“We see bad movies so that we can truly appreciate the good ones.”
I remember a few years ago when “Bruce Almighty” came out and how I thought that it wasn't the typical let-Jim-Carrey-go-crazy-and-we'll-film-it kind of movies. In fact, the one thing I do remember most was when Steve Carell stole the show by doing his blabbering anchorman bit. I was laughing so hard, I nearly wet myself.
With the current huge popularity of The Office (American version) and Steve Carell, it only made sense for Hollywood to not try and create something new and unique, but to reach back and create a sequel to an already semi-established franchise, “Evan Almighty”. It wasn't fair enough for Universal to make millions off of “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” so they sunk a record $175 million to make it. Yes, $175 MILLION, which would put it right above “The Polar Express,” at number 15, in Forbes' Most Expensive Movies list.
What exactly does $175M get you these days?
All in all, not too shabby for $175M.
Scoot and I both agreed that this wasn't 23% bad. Maybe around 40ish. But to spend that kind of money, have a leading man like Carell, and to NOT produce a half-way decent film? Well, leave it to Hollywood.
Next week we round out the back-to-back Office weeks with *shudder* “License to Wed.”
+ original post date: July 5, 2007 11:07 PM
+ categories: Bad Movie Night