It’s that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It’s The Day New Movies Are Released.
I suppose it’s good news for The Avengers and Men in Black III this week, as there’s but one wide release scheduled, though For Greater Glory (which I know nothing of) looks to get a “wide limited” or “limited wide” (depending on your disposition) release with approximately 700 theaters. Contrast this week with June 29th, when there are four (4!!) movies set to be given a wide release. I don’t understand this summer at all.
Snow White and the Huntsman
I’ll tell you – if you had asked me for my thoughts on this a few months ago, I would have told you that I was barely interested, as if we needed yet another interpretation of this story, and one starring Miss Twilight herself, no less.
But if you ask me today, my answer is…not all that different, actually. To be fair, my interest is actually significantly higher than it was then, but that’s akin to saying that an eight is a much better score on a par 4 than a 10 would be. They both kinda suck. A recent re-viewing of the trailer has me excited to see the visuals, if nothing else. Wasn’t Tarsem, the director of the Snow White flick that came out a few months ago, supposed to be the guy that turned every frame of a film into a painting? Instead, it was this film that looks to be visually stunning (and maybe more). On top of that, we’ve seen this story done fun and cutesy enough, so I’m attracted to this more serious look at the fairy tale, if nonplussed by the Ridley Scott’ Robin Hood-like vibe it gives off in an attempt to turn it into another Lord of the Rings, I suppose (they even went and got Viggo Mortensen!).
It should also be noted that Chris Hemsworth, through no fault of his own thank to Cabin in the Woods‘ years-long delay, is nearing the boiling point for overexposure, at least for me.
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 50%
Though, believe it or not, I actually bought its predecessor at a recent Blockbuster “everything must go” sale. It’s supposed to be good, sophomoric fun, right?
Word on the street for this sequel is…not good.
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 0%