So many franchises are lifted from the shelves and transitioned to the big screen that failure goes hand-in-hand with 1980’s intellectual property.  Aside from Transformers the 1980’s rebirth has been rather bleak; Dukes of Hazard, Nightmare on Elm Street, Clash of the Titans.  Then you can toss in some superheroes not really from the 1980’s but the 80’s were a very high point in hero popularity, Superman Returns, the 1st Hulk, the Spiderman sequels, Green Hornet, and the Green Lantern.

Unless your name ends with Nolan you are getting a thumbs down from the critics and a few good films have gone down with the ship, the first that comes to mind is G.I. Joe.  Now I am the first to admit the acting was not top-notch, but you are not looking for Oscar performances when you go see an action flick.  What is offered was a good set up story for a quality franchise that no one watched.

When you make a film, a good film and no one showed up how do you put asses in the seats for Part 2?

Cast The Rock.

I would have watched the film regardless, but putting big ole Dwayne in the sequel just made a probable C+/B- film into an A hopeful.  Adding tons of ninjas only adds to the potential that has no ceiling.

80% of you reading this are calling me crazy right now, but in June you will be looking back on this going, “wow, he was right!”

About Not Clark Kent

Geek, lover of Baseball, avid comic reader, Bruce Lee fan, follower of Jesus and last but Never least Dad and Husband. View all posts by Not Clark Kent

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