So the only two flicks coming out this weekend are Mirror, Mirror and Wrath of the Titans, neither of which I have any real desire to see. For once I’ll agree with a local film critic, Sean Collier, and say that Wrath of the Titans is the sequel that nobody asked for. Based on the trailer I kind of wanted to see it for a hot minute, then I remembered how much I hated the remake of Clash of the Titans, and came to my senses. As far as Mirror, Mirror goes, it looks just too tongue-in-cheek to me. I like my fairy tales darker and less Disney (except for the awesome TV series Once Upon a Time, which is both Disney and dark, and if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out). So I’ll wait for Snow White and the Huntsman for that.
For anyone who was hoping I’d review one of these pictures, sorry—movie going is a rather expensive hobby these days and right now this site isn’t supporting itself. If I ever get enough followers I may introduce a “send me to the movies” option, where people can buy me tickets for films they want me to review, but to be realistic, right now I have exactly ten followers, and it’d be beyond arrogant to even offer such an option at this stage. However, for those among my half-score readers who think that’d be cool, there’s your reason to spread the word and get more people to follow this blog. The more popular it gets, the more films I’ll review.
This means it could be a slow week here at OP. I did see that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is playing at our local maxi-saver, so I may try to get out there to see that—I wanted to see it when it came out but the opportunity never came around. I didn’t see the first Ghost Rider in the theater, but I did enjoy it despite myself and despite its shortcomings.
I am also not beyond reviewing films on DVD or Blu-Ray, so feel free to throw some suggestions my way via comments here, and if I have or can get hold of the flicks cheap, I’ll be glad to do a review.
In the meantime I’ll try to come up with some other film-related subjects to discuss. It’d be a crime to let this blog get stale when it’s just taking off.