Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Uh-yep, it's the turtles, all right!
And so, the major ad campaigns rule again, and the latest reincarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has its day in the sun. However, it's a big forest and three other saplings get their share of the light: an homage to the Steven Spielberg-produced classic Twister called Into the Storm... why did I think Mark Wahlberg was in that? Then there's the Spielberg and Oprah produced The Hundred-Foot Journey, referring to the distance they had to walk to sign the paperwork, and finally, another sequel with no number called Step Up - All In. There was an article someplace touting the great benefits of being a below-the-radar movie franchise like the Step Up series. Personally, the older I get, the more I see movies and music and television as youth-delivery devices. Maybe more like adolescence delivery devices if you're like me and pining for your ill-spent adolescence. Well, we can't all be great like that Gatsby fella, can we? Too many chiefs, not enough Indians-kinduva deal.