Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Disturbing News

Saunter and I saw Indiana Jones over the Memorial Day weekend, and I was relieved to discover it didn't suck... which is not a given in this day and age, particularly when George Lucas is involved. Afterwards Saunter happened to mention that they were making a sequel to Cloverfield, which surprised me. I mean, exactly how much did that mopvie make?

As it turns out? A lot. According to Box Office Mojo, Cloverfield cost $25 million to produce, but raked in $170 million. That will get a sequel made. As I looked down the top 20 domestic grossing films of the last year there was a worrying number of movies that were sequels, or based on some pop culture entity.

Even worse? Guess the movie: it was released in the last year cost $60 million to make, and returned $217 million domestically, over $350 million worldwide?

Alvin and the fucking Chipmunks.

Yeah, can't wait for that sequel.


  • Uhh... in what way did Indiana Jones not suck?

    Just curious if you saw the same movie I did. :)

    By Blogger alan, at 1:17 PM  

  • The way in which it did not suck was: "it did not poison the franchise retro-actively, like some form of virulent time-traveling plague". Such as "Episode 1".

    I went in with low expectations, and those were surpassed. I'm going to go ahead and remove it from next year's Oscar speculation though.

    By Blogger Garthmeister J., at 3:35 PM  

  • the fucking chipmunks?!!!

    Christ, that is singularly depressing.

    By Blogger Human Head, at 10:58 PM  

  • I've seen "Alvin..." Just wait, Head.

    Then AJ is going to want it on DVD, so there's more money for Jason Lee. Thankfully, you couldn't understand most of what the Chipmunks said, so AJ won't be quoting the movie as his only means of communication, like he does now with "The Simpson's Movie."

    By Blogger Joe Speaker, at 4:08 PM  

  • I liked Cloverfield, thought it could have had a better ending. Blair Witch meets Godzilla is an interesting formula.

    By Blogger StB, at 2:00 PM  

  • Alvin and the fucking Chipmunks

    Maybe if I were really, really, really wasted......nah, not even then.

    By Blogger Weak Player, at 4:00 PM  

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