Immortals, Jack and Jill battle box office. J. Edgar tries to impress.
Relativity Media's action epic Immortals helmed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell) debuts in over 3,000 theaters, trying for a shot at Puss in Boots' number one spot.
Judging by the way the film looks after seeing these clips,I think the Henry Cavill (Superman in Man of Steel) starrer will struggle to dethrone the animated Paramount Pictures release. Don't get me wrong, I loved 300, which comes from the same production team of Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton, but I think fans will be left wanting, and feeling like a lot of this thing was shot against a green screen.
Still, I could be wrong, and I'll have a look at this one too at some point. However, if this one does stink, I wonder what that will do for fans of Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel?
Cast also includes Luke Evans, Freida Pinto, Kellan Lutz and Isabel Lucas among others.
Jack and Jill opens in around 3,000 theaters as well and, if this tops the charts, you may as well quit visiting the movie theater totally. Cast includes Adam Sandler, Katie (Who?) Holmes, Al (what-happened-to-my-career?) Pacino and Nick (Bucky Larson was a flop) Swardson. Intriguing right?
J. Edgar opened on Wednesday and will hope for better fan reactions than what critics are giving it now. We weren't crazy about it, giving it a rating of 3 out of 5 stars, and Rottentomatoes.com critics aren't too happy either with a 40% score so far, the same as Immortals at this point.
Of course, that's better than Jack and Jill's current 0% positive. That's gotta be a record for Adam Sandler, and a front runner come Razzie Award nominations time.
Thankfully (mostly for New Yorkers and LA folks) indie films are here to save the day, with offerings like Lars von Trier's Melancholia, IFC's Into the Abyss documentary from Werner Herzog and London Boulevard with Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley on board. Of course, the rest of us who aren't in those areas, or at least can't catch those on VOD as yet, are left with the wider releases above.