Monday, 29 June 2009

Monday Blues

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the critically lambasted Michael Bay robot porn flick, made an astonishing $387 million worldwide in its opening weekend. It came just a couple of million short of breaking The Dark Knight's record last year.

With that depressing news in mind, things don't get better closer to home. Rudo Y Cursi, despite good reviews and the sex appeal of Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, didn't really take off. The hot weather and Glastonbury didn't help.

A cluster of popular films arrives in July: Public Enemies and Ice Age 3D on Friday, Bruno the week after, and then the film that will wipe us all away: Harry Potter. So that leaves about a week for each film to make its impact on the box office.

I've bought my hat and waistcoat for Friday - hopefully I'll see some of you at our red carpet premiere...


  1. perhaps they are holding wakes for the mostover-hyped news story of the century so far-seriously it might be football overload after the Damned United and Looking for Eric;Iknow,I've seen all three and they are all enyoyable,but to the average female viewer(I'm one) there are only so many sport themed movies that can attract.Any tickets left for TRaviata?I agree about TRansformers,though-they can't have read Bradshaw's review re:watching paint dry while being hit over the head with a frying pan.

  2. My favorite review so far on Transformers was David Denby in the New Yorker. When describing Michael Bay: "the stunningly, almost viciously, untalented Michael Bay".
    I agree that the football needs to take a holiday for a while though.
    Still tickets left for La Traviata!