DISSAPPOINTING, POORLY WRITTEN AND MEDIOCRE SEQUELS
Watching the powerful, well written and well acted season ending episodes of CHICAGO FIRE and CHICAGO PD earlier this week — reinforces the strength of quality “Must See” television watching. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said by the string of so many disappointing, poorly written and mediocre movies that have been released thus far in 2017. I hate to be one of the financial backers of KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD. At a projected cost of $175 million and bringing in only $14.7 million in its opening last week in America, brings new meaning to the definition of a domestic “flop”.
I just don’t get it. Film projects involve the talent and skill of hundreds of hard working folks. No one sets out to make a bad movie. Unfortunately the poor reviews continue to be written and sadly, ALIEN: COVENANT and DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL join the long list of disappointing, poorly written and mediocre sequels.
THREE IMPORTANT MOVIE REVIEWS COMING NEXT WEEK
Next week one of my favorite actresses returns to the big screen in THE LOVERS. Debra Winger is forever etched in the history of American cinema with her lead acting roles in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN and URBAN COWBOY. That face. That voice. Together with actress Tracy Letts, THE LOVERS (2017) is an achingly poignant portrait of a modern marriage.
Also being reviewed — and showing lots of skin is BAYWATCH; and showing lots of costumes and make-up — Disney’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. Much to look forward to. Until next week, see you at the movies!