Everyone loves a good movie. There’s nothing better than sitting in the cinema with a loved one or close friend and enjoying two hours of quality celluloid entertainment. However, not every movie out there is good. Sometimes movies, even ones that have a great director and looked really cool in the trailers, can end up being bad. Very, very bad. But how can you be sure that you’re watching a terrible movie? Well my friend, here are 5 things to look out for!
Despite mixed reviews, the last Ice Age film, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, made $884 million worldwide – making it the second highest grossing animated film of all time! It seems kids everywhere love the historically-inaccurate antics of furry Paleolithic creatures, and who can blame them? So naturally 20th Century Fox have decided to hurry up and make the next Ice Age film, currently titled Continental Drift.
Yippie Kay Yay, action fans, 20th Century Fox is talking to writer Skip Woods about penning the fifth Die Hard movie. Elderly action star Bruce Willis hinted in February that he could be back as John McClane in a sequel to 2007’s Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free and Die Hard to all you Americans out there) and since that movie made $378 million worldwide, you can’t blame Fox for wanting to milk a bit more money from the Die Hard cash-cow. Moo!
The first Iron Man was the surprise hit of 2008 and propelled Robert Downey Jr back into super-stardom. It was the first movie from Marvel Studios, the Marvel comic group’s own production company, and was hailed as a huge success. So just two years after the first movie, Robert Downey Jr is back as the eccentric billionaire Tony Stark. But is the sequel any good? Well, no. Not really.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has had its budget cut! Pirates 4 will be made for a completely pathetic $200 million, rather than the juicy $300 million the last film, At World’s End, had to play with. Disney’s new chairman Rich Ross “wants to be mean and lean and cost effective,” according to Pirates 4 producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Many scenes, including an action sequence set on a frozen river Thames, have been cut as a result. But Bruckheimer says of the removed scenes: “the audience will never miss them”.
In the nine years since The Office first appeared on out TV screens, way back in 2001, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have become household names and international superstars. The Office has spawned numerous foreign versions (The American version is currently on its sixth season) and their follow-up sitcom Extras went on to be just as successful. That’s not to mention all the radio shows, podcasts and stand-up shows the pair have done between them. So it’s safe to say there’s a fair old expectation surrounding Cemetery Junction, Gervais and Merchant’s first feature film. But is it any good?
The Ridley Scott Robin Hood movie is coming at us faster than a speeding arrow – it’s less than a month away, people! As if you weren’t excited enough, three new clips from the swashbuckling, Nottingham-based epic have been posted on this thing they call the internet!