Took my nephew and some friends kicking and screaming to see Man from U.N.C.L.E.. They wanted to see SOC, but I guess I'm old fashioned bc I adhere to the ratings and they were just 14. Hell today I get nervous taking them to see PG-13, but regardless we went to see UNCLE and they absolutely loved it. Hate that people didn't give it a chance. UNCLE is going to be doomed to be one of those films that people, after they see it on Blu Ray, are going to say I wish I saw that one in the theater.
Ernest Cline has stated numerous times that Ready Player One's plot and character James Halliday is greatly influenced by his love of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Even though BFG is a Roald Dahl book, I would bet money that Spielberg is thinking solely of Wilder for the role of Halliday in RPO.
Most of the critics have been saying that the movie inexplicably strays from really deep and interesting in the first 1/3 of the film to shallow, convoluted and purposeless in the last 2/3rds, which may mean that there is some truth to Trank's complaints of heavy studio tampering.
Got a feeling Sony is just going to toss up a half-a$$ Dark Tower film. The project at one time was courted by some serious director firepower but now has been handed to a relative unknown in Nikolaj Arcel. Plus, excluding New Year's, January is still considered a "dump month" by studios. Still think The Dark Tower series could work better as a television series on HBO, AMC or Netflix.
I was worried about how Apocalypse was going to look, and now my concerns have been fully realized. He looks like pure $hit.
Interesting premise using the author as a character and the books as gateways, but it sort of feels like Jumanji.
Looks like the female janitor from my high school days.
I don't get it. Hannibal would be perfect for Netflix or Amazon.
I've been expecting this. Guillermo has never been a good manager of his time.
Part of the problem may be that Avi Arad is producing this.
Makes you wonder if this may be an example of "life imitating art". Williams life seemed to be moving in the same direction as this character. Unfortunately, Williams didn't make the "U-Turn" that this character appears to make.
They definitely missed the estimates on JW. I think the initial prediction was $125 million.
Damn it!!! I knew this was going to happen. Sony is too f-in stupid to keep their 2 cents to themselves and let Marvel do their thing. Already arguing with Marvel in the freakin' development and pre production phase. If Marvel wants Charlie Plummer, then Sony needs to step the hell back and let them cast him. Marvel has been absolutely spot on with their ability to cast these roles.
I started dying laughing when I saw the poster.
You're exactly right and the irony is that all of these pc folks are screaming civil rights while stomping all over each individuals constitutional right to freedom of speech.
Hope this doc*mentary get's made. Would love to see what the ultimate vision of this was going to be. My biggest problem with Miller's proposed film was the cast. I was very interested when it was announced that Maxwell Lord was going to be a primary villain, but could not believe they were going to cast freaking Jay Baruchel for the role. Plus, you were basically going to have a Superman who is 5'9" next to a Wonder Woman who is 5'11" and a Batman who is 6'6". Armie Hammer (Batman) would have been at least half of a foot taller than any of the other Justice League cast member. Now, on the flip side, Megan Gale looks a whole lot more like Wonder Woman than Gal Gadot.
You need a villain that can somewhat remotely act. Hogan can't act worth $hi+. Even bad actors tend to get better with each passing role, but Hogan was in quite a few movies and had his own television series and his acting just seemed to get worse not better.
Glad to see Mad Max didn't have a huge decline.