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After my utter disappointment in the Clash of the Titans remake, I didn't know what to think of its sequel. I felt like I could be a bit more forgiving of Wrath of the Titans because it was a sort of fresh start unlike the senseless retooling that was its predecessor.
It's hard to pull off a good supernatural thriller these days. Every possible angle has already been exploited hundreds of times. All you can hope for as a writer or director of this type of film is that your story is compelling and endearing enough to keep the audience's attention for 90 minutes to two hours. Filmmakers have to hope that the one or two "twist" or "surprise" endings they decide to utilize out of the five dozen already used will fit convincingly with the rest of the tale.
Ever since seeing a screening of Timur Bekmambetov's Russian masterpiece Night Watch, I've made it a habit to watch anything the producer / director puts his stamp of approval on. Most everything he's been involved in I've liked or appreciated. His movie Wanted is probably my favorite action vehicle of the last decade. It doesn't seem like anything in that genre can thrill me after witnessing all the unbelievable scenes and adrenalized energy emanated by that film. Even the movie 9, which he produced with Tim Burton, was interesting even in its imperfection.
Timeliness is one thing you can count on with the Asylum Entertainment. If there's a big event film hitting movie screens, they'll be one step ahead of the curve with their own version of the subject matter. This time around we learn that not only was Abraham Lincoln a vampire hunter, but he had another part-time job as a zombie killer.
Marvel might rule the live-action comic book movie arena, but when it comes to direct-to-DVD animated action DC takes the trophy. They consistently pump out great versions of different story arcs comic book fans have wanted to see in motion for decades. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Premiere bring us the latest animated addition to their movie collection with Superman vs. The Elite.
We at TheMoviePool got the chance to check out Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close over the weekend to see if this anticipated 9/11 themed drama was worth the box office buzz, or if our fantastic readers should wait for a Redbox discount on this one.
Warner Bros. was kind enough to send me a copy of the new DVD release for Tom and Jerry. These are the cartoons I grew up with as a kid, so when they offered it to me, I jumped at the chance to do the review.