“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was highly influential both that the time and even today. It would revitalize the interest in golden age animation and jump start Disney’s renaissance with “The Little Mermaid” being released a year later.
One of the best movie going experiences is going to a movie knowing little to nothing about it and being completely FLOORED. There was word of mouth about “Upgrade” and beyond the basic elevator pitch of “John Wick” meets “Robocop” I knew zero about it.
Knoxville takes a great deal of punishment and it’s amazing he didn’t die (but he did suffer numerous injuries). The difference between him and a star like Tom Cruise endangering themselves is Knoxville intends for the stunts to fail. His goal is to hurt himself and giving the audience his trademark devil may care laugh.
“Bright” was an opportunity for Netflix to signal that they are the place where action movies that aren’t a pre-existing IP or a remake of a classic can be made.
“The Greatest Showman” plays like the Disneyland show of P.T. Barnum’s life. It’s the version he would’ve told. That’s fine. It didn’t have to be a musical expose into Barnum and the institution of the circus. Jackman and company set out to give families a rollicking good time around the holidays and they will surely accomplish that goal. If they had tried a little harder they could’ve created an experience people won’t forget two hours after they had seen it.