A Dismal Movie Future

Went to see Terminator 3 today with FlameDragon…. pretty decent movie actually, better than I expected. Good ending, nice plot twists, good action, and that was pretty much all I expected.

Coming out of the theatre I saw some of the posters for coming attractions.

  • Shrek 2 – cool
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – cool
  • Matrix Revolutions – cool
  • Cat in the Hat – oh dear
  • 28 Days Later – might be ok
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre – oh no
  • Freddy vs. Jason – sigh
  • The Whole 10 Yards – ugh
  • Dirty Dancing 2 – ugh
  • Scary Movie 3 – wasn’t 2 enough?

There were a couple more that I obviously have blocked out of my brain. All in all I think that Hollywood has run out of ideas… again.

On an aside, anyone heard of the movie Avalon before? The first I heard of it was on d2r a while back. Searched the various p2p networks for it, looked through the online stores to no avail. Anyone know where to get this, in any form?

7 Comments on “A Dismal Movie Future”

  1. I am pretty sure I saw this available via one of the sites on FreeNet. I wasn’t able to download anything and found the surfing quite slow for the most part, but it might be worth a look.

  2. Okay, I just checked and FreeNet is much quicker now and I found a movie called avalon on the FreeNet Movies site. This would be the movie you were looking for from what I can see.

  3. In Hollywood’s quest for ever more money? Of course not.
    I’m not too sure about the whole Cat In A Hat as a live action movie though. Mike Meyers can be great, but I would think that Jim Carrey would be better cast for that role.

  4. Cat in the Hat will be a Mike Meyers film, so I don’t think it’ll be all that bad. Depends I guess on if Ron Howard will be directing it or not.
    If Meyers gets his way, it stands a chance of being good.

  5. Dude, have you seen the trailers? There is something that really goes missing when you try to take a story book environment and turn it into a live action movie. It looked (to me) like a high school play with really bad props.
    That, and geez, isn’t anything sacred anymore?! 🙂

  6. I dunno ’bout that — The Grinch movie was flat-out horrid (IMHO, of course). While Carrey looked like the Grinch, he just acted like Jim Carrey wearing green fur. From the trailer I’ve seen of The Cat in the Hat, it doesn’t look to be any better, either.