*Note: This is the LAST #52PickUp post. To see how the series will live on click here.
The 90s was an important decade to my generation if only for the simple fact that it shined a light upon the polluting ways of the world. And media reflected that message of hope and climate change reversal in the form of many things, namely, Captain Planet. But since they didn’t make a movie for that, I watched the 1996 “eco-friendly comedy:”
Bio-Dome. I remembered loving this film. Pauly Shore was on fire in these few years with the likes of Encino Man, Son-in-Law, A Goofy Movie, Jury Duty, and In the Army Now. Bio-Dome was the last of this storied run.
Reason? Exhibit A: The “infamous” fart scene.
*Guys, Timecop predicted the Presidency of Donald Trump.
My love of time travel concepts goes deep. So deep in fact, that I decided to revisit a time travel movie masked as a 90s cheesy action film. Or is it the other way around? Which is it, Timecop? And are you any good still?
Cool poster. They must have had myriad concepts from which to choose.
Timecop doesn’t waste any time getting into the action. The film opens with a theft of Gold Buillion in the year 1863. All looks normal until the robber pulls out advanced plasma guns to wipe out the transport team. Clearly, he’s not from that time or the present day of 1994. Wait, in what year is the future of Timecop?
This week, I went in the semi-distant future to visit Earth when all of the polar ice caps have melted. Yes, I watched the financially disastrous 1995 post-apocalyptic film:
This week’s #52PickUp stars Kevin from American Pie, Marv from Home Alone, Gary Busey from those Amazon Fire Stick Commercials, THE Dan Hedaya, and The Janitor from Scrubs:
What’s a 90s era Schwarzenegger flick that has intense action, cheesy one-liners, high-quality actors playing dastardly villains, and a gorgeous sidekick?
You, sir, are disgusting. I did that film last year.
George! George! George of the Jungle! Watch out for that–
George, you dumb fuck. Can’t you look straight ahead when swinging? You deserve it. George of the Jungle is the live-action remake of the beloved cartoon from the sixties of the same name.
Hands down, this is the best film that Stephen King has ever directed. Seriously.