This week saw the release of A Good Day To Die Hard. Today Russia had the meteorite shower that burned the sky and injured many people. Pretty crafty marketing there Die Hard.
I can't say I've heard too many good reviews about the new Die Hard film. Not that it matters. Here in this country we like our heroes, even when they're refried the next year and served on a big platter of theatrical nachos. Guacamole optional. The Die Hard films are no different. The franchise produced two and a half good films followed by the ridiculous last entry. I think what must have happened is that the writers were disappointed that there wasn't an Unbreakable 2, so they just decided to keep that character going under the guise of John McClane.
Whatever the case, I'll be a sucker and watch it eventually. It's a grand tradition for me. I saw the first one in theaters. Mind you, I had to have my big sister cover my eyes when the violent parts were happening cause I was just a little kid. Come to think of it, my first viewing of Die Hard was largely in the dark.
Naturally as it was Valentine's yesterday, there has to be the usual box office fair. Beautiful Creatures comes pounding on the door of all those teens going through Stephanie Meyers withdrawal. Don't worry, there'll always be angst ridden, magical teens in some form or another on screen. I don't know a lot about the books other than passing conversation, and I hope it stays that way. Far from being my cup of tea.
On the other hand, somehow I do -despite my best efforts to the contrary- end up seeing every damn Nicholas Sparks movie that comes out. With Safe Haven, both Josh Duhamel and Colbie Smulders have been pulled into his brand of hell. As I understand it Safe Haven is essentially Beautiful Creatures without any magic. Seriously, compare the plots. Same film just with older people.
Nothing like crass broad comparisons to start the day.
My weekend is full without any theatrical endeavors. How about you all, what's on your horizon this weekend?