The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, listen as a professional surfer breaks down the accuracy of surfing scenes in movies like Point Break and Blue Crush. Plus, Patrick (H) Willem delivers a surprising video essay naming Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again as possibly the best sequel ever (though there is a qualifier), and Theme Park History takes a look back at the Batman & Robin: The Chiller roller coaster that stuck around for 10 years. Read More »
At the end of the summer, we got a glimpse of Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania, a sequel to the 2007 animated comedy that followed a young penguin named Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) as he took part a big surfing competition. This time, Cody Maverick is hitting the waves again, voiced by someone completely new, as he joins a whole new crew of surfers who just so happened to be voiced by WWE superstar wrestlers John Cena, Undertaker, Triple H, Paige and Vince McMahon.
Now a new Surf’s Up 2 trailer has arrived, showing us exactly why this is a straight-to-DVD and VOD title instead of getting a theatrical release. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
“What would WWE wrestlers look like as animated surfing penguins?” is probably not a question you’ve ever thought to ask, let alone expected to be answered. But sometimes life is full of delightful surprises. Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania picks up with young surfing penguin Cody Maverick, who along with his friends Chicken Joe and Lani fall in with the Hang Five. Described as “the most extreme dream team” of surfers, the Five have the extreme voices to match their extreme skills: they are portrayed by the WWE’s
Described as “the most extreme dream team” of surfers, the Five have the extreme voices to match their extreme skills: they are portrayed by the WWE’s John Cena, Undertaker, Triple H, Paige, and Mr. McMahon. Watch the Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania trailer below.
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Next year it will be 10 years since Surf’s Up hit theaters and went on to get an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film. However, you might not remember the film since it only pulled in $58 million domestic and another $90 million internationally on top of that. Nevertheless, Sony Pictures Animation has apparently determined there must be some interest left in Surf’s Up since they’ve just announced a sequel — with a twist.
Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania will bring in professional WWE wrestlers John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, Paige and Vince McMahon as a big wave riding crew who let young penguin surfer Cody Maverick join in on a journey to a legendary location where the biggest waves in the world are rumored to hit the shore. Read More »