Since it’s officially “Summer Blockbuster’ season, let’s start out by taking a look at what’s already in the theaters before we take a look at what’s currently in production.
Top five movies at the box office right now are:
1. Toy Story 3 – Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
2. Grown Ups – Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James
3. Knight and Day – Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
4. The Karate Kid – Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson
5. The A-Team – Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley
Judging by these box office results, Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan are both getting the stuffing kicked out of them by a bunch of beloved Toys. Out of these five movies, I’ve seen Knight and Day, The Karate Kid and The A-Team. The Karate Kid reboot left me wondering why they bothered. Other than an absolutely powerhouse performance by Jaden Smith, and I firmly believe he is going to be a huge star for a long time to come, I found the reboot to be tedious and without the storytelling power of the original. I like Jackie Chan, but have to be honest and say I found him to be dull and lifeless in this movie. On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed both the A-Team and Knight and Day. Finding both movies to be satisfying action adventures to while away a hot summer afternoon with.
Now, onto the in production news.