As we say good bye to January, we now say hello to February! Is this month gonna be better in terms of newer and more exciting films? Hard to say right now. February is a bit better then January, but it’s still gonna be rough so hang in there. So, what are the new movies for February 6, 2015?
We got a TINY amount this week. Three movies. Just three. All of them big studio films, and all of them are not sure fire bets. Lets start with….
What’s it about? SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.
My thoughts? I’m glad to know that this show still exist in one form or another. While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the cartoon, I did enjoy the occasional episode from time to time. I saw most of the first film on TV a while back and I had to admit, I laugh here and there. Now to be fair, I’m not really sure how I feel about this new movie. I get the upgraded CGI versions of them, and it’s kinda neat how they justify the new look for the movie. It allows them to have the classic hand drawn look and we get to see the gang in a slightly newer style. It’s like having a movie similar to what they did with the Yogi Bear movie or the Scooby Doo movies, but still have them do the classic 2D cartoon sequences. This looks like it could be fun, and if you still have a soft spot for the characters I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to check this out. As for me, I’ll wait till I stumble upon it on a cable like the first movie.
What’s it about? Young Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.
My thoughts? If you thought this movie was suppose to have come out already, then you’re right. Originally a Legendary/Warner Brothers production, Legendary left Warner Brothers late in 2013, and took this poor movie with them (probably because Warner Brothers didn’t want to keep it.)
Funny enough, the movie was originally going to be release on …SHOCKING….January 17, 2014. Yep, this was going to be a January release. Instead of being an unsure/possible failure for Warner Brothers, Seventh Son is now a “dump it and forget it” release for Universal after Legendary made Universal Studios their new home.
With all that aside, how are my feelings on the movie itself? Allow me to go back to the Comic Con panel for Legendary/Warner Brothers that me and Agent Pat attended back in 2013. I wrote….
” I’m kinda digging on Bridges playing Rooster Cogburn playing Gandalf, but this film screams mess to me. While fun COULD be had in this film, I’m not entirely convinced. At least Jeff Bridges seems to be having fun in this thing, and part of me thinks it’s funny to see Bridges reuinte with his Big Lebowski costar Julianne Moore in a film that is a total 180 from the Coen Brothers Cult classic, but overall…ehh. Also, can we put a stop on movies about a secret society of hunters who’ve been protecting humanity since the dawn of blah blah blah blah blah….please?”
Now take away LESS of that hopefulness and add in more “indifferent” and you got my feelings on this movie now.
What’s it about? In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.
My thoughts? I’m trying to be hopeful with this one. Unlike Seventh Son, which feels like a so-so rehashings of other fantasty films, I’m trying to pull out hope that the Wachowskis have something new to add in the world of sci-fi action. I love the set design and wild and big ideas. I love the dragon man that Tatum is fighting. So while every trailer I’ve seen I’ve been trying to get myself excited for it (and there are some great looking visuals), I can’t help but finally admit that there’s something…lifeless about it. It’s almost like the Wachowski’s decided to make the most commercial film in order for them to make something more personal and weird. So they put the most generic plot together, but since it’s them, they filled the film with a ton of their big ideas. Granted, the last time they made a commercial film they made Speed Racer and I will defend that movie till my face turns blue. I LOVE Speed Racer. Reactions to the film seems to be in the middle, so who knows were I’ll land. I’m gonna make a true effort to see it this weekend, hopefully I’ll enjoy it and be that weird guy that liked that sci-fi action film that had Channing Tatum as a space dog.
Ok folks, about you? What new movies did you wanna check out this week? Let us know it the comments below!