Back in the ’70s, producers like Roger Corman would turn out a movie like any in the “The Fast & the Furious” franchise within a week. These action movies were built on thin, unbelievable plot lines and situations and over-the-top explosions and set pieces. A part of me is happy that films like this – action-driven stories that celebrate pyrotechnic effects – still exist, the other part of me is unhappy that these movies now cost so much to make. But, as the box office proves time and time again, they make their money back and then some.
One filmmaker stands against a world in turmoil, fighting a power that nods disapprovingly in his direction. He fights for three things: explosions, Miami and bikini clad girls. That’s right, Michael Bay is back and this time he’s not messing around with battling robots or Shia LaBeouf. “Pain & Gain” promises muscles and sweat but might be just as empty as its characters’ heads.
To the delight of one our bloggers (read: sarcasm), Dwayne Johnson, collectively known as The Rock, will be starring as the Tooth Fairy in a new comedy from Fox. Directed by Michael Lembeck (The Santa Claus 2 and 3, which in my humble opinion, were terrible), the film follows the Santa Claus’ take on fantasy figures, with a normal guy taking on the duties of the tooth fairy.
The Rock’s latest choices are very family oriented, with The
Game Plan, and Disney’s Witch Mountain around the corner,
he’s definitely looking for credibility with the kids.
So anyways, I’ll be first in line for this one (read: more sarcasm).