Michael Bay’s weekend win would typically be big news, but this one is overshadowed by the international debut of ‘Iron Man 3′. The third movie in Marvel’s franchise (fourth if you count ‘The Avengers‘) opened in 42 markets one week prior to its U.S. release and earned $195.3 million, which is $10 million more than the international opening for ‘Avengers’. Michael Bay may have won the domestic battle this weekend, but next week ‘Iron Man’ will bring the pain.
Sometimes, we just can’t properly appreciate a movie on first viewing. Perhaps the marketing misled us into expecting something entirely different than what we’d actually get, perhaps we set impossibly high expectations that no movie could possibly meet, or perhaps we were just in a bad mood the day we first saw it. Whatever the reason, some films require a second (or sometimes third or even more) viewing before we can recognize their best qualities. In this week’s Roundtable, we revisit some of the movies that we just didn’t “get” the first time around.
In this week’s new trailers, the premise for ‘Men in Black’ gets re-imagined to incorporate the undead, while two highly anticipated action sequels promise to finish the year with a really big and loud bang.