Despite months of controversy and backlash, Sony‘s Ghostbusters reboot received mostly positive reviews from critics. However, the Paul Feig-directed relaunch, starring an all-female team of Ghostbusters, has been struggling at the box office. The movie has been in theaters for almost a month, and it has only grossed about $180 million worldwide. For a film with a $144 million production budget, this is alarming. Now, the reboot is officially a box office bomb. Continue reading
Back when Man of Steel was released in 2013, Warner Bros. confirmed plans for a sequel. This sequel was later revealed to be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In addition to that film, Henry Cavill‘s Superman will appear in the two Justice League movies.
I think it’s pretty fair to say that superhero movies are the most popular films of today. So with any popular topic, the subversion of said topic is also going to be popular. A few years back, after the widely known success of the first Marvel-hero team-up film, studios said, “Hey, what if we made hero team-up movies, BUT (!!) it was villains instead!?!” Thus Sony sprouted the idea of a Sinister Six film, and Warner Bros. decided to add a Suicide Squad adaptation to their universe’s line-up. But only one remained: the one I’m reviewing today. Continue reading
Universal and Illumination‘s latest animated tentpole, The Secret Life of Pets, has been a big hit at the box office this summer. The film crossed $300 million domestically and $400 million worldwide this week. And that’s not counting the numerous international markets where it has yet to open. So, unsurprisingly, the studio is pumping out a sequel sooner than later. Continue reading
The Bourne trilogy has always been a special one for me, not just because of the stellar car chases, brutal hand to hand combat, or shootouts it never ceased to deliver, but the grounded realistic nature and the inner turmoil of its main protagonist gave each of those films a greater depth that I think we sadly rarely get these days from the action genre. So, it’s safe to say when the announcement of director Paul Greengrass (who directed both Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum) and Matt Damon were both returning to this franchise after a 9 year hiatus, I’m going to have reasonably high expectations for a new Bourne installment to be nothing short of pretty spectacular. After all, both Damon and Greengrass have been on record on how they would only return if it was for a story that deserved to be told. In other words, they wouldn’t actually dare to make a sequel that feels nothing more than an obligatory cash grab, right? Continue reading
Naughty Dog‘s Uncharted franchise has taken the world by storm these past few years, with the fourth entry in the wildly popular video game series smashing records in May when it released to universal acclaim. We’ve been hearing rumblings of a film adaptation ever since the third game was released back in 2011, and now a screenwriter has been hired to write the latest draft of the script, according to Variety. That screenwriter is Joe Carnahan.
The Rocketeer is a 1991 action adventure film based on the comic book character of the same name. The story follows Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket-powered jet pack and becomes the superhero known as Rocketeer. The film has become a cult favorite amongst fans, despite being a box office disappointment. However, The Rocketeer is set to return, but there’s a big twist. Continue reading