Hey everyone, here’s the last movie update for the week.
I’ve been hyping it up for a while, and it finally arrived last night, so here is the trailer for Lincoln. Now was it just me, or was that oddly unsatisfying? The whole trailer seemed a little overly melodramatic, not unlike many of Spielberg’s historical works. We get some glimpses at Daniel Day Lewis’ performance as well, but since he has a few lines only, there’s not a whole lot to take from it. I have no doubt he’ll turn in a strong performance, and the voice is strange, as expected, so at least there’s some authenticity to that. Biopics are a tough sell, so hopefully it’s just the trailer, because the talent behind this film is way too good for it to be a disappointment! At least I hope so.
James Cameron is just all over the place now, but I thought this would be fun for the weekend. Apparently James Cameron had been hoping to buy the rights to Jurassic Park, but Steven Spielberg was able to snatch them up before Cameron could get to it. His version would have probably been much darker, featuring aliens of all things in the film. Ultimately, Cameron felt that Spielberg did a better job, because he made a more audience appealing film, which sort of sounds like a mild slant to me, but it’s hard to tell. Cameron is pretty notorious for being unpleasant to work with, so it’s hard to tell whether he’s being sincere these days, given how much praise he seems to throw around for various movies. Nonetheless, sort of fun trivia I thought to close out the week.
There are two major releases this weekend at the movie theaters, one is a re-release of a beloved Pixar film, and the other is a sequel to a now tired franchise. Finding Nemo 3-D is the latest re-release from Disney to capitalize on the ongoing trend, and there’s not much to say about the film given its modern day animated classic status. You guys know what it’s about, you know what to expect, and if you enjoy the film greatly, I don’t see why anything should stop you from seeing the film in 3D. Meanwhile, the other film is Resident Evil: Retribution, starring Milla Jovovich and welcomes back Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine back to the series along with Michelle Rodriguez. This is now the 5th film in the franchise, and we’re now just getting introduced to Leon Kennedy (favorite from the game series), so there’s always that to look forward to as well. Some find the series to be campy fun, while honestly, I’ve always felt that it was too campy for my tastes, and had strayed too far from the games for my liking. With a limited release, those lucky enough to see The Master in LA/NY should note it currently has an 84% at Rotten Tomatoes.
Box office wise, I think Finding Nemo 3D will win, with somewhere around $26-27 million, while Resident Evil: Retribution won’t be too far behind at around $23-24 million. It’s possible that the positions could flip though. At #3, I’m not quite too sure, there is Last Ounce of Courage, which is a religious films similar to Fireproof, and could slip into #3 just because of the weak box office outside the top two, otherwise it will be The Possession in the third spot. Hard to say.