You know the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”? Yeah, that should come with some qualifiers. Or maybe just keep another saying in mind: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Ok, maybe a little too harsh, but familiarity certainly breeds the same plot and low brow humor, aka, nothing new.Details
So, should we just call this Paychecks of the Caribbean? I’m pretty sure Johnny Depp is now. Even though I think he’s great and is still certainly the best thing about this movie, the whole thing is getting old and even Jack Sparrow is losing some of his luster.Details
I was worried about X-Men: First Class when I heard it was an origin story, a reimaginging, younger versions of characters, etc. You hear all sorts of things before a comic book movie comes out. And we hear more than most people. In fact our ears often get clogged up with rumors, speculation and early buzz.
I just saw a big budget, blockbuster summer movie and I loved it. It had it all. It wasn’t The Myth of the American Sleepover but stay with me. I enjoyed the big budget, blockbuster summer movie because it had action, romance, humor and great special effects. It got me to thinking: “What if a movie only gave you one emotion? Like, what if you walked away with just a feeling? Would that be enough? Would that be entertaining?” And then I saw David Robert Mitchell’s The Myth of the American Sleepover.Details