The end of the year doesn’t just bring about a bevy of year-end retrospectives, but also previews of the year ahead, most often as lists of “Films We’re Most Excited About” or something of that ilk. Why so positive, entertainment journalists?
We at Screen Junkies take it upon ourselves to remind the world that, although there will be some terrific movies coming out in 2012, there will also be the requisite amount of crap that comes in the form of unnecessary sequels, remakes no one asked for, and just horrible, horrible films overall.
Review the dates and make plans to go camping, or just stay in bed over the following weekends. You’ll be glad you did.
Unless the working title was Underworld: Kate Beckinsale’s Nubile Tits, this probably isn’t going to be on my radar. Actually, because it’s the 73rd entry in a franchise no one will own up to seeing, and it’s being released in late January, I’m guessing it won’t be on many people’s radar.
Just looked up the original Journey to become familiar with it. Turns out the first film was the ill-fated Journey to the Center of the Earth in 2008. Shockingly, the film managed to rake in $100 million bucks so there’s no way there wasn’t going to be a sequel. Good news, though; Fans of The Rock and Michael Caine will finally get to see them together.
By all accounts, early buzz on this film is that it’s far worse than the poorly-received original. But wait! It’s in 3D! Nicolas Cage is running around telling everyone “it’s not a sequel.” Like anyone cares. It’s another Ghost Rider movie that no one wants or asked for. The big crime here is dragging resident badass Idris Elba into this monstrosity. Being crappy is one thing, but bring Stringer Bell into your crappiness is another affront altogether.