Ok, so I should have done this yesterday. Actually, my dog ate my post, which is not an impossibility, though it may seem that way on the surface.
Abigal Breslin, ever since her Oscar nominated turn in Little Miss Sunshine, has become Hollywood’s goto girl for the cute-precocious-daughter-with-razor-sharp-wit character. She does it again in this film opposite Ryan Renolds, who is trying his hand at leading man status. This isSleepless in Seattle for fans of How I Met Your Mother, as the film revolves around which beautiful woman is really Abigal’s mother (cue mystery theme music).
So far, only Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia have been able to do it successfully, to the tune of a billion plus dollars, but that isn’t stopping a horde of wannabes from trying to achieve the title of “Next Big Kiddie Franchise.” Will Spiderwick take the throne, or will it be the nextEragorn, The Dark is Rising, or The Golden Compass? My money is on the latter.
Doug Liman is a very flashy director, and I’m becoming more convinced that The Bourne Identity(he only directed the first one) was a fluke. Jumper certainly seems to be more like his previous outing, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which was good fun but pretty hollow on the inside. However, if you’re game for Anakin Skywalker jumping around the world with Mace Windu trying to kill him, then this should be right up your alley.
Step Up 2 the Streets
Nothing screams high drama like replacing key words in your title with numerals (as previous critical darlings 2 Fast 2 Furious and Cradle 2 the Grave proved). Actually, I’m just going to let the title speak for itself. And the poster. I think that sums it up.