Me and My Nine Iron

March 22, 2011

More movie sequels


The Fighter

Producer-star Mark Wahlberg is pushing for one more sequel for the career of Micky Ward. Wahlberg expects the whole cast to return for Ward’s trilogy with Arturo Gatti, with director David O. Russell penning the script once it’s greenlit.

My take: I’m sure they could make a great movie out of it, but I just don’t know if the interest is there in another Micky Ward movie. I mean, Muhammad Ali, the most famous boxer in boxing history, only got one biopic. Why should Ward get more?

Untitled Judd Apatow Project

Megan Fox will be joining Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who will be reprising their roles as Pete and Debbie in a Knocked Up spinoff. Judd Apatow, who’s writing, directing and producing the untitled project set to come out next summer, will have gone three years since he last directed a movie (Funny People). No word on whether the new family will be making an appearance.

My take: I love that Fox is returning to comedy, where she began her teeny teenage career in TV guest appearances. (She’ll also be starring in the comedy, Friends with Kids alongside Kristen Wiig next year.) To all those who say they won’t watch this movie with Fox in it, first of all, you’re lying. But, c’mon. How many of you even saw Jonah Hex? Exactly. And everyone knows she was right when she opened her mouth about Michael Bay. As long as she takes a seat to the couple, she should be an exceptional piece of eye candy mixed with great comedy. Sounds like a better formula than what got the original a $219 million gross.

Everyone’s probably wondering how a spinoff of this couple can work, but we don’t know the story and I won’t doubt Apatow, especially when he writes and directs it. He’s 3-for-3 in movies when that happens.

American Reunion

Most of the cast has signed on for their fourth movie in the franchise, with the rest in negotiations. It will be nine years since American Wedding when this film comes out early next year, and Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the brains behind the Harold and Kumar franchise, are writing and directing. The trilogy grossed nearly $755 million worldwide.

Side note: A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, the third one in the franchise, is coming out this November, with Neil Patrick Harris returning as well. Kal Penn quit his White House job to film this movie. What an exemplary figure.

My take: This one actually makes the most sense out of the three, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be another successful addition.

BJ

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4 Comments »

  1. Fair enough.

    Comment by Bryan — March 27, 2011 @ 11:14 pm | Reply

  2. hm, i think my comment sounded harsher than I intended. It was a decent movie and I liked Christian Bale. What I meant was that I didn’t find the characters so captivating that I would want to spend time watching them some more.

    Comment by dan — March 27, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

  3. I don’t know anyone who thought this movie was the best of the year. For some reason, boxing movies always get critically acclaimed and it was a solid movie. To say you wouldn’t watch a potential sequel for free is saying it was one of the worst movies of the year, which I find hard to believe.

    Comment by Bryan — March 27, 2011 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  4. I just watched The Fighter and i gotta say, i think it was overrated. To be fair, it was extremely hyped up with a supporting actors sweep at the Oscars but it’s hard to believe that a lot of people thought this was the best film of the year. I don’t think I’d watch the the sequel on tv for free.

    Comment by dan — March 26, 2011 @ 11:38 pm | Reply


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