Okay Hollywood, we need to have a chat. We need to talk about your need to make comedy sequels that need not exist, because the ones that do generally suck. Case in point: Neighbors 2. To fill in those who don’t know, the Neighbors franchise follows new parents Mac(Seth Rogen) and Kelly(Rose Byrne) in their fight for supremacy, and a good nights sleep, against the Greek life housed next door. The first film they faced down Teddy(Zac Efron) and the Delta Psi Beta fraternity, and in the second they faced down Shelby(Chloe Grace Moretz) and the Kappa Nu sorority, after the … Continue reading Neighbors 2:Sorority Rising
Remember a few years ago when they remade ” Clash of the Titans” and tried to bring back the “swords and sandals” epic to the big screen? That film managed a sequel, but I somehow think “Gods of Egypt,” the Egyptian twist of the genre, is one film that deserves to be drowned in the Nile. If one knows anything about Egyptian mythology it is this: Osiris is the brother of Set and the father of Horus. Set murders Osiris and challenges Horus to a battle to determine who will rule the living. That is generally the set up that … Continue reading Gods of Egypt
In 2010, DreamWorks Animation released arguably one of their best films since “Madagascar” in 2005, or perhaps even “Shrek” in 2001, with “How to Train Your Dragon.” The company is hoping to capitalize on the success of that film with the sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
The art of sequels is no stranger to the box office. It can be hit or miss, with some grandly continuing on a story and others simply standing in the shadow of the original. Now there is “22 Jump Street,” which has decided to take the idea of the sequel and make a movie about it.
The release of “Underworld: Awakening” proves that the vampire obsession is still in high gear. The fourth film in a series with a well-established mythology and fan base, the Underworld saga follows Death Dealer Selene in a world where vampires and lycans (werewolves) are continuously at war.
“Underworld: Awakening” picks up 12 years after “Underworld: Evolution,” the second movie in the series, and takes place in a world where humans have discovered the existence of the two non-human species and in the attempt to cleanse the world of the infected groups. Continue reading “Underworld: Awakening”