It’s that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It’s The Day New Movies Are Released.
Wrath of the Titans
I know we’re all pretty much thinking the same thing on this – no matter who you are and what your feelings are towards the Harry Hamlin original, it’s a safe bet that you didn’t love the remake. Why? Because no one loved it. Some might have liked it, others pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t the shitfest they were expecting, and many others more let down all the way to hated it, but they wasn’t a whole lot of clamoring for a sequel from all but a small minority, leaving the rest of us scratching our heads wondering why Wrath is being unleashed upon us.
Well, it just so happens that there is a small number of people that loved it – they just weren’t audience members. Clash had a budget of $125 million and pulled in nearly half a billion worldwide. Even with tons of marketing expenses, it’s clear that it was a big, big win for Warner Bros. So that’s why we have a sequel a short two years later.
As it just so happens, the sequel looks to be far better than the original (remake). Will you be willing to find out if that hypothesis is true? I’m pretty sure I can wait until video, but then again, the wife and I got bored and/or were in the mood for something brainless in April 2010 and contributed to that one’s take.
All that said, let’s that this opportunity to look into a crystal ball and predict some other sequels to “beloved hits” from the past few years, shall we?
Return to Burtonland
Rio 2 Janeiro
Paul Blart: Cop Cop
Hop 2 It
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 31%
Volcanoes. Asteroids. Wyatt Earp. Steve Prefontaine (?). Usually, at least one of the dueling films in a battle between the same (or similar) topic is interesting, but I can’t muster a single f$%! to give about either Mirror Mirror nor Snow White and the Hunstman. One looks to be a cloyingly “clever” family film full of pratfalls and hammy acting and the other will sulk and battle its way to looking like a Ridley Scott-Robin Hood remake.
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 4%