Monday, December 19, 2011

Cheeky Basterd

Welp, it is official... Brad Bird stumbles! That's what you get for doing a non-Pixar pic. The Guy Ritchie juggernaut jugs on with his latest & greatest: Sherlock Holmes 2. Or is it a reboot? I don't know. The Wild Wild West formula rises again like a phoenix. The explosion-ridden present creeps into the past, never content to stay put. And clearly the trend is away from sequel numbers. Look at all the sequels in the top 10 this week that DON'T have Roman numberals! Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows... Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked... Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol... The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1... Young Adult: Juno 2. No, the Twilight saga is as close as they're going to get. The Roman numeral is a dirty word in Hollywood now. Take Rambo III, for example... the good one!
Still, I can't help but get a little misty-eyed at the loss of rebellion. Jason Lee has finally grown up and done a G picture. Maybe it's a hard G, who knows; a little something for all his fans who grew up watching him in Stealing Harvard, Almost Famous, A Guy Thing... you know, the fun stuff. Meanwhile, the box office is still celebrating Arthur Christmas, while the real Christmas is still a week away. That'll probably get a bump next week, huh? I gotta go.

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