Monday, December 22, 2008

It Writes Itself. I Wish It Wouldn't.

Sigh. Will Farrell will be appearing in a film version of Land of the Lost, which, as a matter of arithmetic inevitability, will be terrible. They might as well release it straight to non-selling, discount-bin DVD right now, and spare everyone the tedium of the trailers, tee-vee spots, and publicity tour.

In fact, I hope we can just jump straight to the hand-wringing over the fact that this Big Name Film's failure to attract huge audiences or spawn enormous DVD sales portends more trouble for a movie industry already reeling from the recession or whatever it's already said to be reeling from.

While we're at it, let's jump right to and a little beyond that -- let's place ourselves in that fortunate moment after we've managed to forget that this piece of shit was ever conceived or made. We're already most of the way there vis-a-vis the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, right?

Actually: I retract that slightly. I think Will Farrell in Land of the Lost can suffice to generate an entertaining trailer. The trailer might even be good enough to spawn a momentary sense that the film will be worth watching. It won't be, not at all, but I can see a fine trailer out of this.

(via Portland Mercury)

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