competition for the last few weeks (Ie. The Giver, which was a much better movie than I thought it would be). But it's Bob's time, so that is that. Maybe he was hoping for a "so bad it's actually kind of good" experience.

Yeah, I thought "The Giver" would be right up Bob's alley, to either praise or trash. There's also a new Pierce Brosnan movie out now.
OT: It's too early in the day to drink the amount of alcohol I need to erase that Leprechaun rap from my mind.

I'd never even heard of this movie until now. Sort of a shame it ended up the way that it did. I do agree the idea of having a movie based on the basis of what a Leprechaun is DOES seem like an interesting idea, but it sounds like it kinda hurt this movie, which is a shame.

Also Bob...I know it was a slow week, but nothing on the new Dr. Doom costume? Maybe it'll look better in motion...my motion...as I turn my body around and walk away from it.

GOOD GOD BOB!! Review the Scooby Doo movie! For the life of me I can't figure out why there isn't a whole show of reviewing Scooby's movies! Bob, seriously, for October, do a month long Scooby Doo marathon!

This movie is fucking hilarious.

I really appreciate bob winking at the fact that he takes up time in videos with entertaining clips if he doesn't have much to say. just makes it go down easier idk

This movie might actually qualify as a so-bad-it's-good when you're Irish. I'll have to see what these creepy villagers are like and what their accents sound like

dharmaBum0:
I didn't know I needed "Scooby Doo: Wrestle Mania Mystery" in my life, but I do.

I don't even like Scooby-Doo or pro wrestling, but I want to check that thing out for the sheer insanity of it.

Why didn't you just do Ghost Busters Bob?

An Ceannaire:
As an Irish person, I imagine watching this movie would be even more unbearable than it was for Bob.

I'm not even that in touch with my Irish heritage and I'm already mildly offended by this. The Oirish want to sacrifice the innocent Americans to the evil monster? Yeah, fuck off movie.

Why would they release this in August? Why would Bob review it? Why does anyone over the age of 15 give a crap about the WWE? Why not review The Giver, I've heard it's pretty hilariously bad.

Did I juts see LINK in a Mario Kart game...?
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I think part of my childhood just died.

MY EYES HAVE MELTED!! THE HORROR, THE HORROR, I THINK MY EARS ARE ON FIRE.

MaddKossack115:
Okay, this definitely sounds like a horror movie reboot of the worst variety, and sounds like the single worst variant of the "wrestlers in movies" movies ever - and trust me, THAT'S pretty damn low. At least in even the worst of those movies, they at least TRIED to get the wrestlers to show a fraction of their in-ring personas, rather than just give them identity-less roles where they don't even so much as show their face.

As for that one last bit at the end, here is my approximate thought process:

(Sees some sort of cartoon with a bunch of WWE stars needing to battle some sort of monster terrorizing the ring)
"Huh... this sounds interesting. I mean, it seems to be dropping more B-List names than a TMZ "news" segment, isn't showing dialogue from the wrestlers that the movie is clearly starring, and doesn't really show that much action for a cartoon literally set in a Pro Wrestling arena, but I'm not sure why MovieBob would rank this as just one step above Leprechaun Origins-"
(Sees Scooby Doo show up)
"(Jaw drop) ........What?"
(See that the cartoon is "Scooby Doo: Wrestle Mania Mystery")
"...........WOW this must mean the WWE is getting really desperate to maintain some relevance in this decade."

And the bitch of it is that I would totally check it out if it was just the WWE guys needing to put the smackdown on the monster, but when SCOOBY AND THE GANG show up?! Now I won't touch that with a seventeen-foot pole!!

Speaking of wrestlers vs monsters, need to plug this because of how fuckin ridiculous it is.

Yes that's a real thing, with real wrestlers. I dont know how anyone convinced people like Kurt Angle and Roddy Pipper to be a part of such terrible schlock like that, but they totally did, and its totally awful.

On topic, I'm fairly certain that the WWE realized how shit this was pretty quickly. They promoted it long before it was ever going to be released, back when they were still shooting. Shooting ended, they promoted it for a bit longer, then I assume someone in the editing booth went up to them and told them they had a dud of massive proportions on their hands. At that point they just said fuck it and let it fall into obscurity.

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