|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Because the movie was shown in a second-run theater, I was subjected to only one preview: For Herbie Reloaded, the Lindsey Lohan Herbie-the-love-bug movie. And that's not the only example of Hollywood's complete inability to come up with new ideas: This summer will see the release of The Honeymooners, War of the Worlds, and perhaps most inappropriately, Bewitched. What part of Nicole Kidman's work convinced a producer that she could do light comedy? It's not a good sign that the movie posters don't actually show Kidman or her co-star Will Farrell. (
Roger Simon notes that box office receipts are down this year. How surprising is that? Look at what Hollywood did with somewhat original material, The Crusades: They turned it into a diversity seminar. The First Crusade, while grossly immoral, was an incredibly exciting tale of how the Christian knights fought much larger armies while clawing and scratching to a desperate victory in Jerusalem. During my plane rides to and from New York I read stirring tales about the opening moves of World War I (The Guns of August) and the American Revolution (1776). The fucking History Channel puts out more exciting entertainment than mainstream movie studios.
And in 2006 Will is starring in Curious George and Joan of Bark: The Dog Who Saved France. Mmm, smell the quality!
"Joan of Bark: The Dog Who Saved France"