Posted : 5 years, 4 months ago at Aug 2 19:54 -
I watched Kung Fu Panda not knowing the amount of "big names" that were in it! I can honestly say i had no idea Jolie was in it, i just thought it was a Jack Black film. I liked it, it made me chuckle a few times and it was a happy enough film. I am glad i didn't pay to see it, but i am also glad i have seen it, you know?
Part of me feels with Heath not getting the chance to continue as The Joker it has made the performance all the more special, it was a perfect display of the character which wont be beaten ever. If he had been able to try and maintain it, and better it, he might have ruined it, or taken something away. This leaves it frozen as it is, magnificent.
I think the director is capable of amazing things, but that he put so much into this film, and the timing, the actors, everything came together so right. He would need an enormous amount of luck to pull off such a feat twice in a row on the same franchise! Although saying that, i felt Batman Begins was an immensely good film before seeing this, so hopefully i will be surprised!
I can see what you mean about the sequels, the main original stories were aimed at younger audiences it seems. Older audiences are surely more drawn out by old favorites though, my parents are the kind of people who would go to the cinema for a Batman or Indy film but would miss a Hancock or Wanted. They create more excitement i spose? Though i guess if Hancock or Wanted were that good their sequels would be hyped too.
I am confident Harry Potter will be immense, these films get better every single time, as did the books, so i think if they were to cock this one up it would be an astonishing mistake!! They have invested to much time, effort, and money to not do the job properly. Sadly that does not mean it is going to be great by default of course.
I am moving back to my home town soon, so I imagine I will see a lot of films I didn't know a lot about, but will thoroughly enjoy. In the gap between now and the Winter hits though, I definitely have to crack on with covering all the classics I should have already seen!