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Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer!: Writings on Bruce Willis, Badass Cinema and Other Important Topics Paperback – April 27, 2010
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"Vern's enthusiasm will rekindle your love for movies" --Nerd Approved.com
"[Vern]'s book gives the reader a well-rounded look at what it means for a film to be badass. More importantly, though, he gives a refreshing take on film criticism for which many movie fans will be thankful." --Playback STL
"If, like me, you're a fan of low-budget cinema and the b-movie genre then I heartily recommend you pick up a copy of Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer: Writings on Bruce Willis, Badass Cinema and Other Important Topic, you won't regret it." --Blogmatic 3000
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I love pop culture. Back in the ivory tower of academia, I tried my hardest to work in pop culture whenever I could, and I was lucky enough to have a department that was very openminded about that sort of thing. My film studies professor would grumble about my choices of films in his classes, but by god, I wanted to talk about Serenity and Sleepy Hollow and the first two X-Men movies.
So I read Vern's reviews with that unfortunately tendency of recent grad students to pick them apart. To my surprise, the vast majority of them passed my film geek litmus test. His rant about Michael Bay's Transformers was not only hilarious in its righteous indignation but also very, very true. Vern makes solid arguments about why Bay's quick-cut-can't-tell-what-you're-looking-at directing style is crap and why Hollywood shouldn't go down that path when it comes to action. I'll admit that I often enjoy movies that don't require any kind of brain-engagement, but Vern makes a damn good point. Summer blockbuster does not equal stupid movie with explosions, and it's time for moviegoers to stop buying into that idea. Let's get back to smart action films like Die Hard and Aliens.
If you're a stickler for proper grammar and spelling, you might need to take a valium before reading this book.Read more ›
Most fun movie reviewer since JOE-BOB GOES TO THE DRIVE-IN...
I was expecting more insightful analysis linking the films to pop culture or pop psychology, for example an analysis of "Die Hard" and society's perception of american vs. european masculinity but this book does not dig that deeply.
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I've been reading Vern on his Outlawvern.com site for years. It is great to have a collection of his more memorable writings. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Simon Watts
This book is much better that I thought it could really be. Recommended for people with open mind, sense of humor and love for action (even bizarre) films.Published on December 17, 2011 by Gonzalo Paz
this book was hilarious and a very worthy follow up to segalogy, his first book.( also very very funny). Vern is truly funny and i hope to read many more from him!Published on February 10, 2011 by thomas christian
Seagalogy was wonderful and so is this. Vern's unique perspective gives me the sense that just by reading his reviews I am participating in a special world where action is king and... Read morePublished on July 22, 2010 by Just Some Guy, You Know?