It’s going to be a light week folks; only two releases are coming out for our viewing pleasure, with nothing coming out in limited (at least if you’re to believe The Internet Movie Database). It’s all good though, because we got a sequel to a low budget surprise hit and a Clint Eastwood movie about ghosts. Okay, maybe I take back the “it’s all good”. Let’s see what’s on the docket:
Opening This Weekend in…Wide-Release
Synopsis: No plot has been uncovered, but I assume a bunch of jump scares and attempts to look low budget while having a high budget.
Thoughts: I avoided the original last year for the simple reason that the trailer made it look super boring, and according to some of my friends, it was exactly that. With the ridiculous amount of money it made on like a five dollar budget, a sequel was inevitable (let’s punch originality in the face by turning it into a repetitive franchise!), but I’m iffy on that idea. The reason the first one was so “scary” apparently was because of its low budget and practical effects. Although I’m sure there’s not 80 million behind this, there’s still going to probably be more than 15,000 and with a studio (and new director) backing it, it may lose whatever charm the first one had. I’ll sit on this one over the weekend and see what people thought before I take the plunge. Oh, and probably watch the first one. I should probably do that.
Synopsis: Matt Damon sees dead people. And other things relating to death happen. Death death afterlife death. Clint Eastwood.
Woo? The trailer wasn’t very convincing in getting me to the theater to see this, and I’m not the biggest Eastwood fan on the planet (maybe when I hit 50), so Hereafter is kind of a “whatever” to me. The whole Damon talking to ghosts thing is going to be a slippery slope; one mistake and it’ll go from being serious to being super hokey. Still, I’m sure it’ll get nominated for something come awards season good or bad, because award shows love Clint Eastwood more than Eastwood hates people who step foot on his lawn.
…And that’s it. Seriously. What’s your movie poison this weekend?