Friday, July 12, 2013

Is <i>Pacific Rim</i> Guillermo del Toro's Attempt to Become Michael Bay?

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Grown Ups 2: This movie has received some attention for the faux-shocking fact that as of a week or two ago it was tracking a lot better than Pacific Rim. This is supposed to be a badge of shame for Rim, but actually does a better job illustrating the myopia of many film writers. Adam Sandler may have hit some financial bumps lately with Jack and Jill and That's My Boy, but Grown Ups was one of his biggest hits ever. (Yeah, I know. You might also be surprised to learn his actual biggest hit ever is Big Daddy—not even The Waterboy!) So yeah, a lazy sequel to a big lazy hit is going to track better, and very possibly gross more, because some of the Sandler-is-over talk that greeted Jill and Boy is almost certainly wishful thinking (can you think of any other star who could've powered a movie as craven-looking as Jack and Jill to $75 million domestic? Maybe Eddie Murphy five or six years ago?).

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