Again, not news about The Invisible Man, but the reviews for The Mummy are coming in today, and so far, almost all of them are terrible. While part of me is secretly glad that at least POTC5 isn't the only summer movie suffering from poor reviews (and Cruise ALWAYS needs to be knocked down a few notches ) I'm also a bit nervous about the future of this franchise. I have only read a few of the reviews, but I gather that it's rather wooden, gloomy and humorless. Perhaps there is still time to make sure the future scripts in this franchise feel a little fresher and more exciting. But I just hope The Mummy doesn't thwart the future plans...
I read an article which said that the studio was only expecting it to do modestly especially in the US, but that they are going to build the franchise up. It does make sense why they would want Johnny to be in a later film, to capitalise on his international appeal - especially after the Pirates 5 numbers in China, Russia etc.
Critics ARE a bane! but sometimes they are right. the big probelm is, they can kill a movie with their bad buzz even before it hits the theaters, and there's so much great stuff on tv these days.......big screen is a tough sell now.
Most critics don't have the same taste in movies that I have, so they are really no help to me. I don't count most of that rabble on Rotten Tomatoes as "critics" and the fact that their "scores" are touted as which movies are worth watching is discouraging. I pretty much depend on myself in choosing which movies I want to see. And it's true, tv is where most of the buzz is right now...much different from the I Love Lucy days. Movies in theaters has mostly turned into comic book type movies. Hopefully that craze will pass before long.