It's that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It's The Day New Movies Are Released.
I know that the buzz on the web from just about everyone is just how much this thing looks, acts, and smells like Taken. We're all aghast - "But how could they do such a thing?! Look at the poster - it's even similar!"
Well, Taken did make $145,000,000 domestically...on a $25 mil budget. In other words, big fucking hit. And now we have Unknown, released about the same time of year, with the same star and European setting and what do you know - a $30 mil budget. If it makes half as much as Taken, it'll still make a ton of money. Those resemblances in the marketing department aren't by accident.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 10%
I Am Number Four
I'd like to think that, were I 15, this movie would look wildly appealing to me. But I think I'm lying to myself. Don't get me wrong - the premise is decent, but it just looks dumb. Or maybe I just think that Alex Pettyfer and his stupid name look dumb.
On the bright side (as I mentioned on a LAMBcast some time back), this co-stars Timothy Olyphant and Kevin Durand. So there at least two reasons to check it out. Cable me.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 7%
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Hahahaha...this currently has a 2.7/10 on IMDb (sure to go up and settled in the 4s or 5s, I'd imagine).
Shoot me if I ever see this movie, and no, I've not seen either of its predecessors.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 0%