Coming out a few years after Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Mel Brooks took aim at that movie, and prior Robin Hood adaptations, for his 90s spoof Robin Hood: Men in Tights, starring Cary Elwes as the bow-wielding Robin of Loxley.
Ivan Reitman’s Evolution debuted in theaters in June of 2001 and, clearly expecting it to be a much bigger hit than it was, an animated series arrived in the fall of that year on Fox Kids, Alienators: Evolution Continues, which kept some of the characters and general premise but changed things into a sort of Extreme Ghostbusters style show where a special team was created to battle the threat of alien mutations that arrive on Earth on a meteor.
After the release of Virtua Fighter 1 and 2, Sega worked with animation studio TMS to bring Virtua Fighter to TV with an anime series that debuted in Japan in October of 1995 and lasted 35 episodes until June 1996. The series followed Akira Yuki as he tried to see the “eight stars of heaven” and work with other fighters to save Sarah Bryant from an evil scientist.
After The Mummy Returns debuted in theaters in May of 2001, an animated series continued the adventures of Rick, Evy and Alex on Kids’ WB in the fall of 2001 with The Mummy: The Animated Series and you can check out the first episode in the latest Everything Action Theater.
Paul WS Anderson put a steampunk spin on Alexandre Dumas’ classic story of The Three Musketeers back in 2011 with an all-star cast including Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Mads Mikkelsen, Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans and Christoph Waltz.
Angelina Jolie is back in action this coming weekend with Those Who Wish Me Dead but she was trotting the globe on the hunt for Pandora’s Box back in 2003 with Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, which you can watch in full for the latest Everything Action Theater.
1994 was a gigantic year for Jim Carrey as Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, and The Mask all hit that year and launched him into the stratosphere of comedic superstardom. You can watch The Mask in the latest Everything Action Theater thanks to YouTube.
You can watch the almost 20-year-old 2002 action movie Reign of Fire in the latest Everything Action Theater as Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale battle dragons in an apocalyptic world where the fire-breathing lizards have almost wiped out humanity.
Airing for one season, first in syndication and then finishing on TNT, Mortal Kombat Conquest was a prequel to the franchise that followed the original Kung Lao after he defeated Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat and began to train a new group of warriors to be ready for the next tournament against Shao Khan’s forces.