The 2003 film Bruce Almighty was one of Jim Carrey‘s last bona-fide hits, and also a movie that went just about as literal as possible with the idea that Morgan Freeman is God. Bruce was big enough that spinning the story off into a semi-sequel, Evan Almighty, seemed like a good idea. Evan was a flop, and a massively expensive one, at that.
Now there is a direct sequel to Bruce Almighty in development; rather than mucking around with another character, this one seeks to put Jim Carrey front and center once more. Read More »
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That’s not the world Jim Carrey has on a yo-yo string in the photo above; it is our comedy-loving heart. *sob!* So does Jim Carrey (or his agent) think it’s time for him to go back to some established crowd-pleasing roles? It sounds that way. He’s got the kid-friendly Mr. Popper’s Penguins coming out shortly, but while promoting that film he said that he’s considering new films featuring characters that performed well in the past. Which is to say, we may see Carrey-equipped comedies to two of his films that have already made sequels without him: Dumb and Dumber and Bruce Almighty.
The idea of another Bruce Almighty seems like a stretch after the massive cost overruns and underperformance of the sequel, Evan Almighty. But a new Dumb and Dumber film isn’t something that comes out of the blue. Read on… Read More »
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has just passed $600 million at the worldwide box office, despite mostly really bad reviews. This is nothing new. Mainstream audiences don’t listen to the critics, and big screen spectacle will almost always win over quality entertainment. Nothing was going to stop me from seeing the movie, not all the bad reviews in the world. It’s an event movie — and I needed to see it for myself. It should be noted that box office should never be looked at as an indication of the mainstream public’s thoughts on a movie (it sold tons of tickets so the mainstream public must’ve loved it) but only an indication of the hype (and in later weeks, possibly word of mouth).
The success of Transformers 2 got me thinking. What is the worst reviewed box office success of all time? Could it be Revenge of the Fallen? Find out what I’ve uncovered after the jump.
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