Ah, Friday. It’s the end of a long week and we bet you haven’t even seen any aliens, you poor sad shmuck – well, not any that you’d remember anyway. Suspicious? WE THINK SO! Time to brush up on the alien know-how, not to mention celebrate the release of Men In Black 3, with our very own memory deletion device – alcohol.
He’s forced Jar Jar Binks into our collective consciousness, replaced Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christiansen (on film, but never in our hearts) and tried to convince the world that Greedo shot first. Surely there’s nothing more George Lucas can do to pillage what remains of our treasured-yet-bleeding Star Wars memories. Well, as Jabba The Hutt would say; “ahahaha. Ohohoho”. There’s rumour of ANOTHER trilogy on the way. Just rumours mind. But still. enough to make the heart quake.
With the massive success of Wicked – the musical that tells The Wizard Of Oz from the Wicked Witch’s point of view, and the announcement that Disney plan to release a film about Malificent – the witch from Sleeping Beauty, it seems everyone wants to take a fresh look at an old tale. Screw the good guys, it’s all about the other side of the coin.
James Cameron, director of blockbuster mega-hit Avatar, has confirmed that he wants to turn the franchise into a trilogy. To be fair, considering that the film has so far grossed $1.4 billion so far world-wide, financially the idea makes a lot of sense. But for those of us with devestating memories of diaster sequels that have tainted the memories of truly brilliant first films, we can’t help but be on our guard.