The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Review

Cobra Kai brought us back into the world of The Karate Kid, but it turned the formula of the original martial arts franchise on its head by turning former villain Johnny Lawrence into the protagonist while karate champion Daniel LaRusso became a bit of a douchebag. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, coming to Disney+ this week, is taking a similar approach with the hockey film franchise of the 1990s by taking a new generation of scrappy young misfits to the ice and turning The Mighty Ducks into the villains.

In present-day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have become an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team that is more concerned with winning than reveling in the joy of the game itself. It’s full of kids whose lives are obsessively engineered by their haughty suburban parents. When 12-year old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon of Good Boys) is cut from the team for not being up to snuff, his mother Alex (Lauren Graham) just can’t take it anymore, and they decide to start new team. They’re not exactly on the level of the original Mighty Ducks, for multiple reasons, but there’s still potential for them to fly. Read More »

Iron Man 2

The Hollywood Reporter (via The Playlist) has a fascinating featureĀ  on the challenges and pleasures of creating a film score for a summer blockbuster. Longtime listeners will know that I am a film score junkie, so this piece was right up my alley and I’d strongly suggest you check it out if you are too. Of particular interest is how they are trying to make the film scores connect, not only from Iron Man to Iron Man 2, but also from Iron Man 2 to the new Captain America film. And with The Avengers film on the way too, who knows how they’ll be able to weave everything together?

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Composer John Debney To Score Predators

Predator

Composer John Debney will be composing an original score for the Robert Rodriguez-produced, Nimrod Antal-directed sequel/reboot Predators. Not a hugely surprising choice as Debney has worked with Rodriguez many times in the past, including Sin City, The Adventures of Shark-Boy and Lava-Girl, and the Spy Kids films. Debney got his big break with the 1993 Disney film Hocus Pocus, and has worked mostly on comedies and family films. He composed additional music for the Spider-Man sequels, and is currently working on Iron Man 2.

source: filmmusicreporter
via: shock