Quote of the day:
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. -George Halas
There seems to be less harm in re-using familiar characters in popular stories, at least that's what film makers would have us believe. When it comes to movie sequels or installments it could turn out to be either a hit or a miss. Some movie studios seem to have turned this into an art form. But for others not so much, especially if part two pales in comparison to part one. Take for instance the recent movie Zoolander 2 starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Penelope Cruz, written by Ben Stiller and Directed by Ben Stiller. I was watching the trailer the other day, and at the end of it all I wondered how it got past production. Was it terrible, judging by the trailer? Yes. Will I bother to watch it? No.
Not all sequels are as bad though, and this poll by Rolling Stone on the 25 greatest movie sequels is a good one that you can check out with movies like Spiderman, and Toy Story making an appearance.
Its the Oscars again, and a lot of fine actors, actresses as well as movies are all at the forefront for recognition. One of the movies is 'The Revenant' starring Leonardo DiCaprio who plays Hugh Glass - a 19th century bear trapper. It is based on a true story and graphic, but not to give anything away if you haven't seen it I've attached the trailer below.
It was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (He also directed Birdman), and the cinematography is unbelievable, and with 12 Oscar nominations, and not to forget the spectacular performances from both DiCaprio and Tom Hardy -its on course to scoop at least some Oscars.
Have you seen this movie? What are your thoughts? Do share your comments below.
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