Friday, April 8, 2011
Random Thoughts On A Few Upcoming Movies
Alright, I have some random thoughts on a couple of upcoming films. Since my random and possibly incoherent thoughts are not long enough to stand alone as separate blog posts, I’ve lumped ‘em all together for a Friday blog post round-up extravaganza.
Much has been written about Hollywood’s obsession with remakes. Some of them turn out pretty good (3:10 to Yuma) and some (most) don’t work out so well. But, of all the movies to remake, do we really need an updated Arthur? Since, for some reason Russell Brand seems to be the current “it” boy when it comes to “comedy,” I guess it was inevitable. The film is getting awful reviews. Now, I have to admit I’ve never seen a (live action) film Brand has made, but he seems to always play the same character. He’s a one note guy, and I’m guessing his star will fade fairly quickly. After all, the obnoxious, depraved role he plays in just about everything is only humorous for a few minutes…alright; it’s not really ever funny. But, my guess is audiences will soon tire of it.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about hoping quality faith based movies would be made. While Soul Surfer isn’t the comedy I was requesting in my blog, it does look to be a decent movie with a great message. And the best part: it does not feature Gary Busey fighting the Anti-Christ! Come to think of it, I think it’s actually a Christian film not about the End Times. I hope it does great at the box office, and I wish all the best to those who made this picture. Betahny Hamilton, the girl the film is based on, seems like a great kid. God bless her for spreading the Word and being a great role model.