Like the interwebs, I wasn’t around in 1960, but I’m sure if we were I would have been reading about people complaining that Hollywood didn’t need to remake Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese-language film Seven Samurai. But they did, and it is considered a classic western.
Fast forward to 2016 and we do have the interwebs and me and while I haven’t seen much flack about it, they are remaking that classic western The Magnificent Seven. This new version stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt and is directed by frequent Washington collaborater Antoine Fuqua.
You can watch the trailer after the break. I have to say that I liked it. I’d be curious to hear what die hard fans of the 1960 original think about it though.
A common theme to many a Misplaced Hero is that many times there’s only a single creator who’s really enamored with the character. Oh, other writers and artists may have a decent run with the character, but often once the original creator moves on, the character is quickly relegated to the background or written out of the book entirely. That is more or less what happened to Snapper Carr. Creators showing favorites is nothing new, such as how Geoff Johns dealt with Black Adam, or Brian Michael Bendis’ clear love for Luke Cage. But sometimes the creator love goes to a new character that doesn’t always stick around long.
Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond will be out very soon. Craig wasn’t the first Bond and probably won’t be the last. But recasting is hardly new. There have been multiple Batmen, Supermen, and probably a new Wolverine fairly soon.
But what about Indiana Jones, I ask knowing the answer. Well, see after the cut to find out what one producer thinks.
So, I finally saw Jurassic World. Hey, I wasn’t exactly a huge fan of the original. Why should I rush out to see the new one?
I mean, what is it people love about Jurassic Park? Interesting and compelling characters? Nope. Accurate science? Not really. Logical plots? Nah. Likable children? Oh hell to the no. What is it? Oh yeah. Dinosaurs run around and eat a few people, generally adults.
OK, so, how about I say what I thought. SPOILERS for last summer’s biggest box office hit after the cut.
Well Mr. Pratt, it’s new to me and hasn’t been posted on Gabbing Geek and I like to promote Honest Trailers at every opportunity for no reason other than I find them hilarious.
Relive last summers surprise Pratt blockbuster that only made 300 million. That’s ok I guess, but it is no Jurassic World that has made 650 million. That’s over twice as much money…does that mean it is over twice as good? Ryan?
We here at Gabbing Geek LOVE box office reports. Ok….JUST me and Ryan. Everyone else seems to hate them. We’ve talked a lot about it the last few weeks, so let’s look at the winners and losers of this year’s box office as we wait for the Martian to officially kick off the Fall movie season.
In a January article by Gabbing Geek’s own Ryan Garcia, he predicted the 2015 Top Ten Grossing films (domestic). Rule of thumb says that to crack the top ten, a film will need to surpass $200M+. Some of Ryan’s picks were right. Some were wrong. Where will we wind up and what could spoil Ryan’s top ten list?