That’s when things get really wild though, because Will Smith’s stunt double then goes for a ride, hanging onto the helicopter ladder as the chopper flies off, swinging him about. It is pretty intense to see knowing, as someone says in the video, that a real person is hanging from that helicopter ladder high above the ground. To quote Bad Boys For Life co-director Bilall Fallah, it’s “next level shit” indeed.
It’s almost hard to believe, but the Skywalker Saga is officially behind us. J.J. Abram’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker flew into theaters this past December, and wrapped up the nine-film narrative that began with George Lucas’ A New Hope. The secrets of the franchise are all officially out, with the starring cast freed of their contracts in the process. This includes Finn actor John Boyega, who has been clapping back at haters left and right since Episode IX was released.
It’s difficult to do romantic sequels in general, but if you add the complexities of growing up into the process, it’s really hard for me to believe there’s a future where Peter and Lara Jean’s relationship has a satisfying ending, particularly given it certainly doesn’t have a satisfying ending this go around. Maybe this is the cynic in me, but with the age Lara Jean and her compatriots are right now, a lot is in flux, and while that’s realistically portrayed in the movie, it’s also frustrating for viewers.
Which is not to say that there aren’t a few reviews that are technically classified as “good.” As of this writing, there are exactly four positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, of the 20 currently posted. Even those reviews are fairly lukewarm if we’re being honest. They run the gamut from “what exactly were you expecting?” to “dumb fun.” Polygon sums up the technically positive reviews nicely, admitting the movie isn’t, strictly speaking “good” but…
Not much is known about Indiana Jones 5, but it looks like development for the blockbuster has really picked up. After all, production should start in just a number of months. Steven Spielberg is expected t return to the director’s chair for the upcoming movie, with even George Lucas is involved with the story. But the cast and plot remains a mystery.
As far as those other films are concerned, The Photograph held preview screenings starting at 7 p.m. in 2,250 theaters last night, earning $650K. That romance is expected to make $12.5-$15 million over Valentine’s Day weekend. The numbers are not in yet for the Will Ferrell/Julia Louis-Dreyfus movie Downhill, but that is only tracking to open between $3.75 million and $4.25 million.
And I mean, can you blame him? We all grew up as fans of something, a movie, a TV show, a video game, and if we had an opportunity to be part of that thing we loved, who wouldn’t jump at that chance? Ben Schwartz has simply been in the position to actually make good on that love. Most of us would be happy being part of one of our favorite movies or shows, and he’s been able to do several.
Independence Day: Resurgence was supposed to be the first in a new series of films, but the project fell mostly flat at the box office, which made the planned movies quite unlikely to materialize. At this point, under the new Disney bosses, it seems quite likely that even if a way forward is found, it won’t be with Roland Emmerich’s planned films, but anything is possible. As the director says, the movie industry is constantly changing, and sometimes that means ideas that were out of favor before gain new interest.
Matt Reeves assembled a killer cast to bring Gotham City to life. Robert Pattinson’s Batman will be facing off against a trio of villains as Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Colin Farrell play Catwoman, Riddler, and Penguin respectively. Jeffrey Wright will also be playing James Gordon. who should serve as an ally for The Bat.
Of course, comic book characters pass through many hands throughout their lives. Jimmy Palmiotti hasn’t been the only Harley Quinn writer, and characters can go through pretty significant changes when writers change. Still, if you’re a fan of Harley Quinn in the comics now, then this is the version you’re a fan of.