A strong cast and excellent animation sequences don’t quite make up for the hollow sentiment offered by Diary Of A Wimpy Kid. Though it tries – and in some parts succeeds – to be a cool comedy for kids and adults, an obvious plot and empty morality means that you’re never really rooting for the (not especially) wimpy protagonist.
Following great DVD sales in the US, it’s beginning to look more and more likely that a sequel to the glorious Kick Ass will soon get off the ground. Though the films makers have yet to comment, the comic’s writer Mark Millar told radio 5 that the film is officially on.
Director Michael Vaughn has had to change the script of X-Men: First Class after realising it overlapped with Inception.
…Well, sort of. Once again Twitter, that elusive ferret of a medium, has provided answers to the questions we’ve all asking. It looks like Jane Goldman – penner of the screenplay for Kick-Ass – is writing the next X-Men film. And how do we know? Husband Jonathan Ross can’t help but tweet about it.
Despite fairly average reviews, it looks like Iron Man 2 is worth its weight in gold. Iron gold. Yeah. In its opening weekend, the superhero sequel took $133.6m – the fifth highest take ever – during its opening weekend, easily trumping the first flick’s opeing takings of $98m.
Whew, they don’t mess around much do they? Mere weeks after the epic critical success of Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn has announced that he will officially be donning the director’s trousers for X-Men: First Class. And apparently taking the mantle of the X-Men series isn’t enough pressure, as the team are planning a next year release – next June, to be exact. Who needs time when you’ve got the legacy of Hit-Girl and Big Daddy to spur you onwards, eh?
According to the US box office Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon still has plenty of bite, as it’s nabbed the top spot with $20 million this weekend. Just below that – and to our disappointment – Kick-Ass’s opening weekend has been rather lack-luster, cashing in just $19.75 million, despite brilliant reviews across the board and the promise of a 11year old assassin. Seriously, what more can film-goers want?